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NESWA PE CPD Programme: Education Centre, Stockton 6th Form College

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Stockton 6th Form College

Bishopton Rd West

Stockton-on-Tees

TS19 0QD

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The NESWA PE CPD programme was developed as a result of a Practice Educator survey undertaken last year. The findings of which highlighted the importance of Practice Educators meeting together, sharing resources and building on their knowledge and skills. The NESWA Practice Educators’ CPD has been created to bring this vibrant and hardworking community of practitioners together around a programme of several sessions that will cover topics such as induction ahead of practice placement; resources for practice education; working with students with physical and learning disabilities, as well as supporting students to critically reflect on their practice. The programme also includes special one off sessions on coaching and social work in a political context. An important component of all the sessions will be the opportunity for Practice Educators to network.



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22 May 2019 - Stuggling students: strategies of support and unbiased assessment: This workshop is aimed at providing Practice Educators with the skills and knowledge to work with students who are struggling with their practice placement. Specifically, the workshop will aim to ensure that Practice Educators can identify the key reasons as to why students struggle within a practice placement, and what strategies can be employed to support them. Attention will also be given to how Practice Educators can ensure that the overall assessment of the student remains unbiased and focuses on the student’s ability to meet the PCF domains, or not.


13 June 2019 - Working with students that have physical and learning disabilities: This workshop is aimed at providing Practice Educators with the skills and knowledge to work with students who have either physical and/or learning disabilities. The workshop will aim to help Practice Educators think about the range and type of reasonable adjustments that can be put in place to enable their students to benefit from a learning environment that allows them to work and their optimum and as a result evidence the Professional Competencies Framework.

25 June 2019 - The use of coaching in Practice Education: This taster workshop will set out how to use basic coaching techniques and questions with each other and with social work students. It aims to provide a conceptual framework and a liberating structure to help the learning and improvement of practice educators which they can model with students.

26 June 2019 - Critically reflective supervision of social work students: The workshop will be a blend of both interactive and taught learning. Participants will have opportunity to engage in discussion, share ideas and deliver feedback within small group work exercises. The workshop will support Practice Educators in developing and enhancing their knowledge, skill and confidence in facilitating critically reflective supervision with their students in a way that is an effective two way process to the students learning.


23 July 2019 - Developing and supporting resilience in social work students: This workshop provides the opportunity for Practice Educators to look at the concept of resilience in great depth and see how it can be applied to their work with social work students. Specifically, the workshop will focus on what activities Practice Educators can undertake to promote resilience in their social work students, and importantly, how this can be transferred to work with service users.

20 September 2019 - Resources for Practice Educators and how to make effective use of them: This workshop provides the opportunity to for Practice Educators to find out about a range of teaching and practice resources that can be used with social work students who are in placement. As part of the workshop time will be specifically devoted to enable Practice Educators to share their own resources and network, as part of supporting and developing a catalogue of resources.


23 September 2019 - Induction of social work students: The ‘induction’ is a crucial part of a student social workers introduction to the world of social work education. It is extremely important to distinguish between the social care role, and that of the ‘student social worker’ who might be involved in statutory tasks. The workshop will give Practice Educators the opportunity to explore best practice guidance in relation to a student social worker induction. As well as looking at different approaches, the session will also give practice educators the opportunity to share current practices and explore new ways of working. This workshop should provide the underpinning knowledge, guidance and advice on how to do the job well, and how to provide students with the best learning opportunities.

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Stockton 6th Form College

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