Throughout the year we will be adding events to the website where specialists who will share their knowledge, advice on best practice and discuss key themes.
Spaces for Listening
Spaces for Listening provide an opportunity to reflect, share, and develop a simple, structured practice of listening based on the Spaces for Listening model developed by Charlie Jones and Brigid Russell.
Thursday 20th January 2022 4.30-5.30pm
Thursday 10th February 2022 4.30-5.30pm
Thursday 24th February 2022 4.30-5.30pm
Thursday 10th March 2022 4.30-5.30pm
Spaces for Wellbeing
Spaces for Wellbeing programme is focused on staff wellbeing and is designed ‘to provide inspiration, not instruction', reflecting themes identified by education staff themselves. If you would like to be involved in the January re-run of Part 1 (Discover and Dream stages) and February Part 2 (Design and Deliver stages) please register below.
From February 2022 the programme will feature guests from teaching, social care, educational psychology, and academia to discuss solutions that support staff wellbeing.
Thursday 13th January 2022 4.30-5.45pm - re-run of Part 1 (Discover and Dream stages)
Thursday 3rd February 2022 4.30-5.45pm - Part 2 (Design and Deliver stages)
Supporting young children (0-5) who have been bereaved
This session looks at the development of young children’s understanding of death, how they may respond to a bereavement and touch upon some ways in which a bereaved young child can be supported.
Wednesday 19th January 2022 4.30-5.30pm
The aim of this learning opportunity is to emphasise the importance of and rationale for a trauma-informed approach when working with children and young people. We use the metaphor of an 'Invisible Backpack' to support you to consider and understand the baggage that a child or young person can carry around on their shoulders. They may have baggage due to adversity experienced over a long period of time or Covid-related: periods of lockdown and isolation.
Thursday 27th January 2022 4.30-5.30pm
Tuesday 1st March 2022 4.30-5.30pm
The impact of bereavement on autistic children and young people
The aim of this session is to shed some light on how bereavement is understood and may be responded to by children and young people on the autistic spectrum and the impact it can have upon them. The session is informed by research with autistic people and information developed by organisations such as the National Autistic Society.
Tuesday 1st February 2022 4.30-5.30pm
Trauma and the Body
This session explores:
- the relationship between trauma and the body
- the physical and emotional impact of trauma
- how we can respond to this in a trauma-informed way.
Wednesday 23rd February 2021 4:00–5:30pm
Trauma and Attachment
In this session we will explore:
- key concepts of attachment theory
- how trauma affects attachment
- what we are doing well already to support children and young people with different attachment styles
- the types of tools and qualities we can develop to enhance our trauma-informed practice.
Thursday 17th March 2022 4.00-5.30pm
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Grief and Mourning
This session will consider:
- commonalities and differences across cultures
- individual perspectives on the grieving and mourning processes
- the learning we can take from each other and how we can apply this to our own contexts.
Thursday 31st March 2022 4.00-5.30pm