Inquiry Focused School Improvement

Upcoming events

15
Mar
2021

ASK0128 : Youth Mental Heath First Aid Training

Mon, 15 Mar 2021 9:00 am - Tue, 16 Mar 2021 4:00 pm
£ Included in ASK Offer

This two day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

  • An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing.
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.
  • Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress.
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening.
  • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites,
  • their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate.
  • Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive.
  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing. 


Each session is built around a Youth Mental Health First Aid action plan
Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities

Sorry, the event is now full and we could not accept more registration

13
Apr
2021

ASK0113 : Mental Health First Aid Training

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 9:00 am - Wed, 14 Apr 2021 4:00 pm
£ Included in ASK Offer

Youth Mental Health First Aider : This two day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

  • An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing.
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.
  • Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress.
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening.
  • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate.
  • Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive
  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing. 

Each session is built around a Youth Mental Health First Aid action plan.

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities

Both days must be attended

Sorry, the event is now full and we could not accept more registration

26
Apr
2021

ASK0126 : Leading a Mentally Healthy School

Mon, 26 Apr 2021 9:00 am - Mon, 21 Jun 2021 9:00 am
£ Included in ASK Offer

Both dates must be attended

26/04/2021 - 09:00 - 15:30
21/06/2021 - 09:00 - 15:30

This is a two-day programme aimed at senior leaders of all phases to enable reflection and action planning around whole-school approaches to mental health provision.

The programme has been developed by Health Education England (HEE) and the School Development Support Agency (SDSA) in partnership with an expert group of educational psychologists, education consultants and mental health organisations. The programme has recently been updated to consider some of the implications linked to the impact of Covid -19 pandemic on mental health.

The aims of the programme:  

• to enable and empower senior leaders to put mental health at the heart of strategic school improvement.
• to equip senior leaders with practical and sustainable approaches that can be implemented on return to school.

26
Apr
2021

ASK0127 : Leading a Mentally Healthy School

Mon, 26 Apr 2021 9:00 am - Mon, 21 Jun 2021 9:00 am
£195pp non-Ask members

Both dates must be attended

26/04/2021 - 09:00 - 15:30
21/06/2021 - 09:00 - 15:30

This is a two-day programme aimed at senior leaders of all phases to enable reflection and action planning around whole-school approaches to mental health provision.

The programme has been developed by Health Education England (HEE) and the School Development Support Agency (SDSA) in partnership with an expert group of educational psychologists, education consultants and mental health organisations. The programme has recently been updated to consider some of the implications linked to the impact of Covid -19 pandemic on mental health.

The aims of the programme:  

• to enable and empower senior leaders to put mental health at the heart of strategic school improvement.
• to equip senior leaders with practical and sustainable approaches that can be implemented on return to school.

05
May
2021

ASK0108 : Designated Person for LAC

Wed, 05 May 2021 9:00 am -12:00 pm
£ Included in ASK Offer

The Improvement Focus is to meet the statutory requirement of all Schools for ‘Looked After Children’, and is recommended for the Designated Person for Looked after Children and LAC Governors.

This programme is being held on 2 separate dates over the 2020/2021 School year – 15.9.2020 & 05.05.2021. Both sessions are the same, please just book onto one.

05
May
2021

ASK0109 : Designated Person for LAC

Wed, 05 May 2021 9:00 am -12:00 pm
£60.00

The Improvement Focus is to meet the statutory requirement of all Schools for ‘Looked After Children’, and is recommended for the Designated Person for Looked after Children and LAC Governors.

This programme is being held on 2 separate dates over the 2020/2021 School year – 15.9.2020 & 05.05.2021. Both sessions are the same, please just book onto one.

19
Oct
2021

ASK0130 : Teach.b - To train to teach mindfulness to 11-18 year olds

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 9:00 am -2:30 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
£608pp Members. £730pp Non-members

This programme will be delivered remotely.

All Sessions must be attended.

  • Tuesday 19th October 2021 9.30am-3pm
  • Wednesday 20th October 2021 9.45am-3pm
  • Thursday 21st October 2021 9.45am-3pm
  • Friday 22nd October 2021 9.45am-3pm
  • Saturday 23rd October 2021 9.45am-2.30pm


You must have completed an MBSR course, MBCT course, or a .b Foundations, a .begin or The Present course. More information is available: 

Prerequisites for Teach .b Training | Mindfulness in Schools Project

This course involves an exploration of the pedagogy of the .b curriculum, and opportunities to practise teaching the key exercises, in order to leave feeling confident and empowered to teach the curriculum to young people. 

Participants will be taught the lessons in ‘real time’ with opportunities to discuss the pedagogy of each lesson and how it can best be taught to a group of young people in different settings. There will also be opportunities to work with other participants guiding them, and being guided by them, in the main mindfulness practices from the lessons.

Further information is available: Teach .b (11 - 18) | Mindfulness in Schools Project 

24
Nov
2021

ASK0131 : Teach Paws B - To train to teach mindfulness to 7-11 year olds

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 9:30 am -2:30 pm
£452pp ASK Members. £542 Non-members

This Programme will be delivered remotely.

All sessions must be attended.

  • Wednesday 24th November 2021 9.30am-3pm
  • Thursday 25th November 2021 9.45am-3pm
  • Friday 26th November 2021 9.45am-3pm
  • Saturday 27th November 2021 9.45am-2.30pm.

You must have completed an MBSR course, MBCT course, or a .b Foundations, a .begin or The Present course. More information is avaiable: Prerequisites for Teach Paws b Training | Mindfulness in Schools Project 

This training course is for those who wish to teach mindfulness to 7-11 year olds. The course consists of real-time lessons, pedagogy sessions, discussion groups and opportunities to practise guiding the Paws b practices with each other.

Our hope for this course is threefold: to equip participants with the materials and understanding of the curriculum to be able to begin teaching the lessons straight away; to continue to support the development of personal mindfulness practice; to encourage the development of a sense of community amongst participants beyond the course as they go on to work with the young people in their settings.

Further information is available: Teach Paws b (7 - 11) | Mindfulness in Schools Project

Date

TBC

ASK0054 : Teach Mindfulness to Children

Date

TBC

Venue to be Confirmed
£ Included in ASK Offer

Mindfulness practice increases children’s awareness of self, others and help them to direct their attention and control distraction.  In partnership with MISP (Mindfulness in Schools Programme), Inspire is offering training to teach mindfulness to primary aged pupils through the paws b curriculum.  This is a high quality training where the techniques and materials provided are fully grounded in research and evidence based practice emanating from Oxford, Cambridge and Bangor Universities.

Our Address

AskEducation

Central Office
Bridgewater Primary School
Bridgewater Drive
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN3 3AF

Phone Contacts

Operational Lead

Ali Buttress : 01604 434611

Chair of Trustees

Dr Lorraine Cullen : 07866 631 929

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