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Therapeutic Thinking Support Team (Previously BIT)
Who are We?
We are a team made up of Educational Psychologists, Behaviour Advisors and Workers. We have all had experience of working in schools; either as TAs, Teachers, or at Senior Leadership leve...
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Handwashing resources for KS2 and KS3
20 Feb
The new Health education subject sets out that every primary school child should know the importance of handwashing and how germs are spread which builds in secondary school to focus on the spread, treatment and prevention of infection This knowledge is important for all children and adults especially in the winter months, when more of us may have coughs and sneezes. E-bug is great resource which has a section on hand washing including powerpoints, posters, quizzes and activities. The packs can be downloaded here and the links to the resources are below. Learning Objectives KS2: All students will: understand that infection can be spread through unclean hands. understand that handwashing can prevent the spread of infection. Most students will: understand when and how to wash hands. Some students will: understand why we should use soap to wash our hands. https://e-bug.eu/junior_pack.aspx?cc=eng&ss=2&t=Hand%20Hygiene Learning Objectives KS3: All students will: understand that infection can be spread through unclean hands. understand that sometimes microbes can make us ill. understand that prevention of infection, where possible, is better than cure. understand how, when and why to wash their hands. understand that handwashing can prevent the spread of infection. Most students will: understand why we should use soap to wash our hands. https://e-bug.eu/senior_pack.aspx?cc=eng&ss=3&t=Senior Schools-Hand Hygiene
Domestic Abuse Awareness and Champions training
28 Jan
Training available for school based staff Domestic Abuse Awareness Training A 1 day Domestic Abuse Awareness training for West Berkshire multi-agency professionals, community organisations and individuals. This training will provide attendees with an increased awareness of domestic abuse and develop attendees’ knowledge of the effects and dynamics of domestic abuse, types of partner violence, complexities in leaving abusive relationships, power and control and the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people. Dates: Thursday 5th March 2020, 10:00-16:00 at Shaw House, Newbury Thursday 21st May 2020, 10:00-16:00 at Shaw House, Newbury Thursday 25th June 2020, 10:00-16:00 at Shaw House, Newbury Thursday 29th October 2020, 10:00-16:00 at Shaw House, Newbury To book - External agencies and individuals: Email training@westberks.gov.uk with details of the course you would like to attend Domestic Abuse Champions Training Domestic Abuse Champions are multi-agency professionals, community organisations and individuals trained to have a more extensive understanding of domestic abuse and its impact. Domestic abuse champions are able to advise others and ensure they are aware of, and have access to, local resources and support. Champions have a fundamental role in cascading learning and awareness. The network also supports partnership understanding and sharing of knowledge. Domestic Abuse Champions training is a 1 day training which will provide attendees with an introduction to their champions role and support attendees knowledge and confidence of completing risk assessments, risk management, safety planning and support services available for victims, survivors, children and young people and perpetrators. Dates: Tuesday 7th April 2020, 10:00-16:00 at Shaw House, Newbury Tuesday 15th September 2020, 10:00-16:00 at Shaw House, Newbury Tuesday 24th November 2020, 10:00-16:00 at Shaw House, Newbury To book: Click the link and visit Reducing the Risk's training page* *Please note that to attend Domestic Abuse Champions' training in West Berkshire you need to have previously attended the one-day Domestic Abuse Awareness training (please see above)
Exploitation, Vulnerability and Safeguarding (need to know) Training Sessions
28 Jan
A free, two hour training session run by Thames Valley Police which will explain what the emerging issues and trends are regarding county drugs lines and the links to modern slavery and child exploitation. The sessions will provide a national overview as well as share information on current cases which affect West Berkshire. This session will explore why children and adults are working for county drugs lines and how social media is used for targeting the most vulnerable in our society. The session will support practitioners with how to help and highlight the benefits of partnership working and information sharing, as well as providing information on personal safety awareness. Dates: Thursday 5th March 2020 Thursday 4th June 2020 Thursday 3rd September 2020 Thursday 3rd December 2020 Thursday 4th March 2021 To book: Please complete the booking form accompanying this flyer and return to: Jade.Wilder@westberks.gov.uk There will be a £15 fee for non-attendance.