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CPD and NETWORKING

Events

Our calendar of events is below. Please click on an event to find out more and register. A number of our courses are free.

All Events

Derby Direction

INCLUSIVE ATTENDANCE CPD LAUNCH EVENT

An INCLUSIVE approach to improving ATTENDANCE

Join us for FREE TRAINING to support your school to improve attendance. Led by Wayne Harris, a national attendance leader with a track record in enhancing attendance in Primary and Secondary school settings, join us to be empowered to create a culture where EVERYONE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE.

Derby Direction

COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE

Reflective Inquiry Cycle: Supporting the Attendance of Learners with SEND

Led by Alistair Crawford, the inquiry project will bring together leaders and practitioners from 10 schools across the city (mainstream & specialist) to share practice and explore the unique challenges learners with SEND face with regards to attendance and collaborate on innovative and proactive approaches & solutions.

Derby Direction

PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR SERIES

Dr Rachel Sawyer: Parent Experiences of EBSNA

Dr Rachel Sawyer Parent Experiences of EBSNA Rachel is an Educational Psychologist who completed her doctorate on EBSNA. She will present her published paper and vital research on Parents' experiences of emotionally-based school non-attendance informing a framework for successful reintegration

Professional Seminar

Derby Direction

COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE

Supporting Attendance of Children with a Social Worker

Facilitated by University of Derby, this programme will utilise their expertise in research and practice around Inclusion and SEND. This is a coaching-style programme that will give participants access to advice and guidance from key professionals across the city to support you with any LAC, CIN or CP students experiencing barriers to attendance in your school.

Derby Direction

PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR SERIES

Dr Pooky Knightsmith: A Sense of Belonging

Pooky has a PhD in child mental health from the Institute of Psychiatry, is the author of many books, is the research and development director at Creative Education and is a former chair of the Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Coalition.

Professional Seminar

Derby Direction

Emotionally-Based School Non-Attendance (EBSNA)

Introduction to the ATTEND toolkit

Develop an understanding of the impact on students who are having severe difficulties attending school, how to identify those at risk and how to support them.

Workshop

Derby Direction

PARENT PARTNERSHIP TRAINING

Forging Positive Relationships - delivered by Anna Freud

Anna Freud, in collaboration with the co-founders of the Pears Family School, have developed an introductory training programme for mainstream primary and secondary schools to develop an understanding the complexities of parental engagement and develop the skills and knowledge on how to improve parental relationships within your school.

Workshop

Derby Direction

Train the Trainer - Parent Workshop on EBSNA

Supporting families experiencing EBSNA

Led by Educational Psychologist, Dr Judith McAllister, this training session will follow train-the-trainer model to equip school professionals with the tools and resources to support parents with EBSNA.

Workshop

Derby Direction

Inclusion Conference

Sharing Solutions

We would like to invite Derby city schools and local organisations to join us for our annual Inclusion Conference. We've got an exciting day planned with some great keynote speakers, workshops with tangible takeaways and a marketplace with schools and organisations sharing solutions.

Free for Derby City Schools £375 per delegate for schools outside of Derby.