Training 2017-01-15T15:00:49+00:00


An experiential active listening course covering the following topics.

Part One:
– Gain a basic understanding of neuroscience and what happens to a child’s brain when they are angry
– Understand what causes a child to meltdown
– Learn how to help children regulate their emotions
– Learn how we can listen more effectively and as a result have children listen to us
– Acquire strategies to support conflict resolution and enable children problem solve
– Have the opportunity to practice techniques both in a course environment and back in school
– Receive support to effectively apply strategies in their own work

In Part Two participants will:
– Reflect on their experiences putting some of the learnt skills into practice
– Discuss and feedback what worked, what didn’t work so well and receive support in identified areas
– Gain a further understanding about neuroscience and how to integrate the different parts of the brain
– Have further opportunities to practice techniques

Course participants will also be provided with all necessary resources to set up and deliver a listening space for pupils in their school, for example a weekly self-referral lunchtime drop in service. Time during the course will also be given to action plan for putting a service into place.

Feedback from previous attendees: 100% OF ATTENDEES WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TRAINING TO OTHERS!

“I thought it was informative, practical and easy to understand. I think it is something I can implement straightaway”

“Learning about the downstairs brain and the upstairs brain. Also ideas to help calm children down. Learning how to reflect”

“The training is very useful! I find it very interesting and have already been implementing after 1st session”

This two part training is aimed at staff in schools who would like to gain an understanding into attachment in children, including:

  • Knowledge of the different attachment styles and why they may develop
  • Understanding how to identify an attachment need in the classroom
  • Start to recognise the behaviour of children with an insecure attachment
  • Learning strategies to support children with an attachment need
  • Receiving resources to implement strategies back in school

Participants will:

  • Have a greater understanding of the different attachment styles, how they present in the classroom
  • Feel more confident to identify an attachment need in a child
  • Have a greater understanding of the behaviour of children with an insecure attachment
  • Learn strategies to support children with an attachment need in the classroomFeedback from previous attendees: 100% OF ATTENDEES WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TRAINING TO OTHERS!

“First class.  We feel that all staff would greatly benefit from this training.  Very thought provoking and relevant”

“I felt the trainer was very insightful.   I learnt a lot from the breakdown of the rain and how it changes through experience and what we can do to shape it”

“I enjoyed the training and found it very useful and would implement some of these strategies with the children”

“I have found this training really interesting and benefitted especially thinking about why children behave the way that they do, the different attachment styles and strategies that we can use in our setting to help children overcome their problems”

“all school staff should have this training!!!”

“Really useful. Explanation of how the brain reacts and works together was clear and logical. Definitely something that needs to be disseminated across the school”


This is a two part course, during which participants will be provided with all the resources and materials necessary to deliver Friendship Groups in schools as well as having the opportunity to practice facilitation skills and build confidence to deliver this intervention with pupils.The small group intervention (4-6 children) is designed to be delivered over a 6 week period and covers:

  • Who are our friends?
  • What do we look for in a friend?
  • Accepting difference
  • How do we talk to our friends?
  • How do we listen to our friends?
  • What is conflict and how to deal with it
  • What is peer pressure and how to deal with negative peer pressure

Feedback from previous attendees: 100% said the training was BRILLIANT or GOOD & 2 thirds had started their first group within 2 weeks of attending the first session!

“The Friendship Group training was the best thing I have been to since my time working in schools. The sessions are going very well and the children love it”

“Having set activities that I could refer back to. Having a structure / resources which were also flexible and allows us to talk around the issues that arise. Having an instructor / someone to feedback any issues to”

“The actual content of the course / friendship group. Good interesting thought provoking activities”

“I liked that it gives the child a better understanding of what a good friend is and that is ok to have a different opinion”

“It was practical so it gave me an insight of what to expect and how to deal with it. It was really helpful to have all the resources to refer to and to use which made it really simple to set the group up”

If you would like more information or to book one of the above trainings contact Toni Medcalf E-mail: or Tel: 07554-008179