Healthy Schools Training
ALL of our training is FREE and available to ALL school staff in ALL schools in Cornwall!
Types of sessions:
Open: An open session is held at a council location for practitioners from a variety of schools to attend.
Closed: A closed session is held at an individual school, either as a twilight session or as part of an INSET day.
Please note that some of our training sessions only run as an open session or as a closed session. This information is provided in the list below.
How to book onto a open session:
The administration of our open training sessions is hosted by our parent organisation, Healthy Cornwall. Please click on the link below to book onto one of our open sessions.
It's really important that you cancel your place on an open session if you are not able to come along. We ask, therefore, that if for any reason you are no longer able to attend, please let us know in advance of the session. If you do not attend our training and haven't advised us with 24 hours notice, your school will be sent an invoice for £25. Please phone us on 01209 615600 if you have any queries. We will send you a confirmation email upon booking including details of the venue, and a reminder 7 days before the event with full joining instructions. Please contact us if you fail to receive either of these.
How to book a closed session:
Please choose the training session you would like to host and contact your locality advisor.
Building Confidence to Teach Relationships and Sex Education
This new 2 hour training session will help staff to build their confidence to teach Relationships and Sex Education. An interactive workshop, which will enable you to feel more confident when talking with children and young people about relationships, puberty, consent, gender and advice on how to answer tricky questions. Contact your Healthy Schools Delivery Advisor for details on how to book a session for your school or MAT at a time to suit you.
Growing Up in the Digital World - Online Safety Training
Following the changes to the Online Safety section of the Ofsted inspection, we are delivering a short session to help your staff and governors:
- Think about the ways young people are using technology
- Identify important aspects of online safety
- Signpost reliable sources of lesson plans to use in school
- Support and report – for a child in your care and to keep yourself safe as a professional
Suitable for primary schools and secondary schools. We deliver this two hour session in schools as part of an inset day or twilight staff meeting. Contact us and your Healthy Schools Delivery Advisor will get in touch to discuss dates to suit you.
Learner Participation Training (School Council Training)
This workshop is for Cornwall school staff who are looking for ways organise Learner Participation in their school. The session is packed with ideas on how to move your learners and staff towards shared decision-making in a rights-respected school.
Summary of Learning Outcomes:
- The role of Learner Participation in an effective school
- Your schools participation journey
- Organising Learner Participation
- The new Learner Participation Award
- Practical ideas and models
Please book your place via the Healthy Cornwall website
Learner Participation Awards Day
This event is for Cornwall Educational Institutions who have achieved a Learner Participation Award this academic year. Being held in the Council Chambers at New County Hall, each institution is invited to present to their peers about the great things their Learner Participation forum has accomplished. They will then be awarded with their School Council Award to take back to school. There may even be the opportunity for a Q & A session with a Cornwall Councillor!
|Friday 19 July 2019||New County Hall, Truro||By invitation only|
For more information about how to attain a Learner Participation award, please contact us
Making Physical Activity a Priority
Regular physical activity has been shown to increase performance in other areas of the school day, with research finding a link between activity levels and increases in attendance rates and levels of concentration.
It is recommended that children should be active for at least 60 minutes every day and that on a school day, 30 minutes of this should be achieved in school time.
This awareness session will explore the current statistics around child physical activity levels and discuss resources and initiatives that schools can engage with on a local and national basis in order to encourage physical activity across the whole school community.
This awareness session is well suited for individuals who would like to raise the profile of physical activity in their school setting.
|20th June 2019||Chy Trevail Bodmin||9.30am - 12.00pm|
Please book your place via the Healthy Cornwall website.
Resilience and Self Esteem Toolkit
This training is available as a twilight session for schools in Cornwall. There are opportunities to try some of the activities, explore the support materials and discuss ideas for whole school, class / tutor group or intervention work, either 1:1 or in groups.
Learning Objectives for training:
- Raise awareness of Emotional Health and Wellbeing
- Recognise the importance of a whole school approach to EHWB
- Explore ideas for increasing emotional literacy
- Consider a range of coping strategies
- Explore ways of increasing positive self-esteem
- Explore a range of tools and ideas to support this work
- Signpost to additional support materials and websites
Time: 2 hours
If you’d like this training delivered as an INSET or Twilight session for your school or MAT, or for any further information, contact your Healthy Schools Delivery Advisor or email@example.com
For all school staff and children’s workforce.
Improve your skills, knowledge and confidence in talking to children and young people about healthy relationships, consent, puberty, effects of media on sexual development and behaviour, keeping safe and answering tricky questions in an age/developmentally appropriate manner. Excellent preparation for RSE delivery in 2020!
Speakeasy Cornwall Workforce Training has been developed over the last 10 years for our multi-disciplinary children’s workforce – many of whom have had no specific training in this important area throughout their professional training and career.
The course enables participants to develop their skills, knowledge and, crucially, confidence in discussing with children and young people topics such as;
consent, puberty, healthy and unhealthy relationships, personal boundaries, keeping safe, sex, sexuality, gender, transgender, sex and the law, sexual health, answering tricky questions and the impact of the media on children and young people’s sexual development/understanding.
This is a 3 day training course, and participants must commit to attending all 3 dates.
Please go to the Healthy Cornwall website to book your free place
This is an interactive workshop, based around the Five Ways to Wellbeing – Connect, Give, Keep Learning, Be Active, Take Notice/Be Mindful. It is designed to allow staff to think about the ways they already incorporate these activities into their everyday lives, and the ways they might be able to do more or other things. It works well as a team building exercise too. There is also an opportunity to think about ways to celebrate the workforce in school, and signposting to further support.
Contact us to arrange dates for your school's inset or twilight session.
Thinkuknow Introduction Course - Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)
Type: Open or closed
This course is run by our CEOP trained Ambassador. The Thinkuknow Introduction course provides an overview of; the CEOP Command, the Thinkuknow education programme, new technologies and how children and young people use them, the main risks associated with these online environments, and how the Thinkuknow education resources respond to these risks.
The course covers:
- Introduction to CEOP and Reporting
- Children and Young People Online
- Online Sexual Abuse
- Nude Selfies: What Professionals Need to Know
- The Thinkuknow Resources
Who Should Attend?
This course is aimed at professionals who work directly with children and young people, including:
- Teaching Assistants
- IT Coordinators
- Pastoral Support Staff
- Parent Support Advisors
Delegate criteria and cost
The Thinkuknow Introduction course is free for all delegates to attend.
All delegates attending the Thinkuknow Training course must present photographic ID to the Ambassador running the training at Event Registration for verification purposes. Acceptable forms of photographic ID are a passport, driver’s licence or work ID.
Additionally, we ask delegates to provide a letter from their employer on headed paper, signed by a manager stating:
- The delegate’s role and length of employment period/association with the organisation they are representing;
- The relevance of the training to the delegate’s role;
- How the delegate intends to apply the knowledge gained;
- Confirmation that the organisation has undertaken necessary risk assessment that the delegate is suitable to work with children and young people.
This must be supplied at event registration when attending the Thinkuknow Introduction course.
As a law enforcement agency, CEOP insists that any convictions are disclosed directly to us prior to attending the event - firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Tuesday 21 May 2019||Basset Centre, Camborne||9.30am - 1.00pm|
|Friday 7 June 2019||Chy Trevail, Bodmin||9.30am - 1.00pm|
Click here to book your free training place via the Healthy Cornwall website.
This Girl Can in Your School
Type: Open or Closed
This awareness session will explore the current statistics around girls participation and will give you an insight into the barriers that girls face when being active. The session highlights some of the different things that school settings can be demonstrating to help break down these barriers and encourage girls to stay and/or become more active.
|Thursday 20 June 2019||Chy Trevail, Bodmin||1.00pm - 3.00pm|
Click here to book your free training place via the Healthy Cornwall website.
Why is mental health so important to schools? This interactive workshop is designed to increase your confidence and examine the skills you need to best support your role in school. We will provide useful information about mental health, suggested resources for teaching and learning, an opportunity to try out activities and give you ideas for further support from specialist providers, alongside a chance to reflect on how you can tailor support in your setting.
For any further information please contact email@example.com