Workforce Development Unit Training Opportunities

Workforce Development Unit Training opportunities

Please click here to download for EYFS training opportunities 2016-2017

Please note: The courses outlined below are booked via the workforce development unit booking system.

Date, time and venue Title, aims and content Cost Booking information












City of York Council

West offices

Station Rise



Emotional Literacy Support Assistants

Lead: Claire Elsdon

Target Audience: TAs and pastoral staff

The primary aim of the training course is to develop the skills and knowledge of Teaching Assistants and pastoral staff in order to enhance the range of interventions provided in schools for children and young people presenting with social, emotional and mental health needs at Band 1 and beyond of the CYC SEN Banding Thresholds. The training sessions cover evidence-based early intervention strategies, e.g. Circle of Friends and Therapeutic Stories in addition to sessions on Understanding and Managing Anger, Solution-focused approaches, and more psychological material around Self-esteem, Autism, Bereavement and Attachment and Trauma.

The course content has been revised and extended to include new sessions on Anxiety and Nurturing Classrooms plus some input on programme planning. The training programme is strongly based on ‘what works’ and has been evaluated very positively by colleagues who have already undertaken the programme.

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£250 per participant


£275 for non CYC schools, Academies and Independent schools


Which includes 6 days training and accompanying materials


This course can be booked by clicking on this link:


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