Learning Support Practitioners Training

This conference will be online:-

  • John is presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides and activities
  • Opportunities for delegate questions and comments
  • A short task between the two sessions
  • A copy of the slides will be made available after the course, along with further materials

This is a one day course split over two days, sessions will be on Wednesday 1st December and Wednesday 8th December; 12.30pm to 3pm on both days.

Learning Support Practitioners are crucial staff in any school or educational setting. LSAs, TAs and support staff often have the most face to face contact with learners in schools, and it is therefore essential that they have the correct skills, knowledge, and tools to ensure that they can effectively support learners they are working with.

Well trained and informed staff are invaluable to both teaching staff and students alike, yet many feel de-skilled in the classroom as they do not receive adequate training to ensure that they can do their jobs effectively as possible.

Learning Support Practitioners are expected to work with learners with a wide range of need, and this programme is packed with information and a large “tool kit” of practical strategies that support staff can use to ensure that all learners meet their potential in any learning environment.

How Learning Support Practitioners Support Learners with ADHD

  • Understand what Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is.
  • Be able to identify the impact that ADHD has on an individual.
  • Be able to reduce the impact that ADHD has on learning and understand how to support learners with ADHD.

Supporting autistic learners in the learning environment

  • Understand what Autistic Spectrum conditions are and how they impact on individuals and their behaviour.
  • Be able to identify the impact that Autism has on a person.
  • Be able to reduce the impact that autism has on learning.

Understanding anxiety and how to support learners who suffer with this in the learning environment

  • Understand what anxiety is and how it impacts on individuals.
  • Be able to reduce the impact that anxiety has on learning.

Understanding how to support learners when their behaviour challenges us

  • Understand what is meant by “Behaviour that Challenges”.
  • Be able to identify the unseen triggers of challenging behaviour in anxious and neurodivergent learners.
  • Be able to effectively support learners during times of crisis using practical de-escalation strategies.

Presenter Profile

Presenter John Medlicott

John Medlicott (@johnmedlicott) is the Director of JMC Education (www.jmcinset.com), having held a number of key academic and pastoral leadership roles in schools and colleges. John still teaches in an Ofsted Outstanding School and has taught for over 20 years. As a teacher trainer & school improvement consultant he works with schools across the UK and internationally. He is regularly graded as “outstanding” by delegates on their evaluation forms. John has spoken recently on challenge and differentiation at a National Conference for Deputy Head teachers and is a regular Keynote speaker and workshop provider in School Leadership and Teaching and Learning.

Cost: £250 per delegate; £299 for 2 teachers from the same school booking on this course

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