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Pastoral Care/Pupil Support/Guidance

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Course Tutor - Chloe Divers

Chloe Divers is currently a PT Pupil Support and Business Education Teacher for North Lanarkshire Council. Chloe is a marker for SQA in both Business Management and Administration & IT. She also has experience in teaching Skills for Work courses in order to provide employability skills and offer alternative pathways to pupils. Before Teaching Chloe had a successful career in Management in the private sector and she uses these transferable skills both within her role of Guidance and her day to day teaching in the classroom.

An Introduction to Pastoral Care/Pupil Support/Guidance
Tuesday 2nd October 2018
£179 plus VAT

A practical and informative course to discuss and examine the current perspectives on the role of Guidance/Pastoral Care in schools.  The Guidance teacher is a unique role within a School tasked with working with Colleagues, Pupils, Parents and external agencies this course aims to give an insight to the paperwork involved and expectations of outcomes. Alongside exploring the role of the specialist principal teacher of Guidance/Pastoral Care as leader and manager. This course is aimed at teachers who are interested in the role of Guidance or existing Guidance teachers who would like to refresh and discuss current practice within schools.

The course will focus on:

  • Examining pupil support and raising achievement and attainment for all
  • Closing the gap (SIMD)
  • Behaviour v Support
  • Reflecting on the importance of a whole school approach to pupil support 
  • Exploring the role of specialist principal teachers of pupil support
  • Consider relevant external agencies (Social work, Psychological services, Reporters Department, NHS), their roles and responsibilities and examine the paperwork involved
  • Reflecting on the key leadership and management skills required for the role
  • Leading & managing the Health & Wellbeing curriculum
  • Time Management
  • Chairing meetings effectively

previous delegates have commented:

'thanks very much for a very interesting and helpful day'
'i'm leaving with an extensive amount of resources and a lot of ideas in terms of progressing in a career in Guidance. Thanks'
'brilliant, thank you!'
'very informative and made it clear what is actually involved beyond career progression'
'really useful, lots of infomration to take back and share with colleagues at school. Excellent - thank you!

Please note that places on the course are limited to a maximum of 16 delegates.

Courses available to all teachers:

Supporting a Probationer Teacher in your department/faculty
- 7th September 2018

Mindfulness Level 1 - 25th September 2018

Teaching with the Ipad - 1st October 2018

An Introduction to Pastoral Care/Pupil Support/Guidance - 2nd October 2018

Managing your department/faculty - 8th October 2018

Making the most of GLOW - 9th October 2018

Mental Health First Aid - 26th October and 2nd November 2018

Using Excel and PowerPoint in the classroom - 5th November 2018

Mindfulness in Education: Resilience and effectiveness for School Leaders - 7th November 2018

Supporting young people with ASD and ADHD in the classroom - 14th November 2018

Supporting Young Peoples Mental Health, including Self Harm - 16th November 2018

Mindfulness for Students - 22nd November 2018

Encouraging Creativity using the iPad - 4th December 2018