The Therapeutic Teaching Course
The Therapeutic Teaching course is a 6 part course that is designed to embed a therapeutic approach across your school. The modules teach you about how childhood trauma can impact children's mental health and wellbeing and the impact this has on their school experience. We also look at how childhood has changed given the arrival of technology and social media and how we need to begin to re-frame the role of schools, putting wellbeing at its core, in order to meet the needs of children today. This course upskills and empowers everyone to become therapeutic teachers and will give you the strategies and resources to begin to feel confident about teaching the children, whatever their background, and make a difference in their lives.
Every child deserves the chance to flourish. This course helps you to teach the children that they are not their trauma and it does not have to define them. Creating an ethos in school which communicates that you are there to help guide, support and teach children, even if what they need to be taught is nothing to do with the curriculum but everything to do with who they will become!
Learn about childhood trauma and how it impacts a developing brain. Find out what happens when children are stressed or overwhelmed. Why they have ‘meltdowns’ and what the impact is on their behaviour and internal processing at school. Most importantly, learn what can you do to help. Underpinned by therapeutic approaches and full of advice and free resources. This session is vital for anyone working with vulnerable children or young people in an educational setting.
Learn about attachment disorder and how it impacts a child or young person. Find out how to identify attachment disorder and how to support the children you work with by ensuring you are not triggering attachment style behaviours. Full of practical strategies and advice to help you figure out what is effective and what is not effective at school. You will have lots to take away and implement.
Learn about how to develop therapeutic teaching skills with the children in your school. Find out how to adapt your responses to behavioural incidents and emotional outbursts to focus on connection and care. The lessons in this module will begin to create a therapeutic ethos amongst your staff and help guide everyone working with the children toward an approach that puts mental health and well-being first. A very popular session which will change perceptions and offer a lot of ‘ah-ha’ moments.
This module underpins the learning in other modules and should be taken following those sessions. Learn how to create a therapeutic environment throughout your school which puts well-being and mental health at its core. Find out how changing your classrooms, hallways and outdoor areas can increase feelings of safety and promote self-belief which in turn positively impact learning. Ensuring your school is meeting the needs of each child through its design.
Learn about emotional intelligence and how focusing on developing EI in your children can predict better outcomes and life skills than academic achievements. This module links to the government guidelines on health, relationships and sex education and will inspire you to put wellbeing at the heart of your classroom. Find out how you can increase emotional intelligence in the children you work with and help them become more self-aware and empathetic by following the advice, resources, and support in this module.
Learn about the importance of boundaries and consistency when working with vulnerable children. Find out how to approach behavioural incidents whilst still maintaining a therapeutic approach based on connection. With specific approaches and advice for you to begin to implement in your school. This session guides you toward alternative methods to time out and detention whilst still maintaining the boundaries many vulnerable children desperately need.
How is it delivered?
Online training platform
Whole school team
Full course - £2,160 inc VAT
Book your whole school team on to the Therapeutic Teaching Course, Senior Leadership Team, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Mid-day Organisers etc, by downloading and completing the spreadsheet below and sending it back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will enrol everyone on to the online training platform.
Move through the course modules together setting dates internally to ensure completion.
Schedule video calls with Shahana Knight to ask questions, discuss real-life examples and bring it all to life.