CrewTrident Training Offer 2020/21

We are committed to providing training that has a direct and immediate impact on practice for schools and outcomes for children, young people and their families.

All our training is designed and delivered by professionals with extensive operational experience in the relevant subject area, who are able to illustrate it with reference to real practice examples.

Introduction to safeguarding in education

It is a legal requirement that all staff in education settings have an awareness and understanding of child abuse and their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and child protection. Delivered by trainers with experience in the police, social work and educational leadership, this practice based course explores the legal framework for prevention and protection within an educational context.

Attendees will undertake a short assessment prior to being awarded a certificate of achievement.

Previous attendees commented:

“ It is a really tough, emotive subject but I feel better equipped to confront it now. ” Trainee Teacher

“ This was a refresher for me, always something new to learn and think about... thank you. ” Teacher

“ It has helped me understand how to put my feelings aside and I now feel like part of a professional team keeping children safe in our school. ” Midday Supervisor

Pathways to Extremism: Prevent Workshop

It is a legal requirement that all staff in every public sector setting have an awareness of Prevent and their responsibility to safeguard children, young people and adults from being drawn into radicalisation and extremism. This workshop builds on the foundations of the WRAP programme to further develop the themes in context in a respectful and sensitive manner.

Delivered by two Home Office approved Prevent (WRAP) trainers with experience of case work with the Cambridgeshire Police Prevent Team, this course is aimed at staff in education settings and explores how to competently deliver the statutory Prevent duties within a safeguarding context. It includes a participative case study to apply learning directly to practice. Above all it seeks to promote the message that Prevent is safeguarding, and safeguarding is everybody’s business. We can tailor the course delivery and case examples to the needs and experiences of the audience, for example early years practitioners or Madrasa teachers.

Attendees will undertake a short assessment prior to being awarded a certificate of achievement.

Previous attendees commented:

“ The great rapport between the trainers and the range of real life examples they provided really brought and put radicalisation into a realistic education context. ” Secondary SPOC (Single point of contact)

“ I thought radicalisation and extremism happened elsewhere, now I know I have a part to play in Preventing it right here.” Primary Governor

“ I really get it now… Prevent is about protecting vulnerable young people from exploitation and grooming, just like CSE or any other form of abuse… and we are in the front line. ” Support Worker

“ I thought it was about specialist knowledge, now I realise it’s about being observant and professionally curious. I can do that! ” Teacher

“ Praise Allah there are people like you out there doing this work to keep our children safe. ” Parent

Permanent Exclusion : protection through effective process and practice

The one training course you hope you’ll never need, but in the event you do, then you will have the knowledge and confidence to apply this legal process. Permanent Exclusion is a legal process so it is important for pupils, families and schools that it is conducted protectively and accurately. This course is aimed at all educational staff who could be involved in the process including Head’s, SENCOs, Governors and Clerks.

Delivered by a former PRU Headteacher and LA Lead for exclusions, the course considers activities to prevent exclusion, explores exclusion trends, the associated decision making and evidence gathering processes and the DfE legal framework and Guidance and how to put it into practice effectively, ensuring the evidence presented is robustly scrutinised.

Attendees will undertake a short assessment prior to being awarded a certificate of achievement.

Previous attendees commented:

“ Made a complex process easy to understand and the practice examples given really brought the whole thing to life. ” Primary Governor

“ Excellent, interesting course. You made a very technical subject understandable and I feel far more confident now to challenge evidence. ” Secondary Governor

“ Excluding a pupil is the very last thing I want to ever do, but if I ever have to I know now how to do it the right way. ” Headteacher

“ The decision making and evidence gathering checklists will really help shape our practice. ” Secondary Deputy responsible for pupil Behaviour

Responding to the challenges of pupil behaviour

Aimed at classroom and pastoral staff this course encourages participants to explore which pupil behaviours challenge them and why. It promotes a view that behaviour is a communication tool and introduces the concept of the “Logic Bubble” as a means of interpreting and responding differently to behaviours in order to create sustainable change.

Delivered by a former Headteacher with 25 years worth of experience working with children and young people with emotional, social, psychological and behavioural needs, this workshop style session actively encourages participants to safely explore, and work through, current challenges.

Previous attendees commented:

“ I had a pupil in mind and a sudden flash of understanding and inspiration whilst listening. ” Mentor

“ The Logic Bubble model makes such simple sense and will transfer directly to my practice… tomorrow! ” Teacher

“ It’s so obvious when you actually stop to think about it! It has changed my outlook and understanding. ” Cover Supervisor

Whole School Protective Behaviours

Aimed at leaders as well as classroom based staff this course explores the concept of Protective Behaviours and the belief that all pupils have a right, and need, to be safe, and feel safe in order to enable a full focus on learning.

Delivered by a former Headteacher with 25 years worth of experience working with children and young people with emotional, social, psychological and behavioural needs, it explores how leaders can establish this at a whole school for all children, as well as including some practical activities to support classroom staff to apply this in a tailored way for individual children. This course relates well to trauma informed practice.

Previous attendees comment:

“ It makes perfect sense. Wonder why we didn't know about this before, but at least we do now. Things are going to be different, starting with using some of these activities tomorrow. ” Teacher

“ As I listened a specific child came to mind, I can see what to do to help him now, thank you.” SENCO

An introduction to Trauma Informed Practice

This session is aimed at classroom and support staff and raises awareness and understanding of the impact of trauma on children and young people and how educational settings can accommodate this into their practice.

Delivered by an experienced social worker, this course promotes a view that every encounter with a child is an opportunity to make a difference and small changes in the way we approach, communicate and respond can make a big difference.

Previous attendees commented:

“ It made me realise you don't have to be a specialist therapist to make a difference. ” Teaching Assistant

We cannot know the trauma our children have experienced, but we can see its impact and work to reduce that. ” Student Support Officer

“ It has made me much more aware of the impact of some of the everyday things we expect our pupils to engage with, and how we could change them to be more trauma informed. ” Secondary Leader

Risk Assessment and Management with pupils who present challenges

This new course introduces the CrewTrident approach to Risk Assessment and Management and is supported by a suite of documents to facilitate this in practice including a Guide for Schools, Evidence Gathering Grid, Risk Matrix and Risk Assessment and Management Plan Form. The approach builds on some key principles that effective risk assessment and management needs to be done with, not to, pupils and wherever possible should seek to empower and enable them to develop the life skills to manage themselves safely. This course also explores the positive impact of a whole school approach to protective behaviours in reducing the risk for all.

Delivered by a former Headteacher and a retired Police Officer the course is designed to prompt discussion, challenge thinking and directly inform safer working practices for all.

“ The complex case studies really brought this refreshing approach to life and gave me much food for thought. ” Primary Teacher

“This has changed my thinking about Risk Assessments, they stop being necessary paperwork and start being active safeguarding. ” Secondary Teacher

“ This approach really helped me complete an evidence based assessment which gave me the confidence to hold the risk holders to account. The child, and my staff are safer as a result. ” Primary Deputy

CAN’T DO : WON’T DO Exploring the relationship between learning needs and behaviours which challenge

This new course draws on 25 years of working with children for whom engaging in mainstream education provides a challenge. It encourages participants to go back to basics, reject assumptions and return to a child centred understanding of the “lived educational experience” for the individual. All too often school processes and procedures for dealing with pupils with learning needs, those who “can’t”, operate in isolation from those that deal with pupils who challenge, those who “won’t” and the interplay between the two does not become apparent until a Governor Disciplinary Hearing, when the evidence is being interrogated and difficult questions are being asked.

Working from the core principle that behaviour is a communication tool, participants will be provided with practical tools to explore the links between learning needs and presenting behaviours, in order to develop a Can't Do : Won’t Do profile for an individual child and from that a suitable intervention plan. This approach can effectively generate evidence as part of Assess, Plan, Do, Review cycles but is also mapped into our evidence gathering process for permanent exclusions to provide a greater level of protection for pupils and schools.

Contextual Safeguarding : Introducing an approach to protecting young people when the risks are outside of the family

Delivered by an experienced social worker and former education safeguarding lead, this new course draws on emerging research and some additional specialist training from King’s College London and the Contextual Safeguarding Network. Child Protection systems, procedures and practices effectively operate to address circumstances where the risk of significant harm is presented by, and attributable to, the care given, or not given, by the child’s immediate caregivers.

Particularly applicable to Designated Safeguarding Leads and pastoral teams in secondary schools, Contextual Safeguarding provides a model for safeguarding adolescents who are vulnerable to extra-familial forms of abuse such as Child Sexual exploitation, Child Criminal Exploitation, Gangs and Youth Violence, Coercive Relationships and Radicalisation.

Building on the principle safeguarding is everyone’s business, by adopting a contextual approach we can extend the reach of, and capacity to. safeguard young people beyond the home.

On the horizon...

We are in the process of developing training courses in the following areas:

Safeguarding related -

  • Evidence gathering, recording & presentation “Best practice”

  • Safeguarding guidance/procedures for staff conducting home visits

Classroom related -

  • ADHD : a child’s perspective

  • Sexually Harmful Behaviour

  • Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder

Bespoke training

We can design and deliver bespoke training for groups of school staff, usually in a workshop style in order to provide plenty of opportunity for practice discussions. If there is a topic within our area that you would like explored then please contact us for a discussion.

Visioning Workshops

We can work with groups of relevant school staff to vision new “in house” provision whether that be re-designing an alternative curriculum or base, starting up a seclusion unit or refreshing safeguarding and/or prevent policies and practice. We harness the power of our collaborative experience, energy and enthusiasm to enable and empower the creation of a new fit for purpose response to the issue.

This can be a 2.5 hour single event or part of a bigger piece of work to support the vision to full implementation. If you are interested in this type of support please book a free, no obligation partnership meeting to discuss further.

General Information

Courses need a minimum of 5 attendees to run and places are limited to 25 per course or workshop. Schools can block book places within these parameters.

Alternatively schools can book an exclusive session in their own setting for any one of these training topics, which can be tailored to their needs and circumstances.

Course fees include teaching materials and a certificate of achievement, pending successful completion of the end of course assessment and evaluation.

Out of respect for all attendees and trainers all courses start promptly and admission will not be granted after the first 10 minutes. Non-participation due to lateness will be charged for.

Invoices are sent after the training date and non-attendance will be charged for unless is notified 7 days prior, or it is due to an Ofsted visit!

To book a place or for further enquiries, please email