CrewTrident Training Offer 2021/22

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.

91% of the 305 participants in 2020/21 rated CrewTrident training as OUTSTANDING with the remaining rating it as GOOD across all subject areas.


Safeguarding Matters in Schools : An 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 and supports attendees to develop the professional confidence and competence to deliver their role safely and effectively

Previous attendees commented:

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

“Very informative and heartbreaking at times to listen to but so incredibly important. Thank you.” HLTA

“Using real life examples added real relevance and significance to the training and our role in safeguarding.” Trainee teacher

Safeguarding Matters for Teacher Training Providers

Possibly nationally the first training developed and delivered specifically for Initial Teacher Training partnerships, this course was designed to meet the needs of the Cambridgeshire SCITT. Delivered by a trainer with experience in social work and educational leadership, as well as delivering safeguarding training to trainee teachers, this practice based course explores the legal framework for safeguarding in the context of partnership provision including;

  • Trainee recruitment

  • Training content and provision

  • Trainee supervision, wellbeing and guidance

The course uses a range of real life examples to illustrate a wide variety of safeguarding related dilemmas, allowing attendees to work through how they would manage these within their own partnership.

Previous attendees commented:

Spot on… thank you. Working through the case studies was particularly useful in highlighting things for us to consider and plan for.” Partnership Hub Lead

“Extremely helpful and really well contextualised to in ITT context.” Hub Lead

“Delivered from a point of secure subject knowledge, clear and articulate delivery and scenarios prompted much useful discussion.” School Partner

Safeguarding Refresher Training for Schools

It is a legal requirement that all staff in education settings undertake regular training to refresh their 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 and supports attendees to develop the professional confidence and competence to deliver their role safely and effectively by building on their prior knowledge and providing opportunities to apply and extend this through scenario based peer learning.

Previous attendees commented:

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

“I thought this training was excellent, and I have had lots of safeguarding training!” Governor

“Really good use of examples effectively showed how all us staff work together to keep children safe, this is the first time I have felt my role was important too.” Site Manager

“Excellent, sure beats the online course we had to do before which did nothing for my confidence, but I really feel I can do this now.” Education support worker

Harmful Sexualised Behaviour

Harmful Sexualised Behaviour is an issue of increasing importance, concern and scrutiny, in education settings. About one third of sexual abuse is committed by children on other children, so peer on peer abuse must be recognised, and responded to, as a child protection issues.

Delivered by a trainer with experience in teaching and social work, including volunteering for the NSPCC Childline, this courses offers an introduction to recognising and responding to harmful sexualised behaviour drawing on the NSPCC Harmful Sexualised Behaviour Framework (2019)and the DfE Guidance on Sexual Violence and Harrassment in Schools and Colleges (2020)

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 participativ 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 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

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.

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


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 the process safely and respectfully. 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. We also provide some Evidence Gathering Checklists for future use.

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 do 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


Behaviour Matters for All

Aimed at classroom and pastoral staff this course encourages participants to explore which pupil behaviours challenge them and why. It promotes a set of underlying principles that behaviour is a communication tool, with sustainable change only possible once the child feels safe and their safe adults can identify, and connect with, the feelings and needs that drive the presenting behaviours. The courses covers some basic neuro-science to place behavours in context as well as exploring some models for integrated practice.

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 training was very knowledgeable and relevant to my role. I enjoy the training and it was professional” College tutor

“Excellent training and really good to have at the start of a new school year.” Teacher

“Lots of good practice which I will now be able to use with my students. She made the training interesting and enjoyable, I learned a lot.” Support worker

“Excellent knowledge and explanations. It was excellent training and I learned a lot.” Tutor

“Wonderful session! Great personalities and subject knowledge.” HLTA

“Amazing! Loved it!” College Tutor

Talking Targets : Introducing a Skills Based Approach

Developed as part of a bespoke training package to explore the use of targets within a post-16 setting this course explores the extension from targets, to SMART and SMARTER targets and then introduced a Skills Based Approach, illustrating why, and how, this can be used to create sustainable change.

Delivered by a trainer with experience in primary, secondary and tertiary education this course provides an opportunity for attendees to apply their new learning directly to their own practice and setting.

Previous attendees commented:

“Very useful and helpful” Thank you.” HLTA

“Very useful training that has helped me see targets in a very different way.” Tutor

“Thank you so much. I feel like I have the tools to support individuals to be the best they can be.” HLTA

“Great examples, excellent explanations, fantastic!” Teacher

“Took a mundane topic that has been covered many times internally and made it highly engaging and interesting by exploring it from a new angle and perspective. Thank you!” Tutor

“Thank you for the training. Brilliant! I learned a lot about the holistic approach in terms of achieving and setting targets. I will use what I have learned in my role, but also in my life.” Tutor

“Just a fantastic session! Thank you.” Learning Support

ADHD from the Inside Out : A Lived experience

Delivered by a duo of trainers, one of whom has ADHD, and the other who has developed strategies and skills to support them with this, this interactive session gives a real insight into the lived experience of someone with ADHD and what does, and does not, help. There is a real focus on simple, practical Think About steps which can enable engagement in learning.

Supporting FASD in the classroom

This course provides an overview of the impact of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome on children’s behaviour, functioning and engagement in learning. Delivered by a teacher with experience of fostering children with FASD this course explores the range of associated needs and support strategies with a real focus on simple, practical ‘Think About’ steps which can enable engagement in learning.

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.” TA

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


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 centered 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.


Made to Measure

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 to explore, 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 generally limited to 25 per course or workshop.

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

Courses typically take two hours to deliver including time for questions, discussion and peer learning and can include a break depending on the requirements of the setting.

Training costs £200.00 plus VAT per course group and includes teaching materials and a certificate of achievement, pending successful completion of the end of course assessment where appropriate. All materials and resources are copyrighted to CrewTrident.

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