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A Step-By-Step Approach: Becoming A Trauma Informed School – Birmingham

Date: 24 October 2019
Registration: 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Course: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: birmingham


This course is designed to provide a step-by-step guide on becoming a trauma informed school to help support students who suffer with trauma and/or mental health problems so that they are able to engage in life and learning. During the day key skills and information will be shared to enhance delegates’ knowledge and understanding around childhood trauma and how to further develop the school ethos. They will leave with reassuringly uncomplicated strategies and techniques including a whole school approach.
‘There is evidence that appropriately-trained and supported staff such as teachers, school nurses, counsellors, and teaching assistants can achieve results comparable to those achieved by trained therapists in delivering a number of interventions addressing mild to moderate mental health problems (such as anxiety, conduct disorder, substance use disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder)’ Government’s Green Paper ‘Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision’ (December 2017)
£230 + VAT (Early bird)
£265 + VAT (Standard rate)
Early bird offer is available 2 months before course date.
Includes lunch, refreshments, full set of course notes and CPD Certificate.
Also available as a school Inset


• Gain knowledge of the main facts and figures around trauma;
• Understand the impact trauma has on a student’s learning;
• Introduce different assessment tools to help support students;
• Develop effective relational and conversational skills;
• Look at interventions for individuals and groups;
• Understand the impact on the whole school including approaches to aid this;
• Unpick a Trauma Informed Schools Relationship School Policy;
• Create a plan to address the four fundamental areas of being a Trauma Informed School, these are Protect, Relate, Regulate and Reflect;
• Ways to support school staff to prevent them suffering from toxic stress or experiencing secondary trauma.

Course Leader

Karen Ferguson


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All staff members in Primary & Secondary
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  • Spot on! I left with lots of food for thought and lots of actions. The time flew despite it being a long day. The venue was super.

  • I found it to be an excellent course both in way of content delivery. Very thought provoking and of great benefit to me as a governor in the personnel and disciplinary committees. Thank you.

  • Absolutely brilliant. Good pace, snappy, relevant, great advice, ideas and content. Thank you.

  • Excellent trainer and training. Very good delivery. I am very interested in more courses available! The training has helped me to look back at ways of becoming effective.

  • Excellent-lovely manner of presenter – human, funny, engaging. Excellent content- just what I wanted – with very supportive work book. Really want to go on and try some of the techniques and read the book.

  • Absolutely fantastic. It was so relevant and so applicable. Ellen was so approachable for answering questions and opening up. Possibly life-changing! So adaptable to the needs/wishes of the group. Thank you very much.

  • Brilliant! Very knowledgeable trainer with lots of examples I can use in school. The whole day was packed full of great ideas and very current information from Ofsted. Lots of good practise that I can take back to school. Thank you.

  • Excellent! The most beneficial course I’ve attended in years. Re-inspired me to put into practise some of the things I’d stopped doing.

    L. Watt, Sharnbrook Upper School
  • Excellent! Clearly presented. Excellent course materials with practical ideas and resources which may be adapted. We look forward to implementing the 6 week programme which is highly relevant to the students we work with. This has left me with skills which may be used tomorrow and a programme to develop and implement in the future. Diolch!

    N. Morgan, Cyfarthfa High School, Merthyr
  • Training was highly relevant. Lots of good information and advice from both the trainer and staff from other schools. Really enjoyed this training today. Catherine did a great training session.

    L. Robb, Cranhill Primary, Scotland