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					               CHILDREN’S SERVICES DIRECTORATE
         CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICE

          4 DAY NURTURE GROUP TRAINING
       (repeat of training held in Dec 2006/Jan 2007)
     Tuesday, 27 February & Wednesday, 28 February 2007
          Tuesday, 13 & Wednesday, 14 March 2007
                      9.00 am – 4.00 pm
                Bentley Suite, Rhinewood Hotel

COURSE LEADER (S):          MARTIN HASKAYNE
                            NATIONAL NURTURE GROUP NETWORK

TARGET AUDIENCE:
Class Teachers, Nurture Group Teachers, SEN or Behaviour Support Teachers, SENCOs,
Headteachers, Deputy Head Teachers, Educational Psychologists and Teaching
Assistants

Due to demand, this training is being repeated for those who were unable to reserve
places on the previous 4 Day Training.

THE OBJECTIVES/LEARNING OUTCOME FOR THIS COURSE WILL BE:
 The Certificate Course in the Theory and Practice of Nurture Group Work is the gold
  standard of training for Nurture Group Practitioners. This highly regarded course
  introduces the key underpinning ideas of Nurture Groups with examples and
  opportunities to develop good practice
 The course is organinsed in two blocks of 2 days. After satisfactory completion of
  the course, including submission of an 8,000 word assignment, students who are
  graduates receive a Certificate of Professional Studies in Education from the
  University of Leicester which can count as two modules (out of four) for the MA
  Professional Studies in Education. Non-graduates, submitting an assignment of 6,000
  words, receive a University award which may contribute to a Specialist Teaching
  Assistant Award, and eventually to a Foundation Degree in Educational Studies.
  Students who prefer may submit a 4,000 word assignment for the Nurture Group
  Network Award of a Certificate in the Theory and Practice of Nurture Group Work.

COURSE CONTENT
 Theoretical background
   Early Learning and attachment theory
   Observing pupils
   The Boxall Profile
   Characteristics of Nurture Groups
   Nurture Group Principles
    Nurture Group Organisation and Management
      Setting up a Nurture Group
      Running a Nurture Group
      Involving Parents
      Management perspectives for the school and LEA

    Understanding Children/Outcomes
      Responding to children’s needs
      Selection and re-settlement
      Language and Communication


All 4 days must be attended.


        CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION IS: TUESDAY, 06 FEBRUARY 2007
    (Please note that final details will be sent to the venue on 6 February and that no
    further applications can be accepted after this deadline date)

                       Costs:        £650 per delegate


                     SUPPLY COVER WILL NOT BE FUNDED
                         LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

Applications should be made on the appropriate form and sent to:

Diane Southworth                                            FAX: 01925 443193
CPD Service
Children’s Services Directorate                             TEL:    01925 443917

				
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