Superb Community Training

Thanks to Lottery Funding we are delivering inclusion training for people who work with children in the Hastings area.

Whatever your work around children, you will find our course brilliant for understanding children, how they work, and how you can prep for best. It’s great if you find yourself challenged by children displaying different behaviour patterns.

Sessions are at The Bridge Community Centre in Ore. Choose mornings (9am – 1pm) in September or afternoons (1pm – 5pm) in November. Mix if you need to.

We hope this will lead to more inclusion for children most in need in Hastings.

Training will be done by Kit Messenger from Changing Chances and Carly Welsh from The Baird Primary Academy.

Child Behaviour and Neuro-Diverse Community Training

Session 1/4

Understanding Children’s Behaviour

In session 1 we will

Explore the role of community groups in supporting children’s education

Understand the brain – exploring development and factors which affect neurocircuitry; how this influences learning and processing; brain architecture; toxic shock and types of stress; neurodiversity; and the 3-brain model

Recognise and understand the stress response; what can trigger it; and explore the three types of needs – physical, emotional and learning/thinking.

Session 2/4

Recognising & Understanding Needs & Stressors

Session 2 will build on learning in Sesson 1. It will look in more depth at

Understanding Emotional Stressors and the needs of the Emotional Brain and Understanding Learning/Thinking Stressors.

Session 3/4

Preparing for things to go well & supporting children to be at their best

In Session 3 we will look at:

Making sure expectations are clear: Pro-social and pro-learning behaviours (developing Community Charters)

Building on strengths

Bringing it all together: Planning an inclusive community group

Helping children prepare to be at their best

Session 4/4

Responding when things go wrong

In Session 4 we will look at:

Responding when things go wrong and The Importance of Connection. You will look at how to respond to children when they aren’t meeting agreed expectations in a way that helps them to get back on track and protects their sense of self.

The Importance of Follow-up: Collaborative Problem Solving. You will learn ways to follow-up incidents where a child hasn’t met expectations in a way that supports them to manage better next time and develops pro-social and pro-learning skills for the future.

“Experience changes the structure of the brain itself.

What fires together, wires together.

We can recruit the power of neuroplasticity to repair damaged connections

and create new, more satisfying patters in our every day lives”

Daniel Siegel