Category Archives: RBKC Training HS

Bi-Borough Speech and Language Therapy Training Offer: Have your Say!

The Bi-Borough Speech and Language Therapy Service offers a range of training sessions to early years settings in both boroughs.

They would like your feedback on their training offer and are keen to hear your suggestions for their September 2019-July 2020 offer.

Please complete the survey via the link below. The survey should only take 5 minutes to complete.

Survey link:



Free Eating Disorders Training for Secondary School Staff

Early Intervention – Spotting the Signs

is the new eating disorders training programme from ‘Beat Eating Disorders’ for those working in secondary schools or school nurses.

It is estimated that 20% of young people within secondary schools will exhibit some signs of an eating disorder. By attending this Spotting the Signs training session, delivered by an expert clinical trainers, you will be able to spot the signs in your students and learn how to support them effectively as well as gain access to our exclusive professional support services.

  • An awareness of the three major eating disorders and the impact they can have on day to day life
  • An understanding of the risk factors associated with eating disorders and the ability to spot the early signs
  • How to best support pupils who might be affected by eating disorders and make an effective referral
  • Awareness of services available, including local eating disorders services and Beat’s services

The training will run from 09:30-16:30 and is free to attend for secondary school staff or school nurses in London. The following sessions are currently available:

1. Thursday 13th June, 9:30am-4:30pm at The Grey Coat Hospital, St Michael’s Building, Regency Street, London. SW1 4GH. For more information and to book a place:

2. Tuesday 9th July, 9:30am-4:30pm at Capital City Academy, Doyle Gardens, London. NW10 3ST. For more information and to book a place:

If you are interested in the session click on the provided links and register for your free tickets online. Or if you have any questions regarding the training they can contact Jade Tickle and her  colleagues at

Young Enterprise – FREE CPD Training

Young Money, part of Young Enterprise have a FREE Enterprise Education CPD training for teachers taking place in London next month:

  • Date:  27th March 2019
  • At:      4 Garrett Street, London, EC1Y 0TY

Enterprise Education in the Secondary Classroom: 13.30 – 16.30

Book here

Their CPD training sessions usually costs £80 per delegate but thanks to funding their remaining regional CPD events of this academic year are being provided for free. Places are limited so they recommend teachers book ASAP.

YOUTH Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Be Kind-2-Your Mind: YOUTH Mental Health First Aid

Mind and local commissioners have come together to develop a wellbeing training programme to help schools and communities to develop the skills they need to support young


  • Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th March or
  • Thursday 25th and Friday 26th April or
  • Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th May or
  • Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th June

Time:       9.00 – 5.00pm

Venue:     The Mind Centre, Office 10, 7 Thorpe Close. W10 5XL


You can book a place here.

For more information contact:
Jill Watson, Kensington and Chelsea Mind, Office 1, 7 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL  | 0208 964 1333 ext. 8


A two day – to develop an in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health

MHFA courses are regularly evaluated, grounded in research and developed by experts, with input from people who have experienced mental ill health. Our courses are delivered by experienced, accredited MHFA trainers. Teaching methods are a mix of presentations, small group discussions and workshop activities. These courses are funded by the Hammersmith and Fulham, West London and Central CCG’s and are therefore free for organisations, schools and youth professionals working with young people in RBK&C, Westminster and Hammersmith & Fulham.

The course is designed to give:

  • An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect mental wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills, such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive
  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing

The course covers:

  • Definition of mental health
  • Adolescent development
  • Common mental health disorders that affect young people; depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, self-harm, eating disorders, personality disorders
  • The YOUTH MHFA action plan
  • Preventing mental health issues
  • Promoting wellbeing and protective factors

Training: ‘Questioning the News!’

Questioning the News: Critical Literacy in English and PSHE

  • Date: 13th February 2019
  • Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm
  • Venue:  The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
  • Cost: £20

Fake news is a real problem. The proliferation of digital devices and content means navigating the news can be overwhelming. Recent evidence from the National Literacy Trust (2018) found that only 2% of children in the UK have the critical literacy skills they need to tell whether a news story is real or fake.

Critical literacy is a cross-curricular approach to teaching that encourages pupils to question and challenge information and discern the truth. The course explores how critical literacy is key to improving pupils’ critical thinking skills when discussing, reading and writing news within both English and PSHE.

Through exploring ways to create an authentic newsroom experience in your classroom, this course will help you to develop high quality reading and writing outcomes for your pupils whilst deepening their awareness of the media’s impact upon their behaviours, identity and wellbeing.

The training is aimed at teachers, literacy leaders and PSHE subject specialists working with Key Stage 2.

To book a place click on the link: Book Now

Free Training for EY Settings & Primary Schools

Please find attached a flier for the next joint Teacher of the Deaf / Speech and Language Therapy training course:

‘Unlocking the Code: Supporting Literacy for Children with a Hearing Loss’

  • Date: 15th January 2019 at 9.30am – 3.30pm
  • Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School, Kennet Rd, W9 3LG

It is designed for teaching / support staff in both early years and primary schools.

If you are working with a deaf child in a mainstream school please circulate this flier to the school SENCO.

For more Information: Unlocking the code literacy flier