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Train with Us – CPD for schools

Aspire Academy is licensed by a number of awarding bodies to deliver accredited courses across the region. Aspire also has a significant number of experienced and trained practitioners who deliver an alternative range of CPD courses. Below is a selection of current and upcoming courses.

Which course do you need?

De-escalation and Restraint Training

We have trainers in both Team Teach and Safer Handling who are licensed to deliver accredited courses in both across the region. Our preferred combination is Safer Handling accreditation with an extension unit of alternative holds. Each course is supported with a Restrictive Physical Intervention Systems audit and updates. Schools will also receive training and guidance around the legal aspects of RPI.

The areas covered within all course options are:

  • De-Escalation including verbal prompting and help scripts
  • The Conflict Spiral
  • The origins of Behaviour
  • Post-Incident Learning
  • Behaviours that Challenge
  • Personal space and Body Language
  • Positive Handling Techniques and planning in advance
  • We are happy to visit you at no cost to discuss how we can support.
Safer Handling training is available as a day CPD offer at the end of each term. For schools wishing to block book for an alternative date, including twilight slots, please contact us to discuss the availability of our trainers and costings.

Trauma Informed Training *only 1 delegate place remaining

Aspire is honoured to host a face-to-face 10 day level 5 practitioner diploma delivered by TISUK trainers and practitioners. The course starts Summer term 2023 and finishes in January 2024 with an assessment day on day 11.

The course covers a range of practical skills and approaches, alongside a detailed understanding of trauma underpinned with over 1000 based research studies. For more detailed information please see the course website directly. https://www.traumainformedschools.co.uk/diploma/diploma-in-trauma-and-mental-health

There are a maximum of 26 delegates for this course and it is appropriate and invaluable for those working with children at all levels.

Course dates for Hull:

  • 15th and 16th June 2023
  • 7th and 8th September 2023
  • 5th and 6th October 2023
  • 9th and 10th November 2023
  • 11th and 12th January 2024
  • 9th February (online) Assessment day

AET (Autism Education Trust) 

Aspire holds the Hull licence for the AET. Aspire offers face-to-face  CPD packages to support schools in working with students with autism.

According to the latest SEND statistics (DfE) there are over 160,000 autistic pupils in schools across England. Over 70% are in mainstream school, with the rest in specialist education, home educated or out of education altogether. In addition, Autistic pupils in England are nearly three times as likely to be suspended from school for a fixed period as pupils with no special educational needs. The need for increasing autism awareness and understanding children with autism is evident.

AET trainers run courses at the end of each term and offer a range of different packages and sessions as well as our full course option. For schools wishing to block book for an alternative date, including twilight slots, please contact us to discuss the availability of our trainers and costings.

Trauma and Attachment 

Aspire has a range of trauma and attachment informed practitioners who have developed a range of short courses, underpinned by research, on Trauma and Attachment in young people. All course options provide a core introduction to understanding of trauma and attachment. The specialism of the courses include:

– The role and importance of the EAA (Emotionally Available Adult)

– Identifying attachment types and subsequent approaches and interventions

– Introduction to PACE and implementing a PACE approach in schools

– Ways to talk to teenagers and the importance of acceptance

– Senior leader support for implementing a trauma informed practice

– DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) and Pace approach to working with young people

A trauma and attachment course runs at the end of each term. For schools wishing to block book for an alternative date, including twilight slots, please contact us to discuss the availability of our trainers and costings.

To begin designing your bespoke support package, or to secure places on any of the above courses, please contact Mrs E. Davidson-Lane at Aspire by calling 01482 318789 or email e.davidson@asp.hslt.academy



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351 Annandale Road,
Hull, HU9 5DE

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