ATL

North West

Welcome to the North West region learning page. In this region we work collaboratively at a regional county and branch level to deliver high quality and relevant learning opportunities.

The North West group has seen ATL members access a variety of learning opportunities in the last 12 months and the group which includes ULRs, branch secretaries and reps have sourced CPD and other training to develop a learning portfolio that includes sessions such as dealing with dyslexia, creativity in the classroom, assessment for learning, behaviour management, getting ready for OFSTED, and protecting your professional identity.

You can get involved in the North West by completing a learning needs survey, attending an event or getting involved by becoming a union learning rep.

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Mental Health First Aid – One-Day Accredited Course

Places are extremely limited and this session forms part of a project for ATL members to become MHFA ambassadors in their workplaces. As part of the session members will act as a contact point for ATL and for MHFA and will be offered support to take work forward in their workplaces from the ATL team, along with a reduced price offer if their workplace wishes to bring in the training (£50 per candidate).

MHFA for Schools and Colleges has been designed especially with education professionals in mind, based on the Youth MHFA course but targeted to meet the needs of educational environments. MHFA Schools will cover key topics around young people's mental health and wellbeing, with a strong practical focus on how support young people experiencing mental distress.

Mental Health First Aid Schools will support individuals and schools apply a whole school approach to mental and emotional health.

Register your interest in this course

Please use this link and select which date you would be interested in attending.

Outcomes from the day:

  • MHFA for Schools and Colleges teaches practical skills that can be used every day
  • Introduces Public Health England's "Whole School Approach to Young Peoples Emotional Health and Wellbeing" and considers application in participants' workplaces.
  • It gives a deeper understanding to the complex issues relating to young people and mental health and the wider community.
  • It helps people recognise the signs and behaviours that could be associated with mental ill-health.
  • It enables participants to establish pathways to care and support recovery.

What will I learn about on the MHFA Schools course?

  • Why Youth MHFA for schools and colleges?
  • What is mental health and mental ill health?
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • The five steps of mental health first aid
  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • Non-judgemental listening skills
  • Anxiety
  • Self-harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Candidates will receive: 
  • Accredited MHFA qualification
  • Comprehensive 130 page course book which will offer valuable on-going guidance
  • Workbook containing exercises and lesson plan templates
  • Ongoing support to take forward to work.

Who this course is for

Any ATL member who would like to become a Mental Health Ambassador in their workplace

Cost

£20 for those who are becoming mental health ambassadors in the workplace. This course is heavily subsidised by ATL the £20 is to cover accreditation and materials (normal price for the session is £117 per candidate).

Preston 10am-4pm (lunch provided) 02/07/2016
Mental Health for Education – Half-day Conferences

Mental Health for Education half day conferences are brought to ATL members in collaboration with Edge Hill University and Everton Football Clubs Tackling the Blues team.

Education practitioners and professionals who have direct experience of working with people with mental illness in education are invited to attend this unique event designed to discuss the increasing prevalence of mental illness among young people, and the impact of workplace pressures on educational (and other) professionals' mental health and work life. How prevention and early intervention services can be developed to impact positively on mental health in and through education will also be discussed.


Book for either date here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/J77S9FM


The day will include presentations, discussions and workshops on: 

  • the current education provision
  • supporting learners and colleagues with mental health issues
  • approaches to use in education establishments
  • sharing best practice, support networks.

Who this course is for

  • Education practitioners and professionals who have direct experience of working with people with mental illness in education.

Cost

Free

Everton Football Club, Goodison Road, Liverpool, L4 4EL 9am-1pm 15/07/2016
Understanding the new GCSE Performance Measures: Data Analysis using Attainment 8 & Progress 8

All schools are now looking at their data analysis, pupil tracking and target setting methodologies to align with the new performance measures which come into effect from this summer's published examination results.

This session is designed to give delegates a greater understanding of Attainment 8 & Progress 8 as deployed by the DfE with this summer's GCSE Exam results.

Learning Outcomes

To have a greater understanding of:

  • What the published KPIs are from 2016
  • How Attainment & Progress 8 are calculated
  • Curriculum implications for non EBacc subjects

This session will cover:

What will appear in the DfE KS4 performance tables for 2016

  • The 3 Buckets
  • Attainment & Progress 8
  • Interactive session on Progress 8
  • Curriculum implications

This is a Joint Union Learning Initiative with NUT.

Who this course is for

  • Members in Secondary Schools.
Preston Grasshoppers RFC, Lightfoot Green Ln, Preston, PR4 0AP 5-7pm (refreshments from 4.30pm) 29/06/2016
Mental Health First Aid – One-Day Accredited Course (non-Ambassador route)

Due to the success of the recent Mental Health First Aid taster sessions, and as part of our mental health project in the North West, ATL will be running a full-day accredited MHFA Qualification.

This events is specifically for members who do not want to take on an Ambassador role in their workplace and so while still subsidised, it is to a lesser extent than the Ambassador route. The cost of this session is £75 per person (normal price is £117).

MHFA for Schools and Colleges has been designed especially with education professionals in mind, based on the Youth MHFA course but targeted to meet the needs of educational environments. MHFA Schools will cover key topics around young people's mental health and wellbeing, with a strong practical focus on how support young people experiencing mental distress.

Mental Health First Aid Schools will support individuals and schools apply a whole school approach to mental and emotional health.

Outcomes from the day:

  • MHFA for Schools and Colleges teaches practical skills that can be used every day
  • Introduces Public Health England's "Whole School Approach to Young Peoples Emotional Health and Wellbeing" and considers application in participants' workplaces.
  • It gives a deeper understanding to the complex issues relating to young people and mental health and the wider community.
  • It helps people recognise the signs and behaviours that could be associated with mental ill-health.
  • It enables participants to establish pathways to care and support recovery.

What will I learn about on the MHFA Schools course?

  • Why Youth MHFA for schools and colleges?
  • What is mental health and mental ill health?
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • The five steps of mental health first aid
  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • Non-judgemental listening skills
  • Anxiety
  • Self-harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Psychosis

Candidates will receive:

  • Accredited MHFA qualification
  • Comprehensive 130 page course book which will offer valuable on-going guidance
  • Workbook containing exercises and lesson plan templates
  • Ongoing support to take forward to work.

Who this course is for

  • All ATL members who want to achieve the Mental Health First Aid Accreditation.

Cost

£75

Liverpool Marriott City Centre Hotel, 1 Queen Square, Liverpool L1 1RH 10am-4pm 16/07/2016

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