Inset training with Action-attainment:
"So inspirational and informative. I have been on such training before but a first hand account was worth more than any course I have been on"
Nelson Primary School teaching staff commenting on Sensory Integration workshop, session led by Tom Silver
"Fantastic and inspirational presentation"
Waldegrave Secondary School teaching staff, 85% of the audience left with action plans to support pupils as a result of the training
"Mind blowing. I would like to know that all teachers receive this kind of training too. I have had mixed feedback about my child over the years but know it is time to take action now"
Parent feedback from an outreach workshop commissioned by the Twickenham area schools
Action-attainment brings expert advisors in communication, sensory processing and parenting to schools. We work with teachers, pupils and parents and our insights provide practical strategies to help children who are struggling. Early intervention, tailored to school and pupil needs, can boost attainment and prevent long term behavioural and mental health difficulties. Our audiences include teaching staff, parents and pupils.
Inclusion Workshop, 2hrs
Sensory and Communication needs are discussed, their impact on behaviour is explained. The presentation introduces practical class room strategies for supporting pupils' learning. The core presentation was developed by Sam Silver in collaboration with speech and language, occupational therapists and educational psychologists working in Richmond. Presented by Action-attainment the workshop provides a practical perspective on how parents and teaching staff can support children with strategies that are shared between school and home.
An Introduction to Sensory Integration, 2hrs
Sensory integration strategies identify life-long learning so that children and young people recognise when they are displaying poor attention, learning and behaviour. It provides personal strategies for use at school, home and in other settings. Presented by Action-attainment, workshops can run as twilight or inset training. Speakers can include an Occupational Therapist with training in Sensory Integration and OT Assistant,Tom Silver, who has used sensory strategies at school, college and university.
Seeing STaRS (Sensory Training & Self Regulation) in School, 10 weeks
In whole-school training pupils learn to concentrate and change their energy levels in class with support from school staff and parents.
The programme is run by an Occupational Therapist who is a specialist in sensory integration, an OT Assistant and includes the children's learning support staff. The eight week, 1hr course is delivered to a small pupil group but includes additional whole school inset, consultancy and workshops for school staff and parents. The objective is that sensory strategies are understood, then used at school, home and leisure. A legacy of the training is that it increases all teaching staff's understanding of sensory strategies in helping children to regulate their attention and behaviour.
Action-attainment can provide support around fund raising to pay for this training. This approach has been used successfully at Grey Court School and at Barnes Primary School in 2017/18 with funding from Barnes Workhouse Trust and Harlequins Rugby Club. Funding from RIchmond Parish Lands and the Barnes Fund enabled the programme to be delivered at Lowther School in 2019 and by hybrid in school/video format in 2020. Plans for delivery to Barnes and Lowther Schools in 2023 are in place.
Parent Outreach, Workshops and 'On the Ball' Schools can commission workshops for parents to support partnership working between school and home with other families and professionals.
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“I have learned to concentrate more,” (Pupil, Grey Court school)
“Could you contact our SENCO and head to discuss whole school training u