Mood Scales

Mood Scales

This is a supportive tool to help students recognise, show and regulate emotions. They give a language to how the young person is feeling. ‘I am feeling yellow today.’ They also give strategies for trying to overcome their mood as they can be made into a back-to-back flip pad which goes in the students pocket. Two slides have examples of mood scales. However, they need to be individualised to the particular student you are working with (see blank copies). The techniques for overcoming the moods should, ideally, come from the young person with support from the adult. If we write it in their language, they will own the techniques.
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THINK Sheet

THINK Sheet

A double sided reflection activity to help children reflect (when their mood is right) on incidents which have occurred or events which they could have approached differently. It is a chance for them to reflect and think about their behaviours. This can be useful for children with autism.
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Student Account Of Incident

Student Account Of Incident

This provides scaffolding for students writing witness accounts of incidents around the school or for victim & perpetrator. It helps us know clearly where incidents took place, who witnessed it and includes a reflection part for a student to learn from the incident.
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Growth Mindsets

Growth Mindsets

CPD for staff and 4 sessions of Tutor Time, different for each year group on Growth Mindsets
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Year 7 Transition The Keys To Our School

Year 7 Transition The Keys To Our School

A series of activities for the first tutor times in September including class contracts, how to understand the timetable, attendance, equipment and overcoming worries. Includes a tutor booklet, certificate and transition survey
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Autsim CPD

Autsim CPD

Understanding ASD (autism) as a Learning Difference Science – Theory - Practice Unpick challenging behaviours Understand why a child presents in a certain way and how they are affected by their particular needs This 75 slide resource is a thorough look at what autism is as well as practical strategies in helping support autistic children and make schools communication freiendly schools. You can divide this up into several CPD sessions or edit/ slim down for one. As the slides progress, there are some practical activities staff can do.
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Revision Carousel

Revision Carousel

Works for any subject. Have 'stations' around the room. Fold the 'title' of revision activity in half so each station is labelled. Then each handout gives different guidance on how to complete that particular revision activity. All you need for resources is A3 for the mind maps, colours and revision cards. It gives detailed advice on how to complete such activities as active reading (i.e. not just passivly reading or copying notes).
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Summer Safety

Summer Safety

This Powerpoint covers a range for risks which children may face over the summer. Part of growing up is not avoiding any risk in life but how to manage it and make the right judgement call – understanding warning signs, what to do if things go wrong, how to avoid potential risks. It covers 7 areas for the Summer Holidays - Getting lost, danger from traffic, bullying from other children, stranger danger (On-line & in person), exposure to alcohol or drugs, water safety & sun burn!
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Revision - Teaching Year 11 How To Revise

Revision - Teaching Year 11 How To Revise

This is a 1 1/2 hour session which has been done with half a year group in a hall at the same time. It is non-subject specific and uses America as it's subject. There are a series of quickfire activities which show children how our brains remember information and how this relates to our revision. It also shows children a whole range of revision skills such as RAG rating, revision timetables, Mind Mapping, Active Note Taking, Revision Cards. It has also been done with parents on a Parents Evening How To Revise Session. All instructions and resources to print are included in the Powerpoint
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Revision Skills CPD

Revision Skills CPD

A session for staff to ensure all teachers are delivering a consistant approach to exam/ revision skills. Templates included. Includes how to RAG rate and how to construct a revision timetable
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