‘Therapeutic Thinking approaches to behaviour management’ is a 3-day training event that is used to review and re-focus whole school behaviour management systems, policy and culture. In doing this, the school or setting is better able to manage the needs of children who may have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and / or trauma.
The full training for Therapeutic Thinking is a 3-day face-to-face course (currently virtual training). The course runs on 3 consecutive days from 9am to 4pm. Attendees are required to attend all 3 full days.
The training is designed for the Head Teacher and other senior leaders, including Inclusion Leads and SENCOs. The training is always delivered with the full support and authority of school’s or setting’s leadership and management team.
As part of the SEND and Inclusion Strategy 2019-24, West Sussex is facilitating the delivery of Therapeutic Thinking training. All schools are able to access this training should they wish to. Our hope is that two people from every school in West Sussex will attend the full training, which will result in a consistent approach to managing behaviour across the county (please refer to the aims).
Once staff have successfully attended the 3-day training sessions, they are considered tutors in Therapeutic Thinking. The tutors will then have full access to the presentation resources and analytic tools in order to embed the principles within their setting.
Tutors will also be invited to join termly network meetings.
Tutors are invited to attend a Refresher Training session annually.
Last updated 15 December 2020