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Have you planned your 2023-2024 Staff Development Days?

Planning inset days comes around far too quickly and is often a long, slow process - I remember it well!! If your setting needs support with positive and effective approaches for affecting behavioural change, then I can help you.

There is something to suit the needs of all settings and all budgets. Here's an idea of what you can opt for with the Comprehensive Support Packages being the best value for money. Small settings or trusts can join up to share the cost and skills learned.

Training and support is ongoing by email, virtually or visit if appropriate and useful, high-quality learning materials are provided, giving information and theoretical perspectives that will help to embed the training content for staff and pupils. Here are some testimonials:

The case studies helped give direction. The de-escalation strategies are child-centred. Zelpher offers a supportive approach, shared with experiences to fully understand the impact of effective de-escalation. This will be welcomed in our school. I want to say a huge thank you for sharing your expertise and experiences through de-escalation. I feel incredibly moved and invigorated for initiating change in the way we interact with our pupils. I know this is a long standing connection. Once again, thank you so much, I gained a great deal from your course. [Assistant Headteacher - Lorraine A.]

I am just writing to say how very useful we have found the support that we have received. In addition, we have found the courses that have been on offer very beneficial, particularly the CDI Strategy Training. They have provided us with very useful tools for our behaviour management toolbox in school. I think we should celebrate loudly when something is working and proves to be of benefit. Keep up the good work! [Primary Headteacher]

We completed the 3 hour de-escalation training for professionals with Zelpher. The training had balanced content of theory and practice and we all finished with a clear idea in de-escalating pupils that may be struggling to manage their emotions. [School Pastoral Leader - Jaz K.]

Appreciate you giving me Behaviour Coaching. With my secondary teaching, some of the behaviour I'm dealing with every day is new to me and I've been struggling to build relationships with my class. Thought it would be awkward with your in-class style, but it works! Can see why you're the Behaviour Detective, even my most challenging child warmed to you by the time you left. Thanks Zelpher [Year 5 Teacher - Max G.]

I really enjoyed the training today. Zelpher was very informative and expressed everything clearly. She helped us to reflect on our own experiences and gave good advice on how to progress in our day-to-day interactions with the children. I learned a lot. [Support Assistant - N.D.]

When you do work with me it's good, it's like fun. You help me with my feelings and it makes sense in my head. My nan and my teacher said that my behaviour is not as bad as before because I know how to use the calming down things you taught me. I like it when you come and you bring fun things for me to do and I can learn with them as well. I feel different when something makes me sad and angry now, I don't start kicking off. I play with my friends better and I can tell them how I'm feeling if they do something that isn't fair. 😊 [Pupil -J.B. Year 5]

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