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DECSY offers a full range of courses and events to help you improve your skills in teaching Global Learning. The 2016 - 2017 courses are:

An Inclusive Approach to 'British Values'
An Introduction to Celebrating Cultural Diversity in the Early Years
Developing Yourself as an 'Eco-School'
Exploring British Values through P4C and the Literacy Curriculum  
Gender Respect Workshop: equipping teachers to explore gender equality with pupils
Global Teacher Award - Accredited Courses
Maths and Enquiry

Persona Doll Training
Philosophy for Children - Level 1 - Foundation Course (2 and a half day workshop) 
Philosophy for Children - Level 2a and 2b (2 day workshops)
Philosophy for Children in Early Years Foundation Stage 
Tools for Thinking Together

Relationships, sex & young people in an internet age
#periodpositive Workshop

For date and time information please click on a course or see information at the bottom of this page.

If you are a Global Learning Programme school you can pay for our GLP accredited courses using your school GLP e-credits. 

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Training Course Terms & Conditions  It costs DECSY £80 in funding to provide a FREE place on a course. Please give us at least one week's notice to cancel your booking. If you fail to do so you will incur a £30 fee per place booked. 

Cancellation Fees for Priced Courses: 4 weeks before = 25%, 2 weeks before = 50%, less than 2 weeks before = 100%. If a participant fails to attend the course the full fee will be charged. If a course is cancelled all course fees paid will be reimbursed in full, but we are unable to reimburse any other costs that may have been incurred, including travel, flights, accommodation etc

An Introduction to Celebrating Cultural Diversity in the Early Years, 3rd May, 2017

An Introduction to Celebrating Cultural Diversity in the Early Years, 3rd May, 2017

Aims of course:
 

a. To explore what we mean by 'cultural diversity'

b. To try out a variety of practical activities which can be used across the curriculum in Early Years settings to help children to:

• see themselves and others as special;
 • enjoy learning about one another's lives and the wider world that we live in; 
• begin to appreciate similarities and differences.

c. To explore a range of teaching materials including packs, posters and books for children which can be used to enhance work on cultural diversity and race equality.

d. To see how this work relates to the government guidance to promote 'fundamental British values'

Includes light lunch and refreshments.

Start Date

  • Wednesday 03 May 2017 (09:30)

Dates

Wednesday 3rd May, (9.30am - 3.30pm)

Venue

DECSY, Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE (Use 'How to find us' tab for directions)

Cost

£85 (£65 for Early Years Settings and DECSY School Members)

How to Book

booking@decsy.org.uk

Philosophy for Children Level 2b - SAPERE validated - 18th & 19th May, 2017

P4C Level 2b course (SAPERE validated) is designed for teachers who want to be able to lead the development of P4C across the school and use P4C to enhance relationships between children and colleagues.

Participants must have completed the Level 2a course. Completion of the Level 2b course and coursework will qualify you for a P4C Leader certificate.

Aims of the course:
  • Explains how P4C can impact on the school’s standards and values
  • Shows how to plan for progress in P4C across a key stage or curriculum area
  • Extends reflective techniques to identify improvements in P4C practice
  • Explores social, political and ethical dimensions of P4C
  • Demonstrates practical initiatives to encourage P4C thinking across the school

Start Date

  • Thursday 18 May 2017 (09:00)

Dates

To be confirmed

Venue

DECSY, Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE (Use 'How to find us' tab for directions)

Cost

£300 (£280 for DECSY School Members)

How to Book

bookings@decsy.org.uk or telephone: 0114 241 2750.
Gender Respect Workshop: equipping teachers to explore gender equality with pupils

Gender Respect Workshop: equipping teachers to explore gender equality with pupils

Gender Respect Workshop

Wednesday 7th June, 2017  9.30am - 4pm

This workshop will give participants an opportunity to:

· Consider the relevance of gender equality work in their schools (including how it relates to statutory guidance)

· Discuss the theory on how children develop gender identities

· Try out some activities and ideas developed and trialled by teachers from the Gender Respect Project for exploring gender equality in a global context with children aged 3-14.

Course leaders: Helen Griffin and Clive Belgeonne

The three year Gender Respect Project aims to help children and young people to understand, question and challenge gender inequality and violence. For more information visit: www.genderrespect2013.wordpress.com/

Venue: Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE

Start Date

  • Wednesday 07 June 2017 (09:30)

Venue

DECSY, Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE  (Use 'How to find us' tab for directions)

Cost

£120 (£100 for DECSY School Members)

How to Book

bookings@decsy.org.uk or telephone: 0114 241 2750.
Philosophy for Children Level 1 (Foundation) SAPERE validated, June 2017

Philosophy for Children Level 1 (Foundation) SAPERE validated, June 2017

This two and a half day practical workshop will explore the aims, principles and benefits of 
philosophical enquiry and explore how these enquiries can develop Global Citizenship skills, 
concepts and dispositions and tackle controversial issues.

This course includes lunches, refreshments and:

  • SAPERE Level 1 certification
  • SAPERE Level 1 handbook and other training materials
  • One year’s free subscription to the SAPERE web-site and monthly bulletin. This provides the same access to resources as SAPERE membership. These resources include access to the P4C Getting Started Guide in on-line or pdf formats.
  • Monthly bulletins of pupil activities to support the development of P4C
  • The opportunity to join a free P4C Practitioner Development Group which meets every half term 4.30pm – 6pm (DECSY membership required)

  Glp Accredited Training

Start Date

  • Tuesday 13 June 2017 (16:30)

Dates

Monday 26th (4.30pm-6.30pm), Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th June 2017 (9.30am-4.30pm)

Venue

Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE (How to find us)

Cost

£300 (£280 for DECSY School Members)

How to Book

bookings@decsy.org.uk

An Inclusive Approach to 'British Values' (16th June, 2017, 9.30am - 4.30pm)

Explore how the government recommendation (and OFSTED guidance) to ‘Promote British Values’ supports work on developing pupils' understanding of their role in a globally interdependent world.

What are the implications for SMSC within the school and how can pupils learn how to understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards those of different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities?

Comments from previous course participants (October 2015):
"I really feel like I have a more in depth understanding - I will now really unpick 'British Values' with teachers, TAs and Governors - really, really valuable!"
"Fitted the bill - feel empowered to sort policy"
" Helped tremendously"

GLP accredited training

Start Date

  • Friday 16 June 2017 (09:30)

Venue

Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE (use the 'How to find us' tab for directions)

Cost

£120 (£100 for DECSY School Members)

How to Book

bookings@decsy.org.uk or telephone: 0114 241 2750.

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