Courses

DECSY offers a full range of courses and events to help you improve your skills in incorporating Global Learning in your teaching. To book on to a course contact: bookings@decsy.org.uk or phone 0114 241 2750.  The 2020 – 2021 courses are:

Coping with Covid, on-line sessions, fully funded, Friday afternoons 1-2pm

  • 22 January 2021
  • 22 January 2021
  • 1.00pm
  • 2.00pm
  • 29 January 2021
  • 29 January 2021
  • 1.00pm
  • 2.00pm
Fully-funded one hour sessions, where school leaders in Sheffield can meet for mutual support and reflection about the pandemic. The sessions also aim to equip participants with greater understanding, practical online activities, videos and animations to use with pupils for assemblies, classroom teaching or for home learning.

Philosophy for Children in Early Years Foundation Stage, on-line course

  • 25 January 2021
  • 1pm
  • 4pm
To understand the value and benefits of P4C for young children (including links to EYFS curriculum requirements). This course runs over three afternoon sessions. This course is also available for whole-school training booking.

Global Teacher Award – Level 1 Accredited Course, fully-funded on-line course

  • 26 January 2021
  • 1pm
  • 4pm
This course takes place over two afternoon sessions. The Global Teacher's Award supports teachers in developing skills, confidence and practical global learning methods to support and enhance a broad and balanced curriculum. (Fully funded course for state-funded schools in England).

Engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), on-line course

  • 10 February 2021
  • 12.30pm
  • 3pm
Bring your learning to life, help young people make a difference and be part of a global movement for change.

Engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), on-line course

  • 10 February 2021
  • 9.30pm
  • noon
Bring your learning to life, help young people make a difference and be part of a global movement for change.

Successful International Partnerships

  • 08 March 2021
  • 1pm
  • 4pm
  • 15 March 2021
  • 1pm
  • 4pm
Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning offers teachers  and school leaders in primary and secondary schools free access to  high-quality professional development opportunities. Global school partnerships can bring wide-ranging benefits - in terms of providing  a wider, meaningful context for pupils’ personal development and relationships education.

Philosophy for Children (P4C) – Level 1, on-line course

  • 10 March 2021
  • 12.30pm
  • 4.30pm
This SAPERE validated practical on-line course, running over three, 4-hour sessions, 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.

Planning a Broad and Balanced Curriculum through Global Learning,Introduction Session, on-line course

  • 16 March 2021
  • 4pm
  • 6pm
A workshop format course aimed at KS2 and KS3, focusing on curriculum development, teaching and learning, development of whole school ethos, pupil behaviour and values. The introduction will enable teachers to make the first steps in planning a curriculum that links to real world issues by focusing on the intent. Continuation sessions are available at an intermediate / advanced level.

Planning a Broad and Balanced Curriculum through Global Learning, Intermediate/Advanced, on-line course

  • 17 March 2021
  • 4pm
  • 6pm
A workshop format course aimed at KS2 and KS3, focusing on curriculum development, teaching and learning, development of whole school ethos, pupil behaviour and values. The introduction will enable teachers to make the first steps in planning a curriculum that links to real world issues by focusing on the intent. Continuation sessions are available at an intermediate / advanced level.

Philosophy for Children (P4C) – Level 1, on-line course

  • 08 June 2021
  • 08 June 2021
  • 12.30pm
  • 4.30pm
This SAPERE validated practical on-line course, running over three, 4-hour sessions, 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.

Persona Doll Training

  • TBC
This course is ideal for Early Years practitioners, KS 1 and 2 teachers and learning support staff to develop confidence, knowledge and skills in using Persona Dolls.

Philosophy for Children – Beyond Level 1 (Tools for Thinking Together)

  • TBC
Available for whole-school training booking. This course is for all those who have done P4C level 1 training and have led at least six P4C enquiries, and is suitable for those who want to reinforce or refresh their P4C practice following any level of P4C training.

Embedding P4C within the Literacy Curriculum

  • TBC
This course will support teachers in using Philosophy for Children (P4C) and literacy together to critically explore 'British values' in the context of global learning at KS2. Contact DECSY for training dates and in-school training enquiries.

FREE course – Global Teacher Award – Level 2 Accredited Course

  • TBC
The Global Teacher's Award supports teachers in developing skills, confidence and practical global learning methods to support and enhance a broad and balanced curriculum. This course runs over two full days.

Philosophy for Children (P4C) – Level 2a, on-line course date to be confirmed

  • TBC
P4C Level 2a is for practitioners who have been using P4C regularly in the classroom for six months or more and whose students are starting to ask higher order questions and to self-facilitate.

Our current funders are:

Funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union

The Fore
Nineveh Charitable Trust
The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

Co-funded by the Erasmus + programme of the European Union

The Linking Network