Staff CPD & Subject Networks

With the ever growing need for the development of mental health awareness in schools with all year groups, our “Futures in Mind” and “Towards Moves” training is invaluable. Please see some comments from previous delegates attending both courses

“Superb course – really well timed. Thank you very much”

“Lots of ideas to take back to school. Thank you”

“Fantastic, inspiring course which I look forward to implementing in school “

Two-day CPD training for Primary Schools Teachers/TAs and support staff. Maximum of two members of staff per school

Dates: Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 January 2020
Location: Waterside Campus NN1 5PH
Start Time: 9.30am
Finish Time: 4pm

DNA-V is a holistic way to help children learn how to mindfully discover their talents, connect with their feelings, use their minds, learn how to be with themselves, and make friends and social connections. The model is designed to work developmentally with children from 5 or 6 years and upwards.

It is well known that we struggle when we approach child Mindfulness and Acceptance approaches in the same way as we do with adults. There are just so many important factors to a childs development that we needed to add, like attachment, play and safety. This fresh new model is called DNA-v, and it is a wholly developmental model of mindful acceptance for kids.
Once you start using DNA-v, you’ll wonder how you ever did mindfulness for kids without it!

To book please email schoolsengagement@northampton.ac.uk. Further details will then be sent regarding parking, meeting and refreshments.

All county secondary schools training, targeted towards KS3,4& 5 teaching and non-teaching staff. This course, aimed at helping students to live happier, more meaningful lives, is based on a well-used mindfulness based therapy approach called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or Accept, Choose and Take Action.

  • Dates for this academic year will be advertised shortly here and via our schools ecomms.

Please contact pathways@northampton.ac.uk once dates are confirmed on this site, to book a maximum of two places per school.

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Follow up student interviews to develop an emotional health plan following on from the Towards Moves training for NCOP schools only. Dates TBC between Dr Mike Scanlan, Rachel Hooper and the school.

“A massive thanks again for the sessions you ran with our students – it went down really well and was massively appreciated by all” Paul Pomerantz, Head of 6th form at Kingsthorpe College

Subject Networks

These subject networks are logistically co-ordinated by the university, but the intention is that you guide the agenda content each meeting. Each meeting also has a sharing good practice element to it to allow staff to network and share exemplar materials and practices.

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All county secondary schools and FE colleges.

  • Next meeting – Wednesday 16 October 2019, 2-5pm at The University of Northampton’s Waterside Campus.

Please contact tim.dobson@northampton.ac.uk to book up to two places for your school or college.

17 October 2018 Meeting Presentations

Download the below presentations in a Microsoft Powerpoint format.

2nd July 2019 Meeting Presentations

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All county secondary and FE colleges. Three meetings across the year in discussion with school colleagues

  • Dates for this academic year will be advertised shortly here and via our schools ecomms.

Please contact tim.dobson@northampton.ac.uk for more information.

21 November 2018 Meeting Presentations

Click the links below to download the presentations below in a Microsoft Powerpoint format

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All county secondary and FE colleges. Two meetings across the year in discussion with school colleagues.

  • Dates for this academic year will be advertised shortly here and via our schools ecomms.

Please contact schoolsengagement@northampton.ac.uk for more information.

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All county secondary and FE colleges. Two meetings across the year in discussion with school colleagues

  • Dates for this academic year will be advertised shortly here and via our schools ecomms.

Please contact Siobhan.Dytham@northampton.ac.uk to book your place.

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All county secondary and FE colleges. Two meetings across the year in discussion with school colleagues.

  • Wednesday 27 October 3pm – 5pm at Waterside Campus, NN1 5PH

The University of Northampton invites secondary school science teachers from across the County to a networking meeting hosted by academics who are from a range of science subjects and expertise.  The aim of the network is to explore CPD opportunities, create stronger ties between schools and the University and in doing so provide links that support teaching and careers.

Please come and share your thoughts with us.

Please contact schoolsengagement@northampton.ac.uk for more information.

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All county secondary and FE colleges. Two meetings across the year in discussion with school colleagues

  • Dates for this academic year will be advertised shortly here and via our schools ecomms.

Please contact tim.dobson@northampton.ac.uk for more information.

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All county secondary and FE colleges. Please see the meeting dates below for this academic year:

  • Dates for this academic year will be advertised shortly here and via our schools ecomms.

Please contact Josephine.Chen-Wilson@northampton.ac.uk to book your place and for more information.

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