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Solve your early-help dilemmas with SHS Pastoral Development Services

SHS Pastoral Development Services

School-Home Support’s aim is to work with children and families to make the most out of their educational opportunities and improve their life chances. To make this a reality, schools require staff with the skills to provide effective support to children and their families, whether that is in the form of an SHS Practitioner or their own staff.

Schools have been given a lot more responsibility for providing wider support to children and families, with increasingly complex cases to deal with. As well as being highly trained, it is important that designated staff receive appropriate support and guidance.

Our vision is that every child receives the support they need to thrive and achieve. For this to be a reality, schools require staff with the skills to provide effective support to children and their families, whether that is in the form of an SHS Practitioner or their own staff.

Schools have been given a lot more responsibility for providing wider support to children and families, with increasingly complex cases to deal with. As well as being highly trained, it is important that designated staff receive appropriate support and guidance.

The SHS Pastoral Development Services are designed to provide expert support to professionals across the country. Together, we can protect the most vulnerable children and families.

Our current training offer includes CPD online learning, specialist interactive workshops, toolkits, supervision and more.

School-Home Support has proven to be the answer to our problems [...] Such high-quality provision has equipped staff, pupils and parents with the tools needed to improve pupil and parent welfare, attendance, engagement and crucially learning and safe working practices.
Dave Thompson, Assistant Head at Chadwell Heath Academy

Pastoral Development options

  • Online Learning (CPD)

  • Training workshops

  • Individual Supervision

  • Group Supervision

  • Toolkits

Our online learning provides a range of CPD and SHS certified courses which are designed to support a range of professionals working with children, young people and families.

Why choose SHS online learning?

  • Support for beginners, intermediate, and advanced practitioner levels
  • The knowledge and tools provided will support and improve your work
  • Content is dynamic, current and thought-provoking
  • Upon completion, you will be issued with a CPD or SHS certificate.

£25 per module for SHS Member; £30 per module for non-member

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Why choose SHS for your training needs?

  • Highly-skilled and experienced trainers and assessors
  • Bespoke courses delivered across England
  • Support for intermediate and advanced practitioner levels
  • Evidence-based workshops delivered by subject specialists with exemplary content that is dynamic, current and thought-provoking.

“It was a great opportunity to study with very experienced people and share so much knowledge and skill” – Early years SEND practitioner, Newham 2019

Our workshops are ideal for those who:

  • Want a learning environment based on sharing best practice knowledge and practical skills
  • Learn best through activities, sharing and listening
  • Want the opportunity to discuss current challenges with the expert facilitator.

£90 SHS Member; £100 non-member

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Supervision is vital for staff. It enables them to deliver effective support to children & families. 

SHS supervision provides:

  • A dedicated space to reflect upon casework.
  • Opportunities to develop a better understanding of professional practice.
  • Professional perspective on casework and good practice.
  • Space to explore and express personal emotions brought up by the work.

£170 per session or £1,695 for ten sessions

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Supervision is vital for staff. It enables them to deliver effective support to children & families. 

 

SHS supervision provides:

  • A dedicated space to reflect upon casework.
  • Opportunities to develop a better understanding of professional practice.
  • Professional perspective on casework and good practice.
  • Space to explore and express personal emotions brought up by the work.

 

Inside M25

Member: £1,995 per annum

Non-member: £2,395

Members can also purchase 6 group supervision sessions for £1195 (price for Non-Members is £1,395).

Outside the M25

Options available dependent on needs, number of staff and location.  Available options could include delivery of sessions or provision of guidance and training for a staff member to develop their supervisory skills.  The cost will be bespoke to the delivery agreed.

£200 per session or £1,995 for ten sessions

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‘Parental Engagement’ Toolkit

Designed to support staff working with parents who have complex needs.

 

‘Volunteers’ Toolkit

Developed for staff responsible for professional development within schools. Each section covers best practice analysis, using interactive methods, example templates and links to useful resources.

£9.99 SHS Member; £14.99 non-member

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Find out more about Pastoral Development Services today

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Find out more about our services by emailing our Pastoral Development Services Administrator or calling 020 7426 5036. You can also 'request a chat' to let us know your availability - we'll be in touch as soon as possible.