Emotionally Based School Avoidance: for practitioners supporting CYP at risk of or identified with EBSA

Event/course Code SCH/21/613
Event/course type Course
Event Description As part of the DfE funded Wellbeing for Education Recovery, Worcestershire Children’s First (WCF) Educational Psychology Service (EPS) are offering a free 7 week practical course for practitioners who work with and support children and young people at risk of or experiencing Emotionally-Based School Avoidance (EBSA).

This course is specifically for those working with years 5 to 11 (upper primary / secondary). The measures that we will cover do not go down to that age range (reception to year 4) and many of the interventions won’t be appropriate they are more language based

The course will begin with an initial awareness raising session that should be attended by both the practitioner delivering interventions (e.g. teaching assistant, learning mentor) and a member of staff whose responsibility it is to co-ordinate interventions and support for CYP in their setting (e.g. SENCO, Designated Mental Health Lead). The purpose of this session is to provide an overview of the latest research on EBSA and outline the next 6 sessions so that there is a shared understanding of what will be covered.

The next six sessions are more practically based and are intended for practitioners that directly deliver interventions (e.g. teaching assistant, learning mentor, family support worker).

This course will be delivered by a range of Educational and Trainee Educational Psychologists from WCF EPS.

The course is mainly aimed at those working with years 5 to 11. The measures that we will cover do not go down to reception to year 4 and many of the interventions won’t be appropriate as they are more language based

Free to attend
Training Objectives The six sessions will cover the following areas:
• The ‘Assess, Plan, Do, Review’ approach for CYP at risk from or experiencing EBSA.
• Methods of information gathering: gaining the voice of CYP, families and staff
• Tools to measure general or more specific areas of mental health and wellbeing
• Formulation and intervention planning
• Interventions that focus of relationships: evidence-based social skills interventions, key adult support
• Cognitive Behavioural Approach – theory and implementation
• Reviewing impact

This course will be delivered by a range of Educational and Trainee Educational Psychologists from WCF EPS.

The course is mainly aimed at those working with Y5 – Y11.

Free to attend
Learning Outcomes Please note if you are a First school and apply then you will be contacted to explain that this course is not suitable for you and your place cancelled.
Tutors Educational Psychology Trainers
Subjects Health & Wellbeing
Key Stages
Early Years / Foundation Yes KS1 Yes KS2 No KS3 No KS4 No KS5 Yes 11-19 Yes 
Event/course administrator Workforce Support (WorkforceSupport@Worcschildrenfirst.org.uk)
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Tuesday 25 January 202214:00 - 15:00Virtual DeliveryMap
Session 2Tuesday 1 February 202214:00 - 15:00Virtual DeliveryMap
Session 3Tuesday 8 February 202214:00 - 15:00Virtual DeliveryMap
Session 4Tuesday 15 February 202214:00 - 15:00Virtual DeliveryMap
Session 5Tuesday 1 March 202214:00 - 15:00Virtual DeliveryMap
Session 6Tuesday 8 March 202214:00 - 15:00Virtual DeliveryMap
Session 7Tuesday 15 March 202214:00 - 15:00Virtual DeliveryMap