Training and Development

Training and Development

If you need advice and guidance please email

and your query will be directed to the appropriate person.


Please follow this link  to the SSE site for details and dates of all VS training opportunities and booking options

Currently the Virtual School is offering:

Termly Designated Teacher Workshops for DTs in schools and educational settings in the first half of each term and a follow up meeting held in the east and west of the county in the second half of each term – invitations sent to all schools for booking.

Next meetings – delivered online:

County-wide DT Network Meeting 10.2.21 2.00 – 4.00

Spring follow up and problem solving network meeting

West 04/03/21 2.00 – 4.00

East 02/03/21 2.00 – 4.00

If you are a Designated Teacher and would like to receive an invitation to one of these meetings, please email

Further training available this academic year

Half day ‘Promoting the Education of Children Looked After’ for Foster Carers and Social Workers.

Half day ‘Sensory Processing’ for school staff, Foster Carers and adopters

3 x half day (all sessions must be attended) ‘Working with the Traumatised Child’ for school staff, social workers, Foster Carers, adoptive parents

For dates and to book onto any of these online opportunities, please email


One day ‘New to the Role of Designated Teacher’ for new Designated Teachers and Headteachers in schools and educational settings took place on November 3rd 2020.

Resources from this event can be accessed through the links provided here:

New to the role of the DT – November 2020

Effective PEP Meetings

Identifying and Supporting SEND for CLA (1)

Supporting PLAC

EPS – Supporting SEMH notes – new to DT

This document includes a link to the video training provided by Duncan Henderson (EP)Links and evaluations etc. 




Resources from the CSC/VS&LST Working Day 10.2.20

Admissions The admissions process and key issues in relation to CLA

Graduated Response CSC Understanding schools’ support for CYP in need of SEND support

VS&LST for Education and CSC event 10.2.20 Reminders about the role and responsibilities around the education of CLA



Resources from the Designated Teachers’ Workshop March 5th 2020

FINAL designated teacher SEMH strategies and interventions Feelings check in ideas

Feelings check in ideas

activities generated at support staff network 150519

SEMH presentation DT workshop March No presenters notes

window of tolerance sheet

place poster




Resources from the Designated Teachers Workshop 18th June 2020

Introduction and some resources

DT workshop intro & resources

Anne Constable SEMH PowerPoint and Resources

SEMH presentation DT workshop June 2020

Recovery Curriculum – Loss and Life for our children and schools post pandemic

Recovery in Community 1 – Our Trauma Reduction Strategy[7908]

Recovery in Community 2 – RE-entry to school

Recovery in Community 3 – Reorientation

BPS Supporting care-experienced children and young people during the Covid-19 crisis and its aftermath

Jackie Jones PowerPoint and Resources

Transition 2020 Covid

Covid Adapted CLA Transition Ideas List

KeyDoc_-_checklist_for_transition_to_secondary (1)

EPS Support Pack

COVID 19 return to school pack

Attendee feedback, thoughts and suggestions

Feedback, comments and suggestions 18.6.20


Resources from the Designated Teachers Workshop 29th September 2020

DT workshop 29.9.20 Resilience links not clips