Training and Development

Training and Development

If you need any advice and guidance regarding the training available via the Virtual School, please email

and your query will be directed to the appropriate person.


Termly Designated Teacher Networks and Workshops

Flyer for 2021-22 with dates and details

DT Networks and Workshops Flyer 2021 -22


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

‘Sensory Processing’

1/2 day training session for school staff, Foster Carers and adopters delivered by Somerset EPS

‘Working with the Traumatised Child’

3 x half day (all sessions must be attended)  for school staff, social workers, Foster Carers, adoptive parents

‘New to the Role of Designated Teacher’ for new Designated Teachers and Headteachers in schools and educational settings

1 day training for  those new to the role of DT or looking to brush up knowledge on this complex role


For dates, details about face to face or virtual events and to book onto any of these  opportunities, please email

‘Supporting the Education of Somerset’s Children Looked After’

July 8th 2021

November 25th 2021

January 25th 2022

For Foster Carers and Social Workers (Booked via Children and Families Learning and Development – email  the CFLD Team Mailbox 


‘New to the Role of Designated Teacher’  November 3rd 2020.

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