AOKlearning Limited
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Glasgow G1 4DF

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AOK organises study visits to Scotland. Please click on the link for more information.

 

Supporting young people with ASD and ADHD

 

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Adele Ennis: Adele has worked in the field of autism and associated learning difficulties for the last 20years. She was head of and Asd base for fifteen years based in a mainstream secondary .
Currently she gives Asd training all over Scotland and recently in Southern Ireland .She also supports teachers,pupils and parents in different local authorities.

Supporting young people with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) in the classroom
Wednesday 21st February 2018
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

Aims of the Course:

  • To raise awareness of ASD and ADHD and how they present in young people .
  • Practical ways to support learning and development .
  • Effective communication strategies .
  • How the environment affects young people with ASD and ADHD.

 

Managing your department - Ann Marie Whiteside
Date tbc
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

This course is a practical and hands-on approach to managing and leading a department/faculty, aimed at those new to this and also those who would like further help and advice on the various aspects of managing a department. It addresses a wide range of management issues, including how to deal with challenges and underperformance in the team. There will be clear advice on effective leadership for learning in the context of Curriculum for Excellence, as well as structuring self-evaluation throughout the year to ensure improved attainment and achievement for all pupils. Other topics will include analysis and use of data to evaluate performances as well as how to prepare for an HMIe inspection.

Aims of the course:

  • To provide vital information to new principal teachers and faculty heads
  • To deliver practical information on managing a department
  • To monitor the performance of the department
  • To ensure improvements through self-evaluation
  • To examine leadership for learning
  • To prepare for HMIe

Previous attendees have commented:

'Very informative course'

'delivery of the course was excellent' 

'very packed and intense course, but no surplus information or gaps in the content. I feel this course has given me a clear pathway to take my department forward' 

'fantastic course, really useful and lots of great tips and general advice. Ann Marie was an excellent yutor. Thank you'

Places on all our courses are limited to 16 delegates.

Preparing for Senior Management (for aspiring Deputes and Headteachers)
Monday 26th March 2018
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

This course aims to focus on 3 main areas: the preparatory phase leading up to applying for a post as a DHT/HT; the completion of a quality application form which evidences achievements; preparing for an interview, including presentation skills and interview techniques. In addition, there will be advice given on professional development and how to make an application form more likely to be selected for consideration.

Aims of the course:

  • to provide a clear analysis of the differences between posts at middle and senior management level
  • to ensure quality professional development is assiduously evidenced prior to applying for a post
  • to deliver practical advice on the completion of an application form
  • to give vital information on how to prepare for an interview
  • to examine the interview process and help maximise prospects of success
Previous attendees have commented:

‘A really useful course, well presented.  Full of practical, useful and relevant advice’

A most valuable and well presented course.  Margaret is extremely knowledgeable.  I very much enjoyed it’

‘An extremely useful course giving excellent advice on the build up to applying for DHT posts, the application form and interview process.  One of the most useful CPD courses I have done in a long time.’

Places on all our courses are limited to 16 delegates.

Mindfulness Level 1 - An Introduction to Mindfulness Based Coaching

NEW DATE - Wednesday 6th December 2017
Friday 15th September 2017 - fully booked
Friday 29th September 2017 - fully booked


10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

Why attend? This is an introductory experiential course for professionals who wish to gain insight into mindful practise and explore ways in which the participants, the school and their students can benefit.
Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally. This course is perfect for professionals with a teaching or coaching role within a school or college looking for training. This course is skills orientated and how to practise.
All participants will receive a download/ CD with a range of Mindfulness coaching practices specifically created for this AOK Event

Benefits of attending the course and outcomes:

Application of Mindfulness coaching approaches to teachers

  • to give the participants a core understanding of  Mindfulness
  • participants will benefit by experience, practising Mindfulness based skills to improve decision making choices
  • to reduce levels of stress through mindful relaxation techniques
  • to create a life balance
  • to enhance personal well- being
  • to improve decision making choices and developing metacognition

Application of Mindfulness coaching approaches to young people
Research indicates that a mindfulness programme can have the potential to allow the students to:

  • experience greater well- being (such as being happier and more calm)
  • cope better with mental stresses linked to being anxious or depressed
  • fulfil potential and improve personal, academic learning skills and metacognition
  • be more creative, calm and relaxed
  • cope with the everyday stresses and strains of adolescent life (such as exams, relationships, sleep problems and family)
  • improve concentration, retain attention  and focus (in class, in exams,  sport, paying attention and listening)

Who should attend?

  • teachers and professionals who work with young people
  • teachers and professionals with an interest in gaining a range of basic skill and techniques in mindful practise
  • teachers and professionals who experience stress and lack of resilience in their day to day job and seek a way forward

Places on all our courses are limited to 16 delegates.

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Mindfulness Level 2 - Development of Mindfulness Skills
Wednesday 17th January 2018
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

Why attend?  This experiential course is for professionals who already have experience in mindfulness practice and wish to develop their skills and core values.  Mindfulness enhances resilience, communication and relational abilities. This course aims to deepen interest and skillsets to engage both staff and students within your school or college.
Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally.
All participants will receive a download/ CD with a range of Mindfulness coaching practices specifically created for this AOK Event.

Benefits of attending the course:

For the personal and professional development of key staff:

  • to give participants an enhanced understanding of mindfulness and compassion focussed mindfulness
  • participants will benefit by embedding experience, developing techniques and skills
  • reduce levels of stress through mindful techniques
  • improve life balance and personal well- being
  • improve decision making choices for resilience and effectiveness and enhance attention and focus
  • to develop and  take mindfulness practice back to the school/ college

For key staff working with students:

Research indicates that a mindfulness programme can have the potential to allow the students to:

  • enhance ability to apply skills, creativity and values
  • enhance student attention and retention of knowledge
  • de-stress for resilience and experience greater well- being (such as being happier and more calm)
  • cope better with mental stresses linked to being anxious or depressed
  • cope with the everyday stresses and strains of developmental stages (such as exams, relationships, sleep problems and family) with cohesive connectedness

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