The EIT Local Offer
The EIT offers Individualised support for wellbeing practitioners in schools (that could be teachers, SEN LSAs, ELSAs, Learning Mentors, School Counsellors and others) working with children and young people who are presenting with social and emotional difficulties that may place them at risk of exclusion from mainstream education. The team can work within a range of modalities most appropriate to the presenting context, including supervision, coaching, working alongside the practitioner to model and support effective practice, observation, assessment, consultation and working directly with a child/young person or with parents/carers.
Consistent with the funding brief, all work undertaken by the EIT is driven by the DNA-V model. As such, in order to support school-based practitioners in developing a practical, working knowledge of the use of DNA-V with young people, the EIT offer includes a series of two-day training events. These will be suitable not only for school practitioners working directly with young people at risk of exclusion (e.g. ELSAs, SEN LSAs, Learning Mentors, School Counsellors etc.) but also for senior leaders (e.g. SENCos, Behaviour Leads, Mental Health Leads and/or Head Teachers). As young people at different phases of education are at different stages of development, and as secondary phase settings and primary phase settings typically differ in significant ways, training cohorts are divided into those specifically for primary phase and those specifically for secondary phase. More information about how to book relevant staff onto a training cohort will be communicated via the regular newsletters to Head Teachers from South Gloucestershire Local Authority soon.