Training Courses & Events

Fixed courses

As a result of the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic we are having to amend our charging policy. There will be an automatic charge of £35.00 plus VAT on all in person course bookings where the participant is unable to attend. This is because venue providers are seeking payment in full prior to the course operating. In the event that Plumsun cancels the course no charge will be made.

We now offer some of our courses online via Zoom, please keep an eye out below for courses with the Online Zoom Training icon.

Safeguarding Awareness Training (2 hours) - 7th Sept 2022

Online Zoom TrainingSchool SupportGovernor
Start date: 07/09/2022 15:30
End date: 07/09/2022 17:30
Gain awareness and skills to act appropriately and confidently to protect the children you work with. Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022.
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Educational Visit Co-ordinator (EVC) - 14th Sept 2022

School Support
Start date: 14/09/2022 09:00
End date: 14/09/2022 16:00
Location: The Reading Rooms - 1 The Pound Great Brington NN7 4JQ
This training course will enable new EVCs at schools plan and manage educational visits. The course fee includes registration as an EVC with the Outdoor Education Advisers Panel.
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Safeguarding & Allegations for Senior Leaders (2 hours) - 14th Sept 2022 - NEW COURSE

Online Zoom TrainingSchool SupportGovernor
Start date: 14/09/2022 15:30
End date: 14/09/2022 17:30
This 2hr course will focus on safeguarding and allegations, the importance of a thorough investigation and reporting (which should be in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education and the school’s child protection policy), the process and outcomes.
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General Data Protection Regulations; the requirements for schools (2 hours) - 15th Sept 2022

Online Zoom TrainingSchool SupportGovernor
Start date: 15/09/2022 15:30
End date: 15/09/2022 17:30
This course is for staff and governors in schools. This revised covers the duties schools have in complying with GDPR. The course includes the practical reporting of data breaches and the appropriate response when receiving a Subject Access Request.
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Educational Visit Co-ordinator (EVC) Revalidation - 20th Sept 2022

School Support
Start date: 20/09/2022 09:00
End date: 20/09/2022 12:30
Location: The Reading Rooms - 1 The Pound Great Brington NN7 4
This course is for experienced Educational Visit Co-ordinators and is designed to provide updates and information so that EVC's are familiar with current best practice and developments in the field of outdoor learning.
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Safer Recruitment Training - 27th Sept 2022

Online Zoom TrainingSchool SupportGovernor
Start date: 27/09/2022 09:30
End date: 27/09/2022 14:30
This is and On-line Zoom  accredited training course in safer recruitment. is mandatory that no interview panel be convened without at least one panel member having been trained in safer recruitment practices.
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Designated Safeguarding Lead Course - 4th Oct 2022

School Support
Start date: 04/10/2022 09:00
End date: 04/10/2022 16:00
Location: The Reading Rooms - 1 The Pound Great Brington NN7 4JQ
Designated safeguarding officer training is for anyone who comes into regular contact with children and young people and who would like to update or further develop their skills and knowledge in the role as a Designated Safeguarding Lead (Officer).
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Health and Safety Management Course - 19th Oct 2022

School Support
Start date: 19/10/2022 09:00
End date: 19/10/2022 16:00
Location: The Reading Rooms - 1 The Pound Great Brington NN7 4JQ
This one day practical course is designed to give vital guidance and advice to Facilities and Premises Managers and Office Managers on their health & safety obligations.
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Visit Leader Training 19th & 26th Oct (PART ONE)

Online Zoom TrainingSchool Support
Start date: 19/10/2022 15:30
End date: 19/10/2022 17:00
Designed for teaching and support staff who lead and assist in the leadership of school parties on educational visits. The course includes an overview of the law associated with visits.  The course is over two after school sessions.
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Educational Visit Co-ordinator (EVC) - 25th Oct 2022

Online Zoom TrainingSchool Support
Start date: 25/10/2022 09:00
End date: 25/10/2022 16:00
This training course will enable new EVCs at schools plan and manage educational visits. The course fee includes registration as an EVC with the Outdoor Education Advisers Panel.
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Visit Leader Training - 19th & 26th Oct 2022 (PART TWO)

Online Zoom TrainingSchool Support
Start date: 26/10/2022 15:30
End date: 26/10/2022 17:00
Designed for teaching and support staff who lead and assist in the leadership of school parties on educational visits. The course includes an overview of the law associated with visits.  The course is over two after school sessions.
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Courses in your school

Critical Incident Management for Schools

School Support
Location: School Based
Critical incidents are part of business continuity management planning. The importance pre-thought, discussion and planning supports swift and effective decision-making in order to prevent an incident developing further into an uncontrolled crisis.
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De-escalation & Positive Intervention Awareness Training (3 Hours)

School Support
Location: School Based
This course is provided by an experienced accredited Team Teach Trainer. It is designed for low risk schools where staff may need understanding and support when de-escalating challenging behaviour.
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E-Safety in your School - School Based (2 hours)

School Support
Location: School Based
This training will help you to think about the issues that young people face on-line and the challenge you have as a professional, to protect and educate them
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Educational Visit Leader Training (full day or two half sessions)

School Support
Location: School Based
Designed for teaching and support staff who lead and assist in the leadership of school parties on educational visits. The course includes an overview of the law associated with visits.
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Fire Awareness Training (2 hours)

School Support
Location: School Based
Fire warden training will provide you with competent people to ensure that the risk of fire is minimised and that fires that do occur are dealt with swiftly and effectively, minimising danger to life and property.
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Fire Warden Training (half day)

School Support
Location: School Based
Having fire wardens has shown to be the quickest, most effective way to evacuate a building. It is also seen as a pro-active approach – fire wardens can be used to identify fire hazards and dangers before a fire occurs.
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Food Hygiene Awareness Training (2 hours)

School Support
Location: School Based
Food safety is very important for childcare, as children are a vulnerable group and can be more seriously affected by food poisoning than adults.
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General Data Protection Regulations; the requirements for schools (2 hours)

School Support
Location: School Based
This is a two hour course for staff and governors in schools. This revised covers the duties schools have in complying with GDPR. The course includes the practical reporting of data breaches and the appropriate response when receiving a Subject Access Request.
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Governors - Connecting Leadership and Governance: Ensuring Clarity of Vision, Ethos and Strategic Direction (2 hours)

Online Zoom TrainingGovernor
This session will bring together the Chair and the Headteacher to enable an effective collaboration between leadership and governance of the school. Understanding the immediate and future strategic challenges for your school(/s) and having clarity about the next step of this journey, prompts a fresh look at the governance and leadership arrangements. This session will focus on optimizing the way that governors/ trustees interact with senior leaders to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of your school. 

School Based or Zoom

 
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Governors - Headteacher Performance Management (2 hours)

Online Zoom TrainingGovernor
This session will provide tailored training on the process of conducting the appraisal of Executive/ Head teachers/ Principals. The session will include training on: 
 
  • The regulations, and why it is crucial for governors to get performance management right 
  • Ways to ensure the appraisal process drives school/ system improvement 
  • Ways to recognise and reward success 

School Based or Zoom

 
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Governors - Inspection Data Summary Report (IDSR) (2 hours)

Online Zoom TrainingGovernor
Ofsted’s Inspection Data Summary Report is used to support inspections of schools and therefore governors need to understand what it will tell inspectors about their school.

School Based or Zoom
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Governors - Monitoring & Evaluating School Improvement (2 hours)

Online Zoom TrainingGovernor
This two hour course covers all the critical areas required to equip governors to contribute to the school improvement process.

School Based or Zoom
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Governors - Preparing for Ofsted (2 hours)

Online Zoom TrainingGovernor
This session will focus on tailored training to ensure governors be better prepared to respond to Ofsted’s key lines of enquiry during an inspection of your school. 

School Based or Zoom
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Governors - Pupil Premium (2 hours)

Online Zoom TrainingGovernor
The pupil premium allocation for primary pupils in the financial year 2018 – 2019 was £1320 per eligible pupil. Do you know how that money is being spent and the impact on outcomes for those pupils?

School Based or Zoom
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Governors - Reviewing the Effectiveness and Impact of Governance in your School (2 hours)

Online Zoom TrainingGovernor
This course:
  • Provides an objective view of the effectiveness and impact of governance in your school 
  • Identifies strengthens and potential weaknesses and recommend actions that will further strengthen the capacity of the governing board 
School Based or Zoom
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Governors - Supporting the Governance of Finance Matters (2 Hours)

Online Zoom TrainingGovernor
This session will focus on helping governors to oversee the financial performance of the organisation, make sure its money is well spent, ensure compliance and robust systems, and minimize risk. 

School Based or Zoom
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Governors - The New Governor (2 hours)

Online Zoom TrainingGovernor
An introduction to school governance, this course summarises the roles and responsibilities of the school governor. It is suitable for those newly appointed as school governors or those contemplating undertaking the role.

School Based or Zoom
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Governors - Understanding School Data (2 hours)

Online Zoom TrainingGovernor
Targeted around primary school data, this session will focus on the use of evidence based information and comparative data to strengthen the governance of your school.

School Based or Zoom

 
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Health and Safety Management Workshop (full day or two half sessions)

School Support
Location: School Based
This one day practical course is designed to give vital guidance and advice to Facilities and Premises Managers and Office Managers on their health & safety obligations.
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Manual Handling (2 hours)

School Support
Location: School Based
This two hour course is for any person who is involved in manual handling in the workplace.
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Prevent Training (2 hours)

School Support
Location: School Based
This 2 hour course follows the recommended content and key messages as defined by the Home Office in raising awareness of the Prevent Strategy.
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Safeguarding Awareness Training (2 hours)

School Support
Location: School Based
Gain awareness and skills to act appropriately and confidently to protect the children you work with.
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Safer Recruitment Training (full day or two half sessions)

School Support
Location: School Based
It is mandatory that no interview panel be convened without at least one panel member having been trained in safer recruitment practices.
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Stress Awareness Training (2 hours)

School Support
Stress plays a part in everyone's life at one point or another. All aspects of our lives, including work, can cause stress. It can be an overwhelming emotion and have a negative influence, particularly the work aspect.

This stress awareness course aims to increase understanding of stress by providing clear definitions and examples, and the different types of stress that can occur in the workplace and what action can be taken to reduce it.
 
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Stress Management Workshop

School Support
This stress management course aims to increase understanding of stress by examining the different types of stress that can occur in the workplace, through clear definitions and examples. It also considers the legal obligations that employers have and their duty to support their employees.
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Team Teach Level 1 (1 Full Day)

School Support
Location: School Based
Our popular and accessible Level One (6hr) course in positive behaviour management is available for individuals supporting children, young people and vulnerable adults in Education settings.
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Team Teach Level 2 (2 full days)

School Support
Location: School Based
Our engaging Level Two course (12 hr) in positive behaviour management is available for organisations supporting children, young people and/ or challenging behaviours, and who may pose a risk to themselves or others in medium-risk Education settings.
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