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This event is suitable for Ealing maintained schools and all other schools
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Event code SCH 24/238 
Event description Therapeutic Thinking provides a set of principles and an approach that is designed to better understand and meet young people’s needs. The underlying theory and a practical, graduated and systematic set of tools supports leaders with the development of policy, culture and practice in relation to young people’s behaviour. It has had wide ranging impact in other Local Authorities, contributing to reducing exclusions, improving staff confidence, and developing relationships. 

All delegates completing the training will be qualified as Tutors to deliver certified Therapeutic Thinking training in their settings. Therapeutic Thinking Tutors should also be closely involved with the setting’s behaviour policy, its implementation by all adults on a daily basis, as well as the application of a graduated response.

This is a three day course.

  • Day 1: Tuesday 25th June is face to face at Ealing Education Centre (lunch provided)

  • Day 2: Wednesday 26th June is remote - Microsoft Teams link will be sent in the week of the course. 

  • Day 3: Thursday 27th June is remote - Microsft Teams link will be sent in the week of the course. 

Training objectives •         To support settings with developing a therapeutic approach to behaviour

•         To promote the inseparable link between teaching, learning and behaviour

•         To improve staff confidence and safety

•         To support the inclusion of those with difficult or dangerous behaviours

•         To reduce exclusions and eliminate disproportionate representation of specific groups amongst exclusions

•         To ensure all children and young people in Ealing access their entitlement to full time, appropriate education that meets their needs

•         To support Senior Leadership Teams in the development of quality policy and planning

•         To improve the consistency and effectiveness of partnership working between schools, education settings and other agencies, leading to sustained quality outcomes 
Target Group Members of leadership teams are encouraged to attend. It is recommended that the headteacher (or service lead) attends, alongside another member of the senior leadership team.

The training is also appropriate for other leaders including SENCOs, Assistant Headteachers responsible for behaviour and/or inclusion, and Pastoral Leaders. Schools should send at least two members of staff, and can request further places if they wish. 
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Subject areas Behaviour and attendance
Target audience Aspiring deputy headteachers, Aspiring senior leaders, CPD leaders, Deputy/assistant headteachers , EYFS: Leaders / managers in maintained settings, EYFS: Leaders / managers in private, voluntary and independent (PVI) settings, Heads of year , Headteachers, Inclusion managers, Key stage 1 coordinators, Key stage 2 coordinators, Key stage 3 coordinators, Key stage 4 coordinators , LA senior leaders, Lead teachers, Mental Health Lead, Middle leaders/managers, New headteachers, School leadership team, SEAL/PHSE coordinators, SENCOs, Senior leaders, Senior teachers, Special educational needs governors, Support staff leaders, Support staff line managers
OFSTED areas Behaviour and attitudes, Personal development, Leadership and management
Professional Standards
Venue Ealing Education Centre, Mansell Road, UB6 9EH map
Admin contact Simon Lynch (
Event Commissioner Simon Lynch (
Course Costs
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Start date Tuesday 25 June 2024
Times 09:00 - 16:00
Number of sessions This event has 3 sessions. Click here to view session information.