Training for you

Dedicated training is available until March 2021 for Our Way of Working and Covid-19 Recovery.

The recovery model and guide builds on Our Way of Working. We will help you and your teams to understand these approaches to develop your knowledge and practice skills. Our aim is to support you to embed this way of working in your organisation.

It is not necessary to have undertaken Our Way of Working training before accessing the Covid-19 Recovery e-learning programme.

  • Our Way of Working Training Maps - What Programme is for you?

  • Covid-19 Recovery: Recognise Respond Link

    Who are the briefings suitable for:

    All practitioners across the children and adults workforce.

    Briefing aim:

    To provide an insight and support your understanding and application of the Covid-19 Recovery model and guide that has been developed by the multi-agency partnership.

    Book a place:


    New dates coming soon

    Further training

    A free iLearn course will be available to provide further  information to support you putting the recovery model and guide into practice.  Further information to be shared.

  • Covid-19 Recovery: iLearn Programme

    Who is it suitable for?

    All practitioners across the children and adults workforce.

    Programme aim:

    To provide an insight and support your understanding and application of the Covid-19 Recovery model and guide that has been developed by the multi-agency partnership (including modules on Motivational Interviewing and PACE Model)

    Book a place:

    Due to be released March 2021

  • Our Way of Working: Leaders Programme

    Who is it suitable for:

    Executive Members /  Directors / Head Teachers  / Senior Managers (Who have not attended New Ways of Working Leaders Programme)

    Programme aim:

    To develop knowledge and understanding in Our Way of Working from a strategic perspective.  To understand your role in leading and implementing the approach within your own organisation and supporting the wider initiative across the partnership in embedding a common and consistent approach to working with children and families.

    Programme sessions:

    2 x 2.5 hour sessions, delivered via Microsoft Teams (Delegates must attend both sessions)

    Book a place:

    To book a place click here –  eCWIP

     Cohort 8 – 1:30pm – 4:00pm Sessions

    Session 1 Friday 12th February
    Session 2 Friday 26th February


    Cohort 9 – 10:00am – 12:30pm Sessions

    Session 1 Wednesday 3rd March
    Session 2 Thursday 18th March


    Cohort 10 – 1:30pm – 4:00pm Sessions

    Session 1 Monday 15th March
    Session 2 Thursday 25th March
  • Our Way of Working: Core Programme

    Who is it suitable for:

    Practice Leads / Middle Leaders / Managers / Targeted Practitioners TAF Leads / Learning mentors / Family liaisons / ELSAs / Parental support lead / SENDCos / Pastoral Staff (Who have not attended New Ways of Working Core Programme)

    Programme aim:

    To understand the Our Way of Working model, principles and values and apply this to your role in working with children, families and multi agency partners.

    Programme sessions:

    4 x 2.5 sessions, delivered Via Microsoft Teams (Delegates must attend all 4 sessions)

    Book a place:

    Click here to book a place  –  eCWIP

    Cohort 13 (Rearranged) – 10:00am – 12:30pm Sessions ** FULLY BOOKED **

    Session 1 Tuesday 27th April
    Session 2 Thursday 29th April
    Session 3 Tuesday 4th May
    Session 4 Thursday 6th May


    Cohort 19 1:30pm – 4:00pm Sessions

    Session 1 Wednesday 28th April
    Session 2 Friday 30th April
    Session 3 Wednesday 5th May
    Session 4 Friday 7th May



  • Our Way of Working: Enhanced Programme

    Who is it suitable for?

    This programme is for members of the workforce who have attended the Core or Leaders programme in, 2019/2020/2021 and will provide increased understanding of the Our Way of Working model, principles and values to further explore and deepen your knowledge in Trauma Informed Practice and Motivational Interviewing.

    The programme has been developed based on feedback from the workforce from the Core and Leaders programme and being informed by the Our Way of Working Ambassadors.  We have worked in partnership with the Cheshire West and Chester, Child and Educational Psychology Service to develop and deliver this programme.

    Programme Aim

    The programme is in two parts, delegates will need to attend part 1 before completing part 2.

    Part 1: Enhanced:


    • Develop your knowledge in Trauma and the impact of this on the adolescent brain
    • Develop and increase confidence in strategies to respond to trauma
    • Gain  understanding and insight into working with children and adults who experience shame from a trauma informed perspective
    • Understand the impact of trauma and the correlation with attachment for children and their parents and carers
    • Develop a further understanding of your role within Multi-agency group supervisions and Learning Conversations
    • Further develop your skills in Motivational Interviewing

    Part 2: Emotion Coaching Introductory Session:

    Emotion Coaching is based on the principle that nurturing and emotionally supportive relationships provide optimal contexts for the promotion of children’s outcomes and resilience.

    This training will provide a basic understanding of:

    • What Emotion Coaching is.
    • The underpinning principles and research base of Emotion Coaching.
    • How Emotion Coaching is used in by parents, carers and professionals supporting children and young people.
    • The next steps in becoming trained in Emotion Coaching.
    • How your service or setting could use Emotion Coaching principles in practice.”
    Book a place

    To book a place click here –  eCWIP

    Part 1: Enhanced

    Tuesday 9th February 1:00pm – 3:30pm
    Thursday 25th February 10:00am – 12:30pm
    Tuesday 2nd March 1:00pm – 3:30pm
    Thursday 11th March 10:00am – 12:30pm

    (Delegates must have previously attended New Ways of Working/Our Way of Working training)

    Part 2: Introduction to Emotion Coaching

    Wednesday 17th March 1:00pm – 3:30pm
    Thursday 25th March 10:00am – 12:30pm

    (Delegates must have previously attended Part 1 of the Enhanced Programme)

  • Film: Paper Tigers

    Who is it suitable for

    All practitioners across the children and adults workforce


    The film is an American documentary set in an alternative provision – it is relevant for all multi-agency partners to learn more trauma informed practice and what this could mean for us as a partnership.

    A short summary of the film:

    ’Paper Tigers’ chronicles a year in the life of Lincoln High School in the community of Walla Walla, Washington.  The kids who come to Lincoln have a history of truancy, behavioural problems and substance abuse.  After Lincoln’s principal is exposed to research about the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), he decides to radically change the school’s approach to discipline.  With the aid of diary camera footage, the film follows six students.  From getting into fights, grappling with traumatic events in their lives, and on the cusp of dropping out, they find healing, support and academic promises at Lincoln High.”

    Film Format:

    2.5 hour session including –

    • Brief introduction to the film Via Microsoft Teams
    • Link and password to access the film online will be sent (good internet connection is required)
    • Reflection session Via Microsoft Teams, including multi-agency panel
    Book a place:


    Wednesday 10th March 10:00am – 12:30pm
    Thursday 22nd April 4:00pm – 6:30pm
    Tuesday 11th May 1:00pm – 3:30pm
    Wednesday 9th June 10:00am – 12:30pm
    Thursday 8th July 1:00pm – 3:30pm
    Wednesday 15th September 10:00am – 12:30pm
    Thursday 14th October 4:00pm – 6:30pm


Training is free

Our Way of Working is drawing on Department for Education funds therefore there is no cost of training for partners. However once a place has been booked there will be a charge for any non-attendance. This is to cover administrative costs.