NATSPEC Annual Conference, proudly sponsored by Axcis

Axcis are thrilled to sponsor the NATSPEC Annual Conference, which is being held on the 2nd and 3rd April 2019, at the Jury’s Inn, Hinckley. This is a must-attend event for FE professionals who specialise in working with students with learning difficulties and disabilities, particularly those funded through the High Needs funding system.

About this event

“High Needs, High Aspirations” aims to challenge and at the same time enthuse delegates.

 

Firstly, how do we identify and meet the significant needs of students, staff, professionals and families, as we continue to negotiate a system which has been through almost ten years of austerity and financial challenge, combined with major legislative and structural change?  And how do we do this effectively against a backdrop of cultural, political and economic upheaval and uncertainty?

 

Secondly, how can we stretch the boundaries, raise expectations, and support students to fulfil their full potential?  Having high aspirations, for students and the specialists that work with them, and showcasing the expertise and excellence that exists in colleges and their partner organisations, has never been more important.

 

The Natspec 2019 conference is a must-attend event for FE professionals who specialise in working with students with learning difficulties and disabilities, particularly those funded through the High Needs funding system. At a new venue for 2019, it will be the largest ever high needs FE conference.  The 2-day event will bring you the very best practice in specialist further education, celebrating achievements and highlighting the latest in cutting edge research.

 

You will hear from national specialists and experts, with workshops and keynote sessions covering Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework, SEND and the law, strategic planning with LAs, maximising employment outcomes, governance, leaner voice, developing and maintaining staff expertise, physical activity and wellbeing, inclusive strategies for challenging behaviours, and a range of topics to support curriculum planning and delivery.

 

In addition, new for 2019, the conference incorporates the opportunity to network informally throughout the 2 days with “hot topic” tables for discussions on issues such as financial management, diversification, working with parents, post-college living solutions, MIS and data management, GDPR, mainstream-specialist partnerships, and more.

Download the conference programme

 

Book your conference place here. 

At the Axcis stand

Axcis – Specialists in SEND recruitment

Staff from Axcis will be on hand to discuss any SEND staffing needs you might have. If you don’t already know about Axcis, we are the foremost suppliers of SEND staff to mainstream and specialist schools in the UK. We have offices nationwide and work with a range of candidates, from TAs and Teachers to Therapists and School Leaders. We would love to hear from you if you are looking to recruit any temporary or permanent SEND staff, or seeking employment in this sector. Axcis provides quality people for day to day cover, long-term and permanent assignments. We pride ourselves on our ability to listen to your needs and find you the right candidate, no matter how specialist your requirement. We consistently receive excellent feedback from candidates and clients alike. So – if it sounds like Axcis can help you, why not come and have a chat to us at the Axcis stand, or browse our website for more details.

Axcis CPD: Team Teach (South West)

As part of our commitment to provide high-quality training to our schools and candidates, Axcis South West are pleased to offer this two day Team Teach Course on the 27th and 28th December 2018.

Team Teach in June with Axcis

A recent Team Teach course with Axcis

Course Details:

Address: TBC (will be a Bristol location easily accessible by public transport)

Date/time: 27th and 28th December, 9.30am – 4pm

Cost: FREE (with £50 returnable deposit)

How to book: Please call Holly Zammit on 0121 516 3024 to confirm your place on the course or email holly@axcis.co.uk). Places are limited and very popular and due to this, there are no refunds if you cancel after the 27th November.

What is Team Teach?

Team Teach is a training course which explores the verbal and non-verbal aspects of behaviour management. The course explains what is meant by terms like “reasonable force” and when it is appropriate to use physical intervention. In addition to this, delegates are trained how to use restraint techniques. It should be made clear that this is considered a last-resort and the Team Teach course aims to give candidates a tool kit of strategies and techniques they can use before force should ever be considered. Team Teach aims to actually REDUCE the overall need for restraint or use of force in schools – not to promote it.

Why does Axcis offer Team Teach training? 

We are often contacted by schools who require Team Teach trained staff. This is because in many SEND schools, it is an unfortunate reality that advanced behaviour management training, and very occasionally restraint training can be required. We want our staff to be able to do this in a consistent, safe manner as is reflected by the schools we work with. Team Teach can be an expensive course to attend (up to £200 for the two days depending on the provider). This can be prohibitive for teachers and teaching assistants due to the cost, but also the term-time days on which many training courses are run. At Axcis, we regularly offer the course at a hugely discounted price (we simply aim to cover the cost of the venue and training materials) and in school holidays. Training is usually run at our client schools, which can be a huge benefit to those who have worked there as they already know their way around (as well as how to get there!) It should be noted that once you receive Team Teach training, the certificate awarded is only valid for 2 years. After that you must undertake a refresher in order to continue using the techniques you learn.

Is this course right for me?

At Axcis, we pride ourselves on offering high quality, relevant training which will genuinely enhance your employment prospects. We run numerous Team Teach courses throughout the year as part of our candidate CPD programme. To be considered for a place, you should be registered with Axcis (or about to register) and want to work in a long-term supply position at a school where these techniques will be necessary.  This generally means you must have an interest in working with students who are likely to exhibit challenging or confrontational behaviour, potentially escalating to a need to physically intervene. Your consultant can advise you on whether they feel the course will benefit you or not if you are not sure whether it’s right for your own personal CPD pathway.

 

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Candidate registration day – Jobs in Sutton

Are you based in the Sutton area and looking for a career in special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)? Axcis are holding a special candidate registration event in Sutton on Tuesday 27th November – find out more and book your place here! 

Register with Axcis and become connected to a range of specialist and mainstream schools in your area for work.

Register with Axcis and become connected to a range of specialist and mainstream schools in your area for work.

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday 27th November 2018

Time: 9am – 5pm

Location: Sutton JCP, Carew House, Railway Approach, Wallington SM6 0DX

How to book a place: Email Blake Simpson, or call him on 020 7580 2956

 

What does Blake look for in the staff he recruits?

Blake needs staff with a great attitude and willingness to learn. Of course, if you have existing skills, qualifications and knowledge related to special educational needs and disabilities, then this is a bonus. However, Axcis can also provide support and training for those who are passionate about SEND and want to work in the sector. Get in touch with Blake if you’d like to discuss your suitability for his roles before registering with Axcis.

How should I prepare for my registration meeting?

If you are not already registered on our website, it is extremely helpful to do this prior to your meeting, as it will save you a lot of time and form-filling on the day. You’ll also need to bring some documentation (such as qualifications and ID) with you – we will confirm exactly what you need once you have booked your interview slot – please make sure you bring all paperwork as required as this will help to complete your registration more quickly and efficiently.

Can I bring a friend to register too?

Yes! We’d love for you to bring a friend! Axcis are always on the lookout for new staff, and we even offer a generous referral bonus for introducing a friend, so if you know anyone else who would be interested in working with us, feel free to bring them along to your meeting, or tell them to get in touch to find out more (but make sure they tell us you referred them!)

Candidate Registration Day – Warrington Jobs with Axcis

Are you based in the Warrington area and looking for a job in special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)? Axcis are holding a special candidate registration event on the 20th November – find out more and book your place here! 

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday 20th November 2018

Time: 9am – 5pm

Location: Starbucks Coffee, Unit 2 Apollo Park, Warrington, WA5 7YA

How to book a place: Email Charlotte in our Liverpool office, or call her on: 0151 448 2810

What do Axcis look for in the staff they recruit?

At Axcis, we need staff with a great attitude and willingness to learn. Of course, if you have existing skills, qualifications and knowledge related to special educational needs and disabilities, then this is a bonus. However, Axcis can also provide support and training for those who are passionate about SEND and want to work in the sector. If you’re not sure if you are suitable or not, feel free to give your local Axcis office a call for a quick chat – our consultants are very experienced and will be happy to advise you.

How should I prepare for my registration meeting?

If you are not already registered on our website, it is extremely helpful to do this prior to your meeting, as it will save you a lot of time and form-filling on the day. You’ll also need to bring some documentation (such as qualifications and ID) with you – we will confirm exactly what you need once you have booked your interview slot – please make sure you bring all paperwork as required as this will help to complete your registration more quickly and efficiently.

Can I bring a friend to register too?

Yes! We’d love for you to bring a friend! Axcis are always on the lookout for new staff, and we even offer a generous referral bonus for introducing a friend, so if you know anyone else who would be interested in working with us, feel free to bring them along to your meeting, or tell them to get in touch to find out more (but make sure they tell us you referred them!)

New app can help you get to the root of challenging behaviour (guest post)

Graham Chatterley is a regular guest blogger for Axcis. As a school leader in an SEMH setting, he knows all about how “challenging” behaviour can be a mask for other SEND needs. His new app aims to help other professionals to identify the roots of challenging behaviours and ultimately assist us in providing the best possible support. Read more about it here.

The origin of the ROASA App and why I hope it will make a difference

Graham Chatterley can now add app developer to his CV!

I do quite a lot of courses and a lot of outreach work. Many of the questions I get about challenging pupil behaviour is related to not being sure what is at the root of it. Very skilled staff who understand that behaviour is a form of communication and who know their children really well are saying things like, ‘they could feel something is wrong but don’t know what it is’ or ‘they have a diagnosis for this but it’s more than just that’. They take 1 step forward and 2 steps back and they know something is driving the behaviour but can’t identify it.

 

To put a number on it, in the year before last, 2700 children were permanently excluded from mainstream schools and roughly 150,000 children were given fixed term exclusions for aggressive behaviour to staff or pupils.

 

Currently, the most common reason for a child to be excluded from mainstream school is “persistent disruption”. I am confident this is a work avoidance technique linked to fear of failure – but that is not what this blog is about. The 2nd reason is “physical aggression” and 3rd is “verbal aggression”. If we combined physical and verbal and just made it aggression it would jump to the top. In all the schools in the country; aggression is the most common reason for exclusions. To put a number on it, in the year before last, 2700 children were permanently excluded from mainstream schools and roughly 150,000 children were given fixed term exclusions for aggressive behaviour to staff or pupils.

 

In special schools it’s even worse, aggression makes up a third of permanent exclusions and just under half of fixed term exclusions. This is a lot of aggression from a lot of children!

 

In an age where ‘behaviour as a communication’ is claimed to be understood, why is aggression still the fastest way out of the door and why do so many aggressive children leave education to become aggressive adults who end up in the criminal justice system?

 

Children often come to my setting with a diagnosis of complex needs. This is usually either because they have a mixture of needs, they haven’t engaged in testing or the people doing the diagnosing just don’t know. Whatever the reason, it puts me in a position where I have the behaviours and the difficulties but I don’t have the why.

 

Often, I have a child’s EHC plan in front of me but I can sense something deeper and I know something has happened to that child. I end up trawling through paperwork looking for clues with very little point of reference. Frequently, this is because the records and information only start from when the problematic behaviour starts. The file doesn’t have the important information I need to complete the picture, it doesn’t have the jigsaw pieces I need to repair what has happened to the young person, or to identify what is driving their aggression. I am trying to answer questions like; Why does this child feel unsafe? Why can’t they trust? Why is their self- esteem so low?

 

I might not have an answer though, I might not have paperwork that tells me what happened early in this child’s life and has left them with these difficulties; these aggressive reactions to even the most mildly challenging situation. If I don’t have this information do I assume it didn’t happen? Or do I make an educated guess?

 

This got me thinking – What if there was something that could help this guessing process?

 

I have spent many years working on emotional literacy with children and linking feelings to behaviours. The importance of identifying early signs of distress and how important that is to managing aggressive behaviour. It is vital, but at school we want to do more than just manage it, and the people I am doing outreach work with also want to do more than just manage it, but the only way to do that is by getting to the root cause. By finding out what has happened to cause the feeling; and I don’t mean the trigger there and then. I mean what has happened in that child’s life to cause the difficulties; the low self-esteem, the lack of trust, the dysregulation, the poor social skills and anxiety that drives the behaviour?

 

We can teach children self-control and how to manage their behaviours or we can distract and insulate them from challenging situations but if we don’t help them understand why they are that way; why they are different and how to accept that, then how is the child ever really going to be happy and able to cope in the real world after education? We have to change that child’s internal working model – and to do that we need to know what created it.

 

Then I had my moment! The missing piece that I needed. It came in the form of some Neuroscience training delivered by the fantastic Lisa Wisher. She talked about brain development and growth and how early life experience – before memories even form – shapes so much of the person we become. It was so relevant to our children and it was clear that the reason I couldn’t answer my questions was because I didn’t have all the pieces. I’m not going to lie, it sent me down a rabbit hole because I knew I needed to know more. I read lots of books and the more I learned the more questions I was left with. Then I stumbled across a book called ‘Healing Developmental Trauma’ by Dr Lawrence Hiller. It was really heavy going – I’m a teacher not a Psychologist! I had to read it a few times to get my head around it (I say read, I had it on audiobook so I listened to it 3 or 4 times!). Although it was talking about adults, it was discussing how adverse experiences led to personality traits, coping strategies and behaviours. And how, by using these outcomes you could signpost to the root of the aggression.

 

I thought to myself that if I could adapt and use this methodology, I could have a pretty good guess at identifying the experiences of the children I work with. Not only could I fill in the gaps and answer some of the questions I had, but I was in a position to intervene earlier in the children’s lives and have more impact than any therapist working with them later on an adult could. The adults in the book had already had the trouble with police, or addiction, or broken relationships. The Neuroaffective Relational Model (NARM) used in that book became part of my pastoral approach in school. I devised a table that had the 5 types of early trauma or parenting style that could affect the children’s behaviours. It had the personalities and behaviours you would expect if the child had certain experiences and what feelings those children were hiding underneath the coping strategies they adopted. It was a very useful tool for me but it was difficult to explain to others.

 

I felt I was on the right lines but needed something more user-friendly that would not require me doing extra training with staff to help them understand the model. So I put together a spider web of questions about a child’s personality and how they respond to situations, each question and answer leading to a different question until I eventually ended up signposted to one of NARMs 5 traumas. I took my sheet of A2 paper to my Headteacher who thought I was on to something.

 

The question for me was could I get the sheet of A2 to work as a computer programme? In my head I could see an app but I had no idea how or the skills to create it. I also had to incorporate other root causes because aggressive behaviour isn’t always because of early trauma.

 

I got help, and I ironed out the issues, and I am very proud to say that I now have a working app that I hope will support teachers and SENCOs in finding the root of a child’s aggression. The Roots of Aggression Signposting App has taken me 3 years to get right. I’m not trying to diagnose, I just want to give staff an idea of where to start looking, because for any professional faced with aggression it is so easy to see the behaviour when really, we need to see the child. We need to approach the situation with empathy and we gain empathy through understanding.

 

Knowledge is the most powerful tool in a teachers toolbox and if we know the “why” of aggressive behaviour, we don’t see a child misbehaving, we see a child in distress. And we approach a child in distress with a completely different mindset regardless of the aggression. That mindset will replace what has been lost for that child and relationships can be built – and one significant adult relationship can change everything for a child in distress.

 

That is the rationale behind the ROASA App – the idea is that after answering between 4 and 20 questions, you reach 1 of 10 suggestions as to where to find the reason that child is behaving aggressively. What you do with the knowledge is then down to you!

Where can you download it?

The app is currently only available for Android devices but Graham hopes to have a version available on the Apple App Store soon – so watch this space!

 

Download Android App

 

We would love to hear feedback from any professionals who try this ground breaking new app, so if you are working with children who exhibit aggressive behaviour, maybe you can give it a go and let us know how you get on?

 

Looking for a SEND teaching or support job? Or perhaps you need to recruit school staff? Take a look at Axcis Education, the SEND recruitment specialist.

Candidate Registration Day – Wigan Jobs with Axcis

Are you based in the Wigan area and looking for a job in special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)? Axcis are holding a special candidate registration event on the 19th November – find out more and book your place here! 

Event Details:

Find your next SEND job with Axcis

Date: Monday 19th November 2018

Time: 10am – 2pm

Location: Jobcentre Plus71 King St, Wigan WN1 1EA

How to book a place: Email Jennifer in our Liverpool office, or call her on: 0151 448 2810

What do Axcis look for in the staff they recruit?

At Axcis, we need staff with a great attitude and willingness to learn. Of course, if you have existing skills, qualifications and knowledge related to special educational needs and disabilities, then this is a bonus. However, Axcis can also provide support and training for those who are passionate about SEND and want to work in the sector. If you’re not sure if you are suitable or not, feel free to give your local Axcis office a call for a quick chat – our consultants are very experienced and will be happy to advise you.

How should I prepare for my registration meeting?

If you are not already registered on our website, it is extremely helpful to do this prior to your meeting, as it will save you a lot of time and form-filling on the day. You’ll also need to bring some documentation (such as qualifications and ID) with you – we will confirm exactly what you need once you have booked your interview slot – please make sure you bring all paperwork as required as this will help to complete your registration more quickly and efficiently.

Can I bring a friend to register too?

Yes! We’d love for you to bring a friend! Axcis are always on the lookout for new staff, and we even offer a generous referral bonus for introducing a friend, so if you know anyone else who would be interested in working with us, feel free to bring them along to your meeting, or tell them to get in touch to find out more (but make sure they tell us you referred them!)

SEND News Update: nasen secure funding to provide significant support on SEND to early years settings and local authorities

Our partners at nasen have announced this week that they have secured funding to provide significant support on SEND to early years settings and local authorities. We are pleased to share more about this story here on the Axcis blog.

 

Axcis are proud partners with nasen – the National Association of Special Educational Needs

nasen is to receive £1.4 million from the Department for Education as part of their recent success in a bid to improve access and inclusion in early years.

 

The funding will form part of two projects; a significant training programme for early years setting managers, and an accredited SENCO award aimed at local authority employees, both of which will run until March 2020.

 

Working alongside a number of partners, including Council for Disabled Children, ICAN, The Communications Trust, Contact, Achievement for All and Liverpool School Improvement, the exciting new projects will look to support education professionals nationwide working within SEND.

 

Initially, the training programme for early years setting managers will be available in the North West, Yorkshire and Humberside, East Midlands, West Midlands, North East and will look to train 672 setting managers in total.

 

The training offer will consist of one full day which will look at a whole setting approach to SEND and developing managers’ understanding of responding to speech language and communication needs. It will also seek to share learning across all five regions. Candidates will then choose from five other specialist SEND strands for further training opportunities.

 

The SENCO award will be led by the Liverpool School Improvement Service, and will look to recruit 23 local authority employees, on an in-depth training course that will equip them to go on to support other education professionals working in SEND. This award will be available nationally.

 

Both projects will link strategically with the work of the government’s SEND workforce development programme being delivered by the Whole School SEND consortium, which is also hosted by nasen.

 

Talking more about the projects, Dr Adam Boddison, nasen’s Chief Executive said:

 

Here at nasen, we are committed to providing the most effective and relevant support to those working with children and young people with SEND.

 

For over 25 years, nasen has been committed to supporting a skilled and knowledgeable workforce. This project will enable nasen to lead the way in providing crucial support and professional development to those working in early years settings to identify and support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)”.

 

Our knowledge and expertise over the years has enabled us to support thousands of SEND professionals from a range of sectors, and now we are delighted to be working even more closely together with a number of key organisations to resource these projects.

 

Looking for a SEND teaching or support job? Or perhaps you need to recruit school staff? Take a look at Axcis Education, the SEND recruitment specialist.

Introducing…. Axcis Andy’s New Lion Friend

At the start of term, Axcis Andy made a new friend, but we had a problem – he didn’t have a name! We asked schools to help us to come up with a great name for him. Find out here who has won, and what name has been selected.

The Competition

We provided schools with some worksheets which they could download and print out for their classes to do. There was a choice between a drawing or a story activity. Lots of students took part, and we received some lovely entries which accompanied some brilliant name suggestions. A few are listed below:

 

  • Graham
  • Prince
  • Corey
  • Manfred
  • Freddy
  • Zoey
  • Ratooli
  • Jade
  • Simba
  • Narla
  • Smith
  • Simba
  • Fluffy
  • Vladimir
  • Ana
  • Big King
  • Alex
  • Miguel
  • Axel
  • Wizz
  • King
  • Angie
  • Jaydan the fat lion
  • Lionel
  • Flame
  • Megan
  • Jack
  • Harry King
  • Jack
  • Leo
  • Seb

And the winning name is… Lionel!

Proud winner of our Name the Lion competition, Annushka (left) receiving the prize on behalf of Strathmore school, and her consultant, Nicola, right.

It was very difficult to select a name from all of those suggested, but one in particular stood out to us… and that name was… Lionel. The staff and students at Strathmore School are thrilled that their suggestion was chosen as the winner. Nicola, their Axcis consultant went along to the school to present them with their shopping voucher, certificate and fluffy lion toy!

Looking for a SEND teaching or support job? Or perhaps you need to recruit school staff? Take a look at Axcis Education, the SEND recruitment specialist.

Bullying – An Emotional Issue, by Dr. Emily Lovegrove, AKA “The Bullying Doctor” (Guest Blog)

Dr Emily Lovegrove (BSc. PhD), AKA “The Bullying Doctor” is a psychologist who specialises in developing successful anti-bullying strategies. She is a popular speaker and trainer in this area, as well as being the author of ‘Help! I’m being bullied’. She has very kindly provided this guest blog for Axcis to help spread awareness and understanding of the issue.

 

Anti-bullying week brings sharply into focus just how anxious we all are about bullying and how much of it goes on. We see it daily on TV where politicians bluster and strut, and we see it on programmes that are set up to deliberately humiliate in the name of humour.

 

Being aggressive is part of what makes us human – we fight for resources to make sure our children have the best start possible in life. And if we are helping children who are in any way different and have extra needs, you will know how very hard this is.

 

The difficulty is that some folk are way, way more aggressive than others and love the power it brings… They learn early on that putting others down – physically or psychologically – gives them that sense of power, regardless of the distress it causes others.

 

Those who are the recipients learn early on that their needs are not important and that there is no point in trying to fight back. In settings where there is particular emphasis on compliance in order to ‘fit in’, there is even less sense in the child that their personal needs are important. It may well help them to fit in but sadly it often also makes them particularly vulnerable to bullying.

 

As adults we were probably taught one of three main strategies for bullying – to ignore it, to fight back, or to tell someone. Unfortunately, these are all LOGICAL processes that require smart thinking and high self-confidence. But when we’re bullied – or even just feel bullied – we feel EMOTIONAL and our biological stress processes instantly kick in.

 

Feeling threatened sets off a whole train of those biological responses! Oxygen is diverted from its biggest user, the brain, towards muscles that make flight (running away), fight (standing your ground) or freeze (literally frozen to the spot) possible. We are quite literally unable to think logically at this point!!

 

This stress reaction also means we’re actually physically unable to ignore bullying (breathing becomes shallow, heart rate speeds up, digestion slows down). In this case the best thing to help is to learn to take a couple of very deep breaths to allow more energy to the brain. NOW you might be able to utilise that logical strategy of ignoring…

 

Learning to feel the power of breathing deeply is something to practice so it’s not just an added stress to try to learn when feeling bullied! Teaching children to breathe in a colour that makes them feel braver can be very effective. Also, it’s good to explain the concept of being rooted into the ground. Explain that trees with shallow roots will blow over in a storm (being bullied) but a tree with deep, spreading roots will just sway a bit! The might lose the odd branch but that will grow again! Drawing pictures of this is a useful class or individual activity.

 

What about fighting back – physically or verbally? I know this can result in stopping bullies in their tracks so that they leave you alone. But they’ll simply find someone else which is not a good thing. Encouraging children about what might make another child (or adult) bully rather than behave kindly is always worth doing. Some children live lives that are fraught with danger at home and lack those essentials of love and care that grow a decent human being. A little understanding of the stressors of others can go a long way to stopping bullying from escalating.

 

And finally, what about just telling someone? This too is fraught with difficulties. Children absolutely do need to be able to tell someone. But what they fear is how we, as adults, deal with that information. Do we listen and ask how we might help? Or do we charge in, all guns blazing, regardless of their wishes? What about parents who threaten the perpetrator (who then ridicules the bullied child to his/her mates)? Or the teacher who blames the whole class and insists that everyone miss playtime… (now the whole class is likely to side with the bully). Telling somebody else about bullying is definitely a good strategy but never forget it is also a risky strategy.

 

What all children need, and so few get, is a sense that whoever they are is much loved and respected by both families and teachers. Most teachers tell me there are days when their patience is sorely tried and they find it hard to like certain individuals or classes (they forget homework, sports kit, try our patience with exquisite finesse)! As teachers it’s often tempting to let a class know exactly how difficult they’re being to teach! But replacing that with positive thoughts and verbalising them “You are such a brilliant person / class! I always look forward to my sessions with you!” will not only do wonders for our personal sense of efficacy, it will do wonders for their self-confidence!

 

What we know is that children who feel good about themselves are more confident. Children who are more confident are better able to recognise when they’re being bullied. They’re more able to ignore the irritating things that happen in a group setting. And they are much more likely to come and tell us when the bullying is not something they can deal with.

 

It’s easy sometimes to think that the important bits of teaching are making sure they do well academically. Indeed, parents and rigid school curricula makes this extremely hard to ignore! But remarkably soon they will leave school. Letting them know that you believe in them just as they are, and helping them to understand and cope with bullying in positive ways may well be the most important thing you ever do for them.

Dr Emily Lovegrove, psychologist.

www.thebullyingdoctor.com

Trainer, Speaker, Researcher, Author (‘Help! I’m being bullied’, 2005. New edition in preparation).

Sessions for teachers, parents and pupils.

Individual and small group sessions

 

Looking for a SEND teaching or support job? Or perhaps you need to recruit school staff? Take a look at Axcis Education, the SEND recruitment specialist.

 

 

Book January staff with Axcis and be in with a chance of winning a £250 voucher for your school

When you call us to confirm a new staff booking for January, your name will go into a draw to win a £250 shopping voucher for your school – here’s how it works:

 

  1. Call us with your SEND vacancies today!

    Call your consultant and give them the details of your January staffing needs

  2. They will work hard to find you the best possible candidates for your role(s)
  3. Once you select the staff member(s) you’d like to book, simply let your consultant know
  4. When the booking is confirmed, and the candidate has started in their role, your name will go into our prize draw for a chance to win a £250 shopping voucher for your school or alternative provision.
  5. For each new member of staff booked, your name will go into the draw – so if you book 3 new staff members via Axcis, you will have 3 chances of winning this fantatic prize.

The small print

  • Bookings must be made between the 12th November 2018 and 11th January 2019 to be included in this draw
  • Existing bookings which roll over to the new calendar year will not be counted (this includes replacement staff requested for existing bookings)
  • This offer is not open to Axcis employees or affiliates

Why work with Axcis?

Axcis is the leading supplier of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) staff in England and Wales. We recruit special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) staff for mainstream schools and alternative provisions across England and Wales and offer recruitment solutions for short-term, long-term and permanent vacancies. Working with the broadest range of positions, our candidates include teachers, teaching assistants, therapists and school leaders.

 

Established in 2001, our head office is in London’s West End. We have since grown in-line with increasing demand from schools for the quality, specialist service we are able to provide. We have offices across the UK and continue to expand as more schools hear about us and express a desire to make use of our unique service. Many of our experienced team of consultants are ex-teachers or members of school support staff, so have on-the-ground knowledge of the sector. As a result, we are able to provide a recruitment package which reflects this in-depth understanding of what schools are looking for in the staff they recruit.

 

If you’d like to see what others say about working with Axcis, why not check out our testimonials page?

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