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This course aims to support staff in schools in using an integrated model of supervision. It introduces strategies and tools to use when supervising staff who are working with vulnerable children who at are risk of harm and may need support.

Who is How to supervise: Using an integrated model of supervision in schools aimed at?

Staff in Schools

Course Length

3 days

Learning Outcomes

Participants will have an opportunity to:-

  • Consider why effective supervision is important in keeping children safe from harm through professionally curious practice and supporting staff wellbeing o How does supervision safeguard children and young people?  How does it support staff well-being?
  • Consider how to integrate supervision within the school’s existing policies, processes and procedures
  • How to support a supervision culture o Understanding that supervision is a theory (knowledge base) and a practice (skills acquisition) Identifying what support is needed to overcome barriers
  • How to Supervise - Consider what good supervision practice looks like through an understanding of an integrated model and its application in a group setting
  • Develop skills in using the reflective supervision cycle
  • Develop an understanding of the emotional impact of safeguarding children and young people in complex environments and building this into the supervision process
  • Consider the impact of anxiety on critical thinking and decision making and the positive role that supervision can play in developing resilience within the system.
  • Use practical tools (the Discrepancy Matrix) to support staff in their decision making
  • How can we make supervision work in this school? 
  • Understand the importance of record keeping, including recording supervision discussions, and consider the systems that need to be in place to achieve this.

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