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Social, Emotional and Mental Health - Thinking Emotions and Feelings

Using Therapeutic Play Approaches to Support SEMH Children
Wednesday 5th February 2020, 09:00-15:30 - All centrally run full day courses include a buffet lunch

Who is it for:

SENCos,Teachers, Mentors, Teaching Assistants.

Areas Covered:

The course will incorporate a mixture of theory and practical strategies:


  • The stages of developmental playincluding:

-      How this can support progress and learning forchildren with social and emotionaldifficulties.

-      How this can be affected by adverse childhoodexperiences.

  • The endless benefits of playincluding:

-      Building ofresilience.

-      Self-awareness.

-      Emotionalregulation.

-      Building connections withothers.

  • Improving social understanding


  • How play can be incorporated in to a range of school practices including:

        - Individual and small groupplay.

        -  Whole class and whole school levelapproaches.

        - Opportunities to explore resources and learn throughplay.

        - Ideas for a playtoolkit.


Course Outcomes:

  • Participants will develop knowledge and understanding of theories related toplay.
  • Participants will develop awareness of how play can help and support children in their learning, social understanding and in managing their emotions
  • Participants will explore resources and participate in arange of play activities.


Dates: 05 February 2020. 

Alternatively, this course can be delivered in your school/setting. Please discuss this with your SEMH link teacher or email sophie.maltby@leicester.gov.uk

Duration: Full Day 09:00 – 15:30

Fee: £150 per delegate.  All centrally run full day courses include a buffet lunch

 Location: New Parks House


Course details:

Reference: SPCLCOUR2453
Date: Wednesday 5th February 2020
Time: 09:00-15:30 - All centrally run full day courses include a buffet lunch
Cost: £150 per delegate (Leicester Maintained Schools)
£150 per delegate (All Other Schools - Non-Maintained)
Location: Evington Valley Primary School
5 Evington Valley Rd, Leicester LE5 5LL
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