"One of the most interesting courses I’ve ever participated in. Real Life, Real Issues"

Schools Programme

What's it all about?

Our Schools Programme gives each member on demand access to all of our online courses, member discussions and module resources. 

The Programme consists of:

  • Emotional & Mental Health Fitness
  • Eatwise Nutrition
  • Food for Thought Nutrition
  • Internet Safety & Cyberbullying Prevention
  • Bullying Prevention: Cultivating Friendship and Inclusion
  • Bonus Introductory module on Restorative Practice (an invaluable tool for conflict resolution and restoring relationships) 

All courses have been approved by the DES for our Summer Course Programme.

Our Schools Programme is suitable for all staff – Principals, Vice-Principals, Teachers, NQTs, HSCLs, SNAs, Secretaries, Admin Staff, Caretakers, Boards of Management –  we believe in building inclusive and supportive school communities.  

Sign up as an individual or get your whole school/organisation on board.  €12 a month or €120 for 12 months (2 months free).  Every Member of our Schools Programme can avail of one or more of our EPV Approved Online Summer Courses for a special member price of €50.  Please contact us if you need to arrange payment for a group. 

Our content is interesting, practical, interactive and visually pleasing, and can be accessed via mobile technology.

Our ethos is unique because we look to support and enable the adult learner, as well as focusing on children.  We believe personal development should complement professional development.

Participate in engaging discussions with your peers in other schools. Each module discussion promotes the exchange of strategies, ideas, experience and support.  Feedback from Summer Course participants consistently mentioned how insightful and supportive the discussions are.

Our content will inform and encourage reflection in relation to school policies, flags, roles and other initiatives. Examples provided from past participants include Healthy Eating Policy, Health Promoting Role in Health Promoting School, School Code of Behaviour, Acceptable Use Policy (ICT), Anti-Bullying Policy, Green Schools Committee, Green Schools, Active School Flag and Mental Health Flag/Amber Flag.

Your learning will complement the SPHE curriculum and provide ideas for use throughout the curriculum.  Your learning will also inform SSE and encourage a school wide approach to each topic with links to the wider community.

Resources provided consist of games, videos, music, art, posters, lesson plan ideas, guidelines for curriculum use, SSE tools, classroom/personal tools, online further reading links and book lists.  All resources are all easy to access and save.  Resources are suitable for school or home, as well as for sharing with parents or informing parent’s evenings.

Your learning can be used for Croke Park hours (you need to organise this with your school).  Certificate of Completion Provided.

One of the most interesting Courses I’ve ever participated in. Real Life, Real Issues‘.  Siobhan, Summer Course 2017.

This was the best CPD course I have done to date. The information was so practical and beneficial to the whole school community. Sometimes the welfare of teachers is left to the side but this course keeps referring back to the health of the individual person too and I loved that‘.  Olivia, Summer Course 2017.

Full Course Information

Emotional & Mental Health Fitness for Well-being in the Classroom

Learn how to teach about good mental and emotional health in a way that children can relate to and understand.  You and the children will learn why it is important to look after emotional and mental fitness, what feelings are and what they mean how to be assertive and confident and finally, how to cope with life’s difficulties. Mindfulness tools are built into the course and can be used very effectively both in the classroom and personally.  This course combines enjoyable activities with games, music, art and videos providing you with lots of interactive tools to use in the classroom.

A teacher’s needs and well-being are paramount to the quality of teaching in the classroom.  If the teacher can learn strategies to improve personal emotional and mental health fitness and implement the additional strategies for children, improved teaching and learning will be experienced by all.  The goal of a mentally fit classroom can be achieved if children have a better awareness of mental well-being and are given skills to improve resilience, moderate feelings, increase assertiveness, confidence and practice mindfulness. The course aims to achieve this goal and in turn, lead to better quality teaching and learning.

Overall Course Aims:

This course aims to give an understanding of why emotional and mental health fitness is important.   Learn a new range of tools which can be used personally and implemented in the classroom.  Use the skills gained to complement the SPHE curriculum. Explore how to engage children in an interactive way to learn about their mental well-being. Develop creative skills that nurture emotional and mental health fitness.  Learn about resilience and its importance in lifelong coping skills. Discover how to encourage children to moderate their feelings, e.g. anger, fear.  Learn how to develop assertiveness skills in children in a positive manner. Find out how to help children identify their support networks and how to access and augment them. Learn to provide children with some tools to cope with bullying and cyber bullying. Familiarise yourself with mindfulness and how to implement it into the classroom and everyday life.  Ultimately become a more effective classroom teacher and support your class in becoming more effective learners.

Module Learning Outcomes: 

Module 1 Introduction – What is Emotional and Mental Health Fitness?  

Why is it important?

Why start at a young age?

Importance and relevance of teacher’s role in good mental health development.

Building resilience.

Difference for boys and girls.

Identify the qualities of a mentally fit person.

Practical application in the classroom.

Module 2 Feelings – Introduction to Feelings

Building knowledge of range of emotions & how they interact.

Mental well-being versus mental problems or issues.

Learn why it is important to be able to name feelings.

Stress: How to recognise it, its effect on us and how to deal with it.

Module 3 Communication

Good clear communication.

Understanding passive, aggressive and assertive communication styles.

Learning good communication skills.

Challenges to being assertive.

Managing anger (personally and in the classroom).

Learn how to stay calm.  

Module 4 – Coping skills

Positive and negative self-talk.

Using creativity to manage and express emotions.

Physical fitness to help mental fitness.

How to cope well with teasing and bullying.

Strategies to cope with cyber bullying.

Support networks.

Building a personal toolbox – music, writing, art, friends, family, games, etc.

 Module 5 Mindfulness & Conclusion

Why mindfulness? Introduction to its benefits and relevance to everyday life.

Learn mindfulness skills to teach and use in the classroom.

Accumulating positive experiences in the long term.

Knowing when to get help and where to go. Recap and conclude.

The Mental Health Fitness course has been one of the most enjoyable and useful courses I have completed.  It recognises and addresses the importance of mental health for both children and educators alike.  The course provides teachers with a wealth of extra reading material and resources to help make our classrooms a safe place for children to encounter a wide range of emotions and practice strategies for dealing with the emotions that life throws up on a daily basis‘.  Colette

The course was so worthwhile and so beneficial to me as a teacher and as a parent . It engaged me straight away and held my attention from the start. I felt that it was very well thought out and delivered and I didn’t feel like I was doing a course at all but rather that I was gaining so much personally‘. Deirdre

This was the best CPD course I have done to date. The information was so practical and beneficial to the whole school community. Sometimes the welfare of teachers is left to the side but this course keeps referring back to the health of the individual person too and I loved that‘. Sarah

Eatwise

Learn how to teach about nutrition in a way that children can relate to and understand. Throughout this course, you will learn why nutrition is so important and how good nutrition enhances our lives.  You will be provided with imaginative, creative ways to promote and support nutrition and health, involving games, ICT, real world examples, real life practical recipes and tools. These tools will challenge children to reflect and think about what they eat. Allowances and awareness will be made of special needs, special dietary needs and cultural needs. You will be encouraged to look towards your own health and nutrition and ideally involve the whole school in this consciousness.

Overall Course Aims:

Discover the simple facts of how a good, balanced diet can benefit and enhance both the teacher’s life and that of the children. Learn how to integrate healthy eating information into SPHE lessons. The course will provide engaging and creative ways to demonstrate and understand nutrition.

Explore how to give children the opportunity to learn how they can make their own choices in nutrition, boosting their energy, concentration, growth, development and mood.

Research indicates that children’s’ nutrition has deteriorated dramatically in one generation; a key aim is to rebalance that decline starting in school.

Module Learning Outcomes:

 Module 1

Understand the main food groups needed for optimal child growth and development.

Practical guides for individual portion control.

Understand a balanced diet that incorporates variety and the effect of hydration on well-being and behaviour.

Examples of good hydration methods to apply to the classroom.

Demonstrate simple healthy meal plate.

Module 2

Know the difference between products and produce.

Why the 5 a day rule applies.

Explore the ‘eat a rainbow’ concept.

Understand and demonstrate food pyramids and what should be on a balanced plate of food.

Learn to efficiently read and interpret a food label and bring this skill to a child’s level.

Module 3

Identify the main conditions that children are diagnosed with and how they relate to learning abilities.

Identify the effects of particular foods.

Knowledge and understanding of special diets.

Understanding and identification of inflammatory foods and their attributes.

Good mood food, how food relates to energy and concentration and how to make healthy food swaps.

Learn about mindful eating and how to bring it to the classroom.

Module 4

Identify what influences food choices.

Nutritionally assess food choices found in the classroom in an inclusive and supportive way. Understanding of branding terminology e.g. low fat, sugar-free.

Debunking myths about healthy eating.

Demonstration of affordable healthy food options, simple recipes, tasty food.

Module 5

Teach a range of ways to involve the class in their food choices.

Simple games to demonstrate a healthy food plate/lunchbox.

Practical, interactive methods to understand the food groups.

Ways children can work in groups to make healthy choices.

Guide to assess the individual needs of a class and involve children that might have an issue with food.

This course is invaluable and is sure to help children in every area of the curriculum‘. Aine

A fantastic course. It has really benefitted me and without a doubt my students. I would highly recommend this course‘.  Eimear

‘Excellent course on teaching nutrtion to children. Really well thought out and delivered. Great resources provided for teaching lessons in the classroom’.  Sinead

Food for Thought

This nutrition course will demonstrate the consequences of food choices on concentration, behaviour and medical conditions.  Gain an understanding of Autism, Aspergers, ADD, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Coeliac disease, Asthma, Eczema, Psoriasis and Allergies.  Learn the links with nutrition for each condition.  Explore nutrition and brain development in school children.How can better nutrition lead to improved academic success in class?

You will be provided with imaginative, creative ways to promote and support nutrition and health, involving games, ICT, real world examples, real life practical recipes and tools. These tools will challenge children to reflect and think about what they eat and how their choices affect them. Allowances and awareness will be made of special needs, special dietary needs and cultural needs. You will be encouraged look to your own health and nutrition and ideally involve the whole school in this consciousness.

Overall Course Aims:

Learn how to help children recognise how their food choices are affecting their concentration, attention, behaviour, memory and growth. Gain knowledge of the main medical conditions that affect concentration and behaviour; Autism, Aspergers, ADD, ADHD, Dyspraxia and Dyslexia.  Learn about nutrition for children with atopic conditions – asthma, eczema, psoriasis and allergies. Understand how Coeliac disease affects children – memory, concentration, growth.

Learn tools to encourage better choices for children with additional support for anxious children. Acquire an understanding of how food choices have good and bad impact on concentration, attention, behaviour, memory and growth.

Develop awareness of how nutrition affects concentration. Explore classroom displays and focus on top 10 charts, good and bad. Learn about nutrition and brain development. How can better nutrition lead to improved academic success in your class?

Explore and learn how to teach the connection between sleep, stress and brain function.  You will be given interactive methods to introduce brain food to children in class.

Module Learning Outcomes:

Module 1

Create opportunities to help participants and children recognise how food choices affect concentration and behaviour.

Top 10 foods that boost concentration.

Top 10 foods that hinder concentration.

Demonstration charts for the classroom.

 

Module 2

Knowledge of the main medical conditions that affect concentration – Autism, Aspergers, ADD, ADHD, Dyspraxia and Dyslexia.

Explore and teach impact of good and bad food choices.

Strategies for encouraging new food choices with anxious children.

Understand how external stimuli e.g. chemicals, smells can impact behaviour.

Classroom tools.

 

Module 3

Knowledge of nutrition for children with atopic conditions – asthma, eczema, psoriasis and allergies.

Understand connection with digestive health.

Explore and teach impact of good and bad food choices.

Understand connection with poor concentration.

Classroom tools.

 

Module 4

Understanding Coeliac disease and how it affects memory, concentration, and growth.

Best diet practices, fresh foods versus gluten free products.

Understanding the adverse effects of too many gluten free products.

Understanding of need for a colourful diet.

Interactive and simple ways to implement learning into the classroom.

 

Module 5

Nutrition and brain development in school children.

How can better nutrition lead to improved academic success in the class?

Best nutrients for the brain and what foods you will find them in.

Food versus supplements. Which is better? Which is easier?

Becoming aware of the connection between sleep, stress and brain function.

Understanding foods for developmental stages of a child’s brain.

Interactive ways to introduce brain food to the classroom.

‘This was a very well structured, informative course. It has given me the knowledge and resources to be able to educate my class in on the importance of healthy food for the brain’.  Mary

‘An extremely interesting and informative course, both for the classroom as well as home-life too. This course is really well presented and full of brilliant ideas and resources to use with your class’. I would highly recommend this course.  Lucy

Internet Safety & Cyberbullying Prevention

Explore the theme of empathy, the role of the bystander and the importance of a positive school culture and climate.  Learn about key facts, statistics and research in relation to the way the internet and mobile technologies are utilised by children.  Inform yourself about the benefits and potential risks associated with technology.  Examine how schools and parents/guardians can collaborate to reduce associated risks.  Further explore strategies to shield children from inappropriate content online.

Overall Course Aims:

This course aims to furnish you with the knowledge to use social networks, apps and mobile devices safely in both personal and professional contexts.  Inform yourself about DES guidelines on best practice in relation to cyberbullying prevention and intervention.  Encourage a school-wide approach to internet safety and cyberbullying that can also harness input from the wider community.

Examine how to signpost your school to resources to raise awareness about internet safety and cyberbullying that can be accessed by parents/guardians and children.  Review and revise current practice in relation to internet safety and cyberbullying interventions.

Your course will complement the SPHE curriculum and encourage reflection in relation to the school Code of behaviour, Acceptable use policy (ICT) and Anti-bullying policy.  Your learning will inform SSE in the areas of SPHE, the school Code of Behaviour, the AUP and the school Anti-bullying policy.

You will be provided with practical materials to facilitate school-wide discussion and review of current practice.  The course will facilitate sharing of best practice as participants engage in the learning activities provided.

Module Learning Outcomes:

 Module 1 – Understanding the landscape of digital citizenship and the challenges children face online

 Understand why online safety for children is important.

Identify resources to raise awareness about maintaining a safe online presence.

Discuss key facts, statistics and research about children’s use of the internet and related technologies.

Appreciate the benefits and risks associated with the internet and other technologies.

Acquire practical tips to keep safe online for both professional and personal use.

Module 2 – Using Social Media and Search Engines Safely

Appreciate potential risks associated with the use of social media.

Scaffold children’s understanding of their digital footprint.

Assist children to make informed decisions about sharing information online.

Confidently support children in staying safe from online dangers.

Module 3 – Cyberbullying and Cyberharrassment

Define cyberbullying and cyberharrassment

Identify typical manifestations of cyberbullying and cyberharrassment

Understand the profile of potential targets

Empower children and support parents/guardians by advising on best practice guidelines

Module 4 – Selecting appropriate resources to deliver meaningful learning

Select resources that will help children to acquire the skills, attitudes, knowledge and behaviours that will help them to act in a safe and responsible manner when using digital technologies.

Utilise web-based resources to stimulate interest in the learning process and to support teacher productivity.

Implement and raise awareness of the school’s AUP, Anti-bullying and Code of Behaviour policies.

 Module 5 – School-wide awareness raising initiatives

Understand how to raise awareness about internet safety and cyberbullying

Develop a shared understanding of key teaching points, prevention measures and how to respond to incidents which may arise

Apply a five step process to the initiative

Appreciate the areas that complement anti-bullying awareness raising measures

Harness input from the wider community.

Use the module content to inform SSE.

‘The modules on this course, Internet Safety and Cyberbullying, were very informative with a lot of detail. I would highly recommend it to all teachers. I think many parents would also find it beneficial should it be made available to them’. Cristín

A fascinating course, which grabbed my attention from the get-go and had me pondering how to improve online safety in school (and at home) and how to prevent cyberbullying and deal with incidents effectively and to the benefit of the victims and the perpetrators’. Fiona

Bullying Prevention: Cultivating Friendship and Inclusion in School

This Bullying Prevention course is different.   As well as aiming to prevent bullying, this course promotes fostering a classroom/school climate of inclusion and friendship so that bullying behaviours will reduce.  Your learning will look at building children’s communication skills and empathy as an important aspect of bullying prevention.  We explore why bullies engage in bullying behaviour as this can be helpful for resolution and rebuilding relationships.

Discover how to empower bystanders – those who may witness incidents of bullying with a view to equipping them with the tools and confidence to take action.  The aim is to ensure children see bullying as the exception rather than the rule.  Restorative Practice is introduced as a powerful tool for conflict resolution and restoring relationships.

Overall Course Aims:

Foster your understanding about the prevalence of bullying in primary school.  Reflect on current classroom practice and inform yourself about DES guidelines on best practice in relation to preventing and intervening in relation to bullying.

Explore how to encourage a school-wide approach to bullying prevention and intervention.  Develop an insight into Restorative Practice with a view to possibly implementing this measure in your school.  Discover how to integrate drama, literacy, PE, Circle Time and ICT to promote friendship and inclusion in your classroom.  Learn to promote pro-social behaviour and to embed a respect for diversity.  Your learning will complement the SPHE curriculum and encourage reflection in relation to the school Code of behaviour, Acceptable use policy (ICT) and Anti-bullying policy.

Your course will inform SSE in the areas of SPHE, the school Code of Behaviour, the AUP and the school Anti-bullying policy.  Active and collaborative learning strategies will be promoted throughout the course. On a whole school level, participants will be guided to lead discussions about diversity and inclusion. The goal is to create a learning environment which is psychologically safe and to equip children to identify and widen their circle of friends.

Module Learning Outcomes:

 

Module 1 – Introduction – Understanding bullying in primary school

Know the DES definition of bullying

Identify different types of bullying

Recognise the prevalence of bullying in Irish schools

Name locations where bullying commonly occurs

Recognise common traits of victims and bullies

Discuss the effects of bullying – victim, bully, bystander

Understand factors that may contribute to bullying

Determine possible indicators that someone is being bullied

Know teacher roles and responsibilities

Access resources to raise awareness about the incidence and impact of bullying

Module 2 – Prevention and Intervention

Recall reasons why targets do not report bullying

Recognise the advantages of the school-wide approach

Appreciate the need to teach about Cyberbullying and homophobic bullying

Identify strategies for raising awareness about bullying

Employ appropriate prevention and early intervention measures

Module 3 – Promoting respectful relationships

Understand what a friendly and inclusive classroom looks like and how it can prevent bullying behaviours

Recognise the teacher’s role in modelling respect

Develop an appreciation of the importance of fostering positive relationships with parents/guardians

Employ appropriate strategies to promote positive teacher-children and peer to peer relationships

Support children to develop their self awareness and emotional literacy

Understand the need to establish a respect for difference in their class

Module 4 – Cultivating a friendly and inclusive classroom

Appreciate why it is important to actively cultivate a friendly and inclusive learning environment

Scaffold the development of supportive peer to peer relationships

Embed friendship and inclusion in classroom practice through the use of age appropriate drama activities, songs, stories and poems

Employ cooperative learning strategies to foster positive interactions and expand friendships

Encourage class to identify personal strengths and those of others, fostering good self-esteem

Teach age appropriate cooperative games to promote friendship and inclusion on the yard

Consider how the school community might support children by implementing a range of strategies that foster positive interactions on the yard

Module 5 – Teaching empathy and resilience

Define empathy

Select appropriate exercises to embed empathy in their classroom practice

Understand how Restorative Practice can help children to self-regulate and take responsibility for their actions

Communicate an appreciation of diversity

Highlight the importance of standing up for what is right

Scaffold learning about apologising and forgiveness

Promote kindness in their classrooms

Share useful tips for teaching empathy with parents and guardians

Recapitulation and consolidation of the course material

‘I found this course to be an excellent, thought provoking tool for preventing bullying in the classroom. It was full of practical advice and strategies for use in this area. I’d highly recommend it to my colleagues’.  Olivia

‘A fabulous course that addresses the ever growing problem of bullying in its many forms. It uses a positive approach that can be adapted for any class situation. Plenty of very useable resources for the school year’.  Tereasa

Restorative Practice

Restorative Practice Module from Connect RP

Michelle Stowe brings you an introductory module to Restorative Practice.  Restorative Practice, when dealing with conflict, moves us away from blame and frustration, and instead ignites a path towards connection, solutions and innovation. It develops our emotional intelligence, which is the most overall success factor in careers; empowering people to consciously choose their thoughts, feelings and response. Ultimately it is about connection – to the self and to others.

More info over @ Connect RP

What people are saying

Emotional and Mental Health Fitness for Well Being in the classroom is something that should be practiced on a daily basis in every classroom.  Having completed this course, you are guaranteed to acquire many useful strategies/techniques to promote positive well being in terms of coping mechanisms in both your own personal life and the lives of the pupils too.  I’d definitely recommend this course to everyone – informative, interactive, easy to follow and very enjoyable! 

Michael - Emotional & Mental Health Fitness

Excellent course both on a personal and professional level. Amazing strategies and techniques shared on this course to best equip one to avoid stress or to best cope with it. My toolbox of supports, my awareness of my support network, my ability to ‘use my words’ and my positive or sometimes neutral self-talk have empowered me to feel so much less stressed and ready for that which has the potential to cause stress. Imagine equipping our stressed students, even all our students with this positive approach to their own abilities to best manage their mental health.

Karen - Emotional & Mental Health Fitness

Simply, I have never enjoyed a course more than I have this year. The module material, lesson content, resources and links on Bullying Prevention: Friendship and Inclusion were of the highest quality. Due to the very realistic strategies and positive interventions, I feel that I am now better equipped to be more vigilant in detecting signs of bullying and how to deal with situations in a more constructive manner. I am also a huge believer in Restorative Practice and I thought that Michelle’s module was fantastic; extremely informative and practical. I will be talking a lot of what I have learned and I am excited to bring this new learning into my classroom in September.

Niamh - Bullying Prevention: Cultivating Friendship and Inclusion

I thoroughly enjoyed this course. I feel  better equipped and ready for any bullying issues that may arise this year. Invaluable resources that I will be sharing with the rest of the staff in a few days!  Couldn’t recommend it highly enough.  

Maura - Bullying Prevention Cultivating Friendship and Inclusion

Couldn’t praise this course enough. Easy to follow, interactive, engaging, great ideas and very useful information to take back to the classroom. Really enjoyed this online.

Karen - Eatwise

The Eatwise course was extremely beneficial. It has provided me as a teacher with so many tools to educate children on the importance of healthy eating and food choices and of the benefits involved as a result. The resources that accompany the course are excellent and I will certainly be using all that I have learned and will be implementing it in my classroom and school in the coming year. Super course, I enjoyed it thoroughly!

Michelle - Eatwise

I have recommended this course to every teacher I’ve met in the last month. Simply put I think it’s the best course I’ve ever done. The content was so interesting providing just the right amount of information whilst not being overly scientific or technical. The tone of the course was positive and encouraging. Appropriate links were made between what was being taught and how our new learning could be applied in the classroom and whole school. I will be referring to the information regularly and revisiting the content. 

Laura - Food for Thought

Great course, great source of information and well delivered. I have gained so much knowledge on how foods can affect the body and concentration. Great ideas for how to teach children about good foods and even got me to reflect on my own eating habits! Highly recommend this course! 

Bernadette - Food for Thought

This course provided me with me with all the necessary information to raise awareness around the topic of internet safety. It was really informative, both in the content and in the discussions and I got great ideas and wonderful resources. I would recommend this course to all teachers. 

Lindsey - Internet Safety & Cyberbullying Prevention

Rarely have I enjoyed a course in my professional development to such an extent. On completion of this course, I am infinitely better equipped now in approaching the essential topics of cyber safety and internet safety to assist in ensuring that our pupils get to enjoy their cyber and social media time in safety. Thank you Anokha Learning!

Mary - Internet Safety & Cyberbullying Prevention

Our authors

Carina Kennedy

Course Author - Eatwise and Food for Thought

Carina is a naturopath, herbalist, nutritional therapist, iridologist, reflexologist, reiki practitioner and qualified nurse. Having experienced health problems herself, Carina’s goal is to show as many people as is possible that they can take control of their health and nutrition with a little guidance. Carina runs a holistic clinic in Mayo. She also holds workshops and is currently writing a series of books on nutrition for children.

Jannaha Walshe

Course Author - Emotional & Mental Health Fitness

Jannah is a fully trained and qualified psychotherapist.
Janna’s primary degree is in psychology from Middlesex University in London. She then made the move into counselling, completing a graduate certificate course in person-centred counselling from Thames Valley University in London. Shortly after making the move back to Ireland she completed a postgraduate course in psychotherapy in The Tivoli Institute. She is an accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Jannah is a practicing psychotherapist. She also writes for various publications and runs courses and workshops .

Marie O’Sullivan

Course Author - Internet Safety & Cyberbulling Prevention, Bullying Prevention: Cultivating Friendship and Inclusion in School

Marie O’Sullivan is a qualified IT trainer, primary school teacher, and counsellor. She also has a degree in Business and Languages. She has trained corporate and CE scheme clients on a wide range of software packages. Marie has previously co-facilitated an IT Summer CPD course at DWEC. She has integrated her extensive knowledge, experience, and skills into practical courses aimed at supporting teachers to prevent bullying and to empower the children in their care. Marie is passionate about listening to children and validating their experiences. She believes that every child has the potential to thrive and achieve when they feel psychologically safe. Marie is an advocate of the school-wide approach and the synergy which emerges when staff, parents/guardians and children collaborate.

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Course Structure

Courses are hosted in a virtual learning system that is visually attractive, easy to navigate and user friendly.  Each course consists of a course video, resources and a discussion area.  Each course is broken into five modules; you must complete a module to gain access to the next module.

Technology Required

A broadband connection is required and courses will be accessible on mobile devices as well as PC’s and laptops.

Course Duration

Courses will be open to participants from date of purchase on a rolling membership basis.  

New Content

Additional new courses and content will be added to the Schools Programme on an ongoing basis.

Certificate of Completion

You will be provided with a Certificate of Completion on successful completion of each course.

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