Back to School Confidence Workbook and Workshop – for TAs, SENDCos, pastoral staff & other professionals

£29.00£175.00

I’ve found that spending a little time helping children prepare to return to school can reduce their anxieties and reduce absence rates. My popular ‘back to school’ workshop has already helped lots of children, including those with anxiety and autism spectrum disorder. It blends a mixture of activities and calming techniques to ensure that children feel more in control of their emotions. 97% of parents reported their children transitioned back to, or started new schools, feeling more calm and confident! Now, schools can access the course materials and host workshops of their own.

This versatile workbook, can be used by support staff, to work alongside individual children, or delivered as workshop.

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Introduction

I’ve found that spending a little time helping children prepare to return to school can reduce their anxieties and reduce absence rates.

My popular ‘back to school’ workshop has already helped lots of children, including those with anxiety and autism spectrum disorder. It blends a mixture of activities and calming techniques to ensure that children feel more in control of their emotions.

97% of parents reported their children transitioned back to, or started new schools, feeling more calm and confident!

Now, schools can access the course materials and host workshops of their own.

Workshop objectives

See pupils working together to face their fears
Encourage openness and honesty between pupils
Ensure that pupils understand that being worried is normal
Help pupils recognise how they feel when they are worried
Give pupils a range of calming and coping techniques
Opportunities for pupils to collaborate and problem-solve
Allow you to identify which pupils may need further support

Workshop duration

Approx 2-3 hours

Target ages

9 to 15 years

Attendee numbers

I recommend that numbers are limited to ten

What's included

Session booklet

This 11 page group delivery plan contains everything you need to prepare and run a successful workshop, including:

  • Room set-up guidance
  • Easy to follow delivery instructions
  • Seven activities
  • Suggestions for four ‘calming’ tables
  • Recommendation for parental input

Pupil workbook

This full-colour, 14 page workbook uses bright colours and cartoon-style graphics to make its content appealing. Pupils will be able to make a permanent record of:

  • Things they learned or noted during activities
  • Calming techniques that worked
  • Their personal back to school plan
  • Calming techniques
  • Physical sensations visual reference sheets

It also includes handy tips for parents to help them support their children.

Pricing

  • Individual workbook and session guide - £29.00
  • 5 Individual workbooks and session guide - £99.00
  • 10 worksbooks, session guide and detailed workshop plan - £175.00

For larger numbers, please contact us.

'Just brilliant.
Two of my boys attended a back to school confidence workshop today, they’re heading back into a specialist independent & grammar school respectively after being home educated for a number of years.
They feel happier, more empowered and much more confident about the next chapter in their lives now.'

'It was great to know other parents and children are goimg through what you are and you can support each other and know you can contact Patsy for advice if not going well and or tell her of your success!'

'Amazing session today from Patsy at back to school anxiety workshop.... To hear all the kids there today chatting and interacting with each other was lovely... Very happy mummy here!'

'Patsy was very supportive and the coping thoughts and calming strategies were very useful and effective.'

'Brilliant help, supported me as a Mom just as much as my daughter. Felt more in control and empowered to tell school what was needed. Thankyou so much Patsy xxxx'

'I felt more confident knowing I'd helped my child come up with plan for her to be prepared. She has also continued to do well.'

'Patsy is fantastically knowledgeable and engaging and is always willing to provide support and practical suggestions in trying to enable parents with kids who are demand avoidant ways to achieve the course aims - getting kids back to school with less anxiety and their “what ifs” addressed. No pie in the sky theory based course this.'

Additional information

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Option

Individual workbook and session guide, 5 Individual workbooks and session guide, 10 worksbooks, session guide and detailed workshop plan