Therapeutic Thinking


DfE Guidance on temporary changes: attendance recording for educational settings whilst closed due to the coronavirus 

We have put together key information and resources for schools to help maintain provision during the COVID-19 situation.

4. What training is on offer?

What training is on offer for Therapeutic Thinking?

The full training for Therapeutic Thinking is a 3-day face-to-face course. The course runs on 3 consecutive days from 9am to 4pm. Attendees are required to attend all 3 full days.

The training is designed for the Head Teacher and other senior leaders, including Inclusion Leads and SENCOs.

The aim is for 2 people from every school in East Sussex to have attended the full training. Primary Schools are encouraged to send a maximum of 2 members of staff to the training and Secondary Schools a maximum of 3 members of staff. They do not have to both attend the same cohort. 

Once they have successfully attended they are considered ‘Tutors’ in Therapeutic Thinking and then have full access to the presentation resources and analysis tools in order to embed the principles within their school setting.

The school is also then provided with 15 hours of ESBAS Adviser time to support the successful strategic implementation of Therapeutic Thinking during the first year. The Tutor will also be invited to join 3 Network meetings across the first year.

‘Tutors’ are expected to attend a Refresher Training session annually.

What training dates are available?

There are currently 6 sets of training dates available for Therapeutic Thinking.

  • Cohort 3 - 30 November & 1, 2 December 2020 – FULLY BOOKED

  • Cohort 4 - 1, 2, 3 February 2021 - FULLY BOOKED

  • Cohort 5 – 4, 5, 6 May 2021 - FULLY BOOKED

  • Cohort 6 - 25, 26, 27 May 2021 - FULLY BOOKED

  • Cohort 7 - 5, 6, 7 July 2021 - SPACES AVAILABLE

  • Cohort 8 – 19, 20, 21 October 2021 - SPACES AVAILABLE

  • Cohort 9 –  30 November & 1, 2 December 2021 - SPACES AVAILABLE


Please Note – Whilst we hope to run the above training as face-to-face sessions, this will need to be reviewed in line with government guidelines nearer to the time and may be subject to change.

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