Training and Conferences

Halton Virtual School Conference - 1st October 2021

Thanks to all designated teachers who were able to attend our virtual conference and for the feedback provided.  Some of the presentations from the conference are available to download at the bottom of this page.

Welfare Call PEPs

If any DTs have missed the Welfare Call PEP training in September, or are new to the role, then please contact the virtual school or the relevant PEP co-ordinator for more information. 

Spring Term 2022 - Attachment and Trauma Sensitive Practice

We are delighted to bring in guest speaker Dr Jennifer Nock to deliver attachment and trauma based training for our DTs.  Jennifer is a chartered psychologist with over 25 years experience of working alongside children, families and educators.  The training is split into 2 days and will address ways of supporting children in care who may be experiencing attachment issues or developmental trauma, focusing on areas such as the repair of early trauma, transition and anxiety, and how to recognise a trauma informed school.

Training will be delivered through Microsoft Teams, it is free to attend and is mandatory for all Halton DTs.  We're also extending an invitation to attend the training for any DTs in out of borough provisions where we have a Halton CIC on roll although it is not mandatory for out of borough provisions to attend.

There are different dates to choose from depending on your experience and availability.  Booking is essential and deadline for booking is Thursday 27th January.  To book on please email with your name, provision and preferred dates.

Day One: (Choose one date)          Venue:  Online via Teams          Time: 09:30 - 15:00 (approx.)

Monday 31st January 2022

Attachment and Trauma Demystified

Target Audience:  Designated Teachers who are new or fairly new to the role.

Areas that will be covered:

  • The particular needs of CIC
  • Attachement and trauma explained
  • Key areas for change
  • The Safe Base model in schools
  • Developmental vulnerabilities
  • Transition and anxieties (including covid-19)

Wednesday 2nd February 2022

Next Steps in Attachement and Trauma

Target Audience:  Experienced Designated Teachers who have prior knowledge/training in attachement and trauma.

Areas that will be covered:

  • Repair of early trauma
  • Addressing the body and emotions
  • The problem of misdiagnosis
  • Attachement style and learning
  • Transition and anxieties (including Covid-19)
  • Relationships with adults


Day Two: Developing Emotional Regulation in Children/Young People who have Experienced Trauma (Choose one date)

Either Thursday 17th March OR Friday 18th March 2022

Venue:  Online via Teams

Time: 09:30 - 15:00 (approx.)

Target Audience:  All Designated Teachers working alongside our children in care.

Areas that will be covered:

  • Trauma-response play
  • Multi-layered trauma
  • The Neuro-sequential approach - the importance of sensory/somatic, emotional and behavioural regulation.
  • What does Trauma Informed Practice look like?
  • Being prepared - the graduated approach


If schools and DTs have any specific training that they'd like us to put in place, please contact us on .

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Halton Virtual School

Halton Borough Council,
Rutland House Floor 1,
Halton Lea, Runcorn WA7 2GW

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