Facts4Life Training

Training and Support

Facts4Life offers training and support to schools in Gloucestershire and beyond.

The dates for our current training courses can be seen below. Click on the blue links in each tab for further details on the training sessions. Scroll down for more detailed training course descriptions and key themes.

 

 

Training Course For  Type of training Dates
Healthy Families training (Part 2) Practical Workshop – EY, Primary and Secondary Family Support Workers/Liaison Officers Face to Face Wed 20th Mar ’24 (13:30-16:30) – Cheltenham
Early Years Foundation Stage Training Early Years Practitioners Face to Face Next date tbc

 

Training Course For Type of training Dates
Primary Healthy Families – Part 1 Family Support Workers from Primary Settings Online
Healthy Families training (Part 2) Practical Workshop – EY, Primary and Secondary Family Support Workers/Liaison Officers Face to face
Primary Mental Health Resources training Schools that have already undertaken Facts4Life Mental Health training Online
Primary Core training Schools new to Facts4Life, those looking for a refresher, or teachers who have recently joined your setting Face to face
  • Date tbc
Pastoral Mental Health & Wellbeing Intervention Resource training SENDCOs, Pastoral Support Workers and Teaching Assistants Face to face
Primary Reception training Reception teachers new to Facts4Life Online Next Training Dates TBC

 

Training Course For Type of training Dates
Healthy Families training (Part 2) Practical Workshop – EY, Primary and Secondary Family Support Workers/Liaison Officers  Face to face
Pastoral Mental Health & Wellbeing Intervention Resource training SENDCOs, Pastoral Support Workers and Teaching Assistants Face to face
Secondary (KS3) Core & Mental Health Resources training Schools new to Facts4Life     Online – Date tbc – click here to join the waiting list

 

Training course For Type of training Dates
Primary Healthy Families – Part 1 Family Support Workers Online
Healthy Families training (Part 2) Practical Workshop – EY, Primary and Secondary Family Support Workers/Liaison Officers Face to face

To access our digital training modules, please click here.

To make a booking for your setting or school, please click here to complete our booking form. If you have any issues or have any questions, please email liz@facts4life.org.

All bookings are subject to our training terms and conditions which can be found below. You may also find our guidance for taking part in training useful.

F4L Training Terms and Conditions

Taking part in F4L training

Training Courses

Early Years Foundation Stage training – introduces practitioners to the key ideas of our approach and the delivery of the Early Years materials. Our Facts4Life Early Years Pack includes a collection of activity cards that can be used in a ‘pick up and go’ style by key workers in settings. These cards cover a range of themes that link closely with the Early Learning Goals and complement the new changes to the Ofsted framework. They are ideal too in supporting work on school readiness. The pack also includes a copy of our picture book ‘This is Fin and Bear’, a double-sided activity poster and a collection of children’s songs.

Primary Resource training – introduces teachers to the key ideas of the approach and the delivery of the materials. We invite a teacher from Reception/Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 from each school to attend to support the sharing of learning back in school. At the training you will receive free copies of the Facts4Life resource and access to a wide range of online modules, including support for mental health and relationships education. The resources cover Reception through to Year 6 and form units of work that can be taught as a stand-alone topic or adapted to suit the needs of your pupils and your curriculum.

Primary RSE Resource training – the central themes of the Facts4Life approach to RSE are the range of normality, safeguarding and healthy relationships. They include a focus on health and hygiene and take into account the physical developments and possible emotional responses that a child will be experiencing as they progress through primary school. It will provide guidance on current legislation, developing your school’s RSE policy, and integrating the materials into the curriculum.

Primary Mental Health Resource & KS3 Mental Health Resource training –  gives teachers the confidence to explore issues of mental health with children, provide a language for discussion and develop strategies for support. The classroom materials are structured around 3 central questions: what is mental health?, when might I need help? and how can I better support myself? They are designed to be reassuring for students, recognising that we all experience the ‘ups and downs’ of health, but that there are some choices we can make to ‘smooth our path’ and build our resilience. This includes self-help as well as peer support.

KS3 Resource training – introduces teachers to different aspects of health resilience and our 9 modules with additional on-line materials including support for mental health. The modules can be delivered flexibly within an hour’s PSHE lesson or within tutor time, either across a single term or within a spiral PSHE curriculum. Themes include chance and choice, personal responsibility and recognition of the range of normality.

Family Support Worker/Community Family Worker Resources training – introduces support workers to the key ideas of our approach and the delivery of our Healthy Families resources, as well as materials for Parents/Carers and Families. You will be given a login to access our online materials at the training session.

Pastoral Teams Resources training – our Primary and Secondary Pastoral Mental Health and Wellbeing Training is designed for SENDCOs, Pastoral Support Workers and Teaching Assistants who are working on a one to one basis or with small groups. It provides an introduction to the key ideas of Facts4Life and gives access to resources that can be used in this support role.

Facts4Life Key Themes

Running through all of our resources are the three key messages of Facts4Life:

  • Riding the Ups and Downs (of Health) – Our state of health is constantly changing due to the challenges we meet and how we respond to them. It is a normal part of life to be ill from time to time. However, we believe that for most of us it is in our power to minimise the ‘downs’ (when we are less well) and maximise the ups (when we are more well).
  • Keeping Balanced – Daily challenges can knock us ‘off-balance.’ A variety of processes in our bodies help us to respond to these challenges and return to equilibrium. By and large we are very successful at managing this – most of the time, most of us get better from most illnesses without help. 
  • Smoothing the Path – With a better understanding of the symptoms of an illness and how it’s treated, we come naturally to thinking about actions that can be taken to maximise our health, which might include healthy eating, physical exercise, rest and sleep. This more exploratory learning is a very different route to telling individuals what they should or shouldn’t be doing.