Physical Activity and Wellbeing Training for out of school care staff
There are 2 sessions in the series that set out to give participants an understanding of the importance of physical activity, as well as provide them with skills for getting children of all abilities to take part in, and overcome the barriers to, getting active.
The second session looks further at the benefits of physical activity in terms of developing children's skills and attributes, and looks in more detail at resources and activities promoting inclusion, self-awareness and goal-directed behaviour.
Both training sessions are designed to assist you in planning, delivering and review of physical activities you carry out with children in your service. The two training sessions will provide you with various resources and ideas to take back and develop with other staff members and of course the involvement of children.
What is the relevance of the training to staff working in Out of School Care?
1) Help staff with planning, delivery and review of physical activities.
2) Training resources will provide staff with fresh materials to use when working with children on a daily basis.
3) Resources and materials will hopefully inspire staff to deliver a wide and more inclusive range of play activities and games that will benefit all within the service.
SOSCN can deliver this across Scotland and we have a partnership with the Care And Learning Alliance to train their staff to deliver this work in the Highlands.
Training Provider Overview
The Scottish Out of School Care Network is the national charity supporting the development of high quality out of school care in Scotland.
We currently (December 2018) offer:
- Free physical activity and wellbeing training across Scotland, we are currently providing training for trainers for CALA staff to help deliver this in the Highlands
- Free STEM training with only a few places left on the course starting January 2019 in partnership with West college Scotland at their Paisley Campus.
- Purchasable training across Scotland on:
- Resilience and adverse childhood experiences – introduction, including film screening, with a low charge to cover costs only.
- Mentoring training for quality improvement (usually member services undertaking Achieving Quality Scotland, our quality assurance resource for out of school care).
- Bespoke training tailored to out of school care service needs and requests.
For example: Business and financial planning for out of school care, management, supervision and appraisal, consulting children in out of school care, planning and using space for out of school care.
There is a training section on our website with instructions on how to book or request training.
Training Provider Contact Details
We always ask for user evaluation including how they will use the new skills learned in their practice. For the STEM training we also ask children to evaluate the activities on offer and the difference it makes to their knowledge and skills.
Feedback on all of our training is consistently high.