Colin and Jacqui Newton provided NEPS – the national Irish educational psychologist service Person Centred Planning training
Colin and Jacqui Newton presented a community session on Emotional Well Being – The Circle of Courage – listen to feedback
Colin and Derek returned to Malta this Easter to provide 3 days of training for a large gathering of Erasmus participants on the themes of Attachment, trauma and self discovery. Wonderful engagement from participants from Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, Rumania and Malta.
He won’t sit still that long!
How often do we hear those words when we describe a PATH or a MAP meeting likely to last up to 2 hours? This is particularly true of young people labelled with Autistic spectrum conditions (ASC), or attention deficit hyperactivity difficulties (ADHD) but often applied to those with social disadvantage, hyper-vigilant, learning or behaviour challenges. Often, they are boys but not always.
Previous meeting experiences and observations of the focus child in classrooms and other challenging situations lead those who know him best to suggest he has a short attention span and an inability to sit through a planning session.
Colin and Derek provided training on Keys to Inclusion for SEN team of Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster. Powerful and moving session. Inclusion is not a neutral subject and SEN decisions certainly are not.
Colin, Claire and Beth Darwin facilitate a session with volunteers planning how they wish to support homeless people in Suffolk to find community, a good life and a rich spiritual life if possible.
Colin and Elliot Newton followed up earlier 2 day training in Stirling with MAP process.
Review of PCP Together book
Aimed at the practitioner, this resource is a must have for those wishing to run and be involved with Person-Centred Planning. The resource covers a wide range of PCP approaches, including MAPS, PATHs and One-Page Profiles, amongst others. Each is brought to life with examples, practical ideas and beautifully vibrant illustrations that engage the reader from start to finish. Useful as both a practical resource as well as a reference book, it will prove invaluable to anyone interested in PCP. This will certainly be a key resource on our programme and a must have resource for all other training programmes and practitioners who wish to adopt a person-centred approach to planning and assessment.
Dr Nick Hammond, Programme Director, Doctorate in Educational Psychology, University of East Anglia (UEA)
‘Person Centred Planning Together’ Book reviewed positively in Educational Psychology in Practice – this month!
Colin and Derek provided 2 days on person centred planning with families using the MAPs process. Family Intervention Intensive and Support teams from Nottinghamshire really engaged with and embraced this way of respectful and inclusive working with families.
Staff at South Milford school in Yorkshire learn from Colin Newton and Derek Wilson how to set up and run a Peer Mediation scheme from scratch. The training was informed by 6 years of Peer Mediation training carried out at Seely Primary in Nottingham.