Capacity Building

Capacity Building

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For those interested in continuous professional development opportunities with Emotion Works, our accreditation pathways page sets out our steps to becoming an accredited practitioner or trainer, with case examples for both

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Emotion Works capacity building to date has also involved us working with school and service managers on implementation plans, and also with partners on projects and developments that meet shared goals

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Accreditation Pathways

Click on the title boxes below to explore our step-by-step pathways to becoming an Emotion Works accredited practitioner, mentor or trainer

PRACTITIONER ACCREDITATION

Step 1: Emotion Works Introductory Training

Our training can be accessed via face-to face in-service or open sessions, or via our online modules. The associated practice ideas and examples will help you get started using the approach and resources.

Once you are familiar and comfortable working with Emotion Works levels, processes and resources you may decide you’d like to gather your own ideas and practice examples and share them to gain practitioner accreditation.

Step 2. Evidencing Practice using Emotion Works Criteria

The following criteria should be kept in mind as you engage in practice and gather evidence for your accreditation…

Criteria 1: My practice demonstrates awareness of Emotion Works levels and progression.

Criteria 2: My practice makes use of Emotion Works resources and learning processes at appropriate levels

Criteria 3: My practice makes use of meaningful stimuli and contexts for learning/communicating about emotion

Criteria 4: My practice considers and addresses support needs and learning challenges using the Emotion Works Additional Support Framework and tools (required for Additional Support submissions)

  • Relationship considerations/knowing a child well
  • Communication Supports and Adjustments
  • Relevance and Personalisation
  • Managing Arousal Levels

 

Criteria 5: My practice involves a team approach to planning and delivery (required for Additional Support submissions)

Criteria 6: My practice is reflective and evidences the impact it is having on learning, language development, behaviour and wellbeing

 

Mainstream/General Practitioners should provide evidence for Criteria 1, 2, 3 and 6.

Additional Support Practitioners should also provide evidence for Criteria 4 and 5.

Step 3. Practitioner Accreditation Submission & Certification

We offer a standard application form for you to include reflections and examples against each criteria, or we’re happy to accept submissions in a variety of formats.

For example, submissions so far have included written reports, powerpoints, scrapbook, video journal and practice discussions.

Please note, a nominal fee of £30 is charged to process practitioner submissions and contribute towards admin and certification costs.

Step 4. Add Mentor Status

If you would like to be recognised as an Emotion Works mentor in your place of work, we ask that 2 colleagues vouch for you as someone who has supported them to get started using Emotion Works ideas and resources.

The process involves each refereree completing a single page questionnaire.

Practitioner Accreditation Example

Pauline McKibben is a Principal Teacher at St. Joseph’s Primary School Glasgow. She was introduced to Emotion Works when she attended our first ‘Mainstream Primary Champions’ training session in September 2015. By the second practice sharing session a month later it was obvious that Pauline...

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TRAINER ACCREDITATION

Step 1: Accredited Practitioner with Mentor Status

If you’re interested in becoming an Emotion Works Trainer your first step is to complete our Practitioner Accreditation process, with added mentor status. It’s also likely you’ll be someone who is ‘championing’ Emotion Works within your current role with a proposal for wider roll-out and capacity building.

 

Step 2. Line Management Support or Personal Commitment to Trainer Process

If you are working in a school, service or other organisational context it is important that you have identified line management support before embarking on the Train-the-Trainer process, and also that there is funding in place to cover the cost of materials, meetings and co-delivery sessions.

If your interest is in delivering Emotion Works in a freelance capacity, then we require your personal commitment to the process and costs,  and ask that you provide a reference from somebody who can recommend your suitability to work in a trainer capacity.

Step 3. Train-the-trainer process including trainer mentoring and co-delivery

Our approach to training trainers currently takes a very personalised approach depending on your familiarity with Emotion Works, your previous experiences delivering training, your setting and location, and the opportunities we have to co-deliver training together.

The trainer mentoring process will continue until you feel well equipped and confident delivering Emotion Works training in the areas of application you know best.

NB – our new ‘previEW’ sessions and online training recordings will help to make Emotion Works content much easier to access, share and cascade.

 

Step 4. Trainer Network and Ongoing Support

Once you are trainer accredited and delivering Emotion Works training independently within an identified training role, you will be be part of our trainer network providing ongoing training updates, support meetings and online discussion forum.

Trainer Accreditation Example

Terri Harrison, is a very experienced educator, nurturer, trainer and programme developer. She has been a supporter of Emotion Works since the early days and has a keen interest in developing the approach in outdoor settings. Find out about Terri’s journey towards becoming an Emotion...

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Consultancy & Collaboration

In this section we share some examples of past partnerships and current projects that demonstrate one of our most favourite ways of working.

  • Would you like to tap into our expertise in emotional education?
  • Can our inclusive approach to learning, literacy and wellbeing offer value to your project?
  • Do you need a helping hand applying Emotion Works in a new way?

Click on the case examples below to find out about some of our clients, customers and collaborators and how we’ve all been working together on shared goals.

Towerbank Primary School Consultancy Project

When Towerbank Primary school asked for Claire’s help getting Emotion Works established across all classes of the school, it came right at the time when Emotion Works was ready to demonstrate how well it suits mainstream schools to support curriculum learning in Emotional Health and...

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Fischy Music collaboration

Claire’s relationship with Fischy Music dates back to her time as a class teacher and music/assembly lead at Prospect Bank Special School in Edinburgh. My pupils always enjoyed engaging with Fischy Music in class time and at assembly. Fischy songs are fun to act out...

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‘A Right to Speak’ funds Emotion Works partnership with Glasgow City Council Specialist Provisions

In March 2015 Claire was invited by Anne Woods, HT at Middlefield Special School in Glasgow to work with her on a partnership bid for ‘A Right to Speak’ funding. The proposal was to provide a programme of training and support for inclusion staff to...

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A new application? Emotion Works in Adult Services?

We are currently working with colleagues from Scottish Autism Adult Services to explore how Emotion Works can be useful in their work supporting service-users in residential care and day settings. It was a big thumbs up at our first training day in October when Claire...

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Cascading Approach to Primary School Roll Out

You may recall from our January news post ‘Coggletastic Cascaders’ how Bankton Primary School in West Lothian had begun rolling out Emotion Works across their school thanks to Emily Sinclair and Nicky Hocknull taking on a cascading role and working with us to develop training and...

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