Presentation on theme: " The Incredible Years programmes were developed in Seattle in the 1980’s by Professor Caroline Webster Stratton. The programmes are all research based."— Presentation transcript:
The Incredible Years programmes were developed in Seattle in the 1980’s by Professor Caroline Webster Stratton. The programmes are all research based. Dr Sue Evans has worked nationally and more locally in Powys along side the CYPP to develop and role out all of the IY programmes. Most IY courses within Powys are free.
This ‘Piggy Bank’ poster highlights how teachers and parents who use the Incredible Years principles are investing in their children by playing with them, coaching social and emotional skills, and praising and encouraging their child’s efforts. The fundamental purpose of the Piggy Bank poster is to demonstrate the concept that when teachers and parents invest in their relationship with their children by playing and caring for them, they have a bank account they can draw on when times become more difficult and they need to impose a consequence. Moreover, this investment in their relationship is a long-term investment in their child’s emotional and social development.
IY Baby Programme IY Toddler Programme School Readiness Teacher Classroom Management Dina School Incredible Years Parenting Programme Therapeutic Dina
This programme is undertaken twice a year once in the Autumn Term for the September and January nursery intake, and again in March for the final nursery intake. Staff within school have undertaken the IY School Readiness training. This element of IY is sustainable and is partially funded by PDG and Powys Family Learning partnership. The SR courses undertaken last year were reasonably attended and 12 families accessed the courses. Recruitment is by far the most difficult part and a lot of badgering and persuasion is necessary to engage the hard to reach families.
Numerous IY Parenting courses are available throughout the year in the Ystradgynlais area, they range from baby programmes, toddler programmes, school age programmes and do move on to teenage programmes. Parents also have opportunities to work thorough these programmes on a one to one with Action for Children workers. Being a community focussed school we are fortunate to work alongside external agencies. As a school we are able to sign post parents who are struggling in one way or another with challenging behaviour to external bodies who engage with them and undertake IY Parenting. Numerous families have undertaken these programmes and have found them beneficial for their families.
All Foundation Phase + Year 3 teaching and non teaching staff are trained in TCM. Staff within school are trained to deliver TCM. This year teachers in Years 3,4,5 and 6 will be trained in TCM. Staff members are to undertake trainer training 2014/2015 Strong leadership and belief in the programme from the Head teacher is a must. It is vitally important that IY becomes a whole school approach and that the head teacher leads the way. Around 40 members of staff from the Brecon and Ystradgynlais cluster have undertaken the Teacher Classroom Management training during the last two years. Some of these staff have also gone on to do the Dina School Training and have also trained to become trainers. TCM is a great way to upskill all Teaching and Non teaching staff so that a common approach is taken when dealing with all pupils and more so to provide staff with additional tools to use when challenging situations arise.
YES…….. In the Foundation Phase PSE curriculum. YES ……. In hall ways and corridors (pics) YES ……. In class rooms (consistent signage) YES.…… In the school environment, consistent language, strategies and principles used with pupils by ALL members of staff
Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2 Year 2 Unit 1 – Apatasaurus About School Rules Unit 2 – Iguanodon Dina teaches about doing your best at school. CS – Superheros Helping others. Healthy eating. Unit 7– Brachiosaurus Molly explains how to talk with friends CS – Fire safety Unit 3 – Triceratops Wally Teaches about understanding and detecting feelings CS – Electric Rainbow Safety Chinese New Year Unit 4 – Stegosaurus Wally teaches how to problem solve Unit 5 – Tyrannosaurus Rex Tiny Turtle teaches Anger Management CS – Pop Up Good v Evil Unit 5 – Tyrannosaurus Rex Tiny Turtle teaches Anger Management CS – Community Explorers Sense of community. Caring for the community Unit 6 – Allosaurus Molly teaches how to be friendly CS – Growing Things Caring for the environment
Photo of Dina wall painting. Wally and Molly paintings to follow after INSPECTION!!!!
Fantastic walking feet. Show me five Great listening ears Criss cross apple sauce Eyes on teacher I like the way you are using your kind hands I can see that you are ready to learn
Reduced incidents of conflict Improved home school working Support mechanism for parents and staff Reduced stress levels in staff and parents Happier pupils Confident pupils A calmer more harmonious school Improved motivation
A consistent and effective approach to working with ALL children. A tool box full of strategies that can be used at different times and in various circumstance with ALL children. Reassurance for all staff that the IY approaches have been tried and tested with a range of children with different needs. Reassurance for the head teacher that all staff are working in a consistent way and are suitable skilled to deal with difficulties if and when they arise.
Dr Sue Evans, Clinical Psychologist Mrs Ann Breese, Tracey Havard, Golwg Y Cwm Shan Kenchington, Mount Street Infants, Brecon
A list of available Incredible Years courses for 2014/ 2015 is available from Bianca Longhorn, based at Gwalia, Llandrindod Wells. Powys school are at an advantage as many of the IY courses are available free of charge, school have to fund supply cover. This is something that GYC has used its PDG for.
Incredible years is by no means a quick fix for pupils with challenging behaviour. However when all the programme elements are used together over a period of time, they can have profound and positive effects upon children, families and schools.