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Opportunity for Manchester teachers

November 20, 2015 | Nick Taylor

Responding to demand from Manchester teachers, we have been working with over the past few years on matters relating to cohesion and the PREVENT agenda –the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace has developed a bespoke teacher training programme, ‘Holding Difficult Conversations,’ to help teachers tackle such topics in the classroom.

In the wake of the recent attacks in Paris, Beirut and the conflicts happening across the world that are politicising and affecting our young people  – this programme helps teachers to manage these issues sensitively.

The programme is specifically designed to help support the Ofsted and government requirement around building resilience.  It takes place on one day and seeks to build the confidence and abilities of teachers to examine ‘difficult’ topics and behaviours as well as to bolster ideas on how to develop a curriculum to achieve resilience. The attached flyer explains this in a little more detail.

151211 F4p HDC Manchester Flyer

Manchester Course dates are set out in the flyer and whilst we are encouraging  participation from across the city – places are not limited  per school. The courses are  provided free of charge wth the support of Manchester City Council. The first course will take place on Friday 11th December and as places are limited, you should book as soon as possible.

This training is for Manchester teachers and educators who work with pupils aged 11-19 .

It will take place at the Powerhouse, 140 Raby Street, Moss Side, Manchester, M14 4ST from 8.30am – 4.30pm (11th December).

The deadline for registration is Monday 23rd November for this first course; please register your interest at commissions@foundation4peace.org

There are more training dates scheduled for the New Year (see the flyer).