If you were to recommend EBSA Horizons as a CPD course to another school, how would you summarise it to them?
This is a simple, well-structured training programme that is easily accessible for all staff and can be broken down into shorter sessions where required. There are great resources ready to use and lists of ideas for other resources which can be read online or purchased. This does seem to be the whole package so I have already purchased the school licence to give access to all staff.
Provides a clear learning framework to develop understanding on EBSA including theory, strategies to target and support pupils as well as worked examples and effective resources.
A must for all School staff! It is a useful insightful course lead by a professional Child and Educational psychologist. It offers valuable tools and strategies to support and understand those who experience EBSA.
Excellent training with good evidence and theory based information with brilliant resources to support CYP experiencing EBSA. A good training to help champion the CYP who don't have a voice.
Very useful course, easy to follow with lots of great ideas.
Amazing, useful, helpful and relevent.
A tool to spot and evaluate children with attendance problems.
This course is must when working in a school setting! I have already recommended to some of my friends working in other schools.
A great training programme that provides a comprehensive account of EBSA and how best to support children.
I would say how amazing the course was and it gives you a great insight into children being absent from school.
Excellent knowledge based practical approach to an ever growing issue for our young people.
Great overview of EBSA and the reasons behind it. Great strategies on how to support as a school and practitioner specialising in EBSA within school setting.
A useful training course that gives more depth and strategies into coping with EBSA children and families.
Amazing and very easy to listen to.
It covers all the necessary areas of knowing what EBSA is and how to support it.
Brilliant course should take a look.
A course providing a clear understanding that anxiety about school is a real thing which effects a child's well being.
Having a better understanding of why some children do not not attend school it is not always because they just do not want to attend.
A course that is informative BUT it offers practical tools and strategies, which is what most schools desire in order to be proactive and responsive.
The course provides a deeper explanation and understanding of EBSA and highlights providing tools for initial recognition and early response.
A fantastic course that was easy to access, being able to go back over sections when I wanted or needed to. Great resources to share with staff now that I have a school license. We cannot wait to get started in sharing ideas and raising awareness with staff, pupils and families.
Helpful and informative course covering almost all aspects of EBSA and how to support them. Had some experience in supporting EBSA students but this really informed my practice still. Also suitable for complete beginners.
Proactive, person centred and research based approach to supporting increasing the mental health, wellbeing and attendance of pupils who are experiencing emotionally based school avoidance.
An easy to follow, course full of practical suggestions and examples of conversations/ scripts that can be used- this will really get you thinking about the pupils in your school and how they feel about school.
Provides a firm foundation for working with families experiencing EBSA. It includes tools and strategies to use to help identify key areas that need support and guides you with how to address these.
A course that changes the way in which we think or address non attendance.
Informative course on how to support learners with EBSA effectively.
Opportunity to build a bank of resources and strategies to support CYP with EBSA and your own understanding of the psychology.
The perfect insight in EBSA and how educational settings can ensure they are doing their very best by every pupil.
A great way to develop understanding of the principals of EBSA and a fantastic toolkit to use to support CYP in your schools.
This has been amazing at informing me with the provision. It is a great way to support students and parents.
Very in depth, very thought provoking, interesting and engaging, amazing resources ready to use and further research and resources.
I feel it is a flexible, accessible course that gives you the time and resources to gain further understanding about EBSA.
Amazing knowledge and resources.
It is a new and informative course, with some great ideas and resources.
Very helpful and supportive.
A useful piece of CPD to assist in supporting students back into school and to provide resources that can assist build a toolkit in informing provision and conversations with parents.
A course that takes you though every stage - in depth, in your journey to supporting a CYP with EBSA.
A course which can support & help those children who experience emotional based school avoidance to build better relationships and understanding of the children we work with.
Easily accessible and informative.
A highly informative and well structured course that describes what EBSA is how to use the paperwork and how best to support the students.
Concise, forward thinking, full of useful resources.
In depth resources and information about emotionally based school avoidance. Well researched.
It is a very child focused approach that prioritises student voicing the concerns and how they would like to begin moving forward. It provided a variety of resources and strategies that are helpful regardless of the reason for EBSA.
A fantastic structured approach to understanding student need.
Good, in depth training program.
Brilliant , to differentiate EBSA from non-attendance.
Informative and well resourced.
It reinforces and compliments a caring and nurturing ethos / school philosophy. It is a holistic approach putting the child at the centre. It can also provide hard evidence of the strategies school use to promote and develop attendance. Over time, it can show an improvement of individual attendance. It sits nicely amongst the child centred approach. It makes everyone at all levels involved with a child (Including the child) accountable for a child's attendance, future welfare and success. It also addresses emotions and feelings and gives strategies to manage these strong emotions which would benefit not only an improved school attendance. Meetings are structured to be pro-active in finding solutions and appreciating everyone's views, wishes and feelings.
What has been the greatest benefit of EBSA Horizons for supporting you in your work?
I feel it reinforces what good, nurturing staff we have. We are very lucky and instinctively appreciate, empathise with pupils and families. The strategies are great. The audit and tools will be useful too. Thankyou. Just need more staff to do the training too.
Strategies to identify and support pupils who may be suffering from EBSA.
This was a really insightful course, thank you. It has helped me understand a lot about EBSA.
Resources which are visual and easy to use, applicable to all children. Signposting to other resources.
The resources that are available to coincide with training.
Resources to help pupils with EBSA.
The questionnaires are hugely helpful.
I have a better understanding of why some children do not attend school.
Better understanding of the different types of non-attendance and their criteria so we can target support where it will be most beneficial.
Developing a greater understanding of why CYP are refusing to attend school.
A step by step guide through the reasons it happens, especially clarifying the overlap between the child, home, school factors. Also the importance of changing the narrative around school refusal.
Making me aware, giving me tools to identify the problem early. I love the cards.
Giving me a clear understanding of what EBSA is, what it is not and giving me materials to use in disseminating this to others. The audit will be used to support moving this forward in a coherent way.
The theory and evidence based practices.
More tools and resources.
Well being cards and clarity of EBSA functions.
Having a recognised certificate that verifies my ability to support children and young people experiencing EBSA. It also verifies to those who have little understand it is a real issue.
It was a great course, lots of useful info. This course came at the right time for my year group as we have a few children who would benefit from strategies shown. Lots of things I didn't know.
Before starting, I have very little knowledge on EBSA. I have recently started a new school and role of SEMH HLTA. I am also working on improving SEN attendance so this has been really helpful.
Creating awareness of the variety of influencing factors and demonstrating how to break fears down into chunks.
Being able to use this for our students that are struggling most with coming into school.
Being more aware of the wider context in order to try to successfully breakdown the barriers presented with attending school.
It has given me a good range of tools and ideas to try.
Considering the many possible reasons for EBSA and the benefits of the triangulation between home and school.
It is another successful tool that we can use to work closer with families.
It has shown me the challenges a pupil of mine is facing and has given me strategies to deal with it.
Understanding of EBSA. Functional analysis, action planning tools and practical strategies to employ.
Giving me confidence to implement change in school.
Having some concrete tools as I think this will improve confidence in school and parents that we are following a robust and researched process.
To have a structured in-depth knowledge as a basis to start from.
The resources to support discussions with families and explicitly providing the preferred language to use.
Confidence in what I am doing.
Greater understanding of why a child/young person would refuse school and how to approach this.
Practical resources and strategies which can be applied into my work.
Being able to adjust how I work with students and help find a plan that works with them.
Increased confidence with dealing with issues around attendance.
Learning more about the issues that go hand in hand with EBSA and how they impact on the school and family environment.
The resources but also understanding the literature behind EBSA in an accessible and informative way as busy teachers!
The links and resources but also the theoretical framework and the way that Dr Holder returns to key themes and research findings to underpin the guidance.
To give advice on challenges we face in attendance and how to overcome them and to have a better understanding of others needs.
The resources to build relationships with families & start a conversation surrounding EBSA.
I feel I have a toolkit, not of just resources but of understanding and structure to be able to support children back into education.
I feel more confidence in conversations around this topic.
It has provided insight in how to approach support for students and therefore to assist in building reintegration timetables. Starting with a therapeutic offer.
The strategies we can implement.
The action planning - this is going to be so valuable to our ARP and the pupils. Part of our school model is a personal responsibility model, this will help feed into our model and school ethos really well.
Other thoughts or feedback or share...?
Just a fantastic course, I am so glad I came across your website after looking for a long time for courses regarding EBSA. I plan to share your website information with colleagues and friends and also professional groups I am involved in.
Just great will be purchasing the cards.
I would just like to say the course was very useful.
I thought the whole course was informative and relevant.
I am the EBSA specialist within our school and this reinforces my belief that every school needs an EBSA specialist to work with families and young people.
Thank you so much - I wish that I have come to this course far sooner as Inclusion Lead and SENCo. There are children who I could have supported far more quickly post-Covid.
Lots of very useful information and strategies that I think can be used very well, will hopefully be ordering the cards and other products to use within school. Thank you very much.
A loved the course. The strategies really help. I have a few children at mind and will start to use this as soon as possible. I will be sharing what I have learned with other members of staff and head teacher. Thank you.
Lots of useful strategies and tools. It compliments our nurturing school ethos brilliantly. Looking forward to sharing with key members of staff and doing the audit and using some strategies with 2 pupils in particular intially. Oh, must order the card pack...
An absolutely fantastic and insightful course. I am grateful to have been given the opportunity of this course and believe the content and strategies throughout the course will benefit the supporting of students and families alike. Thank you.
I found the training to be clear, succinct and useful as a CPD opportunity.
A big thank you to Dr Jerricah Holder.
It would be good to have a version for parents so that they understand what is happening to their child.
Thankyou. It was great!
I thought the training was very informative and will assist our new emotional gateway provision in school - aimed at supporting learners in school.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and found it highly informative.
Thank you, a great course which my Deputy Head and I have completed, we have both found it useful and we will be recommending to other staff in our school.
Thank you very much for a very helpful course!
Thank you - one of the best training courses I have attended.
I enjoyed the course and the way it was presented.
A fantastic course which I have thoroughly enjoyed doing. Thank you for the time and effort you have put in to this.
Thoroughly enjoyed the course, very helpful.
I have enjoyed being able to work through it at my pace, go away and reflect and research further and return.
A very useful training, thank you :)
Thank you. The resources are very helpful.
Just - thank you!
So grateful to have some resources to use, so that we can have a structure to follow when responding to EBSA. I have been using some of the strategies already.
I thought it was very helpful in giving me the tools to address attendance.
I will be using what I have learned in this course to help have positive outcomes for our CYP. I have enjoyed it very much. Thank you!
This is an amazing course, very insightful and supportive. I have read a few different LA EBSA guidance and toolkits, and found then a bit confusing and a draining to read. This course has opened up these resources for me and how I can support the pupils in my school.