Congratulations to learners completing BrightSparks' 'Managing Children & Young People's behaviour' course

The course, funded by Tang Hall Big Local, developed the learners skills, knowledge and confidence in relation to working with working or volunteering with children and young people.

The sessions focused on managing challenging behaviour in children and young people, and provided practical strategies for encouraging positive behaviour and managing challenging behaviour. There was also a focus on employability and transferable skills, and an opportunity for invited guests (Higher York, City of York Council Volunteering Service and Workers Educational Association) to share information about opportunities for progression.

Learners were presented with a certificate of attendance by Tang Hall Big Local Partnership Board Member, Jane Lewis.

Learners on the course said:

"I will now consider working with children in education. Thank you so much for the great three weeks of inspiring me"

"I enjoyed being on the course and meeting new people. All the information was relevant and helpful and everyone worked well together"

Course tutor Katie Simpson said: 

"The group visibly grew in confidence over the weeks and were happy to share ideas and strategies. New networks and friendships were formed and there was a clear sense that those attending felt ready for the next step in developing their skills related to working with children and young people. Indeed, six of the participants have progressed onto our more detailed Essential Skills for Working with Children and Young People Course, to be held in October at Tang Hall Primary School."

We would like to thank Tang Hall Big Local for their support in awarding us the grant and Tang Hall Primary School for working in partnership with us to deliver the course.