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This section provides around 8 hours of training, guidance and resources for educators who are planning to deliver the Emotion Works recovery programme in a Primary School setting.

This training programme will also be a useful introduction to Emotion Works for practitioners who work in Nursery/Early Years settings, Secondary Schools and also Additional Support services and settings, but unfortunately it has not been possible at this time to develop a full recovery teaching programme for all sectors. However, our approach is widely inclusive and  many of our practice examples and resources on the main website will be applicable for work with learners at different ages and stages.

Don’t forget we’re here to help and support as you work through the training content…

  • There are comment boxes on each of the training pages for your questions and feedback
  • Our members only Emotion Works Practitioners facebook page is an excellent forum for connecting with others also using Emotion Works during the recovery period – but please answer the membership questions to gain access otherwise we will have to decline your request
  • Our twitter page @emotionworksCIC will also likely be busy with recovery programme news and tweets over the coming months. If you tweet about the programme please tag us as @emotionworksCIC and using the #EWrecovery hashtag
  • Identify 3 important aspects of the Emotion Works wider framework as a starting point for relational and trauma-informed planning for the return to school – Relationships, Regulation and Relevance
  • Provide background reading, training documents and guidance relating to the 3 R’s
  • Introduce tools to help with relationship building and information gathering relating to the Getting to Know You’ / Settling in Period content in the Weekly Teaching Programme
  • Introduce the Component Model of Emotion as the visual framework that shapes the Emotion Works curriculum
  • Provide tools and examples to help adults use the model to understand the emotional responses and behaviours of pupils
  • Summarise the progression for using the Component Model as a curriculum programme and provide guidance on the steps covered to help children reach a full understanding of the 7-cog model throughout the primary school years
  • Introduce the concept of the orange ‘Emotion Words’ cog as a central component in the Emotion Works curriculum
  • Share learning goals and progression guidelines for learning about Emotion Words
  • Show an example of what Orange Cog teaching looks like in practice
  • Provide a selection of orange cog teaching resources for Early, First & Second levels
  • Introduce the concept of the green ‘Emotion Behaviours’ cog as one of the first 5 cogs in the Emotion Works curriculum
  • Share learning goals and progression guidelines for learning about Emotion Behaviours
  • Show an example of what Green Cog teaching looks like in practice
  • Provide a selection of green cog teaching resources for Early, First & Second levels
  • Introduce the concept of the red ‘Body Sensations’ cog as one of the first 5 cogs in the Emotion Works curriculum
  • Share learning goals and progression guidelines for learning about Body Sensations
  • Show an example of what Red Cog teaching looks like in practice
  • Provide a selection of Red Cog teaching resources for Early, First & Second level
  • Introduce the concept of the yellow ‘Emotion Triggers’ cog as one of the first 5 cogs in the Emotion Works curriculum
  • Share learning goals and progression guidelines for learning about Emotion Triggers
  • Show an example of what Yellow Cog teaching looks like in practice
  • Provide a selection of Yellow Cog teaching resources for Early, First & Second levels
  • Introduce the concept of the blue ‘Regulation Strategies’ cog as one of the first 5 cogs in the Emotion Works curriculum
  • Share learning goals and progression guidelines for learning about Regulation Strategies
  • Show an example of what Blue Cog teaching looks like in practice
  • Provide a selection of Blue Cog teaching resources for Early, First & Second levels

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