Sarah Cope
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  • Emma Shackleton
    Emma Shackleton
    Beacon School Support

    Emma is an experienced teacher who’s taught in both mainstream primary schools and pupil referral units for children excluded from school with SEMH needs.

    With high quality training and support to schools throughout Birmingham for almost two decades, Emma has also worked as a qualified Team Teach Instructor for over 16 years, using these skills to support and guide current practitioners.


Zoom Session
Zoom Session


Wed 6 Mar 2024


14:00 - 15:30

Training for Teaching Assistants (4 of 6)

Focus: Catholic Life
For: Teaching assistants and learning mentors/pastoral team


Supporting pupils to manage anxiety

Find out what goes on in the brains and bodies of children with anxiety. Walk away with strategies and techniques that you can start using right now to help pupils in your school cope with anxiety.

Multiple Sessions:

This is a series of six sessions. Each session will be stand alone, therefore it is advisable but not essential for staff to attend all sessions.

  • [1] Mon 2 October 2023
  • [2] Tue 21 November 2023
  • [3] Mon 22 January 2024
  • [4] Wed 6 March 2024
  • [5] Tue 30 April 2024
  • [6] Tue 11 June 2024

Please note: You will need to book each of these sessions individually.

Director’s Note:

Feedback from school leaders and TAs is how much they value CPDF focused on supporting the amazing TAs /LSAs. Schools from all of the diocese we serve have identified these behaviour management areas as where they need support. Get your TAs signed up.