STEP can provide training which is empirically-informed and customised to fit your needs. We can offer a wide range of delivery options including full day workshops, twilight sessions and interactive online sessions.
STEP works in partnership with a range of stakeholders from the public and third sectors, and mobile communities, to ensure that training sessions reflect all aspects of the communities’ interests.
Training can be offered in a range of ways including:
- Place-based sessions in your local area. These will be planned with you and customised to address local staff needs
- Virtual twilight sessions based on the priority themes to emerge from the consultation. They will be based around interactive training presentations. After a local authority member of staff/TENET member has completed training with STEP they will have access to the materials and will be able to train others in their area.
- Participative programme support. We offer training to support staff who are involved in delivering STEP participative programmes. The current programme is STEP Starter Sacks.
Themes explored through STEP training include:
- Educational legislation and children’s rights: How do they relate to Gypsy/Traveller culture, traditions and contemporary mobile lives?
- How can children experience belonging in school spaces? Reflecting on the relational, material and pedagogic.
- How should your school and curriculum recognise mobile culture and promote equality and diversity?
- How well does our school work towards eliminating discrimination, including bullying?
- Engaging families in the life of the school: Voice, belonging and participatory approaches.
- Using creative visual methods to facilitate meaningful dialogue and democratic participation.
Please get in touch to discuss your local area training requirements and secure dates for training workshops.