Medway Community Healthcare (MCH) provides a wide range of high quality community health services for Medway residents; from health visitors and district nurses to speech and language therapists and out of hours urgent care.
Medway Community Healthcare has offered training for schools, children’s centres and preschools for many years. Our training is recognised to be informative and practical and delegates always leave courses with strategies which can be implemented immediately in their settings.
We offer expert advice regarding the neurological development of children understanding the importance of how a delay in one area can impact upon a child’s ability to learn and to interact socially.
All courses are age-specific and are grouped as pre-school, primary and secondary. Our course leaders have a wealth of professional experience and knowledge and all work for the NHS offering treatment to children in all education settings.
There is a change this year to the way we are delivering our courses in line with the launch of the Medway School Core Standards - Hopscotch Bronze level.
MCH have formulated a set of aspirational standards that schools are encouraged to work towards so that they become experts in understanding their pupil’s needs. This resource is levelled as a Bronze Standard and is accompanied by a full days training offered free of charge.
The Bronze award is presented after completion of the training and a self-audit on progress made to develop a fully inclusive school. The award is offered for a full year but to maintain the Bronze level schools are expected to repeat the one day’s free training and self-audit each year.
Any school outside of the Medway area can access all levels of training and be awarded a school certificate but the Bronze level course has an attached fee of £20 to cover the training manual.
This self-audit is for schools to evidence the strategies needed to be in place to ensure that all pupils have the best opportunity to learn.
Your evidence should include examples and how you, the schools champion, have communicated the advice to all school members. Once we have received yourself audit we will welcome you into our Bronze partnership
Please return this form and email to Maxine Shepherd on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Silver standard is gained by schools participating in an additional two one day training courses that build on the knowledge gained at Bronze level in defined areas specified in the training programme.
The Gold level standard is gained by schools participating in a further two one day training courses that build on the knowledge gained at Bronze and Silver level in defined areas specified in the training programme. The Gold level is given for one year but can be held for a further year after completion of a self-audit providing the school participate in the on-going Bronze level support.
If your setting/school book on to 2 courses at the same time you will receive 5% discount and for 4 courses a 10% discount will be awarded (before December 2019).
Further information is available in our training brochure
Our children's challenging behavior and anxiety course, which is being held on 22 November has now been filled. Therefore any further applications sent through will not be accepted. Thank you to those who have shown interest.