University of Edinburgh

SSC Course 3: Deaf Children: social and emotional support

Presented on Wednesday, 31st August 2016

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 18
Number of Respondents: 18

Overall Assessment:

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Enhancement to your expertise


Content and supplementary material


How will you use what you have learned today?

Hopefully get on training and be able to use it with the children I work with. Thinking of two boys in particular.
Cascade to staff, look at getting training for staff on Healthy Minds and from Respectme. Use some of ideas with particular children.
To implement knowledge/strategies in school. Use of Respectme resources.
Use ideas from Healthy Minds to develop emotional literacy in my pupils.
Use it to enhance bullying policy in school and to support anti-bullying to deaf children in school and youth club, etc.
Follow it up with possibility of further training.
Develop my understanding of Healthy Minds and look to getting training to deliver. Use the resources from the Respectme website to support deaf learners.
Relevant to work with individual pupils and whole school.
Implement strategies within my classroom. Healthy Minds exercises. Anti-bullying strategies.
Supplement existing practice. Bullying work in class use Respectme resources.
Use the Healthy Minds Programme with transition pupils.
I will use Healthy Minds resources in my deaf studies teaching. Lots of great ideas shared today. I will pay much more attention to the impact of bullying.
Lots of practical ideas to use when working with small groups of children.
Passing info on to individual colleagues and our pastoral team.
I will take some of the teaching ideas forward.
Take forward to junior and senior staff and use to inform teaching of my pupils in my situation.
Hopefully use it with some of my pupils one to one. If possible manage a group.
Inform the information we provide to parents and network.

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?

Natural well paced speakers with practical down to earth advice.
Amount of practical information given out.
Presentations were excellent. Respectme and the Ayrshire Hearing Impairment Service.
Examples of the Healthy Minds resources being used in real life situations. Ideas for how they had been adapted.
Networking. Learning about strategies/policy.
Variety on similar issue.
Practical application of using Healthy Minds in a variety of settings. Information on Respectme.
Practical resources and examples of activities.
Looking at the resources, hearing and seeing evidence from Ayrshire. Respectme video and website information.
Practitioners sharing practice. Bullying presentation raised awareness of latest policy/responsibilities, etc.
All good.
Experience of Ayrshire staff. Respectme input.
It was interesting to listen to the experiences of the Ayrshire HI Service and how they used their Healthy Minds training. Very motivating.
Both understanding principles behind Healthy Minds and hearing how it worked in practice. Will recommend we consider training offered.
Feedback from teachers. The teacher pack looks good and useful.
Found all of it very interesting and informative.
Healthy Minds introduction and then the implementation by Ayrshire.
Great presentations and very practical.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?

Linking anti-bullying information and issues for deaf pupils.
Acoustics in room.
Noise from next room made it difficult to listen.
Bullying issues/policy etc have been introduced and acted on for quite some time. Would like to have learned more in relation to specific situations re deaf pupils.
I was looking for more information on deaf children’s wellbeing. The initial presentation covered some of this.
PowerPoint handout from NDCS to follow during presentation.
Felt quite rushed. Not enough time to share/learn from other attendees

How did you hear about this course?

Course Info Email from SSC: 6
Co-ordinator/Line Manager: 8
SSC eBulletin: 1
Colleague: 1
SSC Website: 1
No response: 1

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?

Anger management for deaf pupils.
More of the above.
More on literacy and comprehension for working with deaf children.