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Peer Supervision Workshop Part 1: The Framework and Skills

Course Title:
Peer Supervision Workshop Part 1: The Framework and Skills
Course Code:
Peer Supervision Workshop (Part 1)

 Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) absorb many feelings unconsciously from the children they support especially when they are in difficult circumstances. These feelings then often play out in complex ways in schools and nurseries. Supervision is an indicator of effective safeguarding according to Ofsted and provides much needed emotional support for DSLs, helping them to manage stress, remain professional and make good decisions for children and young people.  KRSCP are delighted to have won a DFE grant offering all schools and early years setting in the Kingston and Richmond the opportunity to attend a training course to set up their own Peer Supervision. The training sessions will be run by the workplace mental health consultancy,, who have expertise in setting up and running DSL Supervision within the Educational Setting.


The training, which involves two 2.5 hour sessions, will be delivered online with Part 1 in the Summer Term and Part 2 in the Autumn Term. This training is for one person from your setting.

Agenda Session One (in the summer term) 2.5 hours
Peer Supervision Workshop Part 1: The Supervision Framework and Supervision Skills

  • Introduction to the workshop and supervision.
  • The emotional burden of working in safeguarding and the importance of supervision.
  • Setting up supervision.
  • Running a supervision meeting and creating a safe space.
  • Asking open questions.
  • Active listening and being non judgemental.
  • Facilitating difficult scenarios that can come up in supervision.
  • Review and setting homework.

Commitments: by signing up to this course you are committing to also completing Part 2 in the Autumn Term, completing course feedback, responding to future auditing requests so we can measure impact of this for the Department of Education and running supervision in your school or nursery.

  Scheduled Dates For Course:
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Course Duration:
2 Hours
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Each school setting is invited to send one of their senior team to attend the course. This training is most suitable for a member of your SLT or SENCO who has 1-1.5 hours available once a month to run supervision sessions and has strong interpersonal qualities in listening, being empathic, being non-judgemental and building relationships.


  Aims of Workshop

  • Leaders will be confident and motivated to provide in house peer supervision for DSLs.
  • Leaders will have the foundation skills to provide peer supervision for DSLs.
  • Leaders will be able to create a safe space where DSLs are encouraged to model a growth mindset.
  • Leaders will support DSLs to have the confidence and emotional support to help them in their roles.
  Minimum Requirements:


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