We launched a NEW CPD Short Course – The Emotionally Connected Classroom

NEW CPD Short Course

Many schools have been thinking about how they manage transitions sensitively and kindly for their pupils and staff. Recent evidence provided by Optimus Education and the Education Endowment Foundation has revealed the importance of providing teachers and senior leaders opportunities to continue their professional development (CPD) to help support pupils with social, emotional, and mental health needs. 

New CPD Short Course. Over the past months, Dyslexia Action Training’s education support team has been working on new CPD courses to allow professionals to develop and enhance their current skills and understanding of Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH).  Today, we are delighted to announce the launch of our NEW CPD Short Course The Emotionally Connected Classroom for our 18 November cohort. 

The Emotionally Connected Classroom 

This Level 5 unit aims to provide an understanding of the impact of emotions on the thinking brain and its implications for learning. It aims to provide an introduction to key elements of current research and practice in mentalisation theory (understanding the mental state of oneself and others) and emotional coaching. The importance of connectedness and relationships is emphasised throughout. For more information on this course, please click here.

How is The Emotionally Connected Classroom NEW CPD Short course delivered?

This online course will be delivered using Campus Online, an online learning platform that offers you the flexibility to organise your time to fit around your professional and personal commitments.  It also saves you the time and expense of travel and classroom attendance.

Although the course is fully online, you will be supported every step of the way by an experienced tutor and have opportunities to read and contribute to the discussion forum on the course site. The forums help participants to learn, test out, develop, and refine ideas.

Participants joining Campus Online will be given access to a wide range of e-learning resources. These include presentations, articles, exercises, videos, and follow-up activities and tasks for participants to carry out. An overview of the platform can be found here.


The Emotionally Connected Classroom has been submitted for accreditation which is due to be awarded by The CPD Standards Office in November 2020.


The Emotionally Connected Classroom New Short CPD Course is part of our Level 5 SEMH CPD Programme. Eight further units are currently under development.

How do I register for your November cohort?

The course is available to book for our 18 November cohort. To register, please access our online booking form here. Alternatively, please feel free to email us or call us on +44(0) 1784 222304 if you have any questions.