SMILE Training Centre

The focus of the SMILE centre is to offer bespoke training and development to build capacity and confidence through training. Requests for specific intervention (training or other) will come out of the LIFT discussions, individuals case work, District Priorities, and development plans.

The SMILE at the Beacon run a comprehensive training programme utilising the skill set within the STLS team, the Beacon staff and external trainers. Feedback from these courses is good and above. The rate of impact of courses on practitioners skills and confidence is high.

Parent training

We now run jointly with SALT and Early Help the ‘Early Bird Plus’ and Cygnet parent training courses. We have two advisory/resource clinics per term, one at the Beacon and the other at the Marsh Academy. These are well attended and feedback from parents note an increase in their confidence to try strategies at home.

We provide refreshments throughout the day and for day-long courses lunch is provided.

The conference facility is available for hire please contact Stephanie Crane.