How do I book a workshop?
Please get in touch by contacting us by clicking this link and we’ll see how we can help!
Where are you based?
We are based in York. Take a look at the About Us page to see exactly where!
Who will deliver the workshop?
The workshops are delivered by a member of the Delphis Team who has be trained specifically to deliver our workshops. Our staff all have a background in mental health and education and are experienced workshop facilitators. Our Learning Manager, David, provides training on pedagogy and behaviour management to ensure our staff can deliver fun, engaging and highly valuable learning experiences.
Does a teacher need to be present?
Yes, a teacher or appropriate member of staff does need to be present. Given the sensitive nature of the topic, pupils need to have quick access to a trusted individual with whom they can share any concerns that could be potential safeguarding issues. It’s also great for staff to join in the workshop and helps them further embed the concepts learnt over the coming months after the workshop is over.
Do you give advice about follow up?
Yes, we can advise you about how to implement some of the concepts we teach into school life. We also have a range of onsite and online mental health workshops workshops for adults, which can be found here.
What experience does your company have?
Our company is experienced in developing and delivering workshops to a large range of clients. We have worked with companies such as Capita, Liberata and New Leaf Health to name just a few of our corporate clients. We have also developed a suite of online courses for adults that have been taken by learners around the world!
Our experience in schools is based in Manchester where our psychologist and Director of Research, Tony North, has been running workshops in primary schools since 2004. Tony has delivered workshops on everything from Rocks & Fossils to Egyptian Fashion! He has now helped develop these mental health workshops having recognised the growing importance of educating children in this area.
How much do the workshops cost?
Please see the prices for each workshop given at the bottom of their specific pages.
Do you charge expenses?
Yes, we do charge expenses when necessary. These will generally be travel expenses, though could include accommodation if a team member needs to stay away overnight in order to deliver at your school. We will always be upfront about any expenses we will charge so there are no unpleasant surprises!
Is there a discount for multiple bookings?
Yes, we do provide a discount for multiple bookings. Our workshops are designed to be two half-day sessions to allow schools a greater degree of flexibility. However, a significant discount can be made by booking the full-day version of the two workshops.
Can I use Pupil Premium funding for your workshops?
Yes, Pupil Premium funding can be used for our workshops. Because a child’s mental wellbeing can be a huge barrier to learning, it makes good sense to invest in ways of helping children cope more successfully with life’s challenges.
Do you charge VAT?
We are a VAT registered company and as such we do charge VAT. However, as a school, you should be able to claim this amount back.
Are there any additional costs?
We may charge for expenses where necessary, but we will always let you know if we need to. There are no other additional costs.
Do your staff have DBS checks?
Yes, all our staff are DBS checked. Even staff who don’t deliver our workshops.
What is your approach to safeguarding?
Please see our safeguarding policy.
What is your approach to behaviour management?
We know that children learn best when they are in a calm and safe environment. We try to ensure as far as possible that we agree on specific kindness rules before the workshop begins and that our facilitators make their expectations of pupils clear. Our team are trained to manage behaviour in a calm, authoritative manner conducive to good learning and discussion of this sensitive topic.
A teacher or appropriate staff member should still be present during the workshops, however.
Do you differentiate your workshops?
Yes, our workshops are differentiated. We know that there is a big difference between Year 3 and 6, so we don’t take a one size fits all approach. The core objectives will remain the same, but we vary the level of challenge and amount of information between year groups. Furthermore, our team will differentiate within classes to support all students and provide extra challenge where necessary.
What size of group do you take?
The workshops are designed to be delivered to a single class of roughly 30 pupils. Of course, some classes are a bit larger than this, so we will accommodate up to 34 pupils in a workshop.
How long are the workshops?
Our KS2 workshops are currently half day workshops lasting 2 hours, 15 minutes. A full day workshop is 4 hours, 30 minutes. We understand the need to be flexible, however, and will try to ensure our workshops fit in with your timetable as much as we can.
What year groups are the workshops appropriate for?
We have a range of workshops available for KS2 and KS3. The core workshop for each Key Stage will be differentiated for year groups to achieve the appropriate level of challenge.
How much space do the workshops require?
Our workshops are creative, and it’s great when we have plenty of space (such as in a hall) to get your pupils moving around and making models. However, our workshops can be done in a classroom when needed, but we may need to adjust the activities to ensure they will fit!