Executive Function Skills; What are they and how can we help improve them?


Course introduction

Executive function skills are a set of mental skills that are vital to our daily life, and especially important to be a successful learner. Many students will have underdeveloped executive function skills for a variety of reasons. This course will look at why that is and how we can help students improve their skills for better learning and life outcomes.

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What we will cover throughout the day

  • Understand what is meant by executive function skills;

  • Look at what affects the development of our executive function skills;

  • Create a learning environment to improve executive function;

  • Support executive function in neurodiverse students;

  • Use coaching as a technique to improve executive function;

  • Look at techniques to improve working memory, organisation and planning;

  • Understand the role of executive function in changing negative behaviour patterns.

Target audience

Aimed at anyone working directly or indirectly with students. Ideal for school/college-based staff including teachers, lecturers, head teachers, deputy headteacher, SENCO/ALNCO, special education teacher, school support staff, classroom assistant, teachers, teaching assistant, mental health lead, pastoral care staff and pastoral lead teacher.

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I found that this course gave me a lot of relevant advice about how it improve attendance and promote good relationships between the school and parents.

@nsmtc thank you so much for today's informative course. Feeling ready to get back into school tomorrow and get my attendance high priority and for everyone to understand attendance is everyone's business.

Really good mix of new ideas and making me feel better about what I am already doing. I've been an AO for about four years and this is my first training so thank you, really enjoying it.


In-House Training

In-House Training

We currently have no upcoming dates for this course - Please contact us for more information or if you would like this course delivered as in-house training.