Frequently Asked Questions
We deliver the majority of our training and teaching in the commissioner's place of work or education setting.
We will occassionally advertise our own training events that individuals can book on to, if we are sure of demand.
We provide each commissioning organisation with a contract, outlining fees, responsibilites and cancellation terms.
No refund will be made for cancellations or transfers received less than 21 calendar days before the start date of the training event.
All cancellations, transfers and other changes to bookings must be confirmed in writing and sent to MO Training and Consultancy, The Rookery, 35 Marlborough Street, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 7JL or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
A 50% refund will be given on cancellations made with more than 21 calendar days notice before the start date of the training event.
Bookings can be transfered to another person within your organisation or working network free of charge if there are more than 21 calendar days remaining until the training date. If the training is bespoke and at your venue, we will agree an alternative date of delivery with you.
Bespoke training requires development time and that will be charged for, regardless of whether the training/teaching goes ahead.
MO's own training events
No refund will be issued for non-attendance.
Arriving late / leaving early
If you know that you will have to arrive late or leave early then it is advisable for you to re-book on a different date to allow you to complete the whole training event. We do not give certificates of attendance unless the whole day / session has been attended. Where applicable, your line manager will sign the booking form to agree for you to be released from duty and work responsibilities for the whole training event.
We can deliver training and teaching anywhere in the UK.
Commissions beyond a 2-hour journey of our office in Faringdon may have accommodation fees applied on top of the normal travel expenses.
Most of the training and teaching we offer is bespoke.
We have core training and teaching topics, from which we can adapt materials to suit your organisation's particular needs.
We will meet with you to discuss your training needs and work with you to find a cost-effective way to meet them.
Most organisations and eduation settings choose to work with us on longer term projects, to embed learning into day to day practice and to ensure that learning needs are met.
We can work with you to plan a programme of development work over a number of months, to provide initial training input and opportunities to review and explore that learning and evaluate impact on how it has made a difference for children, young people and families.
We always evaluate the training sessions and provide a report to illustrate the impact that the training has had.
Initial consultations are free and without obligation.
We can work with chilldren in year 5 (9/10 years old) and up to young adults. All the material is age-appropriate and will be developed in partnership with key members of staff.
Materials to support ongoing learning can be provided to staff, to ensure that children have access to support and evidence based information.
We will always work with organisations to make training affordable, because we recognise the value it has for improving confidence in practice and creating possibilities for individuals and families.
Some organisations join together to commission training to meet similar needs and share the costs; some organisations sell a small number of places to individuals from external agencies at a competitive fee to subsidise free places for their own team.
Others use their training budget to commission bespoke training particular to their team's needs rather than sending one or two team members to external training which may cost considerably more. The per person cost is reduced, a whole team can be trained together and the pressure on externally trained individuals to cascade their learning is reduced.
We will meet with you, with no obligation, to discuss how we might work together within your budget to meet your teaching and training needs .
All lesson content is age appropriate and developed from evidence-based research.
Younger children are introduced to consent through illustrations of day-to-day activites such as playing football, or eating a meal with others. As humans we are constantly asking for and giving consent to participate in numerous activites, therefore we introduce ideas around the need to communicate clearly and have the capacity and confidence to say 'Yes' to the things that we really are choosing and to say 'No' to the things that we would prefer not to do at that moment in time. We also teach about listening carefully to others and respecting others' opinions and decisions even when they are not what we would choose for them.
Consent in relation to sexual behaviour would only be taught to older children, who have the capacity to understand the differences between platonic relationships and intimate relationships. We do, though, teach younger children about their personal body space and their right to not be touched or made to touch others when they don't want to do so.
MO encourage schools to provide parent information sessions that directly link to the materials that MO are delivering in student lessons.
MO are invited by some schools to deliver parents evenings, and these events are supported by the provsion of materials that parents can take away. MO always provide links to helpful websites and literature that can support discussion of each topic at home.