The Education Network for Waltham Forest
 
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Events & Training

For advanced filter options, please log-in on WF Online where you will be able to download a pdf brochure and search for training or events by your role or organisation type. All registered users of The Hub will have been given log-in details to WF Online. If you do not have yours, please contact us or register on The Hub now.
Mon, 01 Apr 2019 09:30 - 11:00

This drop-in will provide childminders the opportunity to come together with their children to enjoy fun activities linked to their children’s learning and development and strengthen friendships and links between other local childminders.

A childminding development worker from the Council will be running the session which will give all childminders regular access to support they may need.

There is no charge for FEEE-registered minders but there is a small fee for non-FEEE-registered minders of £1.50 for their first child and 50p for each additional child. If you would like to know more about registering to offer the FEEE please visit The Hub - https://thehub.walthamforest.gov.uk/education-borough/becoming-a-childcare-provider-in-waltham-forest/feee-provider-process.

On top of this we will be inviting professionals to attend these sessions. We recognise that childminders may sometimes find it hard to access services to support the needs of the children they care for. Therefore we will be inviting professionals such as Area SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Coordinators), Curriculum leaders, Speech and language therapists, Health visitors, Safeguarding advisors, Early Help advisors and FEEE officers to attend some of these drop-ins. A schedule of these visits will be available shortly.

Mon, 01 Apr 2019 09:45 - 10:15

Attending this course will give an overview of the health and development reviews that are offered to all children within Waltham Forest, following the Healthy Child programme https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/167998/Health_Child_Programme.pdf

Participants will gain knowledge of their local Health visiting teams, and the role that they play in assessing children's health, growth and development, as well as an understanding of the assessment tools used.

Participants will be invited to explore how we can work together to identify children's progress, strengths and needs in order to promote positive outcomes in health and wellbeing, learning and behaviour

Mon, 01 Apr 2019 10:15 - 10:45

Attending this course will give an overview of the health and development reviews that are offered to all children within Waltham Forest, following the Healthy Child programme https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/167998/Health_Child_Programme.pdf

Participants will gain knowledge of their local Health visiting teams, and the role that they play in assessing children's health, growth and development, as well as an understanding of the assessment tools used.

Participants will be invited to explore how we can work together to identify children's progress, strengths and needs in order to promote positive outcomes in health and wellbeing, learning and behaviour

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 09:30 - 11:00

This drop-in will provide childminders the opportunity to come together with their children to enjoy fun activities linked to their children’s learning and development and strengthen friendships and links between other local childminders.

A childminding development worker from the Council will be running the session which will give all childminders regular access to support they may need.

There is no charge for FEEE-registered minders but there is a small fee for non-FEEE-registered minders of £1.50 for their first child and 50p for each additional child. If you would like to know more about registering to offer the FEEE please visit The Hub - https://thehub.walthamforest.gov.uk/education-borough/becoming-a-childcare-provider-in-waltham-forest/feee-provider-process.

On top of this we will be inviting professionals to attend these sessions. We recognise that childminders may sometimes find it hard to access services to support the needs of the children they care for. Therefore we will be inviting professionals such as Area SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Coordinators), Curriculum leaders, Speech and language therapists, Health visitors, Safeguarding advisors, Early Help advisors and FEEE officers to attend some of these drop-ins. A schedule of these visits will be available shortly.

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 18:30 - 20:30

This session will cover the following points on exclusions:
How to conduct a fair hearing – Process
Meeting procedure
Establishing the facts
Was investigation adequate
Considering an exclusion
GB options
Have all other measures been exhausted

Wed, 03 Apr 2019 09:30 - 11:30

By attending the workshop attendees will have a robust understanding of the role of a childminder and be able to decide if it’s the right one for them. They will understand the role of Ofsted and how to register with them. They will gain an understanding of the support on offer from the local authority through the registration process and once they are caring for children.

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 19:00 - 21:00

Level 1 – Foundation of Good Governance
Typically, it is expected that new governors will take 12 months to complete the 6 modules and 2 self-assessment booklets needed to be an accredited governor at Level 2. It is anticipated that some established governors may wish to undertake this programme in which case it will also serve as refresher training or ‘continuous governor development’ (CGD).
Level 1 examines the role and expectations of the modern day governor through the 20 key competencies set out in GAP based on the DfE’s 3 core functions of governing bodies. There are three 2 hour linked training modules delivered over 6-8 weeks (autumn term) and a robust self-assessment booklet to be completed.
• Module 1 ‘Good governance – knowing my school’
• Module 2 ‘School data – what it all means’
• Module 3 ‘Keeping children safe – safeguarding and equality’

A certificate of induction will be awarded and enable governors to progress to level 2 ‘Accreditation’.
GAP Level 2 – Accredited governance
Building on level 1, this involves three further training modules, each lasting 2 hours. Governors will evidence how they contribute to effective governance and the impact of their work through their own school experiences.
• Module 4 ‘Driving school improvement in challenging financial times’
• Module 5 ‘Beyond the handbook – managing relationships’
• Module 6 ‘Ofsted – preparing for the phone call’

Fri, 05 Apr 2019 10:00 - 12:00

This is a free half day workshop which will provide basic information, guidance and best practice to assist you in understanding and complying with your statutory premises health and safety requirements.

Whether you own the premises that you run your early years and childcare provision from or rent/lease it from a landlord, the person or organisation registered with Ofsted has a LEGAL DUTY to ensure that their premises are safe, particularly with regards to high risk areas such as Fire, Electricity, Gas, Water Asbestos as well as others. The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation stage also states that providers must ensure that their premises are fit for purpose and suitable and that they must comply with requirements of health and safety legislation (including fire safety and hygiene requirements), this is also a requirement under your Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) contract with the Council. In the worst instances, failure to meet these requirements can result in death or injury to premises users, enforcement action from the HSE and/or Ofsted and termination of your contract to deliver FEEE places with the Council.

Tue, 09 Apr 2019 09:00 - 12:00

This course covers Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) options available to your setting and practical completion of the Parent Declaration Form to reflect your FEEE offer. The second part of the session is a practical demonstration of how to take the information from the Parental Declaration Form and transfer that across to the Early Years Provider Hub. Any issues or challenges that you have experienced with either of these processes will be unpicked and resolved at the training.

Wed, 10 Apr 2019 09:30 - 13:30

By the end of the course delegates will:
Understand some of the ways in which offenders behave and operate
Identify key features of staff recruitment that maximise opportunity of appointing the most suitable person for the job and help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
Consider policies and practice that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting

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