The Education Network for Waltham Forest
 
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Events & Training

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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.

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

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 18:00 - 20:00

An opportunity for all governors to contribute to a facilitated discussion around the challenges and emerging issues, both locally and nationally, which impact on how governors perform their roles. This will include governance at both Trust Board and LGB level within MATs and also the maintained sector.

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 19:00 - 21:00

An opportunity for all governors to contribute to a facilitated discussion around the challenges and emerging issues, both locally and nationally, which impact on how governors perform their roles.

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 14:00 - 16:00

This is a free half-day workshop session which will provide basic statutory compliance information, guidance and best practice to FEEE providers on:
• LADO Service & Reporting Allegations
• Managers’ & DSLs’ Roles & Responsibilities
• Avoiding pitfalls
• Safer Recruitment

Sat, 27 Apr 2019 09:30 - 15:30

• Roles and Responsibilities of Childminders for safeguarding and protecting children
• Meeting Ofsted Requirements: What needs to be in place in my setting?
• Sharing good practice: What works well in developing systems and procedures
• The legal framework for safeguarding and the requirements of EYFS
• Knowledge of types of abuse and possible indicators
• The thresholds for intervention and making referrals
• Best practice in responding to concerns, managing disclosures, recording and information sharing
• What happens following a referral
• Learning from reviews and understanding safeguarding risks
• Safer working practice and managing allegations against professionals

If driving, please ensure you leave enough time to find a car parking space as these are very limited in the immediate area. Also, as a courtesy to other attendees and the training lead, please arrive in good time for a prompt start - if you arrive more than 15 minutes late you may not be admitted and you may be charged the full cost of the course (£50).

Sat, 27 Apr 2019 09:30 - 15:30

• Roles and Responsibilities of Childminders for safeguarding and protecting children
• Meeting Ofsted Requirements: What needs to be in place in my setting?
• Sharing good practice: What works well in developing systems and procedures
• The legal framework for safeguarding and the requirements of EYFS
• Knowledge of types of abuse and possible indicators
• The thresholds for intervention and making referrals
• Best practice in responding to concerns, managing disclosures, recording and information sharing
• What happens following a referral
• Learning from reviews and understanding safeguarding risks
• Safer working practice and managing allegations against professionals

If driving, please ensure you leave enough time to find a car parking space as these are very limited in the immediate area. Also, as a courtesy to other attendees and the training lead, please arrive in good time for a prompt start - if you arrive more than 15 minutes late you may not be admitted and you may be charged the full cost of the course (£100).

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 09:30 - 15:45

A reflective project that translates child development theory and research into everyday practice, which will make a real difference to the emotional wellbeing and all round development of babies.

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 09:00 - 12:00

In response to requests from local School Business Managers, the WF SBM Network has been created to compliment the local SBM networks.

Its purpose is to provide a forum through which SBMs needs can be voiced regarding the guidance, support and issues they are facing collectively.

The Network agendas will be created in partnership with SBMs. Meetings are likely to include: updates and guidance from Council Services; training/development workshops; and 'clinics'.

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