The Education Network for Waltham Forest
 
Supported by Waltham Forest

Events & Training

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Wed, 01 May 2019 18:00 - 20:00

To define the term ‘gang’
To explore recent trends including county lines, sexual exploitation and child criminal exploitation.
To identify the evolution of county lines, youth violence and gangs
To recognise risk factors, indicators and reasons as to why young people get involved with gangs.
To raise awareness of social media and how this impacts on the current levels of street violence
To provide practitioners with information on the local context, the Waltham Forest Gangs Prevention Programme and referral mechanisms.

Thu, 02 May 2019 09:30 - 12:30

The training session will develop your knowledge around speech, language and communication development in the early years, and we will explore the important role that parents play. We will introduce Talk2gether, a package of resources that you can use to support parents to develop their child’s language and communication skills. We will consider the challenges around engaging and working with parents and develop your confidence so that you are better able to support parents in your setting.

Fri, 03 May 2019 09:15 - 11:00

It will support participants to:

Identify the four key areas of difference that need to be taken into account.
Know the importance of understanding the individual pupil and their profile of strengths and areas for development.
Identify the key areas to help pupils on the autism spectrum build positive relationships with staff, peers, families and people in their community.
Develop an awareness of the sensory and communication differences that pupils may experience.

Wed, 08 May 2019 13:30 - 16:00

This meeting will provide practitioners with an opportunity to:
• share children’s observations and assessments across all 17 ELGs
• have a shared understanding of the 17 early learning goals and exceeding descriptors
• make accurate judgements relating to the EYFS profile ‘emerging,’ ‘expected’ and exceeding levels of attainment
• build a professional dialogue relating to children’s learning and development.

Wed, 08 May 2019 16:15 - 18:15

Networking forum for school DSLs to keep up to date on the latest safeguarding issues
Receive safeguarding updates and briefings
Network with other DSLs
Reflect on and share best practice
Meet the safeguarding partnership
Receive support and development for DSLs

Thu, 09 May 2019 13:30 - 16:00

This meeting will provide practitioners with an opportunity to:
• share children’s observations and assessments across all 17 ELGs
• have a shared understanding of the 17 early learning goals and exceeding descriptors
• make accurate judgements relating to the EYFS profile ‘emerging,’ ‘expected’ and exceeding levels of attainment
• build a professional dialogue relating to children’s learning and development.

Fri, 10 May 2019 09:30 - 16:00

This full day conference will provide information, guidance and forward planning opportunities on the business aspects required to deliver a high quality Early Years provision. It will also provide opportunities for professionals to pick up best practice business processes from across sectors.

The full conference programme will be provided at a later date via the Early Years Hub Newsletter.

What you said about the 2018 Early Years Conference:
• "A very well organised and informative day"
• "Lots of information given which was good"
• "Workshop hands on and exercise beneficial and practical"

Fri, 10 May 2019 09:30 - 12:30

This course will provide an overview of the current SEND system and provide delegates with an understanding of SEND, the role of the SENCO and the law that exists to protect vulnerable children and ensure that you are providing an inclusive education for all children. The complex network of systems supporting children can make it difficult to see what's important and what change means to each of us. "Fish Can't See The Water" recognises that everyone has their own 'normal' and that good services enable people to identify their needs and to move from 'doing' to 'being'.

Wed, 15 May 2019 09:15 - 12:00

This training will:

- Explore theories of autism and consider the implications for practice.
- Provide practical strategies to support practitioners as they develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of effective autism practice.
- Enable practitioners to reflect on their practice and share their enhanced knowledge more widely across their organisation.

Wed, 15 May 2019 09:30 - 16:30

Understanding the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead Professional and key areas of responsibility
• Understanding of the legislation and guidance underpinning their organisation’s policy, procedures and practice when responding to concerns about a child’s safety or welfare
• Ability to evidence compliance with Ofsted requirements to ensure all children are safe
• Ensuring that all staff in education settings are clear about possible indicators of ‘abuse’ and how these should be managed
• Awareness of the definitions of abuse and neglect and significant harm in order to make appropriate referrals for intervention
• Understanding the barriers that stop staff reporting concerns and how to overcome these
• Understanding of the processes followed by the MASH when a referral is made and the thresholds for intervention
• For the Designated Safeguarding Lead Professional to be actively involved in collaborative decision-making and the process for managing disagreement and or challenge
• Learning from serious case reviews
• Strategies to ensure that there are systems in place to monitor and evaluate outcomes for children who are in need or suffering or at risk of suffering significant harm

There is School DSL Refresher training (half-day) on Thursday 13th June 2019 for those who have previously attended DSL training within the last 2 years. Please make sure you choose the correct course for your needs.

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 (£150).

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