The Education Network for Waltham Forest
Supported by Waltham Forest

Events & Training

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Thu, 05 Sep 2019 18:30 - 20:30

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

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:30 - 12:30

This course is a free half day work shop on child Development, using the STEPS approach to assess and monitor EYFS children with emerging or identified Special Education Needs or Disability. The developmental tools used meet EYFS and SEND Code of Practice requirements.

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 09:30 - 16:00

• Responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
• 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
• Refreshing 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
• The Child Protection Process: Case conferences and core groups
• Strategies to support staff and raise awareness
• Learning from reviews and understanding safeguarding risks
• Safer working practice in the Early Years
• Responding to allegations about people working with children

An Introduction to Safeguarding course should have been attended within the last year if this is the participant's first time on a DSL course.

Please note – Managers & Deputies should not attend together.

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).

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:00 - 12:30

An interactive, professional but informal training day to equip you with the necessary insight to help market your school to attract the best talent and new students. You’ll understand how best to position your school to attract sponsorship and engage with potential donors, whilst learning how to effectively communicate your key messages to your audience.

Wed, 18 Sep 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.

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:00 - 16:00

A variety of short presentations relating to schools data plus group discussion and networking opportunity.

The focus of this meeting is on the Schools Census, though we will discuss other returns and processes. We will confirm the agenda and arrangements nearer the time.

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 16:00 - 18:00

Networking forum for DSLs in Early Years settings 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

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 09:30 - 16:30

As you will know from 1 January 2010 it became mandatory that any appointments of school staff should be made by a recruitment panel that includes at least one person who has been trained in Safer Recruitment. This course is based on the updated version of the national accredited training that has been developed by the Safer Recruitment Consortium which has taken over responsibility for the design of the training.

The course is fully compliant with the national guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ 2015 and includes an assessment that is a requirement for all school based participants.

The Safer Recruitment training will enable schools to fulfill their responsibility to have in place safe recruitment and selection practice within the wider context of safeguarding children and to make safeguarding children central to all we do.

This course is also open to childcare providers. Whilst it is not statutory for childcare providers to follow the Government’s safer recruitment requirements, following these procedures would be good practice and will ensure compliance with the EYFS statutory requirements regarding recruitment and employment law.