The Education Network for Waltham Forest
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Events & Training

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Tue, 03 Mar 2020 09:00 - 14:00

This training session will help you understand the three key ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’ - Engagement, Motivation, and Thinking. These characteristics must be central to the planning and guiding of children’s activities. We will look at the characteristics in action at an outstanding setting as well was plan ideas for your setting.

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 09:30 - 12:30

An introductory course focusing on identifying SEN in the early years, and planning effective intervention to support child’s development.

Includes sharing good practice, case studies and professional discussions.

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 09:00 - 15:00

Creating a stimulating and highly effective Early Years curriculum does not occur by accident! Find out how to develop a progressive curriculum that strategically delivers a wealth of experiences and provides knowledge that will enable children for life!

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 16:00 - 18:00

The course will cover:

How to support your students with personal statement writing
Supporting students to prepare for interviews and additional admissions tests
Writing effective UCAS references

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 16:00 - 18:00

The course will run in two parts.

Part 1 will cover:
- Higher education update
- Supporting students in making Key Stage 5 qualification and subject choices
- Supporting students to choose a university and course
- Understanding ‘Contextual admissions‘ policies

Part 2 will cover:
- How to support your students with personal statement writing
- Supporting students to prepare for interviews and additional admissions tests
- Writing effective UCAS references

Thu, 05 Mar 2020 09:30 - 16:30

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Thu, 05 Mar 2020 09:30 - 16:30

Inequalities in health, wealth, opportunity and life expectancy influence development from conception and determine future life chances. The early years are a window of opportunity.

This course will help practitioners to identify children most in need of support and how to work in partnership with parents to help all children reach their full potential.

Thu, 05 Mar 2020 15:00 - 17:00

An understanding of the Prevent agenda and your role within it.
? Elements specific to an EYFS context, including group exercises linked to proactive embedding of Prevent in the Early Years curriculum
? Case studies to explore potential indicators of concern and formal referral processes.

Thu, 05 Mar 2020 17:45 - 19:45

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 and a robust self-assessment booklet to be completed.
• Module 1 Good governance
• Module 2 Understanding School Data
• Module 3 Safeguarding and Inclusion

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
• Module 5 Managing relationships
• Module 6 Preparing for Ofsted

Fri, 06 Mar 2020 09:30 - 12:30

This is a 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.