The Education Network for Waltham Forest
 
Supported by Waltham Forest

Past Events & Training

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 09:30 - 12:30

The Early Help Service is hosting monthly multi-agency practice forums. There will be invited guest speakers and presentations from a range of organisations, an opportunity for you to network and spend the last half hour of every monthly practice session looking at cases that people want to share (anonymously) to get advice and support on.

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 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 children and family centre worker and 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 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/policy/early-years/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.

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 16:00 - 17:30

Meet the All Talk project team!
Find out more about this exciting new project to support young children in Waltham Forest to become confident communicators
Explore ways your setting can get involved and find out what’s on offer
Find out how your setting can become a ‘centre of excellence’ for language and communication

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 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 children and family centre worker and 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 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/policy/early-years/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.

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 09:30 - 12:30

The course will:

  • Provide practitioners with opportunities to practice using a range of effective observation methods.
  • Explore ways of setting up enabling environments that support child initiated and adult learning.
  • Support practitioners in using children’s interests and next steps as the starting points for purposeful planning.
  • Explore ways of involving parents and children in the observation, assessment and planning process.
  • Support practitioners in how to evaluate children’s progress and use this information to improve outcomes.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 17:30 - 19:30

Waltham Forest Schools Forum has an important role under the school funding arrangements introduced in April 2006. It has a consultative role in relation to the local distribution of school funding and it is also able to decide on certain proposals from the local authority which currently have to go to the Secretary of State for decision. Further information about Waltham Forest's Schools Forum and details of the next meeting can be found on the Waltham Forest Council website.

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:30 - 16:30

A TAF is a meeting that brings together children, young people, parents and practitioners and its function is to ensure families have an equal role in agreeing goals and actions that reflect the needs identified. A TAF allows information to be shared and ensures services are coordinated so that effective action and outcomes are properly planned, delivered and reviewed.

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:30 - 12:30

The EHA for children and young people is a key part of the strategy to shift the focus from dealing with the consequences of difficulties in children's lives to preventing things from going wrong in the first place. It is a national approach to conducting an assessment of the needs of a child or young person and deciding how those needs should be met.

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 18:00 - 21:00

This course combines Ofsted’s view of what outstanding governance and safeguarding looks like according to their own inspection criteria. It will be beneficial for governors to bring a copy of their Safeguarding policy/procedures to the training for reference.

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 09:45 - 11:15

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 children and family centre worker and 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 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/policy/early-years/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.

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 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 children and family centre worker and 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 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/policy/early-years/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.

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:30 - 12:30

Early Years SENCO training for PVIs - what you need to effectively support children with SEND

Session 1 - Introduction to the SEND Code of Practice 2014, local processes, the Disability Enablement Service and the role of the Area SENCO/setting SENCO - led by Area SENCOs
Session 2 - Data protection and confidentiality, working in partnership with parents, Early Help referral, referrals to Wood Street, Education Psychology Service (EPS) - led by Area SENCOs
Session 3 - Introduction to Autism - led by Fiona Davey (EPS)
Session 4 - Supporting Speech, Language and Communication – led by SALT
Session 5 - Early Years SEND support plans, outcomes and reviews, EHCP requests/reviews - led by Area SENCOs
Session 6 - Transitions for children with SEND and portfolio submission - led by Area SENCOs

Each session is considered a module. If a module is missed, a practitioner can make up the missed session next term. However, only a maximum of 2 modules can be made up next term. Any more than two and the course must be started again. Each practitioner who completes this course to a high enough standard will receive a certificate to acknowledge their ability to carry out SEND Support in an Early Years setting.

There are other 6-session courses available for PVIs in the spring and summer terms.

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:30 - 13:00

• 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 Children’s Social Care 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
• Identify training required for staff within their setting to ensure best practice
• Learning from serious case reviews
• Awareness of best practice and how this safeguards children and staff in relation to confidentiality, information sharing, information gathering, recording, transferring records to receiving settings, whistle blowing, professional boundaries and managing disclosures of abuse from children to promote best outcomes
• 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

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:00 - 16:00

What is Adult Neglect and Child Neglect: Neglect of children and adults takes many different forms and can range in severity. All forms of neglect impact on the lives of adults and children. Neglect can be by parents, family members, carers, and professionals. And some adults self-neglect.

Who should attend: All frontline practitioners and managers who work with adults children and families who are in need of help, support and protection from early help, through to targeted, specialist and statutory services covering issues such as child and adult safeguarding, mental health, substance and alcohol misuse, learning disabilities etc.

Purpose: to launch the new adult self-neglect policy and the child neglect guidance and learn together what this means for how we all work with adults, children and their families (including intergenerational/all adult families) and what we need to change about our individual practice to make this work.

Speakers confirmed: Suzy Braye, Emerita Professor of Social Work at the University of Sussex whose research into self-neglect dates from 2010 and Jenny Molloy, BASW England Patron an author and a motivational speaker. Jenny spent most of her childhood in care, and will talk about her own personal experience of neglect

- The local picture of what adult and child neglect looks like in Waltham Forest

- Taking part in interactive workshops in multi-agency groups exploring the many issues of neglect and how we can improve our approach and practice

- Networking opportunity with practitioners from across all sectors and services

- Lunch provided

Attendance counts towards HCPC post-registration and continuous professional development and is Safeguarding Children Level 3 Training.

Logged-in users can download the conference slides below.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:00 - 21:00

WRAP Training: This stands for Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent. It is a 1 and a half hour interactive, DVD and presentation-based workshop intended for anyone who
has little knowledge of the Prevent agenda but who works in communities with potentially vulnerable individuals. In a school/ college setting we feel this applicable to all staff.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:00 - 20:30

Join children from Waltham Forest Music Service who will perform favourite carols interspersed with traditional Christmas readings.

All welcome!

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:00 - 17:30

Meet the All Talk project team!
Find out more about this exciting new project to support young children in Waltham Forest to become confident communicators
Explore ways your setting can get involved and find out what’s on offer
Find out how your setting can become a ‘centre of excellence’ for language and communication

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 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 children and family centre worker and 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 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/policy/early-years/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.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:30 - 16:00

• 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 Children’s Social Care 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
• Identify training required for staff within their setting to ensure best practice
• Learning from serious case reviews
• Awareness of best practice and how this safeguards children and staff in relation to confidentiality, information sharing, information gathering, recording, transferring records to receiving settings, whistle blowing, professional boundaries and managing disclosures of abuse from children to promote best outcomes
• 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

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:00 - 17:00

The aim of the forum is to provide an opportunity to discuss issues and share practical advice of help to SENCOs in carrying out their roles. The Forum has a commitment to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and inclusion, and to offering a solution-focused, collaborative and mutually supportive resource.

The agenda for 6th December is:

3.00pm – 3.45pm: Local Offer
3.45pm – 5.00pm: Wiki training with Mark Mason

Pages

Tweets