The Education Network for Waltham Forest
 
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Past Events & Training

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:30 - 20:30

This session will explore questioning and challenging for budget monitoring. The session will look at second quarter budget monitoring reports and discuss practical examples of presenting and reading financial information.

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:30 - 16:00

The training will:
• Enable practitioners to extend their understanding of autism in relation to pupils with complex needs
• Provide practical strategies to support practitioners as they develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of effective autism practice
• Enable practitioners to reflect on and evaluate their own practice in relation to EHC planning for pupils with complex needs.

This session covers similar ground to the ‘extending and enhancing good autism practice’ module but is more focused on practitioners working with school-age pupils on the autism spectrum with complex needs in specialist settings.

All course attendees will receive access to the AET Tools for Teachers online resource, worth £29.99. This includes:
• 44 individual specially designed tools, grouped under six sections
• A hard copy 16-page how-to guide detailing all 44 tools and how to use them
• A code to access all of the resources online

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 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 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, 09 Feb 2017 12:00 - 13:30

This informative session, aimed at professionals who work with residents, will provide practical advice and build skills to help people recognise and act to reduce the impact of poor housing conditions on residents.

Lunch will be provided and space is limited, so register today!

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 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 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, 09 Feb 2017 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 autumn and summer terms.

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:00 - 17:00

If you are unsure of the quality of the content of your plan, please come to one of our complimentary workshops and evaluate its effectiveness. The workshops will be held at the Town Hall (Laurel House) on the following dates (16:00 to 17:00):

Monday 6th February
Wednesday 8th February
Tuesday 7th March
Wednesday 8th March
Tuesday 14th March

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 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 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.

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:30 - 16:00

The course will:
Support practitioners to identify what the features of outstanding teaching and learning are.
Use research, the Ofsted Early Years’ Inspection handbook and examples of effective practice to identify what outstanding teaching and learning looks like.
Introduce practitioners to the ITERS (Infant Toddler Rating Scales) and ECERS (Early Childhood Environment Rating Scales) tools as a way of auditing and improving current practice and provision.
Support practitioners to use the grade descriptors in the Ofsted Early Years’ Inspection handbook to identify how to move from good to outstanding.
Support practitioners to create a shared vision for their setting.
Develop practitioners’ understanding of what SMART action planning is and why this is important in improving quality and outcomes for children.
Provide practitioners with practical examples of how successful SMART action planning has been used to improve quality and outcomes for children.
Use case studies to provide practitioners with the opportunity to identify improvement priorities and use SMART action planning.
Support practitioners’ understanding of what effective supervision is.
Introduce practitioners to the Performance Management Cycle.
Support practitioners’ understanding of the difference between supervision and appraisal.
Provide practitioners with the opportunity to practice carrying out a supervision, including how to challenge weaknesses in practice and performance.
Introduce practitioners to a range of monitoring tools and explore how to use these to observe and evaluate teaching and learning.

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:00 - 17:00

If you are unsure of the quality of the content of your plan, please come to one of our complimentary workshops and evaluate its effectiveness. The workshops will be held at the Town Hall (Laurel House) on the following dates (16:00 to 17:00): Monday 6th February Wednesday 8th February Tuesday 7th March Wednesday 8th March Tuesday 14th March

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 09:30 - 11:30

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.

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 09:30 - 12:30

This is a 2-part interactive course which will allow practitioners to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence in ways to promote early language development with 2 year olds. Practitioners will receive practical ideas to take back to their setting.

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 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 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.

At this drop-in Fiona Davey, Educational Psychologist will be attending.

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 12:00 - 13:30

This informative session, aimed at professionals who work with residents, will provide practical advice and build skills to help people recognise and act to reduce the impact of poor housing conditions on residents.

Lunch will be provided and space is limited, so register today!

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 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 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.

At this drop-in Fiona Davey, Educational Psychologist will be attending.

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 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 autumn and summer terms.

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:00 - 17:00

The London Borough of Waltham Forest’s Schools Human Resources Service, in collaboration with Wardell Associates, Training & Consultancy Ltd, is pleased to announce the launch of an accredited Safer Recruitment workshop for schools in Waltham Forest. This is in response to the recent regulation changes as stated in the “Keeping Children Safe in Education July 2015” training requirement for recruitment panels. Wardell Associates were selected to deliver this training following a thorough assessment process that included a Head teacher representative, Schools Human Resources and the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).

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 fulfil 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.

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