The Education Network for Waltham Forest
 
Supported by Waltham Forest

Past Events & Training

Thu, 30 Mar 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.

Sian Rees, Speech and Language Therapist will be in attendance at this session.

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:30 - 12:30

The course will:

  • Support practitioners in how to implement peer on peer observations.
  • Provide practitioners with the opportunity to practice carrying out a peer on peer observation, identify challenges and solutions to giving difficult feedback and developing a “code of conduct” for use in their settings.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:30 - 12:15

How to use visual supports to promote communication and understanding with children who may be non-verbal or have social communication delay
• Information on why Visual supports are so important
• Practical workshop on making and using visual aids

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:15 - 16:15

To provide expert information for the audience on:

- Prevalence of perinatal depression, psychosis and other mental health issues
- Understanding the causes and presentation of poor mental health in pregnancy and postnatal period
- Understanding the significance of poor maternal mental health on early attachment and childhood development
- Appropriate responses to perinatal mental health issues

To provide practical advice and build skills for the audience on:

- How to identify the early signs of poor maternal mental health
- How to provide help on a first aid basis and guide a woman/ and partner toward the right support
- How to help protect a woman and baby who might be at risk of harm
- How to help prevent escalation of mental health issues and support faster recovery
- How to help every mother develop a close, loving bond with her baby
- How to stigma of perinatal mental health issues
- How to promote wellbeing and protective factors

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:00 - 12:00

Topics covered:

• Update on Employment Law
• Settlement Agreements and Protected Conversations
• Disability and Reasonable Adjustments
• DBS and Overseas Checks
• Q & A

Tue, 28 Mar 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, 28 Mar 2017 09:00 - 12:00

In response to requests from local School Business Managers, the WF SBM Network has been created to compliment the local SBM networks.

Its purpose is to provide a forum through which SBMs needs can be voiced regarding the guidance, support and issues they are facing collectively.

The Network agendas will be created in partnership with SBMs. Meetings are likely to include: updates and guidance from Council Services; training/development workshops; and 'clinics'.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:30 - 12:30

Course participants will be given an overview of the issues affecting EAL children, including factors which may form barriers to progression in learning.
As part of this there will be an exploration of common problems faced by children during the early stages of language acquisition.
The course will also :
• explore the use of visual aids to support and develop all round learning, including strategies and resources to promote language skills.
• consider how to raise EAL children’s self-esteem and motivate them to achieve well and exceed their learning targets.

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:30 - 12:30

This is an interactive workshop, providing Early Years Practitioners with opportunities to reflect on the importance of the physical and learning environment for developing language and communication. This will include use of video reflection, practical activities and group discussions. Practitioners will receive practical strategies to take back to their setting to develop in order to support the transfer of their learning.

Fri, 24 Mar 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, 23 Mar 2017 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

Thu, 23 Mar 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.

Charlotte Littlewood, Prevent Team, will be in attendance at this session. Find out more about Prevent - https://thehub.walthamforest.gov.uk/policy/early-years/safeguarding/prevent-duty

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:30 - 15:30

This course will:

• Ensure that all participants are aware of the rationale, structure and key features of the ACE assessment
• Foster competency in the administration of the main and extension sub-tests and the interpretation of test results
• Provide a clear overview of the assessment as a whole and its potential application within a service for pupils with hearing loss
• Give clear guidance on good practice in administration of the assessment and interpretation and use of the results

PLEASE NOTE: If you have a copy of the ACE, please bring along with you to the training course.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:00 - 21:00

This course is appropriate for governors, Trustees and Directors of maintained and
academy schools.
The Outcomes of the session:
• To explain the range of different structures of academy schools
• To outline the different governance arrangements for each structure
• To detail the steps involved in converting to an academy
• To consider what is important when considering becoming an academy
This course is not intended to promote conversion to academy status or any one model,
but to support schools in considering the implications of each academy structure model
for their school.
The course will include the DFE’s latest views as expressed in the White Paper
“Educational Excellence Everywhere” and the implications of the latest policies outlined
by the DFE.
The course is appropriate for governors of existing academies who wish to understand
more the different structure and also for governors of those schools considering
converting to an academy or joining an academy chain in the future.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:45 - 17:00

Waltham Forest Public Health has secured funding for nine WF schools to take part in the Food For Life School Awards programme for free. This package normally costs £780, and supports schools in taking a whole school approach to food. The programme is centred around four areas of development, which link to the criteria and create an action framework for your school:

•Food Quality
•Food Leadership and Food Culture
•Food Education
•Community and Partnerships

Follow this link for more information about the awards and what's involved: http://www.foodforlife.org.uk/schools/criteria-and-guidance

This is a fantastic opportunity for schools to become part of a borough wide food network and to access free support to transform food culture through a supportive action framework. Schools successful in applying for a space will receive the following:

- Free half day training for staff on the awards programme
- Access to an online portal to track progress and free online support
- A wealth of resources to support food education, food growing etc. in your school
- Allocation of an LBWF 'Food For Life Mentor' who can offer additional support locally where necessary

This session will also outline the application process - How schools can apply, what the expectation is from schools, and how the places will be allocated. For those schools who are interested in the free packages but unable to attend, email claire.mulrenan@walthamforest.gov.uk for more information.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:30 - 11:30

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to understand:
• how fires start – the fire triangle
• main causes of fire
• fire development and spread
• fire preventions and precautions
• fire detection and warning systems
• key requirements of an evacuation plan
• basic fire fighting equipment awareness
• Fire Marshal day to day responsibilities
• Fire Marshal action in an emergency

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:00 - 12:00

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to understand:
• how fires start – the fire triangle
• main causes of fire
• fire development and spread
• fire preventions and precautions
• fire detection and warning systems
• key requirements of an evacuation plan
• basic fire fighting equipment awareness
• Fire Marshal day to day responsibilities
• Fire Marshal action in an emergency

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:00 - 12:00

Topics covered:

• Up to date Contract Law
• A procurement case study
• Key contract issues
• Impact of recent cases
• Contracts for After-School clubs
• Q & A

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:30 - 16:00

The training will:
• Enhance delegates’ knowledge and understanding of good autism practice
• Help delegates to question, evaluate and develop autism practice within their setting
• Provide delegates with the tools to audit staff skills and identify training needs
• Develop skills and knowledge so that delegates can support their organisation to meet/exceed the requirements of external reviewers such as Ofsted and be compliant with legislative requirements.

This session will bring lead practitioners from a range of organisations together to discuss, share and develop practice and understanding. It is suitable for practitioners working with school-age pupils on the autism spectrum in both mainstream and specialist services.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:30 - 15:00

The course will involve PowerPoint presentations as well as opportunities for discussion and practical activities. Each TA will be issued with the practical text Emotional Wellbeing: an Introductory Handbook and they will be sign-posted to other resources. It is also anticipated that TAs will begin to try out some of the things they have learned between sessions so they can provide feedback and gain support throughout the course.

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