The Education Network for Waltham Forest
 
Supported by Waltham Forest

Past Events & Training

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:15 - 16:30

This course recognises that Childminders play a vital role in providing a healthy start for young children and enables staff to adopt a consistent approach and model a healthy lifestyle to young children in their care. Attendees will develop their knowledge about healthy meals, snacks and portion sizes for young children, understand the value of active play and manage behaviour to build self-esteem so that children start school emotionally prepared and ready to learn.

Logged-in users can download the attached pre-course information and overview flyer.

Fri, 28 Apr 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, 28 Apr 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, 27 Apr 2017 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.

Thu, 27 Apr 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, 27 Apr 2017 09:30 - 12:30

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

Session 1 - 20 April - 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 - 27 April - 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 - 4 May - Introduction to Autism - led by Fiona Davey (EPS)
Session 4 - 11 May - Supporting Speech, Language and Communication – led by SALT
Session 5 - 18 May - Early Years SEND support plans, outcomes and reviews, EHCP requests/reviews - led by Area SENCOs
Session 6 - 25 May - 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.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:15 - 16:30

This course recognises that childcare settings play a vital role in providing a healthy start for young children and will enable staff to:
• Adopt a consistent approach and model a healthy lifestyle to young children in their care
• Develop their knowledge about healthy meals, snacks and portion sizes for young children
• Understand the value of active play
• Manage behaviour and build self-esteem so that children start school emotionally prepared and ready to learn

Logged-in users can download the attached pre-course information and overview flyer.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:00 - 21:00

The course is designed to:
• Enable governors to identify and understand the three core strategic functions of governing bodies;
• Enable governors to have a clear understanding of their individual and collective roles and responsibilities;
• Review what an effective governing body is and your role in achieving this effectiveness;
• Provide clarity of the strategic role of governors;
• Identify appropriate methods of holding school leaders to account for the school’s performance;
• Facilitate group discussion of ways in which governing bodies are accountable;
• Highlight the importance of attendance at governor training, governing body meetings and link visits to the school;
• To engender confidence in participants so that they are able to fulfil their role as governor effectively.

Please bring copies of your school self-evaluation statement/ school development plan and if possible a recent Headteacher’s report for reference.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:30 - 16:00

The focus of the course is to ensure that the administration fulfils statutory requirements.

The course will provide the opportunity to explore:

1. The purpose of the check
2. Expectations for the phonics screening check and the phonics decoding skills being assessed
3. The implications of the test results

Please bring along a copy of the KS1 assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA).

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:15 - 16:30

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

Please note that Primary school staff should arrive between 1 and 1:15 and secondary staff between 2:10-2:25. The meeting will aim to finish for primary colleagues around 3:15 and for secondary around 4:15. This is so that we can discuss assessments and other phase specific items. We will confirm the agenda and arrangements nearer the time.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:30 - 15:00

This FREE oral health training package aims to deliver the following outcomes for practitioners:

- To understand why primary teeth are so important and be able to confidently deliver advice and key messages around oral hygiene routines.
- To understand the different factors and causes of tooth decay and how to prevent tooth decay in children.

The content of this training could be used to support School applications for Silver and Gold Awards, particularly as part of a targeted project, and Claire Mulrenan Claire.mulrenan@walthamforest.gov.uk , Healthy Schools Lead, will be happy to offer additional support to plan ongoing activity beyond the training.

This course is also running on the 2nd May, if that date is more suitable.

Tue, 25 Apr 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, 25 Apr 2017 09:00 - 16:00

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

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00 - 16:00

Key aims of the session:

• Identify the emerging needs of children, young people and families using the Waltham Forest thresholds
• Apply strength-based practice in work with families
• Requesting Help, Support and Protection from the Local Authority

There is a dedicated car park to the Pavilion building.

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:30 - 12:30

The course will:
Provide practitioners with the opportunity to critically evaluate the learning environment that they currently offer and plan for improvements to at least one area.
Develop practitioners’ understanding of what continuous and enhanced provision is and how to use this to plan for children’s learning.
Support practitioners in planning exciting experiences that will develop the Characteristics of Effective Learning in different areas of the environment.
Develop awareness of the role of the adult in developing children’s observational, explorative and investigative skills.

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:00 - 15:00

What will the course cover?

  • using different outdoor environments as a context for developing thinking skills.
  • the use of natural materials to enhance outdoor learning.
  • developing imagination and creativity.
  • active problem solving.
  • the benefits of and need for risk taking.
Fri, 21 Apr 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.

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:30 - 12:30

Course aims:
To explore practitioners' understanding of risks and hazards and unpick any unhelpful barriers and constraints about outdoor risk-taking play.
Course Delivery:
Introductions will take place in a training room, followed by direct experience of working with children and families in an outdoor playspace, followed by group and individual reflection within a classroom.

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 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, 20 Apr 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.

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