The Education Network for Waltham Forest
 
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Past Events & Training

Tue, 30 May 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

Fri, 26 May 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, 26 May 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, 25 May 2017 16:30 - 18:00

This is a moderation briefing session for confirmed LA moderated schools headteachers in Waltham forest.

Thu, 25 May 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.

The second session is on Thursday 15 June - same venue, same time.

Thu, 25 May 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, 25 May 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.

Wed, 24 May 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

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:45 - 17:00

Mindfulness in Schools Project’s vision is that every child possesses the skills to help them manage difficulty and flourish, and an understanding of how and when to use those skills.

In 2009 Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) was established as a not-for-profit company by Richard Burnett and Chris Cullen, both school teachers and mindfulness practitioners, in the belief that the young people in their classrooms could benefit from learning mindfulness skills.

Find out more: https://mindfulnessinschools.org

Tue, 23 May 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, 23 May 2017 09:30 - 12:00

Transitions can be difficult times for children with SEND. This workshop will provide practical strategies and advice to support children with these key changes.

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:30 - 15:30

This is a one day event bringing together Yr2 teachers across Waltham Forest. This will enable teachers to compare their judgement of attainment which is in line with the expectations of the interim frameworks.

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:30 - 12:30

The course will:
Explore the aspects of early child development which contribute to the establishment of self-regulation.
Develop awareness of the adult’s role in supporting children’ self-regulation.
Provide practitioners with practical experiences and activities to promote children’s self-regulation.
Provide practitioners with examples of how to plan for a soothing and stimulating environment for healthy brain development.

Mon, 22 May 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.

Please note - there are no direct public transport links to Suntrap. If not driving or car sharing, please travel to Loughton Station on the Central line and then get a taxi to the above address. Please bear this in mind when booking and sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sat, 20 May 2017 10:00 - 14:00

The conference will:

  • Update Childminders on the latest news & legislation
  • Explain the 30 hours Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE)
  • Cover Safeguarding, Prevent, Speech & Language Therapy (SLT) and Early Help issues

Please ensure you leave plenty of time to find a car parking space if driving as these are very limited in the immediate area. Refreshments (tea, coffee & biscuits) will be available on arrival and towards the close of the conference but no lunch will be provided.

Logged-in users can download below the presentations given on the day (note: there is no presentation 4, as this was a talk with no slides).

Fri, 19 May 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, 18 May 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, 18 May 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.

Wed, 17 May 2017 16:00 - 18:00

Update 17 May: Due to unforeseen circumstances we are not able to hold the Designated Safeguarding Leads Forum today. We are very sorry for the inconvenience this short notice causes.

 

This special DSL forum will include support for any last minute Section 11 Audits, meet the FGM lead sharing important updates, the CDOP advising on schools statutory duties, the MASH and Safer Schools officers responding to concerns raised by schools on emerging themes around referral thresholds and the use of Safer Schools Officers, as well as updates 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

Wed, 17 May 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.

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