The Education Network for Waltham Forest
 
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Past Events & Training

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 13:00 - 16:00

To share the learning from a case review.

Safeguarding Level 2

This course is also being run on Monday 26th June 2017, 9.30-12.30pm, so please book onto one session only.

Thu, 29 Jun 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, 29 Jun 2017 09:30 - 16:30

Key aims of the session:
• The course will give you the chance to learn more about the core tasks and processes of the Family Partnership Model.
• Our aim is for the course to offer a safe, reflective opportunity in which you can explore, confirm and develop your own understanding and practice of the helping process.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:30 - 12:30

The course will:
Provide practitioners with the opportunity to evaluate progress of groups of children, compile a progress summary and write an action plan to improve outcomes.
Explore practical ways in which additional funding could be used to improve outcomes.
Support practitioners to develop a case study that shows how data and additional funding was used to improve outcomes.
Develop practitioners’ understanding of “school readiness” and explore practical examples of how this can be promoted through an enabling environment.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:30 - 20:30

The free two-hour training will include advice and support on:

- Introduction to HBT bullying: What is HBT bullying, how does it differ from other forms of bullying. Who is affected by it and what impact does it have? What are the main obligations for tackling HBT bullying?
- Supporting transgender young people: What does it mean to be a transgender young person and what barriers do they face at school? What additional support do you need to ensure that your school has in place?
- The role of leaders and governors: How can you lead on this work? Which policies should you focus on improving? What questions should you be asking?
- Action planning: What practical steps can you take in your school after the training? Where can you get support to help as you lead on this work?

The interactive training is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other schools, share best practice and address any questions or concerns about tackling HBT bullying in your school.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:00 - 21:30

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

Tue, 27 Jun 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, 27 Jun 2017 09:30 - 12:00

Pupils with autism and social communication difficulties can find daily social interaction challenging. This workshop will explore a range of strategies to support the development of these vital social skills.

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:00 - 13:00

Whilst a full agenda will be circulated closer to the date, the school attendance workshops will include policy, guidance, referral processes and good practice examples on the following areas:-

- LBWF Attendance Policy
- Notices of Parental Responsibilities and Penalty Notices
- School Attendance Panels (SAP’s)
- Court processes
- School Attendance Orders (SAO’s)
- Children Missing Education (CME) and Children Missing from Education (CMfE)
- Elective Home Education (EHE) - School requirements when a parent/carer elects to home educate their child.

The local authority leads for all of the above areas in addition to admissions personnel will be in attendance. There will also be the opportunity for schools to raise issues and ask questions directly with the service area leads.

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:30 - 12:30

To share the learning from a case review.

Safeguarding Level 2

This course is also being run on Thursday 29th June 2017, 1-4pm, so please book onto one session only.

Fri, 23 Jun 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.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:30 - 13:00

• Responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
• Meeting Ofsted Requirements: What needs to be in place in my setting?
• Sharing good practice: What works well in developing systems and procedures
• Update on the legal framework for safeguarding and the requirements of EYFS
• Refreshing knowledge of types of abuse and possible indicators
• The thresholds for intervention and making referrals
• Best practice in responding to concerns, managing disclosures, recording and information sharing
• The Child Protection Process: Case conferences and core groups
• Strategies to support staff and raise awareness
• Learning from reviews and understanding safeguarding risks
• Safer working practice in the Early Years
• Responding to allegations about people working with children

Please note that if you are new to the role or have not undertaken training for DSLs in the last 2 years then you are advised to attend the full day DSL training.

Please note – Managers & Deputies should not attend together.

If driving, please ensure you leave enough time to find a car parking space as these are very limited in the immediate area. Also, as a courtesy to other attendees and the training lead, please arrive in good time for a prompt start - if you arrive more than 15 minutes late you may not be admitted and you may be charged the full cost of the course (£50).

Thu, 22 Jun 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.
Thu, 22 Jun 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, 21 Jun 2017 19:00 - 21:00

This course aims to:
• Clarify governor’s responsibilities
• Advise on how to meet staff with curriculum/subject area responsibilities
• Ensure that governors ask the right questions
• Provide guidance on policy development in relation to governors visits and protocol
• Prepare governors for Ofsted inspection

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:15 - 17:45

NQTs to present findings from their action research projects.
NQTs to ensure that they meet criteria of the project and demonstrate how the strategies have impacted positively on student progress and personal development against the Teacher Standards. Projects to be monitored and evaluated with input from NQT Tutors to determine successful completion of action based research projects. Peer evaluation of presentations to be carried out.
NQTs to receive certificate of completion.

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:30 - 12:30

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to understand:
• The legislative requirements relating to health and safety risk assessments
• The distinction between “hazard” and “risk”
• Aspects that should be considered in a risk assessment
• Relevant control strategies to minimise risks
• Different types of risk assessment
• How to undertake a risk assessment in their workplace

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:00 - 21:00

Briefing session which will give attendees an opportunity to raise any questions they have with regards to preparing for introduction of 30hrs FEEE in September 2017

Frequently asked questions:

  • Do I have to offer up to 30hrs free?
  • What are disadvantages/benefits of choosing to offer 30hrs?
  • Do I need to review my admissions policy? What models of delivery can I operate?
  • How long or short can sessions be?
  • How much will I be paid for the FEEE hours that I provide?
  • How do I ensure that I meet my statutory duty to ensure that invoices and receipts are clear, transparent and itemised allowing parents to see that they have received their child’s free entitlement completely free of charge and understand fees paid for additional hours or services?

There are several of these information sessions in total from May to July - you only need to book onto one of these.

Attendees who did not attend the Early Years Business Conference on 21 February 2017 at Gilwell Park are advised to review the resources from this event on The Hub in advance of attending (you will need to be logged on to access all of the documentation): https://thehub.walthamforest.gov.uk/news/find-out-about-new-30-hours-free-childcare-entitlement

Attendees will also need to read the following guidance document before the information session: Early years entitlements: operational guidance for local authorities and providers - April 2017 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/610170/Operational_guidance.pdf

If you have any specific questions that you would like answered please email them to howard.gladwin@walthamforest.gov.uk at least 2 working days before the session so that we can ensure we have the information you require at the session.

Tue, 20 Jun 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.

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 10:00 - 16:00

Aims and objectives - During this session, participants will have opportunities to:

  • reflect on the purposes of self-evaluation and how it can be used to impact on children’s learning and development.
  • consider how to develop rigorous and effective systems for self-evaluation.
  • develop an understanding of Ofsted expectations around self-evaluation and improving quality.
  • discuss a range of manageable and practical methods and tools to support ongoing quality improvement.
  • reflect on their current systems for self-evaluation and how these can be developed further.

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