The Education Network for Waltham Forest
 
Supported by Waltham Forest

Past Events & Training

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:30 - 15:00

Day 1 will cover:
• How to identify children and young people (CYP) suitable to be referred to CAMHS.
• Measuring mental health and wellbeing in CYP.
• Introduction to using screening questionnaires with CYP to assess mental health needs.
• Self-harm assessment.

Day 2 will cover:
• Reflections on putting the toolkit and questionnaires into practice across different settings.
• Talking to CYP about their wellbeing.
• Children, families and schools: a systemic approach to young people’s behaviour.
• Mentalisation-Based Treatment approach to working with parents.

This two-day course is also being run on 15th September 2017 and 22nd September 2017 (these are the Day 1s), so please choose the date most suitable for you.

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 18:30 - 20:30

Level 1 – Foundation of Good Governance

Typically, it is expected that new governors will take 12 months to complete the 6 modules and 2 self-assessment tools needed to be an accredited governor at Level 2. It is anticipated that some established governors may wish to undertake this programme in which case it will also serve as refresher training or ‘continuous governor development’ (GDC).

Mon, 25 Sep 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/education-borough/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.

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00 - 16:00

Full programme available on day.

The following will be covered:
• Visit planning
• Legal responsibilities
• EVOLVE on-line approval system
• Purpose and value
• DfE, National & LBWF guidance
• Risk management
• Staffing
• Parental awareness and consent
• Duty of care
• Transport Insurance
• Inclusion
• Using external providers
• Emergency procedures & What if? Scenarios

There will be amply opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues.

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:30 - 15:00

This workshop will provide guidance on how to write a social narrative for a child who has difficulty understanding social situations. Participants will write a story for a child they know. Please come with an idea in mind.
Examples:
• It’s okay not to always be first
• How to take turns
• Going to bed
• Cleaning my teeth
• Saying ‘Hi’ to my friends

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:00 - 16:00

- Highlight the role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) in managing concerns of suitability and allegations
- Gain an understanding of the process of managing allegations against professionals

Attendance counts towards continuous professional development.

This course is also being held on Friday 15 September 2017, 9.30am-12.30pm, so please only attend one.

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:30 - 15:00

Day 1 will cover:
• How to identify children and young people (CYP) suitable to be referred to CAMHS.
• Measuring mental health and wellbeing in CYP.
• Introduction to using screening questionnaires with CYP to assess mental health needs.
• Self-harm assessment.

Day 2 will cover:
• Reflections on putting the toolkit and questionnaires into practice across different settings.
• Talking to CYP about their wellbeing.
• Children, families and schools: a systemic approach to young people’s behaviour.
• Mentalisation-Based Treatment approach to working with parents.

This two-day course is also being run on 15th September 2017 and 29th September 2017 (these are the Day 1s), so please choose the date most suitable for you.

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:30 - 12:30

- Highlight the role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) in managing concerns of suitability and allegations
- To gain an understanding of the aims of the investigation and its process
- To increase knowledge about the areas an investigation should cover when there has been an allegation made against a person who works with children

Attendance counts towards continuous professional development.

This course is also being held on Friday 15 September 2017, 1.00pm-4.00pm, so please only attend one.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:00 - 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, 19 Sep 2017 10:00 - 12:00

This two hour session will cover the following points on exclusions:
How to conduct a fair hearing – Process
Meeting procedure
Establishing the facts
Was investigation adequate
Considering an exclusion
GB options
Have all other measures been exhausted

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:00 - 16:00

- Highlight the role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) in managing concerns of suitability and allegations
- To gain an understanding of the aims of the investigation and its process
- To increase knowledge about the areas an investigation should cover when there has been an allegation made against a person who works with children

Attendance counts towards continuous professional development.

This course is also being held on Friday 22 September 2017, 9.30am-12.30pm, so please only attend one.

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:30 - 15:00

Day 1 will cover:
• How to identify children and young people (CYP) suitable to be referred to CAMHS.
• Measuring mental health and wellbeing in CYP.
• Introduction to using screening questionnaires with CYP to assess mental health needs.
• Self-harm assessment.

Day 2 will cover:
• Reflections on putting the toolkit and questionnaires into practice across different settings.
• Talking to CYP about their wellbeing.
• Children, families and schools: a systemic approach to young people’s behaviour.
• Mentalisation-Based Treatment approach to working with parents.

This two-day course is also being run on 22nd September 2017 and 29th September 2017 (these are the Day 1s), so please choose the date most suitable for you.

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:30 - 12:30

- Highlight the role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) in managing concerns of suitability and allegations
- Gain an understanding of the process of managing allegations against professionals

Attendance counts towards continuous professional development.

This course is also being held on Friday 22 September 2017, 1.00pm-4.00pm, so please only attend one.

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:30 - 16:00

Understanding the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead Professional and key areas of responsibility
• Understanding of the legislation and guidance underpinning their organisation’s policy, procedures and practice when responding to concerns about a child’s safety or welfare
• Ability to evidence compliance with Ofsted requirements to ensure all children are safe
• Ensuring that all staff in education settings are clear about possible indicators of ‘abuse’ and how these should be managed
• Awareness of the definitions of abuse and neglect and significant harm in order to make appropriate referrals for intervention
• Understanding the barriers that stop staff reporting concerns and how to overcome these
• Understanding of the processes followed by the MASH when a referral is made and the thresholds for intervention
• For the Designated Safeguarding Lead Professional to be actively involved in collaborative decision-making and the process for managing disagreement and or challenge
• Learning from serious case reviews
• Strategies to ensure that there are systems in place to monitor and evaluate outcomes for children who are in need or suffering or at risk of suffering significant harm

There is School DSL Refresher training (half-day) on Thursday 12 October for those who have previously attended DSL training within the last 2 years. Please make sure you choose the correct course for your needs.

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 (£100).

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:00 - 20:00

This webinar has been designed especially for childminders and you’ll be able to learn more about the business expenses you can claim tax relief on, including:
• start-up costs
• day to day food and drink
• replacing equipment
• wear and tear on uniforms.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Tue, 12 Sep 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'.

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