The Education Network for Waltham Forest
 
Supported by Waltham Forest

Past Events & Training

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:00 - 15:00

The Programme will be delivered over two sessions each lasting 2 hours, the focus for session one will be:
Session One:
Why have governing bodies?
What are the core functions of Governing bodies?
Governors and Ofsted school inspections
What are the employer responsibilities of governing bodies?

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:30 - 11:00

This week, to Celebrate British Science week, the Childminder Drop-ins will be jam packed with fun and simple activities all linked in some way to science. Come and join us for fun with ice, magnets, marbles, fizzing colours, playdough and weights!
These weekly drop-ins 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.
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.
On-top of this, we will be holding regular half hour briefing sessions to support your professional development. Full details of these briefing sessions can be found as separate training events on the training pages of the Hub.

There is no charge for FEEE-registered minders but there is a small fee for non-FEEE-registered minders of £1.50 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.

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:15 - 11:00

Participants will develop:

An understanding of how the progression framework relates to the broader educational context
Familiarity with the content and key features of the progression framework
Skills in identifying learning goals and measuring progress for pupils on the autism spectrum in areas specific to their individual needs

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:15 - 11:00

Participants will develop:
• An understanding of how the progression framework relates to the broader educational context
• Familiarity with the content and key features of the progression framework
• Skills in identifying learning goals and measuring progress for pupils on the autism spectrum in areas specific to their individual needs

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 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.

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:30 - 12:30

• The session will give participants opportunities to:

• explore the role of the adult in supporting children to learn to read
• share a range of practical and simple ways to support children to develop positive attitudes to reading and a love of books
• explore the key aspects in learning to read, including the simple view of reading, with a focus on language comprehension
• consider how to develop rich and stimulating learning environments which support children’s reading development
• reflect on their current practice, identify strengths and areas for further development

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 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.

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:30 - 15:00

The Alcohol Education Trust are experts in effective, enjoyable and easy to implement alcohol education in schools. During this training, they will share examples of how alcohol education can be implemented in PSHE lessons or tutor times and guide you through their highly evaluated resources.

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:30 - 11:00

This week, to Celebrate British Science week, the Childminder Drop-ins will be jam packed with fun and simple activities all linked in some way to science. Come and join us for fun with ice, magnets, marbles, fizzing colours, playdough and weights!
These weekly drop-ins 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.
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.

On-top of this, we will be holding regular half hour briefing sessions to support your professional development. Full details of these briefing sessions can be found as separate training events on the training pages of the Hub.

There is no charge for FEEE-registered minders but there is a small fee for non-FEEE-registered minders of £1.50 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.

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 09:15 - 15:30

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, 09 Mar 2018 09:00 - 17:00

The London Borough of Waltham Forest’s Schools Human Resources Service, in collaboration with Wardell Associates, Training & Consultancy Ltd, is pleased to announce the launch of an accredited Safer Recruitment workshop for schools in Waltham Forest. This is in response to the recent regulation changes as stated in the “Keeping Children Safe in Education July 2015” training requirement for recruitment panels. Wardell Associates were selected to deliver this training following a thorough assessment process that included a Head teacher representative, Schools Human Resources and the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).

As you will know from 1 January 2010 it became mandatory that any appointments of school staff should be made by a recruitment panel that includes at least one person who has been trained in Safer Recruitment. This course is based on the updated version of the national accredited training that has been developed by the Safer Recruitment Consortium which has taken over responsibility for the design of the training.

The course is fully compliant with the national guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ 2015 and includes an assessment that is a requirement for all school based participants.

The Safer Recruitment training will enable schools to fulfil their responsibility to have in place safe recruitment and selection practice within the wider context of safeguarding children and to make safeguarding children central to all we do.

This course is also open to childcare providers. Whilst it is not statutory for childcare providers to follow the Government’s safer recruitment requirements, following these procedures would be good practice and will ensure compliance with the EYFS statutory requirements regarding recruitment and employment law.

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 09:00 - 17:00

The London Borough of Waltham Forest’s Schools Human Resources Service, in collaboration with Wardell Associates, Training & Consultancy Ltd, is pleased to announce the launch of an accredited Safer Recruitment workshop for schools in Waltham Forest. This is in response to the recent regulation changes as stated in the “Keeping Children Safe in Education July 2015” training requirement for recruitment panels. Wardell Associates were selected to deliver this training following a thorough assessment process that included a Head teacher representative, Schools Human Resources and the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).

As you will know from 1 January 2010 it became mandatory that any appointments of school staff should be made by a recruitment panel that includes at least one person who has been trained in Safer Recruitment. This course is based on the updated version of the national accredited training that has been developed by the Safer Recruitment Consortium which has taken over responsibility for the design of the training.

The course is fully compliant with the national guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ 2015 and includes an assessment that is a requirement for all school based participants.

The Safer Recruitment training will enable schools to fulfil their responsibility to have in place safe recruitment and selection practice within the wider context of safeguarding children and to make safeguarding children central to all we do.

This course is also open to childcare providers. Whilst it is not statutory for childcare providers to follow the Government’s safer recruitment requirements, following these procedures would be good practice and will ensure compliance with the EYFS statutory requirements regarding recruitment and employment law.

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 19:00 - 21:00

• To understand and fulfil governors’ roles and responsibilities to safeguard and promote the welfare for children
• To ensure effectiveness in discharging of governors’ core statutory safeguarding functions
• To ensure that governors have a clear and up to date understanding of the spectrum of safeguarding within the context of Ofsted inspections, LA procedures
and complaints
• Effectively plan for, monitor and challenge senior leadership and staff to excel in
their safeguarding arrangements by communicating and implementing a vision for
outstanding safeguarding and best practice

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:15 - 12:00

This short course aims to provide participants with an introduction into the different theories and models of bereavement, and to consider bereavement at different ages and different types of grief
Ways to identify grief will be explored as well as evidence –based interventions to support children and young people through grief and bereavement at school.
Finally the course looks at ethical points to consider when supporting children and the importance of adults/professionals taking care of themselves during grief and bereavement and focused support.

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 19:00 - 21:00

Networking forum for Childminders to keep up to date on the latest safeguarding issues
Receive safeguarding updates and briefings
Network with other Childminders
Reflect on and share best practice
Meet the safeguarding partnership
Receive support and development for Childminders

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 09:15 - 12:15

Presentation, practical activities and discussion.

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 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, 05 Mar 2018 19:00 - 21:00

> To inform delegates of the implications of the GDPR.
> To allow delegates to be able to return to their settings and plan for the GDPR.

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 09:30 - 11:00

These weekly drop-ins 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.
We will be regularly 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.
On-top of this, we will be holding around monthly half hour briefing sessions to support your professional development. Full details of these briefing sessions can be found as separate training events on the training pages of the Hub.

There is no charge for FEEE-registered minders but there is a small fee for non-FEEE-registered minders of £1.50 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

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 16:15 - 18:15

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

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