The Education Network for Waltham Forest
 
Supported by Waltham Forest

Past Events & Training

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 19:00 - 20:00

The course will include looking at some of the sources of guidance, documents and tools relevant to the role of the Chair and how these can assist in developing the governing body.

The course is appropriate for new and experienced chairs of governors who wish to develop their skills and knowledge. It is also applicable to vice chairs who are looking to prepare for the role of chair in the future.

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 10:15 - 10:45

By attending the workshop you will:
• Be able to demonstrate understanding of responsibilities to safeguard children
• Be able to identify vulnerable children and young people as early as possible
• Be able to identify the threshold criteria of different levels of intervention and the referral process
• Be equipped to work in a coordinated way to help children before things reach to a crisis point.
• Be able to identify the reasons for changes in legislation and policy
• Be able to apply new learning in respect of the lessons of Serious Case Reviews and the impact of them upon practice

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 09:45 - 10:15

By attending the workshop you will:
• Be able to demonstrate understanding of responsibilities to safeguard children
• Be able to identify vulnerable children and young people as early as possible
• Be able to identify the threshold criteria of different levels of intervention and the referral process
• Be equipped to work in a coordinated way to help children before things reach to a crisis point.
• Be able to identify the reasons for changes in legislation and policy
• Be able to apply new learning in respect of the lessons of Serious Case Reviews and the impact of them upon practice

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 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 Oct 2018 18:15 - 21:00

By attending the workshop you will:
• Be able to demonstrate understanding of responsibilities to safeguard children
• Be able to identify vulnerable children and young people as early as possible
• Be able to identify the threshold criteria of different levels of intervention and the referral process
• Be equipped to work in a coordinated way to help children before things reach to a crisis point.
• Be able to identify the reasons for changes in legislation and policy
• Be able to apply new learning in respect of the lessons of Serious Case Reviews and the impact of them upon practice
• Be able to complete Our Family Journey Assessments, Team around the family meetings and Request for Help and Support forms.

Wed, 24 Oct 2018 09:15 - 12:30

By attending the workshop you will:
• Be able to demonstrate understanding of responsibilities to safeguard children
• Be able to identify vulnerable children and young people as early as possible
• Be able to identify the threshold criteria of different levels of intervention and the referral process
• Be equipped to work in a coordinated way to help children before things reach to a crisis point.
• Be able to identify the reasons for changes in legislation and policy
• Be able to apply new learning in respect of the lessons of Serious Case Reviews and the impact of them upon practice
• Be able to complete Our Family Journey Assessments, Team around the family meetings and Request for Help and Support forms.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:00 - 12:00

This is a free half day workshop which will provide basic information, guidance and best practice to assist you in understanding and complying with your statutory premises health and safety requirements.
Whether you own the premises that you run your early years and childcare provision from or rent/lease it from a landlord, the person or organisation registered with Ofsted has a LEGAL DUTY to ensure that their premises are safe, particularly with regards to high risk areas such as Fire, Electricity, Gas, Water Asbestos as well as others. The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation stage also states that providers must ensure that their premises are fit for purpose and suitable and that they must comply with requirements of health and safety legislation (including fire safety and hygiene requirements), this is also a requirement under your Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) contract with the Council. In the worst instances, failure to meet these requirements can result in death or injury to premises users, enforcement action from the HSE and/or Ofsted and termination of your contract to deliver FEEE places with the Council.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:30 - 12:30

This course is a free half day work shop on child Development, using the STEPS approach to assess and monitor EYFS children with emerging or identified Special Education Needs or Disability. The developmental tools used meet EYFS and SEND Code of Practice requirements.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:30 - 16:00

• 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
• 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

An Introduction to Safeguarding course should have been attended within the last year if this is the participant's first time on a DSL course.

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 (£150).

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:30 - 13:00

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
• 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
• 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 training (full-day) on Wednesday 3rd October 2018 for those who are new to the role or who have not attended DSL training in 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, 17 Oct 2018 18:15 - 21:00

By attending the workshop you will:
• Be able to demonstrate understanding of responsibilities to safeguard children
• Be able to identify vulnerable children and young people as early as possible
• Be able to identify the threshold criteria of different levels of intervention and the referral process
• Be equipped to work in a coordinated way to help children before things reach to a crisis point.
• Be able to identify the reasons for changes in legislation and policy
• Be able to apply new learning in respect of the lessons of Serious Case Reviews and the impact of them upon practice
• Be able to complete Our Family Journey Assessments, Team around the family meetings and Request for Help and Support forms.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:00 - 21:00

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 booklets 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’ (CGD).
Level 1 examines the role and expectations of the modern day governor through the 20 key competencies set out in GAP based on the DfE’s 3 core functions of governing bodies. There are three 2 hour linked training modules delivered over 6-8 weeks (autumn term) and a robust self-assessment booklet to be completed.
• Module 1 ‘Good governance – knowing my school’
• Module 2 ‘School data – what it all means’
• Module 3 ‘Keeping children safe – safeguarding and equality’

A certificate of induction will be awarded and enable governors to progress to level 2 ‘Accreditation’.
GAP Level 2 – Accredited governance
Building on level 1, this involves three further training modules, each lasting 2 hours. Governors will evidence how they contribute to effective governance and the impact of their work through their own school experiences.
• Module 4 ‘Driving school improvement in challenging financial times’
• Module 5 ‘Beyond the handbook – managing relationships’
• Module 6 ‘Ofsted – preparing for the phone call’

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:30 - 15:00

Attendees will leave with a better understanding of children with different sensory needs and strategies to support children.

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 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.

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 09:30 - 15:30

• Roles and Responsibilities of Childminders for safeguarding and protecting children
• Meeting Ofsted Requirements: What needs to be in place in my setting?
• Sharing good practice: What works well in developing systems and procedures
• The legal framework for safeguarding and the requirements of EYFS
• 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
• What happens following a referral
• Learning from reviews and understanding safeguarding risks
• Safer working practice and managing allegations against professionals

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).

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 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, 10 Oct 2018 09:15 - 12:30

By attending the workshop you will:
• Be able to demonstrate understanding of responsibilities to safeguard children
• Be able to identify vulnerable children and young people as early as possible
• Be able to identify the threshold criteria of different levels of intervention and the referral process
• Be equipped to work in a coordinated way to help children before things reach to a crisis point.
• Be able to identify the reasons for changes in legislation and policy
• Be able to apply new learning in respect of the lessons of Serious Case Reviews and the impact of them upon practice
• Be able to complete Our Family Journey Assessments, Team around the family meetings and Request for Help and Support forms.

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 18:00 - 20:00

To define the term ‘gang’
To explore recent trends including county lines, sexual exploitation and child criminal exploitation.
To identify the evolution of county lines, youth violence and gangs
To recognise risk factors, indicators and reasons as to why young people get involved with gangs.
To raise awareness of social media and how this impacts on the current levels of street violence
To provide practitioners with information on the local context, the Waltham Forest Gangs Prevention Programme and referral mechanisms.

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 10:15 - 11:45

The session will provide an opportunity for Childminders to increase knowledge of healthy lifestyles for children

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 09:45 - 10:15

The session will provide an opportunity for Childminders to increase knowledge of healthy lifestyles for children

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