Supported by Waltham Forest

Past Events & Training

Fri, 29 Mar 2019 09:30 - 14:30

This event is aimed at senior leaders and arts teachers to support advocacy for the arts within schools. Speakers include Susan Aykin, HMI Lead for the visual arts and artist Bob & Roberta Smith. We will present research & case study evidence of the intrinsic benefits of arts projects swell as their effectiveness in supporting a range of strategic school goals such as literacy, improved motivation and access to further education. The event forms part of the Waltham Forest Cultural Education Partnership.

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 19:00 - 20:00

• 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.

• 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, 28 Mar 2019 18:00 - 19:00

This course provides an introductory overview of safeguarding and child protection and
provides:
• An introduction to how safeguarding legislation has developed.
• An understanding of what safeguarding is and how it is implemented in schools.
• Promotion of the understanding of statutory safeguarding functions.
• An understanding of Duty of Care responsibilities.

• 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, 28 Mar 2019 15:45 - 17:00

This training will provide practitioners with an opportunity to:
• share children’s observations and assessments across Communication and language and mathematics
• have a shared understanding of the Communication and language and Mathematics Early learning goals
• make accurate judgements relating to the development stages leading to Communication and language and mathematics ELGs and beyond
• build a professional dialogue relating to children’s learning and development.

N/B: All Practitioners attending should bring evidence re focus areas Communication and Language and Mathematics to the training session

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 10:15 - 10:45

The aims of the workshop are to:
• Gain an overall understanding of the Prevent agenda and new Duty and your role within it
• Develop your existing expertise and professional judgement to recognise individuals who may be vulnerable to radicalisation
• Receive a clear picture of the risks and threats both nationally and at a local level
• Develop knowledge and confidence to address grievances and misconceptions.
• Gain a raised awareness of the key issues and how these can be tackled

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 10:15 - 10:45

The aims of the workshop are to:
• Gain an overall understanding of the Prevent agenda and new Duty and your role within it
• Develop your existing expertise and professional judgement to recognise individuals who may be vulnerable to radicalisation
• Receive a clear picture of the risks and threats both nationally and at a local level
• Develop knowledge and confidence to address grievances and misconceptions.
• Gain a raised awareness of the key issues and how these can be tackled

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 09:45 - 10:15

The aims of the workshop are to:
• Gain an overall understanding of the Prevent agenda and new Duty and your role within it
• Develop your existing expertise and professional judgement to recognise individuals who may be vulnerable to radicalisation
• Receive a clear picture of the risks and threats both nationally and at a local level
• Develop knowledge and confidence to address grievances and misconceptions.
• Gain a raised awareness of the key issues and how these can be tackled

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 09:45 - 10:15

The aims of the workshop are to:
• Gain an overall understanding of the Prevent agenda and new Duty and your role within it
• Develop your existing expertise and professional judgement to recognise individuals who may be vulnerable to radicalisation
• Receive a clear picture of the risks and threats both nationally and at a local level
• Develop knowledge and confidence to address grievances and misconceptions.
• Gain a raised awareness of the key issues and how these can be tackled

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 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 £1.50 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/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.

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 15:45 - 17:00

This training will provide practitioners with an opportunity to:
• share children’s observations and assessments across Communication and language and mathematics
• have a shared understanding of the Communication and language and Mathematics Early learning goals
• make accurate judgements relating to the development stages leading to Communication and language and mathematics ELGs and beyond
• build a professional dialogue relating to children’s learning and development.

N/B: All Practitioners attending should bring evidence re focus areas Communication and Language and Mathematics to the training session

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 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 £1.50 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/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 Mar 2019 16:15 - 18:15

Networking forum for school DSLs 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

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:15 - 18:15

Networking forum for school DSLs 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

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 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

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 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 £1.50 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/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 Mar 2019 09:30 - 12:30

Participants will develop their understanding of why pupils with autism may exhibit unusual behaviour and at times behaviours that challenge, and learn practical strategies for preventing and managing these needs.

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:30 - 15:45

A reflective project that translates child development theory and research into everyday practice, which will make a real difference to the emotional wellbeing and all round development of babies.

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:30 - 16:30

A fun and interactive Paediatric First Aid course covering the requirements of OfSTED and the EYFS Framework.
*Both sessions MUST be attended*

The 2-session course (12 hours in total) is approved by the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB). This course is assessed more around practical ability and, although there is a theory assessment, this is written in such a way that it is easier for those with English as a second language to complete.
This course meets the needs for the EYFS Framework in the same way as the Level 3 Qualification.

The 2-session course can be physically strenuous at times and comfortable clothing should be worn. Please - no skirts or dresses as the course is practical and will involve some lying down.
There is a one hour break for lunch on each day but lunch will not be provided - only refreshments.
This course is renewed by re-taking a Paediatric First Aid course every three years.

Please also read the attached policies before attending the course.

Paediatric First Aid Course Syllabus includes:
What is First Aid?
Acts and Regulations Governing Paediatric First Aid
Responsibilities of the First Aider in Early Years Settings
Primary Assessment
Secondary Assessment
CPR for Adults, Children and Babies
Seizures and Epilepsy
Choking
Asthma Hyperventilation
Anaphylactic Shock
Shock and Bleeding
Circulation Issues
Bone, Joint and Muscle Injuries
Head Injuries
Burns and Scalds in including Electric Shock
Poisoning
Effects of the Heat and Cold
Childhood Ailments

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:00 - 16:30

A fun and interactive Paediatric First Aid course covering the requirements of OfSTED and the EYFS Framework.
*Both sessions MUST be attended*

The 2-session course (12 hours in total) is approved by the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB). This course is assessed more around practical ability and, although there is a theory assessment, this is written in such a way that it is easier for those with English as a second language to complete.
This course meets the needs for the EYFS Framework in the same way as the Level 3 Qualification.

The 2-session course can be physically strenuous at times and comfortable clothing should be worn. Please - no skirts or dresses as the course is practical and will involve some lying down.
There is a one hour break for lunch on each day but lunch will not be provided - only refreshments.
This course is renewed by re-taking a Paediatric First Aid course every three years.

Please also read the attached policies before attending the course.

Paediatric First Aid Course Syllabus includes:
What is First Aid?
Acts and Regulations Governing Paediatric First Aid
Responsibilities of the First Aider in Early Years Settings
Primary Assessment
Secondary Assessment
CPR for Adults, Children and Babies
Seizures and Epilepsy
Choking
Asthma Hyperventilation
Anaphylactic Shock
Shock and Bleeding
Circulation Issues
Bone, Joint and Muscle Injuries
Head Injuries
Burns and Scalds in including Electric Shock
Poisoning
Effects of the Heat and Cold
Childhood Ailments

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 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.

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