The Education Network for Waltham Forest
 
Supported by Waltham Forest

Past Events & Training

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 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

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 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

Tue, 30 Apr 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, 30 Apr 2019 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, 29 Apr 2019 13:30 - 15:00

This workshop will teach participants how to use the CSCs to support pupils who experience social difficulties/ misunderstandings.

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 10:15 - 10:45

Attending this course will give an overview of the health and development reviews that are offered to all children within Waltham Forest, following the Healthy Child programme https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/167998/Health_Child_Programme.pdf

Participants will gain knowledge of their local Health visiting teams, and the role that they play in assessing children's health, growth and development, as well as an understanding of the assessment tools used.

Participants will be invited to explore how we can work together to identify children's progress, strengths and needs in order to promote positive outcomes in health and wellbeing, learning and behaviour

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 09:45 - 10:15

Attending this course will give an overview of the health and development reviews that are offered to all children within Waltham Forest, following the Healthy Child programme https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/167998/Health_Child_Programme.pdf

Participants will gain knowledge of their local Health visiting teams, and the role that they play in assessing children's health, growth and development, as well as an understanding of the assessment tools used.

Participants will be invited to explore how we can work together to identify children's progress, strengths and needs in order to promote positive outcomes in health and wellbeing, learning and behaviour

Mon, 29 Apr 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, 29 Apr 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.

Sat, 27 Apr 2019 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).

Sat, 27 Apr 2019 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 (£50).

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 14:00 - 16:00

This is a free half-day workshop session which will provide basic statutory compliance information, guidance and best practice to FEEE providers on:
• LADO Service & Reporting Allegations
• Managers’ & DSLs’ Roles & Responsibilities
• Avoiding pitfalls
• Safer Recruitment

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 19:00 - 21:00

An opportunity for all governors to contribute to a facilitated discussion around the
challenges and emerging issues, both locally and nationally, which impact on how
governors perform their roles. This will include governance at both Trust Board and LGB
level within MATs and also the maintained sector.

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 19:00 - 21:00

An opportunity for all governors to contribute to a facilitated discussion around the challenges and emerging issues, both locally and nationally, which impact on how governors perform their roles.

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 18:00 - 20:00

An opportunity for all governors to contribute to a facilitated discussion around the challenges and emerging issues, both locally and nationally, which impact on how governors perform their roles. This will include governance at both Trust Board and LGB level within MATs and also the maintained sector.

Thu, 25 Apr 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.

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 09:00 - 15:15

By the end of the session, participants will have;

• Considered the value and place of cooking activities in the primary curriculum and as part of a whole school approach to healthier food
• Reviewed the Food For Life food education award criteria
• Gained up to date information about health & safety issues
• Explored a range of classroom organisation and teaching techniques for manageable and effective practical lessons
• Practised a progressive approach to teaching food preparation skills
• Had the opportunity to ask questions

Wed, 10 Apr 2019 09:30 - 13:30

By the end of the course delegates will:
Understand some of the ways in which offenders behave and operate
Identify key features of staff recruitment that maximise opportunity of appointing the most suitable person for the job and help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
Consider policies and practice that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting

Tue, 09 Apr 2019 09:00 - 12:00

This course covers Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) options available to your setting and practical completion of the Parent Declaration Form to reflect your FEEE offer. The second part of the session is a practical demonstration of how to take the information from the Parental Declaration Form and transfer that across to the Early Years Provider Hub. Any issues or challenges that you have experienced with either of these processes will be unpicked and resolved at the training.

Fri, 05 Apr 2019 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.

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