Supported by Waltham Forest

Past Events & Training

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 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’

Wed, 03 Apr 2019 09:30 - 11:30

By attending the workshop attendees will have a robust understanding of the role of a childminder and be able to decide if it’s the right one for them. They will understand the role of Ofsted and how to register with them. They will gain an understanding of the support on offer from the local authority through the registration process and once they are caring for children.

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 18:30 - 20:30

This 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

Tue, 02 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, 01 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, 01 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, 01 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.

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