Supported by Waltham Forest

Past Events & Training

Fri, 03 May 2019 14:00 - 16:30

Practitioners who are recently new to the SENCO role in Waltham Forest will develop their understanding of their role as well as training, advice and support available to them from the local authority and other professionals.

Fri, 03 May 2019 09:15 - 11:00

It will support participants to:

Identify the four key areas of difference that need to be taken into account.
Know the importance of understanding the individual pupil and their profile of strengths and areas for development.
Identify the key areas to help pupils on the autism spectrum build positive relationships with staff, peers, families and people in their community.
Develop an awareness of the sensory and communication differences that pupils may experience.

Thu, 02 May 2019 09:30 - 12:30

The training session will develop your knowledge around speech, language and communication development in the early years, and we will explore the important role that parents play. We will introduce Talk2gether, a package of resources that you can use to support parents to develop their child’s language and communication skills. We will consider the challenges around engaging and working with parents and develop your confidence so that you are better able to support parents in your setting.

Thu, 02 May 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 -

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.

Thu, 02 May 2019 09:30 - 11:30

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Wed, 01 May 2019 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.

Wed, 01 May 2019 08:00 - 14:00

Full programme available on day.

The following will be covered:
• Visit planning
• Legal responsibilities
• EVOLVE on-line approval system
• Purpose and value
• DfE, National & LBWF guidance
• Risk management
• Staffing
• Parental awareness and consent
• Duty of care
• Transport Insurance
• Inclusion
• Using external providers
• Emergency procedures & What if? Scenarios

There will be amply opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues.