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Past Events & Training

Fri, 29 Nov 2019 09:30 - 12:30

This training explores speech, language and communication development in the early years. It will provide practitioners with strategies to support these effectively in their settings. The importance of the role of adult in developing excellent early communication skills is considered. This will include use of video reflection, practical activities and group discussions.

The session will allow participants to develop knowledge, skills and confidence in identifying and planning for children with communication needs.

Fri, 29 Nov 2019 09:00 - 12:00

Early Years System Support has designed as a training resource to provoke and support reflective dialogue and collaboration between early years Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) and settings leaders, around teaching and learning for nursery children, with the primary aim to enable leaders and their provisions to improve the quality of their provision, gaining successful good and outstanding Ofsted inspections through their strong and confident self-evaluation and development planning.
This reflective toolkit is designed to support a constructive, professionally collaborative process between the SLE and the setting (EYFS) leader, using this toolkit as a training tool during a 3-hour dialogue and learning walk in the provision.

https://thehub-beta.walthamforest.gov.uk/earlyyearsspecialistleaderineducation

Thu, 28 Nov 2019 13:00 - 14:30

Central to this training is the belief that you do not have to be a musician to teach music – you just need to be passionate about your students having a great time in their learning.

We will show you some adapted Out of the Ark Music songs that you can use across the curriculum as well as ideas for maximising sensory input and facilitating processing time. This workshop is perfect for those working with students who are sensory learners and need more assistance and time in their learning.

You will receive guidance on:
- Delivering interesting and exciting SEND-appropriate lessons, sessions and moments
- Discovering how to use our bodies to reinforce learning
- Using available senses to explore the world around us through song
- Developing a range of strategies to create an inclusive environment for SEND learners in a mainstream setting
- Developing the knowledge and confidence to apply a sensory learning approach, and adapt resources to suit the needs of learners

Time permitting, the workshop will also include:
An introduction to Words on Screen™, our easy-to-use software, which guarantees that any teacher, no matter what their musical ability, will feel confident teaching songs and delivering great-quality music resources across the school curriculum.

Thu, 28 Nov 2019 10:00 - 16:45

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

Thu, 28 Nov 2019 09:30 - 12:00

Grounded in solid research, this workshop is aimed at every teacher in every school. We will show you how you can use music to improve literacy and numeracy; promote well-being and team spirit through whole-school singing; and influence mood/attention in the classroom. With loads of fabulous free resources, the session has been designed to allow attendees to incorporate great new ideas into their teaching right away.

YOU WILL RECEIVE CLEAR GUIDANCE ON:

- How you can use music to support curriculum areas from phonics and literacy to numeracy.
- How active engagement with singing can have an enormous impact on pupils’ intellectual, social and personal development.
- How whole-school singing, especially in assemblies, can promote
team spirit and create a collaborative learning environment.
- How to influence mood and attention in the classroom through the use of music.

INCLUDED IN THE SESSION:

- A couple of fun warm-ups.
- Practical examples of how to use songs to support different learning styles across the general school curriculum.
- Great tips on how to teach songs and get the most out of them, using Take 5 Styles and Good Morning as examples.
- Introduction to the resource pack, which includes:
• Lesson plans for 5-9s and 7-11s.
• Play-Doh and ‘Top Trumps’ activities (amongst many others).
• Curriculum activities with practical, creative examples showing how songs can support music lessons as well as the wider school curriculum.
• Video content showing real-life examples of music activities in school.

Time permitting, the workshop will also include:
- An introduction to Words on Screen™, our easy-to-use software, which guarantees that any
teacher, no matter what their musical ability, will feel confident teaching songs and delivering
great-quality music resources across the school curriculum.

Thu, 28 Nov 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, 27 Nov 2019 17:45 - 19:45

• Understand the role of governors in this process
• Conducting the Investigation thoroughly, objectively and Impartially
• Why formal policies on these issues exist, and the benefits of having them
• Managing Hearings and Appeals – Key Requirements of the Processes
• How this relates to the Law

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 10:00 - 16:45

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

Tue, 26 Nov 2019 09:30 - 12:30

This course will enable participants to learn about and practise a range of techniques to support children with Autism to develop their attention skills.
Participants need to have a understanding of Autism and the characteristics of Autism before attending this course.

Tue, 26 Nov 2019 09:00 - 12:00

Early Years System Support has designed as a training resource to provoke and support reflective dialogue and collaboration between early years Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) and settings leaders, around teaching and learning for nursery children, with the primary aim to enable leaders and their provisions to improve the quality of their provision, gaining successful good and outstanding Ofsted inspections through their strong and confident self-evaluation and development planning.
This reflective toolkit is designed to support a constructive, professionally collaborative process between the SLE and the setting (EYFS) leader, using this toolkit as a training tool during a 3-hour dialogue and learning walk in the provision.

https://thehub-beta.walthamforest.gov.uk/earlyyearsspecialistleaderineducation

Mon, 25 Nov 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

Mon, 25 Nov 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

Mon, 25 Nov 2019 09:30 - 11:00

The 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.

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 10:00 - 13:00

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. Any issues or challenges that you have experienced with these processes will be unpicked and resolved at the training.

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 09:00 - 12:00

Early Years System Support has designed as a training resource to provoke and support reflective dialogue and collaboration between early years Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) and settings leaders, around teaching and learning for nursery children, with the primary aim to enable leaders and their provisions to improve the quality of their provision, gaining successful good and outstanding Ofsted inspections through their strong and confident self-evaluation and development planning.
This reflective toolkit is designed to support a constructive, professionally collaborative process between the SLE and the setting (EYFS) leader, using this toolkit as a training tool during a 3-hour dialogue and learning walk in the provision.

https://thehub-beta.walthamforest.gov.uk/earlyyearsspecialistleaderineducation

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 17:45 - 19:45

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 and a robust self-assessment booklet to be completed.
• Module 1 Good governance
• Module 2 Understanding School Data
• Module 3 Safeguarding and Inclusion

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
• Module 5 Managing relationships
• Module 6 Preparing for Ofsted

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 10:15 - 10:45

• Develop an understanding of what the Progress Check at Aged Two is
• Explore what is expected from the Progress Check
• Consider ways to involve families and two year olds in the process

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 09:45 - 10:15

• Develop an understanding of what the Progress Check at Aged Two is
• Explore what is expected from the Progress Check
• Consider ways to involve families and two year olds in the process

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 09:30 - 16:00

The training session will explore the important role that parents play in supporting their child’s language and communication development. We will introduce Talk2gether, a package of resources that you can use with parents in your setting. We will explore the challenges around engaging and working with parents, and through discussion and activities develop your skills so that you feel confident to support parents in your setting.

Thu, 21 Nov 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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