Supported by Waltham Forest

Past Events & Training

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.

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 18:30 - 20:30

• to demonstrate understanding of responsibilities to safeguard children

• to identify vulnerable children and young people as early as possible

• to identify the threshold criteria of different levels of intervention and the referral process

• to be equipped to work in a coordinated way to help children before things reach to a crisis point.

• to be able to identify the reasons for changes in legislation and policy

• to be able to apply new learning in respect of the lessons of Serious Case Reviews and the impact of them upon practice

• to be able to complete Our Family Journey Assessments, Team around the family meetings and Request for Help and Support form

Tue, 19 Nov 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

Tue, 19 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

Tue, 19 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

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 08:30 - 11:30

Practitioners will develop an ethos of inclusion through discussion and observation of practice at Church Hill Nursery School. We will discuss our intentions and values regarding inclusion, our implementation of this practice discussing the possible obstacles to inclusion and the impact of moving away from purely 1:1 support for children. Developing a whole staff culture which is welcoming of children who need additional support and accepting of children with SEN.

Tue, 19 Nov 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.

Mon, 18 Nov 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, 18 Nov 2019 10:15 - 10:45

Heuristic play is rooted in a young child’s natural curiosity and urge to explore and handle objects. Discover how heuristic play offers a structured opportunity for a group of young children to explore a large number of different objects – conkers, curtain rings, Sellotape rolls, jar lids - with which they can play freely with without adult intervention. There will be an opportunity for your children to take part in heuristic play during the session.

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 09:45 - 10:15

Heuristic play is rooted in a young child’s natural curiosity and urge to explore and handle objects. Discover how heuristic play offers a structured opportunity for a group of young children to explore a large number of different objects – conkers, curtain rings, Sellotape rolls, jar lids - with which they can play freely with without adult intervention. There will be an opportunity for your children to take part in heuristic play during the session.

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 09:30 - 12:30

Although primarily aimed at helping children with ASD, the strategies can be useful for all children. Participants will learn about the importance of joint attention and how to develop it in order to support children’s development as well as exploring a range of visual aids

Mon, 18 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.

Mon, 18 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

Sat, 16 Nov 2019 09:30 - 16:00

This conference is an opportunity to hear about the changes to the Ofsted Inspection Framework with focus on Cultural Capital to prepare you for your next inspection. There will be three useful workshops on Communication and Language, Working with Babies and the Characteristics of Effective Learning.

Delegates will have the opportunity to attend all three workshops:
1. Communication & Language – Cultural Capital/Story Telling,
2.Working with Babies – Heuristic Play/Treasure Baskets,
3.Characteristics of Effective Learning

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:00 - 15:30

An introductory workshop split between the Gallery and Blackhorse Workshop explores classic Bauhaus design principles and builds practical skills in metalworking and constructing. A project brief is set to complete in school and there will be an opportunity for a selection of resulting work to be exhibited in March at 1 Hoe Street. Teachers will have the opportunity to develop practical making skills with the support of Blackhorse Workshop artists with a particular focus on metalworking techniques possible in school. Preview the students workshops and accompanying learning resources. Blackhorse Workshops have created a metal-working toolkit for teachers to take away.

This course is funded by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2109 so initially is only offered to Waltham Forest teachers. It is free of charge but a cancellation charge of £75 will be payable in case of non-attendance

If spaces are available we will take bookings from non-LBWF teachers from Friday 8th November. if you are interested please book a 'Waiting List' ticket.

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:30 - 12:30

This training is predominantly focused on building confidence in discussing sensitive or controversial issues within a school setting. The course is interactive and provides staff with an opportunity to explore techniques of approaching complex topics through a range of activities which may or may not be replicated in their setting with pupils, parents or colleagues. The aim of the course is to develop not only an understanding of how to hold difficult discussions but also why these incidents may occur from a social/psychological perspective and why these conversations are significant in terms of wider safeguarding.

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:30 - 12:30

The training consists of two sessions to support practitioners on writing Waltham Forests ‘My Early Years Support Plan’ with parents for children with developmental delay. Focusing on making these plans effective and implementing these successfully.

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:15 - 15:30

To support all practitioners working directly with pupils on the autism spectrum to develop their practice.

Fri, 15 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, 14 Nov 2019 17:45 - 19:45

• 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 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.

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