Supported by Waltham Forest

Past Events & Training

Thu, 14 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

Thu, 14 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

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 09:30 - 16:00

Session One will support practitioners working with two year olds in settings and schools to develop a deeper understanding of two year old development and how best to support their unique needs, including language development and identifying language delay.
Session Two will support practitioners working with two year olds in settings and schools to recognise and understand the key features of an effective, high quality, communication rich learning environment for 2 year olds and support practitioners with adult – child interaction strategies which support language development

Thu, 14 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, 13 Nov 2019 12:30 - 16:30

• Understanding the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead and key areas of responsibility
• Understanding of the legislation and guidance underpinning their organisation’s policy, procedures and practice when responding to concerns about a child’s safety or welfare
• Ability to evidence compliance with OfSTED requirements to ensure all children are safe
• Ensuring that all staff in education settings are clear about possible indicators of ‘abuse’ and how these should be managed
• Awareness of the definitions of abuse and neglect and significant harm in order to make appropriate referrals for intervention
• Understanding the barriers that stop staff reporting concerns and how to overcome these
• Understanding of the processes followed by Children’s Social Care when a referral is made and the thresholds for intervention
• For the Designated Safeguarding Lead to be actively involved in collaborative decision-making and the process for managing disagreement and or challenge
• Identify training required for staff within their setting to ensure best practice
• Learning from serious case reviews
• Awareness of best practice and how this safeguards children and staff in relation to confidentiality, information sharing, information gathering, recording, transferring records to receiving settings, whistle blowing, professional boundaries and managing disclosures of abuse from children to promote best outcomes
• Strategies to ensure that there are systems in place to monitor and evaluate outcomes for children who are in need or suffering or at risk of suffering significant harm

Please note – Managers & Deputies should not attend together.

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 09:30 - 12:30

An introductory course focusing on identifying SEN in the early years, and planning effective intervention to support child’s development.

Includes sharing good practice, case studies and professional discussions.

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

The training will cover the SEND Code of Practice, the role of the EY SENCO as a lead in their setting and will provide information and guidance on local processes.

The initial course will include follow up networking and continued professional development meetings which will be confirmed at the training session.

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 18:30 - 20:30

Networking forum for Childminders to keep up to date on the latest safeguarding issues
Receive safeguarding updates and briefings
Network with other Childminders
Reflect on and share best practice
Meet the safeguarding partnership
Receive support and development for Childminders

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:00 - 18:30

Understanding the pressure on time and resources, we will be running our popular CPD courses as two-part twilight sessions over 2 consecutive Mondays

This course is designed to support implementation of two key aspects of the Art & Design curriculum – the creation of sketch books in which pupils can record, review and revisit ideas and working towards the mastery of art and design techniques with a range of media.

Course tutor:
Sarah Lowe trained as a fine artist. She has worked for 8 years as a primary class teacher, then as an Art specialist with responsibility for whole school curriculum planning.

All materials and tea/coffee included.

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 10:15 - 10:45

The session will be interactive. Examples of strategies will be discussed and childminders will be supported to share ideas as well as discuss and practice strategies for making storytelling interesting and engaging. Childminders will learn about the use of sensory and visual props to support storytelling, as well as ways of interacting and facilitating language and communication skills

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 09:45 - 10:15

The session will be interactive. Examples of strategies will be discussed and childminders will be supported to share ideas as well as discuss and practice strategies for making storytelling interesting and engaging. Childminders will learn about the use of sensory and visual props to support storytelling, as well as ways of interacting and facilitating language and communication skills

Mon, 11 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, 08 Nov 2019 10:00 - 13:00

This is a half-day session which will provide information and guidance on key statutory compliance requirements including safeguarding & welfare which will facilitate the delivery of a safe, high quality Early Years/childcare provision, as well as information regarding the financial processes / procedures providers will need to complete in order to claim payment for the provision of FEEE places
Delegates will also be provided with information regarding the process that providers must undertake in order to be commissioned by the LA to deliver the Governments free childcare scheme for 2,3 & 4 year olds

Audience:
• Individuals looking to begin the process to register with Ofsted on the Early Years or Childcare Register
• Individuals who have begun the process to register with Ofsted on the Early Years or Childcare Register and have a proposed Ofsted registration number
• Individuals who are seeking to be commissioned by the LA to deliver the Government's free childcare scheme for 2,3 & 4 year olds. Known as the Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE)

Fri, 08 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, 08 Nov 2019 09:30 - 12:30

This course will provide an overview of the current SEND system and provide delegates with an understanding of SEND, the role of the SENCO and the law that exists to protect vulnerable children and ensure that you are providing an inclusive education for all children. The complex network of systems supporting children can make it difficult to see what's important and what change means to each of us. "Fish Can't See The Water" recognises that everyone has their own 'normal' and that good services enable people to identify their needs and to move from 'doing' to 'being'.

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 12:30 - 16:30

To ensure that all staff are able to identify concerns and respond appropriately.
To ensure that children in schools and settings are safe and can access consistent support and protection, wherever they are in the borough.

Thu, 07 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.

Thu, 07 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, 07 Nov 2019 09:00 - 16:30

You are invited to a One Day Conference bringing together Senior Leadership Teams from all Waltham Forest Maintained Schools for an update on current initiatives across all areas of Schools Business.

The day will combine strategic plenary sessions where we’ll consider the vision for the next 3 to 5 years and initiatives being developed to support the strategic vision as well as interactive workshops and masterclasses on topics including curriculum led financial planning, managing falling rolls and ensuring strong contract management.

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 09:30 - 15:30

Project narrative
-Intrigue begins as the teacher and their class read a mysterious old picture book about two mischievous tiny people with a love of stories, but when they return to the book the following day the pages are all blank, except for two sets of tiny footprints... and the class discover that the tiny characters have escaped from the book.
-The class will be tasked with tracing the characters’ movements around the school, discovering sock sleeping bags, stolen pencils and tiny tipis in trees where they have camped out.
-The only way to return the characters to the safety of the book’s pages is to write them a story
- and time is pressing as they are in danger out in the school.

Structure of project
- 1 day of CPD (6th November 2019) 9.30am to 3.30pm at Vestry House Museum
- 6 literacy lessons over 6 days (delivered within a period of no more than 2 weeks)
- Follow up twilight INSET & Evaluation session (date shared in at end of January and agreed with schools during recruitment)

It is essential that all schools agree to all 3 points above before the project booking can be confirmed with the school.

Resources & support included in the project
- Detailed teacher instruction pack
- A day by day plan for 6 literacy lessons
- Toolkit of handmade props and materials for simple design installations

Participation cost is £100; or £150 if a maximum two teachers attend- This is subsidised by LBoC as the usual cost would be £360

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