Supported by Waltham Forest

Past Events & Training

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 09:00 - 14:00

This training session will help you understand the three key ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’ - Engagement, Motivation, and Thinking. These characteristics must be central to the planning and guiding of children’s activities. We will look at the characteristics in action at an outstanding setting as well was plan ideas for your setting.

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 19:00 - 20:30

Sessions are delivered in a sensitive manner and cover the following:
• The different types of FGM
• Health consequences
• FGM and the law
• Culture and religion
• FGM and Safeguarding

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 17:30 - 19:30

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

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 15:00 - 17:00

An understanding of the Prevent agenda and your role within it.
? Elements specific to an EYFS context, including group exercises linked to proactive embedding of Prevent in the Early Years curriculum
? Case studies to explore potential indicators of concern and formal referral processes.

Mon, 04 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, 04 Nov 2019 09:30 - 16:30

To support schools & settings to develop greater resilience, and to support learning and reflective safeguarding practice.
To ensure that staff are given the emotional, practical and professional support to carry out their safeguarding duties.

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 09:30 - 12:30

The course covers legislation including the SEND code of practice in regard to behaviour. Also, understanding behaviour, understanding the reasons and triggers for certain child behaviour and practical tools for managing and responding to the behaviour positively.

Mon, 04 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 -

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 08:30 - 11:30

Cultural Capital: a phrase now hot on the lips of every early years setting. How can you develop your practice off site and extend learning afterwards creatively, to extend the experiences of all children in your setting?

Aimed at managers and senior practitioners to engage their team in innovative planning, this half day course at Church Hill Nursery School will help you to plan the intent, implementation and impact of your extended curriculum.

Fri, 01 Nov 2019 09:30 - 12:30

This is a half day workshop which will provide basic information, guidance and best practice to assist you in understanding and complying with your statutory premises health and safety requirements.
Whether you own the premises that you run your early years and childcare provision from or rent/lease it from a landlord, the person or organisation registered with Ofsted has a LEGAL DUTY to ensure that their premises are safe, particularly with regards to high risk areas such as Fire, Electricity, Gas, Water Asbestos as well as others. The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation stage also states that providers must ensure that their premises are fit for purpose and suitable and that they must comply with requirements of health and safety legislation (including fire safety and hygiene requirements), this is also a requirement under your Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) contract with the Council. In the worst instances, failure to meet these requirements can result in death or injury to premises users, enforcement action from the HSE and/or Ofsted and termination of your contract to deliver FEEE places with the Council.