Supported by Waltham Forest

Past Events & Training

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 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

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 15:45 - 17:00

This training will provide practitioners with an opportunity to:
• share children’s observations and assessments in understanding the world (UW) and
expressive arts and design (EAD)
• have a shared understanding of the ELGs with a focus on UW and EAD early learning goals
• make accurate judgements relating to the development stages leading to ELGs and beyond for
UW & EAD
• build a professional dialogue relating to children’s learning and development.

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 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.

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 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.

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 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, 17 Mar 2020 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, 17 Mar 2020 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.

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 09:30 - 11:00

The drop-ins 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 Officer from the Council will be running the sessions which will give all childminders regular access to support they may need.
We recognise that childminders may sometimes find it difficult to access services to enrich 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 is available on the Events and Training page of The Hub: http://wftradedservices.uk/Training.

The drop-ins are free for childminders registered for the Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE). There is a small charge of £1.50 for the first child and 50p for each additional child for those minders who are not FEEE-registered. If you would like to know more about offering the FEEE and the registration process, please visit The Hub: https://thehub-beta.walthamforest.gov.uk/commissionedtodeliverFEEE

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 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, 13 Mar 2020 09:30 - 12:30

This course is a free half day work shop on child Development, using the STEPS approach to assess and monitor EYFS children with emerging or identified Special Education Needs or Disability. The developmental tools used meet EYFS and SEND Code of Practice requirements.

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 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

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 16:00 - 18:00

The session will be tailored as closely as possible to the needs of the teachers. Content will focus on mixdown skills - use of compression, EQ and effects as required by BTEC and GCSE specification; as well as developing resources to support students in understanding and executing these skills in their coursework.

The session will be led by BTEC and GCSE music production expert Danny Fisher in partnership with Waltham Forest Music Service.

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 09:30 - 11:00

The drop-ins 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 Officer from the Council will be running the sessions which will give all childminders regular access to support they may need.

We recognise that childminders may sometimes find it difficult to access services to enrich 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 is available on the Events and Training page of The Hub: http://wftradedservices.uk/Training.

The drop-ins are free for childminders registered for the Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE). There is a small charge of £1.50 for the first child and 50p for each additional child for those minders who are not FEEE-registered. If you would like to know more about offering the FEEE and the registration process, please visit The Hub: https://thehub-beta.walthamforest.gov.uk/commissionedtodeliverFEEE

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 09:30 - 11:00

This week, to Celebrate British Science week, the Childminder Drop-ins will be jam packed with fun and simple activities all linked in some way to science. These weekly drop-ins 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 Officer from the Council will be running the session which will give all childminders regular access to support they may need.
The sessions are free for childminders who are FEEE-registered. There is a small fee for minders have not registered of £1.50 for their first child and 50p for each additional child. If you would like to know more about offering the FEEE and the registration process, please visit The Hub - https://thehub.walthamforest.gov.uk/policy/early-years/becoming-a-childcare-provider-in-waltham-forest/feee-provider-process.

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 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, 11 Mar 2020 16:00 - 18:00

Participants will explore:

- Why Raw Academy wanted to do the project: The coming together of RAW Academy's ethos of access to arts for all and a stark recognition that there is a rise in street violence/knife crime/gang participation which the young people of WF are having to face on a daily basis. Raw Academy wanted to offer YP a platform and a voice of what was happening from their perspective, not from the angle of politicians & media etc

- How to approach building the required acting and performance skill sets needed, to devise and perform a piece of theatre with young people who had had no previous experience of being on stage.

- Meaningful conversations and asking the right questions to build both trust and material

- Setting improvisations and then piecing them together to form a cohesive narrative.

- Problems and issues and how to tackle them: Attendance, time-keeping, outside influences, safe-guarding

- Sustainability and what happens next.

Wed, 11 Mar 2020 09:30 - 12:30

• 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.

Tue, 10 Mar 2020 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

Tue, 10 Mar 2020 16:00 - 18:00

Course led by theatre director, Ellen Havard (Associate Director, National Theatre)

All materials and tea/coffee included.

Tue, 10 Mar 2020 15:00 - 17:00

This two-hour session will cover the following points on exclusions:
• Fixed Term and Permanent Exclusion Statutory Framework
• LBWF Exclusions Process
• Governor Disciplinary Committees
• Fair Hearings and Natural Justice
• Decision Letters
• Independent Review Panels

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