Supported by Waltham Forest

Past Events & Training

Tue, 10 Mar 2020 13:30 - 15:30

The AET Autism Progression Framework helps teachers and education professionals to identify learning priorities and measure progress in areas that fall outside the national curriculum. These areas relate closely to autism ‘differences’ as identified within other AET resources and the impact of these on pupils’ social, emotional, independence and learning needs. It is the most comprehensive free assessment tool for children and young people on the autism spectrum.

Mon, 09 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

Mon, 09 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.

Fri, 06 Mar 2020 13:30 - 16:30

This course offers early years, primary, secondary and sixth form college staff and arts organisations working in Waltham Forest an opportunity to explore ways of effective partnership working to deliver high quality arts projects in educational settings. It will give an insight into the benefits of partnership working, ways to nurture the partnership and ensuring the sustainability of the creative achievement.

Full programme and facilitators TBC.

There will also be an opportunity to attend a private view of the Kehinde Wiley exhibition and networking after the CPD from 4.30-6pm.

Fri, 06 Mar 2020 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.

Fri, 06 Mar 2020 09:15 - 15:30

AIMS
This training has been designed to support all practitioners working directly with pupils on the autism spectrum to develop their practice.
It will:
- Enable practitioners to develop their knowledge and understanding of good autism practice.
- Provide guidelines and activities to support practitioners to reflect on and improve their own practice.

Thu, 05 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

Thu, 05 Mar 2020 16:30 - 18:00

During this session, attendees will learn about the Prevent Duty as a safeguarding mechanism within education settings. The training will include an outline of expectations from schools around Prevent, as well as considering the local context of the duty and related issues. Attendees will also learn about potential indicators of concern and referral processes, including the CHANNEL process. The training is beneficial for senior leaders, DSLs or frontline staff, as not only does it help to meet safeguarding standards in terms of Ofsted but also provides an opportunity for attendees to ask questions about Prevent.

Thu, 05 Mar 2020 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.

Thu, 05 Mar 2020 13:30 - 16:30

Join experienced New Adventures Dance Artists for a professional development session to build your confidence in finding accessible ways to introduce, develop and teach dance in your school setting. Using New Adventures’ unique narrative style we will explore ways to warm up, enjoy movement and be creative, leaving you with plenty of tips and tasks for your pedagogy tool kit.

About New Adventures

Dedicated to investing in the future of dance and the next generation of artists, New Adventures is led by one of the UK’s best-loved choreographers, Waltham Forest native Sir Matthew Bourne OBE. Honouring his achievements in dance and choreography Matthew Bourne was awarded a Waltham Forest Heritage Plaque which was installed at Roger Ascham Primary School, the school he attended as a child.

All materials and refreshments included.

Thu, 05 Mar 2020 09:30 - 16:30

Inequalities in health, wealth, opportunity and life expectancy influence development from conception and determine future life chances. The early years are a window of opportunity.

This course will help practitioners to identify children most in need of support and how to work in partnership with parents to help all children reach their full potential.

Thu, 05 Mar 2020 09:30 - 12:30

Understanding of statutory framework as it relates to your setting
Ability to refer to LADO appropriately and manage the process internally both via LADO and disciplinary processes

Thu, 05 Mar 2020 09:30 - 12:30

Join experienced New Adventures Dance Artists for a professional development session to build your confidence in finding accessible ways to introduce, develop and teach dance in your school setting. Using New Adventures’ unique narrative style we will explore ways to warm up, enjoy movement and be creative, leaving you with plenty of tips and tasks for your pedagogy tool kit.

About New Adventures

Dedicated to investing in the future of dance and the next generation of artists, New Adventures is led by one of the UK’s best-loved choreographers, Waltham Forest native Sir Matthew Bourne OBE. Honouring his achievements in dance and choreography Matthew Bourne was awarded a Waltham Forest Heritage Plaque which was installed at Roger Ascham Primary School, the school he attended as a child.

All materials and refreshments included.

Thu, 05 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, 05 Mar 2020 09:30 - 16:30

For course information please contact Healthandsafety@walthamforest.gov.uk

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 16:00 - 18:00

The course will run in two parts.

Part 1 will cover:
- Higher education update
- Supporting students in making Key Stage 5 qualification and subject choices
- Supporting students to choose a university and course
- Understanding ‘Contextual admissions‘ policies

Part 2 will cover:
- How to support your students with personal statement writing
- Supporting students to prepare for interviews and additional admissions tests
- Writing effective UCAS references

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 16:00 - 18:00

The course will cover:

How to support your students with personal statement writing
Supporting students to prepare for interviews and additional admissions tests
Writing effective UCAS references

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 09:30 - 16:00

This session will guide practitioners working with babies and under two’s to develop a deeper understanding of baby development, how best to support their unique needs including enabling environments, role of the adult and support babies to make sense of the world around them.

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 09:00 - 15:00

Creating a stimulating and highly effective Early Years curriculum does not occur by accident! Find out how to develop a progressive curriculum that strategically delivers a wealth of experiences and provides knowledge that will enable children for life!

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 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.

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