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Past Events & Training

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 17:45 - 19:45

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

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 09:00 - 09:00

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.

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 18:00 - 21:00

This course covers Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) options available to your setting and practical completion of the Parent Declaration Form to reflect your FEEE offer. Any issues or challenges that you have experienced with these processes will be unpicked and resolved at the training.

Thu, 25 Jun 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.

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 18:00 - 19:30

The forum will provide you with an opportunity to discuss any safeguarding or early help queries that you might have since coming out of lockdown. You will also have an opportunity to discuss/ share/ learn from other settings what if any have been the challenges how they have addressed them.

Tue, 23 Jun 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, 23 Jun 2020 09:30 - 13:00

Understanding the role of the designated Safeguarding Lead Professional 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
• Understanding the barriers that stop staff reporting concerns and how to overcome these
• Understanding of the processes followed by the MASH when a referral is made and the thresholds for intervention
• 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

There is School DSL training (full-day) on Wednesday 15th May 2019 for those who are new to the role or who have not attended DSL training in the last 2 years. Please make sure you choose the correct course for your needs.

If driving, please ensure you leave enough time to find a car parking space as these are very limited in the immediate area. Also, as a courtesy to other attendees and the training lead, please arrive in good time for a prompt start - if you arrive more than 15 minutes late you may not be admitted and you may be charged the full cost of the course (£100).

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 09:30 - 16:30

A fun and interactive Paediatric First Aid course covering the requirements of OfSTED and the EYFS Framework.
*Both sessions MUST be attended*

The 2-session course (12 hours in total) is approved by the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB). This course is assessed more around practical ability and, although there is a theory assessment, this is written in such a way that it is easier for those with English as a second language to complete.
This course meets the needs for the EYFS Framework in the same way as the Level 3 Qualification.

The 2-session course can be physically strenuous at times and comfortable clothing should be worn. Please - no skirts or dresses as the course is practical and will involve some lying down.
There is a one hour break for lunch on each day but lunch will not be provided - only refreshments.
This course is renewed by re-taking a Paediatric First Aid course every three years.

Please also read the attached policies before attending the course.

Paediatric First Aid Course Syllabus includes:
What is First Aid?
Acts and Regulations Governing Paediatric First Aid
Responsibilities of the First Aider in Early Years Settings
Primary Assessment
Secondary Assessment
CPR for Adults, Children and Babies
Seizures and Epilepsy
Choking
Asthma Hyperventilation
Anaphylactic Shock
Shock and Bleeding
Circulation Issues
Bone, Joint and Muscle Injuries
Head Injuries
Burns and Scalds in including Electric Shock
Poisoning
Effects of the Heat and Cold
Childhood Ailments

Tue, 23 Jun 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.

Fri, 19 Jun 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

Thu, 18 Jun 2020 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.

Thu, 18 Jun 2020 14:30 - 15:30

This meeting will be a continuation of the conversations and partnership work of the Starting School Together project and provide practitioners with an opportunity to discuss school transitions.

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 16:00 - 17:00

To discuss and follow up on the reopening of your Early Years provision

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 09:30 - 16:30

A fun and interactive Paediatric First Aid course covering the requirements of OfSTED and the EYFS Framework.
*Both sessions MUST be attended*

The 2-session course (12 hours in total) is approved by the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB). This course is assessed more around practical ability and, although there is a theory assessment, this is written in such a way that it is easier for those with English as a second language to complete.
This course meets the needs for the EYFS Framework in the same way as the Level 3 Qualification.

The 2-session course can be physically strenuous at times and comfortable clothing should be worn. Please - no skirts or dresses as the course is practical and will involve some lying down.
There is a one hour break for lunch on each day but lunch will not be provided - only refreshments.
This course is renewed by re-taking a Paediatric First Aid course every three years.

Please also read the attached policies before attending the course.

Paediatric First Aid Course Syllabus includes:
What is First Aid?
Acts and Regulations Governing Paediatric First Aid
Responsibilities of the First Aider in Early Years Settings
Primary Assessment
Secondary Assessment
CPR for Adults, Children and Babies
Seizures and Epilepsy
Choking
Asthma Hyperventilation
Anaphylactic Shock
Shock and Bleeding
Circulation Issues
Bone, Joint and Muscle Injuries
Head Injuries
Burns and Scalds in including Electric Shock
Poisoning
Effects of the Heat and Cold
Childhood Ailments

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 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.

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 10:30 - 13:30

Behaviour management training for out of school (breakfast, after and holiday) managers and staff. The course covers Legislation, SEND code of practice, understanding behaviour, understanding behaviour triggers, attachment and communication.

Fri, 12 Jun 2020 10:00 - 12:00

• Responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
• Meeting Ofsted Requirements: What needs to be in place in my setting?
• Sharing good practice: What works well in developing systems and procedures
• The legal framework for safeguarding and the requirements of EYFS
• Refreshing knowledge of types of abuse and possible indicators
• The thresholds for intervention and making referrals
• Best practice in responding to concerns, managing disclosures, recording and information sharing
• The Child Protection Process: Case conferences and core groups
• Strategies to support staff and raise awareness
• Learning from reviews and understanding safeguarding risks
• Safer working practice in the Early Years
• Responding to allegations about people working with children

An Introduction to Safeguarding course should have been attended within the last year if this is the participant's first time on a DSL course.

Please note – Managers & Deputies should not attend together.

If driving, please ensure you leave enough time to find a car parking space as these are very limited in the immediate area. Also, as a courtesy to other attendees and the training lead, please arrive in good time for a prompt start - if you arrive more than 15 minutes late you may not be admitted and you may be charged the full cost of the course (£150).

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:30 - 12:30

This meeting will be a continuation of the conversations and partnership work of the Starting School Together project and provide practitioners with an opportunity to discuss school transitions.

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 10:00 - 12:00

• Responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
• Meeting Ofsted Requirements: What needs to be in place in my setting?
• Sharing good practice: What works well in developing systems and procedures
• The legal framework for safeguarding and the requirements of EYFS
• Refreshing knowledge of types of abuse and possible indicators
• The thresholds for intervention and making referrals
• Best practice in responding to concerns, managing disclosures, recording and information sharing
• The Child Protection Process: Case conferences and core groups
• Strategies to support staff and raise awareness
• Learning from reviews and understanding safeguarding risks
• Safer working practice in the Early Years
• Responding to allegations about people working with children

An Introduction to Safeguarding course should have been attended within the last year if this is the participant's first time on a DSL course.

Please note – Managers & Deputies should not attend together.

If driving, please ensure you leave enough time to find a car parking space as these are very limited in the immediate area. Also, as a courtesy to other attendees and the training lead, please arrive in good time for a prompt start - if you arrive more than 15 minutes late you may not be admitted and you may be charged the full cost of the course (£150).

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 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.

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