The Education Network for Waltham Forest
Supported by Waltham Forest

Events & Training

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Tue, 04 Jun 2019 09:30 - 15:45

A reflective project that translates child development theory and research into everyday practice, which will make a real difference to the emotional wellbeing and all round development of babies.

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 17:00 - 18:00

This session will cover the following points on exclusions:
How to conduct a fair hearing – Process
Meeting procedure
Establishing the facts
Was investigation adequate
Considering an exclusion
GB options
Have all other measures been exhausted

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 09:15 - 15:00

The training will:

- Enable practitioners to extend their understanding of autism in relation to pupils with complex needs.
- Provide practical strategies to support practitioners as they develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of effective autism practice.
- Enable practitioners to reflect on and evaluate their own practice in relation to EHC planning for pupils with complex needs.

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 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.

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 10:00 - 12:00

This workshop will aim to cover issues around:
• Which hours / sessions can be taken as free provision?
• How is this information made available to parents?
• How is this shown on parental declaration forms?
• Are invoices and receipts clear, transparent and itemised, allowing parents to see that they have received their child’s free entitlement completely free of charge and understand fees paid for additional hours or services?

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 09:00 - 12:00

In response to requests from local School Business Managers, the WF SBM Network has been created to compliment the local SBM networks.

Its purpose is to provide a forum through which SBMs needs can be voiced regarding the guidance, support and issues they are facing collectively.

The Network agendas will be created in partnership with SBMs. Meetings are likely to include: updates and guidance from Council Services; training/development workshops; and 'clinics'.

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 13:30 - 15:00

Tips to help children who are good at decoding and can read quite well but who have difficulty understanding what they are reading.

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 16:00 - 18:00

Networking forum for DSLs in Early Years settings 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, 13 Jun 2019 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).

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:30 - 16:00

Termly Information sharing and networking forum for Early Years Foundation Stage professionals from Schools and PVI settings with lead/key responsibility for meeting the SEND code of practice requirements and supporting children with developmental delay/SEND.

This forum will provide attendees with up to date information on :
• National changes with regards to SEND
• Information, advice and training available to EYFS professionals to support children with developmental delay/SEND
• Funding that can be used to support children with developmental delay/SEND and how to claim it
• Information, advice and support available to children and their families
The forum will also provide an opportunity to:
• Network and share best practice with peers/colleagues
Provide views/feedback that will shape and influence SEND provision in the Borough