The Education Network for Waltham Forest
Supported by Waltham Forest

Events & Training

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Fri, 24 May 2019 09:00 - 12:00

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. The second part of the session is a practical demonstration of how to take the information from the Parental Declaration Form and transfer that across to the Early Years Provider Hub. Any issues or challenges that you have experienced with either of these processes will be unpicked and resolved at the training.

Fri, 24 May 2019 10:00 - 12:00

This is a free half-day workshop session which will provide information and guidance to FEEE providers on:
• The new Pupil Register system on the EY Provider Hub for establishing eligibility and validating codes for 2YO’s, 30hrs & EYPP
• Process of claiming FEEE funding
• Early Years Single Funding formula

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 09:30 - 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'.

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

This is an opportunity to get to know about:

- Changes in the sector
- Learn from and share best practice
- Shape and influence changes in the sector
- Receive training
- LA updates