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An Introduction to Autism and the Implementation of Effective Classroom Practice in the Early Years and KS1

‘Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people.’ (National Autistic Society, 2019)

The course will introduce the neurological difference in brain development for children on the Autistic Spectrum and the differences and difficulties that may present as a result. These include Communication, Sensory Regulation and Behaviour Management.

Each area will be looked at in greater depth with practical applications to aid the support of Autistic children w ...
Course Code: EDU 20/047
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Session 1Monday 6 January 202009:00 - 16:00Surbiton Children's Centre Nursery, Alpha Road, KT5 8RS
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Signs of Safety - 2x Day Foundation Thumbnail

Achieving for Children is implementing Signs of Safety from 19 June 2017. The Signs of Safety model promotes strong relationship building and enables practitioners across different disciplines to work in partnership with children and families to maintain a focus on building safety within the family.

The heart of the Signs of Safety process is an assessment and case planning format that is meaningful for professionals as well as the parents, children and young people being assessed. The Signs of Safety format offers a simple yet rigorous assessment format that the practitioner can use to e ...
Course Code: EDU 19/642
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Session 1Monday 6 January 202009:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 2Tuesday 7 January 202009:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Strategies to Manage ADHD in the Classroom - Inset (Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School)

This course will enable practitioners working with children and young people and/or their families to increase their understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The course will provide an overview of what ADHD is and the impact it has upon school and home life. By the end of the day practitioners will have the essential skills and knowledge to better support children and their families locally.

ADHD is thought to affect 2–5% of school-age children and young people in the UK (NICE, 2018).
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Course Code: HLTH 19/065
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Session 1Monday 6 January 202009:30 - 12:30Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School, Carrington Road, TW10 5AA
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Safer Recruitment (Multi-agency) (EVENT FULL)

Research, experience and learning from serious case reviews illustrates the importance of strong and effective recruitment and selection procedures that help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children, or who are otherwise unsuited to working with them. If you recruit staff and/or volunteers into the children and young people’s workforce, you should be trained in safer recruitment practices.

Organisations that provide services to children must incorporate these measures into their processes to remain safe, making safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children an integral ...
Course Code: EDU 19/561

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Session 1Tuesday 7 January 202009:30 - 16:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Becoming a Childminder - Briefing Session

‘Childminders offer professional home-from-home childcare and early education, looking after small groups of children of different ages and from different families.’(Pacey, 2019)
Childminders play an important part in giving parents a greater choice of high quality, flexible childcare and family support packages.

To become a registered childminder in the Royal Borough of Kingston or London Borough of Richmond you will need to complete the following two phases:

• Briefing Session
• Mandatory training

Childminders are required to complete the following training prior to registration: ...
Course Code: EDU 19/780
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Session 1Wednesday 8 January 202018:00 - 20:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Early Education Funding – Provider Portal Training

This course is an introduction to the online Synergy Provider Portal. It is essential that providers of 2-4 childcare attend this event. From September, new legislation means that eligible parents can now claim up to 30 free hours of childcare. This means providers will be required to claim for both standard hours, and any additional hours the children are eligible for.

The facilitator will talk though how to use the Synergy Provider Portal, the online tool used to submit Early Education Funding (EEF) claims to AfC.

The event will be as interactive as possible, the facilitator will pro ...
Course Code: EDU 19/910
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Session 1Wednesday 8 January 202014:00 - 16:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Lunch and Learn Session: Quality Audit (Windsor and Maidenhead)

This is a one hour session on every Friday for all Windsor and Maidenhead AFC Staff to come together, share best practice, and refresh knowledge.

In Achieving for Children we think it is really important that teams and services are able to meet up regularly. What sets this concept apart from other courses is the accessibility and less framed structure of this approach.

The lunch and learn session are important, not just to share a level of expertise but they enable two way, regular communications among employees from different parts of AFC. With practitioner attendance we will be able t ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/299
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Session 1Wednesday 8 January 202012:00 - 13:00Maidenhead Town Hall - Zone F Room 1, St Ives Road, SL6 1RF
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Working with ADHD – Level 2

This course will build on content from the ‘Introduction to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)’ level 1 course. By the end of this course practitioners who are working directly with children and young people and/or their families will have the essential knowledge and understanding of ADHD, enabling them to work more effectively with those children and families. The course will particularly focus on supporting and managing ADHD in children and young people.

Attendance at level 1 ADHD training is required before commencement of this course.

ADHD is thought to affect 3–9% of ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/241
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Session 1Wednesday 8 January 202009:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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AfC Induction: Meet & Greet Event (AfC Colleagues) - session 3 of 3

Starting a new job in a new organisation is a daunting and sometimes a difficult task. Learning about your own role, the people you work with, the organisation and even the unwritten office rules all make for a challenging time. The Achieving for Children (AfC) induction programme is key in helping you find your feet, give you confidence and help you to make your mark in your new role.

AfC is passionate about the services that we deliver and the colleagues that we employ to deliver those services. We are very pleased to welcome all new staff into the organisation and hope that you will hav ...
Course Code: EDU 19/311
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Session 1Thursday 9 January 202009:30 - 10:30Guildhall 2, Guildhall 2, KT1 1EU
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Early Education Funding – Provider Portal Training

This course is an introduction to the online Synergy Provider Portal. It is essential that providers of 2-4 childcare attend this event. From September, new legislation means that eligible parents can now claim up to 30 free hours of childcare. This means providers will be required to claim for both standard hours, and any additional hours the children are eligible for.

The facilitator will talk though how to use the Synergy Provider Portal, the online tool used to submit Early Education Funding (EEF) claims to AfC.

The event will be as interactive as possible, the facilitator will pro ...
Course Code: EDU 19/908
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Session 1Thursday 9 January 202019:00 - 21:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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