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AfC Induction: Welcome Event (AfC Colleagues) - session 1 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 ha ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/103
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Session 1Thursday 17 October 201909:15 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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English as an Additional Language (EAL) - supporting young children learning to talk in a bilingual environment (Richmond)

Speech Language and Communication skills (SLCs) are a fundamental part of a child’s early development as reflected in the Early Years Foundation curriculum. Children with EAL require a modified environment to support language learning, even beyond the point they have started using English. Those children who have SLC difficulties alongside EAL require a skilled workforce working together to identify difficulties early and embed support in the child’s everyday environment to ensure the best outcomes for the child.

The course will equip attendees with up-to-date knowledge and research that in ...
Course Code: EDU 19/343
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Session 1Thursday 17 October 201909:30 - 13:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Intent, Implementation and Impact - Early Years Managers & Leaders

This course is *NEW for 2019* and is for managers and leaders working in early years settings. This interactive and informative day will explore the quality of education outcomes in the new inspection framework which comes into force in September 2019. The session will focus on how to evaluate and support your team in implementing the curriculum, ensuring all children’s needs are effectively met.

As part of the new inspection framework ‘In group provision, the inspector must track a representative sample of two or more children across the inspection. The inspector should discuss with the p ...
Course Code: EDU 19/322
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Session 1Thursday 17 October 201909:30 - 15:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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HR Essentials

Achieving for Children (AfC) want managers and supervisors that are adaptable and highly skilled in a range of key areas. AfC have developed a set of leadership values and behaviours that provide clarity on expectations and requirements of leaders across the organisation. To support this, we have a wide range of business and management workshops available to managers and supervisors covering a range of subjects, from project management to leading change, from building teams to managing budgets.

Managers and supervisors are required to have an understanding of HR policies and procedures but ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/221
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Session 1Friday 18 October 201909:30 - 13:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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The Impact of Sensory Processing in the Classroom

‘Sensory processing is a term that refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioural responses. Whether you are biting into a hamburger, riding a bicycle, or reading a book, your successful completion of the activity requires processing sensation or sensory integration’ (Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation, 2016).

The workshop will outline and explain sensory processing in relation to children and young people whose difficulties with sensory integration are impacting on their ability to carry out everyday tasks. ...
Course Code: EDU 19/565
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Session 1Friday 18 October 201909:30 - 13:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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What's new in Child Development - informing excellence when working with children & young people? (Windsor & Maidenhead)

Research in the field of child development is one of the most exciting and flourishing areas currently being carried out. There have been many important findings that have relevance to practitioners working directly with children & families. This is an important area, constantly uncovering new data which often contradicts previously held theories underpinning child development.

This new course interprets how some of the latest areas of discovery can be incorporated into direct work with children 0-19 & families to support evidence informed practice.
Course Code: EDU 19/523
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Session 1Friday 18 October 201909:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Young People’s Voices - Personalisation and Participation (SEND)

‘Participation is important because it brings everyone closer’ (Young person with SEND, 2017)

It is a fundamental right of all children and young people to be heard and this is enshrined as one of the 4 core principles of the United Nations Convention on the The Rights of The Child. (1989)

The Children Act (1989 & 2004) made it a requirement for local authorities to give “due regard to a child’s wishes” in relation to making decisions and taking actions to protect individual children, as well as providing services.

According to the most recently updated SEND Code of Practice guideline ...
Course Code: BSS 19/035

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Forest School Training

“A Forest School is an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning.”

The philosophy of Forest Schools is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences. By participating in engaging, motivating and achievable tasks and activities in a woodland environment each participant has an opportunity to develop intrinsic motivation, sound emotional and social skills. These, through self awareness can be developed to reach personal potential.

Forest School has demonstrated success with children of all ages who visit the same local woodlands on ...
Course Code: EDU 18/543
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Session 1Saturday 19 October 201910:00 - 16:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Emergency First Aid at Work 1-day

The 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work course meets the requirements set by the Health & Safety Executive and the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. This course is designed to give delegate the confidence and competence to act in the event of an emergency, whilst waiting for further medical help to arrive.
The course is recommended by the Health and Safety Executive for low hazard environments where you are required to have a first aider on site. It follows the HSE guidelines for 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work courses.
Course Code: EY 19/033
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Session 1Monday 21 October 201909:30 - 16:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Voices, Rights & Choices

Young people’s right to participate in decisions that have a direct impact on their lives is enshrined in Article 12 of the United Nations Conventions for the Rights of the Child (UNCRC, 1989). This interactive training session explores practical methods of how to meaningfully and effectively involve children and young people in care and leaving care in making key decisions around the services that are provided for them.

This session aims to achieve this by using real life case studies, workshops and a range of different activities to encourage debate. Delegates will explore the potential i ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/162
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Session 1Tuesday 22 October 201909:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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