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SEND for Governors (Governors)

Governors and Senior leaders in all schools and academies will be aware that the areas of special educational needs and disability (SEND) are areas where legislation is particularly complex and demanding. There should be a member of the governing body or a sub-committee with specific oversight of the school’s arrangements for SEN and disability.

The Department for Education (DfE) clearly state that ‘all children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) should be able to reach their full potential in school. They should also be supported to make a successful tr ...
Course Code: EDU 18/296
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Session 1Thursday 20 June 201919:00 - 21:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 2Thursday 27 June 201919:00 - 21:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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SPARK EMA Network Meeting

The EMA Network meeting is an opportunity for EAL and inclusion leads to meet, share ideas and good practice, and keep up to date with current issues regarding national and local guidance and initiatives.

Recent reports in the news have suggested that EAL pupils are now overtaking their monolingual peers in achievement. Although this is true for many pupils from multilingual backgrounds, Hutchinson (Bell Foundation, 2018) stresses the need for us to focus on the heterogeneity of this group, and the significant needs of particular young people who arrive new, and/or who face significant ineq ...
Course Code: EDU 19/088
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Session 1Thursday 20 June 201916:00 - 17:30King Athelstan Primary School, Villiers Road, KT1 3AR
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SPARK Pupil Premium Network Meeting - Richmond

All children and young people who are eligible for Pupil Premium (PP) should be able to reach their full potential in school. Successive governments have sought to improve social mobility in England so that young people, whatever their background, have the opportunity to succeed and fulfil their potential. The school system has long been considered a vital tool to support equality of opportunity and to secure better outcomes for disadvantaged young people.

Whilst there has been some progress in closing the gap for disadvantaged pupils in England over the last decade, it has not, however, ...
Course Code: EDU 18/1012

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SPARK Secondary Computer Science Subject Leader Network

‘Computers are now part of everyday life and, for most of us, technology is essential to our lives, at home and at work. Computational thinking is a skill that all pupils must learn if they are to be ready for the workplace and able to participate effectively in the digital world’ (Computing in the National Curriculum, Naace, The Education Technology Association, 2014).

Computing is a newly added curriculum subject, with roots in computer science concepts and also the creative use of technology. These network meetings provide an opportunity to share experiences around responding to the nati ...
Course Code: EDU 18/436

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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 scho ...
Course Code: SFVSS 18/162

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Workshop to Raise Awareness of PREVENT

The Prevent strategy, published by the Government in 2011, is part of our overall counter-terrorism strategy. The aim of the Prevent strategy is to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism' (Department of Education, 2015). To comply with the duty everyone working with children and young people should be able to demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the risk of radicalisation in their workplace. The risk will vary greatly and most likely will be low locally, however this may and can change rapidly; no organisation is risk ...
Course Code: EDU 19/108
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Session 1Thursday 20 June 201910:00 - 12:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Fire Safety – Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans

Under current fire safety legislation it is the obligation of the person(s) having responsibility for the building to provide a fire safety risk assessment that includes an emergency evacuation plan for all people likely to be in the premises, including disabled people, and how that plan will be implemented (HM Government, 2007).

As the responsible person for the building you must:
• carry out a fire risk assessment of the premises and review it regularly
• tell staff or their representatives about the risks you’ve identified
• put in place, and maintain, appropriate fire safety measures ...
Course Code: HLTH 19/010

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LSCB Workshop to Raise Awareness of PREVENT

The Prevent strategy, published by the Government in 2011, is part of our overall counter-terrorism strategy. The aim of the Prevent strategy is to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism' (Department of Education, 2015). To comply with the duty everyone working with children and young people should be able to demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the risk of radicalisation in their workplace. The risk will vary greatly and most likely will be low locally, however this may and can change rapidly; no organisation is risk ...
Course Code: EDU 19/159

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‘Smooth Transitions’- A Transition Evening to support the transition process - Kingston

This event is for Maintained Schools Independent Schools, Private and Voluntary Day Nursery and Pre-school settings and Childminders.

The importance of smooth transition between settings for very young children should not be underestimated. Investing time in the quality of a child’s transition from an early years setting to the next educational organisation should be seen as a priority for all early years’ practitioners.

The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2014) states that there should be strong partnership working between practitioners and must provide a regu ...
Course Code: EY 18/078
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Session 1Tuesday 25 June 201916:45 - 18:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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AfC Induction Welcome Event (AfC Colleagues)

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 19/098
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Tuesday 25 June 201909:15 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 2Wednesday 14 August 201909:15 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 3Wednesday 6 November 201910:00 - 11:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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