eLearning: Information Sharing

‘Information sharing is vital to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. A key factor identified in many serious case reviews (SCRs) has been a failure by practitioners to record information, to share it, to understand its significance and then take appropriate action’ (HM Government, Information sharing, 2015).

Research, feedback from national and local SCRs and Lessons Learnt tells us that early intervention and child protection are both dependent on good information sharing practice. Therefore, appropriate and timely information sharing is the key to delive ...
Course Code: EDU 17/314

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eLearning: Nutrition and Healthy Eating

By teaching children healthy eating habits, and modelling these behaviours, you can help children maintain a healthy weight and normal growth. Also, the eating habits your children pick up when they are young will help them maintain a healthy lifestyle when they are adults.
Nutrition and Healthy Eating is aimed at nursery practitioners including cooks and chefs, as everyone has a responsibility to support the health and wellbeing of children they care for.
Course Code: EY 16/426

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eLearning: Safeguarding Training: Basic Awareness Level 1

The Government has defined the term 'safeguarding children' as 'The process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development, and ensuring they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care that enables children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully. Safeguarding Awareness Level 1 is suitable for those who have infrequent direct contact with children and young people, and may become aware of possible abuse or neglect.
Course Code: EDU 19/162

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SPARK Year 4 Writing Remote Judging Session Summer Term (Cancelled)

The removal of national curriculum levels has afforded schools great freedom to assess pupils using their chosen methodology, beyond the statutory assessment points. However, with this freedom comes the anxiety about pupil progress, which is particularly felt across KS2. Following a successful trial during the spring term we are pleased to offer a further summer term Year 4 writing cluster meeting. These meetings aim to develop consistency of judgement in teacher assessment and to provide a benchmark for writing midway through KS2.

This session is for teachers who have already used compara ...
Course Code: EDU 17/544

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Case Chronologies & Genograms (Windsor and Maidenhead)

Chronologies are a useful tool that helps practitioners to understand what is happening in the life of a child, adult or family. Simply put, it is a list in date order, of major changes and significant events in a child's, adult's or family's life. Chronologies are often used together with genograms. A genogram is a visual representation of a family tree that shows information about relationships among individuals. Together, they allow practitioners to create a clear picture of a person's family relationships and history.

This full day course aims to refresh skills in completing chronologi ...
Course Code: EDU 19/024

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Early Education Funding – Provider Portal Training for Schools

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 19/268

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Introduction to Playground Inspections (EVENT FULL)

Schools and Children’s Centres have a responsibility for providing a safe environment and equipment for its staff, pupils and visitors. This includes ensuring there are suitable inspection arrangements in place for play equipment to ensure it remains in suitable condition and safe to use.

The course introduces the basics of playground inspection and explains why inspections are important, including: legal requirements, standards and to help reduce the potential for accidents. It helps schools and children’s centres to meet their legal duties to provide suitable and sufficient training for ...
Course Code: EDU 19/280

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LSCB Safeguarding Children: Child Protection Process Level 3 - Refresher (EVENT FULL)

This course is for staff who have previously completed Level 2 and Level 3 safeguarding courses and are required to refresh their knowledge and skills. This training session will refresh understanding delegates about the processes involved with child protection procedures, including statutory assessment.

It is expected that all those who work predominantly with children, young people and/or carers who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and reviewing the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns. As a consequence practitioners ...
Course Code: EDU 18/1028

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School Financial Management (Governors)- Part 2

“The governing board’s third core function is to oversee financial performance and make sure money is well spent. It should do this by ensuring it has at least one individual with specific, relevant skills and experience of financial matters. However, everyone on the board should have a basic understanding of the financial cycle and the legal requirements of the school on accountability and spend. “(Governance handbook January 2017, DfE)

This workshop is for both those new to the role of school governor and those governors seeking to refresh their knowledge of the role. It covers local and ...
Course Code: EDU 18/525
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Session 1Monday 17 June 201919:00 - 21:15King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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What's new in Child Development - informing excellence when working with children & young people?

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: SFVSS 18/217
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Session 1Monday 17 June 201909:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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