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09
09 Jun
HLTA Preparation
The course assists the applicant in understanding the HLTA standards and the assignments that need to be completed. It assists applicants in preparing for the assessment process.
09
09 Jun
Progression in Computer Science at KS1: Explore how this can be delivered using Scratch Jr
This session will provide an overview of the skills and knowledge progression expected at KS1 and hands on activity with Scratch Jr. Note delegates will need access to Scratch Jr either on a tablet device as an app or by downloading and installing the Mac or PC version here - https://jfo8000.github.io/ScratchJr-Desktop/
09
09 Jun
Progression in Computer Science at Lower KS2: Explore how this can be delivered using Scratch
This session provides an overview of the skills and knowledge progression expected at Lower KS2 and hands on activity with Scratch 3.0. Note you will need access to Scratch 3.0 online here - https://scratch.mit.edu/
10
10 Jun
Techniques to Build Resilience
Format * Half day, face to face session. * Learning takes place through a mix of presentation, group activities and individual activities. * Prior to attending the session you will be asked to complete a short questionnaire. Course Structure * What is personal resilience * Interpreting your resilience questionnaire results * Setting actions * The characteristics of resilient people * Tips and techniques The workshop is run in a safe and open environment where we explore the areas that can impact on your resilience as well as how we can build and maintain our own resilience levels. We will identify some of the things that can reduce those levels and look at the positive steps you can take before it has a negative impact on your physical and mental wellbeing.
10
10 Jun
Techniques to Build Resilience
Half day, face to face session. Learning takes place through a mix of presentation, group activities and individual activities. Prior to attending the session you will be asked to complete a short questionnaire.
10
10 Jun
Governor Training: Cyber Safety- Awareness Raising & Online Protection(FREE)
Governors will learn more about the latest ways in which on-line social media is being misused and how children can both be drawn into this misuse and put at risk by other users. This will enable governors to look at the systems and policies used by their schools with greater knowledge and understanding.
11
11 Jun
CEOP Command Thinkuknow training (Remote CPD)
The session content includes 5 modules: • An introduction to the work of CEOP and how to report to CEOP • What are children and young people doing online? • Online sexual abuse and grooming • Nude selfi es and sexting • Overview of the Thinkuknow resources for schools In accordance with guidance from CEOP we only train cleared professionals who will directly deliver CEOP’s products and resources to children. Therefore, we request that all delegates accessing the training provide a signed, headed letter from a senior manager in their organisation or an email from a member of SLT's school mail address confirming their employment at school and that they are DBS cleared - this should be forwarded to paul.scott@theinnovationcentres.com via email.
12
12 Jun
CEOP Command Thinkuknow training (Remote CPD)
The session content includes 5 modules: • An introduction to the work of CEOP and how to report to CEOP • What are children and young people doing online? • Online sexual abuse and grooming • Nude selfi es and sexting • Overview of the Thinkuknow resources for schools In accordance with guidance from CEOP we only train cleared professionals who will directly deliver CEOP’s products and resources to children. Therefore, we request that all delegates accessing the training provide a signed, headed letter from a senior manager in their organisation or an email from a member of SLT's school mail address confirming their employment at school and that they are DBS cleared - this should be forwarded to paul.scott@theinnovationcentres.com via email.
15
15 Jun
Early Help Hub West
What is an Early Help Hub Consultation? Consultation is a way of thinking through concerns relating to an individual or group of students. It offers you the opportunity to discuss these concerns directly with an Education Psychologist. Concerns may relate to any aspects of teaching, learning or behaviour etc. The approach is essentially solution orientated and aims to help you find a way of managing the situation that suits you. Why Book an Early Help Consultation? Research suggest that the consultation enables SENCos to feel supported, gain new perspectives, understandings and ideas, develop professional skills and to feel that they were meeting children's needs and working effectively with parents (Chadwick, 2014) What does a Consultation involve? Prior to the consultation take time to think about what is it you want it to be about. Use the ‘Getting the most out of your Consultation’ form as a guide. If you think it would be useful, gather together examples of work / log of incidents. Each consultation will take approximately 45 minutes and involve a discussion between the EP and the person bringing the concern. Through examining the available evidence and through discussion the precise nature of the difficulty will be established and strategies for future action will be planned. After the consultation any agreed actions should be implemented by school. A further consultation may be booked if necessary. Parental Consent You must bring signed parental consent with you to the consultation. You may also wish to consider parents accompanying you to the consultation, if you think this would be useful. Refreshments - Drinks Mid-morning Free Course - (Non attendance chargeable)
15
15 Jun
Governor Training: Well-being & Mental Health - a Governors role
Governors will be aware that mental health and wellbeing in schools is now more prominent. Governors will gain an understanding through this course about how they fit in. The course will give practical examples of how governors can be involved without straying into operational activities. This course focuses on the Governance role, it supports governors in their understanding of the subject and where to find further information related to schools and Ofsted. The Department for Education supports governors promotion of well being of pupils and DfE guidance for Governors also highlights information and guidance for Governors to support the well being of staff.
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Faith Assemblies
05 Jun
As your pupils start returning back to school, the importance of helping them deal with what has happened and helping them to adjust to the ‘new normal’ is going to be high on the list of priorities and one way to deliver this may be through a series of special assemblies. The Interfaith team are currently putting some special assemblies together and these can also be tailor made to suit your individual school requirements. The Interfaith Team would love to hear from you if you think this service may be of help to your school setting. Please email interfaith@bradford.gov.uk if this is a service you would be interested in finding out more about.
Governor Recruitment
04 Jun
Despite the current Pandemic, many Headteachers and Chairs of Governors are successfully recruiting governors via video/audio interviews. If your school currently has vacancies on your governing board, Inspiring Governance offer a matching service that may be able to help! So far this academic year they have made 12 successful placements in Bradford Schools but we know there are many more positions still to be filled. For further information please visit https://www.inspiringgovernance.org/recruiting-governors/resources/
HR Matters: Before & After Lockdown
02 Jun
This complimentary webinar will be available to participants from Friday 12th June 2020. You will simply need to register your interest by booking your place through Eventbrite. On Friday 12th June 2020 you will be sent instructions on how to access the webinar. As this will not be live, you will be free to access this whenever suits your diary and commitments. The session will focus on four key areas of HR; *Disciplinary and Grievance*Performance, progression and capability*Recruitment and resignation*Sickness absence and leave. For each area we will cover how to best approach issues with the situation as it stands presently; specifically the continued support of key worker’s children, the phased return of pupils to on-site learning and the lockdown restrictions being set at “stay alert”. We will then consider the future and how this may look over the longer term for schools and working environments as restrictions hopefully ease and the new ‘business as usual’ unfolds.
NEW Virtual Interfaith Experiences
21 May
The Bradford Interfaith and Diversity Education Team are still here for you in these unprecedented times. If you have any questions regarding your religious education, please contact us on the interfaith email address or any individual faith tutors you have been supported by in the past. We can now also offer virtual Interfaith experiences which you can use your subscription to access. These will comprise of a 10-15 minute recorded session available on a private YouTube link followed by a live interactive virtual session of activities, a question and answer session and a story dependent on the subject of the session. The session will last a minimum of 1 hour but can be longer and tailored to your school’s needs. Our pages on the site will give you an idea of the type of sessions we can offer, but this is not an exhaustive list and we can tailor it to any faith subject you would like. Please email us at interfaith@bradford.gov.uk and one of our tutors would be happy to have a discussion about your needs.
Play Services - Equipment for Hire
21 May
If your school is re-opening before the Summer, the Play Team are able to offer socially distanced events for your pupils to enjoy. Their equipment is also available for hire if you would like to plan an event yourselves. Bookings are also still being taken for September on-wards for those of you planning ahead! For more information please contact the Play Team at play.development@bradford.gov.uk
SGS May 2020 Update
06 May
Please find attached our School Governor Newsletter for May 2020. The attachment can be downloaded from the right hand panel on this article.