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29
29 Jan
HLTA Preparation Training
Three non-consecutive days of training which explains the preparation process, gives the applicants the opportunity to look in depth at the HLTA standards and gives information about and assistance in preparing for the assessment process. Applicants are expected to complete tasks between the course sessions which help them to prepare the assignments they will need to submit to their assessor within a set timescale after the third session. Assessment visits to school then take place after the assignments are marked. Drinks are provided during the day but applicants will need to provide their own lunch. Sandwiches can be purchased from the trolley service.
30
30 Jan
Teaching and Leading Key Stage 2 Computing
Over two days you will broaden your understanding across the whole computing curriculum. You will strengthen your knowledge of computer systems and networks, including the internet and technologies such as search engines and email that make use of it. You will demystify computers, developing understanding of data fundamentals such as binary, and learning how the parts of a computer system handle this data to carry out useful tasks. Skilfully combining a wide range of software applications and multimedia such as video, images and sound, you will be better able to support children in creative and engaging project work across the whole primary curriculum. They will develop their ability to select the right tool for the job, then use them in a considered, effective way.
30
30 Jan
Planning for Progress for Children with SEND (New OFSTED/PRogress Grids)
Teachers responsibility and accountability extends to pupils from all vulnerable groups, including those with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities (SEND). The SENCO will need to analyse the progress of pupils with SEND and have an overview of the provision made for them. This course will support you to make sense of SEND data and how you can use this to improve outcomes in your school. How do you know when children with additional needs are making good progress? The Early Years and School Age Progress Grid will be explored as a tool to support schools to accurately plan for and monitor progress. By the end of the course you will have: Developed a clear understanding Progress Grids, explored how to track progress using the grid and practiced setting challenging targets for children with SEND." Refreshments - Drinks provided Mid-morning
01
01 Feb
Training to register as a Childminder
“Childminders must have completed training which helps them to understand and implement the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) before they can register with Ofsted or a Childminder agency.” Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (April 2017) This course will enable you to meet the registration requirements and covers; • The Early years foundation stage framework Statutory Requirements and Learning and Development Requirements • Safeguarding children in your care • Establishing a safe and healthy home based environment • The importance of partnerships with parents • How to plan appropriate activities that will support children's learning and development • How to market and run a successful business You will come away from the course will all of the essential knowledge to become a registered childminder, along with tools and templates to help you run a high quality childminding business. Here are what some previous participants have said about the course:
03
03 Feb
The Mental Health Champions’ Network (MHC) sessions - Monday AM West
The Mental Health Champions Network meetings are for Mental Health Champions from Bradford Schools to participate in training and supervision from the Bradford Educational Psychology Team. All Bradford schools are expected to nominate a Mental Health Champion to attend one session per half term. Each session consists of a training input, in an area related to mental health and wellbeing in schools. Followed by a reflective supervision session in groups, which is facilitated by a member of the Educational Psychology Team. This is an opportunity for Champions to bring any issues or challenges regarding their work in schools that they would like to have some support in working through. Refreshments on arrival
03
03 Feb
The Mental Health Champions’ Network (MHC) sessions -Monday PM West
The Mental Health Champions' Network meetings are for Mental Health Champions from Bradford schools to participate in training and supervision from the Bradford Educational Psychology Team. All Bradford schools are expected to nominate a Mental Health Champion to attend one session per half term. Each session consists of a training input in an area related to mental health and wellbeing in schools. Followed by a reflective supervision session in groups, which is facilitated by a member of the Educational Psychology Team. This is an opportunity for Champions to bring any issues or challenges regarding their work in schools that they would like to have some support in working through. Refreshments are provided. Non attendance is chargeable.
04
04 Feb
Safer Recruitment in Education
In this session we will explore: - Your statutory obligations - Key benefits of a Safer Recruitment process - Crucial elements of a Safer Recruitment process - The importance of on-going vigilance Delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance following the session.
04
04 Feb
DSL Network Meeting
04
04 Feb
The Mental Health Champions’ Network (MHC) sessions - Tuesday AM North
The Mental Health Champions Network meetings are for Mental Health Champions from Bradford Schools to participate in training and supervision from the Bradford Educational Psychology Team. All Bradford schools are expected to nominate a Mental Health Champion to attend one session per half term. Each session consists of a training input, in an area related to mental health and wellbeing in schools. Followed by a reflective supervision session in groups, which is facilitated by a member of the Educational Psychology Team. This is an opportunity for Champions to bring any issues or challenges regarding their work in schools that they would like to have some support in working through. Refreshments on arrival Non attendance chargeable
04
04 Feb
The Mental Health Champions' Network (MHC) sessions - Tuesday PM North
The Mental Health Champions' Network meetings are for Mental Health Champions from Bradford schools to participate in training and supervision from the Bradford Educational Psychology Team. All Bradford schools are expected to nominate a Mental Health Champion to attend one session per half term. Each session consists of a training input in an area related to mental health and wellbeing in schools. Followed by a reflective supervision session in groups, which is facilitated by a member of the Educational Psychology Team. This is an opportunity for Champions to bring any issues or challenges regarding their work in schools that they would like to have some support in working through. Refreshments are provided. Non attendance is chargeable.
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‘ID Fraud – Do you really know who you are employing?’
24 Jan
It has been revealed that UK citizens up and down the nation are further falling victim to identify theft and fraud at an alarming rate. In turn this has been providing goods for unscrupulous individuals to profit from on illicit platforms such as the Dark Web. Right to Work & Vetting checks form an important part of pre-employment safeguarding, learn how you can ensure your organisation is safe. Improving your knowledge about identity fraud can enhance your ability to spot the fraudulent documents presented by hostiles in order to gain employment. This half-day course is presented by our guest speaker Matt Brown; Counter Terrorism Awareness Advisor from West Yorkshire Police. For more information and to book onto this event please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/id-fraud-do-you-really-know-who-you-are-employing-tickets-88510215437
Governor Monthly Update - January 2020
23 Jan
Please see attached a copy of our monthly update
Book now for Educational Psychology time for 2020 – 21
21 Jan
Bookings are now being taken for Educational Psychology time for 2020 – 21. Please download a copy of our new brochure for more information. Should you wish to purchase additional sessions from the EPT, please follow these steps to make your booking. 1. Log into http://skills4bradford.co.uk/ 2. Select Services / Pupil Focused / Educational Psychology 3. Click on ‘Pre Booking 2020-21’ and specify the number of sessions you require. Click update to see the cost. 4. Submit your request. We will confirm your request at the beginning of the summer term 2020 at which point you will be invoiced for your sessions. We offer an Early Bird discount until 31st March 2020. After this date the full unit price will apply.
10% Discount on all SGS Training Courses
15 Jan
January Sale! Receive 10% off all courses running until 31 March 2020 delivered by the School Governors Service if you book and checkout by the 31 January 2020! To see a full list of events please visit the Training section of the site.
0-25 Upcoming Courses
23 Dec
Please see full website for our courses which are running in 2020. Courses which are running in January are:- Makaton Early Years Taster Session - 20 Jan 2020 11:30 - 13:30 SEMH - Positive Lunchtimes and Playtimes (2 day course) - 20 Jan 2020 13:00 - 15:30 P&M - Clicker 7 - 21 Jan 2020 09:30 - 12:30 SEMH -A practical guide to implementing provision in the classroom for SEMH - 22 Jan 2020 15:00 - 17:00 SEMH - “Behaviour is Communication”, strategies for practitioners in reception and year one - 23 Jan 2020 09:00 - 15:30 P&M - Developing your understanding of handwriting- a practical guide - 24 Jan 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Autism - Assessment and delivery of well-being and engagement with learning - 27 Jan 2020 09:00 - 15:30 closing dates will be soon for the early courses, so if you want to book please do not delay.
December Monthly Update
09 Dec
The latest update for governors.
Introduction to Safeguarding for Early Years and Childcare providers
22 Oct
Are you up to date with your Safeguarding requirements? Have you recently recruited new staff? Our Introduction to Safeguarding course gives you up to date information to fulfil your childcare Safeguarding duties, including the local safeguarding changes. Link to training
The Faith Resource Library is coming back soon - subscribe now!!
19 Sep
After a couple of years absence we are pleased to announce the Faith Resource Library will be back shortly. It will be hosted at The School House at Newby Primary, which is easy for parking and access to collect the resources. This is a great opportunity to access a varied and very useful pack of resources from the Interfaith Team covering the major world faiths to support your RE curriculum work. Resource boxes provide the stimulus for the development of critical thinking, they may be used to create a classroom display or as a source of information and exploration. You can either choose from a mixed resource pack or focus on a particular faith and from 2 packages - swap your box 3 or 6 times a year. If you would like to subscribe to this service please follow this link. If you would like any advice on how to maximise your use of this service, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at interfaith@bradford.gov.uk and we would be happy to discuss your school's individual requirements.
Are you making the most of your teaching assistants?
19 Sep
Are you making the most of your teaching assistants? If not, it is worth considering new licensed training (Maximising the Practice of Subscription) developed as part of a project funded by the Education Endowment Foundation to help schools transform the way they use teaching assistants, with the aim of increasing their positive impact on pupils’ progress and attainment. What is the impact? Through MPTA training schools report by making TA deployment a focus of attention has raised their TAs’ profile and lifted their confidence and sense of value. They have seen more effective classroom partnerships with changes to interactions consistent with one of the training aims of moving TAs’ talk from task completion to developing pupils’ independence. What does it entail? A reflection of current TA practice followed by bespoke short sessions for the school culminating in a day and half of training for TAs and teachers. As part of the package , each school receives comprehensive high-quality resources to support the training. Please see the attached document for an outline of the programme. Further Information Skills 4 Bradford within BMDC hold a license to provide this training, so if you are interested in more information or a quote for either your school or a MAT, cluster, LAP etc., please contact us on mpta@bradford.gov.uk How to book the training Please simply click on the link here to take you straight to the buying facility.
The Wellbeing Conference
16 Sep
We are excited to announce, PACT HR’s first conference in collaboration with HR at Kirklees Council. To launch what is hoped will become an annual event, we will be exploring the topic of wellbeing in the workplace. Through thought-provoking key note talks and short break-out workshops we intend to look at the subject of wellbeing, the links to productivity and engagement as well as the challenges faced by employers to respond to the diverse needs of the workforce. This is your chance to network, expand your knowledge and debate the topic of wellbeing in the workplace. What to expect? - Inspiring and thought-provoking keynote speakers - Breakout sessions offering an in-depth and interactive look at well-being in the workplace - Networking opportunities Date Tuesday 28th January - Time 8:30 - 16:45 (Full Day Event) Location Cedar Court Hotel Leeds/Bradford Cost Early Bird Ticket - £80 + VAT if applicable (Ends on the 31st October 2019) General Admission Ticket - £100 + VAT if applicable How to Book In order to reserve your place on this exciting event please click www.pact-hr.co.uk/the-wellbeing-conference to complete the Registration Form. Tickets are anticipated to sell out fast, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. We look forward to seeing you there! ?