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12th July 2019

Welcome to the Friday Bulletin

In this week's bulletin:
 
Find out about:
  • Briefings for new and existing induction tutors/mentors and for their NQT's.
  • Registering your NQT with Northamptonshire County Council appropriate body
  • Updated Keeping Children Safe In Education 2019 - out in draft
  • Updated Safer Working Practice Guidance published
  • Signs of Safety Partner Briefings available for booking
  • Teach Northamptonshire. Focus on Wellbeing
  • Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge 2019
 
Conferences/Workshop:
  • Curriculum Conference - Thursday 3rd October 2019
  • TaMHS Conference - Tuesday 8th October 2019
  • Dyslexia Awareness - Saturday 21st September 2019
  • EAL Federation  - Thursday 19th September 2019, Thursday 27th February 2020, Thursday 25th June 2020

Other Bulletins:
  • Early Years and Childcare Bulletin
  • Fairfields Prospectus for 2019 - 2020
 

Training courses offered:
  • TaMHS training programme
  • Early Years team - New to EYFS Stage - 23rd October 2019
  • Inspire TSA
    • Governor pay as you go sessions
      • Session 1: ‘Ofsted Readiness’ session for all Governors: 10th October 2019 from 6-8pm
      • Session 2: SEF: 20th November 2019 from 6-8pm
      • Session 3: Complaint Handling: 26th February 2020 form 6-8pm
      • Session 4: Pupil Premium for Governors: 6th May 2020 from 6-8pm
    • Designated Person for LAC- 22nd October 2019, 6th May 2020
    • Improving Outcomes for Pupil Premium Children - 17th September 2019, 19th March 2020
  • Northampton ESCO - Epi Pen sessions - Monday 9th September 2019, Wednesday 11th September 201, Tuesday 17th September 2019, Thursday 19th September 2019, Tuesday 1st October 2019, Wednesday 2nd October 2019
  • Hatton TSA
    • NPQML -
      • Leading with Impact  -  Thursday 21st November 2019 9am-3pm
      • Leading Teaching & Learning  -  Wednesday 22nd January 2020 1pm-6pm
      • Leading Effective Partnerships  -  Tuesday 5th May 2020 1pm-6pm
      • Leading Strategically - Monday 6th July 9am-3pm
    • NPQSL -
      • Succeeding in Senior Leadership - Thursday 14th November 2019 9-3.00pm
      • Leading, Teaching and Learning - Wednesday 15th January 2020 1-6.00pm
      • Leading with Impact - Monday 9th March 2020 9-3.00pm
      • Leading Effective Partnerships - Tuesday 28th April 2020 1-6.00pm
      • Leading Strategically - Monday 22nd June 2020 9-3.00pm
  •  SWAN TSA
    • Designated Safeguarding Lead Refresher Training - Tuesday 5th November 2019
    • Primary NQT - Monday 11th November 2019
    • Newley Qualified Teachers (NQT) in a Secondary Setting - Tuesday 19th November 2019
    • Cover Supervisor Training - Monday 2nd December 2019
Have a wonderful weekend.

Sally Hodges
Director for Children's Services
Northamptonshire County Council

1. Briefings for new and existing induction tutors/mentors and for their NQTs


FAO: new and existing induction tutors/mentors and for their NQT’s
From: Jo Hutchinson, Professional Lead for Newly Qualified Teachers, CFN


Northamptonshire County Council Appropriate Body will provide fully funded briefings for new and existing induction tutors/mentors and for their NQT’s who are registered with Northamptonshire County Council as the Appropriate Body.


Non-registered schools may also attend at a small fee available upon request. These briefings will be held at the following venues:

Monday 16th September         Moulton Community Centre
Mentor Briefing:    9:30 - 12:00
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/induction-tutormentor-only-monday-16th-september-2019-tickets-64968413273

NQT Briefing:      1:00 – 3:30
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nqt-briefing-monday-16th-september-2019-tickets-64968941854

Tuesday 17th September         Moulton Community Centre
Mentor Briefing:    9:30 – 12:00
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/induction-tutormentor-only-tuesday-17th-september-2019-tickets-64968562720

NQT Briefing        1:00 – 3.30
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nqt-briefing-tuesday-17th-september-2019-tickets-64969787383

Wednesday 25th September         Moulton Community Centre
Mentor Briefing:    9:30 - 12:00
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/induction-tutormentor-only-wednesday-25th-september-2019-tickets-64968716179

NQT Briefing:        1:00 – 3:30
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nqt-briefing-wednesday-25th-september-2019-tickets-64969871635

Who are the briefings for?  

  • NQT’s who will be new to induction in September 2019
  • NQT’s who will be continuing their induction into the academic year 2019/20
  • Induction Tutors/Mentors who are new to the role
  • Induction Tutors/Mentors who received training during or before 2017


The purpose of these sessions is to:

  • Ensure that mentors and induction tutors are clear about the requirements of the induction, their role and responsibilities within it and the toolkit that they need to facilitate a successful induction for all NQTs
  • Ensure that NQTs are clear about the requirements of the induction, their role and responsibilities within it and what to expect from the induction process
  • Provide clear information about the role and responsibility of the Appropriate Body including how the Appropriate Body can actively support schools, if required, during the induction process


The briefings will include…..
For mentors/induction tutors:

  • The roles and responsibilities of all involved in the induction process and what this means for the day to day running of an effective induction;
  • A brief overview of the Statutory Guidance April 2018;
  • Looking at what is a suitable post for induction
  • How to support NQTs effectively through their induction period, providing colleagues with examples of best practice systems, procedures and documents;
  • Advice on the effective completion of assessment reports;
  • The different kinds of Quality Assurance visit undertaken by the Appropriate Body representatives and what to expect from a QA visit;
  • Advice on the kind of documentation to be kept during induction by the mentor/induction tutor and NQT;
  • Keeping evidence;
  • What to do if an NQT is struggling;
  • Keeping the Appropriate Body Informed;
  • Extension of the induction;
  • Key contacts during induction.

 
For Newly Qualified Teachers:

  • The roles and responsibilities of all involved in the induction process and what this means for the day to day running of an effective induction;
  • The role of the NQT within the induction process;
  • What to expect from your mentor and from the induction process;
  • Keeping evidence against the teacher standards;
  • What to do if you are struggling or you have concerns about your induction;
  • Expelling the myths around induction;
  • Internal and external support;
  • Extension of induction;
  • Key contacts during induction.

2. Register your NQT with Northamptonshire County Council appropriate body


FAO: Those with responsibility for NQTs
From: Jo Hutchinson, Professional Lead for Newly Qualified Teachers, CFN
  
CALLING ALL SCHOOLS AND NEWLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS!  CHARGES HELD AT 2018 RATES

IT IS TIME TO REGISTER YOUR NQT WITH NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL APPROPRIATE BODY FOR SEPTEMBER 2019

This year, Northamptonshire County Council Appropriate Body are proud to announce that we are joining forces with the Chartered College of Teaching in a unique opportunity to work together in a pilot project.  As a result, your NQTs will get the opportunity to join the Chartered College for Teaching when you register them.  There is no additional cost for your NQTs to become a member and they will receive a variety of resources, research publications, webinars and CPD opportunities with the CCT.

 Register your NQT(s) with Northamptonshire County Council Appropriate Body ready for September 2019 using the NQT Manager online system which is available now.  To access the system, simply enter http://www.nqtmanager.com  into your web browser or type nqtmanager.com into Google and press search.  Once there, select your local authority from the list provided, then you are advised to bookmark the site for when you need to return.

 To find out more about how to register, the benefits of being a member of the Chartered College of Teaching and the services that Northamptonshire County Council Appropriate Body offer as our dedicated support and guidance to you and your NQTs, please click on the information below:
 Contact Information
 Telephone:  07872148239 or 01604 365066
 Email: NQTenquiries@childrenfirstnorthamptonshire.co.uk
 Professional Lead for Newly Qualified Teachers:  Jo Hutchinson

3. Updated Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 - out in draft


FAO:  All Heads/DSLs
From: Debbie Carrie, Safeguarding Lead for Education

The government has published the draft KCSIE 2019 version for information only. This guidance will be published on 2 September 2019 at which point KCSIE 2018 will be withdrawn. Until then schools and colleges must continue to have regard to KCSIE 2018.

Draft KCSIE 2019  contains limited updates which are highlighted in the table in the draft document on page 108.

The NCC Example Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy for schools will be updated in line with the draft guidance and will be available on the website on 2 September 2019.

4. Updated Safer Working Practice Guidance published


FAO:  All Heads/DSLs
From: Debbie Carrie, Safeguarding Lead for Education

Guidance for safer working practice for those working with children and young people in education settings May 2019 is the updated guidance published by the Safer Recruitment Consortium.

Safer Working Practice May 2019
The link above does work, although it looks like a blank page, you just need to scroll down the page.

This document is an update by the Safer Recruitment Consortium of a document previously published for schools by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES). It was initially issued as those working with children had expressed concern about their vulnerability and requested clearer advice about what constitutes illegal behaviour and what might be considered as misconduct. Education staff asked for practical guidance about which behaviours constitute safe practice and which behaviours should be avoided. This safe working practice document is NOT statutory guidance from the Department for Education (DfE); it is for employers, local authorities and/or the Three Safeguarding Partners to decide whether to use this as the basis for their code of conduct / staff behaviour guidelines.

5. Signs of Safety Partner Briefings available for booking


FAO:   All Heads/DSLs
From:  Debbie Carrie, Safeguarding Lead for Education

Signs of Safety Briefing Partner Briefing dates are open to partners for booking. This half day Signs of Safety briefing from LGSS Learning and Development is aimed at Partner Agencies and Commissioned Foster Carers/Residential Services.

All sessions are 9.30am-12.30pm at 1 Angel Square, Northampton NN1 1ED
Access the website by clicking on the link below (you may need to register on ILEARN to create an account if you haven’t done this previously.)

https://lgss.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?f=570

Then if you click on view all – all dates will appear but just to confirm 16th September is now fully booked all other dates have availability as detailed below:
  • 12th August 2019
  • 8th October 2019
  • 7th November 2019
  • 11th December 2019
  • 14th January 2020
  • 5th February 2020
  • 5th March 2020
If you have any difficulties in booking on please let me know and I will try and resolve. The training is free so please put Not Applicable in the section of the form that asks for Cost Centre information and please put your Head or training lead details in the line manager section.

6. Curriculum Conference


FAO:  Headteachers and Senior Leaders
From: Katie Morlidge, Curriculum Lead, CFN

According to cognitive scientists nothing has been learned until it is in your long-term memory. This one-day conference, led by Gary Staddon from Chris Quigley Education, will provide you with the opportunity to review your curriculum design in term of how it helps children to have long-term retention of learning.

  • Gary will help you to review your curriculum in terms of its:
  • Clarity of intent
  • Precision of end points
  • Rationale of design.

Gary will also provide a huge array of practical strategies. Learn about:

  • The importance of breadth in building knowledge of the world, cultural literacy and vocabulary
  • How threshold concepts connect knowledge and provide the basis for progression
  • What progress could look like.

Venue: Marriott Hotel, Eagle Drive, Northampton, NN4 7HW
Date: Thursday 3rd October 2019
Cost: £50 per person including lunch
To book a place, email LSEadmin@childrenfirstnorthamptonshire.co.uk

7. TaMHS Conference and Training Programme for 2019 to 2020


FAO:  All Phase Pastoral/SENCO/PSHE Leads
From:  TaMHS (Targeted Mental Health in Schools) and Educational Psychology Service


TaMHS Conference 2019

Bookings are now open for this year’s annual TaMHS Conference, which will take place on Tuesday 8th October at the Kettering Conference Centre. Following on from the success of last year’s conference, Dr. Pooky Knighsmith had been invited to deliver the keynote speech again. Attendees will also be able to attend two workshops from a selection of 18, of which nine are new to the conference this year. Places cost £104 for the first attendee, and £52 for the second attendee from the same organisation.

If you’d like to find out more about the conference, please see the Conference Flyer which is available online.
Bookings can be made through LGSS


Training Programme

Next academic year (Sept 2019 to Jul 2020) TaMHS and the Educational Psychology Service will be reducing the number of centralised training courses that they offer, but schools will still be able to access the range of training opportunities as whole school training. Although they are reducing the number of centralised training courses, they’ll be continuing to offer the following course:

  • Anxiety: What to do with it
  • Critical Incidents: How schools can be prepared?
  • Domestic Abuse: The impact on children and young people
  • Drawing and Talking: Advance
  • Drawing and Talking: Foundation
  • Emotion Coaching: An introduction
  • Protective Behaviours: An introduction
  • Resilience and Wellbeing for Children and Young People in a Digital Age
  • Solihull Approach Foundation Course: 2 days
  • Solihull Approach: Parent Group Facilitator’s Training
  • Zippy’s Friends, Apple’s Friends and Passport

They’ll also be offering two new courses:

  • Creating an Emotional Regulation Toolkit for the Classroom: This half-day course will focus on understanding the relationship between the brain, feelings and body; the importance of labelling feelings; and techniques to help children regulate, as well as thinking about how to support those children who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences.
  • Promoting Resilience and Coping Skills in Children and Young People: This full day training is aimed at staff in KS2 and KS3, and well enable them to facilitate a programme written by the EPS and based upon Cognitive Behavioural Approaches. The programme aims to help children to become more resilient, and to help them cope better with challenges in their lives.

If you would like more information about any of the above courses please visit:
www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/tamhsupdate
If you have any questions email: tamhs@childrenfirstnorthamptonshire.co.uk
Bookings can be made at: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/TaMHS

8.Teach Northamptonshire. Focus on Wellbeing


FAO: All
From: Teach Northamptonshire


With the support of our advisory board, and in line with Government's Recruitment and Retention strategy, we have recently committed to developing a Teach Northamptonshire Wellbeing portal for our member schools to access via the Teach Northamptonshire website.

We will enable teachers, leaders and support staff to access best practice resources in the form of a toolkit shaped and influenced by expert academics and local practitioners. This access will be available regardless of school size or setting (EYFS, primary, secondary) and free of charge to all Teach Northamptonshire members. We aim to launch this portal in September and to communicate via our campaign a countywide commitment to Wellbeing to engage future teaching and leadership candidates.

Please complete our wellbeing portal questionnaire here.

9. Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge 2019


FAO:  Primary Schools and SEND schools
From: Northamptonshire Libraries

The annual Summer Reading Challenge launches this Saturday 13th July in all Northamptonshire Libraries.   The aim of the challenge is to prevent the summer reading ‘dip’ amongst children, so please do promote this fab free incentive at your local library. You can find out more at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/src or email stacey.matthews@firstforwellbeing.co.uk

10. Dyslexia Awareness Training workshop for Parents


FAO: Parents of  Dyslexic Children or Teenagers in Northamptonshire or Buckinghamshire?
From: Northamptonshire Dyslexia Association


There are Dyslexia Awareness Training Workshops for Parents on Saturday 21st September 2019.  Please see attached flyer for more details.  

There is also have a proactive parent support group.  For more details please see www.northantsdyslexia.co.uk or email:  info@northantsdyslexia.co.uk

11. EAL FEDERATION - £50 per annum


FAO:  All
From: Northampton ESCO

The EAL Federation Dates have been set for 2019/2020. 

Welcoming Northampton College onto the team - Please see the attached flyer - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mrsbx4k4rqswrnp/AADpaB7W4a5-D4jcM8h831-Da?dl=0

To book onto this please email msmith@northamptonesco.co.uk

12. Early Years and Childcare Bulletin


FAO: Primary Headteachers and Early Years Practitioners
From: Early Years Team


Please click here to access the latest and past editions of the Early Years Bulletin which is published weekly.

Please find the e-mails and links to use for contact and advice with the EY Improvement Team for EYFS in Schools / PVI / Nurseries / Childminders and Out of school Provision.
 
Early Years Improvement Team  earlyyearsimprovement@childrenfirstnorthamptonshire.co.uk
 
To find information on Facebook follow:  Northamptonshire Early Years Improvement Team Facebook
 
For all questions about funding for 2 / 3 / 4 year olds and 30 hours please contact:
earlyyears@childrenfirstnorthamptonshire.co.uk
 
The Northamptonshire EY Website is available for information on funding, the early years foundation stage (EYFS) and teaching resources and training.
 
Early years and childcare

13. New to the EYFS Stage for EY Practitioners, Nursery and Reception Teachers, and Teaching Assistants in PVI Settings and Schools


FAO: New to the EYFS Stage for EY Practitioners, Nursery and Reception Teachers, and Teaching Assistants in PVI Settings and Schools
From: Early Years Team 


This one day course is for early years practitioners, teachers and teaching assistants in PVI settings and schools who are new to working in the Early Years Foundation Stage. You will have the opportunity to become familiar with the EYFS documents, identify the different ways children learn, reflect on how adults engage children in the learning process and explore effective parental partnerships through a range of practical activities and discussions.

Code: EYWFD125
Date: 23/10/2019
Time: 9.30-3.30pm
Venue: Northampton
Cost:  £70
Link to course description: NCC Website

14. Fairfields Prospectus for 2019-2020


FAO: All 
From: Fairfields TSA

Please see attached Prospectus for September 2019 - July 2020 from Fairfields TSA.

Please use this link to go directly to our website to be able to book the upcoming training events.
https://fairfieldstsa.org.uk/cpd-and-training/events

15. Governor pay as you go sessions


FAO: Headteachers, Governors
From: Inspire TSA


These sessions are being held over 4 evenings and are suitable for All Governors.
They are being held at the Inspire Development Centre, 2 Swan Court, Lamport, NN6 9ER.

Session 1:
‘Ofsted Readiness’ session for all Governors: 10th October 2019 from 6-8pm

  • An introduction for all governors on preparation and what to expect during an Ofsted inspection. It will also cover expectations for governors on the new framework.

To book please visit
https://inspireteachingschools.org/index.php/governance-events/ofsted-readiness-session-for-all-governors


Session 2:
SEF: 20th November 2019 from 6-8pm

  • An in depth look at the School improvement plan/self evaluation form and the links between the two.
  • Governors responsibilities in this area and what question to ask.

To book please visit
https://inspireteachingschools.org/index.php/governance-events/governors-sef-training


Session 3:
Complaint Handling: 26th February 2020 form 6-8pm

  • To support governors understanding of how to handle complaints and the correct process to follow to ensure compliance. It also covers information for prospective panel members.

To book please visit
https://inspireteachingschools.org/index.php/governance-events/governors-complaint-handling


Session 4:
Pupil Premium for Governors: 6th May 2020 from 6-8pm

  • An introduction to PP for governors and their statutory responsibilities for funding and publishing the strategy.

To book please visit
https://inspireteachingschools.org/index.php/governance-events/pupil-premium-for-governors


Each of the 4 sessions are £70pp – 20% discount for Inspire members.

16. Designated Person for LAC


FAO: Designated Person for Looked after Children and LAC Governors
From: Inspire TSA
 

This programme is being held on 2 separate dates over the 2019/2020 School year.

The Improvement Focus is to meet the statutory requirement of all Schools for ‘Looked After Children’, and is recommended for the Designated Person for Looked after Children and LAC Governors.
The Course is being held at Inspire Development Centre, 2 Swan Court, Lamport, NN6 9ER and the dates are:

22.10.2019:  from 9.00am – 12.00pm  
06.05.2020:  from 9.00am – 12.00pm

Both sessions are the same, please just book onto one.

This programme is free to Inspire Members, £60.00pp for non-members.


To Book please visit
https://inspireteachingschools.org/index.php/safeguarding-events/idpe/sg/lac

17. Improving Outcomes for Pupil Premium Children


FAO: Head Teachers, Inclusion Leads, Assessment Leaders & Chair of Governors.
From: Inspire TSA


This programme is being held on 2 separate dates over the 2019/2020 School year.

The Improvement Focus is ‘Leading provision for Pupil Premium Pupils’  and is suitable for Head Teachers, Inclusion Leads, Assessment Leaders & Chair of Governors.

The Course dates are:

17.09.2019:  from 9.15am – 3.30pm at Inspire Development Centre, 2 Swan Court, Lamport, NN6 9ER
19.03.2020:  from 9.15am – 3.30pm – Location to be advised

Both sessions are the same, you can book onto either one.

This programme is free to Inspire Members, £130.00 for non-members. Lunch will be provided.


To Book please visit
https://inspireteachingschools.org/index.php/improving-t-l-events/idpe/itl/mod
 

18. EPI PEN SESSIONS AVAILABLE


FAO:  All
From: Northampton ESCO
 

Please let me know if you require Epi-Pen Training for next academic year.  The cost is £76 per a one hour session for 30 staff in your school.

Following the Epi-Pen Sessions, attendees should be able to:
Manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing properly:
Recognise the need to commence CPR
Perform CPR on a manikin

Know how to recognise a casualty with anaphylaxis:
Identify the common triggers
Recognise the signs and symptoms
Identify possible life threatening features of anaphylactic reaction.

Be able to manage the casualty with anaphylaxis:
Administer treatment to a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis including;
Summoning appropriate emergency assistance
Casualty positioning
Prepare appropriate medication for administration during anaphylaxis treatment
Identify key features of various adrenaline auto-injectors
Demonstrate the safe use of an adrenaline auto injector using training device
State how to safely dispose of sharps.

These are the dates currently available.  Please contact msmith@northamptonesco.co.uk to book the 1 hour session for your school:

  • Monday 9th September 2019
  • Wednesday 11th September 2019
  • Tuesday 17th September 2019
  • Thursday 19th September 2019
  • Tuesday 1st October 2019
  • Wednesday 2nd October 2019

19. NPQML and NPQSL


FAO:  Headteachers, Senior Leaders
From: Hatton Teaching School Alliance

Hatton Teaching School Alliance are delighted to once again be a School partner working with Leadership Colab, UCL Institute of Education, to deliver the National Professional Qualification NPQs (accredited by Leadership CoLab)

National Professional Qualification in Middle Leadership – NPQML – Leading a Team

This course is aimed at:

  • Curriculum area leaders
  • Year group leaders
  • Pastoral leaders
  • SENCO
  • Specialist leaders (SLE)
  • Leaders/mentors for small groups of staff
  • Subject leaders


For further information regards the programme content please see the attached flyer.

How to Apply: Applications open on the 17th June 2019 can be accessed here: Hatton Teaching School Alliance. Select Hatton Teaching School Alliance Cluster

Course fees: £890 Regional Cluster delivery *DfE Scholarships are available until March 2020 for colleagues working in schools.  DfE will fully fund participants who work in a Category 5 or 6 area school.

Training Dates:

  • Leading with Impact: Thursday 21st November 2019 9am-3pm
  • Leading Teaching & Learning: Wednesday 22nd January 2020 1pm-6pm
  • Leading Effective Partnerships:  Tuesday 5th May 2020 1pm-6pm
  • Leading Strategically: Monday 6th July 9am-3pm


National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership - NPQSL - Leading across a School

This course is aimed at:

  • Experienced Middle Leaders
  • Middle Leaders of Core Subjects
  • Phase Leaders
  • Special Educational Needs Coordinators

For further information regards the programme content please see the attached flyer.

How to Apply: Applications open on the 17th June 2019 can be accessed here: Hatton Teaching School Alliance. Select Hatton Teaching School Alliance Cluster. 

20. SWAN Teaching School Alliance


FAO:  DSLs/NQTs
From: SWAN Teaching School Alliance


Designated Safeguarding Lead Refresher Training

This full day course meets the statutory requirements of the two-year Refresher Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools.
 
As part of the Education Act 2002 and “Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019” all schools must have a member of the leadership team as their Designated Safeguarding Lead. This person must take lead responsibility for dealing with child protection issues, referring concerns of significant harm, providing advice and guidance to support all staff to carry out their safeguarding duties, overseeing the school provision of early help and liaising with other agencies as required. This training must be updated every 2 years. This course is delivered by Lesley Pollard who is an experienced teacher, trainer and adviser. She currently works as an Independent Learning Adviser carrying out Safeguarding training and audits for a variety of providers as well as for individual schools.
                                 
Objectives:

  • To consider the implication of national and local changes with regard to Safeguarding and Child Protection in schools;
  • To recap the role and responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead in school;
  • To revisit the categories and possible indicators of the 4 categories of abuse, FGM, Forced Marriage, Grooming, CSE, So Called Honour-Based Violence, Radicalisation and Extremism, Gang Culture, County Lines, Child Criminal Exploitation;
  • To understand the impact of issues such as Peer-On-Peer Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Parental Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Homelessness, Appearing in Court and Mental Health problems on children/young people;
  • To consider the role of the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Partnership and reiterate the importance of interagency working from early help to referral (including the Signs of Safety approach);
  • To consider the learning for schools from local and national Serious Case Reviews;
  • To understand the requirements relating to keeping, transferring and archiving Child Protection and Early Help records;
  • To consider how best to communicate with children and parents/carers regarding Child Protection issues.

 
Event Date: Tuesday 5th November 2019 9.00am – 3.30pm
Location: GUTP House, Towcester, Northamptonshire
 
Cost: £120 for the first delegate, £100 for additional delegates with lunch and refreshments included. SWAN Secondary SLA members pay the reduced rate of £100. SWAN Primary SLA members have 1 free place
 

Primary NQT

The course consists of one full day and one half day session. This course will lay the foundation for a successful career and inspire ideas on how to be a positive influence on the lives of young people in their care.
The course is facilitated by experienced School Leader from the SWAN Teaching School Alliance.
 
Course Modules:
 
Teacher Standards: gathering of evidence - Personalised Programme - lesson observations - Peer observations - Training

Approaches to Lesson Planning - Managing low level disruptive behaviour - Challenging higher attaining pupils - Looking Forward

Marking / Assessment data - Dealing with parents  
 
Event Date Session 1: Monday 11th November 2019 9.00am-4.00pm
Location: GUTP House, Towcester, Northamptonshire
 
Cost: £85 per Delegate. (Includes refreshments, lunch on the 11.11.19 and all course materials). Free Unlimited places for Swan SLA members;


Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT) in a Secondary Setting

This Course will lay the foundation for a successful career and inspire ideas on how to be a positive influence on the lives of young people in their care.
The course is facilitated by experienced School Leaders from the Northampton Town and County Teaching School Alliance and the SWAN Teaching School Alliance.
         
Course Modules:

Introduction to the NQT Year - Differentiation - Utilising Data - Effective Teaching and Learning

Approaches to Lesson Planning - Pastoral Role - Behaviour Management - Looking Forward
 
Lead Facilitator: James Rawbone, Assistant Head Sponne School
 
Event Date: Tuesday 19th November 2019 9.00am – 4.00PM
Location: GUTP House, Towcester, Northamptonshire
 
Cost: £240 per Delegate Includes refreshments, lunches and all course materials. Free unlimited places to SWAN Alliance members
 

Cover Supervisor Training

Overview:

A day focussing on key elements that leads to successful classroom practice.

Providing a toolkit of knowledge, approaches and techniques to support delivery in the classroom

Focus

  • Communication skills - understanding communication pie.
  • Effective questioning techniques in the classroom.
  • Unlocking behaviour management skills.
  • Understanding SEN needs.
  • Engaging students in the classroom.

Event Date: Monday 2nd December 2019 9.00am – 3.30pm
Location: GUTP House, Towcester, Northamptonshire
 
Cost: £200 per delegate; Standard SWAN SLA members receive 1 free place; Gold members receive 2 free places.

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2019-2020 CPD Training opportunities at Hopping Hill


5 Wells TSA

Simon de Senlis Primary School
  • Simon de Senlis Primary School - Kinetic Letters
    • Full Initial Training- Tuesday 10th September 2019, Wednesday 11th September 2019
    • Joining Flow and Fluency Training - Monday 9th September 2019
    • Leaders training - Thursday 12th September 2019
    • Refresher training - Thursday 12th September 2019
Book online: Simon de Senlis Primary School - Training Events | Eventbrite


Fairfields TSA
  • New Headteacher programme 2019-2020
Please see flyer for details.


Inspire TSA

SWAN Teaching School Alliance
Northampton ESCO

All ESCO courses can be booked online at http://trainingcourses.northamptonesco.co.uk/ or by emailing msmith@northamptonesco.co.uk 
 

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