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EYFS and Primary: Package 1

Description
The Early Years, Primary and Secondary CPD programme offers a wide variety of courses, both as a subscription package and standalone. The courses aim to support leaders and practitioners to develop high quality provision in their own schools. Courses provide participants with opportunities to reflect on their own practice, share best practice and ensure they are up to date with current pedagogies, practices and statutory requirements.
This package includes one place at each of the following:
  • 3 x EYFS Network Meetings
  • 2 x KS1 Moderation Workshops
  • 2 x KS2 Moderation Workshops
  • 3 x Assessment Lead Network Forums
  • 1 KS1 and KS2 Assessment Briefing
  • Developing approaches to mathematical reasoning to support evidence for the requirements of the revised 2018-19 KS1 Teacher Assessment Frameworks
  • Understanding and applying the reading and writing standards from the 2018-19 KS1 Teacher Assessment Frameworks
Audience

All leaders and practitioners

HLTA Package

Description
The conference is an opportunity for existing and aspiring HLTAs, including those currently working towards gaining the status. Guest speakers will be invited to present sessions on current educational issues. The day is arranged to allow opportunity for HLTAs to share best practice.

The HLTA CPD group meetings provide an opportunity for sharing best practice and keeping staff informed of developments within the role of HLTA, as well as the wider support staff community.
Audience

Anyone with HLTA status & those working towards gaining it

NQT Induction Training Programme 2018-19 (EYFS and Primary NQTs)

Description
The Royal Borough of Greenwich Induction Programme for NQTs covers key areas to support NQTs during their induction year. All dates are suitable for EYFS and Primary NQTs, and several are suitable for Secondary NQTs, too. We welcome NQTs from Royal Greenwich schools, as well as NQTs working in schools outside of the borough. The sessions are delivered by experienced and outstanding practitioners, and the topics covered ensure that NQTs have the opportunity to develop the skills they gained from training, whilst reflecting on the Teachers’ Standards throughout the year. Most sessions of the programme are offered in the morning and repeated in the afternoon. Experience has shown that having the opportunity to attend regular meetings at the Professional Development Centre (PDC) supports NQTs in building supportive relationships and networks, as well as broadening their skills and bank of resources to promote their development towards successful completion of inductionand beyond.

This package includes the below training sessions
Audience

NQTs in the EYFS and Primary Stages

NQT Induction Training Programme 2018-19 (Secondary NQTs)

Description
The Royal Borough of Greenwich Induction Programme for NQTs covers key areas to support NQTs during their induction year.

The sessions are delivered by experienced and outstanding practitioners, and the topics covered ensure that NQTs have the opportunity to develop skills they gained from training, whilst reflecting on the Teachers’ Standards throughout the year. Most sessions of the programme are offered in the morning and repeated in the afternoon. Experience has shown that having the opportunity to attend regular meetings at the Professional Development Centre (PDC) supports NQTs in building supportive relationships and networks, as well as broadening their skills and bank of resources to promote their development towards successful completion of induction and beyond.
Audience

NQTs in the Secondary Stages

Secondary Package

Description
The Early Years, Primary and Secondary CPD programme offers a wide variety of courses, both as a subscription package and standalone. The courses aim to support leaders and practitioners to develop high quality provision in their own schools. Courses provide participants with opportunities to reflect on their own practice, share best practice and ensure they are up to date with current pedagogies, practices and statutory requirements.
Audience

All Leaders and Practitioners

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) CPD Group

Description
The HLTA CPD group provides an opportunity for sharing best practice and keeping staff informed of developments within the role of HLTA, as well as the wider support staff community. Each meeting will include a CPD input, decided in advance by the group.

Recent topics have included:
  • De-escalation and Circle time
  • E-Safety
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be better supported by well-informed, highly skilled and knowledgeable HLTAs
HLTAs:
  • Will gain ideas and knowledge about relevant areas of local and national priority
Settings:
  • Will have a more highly skilled workforce
Audience

Anyone with HLTA status & those working towards gaining it


Date
22ND NOVEMBER 2018 MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
HLTA Champion and Lead Practitioners (as agreed by the group)
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
£60 or a total of £225 if attending the 2 network meetings and the conference (non RBG school £70 or total of £265 if attending a total of 2
network meetings and a conference)
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Date
14th March 2019 (1:15pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
HLTA Champion and Lead Practitioners (as agreed by the group)
Cost
£60
£60 or a total of £225 if attending the 2 network meetings and the conference (non RBG school £70 or total of £265 if attending a total of 2
network meetings and a conference)
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First Aid at Work - Requalification

Description
This 2 day course will review the knowledge, skills and objectives necessary for First Aid.
This will include CPR, resuscitation, bandaging, burns and other First Aid issues. A copy of the latest edition of the First Aid at Work manual will be provided and the new certificate will be valid for three years. Attendance is required on both dates.

Candidates can now requalify up to 28 days after the expiry but must produce their First Aid at Work certificate on the first day of the course as proof of eligibility.
Impact Statement
Practitioners:
  • Will be up-to-date and confident in their ability to deal with First Aid situations as and when they arise at work
Audience

Those renewing their Health and Safety Regulations, First Aid at Work certificate


Date
17th January 2019 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
18th January 2019 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
High Q
Cost
£240 (non RBG school £265)
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Date
25th March 2019 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
26th March 2019 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
High Q
Cost
£240 (non RBG school £265)
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Date
7th May 2019 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
8th May 2019 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
High Q
Cost
£240 (non RBG school £265)
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Date
3rd June 2019 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
4th June 2019 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
High Q
Cost
£240 (non RBG school £265)
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SENCO Networks

Description
A networking session for SENCOs to share new developments in SEND.

This session will provide support, information, advice and sign posting for SENCOs in mainstream schools in Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Impact Statement
SENCOs will have:
  • Access to up-to-date information on SEND developments that are taking place in Royal Greenwich
  • Access to specialist advice and support that supports working as a SENCO in a mainstream school setting
  • Opportunities to network with other SENCOs in a similar role in schools in Royal Greenwich
Audience

Primary & Secondary SENCOs


Date
17th January 2019 (2:00pm - 5:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £50)
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Date
21st May 2019 (2:00pm - 5:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £50)
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OCR Level 7 Diploma ‘Updating Skills’

Description
The course will provide attendants with the latest updates on current standardised tests, test procedures and reporting and provide an opportunity to discuss complex report profiles
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • To have specific needs identified and learning personalised
Staff:
  • Attendants will make better informed assessment decisions and develop a network of local assessors.
Establishment:
  • Will develop experienced assessors of specific learning difficulties
Audience

Staff who have gained the OCR level 7 qualification ‘Assessing and Teaching Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties’


Date
21st January 2019 (4:00pm - 6:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£30
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KS1 and KS2 Assessment Briefings

Description
This session will include:
  • End of KS1 and KS2 Assessment arrangements
  • Clarification of Teacher Assessment Frameworks
  • Administration considerations
  • Reporting test results
  • Floor standards and coasting definition Moderation arrangements
  • Moderation arrangements
Impact Statement
Participants will gain an insight into the assessment requirements for 2018/19. They will be able to identify considerations and implications for their own school assessment arrangements.
Audience

Senior Leaders and Assessment Leads


Date
22nd January 2019 (9:30am - 12:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Also included in EYFS & Primary packages
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Date
22nd January 2019 (1:00pm - 3:30pm)
THIS IS A REPEAT OF THE MORNING SESSION
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Also included in EYFS & Primary packages
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Using Sensory Stories for Children with an ASD at an Early Stage of Literacy Development in Schools

Description
A course to support staff in schools in supporting students at an early stage of communication development to access story-based sessions to develop literacy, language and interaction skills.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be provided with appropriate strategies and support to assist their inclusion, interaction and access to a literacy and early language/interaction- based intervention
Staff:
  • Will have an in-depth knowledge of how sensory stories can support children with an ASD to develop their literacy, language and interaction skills
  • Will be confident about the rationale and theory behind sensory stories
Settings:
  • Will have staff who have a greater understanding of how to use sensory stories to support children with an ASD
Audience

Staff supporting students at an early stage of communication development with an ASD in schools. SENCOs/Teachers & Teaching Assistants


Date
24th January 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £110)
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Train The Trainer (Youth Culture Today)

Description
This 2 day workshop will focus on the push and pull factors involved in Girls and Gangs. The initial first half-day session (day 1) will introduce participants to a pre-prepared session they will practice, edit and evaluate in terms of the need and how it fits their environment.

All resources and a thorough examination of the model of care used will enable participants to become equipped to deliver this particular lesson and build the critical skills needed to respond to the demand and fluctuations in terms of issues that affect young people.

The above will be followed up four weeks later (day 2) with an evaluation and group pod session whereby each participant will go through critically how their session went and what issues they encountered. This process will solidify the learning as well as offer alternative strategies and better meet learner needs.
  • Pre-prepared lesson plan template
  • Feedback form template
  • The three levels of listening; competitive, attentive, active
  • Three ways to use questions
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from a safe environment whereby they can express themselves in an open, honest manner.
Staff/Attendee:
  • Will become more confident, congruent and capable of delivering sessions, as well as explicitly understanding the myriad of needs that have to be met.
Settings:
  • Schools are able to celebrate maths in their school environment as a relevant subject in children’s lives
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers and Teaching Assistants


Date
24th January 2019 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
28th February 2019 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Bettadayz
Cost
£150
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Induction Training for New Governors

Description
This course provides an opportunity for Governors to develop a strong focus on the three core strategic functions below:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Impact Statement
Governors will:

  • Have a clear understanding of the role for which they have volunteered
  • Will become active participators and a effective governor as quickly as possible
  • Understand how to get to know their school and how to challenge
  • Be confident when dealing with written information
  • Be able to interrogate data
Audience

New or recently appointed Governors


Date
24th January 2019 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Governor Service Team
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
This course can be included as part of the SLA training package
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Date
16th May 2019 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Governor Service Team
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
This course can be included as part of the SLA training package
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Date
2nd July 2019 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Governor Service Team
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
This course can be included as part of the SLA training package
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School Business Managers’ Conference

Description
This is a great development opportunity for existing and aspiring School Business Managers, including those studying for a qualification in School Business Management. Guest speakers will be invited to present on some of the key changes that have been taking place in education and suggest tools to support you in maximising the opportunities available.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will attend a school which is effectively resourced
SBMs:
  • Will have access to a range of resources a vailable to improve efficiency and will be able to help shape future provisions for SBMs
Settings:
  • Will have more effective and robust systems in place as a result of SBMs reflecting on models of good practice
Audience

School Business Managers


Date
25th January 2019 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Direct Services to Schools Team
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
£125 or a total of £225 if attending the 2 network meetings and the conference (non RBG school £155 or a total of £265 if attending a total of 2 network meetings and a conference)
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Chairs Training

Description
This course will cover the effective management of the Governing Board’s work, establishing a professional and supportive relationship with the headteacher and senior managers, ensuring that all the meetings are run effectively and that meetings and agenda setting are managed professionally.
Impact Statement
Governors:
  • Will be able to challenge school performance

  • Will be fully involved in school improvement

  • Will hold strategic and focused meetings

  • Will ensure that the whole Governing Board becomes an effective and strategic group which robustly holds the school to account at all levels
Audience

All Chairs of Governors or Chairs of Committee


Date
28th January 2019 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Governor Service Team
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
This course can be included as part of the SLA training package
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Exploring a Range of Reading and Writing Approaches to Develop Challenge for all Pupils in Years 5 and 6

Description
The course will provide:
  • Strategies to develop confident readers and writers
  • The opportunity to develop teachers’ subject knowledge
  • Exemplar material
  • Strategies to engage with a wide variety of texts
  • Opportunities to moderate work collboratively
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be able to write confidently using a wide range of literary devices
  • Will have strategies to analyse and answer questions with a wide range of texts
Staff:
  • Y5 and 6 teachers will leave with a secure understanding of how to adapt pedagogy for all pupils
Staff:
  • Will increase the percentage of children working above age related expectations
Audience

Year 5 and 6 teachers


Date
29th January 2019 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Early Communication and Phonological Readiness (Letters and Sounds Phase 1)

Description
This course will cover:
  • An in-depth look at developing pedagogy and practice of early communication and phonological readiness through a play- based approach
  • Assessment and tracking of children’s development of phonics skills
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will develop their early listening, speaking and phonics skills in a multi-sensory play-based way
  • Will be confident communicators and develop a readiness for phonics as they move into reception
Practitioners:
  • Will identify pupils at risk of language delay
  • Will develop their understanding of the importance of engaging parents in their child’s learning
  • Will use effective intervention strategies and identify

Settings:
  • Will understand the importance of developing a systematic, planned approach to the development of early communication and early phonic skills
  • Will develop effective and robustassessment systems to identify pupils at risk of language delay
  • Will develop effective early intervention strategies that support all pupils
Audience

Nursery teachers, NQTs, school based teaching students, practitioners new to nursery classes or PVIs, including EYPs and TAs


Date
30th January 2019 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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NQT Conference

Description
The annual conference invites NQTs from all schools and all phases to come together to share ideas and best practice. Quality sessions on relevant topics will be delivered by experts from across the borough. NQTs will be sent invitations and further details of the programme nearer the time. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be taught by teachers who evaluate their own practice and have renewed confidence in trying appropriate new strategies
NQTs:
  • Will make links with each other and share experiences
  • Will learn strategies which promote good learning and engaged, motivated pupils
  • Will have the opportunity to reflect on their progress thus far
Settings:
  • Will have NQTs who feel motivated and encouraged and bring fresh approaches to teaching
Audience

All NQTs


Date
1st February 2019 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead practitioners from Children’s Services and Royal Greenwich Schools
Cost
£120 (non RBG school £150)
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Safer Recruitment

Description
This workshop is the Safer Recruitment Consortium accredited, updated version of the Safer Recruitment training for Headteachers, school Governors and other staff who are likely to sit on interview panels or appoint staff. It is still a requirement for every school appointments panel to include at least one member who has completed the Safer Recruitment training. Course content provides clear explanations of government guidance regarding the safer recruitment process. It also includes an update of the most recent legislation changes (i.e. the Keeping Children Safe in Education – Sept 2018, DBS, Disqualification by Association and other pre-employment checks) that affect Safeguarding and Child Protection. It is recommended that you refresh your training every 5 years.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be safer and have safeguarding needs met in a more appropriate and timely manner
Practitioners:
  • Will have an awareness and understanding of offender behaviour
  • Will be able to identify the key features of staff recruitment that helps deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
  • Will be able to consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse
  • Will begin to review their own and their settings policies and practices, with a view to making them safer
Settings:
  • Will be safer organisations
  • Will comply with government guidance and legislation
Audience

All Headteachers, school Governors, Business Managers and other staff likely to sit on interview panels or administer staff appointment


Date
4th February 2019 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Ken Palmer - Safeguarding Coordinator for Schools
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Date
29th April 2019 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Ken Palmer - Safeguarding Coordinator for Schools
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Compose Yourself - How NQTs can use songwriting and music technology to support and inspire

Description
This course is specifically tailored for NQTs and will provide ideas for using singing, songwriting and music apps to engage and inspire Children and Young People. Participants will learn how to easily integrate apps and technology into daily practice to support pupils. They will have opportunities to explore and get really creative with the technology and try out their new skills. Each participant will create their own music/songs/adverts as part of this workshop and be provided with a songwriting resource pack to take away. The course will be led by Nathan Timothy CEO and founder of The Songwriting Charity. Nathan is a professional songwriter and fully qualified teacher who has been working in schools and for over 20 years. In October 2016 Nathan was awarded the prestigious Gold Badge by BASCA for “Inspiring and empowering a whole generation of children and young people through music.” The BASCA Gold Badge Awards have been presented for over forty years and honour those who have worked tirelessly to support the British songwriting and composing community
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be interested in the singing and songwriting exercises, musical instruments, technology and apps highlighted in this course
  • Will be able to express themselves musically and may decide to take up a musical instrument. In time there will be a noticeable positive change in their attitude and behaviour
NQTs:
  • Will be able to inspire creativity, improve behaviour, attainment and focus in pupils because of knowledge of achievable and useable singing and songwriting exercises taught on this course
Settings:
  • Will benefit from informed NQT’s that can share knowledge and use new found skills in school
Audience

NQTs


Date
5th February 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Nathan Timothy - The Song Writing Company
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Primary & EYFS £420 for entire package or £60 per session (non RBG school £440 for package or £70 per session)
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Date
5th February 2019 (1:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Nathan Timothy - The Song Writing Company
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Primary & EYFS £420 for entire package or £60 per session (non RBG school £440 for package or £70 per session)
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Designated Safeguarding Lead Person Refresher Course

Description
Keeping Chidren Safe in Education, September 2018 and Government guidance requires refresher training every two years. The course will cover responsibilities of the designated person, new initiatives, issues and challenges of the role. It will provide staff with the opportunity to discuss difficulties/ problems associated with their role and to explore possible solutions. It also provides an update on the most recent legislation changes (i.e. Keeping Children Safe in Education – September 2018, DBS, etc) that affect Safeguarding and Child Protection.
Impact Statement
Pupils
  • Will be safer and have safeguarding needs met in an appropriate and timely manner
Practitioners:
  • Will understand the child protection responsibilities of the designated safeguardiing lead person
Settings:
  • Will be safer organisations and comply with government/statutory guidance
Audience

This course is designed for those acting as the designated safeguarding lead/ person for child protection, or their deputies, or those who have previously attended the full day Designated Safeguarding Lead/Person initial training


Date
5th February 2019 (9:30am - 12:30pm)