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EYFS & Primary Standards CPD Suite

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 year for a fixed annual cost of £240 an EYFS and Primary CPD suite is on offer. This includes one place for each of the following sessions:
Audience

All staff

NQT Induction Training Programme (EYFS and Primary Package)

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

This package includes the below training sessions
Audience

NQTs in the EYFS and Primary Stages

NQT Induction Training Programme (Secondary Package)

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.

This package includes the below training sessions
Audience

NQTs in the Secondary phase

Online INSET - Motor Coordination Difficulties

Description
This course aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of all those working with children and young people with motor-coordination difficulties to support inclusive practice.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will receive appropriate support to develop their motor skills
Practitioners:
  • Will benefit from a baseline understanding of motor-coordination difficulties
  • Will develop their expertise in supporting children with motor-coordination difficulties
Audience

SENCOs & Support Staff

Date
On request
1 hour introduction and 10 hours of study time
Venue
At host school or King's Park Campus
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£25
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Deaf Awareness Training for all School Staff

Description
An introduction to the needs and learning styles of pupils with a hearing impairment and an overview of practical strategies to support them for all staff in school.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from strategies and support that assists their inclusion, interaction and access to all areas of the curriculum
Staff:
  • Will have an understanding of deafness and how it affects pupils and their families
  • Will be equipped with a range of strategies to support pupils with deafness in mainstream primary schools
Settings:
  • Will be able to set up deaf-friendly approaches across the whole school and establish consistent approaches to the management of pupils in their schools, as a consequence of a shared knowledge and understanding amongst all staff
  • Will have staff with a greater understanding of best practice in relation to pupils with deafness and hearing impairment, as well as the communication difficulties they experience which can affect their ability to be included
Audience

Whole school teams

Date
Session or half day INSET session dependent on need
Venue
At host school
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
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Visual Impairment (VI) Awareness Training for all School Staff

Description
An introduction to the needs and learning styles of pupils with a visual impairment and an overview of practical strategies to support them for all staff in school.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be able to access the curriculum effectively
Staff:
  • Will have an understanding of visual impairment and how it affects pupils and their families
  • Will be equipped with a range of strategies to support pupils with VI in mainstream primary schools
Settings:
  • Will be able to set up VI friendly approaches across the whole school and establish consistent approaches to the management of pupils in their schools, as a consequence of a shared knowledge and understanding amongst all staff
  • Will have staff with a greater understanding of best practice in relation to pupils with visual impairment
Audience

Whole school teams

Date
Venue
At host school
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
Session or a half day INSET session dependent on need
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Learning Mentor Induction and Training Programme

Description
This 6 day course will provide participants with a comprehensive description of the Learning Mentor role. It will address all aspects including:

  • Setting up the programme in an educational environment
  • Working with children and young people with specific needs such as anger management, bullying and low self-esteem
  • Working with parents and key staff
  • Evaluating and recording of the Learning Mentor provision

Participants will also complete a portfolio enabling them to achieve L4 University accreditation.

Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have improved personal wellbeing and attitude to school and self
Practitioners:
  • Will gain additional skills to support individual needs of children and young people
Settings:
  • Will help to create classroom environments where children and young people are ready to learn
Audience

All School Staff including Learning Mentors, Teaching Assistants & other Support Staff

Date
13th October 2017 is pre-briefing session
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Inclusion, Learning & Achievement
Cost
£430
plus £100 University Accreditation
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Date
27th April 2018 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)
4th May 2018 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
18th May 2018 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
25th May 2018 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
8th June 2018 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
22nd June 2018 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
6th July 2018 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
27th April 2018 is Pre-briefing session
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Inclusion, Learning and Achievement
Cost
£430
Plus £100 University Accreditation
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Developing Best Practice in the EYFS: a beginners guide

Description
This is a three part course, providing an in-depth look at best practice in the EYFS including:
• Understanding the statutory requirements of the EYFS curriculum
• Creating an environment that really enables learning for children and adults
• Developing manageable assessments, including readiness for the EYFS Profile
• Building an effective team

Participants will have the opportunity to explore current research and deepen their understanding of how they can provide the best early years experience for their children.
The final session will provide participants with the opportunity to share their own action research and developments based on their learning across the course.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will experience a high quality EYFS provision which will meet their needs
Practitioners:
  • Will increase their knowledge of EYFS pedagogy and how they can effectively deliver this in their setting
Setting:
  • Will make links with other settings and share effective practice through wider networking
Audience

NQTs or teachers new to Nursery or Reception who want to develop their knowledge of EYFS pedagogy and practice.

Date
Lunch included on day 1
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Team
Cost
£230 (non RBG school £260)
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Developing Anti Bullying Programmes Workshop

Description
This half day course supports school staff to consider how they can implement anti-bullying activities across the curriculum and throughout the academic year. Staff will be introduced to anti-bullying resources and plans to assist them to develop a range of anti-bullying programmes.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Feelings of safety will be enhanced due to an increase in anti-bullying education and support programmes in their school
  • Will be fully aware of the different forms of bullying and how they can prevent them
Practitioners:
  • Will improve their knowledge on bullying issues and how to implement anti-bullying messages across the curriculum
  • Increased confidence in designing and running anti-bullying programmes in their schools
Settings:
  • Will benefit from a sustainable Anti-Bullying programme of activities, run by informed school staff, which address bullying issues throughout the school year
Audience

All school staff with a responsibilty for PSHE/ Anti-Bullying / Safegaurding issues

Date
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
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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One Song: One Day - How to use songwriting and music technology to support and inspire children and young people

Description
The course is split into three practical sessions. The first part of the day will provide ideas for using singing and songwriting to engage and inspire pupils. The second part of the day will introduce the affordable technology element and participants will learn how to easily integrate apps and technology into daily practice to support pupils. The third part of the day will allow participants to explore and get really creative with the technology and try out their new skills. Each participant will create their own music/songs 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
Staff will:
  • 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 inspired teachers, learning mentors and teaching assistants that can share knowledge and train up staff and pupils in school
Audience

Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Learning Mentors - Musical talent/ability not essential for this workshop

Date
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
£125
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First Aid at Work

Description
This course provides participants with all the knowledge, skills and objectives necessary to act as First Aiders within the workplace.
The First Aid at Work certificate is awarded by the First Aid Industry Body in accordance with Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulations and is valid for three years. A copy of the latest edition of a First Aid manual and delegate pack will be provided for each participant.
Attendance is required on all 3 dates.
Successful candidates will be awarded the HSE First Aid at Work certificate.
Impact Statement
Practitioners:
  • Will be confident and prepared to deal with First Aid situations as and when they arise at work
Audience

All interested staff from all schools. This course is open to anyone wishing to train as a First Aider.
Candidates must be physically fit with the ability and temperament to undertake First Aid training

Date
16th October 2017 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
17th October 2017 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
18th October 2017 (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
£355 (non RBG school £365)
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Date
22nd January 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
23rd January 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
24th January 2018 (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
£355 (non RBG school £365)
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Date
5th March 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
6th March 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
7th March 2018 (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
£355 (non RBG school £365)
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Analysing and Managing Behaviour for Children with an ASD in a School Setting

Description
This course will provide staff with ways to analyse behaviour in children with an ASD, taking into account their specific learning and processing styles. This will lead to discussing practical strategies to manage behaviour in school, including designing behaviour plans and links to school behaviour policies.
It is recommended that LSA’s attend together with the school SENCO, so that strategies can be integrated within school-based behaviour policies and plans. The course will NOT cover handling and restraint management techniques.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have effective behaviour plans in place to support their learning in school
Staff:
  • Will be equipped to understand and manage behaviour for children with an ASD
Settings:
  • Will have a consistent evidence-based approach to analysing and managing behaviour for children with an ASD in their school
Audience

Staff supporting children with an ASD in school settings, to include LSA’s, SENCO’s and teachers

Date
16th October 2017 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £150)
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Date
26th March 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £150)
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NQT Welcome Reception

Description
This reception is for all NQTs using the Royal Greenwich Induction Services. The Director of Children’s Services will formally welcome NQTs and they will have the opportunity to find out more about the induction process and meet colleagues from other schools and those involved in induction.
Impact Statement
  • NQTs will widen their support network by meeting other NQTs as well as key staff involved in their induction year
Audience

All Royal Borough of Greenwich NQTs

Date
16th October 2017 (4:00pm - 6:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of Royal Greenwich Children's Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
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Emotional Well-being and Mental Health in the Classroom

Description
This interactive workshop will introduce a strength based approach to emotional mental health involving both small group reflective discussion and activities. The workshop aims to increase teachers’ understanding of their role in promoting mentally healthy relationships in their classroom, and will be a useful introduction to the group consultations which are being offered for NQTs throughout the year.
Impact Statement
Pupils will benefit from:
  • Increased emotional resilience
  • Increased confidence to persevere with challenges in learning
NQTs will have:
  • An increased understanding of the factors that can promote mental health and emotional well-being in the classroom
  • A greater appreciation of the impact of teachers’ own emotional well-being on their teaching practice
  • An understanding of ways to manage the classroom environment that is conducive to teacher and pupil well-being, linked to real life scenarios
Settings will benefit from:
  • Improved relationships between pupils and between pupils and teacher
  • Reduction in fixed term/permanent exclusions and school absence
Audience

NQTs in the EYFS, primary and secondary phases

Date
17th October 2017 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Royal Greenwich Educational Psychology Services
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
£60 per session or £420 for EYFS & Primary NQT package (Non Greenwich Schools £70 per session or 440 for package)

Secondary NQTs £200 for all applicable sessions within the package (Non Greenwich Schools £220)
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Date
17th October 2017 (1:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Royal Greenwich Educational Psychology Services
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
£60 per session or £420 for EYFS & Primary NQT package (Non Greenwich Schools £70 per session or 440 for package)

Secondary NQTs £200 for all applicable sessions within the package (Non Greenwich Schools £220)
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A Practical Guide to the Schools’ Single Central Record (SCR)

Description
This unique, innovative and practical workshop considers issues around setting up and maintaining the data on the Schools’ SCR in the context of the regulations, guidance and best practice.

Course objectives include:
  • To understand both the regulatory framework and best practice underpinning the format and content of the SCR
  • To consider the categories of staff/workers that should be recorded on the SCR
  • To explore options around format and content of the SCR
  • To equip participants with a practical understanding of all pre-employment checks for school based staff, volunteers, contractors and Agency workers
  • To help participants review their own school SCR and the related pre-employment checking processes
The SCR forms part of the regular Ofsted inspection.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be taught by appropriately recruited staff
Practitioners:
  • Will benefit from a greater knowledge and confidence in maintaining the SCR
Settings:
  • Will benefit from a greater knowledge and confidence in maintaining the SCR
Audience

Staff responsible for setting up and/ or maintaining the Single Central Record (SCR)

Date
17th October 2017 (9:00am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Tony Lampert, HR Consultant
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Down Syndrome Training Day

Description
This course will provide an explanation of what causes Down Syndrome and the learning profile of a student with Down Syndrome. It will provide effective strategies for differentiation and an understanding of how to support literacy and numeracy and encourage positive behaviour.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have access to an increased visual curriculum and will be empowered to be independent
Practitioners:
  • Will understand the needs and most effective strategies to employ when teaching and including children with Downs Syndrome
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers and Support Staff supporting children with Down Syndrome

Date
17th October 2017 (9:30am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Alison Powell
Cost
£120 (non RBG school £150)
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Key Stage 4 Mathematics Subject Leaders Meeting

Description
This meeting will support mathematics subject leaders with specific aspects of their role and provide up to date information on current research and policies. It will explore ways of continuing to improve the quality of teaching and learning, provide opportunities to share effective practice and support subject leaders in their strategic role.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from improved teaching and learning
Maths subject leaders:
  • Will be able to achieve outstanding or improved outcomes across key stages
  • Will be able to plan for effective and personalised interventions
Audience

Secondary and Special School Mathematics Subject Leaders

Date
18th October 2017 (9:00am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Team
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Date
20th February 2018 (4:00pm - 5:30pm)
Venue
Host School
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Team
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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Date
3rd July 2018 (1:30pm - 4:30pm)
Venue
Host School
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Team
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Designated Person Refresher Course

Description
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 – July 2015, DBS, etc) that affect Safeguarding and Child Protection.
Impact Statement
  • Pupils will be safer and have safeguarding needs met in a more appropriate and timely manner
  • Practitioners will understand the child protection responsibilities of the designated person
  • Settings will be safer organisations and comply with government guidance
Audience

Designed for those acting as designated person for child protection or their deputies who previously attended the initial training

Date
18th October 2017 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Safeguarding Co-ordinator for Schools
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Date
26th January 2018 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Safeguarding Co-ordinator for Schools
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Date
17th April 2018 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Safeguarding Co-ordinator for Schools
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Key Stage 4 Science Subject Leaders

Description
This workshop will support science subject leaders with specific aspects of their role and provide up to date information on current research and policies. It will support science subject leaders to explore ways of continuing to improve the quality of teaching and learning in science and will provide opportunities to share effective practice.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from improved teaching and learning
Audience

Secondary & Special School Science Subject Leaders and KS4 Coordinators

Date
18th October 2017 (1:30pm - 4:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Team
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Key Stage 4 English Subject Leaders Meeting

Description
In an ever changing climate, this meeting will support English subject leaders with aspects of their role and provide up to date information on current research and policies.
Additionally, we will explore ways of continuing to improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in English, provide opportunities to share effective practice and support English subject leaders in their strategic role.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • will benefit from improved teaching and learning.
Staff:
  • will be able to achieve outstanding or improved outcomes across key stages and be able to plan for effective and personalised interventions.
Settings:
  • will benefit from improved leadership and teaching, learning and assessment
Audience

Key Stage 4 Englsih Subject Leaders

Date
19th October 2017 (8:45am - 12:30pm)
Venue
PDC or at host school
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Team
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Date
21st February 2018 (3:45pm - 5:30pm)
Venue
PDC or at host school
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Team
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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Date
4th July 2018 (1:30pm - 4:30pm)
Venue
PDC or at host school
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Team
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Designated Person Initial Course

Description
This course will cover responsibilities of the designated person, context - process and procedures, thresholds for intervention, and how to respond to concerns and make schools safer.

It provides an update on the most recent legislation changes (i.e. Keeping Children Safe in Education - July 2015, DBS etc) that affect Safeguarding and Child Protection.
Impact Statement
Pupils
  • will be safer and have safeguarding needs met in a more appropriate and timely manner
Practitioners
  • will understand the child protection responsibilities of the designated person and be aware of the roles of the family and statutory bodies in ensuring that the needs of children are met. They will also have an increased understanding of child abuse, child protection and the child protection system
  • will know how to deal with difficult conversations and responsibilities
  • will responding to concerns (initial responses to children and families, making a referral, contributing to Child Protection Conferences and the Child Protection Plan).
Settings
  • will be safer organisations and comply with government guidance
Audience

Designed for those acting as designated person for child protection

Date
19th October 2017 (9:30am - 4:00pm)
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Safeguarding Co-ordinator for Schools
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
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Date
22nd January 2018 (9:30am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Safeguarding Co-ordinator for Schools
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Date
19th April 2018 (9:30am - 4:00pm)