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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

ASD Online INSET

Description
This is an online course to support staff in learning about the thinking and learning styles of students with an ASD and how to support them within a school based context.

The course is delivered through self-directed independent on line learning, supported by 3 sessions in a group context. The course requires about 18 hours of self directed learning from participants, which includes some short tasks as part of the process.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be provided with appropriate strategies and support to assist their inclusion, interaction and access to all areas of the curriculum
Practitioners:
  • Will have an understanding of autism and how it affects children and their families
  • Will be equipped with a range of strategies to support children with autism in mainstream schools
Settings:
  • Will have staff with a greater understanding of best practice in relation to children with autism as well as the sensory difficulties they experience which can affect their ability to be included
Audience

Staff supporting pupils with an ASD in schools, SENCOs/Teachers &Teaching Assistants

Date
Termly on request
Venue
At host school
Tutors
Members of the ASD Outreach Team
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(out of borough costs available on request)

Also available to educational establishments outside Royal Borough of Greenwich
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Whole School or Cluster Briefings

Description
This session will provide an introduction to the new SEND Code of Practice.
Impact Statement
Practitioners:
  • Will understand responsibilities of schools under new Children and Families Act and COP
Settings:
  • Will embed new legislation and ways of working
Audience

All staff

Date
On request
1 - 1.5 hours
Venue
At host school
Tutors
Members of SEN and SEND Reform Team
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
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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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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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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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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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Stepping Up Your Leadership Skills

Description
This course will prepare you for the next stage in your career. It will not only develop your leadership skills but also your understanding of how to use these skills to inspire outstanding performance in a team. It will translate principle into practice by providing the tools to lead and manage effectively.
Sessions will include:
  • Understanding of yourself as a leader
  • Your strengths and weaknesses in this role and how to utilise these for best advantage
  • Strategies to deal with the challenges of leadership
  • Managing self and well being
  • How to be "Ofsted ready"
In addition to the training dates, this course also offers two school based coaching sessions, providing an opportunity for individuals to record, reflect and identify leadership development priorities and how to demonstrate progress.
Impact Statement
  • Deepen their understanding of this role in leading learning
  • Increased ability to lead, manage, motivate and develop people in the team
  • Develop confidence in having difficult conversations
  • Plan for their own personal leadership development
Audience

Middle leaders & Aspiring middle leaders

Date
31st October 2017 (9:00am - 12:30pm)
11th January 2018 (1:30pm - 4:30pm)
15th March 2018 (1:30pm - 4:30pm)
Participants are expected to attend all 3 dates
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
£300
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Supporting Transgender Pupils

Description
This course will help schools to understand how to support transgender pupils and their families.
It will focus on a whole school approach, which is relevant to all schools and will cover both provision and school ethos.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from effective provision, which recognises Equality Law, benefit from a broad and balanced curriculum, which recognises and celebrates diversity
Practitioners:
  • Will understand how to support transgender pupils so that they are able to thrive in a school environment, understand how to ensure that all pupils receive a fair and equal access to provision and services
Settings:
  • Will meet their statutory obligations regarding Equality Law and transgender people, as part of their statutory obligations for pupil wellbeing
Audience

School leaders, PSHE leaders, Safeguarding Leaders, Schools Pastoral Leads, School Governors

Date
7th November 2017 (4:00pm - 5:45pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Senior Public Health Manager
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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Setting up a Sensory Programme for Pupils with an ASD in your School: To include sensory circuits and diets

Description
This course supports staff in schools in supporting pupils with an ASD and sensory sensitivities, setting up interventions and supporting specialist Occupational Therapist programmes.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be provided with appropriate strategies and support to assist their inclusion, interaction and access to all areas of the curriculum
Practitioners:
  • Will be confident in understanding the sensory needs of pupils with an ASD
  • Will be able to set up and run a sensory circuit
  • Will be able to support a child with a sensory diet
Settings:
  • Will have a range of experience staff in their school to support pupils with sensory needs as a part of their educational programme
Audience

Staff supporting pupils with an ASD in schools, SENCOs/Teachers & Teaching Assistants

Date
23rd November 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 £120)
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Date
24th April 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 £120)
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Date
4th July 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 £120)
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Drawing and Talking

Description
Drawing and Talking is a school based intervention that is used with children who may be suffering from Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties or who have suffered some form of trauma.

The technique provides an effective therapeutic intervention in line with current trends.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Experiencing different levels of trauma will be better supported in school
Staff will:
  • Be confident in creating and embedding targeted activities that are effective in dealing with trauma and experiences
Audience

All School Staff

Date
28th November 2017 (9:00am - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Specialists Drawing and Talking Trainers/Practitioners
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Improving Outcomes in GCSE English and Mathematics Post 16 2017-18

Description
These meetings will build on previous work started by Greenwich schools and colleges. They will consider practical ideas and strategies to engage students and target teaching and learning to individual needs to improve performance in their GCSE(s). There will be opportunities to share effective strategies, explore best practice ideas and review current research to support planning and teaching. All course participants will be supported with a school-based visit during the spring term 2018 by one of the School Improvement Advisers to advance developments in their own practice.
Impact Statement
Students:
  • will benefit from improved teaching and learning in post 16 GCSE English and mathematics classes
Teachers:
  • will review and improve provision for post 16 GCSE English and mathematics classes
Audience

Teachers of post 16 English and mathematics GCSE classes

Date
7th December 2017 (9:00am - 12:30pm)
27th June 2018 (9:00am - 3:30pm)
Venue
Host School
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Team
Cost
£240 (non RBG school £270)
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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
19th January 2018 (2:00pm - 5:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£30
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Date
10th May 2018 (2:00pm - 5:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£30
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Bereavement

Description
One in 29 children aged 5 to 16 has experienced the death of a parent or sibling, and as many as 92% of young people in the UK, will experience a ‘significant’ bereavement before the age of 16. It is thought that up to 70% of schools have a bereaved pupil on the school roll at any one time.

The purpose of this half day workshop is to explore bereavement through a child’s eyes and to consider the important role staff can play in
helping a child to express their grief.

The workshop is participatory in design and includes group discussion & exercises around the following core themes:
  • Grief and the spectrum of mental health
  • The impact of loss/death on an individual child
  • Breaking sad news to a child and sharing sad news with classmates/school community
  • Listening to grief & eliciting feelings
  • Common questions- knowing what to say, and how to avoid unhelpful, habitual responses
  • Managing own emotions in relation to bereavement and children
  • Addressing the impact of bereavement on the wider school population
Impact Statement
Practitioners:
  • Will have a renewed understanding of bereavement and the process of grief, through a child’s eyes
  • Know how to deal sensitively with bereaved children
  • Feel confident in their ability to support children throughout the school express and manage their grief
  • Be equipped with skills to support conversations about death, loss and bereavement within the school community
Audience

Teachers, SENCOs & support staff

Date
24th 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
Young Minds
Cost
£60
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Subject Leaders Meeting for PE and School Sport (PESS)

Description
Meeting of PE Subject Leaders to support teachers in the delivery of a high quality PE and school sport curriculum.

Teachers will receive support with curriculum development, leadership of PESS, strategic planning and local and national developments.
Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • Receive enhanced PE
Teachers will:
  • Be able to celebrate their differences and understand their learning styles
Audience

Secondary PESS Subject Leaders

Date
6th February 2018 (4:15pm - 6:00pm)
Venue
Host School
Tutors
Royal Borough of Greenwich PE Consultant
Cost
£30
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Date
15th May 2018 (4:15pm - 6:00pm)
Venue
Host School
Tutors
Royal Borough of Greenwich PE Consultant
Cost
£30
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Using Intensive Interaction to Support Pupils with an ASD in Schools

Description
This course provides an introduction to intensive interaction techniques and the rationale for using these with pupils with an ASD. Practical application in a school setting is provided.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be supported to develop communication skills using Intensive Interaction
Practitioners:
  • Will gain an in-depth knowledge of how Intensive Interaction can help children with an ASD to develop communication skills
Settings:
  • Will be supported by staff who are confident about the rationale and theory behind Intensive Interaction
Audience

Staff supporting students with an ASD in schools, SENCOs/Teachers & Teaching Assistants

Date
7th February 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
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
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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, with plenty of opportunities to do so built in around sessions delivered by experts from across the borough.
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
8th February 2018 (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
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Restorative Approaches Facilitator Training

Description
A Restorative Approach (RA) is inspired by the philosophy and practices of Restorative Justice, which puts repairing harm done to relationships and people at the heart of its response to conflict and wrongdoing. The ultimate aim of the training is to contribute to the building of a respectful, safe and inclusive school community or setting.

The course is held over 4 days and provides intensive, interactive facilitator training, focusing on building an understanding of a restorative ethos and developing effective facilitation skills.
Participants can also undertake a Level 5 academic component in Restorative Approaches, with the 12 month study and support programme commencing after the training course.


Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will develop essential life skills in conflict resolution, problem solving and emotional literacy; helping them to understand how to positively repair relationships damaged through conflict
Practitioners:
  • Will develop practical skills and knowledge, which they can apply to conflict situations in their work setting
  • Will have the opportunity to work towards a L5 University accreditation and on completion, can apply to achieve registration with the Restorative Justice Council - joining a growing body of accredited restorative practitioners
Settings:
  • Will benefit from having staff with specialist skills and knowledge who can support an enhanced conciliatory culture across the setting
Audience

All School Staff

Date
20th February 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
27th February 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
6th March 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
13th 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
Members of the Direct Services to Schools Team
Cost
£420 (non RBG school £470)
Course and Level 5 Accreditation £620 (out of borough £670)
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Advanced Drawing and Talking

Description
Many people who have completed the Foundation to Drawing and Talking have expressed a desire to know more about the technique and Jungian Theory that underpins it.
This course will explore recurring patterns in Primary Pupils drawings and the symbolism in the drawings of adolescents.

Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • Be able to safely express concerns and feelings
Staff will:
  • Be able to use Drawing and Talking to support improving the well-being of children & young people
Audience

All school staff

Date
18th April 2018 (9:00am - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Specialists Drawing and Talking Trainers/Practitioners
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Transition Arrangements for Children with an ASD Transferring to Secondary School in September 2018

Description
Session to exchange information on students transferring to secondary schools.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have a smooth transfer to secondary school with information passed between primary and secondary school SENCOs
Staff:
  • Will have accurate and detailed information about students prior to transfer to assist in planning for their needs
Settings:
  • Will be able to allocate resources effectively to meet the needs of students transferring in advance of transfer
Audience

Primary & Secondary SENCOs with students with an ASD transferring to/from their school

Date
26th April 2018 (9:00am - 1:00pm)
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
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Using Social Stories to Support Pupils with an ASD in Schools

Description
This session will provide an introduction to Social Stories and the rationale for using these with students with an ASD. Practical application in a school setting is also provided.
Impact Statement
Pupils will be:
  • Supported to understand social situations through a story based approach
Practitioners:
  • Will have an in-depth knowledge of how social stories can support children with an ASD to understand social situations
  • Will be confident in writing social stories to use with students themselves
Settings:
  • Will be supported by staff who are confident about the rationale and theory behind Social Stories
Audience

Staff supporting pupils with an ASD in schools, SENCOs/Teachers & Teaching Assistants

Date
9th May 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
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 £70)
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Transition DAY for Vulnerable Students (including those with SEND but not ASD) Transferring to Secondary School in September 2018

Description
Session to exchange information on students transferring to secondary schools.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have a smooth transfer to secondary school with information passed between primary and secondary school SENCOs
Staff:
  • Will have accurate and detailed information about students prior to transfer to assist in planning for their needs
Settings:
  • Will be able to allocate resources effectively to meet the needs of students transferring in advance of transfer
Audience

Primary and Secondary SENCOs

Date
10th May 2018 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
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
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One Day Emergency First Aid/Appointed Person

Description
Course members will acquire the knowledge and skills relating to Emergency First Aid procedures and will gain the confidence to apply these skills in the work situation.
This qualification is valid for three years. Other common workplace conditions will also be addressed, including epilepsy, diabetes and asthma.
Impact Statement
Practitioners will:
  • Understand the nature and extent of Emergency First Aid
  • Summon help and assistance where necessary
  • Carry out CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
  • Manage shock and fractures
  • Apply basic principles to control major blood loss
  • Apply Emergency First Aid procedures in relation to heart attacks and to burns and scalds
Audience

All interested staff from all schools.
Candidates must be physically fit with the ability and temperament to undertake First Aid training. This course is not suitable for people who are in early stages of pregnancy