Support Staff

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
5th November 2019 (9:30am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Cost
£90 (non RBG school £110)
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Educational Visits Co-ordinator – Training and Guidance

Description
This course is aimed at individuals that organise school trips. It provides a practical overview of what needs to be considered when planning and delivering school trips, both in the UK and abroad.

The training course covers aspects of the law relating to educational visits, risk assessments of visits and administrative requirements associated with off-site activities.

As part of their obligations, schools must have an Educational Visits Co-ordinator (EVC) in post and ensure that they have been suitably trained.

The Department for Education has published updated guidance to help schools understand their obligations when undertaking educational off-site activities and excursions. Please follow the link below to access the guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-...
Impact Statement
  • Schools being compliant with legislation in relation to off-site activities
  • Greater knowledge, confidence and ability to act as an EVC
  • Increased competence in risk assessing and managing risks associated with school trips.
Audience

All school staff responsible for school visits.


Date
11th November 2019 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Cost
£125
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New Designated Teacher for Looked After Children

Description
This induction session will take you through the statutory duties of the designated teacher for Looked After Children. There will be a chance to discuss best practice and to share ideas for improving the outcomes for children in care.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Looked After Children will benefit from higher aspirations and better support
Practitioners:
  • Will be better equipped to meet their statutory duties
  • Will have an opportunity to share best practice and learn from others
Settings:
  • Will have better systems for Looked After Children leading to improved outcomes
  • Schools will be able to satisfy their Governing Board that their Designated Teachers are meeting their training obligations
Audience

RBG school staff who are new to the role of Designated Teacher for Looked After Children


Date
11th November 2019 (2:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Virtual School Team
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
£25 cancellation fee
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Learning Mentor Update and Network Meeting

Description
Learning Mentors will have the opportunity to share and gain best practice from other mentors working in schools across neighbouring boroughs.

Mentors will be both sign posted and supported in implementing legislation that impacts on their role and responsibilities as a learning mentor.

Meetings will also include short seminars in areas such as Ofsted, Anti-Bullying, Conflict Resolution and Transitions as well as providing access to further CPD and training for Learning Mentors and other pastoral positions.

Impact Statement
Learning Mentors will:
  • Gain from sharing good practice and the practical skills and knowledge of how to implement this in school
Audience

Learning Mentors and aspiring learning mentors


Date
19th November 2019 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)
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
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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Date
21st April 2020 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)
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
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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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
22nd November 2019 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Member 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 schools £155 or a total of £265 if attending a total of 2 network meetings and a conference)
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Story/Maths Boxes

Description
An overview of the story box programmes which offer a story based multisensory approach to the development of early reading aand communication skills. Some boxes also include a focus on early maths concepts and skills. The boxes contain a large range of engaging resources. This training course offers staff an opportunity to become familiar with the story box programmes and available resources and prepares them to deliver these to groups of pupils
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be able to develop their language, communication and early reading (and maths) skills through a structured, multi sensory story based programme
Staff:
  • Will feel confident about delivering story box programme to groups pf children
Audience

SENCOs & Support Staff


Date
26th November 2019 (9:30am - 11:00am)
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 £50)
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Date
10th March 2020 (9:30am - 11:00am)
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 £50)
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Clinical Practice and Consultation Supervision for Learning Mentors and other Pastoral Staff

Description
Staff continue to feedback the benefits of clinical supervision support provided, this includes:

  • Opportunity to share common concerns
  • Opportunity to support others in similar roles
  • Opportunity to tap into ideas, expertise and experience of others
  • Opportunity to reflect positively and safely
  • Providing personal & professional development
The sessions also model a framework for supervision that will support Learning Mentors and pastoral staff to work effectively with their students.

The sessions for current year will be facilitated by an experienced Specialised Clinical Social Worker from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Early Intervention Team, who is a member of the CAMHS Family Therapy clinic and has a specific responsibility for supporting the work of front line professionals in Children’s Services.
To ensure sessions are beneficial and effective, supervision will take place within small groups, with no more than 8 participants. Places must be confirmed.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be safeguarded and supported by confident staff whose practice is safe and reflective
Practitioners:
  • Will feel supported and have a safe space to discuss concerns, development needs and strategies
Settings:
  • Will have staff who are equipped to carry out their roles in a safe and professional manner
Audience

Learning Mentors and other pastoral staff


Date
5th December 2019 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from CAMHS
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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Date
6th February 2020 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from CAMHS
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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Date
2nd April 2020 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from CAMHS
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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Date
11th June 2020 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from CAMHS
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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Date
9th July 2020 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from CAMHS
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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Designated Teacher for Looked After Children

Description
A termly session led by Royal Borough of Greenwich Virtual School staff to enable Designated Teachers to meet their statutory duties. The session will update staff on local, regional and national developments and provide a chance to share best practice and network with staff from other schools.
Impact Statement
Practitioners:
  • Will be more able to meet their statutory duties
  • Will be able to problem solve for the Looked After Children in their schools
Settings:
  • Will have better systems for Looked After Children leading to improved outcomes
  • Will be able to satisfy their Governing Board that their Designated Teachers are meeting their training obligations
Audience

Designated Teachers for Looked After Children and delegated staff, pastoral staff and SENCOs


Date
5th December 2019 (2:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Virtual School Team
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
£25 cancellation fee
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Date
26th March 2020 (2:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Virtual School Team
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
£25 cancellation fee
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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 January 2020 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)
27th January 2020 (9:30am - 4:30pm)
10th February 2020 (9:30am - 4:30pm)
24th February 2020 (9:30am - 4:30pm)
9th March 2020 (9:30am - 4:30pm)
23rd March 2020 (9:30am - 4:30pm)
30th March 2020 (9:30am - 4:30pm)
13th January 2020 is a pre-training briefing - 1.30pm - 3.30pm
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
£430 + £100 University accreditation
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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Preparation for Assessment

Description
This course provides participants with the three day preparation for assessment and the fee covers the the half-day assessment required for gaining HLTA status. The three day preparation for assessment is a compulsory requirement for all HLTA candidates, and is suitable for those already meeting the 33 HLTA standards.
Impact Statement
HLTAs:
  • Will be supported in completeing the written assignments and feel prepared for the in-school assessment required. Participants will gain HLTA status
Audience

Staff seeking to gain HLTA Status


Date
21st January 2020 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
22nd January 2020 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
12th February 2020 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners/Trainers from Strictly Education 4S
Cost
£665
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Date
6th May 2020 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
7th May 2020 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
3rd June 2020 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners/Trainers from Strictly Education 4S
Cost
£665
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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
21st January 2020 (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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School Business Managers’ Network

Description
Guest speakers are invited to each session to focus on a particular area of interest previously identified by the group.
Recent sessions have included Managing Well Being in Schools and Developing the School Business Manager role. Relevant updates are also provided from departments within the Royal Borough of Greenwich, such as Human Resources, Payroll and Finance.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will attend a school which is effectively resourced
SBMs:
  • Will hear from various experts on whichever areas of their work are identified
  • Will have the opportunity to share best practice, helping them to develop their own practice in school
  • Will form links and collaborate, ensuring SBMs are more effective in their role
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
28th February 2020 (9:00am - 1:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Member of the Direct Services to Schools Team
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
£60 or a total of £225 if attending the 2 network meetings and the conference (non RBG schools £70 or total of £265 if attending a total of 2 network meetings and a conference)
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Date
18th June 2020 (9:00am - 1:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Member of the Direct Services to Schools Team
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
£60 or a total of £225 if attending the 2 network meetings and the conference (non RBG schools £70 or total of £265 if attending a total of 2 network meetings and a conference)
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Gaps in Maths Intervention

Description
This course will train adults to assess children to find the gaps in their mathematical understanding and deliver a 12 week intervention programme. The programme is suitable for children from Year 2 up to the end of KS3 with gaps in their mathematical understanding. It is not suitable for children with complex needs
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from targeted support, planned to meet their individual needs
Staff:
  • Will be able to assess pupils and deliver units of work addressing gaps in mathematical understanding
Audience

SENCos, teachers and support staff


Date
17th March 2020 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
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 £50)
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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Conference

Description
This 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.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be supported by HLTAs with refreshed strategies and ideas to implement
HLTAs:
  • Will develop new strategies and the confidence to try relevant new strategies
Settings:
  • Will benefit from motivated and highly skilled HLTAs
Audience

Anyone with HLTA status and those aspiring to the role


Date
12th June 2020 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Various Lead Practioners and External Experts
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Royal Greenwich Restorative Approaches Conference

Description
Annual RA conference for all those working restoratively in Royal Greenwich and beyond. Hear from experienced RA practitioners, join workshops and network with professionals from other schools and agencies. This conference is aimed at both existing restorative practitioners and those new to the approach or who are interested to find out about the potential benefits of using RA.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • The use of RA will support pupils to 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 have the opportunity to share best practice and learn from others from a range of agencies
  • Will learn new skills and techniques for the application of RA across a range of settings
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
16th June 2020 (9:30am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
A variety of speakers and practitioners from the restorative practice field
Cost
£85
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