Support Staff

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

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
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)
£30 per session or book 6 sessions for £160 (non RBG school £40, or 6 sessions for £220)
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Date
12th July 2018 (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)
£30 per session or book 6 sessions for £150 (out of borough £40, or 6 sessions for £200)
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Date
4th October 2018 (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)
£30 per session or book 6 sessions for £160 (non RBG school £40, or 6 sessions for £220)
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Date
13th December 2018 (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)
£30 per session or book 6 sessions for £160 (non RBG school £40, or 6 sessions for £220)
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Date
7th February 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)
£30 per session or book 6 sessions for £160 (non RBG school £40, or 6 sessions for £220)
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Date
25th April 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)
£30 per session or book 6 sessions for £160 (non RBG school £40, or 6 sessions for £220)
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Date
13th June 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)
£30 per session or book 6 sessions for £160 (non RBG school £40, or 6 sessions for £220)
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Date
11th July 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)
£30 per session or book 6 sessions for £160 (non RBG school £40, or 6 sessions for £220)
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Visual Impairment Training for Teaching Assistants

Description
This course has been run jointly by Bexley and Royal Greenwich for many years. It is a four day course for teaching assistants who provide direct support for visually impaired and blind children.

The course provides in-depth coverage of the learning needs of VI students, including how to prepare materials, how to safely include VI children in school activities and how to use specialist technologies such as low vision aids, braille, and information about mobility and the use of sighted guides.

The course is normally followed by specific training in schools about the needs of individual children.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be able to access the curriculum effectively
Staff:
  • Will have an in depth 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 who have a greater understanding of best practice in relation to pupils with visual impairment
Audience

Teaching Assistants


Date
20th September 2018 (9:00am - 3:30pm)
11th October 2018 (9:00am - 3:30pm)
8th November 2018 (9:00am - 3:30pm)
22nd November 2018 (9:00am - 3:30pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of the Royal Greenwich and Bexley Sensory Teams
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £300)
Free to Royal Greenwich Schools and Bexley Schools - £300 for other Boroughs
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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
2nd October 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
9th October 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
31st October 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
7th November 2018 (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 Training and Development Team
Cost
£420 (non RBG school £470)
Course and Level 5 Accreditation £620 (Non RBG £670)
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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 October 2018 (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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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
30th October 2018 (9:30am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£85 (non RBG school £105)
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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
8th November 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
£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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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
13th November 2018 (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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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 (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 (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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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
27th November 2018 (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 £30)
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Date
12th March 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 £30)
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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
6th December 2018 (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
7th March 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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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
7th January 2019 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
8th January 2019 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
6th February 2019 (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 Babcock Four S
Cost
£665
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Date
29th April 2019 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
30th April 2019 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
6th June 2019 (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 Babcock Four S
Cost
£665
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Art Therapeutic Training: Targeted at primary-secondary transitional stage

Description
This course is run over three days. It will provide participants with an Introduction to Art Therapeutic intervention and prevention that will support pupils with their primary to secondary school transition.

The course will consist of:
  • Empowering participants to reflect on the own personal journeys/ narrative’s through self-awareness
  • Supporting pupils to develop new self-regulatory, sustainable and healthy coping mechanisms to deal with our complex relationships and ever-changing society
  • Using art as the vehicle to support pupils in building resilience and challenges
  • Using art to enable pupils to discuss their values, explore positive alternative to negative situations, with emphasis on non-biased behaviour in a fun and creative environment
Goals:
  • To have an understanding of what triggers Anti-Social behaviour
  • To raise awareness of self-regulation, making the right choice and encouraging creative expression
  • To gain experience of reflecting on their newly acquired skills as form of intervention and preventative for early mental health problems
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will learn to be intuitive and learn new ways of being mindful, expressing themselves and integrating the whole of themselves in meaningful activities at school and at home
  • Will be empowered by learning new skills and tools in relation to coping mechanisms
Staff:
  • Will be skilled in supporting pupils to overcome challenges using art and creative activities
Audience

SENCOs, Learning Mentors, Learning Support Assistants and other support staff in schools


Date
14th January 2019 (10:00am - 5:00pm)
21st - 14th January 2019 (10:00am - 5:00pm)
28th January 2019 (10:00am - 5:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Art Practitioners from Songololo Feet
Cost
£200
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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
14th January 2019 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)
21st January 2019 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
4th February 2019 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
25th February 2019 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
4th March 2019 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
18th March 2019 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
1st April 2019 (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 from Inclusion, Learning and Achievement
Cost
£430
University accreditation, additional £100
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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
19th March 2019 (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 £30)
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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
3rd April 2019 (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 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
6th June 2019 (9:00am - 12:30pm)