Support Staff

Literacy Support Days

Description
These literacy days provide opportunities for teaching assistants to have 1:1 consultations and attend lectures which update staff on aspects of the STEPS specialist teaching programme.

Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will work with staff who are better skilled at supporting them
Staff:
  • Will build knowledge and skills and feel confident supporting their particular learner
Settings:
  • Will see improvement in literacy support
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers & Support Staff

Date
19th February 2018 (9:30am - 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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Date
20th February 2018 (9:30am - 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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Date
21st May 2018 (9:30am - 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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Date
22nd May 2018 (9:30am - 12:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £70)
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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)
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
Members of the Direct Services to Schools Team
Cost
£420 (non RBG school £470)
Course and Level 5 Accreditation £620 (out of borough £670)
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
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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
23rd February 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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Learning Mentor Cross Borough Networking Meetings

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

Date
26th February 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 Inclusion, Learning and Achievement
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
£30 per session or book 3 sessions for £80 (out of borough £40 or 3 sessions for £110)
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Date
11th June 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 Inclusion, Learning and Achievement
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
£30 per session or book 3 sessions for £80 (out of borough £40 or 3 sessions for £110)
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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
8th March 2018 (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 £220 if attending the 2 network meetings and the conference (academies and out of borough £70 or a total of £260 if attending a total of 2 network meetings and a conference)
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Date
7th June 2018 (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 £220 if attending the 2 network meetings and the conference (academies and out of borough £70 or a total of £260 if attending a total of 2 network meetings and a conference)
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Designated Teacher for Looked After Children Termly Networking Sessions

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
8th March 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
Free to Royal Greenwich Staff and Schools (£25 cancellation fee)
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Supporting Children Working at P-Level in English in the Mainstream Classroom

Description
This course will cover:
  • The pre-requisite literacy skills
  • P-level details – the English PIVATS & Equals Curriculum
  • Differentiating tasks in the classroom
  • Understanding the needs of the child
  • Using visual support systems
  • ICT to support learning
  • Reading at the p-level stage
  • Writing at the p-level stag
  • A range of suitable resources and planning documents on a CD
  • Using signing to support understanding
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Working at p-levels will gain access to the mainstream classroom
Practitioners:
  • Will feel confident in planning for effective learning for children working within the p-scales
Settings:
  • Will benefit from an effective provision map
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers & Support Staff

Date
13th March 2018 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£120 (non RBG school £150)
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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
15th March 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 per session or a total of £220 if attending the 2 network meetings and the conference (out of borough £70 per session or a total of £260 if attending 2 network meetings and conference)
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Supporting Children Working at P-Level in Maths in the Mainstream Classroom

Description
This course includes:
  • Outlining the pre-requisite maths skills
  • P-level details – the Maths PIVATS & Equals Curriculum
  • Differentiating tasks in the classroom
  • Understanding NIP
  • Presentation from Numicon and FREE Numicon Kit
  • Understanding and writing maths targets
  • A range of suitable resources
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Working at p-levels will gain access to the mainstream classroom
Practitioners:
  • Will feel confident in planning for effective learning for children working within the p-scales including how to use numicon with this group. They will have a good understanding of the principles of counting
Settings:
  • Will have effective provision-mapping
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers & Support Staff

Date
20th March 2018 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Includes Numicon At Home Kit
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£120 (non RBG school £150)
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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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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
23rd April 2018 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
24th April 2018 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
23rd May 2018 (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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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
26th April 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
7th June 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
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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Royal Greenwich Restorative Approaches Conference

Description
Annual RA conference for all those working restoratively in 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
25th May 2018 (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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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 & those working towards gaining it

Date
14th June 2018 (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 Practitioners and External Experts
Cost
£120 (non RBG school £150)
£120 per session or a total of £220 if attending the 2 network meetings and the conference (out of borough £150 per session or a total of £260 if attending 2 network meetings and conference)
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