Whole School

Recruitment Workshop for Schools

Description
Direct Services to School and Schools HR are delivering a half-day workshop for those in schools responsible for recruitment. The interactive workshop will be an opportunity for schools to consider the entire process of recruitment. We will be encouraging schools to think creatively, drawing from evidence based research to look at some innovative models that schools will see the impact of, at no additional cost.

The outline agenda will include:
  • Marketing and attracting the right candidates
  • The recruitment process: relevant checks, safer recruitment, communication
  • Innovation, collaboration and retention
Impact Statement
Schools will have a range of new approaches to marketing and recruitment processes
Audience

Those with responsibility for recruitment


Date
5th November 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Cost
£60
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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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Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online

Description
This half-day course aims to ensure that pupils are safeguarded through effective on-line safety in school and beyond. It will be an update on the current internet safety trends including fake news, self-harm, cyberbullying, exploitation, gaming, social media and dealing with incidents involving nude selfies. It will provide participants with up-to-date information, guidance and resources for teaching children and young people and supporting parents on internet safety issues (including managing children’s digital behaviour)
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be aware of how to keep themselves safe online
Practitioners:
  • Will benefit from increased confidence in addressing this issue with children, young people and parents
  • Will develop an understanding of the risks of life on-line so that they can teach children how to keep themselves and others safe
Settings:
  • Will benefit from having staff with up-to-date knowledge on e-safety issues, which they can share with parents and pupils
Audience

Staff, Senior Leaders and Governors with a responsibility for PSHE, Anti-Bullying, Safeguarding and those teaching internet safety


Date
15th November 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Difference Ltd and Excite-ed
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Participants can combine this session with the Dealing with Sexting incident session and attend both at a reduced cost of £100 (non RBG schools £125)
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Dealing with Sexting Incidents

Description
This half day course will use the UKCCIS 2016 Sexting in Schools Guidance to support staff to feel more confident to deal specifically with sexting as an emerging issue for children, parents and professionals. It will enable staff to understand how to:
  • Respond to disclosures, record incidents and involve other agencies, including escalation to the police
  • Handle devices and imagery and risk assess situations
  • Involve parents and develop preventative education
Impact Statement
Pupils
  • Will benefit from increased staff confidence in managing online issues
  • Will be fully aware of how to keep themselves safe online
Staff:
  • Will have increased confidence in addressing this issue with children, young people and parents
  • Will help to develop an understanding of the risks of life on-line so that they can teach children how to keep themselves and others safe
Schools:
  • Will benefit from having staff with up to date knowledge on e-safety issues, which they can share with parents and pupils
Audience

Staff, Senior Leaders and Governors with a responsibility for PSHE, Anti-Bullying, safeguarding, and those teaching internet safety


Date
15th November 2019 (12:45pm - 3:45pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Difference Ltd and Excite-ed
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Participants can combine this session with the Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online session and attend both at a reduced cost of £100 (non RBG schools £125)
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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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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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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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Managing Challenging Conversations and Conflict

Description
From time to time all staff will be faced by a difficult and demanding parent. From challenging safeguarding decisions, academic results to accusations of bullying some parents can be very intimidating or even aggressive. This course is suitable for anyone (including support and admin staff) from primary, secondary and special school as well as FE colleges and will examine effective ways of handling such situations. This course is suitable for all staff who come into face to face or telephone contact with parents.
Handling violence and aggression in the workplace is easier when you know what to do. Our course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to deal with these situations.
Impact Statement
Staff:
  • Will appreciate what are acceptable and unacceptable levels of behaviour
  • Will identify the causes of anger and aggression in adults
  • Will be able to use body language to gain rapport with difficult people
  • Will be able to apply diffusion techniques
  • Will be able to use effective conflict resolution techniques
  • Will be able to practice assertive communication
  • Will be able to deal with aggression that turns to violence
Schools:
  • Will have the tools to draw an effective action plan and risk assessment to deal with aggressive adults
  • Will know how to ban verbally and physically aggressive adults from Schools
  • Will feel confident about dealing with anger or aggression in people
Audience

All school staff


Date
5th February 2020 (1:30pm - 4:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioner from Proactive Safeguarding
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Date
1st May 2020 (1:30pm - 4:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioner from Proactive Safeguarding
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Restorative 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. This course provides intensive, interactive facilitator training, focusing on building an understanding of restorative values and the practice of effective facilitation skills. The aim of the training is to create effective restorative facilitators who contribute to the creation of a mutually respectful, safe and inclusive community setting. The course will be delivered by Rachel Quine, Restorative Approaches and Anti-Bullying Co-ordinator.

The initial training course takes places over 4 days. Students who wish to pursue Level 5 accreditation will then undertake independent research, work-based activities and network meetings over a 12 month period. Through these activities, participants build a portfolio, which demonstrates their knowledge and evidences how they meet the learning requirements – the portfolio is submitted at the end of the course. On completion of the accreditation programme, students will achieve 60 credits at Level 5 - credit rated by the University of Greenwich.

Rachel Quine is an Accredited Practitioner and the Royal Borough of Greenwich is a Registered Training Provider with the RJC. The course adheres to the RJC Trainers Code of Practice.

Impact Statement
  • Theory - supporting participants to develop a theoretical understanding of restorative processes and gain knowledge of the ethos, background and relevance of a Restorative Approach across several settings.
  • Practice - practical skill development to enable participants to deal with conflict and harm in their work settings in a restorative way. This includes skills practice and role play using the key restorative questions to develop facilitator skills across the continuum of restorative processes from informal to formal. On the course, all participants will be given an opportunity to practice using RA facilitator skills and gain feedback.
  • Sustainability - a consideration of how to implement restorative approaches in a specific work context, including practical resources for embedding a high quality restorative service.
Audience

There are no pre-requisites for this course however it is targeted at individuals who deal with conflict and harm and are in a role to utilise the skills learnt on the programme.


Date
27th February 2020 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
5th March 2020 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
12th March 2020 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
19th March 2020 (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 (non RBG schools £670)
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Understanding and managing the effects of Social Media on children’s Mental Health

Description
Explore the impact and risks the digital world is having on young people’s mental health
  • Understand how to help young people manage their life on social media and limit any risks to their mental wellbeing
  • Gain resources and strategies to address this challenging issue in your school community
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will understand the risks associated with using social media such as making friends with strangers online. They will learn protective behaviours when using social media to explore their identities.
Staff:
  • Will be able to support their pupils with online risk management and protective behaviours in relation to social media. They will be able to use latest research and teaching resources.
School:
  • Will gain knowledge of how to develop school community digital resilience when using social media. They will know how to support parents raising digital children who communicate with others online.
Audience

Staff, Senior Leaders and Governors with a responsibility for PSHE, Anti-Bullying, Safeguarding and those teaching internet safety


Date
15th May 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Difference Ltd and Excite-ed
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Participants can combine this session with the Dealing with Sexting incident session and attend both at a reduced cost of £100 (non RBG schools £125)
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Preventing and Responding to Online Bullying

Description
The half-day course will be delivered in line with the OFSTED Framework and the DfE 2015 statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education and will include information on the current internet safety issue such of cyber bullying. The training will:
  • Discover cutting edge anti-cyber bullying resources for schools
  • Enable staff to understand the latest cyber bullying research implications for schools and families

The training will be delivered by an experienced CEOP and STEM Ambassador and an online safety specialist.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be aware of how to keep themselves safe online
Practitioners:
  • Will benefit from increased confidence in addressing this issue with children, young people and parents
  • Will develop an understanding of the risks of life on-line so that they can teach children how to keep themselves and others safe
Settings:
  • Will benefit from having staff with up-to-date knowledge on e-safety issues, which they can share with parents and pupils
Audience

All school staff


Date
15th May 2020 (12:45pm - 3:45pm)
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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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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Multi-Agency Looked After Children Conference

Description
The annual multi-agency conference on education for Looked After Children will provide an opportunity to hear speakers, join workshops and network with professionals from other schools and other agencies.
Impact Statement
Looked After Children:
  • Will improve their aspirations and outcomes
Practitioners:
  • Will be more knowledgeable and confident in using strategies to support Looked After Children with their education
  • Will have a better knowledge of their own role and the role of other agencies
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, Foster Carers, Social Workers and IROs


Date
25th June 2020 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Various
Cost
£100
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