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16 Nov
Training to register as a Childminder
“Childminders must have completed training which helps them to understand and implement the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) before they can register with Ofsted or a Childminder agency.” Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (April 2017) This course will enable you to meet the registration requirements and covers; • The Early years foundation stage framework Statutory Requirements and Learning and Development Requirements • Safeguarding children in your care • Establishing a safe and healthy home based environment • The importance of partnerships with parents • How to plan appropriate activities that will support children's learning and development • How to market and run a successful business You will come away from the course will all of the essential knowledge to become a registered childminder, along with tools and templates to help you run a high quality childminding business. Here are what some previous participants have said about the course:
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18 Nov
DSL Refresher Training
To equip designated staff with the practical skills, knowledge and understanding to undertake their responsibilities for child protection and safeguarding
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18 Nov
HLTA Preparation
The course assists the applicant in understanding the HLTA standards and the assignments that need to be completed. It assists applicants in preparing for the assessment process.
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18 Nov
Effective use of your EYFSP data pack
Small group sessions to enable EYFS leaders to make the most effective data comparisons from the 2019 EYFSP. We will be considering strengths and any issues from the data set and also how to use to plan for the forthcoming year to maximise improvement priorities and outcomes.
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18 Nov
Early Help Hub West
What is an Early Help Hub Consultation? Consultation is a way of thinking through concerns relating to an individual or group of students. It offers you the opportunity to discuss these concerns directly with an Education Psychologist. Concerns may relate to any aspects of teaching, learning or behaviour etc. The approach is essentially solution orientated and aims to help you find a way of managing the situation that suits you. Why Book an Early Help Consultation? Research suggest that the consultation enables SENCos to feel supported, gain new perspectives, understandings and ideas, develop professional skills and to feel that they were meeting children's needs and working effectively with parents (Chadwick, 2014) What does a Consultation involve? Prior to the consultation take time to think about what is it you want it to be about. Use the ‘Getting the most out of your Consultation’ form as a guide. If you think it would be useful, gather together examples of work / log of incidents. Each consultation will take approximately 45 minutes and involve a discussion between the EP and the person bringing the concern. Through examining the available evidence and through discussion the precise nature of the difficulty will be established and strategies for future action will be planned. After the consultation any agreed actions should be implemented by school. A further consultation may be booked if necessary. Parental Consent You must bring signed parental consent with you to the consultation. You may also wish to consider parents accompanying you to the consultation, if you think this would be useful. Refreshments - Drinks Mid-morning Free Course - (Non attendance chargeable)
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18 Nov
Early Help Hub West
What is an Early Help Hub Consultation? Consultation is a way of thinking through concerns relating to an individual or group of students. It offers you the opportunity to discuss these concerns directly with an Education Psychologist. Concerns may relate to any aspects of teaching, learning or behaviour etc. The approach is essentially solution orientated and aims to help you find a way of managing the situation that suits you. Why Book an Early Help Consultation? Research suggest that the consultation enables SENCos to feel supported, gain new perspectives, understandings and ideas, develop professional skills and to feel that they were meeting children's needs and working effectively with parents (Chadwick, 2014) What does a Consultation involve? Prior to the consultation take time to think about what is it you want it to be about. Use the ‘Getting the most out of your Consultation’ form as a guide. If you think it would be useful, gather together examples of work / log of incidents. Each consultation will take approximately 45 minutes and involve a discussion between the EP and the person bringing the concern. Through examining the available evidence and through discussion the precise nature of the difficulty will be established and strategies for future action will be planned. After the consultation any agreed actions should be implemented by school. A further consultation may be booked if necessary. Parental Consent You must bring signed parental consent with you to the consultation. You may also wish to consider parents accompanying you to the consultation, if you think this would be useful. Refreshments - Drinks Mid-morning Free Course - (Non attendance chargeable)
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18 Nov
Governor Training: Chairs' update & Chairs' Network meeting (Shipley)
These sessions give Chairs and/or Vice Chairs the opportunity to meet together to discuss topics of interest to governing boards which either have arisen or are going to arise over the next term. Governors are encouraged to request particular topics for discussion. These sessions will aim to share good practice in leading Governing Boards. They will continue to include updates but may also have an overarching theme. The aim is to enable Chairs to consider together items which may have an impact on their schools.
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19 Nov
Early Help Hub East
What is an Early Help Hub Consultation? Consultation is a way of thinking through concerns relating to an individual or group of students. It offers you the opportunity to discuss these concerns directly with an Education Psychologist. Concerns may relate to any aspects of teaching, learning or behaviour etc. The approach is essentially solution orientated and aims to help you find a way of managing the situation that suits you. Why Book an Early Help Consultation? Research suggest that the consultation enables SENCos to feel supported, gain new perspectives, understandings and ideas, develop professional skills and to feel that they were meeting children's needs and working effectively with parents (Chadwick, 2014) What does a Consultation involve? Prior to the consultation take time to think about what is it you want it to be about. Use the ‘Getting the most out of your Consultation’ form as a guide. If you think it would be useful, gather together examples of work / log of incidents. Each consultation will take approximately 45 minutes and involve a discussion between the EP and the person bringing the concern. Through examining the available evidence and through discussion the precise nature of the difficulty will be established and strategies for future action will be planned. After the consultation any agreed actions should be implemented by school. A further consultation may be booked if necessary. Parental Consent You must bring signed parental consent with you to the consultation. You may also wish to consider parents accompanying you to the consultation, if you think this would be useful. Refreshments - Drinks Mid-morning Free Course - (Non attendance chargeable)
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19 Nov
Early Help Hub East
What is an Early Help Hub Consultation? Consultation is a way of thinking through concerns relating to an individual or group of students. It offers you the opportunity to discuss these concerns directly with an Education Psychologist. Concerns may relate to any aspects of teaching, learning or behaviour etc. The approach is essentially solution orientated and aims to help you find a way of managing the situation that suits you. Why Book an Early Help Consultation? Research suggest that the consultation enables SENCos to feel supported, gain new perspectives, understandings and ideas, develop professional skills and to feel that they were meeting children's needs and working effectively with parents (Chadwick, 2014) What does a Consultation involve? Prior to the consultation take time to think about what is it you want it to be about. Use the ‘Getting the most out of your Consultation’ form as a guide. If you think it would be useful, gather together examples of work / log of incidents. Each consultation will take approximately 45 minutes and involve a discussion between the EP and the person bringing the concern. Through examining the available evidence and through discussion the precise nature of the difficulty will be established and strategies for future action will be planned. After the consultation any agreed actions should be implemented by school. A further consultation may be booked if necessary. Parental Consent You must bring signed parental consent with you to the consultation. You may also wish to consider parents accompanying you to the consultation, if you think this would be useful. Refreshments - Drinks Mid-morning Free Course - (Non attendance chargeable)
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19 Nov
Early Help Hub East
What is an Early Help Hub Consultation? Consultation is a way of thinking through concerns relating to an individual or group of students. It offers you the opportunity to discuss these concerns directly with an Education Psychologist. Concerns may relate to any aspects of teaching, learning or behaviour etc. The approach is essentially solution orientated and aims to help you find a way of managing the situation that suits you. Why Book an Early Help Consultation? Research suggest that the consultation enables SENCos to feel supported, gain new perspectives, understandings and ideas, develop professional skills and to feel that they were meeting children's needs and working effectively with parents (Chadwick, 2014) What does a Consultation involve? Prior to the consultation take time to think about what is it you want it to be about. Use the ‘Getting the most out of your Consultation’ form as a guide. If you think it would be useful, gather together examples of work / log of incidents. Each consultation will take approximately 45 minutes and involve a discussion between the EP and the person bringing the concern. Through examining the available evidence and through discussion the precise nature of the difficulty will be established and strategies for future action will be planned. After the consultation any agreed actions should be implemented by school. A further consultation may be booked if necessary. Parental Consent You must bring signed parental consent with you to the consultation. You may also wish to consider parents accompanying you to the consultation, if you think this would be useful. Refreshments - Drinks Mid-morning Free Course - (Non attendance chargeable)
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November Monthly Update
31 Oct
The monthly update for November Latest updates for governors.
Introduction to Safeguarding for Early Years and Childcare providers
22 Oct
Are you up to date with your Safeguarding requirements? Have you recently recruited new staff? Our Introduction to Safeguarding course gives you up to date information to fulfil your childcare Safeguarding duties, including the local safeguarding changes. Link to training
Parental Engagement: Governor training
18 Oct
Exceed SCITT and Teaching schools are pleased to invite you to Parental Engagement: Governor training on Thursday 14 November 2019. This event is for school governors in Bradford schools. This event is funded by the Bradford Opportunity Area and is free to attend. Further information and to book your place please click here
Governors HR Conference
18 Oct
We are excited to announce PACT HR's first Governors HR Conference! This free event is open to all governors and trustees in schools and will take place on Thursday 28th November at Margaret McMillan Tower in Bradford. For further details and to book your place please click here
Coming up this November ! - The 550th Birthday celebration of Guru Nanak
18 Oct
Sikhs around the world will be celebrating the 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak this November. Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh Faith, taught the importance of tolerance and understanding between different religions. He courageously challenged society’s divisive attitudes and ideas of supremacy. Guru Nanak urged society to recognize and respect our common humanity. Why not arrange a visit to a Gurdwara or have a Faith Tutor come to your school to share the amazing stories and important teachings of Guru Nanak Please contact us for Information Tel: 01274 439379 Email: interfaith@bradford.gov.uk
Governor Monthly Update - October 2019
07 Oct
This latest edition of the Monthly update contains important updates for governors and details of the Governor Forum Changes
The Faith Resource Library is coming back soon - subscribe now!!
19 Sep
After a couple of years absence we are pleased to announce the Faith Resource Library will be back shortly. It will be hosted at The School House at Newby Hall Primary, which is easy for parking and access to collect the resources. This is a great opportunity to access a varied and very useful pack of resources from the Interfaith Team covering the major world faiths to support your RE curriculum work. Resource boxes provide the stimulus for the development of critical thinking, they may be used to create a classroom display or as a source of information and exploration. You can either choose from a mixed resource pack or focus on a particular faith and from 2 packages - swap your box 3 or 6 times a year. If you would like to subscribe to this service please follow this link. If you would like any advice on how to maximise your use of this service, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at interfaith@bradford.gov.uk and we would be happy to discuss your school's individual requirements.
Are you making the most of your teaching assistants?
19 Sep
Are you making the most of your teaching assistants? If not, it is worth considering new licensed training (Maximising the Practice of Subscription) developed as part of a project funded by the Education Endowment Foundation to help schools transform the way they use teaching assistants, with the aim of increasing their positive impact on pupils’ progress and attainment. What is the impact? Through MPTA training schools report by making TA deployment a focus of attention has raised their TAs’ profile and lifted their confidence and sense of value. They have seen more effective classroom partnerships with changes to interactions consistent with one of the training aims of moving TAs’ talk from task completion to developing pupils’ independence. What does it entail? A reflection of current TA practice followed by bespoke short sessions for the school culminating in a day and half of training for TAs and teachers. As part of the package , each school receives comprehensive high-quality resources to support the training. Please see the attached document for an outline of the programme. Further Information Skills 4 Bradford within BMDC hold a license to provide this training, so if you are interested in more information or a quote for either your school or a MAT, cluster, LAP etc., please contact us on mpta@bradford.gov.uk How to book the training Please simply click on the link here to take you straight to the buying facility.
Interfaith Week - A great time to book a visit!
18 Sep
Inter-Faith Week is fast approaching It is important that we continue to strengthen Inter-faith relations and increase an awareness and understanding of the different faith communities The Interfaith and Diversity Education team can support your school or organisation in exploring different faiths. We can do this by:- Guided visits to places of worship Workshops such as Indian dance, Indian music or Islamic art Deliver sessions in school and much more Please get in touch for more information Tel: 01274 439379 Email: interfaith@bradford.gov.uk
The Wellbeing Conference
16 Sep
We are excited to announce, PACT HR’s first conference in collaboration with HR at Kirklees Council. To launch what is hoped will become an annual event, we will be exploring the topic of wellbeing in the workplace. Through thought-provoking key note talks and short break-out workshops we intend to look at the subject of wellbeing, the links to productivity and engagement as well as the challenges faced by employers to respond to the diverse needs of the workforce. This is your chance to network, expand your knowledge and debate the topic of wellbeing in the workplace. What to expect? - Inspiring and thought-provoking keynote speakers - Breakout sessions offering an in-depth and interactive look at well-being in the workplace - Networking opportunities Date Tuesday 28th January - Time 8:30 - 16:45 (Full Day Event) Location Cedar Court Hotel Leeds/Bradford Cost Early Bird Ticket - £80 + VAT if applicable (Ends on the 31st October 2019) General Admission Ticket - £100 + VAT if applicable How to Book In order to reserve your place on this exciting event please click www.pact-hr.co.uk/the-wellbeing-conference to complete the Registration Form. Tickets are anticipated to sell out fast, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. We look forward to seeing you there! ?