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20 Sep
TEST COURSE FOR CARD PAYMENTS
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25
25 Sep
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. Free Course - (Non attendance chargeable)
25
25 Sep
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. Free Course - (Non attendance chargeable)
25
25 Sep
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. Free Course - (Non attendance chargeable)
25
25 Sep
SEND Advice Hubs (Secondary Hub) - AUTISM
SEND hubs offer 30 minute appointments for school staff to meet on a one to one basis with a professional who can offer advice. Advice is offered for any child with a presenting special educational need, whether with or without a diagnosis, or EHCP. Hubs are hosted by schools and settings around the locality to ensure staff do not have to travel too far. Hubs are offered as either Primary, Secondary, Early Years or PVI. Please book onto the hub which matches your setting. Booking is via the Skills4bradford website and also an accompanying booking form which makes sure we can match an appropriate professional to your advice request. All hubs run from 1pm to 4pm Free Course, Non attendance chargeable
25
25 Sep
SEND Advice Hubs (Secondary Hub) SEMH
SEND hubs offer 30 minute appointments for school staff to meet on a one to one basis with a professional who can offer advice. Advice is offered for any child with a presenting special educational need, whether with or without a diagnosis, or EHCP. Hubs are hosted by schools and settings around the locality to ensure staff do not have to travel too far. Hubs are offered as either Primary, Secondary, Early Years or PVI. Please book onto the hub which matches your setting. Booking is via the Skills4bradford website and also an accompanying booking form which makes sure we can match an appropriate professional to your advice request. All hubs run from 1pm to 4pm Free Course, Non attendance chargeable
25
25 Sep
Free Ofsted Framework Event and Website launch
This event brings together the early years and childcare sector and provides opportunities for you to hear about what training and support is available to you. Also, come and hear about our exciting new website and how we would like to work in partnership with the sector over the next 12 months.
25
25 Sep
Governor Training: The new Ofsted Framework
The new Ofsted inspection framework for schools comes into effect at the start of September 2019. with new supporting documentation. This session will look at the framework and its impact on the role of governors and will include any updates or changes that may have been made to the draft framework, that had previously ben released. With its increased focus on the pupil’s educational experience in school and preparing them for the next stage of their education this framework will result in changes to CPD needs, school Improvement planning and monitoring.
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26 Sep
Early Help Hub North
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)
26
26 Sep
Early Help Hub North
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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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.
Celebrating Diwali? We can support your school
18 Sep
Millions of Hindus and Sikhs across the world will be celebrating the festival of the Diwali on 27th October 2019 Diwali is known as the festival of lights. It signifies the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness and the liberation/freedom of all. If your school is exploring Diwali this year and you need support in doing so, why not invite a Hindu or Sikh Faith Tutor to your school who will be able to give you an insight on how Hindus and Sikhs celebrate this important festival or alternatively why not book a visit to a place of Worship
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
Bradford Edtech Conference 2019 - Registration now open
16 Sep
The Curriculum Innovation EdTech conference 'Spice up your Subjects!' will take place on Thursday 14th November. We have exciting sessions confirmed from Julian Wood (@Ideas_Factory), Paul Tullock (@MrTullock), Cherise Duxbury (@Cherise_Duxbury), Emma Speake (@emma_ess87) and our own Tim Bleazard (@idletim). Full details of the conference are available in the Training & Events section of the site. When you have decided which sessions you would like to attend ask your Business Manager to book your place by visiting http://www.skills4bradford.co.uk/Event/102949.
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! ?
Governor Monthly Update September 2019
06 Sep
This month's information for governors with details of training and updates from the DfE and Ofsted
NQT Welcome Conference
31 Jul
To welcome Newly Qualified Teachers to the schools which use Bradford as the Appropriate Body for their induction, we are delighted to host this conference with workshops and the opportunity to share thoughts and experiences. The date is Wednesday 18 September. The venue is Bradford City Football Club, Valley Parade. The cost is £40 per NQT attending. We are running three sessions of three hours to maximise NQTs' opportunities to participate. When booking please select which session you wish to attend. To register for one of the Conference events please use this Eventbrite link - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2019-nqt-welcome-conferences-3-hrs-40-tickets-46646422706?ref=elink
New Website User Guide
31 Jul
Welcome to the NEW Skills 4 Bradford website, bringing together services for schools from across Bradford Council. It is fully interactive, allowing you to browse our 30+ services, buy online, book training, monitor your account spend/usage and much more.... It will speed up your buying process and invoicing reconciliation as you will just receive 1 monthly invoice detailing all the purchases from Bradford Council, thus saving your staff time. At any time you will be able to see exactly what you have purchased and used, giving you instant control over your services and spending. We are running a number of User Training Sessions to help ensure users are making the most of all the site’s user facilities. If you are interested in attending one of these sessions, please indicate which one you would like to attend by emailing S4B.Events@bradford.gov.uk Friday 6th September 13.00 - 15.00 Margaret McMillan Tower, View Room Thursday 12th September 10.00 - 12.00 The Library Annexe, Spencer Street, Keighley BD21 2BN Please also find attached a User Guide for how to maximise the use of the site for your school / organisation.
DfE Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), Newsletter July 2019
23 Jul
This is a regular update from the DfE about all things SEND