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23 Jan
SEND Advice Hubs (PVI Hub) - Open to see time slots
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, please see form attached and complete. All hubs run from 1pm to 4pm Free Course, Non attendance chargeable
24
24 Jan
DSL Refresher Training
To equip designated staff with the practical skills, knowledge and understanding to undertake their responsibilities for child protection and safeguarding
25
25 Jan
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:
28
28 Jan
Early Help Hub South
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)
28
28 Jan
Introduction to Safeguarding Training
By attending this course you will: • Be given an overview of the legislation and guidance for safeguarding children • Gain an understanding of different types of abuse • Learn about signs and symptoms of abuse including Accidental and Non Accidental injuries • Know how to respond to suspected abuse • Become familiar with which policies, procedures and processes will help you in your role • Have opportunity to practice some of what we have learned today through discussions and group activities • Understand the importance of working together to safeguard children
28
28 Jan
Early Help Hub South
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)
28
28 Jan
Early Help Hub South
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)
29
29 Jan
Becoming Evidence Active
The ‘Evidence Active Schools’ Network will ensure that every Bradford school can access and benefit from the learning and tools developed through CAER, as well as participate in research. Being ‘Evidence Active’ will also require schools to commit to choosing, planning and delivering activities in an evidence-led way, in line with best practice set out by the Education Endowment Foundation’s implementation toolkit, and supported by CAER. This course supports schools to begin this exciting journey. Refreshments will be provided mid-morning
29
29 Jan
HLTA Preparation Training
Three non-consecutive days of training which explains the preparation process, gives the applicants the opportunity to look in depth at the HLTA standards and gives information about and assistance in preparing for the assessment process. Applicants are expected to complete tasks between the course sessions which help them to prepare the assignments they will need to submit to their assessor within a set timescale after the third session. Assessment visits to school then take place after the assignments are marked. Drinks are provided during the day but applicants will need to provide their own lunch. Sandwiches can be purchased from the trolley service.
30
30 Jan
Teaching and Leading Key Stage 2 Computing
Over two days you will broaden your understanding across the whole computing curriculum. You will strengthen your knowledge of computer systems and networks, including the internet and technologies such as search engines and email that make use of it. You will demystify computers, developing understanding of data fundamentals such as binary, and learning how the parts of a computer system handle this data to carry out useful tasks. Skilfully combining a wide range of software applications and multimedia such as video, images and sound, you will be better able to support children in creative and engaging project work across the whole primary curriculum. They will develop their ability to select the right tool for the job, then use them in a considered, effective way.
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Book now for Educational Psychology time for 2020 – 21
21 Jan
Bookings are now being taken for Educational Psychology time for 2020 – 21. Please download a copy of our new brochure for more information. Should you wish to purchase additional sessions from the EPT, please follow these steps to make your booking. 1. Log into http://skills4bradford.co.uk/ 2. Select Services / Pupil Focused / Educational Psychology 3. Click on ‘Pre Booking 2020-21’ and specify the number of sessions you require 4. Submit your request. We will confirm your request at the beginning of the summer term 2020 at which point you will be invoiced for your sessions. We offer an Early Bird discount until 31st March 2020. After this date the full unit price will apply.
Preparing for the 2020 changes within EYFS curriculum and assessment
16 Jan
There are still a limited number of places available on the Preparing for the 2020 changes within EYFS curriculum and assessment training this January. Please visit the training section of this site to book your place.
10% Discount on all SGS Training Courses
15 Jan
January Sale! Receive 10% off all courses running until 31 March 2020 delivered by the School Governors Service if you book and checkout by the 31 January 2020! To see a full list of events please visit the Training section of the site.
0-25 Upcoming Courses
23 Dec
Please see full website for our courses which are running in 2020. Courses which are running in January are:- Makaton Early Years Taster Session - 20 Jan 2020 11:30 - 13:30 SEMH - Positive Lunchtimes and Playtimes (2 day course) - 20 Jan 2020 13:00 - 15:30 P&M - Clicker 7 - 21 Jan 2020 09:30 - 12:30 SEMH -A practical guide to implementing provision in the classroom for SEMH - 22 Jan 2020 15:00 - 17:00 SEMH - “Behaviour is Communication”, strategies for practitioners in reception and year one - 23 Jan 2020 09:00 - 15:30 P&M - Developing your understanding of handwriting- a practical guide - 24 Jan 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Autism - Assessment and delivery of well-being and engagement with learning - 27 Jan 2020 09:00 - 15:30 closing dates will be soon for the early courses, so if you want to book please do not delay.
December Monthly Update
09 Dec
The latest update 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
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 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.
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! ?
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.