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01 Apr
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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01 Apr
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)
01
01 Apr
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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01 Apr
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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01 Apr
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)
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01 Apr
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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01 Apr
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)
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20 Apr
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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20 Apr
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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22 Apr
Primary programming and algorithms
During this one-day professional development, you will discover engaging and effective ways to help children use computational thinking. You will be equipped to develop their knowledge of how technology works, and the skills to make computers follow instructions in simple programs. A range of approaches will be explored, including ‘unplugged’ activities that require no computer, and multimedia activities that allow creativity and promote widespread engagement. The professional development will highlight the differences and commonalities across Key Stages 1 and 2, helping all primary teachers to plan for age-appropriate learning while developing an understanding of progression through computing.
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25 Mar
Why not check out our online resources for any teachers or education hubs that might need access to stories from different faiths! Please keep checking the channel for updates as we will be releasing more as the months go on Our YouTube Channel is Interfaith CBMDC
NEW Interfaith Contracts
24 Mar
Ever wanted to visit a Place of Worship with your pupils? Or have practicing faith tutor talk to your pupils about their religion? The Interfaith Team have launched their new subscription service which offers flexible packages to meet your schools faith needs. Check out our store to see what is on offer and purchase your subscription.
NEW 0-25 specialist teaching contracts - Currently Unavailable
20 Mar
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, 0-25 Specialist Teaching Services are suspending the purchase of any new packages until further notice.
Course Cancellations
18 Mar
Please note that due to guidance issued by Bradford Council on Tuesday 17 March 2020, all Bradford Council run courses have been cancelled until further notice. If you were booked to attend a course between now and the 31 March 2020 you will shortly receive an email confirming your place has been cancelled and a full refund will be issued.
Skills for Work Apprenticeships
17 Mar
Skills for Work deliver the following Apprenticeships: Business Admin Levels 2 & Level 3 Team Leader Levels 2 & Level 3 Operations Management Level 5 Customer Service Levels 2 & 3 Public Service Operational Delivery Officer Level 3 Skills for Work are an established training provider and part of Bradford Council and would like to keep you informed on what apprenticeships we currently deliver. Training is individually designed to meet your needs and is delivered by friendly, helpful staff that will support you and your employees throughout the apprenticeship. Apprenticeships can be delivered to existing members of staff and new recruits using the apprenticeship levy. Apprenticeships Frameworks such as Business Admin Level 2 are phasing out by July 2020 therefore if you or your school would like to start a framework we would need to start them prior to this date. If you would like further information please contact Peter Williams on 01274 433648 or email Peter.williams@bradford.gov.uk
Lets Celebrate Vaisakhi!
13 Mar
Sikhs around the world will be celebrating the festival of Vaisakhi on 14th April. Traditionally Vaisaki was a harvest festival celebrated with processions singing and colourful decoration in the rural communities of Punjab For Sikhs throughout the world however, Vaisakhi also marks the inauguration of the Khalsa, the body of committed Sikhs who have decided to dedicate their lives to the values taught by the Sikh gurus. The Khalsa were inaugurated by Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Sikh guru, in 1699. The Khalsa – meaning to be “pure, sovereign” – was founded to create a group of individuals who were prepared to stand up to injustice, to protect innocent people from religious persecution, uphold freedom, foster spiritual observance, promote honesty and equality, and ensure all people could access basic needs such as food and health. Why not find out more by booking a visit the Gurdwara or have a Faith Tutor Come to your School
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04 Mar
The role of the School Business Manager has become a fundamental part of the senior leadership team within schools and should the need arise, replacing them can feel like an impossible hurdle; especially in a candidate short market. The value added… Shrinking funds mixed with increasing costs means that a School Business Manager needs to be more skilled than ever before, to “balance the books” whilst also playing their part in ensuring the standards of teaching and learning continue to be maintained and increased where possible. A results-driven School Business Manager will provide unrivaled assistance in the roll out of the School’s Improvement Plan (SIP), finding substantial opportunities to make savings but also making use of alternative funding streams to ensure that the objectives identified in the SIP can be delivered. According to the National College for School Leadership (NCSL), a School Business Manager could save their head teacher up to one third of their time! Imagine having all that extra time to spend on; for example; teaching and learning outcomes for pupils. Experienced Business Managers will have the ability to procure external services into school (such as agency staff and catering) and negotiate the best contracts with external service providers to save money and improve efficiencies within school. Having a proactive and supportive Business Manager who takes responsibility for the line management of non-teaching staff can provide huge gains for the school’s senior management team; fewer line management duties for the Headteacher equals increased time to focus on other matters. Finding “the one”… Given the importance of the role, there is often an imbalance in the resources, time and effort put into the recruiting and selecting of a new School Business Manager, especially in comparison to that invested into securing a new Deputy Headteacher or Headteacher for example. Procuring the services of a recruitment agency can incur costs of anywhere up to £10,000 and in some cases provide minimal support; simply putting forward candidates for your consideration. PACT HR Consultants have vast experience of every step of a recruitment and selection process and can support you to confidently select your preferred candidate at a fraction of the costs mentioned above. You may already have a fantastic Business Manager, however for those of you that are looking to recruit into this integral role, feel free to give PACT HR a call on 01274 436644 or email pact-hr@bradford.gov.uk and let us help you put together an in-depth and successful recruitment strategy to employ your next School Business Manager.
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04 Mar
Previously the norm for many organisations has been that they employ their own in-house HR department. Nowadays however, it’s not uncommon to find that a business has outsourced a number of their functions; including that of HR. The most common element of HR to be outsourced is payroll, followed by the procurement of services to focus on more complex advice such as case management. What should organisations consider when making a decision as to whether to out-source or not? Businesses should ask themselves whether there is a need to change the way HR operates currently within their organisation. What isn’t being achieved? What aspects of the HR function are not performing satisfactorily or could benefit from improvement? What frustrations are being felt within the leadership team or organisation-wide? Is in-house HR proactively supporting the business or slowing down the strategic plan? By asking these questions, businesses can identify whether they need to be bold and either buy in additional support, totally outsource the HR function or actively broker a relationship for support with more ad-hoc, complex matters. The Benefits of out-sourcing the HR provision There are a number of benefits from bringing in HR support from outside the organisation: * Reduced costs – HR expertise can require serious investment in terms of salaries, training and the purchasing of people management systems. Out-sourcing is; more often than not; cheaper than hiring an in-house employee with the same level of competence and expertise. An external HR provider will generally have at their fingertips a wider support network, including legal, organisational development and employee health and wellbeing support. * Increased efficiency – By investing in out-sourced HR provision, organisations can ‘free up’ much needed funds to re-invest in other areas of the business, while still receiving proactive effective HR support. * Accessing HR expertise that’s not available internally – External HR providers often have access to wider HR services and networks that mean where in-house HR expertise is not available in certain areas, external providers can provide specialist support in areas such as learning and development, employment law advice and policy development. * Increased speed and flexibility in response to problems – on occasions dealing with HR issues can be very reactive. If and when an issue arises it can be very stressful to discover you have neither the time nor HR expertise to resolve the issue. Frantically sourcing outside support at that time can lead to hasty decisions as well as unnecessary delays while contracts and pricing is agreed. The ability for an organisation to pick up the telephone to their HR provider and receive practical and proactive advice straight away, meaning that any unnecessary delays and risks can be avoided. * Improved involvement on strategic matters – many organisations have pared-back their HR function to mainly focus on the administrative tasks of managing people e.g. authorising annual leave, paying employees, issuing contracts etc. PACT HR’s Business Partner’s take great pride in getting to know the businesses and organisations that they work with. Meeting with senior management to understand each and every customer’s needs, aims and objectives and joining up the business strategy and people strategy. How PACT HR can meet your needs PACT HR offers a wide range of commissioned HR services. Organisations are able to purchase on-going, unlimited HR support through yearly service level agreements, delivered by experienced and skilled HR Business Partners. Alternatively you may consider purchasing bespoke HR Business Partner support, project work, learning and development or recruitment support through our HR Consultancy Services Team. For the full range of HR services available from PACT HR, please visit our website at www.pact-hr.co.uk, email us at Pact-HR@bradford.gov.uk or call one of our team on 01274 436644.
Governor HR Conference - Spring Term
04 Mar
We are pleased to announce PACT HR’s next HR for Governors Conference will focus on "Using HR Data to Improve Performance". Outline Governors within Schools and Academies have access to, and use, vast amounts of data to support them in their role. Information such as pupil attainment, pupil progress, pupil attendance, pupil behaviour, individual pupil needs, finance and resourcing. But what information is captured and available in relation to the current and prospective workforce? At the summer conference we will look at this area of management information (MI) data and how we can use this to educate decisions on the strategic planning and well being of the organisation. Nick Smith, Head of PACT HR will provide a summary update on some recent and relevant employment law issues and there will be the usual opportunity to network with Governors from other organisations and establishments. Agenda HR Employment Law Briefing Using HR Data to improve performance Making Data Work Report – HR FocusWhat data do we capture? Benefits and uses of data Turning data into actions Responsibilities Reporting mechanisms Questions and Close Light buffet and refreshments available from 5.30 pm The session will commence at 6 pm The session will close around 8 pm Suggested Audience: Open to all Governors Date & Time: Wednesday 29th April 2020 at 17:30 - 20:00 Venue: Margaret McMillan Tower (MMT / For room please ask at reception), Prince's Way, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1NN
Governors HR Conference
10 Feb
We are pleased to announce PACT HR’s next ‘HR for Governors Conference’ will focus on "Using HR Data to Improve Performance". Governors within Schools and Academies have access to, and use, vast amounts of data to support them in their role. Information such as pupil attainment, pupil progress, pupil attendance, pupil behaviour, individual pupil needs, finance and resourcing. But what information is captured and available in relation to the current and prospective workforce? At the summer conference we will look at this area of management information (MI) data and how we can use this to educate decisions on the strategic planning and wellbeing of the organisation. Nick Smith, Head of PACT HR will provide a summary update on some recent and relevant employment law issues and there will be the usual opportunity to network with Governors from other organisations and establishments. Open to all governors. Light buffet and refreshments available from 5.30 pm. The session will commence at 6 pm. The session will close around 8 pm. Agenda HR Employment Law Briefing Using HR Data to improve performance Making Data Work Report – HR Focus What data do we capture? Benefits and uses of data Turning data into actions Responsibilities Reporting mechanisms Questions and Close