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24 Feb
EP Post 16 Virtual Schools Consultation
Case consultation is a way of thinking through concerns with an Education Psychologist. Concerns may refer to any aspects of preparing for adulthood, 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 and the Young Person.
24
24 Feb
EP Post 16 Virtual Schools Consultation
Case consultation is a way of thinking through concerns with an Education Psychologist. Concerns may refer to any aspects of preparing for adulthood, 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 and the Young Person.
25
25 Feb
Interfaith Resources Open Day
Come along and see the type of faith resources your school could access if you sign up to our Resource Library service. It is also a chance to have a chat with the team about the other services we offer to meet your religious education curriculum needs. We will also have some surplus resources for sale on the day at amazing prices including books, games and Persona Dolls.
25
25 Feb
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)
25
25 Feb
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)
25
25 Feb
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)
27
27 Feb
Directors Briefing Session for Headteachers
An opportunity for Headteachers to receive updates from the Local Authority Senior Management Team on key areas
27
27 Feb
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)
27
27 Feb
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)
27
27 Feb
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 Interfaith and Diversity Education Team are holding their first open day!
11 Feb
Interfaith Resources Open Day The Interfaith and Diversity Education Team are holding their first open day on Tuesday 25th February between 08.30 and 16.30 at The School House at Newby Primary School. Come along and see the type of faith resources your school could access if you sign up to our Resource Library service. It is also a chance to have a chat with the team about the other services we offer to meet your religious education curriculum needs. We will also have some surplus resources for sale on the day at amazing prices including books, games and Persona Dolls. To register your interest please click here
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
Governor Monthly Update - January 2020
23 Jan
Please see attached a copy of our monthly update
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. Click update to see the cost. 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.
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.
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