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07 Jul
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)
07
07 Jul
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)
07
07 Jul
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)
07
07 Jul
Governor Training(Virtual): Safeguarding
The discussion and information provided will assist governors in understanding the different areas of concern and ensure that these are addressed effectively by the systems and practices of their school and will explain the remit of the Named Governor.
10
10 Jul
(Distance Learning) - Safer Recruitment in Education
In this session we will explore: * Your statutory obligations * Key benefits of a Safer Recruitment process * Crucial elements of a Safer Recruitment process * The importance of on going vigilance
10
10 Jul
(Distance Learning) Safer Recruitment in Education
In this session we will explore: - Your statutory obligations - Key benefits of a Safer Recruitment process - Crucial elements of a Safer Recruitment process - The importance of on-going vigilance
10
10 Jul
NQT Services
This course is for those who are going to be new mentors or coordinators, or for people who are returning to mentoring after a break and need refreshing on the statutory guidance for induction.
13
13 Jul
Governor Training(VIRTUAL): Well-being & Mental Health - a Governors role
Governors will be aware that mental health and wellbeing in schools is now more prominent. Governors will gain an understanding through this course about how they fit in. The course will give practical examples of how governors can be involved without straying into operational activities. This course focuses on the Governance role, it supports governors in their understanding of the subject and where to find further information related to schools and Ofsted. The Department for Education supports governors promotion of well being of pupils and DfE guidance for Governors also highlights information and guidance for Governors to support the well being of staff. This course is held virtually over the internet using Microsoft Teams. Your device will need a microphone and ideally a camera, as powerpoint sharing will be displayed this is not so good on a phone. A practice session to access Teams can be held, if you have any queries please contact school.governor@bradford.gov.uk
14
14 Jul
Governor Training (Virtual) - CURRICULUM: Monitoring Recovery and Planning
This course will look at ways in which governors can both plan for the future and assess the suitability and quality of the recovery curriculum that is being delivered
16
16 Jul
Governor Training (Virtual) - Maintaining good governance in COVID-19 times
The session will include • Governing in challenging circumstances, business continuity and using virtual meetings effectively • Planning from September, including the core responsibilities, to ensure that longer term and current strategies are effectively planned and monitored to promote recovery and longer term improvement.
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Useful Documents!
03 Jul
The School Governors Service have started to develop a new area on the site where they will collate useful guidance that is issued from various public bodies and publish it all in one central place. To access this area please go to the SGS page and scroll down to 'Our Services' section and select Latest Documentation
The School Business Manager – A Vital Asset
01 Jul
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 unrivalled 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 and let us help you put together an in-depth and successful recruitment strategy to employ your next School Business Manager.
Virtual Visits
30 Jun
We can now offer virtual Interfaith experiences which you can use your subscription to access. These will comprise of a 10-15 minute recorded session available on a private YouTube link followed by a live interactive virtual session of activities, a question and answer session and a story dependent on the subject of the session. The session will last a minimum of 1 hour but can be longer and tailored to your school’s needs. Our pages on the site will give you an idea of the type of sessions we can offer, but this is not an exhaustive list and we can tailor it to any faith subject you would like. Please email us at interfaith@bradford.gov.uk and one of our tutors would be happy to have a discussion about your needs.
DSL Update
24 Jun
Please find attached a newsletter from the Education Safeguarding Team designed to keep Designated Safeguarding Leads up to date with all the latest information. Please click on this article and download the newsletter from the right hand panel.
Safe Recruitment Training - Available now as e-learning
23 Jun
Since March 2020 a number of PACT HR's face to face training events have been postponed in order to comply with lockdown guidance and ensure the safety of our delegates. We have however been working hard to ensure we can still bring you safer recruitment training, albeit in a slightly different format. We are excited to announce that the new distance learning session will be available to delegates from 2nd July 2020. How will it work? You can still book for the Safer Recruitment events details in the training section or by emailing info@pact-hr.co.uk Once booked, you will receive the training materials direct to the email address you provided. You can go at your own pace and there is a workbook to accompany you through the session. Once you have completed the session you will be able to take the knowledge test and obtain a certificate of attendance. Accessibility Requirements In order to take part in the e-learning you will need a computer that allows you to view mp4 videos. You will also need to print off the accompanying handbook or have this open on another screen. Sound is also required. “I’d prefer to wait….” If you’d rather wait until face to face training resumes simply book for the September course date which we are anticipating will take place face to face. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Governors Update June 2020
19 Jun
Please find attached our Governor Monthly Update for June 2020. To view the newsletter please click on this article and download the newsletter from the left hand menu.