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Code: SGC/18/426 Introduction to First Line Management July 18 - March 19 (EVENT FULL)

This Chartered Management Institute (CMI) recognised management development programme is for managers and aspiring managers from South Gloucestershire Council, neighbouring Local Authorities, and other organisations operating in the area. It provides an opportunity to reflect on your experience and working practices and is equally suitable for new managers making the transition from staff member to manager, existing managers who wish to build on their experience and aspiring managers who are preparing to make their first step into a management role. It sets out the foundations of knowledge and skills needed for development within a management role, and enables managers to identify further training and development needs. The programme consists of 6.5 days over a seven month period with 10 hours of self-directed learning. It will be delivered through a blended solution including face to face training, psychometric assessment, 360 review, action learning sets, individual coaching, individual reflection, skills practice and e-learning. You will receive CMI membership and a CMI certificate of completion of a recognised programme. The facilitators are Emma Ford (01454 864447), Deb Parsons (01454 868273) and Gary Willis (01454 863094). If you have any questions about whether this is the right programme for you please contact Emma, Deb or Gary. Please note there is a charge to attend this course for external delegates of £600. South Gloucestershire Council employees will be recharged £75 to cover costs.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 July 2018 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 19 September 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 30 October 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
4 20 December 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
5 24 January 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hydra Management Training Suite Map
6 14 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
7 21 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/18/925 Level 1 Award in Outdoor Learning through the Seasons (£) (Cancelled)

Would you like more ideas and to develop your confidence and knowledge working with children outdoors in all the elements the great British weather throws at us? This is a fantastic opportunity to work across the year looking at how play and learning outdoors links in with the seasons. We will look at different types of play and learning to support child development. We will introduce basic woodland skills, using tools, identifying risks, hazards and benefits to help you to start developing your own practice in the natural environment. This is a QCF accredited course through Cambium. After completion of all 5 workshops you will have a work book to hand in, in order to complete the course and achieve the Level 1 Award in Outdoor Learning (QCF) – 5 Credits. This course does not qualify you to run Forest School sessions. Other training courses are available. This course is aimed at practitioners who would like to start their outdoor journey, building knowledge and confidence. This will develop Outdoor Learning and Forest School awareness and practice. Entry requirements: None, however DBS and suitable first aid qualification is advised.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 October 2018 09:30 - 12:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 24 January 2019 09:30 - 12:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 26 April 2019 09:30 - 12:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
4 14 June 2019 09:30 - 12:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
5 04 July 2019 09:30 - 12:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/249 Using Technology to Inspire Boys to Write (SCHOOLS ONLY) (cf) (EVENT FULL)

This three part course is aimed at Reception teachers who are concerned about the growing gender attainment gap in writing in their school. This course is designed to be used as a writing project within your school and attendance at all three sessions is required.

Would you like to provide exciting and inspiring story telling opportunities for your children that will ignite their imagination and motivation for writing? This practical course will enable you to discover how the use of small world play, drama and props, alongside cameras, can complement focused teaching to empower boys to write.

We will look at the processes involved in the teaching of writing, alongside the essential experiences needed to enable boys to always see themselves as writers.

You will have the opportunity to audit your environment (‘What gender is your classroom?’) and use this information to provide provocations which support all learners to develop and succeed.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 October 2018 13:30 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 24 January 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 26 June 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/18/425 Introduction to First Line Management Oct 18 - May 19 (EVENT FULL)

This Chartered Management Institute (CMI) recognised management development programme is for managers and aspiring managers from South Gloucestershire Council, neighbouring Local Authorities, and other organisations operating in the area. It provides an opportunity to reflect on your experience and working practices and is equally suitable for new managers making the transition from staff member to manager, existing managers who wish to build on their experience and aspiring managers who are preparing to make their first step into a management role. It sets out the foundations of knowledge and skills needed for development within a management role, and enables managers to identify further training and development needs. The programme consists of 6.5 days over a seven month period with 10 hours of self-directed learning. It will be delivered through a blended solution including face to face training, psychometric assessment, 360 review, action learning sets, individual coaching, individual reflection, skills practice and e-learning. You will receive CMI membership and a CMI certificate of completion of a recognised programme. The facilitators are Emma Ford (01454 864447), Deb Parsons (01454 868273) and Gary Willis (01454 863094). If you have any questions about whether this is the right programme for you please contact Emma, Deb or Gary. Please note there is a charge to attend this course for external delegates of £600. South Gloucestershire Council employees will be recharged £75 to cover costs.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 October 2018 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 29 November 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 19 December 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
4 22 January 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
5 07 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hydra Management Training Suite Map
6 17 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
7 15 May 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/18/185 Effective EYFS Leadership 2018/2019 (SCHOOLS ONLY) (cf)

This course is for new or aspiring EYFS leaders in schools who want to develop and understand the role while improving outcomes for all children.


Are you the EYFS lead in your school? Are you looking to move into this role? Are you feeling a little isolated and unsure of exactly what being the EYFS leader involves? Are you in the pursuit of excellence and have an uncompromising drive to improve outcomes for all children in EYFS? If so, this course is for you.

During the two sessions we will unpick the roles and responsibilities of the EYFS leader in school. We will look at three themes:

· Leading teaching and learning
Analysing, understanding and using data
Observing and monitoring practice

· Leading others
Motivating and inspiring your team on your journey to outstanding
Implementing change
Preparing for inspection

· Leading innovation
Creative thinking to action plan and improve outcomes for all children

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 October 2018 09:00 - 11:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 15 March 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/18/186 Network for NQTs and Teachers New to or Returning to EYFS 2018/2019 (cf)

This network is for new teachers, experienced teachers who come from teaching in another age group, or teachers returning to the EYFS following time teaching in another year group.

Are you new to teaching and find yourself in a Reception class? Are you an experienced teacher and working in EYFS for the first time? Are you an experienced teacher returning to EYFS? This network will reveal the excitement and challenge of working with the very youngest children in school. We will provide an opportunity for you to share good practice and discuss issues and concerns with colleagues at each session.

Have you identified your disadvantaged children? When are you planning for them in order to narrow the gap? Is your environment supporting learning and development for your cohort?

We would like this training to be responsive to the needs of NQTs and experienced teachers new to or returning to EYFS in addition to any focus we may agree in response to national and local initiatives or EYFS data, so please bring along your ideas, suggestions and data to each session.

This is also an opportunity to make links with other teachers in EYFS and has always been a useful discussion forum for sharing ideas, tips and concerns.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 October 2018 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 11 February 2019 08:45 - 11:45 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 08 May 2019 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/18/187 EYFS Assessment Network 2018/2019 (SCHOOLS ONLY)(CF)

This network is suitable for all EYFS leaders, Reception teachers and teaching assistants making assessments of children’s learning and using them to develop quality of provision. It may also be of interest to assessment co-ordinators, deputy heads and head teachers who are looking to develop their understanding of assessment in early years.

This network will focus on developing your skills in assessment, required by the statutory assessment and moderation of standards process, in order to plan teaching and learning opportunities and support your practice in school. The network will provide opportunities to reflect on good practice through group work and discussions; engage in inter-school agreement trialling; and receive ongoing updates and news about assessment policy development.

The EYFSP 2018 handbook (p13) states that:
when practitioners are evaluating the effectiveness of their assessment processes they should consider:
child development….;
planning….;
the environment….;
the need for detailed understanding of the EYFS framework for assessment….;
high quality adult interaction….;
the organisational aspects of provision, resources, curriculum and people.
Successful implementation of these aspects of pedagogy and provision will enable practitioners to make an accurate, reliable and consistent assessment of children’s learning. This will inform planning for year 1.”

Please bring your most up to date data to each session.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 November 2018 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 26 February 2019 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 24 April 2019 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/18/188 Raising Aspirations and Attainment in Reading and Writing: Diminishing the Difference in EYFS (SCHOOLS ONLY) (cf)

This course is for all teachers and teaching assistants in Reception as well as EYFS leaders or Pupil Premium leads who want to narrow the gap in reading and writing for disadvantaged children in Reception.

Early education has the potential to drive social mobility and improve outcomes for the next generation. We should not let them down.”
Unknown Children, destined for disadvantage, Sir M Wiltshire

Is your data showing that your disadvantaged children are not achieving in line with their peers in reading and writing? Are you unsure how to support them? How can you identify vulnerability and narrow the attainment gap?

This series of workshops will unpick the attainment of children in receipt of pupil premium and help you to ascertain the breadth of the child’s world and offer experiences that broaden this in order to understand how your teaching can narrow the attainment gap.

We will look at:
Being ACE aware / identifying vulnerabilities
Working with parents / carers
Quality first teaching
Developing reading – beyond the reading assistant
Inspiring and enabling children to write

“For poor pupils the difference between a good teacher and a bad teacher is a whole year’s learning.”
Sutton Trust (2011, p2) Supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils, Briefing for School Leaders, November 2015 DfE

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 November 2018 13:30 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 05 February 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/049 Butterflies and Bees (EVENT FULL)

‘Butterflies and Bees’ This course follows on from 'Why and How?' Attachment and Emotional Health for Young People Looked After. This course will run From January to March 2019, dates TBC A training course designed to support foster carers, adopters and special guardians in developing their ability and confidence to respond therapeutically to the children in their care. This in-depth course is a key intervention from the Thinking Aloud team, designed to help you as carers develop your ability to support the children in your care. We will cover topics such as attachment and trauma, as well as consider different behaviours that might be difficult to manage within the home. We will spend some time thinking about your responses to difficulties in your relationships with the young people in your care, and discover and practice a range of practical techniques to improve their and your wellbeing. Please note that priority may need to be given to certain carers identified by the Family Placement and/or Thinking Aloud Team.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 January 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Armadillo Youth Venue Map
2 22 January 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Armadillo Youth Venue Map
3 29 January 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Armadillo Youth Venue Map
4 05 February 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Armadillo Youth Venue Map
5 12 February 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Armadillo Youth Venue Map
6 26 February 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Armadillo Youth Venue Map
7 05 March 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Armadillo Youth Venue Map
8 12 March 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Armadillo Youth Venue Map
9 19 March 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Armadillo Youth Venue Map
10 26 March 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Armadillo Youth Venue Map

Code: SGC/19/267 Basic Drug and Alcohol Training (EVENT FULL)

The Basic Drug and alcohol awareness training is aimed anyone who thinks that an increase of awareness around the effects of substances would benefit their working life.

We will include exercises on what a drug is and their effects, drugs box information (a look at some example (fake) substances) and information about them. New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) information and the problems associated with this new trend in drug use will be discussed. Participants can take a look at paraphernalia, and trends in use locally and nationally. Alcohol and identification and brief advice and how to recognise signs and symptoms of use (both drug and alcohol), signposting and referral pathways.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 January 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map