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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/19/265 Women in Leadership (South Glos Staff Only)

This woman’s leadership development programme seeks to address the under representation of women in management roles within the council through a women’s only programme which builds confidence, informal networks and develops an understanding of women as future leaders. This inspiring and engaging programme is for existing female managers who wish to progress in their careers or aspiring managers and leaders. If this programme interests you but you aren’t sure if it is right for you please give Emily Proom (4213), Emma Ford (4447) or Debra Parsons (8273) a call to discuss this further. Please note: This is a women only programme. If you are interested in management development you may also be interested in our Introduction to First Line Management programme which sets out the foundations of knowledge and skills needed for development within a management role. Course details are on the website.

Please note there is a charge to attend this course for external delegates of £200. South Gloucestershire Council employees will not be charged.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 January 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Poole Court Map
2 12 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Poole Court Map
3 19 July 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Poole Court Map

Code: SGC/19/283 Introduction to First Line Management Feb 19 - Sept 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 14 February 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 27 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 30 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
4 30 May 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
5 19 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hydra Management Training Suite Map
6 17 July 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
7 26 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/266 Women in Leadership (South Glos Staff Only)

This woman’s leadership development programme seeks to address the under representation of women in management roles within the council through a women’s only programme which builds confidence, informal networks and develops an understanding of women as future leaders. This inspiring and engaging programme is for existing female managers who wish to progress in their careers or aspiring managers and leaders. If this programme interests you but you aren’t sure if it is right for you please give Emily Proom (4213), Emma Ford (4447) or Debra Parsons (8273) a call to discuss this further. Please note: This is a women only programme. If you are interested in management development you may also be interested in our Introduction to First Line Management programme which sets out the foundations of knowledge and skills needed for development within a management role. Course details are on the website.

Please note there is a charge to attend this course for external delegates of £200. South Gloucestershire Council employees will not be charged.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 February 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Poole Court Map
2 21 May 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Poole Court Map
3 10 September 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Poole Court Map

Code: SGC/19/122 Women in Leadership (South Glos Staff Only)

This woman’s leadership development programme seeks to address the under representation of women in management roles within the council through a women’s only programme which builds confidence, informal networks and develops an understanding of women as future leaders. This inspiring and engaging programme is for existing female managers who wish to progress in their careers or aspiring managers and leaders. If this programme interests you but you aren’t sure if it is right for you please give Emily Proom (4213), Emma Ford (4447) or Debra Parsons (8273) a call to discuss this further. Please note: This is a women only programme. If you are interested in management development you may also be interested in our Introduction to First Line Management programme which sets out the foundations of knowledge and skills needed for development within a management role. Course details are on the website.

Please note there is a charge to attend this course for external delegates of £200. South Gloucestershire Council employees will not be charged.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 14 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 20 September 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/18/189 EYFS Leadership Network 2018/2019 (SCHOOLS ONLY) (cf)

This network is for EYFS leaders, assessment co-ordinators and experienced EYFS teachers who are aspiring leaders in school.

What does high quality teaching and learning look like in Reception? How do I monitor progress? How do I ensure the children are prepared for Year 1? What is expected progress in Reception? How do I monitor continuous provision? How do I diminish the difference for disadvantaged children? What is your data telling you?

Do these questions sound familiar? Are you juggling the role of the EYFS leader while teaching the youngest children in your school? If so, this network is for you.

We will explore the role of the EYFS leader within a school, embracing the challenge of leading this unique phase of education. The sessions will provide delegates with the opportunity to meet other leaders and address current issues and problem solve together. This will be a forum which will respond to your needs and requirements as leaders within school.

Effective leadership in early years has been recognised as being significant in raising standards and outcomes for children. Through this network you will develop your own leadership skills in order to achieve outstanding outcomes for your children.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 March 2019 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 08 July 2019 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/315 Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees (EVENT FULL)

Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees:  A 5-part course for Foster Carers, Social Workers and Teachers.

These 5 sessions will be spread out throughout 2019 from March until November.  They are being faciliated by Nese Davidson-Birch & Alison Clarkson Webb From Tamarisk Training.

Do you come into contact with refugees and asylum seekers in your work context, and struggle to know how best to help?
Are you caring for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people and want to follow best practice?
Are you confused by the rhetoric surrounding migraton and want to know some facts?
Are you concerned that your clients are getting lost in the maze of the UK asylum system?

This course may be what you are looking for.

About the Course:

We will start by exploring what it feels like to operate outside of your own culture, and to lose all that is familiar to you. From a positon of empathy we will then look at some fundamental ways in which cultures di?er from each other, which may give us insights into the behaviour of our clients. We will consider the bigger picture of global migraton to try to understand why refugees and asylum seekers might end up in South Gloucestershire, and what they may have experienced on their journeys. We will then zoom in to the details of the UK asylum system and how it works (or doesn’t work) both for adults and for children. We will map service provision for refugees in our area and how we can e?ectively signpost our clients. We will gather as a mult-disciplinary learning community to dialogue and learn together through a variety of simulations, games, discussions, case studies and other actvites on this highly interactive course.

About Us Tamarisk Training design and facilitate bespoke training events to promote intercultural awareness and understanding of issues facing asylum seekers and refugees. Nese Davidson-Birch and Alison Clarkson Webb have been running training together since 2016. Please find out more about us at www.tamarisktraining.co.uk Attendence is expected at each session, as the days will build on the previous one.

The sessions will run in the following order:

1. Culture Shock - 20th March
2. Hot and Cold Cultures - 22nd May
3. A Refugee's Journey - 10th July
4. The UK Asylum System - 18th September
5. Unaccompanied Children - 6th November

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 March 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 22 May 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 10 July 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
4 18 September 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
5 06 November 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/123 Women in Leadership (South Glos Staff Only)

This woman’s leadership development programme seeks to address the under representation of women in management roles within the council through a women’s only programme which builds confidence, informal networks and develops an understanding of women as future leaders. This inspiring and engaging programme is for existing female managers who wish to progress in their careers or aspiring managers and leaders. If this programme interests you but you aren’t sure if it is right for you please give Emily Proom (4213), Emma Ford (4447) or Debra Parsons (8273) a call to discuss this further. Please note: This is a women only programme. If you are interested in management development you may also be interested in our Introduction to First Line Management programme which sets out the foundations of knowledge and skills needed for development within a management role. Course details are on the website.

Please note there is a charge to attend this course for external delegates of £200. South Gloucestershire Council employees will not be charged.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 02 July 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 01 October 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/779 Butterflies and Bees

‘Butterflies and Bees’ This course follows on from 'Why and How?' Attachment and Emotional Health for Young People Looked After. 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 24 April 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Baileys Court Activity Centre Map
2 01 May 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Baileys Court Activity Centre Map
3 08 May 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Baileys Court Activity Centre Map
4 15 May 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Baileys Court Activity Centre Map
5 22 May 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Baileys Court Activity Centre Map
6 05 June 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Baileys Court Activity Centre Map
7 12 June 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Baileys Court Activity Centre Map
8 19 June 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Baileys Court Activity Centre Map
9 26 June 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Baileys Court Activity Centre Map
10 03 July 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Baileys Court Activity Centre Map