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Code: SGC/19/954 Protection and Thriving in a Digital World Network for Early Years Practitioners (cf)

55% of 4 year olds in the UK use tablets or smartphones

16% of 3-4 year olds own their own tablet or device (Ofcom)

73% of children have an online presence by the time they are 2 (AVG 2010)

96% of parents believe it is their responsibility to keep their children safe online but 70% struggle to do this


Are you interesting in learning more about children’s use of technologies and ways we can promote safe online practices for children, families and practitioners? 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 September 2019 13:30 - 15:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 20 November 2019 13:30 - 15:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 12 February 2020 13:30 - 15:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
4 29 April 2020 13:30 - 15:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/955 Protection and Thriving in a Digital World Network for Early Years Practitioners 6.30-8.30 (cf)

55% of 4 year olds in the UK use tablets or smartphones

16% of 3-4 year olds own their own tablet or device (Ofcom)

73% of children have an online presence by the time they are 2 (AVG 2010)

96% of parents believe it is their responsibility to keep their children safe online but 70% struggle to do this


Are you interesting in learning more about children’s use of technologies and ways we can promote safe online practices for children, families and practitioners?

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 September 2019 18:30 - 20:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 20 November 2019 18:30 - 20:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 12 February 2020 18:30 - 20:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
4 29 April 2020 18:30 - 20:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/1351 Firstline Manager Development Programme

Firstline is:


There are three residential sessions, all of 2 days duration:
1. 24-25 September 2019
2. 21-22 January 2020
3. 7-8 July 2020

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 TBC Map
2 21 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 TBC Map
3 07 July 2020 09:30 - 16:30 TBC Map

Code: SGC/19/269 Women in Leadership (South Glos Staff Only) (EVENT FULL)

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 24 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 10 December 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 10 March 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/285 Introduction to First Line Management Sept 19 - Mar 20 (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) and Deb Parsons (01454 868273). If you have any questions about whether this is the right programme for you please contact Emma or Deb. 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 25 September 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 23 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 28 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
4 17 December 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
5 16 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Hydra Management Training Suite Map
6 13 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
7 11 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/1234 Network for NQTs and Teachers New to or Returning to EYFS 2019/2020 (SCHOOLS ONLY)

Whether this is your first post in teaching, you have come from teaching in another age group or you are returning to EYFS following time teaching in another year group, these sessions will focus on different aspects of the Reception classroom. 

Have you identified your disadvantaged children? What are you planning for narrowing 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 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 and suggestions.

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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 October 2019 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 16 January 2020 09:00 - 11:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 27 April 2020 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/1078 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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 27 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 04 March 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Poole Court Map

Code: SGC/19/1050 The Importance of Therapeutic Play in Promoting Children's Mental Health and Wellbeing - Only open to Childminders on IF SEN Support Package

Embrace and unleash your ‘inner child’
An opportunity to play and understand your creative playful spirit
Recognise being creative is not about an end product

Only open to Childminders on IF SEN Support Package

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 30 October 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Bradley Stoke Community School Map
2 04 March 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Bradley Stoke Community School Map
3 03 June 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Bradley Stoke Community School Map

Code: SGC/19/1166 Using Technology to Inspire Writing SCHOOLS ONLY (cf)

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 children to write.

We will look at the processes involved in the teaching of writing, alongside the essential experiences needed to enable all children 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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 November 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 04 March 2020 13:30 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 29 June 2020 13:30 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/1261 Making Every Interaction Count (ECERS)

A 5-day professional development and learning programme to improve language in the Early Years and beyond, in partnership with South Gloucestershire Council


The course is aimed at Nursery and Reception teachers and leaders and run in association with South Gloucestershire Council.

The cost of the 5 Day course including materials is £720 per school for 2 members of staff to attend. If you wish to undertake the Approach Champion training the cost is £800 per school – this includes the above plus and additional training day for 1 person.

For further information please contact:

The Early Years Team

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 November 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Brook Way Activity Centre Map
2 06 December 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Brook Way Activity Centre Map
3 17 January 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Brook Way Activity Centre Map
4 14 February 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Brook Way Activity Centre Map
5 13 March 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Burleight Court Map