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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/18/659 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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 September 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Poole Court Map
2 06 November 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Poole Court Map
3 08 January 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Poole Court Map

Code: SGC/18/722 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 26 September 2018 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
2 03 October 2018 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
3 10 October 2018 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
4 17 October 2018 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
5 24 October 2018 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
6 07 November 2018 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
7 14 November 2018 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
8 21 November 2018 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
9 28 November 2018 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
10 05 December 2018 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map

Code: SGC/18/660 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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 October 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Poole Court Map
2 20 November 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Poole Court Map
3 15 January 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Poole Court 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/18/651 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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 October 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 16 November 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 04 January 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre 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 12 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/18/210 SEND Group Project - Cohort 1 (INVITE ONLY)


This course is for the SENCO in your setting or assistant SENCo who are working directly with identified children with SEND.

This course, which comprises a block of 4 face to face twilight sessions, some preparatory work and gap tasks has been designed to support your setting through the SEND process. It will support you to gather quality evidence to make a request for an Education Health Care Needs Assessment.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 October 2018 16:30 - 18:30 Badminton Road Offices Map
2 06 November 2018 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 20 November 2018 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
4 04 December 2018 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) 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