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Code: SGC/20/142 Introduction to First Line Management Feb 20 - Oct 20

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 24 February 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 31 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 07 May 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
4 16 June 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
5 15 July 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Hydra Management Training Suite Map
6 03 September 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
7 09 October 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/143 Introduction to First Line Management May 20 - Dec 20

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 19 May 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 23 June 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 22 July 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
4 08 September 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
5 06 October 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Hydra Management Training Suite Map
6 05 November 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
7 09 December 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/312 Playful Pre-school Practitioners (cf) (Cancelled)

This course is suitable for practitioners working with 3 and 4 year olds who wish to improve their knowledge of how to provide fun, exciting and playful experiences which inspire lifelong learning.

This 4-part course will look at the power of play and how essential it is for embedding learning and deepening understanding. Each session will explore practical play ideas which provoke curiosity, playfulness, awe and wonder in order to promote children’s characteristics of effective learning.

Session 1: In this session we will look at children’s sense of belonging and how we can support children to settle in through genuine relationships and promoting a positive sense of self.

Session 2: In this session we will explore provocations for learning and how we provide children with the opportunities for deeper learning through resources that feed their vivid imagination and widen their life experiences.

Session 3: In this session we will focus on how we utilise the environment and our role as the teacher in order to support children’s communication and language skills both indoors and out.

Session 4: In this session we will identify how we can make learning visible in order to celebrate and focus on children’s competences for learning allowing us to celebrate the process not the outcome.

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”
(Fred Rogers)



No charge for Ofsted registered South Gloucestershire delegates
£150 for others
Subject to ‘no-show’ policy

NO-SHOW POLICY
It is important to note that the majority of our early years courses are subject to a ‘no-show’ policy. Payments made for chargeable courses are non-refundable unless cancellation is received at least five working days prior to the start of the course. For centrally funded courses, if a delegate fails to attend, or fails to cancel at least five working days prior to the start of the course, the setting will be invoiced for a no-show charge – this charge will be £30 if the course is 3 hours or less, or £50 if the course is more than 3 hours.
By booking on to any course directly run by the Early Years Team there is an assumption that you accept the terms and conditions of the no-show policy

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 July 2020 09:15 - 12:15 To Be Advised Map
2 24 September 2020 09:15 - 12:15 To Be Advised Map
3 22 October 2020 09:15 - 12:15 To Be Advised Map
4 26 November 2020 09:15 - 12:15 To Be Advised Map

Code: SGC/20/0735 Women in Leadership (South Glos Staff Only) (Cancelled)

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 (3094) or Emma Ford (4447) 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.

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 03 September 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 04 September 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 12 November 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0840 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.

Please note: By booking onto this course, you are consenting to your contact details being passed onto the trainer. This is so they can send the Zoom invitation to you.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 September 2020 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Zoom Map
2 29 September 2020 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Zoom Map
3 06 October 2020 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Zoom Map
4 13 October 2020 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Zoom Map
5 20 October 2020 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Zoom Map
6 03 November 2020 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Zoom Map
7 10 November 2020 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Zoom Map
8 17 November 2020 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/20/1058 Managing Beyond The Basics (South Glos Council Managers/Supervisors) (Cancelled)

PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED GUIDANCE BEORE ATTENDING TRAINING AT KINGSWOOD CIVIC CENTRE

This is a 2-day workshop specifically for South Gloucestershire Council managers and supervisors
. It is split into two 1-day sessions (Day 1: 22nd Sept & Day 2: 27th Oct). The main focus of the workshop is on exploring really practical tools and approaches for managing, supporting and challenging teams and individuals, including aspects such as coaching, communication and performance. The workshop will be led by Lenny Bedoyan.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 September 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 27 October 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/1272 Sensory Processing - Calming the Turmoil through Movement and Touch


Is your child a mixture of tantruming toddler, defiant teenager and angry adolescent all in one body, no matter what their age? Are they under or over responsive/reactive to sensory input (sounds, smells, tastes, other people Do they struggle with reading and writing, concentration and behaving at school?  Do they have issues with physical activities such as riding a bike, swimming or climbing

Such behaviour and developmental delay has been attributed to trauma and lack of stimulation as well as living in hostile environments before and after birth. However there is another cause to add to the mix, and one that can be easily rectified.

We are all born with primitive reflexes that are usually integrated within the first year or so of life as they no longer serve us. Think of infant reflexes such as sucking and rooting and the plantar grasp where the toes curl when the foot is stroked. Two reflexes prevalent in our children are the moro (startle) and fear paralysis reflex which if not integrated are believed to contribute to learning challenges, behavioural challenges, anxiety, emotional imbalances and overwhelm.

A very simple yet unbelievably powerful first step is to make sure children know how to crawl. "Proper” crawling is done contralateral ie diagonally across the body- left leg and right arm.

This session is being delivered virtually by Gill Tree.

Please note: By booking onto this course, you are consenting to your contact details being passed onto the trainer. This is so they can send the Zoom invitation to you.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 September 2020 10:00 - 13:00 Webinar: Zoom Map
2 01 October 2020 10:00 - 13:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/20/1091 Advanced Inter Agency Child Protection - Zoom Webinar (EVENT FULL)

REMINDER - PLEASE READ AND KEEP SAFE THE ATTACHED DOCUMENTS THIS CONTAINS YOUR JOINING INSTRUCTION/ZOOM INVITE.



THIS TRAINING IS GOING TO BE DELIVERED VIA ZOOM.

IF YOU ARE A SOUTH GLOS EMLOYEE YOU MUST CONTACT THE IT DEPARTMENT FOR YOUR ZOOM LICENSE.

A training package has been developed to temporarily replace and fulfil the aims and objectives of one day face to face Advanced Inter Agency Child Protection course.

The package includes a remote distance learning element supplemented by a 4 hour online trainer led session.

The training is organised by South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board Training Group and is targeted at all staff from all agencies who are working directly with children, or adults who are parents.
Effective child protection depends not only on reliable and accepted procedures for all staff involved with children, but also on their skills, knowledge and judgement and the ability to work together co-operatively.
Staff with lead roles in child protection require specialised training in order to carry out their work with abused children and families.
Please note it is recommended to leave a minimum of 3 months between attending Inter Agency Child Protection and Advanced Inter Agency Child Protection.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 September 2020 09:00 - 13:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/20/1392 FCSG: Men’s Group


The Purpose for the support groups



We realise that fostering can be really difficult at times. Perhaps the only people who really understand it are other foster carers and so therefore we want to give you a place to meet up.

There will be biscuits and/or cake, coffee, tea, and an opportunity for an informal chat at all of the meetings.

Although these will be informal meetings, each session will have a brief agenda, attendance list, and agreed group rules. This is to help those who don’t know anyone and feel awkward about coming along to a new meeting, to feel that they won’t be left alone on the side-lines.

Sometimes there will be speakers and topics as requested by the group, this will hopefully make it as relevant to your fostering as you like.

These sessions should be recorded on your Personal Development Plan (PDP).

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 September 2020 18:30 - 20:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/20/1411 Fostering Network - Foster Tax (Cancelled)

If you are new to fostering and wanting information about Tax and National Insurance Contributions, then this session is for you.

Amy Wilson, from The Fostering Network,  will be running a short workshop on Income Tax and National Insurance for foster carers, to help you understand the rules that apply to the income you get from fostering. 

Amy will run through the presentation and talk through the points.  Any questions that you have she will be happy to answer.

Fostering Network have also recently made a video of their tax workshop, which is available on their website.  This can only be accessed once your membership  has been processed, but once you have this, you will be able to return to the website video version should you need a recap. 

As you get full membership to fostering network it is also worth you knowing that as carers you can always call their membership helpline with specific questions about tax and national insurance.

Please note that by  booking onto this session, you are consenting to your email address being given to the trainer (who works for Fostering Network) so that they can send you a Zoom meeting request.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 September 2020 10:30 - 11:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map