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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.

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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 13:00 - 15:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 29 June 2020 13:30 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/20/296 Inspiring Leadership (cf)

This course is aimed at:
· Experienced leaders wishing to refresh their skills or with identified gaps in their learning.
· Those in middle management positions (such as deputies and room leaders).
· New leaders who wish to develop their skills.
· Childminders with assistants.
· Aspiring leaders.

This 4-part course will provide an opportunity to explore and discover a pedagogical approach within your setting. Through reflection on your setting vision, values and ethos we aim to refresh your outlook on the skills required to lead and nurture a team. We will consider:
- the fundamental differences between leading and managing
- getting the best from your team, and -
fostering confidence to lead an early years’ curriculum which includes and respects all children’s right to play and learn.

You will be invited and supported to lead improvement through a range of reflective tasks which will have a lasting impact on staff, children and families. A visit will be offered to all delegates to provide tailored support with embedding their knowledge into practice.

“Challenging people in the right way. Leading not managing, supporting them by giving them both a platform they can count on and expectations they can stretch for.” (Seth Goslin)


No charge for Ofsted registered South Glos settings
Not available to 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 23 January 2020 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 12 March 2020 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 06 May 2020 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
4 09 July 2020 09:15 - 12:15 To Be Advised Map

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/20/311 New to the Early Years: Empowering Individuals, Enhancing Practice (cf) (Cancelled)

This course is aimed at apprentices and level 2 practitioners as well as those new or returning to the early years.

With four focussed sessions this collaborative four-part course will further practitioners’ knowledge, skills and confidence in supporting young children.

Part 1: A Unique Child – This session will explore and enhance your knowledge of child development as a sequence of physical, communication and emotional changes.

Part 2: Positive Relationships – This session will be an opportunity to reflect on attachment and the importance of key people in the child’s life. You will deepen your knowledge of how to promote positive behaviour through self-regulation and emotional literacy.

Part 3: Enabling Environments – Play underpins learning and all aspects of children’s development. The role that adults have is crucial. This session will delve deeper into how you can provide playful experiences including practical examples that support children’s characteristics of effective learning.

Part 4: Learning and Development – The final session will consolidate your learning through the importance of understanding and analysing your observations and assessments of children in order to tailor your planning.

This course will be an opportunity to network with other practitioners who are new to early years as well as mentorship and support. This course includes a support visit to your setting from one of the trainers which will be personalised to your learning experiences.


No charge for Ofsted registered South Glos 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

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 March 2020 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 01 May 2020 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Jubilee Centre Map
3 10 July 2020 09:15 - 12:15 To Be Advised Map
4 18 September 2020 09:15 - 12:15 To Be Advised Map

Code: SGC/20/339 Level 3 Award in Coordinating an Outdoor Curriculum (QCF) – 13 Credits (£) (Cancelled)

This course is aimed at anyone with an educational background wanting to develop outdoor teaching skills as a Curriculum Outdoor Coordinator. This course fits the needs of educational professionals in the EYFS and National Curriculum.

Entry requirements:
You must be working in an educational establishment and have a current DBS check.

Would you like to motivate and enthuse others to get outside the classroom? This course fits the needs of educational professionals and the EYFS and national curriculum. It focuses on developing practical hands-on skills and a range of activities and experiences to use outdoors, developing your outdoor space and grounds.

Do you want to consider how to further develop the outdoor space, enhance the clubs that currently happen outdoors or build confidence to successfully cascade information and embed outdoor learning in your setting, taking a whole strategic approach to using outdoor environments for education and learning?

Become an outdoor ambassador

This is a QCF accredited course through Cambium. You will have a workbook to hand in, in order to complete the course. This will take approximately nine months to complete.

Please bring a packed lunch as lunches will not be provided.


£450 for South Gloucestershire delegates
£450 for non-South Gloucestershire delegates
Your place is not reserved until payment has been received






We are part of the Cambium Trainers Network. The Cambium Network has trainers in many parts of the UK. We cooperate in Continuing Professional Development, standardisation of assessment and feedback, submission of work to Agored Cymru (Formerly OCN Wales) awarding body and internal and external quality assurance.

Trainers meet regularly to discuss the latest developments, and to exchange ideas, skills and techniques and to play for the future. Most members of the Cambium Network provide services directly to schools and other bodies wishing to engage with the expanding use of Forest School, Outdoor Learning and Coastal School techniques in early years, primary and secondary education.

www.cambiumsustainable.co.uk

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 April 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 21 April 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 25 June 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
4 26 June 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/20/0695 Butterflies and Bees (EVENT FULL) (Cancelled)

‘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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 April 2020 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
2 29 April 2020 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
3 06 May 2020 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
4 13 May 2020 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
5 20 May 2020 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
6 03 June 2020 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
7 10 June 2020 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
8 17 June 2020 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
9 24 June 2020 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
10 08 July 2020 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/309 Tuning into your Two Year Olds (cf) (Cancelled)

This 4-part course is suitable for all practitioners working with 2 – 3 year olds who would like the opportunity to network with other practitioners in a similar role, to share good practice and partake in quality professional discussions.

Two year olds have an appetite for acquiring knowledge and skills at a rate that we find incredible but that we don’t always understand. This course will give you practical skills, theoretical knowledge and confidence in providing an environment that really fosters the natural curiosity and energy that two year olds express.

This is a four part course which will also involve a ‘gap task’ for you to practise new knowledge and skills learnt.

Session 1: Building a two year old’s brain – explore aspects of child development and how the brain is a vital part of that development.

Session 2: How to provide playful experiences that support children’s creativity.

Session 3: How the prime areas of development are the foundation for children’s learning in the future.

Session 4: Reflection on previous learning and to understand the importance of analysing observations and making accurate judgement when completing the Progress Check at 2.


No charge for Ofsted registered South Glos settings
£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

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 30 April 2020 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 04 June 2020 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 03 July 2020 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
4 17 September 2020 09:15 - 12:15 To Be Advised 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.

Essential Information
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/19/1081 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.

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 21 May 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 22 May 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 10 July 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map