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Code: SGC/19/979 Capturing the Views & Wishes of Disabled Children

The need to successfully capture the views and wishes of children is a concept that is both philosophically shared as well as embedded in legislation. Those of us working with disabled children need to draw on a skills base of creativity, flexibility and advocacy in order to ensure the voice of each child is captured, valued and used to influence and enhance the quantity of disabled children's lives and experiences.

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1 10 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/1365 Financial Budget-Holder Training: Module 1 Budget Cycle Overview, Roles & Responsibilities (EVENT FULL)

This is a mandatory training session for all Council Budget Holders.

Following a recent CIPFA review, a recommendation was made that all budget holders attend Finance training to recap the Council financial budget processes. Training has been split into a number of 3-hour modules:

Module 1 - Process Overviews, Roles & Responsibilities
Module 2 - System Training
Module 3 - Departmental specific training including Capital Processes (Dates TBC)

Module 1 will cover the following:

Introduction to Council Finances
Local Government Funding
Budget Cycle process, including Budget Setting, Budget Monitoring and Year End
Roles & Responsibilities of Budget Holders and Finance Teams including Budget Cycle

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1 10 February 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Badminton Road F1001 Map

Code: SGC/20/307 Help! I'm a new SENCo (cf)

Early years practitioners face a challenging task in identifying very young children with additional needs and simultaneously providing support and advice to concerned parents. SENCO stands for Special Educational Needs Coordinator, and they have a legal duty to follow the SEND Code of Practice. This is crucial for early years settings in supporting early identification and intervention for children with special educational needs and will be a useful contact for parents if they were to have any concerns about their child’s development.

 Are you a new SENCO in your setting? Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to make sense of the role? This day will provide practitioners with information and knowledge about SEND. We will share practical strategies to support children with additional needs and to develop inclusive practice in your setting. We will help you to develop a whole team approach to supporting these children. 

The role of the SENCO involves ensuring all practitioners in the setting understand their responsibilities to children with SEN and the setting’s approach to identifying and meeting the SEND Code of Practice. The role also includes:

· Advising and supporting colleagues
· Ensuring parents are closely involved throughout and that their insights inform action taken by the setting
· Liaising with professionals or agencies beyond the setting
· Ensuring a smooth onward transition and planning for moving on to school for pre-school children

Come along and we will support you in starting to develop your practice and taking the first steps in this crucial new role.  

No charge for Ofsted registered South Glos settings
Not available to others
Subject to ‘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.

This whole day training is for practitioners who have become new SENCOs, taking on this role since September 2019 and who have not previously attended any ‘Whole Team Approach’, ‘Targets and Outcomes’ or SEND group training delivered by the Early Years Team in the last 4 years.

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1 10 February 2020 09:15 - 16:00 Brook Way Activity Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/026 Level 2 Award in Food Safety (Basic Food Hygiene)

This award (formerly the Basic Food Hygiene certificate) is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH). All food handlers are required by law to receive appropriate food hygiene training. This is relevant for anyone in contact with food preparation and service, such as Catering Staff, Care/Support staff (adult social care/housing-related services), Teaching staff, Lunchtime Supervisors, Classroom Assistants and Students. The standard charge for this course is £80 per day. Payment can be made via payments and selecting Adult Social Care 1 day Training.  Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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1 10 February 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0565 Moving and Handling/Assistive Technology Training (new council adult care staff only) (EVENT FULL)

This 1-day course is specifically for new staff in the council's adult social care division.
It gives key information and underpinning knowledge about moving and handling issues, equipment provision and the usage and options around assistive technology in the council.

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1 10 February 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Celestine House Map