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Code: SGC/22/0364 The Management Programme Sept 2022 - Feb 2023

This course is for first line and middle managers only’

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 5.5 days over a seven month period with ten hours of self-directed learning. It will be delivered through a blended solution including face to face and online training, psychometric assessment, 360 review, action learning sets, individual coaching, individual reflection, skills practice and e-learning. The topics included are personal development as a manager, leadership and communication, developing individuals and teams, managing employee performance, decision making and managing change, resources and stakeholder relationships. This six month First Line Management Programme provides participants the opportunity to go through the following topics with a cohort of council peers, rather than as standalone training days. The benefit of this can be enhanced networks and greater learning as reflection and improvement is an integrated part of the programme. Participants also benefit from a 360-degree feedback to inform their development and a MBTI psychometric profile.

Please note there is a charge to attend this course for external delegates of £600 (£680 if booked after 1st April 2022). South Gloucestershire Council employees will be recharged £150 (£175 if booked after 1st April 2022) to cover costs.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 September 2022 09:30 - 11:30 Online Learning Map
2 05 October 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map
3 08 November 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map
4 07 December 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map
5 17 January 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map
6 22 February 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/22/1117 Managing Practice Learning

PLEASE FIND YOUR MS TEAMS INVITE IN YOUR OUTLOOK APPOINTMENT FOR THE 24th NOVEMBER 2022


A four day course for new Social Work Practice Educators. Participants will need to be Social Workers with a minimum two years post qualifying experience and approval from their team manager.

New Practice educators will be required to work towards the Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS) stage one, whilst working with their first student.

A discussion with Sally Norris is needed before booking onto this training session.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 September 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Centre Map
2 06 October 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Centre Map
3 18 January 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
4 09 February 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Centre Map

Code: SGC/22/1214 Understanding the EYFS for TAs

This three-part course is for any Teaching Assistants or Support Staff working within the Early Years in a Reception or Nursery class who would like to develop their knowledge and understanding of the EYFS.

This three-part course will enable you to have the skills and knowledge needed to effectively support children within the EYFS.

Across the three sessions we will aim to explore the recent EYFS reforms, the 17 areas of learning, the Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning, the role of the adult, the environment, observations and assessment.

We would like this course to be responsive to the needs of all those attending so in addition to any of the agreed focuses, we will also aim to explore any questions, ideas or suggestions those attending may have within each of the sessions.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 November 2022 13:00 - 15:30 Early Years Training Room - Parkwall Primary Map
2 11 January 2023 13:00 - 15:30 Early Years Training Room - Parkwall Primary Map
3 28 March 2023 09:15 - 11:45 Early Years Training Room - Parkwall Primary Map

Code: SGC/22/1201 Making a difference to children who are deemed at risk from financial disadvantage

Making a difference to children who are deemed at risk from financial disadvantage (Those eligible for two-year-old funding and early years pupil premium) 

This course is for all Early Years Practitioners who support children who are in receipt of two year old funding and early years pupil premium whether you have one child or a high number of children eligible for this funding.

“A child’s future can too often be decided even before they hang their coat on a peg on the first day of primary school” Clegg, N 2013

As an Early Years Setting you fundamental in making a difference to the long-term outcomes of children who are in receipt of two year funding and early years pupil premium.
These sessions will explore research on the best ways to make the best possible use of EYPP, and to demonstrate the impact it can have.

Participating settings will work in partnership with others, to share ideas and experiences and support and evaluate strategies.

Commitment to attend all sessions is required.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 November 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Early Years Training Room - Parkwall Primary Map
2 27 April 2023 09:30 - 12:30 Early Years Training Room - Parkwall Primary Map

Code: SGC/22/1212 Inspiring Writing in EYFS

This course is aimed at all Early Years Practitioners working in Reception Classes in school (teachers and teaching assistants).

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, within your environment 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 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 08 November 2022 13:00 - 15:30 Early Years Training Room - Parkwall Primary Map
2 19 April 2023 13:00 - 15:30 Early Years Training Room - Parkwall Primary Map

Code: SGC/22/1060 Aspiring managers’ programme (EVENT FULL)

Are you wondering whether moving into management is the right career move for you? This programme aims to give you an insight into what’s involved in management and the steps you can take to prepare yourself to apply for future management roles.

Comprising e-modules, self-study and practical elements, supported by webinars and face to face sessions, the programme will help you build the foundation knowledge to support your career next steps.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 November 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 11 January 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map
3 07 March 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/22/0335 Women in Leadership

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This woman’s leadership development programme seeks to address the under representation of women in management roles. Women in Leadership builds confidence, informal networks and develops an understanding of women as future leaders. 

This three day programme will provide participants with an opportunity to focus on your personal and professional goals and give ongoing support to achieve them. The workshop is fun and interactive, and considers themes such as self-awareness, personal impact and influence, and leadership styles As an online course it will contain a mixture of discussions and self-study as well as essential pre-course work. It is written so people at all stages of their careers can benefit from it.

This inspiring and engaging programme is for existing female managers who wish to progress in their careers or aspiring managers and leaders and covers self-leadership, personal impact and influence as a leader and inspirational women and leadership.
 
Please note: This is a women only programme.

This course is free to South Gloucestershire Council staff.  For all external delegates there is a charge of £350.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 November 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
2 18 November 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map
3 23 February 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/22/1194 Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Network

This network is aimed at setting practitioners and childminders of all levels and experiences.

This course will provide opportunities for setting practitioners, and childminders to come together and reflect upon Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within the early years.

This will be an open forum for reflective discussion; therefore, an expectation of contribution is required from all attendees. A comfortable, albeit virtual space will be created to share and reflect upon key aspects of inclusive practice including; unconscious bias, tokenism in the absence of diversity, challenging racial incidents and talking about race in our settings.

Previous attendees are welcome to return to the network, however, please note that as we will be exploring similar themes, some content will be repeated.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 30 November 2022 18:30 - 20:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map
2 22 February 2023 18:30 - 20:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map
3 31 May 2023 18:30 - 20:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/22/1195 Inspiring Leadership

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

This course will provide an opportunity to explore and discover a pedagogical approach within your setting which translates and transpires through every aspect of your provision. 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 to get the best from your team and foster a 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.

Commitment to attend all sessions is required.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 December 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Early Years Training Room - Parkwall Primary Map
2 17 January 2023 09:30 - 12:30 Early Years Training Room - Parkwall Primary Map
3 16 February 2023 09:30 - 12:30 Early Years Training Room - Parkwall Primary Map
4 09 March 2023 09:30 - 12:30 Early Years Training Room - Parkwall Primary Map

Code: SGC/23/0216 Court Skills for Children's Social Workers (EVENT FULL)

PLEASE NOTE: YOUR JOINING INSTRUCTIONS AND ANY TRAINING MATERIALS ARE ATTACHED TO THIS EVENT. PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED RESOURCES PRIOR TO THE COURSE TO FURTHER YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORT YOUR LEARNING ON THE TRAINING.

PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU CAN ACCESS ZOOM PRIOR TO THIS EVENT. WE ASK THAT ALL USERS ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME TO JOIN THIS EVENT ON THE DAY. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND BOTH DAYS AND YOU CANNOT SWAP BETWEEN COURSES.

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Meeting ID: 880 4911 4230

Delegates attending this course are called upon to prepare statements and reports for use in court proceedings involving children and to, potentially, attend court to give oral evidence based upon those reports. The course will provide the necessary skills to enable delegates to produce concise, accurate and compelling written evidence and give guidance as to how to present that evidence to best effect in the courtroom. The second day of the course enables delegates to practise giving oral evidence in a formal setting and to be cross examined by our experienced barrister-trainer.


Who is the Course aimed at?
Social Workers in Children & Family social care

Joining link
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Meeting ID: 880 4911 4230

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 January 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Zoom Map
2 10 February 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Zoom Map