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Code: SGC/19/954 Protection and Thriving in a Digital World Network for Early Years Practitioners (cf) (Cancelled)

55% of 4 year olds in the UK use tablets or smartphones

16% of 3-4 year olds own their own tablet or device (Ofcom)

73% of children have an online presence by the time they are 2 (AVG 2010)

96% of parents believe it is their responsibility to keep their children safe online but 70% struggle to do this


Are you interesting in learning more about children’s use of technologies and ways we can promote safe online practices for children, families and practitioners? 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 September 2019 13:30 - 15:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 20 November 2019 13:30 - 15:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 12 February 2020 13:30 - 15:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
4 29 April 2020 13:30 - 15:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/955 Protection and Thriving in a Digital World Network for Early Years Practitioners 6.30-8.30 (cf) (Cancelled)

55% of 4 year olds in the UK use tablets or smartphones

16% of 3-4 year olds own their own tablet or device (Ofcom)

73% of children have an online presence by the time they are 2 (AVG 2010)

96% of parents believe it is their responsibility to keep their children safe online but 70% struggle to do this


Are you interesting in learning more about children’s use of technologies and ways we can promote safe online practices for children, families and practitioners?

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 September 2019 18:30 - 20:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 20 November 2019 18:30 - 20:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 12 February 2020 18:30 - 20:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
4 29 April 2020 18:30 - 20:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/1234 Network for NQTs and Teachers New to or Returning to EYFS 2019/2020 (SCHOOLS ONLY) (Cancelled)

Whether this is your first post in teaching, you have come from teaching in another age group or you are returning to EYFS following time teaching in another year group, these sessions will focus on different aspects of the Reception classroom. 

Have you identified your disadvantaged children? What are you planning for narrowing the gap? Is your environment supporting learning and development for your cohort?
 
We would like this training to be responsive to the needs of NQTs and experienced teachers new or returning to EYFS in addition to any focus we may agree in response to national and local initiatives or EYFS data, so please bring along your ideas and suggestions.

This is also an opportunity to make links with other teachers in EYFS and has always been a useful discussion forum for sharing ideas, tips and concerns.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 October 2019 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 16 January 2020 09:00 - 11:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 27 April 2020 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

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/19/1080 Women in Leadership (South Glos Staff Only)

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.

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 07 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 25 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 20 April 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/310 The Wonderful World of Babies (cf) (Cancelled)

This 4-part course is for Baby Room Practitioners who would like an opportunity to develop their knowledge and practice with children 0 – 2 years old.

Baby room practitioners play a key role in those very first experiences, but what should the world look like through the eyes of the babies in your care to make this start the very best for them?

This interactive and informative course will facilitate practitioners to gain a deeper understanding of babies, their unique needs, and the stages of development they typically go through. A range of thought provoking activities and discussions will inspire practitioners to reflect upon their team’s outlook on provision for babies, how this impacts babies, and ways that they can improve the experiences that they provide.

Each session will have a different focus with gap tasks and further information via a designated learning space specifically for delegates, to encourage deeper individual reflection beyond the session. Practitioners will be expected to attend all sessions to fully benefit from the course.

Session 1 – Attachment, routines and the role of the key person.
Session 2 – Understanding and supporting the prime areas of learning.
Session 3 – Practical activities which support the characteristics of effective learning.
Session 4 – Enabling your environment.

Upon completing the course a visit will be offered to all delegates to provide tailored support with embedding their knowledge into practice.



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 21 January 2020 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 25 February 2020 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 26 March 2020 09:30 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
4 28 April 2020 09:15 - 12:15 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.

Essential Information
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/20/096 Total Respect (EVENT FULL) (Cancelled)

Total Respect is a national training course, designed with the help of young people in care, about being in care. It aims to help adults understand the needs and experiences of children and young people in care, how we can listen to children and young people, act on their wishes and feelings, and what we need to do to make sure this is effective. Total Respect is unique in that care-experienced young people co-deliver the training. It is, therefore, an excellent opportunity for staff and counsellors to learn from young people themselves whilst developing their skills and knowledge to actively promote childrenðs rights and participation.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 January 2020 09:30 - 14:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 30 January 2020 09:30 - 14:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 20 April 2020 09:30 - 14:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

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