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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/22/1208 SENDCO Skills and Knowledge Course

This course is for practitioners new to the role of SENDCO or wanting to further develop their knowledge and skills in the role.

This is a 6-part course with gap tasks in between designed to support you to develop the skills and knowledge for the role including topics on,
• Your role and responsibilities
• Identifying needs
• Following the graduated approach (Assess, Plan, Do, Review)
• Additional Assessment Tools
• Working with parents
• Targets and outcomes
• Practical strategies
• Autism Education Trust- Making Sense of Autism


Dates: Thursday 3 November 2022
AND Thursday 10 November 2022
AND Thursday 17 November 2022
AND Thursday 24 November 2022
AND Thursday 1 December 2022
AND Thursday 8 December 202
Time: 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Venue: This training will be delivered virtually via Microsoft Teams

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 November 2022 13:30 - 16:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map
2 10 November 2022 13:30 - 16:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map
3 17 November 2022 13:30 - 16:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map
4 24 November 2022 13:30 - 16:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map
5 01 December 2022 13:30 - 16:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map
6 08 December 2022 13:30 - 16:00 Microsoft TEAMS 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/22/1198 Makaton: Level 1 & 2 combined course (Cancelled)

These courses are for:
All Early Years Practitioners, parents/carers and any interested people looking to undertake and continue their Makaton journey.

Participants must complete level 1 before they can attend level 2 etc, be aged 16 or over, and be resident in the UK at the time of training.

Level 1 Training
Sessions include discussing commonly asked questions, hints and tips for effective signing and symbol use and how to start using Makaton in everyday situations at home or work.
Participants will learn signs and symbols for stages 1-2 of the Core Vocabulary and some additional vocabulary.

Level 2 Training
This builds on the knowledge you gained in Level 1 training.
You will learn the signs and symbols from Stages 3 and 4, and the rest of the Additional stage, of the Core Vocabulary.
Participants must have completed Level 1 training previously.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 November 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Early Years Training Room - Parkwall Primary Map
2 07 December 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Early Years Training Room - Parkwall Primary 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/22/1124 Trauma Awareness and Recovery Training

Trauma can arise from single or multiple events and can be experienced in numerous ways. Trauma can result in significant physical and mental impacts which in turn may have an effect on behaviour, on recovery and on a range of socioeconomic factors that are themselves a risk for poor physical and mental health. As we know from the research and work on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), the impact of trauma can have a significant and often lifelong impact; impacts can also be intergenerational.

The importance of a trauma informed and responsive approach has been elevated by the impacts of Covid-19 on children, young people and adults. Covid-19 has exposed significant inequality and had implications on the levels of need in relation to bereavement, financial hardship, mental health, domestic violence and complex safeguarding across the population. The further development of trauma informed approaches across the system is a key part of our recovery and response.

This training session is aimed at managers or staff in any sector who work with adults or children and would like to know more about trauma and it’s impacts on people and how to start thinking about supporting recovery for people who have experienced trauma. Delegates will be given the presentation so that they can deliver the awareness raising sessions in their own settings and teams. The training will also be supported by a resource manual. Once trained, delegates will be invited to join our growing Adversity and Trauma Ambassador Network. Existing Ambassadors can also attend. 

This course is FREE of charge. If you would like to find out more about trauma informed work going on across South Glos and the Adversity and Trauma Ambassador Network, please contact trauma-informed@southglos.gov.uk

Active engagement in these sessions is required so that the facilitator can ensure everyone’s emotional safety. Participants are encouraged to have a named support person they can contact if they need emotional support at any point during the training.

*This is a free 1 day course*

Please note - We will send you a Microsoft Teams invite/link a few days before the training.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 December 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/22/1189 Bitesize Safeguarding: Briefings for Settings - Prevent, FBV, Exploitation and Grooming

This course is for Early Years Preschools & Nurseries.

These briefings will run virtually with the offer of Preschools & Nurseries attending up to 6 sessions. The briefings will give up to date information on safeguarding legislation in practice. Each briefing has a specific focus.

These briefings were previously run in 2022 so no need to re attend these. Please note there is a maximum of 2 people attending from each setting.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 December 2022 18:30 - 19:30 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.

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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/22/1270 Introduction to Child Protection (DHSWs ONLY)

Please click here to view and download the course handouts. Please complete the 'quiz' prior to attending this event.

This training session will cover: The laws and policies that relate to safeguarding children and YP What we mean by safeguarding and how some children can be harmed What signs to look out for How ACE's impact families and children Local and inter-agency procedures that are in place The role of early help Appropriate information sharing Responding to allegations

Requirements for training via Zoom:

  • Participants must be provided with protected time, in an environment free from all work-related duties and distractions to successfuly complete the training
  • Participants require access to a camera and microphone to be able to fully engage in the session
  • On the day of training, should the above requirements not be possible, participants should rebook for a different date when they are able to meet the requirements, failure to full engage in the session may result in non-issue of certificate and a request to repeat the training session.


Requirements for face-to-face training:

  • Participants must arrive on time and allow time for parking.
  • Participants should attend the full training day, participants should be rebook for a different date if they are unable to attend the full day.
  • Please print any handouts attached to this event and bring them along with you to the session.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 December 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map