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Code: SGC/18/925 Level 1 Award in Outdoor Learning through the Seasons (£) (Cancelled)

Would you like more ideas and to develop your confidence and knowledge working with children outdoors in all the elements the great British weather throws at us? This is a fantastic opportunity to work across the year looking at how play and learning outdoors links in with the seasons. We will look at different types of play and learning to support child development. We will introduce basic woodland skills, using tools, identifying risks, hazards and benefits to help you to start developing your own practice in the natural environment. This is a QCF accredited course through Cambium. After completion of all 5 workshops you will have a work book to hand in, in order to complete the course and achieve the Level 1 Award in Outdoor Learning (QCF) – 5 Credits. This course does not qualify you to run Forest School sessions. Other training courses are available. This course is aimed at practitioners who would like to start their outdoor journey, building knowledge and confidence. This will develop Outdoor Learning and Forest School awareness and practice. Entry requirements: None, however DBS and suitable first aid qualification is advised.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 October 2018 09:30 - 12:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 24 January 2019 09:30 - 12:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 26 April 2019 09:30 - 12:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
4 14 June 2019 09:30 - 12:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
5 04 July 2019 09:30 - 12:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/249 Using Technology to Inspire Boys to Write (SCHOOLS ONLY) (cf) (EVENT FULL)

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 boys to write.

We will look at the processes involved in the teaching of writing, alongside the essential experiences needed to enable boys 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 17 October 2018 13:30 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 24 January 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 26 June 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/18/185 Effective EYFS Leadership 2018/2019 (SCHOOLS ONLY) (cf)

This course is for new or aspiring EYFS leaders in schools who want to develop and understand the role while improving outcomes for all children.


Are you the EYFS lead in your school? Are you looking to move into this role? Are you feeling a little isolated and unsure of exactly what being the EYFS leader involves? Are you in the pursuit of excellence and have an uncompromising drive to improve outcomes for all children in EYFS? If so, this course is for you.

During the two sessions we will unpick the roles and responsibilities of the EYFS leader in school. We will look at three themes:

· Leading teaching and learning
Analysing, understanding and using data
Observing and monitoring practice

· Leading others
Motivating and inspiring your team on your journey to outstanding
Implementing change
Preparing for inspection

· Leading innovation
Creative thinking to action plan and improve outcomes for all children

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 October 2018 09:00 - 11:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 15 March 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/18/186 Network for NQTs and Teachers New to or Returning to EYFS 2018/2019 (cf)

This network is for new teachers, experienced teachers who come from teaching in another age group, or teachers returning to the EYFS following time teaching in another year group.

Are you new to teaching and find yourself in a Reception class? Are you an experienced teacher and working in EYFS for the first time? Are you an experienced teacher returning to EYFS? This network will reveal the excitement and challenge of working with the very youngest children in school. We will provide an opportunity for you to share good practice and discuss issues and concerns with colleagues at each session.

Have you identified your disadvantaged children? When are you planning for them in order to narrow 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 to 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, suggestions and data to each session.

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 25 October 2018 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 11 February 2019 08:45 - 11:45 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 08 May 2019 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/18/187 EYFS Assessment Network 2018/2019 (SCHOOLS ONLY)(CF)

This network is suitable for all EYFS leaders, Reception teachers and teaching assistants making assessments of children’s learning and using them to develop quality of provision. It may also be of interest to assessment co-ordinators, deputy heads and head teachers who are looking to develop their understanding of assessment in early years.

This network will focus on developing your skills in assessment, required by the statutory assessment and moderation of standards process, in order to plan teaching and learning opportunities and support your practice in school. The network will provide opportunities to reflect on good practice through group work and discussions; engage in inter-school agreement trialling; and receive ongoing updates and news about assessment policy development.

The EYFSP 2018 handbook (p13) states that:
when practitioners are evaluating the effectiveness of their assessment processes they should consider:
child development….;
planning….;
the environment….;
the need for detailed understanding of the EYFS framework for assessment….;
high quality adult interaction….;
the organisational aspects of provision, resources, curriculum and people.
Successful implementation of these aspects of pedagogy and provision will enable practitioners to make an accurate, reliable and consistent assessment of children’s learning. This will inform planning for year 1.”

Please bring your most up to date data to each session.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 November 2018 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 26 February 2019 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 24 April 2019 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/18/188 Raising Aspirations and Attainment in Reading and Writing: Diminishing the Difference in EYFS (SCHOOLS ONLY) (cf)

This course is for all teachers and teaching assistants in Reception as well as EYFS leaders or Pupil Premium leads who want to narrow the gap in reading and writing for disadvantaged children in Reception.

Early education has the potential to drive social mobility and improve outcomes for the next generation. We should not let them down.”
Unknown Children, destined for disadvantage, Sir M Wiltshire

Is your data showing that your disadvantaged children are not achieving in line with their peers in reading and writing? Are you unsure how to support them? How can you identify vulnerability and narrow the attainment gap?

This series of workshops will unpick the attainment of children in receipt of pupil premium and help you to ascertain the breadth of the child’s world and offer experiences that broaden this in order to understand how your teaching can narrow the attainment gap.

We will look at:
Being ACE aware / identifying vulnerabilities
Working with parents / carers
Quality first teaching
Developing reading – beyond the reading assistant
Inspiring and enabling children to write

“For poor pupils the difference between a good teacher and a bad teacher is a whole year’s learning.”
Sutton Trust (2011, p2) Supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils, Briefing for School Leaders, November 2015 DfE

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 November 2018 13:30 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 05 February 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/267 Basic Drug and Alcohol Training (EVENT FULL)

The Basic Drug and alcohol awareness training is aimed anyone who thinks that an increase of awareness around the effects of substances would benefit their working life.

We will include exercises on what a drug is and their effects, drugs box information (a look at some example (fake) substances) and information about them. New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) information and the problems associated with this new trend in drug use will be discussed. Participants can take a look at paraphernalia, and trends in use locally and nationally. Alcohol and identification and brief advice and how to recognise signs and symptoms of use (both drug and alcohol), signposting and referral pathways.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 January 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/168 Early Years Safeguarding Responsibilities (L&M Support Programme) (cf)


How confident are you that your staff are secure in their safeguarding knowledge? How do you monitor your safeguarding practice? 

In a rapidly changing world, where the key priority is to safeguard and protect children, are you and your staff fully aware of your responsibilities in this area? If you are a leader, manager, deputy, safeguarding lead or deputy, this course will help you to reflect on safeguarding practice in your setting. It will draw on current guidance along with the Local Authority safeguarding audit to assist with planning for the effective monitoring of safeguarding practice.

This course, aimed at managers and deputies, will help you to reflect on current practice and provide practical strategies to have a positive impact on your setting. This course is ideal for practitioners new to leadership and management; deputies seeking to develop skills; and experienced leaders seeking to refresh and develop their skills and understanding.

This is a stand-alone course which is one of 7 leadership and management sessions offered throughout the year. Together they will provide valuable support to leaders and managers. In addition, supporting materials are available on the VLE to further supplement knowledge and understanding of this subject.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 January 2019 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/026 Child Protection Update (EVENT FULL)

Child Protection Update Effective child protection depends not only on reliable and accepted procedures for all staff involved with children, but also on their skills, knowledge and judgment and the ability to work together co-operatively. Staff with lead roles in child protection require specialised training in order to carry out their work with abused children and families.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 January 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/097 Inter-Agency Child Protection (EVENT FULL)

Inter-Agency Child Protection. This one day training course is organised by South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board Training Group and is targeted at employees working directly with children who have completed °single° agency Child Protection i.e. e-learning CP and is facilitated by a South Gloucestershire Multi-agency Safeguarding Board Trainer. Safeguarding of children and young people is everybody°s responsibility. This multi-agency course is aimed at those who need to expand upon the knowledge gained from the e-learning module by increasing confidence and competence in order to contribute to inter-agency assessments and to undertake an assessment of risk when required. This course aims to give staff an opportunity to explore within a face to face, multi-agency environment, various aspects of child protection in order to enhance knowledge and awareness of the issues and the ability to respond appropriately to them. This course will also cover basic processes and procedures for making a referral to Children°s Social Care. Those that have frontline responsibility or are the designated safeguarding lead in their establishment should also undertake Advanced Inter-Agency Child Protection training. Please complete the Child Protection Awareness and Neglect E Learning before attending this training. Please note it is recommended to leave a minimum of 3 months between attending Inter Agency Child Protection and Advanced Inter Agency Child Protection.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 January 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map