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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/18/189 EYFS Leadership Network 2018/2019 (SCHOOLS ONLY) (cf)

This network is for EYFS leaders, assessment co-ordinators and experienced EYFS teachers who are aspiring leaders in school.

What does high quality teaching and learning look like in Reception? How do I monitor progress? How do I ensure the children are prepared for Year 1? What is expected progress in Reception? How do I monitor continuous provision? How do I diminish the difference for disadvantaged children? What is your data telling you?

Do these questions sound familiar? Are you juggling the role of the EYFS leader while teaching the youngest children in your school? If so, this network is for you.

We will explore the role of the EYFS leader within a school, embracing the challenge of leading this unique phase of education. The sessions will provide delegates with the opportunity to meet other leaders and address current issues and problem solve together. This will be a forum which will respond to your needs and requirements as leaders within school.

Effective leadership in early years has been recognised as being significant in raising standards and outcomes for children. Through this network you will develop your own leadership skills in order to achieve outstanding outcomes for your children.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 March 2019 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 08 July 2019 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/245 Level 3 Award in Coordinating an Outdoor Curriculum (QCF) (£) (Cancelled)

Would you like to motivate and enthuse others to get outside the classroom? This course fits the needs of educational professionals and the EYFS and national curriculum. It focuses on developing practical hands-on skills and a range of activities and experiences to use outdoors, developing your outdoor space and grounds. 

Do you want to consider how to further develop the outdoor space, enhance the clubs that currently happen outdoors or build confidence to successfully cascade information and embed outdoor learning in your setting, taking a whole strategic approach to using outdoor environments for education and learning?

Become an outdoor ambassador 

This is a QCF accredited course through Cambium. You will have a workbook to hand in, in order to complete the course. This will take approximately nine months to complete.

Please bring a packed lunch as lunches will not be provided.

This course is aimed at anyone with an educational background wanting to develop outdoor teaching skills as a Curriculum Outdoor Coordinator. This course fits the needs of educational professionals in the EYFS and National Curriculum.

Entry requirements: You must be working in an educational establishment and have a current DBS check.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 04 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 05 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
4 02 July 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/911 ACE Ambassador Training

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are negative experiences in early life and childhood that can have an impact on health and wellbeing throughout life.
South Gloucestershire is committed to developing a co-ordinated and consistent ACE-informed approach, with a focus on recognition, prevention and early intervention and the cultural change that may be needed to support that. An ACE-informed approach is moving away from asking ‘what is wrong with you’ to asking ‘what happened to you’. It is more than just knowing about ACEs; it is using that knowledge to work together to:
- Prevent ACEs in future generations, including breaking the cycle within families
- Recognise the signs and symptoms of ACEs to enable appropriate early intervention to build resilience
- Recognise the impacts of ACEs already experienced in children and adults and help them to receive support
- Support and build resilience in communities, families and children who are at risk of exposure to ACEs

The ACE Ambassador Network includes professionals from across public sector agencies, VCSE organisations and communities, and experts by experience. As well as delivering ACE-awareness raising sessions, the network offers opportunities to share updates and best practice and to build professional relationships and support. We hope that this network will be the mechanism by which cultural change will occur.

This half day training session is for participants who have signed up to be ACE Ambassadors from a variety of settings and backgrounds. Participants will already have basic awareness of ACEs and their impacts across the life course. This session is aimed at managers or staff in any sector who work with adults or children and would like to know more about how to facilitate the culture change needed to become ACE-informed. This half-day course is FREE of charge. If you would like to find out more about joining the network but are unable to deliver training, please contact aces@southglos.gov.uk

Participants should have been identified within their organisations as ACE Ambassadors and have notified aces@southglos.gov.uk of their interest in the role prior to attending.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 June 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/743 Advanced Inter Agency Child Protection

This one day training course is organised by South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board Training Group and is targeted at all staff from all agencies who are working directly with children, or adults who are parents. Effective child protection depends not only on reliable and accepted procedures for all staff involved with children, but also on their skills, knowledge and judgement 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. 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 26 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Turnberries Map

Code: SGC/19/139 Committee Support Network (cf)

As an Officer of the Committee, do you fully understand the roles and responsibilities of a voluntary organisation? Do you know about the VLE and the information available to you? Are you confident that you can recruit replacements when your time as a Committee Officer is up?

This support network is an informal opportunity for Officers of the Committee to get together and network with others in a similar role, to learn from each other’s experiences, to discuss common issues, and to start to plan for future succession.

Managers and leaders of committee run settings: This network is essential for your committee members to attend.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 June 2019 19:00 - 20:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/146 Childminder Network (cf) (Cancelled)

Are you up to date with local and national information relevant to childminding? Come and join with other childminders for an informal evening specifically aimed at supporting childminders.

This network meeting will provide childminders with an opportunity to receive and share information in an environment that facilitates and encourages professional discussion and dialogue. Subjects discussed will reflect national and local updates, consultations or imminent changes. Across the year a variety of topics will be explored.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 June 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/596 EYFS Leadership Network 2018/2019 (SCHOOLS ONLY) (cf) (Cancelled)

PLEASE NOTE SESSION 1 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  SESSIONS 2 & 3 WILL GO AHEAD AS PLANNED.

This network is for EYFS leaders, assessment co-ordinators and experienced EYFS teachers who are aspiring leaders in school.

What does high quality teaching and learning look like in Reception? How do I monitor progress? How do I ensure the children are prepared for Year 1? What is expected progress in Reception? How do I monitor continuous provision? How do I diminish the difference for disadvantaged children? What is your data telling you?

Do these questions sound familiar? Are you juggling the role of the EYFS leader while teaching the youngest children in your school? If so, this network is for you.

We will explore the role of the EYFS leader within a school, embracing the challenge of leading this unique phase of education. The sessions will provide delegates with the opportunity to meet other leaders and address current issues and problem solve together. This will be a forum which will respond to your needs and requirements as leaders within school.

Effective leadership in early years has been recognised as being significant in raising standards and outcomes for children. Through this network you will develop your own leadership skills in order to achieve outstanding outcomes for your children.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 June 2019 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/251 Network for NQTs and Teachers New to or Returning to EYFS 2019/2020 (cf) NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

Please note the session scheduled to run on 03.07.19 will now take place on 27.06.19.

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.

(More dates to follow)


Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 June 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 22 October 2019 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map