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Date: 19/06/18
Where: Startpoint Sholing, Southampton

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Recruitment

This course looks at safer recruitment practices in order to safeguard children. It considers the characteristics of sexual offenders and how they operate within organisations. It examines safer recruitment practices that help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children, or who are otherwise unsuitable to work with them. It examines the key elements that contribute to an ongoing…
Date: 13/06/18
Where: Bedford

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Medicines

Course Details: This course gives an overview and an awareness of how medications are administered, but does not substitute training in how to give them according to the child’s individual health care plan. Aims: Awareness of Bedford Borough Council Document "Guidance on managing medicines in schools and early year’s settings" (adapted from the DfES guidance Management Medicines in…
Date: 13/06/18
Where: Southampton

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Well Being

Course Summary The short courses below support practitioners to use psychology to promote positive behaviour. The training will explore psychological models, case studies and real life examples to increase knowledge, skills and confidence in supporting children and young people with a range of different needs. They are available as stand-alone sessions, or as follow on modules after…
Date: 22/05/18
Where: Southampton

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Characteristics of Effective Learning

Course Summary The short courses below support practitioners to use psychology to promote positive behaviour. The training will explore psychological models, case studies and real life examples to increase knowledge, skills and confidence in supporting children and young people with a range of different needs. They are available as stand-alone sessions, or as follow on modules after…
Date: 17/05/18
Where: Bedford

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Recruitment

Course Details: This one day course is based on an understanding of offender behaviour to: identify key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people. Consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting. This course will help participants to begin to review their own organisations policies and…
Date: 17/05/18
Where: Bedford

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All PSED

Course Details: Sign 4 Big Feelings was written to improve outcomes for young children, who may have experienced domestic abuse or trauma. Bedford has rising levels of domestic abuse and a gap has been identified for training and materials to provide young children with the vocabulary and the sensitive opportunity to talk about things they may find frightening or difficult; such as serious…

Psychology

This session will take an evidence based look at how to help people be successful in achieving their goals. We’ll look at the implications from Walter Mischel’s classic marshmallow studies (why can some 4 year olds wait 20 minutes or longer just to get a second marshmallow, and why does it matter anyway?) and update this with cutting edge research into WOOP planning (you’ll have to look that on…
Date: 23/04/18
Where: Southampton

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SEND

The Portage Workshop is the essential qualification for becoming a Portage home teacher. The training is extremely helpful to all practitioners in their work with children with special educational needs.   Length of course 3 days.   Who should attend? Individuals who are interested in developing their own work in this area, either within or outside mainstream ed…

Autism

Course Summary The short courses below support practitioners to use psychology to promote positive behaviour. The training will explore psychological models, case studies and real life examples to increase knowledge, skills and confidence in supporting children and young people with a range of different needs. They are available as stand-alone sessions, or as follow on modules after…
Date: 27/03/18
Where: Brighton Town Hall - Committee Room 3, Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew Square, Brighton

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Outdoor Learning

This practical hands-on session will explore different ideas for imaginative messy play. We will discuss how inexpensive resources and materials can be adapted for enticing age-appropriate, learning opportunities.  Links will be made to good story books and how to use these for inspiring new activities. Come prepared to play! Learning outcomes In this course participants will: Take p…
Date: 21/03/18
Where: Brighton Town Hall - Committee Room 3, Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew Square, Brighton

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Leadership & Management

Overview This session will examine what does ‘resilience’ mean to us; the psychology of change and transitions and how might resilience help you manage change & stress. Learning outcomes By the end of the workshop, participants will: Define what we understand by ‘resilience’, ‘change’, ‘stress management’, and ‘mindfulness’ Explore a new model of resilience with five capab…
Date: 20/03/18
Where: Committee Room 2 and 3 Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew Square

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Outdoor Learning

Overview Come and discover more about the wonderful world of flight! Investigate some areas of aerodynamics, adaptation, nests, parts of a feather and the wonders of bird behavior through creation of items such as feeders, nests, wings and beaks. Learn how to use nature and outdoor learning to encourage and support the STEM curriculum while raising attainment Learning outcomes You…
Date: 19/03/18
Where: Bedford

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Self-evaluation

Course Details: ITERS-R evaluates the practice and the environment for Infant and Toddlers from birth to 30 months. The Environmental Rating Scales are a framework to support self-evaluation and improvement. The scales are recognised by OFSTED and support the principles of the EYFS. You will be given the Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale Book.   Aim: The aim is to…
Date: 16/03/18
Where: Committee Room 2 and 3 Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew Square

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Technology

Overview Children in the early years are already digital natives and it is often the adults who are playing ‘catch-up’. A challenge we face is how to keep pace with the ever-changing technological world, whilst ensuring other areas of children’s learning are not overlooked. This session will encourage participants to take a fresh look at the world of technology in early years, consider how…
Date: 16/03/18
Where: Committee Room 2 and 3 Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew Square

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Teaching & Learning

Overview From dinosaurs to the latest films; knowing how to skilfully and meaningfully shape continuous provision, and provide enhancements which connect with children’s interests is critical to helping children embed and extend learning. This inspirational and practical workshop explores a broad variety of activities and planning that successfully respond to children’s diverse inte…
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