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What do you discuss at yours? I am currently devising a form that I can use to document these and to keep me a bit more focused!

I am also wondering what headings you have on supervision forms as I am not happy with our current ones.

Thanks for any help.

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Hi zigzag

 

Our supervision forms have boxes for Safeguarding -KC/families, colleagues, others, KC - progress/concerns, Practitioner - practice/health/workload/gone well/could improve, Provision - concerns, ideas, suggestions, CPD - required, their 'would like' and my 'think would benefit'.

 

Staff meeting agendas change but always include safeguarding, children, SEF - improvement plan, Provision/practice - this might be any changes I want to implement, new requirements or ideas/suggestions from supervisions, if any one has been on training we have feedback from that, we have AOB at the end. The minutes are set out with discussion notes on left and actions/who/when on the right, I highlight anything to go on the improvement plan and SEF, all staff given a copy and sign to say they have them.

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also to add I send out a copy of the minutes of the next meeting to all the staff so they can bring up any points -

I also

put a time next to each point to be discussed so that everyone stays focused and wander off the point

put an action column next to each point with a date to do by - at the meeting the staff member who is going to deal with the point has their initials put next to the point together with an agreed date eg s.g. 15-1-17

this ensures all actions are started and can be brought forward to the next meeting so everyone knows what is happening/happened and whether it is ongoing/completed etc.,

 

i found this way no points were lost between meetings and also ensured all staff were contributing to the meeting/actions and they weren't all left to me lol!!

let me know if this is a help

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***put a time next to each point to be discussed so that everyone stays focused and wander off the point

 

sorry what i meant was that i time each point eg

 

1- safeguarding (3-310)

2-health and safety (3-10-3-20)

3- ******** (3-20-3-40) etc.,

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gosh feel I ought to whisper!..........yes we have staff meetings but no way are they this organised!! :ph34r: we do what we need to .....about an hour to an hour and a half on a Monday after work, every week. Sometimes it's just a catch up/planning/discussing individuals/senco info etc etc :huh: ^_^

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Manager and Provider (me!) have weekly 'stand up' meeting each week on points that have come to mind re admin, staff, 'to do list' etc.

This is recorded in note book in case Ofsted want evidence! Feedback to staff anything that effects them!

 

Half termly Well Being meeting for all - where we discuss, yes, Well Being of all children! Hour and half usually.

 

Yearly Safeguarding Meeting Update for all. This is also reflected on at termly Suoervisions.

 

Do find getting all staff together - willingly - for anything else tricky. We all operate out of the same room, set up together etc so lots of informal chat about playschool and what was on TV last night - helps relationship building - goes on then : )

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just as a matter of interest ...has ofsted EVER asked anyone for this info? i can show them our payslips...they would know we were there! ::1a

yes - our ofsted inspector asked to see our staff meeting notes and also meetings with outside agencies and also committee meetings - she had a quick look through all of them and spoke to staff about how staff meetings and their involvement

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just as a matter of interest ...has ofsted EVER asked anyone for this info? i can show them our payslips...they would know we were there! ::1a

Yes, Ofsted will ask this as part of the Leadership and Management section - they won't ask for those specific documents but they will ask about how information is shared with staff e.g. policy updates, how staff share their views, how staff views are taken into account

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just as a matter of interest ...has ofsted EVER asked anyone for this info? i can show them our payslips...they would know we were there! ::1a

Mine are safely filed and yes I do believe that our last inspector looked at them :1b

(or perhaps I made her :ph34r: ) ::1a :rolleyes:

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just as a matter of interest ...has ofsted EVER asked anyone for this info? i can show them our payslips...they would know we were there! ::1a

 

Hmmmm and there's another thing I can barely afford....Overtime for Staff Meetings!!!

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  • Does everyone pay for staff to come to meetings, or is it a voluntary option? I'm sure this subject has been covered before, but just wondered if things had changed over time, eg some settings were unable to afford to pay staff to attend meetings?

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  • Does everyone pay for staff to come to meetings, or is it a voluntary option? I'm sure this subject has been covered before, but just wondered if things had changed over time, eg some settings were unable to afford to pay staff to attend meetings?

 

 

I am owner/manager and used to pay - there is just not enough money in the pot now :( so that's no longer an option - we are such a small team so we are able to 'get through' our staff meetings very quickly - we stick to an agenda that is carefully drawn up by me - there is, of course time for AOB if needed

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I pay staff for 'official' staff meetings once per half term, usually last around 2.5 hours. Someone always has to come in on a day off so have to pay and its the only time we can all get together properly. Other than that we have quick informal 15 min chats before/after session (but then have to try and remember to tell who ever wasnt there)

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We have a briefing, if you will, with agenda every Friday for whatever time we have left after setting up, usually 15-20 minutes. We discuss diary new children, SEN, sign of the week, provision etc. I write up notes and circulate them on Monday. I also do 15 minutes team teach with staff over the week and with my part timer who doesn't work Friday mornings I go through meeting notes with her then. Team teach time is really meant to be looking at interaction but everyone uses it differently sometimes just a catch up, or to discuss focus children, assessment etc. I also do 1:1s every half term, observations once a term (I abandoned peer observations) and appraisals once a term although I will give up appraisals at the end of this cycle.

 

We have an INSET day each term and have a fuller staff meeting then.

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