Inquiry Focused School Improvement

09
Sep
2020

Designated Safeguarding Leads – Refresher Training Sessions

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 9:00 am -1:00 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £130

This full day course meets the statutory requirements of the two-year Refresher Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools.

As part of the arrangements which must be in place as required by S.175/S.157 of the Education Act 2002 and “Keeping Children Safe in Education” all schools must have a member of the leadership team as their Designated Safeguarding Lead.

This person must take lead responsibility for dealing with child protection issues, referring concerns of significant harm, providing advice and guidance to support all staff to carry out their safeguarding duties, overseeing the school provision of early help and liaising with other agencies as required.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead must receive training which gives them the knowledge and skills needed to fulfil their responsibilities and this training must be updated every two years. The course that we have planned meets these statutory requirements.

Our training is led by Lesley Pollard
Experienced local Safeguarding Trainer and member of NSCB Learning & Development Committee

Note: DSL courses cost £130.00 for non members. ASK members receive 1 free place per membership cycle.

Sorry, the event is now full and we could not accept more registration

15
Sep
2020

Designated Person for LAC

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
£ Included in ASK Offer

The Improvement Focus is to meet the statutory requirement of all Schools for ‘Looked After Children’, and is recommended for the Designated Person for Looked after Children and LAC Governors.

This programme is being held on 2 separate dates over the 2020/2021 School year – 15.9.2020 & 05.05.2021. Both sessions are the same, please just book onto one.

16
Sep
2020

Headteacher Forum

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 10:00 am
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
£ Included in ASK Offer

Headteacher Forum facilitated by Alison Harvey. Multiple Events, Attend All Events

To provide Headteachers with a support network and to discuss topics that arise during the term.

The sessions will run across the Autumn term. Each session will begin at 10am:

Wednesday 16th September 2020
Wednesday 30th September 2020
Wednesday 21st October 2020
Wednesday 11th November 2020
Wednesday 25th November 2020.

16
Sep
2020

New Governor Induction Programme

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
£ Included in ASK Offer

All 3 sessions must be attended.

NEW GOVERNOR INDUCTION

Improvement focus

Suitable for

Booking details

Session 1

Roles & Responsibilities

To be able to identify the roles and responsibilities of school governors and apply this when working with senior leaders to identify key priorities for school improvement and respond appropriately whilst operating within current legislation and guidance.

To be able to state the difference between strategic and operational running of a school and governors roles within this.

New Governors

Existing governors who feel they would benefit

16.9.2020

6-8pm

Location: Pathfinder Schools, Greening Road, Rothwell, Kettering, NN14 6BB

Session 2:

Pupil data and formats

Pupil Premium

Finance

Safeguarding 

Policies

Monitoring

New Governors

Existing governors who feel they would benefit

21.1.2021

6-8pm

Location: Pathfinder Schools, Greening Road, Rothwell, Kettering, NN14 6BB

Session 3:

Being Ofsted ready

Preparing for Ofsted Inspections

New governors

Existing governors who feel they would benefit

29.04.2021

6-8pm

Location: Pathfinder Schools, Greening Road, Rothwell, Kettering, NN14 6BB

17
Sep
2020

Protective Behaviours

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 9:00 am -12:45 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
£ Included in ASK Offer

Reviewing and applying the Protective Behaviours for Primary settings.

  • Reviewing the themes and theoretical frameworks around Protective Behaviours
  • Opportunities to discuss applications and practice with examples from schools
  • Creating your own classroom PB resources
  • How to involve parents/carers with this approach 
17
Sep
2020

NQT Forum

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 3:45 pm -4:45 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
£ Included in ASK Offer

A  discussion forum for NQT’s to provide a support network in their first term. The discussion forum will be facilitated by Mary Tulley.  It will be an opportunity for NQT’s to share ideas & practices, support well-being and engage with other NQT’s.  This would form part of their professional development. All sessions should be attended.

17
Sep
2020

The Present

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 4:00 pm -5:30 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
Included in ASK membership

For leaders, teachers and support staff who want to take responsibility for their own wellbeing

The Present is a new style of eight-week course designed to introduce wellbeing and mindfulness to busy adults. The course focuses on encouraging friendly, mindful awareness towards experience in the midst of busy lives. It offers opportunities to bring awareness to all elements of our lives; at home and in school and therefore a clearer sense of how to take care of our own wellbeing so that we are in a better position to support the wellbeing of the young people that we work with.

Once completed, this course is also a recognised Foundation Course should you wish to progress to training to teach mindfulness to pupils through the Present or Paws or .b curriculum.

Click on Details for Dates and Times

 

17
Sep
2020

Pupil Premium session for all Governors

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £70

An introduction to PP for governors and their statutory responsibilities for funding and publishing the strategy. Suitable for all governors, especially PP governors. 

21
Sep
2020

Leading a Mentally Healthy School

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 9:00 am -3:15 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
£ Included in ASK Offer

Leading a Mentally Healthy School is delivered through a cascade model. The two-day programme is aimed at senior leaders of all phases to enable reflection and action planning around whole-school approaches to mental health provision.

The programme has been developed by Health Education England (HEE) and the School Development Support Agency (SDSA) in partnership with an expert group of educational psychologists, education consultants and mental health organisations.  The programme has recently been updated to consider some of the implication linked to the impact of Covid -19 pandemic on mental health.

Dates: Monday 21st September & Monday 9th November 2020 9am-3.15pm. Both sessions must be attended.

Click Details buttons for more information.

23
Sep
2020

Bereavement & Loss

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
£ Included in Offer

Bereavement & Loss

Date:  Wednesday 23rd September 2020

  • What is loss and how children experience this?
  • Reactions and coping plans.
  • Strategies for supporting relationship break-ups.
  • Supporting the whole family.
  • Creating a support pack for your school.
  • Resources and on-line support.
30
Sep
2020

Nominated Governor Safeguarding

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 5:45 pm -8:00 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £25

(Introduction to Safeguarding session must have been attended)

Most schools recognise the importance of the Governing Body nominating an individual governor to champion safeguarding and child protection issues within the school. This person is often known as the “Safeguarding Governor”. It is important that such governors fully understand the responsibilities of this role and the part they can play in monitoring and helping to develop more effective practices.

15
Oct
2020

TA Enable Programme

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 1:00 pm -4:00 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
£ Included in ASK Offer

This is programme to help support staff make even better use of their precious time so that outcomes for children are raised.

People trained on this programme are given materials to take into their own school and can use them to train other staff in the setting.

Sessions consist of: 

Introduction – Awareness for Senior Leaders and Teachers

Session 1: Progress and Addressing Barriers - “Do you Know me?”

Session 2: Scaffolding and Independence – “What do I do?”

Session 3: Questions – “What questions do I have”

Session 4: English in the Curriculum – “What do I need to know?”

Session 5: Mathematics in the Curriculum – “What do I need to Know”?

Session 6: Assessment and Feedback – “How well am I doing?”

TEACHING ASSISTANTS ENABLE PROGRAMME

DATE

TIME

SESSIONS

Thursday 15th October 1pm-3pm

1.00pm – 4.00pm

Introduction to Enable for Senior Leaders

Tuesday 3rd November 1pm-4pm

1.00pm – 4.00pm

Sessions 1 and 2 of Enable (TAs)

Tuesday 24th November 1pm-4pm

1.00pm – 4.00pm

Sessions 3 and 4 of Enable (TAs)

Tuesday 8th December 1pm-4pm

1.00pm – 4.00pm

Sessions 5 and 6 of Enable (TAs)

15
Oct
2020

SEF session for all Governors

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £70

An in depth look at the school improvement plan/ self evaluation form and the links between the two. Governors responsibilities in this area and what question to ask. 

12
Nov
2020

Designated Safeguarding Leads – Refresher Training Sessions

Thu, 12 Nov 2020 9:30 am -3:30 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £130

This full day course meets the statutory requirements of the two-year Refresher Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools.

As part of the arrangements which must be in place as required by S.175/S.157 of the Education Act 2002 and “Keeping Children Safe in Education” all schools must have a member of the leadership team as their Designated Safeguarding Lead.

This person must take lead responsibility for dealing with child protection issues, referring concerns of significant harm, providing advice and guidance to support all staff to carry out their safeguarding duties, overseeing the school provision of early help and liaising with other agencies as required.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead must receive training which gives them the knowledge and skills needed to fulfil their responsibilities and this training must be updated every two years. The course that we have planned meets these statutory requirements.

Our training is led by Lesley Pollard
Experienced local Safeguarding Trainer and member of NSCB Learning & Development Committee

Note: DSL courses cost £130.00 for non members. ASK members receive 1 free place per membership cycle.

26
Nov
2020

‘Ofsted Readiness’ session for all Governors

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £70

An introduction for all governors on preparation and what to expect during an Ofsted inspection. It will also cover expectations for Governors on the new framework.

10
Dec
2020

Designated Safeguarding Leads – Refresher Training Sessions

Thu, 10 Dec 2020 9:30 am -3:30 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £130

This full day course meets the statutory requirements of the two-year Refresher Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools.

As part of the arrangements which must be in place as required by S.175/S.157 of the Education Act 2002 and “Keeping Children Safe in Education” all schools must have a member of the leadership team as their Designated Safeguarding Lead.

This person must take lead responsibility for dealing with child protection issues, referring concerns of significant harm, providing advice and guidance to support all staff to carry out their safeguarding duties, overseeing the school provision of early help and liaising with other agencies as required.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead must receive training which gives them the knowledge and skills needed to fulfil their responsibilities and this training must be updated every two years. The course that we have planned meets these statutory requirements.

Our training is led by Lesley Pollard
Experienced local Safeguarding Trainer and member of NSCB Learning & Development Committee

Note: DSL courses cost £130.00 for non members. ASK members receive 1 free place per membership cycle.

14
Jan
2021

Complaint Handling session for all Governors

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £70

To support governors understanding of how to handle complaints and the correct process to follow to ensure compliance. It also covers information for prospective panel members.

18
Jan
2021

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 9:00 am - Tue, 19 Jan 2021 4:00 pm
£ Included in ASK Offer

Youth Mental Health First Aider : This two day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

  • An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing.
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.
  • Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress.
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening.
  • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate.
  • Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive
  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing. 

Each session is built around a Youth Mental Health First Aid action plan.

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities

Both days must be attended

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11
Feb
2021

Designated Safeguarding Leads – Refresher Training Sessions

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 9:30 am -3:30 pm
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £130

This full day course meets the statutory requirements of the two-year Refresher Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools.

As part of the arrangements which must be in place as required by S.175/S.157 of the Education Act 2002 and “Keeping Children Safe in Education” all schools must have a member of the leadership team as their Designated Safeguarding Lead.

This person must take lead responsibility for dealing with child protection issues, referring concerns of significant harm, providing advice and guidance to support all staff to carry out their safeguarding duties, overseeing the school provision of early help and liaising with other agencies as required.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead must receive training which gives them the knowledge and skills needed to fulfil their responsibilities and this training must be updated every two years. The course that we have planned meets these statutory requirements.

Our training is led by Lesley Pollard
Experienced local Safeguarding Trainer and member of NSCB Learning & Development Committee

Note: DSL courses cost £130.00 for non members. ASK members receive 1 free place per membership cycle.

25
Mar
2021

Nominated Governor Safeguarding

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 5:45 pm -8:00 pm
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £25

(Introduction to Safeguarding session must have been attended)

Most schools recognise the importance of the Governing Body nominating an individual governor to champion safeguarding and child protection issues within the school. This person is often known as the “Safeguarding Governor”. It is important that such governors fully understand the responsibilities of this role and the part they can play in monitoring and helping to develop more effective practices.

19
Apr
2021

Designated Safeguarding Leads – Refresher Training Sessions

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 9:30 am -3:30 pm
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £130

This full day course meets the statutory requirements of the two-year Refresher Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools.

As part of the arrangements which must be in place as required by S.175/S.157 of the Education Act 2002 and “Keeping Children Safe in Education” all schools must have a member of the leadership team as their Designated Safeguarding Lead.

This person must take lead responsibility for dealing with child protection issues, referring concerns of significant harm, providing advice and guidance to support all staff to carry out their safeguarding duties, overseeing the school provision of early help and liaising with other agencies as required.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead must receive training which gives them the knowledge and skills needed to fulfil their responsibilities and this training must be updated every two years. The course that we have planned meets these statutory requirements.

Our training is led by Lesley Pollard
Experienced local Safeguarding Trainer and member of NSCB Learning & Development Committee

Note: DSL courses cost £130.00 for non members. ASK members receive 1 free place per membership cycle.

05
May
2021

Designated Person for LAC

Wed, 05 May 2021 9:00 am -12:00 pm
£ Included in ASK Offer

The Improvement Focus is to meet the statutory requirement of all Schools for ‘Looked After Children’, and is recommended for the Designated Person for Looked after Children and LAC Governors.

This programme is being held on 2 separate dates over the 2020/2021 School year – 15.9.2020 & 05.05.2021. Both sessions are the same, please just book onto one.

10
Jun
2021

Designated Safeguarding Leads – Refresher Training Session

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 9:30 am -3:30 pm
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £130

This full day course meets the statutory requirements of the two-year Refresher Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools.

As part of the arrangements which must be in place as required by S.175/S.157 of the Education Act 2002 and “Keeping Children Safe in Education” all schools must have a member of the leadership team as their Designated Safeguarding Lead.

This person must take lead responsibility for dealing with child protection issues, referring concerns of significant harm, providing advice and guidance to support all staff to carry out their safeguarding duties, overseeing the school provision of early help and liaising with other agencies as required.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead must receive training which gives them the knowledge and skills needed to fulfil their responsibilities and this training must be updated every two years. The course that we have planned meets these statutory requirements.

Our training is led by Lesley Pollard
Experienced local Safeguarding Trainer and member of NSCB Learning & Development Committee

Note: DSL courses cost £130.00 for non members. ASK members receive 1 free place per membership cycle.

23
Jun
2021

Nominated Governor Safeguarding

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 5:45 pm -8:00 pm
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £25

(Introduction to Safeguarding session must have been attended)

Most schools recognise the importance of the Governing Body nominating an individual governor to champion safeguarding and child protection issues within the school. This person is often known as the “Safeguarding Governor”. It is important that such governors fully understand the responsibilities of this role and the part they can play in monitoring and helping to develop more effective practices.

12
Jul
2021

Designated Safeguarding Leads – Refresher Training Session

Mon, 12 Jul 2021 9:30 am -3:30 pm
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £130

This full day course meets the statutory requirements of the two-year Refresher Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools.

As part of the arrangements which must be in place as required by S.175/S.157 of the Education Act 2002 and “Keeping Children Safe in Education” all schools must have a member of the leadership team as their Designated Safeguarding Lead.

This person must take lead responsibility for dealing with child protection issues, referring concerns of significant harm, providing advice and guidance to support all staff to carry out their safeguarding duties, overseeing the school provision of early help and liaising with other agencies as required.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead must receive training which gives them the knowledge and skills needed to fulfil their responsibilities and this training must be updated every two years. The course that we have planned meets these statutory requirements.

Our training is led by Lesley Pollard
Experienced local Safeguarding Trainer and member of NSCB Learning & Development Committee

Note: DSL courses cost £130.00 for non members. ASK members receive 1 free place per membership cycle.

Date

TBC

Teach Mindfulness to Children

Date

TBC

Venue to be Confirmed
£ Included in ASK Offer

Mindfulness practice increases children’s awareness of self, others and help them to direct their attention and control distraction.  In partnership with MISP (Mindfulness in Schools Programme), Inspire is offering training to teach mindfulness to primary aged pupils through the paws b curriculum.  This is a high quality training where the techniques and materials provided are fully grounded in research and evidence based practice emanating from Oxford, Cambridge and Bangor Universities.

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