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24 Sep
Basic Awareness Child Protection
Participants will gain an understanding of the current legislation for safeguarding children and how this links to child protection history: * Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child has been abused * Name the 4 categories of abuse * Have a clear understanding of their safeguarding roles and responsibilities * Respond appropriately in a case study activity * Consider safer working practices.
25 Sep
SEND Conference
Here are a list of workshops: 1. The ELSA project – what is emotional literacy and why is it a key skill for children and young people in school. An overview of the ELSA intervention model with information about how emotional literacy support assistants (ELSAs) help children and young people with emotional difficulties in school, how to become trained as an ELSA and what it is like to be part of an ELSA supervision group 2. Responding to Self Harm in Schools: What do we mean by self harm and how can we respond? This workshop will briefly address these questions and will give ideas and frameworks to guide understanding and intervention. 3. Resilience and Coping – An introduction to the BASIC ph model of coping and resilience developed by Prof Mooli Lahad. The workshop will consider applications of the model within schools. 4. Understanding and supporting children through bereavement – An exploration of some of the practical things to say and do to help children and young people with grief. 5. Transgender Guidance – A summary of recent school guidance, co-produced by the Educational Psychology Service and 2BU (Somerset Youth Support Group for LGBT Young People) 6. Interventions to raise attainment for children with identified literacy and numeracy difficulties – Training for evidence-based interventions on scheduled courses and also available to be delivered to schools and groups of schools. 7. Working therapeutically with children and young people: Developing an understanding of therapeutic work and when it may be appropriate. Timings for the day (each round of workshops has a choice of three): 09:00 Arrival and refreshments 09:30 Welcome and SSE Updates 10:10 Workshop Choice 1 10:55 Break 11:25 Workshop Choice 2 12:10 Lunch 13:00 Workshop Choice 3 13:50 Key Note 14:30 Plenary 15:15 End
25 Sep
New Clerks Induction Training
The morning session covers all generic aspects of clerking across all phases and types of school such as: Annual cycle of meetings and planning the year Agendas Minutes Terms of Reference for committees In the afternoon, the session will cover specific areas specific to clerking at a maintained school or academy - such as appointment of governors/trustees, Instrument of Government and Articles of Association.
25 Sep
EWS Network Event
This event will offer an opportunity for colleagues to share experiences and information on key and relevant topics. Includes a keynote speaker from HMI Ofsted.
25 Sep
Introduction to Child Protection
The aims of this course are: - To provide an introductory level of knowledge and understanding about child abuse - To provide a local and national perspective, and to know what to do if you suspect that a child is being abused. By the end of the course participants will: - Understand the different types of child abuse and the ways that they can affect children - Have a basic understanding of the way that key agencies work to protect children - Have a clear understanding of the Somerset child protection procedures - Have an opportunity to develop better inter-agency working partnerships and consider the unique responsibility that each has in the protection of children - Have an understanding of their own professional responsibility in relation to child protection.
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