ATTENDANCE AND ABSENCE WORKSHOP
FOR SCHOOL-BASED STAFF AND THEIR MANAGERS
Tuesday November 15th
Mount Hotel, Tettenhall Wood, Wolverhampton
£125 pp incl. lunch (no VAT)
Programme and booking details below:
Are you sure your school is complying with all the registration regulations, (new requirements from September
2016), using the absence codes correctly
and that everyone is aware of your whole-school attendance strategy? Have those dealing with attendance and absence
(and those who manage them) ever received any training to help them carry out their essential work? Are you
clear about the statutory role of the local authority and the use of Penalty Notices and prosecutions? What are the
implications of the High Court ruling on the Isle of Wight case?
Are you looking for ideas to help you deliver 'Level 1' Child Protection updates for your staff? Under new DfE Guidance from September 2016 everyone has to be updated at least annually. Governors have to be sure that the implications of key messages have been understood. How does your setting plan to do this? Is the role of the Safeguarding Lead clear? Are all the necessary child protection policies and procedures in place - including a Staff Behaviour Policy or Code of Conduct and how to Manage an Allegation?
Resource and Study Packs by email: Only £50 each or £125 for all 3
UPDATED TO INCLUDE AMENDMENTS TO REGISTRATION REGULATIONS AND 'KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE IN EDUCATION' REQUIREMENTS FROM SEPTEMBER 2016
If you need to refresh your own and your colleagues' awareness of current issues in either attendance or child protection but don't have time to attend a course, or if you need information quickly for a staff meeting or pre-Ofsted, I sell 3 RESOURCE PACKS sent by email for self-study and unlimited future use in your school:
CHILD PROTECTION POLICY AND TRAINING RESOURCES
PREVENTING AND MANAGING ALLEGATIONS ABOUT STAFF
MANAGING ATTENDANCE AND ABSENCE
'Really useful resources. This has saved me hours!'
These packs will help you to review your school's pastoral and legal responsibilities in a very cost-effective and flexible way. They all include copies of DfE Guidance and supporting reading, tutorials, exercises and activities, including audit tools and model policies. Study the contents at your own pace, identify what you need to do next and then cascade the information to your governors and colleagues using the included Power Point presentations. (Follow link above or below for details).
One-day Workshops, Portfolio courses and FORUM TRAINING events
MANAGING ATTENDANCE AND ABSENCE and
TRAIN THE TRAINER: DELIVERING CHILD PROTECTION UPDATES IN SCHOOLS
These one-day training events or extended programmes are designed for a group of schools to request, at a time and venue of your choosing. Each involves the delivery of an initial WORKSHOP with the OPTION of further reading and written reflection, individual advice and support by email and the creation of a Personal Learning Portfolio. Both methods INCLUDE practical resources for use in the schools concerned. Follow link above or below for details. There may be additional charges for travel and overnight accommodation if outside the Midlands area.
'My school's attendance has improved significantly since your input and my attendance officer's Portfolio of work is quite stunning!'
FORUM TRAINING offer whole day seminars and Certificate courses for attendance workers in schools or Safeguarding Leads.
SPRING TERM DATES AND VENUES NOW RELEASED
(Book via the FORUM TRAINING link above)
'This training has had more impact on my practice than any other training for a number of years, so thank you'. 'Excellent in both content and presentation'.
Half-day Seminars/Governors' briefing
In the Midlands area I also offer three half-day SEMINARS for groups of senior managers and staff on child protection and attendance policies and procedures. These are based around the self-study materials in the RESOURCE PACKS and focus on the legal framework, Ofsted requirements and achieving best practice. Half-day for each topic or combine any two for a whole day. A briefing session just for governors may also be available. Contact me if you are interested in this option, before or after ordering the packs. The relevant pack is provided free of charge after the Workshop or discounted from the training fee if already purchased.
'Many thanks indeed for your support last week. The session was invaluable'..
See #WHITTER for my thoughts on education welfare isses. Currently: 'Child Abuse Enquiry omnishambles' and 'Penalty Notice confusion'.