'Welfare' is back in the Ofsted standards from September 2015. Is your school ready?
Do you need to present a 'Level 1' Child Protection Update for your staff or are you looking for an opportunity to reflect on the role of the Safeguarding Lead? Do you and your governors need to make sure safeguarding policies and procedures are in place or receive training in developing a Staff Code of Conduct and Managing Allegations?
Are you sure your school is complying with all the registration regulations, using the absence codes correctly and that everyone is aware of your whole-school attendance strategy? Are you clear about the role of the local authority and the best use of Penalty Notices and their other statutory powers? Have your staff dealing with absence ever recieved any formal training to support their essential work?
I sell 3 RESOURCE AND TRAINING PACKS by email on child protection, preventing and managing allegations about staff and attendance/absence. These packages will help you address your school's pastoral and legal responsibilities in a very cost-effective and flexible way. Study the packs 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.
I provide in-school safeguarding or attendance audits and run face-to-face training seminars for individual settings or local groups of schools, (see below for seminars and audits currently on offer).
I offer an ATTENDANCE TRAINING COURSE for a group of schools to purchase for up to 8 participants each time. This involves the delivery of an initial day seminar, 4 modules of follow-up reading and reflection, an audit tool and the production of a Personal Learning Portfolio plus other resources. Designed for in-school attendance workers and those who manage them.
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I also facilitate regular day seminars for FORUM BUSINESS TRAINING in London, Birmingham and Manchester and contribute to journals and conferences.
£250 for a 2 hour Governors' session (North Midlands area only)
£400 for a seminar/audit+ reasonable expenses (Midlands area)
£500 for a seminar/audit + reasonable expenses (outside this area)
Repeated sessions or longer-term work by agreement
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VALUES AND VISION
I have spent the last 25 years working with schools on a range of welfare-related issues. I may not always tell you what you think you want to hear, but I hope I offer an honest, independent and well-informed voice that keeps the needs of every child and young person at the centre.
My personal vision is to help schools to be places of safety, with caring and compassionate staff who always act within the law and who are constantly striving to improve the quality of both their own practice and each child's overall educational experience.
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