Introduction and Overview 2017
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?
I offer self-study resources by email or seminars and training events at your school. This means you can tailor the timing, content and participants to your requirements, and at a much lower cost per head than conventional courses. Even better value if a group of local schools collaborate and arrange an event together.
- all my products and events include on-going advice by email on request
- unlimited future use in your school of all the resources and training materials provided
- no VAT is payable on any of my fees
- travel expenses etc. outside the Midlands area only
I HAVE LIMITED AVAILABILITY FOR FACE-TO-FACE EVENTS DURING THE SPRING TERM 2017
Audit, Resource and Study Packs: 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
Do 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 arrange an event? Do you need information quickly for a governors' meeting or a pre-Ofsted review? I sell 3 RESOURCE PACKS sent by email for self-study and unlimited future use in your school:
KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE IN SCHOOLS
A STAFF CODE OF CONDUCT / MANAGING ALLEGATIONS
MANAGING ATTENDANCE AND ABSENCE
'Really useful resources. This has saved me hours!'
These packs will help you to address your strategic and leadership 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 senior colleagues or whole staff using the included Power Point presentations.
Half/Whole day Seminars/Briefings
I also offer three half-day SEMINARS for senior managers and key staff of your choosing on child protection and attendance policies and procedures. (Combine any 2 for a whole day). These are based around the 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. 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 Seminar or discounted from the training fee if you have already purchased the pack and then request the Seminar. A Safeguarding briefing session for governors may also be available, (Midlands area only).
'Many thanks indeed for your support last week. The session was invaluable'..
Whole-day Workshops, Portfolio courses and FORUM TRAINING events
ATTENDANCE AND ABSENCE
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. They are primarily intended for school-based Attendance Officers or Safeguarding Leads and their deputies or assistants. 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 for local accreditation. Both methods INCLUDE practical resources for use in the schools concerned. Follow the link above or below for details. Additional charges for travel and overnight accommodation if required, 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!'
If you prefer to send someone on a course, FORUM TRAINING offer Conferences, whole day Seminars and Certificate courses in various venues. (For upcoming dates, venues and how to book, see the FORUM link. Places are limited).
'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'.