BEN WHITNEY Independent Education Welfare Consultant, Trainer and Writer ben.whitney1@btinternet.com 07939 103340
 BEN WHITNEY Independent Education Welfare  Consultant, Trainer and Writer  ben.whitney1@btinternet.com 07939 103340

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 independent, honest 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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CHILD PROTECTION AND ATTENDANCE:     TRAINING AND SUPPORT FOR SCHOOLS

Resource Packs for you to share with colleagues, in-school audits, self-study courses, workshops and seminars

              PLACES NOW AVAILABLE

ATTENDANCE AND ABSENCE TRAINING WORKSHOP 

PLUS FOLLOW-UP RESOURCES FOR USE IN YOUR SCHOOL

Thursday 25th June 2015, Mount Hotel, Tettenhall Wood, Wolverhampton WV6 8HJ

http://www.themount.co.uk/location

 

How to book and more information below:

Attendance training workshop 2015.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [323.2 KB]

Do you want to present a Child Protection Update for your staff or are you looking for an opportunity to reflect on the training role of the Safeguarding Lead? Would your school benefit from a Safeguarding  or Attendance Audit? 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 using the absence codes correctly and that everyone is aware of your whole-school attendance strategy and Ofsted expectations? Are you clear about the role of the local authority and the best use of Penalty Notices and their other statutory powers?

 

I offer RESOURCE AND TRAINING PACKS by email on child protection, preventing and managing allegations about staff and attendance. These practical up-to-date packages will help you address your school's pastoral and legal responsibilities in a 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 colleagues using the included Power Point presentations.

 

I also provide in-school audits and run face-to-face half-day and whole-day training events for individual settings or local groups of schools in the Midlands area (details below).               

 

CONTACT ME  BY PHONE OR EMAIL TO DISCUSS YOUR  REQUIREMENTS OR TO ARRANGE A LOCAL EVENT.

 

I also facilitate regular day seminars for FORUM BUSINESS TRAINING  and contribute to journals and conferences.

 

NOW AVAILABLE: NEW STUDY COURSE FOR SCHOOL-BASED ATTENDANCE AND PARENTING WORKERS.

An initial group seminar on attendance and absence law, best practice, Ofsted expectations etc. PLUS 4 Units of guided reading and an optional assessed PORTFOLIO. Up to 8 local participants for a fixed fee. 

Just looking for advice? Click on 'DOCUMENTS for downloadable guidance on attendance and child protection, or get in touch with me via email or 'CONTACT' 

 

My Safeguarding in Schools Manifesto.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [228.6 KB]
Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads
'Train the Trainer' 2015 Details.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [289.6 KB]
Workshop on DfE Safeguarding Guidance and required policy
Policy and Procedures details.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [312.9 KB]
Safeguarding in Schools Policy and Procedures PLUS 'Train the Trainer'
Whole-day Child Protection details.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [410.5 KB]
Safeguarding update for Governing bodies
Governors Policy and Procedures details.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [253.2 KB]
Workshop on preventing and managing allegations about staff, including developing a Staff Behaviour Policy
Staff Behaviour and Allegations details.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [264.1 KB]
Half-day workshop on attendance law and best practice:
(see also Attendance seminar, self-study course and Portfolio accreditation above)
Attendance Seminars.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [116.4 KB]
WHY DOES NO-ONE CARE ABOUT ILLEGAL CHILD EMPLOYMENT? Let's at least admit it happens.
CHILDREN AND PART-TIME WORK.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [158.0 KB]

TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY FEES (NO VAT PAYABLE)

  £250 for a 2 hour session (West Midlands area only)

£400 for a half-day + reasonable expenses

Whole day or where substantial travel is required:

£500 + reasonable expenses

 

Repeated sessions or longer-term work by agreement

 

Can I find a moral and fully human way to live well, but without a conventional religion or a God? Click  HUMANIST BOOKS for my latest writings (including a FREE download) where I explore that question as an atheist with a Christian heritage.

 

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