• New Training Programme - Safer Recruitment

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The team are highly experienced health and safety and fire safety professionals who have a wide-ranging background, including extensive experience of working both in and with schools.
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19 Jul
SIMS Examinations Organiser – Key Stage 4/5 Results Analysis 2018 (Advanced Analysis)
The course explores a range of data analysis tools and techniques that delegates may consider using following the import and processing of exam results this summer. After generating pre-defined reports within SIMS Exams Organiser, the focus moves onto analysis of exam results within SIMS Assessment Manager, and graphical investigation in SIMS Discover. Time will also be spent exporting the results for use in Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts. This course is particularly for those staff with responsibility for analysing imported exam results, often with a view to monitoring Key Performance Indicators.
19 Jul
Induction for Professional Tutors
"The training is strongly enhanced by the involvement of experienced practitioners from the partnership schools who share their day-to-day classroom skills with the trainees. This supports trainees exceptionally well in their development of knowledge as educators and their growth into confident professionals." (Somerset SCITT ITE inspection report; October 2017; p4) The training will enable professional tutors, class teachers and others to: * Empower trainees; * Act as a critical friend; * Set high expectations; * Build resilience; * Develop trainees' reflection and evaluative skills; * Understand Somerset SCITT paperwork.
20 Jul
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.
31 Jul
Safer Recruitment
Participants gain the skills they need to ensure that safeguarding is at the heart of their recruitment decisions. By the end of our one-day course, participants will have: • identified key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people • considered policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting • begun to review their own organisation’s policies and practices with a view to creating a safer culture. The course is divided into modules: • setting the context for safer recruitment • safer recruitment processes • making the right decisions • an on-going culture of vigilance.
03 Aug
Paediatric First Aid
This course equips you with essential skills and knowledge to deal with first aid accidents and emergencies for children in your care. This course meets the requirements of the EYFS. Over two workshops you will receive training from qualified professionals. You will be provided with reference materials plus you will have the opportunity to practice your new skills.
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