This one day conference on the 15th of February 2019 at 9am to 4pm held at Bishop Fox's School, Bishop Fox Drive, Taunton, TA1 3HQ is an opportunity to get together with music teachers from across Somerset.
The day will feature a mixture of practical sessions, teach meet opportunities, schemes of work discussions and sessions lead by exam board representatives.
For more information and to book, please visit here.
Early Identification of SEN in the Foundation Stage
This is an opportunity to explore effective ways to help identify individual needs of pupils within the foundation stage and consider effective ways to begin the graduated response of assess, plan, do, review.
The half day training will give delegates an overview of useful tools to help early identification of a range of needs of pupils within the Foundation Stage and consider appropriate support and intervention as part of the graduated response and assess, plan, do, review. Delegates will be taken through materials and resources for a range of needs and will be signposted to further support and services available.
For more information and to book on one of the following training days, please click below:
Wednesday 16th January 2019 (1.30pm to 4pm) at Long Sutton Golf Club, Langport
Monday 21st January 2019 (1.30pm to 4pm) at Junction 24, Bridgwater
Wednesday 23rd January 2019 (1.30pm to 4pm) at Wells Golf Club, Wells
The Professional Clerk Development Programme
Governance Services, in partnership with Hampshire County Council and Babcock LDP in Devon, will be delivering The Professional Clerk Programme in Somerset.
A Department for Education funded development programme for clerks to school and academy governance boards. If you’re a clerk with several months’ experience or more, we’ll help you develop the specialist skills and knowledge to carry out your role confidently and effectively.
Improve how you work, and the quality of governance at your school
Study alongside other clerks and support each other during and after the training
Provide valuable evidence for Ofsted of the competence of your governing board
What topics are covered?
The programme is closely aligned to the DfE’s Clerking Competency Framework:
Understanding governance - for clarity about the duties and responsibilities of the board, and relevant legislation and procedures
Administration - for high quality forward planning, efficient paperwork, processes and record keeping
Advice and guidance - for better and efficient decision making, with a clear focus on the board’s strategic functions
People and relationships - to build strong and effective working relationships, ensuring a smooth flow of information between members of the board and beyond.
How is training delivered?
Two half day face-to-face workshops led by an experienced facilitator, along with online support and interactive development activities.
For the Spring Term 2019 the face-to-face sessions are being held on 29th January and 19th March at Bridgwater Canalside Centre from 9.30 - 13.00. Delegates must be able to attend both sessions.
For the Summer Term 2019 the face-to-face sessions are being held on 30th April and 11th June at Monks Yard, Ilminster from 9.30 - 13.00. Delegates must be able to attend both sessions.
How to book:
Most clerks complete the training in one to two terms. The full cost of the programme is £400, the DfE will fund £350 per clerk, meaning the school will need to contribute £50.00.
For further information, to reserve a place on the course and to apply for funding please visit the Hampshire Governor Services website, and book for one of the Somerset courses - https://www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/governors/services/professionalclerk.
Safer Recruitment Training
Statutory Guidance continues to require a minimum of one member of any recruitment panel to have undertaken safer recruitment training.
Using the DfE authorised materials from the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, and delivered by accredited trainers, this programme explores the background and context of safer recruitment, defines a safe recruitment process and considers a strategy for maintaining a culture of safeguarding in organisations.
Participants must complete the whole day’s programme and all the included exercises and topic assessments to be awarded certification.
The Safer Recruitment training takes place on Thursday 28th February 2019 from 9.30am to 4.30pm at Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning (SCIL).
For more information, please see document attached.
SSE Conference 2019
Support Services for Education (SSE) will yet again be hosting an informative and exciting conference. Tickets are now available to all school leaders and managers across the South West at a cost of just £25 per person.
Taking place on Friday 8th of March 2019 at the Westlands Conference Centre in Yeovil, the event theme will be ‘Health and Wellbeing for Staff and Students’.
There will be presentations from keynote speakers including Andrew Whitehouse, a SEN consultant, who is an experienced educator having held leadership, teaching and outreach roles in a range of settings, and Claire Eastham, a best-selling author, who is a recognised mental health advocate, blogger, and campaigner.
The packed day will also involve a variety of relevant workshops and presentations from SSE services, partners and sponsors, as well as a diverse exhibition hall and an opportunity to network with colleagues from across Somerset and beyond. Click here to read comments from this year's conference.
For further details including booking tickets, please visit here.