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Code: GB/22/60 LDBS: Making Sense of SECONDARY School Performance Data

An essential role of Governance is the ability to provide effective support and challenge to school leaders on the key area of pupil achievement.

This course will provide an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of data and changes to performance measures. We will also refer to the inspection dashboard and expectations of governors. (SECONDARY Schools only).

PLEASE BRING A COPY OF YOUR SCHOOL’s INSPECTION DATA SUMMARY REPORT (IDSR) and any other performance data you would like to understand better

PLEASE NOTE: this date may be subject to change due to the impact of Covid-19 on the collection and publication of school data.

 

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1 16 November 2021 10:00 - 12:00 ZOOM Map

Code: CPD/22/51 SEND: Supporting children and young people with demand avoidant behaviours & Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a complex autism spectrum condition characterised by high anxiety and a need to be in control. As a result of high anxiety individuals with PDA can find everyday demands and requests intolerable. Often children and young people with PDA can display behaviours that are challenging to others.

This course will be relevant to staff who work with or support families who have children with autism and a demand avoidant profile. The course is interactive and will equip attendees with a range of strategies to use, or to advise parents to use when working with or caring for children with PDA.

This course will cover the basic theory around PDA and provide attendees with an excellent “toolkit” of strategies that they can use or pass on to those who care for children with PDA.

This training session will be delivered by Laura Kerbey founder of Positive Autism Support and Training. Laura has been working with children and young people with autism and other special needs for over 15 years. She was the Assistant Head Teacher, then Head Teacher at an independent special school for children with Asperger's Syndrome and High Functioning Autism.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 November 2021 15:00 - 16:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS OR ZOOM Map
2 25 November 2021 15:00 - 16:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS OR ZOOM Map

Code: CPD/22/48 SEND: Supporting pupuls with both ASD and ADHD needs

ADHD is one of the most common childhood conditions and it can continue through adolescence and into adulthood. ADHD is thought to affect between 3-9% of school age children and young people in the UK (NICE, 2013).


Likewise, around 700,000 people in the UK are on the Autism Spectrum. Together with their families they make up around 2.8 million people whose lives are touched by Autism in the UK alone (National Autism Society, 2016).


This course covers how Autism and ADHD present and interact in individual children. The course provides practical strategies to help practitioners support pupils with both ADHD and ASD as well as support pupils who present with social communication needs and attention difficulties without a formal diagnosis.

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1 22 November 2021 16:00 - 17:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS OR ZOOM Map

Code: GB/22/59 GB: Safeguarding Briefing Session

This session is open to School Governors and Clerks.


The aim is to give an overview of the safeguarding responsibility for children, held by all who work with children and families; and to share with Governors the priorities decided upon locally by Hounslow’s Safeguarding Children Partnership.

You will have the opportunity to:

 

  • Gain understanding of the statutory duty held by all education establishments for children’s safety and welfare
  • Appreciate the local priority needs and the rationale for HSCP choosing to tackle these specific areas
  • Consider how your school might contribute to the local priorities

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 November 2021 18:30 - 20:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: CPD/22/27 Paediatric First Aid

This two day paediatric first aid course focuses on emergency scenarios that face those looking after young children and infrants, from the Early Years up to age 11.

As this is an active session that may require a small amount of physical participation, you are advised to wear appropriate clothing and not be hindered in any way.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 November 2021 09:00 - 16:00 Hounslow Professional Development Centre (HPDC) Map
2 30 November 2021 09:00 - 16:00 Hounslow Professional Development Centre (HPDC) Map

Code: CPD/22/49 SEND: Attachment in the Classroom

This course will cover:

  • The importance of early life experiences
  • What is attachment and how is it relevant to learning?
  • Attachment styles
  • Attachment behaviours in the classroom
  • Becoming an attachment aware practitioner

There will be opportunities for questions, small group activities and case study discussions during the session.

Attendees will be provided with a pack of resources to take away from the training.

Facilitator: Hounslow EP Service - Dr Emilia Misheva

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 November 2021 15:30 - 17:00 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map
2 13 December 2021 15:30 - 17:00 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: CPD/22/52 SEND: Bereavement and Loss

This course will cover:

  • Understanding what we mean by grief and loss in their broader sense
  • Understanding how children's responses to grief may vary
  • How can loss and grief manifest themselves in changes in behaviour
  • Different strategies and ways of supporting children and young people
  • Navigating difficult conversations

Facilitator: Hounslow EP Service - Dr Emilia Misheva

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 December 2021 15:30 - 17:00 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: CPD/22/45 SEND: British Dyslexia Association: Dyslexia Friendly Classrooms

Do you want to find out more about how you can ensure your classrooms are dyslexia friendly?

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 December 2021 16:00 - 17:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/22/6 GB:Taking the Chair - (Parts 1 & 2) - Online Training for new, recently appointed and aspiring chairs of school governing bodies/boards

This course is in two parts, over a single day.  The first session will be from 09:30 - 11:30 and the second session will be from 13:00 - 14:30.

It has been put together and will be led by governor trainer and consultant, Andrew Dodge, a school governor and chair himself, with experience in infant, primary, secondary and special schools, both maintained and academy.

Have you been asked to consider standing as chair or vice-chair of your governing body or to chair a committee? Is your current chair/vice-chair likely to stand down soon and you suspect you may be approached to take over? Have you considered standing but are not sure what is required and if you have the necessary skills? Are you already a chair and would like to learn new strategies and meet other chairs to share good practice?

If the answer to any of these questions is "yes" then you should book on this interactive and highly recommended course as it is suitable for all current and aspiring governing body chairs, vice-chairs and committee chairs. The session will refer to the chair's role in strategic leadership and in ensuring accountability and will offer opportunities to share experiences and good practice and examine, the skills required to chair a meeting effectively. Participants will be provided with online access to a range of useful templates and checklists. The course covers:-

  • The role of the chair & vice-chair - what the chair does and how the work can be delegated including the division of responsibilities between chair, vice-chair and committee chairs
  • Managing relationships with governors - building, knowing and leading the team, inducting new governors, supporting governor development, succession planning
  • Managing the work of the governing body - planning the work, chairing effective meetings, good minuting, dealing with challenging situations
  • Managing relationships with the headteacher - establishing and maintaining an effective, professional relationship, clarifying roles, agreeing mutual expectations
  • Supporting strategic leadership and ensuring accountability - the chair's role

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 December 2021 09:30 - 14:30 ZOOM Map

Code: CPD/22/53 SEND: How do I write a social story?

This course teaches you how to write a social story using the specific structure advocated by Carol Gray.  Each delegate will have the opportunity to write a social story guided by Lynn McCann.

Lynn McCann is the author of "How to support children with ASC in Primary School" and "How to support students with ASC in Secondary School" published by LDA 2017. She also writes regularly for the TES blog, and has published articles in SENCO Magazine, NASEN Connect and Optimus SEND magazine (Autism and SRE and How to write social stories). She has also completed the National Autistic Society Assessor training.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 December 2021 13:00 - 16:00 ZOOM Map