Last 7 days archive

14 July 2018 - 21 July 2018

Learn British Sign Language to use with Deaf children 0-7 years

This course is designed to equip you with the skills and confidence to communicate with young deaf children who used British Sign Language or Sign Supported English.

Improve your communication skills with young deaf children, taught by Deaf role models with content relevant to young children’s needs.

An introduction to FFT Aspire for Devon Primary Schools

This two hour session will help you to get the most out of FFT Aspire in conjunction with Analyse School Performance (ASP) and the Ofsted data dashboard (IDSR). It will help to ensure that schools can effectively evaluate their performance and measure progress.

Delegates will need to bring along a copy of their school’s FFT Aspire School Dashboard / print out of ASP and IDSR as they will be working from these during the session.

Delegates are welcome to bring laptops / tablets to use the system live during the session but please note that IT support cannot be provided.

We are offering one free place to all Devon primary schools.

These additional places will be allocated to schools on a first come first served basis from week commencing 24th September onwards (depending on availability).

http://www.babcock-education.co.uk/ldp/courses/bookings/c_detail.asp?cid=13275

Early Years – New to EYFS

This course is for teachers working in reception classes for the first time, both experienced teachers and NQTs.

Good Autism Practice

Please download attached flyer regarding Good Autism Practice courses in four localities.

This training is for Teachers and Learning Support Staff  – Supporting settings who did not access the Devon Enhanced Autism Programme (DEAP) and those who did, but have experienced staff turnover or wish to further build setting capacity and expertise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAPH Update: Summer Term – 16 July 2018 – Issue 5

View the latest newsletter from Devon Association of Primary Headteachers (DAPH). Subscribe, or update your subscription preferences here.

Primary Computing/ICT Subject Leader Update Meetings | Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019

The Primary Computing/ICT Subject Leader Update Meeting will cover the changing role of the coordinator, as well as curriculum developments, news and resource ideas. Updates to the online safety requirements and resources and a look at technology across the curriculum, with a focus on media and video use.

Schools who have purchased a subscription to the ICT Subject Leader Update Meetings receive one free place at each meeting. Additional places and schools without a subscription are charged £90 per person.

17 July 2018

Moving and handling of children with physical difficulties | Initial and Refresher training

We now have dates available for Autumn 2018, Spring 2019 and Summer 2019.

FULL DAY ‘INITIAL’ COURSE for those who have not been trained in Moving and Handling previously (refresher recommended annually).

HALF DAY ‘REFRESHER’ COURSE for those who have been trained in Moving and Handling in the past 12 – 18 months (refresher recommended annually).

Suitable for any staff working with a child or young person who has physical/movement difficulties.
Not suitable for staff working with children who have behavioural difficulties.

See our flyer for further details.

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Coaching to develop resilience and support change

This one day course covers both the theory and practical application of using solution focused coaching skills to support the child to identify skills and strengths and work towards what they would like to achieve.

Free to all schools in Devon or schools supporting a CIC of Devon.

Cullompton: Monday 1st October 2018
Exmouth: Tuesday 27th November 2018
High Bickington: Thursday 24th January 2019

See our flyer for further details or book online

How to maintain boundaries and support inclusion of vulnerable children

This one day course explores how we can set and maintain boundaries with nurture and empathy, using a relational rather than behavioural approach. A developmentally appropriate relational and restorative approach is introduced as a way to promote inclusion, learning and well-being.

Free to all schools in Devon or schools supporting a CIC of Devon.

High Bickington: Tuesday 6th November 2018
Exminster: Monday 11th February 2019
Exmouth: Tuesday 2nd April 2019

See our flyer for further details or book online

Neuroception, attachment and the relational support plan

This one day course explores some of the theories which underpin our understanding of effective relationships and their role in development, learning and well-being as well as developing the skills and practical strategies that we need to use in our work with children.

Free to all schools in Devon, or schools supporting a CIC of Devon.

Exminster: Thursday 1st November 2018
Cullompton: Tuesday 15th January 2019
High Bickington: Tuesday 26th March 2019

See our flyer for further details or book online

Teachers Increments

Teachers September Increment Spreadsheets – September 2018

Please note
The teacher’s increment spreadsheets will shortly be available to download via AnyComms+. These
spreadsheets can be used to award teachers increments with effect September 2018.

Guidance notes are attached to the spreadsheet. Once completed the spreadsheet should be sent back to
payroll via AnyComms+.

If you are an administrator responsible for multiple schools, please inform payroll if you do not
receive an increment spreadsheet for each individual school required.

 

Attachment based mentoring for designated teachers, SENCos and senior leaders

This one day course provides a comprehensive overview of the key components of the Attachment Based Mentoring Approach.

  • The course will support participants to co-ordinate and facilitate the mentoring within school as well as developing personal skills.
  • The course is a comprehensive guide to understanding the needs of CIC and vulnerable children and as such will help to develop practice across the school as well as supporting systemic change.

Free to all schools in Devon or schools supporting a CIC of Devon.
Exminster: Wednesday 26th September 2018
High Bickington: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Cullompton: Tuesday 5th March 2019

See our flyer for further details or book online

Lego Therapy Training

This 2 hour training is aimed at Teachers and Teaching Assistants across Key Stages 1-4.

Lego Therapy was developed to improve social competence in children with autism, however it may also be helpful for children with other social communication difficulties and anxiety conditions, depression or adjustment difficulties.

Marland School Day Provision

Devon County Council’s Cabinet, following completion of the statutory process, have approved the proposal to increase day provision from 36 to 66 places and a change to the age range from 8-16 to 6-16 from September 2018 at Marland School.

Background information on this proposal can be found at: https://new.devon.gov.uk/haveyoursay/consultations/marland-school-changes-to-day-provision/

Keeping Devon’s Children Safe

This communication highlights new guidance released from the disclosure and barring service regarding the portability of DBS checks between schools.

DASH Update: Summer Term – 19 July 2018 – Issue 5

View the latest newsletter from Devon Association of Secondary Headteachers (DASH). Subscribe, or update your subscription preferences here.

School Organisation: Proposals approved to lower the age range

West Down Primary School: DCC’s Cabinet, following completion of the statutory process, have approved the proposal to lower the age range from 4-11 to 2-11 from September 2018.

Hemyock Primary School: the Governors of Hemyock Primary School, following consultation, have approved the proposal to lower the age range of the school to 2-11 from 1 September 2018.

Yeoford Primary School: the Governors of Yeoford Primary School, following consultation, have approved the proposal to lower the age range of the school to 3-11 from September 2018.

DCC understand the following Academy Schools have also lowered their age range:

Hennock Primary School is now a 2-11 age range Academy School

Harbertonford C of E Primary School is now a 2-11 age range Academy School

Bearnes Voluntary Primary School is now a 2-11 age range Academy School

Diptford Parochial C of E Primary School is now a 3-11 age range Academy School

South Tawton Primary School is now a 2-11 age range school (Academy) School.