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Code: SWTSA/21/0010 Dyslexia SEND Training*

Training for your staff (all levels) in areas of Dyslexia in the classroom.  

Practical guidance will support staff in delivering interventions and working with pupils with dyslexia and dyslexic traits in the classroom.

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1 02 November 2021 11:00 - 12:00 Online Delivery Map
SWIFT South

Code: TLPTSA/21/0001 Primary Subject Leadership Programme

Tarka Learning partnership - in conjunction with SWIFT - has formed a partnership with the Chartered Management Institute and Petroc to develop a practical programme based on the skills and approaches Primary Subject Leaders need. 

Suitable for Primary MPS 2-6 for those relatively new to leadership taking on responsibility for a subject leader role. 

Themes: Interpersonal attributes, Team Building, Managing Change, Communication, Culture, Project management, Analysis, Problem solving.

Please see https://tarkatrust.org.uk/work-for-us/current-vacancies/ for a flyer containing further details, including the programme design, content, trainers cost and venues.

To apply: please visit https://www.petroc.ac.uk/courses/detail/primary-subject-leadership-apprenticeship-standard/ 

For any queries, please email: della.oliver@tarkatrust.org.uk

Webinars to find out more:
Webinars will be taking place on Thursday 14th October (4.30-5.30pm) and Tuesday 19th October (4-5pm) where subject leaders can find out more about the programme. To book, please follow: www.subjectleadershipwebinarforsubjectleaders.eventbrite.co.uk

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1 03 November 2021 13:00 - 16:00 Venue TBC Map
TLPTSA

Code: TTSA/21/0121 Making Your School a Great Place to Work - Keynote by Mandy Coalter (Cancelled)

How to make your school or Trust a great place to work, led by Mandy Coalter.

In the session Mandy will cover content from her successful book ‘Talent Architects; how to make your school a great place to work.’    She will set out her evidence based 4 pillar model that schools can apply with practical tips for leaders to take away.

Mandy Coalter, LLB, FCIPD

Mandy is the Founder of ‘Talent Architects’ with a simple mission; helping schools become great places to work. Talent Architects providers consultancy and advisory support to school groups, coaching and mentoring, training and events/conferences. Mandy’s successful book ‘Talent Architects; how to make your school a great place to work’ was published in 2018.

From 2012 to 2019 Mandy was Director of People at United Learning, responsible for HR, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Marketing and Communications. United Learning is one of the largest school groups in the UK, running circa 80 schools across State and Independent sectors employing over 8000 staff. Mandy built the group reputation as an employer, taking forward key priorities such as developing leaders, talent management, employee engagement, well-being, recruitment, pay and performance management.

The United Learning HR team won the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development ‘HR Team of the Year’ in 2016. HR Magazine listed Mandy in the top 10 ‘HR Most Influential’ in both 2018 and 2019 - where she was ranked the 7 th most influential HR Director in the UK. Mandy was also shortlisted for the HR Excellence Awards ‘HR Director of the Year’ 2018.

Mandy has previously worked in senior roles in the NHS, Local Government, the Charity sector and with schools. She is also a very experienced Board Director and advisor on aspects of corporate governance. She is a Trustee/Director of the Diocese of Coventry Multi Academy Trust and the National Teaching Awards Trust. She is a graduate in Law, a Fellow of the CIPD, a qualified Executive Coach and an NLP practitioner.

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1 04 November 2021 10:00 - 11:30 Online Delivery Map
Torbay Training SA

Code: VTSA/21/0001 Primary English Subject Leader Briefing (a.m.)

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Local and national updates and key issues of interest for English Subject Leaders.

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1 04 November 2021 09:00 - 12:00 Online Delivery Map
SWIFT

Code: VTSA/21/0002 Primary English Subject Leader Briefing (p.m. repeat)

Local and national updates and key issues of interest for English Subject Leaders.

Please note this is a repeat of the morning session.

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1 04 November 2021 13:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery Map
VTSA

Code: ECTSA/21/0053 Trauma Responsive Practice in Education * (Cancelled)

Schools are reporting an increase in the number of children displaying signs of mental health difficulties and trauma. Poor attendance, disruptive behaviour and disengagement with school can be a cause of emotional, behavioural, or educational challenges, rooted in trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACE).

To understand the difficulties faced by traumatised children in school, teachers and education professionals must be equipped with the tools to help children manage the impact of their trauma.

This four-day course (over 2 terms) is designed to support you and your school develop a more trauma responsive approach to best support your students.

This course will help you to:
• Understand the impact of childhood trauma on social, emotional and physical health.
• Support children affected by trauma and encourage academic achievement.
• Implement methods to support children’s mental health, improve their attendance and restore their ability to reach their potential.
• Progress your school from trauma informed to trauma responsive.

Course led by:
• Dr. Haley Peckham
• Jules Sanders - Head of Multi-Disciplinary Team

Guest speakers:
• Life Chance - Multi-Disciplinary Team
• Victoria Escott - Trauma Therapist
• Mark Escott - Co Founder, Life Chance.

This course is for:
Anyone working in an educational setting who wants to improve their understanding of the impact of trauma on students’ mental health.

Trainer
This training is delivered by trauma specialists. This training is delivered by the award-winning School for Inspiring Talents. Its multi-disciplinary care team will share real life case studies from their work on the front line, supporting children’s transformation within an educational setting.

Cost: £195 per person for SWIFT member schools | £295 per person for non-member schools
This course consists of four one-day sessions, in person. Refreshments and lunch are included.
*Expertise Exchange Discount available on this course

Programme Content
Day 1

Working with children who have encountered trauma and adversity: How an understanding of the brain can help in everyday practice:
• Look at how brains learn from experiences
• Recognise how experiences, including Adverse Childhood Experiences ACEs), are embedded ‘under the skin’
• Consider what children might be telling us about their lives from their behaviour
• Find ways to maximise the healing power of relationship to support children’s learning and development

Day 2
Attachment Theory: How experience shapes brains; emotional regulation and relationships:
• Understand that relationships shape the developing structure and function of our brains
• Consider how experiences shape attachment patterns and how this can be affected by adversity, neglect and trauma
• Understand that our experience of attachment organises how we regulate our emotions
• Learn how to work effectively with children and young people who have different attachment patterns and may struggle to regulate their emotions

Day 3
Developing trauma responsive behaviour care plans and support systems:
• Evaluate how this knowledge impacts on your practice as an Educator
• Begin to adapt and develop how you work with children in your setting
• Explore and develop trauma responsive school systems

Day 4
Recap and moving forward: How to support, supervise and care for staff who are supporting vulnerable students:
• How to prevent vicarious trauma
• Clinical supervision in education
• Peer to peer Support

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1 04 November 2021 09:30 - 16:00 Newcourt Community Centre Map
2 16 December 2021 09:30 - 16:00 Newcourt Community Centre Map
3 27 January 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Newcourt Community Centre Map
4 03 March 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Newcourt Community Centre Map
SWIFT

Code: ECTSA/21/0051 School Business Management Leadership Development Programme (EVENT FULL)

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Business Management is not just about the efficient and effective completion of a wide variety of operational tasks in Human Resources, Finance, Office Management and Premises.

At the centre of effective School Business Management is School Improvement, underpinned by the development of strategy and leadership of your staff. It is also about managing priorities, having a clear vision for how you lead and why you choose certain strategic priorities over others.

This course uses the ISBL Competency Framework and other tools to equip experienced business managers with further skills, in exploring the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of school business leadership, including:

- Creating a Strategy that impacts upon School Improvement
- Leading and Developing Teams
- Prioritisation and Resilience Building
- Knowing Yourself and Leading Others

This is a one-year programme, facilitated over three training days, led by Sian Lane, School Improvement Lead and experienced Executive Headteacher and Rachel Hingston, Executive Business Manager of Cedar Tree Federation, a Federation of two primary schools, based in Exeter and East Devon.

Eligibility:
The programme is relevant for both Primary and Secondary experienced School Business Managers.

Dates:
Day 1 – Friday 5th November 2021, 9.30am - 3.30pm
Day 2 – Friday 4th March 2022, 9.30am - 3.30pm
Day 3 – Friday 10th June 2022, 9.30am - 3.30pm

Venue:
Pinhoe C of E VA Primary School, Exeter

Meet the Trainers:
Sian Lane is an experienced primary school Headteacher, School Improvement Lead and Local Leader of Education. Until September 2021, Sian is the Executive Headteacher of Cedar Tree Federation in Exeter. Sian will then work as a School Improvement Lead for St Christopher’s Trust and is the founder and leader of Envision Learning.
An ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) qualified Coach and Mentor, Sian has built a career in leading in a diverse and ever-changing educational landscape. Sian is passionate about school leadership and improvement and the development of people and teams.

Rachel Hingston is an experienced Executive School Business Manager, who has completed the ISBL Level 5 Diploma in School Business Management and in 2021 begins study for a Certificate in Strategic Educational Leadership. Rachel is a qualified ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) Coach and Mentor.
With eighteen years graduate experience in Human Resources, Training, Finance and Premises Management, Rachel has led in School Business Management for eight years. As a people centric leader, at the heart of Rachel’s leadership vision is developing and leading people and teams, together with implementing a purposeful and effective school business leadership strategy.

Cost:
The course cost of £350 per delegate covers three full days of training with course materials provided and an additional one-hour individual coaching session, with one of the trainers.

Please note: There is a maximum capacity of 12 delegates for this programme.

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1 05 November 2021 09:30 - 15:30 Pinhoe Primary School Map
2 04 March 2022 09:30 - 15:30 Pinhoe Primary School Map
3 10 June 2022 09:30 - 15:30 Pinhoe Primary School Map
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Code: TTSA/21/0114 SMSC/PSHE (Primary) - Floyd Woodrow: Compass for Life

National update / Compass for Life, delivered by Floyd Woodrow

9.30am: Updates
10.00am: Review: Opportunities for questions and professional dialogue (linked to delegates’ SDP)
10.15am: Break
10.30am-3.15pm: Floyd Woodrow - Compass for Life - the role of a leader, leading a tricky area, professional and personal goals, long-term and short-term aims
3.15pm: Questions, evaluations and close

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1 09 November 2021 09:30 - 15:30 Online Delivery Map
Torbay Training SA

Code: TTSA/21/0082 Diversity in primary history – teaching African and Asian civilisations

“Are your students exposed to the beauty of African civilisations, such as the kingdom of Benin, through art, history and architecture?  Or do they just see images of famine and civil unrest?” Bennie Kara

Led by history specialist Andy Brumby, this one-day course will look at the need for a history curriculum which is culturally rich and diverse (intent) and then look at ways in which we can practically make this happen in our respective school settings (implementation), so that all learners benefit from knowing where they fit and how they are connected in our society (impact).

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1 11 November 2021 09:30 - 15:30 Online Delivery Map
Torbay Training SA

Code: ECTSA/21/0076 PSHE Professional Community

Meeting Aims
To create a support network in which schools share ideas and effective practice and discuss issues surrounding PSHE. To focus on practical solutions to common challenges and gain expert advice and guidance from PSHE lead professionals. In each meeting we will:

• Find out about development and updates in the field of PSHE
• Share and learn from good practice
• Network with colleagues from other regional schools

Agenda

2:00pm – 2:05pm: Introduction & Welcome

2:05pm – 2:55pm: Holly Green from Stonewall | LGBTQ+ inclusive RSHE: putting it into practice
Holly Green (they/she) is Education Programmes Manager at Stonewall. Together with their team, they manage the School & College Champions programme, a membership network of schools and colleges leading good practice in supporting pupils who are lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning or ace (LGBTQ+). Holly and her team provide training and education resources for schools, colleges and those working with children and young people.

2:55pm – 3:00pm: ‘Wellbeing’ Break
Colleagues to take a 5-minute break from the meeting.

3:00pm – 3:20pm: Practitioner Input | Group Discussion
Colleagues will be placed into mixed phase break out groups led by Lisa, Beverley and Amy to discuss the takeaways and strategies from Stonewall’s session.

3:20pm – 3:25pm: Group Feedback
Colleagues to feedback key points from the group discussions.

3:25pm – 3:45pm: Practitioner Input | Group Discussion
Colleagues will be placed into Secondary/Primary phase break out groups led by Lisa, Beverley and Amy to discuss the takeaways and strategies from Stonewall’s session.

3:45pm – 4:00pm: Feedback & Plenary
Community Leads to summarise key points raised from break out sessions. Lisa to summarise discussions to inform the agenda items for the next meeting.

Professional Community Leads
Lisa Whitworth, Professional Community Lead and PSHE lead at Sidmouth College brings over 20 years of experience in education, nine of which have been teaching and leading PSHE and Health and Social Care at GCSE, A Level and BTEC. Lisa also has experience in research and evaluation, middle and senior leadership. Lisa works closely with local stakeholders, including parents, police, youth and health services.

Beverley Cawthera has recently become a Specialist Leader of Education for SEMH; a role she has held the lead for at St Peter’s Primary School in Budleigh Salterton since her NASENCo qualification in 2016. She has supported colleagues in schools in her locality to help create school environments that promote, enable and nourish positive relationships.

Cost: FREE for SWIFT member schools | £50 per person for non-member schools
The session will take place online, via Zoom.

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1 11 November 2021 14:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery Map
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