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Code: SWSSTA/22/0007 Building Communication skills in learners with complex needs

Building communication skills in learners with complex needs

To develop a supportive environment which nurtures focus and engagement through effective adult child interactions 

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1 10 March 2022 09:30 - 11:30 Online Delivery Map
SWSSTA

Code: TTSA/22/0117 QA Level 3 Award - 1 Day Emergency Paediatric First Aid

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) qualification has been designed in-line with the current Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements and is ideal for:

Those who have gained a Level 2 or 3 childcare qualification and have entered into an Early Years setting and wish to be included in the staff-to-child ratios to comply with the EYFS requirements.

This one day Paediatric First Aid Course covers a variety of topics, including:

·         Adult, child and baby CPR

·         Bones

·         Burns

·         Minor injuries

·         Seizures

·         Asthma

·         Anaphylaxis

·         Diabetes

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1 10 March 2022 09:30 - 15:30 Oldway Primary School Map
Torbay Training SA

Code: SWTSA/21/0014 Kingsbridge Research School Series

Session 1: Exploring EEF Feedback and Guidance Report This workshop will explore the headline recommendations from the EEF’s new Feedback guidance report (published in June 2021) and will also look at how schools can ensure the guidance is given the best chance of success by using a thorough implementation process. Session 2: Exploring EEF SEN in Mainstream School Guidance Report The EEF Guidance report offers five evidence-based recommendations to support pupils with SEND, providing a starting point for schools to review their current approach. The overriding message from the report is positive. It is tempting to talk about the challenge of SEND as a specific and distinct issue. Yet, far from creating new programmes, the evidence tells us that teachers should instead prioritise familiar but powerful strategies, like scaffolding and explicit instruction, to support their pupils with SEND. Session 3: Using Assessment to Further Learning Diagnostic assessment provides opportunities to reflect on pupils’ thinking, strengths, and weaknesses. It can give useful insights into pupil learning. When used effectively, diagnostic assessments can indicate areas for development with individual pupils or across classes and year groups. This session we will explore the principles of assessment, as well as some accessible diagnostic assessment strategies.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 September 2021 09:00 - 10:30 Online Delivery Map
2 19 November 2021 09:00 - 10:30 Online Delivery Map
3 11 March 2022 09:00 - 10:30 Online Delivery Map
SWIFT South

Code: TTSA/22/0119 ITC Level 3 Award - 2 day Paediatric First Aid

This qualification is designed for workers caring for children in the absence of their parents and meets Ofsted requirements for those working in Early Years settings. Currently the EYFS statutory framework requires at least one person who has a current paediatric First Aid certificate to be on the premises or outings at all times, when children are present.

This qualification is designed to provide essential paediatric lifesaving skills and paediatric incident management. Typical delivery methods are predominantly practical, and the course is assessed by continual observation of candidate performance.

Topics include:

Planning for and dealing with First Aid emergencies involving babies and children, including:

• CPR

• Shock, Anaphylactic shock, Electric shock

• Bleeding

• Burns and scalds

• Choking

• Suspected fractures, Head, neck and back injuries

• Poisoning

• Foreign bodies in eyes, ears and noses

• Bites and stings

• Effects of extreme heat and cold

• Febrile convulsions

• Chronic medical conditions, including:

• Epilepsy

• Asthma

• Diabetes

• Meningitis and other serious sudden illness

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 March 2022 09:30 - 15:30 Oldway Primary School Map
2 15 March 2022 09:30 - 15:30 Oldway Primary School Map
Torbay Training SA

Code: ECTSA/22/0029 Raising Attainment in Primary Design Technology (DT)

Direct booking link: https://forms.gle/hSHvNzPFb5oGPhESA

Design Technology includes more practical life skills than any other subject, and many of these are increasingly crucial in today’s world: cooking; designing a healthy diet; and practical skills that our children will need when they grow up and move into their own homes.

Like any other subject, these skills need to be taught and practiced, but DT can often be the ‘poor relation’ in the curriculum when we focus on core subjects and humanities. This course will provide a host of ideas for framing children’s creativity in DT in a logical and cohesive way.

Course objectives / outcomes
- Explore how DT can be developed into a more integral part of the curriculum
- Develop a richer understanding of the two elements of DT: engineering and food technology
- Consider the use of DT to improve wellbeing, behaviour, and attitudes to learning
- Discover a range of practical activities and ideas

Cost: £50 per person for SWIFT member schools only.
Direct booking link: https://forms.gle/hSHvNzPFb5oGPhESA

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 March 2022 15:30 - 17:30 Online Delivery Map
ECTSA

Code: TTSA/22/0112 Nurture Forum *

SEMH Interventions to support practice within a Nurture group

Sharing best practice, resources and strategies that help to support and promote good social, emotional and mental health progress of pupils accessing the nurture group.

*Expertise Exchange Discount available on this course.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 March 2022 09:30 - 10:30 Online Delivery Map
Torbay Training SA

Code: ECTSA/21/0071 Primary SEND Professional Community

These termly conferences are open to SENDCOs, Behaviour Support Leads, Headteachers and Deputy Headteachers from all SWIFT member schools.

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

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

Agenda
08.45 to 09.00: Introduction and welcome by the Primary SEND Community Leads, including an update on Whole School SEND.

09.00 to 09.30: Gill Marsh, Autism Spectrum Assessment Service, Children & Family Health Devon. What support can families expect to receive, how to make a good referral and the documentation required to support a referral.

09.30 to 10.00: Howard Hoskins, BIS:net Consultant, BIS-net Behaviour Intervention Support Network. Support for families and young people with Neurological differences such as Autism and ADHD/ADD.

10.00 to 10.30: Break for networking

10.30 to 11.00: Charlotte Child, Clinical Manager and Professional Lead, Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service, Children and Family Health Devon. Service update and developments.

11.00 to 11.15: Donna James, Trainer and Volunteer Supervisor, Balloons. Supporting bereaved children and young people when someone significant in their lives dies.

11.15 to 11.30: Liz Smith, Young Carers Service Manager, Devon Young Carers, Westbank Community Health and Care. Support for children and young people who help look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs and alcohol.

11.00 to 12.00: Peer Review. Supporting pupils with Autism | Sharing good practice and resources.


Cost: FREE for SWIFT member schools | £50 for non-member schools.

For more information please contact: Mark Drew on mark@exeterconsortium.com or 01392 927171

Please note: The session is currently scheduled to run in person at Exeter Court Hotel. We will continue to monitor the Covid situation and make a decision whether to run the session online instead, closer to the date.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 March 2022 08:45 - 12:00 Exeter Court Hotel Map
SWIFT

Code: TTSA/22/0109 SEND Support Group for Teaching Assistants *

Supporting and Engaging Pupils with SEND

*Expertise Exchange Discount available on this course.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 March 2022 13:30 - 16:00 Online Delivery Map
Torbay Training SA

Code: WCTSA/22/0002 Understanding Staff Costs

The second of three in a series of finance workshops aimed at middle managers and Senior Leaders new to working with budgets.  
 
These workshops can be attended as a series of three, or as individual stand-alone sessions. 
 
Session 1 | Finance for Non-Finance Personnel 
 
Session 2 | Understanding Staff Costs 
In schools, about 80% of our income is spent on paying our employees.  Understanding staff costs and the impact on school sustainability is critical.  In this session, we look at understanding pay scales, the difference between hours worked and hours paid for support staff, timetabled time and contracted time for teachers, on-costs and the impact of your school’s pay policy on future costs. 
 
Bring your school’s pay policy, pay scales and a calculator to this session to make this session interactive. 
 
Session 3 | Working with Benchmarks and Metrics 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 March 2022 10:00 - 15:00 Uffculme School Map
WCTSA

Code: TTSA/22/0077 Primary Science Subject Leader Briefing: f2f a.m. (Plymouth)

The aim of these subject leader meetings is to enable leaders to keep up to date with the latest developments in primary science and share effective practice.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 March 2022 09:15 - 12:15 Morley Meadow Primary School Map
SWIFT

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