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Code: ECTSA/22/0055 Early Excellence CPD Series - Full Day Session (AM & PM)

Through these bespoke CPD sessions, you and your setting/school can stay connected with the national agenda and be fully briefed on all the latest developments in early years and beyond. Delegates will have the opportunity to engage with colleagues from other schools and settings, to share and access advice and support from the Early Excellence team.

The day will be split into two parts:

AM Session (09:30 - 12:00) National Update Session – for School Leaders, EYFS Leads and KS1 Leads

This session will be an update on national policies and priorities impacting on the EYFS and KS1 , including DfE, Ofsted and related non-statutory guidance.

PM Session (13:00 - 15:30) EYFS Leaders Session

Drawing on the latest research relating to child development and its relationship to the requirements revised EYFS, and connection with non-statutory guidance – this session will support EYFS leaders with their strategic planning and development of their teams quality of practice. Participants will have the opportunity to explore a range of issue with colleagues; including strategies they have used with regard to curriculum design and approaches to sharing and evidencing learning.

About the Trainer
Phil Armstrong is Early Excellence's Head of Regional Development for the South of England as well as leading on their work with British International Schools. He is a member of the Strategic Leadership Team who shape the work of EEX. Previously Phil has worked for over 20yrs across the early years and primary sector, including teacher, leader and headship positions. Phil was also the head of an integrated early years centre. With a passion for collaborative practice and professional development; Phil has worked in partnership with early years settings, schools, teaching schools and local authorities to develop and deliver personalised programmes to meet their needs.

Cost: Free for SWIFT members schools (Full Day) /£100 per person for non-member schools (Full Day)
Please note the session will take place online.

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1 12 January 2023 09:30 - 15:30 Online Delivery Map
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Code: ECTSA/22/0057 Early Excellence CPD Series - Morning Session (AM Only)

Through these bespoke CPD sessions, you and your setting/school can stay connected with the national agenda and be fully briefed on all the latest developments in early years and beyond. Delegates will have the opportunity to engage with colleagues from other schools and settings, to share and access advice and support from the Early Excellence team.

The morning session will feature:

AM Session (09:30 - 12:00) National Update Session – for School Leaders, EYFS Leads and KS1 Leads

This session will be an update on national policies and priorities impacting on the EYFS and KS1 , including DfE, Ofsted and related non-statutory guidance.

About the Trainer
Phil Armstrong is Early Excellence's Head of Regional Development for the South of England as well as leading on their work with British International Schools. He is a member of the Strategic Leadership Team who shape the work of EEX. Previously Phil has worked for over 20yrs across the early years and primary sector, including teacher, leader and headship positions. Phil was also the head of an integrated early years centre. With a passion for collaborative practice and professional development; Phil has worked in partnership with early years settings, schools, teaching schools and local authorities to develop and deliver personalised programmes to meet their needs.

Cost: Free for SWIFT members schools (Half Day AM) /£50 per person for non-member schools (Half Day AM)
Please note the session will take place online.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 January 2023 09:30 - 12:00 Online Delivery Map
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Code: TLPTS/22/0044 First Aid at Work (3 day)

The First Aid at Work training course, which conforms with HSE guidance, provides a comprehensive set of practical skills needed by first aiders in schools and most workplaces, giving both the ability and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies.  It meets the standards required to help comply with Health & Safety (First Aid) regulations.

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1 12 January 2023 09:30 - 16:00 Roundswell Community Primary Academy Map
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Code: TTSA/23/0021 Primary Science Subject Leader Briefing ONLINE

·         Latest information from current research in science (Ofsted reports etc.) enabling subject leaders to keep abreast of current thinking in their subject

·         A chance for subject leaders to discuss the implications of this in terms of their current practice within school.

·         Supporting subject leaders to develop leadership skills and increase their confidence in the teaching and learning of science

About the Trainer
Allie Beaumont is an independent primary science consultant who has extensive knowledge and experience of working within primary schools.

She was a primary school teacher for 20 years becoming an Advanced Skills Teacher in science working within Plymouth LA. She left teaching to specialise in primary science, leading the Primary Professional Learning Department for STEM Learning within Bristol. Within this position she supported primary science teachers throughout the South West and has supported subject leaders through the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM).

More recently she has worked with Bath Spa University on the Thinking, Doing, Talking Science project based on research from Oxford Brookes University and Science Oxford and also the Focus4TAPS research project led by Bath Spa University. She has also provided CPD for the Ogden Trust facilitating their talk for science EYFS cpd partnership programme. She currently holds the senior facilitator CPD quality mark badge.

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1 13 January 2023 13:30 - 15:30 Online Map
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Code: ECTSA/23/0008 Estates Management Professional Community

Book your place here: https://forms.office.com/r/0hbx5dj5EB

The network seeks to provide support for Estates/Facilities Managers to manage their operations/resources efficiently and effectively.

Our aim is to ensure colleagues benefit from industry sector knowledge, updates and ideas to enable them to be compliant and gain the most from available resources.

Agenda - TBC

About the Facilitator
From graduating with a Business Management Degree, Josie Medforth has over 20 years business operation experience, predominantly in the education sector.

She worked for 4 years as a Director of Operations for a successful Trust in Exeter, is currently providing part time interim Chief Operating Officer support for an organisation and enjoys being a Trustee for a Trust in Torbay. These roles have built her experience at an Executive Level.

Cost
Free for SWIFT member schools and non-member schools.

Book your place here: https://forms.office.com/r/0hbx5dj5EB

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1 18 January 2023 10:00 - 11:30 Online Delivery Map
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Code: TTSA/23/0002 First Aid at Work - 3 day

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

Topics include:

Roles & responsibilities
Dealing with collapse (with and without breathing)
Choking
Bleeding
Shock
Seizures
Minor workplace incidents
Major illnesses
Common and serious workplace injuries
Poisoning
Anaphylactic shock
Burns treatment
Eye injuries
Using first aid kit

Cost to SWIFT Members:  £295 plus £25 Certification and Awarding Body fee.
Cost to other colleagues: £ 345 plus 25 Certification and Awarding Body fee.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 January 2023 09:30 - 15:30 Oldway Primary School Map
2 19 January 2023 09:30 - 15:30 Oldway Primary School Map
3 20 January 2023 09:30 - 15:30 Oldway Primary School Map
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Code: ECTSA/22/0077 Equality & Diversity Professional Community

Be part of a relevant, thought provoking community through which you will develop practical ideas to actively promote Equality, Diversity & Inclusion of marginalised groups through the education of staff and children in the south west.

Agenda TBC

Community Lead
Ruhaina Alford is the Executive Headteacher of The Carey Federation in Devon. Previously,  Ruhaina has held senior leader positions in a variety of schools in London.

Ruhaina is a governor at a secondary academy school and is an active member of the Leaders for Race Equality group, coordinated by the NAHT. Through this group, she has contributed to the book, 'You Are Not Alone', which shares the personal experiences of 14 NAHT members from Asian, African, Caribbean and multiple backgrounds from across the country. She delivers training locally and nationally and is keen to promote diverse representation in the curriculum.

Cost: Free to SWIFT member schools | £25 for other colleagues

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1 24 January 2023 14:30 - 16:30 Countess Wear Community School Map
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Code: ECTSA/23/0002 The link between Physical & Emotional Wellbeing

Book your place here: https://forms.office.com/r/K8pgztp05X

Workshop Content
- Introducing the science of wellbeing
- Considering the links to mental wellness and illness and exploring how mental wellness and physical health impact upon each other
- Recommendations regarding how to eat, drink, move, sleep and live for optimal wellness

This course is for: people who would like to develop a greater understanding of wellbeing and how to promote their own physical and emotional wellbeing.

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

Jules Sanders is the manager of Life Chance’s Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), and has worked in Alternative Provision and Specialist Settings as Vice Principal and Department Lead. She was previously a Trauma Informed Schools UK (TISUK) senior trainer. She has over 20 years’ experience as a qualified primary teacher and SENDCo supporting children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) specialising in inclusion, behaviour and emotional wellbeing. In recent years Jules has been the team manager within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), and a Lead for the Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TaMHS) Team in Plymouth. She has also held responsibility for the Primary Mental Health Work (PMHW) Team and the Infant Mental Health (IMH) Team.

Megan Hornsby is a Mental Health Practitioner at SfIT, working with learners and leading on projects to enhance staff wellbeing. She has been a qualified and registered social worker for 12 years and has an advanced diploma in specialist mental health practice. Her background in both social care and mental health services gives her a breadth of knowledge and experience of therapeutic interventions and crisis management. She has a Level 5 Diploma from Trauma Informed Schools UK (TIS) and is a trauma-focused CBT practitioner.

Cost: £50 for SWIFT member schools | £75 for other colleagues
Book your place here: https://forms.office.com/r/K8pgztp05X

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 January 2023 14:00 - 16:30 Countess Wear Community School Map
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Code: ECTSA/22/0062 School Operations & Resource Management Community

The community seeks to provide support for School Business Managers to manage their operations/resources efficiently and effectively.

Our aim is to ensure colleagues benefit from industry sector knowledge, updates and ideas to enable them to be compliant and gain the most from available resources.

January Agenda TBC

About the Facilitator
From graduating with a Business Management Degree, Josie Medforth has over 20 years business operation experience, predominantly in the education sector.

She worked for 4 years as a Director of Operations for a successful Trust in Exeter, is currently providing part time interim Chief Operating Officer support for an organisation and enjoys being a Trustee for a Trust in Torbay. These roles have built her experience at an Executive Level. 
 
Message from the Facilitator
I am really excited to be given the opportunity to facilitate the new School Operations and Resources Network. I look forward to being able to share my knowledge, experience and networks to support you by sharing ideas, key information and resources that could help you deliver your outcomes.

I would very much like to work in partnership with you, therefore please feel free to contact me via the dedicated Microsoft Team that has been created.

Microsoft Teams
All meetings will be held via Microsoft Teams. Upon booking, you will be added to the ‘School Operations & Resource Management Community’ Team. Within this team, you can send messages to other colleagues, ask questions, join meetings and share files.

Eligibility
Open to School Business Managers/Administrators from Primary, Secondary & Special Schools.

Cost
Free for SWIFT member schools.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 January 2023 10:00 - 12:00 Online Delivery Map
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Code: TTSA/23/0005 SWIFT Subject Masterclass: Why Phonics teaching in MFL is so important

This course will attempt to answer the question: ‘Why is teaching Phonics in MFL so important?’

There is evidence that accurate decoding in a foreign language supports:

-          reading comprehension

-          vocabulary learning

-          learner autonomy

-          grammar learning

-          a link has been found between ability to decode accurately and motivation for studying the language and intention to continue studying it.

-          speaking, listening and writing also benefit

About the Trainer

Tom Megit is a secondary teacher of French and Spanish at St James School in Exeter and NCELP Specialist Teacher. He delivers CPD on behalf of NCELP and the University of York on the subjects of Phonics, Vocabulary, Grammar, Curriculum Design and Meaningful Practice to schools nationwide.

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1 26 January 2023 13:00 - 16:00 Oldway Primary School Map
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