Support Staff

Clinical Practice and Consultation Supervision for Learning Mentors and other Pastoral Staff - Virtual Session

Description
Staff continue to feedback the benefits of clinical supervision support provided, this includes:

  • Opportunity to share common concerns
  • Opportunity to support others in similar roles
  • Opportunity to tap into ideas, expertise and experience of others
  • Opportunity to reflect positively and safely
  • Providing personal & professional development
The sessions also model a framework for supervision that will support Learning Mentors and pastoral staff to work effectively with their students.

The sessions for current year will be facilitated by an experienced Specialised Clinical Social Worker from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Early Intervention Team, who is a member of the CAMHS Family Therapy clinic and has a specific responsibility for supporting the work of front line professionals in Children’s Services.
To ensure sessions are beneficial and effective, supervision will take place within small groups, with no more than 8 participants. Places must be confirmed.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be safeguarded and supported by confident staff whose practice is safe and reflective
Practitioners:
  • Will feel supported and have a safe space to discuss concerns, development needs and strategies
Settings:
  • Will have staff who are equipped to carry out their roles in a safe and professional manner
Audience

Learning Mentors and other pastoral staff


Date
25th February 2021 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)
Zoom joining details will be provided separately, prior to the event
Venue
Online delivery - This session will be delivered virtually
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from CAMHS
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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Date
22nd June 2021 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)
Will only be a virtual session if restrictions are in place, otherwise this event will take place at the PDC.
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from CAMHS
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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Restorative Approaches Facilitator Training 2020/2021

Description
A Restorative Approach (RA) is inspired by the philosophy and practices of Restorative Justice, which puts repairing harm done to relationships and people at the heart of its response to conflict and wrongdoing. The ultimate aim of the training is to contribute to the building of a respectful, safe and inclusive school community or setting.


The course is held over 4 days and provides intensive, interactive facilitator training, focusing on building an understanding of a restorative ethos and developing effective facilitation skills


After the Facilitator course, participants can go on to undertake the Restorative Approaches: Theory and Practice Level 5 programme. This is a course credit rated by the University of Greenwich, which will further develop their skills in this area and enable them to gain 60 credits at Level 5.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will develop essential life skills in conflict resolution, problem solving and emotional literacy; helping them to understand how to positively repair relationships damaged through conflict

Practitioners:
  • Will develop practical skills and knowledge, which they can apply to conflict situations in their work setting
  • Will have the opportunity to work towards a L5 University accreditation and on completion, can apply to achieve registration with the Restorative Justice Council

Settings:
  • Will benefit from having staff with specialist skills and knowledge who can support an enhanced conciliatory culture across the setting
Audience

All School Staff


Date
9th March 2021 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
16th March 2021 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
23rd March 2021 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
30th March 2021 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Direct Services to Schools Team
Cost
£375 (non RBG school £400)
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School Business Managers’ Network

Description
Guest speakers are invited to each session to focus on a particular area of interest previously identified by the group.

Recent sessions have included Managing Well Being in Schools and Developing the School Business Manager role. Relevant updates are also provided from departments within the Royal Borough of Greenwich, such as Human Resources, Payroll and Finance.
Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • attend a school which is effectively resourced
SBMs will:
  • hear from various experts on whichever areas of their work are identified
  • have the opportunity to share best practice, helping them to develop their own practice in school
  • form links and collaborate, ensuring SBMs are more effective in their role
Settings will:
  • have more effective and robust systems in place as a result of SBMs reflecting on models of good practice
Audience

School Business Managers


Date
11th March 2021 (10:00am - 12:30pm)
Zoom joining details will be provided nearer the event date
Venue
Online delivery - This session will be delivered virtually
Tutors
Members if the Direct Services to School Team
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Date
25th June 2021 (10:00am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members if the Direct Services to School Team
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Learning Mentor Induction & Training Programme (Level 3 Apprenticeship & Level 4 Accreditation)

Description
Learning Mentors support pupils to cope with a range of issues that may impact negatively on their learning and achievement - such as bereavement, attendance, lack of confidence/low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, bullying and peer pressure. Schools mentoring programmes have made a positive contribution to the mainstream provision of schools as a whole, and have had a beneficial effect on the behaviour of individual pupils and their ability to learn achieve. Learning Mentors provide support and guidance to children, young people and those engaged with them. Their work with children and young people promotes effective participation, enhances individual learning and raises aspirations. They are skilled practitioners who work from a strengths-based, person-centred perspective.

The Schools Learning Mentor Apprenticeship and the Induction and Training Programme ensures that all practitioners have the appropriate skills and qualifications to completely carry out the Learning Mentor role. This unique training programme enables participants to also obtain a Level 4 accreditation, which provides higher recognition within the education profession.

All apprenticeships comprise of a 20% off-the-job training element. This must constitute 20% of the apprentices paid working hours and the course length is calculated based on the apprentice working 30 - 40 hours each week.

This course will provide the opportunity to:
  • explore the concept and role of the Learning Mentor and how it may enhance the development of children and young people
  • clarify the principles and values essential for working with children and young people, including Safeguarding and Health & Safety requirements
  • develop the appropriate written and verbal communication skills needed to work with children, young people and other professionals
  • build on and gain additional skills to support individual needs of children and young people
  • help to create a classroom environment where children and young people are ready to learn
Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • have improved personal well-being and attitude to school and self
Practitioners will:
  • gain additional skills to support individual needs of children and young people
Settings will:
  • help to create classroom environments where children and young people are ready to learn



Accreditation

The Level 3 Schools Apprenticeship programme is accredited by the Institute for Apprenticeship and Technical Education.

The Royal Greenwich Learning Mentor and Induction Programmes is accredited by the University of Greenwich. On successful completion, students will have achieved 60 credits at Level 4.

Audience

Entry Requirements
The course is open to all staff working with children and young people. A prior knowledge of the learning mentor role is not required; however participants should be working in an educational setting that provides the relevant work-based opportunities and practices required for this apprenticeship.

Level 3 Apprenticeship:

  • a strong aspiration to support learners
  • participants may have achieved maths, English and ICT skills at Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE grade 4/C or above) prior to commencing their training. Those that have not, must achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment at the end of the apprenticeship
  • Level 1 Safeguarding
Level 4 Accredited Course:
  • Level 3 Apprenticeship
  • Evidence of the ability to study at Level 4
Maths and English in Apprenticeships
All apprenticeships include a requirement for learners to achieve a qualification in Maths and English by the end of the course. If learners already hold a standard pass at GCSE (equivalent to GCSE grade 4/C or above) they are exempt from undertaking this element of the apprenticeship. Training and support will be offered for learners to achieve Functional Skills qualifications and learning time will need to be allocated for this in addition to the 20% off the job learning allocation.

Please note that it is recommended that individuals carrying out the role of school learning mentor should hold a standard pass in English and Maths.


Date
19th April 2021 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
These sessions are run monthly. Dates and timing will be confirmed on application.

Venue
Online delivery - This session will be delivered virtually
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Inclusion, Learning and Achievement
Cost
Level 3 Apprenticeship can be met by the Apprenticeship levy.

Level 4 Accreditation costs £100.
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Assessment of children with complex needs

Description
The aim of this course is to enable staff to make effective use of ongoing 'formative' assessment as part of the graduated approach.

Attendees will be shown examples of observation-based assessment and how to effectively track small steps of progress for children with complex needs. They will also be given the opportunity to explore how effective assessment informs planning for children with SEND.
Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • benefit from accurate and in depth assessment of learning and identification of next steps
Staff will:
  • be able to identify and track steps of progress and set appropriate learning targets
Establishments will:
  • have more effective tracking of progress for children with complex needs
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers, Heads of Department, NQTs and Support Staff


Date
4th May 2021 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£30
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