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This course meets the statutory requirements of the two-year Refresher Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads in Northamptonshire schools.

As part of the Education Act 2002 and the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education, all schools must have a member of the leadership team as their Designated Safeguarding Lead. This person must take lead responsibility for dealing with child protection issues, referring concerns of significant harm, providing advice and guidance to support all staff to carry out their safeguarding duties, overseeing the school provision of early help and liaising with other agencies as required. This training must be updated every 2 years. This course is delivered by Lesley Pollard who is an experienced teacher, trainer and adviser. She currently works as an Independent Learning Adviser carrying out Safeguarding training and audits for a variety of providers as well as for individual schools.

Objectives:

  • To consider the implication of national and local changes with regard to Safeguarding and Child Protection in Northamptonshire schools;
  • To recap the role and responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead in school;
  • To revisit the categories and possible indicators of the 4 categories of abuse, FGM, Forced Marriage, Grooming, CSE, So Called Honour-Based Violence, Radicalisation and Extremism, Gang Culture, County Lines, Child Criminal Exploitation;
  • To understand the impact of issues such as Peer-On-Peer Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Parental Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Homelessness, Appearing in Court and Mental

Health problems on children/young people;

  • To consider the role of the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Partnership and reiterate the importance of interagency working from early help to referral (including the Signs of Safety approach);
  • To consider the learning for schools from local and national Serious Case Reviews;
  • To understand the requirements relating to keeping, transferring and archiving Child Protection and Early Help records;
  • To consider how best to communicate with children and parents/carers regarding Child Protection issues.

Event Date Wed, 21 Sep 2022 9:00 am
Event End Date Wed, 21 Sep 2022 1:00 pm
Cut off date Fri, 16 Sep 2022 4:00 pm
Individual Participant Price Cost: £120 for the first delegate, £100 for additional delegates. SWAN Secondary SLA members pay the reduced rate of £60.
Location Online via Zoom

This training session led by Sally Perkins is aimed at those Governors with assigned safeguarding responsibilities.

Sally Perkins is a National leader of Governance with thirteen years’ experience as a governor and twelve years as a Chair of Governors in a variety of schools across the county. School Improvement is a passion for Sally and she especially loves developing Leadership and Management in schools. Sally specializes in governance, safeguarding, attachment and looked after children.

  • The training will explain the legal context for safeguarding in schools and will cover whole school safeguarding issues and the responsibilities of the governing body.
  • The session will include an overview on Looked After Children (LAC) / Previously Looked After Children (PLAC) responsibilities.
  • It will provide a role description for safeguarding lead governors and tools to enable them to undertake their compliance and monitoring roles.

 

Event Date Tue, 11 Oct 2022 6:00 pm
Event End Date Tue, 11 Oct 2022 8:00 pm
Cut off date Tue, 04 Oct 2022
Individual Participant Price £100.00 per delegate non-members; Secondary SLA members £50 per delegate; Primary SLA members £75 per delegate
Event Venue Information http://bit.ly/2RyDCwm
Location GUTP House Training Suite

This three-session course led by Sally Perkins is aimed at those new to the governor’s role.

Sally Perkins is a National leader of Governance with over thirteen years’ experience as a governor and over twelve years as a Chair of Governors in a variety of schools across the county. School Improvement is a passion for Sally and she especially loves developing Leadership and Management in schools.

The training will cover the essential elements of the governor’s role and that of the governing body as outlined in the current Governance Handbook.

Date

Time

Topic

Tuesday 15th November 2022

6-8pm

·        Roles and responsibilities of governors. Clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction. Holding the Head Teacher to account for educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

Tuesday 7th March 2023

6-8pm

·        Understanding pupil data, pupil premium and finance

Tuesday 13th June 2023

6-8pm

·        Providing effective support and challenge

 

Event Date Tue, 15 Nov 2022 6:00 pm
Event End Date Tue, 15 Nov 2022 8:00 pm
Cut off date Tue, 08 Nov 2022 12:00 pm
Individual Participant Price £300 per delegate for non-members; SLA secondary £150 per delegate; SLA primary £225 per delegate
Event Venue Information http://bit.ly/2DM7m5e
Location GUTP House Training Suite

This three-session course led by Sally Perkins is aimed at those new to the governor’s role.

Sally Perkins is a National leader of Governance with over thirteen years’ experience as a governor and over twelve years as a Chair of Governors in a variety of schools across the county. School Improvement is a passion for Sally and she especially loves developing Leadership and Management in schools.

The training will cover the essential elements of the governor’s role and that of the governing body as outlined in the current Governance Handbook.

Date

Time

Topic

Tuesday 15th November 2022

6-8pm

·        Roles and responsibilities of governors. Clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction. Holding the Head Teacher to account for educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

Tuesday 7th March 2023

6-8pm

·        Understanding pupil data, pupil premium and finance

Tuesday 13th June 2023

6-8pm

·        Providing effective support and challenge

 

Event Date Tue, 07 Mar 2023 6:00 pm
Event End Date Tue, 07 Mar 2023 8:00 pm
Individual Participant Price £300 per delegate for non-members; SLA secondary £150 per delegate; SLA primary £225 per delegate
Event Venue Information http://bit.ly/2DM7m5e
Location GUTP House Training Suite

This three-session course led by Sally Perkins is aimed at those new to the governor’s role.

Sally Perkins is a National leader of Governance with over thirteen years’ experience as a governor and over twelve years as a Chair of Governors in a variety of schools across the county. School Improvement is a passion for Sally and she especially loves developing Leadership and Management in schools.

The training will cover the essential elements of the governor’s role and that of the governing body as outlined in the current Governance Handbook.

Date

Time

Topic

Tuesday 15th November 2022

6-8pm

·        Roles and responsibilities of governors. Clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction. Holding the Head Teacher to account for educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

Tuesday 7th March 2023

6-8pm

·        Understanding pupil data, pupil premium and finance

Tuesday 13th June 2023

6-8pm

·        Providing effective support and challenge

 

Event Date Tue, 13 Jun 2023 6:00 pm
Event End Date Tue, 13 Jun 2023 8:00 pm
Individual Participant Price £300 per delegate for non-members; SLA secondary £150 per delegate; SLA primary £225 per delegate
Event Venue Information http://bit.ly/2DM7m5e
Location GUTP House Training Suite

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