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Code: ECTSA/21/0016 School Operations & Resource Management Network

The network 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.

February meeting to include
- Covid FAQs – PHP Law LLP
- Brexit Impact on GDPR – GDPR for Schools
- Brexit Impact on Procurement – School Buying Hub SW
- Online Fundraising – Toucan Tech
- Managing Buildings & Estates – The Legal Pitfalls – PHP Law LLP
 
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 Operation 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 Network’ 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 and Secondary Schools.

Cost
Free for Teaching Schools South West member schools and non-member schools.

Future Dates
Thursday 29th April
Thursday 17th June

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 25 February 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Online Delivery
ECTSA

Code: ECTSA/21/0017 School Operations & Resource Management - HR Hub

The aim of these termly HR Hub sessions are to enable HR Managers to tap into the latest employment law updates, build upon specialist knowledge in the HR field and collaborate with fellow HR colleagues to share experiences and ideas.

March meeting to include:
• Employment Law Update - PHP Law LLP
• Covid FAQs
• Re-Opening Schools – Key Considerations
• Contracts – Ending Casual & Fixed Term Contracts
• Q&A - Sharing & Discussing Current Queries

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 Resource Management Network – HR Hub. 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 Network’ Team. From there you can access the ‘HR Hub’ channel where you can send
messages to other colleagues, ask questions, join meetings and share files.

Eligibility
Open to Trust HR Managers and Business Managers at Maintained Schools Primary and Secondary.

Cost
FREE for Teaching Schools South West member schools

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 01 March 2021 14:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery
ECTSA

Code: DTSA/20/0025 TSSW Safeguarding Forum | Online

To create a support network in which schools share ideas and effective practice and discuss issues surrounding Safeguarding in school settings.  KCSiE 2020 requires schools to keep the DSL and all staff up to date with safeguarding information and the aim of this forum is to assist you to meet this requirement, focus on practical solutions to common challenges and gain expert input and guidance from lead professionals and agencies.

Agenda
2:00pm to 2:10pm Digitial Checks and Welcome

Welcome from Jane Lake and Jane Dibble, TSSW Safeguarding Forum leaders.  Delegates carry out audio/visual checks.

2:10pm to 2:50pm Safeguarding Updates

Network leaders will explore and discuss the following topics:

·         Safer Recruitment Changes
·         Working Together Update
·         Online Safety and Mental Health and Wellbeing
 

2:50pm to 3:00pm ‘Wellbeing Break’

3:00pm to 3:40pm Safeguarding Updates

Network leaders will explore and discuss the following topics:

·         Adolescent Safety Framework
·         New Threshold Tool
·         Risk Assessment Exercise – delegates will be assigned to break out rooms during this exercise
 

3:40pm to 4:00pm Practitioner Input and Group Discussion

Opportunity for colleagues to ask questions, discuss ‘stuck’ cases, share good practice, and ask advice.

Online Platform
Zoom will be used for the online delivery of the meeting and delegates will receive a meeting link before the meeting.

Network Leaders
Jane Lake is the Portfolio lead for Safeguarding for the Dartmoor MAT and Senior Associate for Safeguarding for Dartmoor TSA. Until March 2018, Jane was the Education Safeguarding Officer for Babcock LDP. She has over 18 years of working in the field of Child Protection and Safeguarding. She is a nationally accredited safer recruitment trainer and delivered training for Devon County Council and the LSCB (DCFP) for many years
 
Jane Dibble has been supporting Devon schools in the safeguarding area for over 20 years. She has a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the needs of schools and is well known for her realistic approach to training. She is a fully qualified trainer for County and was a part of the multi-agency team for many years.

Fee
TSSW Members £15 | Other Colleagues £30

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 02 March 2021 14:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery
DTSA

Code: ECTSA/21/0015 Understanding and Supporting Pupils on the Autistic Spectrum

3 places remaining

This programme takes place over four online sessions throughout the spring and summer term 2021.

Session 1 & 2 Overview

"Understanding the Autistic Spectrum" will look at the areas of social communication and interaction difficulties, rigidity of thinking, sensory needs and resulting anxiety.

Session 1 - Tuesday 2nd March, 1pm - 3pm

Session 2 - Tuesday 16th March, 1pm - 3pm

Session 3 & 4 Overview

"Supporting Pupils on the Spectrum" follows on from this and we look at the needs of and resources for supporting a young person in an education setting. We discuss the physical and social barriers to learning in considering the sensory and social difficulties. We look at common areas of difficulties and strategies to support. This has been a well received course for school staff to problem solve and discuss common issues in both primary and secondary education. Typical subjects have included appropriateness or behaviors, over dependency, sensory issues which overwhelm.

Session 3 - Tuesday 4th May, 1pm - 2.30pm

Session 4 - Tuesday 18th May, 1pm - 2.30pm

About the Trainer

Lisa McCullagh from South West Autism has over 20 years experience in the field of Autism and is a parent to a young person diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. Lisa has a BA Honours degree 1st Class in Childhood and Youth Studies (Open University) and a Post Graduate Diploma and Certificate in Autism from the University of Birmingham. Lisa has worked with young people on the spectrum in a variety of settings including education, social care and the local community. She provides training and advisory services to a range of professionals for the education and care sector.

Eligibility: Suitable for staff in Primary and Secondary Schools.

Cost: £65 per person for Teaching Schools South West member schools.

Please note: The programme will run online, via Zoom.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 02 March 2021 13:00 - 15:00 Online Delivery
2 16 March 2021 13:00 - 15:00 Online Delivery
3 04 May 2021 13:00 - 14:30 Online Delivery
4 18 May 2021 13:00 - 14:30 Online Delivery
ECTSA

Code: ECTSA/21/0023 Exeter Consortium & TSA Partnership Meeting

We have two superb keynotes presenting on social mobility and SEND. For the keynote section only, we will be joined by colleague headteachers from Dartmoor TSA.

We want to take the opportunity to update members on the future of Exeter Consortium & TSA in a changing education landscape. We are excited about the new opportunities change presents and how we can continue to offer great programmes for schools in the future.

Agenda
1. Welcome

2. Martin Smith (Director of TSSW)

Presenting on:
- Changes to the education landscape with new Teaching School Hubs
- Development of partnership and opportunities for Exeter Consortium & TSA members
- Changes to Membership for next cycle
(2.20pm – 3.00pm)

3. Professor Lee Elliot Major (Professor of Social Mobility, University of Exeter)

Presenting on the South West Social Mobility Project
(3.05pm - 3.45pm)

4. Erica Wolstenholme (South West Regional Director, Whole School SEND)

Presenting on the role of Whole School SEND and the opportunities for schools to get involved in its programmes.
(3.45pm – 4.15pm)

Please note: Dartmoor TSA members will join from 3.00pm

Eligibility: All school leaders from Exeter Consortium member schools

Cost: Free for Exeter Consortium member schools.

A Zoom meeting link will be sent to you before the event.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 03 March 2021 14:15 - 16:15 Online Delivery
ECTSA

Code: ECTSA/21/0018 Resilience Workshop (EVENT FULL)

0 places remaining

This workshop will support schools in building resilience with 5 practical strategies that they can implement. The strategies could be part of a wider school approach to supporting emotional well-being and resilience, relevant at all times but are particularly relevant now in response to Covid.

In this online twilight workshop, Amanda Tyler will explore:

- A definition of resilience
- Models of resiliency
- 5 ways to boost resilience in schools

Target Audience

Suitable for primary and secondary teachers and TAs.

About the trainer

Amanda Tyler has over 20 years’ experience of working as an Educational psychologist and has a passion for enabling schools to build capacity to support their pupils’ emotional well-being. Amanda has worked as an educational psychologist in several local authorities and currently runs Sunrise Psychology.

Cost

£15 for Teaching Schools South West Members | £25 for non-members

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 03 March 2021 16:00 - 17:00 Online Delivery
ECTSA

Code: TTSA/21/0010 Art Twilight (printing block and relief techniques)

A fantastic art form for all ages.  The session will explore simple printing methods for early years and KS1, excellent for repeat pattern, line, colour and shape focus.  There will also be activities for continued provision and child-centred exploration using everyday materials and objects.

For KS2 and 3 participants will look at creating block printing and relief printing methods and layering approaches. The session will cover adapting materials to make this an accessible art form for all.

As well as demonstrations there will be a hands on project for participants to complete within the session and information sheets to take away.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 04 March 2021 16:00 - 17:30 Online Delivery
TTSA

Code: SWSSTA/21/0002 Behaviour is Communication - Decision Making Hierarchy

ONLINE/REMOTE LEARNING

Using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and influences from Thrive, the ‘Learn to Live’ model underpins the belief at our schools that 'Behaviour is Communication' – we need to listen differently to our students and respond respectfully.

1.5hr workshop involving discussion and practical tools to build upon effective decision making skills.

Trainers:
Sandra Reed – Behaviour Lead at Ellen Tinkham School
Amy Ley – Advocacy Lead at Ellen Tinkham School

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 04 March 2021 13:30 - 15:00 Online Delivery
SWSSTA

Code: DTSA/21/0032 Safeguarding Level 3 Refresher Online

Introduction
This course is for leaders and staff who hold a designated or lead Safeguarding responsibility in schools who have already undertaken the ‘Safeguarding Child Protection Level 3 Initial training’. Group 3 and above are required to attend an inter-agency safeguarding update or refresher; schools every 2 years; early years and others every 3 years.

Course Content

The course will cover:

·         The statutory framework for safeguarding including  KCSiE 2020 and Working together 2018

·         Care leavers

·         Previously Looked after children (LAC)

·         Safeguarding Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

·         Peer on Peer abuse

·         Children and the court system, when children are appearing as witnesses

·         Children with family members in prison

·         Online safety update

·         Contextural safeguarding

·         First day calling/emergency contacts

·         Early Help

·         County Lines

·         Modern Slavery

Drawing on the experience of delegates, the programme will be delivered through a combination of short presentations, break out groups, case studies and discussion.

About the trainer
Jane Lake is the Portfolio Lead for Safeguarding for the Dartmoor MAT and Senior Associate for Safeguarding for Dartmoor TSA. Until March 2018, Jane was the Education Safeguarding Officer for Babock LDP. She has over 20 years of working in the field of Child Protection and Safeguarding. She is a nationally accredited safer recruitment trainer and delivered training for Devon County Council and the LSCB (DCFP) for many years.

Course Platform
The course will be delivered via Zoom and delegates will be sent a link to the event after booking a place.

Course Fee
TSSW Members £80 per delegate | Other Colleagues £110 per delegate

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 04 March 2021 09:30 - 15:30 Online Delivery
DTSA

Code: TTSA/21/0011 TA SEND Support Group

The focus of this session will be on:

·        What to consider when engaging, supporting and understanding SEND pupils

·        Developing understanding of EHC Plans

·        Supporting Behaviour – an opportunity to ask  questions and share practice

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 04 March 2021 13:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery
TTSA