Our training schedule for the Spring Term 2021 is detailed below. All training is delivered online, providing greater flexibility to school employees, particularly during these challenging times. All our courses are designed specifically for staff working in schools.
In addition to our scheduled training this term, we also provide a wide range of group training workshops in the management of human resources as well as whole staff workshops (including mental health awareness and redeployment/job search skills), which can be delivered at your individual school or setting, at a time to suit you. The precise content and duration can be tailored to the particular requirements of your organisation.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children starts with ensuring that staff and volunteers in education settings are selected and vetted in line with statutory requirements to robustly assess their suitability for working with children and young people.
Undertaking this training meets the requirements of the School Staffing (England) Regulations 2009 for at least one panel member for all interviews (in a maintained school), to have undertaken safer recruitment training.
|16th March 2021||09:30 - 12:30||Places limited - check for availability|
These uncertain times have made us all more aware of our mental health and how this impacts on our physical health, emotions and behaviour. By training as a Mental Health First Aider, it is possible to help colleagues to take back control of their wellbeing as well as develop your own and an open/nurturing culture.
This Mental Health First Aid England course is a mix of weekly online self-led learning via their own learning hub, followed by 4 live online Instructor-led sessions (dates for the two courses running this term are below). You will not be expected to diagnose ill health but you will learn how to spot the early signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide support on a first aid basis. You will gain the confidence to respond appropriately, even in a crisis, by signposting to sources of professional and other support as well as self-care and lifestyle measures.
|20th January 2021||09:30 - 11:30||Live session 1|
|27th January 2021||09:30 - 12:00||Live session 2|
|3rd February 2021||09:30 - 12:00||Live session 3|
|10th February 2021||09:30 - 11:30||Live session 4|
|3rd March 2021||09:30 - 11:30||Live session 1|
|10th March 2021||09:30 - 12:00||Live session 2|
|17th March 2021||09:30 - 12:00||Live session 3|
|24th March 2021||09:30 - 11:30||Live session 4|
This course has been designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of a school’s statutory requirements in relation to carrying out DBS checks, as well as other pre-employment checks and maintaining their Single Central Record; aimed at Primary Applicant Managers/Applicant Managers/ID Checkers/DBS System Users who manage and process DBS checks.
This course is delivered over 3 x 2.5 hour modules (dates for the modules are below).
Please note the 2nd module of this course includes a walk-through of the Strictly Education 4S DBS portal, however the rest of the course content is generic and relevant to all users.
|22nd March 2021||10:00 - 12:30||Module 1|
|23rd March 2021||10:00 - 12:30||Module 2|
|25th March 2021||10:00 - 12:30||Module 3|
This course has been designed to help delegates implement HR best practice in an education setting, as well as an understanding of sector-specific statutory requirements such as to pay and conditions of service.
The key HR administrative processes and procedures are discussed and then applied in practical exercises to help delegates work through various possible scenarios around the management of staff in schools. This is a highly recommended programme for anyone in a role that involves HR management in education.
This course is delivered over 4 x 2.5 hour modules (dates for the modules are below).
|11th February 2021||10:00 - 12:30||Module 1|
|25th February 2021||10:00 - 12:30||Module 2|
|4th March 2021||10:00 - 12:30||Module 3|
|11th March 2021||10:00 - 12:30||Module 4|
This course has been designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of a school’s statutory requirement to maintain details of all adults in their setting via a Single Central Record. It is recommended for anyone who is responsible for updating the Single Central Record and carrying out associated checks.
The content is critical to those new in post, as well as to update more experienced staff as the course is constantly amended to reflect the latest statutory requirements.
|23rd February 2021||09:30 - 12:30||Places limited - check for availability|
|30th March 2021||09:30 - 12:30||Places still available|