Training events provide you with an opportunity to develop essential links with the Virtual School team and with other designated teachers (DTs), as we work together to increase the progress Telford and Wrekin children in care achieve in school.
If you don't have any children in care at your school it is still important that you stay up to date with the processes and expectations should a children in care join your school.
In addition, Ofsted is looking closely at the relationship individual schools have with the Virtual School team, information gained at network meetings has proven very useful to many schools during inspections. Education outcomes for children in care are a priority for Ofsted in the West Midlands region. Ofsted will be looking closely at how schools prioritise work with children in care when making inspection judgements.
Virtual School Annual Conference - Attachment Awareness and Trauma Informed Schools
Date: 2 July 2021
Time: 9.15am to 4pm
Venue: Mercure Telford Centre Hotel, TF3 4NA
Following on from the success of our first ever Virtual School annual conference in July 2019, with health, education and social care colleagues, Telford and Wrekin Virtual School is pleased to announce we are organising a county-wide free full day Conference on 2 July 2021.
The conference will be held at central location in Telford to ensure it is accessible to delegates across the county; schools are invited to sign up two delegates, however we cannot guarantee the second place. The second delegate will be placed on a reserve list and allocated a place if there is sufficient capacity to do so.
Designated Teacher (DTs) Termly Network meetings and Nominated Governor Network meetings
The network meetings are open to all DTs, whether from a primary or secondary, mainstream or special school, or from a PRU. DTs are also welcome to sign up their governor for CiC and post-LAC to attend the Nominated Governor Network meetings.
The network meetings provide ongoing support with the PEP, further updates on statutory duties and a forum for professional discussions and sharing of effective practice with regards to improving outcomes for CiC.
Dates of our sessions have been booked for academic year 2020 - 2021:
- Combined Designated Teacher's Network and Nominated Governor Network for compulsory school age
10 November 2020 and 25 March 2021
- Designated Teacher Network meeting for post 16
20 October 2020 and 20 January 2021.
To book a place on one of these sessions please complete the School Improvement CPD Booking form using the relevant training code and return to CPDSchool.Improvement@telford.gov.uk.
Early Years Coordinators - termly update
The termly meetings will provide an update on:
- local and national data
- information related to outcomes from Ofsted inspections
- relevant legislation
- DfE and other national developments, strategies and issues, assessment and models
- CPD opportunities
- Early Years Education Adviser - Virtual School team for children in care.
- 25 November 2020
- 17 March 2021
- 23 June 2021.
All sessions are from 4pm till 5.30pm.
Other training opportunities
The Psychology and Pupil Support Service are able to offer a variety of attachment training options to schools and settings in Telford and Wrekin. In the first instance please contact the Virtual School team to discuss training needs:
Telephone: 01952 381045
Online Personal Education Plan (PEP) refresher / new to role training
As a Virtual School we offer the following CPD for new and existing DTs that will cover the following areas:
- accessing and completing the online PEP
- support with the writing of SMART target,
- Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) spend and guidance
- the PEP quality assurance form and non negotiables.
The sessions and training are for all school staff that lead and complete the online PEPs for your children in care as well as Designated Teachers.
- 22 April 2021 from 9.30am - 11am
- 26 April 2021 from 4pm - 5.30pm.
If you would like to book either sessions please email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please note: the sessions will be held remotely using Microsoft Teams).
The Transition Back To School and Supporting Carers of Children and Young People Webinar - 30 June 2020
We are pleased to announce the recording of the Transition Back To School and Supporting Carers of Children and Young People Webinar - 30 June 2020. Group chat messages that are referred to during the session are also available to view:
- visit the Attachment Research Community website to view the recording of the Transition Back To School webinar
- visit the Attachment Research Community website to view the recording of the Supporting Carers of Children and Young People webinar.
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