• Funding Opportunity for Schools - Laurel Trust

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Opportunity to join a charity board
21 May
The Arts Development Company are running a pilot programme to diversify arts, culture and heritage Boards and are keen to recruit fresh faces. Creative Sector Trusts, Charities and Community Interest Companies share a commitment to diversity and inclusivity so more people are represented and influence organisations as trustees and directors. This can be difficult to implement and to help change this the company have developed a free programme for people interested in becoming a Trustee or Board Director for an organisation within Dorset. For more information on the programme and to apply please see their Callout for Trustees page. For information on the work of the The Arts Development Company generally please see their website.
The Children's Bookshow!
21 May
We are delighted to welcome Michael Rosen to the Weymouth Pavilion, a brand new venue for The Children's Bookshow! As one of our finest children's poets and authors, the fifth Children's Laureate, and a passionate advocate of children's reading, Michael needs no introduction. His poetry performances have delighted audiences at The Children's Bookshow for many years with their humour, wit and verve. Join us for an exhilarating morning of poetry in performance. The show is an hour long and suitable for KS2. Children get to listen to Michael talk about his life, recite his brilliant poems, and gives them tips on how to write poetry and stories, plus they get the opportunity to ask questions. We have been working with Michael for many years, and in our experience he is extremely popular with teachers and pupils alike for his inspirational qualities. Please see the attached flyer or contact Liz Neville 07866 311486 liz.bookshow@gmail.com
Changing lives through childcare 19 June 2019
20 May
We are delighted to announce that following a successful joint bid by BCP Council and Dorset Council, Childcare Works will be coming to Dorset to deliver a fully funded workshop for our strategic leaders and key partners. Childcare Lives Through Childcare will be held in The Centre, Ferndown on Wednesday 19 June 2019, 09:30am to 12:00pm. It’s a unique opportunity to hear how the childcare agenda helps us achieve our wider strategic objectives to improve outcomes for children and their families. This event is for our partners, including schools. If you work in early years and childcare see details of the Childcare Matters event on Tuesday 18 June. What’s it about? It’s simple, childcare changes lives. It has the potential to improve outcomes for children by lifting families out of disadvantage. Everyone working with families of young children can play a critical role in supporting their decisions to take up childcare. Families often perceive all sorts of barriers to using childcare – we can all help break them down. Changing Lives Through Childcare is a short workshop so we can work together for the benefit of families of pre-school children (download attached leaflet for more information). Who is delivering it? Childcare Works are commissioned by the Department for Education to support local authorities to achieve our childcare statutory duties, particularly ensuring take-up of free early education for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Dorset Council has just 30 places available so please book early to avoid disappointment. Book via Event Bright
Funding Opportunity for Schools - Laurel Trust
13 May
The Laurel Trust support and work in partnership with collaborations/networks of primary schools, early years and special education settings. Their core purpose is to support schools in areas of deprivation in order to improve progress and outcomes for children. They do this by supporting research and innovation projects which focus on reducing disadvantage and securing greater equity. Grants are offered annually for creative projects which will make a difference to the quality of learning and lead to improved pupil achievement. The intended projects must be sustainable and suitable for wider dissemination to support the school-led system. The focus this year is on research/innovation projects which support vulnerable children to thrive and succeed. The application window is open full details are on the charity's website: www.laureltrust.org.uk. Advertisements inviting collaborations of schools to apply are also in TES, Nursery World and Headteacher Update. The Laurel Trust is already working with successful projects in several areas of the country: North-East, the Midlands, London and the South-East Coastal strip. Details of some of these projects are also on their website.
Forthcoming Educational Psychology Service training
02 May
There are a number of places left on the following training dates - Attachment & Relationship Trauma - Theory & Practice in Schools Level 2 6th June 2019 (9.30am - 4pm) Dorset Youth Association, The Main Hall, Dorset Youth Association, Lubbecke Way, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1QL Outline Exploration of impact of trauma and unmet attachment needs on body, mind and brain and opportunities to explore attachment-based practice for schools in more depth with introduction to emotion coaching, PACE model and emotional regulation strategies. Description Builds on Level 1 training. Particularly for staff whose roles involve pastoral support, work with LAC/post-LAC or vulnerable children e.g. CIN. (THIS COURSE WAS DUE TO TAKE PLACE ON 07/03/2019 BUT HAS BEEN RE-SCHEDULED) Outcomes Further knowledge and understanding about the role of early attachment and implications for brain, mind and body development Understanding of how to identify children who require additional support and how to provide this within the school environment Understanding of Emotion Coaching and using this in daily work with children and young people and knowledge of PACE model (Dan Hughes) to support development of secure relationships for children who do not trust Opportunity to formulate an action plan that will support the development of the school in becoming more supportive of children’s emotional regulation needs Target Group KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4 Booking Information Must have previously attended the Level 1 course How to Help Emotionally-Based School Refusers 20th June 2019 (9.30am - 12.30pm) Main Hall, Durweston Village Hall, Church Road, Durweston, Blandford, Dorset, DT11 0QA Outline Many children and young people who school refuse have underlying emotionally based difficulties. Description Many children and young people who school refuse have underlying emotionally based difficulties. To learn and understand more about what the difficulties the child is feeling, and help them cope and move forward. To consider and plan intervention at the individual, group and whole school level. Comments and Take Aways from previous courses include: "Very useful course" "Brilliant - thank you" "Can we have a follow up training please?" "I will actively discourage punitive approaches in schools" "I would recommend this training" "Review and tighten up re-integration plans" Outcomes 1. To develop an understanding of emotionally-based school refusal 2. To develop an understanding of the protective factors to school attendance 3. To consider ways of working with pupils, parents, and staff to promote good attendance Target Group KS2, KS3, KS4 To book either of these courses please book via Dorset Nexus. If you have any issues or queries please contact the support team on 01305 228300 or on .
How much do you know about Autism?
17 Apr
This one day course will provide participants with an Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Disorders in children and young people and equip them with knowledge and skills to help children fulfil their potential. By the end of the training participants will: Understand what Autism is and why it is a spectrum condition.Explore the main difficulties associated with the “Triad of Impairment” and how these may manifest in the behaviour of children.Explore the communicative intent of some of the behaviours that may be exhibited by autistic children.Understand the process of sensory integration including the difference between hyper and hypo sensitivity. For dates and further information CLICK HERE Dorset Council Staff & Foster Carers - free of charge External Organisations - £50 per person