• FREE COURSES: Person Centred Approaches

  • Applications to The Richard Ely Trust - A guide for Parents

  • Annual English Good Practice Conference 2018

  • Transform a child’s life - Foster a Dorset Child

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Annual English Good Practice Conference 2018
06 Jul
Fly High with Pie - Transforming Reading and Writing 10th October 2018 Kingston Maurward College There will be a range of workshops during the day led by Pie Corbett, Maria Richards (Infinity Literacy) and Chris Caws (Youth Sport Trust). The sessions will explore how to develop children’s love of reading and how this feeds into their writing. Pie will also explore his famous storytelling for writing. We have been lucky enough to get Pie back to Dorset, in response to teacher’s requests, after much Twitter stalking! Book now to secure your place to hear from the infamous Pie Corbett! Don’t miss this year’s Annual English Good Practice Conference!
FREE COURSES: Person Centred Approaches
02 Jul
Do you work or support those with SEN and Disability as part of your role? Are you Involved in ECHP Process? Dorset County Council Children’s Services, are expanding their person-centred approaches training to all its partners and agencies that work with children and young people with SEN and Disability (0 – 25 years). Participants will work with multi-agency colleagues, a trainer from the NDTi and DCC trainers on the framework for Person Centred Approaches in Dorset and tools to promote PCA within their service. There are several workshops taking place across the county, with the addition of a managers orientation day to launch the training. Places are FREE to all agencies. Managers Orientation Day Person Centred Approaches - 12th July 2018 (please ensure a manager/representative from your area is attending.) Person Centred Approaches Training: For all those who may contribute to the Education, Health and Care Plan process. The training is designed to equip key team members with knowledge and skills to promote DCC person centred approaches in their services and agencies: - Introduction to a shared framework for Person Centred Approaches in Dorset - Person Centred Approaches in the EHCP process - Opportunities to practice skills and to plan implementation - How to genuinely gain children and young people’s views in different ways - Preparation for children, young people and their families for person-centred approaches - Troubleshooting around potential issues that might arise - Recognising and sharing examples of good practice including local examples
Transform a child’s life - Foster a Dorset Child
29 Jun
Could you offer a stable home to a child or young person who really needs it? Help them feel safe, loved and protected? Dorset County Council is looking for foster carers from all walks of life. You can foster whatever your age (over 21), and you can be single or living with a partner of any sex. Fostering offers many choices, from the ages of children, to whether you’d like to foster full-time or for short breaks. It’s a chance to make a real difference to a youngster’s life, and there’s also the opportunity for the carer to learn new skills. Foster carers are paid a weekly fee for their work, as well as an allowance for each child they foster. Training, support and career progression are available. Why not chat to one of the friendly team to find out if fostering is for you? Visit www.fosterindorset.com, call 01305 225568, or email fosteringenquiries@dorsetcc.gov.uk
Applications to The Richard Ely Trust - A guide for Parents
19 Jun
Please print off the guidance and share with parents as appropriate.
New Icon for School IT Support
07 Jun
The ICT School Team at Dorset County Council are currently rolling out a new icon to all supported school PC’s. This new icon will replace the existing DCC Remote Support icon. Please do not worry when it appears on your desktop. If you have any questions please contact us here at DCC either by email or phone. Tel: 01305 224062 option 1 Email: itss@dorsetcc.gov.uk Kind regards, ICT School Team
Conquering Behaviour, Social Emotional & Mental Health - FREE Event
07 Jun
Behaviour Online are working with Bournemouth University on a pilot project regarding Behaviour, Social Emotional & Mental Health, SEN, Wellbeing and Safeguarding. They are holding a FREE event for schools on Wednesday the 27th June 2018 from 12:30 to 16:30 at Kimmeridge House, Bournemouth University. All Dorset schools are welcome. Schools can sign up directly via this Eventbrite link, or contact Jason Davenport direct by email to: jason.davenport@behaviouronline.com