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    • 29 Apr 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 10
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    Roles and Responsibilities: Key facts for your Committee

    Course Aim: To provide committee members with the confidence to manage, influence, challenge, and support their pre-school or out-of-school setting.

    Course Information: This relaxed and informative session is ideal for all new and experienced committee members and/or setting managers to exchange ideas and feel more confident in their role..

    This session will

    • Give an overview of a committee’s roles and responsibilities.
    • Provide the tools needed to tackle unexpected and/or challenging issues - for instance: management concerns, complaint handling, safeguarding issues, Ofsted visits.     
    • Have a chance for questions and answers from an HR consultant with extensive experience as a committee chairperson and from PATA's CEO who has extensive Early Years working knowledge.     
                               

    Suitable ForThose involved in managing and leading settings – parents, committee members and managers.      

    Date: Monday 29th April

    Time:  7.00pm - 9.30pm (please arrive by 6:50pm)

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

    Cost: £25 for members / £35 for non members

    • 30 Apr 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 10
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    Performance and Management (Part 1) - Supervision and Appraisals

    Course Aim:  To provide managers with the confidence to conduct meaningful one-to-one meetings with their team.  This course will provide: the paperwork to accompany the meetings; the knowledge on what can be asked and documented; and what further steps should be taken once the meeting closes.   

    Course Information: 

    This informative and relaxed session will provide an overview on:

    • Coaching techniques  - how to use meetings and observations to support your team in achieving their best
    • How to give and receive feedback in a productive environment     
    • How to document, agree and evaluate SMART objectives
    • How to complete one-to-one / supervision / appraisal forms
    • How to conduct Return to Work meetings to decrease absence and support individual’s needs.                                

    Suitable ForAll individuals in a management position – setting leaders, managers and committee members.

    This is is the first part of a three part course.  To compliment this course we are also able to offer:-

    • Performance Management (Part 2) - Performance Improvement Plans (Tuesday 7th May)
    • Performance Management (Part 3) - Conducting Investigations and Disciplinary Meetings  (Tuesday 21st May)

    Date: Tuesday 30th April 

    Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre 

    Cost: £25 for members / £35 for non members

    • 01 May 2019
    • 08 May 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 13
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    SEND 1: Early Intervention

    Course Aim: This two part course will provide you with the necessary skills to identify the early signs of SEND and the course of action you will need to take. 

    Course Information: During the session we will discuss:

    • The role of the practitioner/SENDCo in supporting children
    • Identifying early signs
    • Graduated pathways
    • SEND paperwork, My Plan, EHCP     
    • Working with other professionals

    Suitable For: Any Early Years Practitioners and Managers     

    Date: Wednesday 1st and Wednesday 8th May (2 part course) 

    Time:  6.30pm - 9.00pm 

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

    Cost: £45 for members / £65 for non members

    • 07 May 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 13
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    Performance and Management (Part 2) - Performance Improvement Plans 

    Course Aim: This course will provide managers with the next steps in managing performance in order to reach business goals.  This course will provide: the paperwork to accompany the meetings; the knowledge on what can be asked and documented; and the confidence to keep challenging weak performance.

    Course Information: One-to-ones and supervisions provide the framework for strong teamwork, communication skills and an environment looking to improve.  However not all improvements are instant, understood or desired by every member of the team.

    This informative and relaxed session will provide an overview on:

    •  Brief review of One-to-one / supervision documentation and SMART objectives
    • The reasons behind the failure of team members to achieve their SMART    objectives
    • The difference between Conduct and Capability
    • Implementing a Performance Improvement Plan
    • What options are available to mangers when improvements don’t happen
    • How to prepare for the potential of disciplinary action being taken.    
    Suitable For All individuals in a management position – setting leaders, managers and committee members.

    Please note: This course builds on knowledge learned during the Performance Management - Supervision and Appraisals workshop (being held on Tuesday 5th March).  It is possible to attend this workshop, as a stand-alone course, if you consider your one-to-one meetings to be adequately documented in order to support moving towards performance investigations. 

    We are also delivering Performance Management (Part 3) - Conducting Investigations and Disciplinary Meetings on Tuesday 26th March.

    Date: Tuesday 7th May

    Time: 9:30pm - 12:30pm

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre 

    Cost: £25 for members / £35 for non members

    • 15 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • The Church Centre, Larkhay Road, Hucclecote, Gloucester. GL3 3NS
    • 5
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    Helicopter Stories with Trisha Lee

    We are excited to be running our first ‘Helicopter Stories’ training with Trisha Lee. The Helicopter approach, pioneered by Vivian Gussin Paley and championed in the UK by Trisha Lee, harnesses the power of storytelling. Places are limited.

    In its simplest form, Helicopter Stories lets children dictate their stories which are written down verbatim, exactly as they are told, by an EYFS or Key Stage 1 practitioner. The children then gather around a taped out stage and the stories are acted out.

    Alongside the simplicity of this approach is an ethos that is child-centred, creating a culture of curiosity and wonder at the dexterity of children’s imaginings during both the telling and the acting out of their stories.

    This holistic approach uses the power of storytelling to develop key curriculum areas such as creativity, communication and language, personal, social and emotional skills in the Early Years and Key Stage 1 classroom, giving children's stories a voice in a safe space.

     

    The course will cover:-

    · A creative and holistic approach to learning

    · Inclusive whole-class approach to learning that values ever child’s contribution

    · Engaging creativity, boost self-confidence and improve speaking and listening skills

    · Promote collaborative learning in a supportive, safe environment

    · Allow children to explore the power of words, forming a bridge into the world of writing

     

    The course is highly interactive and includes a demonstration with a group of preschool aged children as part of the day. Every delegate who attends should leave the course able to try the approach with their children the next day if they so wish.

     

    Date: Wednesday 15th May

    Time: 10am - 3:30pm (please arrive from 9:30am onwards for a 10am prompt start) 

    Venue: The Church Centre, Larkhay Road, Hucclecote, Gloucester, GL3 3NS 

    Cost: PLEASE NOTE PATA'S NORMAL REFUND POLICY DOES NOT APPLY FOR THIS BOOKING.  WE ARE UNABLE TO GIVE REFUNDS OR CREDITS ONCE A BOOKING IS MADE.  WE CAN, HOWEVER, CHANGE THE NAME OF DELEGATES ATTENDING UP UNTIL MIDDAY THURSDAY 9TH MAY

    FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE INVOICE DATE BY BACS, CASH (AT THE PATA OFFICES) OR CHEQUE.  OTHERWISE YOUR BOOKING WILL BE CANCELLED AND YOUR PLACE WILL BE OFFERED TO THOSE NEXT ON THE WAITING LIST.

    Members:  £85 

    Non Members £105 

    • 21 May 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 14
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    Performance and Management (Part 3) - Conducting Investigations and Disciplinary Meetings

    Course Aim: To provide managers with the confidence to conduct investigations into all behaviour, conduct or capability concerns.  This course will then help attendees identify the best course of action to be taken in order to support sustainable improvements.  The course will provide all paperwork associated with disciplinary hearings. 

    Course Information: This session will guide you through the step-by-step processes of:

    • Understanding capability versus conduct based concerns
    • How to conduct investigations and ensure that all associated paperwork is appropriate and supportive    
    • Who might need informing within external agencies, e.g. safeguarding investigations   
    • All paperwork associated with disciplinaries, from invitation, through the meeting and outcome letters  
    • Appeals – who may be involved
                                   
          
           

    Suitable ForAll individuals in a management position – setting leaders, managers and committee members.

    Please note: This course builds on knowledge learned during the Performance Management - Performance Improvement Plans workshop (being delivered on Tuesday 7th May); however, it is possible to attend this workshop, as a stand-alone course.   

    We are also delivering a Performance Management Supervision and Appraisals course on Tuesday 30th April.

    Date: Tuesday 21st May 9:30am - 12:30pm

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre 

    Cost: £25 for members / £35 for non members

    • 23 May 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 15
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    Promoting Physical Development in the Early Years

    Course Aim: To ensure that physical development is implemented successfully in your setting.

    Course Information: A recent report has highlighted that British children exercise less every day than prisoners!  It's vitally important that physical development is successfully promoted in your setting so during this session we will:

    • Consider the foundations of physical development
    • Baseline the children and assess their basic foundations of movement   
    • Look at getting active and modelling good physical development
    • Discuss ideas to support and develop your practice

    Suitable ForAny Early Years practitioners.      

    Date: Thursday 23rd May 

    Time:  6.30pm - 8.30pm 

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

    Cost: £25 for members / £35 for non members

    • 03 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Hillview Evangelical Church, Hucclecote, Gloucester, GL3 3LX
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    Anna Ephgrave - Planning In The Moment

    *Spaces are still available.  Please join the waiting list and we will allocate you the number of places you require*

    Course Aim: To provide you with the necessary tools to help your children feel confident and independent especially through outdoor play and risk taking play.

    Course Information:  The course will cover:-          

    • Rationale and Complexities of Child-Initiated Play 
    • Planning and Teaching in the Moment    
    • Role of the Adult
    • Paperwork required

    It will also touch on:-         

    • Literacy and Numeracy in Early Years 

    • Developing the Outdoor Classroom                                      

    Suitable For:   Anyone working in Early Years (including Reception).  Anna has requested that at least 2 delegates attend from each setting in order to get the best out of the course.

    Date: Monday 3rd June 9:00am - approximately 3:00pm

    Venue: Hillview Evangelical Church, Hucclecote, Gloucester, GL3 3LX

    Cost: PLEASE NOTE PATA'S NORMAL REFUND POLICY DOES NOT APPLY FOR THIS BOOKING.  WE ARE UNABLE TO GIVE REFUNDS OR CREDITS ONCE A BOOKING IS MADE.  WE CAN, HOWEVER, CHANGE THE NAME OF DELEGATES ATTENDING UP UNTIL MIDDAY WEDNESDAY 22ND MAY.

    FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE INVOICE DATE BY BACS, CASH (AT THE PATA OFFICES) OR CHEQUE.  OTHERWISE YOUR WHOLE BOOKING WILL BE CANCELLED AND YOUR PLACES WILL BE OFFERED TO THOSE NEXT ON THE WAITING LIST.

    PLACES WILL BE ALLOCATED IN STRICT DATE/TIME ORDER. YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IF YOU HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED SPACES OR IF YOU ARE STILL ON THE WAITING LIST.

    Members:  Please join the waiting list. 

    £95 (for one attendee)

    £185 (for two attendees) 

    £270 (for three attendees)

    £355 (for four attendees)

    £440 (for five attendees)

    £525 (for six attendees)

    £610 (for seven attendees)

    £695 (for eight attendees)

    £780 (for nine attendees)

    Non Members Please join the waiting list. 

    £120 (for one attendee)

    £225 (for two attendees) 

    £335 (for three attendees)

    £445 (for four attendees)

    £555 (for five attendees)

    £665 (for six attendees)

    £775 (for seven attendees)

    £885 (for eight attendees)

    £995 (for nine attendees)

     

    • 03 Jun 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBC - Gloucester area
    • 19
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    Anna Ephgrave - Planning In The Moment Follow Up course facilitated by Anna Ephgrave

    Please note this course is available to anyone who is implementing or considering implementing Planning In The Moment and has previously attended Planning in the Moment training courses.    

    We've been excited to run several training events on Planning in the Moment with Anna Ephgrave.  To help you to further embed your learning we are holding a follow up session.  The event will be facilitated by Anna herself.

    Anna has suggested that we should allow each setting a minimum of three months for any implementation to take place before giving feedback.  This follow up session will allow those settings who haven't implemented it yet, but who still intend to, the chance before attending the follow up.

    This will be a great opportunity for you to share your experiences to date (both positive and negative).  Anna will be on hand to clarify any areas of 'Planning in the Moment', discuss any barriers you have faced and the positives so far.  The event is intended for you to hear from other settings so ideally we would like to encourage as many settings as possible to share their experiences.  Each setting will be allocated a 5 minute slot to talk about how it's working for them and whilst this is not compulsory it will greatly enhance the session.                         

    Suitable For:   Anyone working in Early Years (including Reception) who is implementing, or is intending to implement, Planning in the Moment

    Date: Monday 3rd June 4:30pm - 7:30pm

    Venue: to be confirmed - within Gloucester

    Cost: PLEASE NOTE PATA'S NORMAL REFUND POLICY DOES NOT APPLY FOR THIS BOOKING.  WE ARE UNABLE TO GIVE REFUNDS OR CREDITS ONCE A BOOKING IS MADE.  WE CAN, HOWEVER, CHANGE THE NAME OF DELEGATES ATTENDING UP UNTIL MIDDAY WEDNESDAY 22nd MAY

    FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE INVOICE DATE BY BACS, CASH (AT THE PATA OFFICES) OR CHEQUE.  OTHERWISE YOUR WHOLE BOOKING WILL BE CANCELLED 

    Members:  £25 for 1 person, £20 per additional person

    Non Members  £35 for 1 person, £30 per additional person

    • 05 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 16
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    Embedding Phonics in the EYFS

    Course Aim: This course will provide you with the necessary skills to embed phonics in the Early Years

    Course Information: During the session we will discuss:

    • Understanding the importance of early exposure to phonics in the Early years
    • How to use phonics effectively
    • How to promote phonics in your setting and at home
    • Phonics resources to use in your setting

    Suitable ForAny Early Years Foundation Practitioners and Managers      

    Date: Wednesday 5th June

    Time:  10.00am - 1.00pm 

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

    Cost: £35 for members / £55 for non members

    • 10 Jun 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • 17 Jun 2019
    • 8:45 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 14
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    Promoting Positive Behaviour

    Course Aim: To provide practitioners in early years settings with tools for dealing with behaviour and how to promote positive outcomes.

    The course covers all aspects of behaviour for children. 

    Course Information: During this workshop practitioners will have an opportunity to discuss children's behaviours which impact on their daily routine.  We will share good practice and look at effective observation methods as a means to reduce unwanted behaviours.

    The workshop will look at the benefits of focusing on positive behaviour and the impact this has on a setting and a child's self esteem.  Every setting which attends will also be asked to bring a copy of their current behaviour policy which we will review.  

    Suitable For: Those working with children including Early Years Practitioners, Managers or support staff such as lunchtime supervisors and Out of School/Breakfast Club staff. 

    Date: Monday 10th June and Monday 17th June (2 part course)

    Time:  6.30pm - 8.45pm 

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

    Cost: £45 for members / £80 for non members

    • 12 Jun 2019
    • 26 Jun 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 15
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    EYFS In Action

    Course Aim: To understand and employ the skills to observe, plan and evaluate the EYFS in action. 

    Course Information: During the session we will discuss the EYFS in depth - the standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.  Our trainer, Laura Gallop is an EYFS specialist and local school Reception teacher who oversees nursery provision within the school will answer any questions that you might have. 

    We will consider the following areas:

    • Planning to ensure progress for every child
    • Observation methods explored and how to identify appropriate next steps
    • Implementing challenge
    • Cohort tracking

    Suitable ForAny Early Years Foundation Practitioners and Managers      

    Date: Wednesday 12th and Wednesday 26th June 

    Time:  6.00pm - 8.30pm 

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

    Cost: £45 for members / £55 for non members

    • 19 Jun 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 13
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    SEND 5: Behaviour - Attention Seeking or Attachment Seeking

    Course Aim: To gain a better understanding of the causes of behaviour and how to manage it within a setting.

    Course Information: During this session practitioners will explore what is meant by behaviours.  You will explore your own experiences and ethos, challenge ideas and reflect on your own practice.  Gain an alternative understanding of the rational behind behaviour and being to unravel the mystery of undesirable behaviour from a therapeutic perspective.  During this course Fran will share her own experiences and expertise as a SENDCo, parent and from counselling theory.  It will be a collective experiential course. 

    Suitable ForAny Early Years Practitioners or Managers and those interested in supporting children with special educational needs.      

    Date: Wednesday 19th June

    Time:  6.30pm - 9.00pm 

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

    Cost: £25 for members / £35 for non members

    • 24 Jun 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 14
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    Characteristics of Effective Learning and Schemas

    Course Aim: This introductory course offers an overview of the characteristics of effective learning and schemas.

    Course Information: The EYFS defines characteristics of effective learning as

    • Playing and exploring - children investigate and experience things and 'have a go'
    • Active learning - children concentrate and keep trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements
    • creating and thinking critically - children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas and develop strategies for doing things
    This course will provide guidance for practitioners and key person about what the characteristics are and how observations and assessments can link into these as well as EYFS areas.   

    Suitable ForAny Early Years Practitioners     

    Date: Wednesday 24th June

    Time:  6.30pm - 9.00pm 

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

    Cost: £25 for members / £35 for non members

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