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This 90 minute face to face course from LGSS Learning and Development is suitable for anybody who has no experience with Word who wishes to learn about Smart navigation/Selection techniques, setting up margins, spell check options, thesaurus, basic headers/footers, and quick formatting.

[£75.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

Please note that if you are booking onto more than one Microsoft PowerPoint bite size session, there maybe some duplication of course material.  

Microsoft Word 2013 - Introduction to Word Bitesize SessionFace to Face (Classroom)

This 90 minute face to face course from LGSS Learning and Development is suitable for delegates with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word who wish to gain knowledge of how to best use graphics and images, such as ClipArt, SmartArt, Canvass and so forth.

[£75.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

Please note that if you are booking onto more than one Microsoft PowerPoint bite size session, there maybe some duplication of course material.  

Microsoft Word 2013 - Working with Graphics and Images Bitesize SessionFace to Face (Classroom)

This 90 minute face to face course from LGSS Learning and Development is suitable for delegates with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word who wish to gain knowledge of how to use tables to their maximum capacity.

[£75.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Please note that if you are booking onto more than one Microsoft PowerPoint bite size session, there maybe some duplication of course material.  

Microsoft Word 2013 - Working with Tables Bitesize SessionFace to Face (Classroom)

This one day course is for experienced registered qualified Social Workers (NCC)

Learning outcomes:

  • Provide an overview of the moderation Framework i.e. internal and external moderation processes
  • Understand and apply the Principles of moderation/assessment (quality checklist)

  • Gain  knowledge of the content and format of portfolios

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of moderation panel members

  • Critically assess and track progression of the ASYE’s practice and capabilities (evidence their development journey)

  • Providing effective feedback to all individuals involved in the ASYE process.

  • Review examples of good and bad assessment practice


Moderation training Face to Face (Classroom)

This 1 x 2 hour session course from LGSS is suitable for all governors who wish to know its school well if it is to successfully fulfil its key roles in supporting the school to provide the best possible education for its pupils. This course is essential for all governors in understanding one of the most important responsibilities of a governor - monitoring progress in the school.
There are no entry requirements for this course.

[£70.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Please note that if the course does not reach minimum numbers we will rearrange.

Monitoring and Evaluating Performance - School VisitsFace to Face (Classroom)

This 1x2 hour session course from The Teaching School Alliance is suitable for all school governors who wish to have a good understanding of external & internal data in schools and how to use their knowledge to support and challenge including monitoring and evaluation of specific groups: for example disadvantaged pupils, Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) and a discussion of the uses of Analyse School Performance (ASP) and Fischer Family trust data (FFT). The session will also look at a cycle of monitoring and reviewing data and how to develop terms of reference for relevant committees.

 

This course is provided by The Teaching School Alliance to book please click on the following link:

To book for 6th February 2018 SEN Governor

Monitoring and Evaluating Performance - Understanding DataFace to Face (Classroom)

Motivational interviewing is a well established evidenced-based model for building motivation for change with individuals. Motivational Interviewing is a person-centred approach which is respectful and empowering. This course is suitable for all practitioners working with older children and young people. The aim of this course is to promote an understanding of how Motivational Interviewing developed and how it has been applied to individuals with addiction issues and disaffected teenagers. You will learn how to facilitate change with older children and young people through techniques for questioning and exploring goals and values. There will be opportunity to think about how Motivational Interviewing can be applied in your own work and how you can continue your learning and development in this area.

The Whole-day training is aimed at enabling staff:

  • To recognise and respond to resistance to change
  • To enhance confidence
  • To strengthen commitment towards change


[£164.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Motivational InterviewingFace to Face (Classroom)
TBCNASS IntroductionFace to Face (Classroom)
To be confirmedNeglectFace to Face (Classroom)

This 3 x 2 hour session course from LGSS is suitable for newly appointed governors and/or those who have received no previous formal governor experience.  The course will guide you through a number of key areas of being a school governor, including:-

  • The strategic role of governors the powers and duties of a school governor and the respective roles you and the head teacher have in ensuring continuous school improvement.
  • The governor as critical friend balancing challenge and support in your role as a governor. Monitoring and evaluating school performance, visiting your school and monitoring the progress of your school's improvement plan.
  • Accountability holding effective meetings and representing the parents and staff in your role as a school governor. The accountability of the headteacher through his/her reporting role to governors.

There are no entry requirements for this course.


Dates Available
Date Time Venue
7th, 14th & 21st November 2017 18:30-20:30 1 Angel Square, Northampton NN1 1ED
16th, 23rd & 30th January 2018 18:30-20:30 1 Angel Square, Northampton NN1 1ED
6th, 13th & 20th March 2018 18:30-20:30 1 Angel Square, Northampton NN1 1ED
 5th, 12th, & 19th June 2018  18:30-20:30  1 Angel Square, Northampton NN1 1ED

(£210.00) Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Please note that if the course does not reach minimum numbers we will rearrange.

New Governor InductionFace to Face (Classroom)

This one day conference organised jointly by the Northamptonshire Educational Psychology Service and CAMHS Early Response & Intervention Team, will enable built capacity in your primary or secondary school to meet children’s mental health and behavioural needs through your attendance and engagement with:

  • An Inspirational Key Note address by Peter Harper, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
  • A choice  of 8 half-day TaMHS morning courses, focused on needs
  • A range of stalls show-casing interventions, resources and local support agencies
  • A choice of 8 half-day afternoon courses, focused on interventions for use in schools
  • An alternative to half-day morning courses, focused on primary school staff
  • An alternative to half-day afternoon courses, for secondary school staff

[£99.00] (There is a cost reduction for a second place)Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance. 


To book your place ring our dedicated Customer Services team on 01604 368123, or Click on the 'Continue' button to enter the course page where you can sign up to book your place on the conference.

Northamptonshire TaMHS Conference - Behaviour and Mental Health - 2 Sides of the Same Coin Face to Face (Classroom)

This half day, funded, welcome and training event is for:

  • NQTs who are new to induction in September 2017
  • NQTs who are continuing their induction in the academic year 2017/18
  • Induction Tutors/Mentors who are new to the role
  • Induction Tutors/Mentors who are experienced all NQTs and Induction Tutors/Mentors.

This is a course which will focus on the core purpose of the statutory guidance including the roles and responsibilities of all those involved in the induction process. It will be an opportunity to learn more about the new online system, NQT Manager, being used by Northamptonshire Appropriate Body.

[£0.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance

NQT Welcome and Induction TrainingFace to Face (Classroom)
This 2 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development is suitable for all Governors and Headteachers in Academies and Maintained Schools.

The course examines the main Ofsted judgment headings and grades, and considers how an effective school self-evaluation (supported by robust evidence) is essential. The tutor will outline the inspection process, explore the kind of questions asked by inspectors, discuss useful sources of evidence, and share a range of practical suggestions to help your governing board prepare in advance of the inspector’s call.



Dates Available
Dates Time Venue
05/12/2017 18:30-20:30 1 Angel Square, Northampton NN1 1ED
15/05/2018 18:30-20:30 1 Angel Square, Northampton NN1 1ED


Please note that if the course does not reach minimum numbers we will rearrange.

[75.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Ofsted ReadyFace to Face (Classroom)

This 1x2 hour session course from LGSS is suitable for all governors who wish to broaden governors’ understanding of their role in supporting e-safety in their schools.


• Feel more confident in their role in e-safety issues
• Feel better able to support and challenge the school in maintaining the e-safety of pupils
• Understand the need for strong e-safety policies

 [£70.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.


Please note that if the course does not reach minimum numbers we will rearrange.

Dates Available

21/11/2017 18:30-20:30 1 Angel Square, Northampton NN1 1ED

06/03/2018 18:00-20:30 1 Angel Square, Northampton NN1 1ED

08/05/2018 18:00-20:30 1 Angel Square, Northampton NN1 1ED

Online Safety - The Governors RoleFace to Face (Classroom)
The session will consider how governors review online safety policies, current hot topics, feel more confident in online safety issues, understand statutory guidance and explore online safety policies.
This session will broaden governors’ understanding of their role in supporting online safety in their schools, ensuring that they understand many of the potential risks our pupils face when accessing the internet and social media sites.Governor session £75 per person if the session is held at One Angel Square. Don’t forget stand-alone governor sessions can be included in the full day or half a day sessions.
Online Safety Governor TrainingFace to Face (Classroom)

Interactive workshops and resources for primary and secondary school children around online safety. All sessions are tailored for different year groups Year 4 through to year 13.

  • 1 hour session for young people primary or secondary £120
  • Half a day is any session(s) up to 3 hours and 30 minutes £350. E.g. Student(s) sessions and then a parent
  • Full day is any session(s) over 3 hours £575. E.g. Student(s), Staff session and then a parent session.


Online Safety Student Tailored WorkshopsFace to Face (Classroom)

Interactive assemblies for primary and secondary students (or equivalent).  Max 30 minutes. For Years 5, 6 and secondary only. This will include:

  • Ways to keep safe online especially on social media
  • Consequences of your digital footprint
  • How to make sure you have positive presence online

£50 per session, Academy Schools £70 per session

Online Safety Training  Interactive AssembliesFace to Face (Classroom)

Interactive workshops and resources for primary and secondary school children or young people around online safety covering age relevant issues such as sexting, online grooming, cyberbullying, digital footprint, laws and consequences. This can be half day or full day as required. Primary (or equivalent) Year 4, 5 and 6 are the best year groups to work with as they need online safety support.  It covers:

  • Workshops for students including the importance of keeping personal information safe, not sending pictures to people you dont know and were to report concerns if you are worried and how do we feel when we are worried.
  • People we trust and reporting activities- The importance of making safe choices whilst using the internet
  • Dealing with and reporting bullying over the internet
  • The dangers of befriending strangers online
  • Spotting potential risks early onSecondary and Further Education (or equivalent)
  •  Emphasis of the workshop on cyber bulling, sexting, and grooming. - Who and were to turn to for advice and support
  • Discussions on laws around E-Safety such as harassment and indecent images of children.
  • Consequences of being bullied
  • The consequences of your digital footprint
  • Resilience information for young people
  • Information and advice on keeping safe when using online gaming and chat rooms
  • What does your online reputation mean to you?

Half day (up to 3 hours) £250.00, Academy Schools (Up to 3 hours) £300.00
Full day £400.00, Academy Schools £450.00.

Online Safety Training  Student SessionsFace to Face (Classroom)
This is a 2 hour session for E-Safety Awareness for teaching staff, practitioners and staff involved with working with young people.- The importance of being safe using social media - Advice and guidance on ways to keep young people safe online- Warning signs for online grooming- Where to find effective resources- Support within e-safety- Case studies- What laws and consequences fit in with E-Safety- Consequences of the digital footprint- Advice on how to deal with E-Safety concerns in your setting.  £200 per session, Academy schools £230 per sessionOnline Safety Training - Staff Awareness SessionFace to Face (Classroom)

Interactive workshops and presentations for parents and carers on ways to keep young people safe online. This is a 1 hour session aimed at parents and carers not teaching staff or practitioners. It covers:

  • The importance of being safe using social media
  • Reporting online concerns
  • Warning signs for online bullying, phishing emails and grooming
  • Laws and consequences of sexting (for those in secondary school or secondary school age)
  •  Altering young people on the importance of inappropriate content on the internet and warning signs for people asking for inappropriate content and personal information.
  • Information and guidance on your digital footprint.
  • Guidance on using online gaming safely and being safe when using chat rooms

£160.00 per session, Academy Schools £180.00 per session.

Online Safety Training Parent Sessions Face to Face (Classroom)

This half day face to face course from LGSS Learning and Development is suitable for any employee who is new to the council's appraisal (PADP) process who wish to:

  • Explore the benefits of Performance Appraisal
  • Identify the key stages of the Performance Appraisal process
  • Understand how to fully participate in the Performance Management Cycle
  • Receive and challenge feedback given
  • Understand how to write SMART outcomes/objectives linked to team, service and organisation objectives

There are no entry requirements for this course.

[£40.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Performance Appraisal for New and Inexperienced AppraiseesFace to Face (Classroom)

This one day course from LGSS is suitable for any manager (NCC, LGSS, CCC, FFW) who wishes to identify the key stages and individual responsibilities within the Appraisal process to include the Step by Step Guide and the paperwork, and understand how to apply a robust model for perfomance management, as well as identify staff development needs and appropriate learning interventions to create a robust development plan.

[£150.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Performance Management and Appraisal For Managers (PADP)Face to Face (Classroom)

This 1 day course from LGSS and is suitable for Northamptonshire County Council Social Workers in the following teams:
CIN, MASH and LAC 

By the end of the course you will:
• Be able to understand and deliver good practise in Permanency Planning and demonstrate that you can achieve positive Permanency outcomes for Northamptonshire children in line with statutory guidelines Policies and Procedures surrounding Permanence

[£300.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Permanence PlanningFace to Face (Classroom)

Person Centred Practices (PCP) for working with children/young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)


This one day course from LGSS is suitable for Practitioners from Education/Health and Social Care who work with Children/young people with SEND and Parents and Carers of children/young people with SEND who wish to:


To develop tools to prepare a one page profile and develop the skills to use person centred practices when working with children and young people with SEND and their families.


There are no entry requirements for this course


[£0.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.





Person Centred Practice Training - Education Health and Care Face to Face (Classroom)

This one day face to face course from LGSS Learning and Development is suitable for anyone considering retirement for any reason within the next 12 months who wishes to:

  • understand the key lifestyle and financial issues associated with retirement and how to address them
  • understand the decisions you will need to make before retirement
  • know more about your benefits within the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • know more about budgeting and personal taxation in retirement

[£75.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

Planning for RetirementFace to Face (Classroom)
This half day course from LGSS is suitable for anybody thinking of using a supplier to provide any goods/services or works on behalf of the authority who wishes to learn about
• Planning your purchase
• What is already available to you before you buy
• Approvals and permissions within the council
• What pre existing contracts are available
• How to research your purchase
• How to carry out your procurement
You will need to be in a position that enables you to apply the learning from this programme into the workplace.
[£75.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.
Pre-ProcurementFace to Face (Classroom)

Precision Teaching is not a method of teaching! Precision Teaching is a way of:

  • PLANNING a teaching programme to suit the needs of an individual pupil
  • MONITORING a pupils progress
  • EVALUATING the effectiveness of a teaching programme

Precision comes from making curricula changes based on evidence about the rate of progress for each student. It allows a student to acquire improved levels of fluency and mastery in a number of curricula areas including reading, spelling and basic arithmetic skills.

This half-day training will:

  • Introduce Precision Teaching as an assessment and monitoring tool
  • Highlight some of the theory underpinning Precision Teaching
  • Examine how Precision Teaching works
  • Provide opportunity to practise some key tasks involved in Precision Teaching

This training is suitable for staff from all key stages. At least one participant from each school attending must be a qualified teacher.

[£87.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Precision TeachingFace to Face (Classroom)
This is a course over 2 evenings (2 hrs each), from LGSS Learning and Development is for Foster Carers. By the end of the course you will: Be able to better prepare children and young people to move on in a way which meets their needsBe able to consider the practical and emotional needs of all involved in helping the child or young person to move onIdentify the various supports which can be put in place for Carers during the transition periodPreparation for Return to Birth FamilyFace to Face (Classroom)

This one day face to face course from LGSS Learning and Development is for mid to senior level managers or officers who regularly need to present or communicate with impact to different stakeholder groups.  By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify your own personal brand values and be able to use them to develop your own personal impact style and image
  • Understand how to use your body language and voice to maximum effect
  • Know how to get your message across using structure for punchy and memorable communication and by handling difficult questions
  • Know how to control your nerves
  • Practice your presentation and personal impact skills to be able to influence, persuade and present to different audiences with confidence

[£150.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Presenting with Impact Face to Face (Classroom)

This half day course from LGSS Learning and Development is suitable for anyone who works with people with pressure care needs who wish to develop increasing good practice in pressure care.

What you can expect to learn by the end of the course you will:

-Define the term 'pressure ulcer'

-Describe the basic structure of skin

-Describe common sites for the development of pressure ulcersIdentify people at greater risk from developing pressure ulcers

-Outline the role nutrition and health play in prevention of skin damage

-List aids to prevent and relieve pressure

-Explain what risk assessment for pressure sores do they use:- for instance waterlow

-Describe latest safeguarding procedures for pressure sores if they are reported to safeguarding

-Explain what risk assessment for pressure sores do they use for instance waterlow.

-Describe latest safeguarding procedures for pressure sores if they are reported to safeguarding

There are no entry requirements for this course.

£40.00 Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance

Pressure Care TrainingFace to Face (Classroom)

This 2 hour session course from LGSS is suitable for all governors who wish to outline the steps that schools need to take to meet to the Prevent duty, as well as ensuring that the school curriculum, including opportunities for SMSC development, builds pupils’ skills and resilience
•  Understand the Prevent duty and what steps schools need to take.
• Clarity on the role of governors, including making sure that how the school responds to the Prevent duty is consistent with its values and ethos and 
• Learn about the importance of ensuring that schools are safe places for pupils to discuss sensitive and controversial issues
 
There are no entry requirements for this course.

Please note that if the course does not reach minimum numbers we will rearrange.


[£70.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Dates Available


06/02/2018 - 18:30-20:30 - 1 Angel Square, Northampton NN1 1ED

05/06/2018 - 18:30-20:30 - 1 Angel Square, Northampton NN1 1ED



Prevent Duty: Raising Governors' Awareness Face to Face (Classroom)
TBCPrevent Training (Advanced) for Adult Social CareFace to Face (Classroom)

TBC

Preventing Radicalisation and ExtremismFace to Face (Classroom)

This course is for Northamptonshire County Council elected members

This is a session that the Local Government Association is currently offering to all local authorities, which has been incorporated into the Council’s 2017 induction programme. The session aims to assist councillors to understand their role in supporting health and wellbeing, in the context of the transfer of public health powers to local government and the national drive to give greater emphasis to preventing ill-health as well as treating sickness.

Prevention and the Role of Councillors in Improving the Health of Communities [LGA facilitated session]Face to Face (Classroom)
This 5 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Foster Carers. the course will : Look at the welfare of the child and ensure the childs needs, rights and views are at the centre of all practice and provision Explore ways of working in partnership Help you to practice within an inclusive and anti discriminatory framework Discuss celebrating difference and diversity Explore the importance of confidentiality Promote social inclusion and the advancements of children and young people Assist you in supporting self-esteem and resilience issues for every child and young personPrinciples and ValuesFace to Face (Classroom)

This 2 hour session from The Social Work Academy is suitable for Team Managers, Practice Managers and Social Workers who wish to raise awareness on the subject of Private Fostering and develop practitioners understanding of the process and timescales involved in this process

- Understand the term Private Fostering – including types of Private Fostering
- Be able to identify children who may be in a suitable situation to be classed as a PF
- Process of working a PF case, including time frames for visits, assessments and case closure.

[£0.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.


Private Fostering Information Sharing SessionFace to Face (Classroom)
This one day course from LGSS is suitable for anyone who wishes to
1. accurately describe and identify a problem, its nature, scope and impact
2. gather, analyse and interpret information to solve the problem
3. evaluate options to make a decision
4. plan, monitor and review the implementation and communication of decisions
In your current role you will be engaging in projects and encountering problems (issues, dilemmas, challenges, obstacles, puzzles) that you are having difficulty solving.
[£150.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.
Problem Solving and Decision MakingFace to Face (Classroom)

This 2 hour course is for Fostering, Family Link and Connected Persons Carers.  By the end of the course you will:

Have an introduction to the Northamptonshire County Council's Heritage Planning framework

Understand the Local Authority's policy and procedures on recording

Understand the importance of recording

Have explored recording methods

Have explored the importance of confidentiality

Have explored the use of appropriate language

Procedures and Record Keeping Face to Face (Classroom)

This half day face to face course from LGSS Learning and Development is aimed at anybody involved in buying/contracting on behalf of the authority who is seeking quotes from suppliers for contracts up to £100,000 in total value and who will:

  • Be introduced to the principles of good procurement.
  • Understand what procurement is and how it works within the organisation.
  • Know the local resources available to support procuring goods and services.
  • Have received a demonstration of the procurement process.

You will need to be in a position that enables you to apply the learning from this programme into the workplace.

[£75.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance

Procurement Awareness - Level 1Face to Face (Classroom)
This half day course from LGSS is suitable for anybody involved in buying/contracting on behalf of the authority through formal tendering of contracts from £100,000 in total value who wishes to
- Be introduced to the principles of good procurement
- Understand what procurement is and how it works within the organisation
- Know the local resources available to support procuring goods and services
- Have been shown procurement processes
You will need to be in a position that enables you to apply the learning from this programme into the workplace.
[£75.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.
Procurement Awareness - Level 2Face to Face (Classroom)
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