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  • Saturday 24 Feb 24
    First Aid (Blended Learning) Paediatric - Saturday Target Audience: Childcarers. Course Description: Emergency First Aid at Work (including Emergency Paediatric First Aid) courses available on Saturdays specifically aimed at those who cannot attend evenings or midweek days. This course is the practical element of the Paediatric First Aid course, which is achieved by completing the online learning. Presenter: Perth & Kinross Council Corporate Health & Safety Team. Read more
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  • Monday 26 Feb 24
    Nude Image Sharing Target Audience: all School Staff and ELC. Course Description: This is a CEOP raising awareness session around the sharing of nude images. Knowledge, impact and signposting to appropriate resources. Presenter: Christy Stevenson - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Monday 26 Feb 24
    Developing Interventions Target Audience: School leaders and/or any other practitioner involved in developing interventions. Course Description: Many schools use PEF to employ additional staff to deliver interventions. Whilst some interventions are evidenced based programmes, others are tailor made to meet the needs of individuals or groups. This session aims to support staff to consider the ‘key ingredients’ of an intervention including planning, implementation and evaluation, to ensure successful outcomes for all learners. Presenter: Eve Moran. Read more
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  • Tuesday 27 Feb 24
    Moving and Handling Follow Up Question Time Target Audience: SLT, CT, PSAs. Course Description: An opportunity for discussion and questioning after Moving and Handling Training. Presenter: Susan Ross - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Tuesday 27 Feb 24
    Child Protection Officer Training Course Description: Child Protection Officer training can only be completed if basic awareness training has been completed. Presenter: Christy Stephenson - Perth and Kinross Council Read more
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  • Tuesday 27 Feb 24
    First Aid (Blended Learning) Paediatric - Evenings (2 x 3hrs) Target Audience: Childcarers. Course Description: Emergency First Aid at Work (including Emergency Paediatric First Aid) courses available on midweek evenings specifically aimed at those who cannot attend weekends or midweek days. This course is the practical element of the Paediatric First Aid course, which is achieved by completing the online learning. Presenter: Perth & Kinross Council Corporate Health & Safety Team. Read more
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  • Wednesday 28 Feb 24
    CPC Inter-Agency Child Protection - parental engagement and resistance in child protection Target Audience: Inter-agency practitioners who identify as being in the Intensive Workforce Group i.e. those who as part of their role have a lead role in compiling and implementing a Child’s Plan and / or in decision making relevant to a child’s welfare e.g. Social Workers, Health Visitors, Head Teachers, Named Persons / Lead Professionals. Read more
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  • Wednesday 28 Feb 24
    Trauma Informed Approaches - Skilled Level Reflective Practice Sessions Target Audience: Teaching Staff This programme aims to support teaching staff with the NES National Trauma Training Programme Skilled Level Trauma Informed eLearning resources, following on from the informed level materials used in session 22/23. This programme hopes to build an ongoing framework of support that wraps around the self-directed learning from the eLearning resources. The reflective spaces aim to build on existing practitioner knowledge and good practice examples to build supportive reflective practice and peer support spaces, while promoting further learning and linking to cross cutting themes. Staff will be required to commit to undertaking some eLearning prior to each termly reflective practice session. The Skilled Level eLearning resources can be accessed via Trauma skilled | Turas | Learn (nhs.scot). Presenter: Joel Jameson: Perth and Kinross Council Read more
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  • Wednesday 28 Feb 24
    Supporting Children with Language Difficulties Children with language difficulties are very common in classrooms and implications for learning and life outcomes are discussed. This session outlines what to look for as well as describing practical strategies for the classroom and signposting to other sources of support. Presenter: Speech and Language Team Read more
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  • Wednesday 28 Feb 24
    Do Be Mindful - Drop In sessions Target Audience: Staff from COPECC/Goodlyburn, St John's, Inchview, Letham and Rattray ELC involved in the Do Be Mindful Programme only. Course Description: These sessions are for staff from the five Local Authority ELC settings involved in the Do Be Mindful Programme. During these sessions, staff can discuss progress, share examples of good practice, and reflect on how the mindfulness approach and how it can be used to support the wellbeing of staff, children and families in the ELC setting. Presenter: Nina Roberts - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Wednesday 28 Feb 24
    Taymaths Spotlight Series Target Audience: All practitioners. Series of numeracy and mathematics professional learning sessions for practitioners across the Regional Improvement Collaborative. These sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm across the session. The series will offer spotlights on a variety of themes e.g. Maths Week Scotland, Concrete materials & manipulatives, and others. Presenter: Denise Doig - Perth and Kinross Council and Taymaths Team. Read more
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  • Thursday 29 Feb 24
    Developing Interventions Target Audience: School leaders and/or any other practitioner involved in developing interventions. Course Description: Many schools use PEF to employ additional staff to deliver interventions. Whilst some interventions are evidenced based programmes, others are tailor made to meet the needs of individuals or groups. This session aims to support staff to consider the ‘key ingredients’ of an intervention including planning, implementation and evaluation, to ensure successful outcomes for all learners. Presenter: Eve Moran. Read more
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  • Monday 4 Mar 24
    Wave 3 Target Audience: PPSTs & PSA's Course Description: Targeted individual literacy intervention, lower/mid primary, delivered by PPSTs or PSAs linking with PPSTs. Presenter: Marie Dunn - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Tuesday 5 Mar 24
    Supply PA and ECP Network Target Audience: All staff working on supply within PKC ELC settings. Course Description: The supply network allows PKC supply staff to hear about the most recent policy and practice in our early learning and childcare settings. By attending, you will be able to engage in professional discussions with your colleagues from the Early Years Team, as well as being able to ask any questions you might have in relation to your role. Presenter: Carly Williams, Catriona Roberts, Sally McDougall - PKC. Read more
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  • Wednesday 6 Mar 24
    CPC Inter-Agency Child Protection - effective inter-agency practice course Target Audience: frontline inter-agency practitioners who identify as being in the General, Specific and Intensive Workforce Groups i.e. they have responsibilities to respond, record, report AND support. This course is also suitable for those who work with adults and third sector colleagues. Read more
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  • Wednesday 6 Mar 24
    Universal Supports - using Apple Tools to Support Leaners Needs Target Audience: Suitable for practitioners from Primary and Secondary setting including SMT, Digital Champions, Teachers, PSAs etc. Course Description: This course will: Ensure practitioners are confident with using and adapting Apple devices to meet the needs of learners. Demonstrate how to use accessibility features to meet needs of learners. Explore a variety of tools which can support learners needs when using an iPad. Look at Apps which could be used for both specific ASN needs and universal supports. Increase confidence of practitioners with using Apple tools within their settings. Presenter: Harriet Benbow - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Thursday 7 Mar 24
    Home Education Awareness Target Audience: SLT. Presenter: Christy Stevenson - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Thursday 7 Mar 24
    Learning for Sustainability - Moving Forward in PKC Target Audience: all PKC teachers/practitioners. Course Description: With the launch of the recently refreshed Learning for Sustainability Action Plan, the One World Centre is offering an online CLPL session for teachers in Perth & Kinross. The purpose is to help schools meet the requirements of the LfS Action Plan, especially with regard to every learner’s entitlement to LfS. We know there is a lot of great work going on, and we would be keen to help consolidate and strengthen LfS in schools, particularly the Global Citizenship element. Presenter: Sally Romilly and Josh Brown - One World Centre. Read more
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  • Thursday 7 Mar 24
    0-3 Being Me in PKC Target Audience: ELC Practitioners working with under 3's. Course Description: Developing a sound understanding of the key principles of supporting children 0-3. Attachments, baby brain development, schematic play, experiences, interactions and spaces relating to the under 3s. Presenter: Sophie Lowe and Catriona Roberts. Read more
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  • Thursday 7 Mar 24
    Play on Pedals Play on Pedals Target Audience: Practitioner in ELC taking lead for Play on Pedals or Early Years Family Learning Practitioners. Play on Pedals will teach pre-school children about the parts of a bike, how to fit a helmet correctly and the basics of looking after their bikes. Through a series of fun and imaginative activities, they will be helped to develop their balance and control skills, often using a pedal-less balance bike. Play on Pedals has strong links to the curriculum for excellence. Presenter: Julie Clark and Sally McDougall, Perth and Kinross Council Aims and Outcomes: Trained as an accredited Play on Pedals Instructor. Increase knowledge and understanding of benefits of promoting and sustaining Play on Pedals. Equip early learning and childcare practitioners to plan and deliver the Play on Pedals programme to nursery aged children. Awarded Play on Pedals Instructor Certification. Increased confidence to deliver interactive learning sessions with children Read more
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  • Monday 11 Mar 24
    PE - Primary Orienteering - Content and Ideas Target Audience: Primary Classroom Teachers and Volunteers. Course Description: A session designed to give content ideas to those delivering orienteering to primary age pupils. Presenter: Live Active. Read more
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  • Tuesday 12 Mar 24
    Moving and Handling - Refresher Target Audience: Those supporting with the moving and handling of Children and Young People Course Description: Overview of relevant legislation, and your responsibilities in relation to this. The importance of Risk Assessment, and how to approach it. Spinal function and back health, including the key principles of bio-mechanics. Controversial Techniques. Moving and handling in an emergency situation. Complex Transitions. Practical sessions-demonstrations and practise using skills and equipment to support safer Manual Handling techniques and manoeuvre. Read more
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  • Tuesday 12 Mar 24
    Early Learning and Childcare Induction Target Audience: New ELC staff. Course Description: This is a mandatory session for all new staff in local authority early learning and childcare settings. Presenter: Catriona Roberts, Carly Williams and Sally McDougall - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Wednesday 13 Mar 24
    Pre Registration for Childminders Target Audience: All ELC and primary staff. Course Description: This is a virtual sessions and by attending a childminder pre-registration course, this will give you all the information you need to get started as a childminder, including copies of relevant national documents, templates for business paperwork and sample policies. It is beneficial to attend an introductory session before booking on a course, however, we appreciate that may not always be possible and will do our best to make other arrangements to discuss the topics covered with people who are keen to attend. Presenter: Shona O'Connor - Perth and Kinross Council Read more
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  • Wednesday 13 Mar 24
    Digital School Awards Target Audience: all ELC and schools who are working on their Digital Schools Award. Course Description: Whether you have not started, are needing to figure out next steps or will soon be identified as a school ready for validation or revalidation. Come along to this webinar to hear how the new DSAS website works, the expectations for submitting for the award and have a Q&A with a validator. We have also invited a couple of our schools to share their experiences with Digital Schools Award. Presenter: Harriet Benbow - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Wednesday 13 Mar 24
    Do be Mindful - Drop In sessions Target Audience: staff from COPECC/Goodlyburn, St John's, Inchview, Letham and Rattray ELC involved in the Do Be Mindful Programme only. Course Description: These sessions are for staff from the five Local Authority ELC settings involved in the Do Be Mindful Programme. During these sessions, staff can discuss progress, share examples of good practice, and reflect on how the mindfulness approach and how it can be used to support the wellbeing of staff, children and families in the ELC setting. Presenter: Nina Roberts - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Wednesday 13 Mar 24
    Introduction to Word Aware Target Audience: This course is suitable for all Nursery and Primary Staff Presenter: Speech and Language Team Aims and Outcomes: This course gives a brief overview of the Word Aware programme and aims to encourage settings to take up the training as a whole school approach. Full Word Aware training can be requested for your whole setting / LMG Read more
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  • Thursday 14 Mar 24
    Child Protection Basic Awareness Target Audience: All ELCC Staff. Course Description: This is a face to face session to provide a basic overview of the procedures and the processes used in child protection. The course will cover indicators of abuse, signs and symptoms and support your confidence in responding appropriately. The course will also cover your responsibilities in regard to information sharing and give you a basic understanding of the processes undertaken by statutory services when responding to child protection concerns. Presenter: Shona O'Connor - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Monday 18 Mar 24
    Hi 5 Target Audience: Support Teachers and PSA's. Course Description: Small group literacy intervention for upper Primary/Secondary, delivered by teachers and supported by PSA's. Presenter: Marie Dunn - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Tuesday 19 Mar 24
    Practical Workshop on Using CIRCLE Up, Up, and Away Target Audience: all ELC staff. Course Description: Practical support for those working in the Early Years to engage with and use the CIRCLE Up, Up, and Away document to support high quality provision for all children that is inclusive, developmentally - appropriate, and secures children's learning and progression. Presenter: Karen Dixon, Pauline Linn and Carly Williams - Perth and Kinross Council . Read more
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  • Wednesday 20 Mar 24
    Colourful Semantics Colourful Semantics provides an engaging, dynamic and visual approach to support Children’s language development by coding sentences using colour, symbols and signs. Presenter: Speech and Language Team Read more
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  • Wednesday 20 Mar 24
    Positive Relationships Target Audience: All ELC and Primary staff. Course Description: This is a face to face session that will provide a framework for supporting children who are experiencing behaviour challenges, to enable them to regulate themselves to the greatest extent possible whilst taking on board your own knowledge, skills and experience. Aims and Outcomes: To support practitioners who want to have a better understanding of how to respond to children. The course will provide discussions around self-regulation and how this can be used when supporting children who are experiencing challenges. The session will give the opportunity to explore top tips but also take on board, participants own knowledge skills, experience and sharing good practice. Presenter: Shona O'Connor - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Wednesday 20 Mar 24
    Get Into Coding Target Audience: All staff ELC, Primary and Secondary. Course Description: This course will • Demonstrate how to meet both Computational Thinking and Computing Science outcomes. • Highlight resources which could support the teaching of coding at a variety of ages and stages. • Explore some unplugged” strategies to teaching coding and programming. • Identify ways to use Apps and Software such as Swift Playground”, Scratch, Hour of Code etc. • Provide examples of recommended software and hardware for coding, eg. Sphero Indie, Micro:Bit. Presenter: Harriet Brownlee. Read more
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  • Wednesday 20 Mar 24
    Play on Pedals Play on Pedals Target Audience: Practitioner in ELC taking lead for Play on Pedals or Early Years Family Learning Practitioners. Play on Pedals will teach pre-school children about the parts of a bike, how to fit a helmet correctly and the basics of looking after their bikes. Through a series of fun and imaginative activities, they will be helped to develop their balance and control skills, often using a pedal-less balance bike. Play on Pedals has strong links to the curriculum for excellence. Presenter: Julie Clark and Sally McDougall, Perth and Kinross Council Aims and Outcomes: Trained as an accredited Play on Pedals Instructor. Increase knowledge and understanding of benefits of promoting and sustaining Play on Pedals. Equip early learning and childcare practitioners to plan and deliver the Play on Pedals programme to nursery aged children. Awarded Play on Pedals Instructor Certification. Increased confidence to deliver interactive learning sessions with children Read more
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  • Thursday 21 Mar 24
    Taymaths Spotlight Series Target Audience: All practitioners. Series of numeracy and mathematics professional learning sessions for practitioners across the Regional Improvement Collaborative. These sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm across the session. The series will offer spotlights on a variety of themes e.g. Maths Week Scotland, Concrete materials & manipulatives, and others. Presenter: Denise Doig - Perth and Kinross Council and Taymaths Team. Read more
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  • Monday 25 Mar 24
    Person Centred Planning Target Audience: Support staff, especially those working in secondary schools, including PCWOs, Inclusion Officers, Pupil Support and Guidance teachers, EPs, CLWs, CLAs, Services for Young People. Course Description: Person centred planning is a tried and tested tool to put young people’s views at the heart of planning in order to unstick” situations, improve engagement with school and support effective transition planning. Presenter: Inclusive Solutions. Read more
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  • Tuesday 26 Mar 24
    Exploring Childcare and Protection Target Audience: All ELCC Staff, Support Workers, Practitioners, Lead Practitioners, Childminders. Course Description: This is a face to face session to explore and recap on the signs, symptoms and indicators of abuse. The course will also develop participants’ knowledge of the context and process of childcare and protection and the wider family. It will help to increase participants’ knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of agencies involved in childcare and protection and the importance of everyone working together. Presenter: Shona O'Connor - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Wednesday 27 Mar 24
    Do be Mindful - Drop In sessions Target Audience: Staff from COPECC/Goodlyburn, St John's, Inchview, Letham and Rattray ELC involved in the Do Be Mindful Programme only. Course Description: These sessions are for staff from the five Local Authority ELC settings involved in the Do Be Mindful Programme. During these sessions, staff can discuss progress, share examples of good practice, and reflect on how the mindfulness approach and how it can be used to support the wellbeing of staff, children and families in the ELC setting. Presenter: Nina Roberts - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Thursday 28 Mar 24
    How to Analyse Data Using the ELC Tracker Target Audience: All ELC staff. Course Description: This session will provide an overview of how to use the ELC tracker in order to analyse and use data to inform and support planning for children. Presenter: Pauline Linn and Catriona Roberts. Read more
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  • Wednesday 17 Apr 24
    Do be Mindful - Drop In sessions Target Audience: Staff from COPECC/Goodlyburn, St John's, Inchview, Letham and Rattray ELC involved in the Do Be Mindful Programme only. Course Description: These sessions are for staff from the five Local Authority ELC settings involved in the Do Be Mindful Programme. During these sessions, staff can discuss progress, share examples of good practice, and reflect on how the mindfulness approach and how it can be used to support the wellbeing of staff, children and families in the ELC setting. Presenter: Nina Roberts - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Thursday 18 Apr 24
    Supporting Girls with ASD (Secondary) Target Audience: Secondary Class Teachers, PPST, DHT, PT, HT, SFL Course Description: With a focus on the voice of autistic girls, participants will explore specific challenges for girls with autism, including managing anxiety, social demands and sensory sensitivities. Participants will develop awareness of approaches to support autistic girls through their Secondary school years. Presenter: Jen McNicol - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Friday 19 Apr 24
    PE - Primary Cricket - Content and Ideas Target Audience: Primary Classroom Teachers and Volunteers. Course Description: A session designed to give content ideas to those delivering cricket to primary age pupils. Presenter: Live Active. Read more
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  • Saturday 20 Apr 24
    First Aid (Blended Learning) Paediatric - Saturday Target Audience: Childcarers. Course Description: Emergency First Aid at Work (including Emergency Paediatric First Aid) courses available on Saturdays specifically aimed at those who cannot attend evenings or midweek days. This course is the practical element of the Paediatric First Aid course, which is achieved by completing the online learning. Presenter: Perth & Kinross Council Corporate Health & Safety Team. Read more
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  • Tuesday 23 Apr 24
    Needs Analysis for PEF Target Audience: Senior Leaders. This session will provide you with advice and guidance on how to carry out a needs analysis to identify gaps and targeted areas of development for learners affected by poverty. Presenter: Eve Moran - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Tuesday 23 Apr 24
    First Aid (Blended Learning) Paediatric - Evenings (2 x 3hrs) Target Audience: Childcarers. Course Description: Emergency First Aid at Work (including Emergency Paediatric First Aid) courses available on midweek evenings specifically aimed at those who cannot attend weekends or midweek days. This course is the practical element of the Paediatric First Aid course, which is achieved by completing the online learning. Presenter: Perth & Kinross Council Corporate Health & Safety Team. Read more
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  • Tuesday 23 Apr 24
    Taymaths Spotlight Series Target Audience: All practitioners. Series of numeracy and mathematics professional learning sessions for practitioners across the Regional Improvement Collaborative. These sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm across the session. The series will offer spotlights on a variety of themes e.g. Maths Week Scotland, Concrete materials & manipulatives, and others. Presenter: Denise Doig - Perth and Kinross Council and Taymaths Team. Read more
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  • Thursday 25 Apr 24
    Gypsy Travellers Target Audience: Primary and Secondary class teachers, PPST, DHT, PT, HT, SFL Course Description: This session will provide an overview of how to support our learners who are Gypsy Travellers. Presenter: Kirsty Lockhart - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Thursday 25 Apr 24
    Solihull in Practice Network Target Audience: Solihull trained staff from across early years, primary and secondary settings. Course Description: The Solihull in Practice Network sessions will bring Solihull trained practitioners from across PKC together. The aim of these sessions is to increase the confidence of all practitioners in using the Solihull Approach to support the families they work with; ultimately improving the outcomes for the children and young people of Perth and Kinross. Sessions will be held on a termly basis, both during the day and as twilight sessions. Presenter: Nina Roberts and Gregory Potter - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Monday 29 Apr 24
    Introducing Financial Education Across the Curriculum - Early Years Target Audience: (1) all ELC and School Practitioners working with Early Level; (2) Primary Teachers; (3) Secondary Teachers. Course Description: This CLPL course is designed to support all ELC and school practitioners, primary and secondary teachers to build their confidence in delivering financial education learning experiences to ensure our young people are equipped with appropriate financial skills. The course consists of two CLPL sessions and we would ask that practitioners attend both. Full participation of the course will result in a certificate of completion and a financial practitioner digital badge. Please note these sessions have been designed for teaching staff across Perth and Kinross, Dundee And Angus. Session 2 will focus on 'embedding financial education through IDL'. Course Presenter: Gillian Darroch - Young Enterprise Scotland. Read more
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  • Monday 29 Apr 24
    Do be Mindful - Drop In sessions Target Audience: Staff from COPECC/Goodlyburn, St John's, Inchview, Letham and Rattray ELC involved in the Do Be Mindful Programme only. Course Description: These sessions are for staff from the five Local Authority ELC settings involved in the Do Be Mindful Programme. During these sessions, staff can discuss progress, share examples of good practice, and reflect on how the mindfulness approach and how it can be used to support the wellbeing of staff, children and families in the ELC setting. Presenter: Nina Roberts - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Tuesday 30 Apr 24
    Everyone Can Create - Data Target Audience: All Staff - ELC, Primary and Secondary. Course Description: Schools will receive online training on how to encourage collection, collation and display of data in a fun and creative way. This will be based around using an iPad and through the Apple suite of Apps such as Keynote, Numbers and Measure. Presenter: Harriet Brownlee. Read more
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  • Tuesday 30 Apr 24
    Introducing Financial Education Across the Curriculum - Primary Teachers Target Audience: (1) all ELC and School Practitioners working with Early Level; (2) Primary Teachers; (3) Secondary Teachers. Course Description: This CLPL course is designed to support all ELC and school practitioners, primary and secondary teachers to build their confidence in delivering financial education learning experiences to ensure our young people are equipped with appropriate financial skills. The course consists of two CLPL sessions and we would ask that practitioners attend both. Full participation of the course will result in a certificate of completion and a financial practitioner digital badge. Please note these sessions have been designed for teaching staff across Perth and Kinross, Dundee And Angus. Session 2 will focus on 'embedding financial education through IDL'. Course Presenter: Gillian Darroch - Young Enterprise Scotland. Read more
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  • Tuesday 30 Apr 24
    Using National Standardised Assessments Data (NSA) to Support Improvement Target Audience: School Senior Leaders. Course Description: This course will continue in the same theme as the course, An Introduction to analysing NSA data, to further understanding of analysing of data. It is designed to develop professional’ use of the NSA reports to support improvement. It builds on the many techniques in the above course to extend understanding along with prompting attendees to make decisions on how to approach analysis of the NSA reports. Presenter: Laura Mackintosh. Read more
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  • Tuesday 30 Apr 24
    Introduction to Basic Management and Leadership Target Audience: Staff Working in the ELC service, school aged childcare who aspire to be a Manager. Course Description: This is a face to face session to explore leadership and management. The course is a basic introduction to leadership and management designed to give aspiring managers tools and guidance in order to develop their management role. Presenter: Shona O'Connor - Perth and Kinross Council Read more
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  • Wednesday 1 May 24
    Introducing Financial Education Across the Curriculum - Secondary Teachers Target Audience: (1) all ELC and School Practitioners working with Early Level; (2) Primary Teachers; (3) Secondary Teachers. Course Description: This CLPL course is designed to support all ELC and school practitioners, primary and secondary teachers to build their confidence in delivering financial education learning experiences to ensure our young people are equipped with appropriate financial skills. The course consists of two CLPL sessions and we would ask that practitioners attend both. Full participation of the course will result in a certificate of completion and a financial practitioner digital badge. Please note these sessions have been designed for teaching staff across Perth and Kinross, Dundee And Angus. Session 2 will focus on 'embedding financial education through IDL'. Course Presenter: Gillian Darroch - Young Enterprise Scotland. Read more
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  • Wednesday 1 May 24
    Phonological Awareness Target Audience: Participants would also benefit from having completed the CHAT for Schools: Foundation and Communication Friendly Environment training. Course Description: Phonological awareness is a strong predictor of literacy success and other related outcomes. This course looks at the difference between phonics and phonological awareness, and discusses the difference and the impact that phonological awareness may have on a child’s learning. Staff may already know a few activities for rhyming, syllable clapping etc, but this course extends your knowledge of these and allows staff to approach these skills in a more structured way. A baseline measure is discussed which can be used in your classroom. A manual of activities is provided, and the presenters will demonstrate some of these during the session. Feedback from this course has been very positive. Read more
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  • Wednesday 1 May 24
    Do be Mindful - Drop In sessions Target Audience: Staff from COPECC/Goodlyburn, St John's, Inchview, Letham and Rattray ELC involved in the Do Be Mindful Programme only. Course Description: These sessions are for staff from the five Local Authority ELC settings involved in the Do Be Mindful Programme. During these sessions, staff can discuss progress, share examples of good practice, and reflect on how the mindfulness approach and how it can be used to support the wellbeing of staff, children and families in the ELC setting. Presenter: Nina Roberts - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Thursday 2 May 24
    Impact of Being a Young Carer Read more
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  • Thursday 2 May 24
    Practical Workshop on Using CIRCLE Up, Up, and Away Target Audience: all ELC staff. Course Description: Practical support for those working in the Early Years to engage with and use the CIRCLE Up, Up, and Away document to support high quality provision for all children that is inclusive, developmentally - appropriate, and secures children's learning and progression. Presenter: Karen Dixon, Pauline Linn and Carly Williams - Perth and Kinross Council . Read more
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  • Thursday 2 May 24
    Restorative Approaches Training for School Leaders Target Audience: HTs, DHTs, and PTs. Course Description: As part of our Nurturing Relationships framework, we have an exciting opportunity to offer bespoke CLPL for school leaders focused on Restorative Approaches. This will be provided by Mark Finnis, from Independent Thinking, a leading trainer and author in this area Mark Finnis Independent Thinking. We are finalising the details of the content but have requested the following: why restorative approaches are important as part of a relationship-focused education setting, at every level of staged intervention. How restorative approaches can be applied at higher levels of staged intervention, in challenging situations, for example use of restorative conferences. Applying restorative approaches in situations of distressed and challenging behaviour or severe bullying. Creative ways to apply restorative approaches in challenging situations, e.g. shuttle mediation. Presenter: Mark Finnis - Independent Thinking. Read more
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  • Friday 3 May 24
    Restorative Approaches Training for School Leaders Target Audience: HTs, DHTs, and PTs. Course Description: As part of our Nurturing Relationships framework, we have an exciting opportunity to offer bespoke CLPL for school leaders focused on Restorative Approaches. This will be provided by Mark Finnis, from Independent Thinking, a leading trainer and author in this area Mark Finnis Independent Thinking. We are finalising the details of the content but have requested the following: why restorative approaches are important as part of a relationship-focused education setting, at every level of staged intervention. How restorative approaches can be applied at higher levels of staged intervention, in challenging situations, for example use of restorative conferences. Applying restorative approaches in situations of distressed and challenging behaviour or severe bullying. Creative ways to apply restorative approaches in challenging situations, e.g. shuttle mediation. Presenter: Mark Finnis - Independent Thinking. Read more
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  • Tuesday 7 May 24
    Moving and Handling - Full Training Target Audience: Those supporting with the moving and handling of Children and Young People. Course Description: Overview of relevant legislation, and your responsibilities in relation to this. The importance of Risk Assessment, and how to approach it. Spinal function and back health, including the key principles of bio-mechanics. Controversial Techniques. Moving and handling in an emergency situation. Complex Transitions. Practical sessions-demonstrations and practise using skills and equipment to support safer Manual Handling techniques and manoeuvre. Read more
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  • Tuesday 7 May 24
    First Aid (Blended Learning) Paediatric - Evenings (2 x 3hrs) Target Audience: Childcarers. Course Description: Emergency First Aid at Work (including Emergency Paediatric First Aid) courses available on midweek evenings specifically aimed at those who cannot attend weekends or midweek days. This course is the practical element of the Paediatric First Aid course, which is achieved by completing the online learning. Presenter: Perth & Kinross Council Corporate Health & Safety Team. Read more
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  • Tuesday 7 May 24
    Loose Parts Play Target Audience: All ELC staff and Primary Staff. Course Description: Raise awareness of the value of loose parts in children’s play. Provide practical examples about loose parts play to those who work with children. Advocate the use of loose parts as an approach to developing high quality play opportunities. Presenter: Lee Fairlie & Shona O'Connor - Perth and Kinross Council Read more
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  • Wednesday 8 May 24
    Verbal Comprehension and Comprehension Monitoring This course gives some awareness raising of the features and impact of poor verbal understanding. It provides a programme to follow with these children as a targeted approach, and allows time to explore resources to use. We are working on some video material to demonstrate the work. Feedback from other education staff has been very positive and shows an impact on children, increasing their class participation, confidence and self esteem. Read more
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  • Thursday 9 May 24
    Introduction to Pre Registration Training for Childminders Target Audience: Anyone wanting to become a Childminder. Course Description: This is a virtual session that explores what Childminding is and whether this is right for you and your family. It covers the impact of working from your own home. It also looks at the legislation and regulatory body that childminders are registered with. The course goes on and looks at The Health and Social Care Standards, finishing with registering and running a childminders service. This is a short session that will give you a flavour of what Childminding is. Presenter: Shona O'Connor - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Thursday 9 May 24
    Staged Intervention Framework for Attendance (SIFA) Collaborative Conversation Target Audience: Primary and Secondary - SLT and guidance. Course Description: An opportunity to share practice, jointly problem solve and identify further developments. Presenter: Rhianna Brodie - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Thursday 9 May 24
    0-3 Being Me in PKC Target Audience: ELC Practitioners working with under 3's. Course Description: Developing a sound understanding of the key principles of supporting children 0-3. Attachments, baby brain development, schematic play, experiences, interactions and spaces relating to the under 3s. Presenter: Sophie Lowe and Catriona Roberts. Read more
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  • Saturday 11 May 24
    First Aid (Blended Learning) Paediatric - Saturday Target Audience: Childcarers. Course Description: Emergency First Aid at Work (including Emergency Paediatric First Aid) courses available on Saturdays specifically aimed at those who cannot attend evenings or midweek days. This course is the practical element of the Paediatric First Aid course, which is achieved by completing the online learning. Presenter: Perth & Kinross Council Corporate Health & Safety Team. Read more
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  • Monday 13 May 24
    CIRCLE Collaborative Conversation Target Audience: Staff leading on CIRCLE in school. Course Description: An opportunity to share practice, jointly problem solve and identify further developments. Presenter: Julie Martin / CIRCLE implementation group. Read more
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  • Monday 13 May 24
    PE - Primary Tennis - Content and Ideas Target Audience: Primary Classroom Teachers and Volunteers. Course Description: A session designed to give content ideas to those delivering dance to primary age pupils. Presenter: Tennis Scotland. Read more
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  • Tuesday 14 May 24
    Food Safety Management Target Audience: All Staff. Aims and Outcomes: Increase awareness of The Food Hygiene Regulations (Scotland) 2006. Identify the responsibilities of those involved in the management of food handling. Provide participants with the tools to uphold Food Safety Management procedures. Guide participants in the safe process of food activity in the classroom/nursery. Presenter: Carly Williams, Catriona Roberts, Sally McDougall, Linda Reid TBC - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Tuesday 14 May 24
    Co-ordinated Support Plans: Follow up to Video Discussion Target Audience: Primary and Secondary Class Teachers, PPST, DHT, PT, HT, SFL. Course Description: In preparation for Coordinated Support Plan discussions please watch YouTube video on CSP training and guidance. Presenter: Susan Ross - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Wednesday 15 May 24
    Risk in Play Target Audience: All ELC and primary staff. Course Description: This is a face to face session that looks at risk, health and safety and risk benefit approaches along with measuring the benefits of play and risk together. Presenter: Shona O'Connor - Perth and Kinross Council Read more
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  • Thursday 16 May 24
    PEF - Aims, Interventions and Measures Target Audience: Senior Leaders. This session will provide you with support in identifying aims, interventions and measures using Improvement Methodology techniques. Presenter: Eve Moran - Perth and Kinross Council Read more
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  • Monday 20 May 24
    Dyslexia supporting CYP in Class (Primary) Target Audience: SLT and Primary class teachers. Course Description: This session will provide an overview of what barriers to learning might be expected and what supports can be provided through a staged level of intervention. Presenter: Kirsty Lockhart -Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Tuesday 21 May 24
    Child Protection Basic Awareness Target Audience: All ELCC Staff. Course Description: This is a face to face session to provide a basic overview of the procedures and the processes used in child protection. The course will cover indicators of abuse, signs and symptoms and support your confidence in responding appropriately. The course will also cover your responsibilities in regard to information sharing and give you a basic understanding of the processes undertaken by statutory services when responding to child protection concerns. Presenter: Shona O'Connor - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Wednesday 22 May 24
    Teaching Children to Listen Introduction to foundation listening and attention skills Presenter: Speech and Language Team Read more
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  • Wednesday 22 May 24
    Taymaths Spotlight Series Target Audience: All practitioners. Series of numeracy and mathematics professional learning sessions for practitioners across the Regional Improvement Collaborative. These sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm across the session. The series will offer spotlights on a variety of themes e.g. Maths Week Scotland, Concrete materials & manipulatives, and others. Presenter: Denise Doig - Perth and Kinross Council and Taymaths Team. Read more
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  • Thursday 23 May 24
    Coaching Conversations Programme Target Audience: Open to all staff. Recommended for those new to line management, including Principal Teachers. Course Description: The Coaching Conversations Programme will provide the opportunity to build on existing skills, learn new ones and increase self-awareness using coaching style conversations. Presenter: John Cassidy. Read more
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  • Thursday 23 May 24
    Early Learning and Childcare Induction Target Audience: New ELC staff. Course Description: This is a mandatory session for all new staff in local authority early learning and childcare settings. Presenter: Catriona Roberts, Carly Williams and Sally McDougall - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Thursday 23 May 24
    Exploring GIRFEC and UNCRC Target Audience: All ELC and primary staff. Course Description: This is a face to face session to explore how we can use Getting it Right for Every Child and the UNCRC within your own work settings. Presenter: Shona O'Connor - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Thursday 23 May 24
    Connecting with Parents Motivation Target Audience: All staff supporting children, young people and their families. Course Description: Connecting with Parents Motivation is a strength-based communication skills training system. It is designed to enhance the abilities of the early years and the wider children and families workforce, so that they can have more of the kinds of conversations with parents that facilitate uptake of support. Presenter: TBC Read more
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  • Tuesday 28 May 24
    Understanding Self Harm Target Audience: All Staff Session aimed at supporting improved knowledge of and skills in supporting young people who may be at risk of or engaging in self-harm in school. Participants will be prompted to access the recorded webinar on pathways to support (below) but will work as a stand-alone session. Presenter: Linden Hampton - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Tuesday 28 May 24
    Positive Relationships Target Audience: All ELC and Primary staff. Course Description: This is a face to face session that will provide a framework for supporting children who are experiencing behaviour challenges, to enable them to regulate themselves to the greatest extent possible whilst taking on board your own knowledge, skills and experience. Presenter: Shona O'Connor - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Wednesday 29 May 24
    Supporting Children who Stammer This session aims to provide information about stammering in children and young people, and strategies which are helpful for supporting them in your setting. Presenter: Speech and Language Team Read more
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  • Wednesday 29 May 24
    Trauma Informed Approaches - Skilled Level Reflective Practice Sessions Target Audience: Teaching Staff This programme aims to support teaching staff with the NES National Trauma Training Programme Skilled Level Trauma Informed eLearning resources, following on from the informed level materials used in session 22/23. This programme hopes to build an ongoing framework of support that wraps around the self-directed learning from the eLearning resources. The reflective spaces aim to build on existing practitioner knowledge and good practice examples to build supportive reflective practice and peer support spaces, while promoting further learning and linking to cross cutting themes. Staff will be required to commit to undertaking some eLearning prior to each termly reflective practice session. The Skilled Level eLearning resources can be accessed via Trauma skilled | Turas | Learn (nhs.scot). Presenter: Joel Jameson: Perth and Kinross Council Read more
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  • Monday 3 Jun 24
    Sharing and Reviewing PEF Plans Target Audience: Senior Leaders. This session will offer school leaders peer support and coaching on their PEF plans. An opportunity to share good practice and seek support from colleagues. Presenter: Eve Moran - Perth and Kinross Council Read more
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  • Tuesday 4 Jun 24
    Supply PA and ECP Network Target Audience: All staff working on supply within PKC ELC settings. Course Description: The supply network allows PKC supply staff to hear about the most recent policy and practice in our early learning and childcare settings. By attending, you will be able to engage in professional discussions with your colleagues from the Early Years Team, as well as being able to ask any questions you might have in relation to your role. Presenter: Carly Williams, Catriona Roberts, Sally McDougall - PKC. Read more
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  • Wednesday 5 Jun 24
    Communication Friendly Environments All classrooms will have children with Speech Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). There is growing evidence of the impact of SLCN on Children’s Learning and social integration. Presenter: Speech and Language Therapist Read more
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  • Wednesday 5 Jun 24
    Child Protection Officer Training Course Description: Child Protection Officer training can only be completed if basic awareness training has been completed. Presenter: Christy Stephenson - Perth and Kinross Council Read more
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  • Tuesday 11 Jun 24
    Moving and Handling - Refresher Target Audience: Those supporting with the moving and handling of Children and Young People Course Description: Overview of relevant legislation, and your responsibilities in relation to this. The importance of Risk Assessment, and how to approach it. Spinal function and back health, including the key principles of bio-mechanics. Controversial Techniques. Moving and handling in an emergency situation. Complex Transitions. Practical sessions-demonstrations and practise using skills and equipment to support safer Manual Handling techniques and manoeuvre. Read more
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  • Wednesday 12 Jun 24
    Speech for Schools In the UK it is estimated that around 10% of children (2-3 in every class) have some form of persistent speech, language and communication needs (SLCN’s). SLCN’s come in many forms. This course focuses on supporting children with speech sound difficulties. It discusses expectations of typical speech sound development and the impact of speech sound difficulties in the primary class room. We want to build positive experiences of communication for all children and there are many way to help children with unclear speech. Staff will already be using helpful strategies in class and this course should add to these. It should also provide clarity on when and how to request additional support. We touch on the process of therapy itself to provide insight about intervention for specific speech difficulties and the importance of therapy support. Read more
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  • Wednesday 12 Jun 24
    Do be Mindful - Drop In sessions Target Audience: Staff from COPECC/Goodlyburn, St John's, Inchview, Letham and Rattray ELC involved in the Do Be Mindful Programme only. Course Description: These sessions are for staff from the five Local Authority ELC settings involved in the Do Be Mindful Programme. During these sessions, staff can discuss progress, share examples of good practice, and reflect on how the mindfulness approach and how it can be used to support the wellbeing of staff, children and families in the ELC setting. Presenter: Nina Roberts - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Monday 24 Jun 24
    Pre Registration for Childminders Target Audience: All ELC and primary staff. Course Description: This is a virtual sessions and by attending a childminder pre-registration course, this will give you all the information you need to get started as a childminder, including copies of relevant national documents, templates for business paperwork and sample policies. It is beneficial to attend an introductory session before booking on a course, however, we appreciate that may not always be possible and will do our best to make other arrangements to discuss the topics covered with people who are keen to attend. Presenter: Shona O'Connor - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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  • Thursday 25 Jul 24
    Early Learning and Childcare Induction Target Audience: New ELC staff. Course Description: This is a mandatory session for all new staff in local authority early learning and childcare settings. Presenter: Catriona Roberts, Carly Williams and Sally McDougall - Perth and Kinross Council. Read more
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