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Warrington Safeguarding Partnership (WSP) and Warrington Safeguarding Adults Board (WSAB) are pleased to offer a programme of multi-agency training. This includes courses which are part of a rolling programme as well as new courses that will reflect the WSP and WSAB priorities and the changing agenda for safeguarding.

This programme will be regularly updated as information becomes available. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please visit our website at www.warrington.gov.uk/wsp or www.warrington.gov.uk/wsab.
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NEW Step by Step Guidelines !!
06 Aug
We have had a number of updates to the online portal over the past week. So to make it easier for our customers we have updated our step by step guidelines for processes and created an easy to access resource page to view them all in one place. All step by step guidelines can now by accessed by logging into the system and clicking on: Resources (at the top of the page) > Step by Step Guidelines. You will find guidelines on all the popular processes such as; how to purchase SLA’s and Services, how to make, amend and cancel Training bookings, how to run off finance reports and details on how to update your profile settings and alerts. If you think it would be useful for us to add any additional guidelines to the resource page then please email the details to Stephen McNulty: smcnulty@warrington.gov.uk
Speech & Language Therapy Team - Summer 2019 Newsletter
31 Jul
Please see attached Speech and Language Therapy Department summer 2019 newsletter.
Long-Term Sickness Customer Survey
30 Jul
Following discussion at the Schools' SLA sessions regarding the Long-Term Sickness Scheme, we have drawn together a survey to examine opinions relating the cost and scope of the provision, to try to gauge whether there is an appetite to consider changes to the rather straightforward way in which it currently operates. Current and potential users of the Scheme, we would urge you to download the survey (in the form of an Excel spreadsheet), and return via email, please, to GBradbury@warrington.gov.uk
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Training & Events

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26 Sep
Being Ofsted Ready (Governors)
With a focus on the following key issues: - which aspects of schools' work are graded - the frequency and duration of inspections, and the possible outcomes - the expectations Ofsted has of governing boards - what to expect before and during and inspection - what the governors'/trustees' interview with the lead inspector will entail
01
01 Oct
New Governors' Induction Course
The session will cover: - The three core functions of school/academy governance, including what these mean in practice - The Department for Education's 6 elements of effective governance - The Department for Education's governor competency framework - What makes governing body meetings effective - What Ofsted holds governing bodies accountable for - To whom governing bodies are accountable and ways in which they can fulfil these accountabilities
08
08 Oct
New Governors' Induction Course
The session will cover: - The three core functions of school/academy governance, including what these mean in practice - The Department for Education's 6 elements of effective governance - The Department for Education's governor competency framework - What makes governing body meetings effective - What Ofsted holds governing bodies accountable for - To whom governing bodies are accountable and ways in which they can fulfil these accountabilities
15
15 Oct
An Introduction to Chairing (Governors)
This session covers: - the role of the chair - the relationship between the chair and the clerk, the headteacher/principal and other governors - leading the team - setting agendas and running effective meetings
23
23 Oct
Understanding The Curriculum (Governors)
The session covers the following key areas: - The national curriculum and other curriculum requirements - The link between the school's vision and ethos and its curriculum - The role of the board and the role of school leaders in setting the curriculum - Key questions for governors/trustees to ask