• Maths Week London: 10-14 June 2019

  • Ofsted's new education inspection framework for 2019

  • Getting Ahead London: creating London’s next headteachers - 27th May deadline

  • Drop in event invitation - help to be part of the solutions to violence in Lewisham - 16th & 24th May 2019

  • Leadership Appointment update - Lewisham Learning

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Legal Services
Legal support and advice to schools on a variety of issues that do not fall within the Council’s statutory responsibilities
Lewisham Council’s Legal Services are responsible for the provision of all corporate legal advice to the Council. In addition the service also provides the normal day to day legal practice of a large inner London local authority.

All Lewisham Council-maintained schools benefit from legal advice to the Council in relation to all significant policy issues and initiatives across the complete range of Council functions.

In addition to the above services, schools are able to purchase the following additional support:
  • Telephone Helpline
  • Casework
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Training & Events

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23 May
Autistic Spectrum Condition & strategies for the inclusive classroom. SESSION 13
This session offers an introduction to autism spectrum disorders and how children with these differences can present in a mainstream classroom. The practical, interactive session will focus on tried and tested ASC strategies and interventions that can be utilised in the classroom to support communication friendly teaching and give you ideas for resources to add to your quality first teaching toolkit.
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23 May
STEEPmeet – Early Years Research Discussion Group
Join us for the STEEP Research Discussion Group - 1. Book your place 2. Buy or borrow the text/ journal chosen for the group to discuss 3. Try and read it before the event so you can take part in the discussion 4. Come to find out something new, share your thoughts and discuss with others working with young children and their families Our session will be facilitated by: Dr Betty Liebovich, EdD, lecturer in Early Years Education at Goldsmiths University of London. Her research interests include the history of open-air nursery, the work of Margaret and Rachel McMillan, and the history of early childhood teacher education in England and the USA.
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23 May
STEEPmeet – Early Years Research Discussion Group
Join us for the STEEP Research Discussion Group - 1. Book your place 2. Buy or borrow the text/ journal chosen for the group to discuss 3. Try and read it before the event so you can take part in the discussion 4. Come to find out something new, share your thoughts and discuss with others working with young children and their families Our session will be facilitated by: Dr Betty Liebovich, EdD, lecturer in Early Years Education at Goldsmiths University of London. Her research interests include the history of open-air nursery, the work of Margaret and Rachel McMillan, and the history of early childhood teacher education in England and the USA.
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24 May
NPQSL (National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership)
Aimed at aspiring or current senior leaders, the main focus of this programme is the participant’s own leadership development, including how to make best use of tasks and tools to make the transition to senior leadership. Participants will be assessed through a written assignment to ensure that they have reached the qualification requirements plus a viva interview to assess them against the more challenging Ambition bar. DAY 1 - 25.1.19 DAY 2 - 1.3.19 DAY 3 - 24.5.19 DAY 4 - 14.6.19 DAY 5 - 5.7.19
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24 May
Safer recruitment HALF-DAY REFRESHER - NB. Please see description below for eligibility criteria
This new HALF-DAY REFRESHER training course is only available to school staff or governors who must have successfully completed the full-day Lewisham safer recruitment training within the last 5 years. School staff and governors who have not completed the Lewisham full-day training in the last 5 years will not be able to attend. If you are unsure whether you have successfully completed the Lewisham full-day Safer Recruitment training within the last 5 years please contact sitbusinesssupport@lewisham.gov.uk BEFORE booking your place. Please include details in your email of your name and the school you would have been employed at/ or were a governor at. The SIT Business Support team will be able to advise you whether you are/ are not eligible to attend the half-day refresher. This refresher session will focus on key aspects. There is an assessment at the end of the course. Participants who successfully complete the assessment will be awarded a certificate which is valid for 5 years. Governors and school staff require the certificate to show Ofsted that they have completed safer recruitment training. This training will equip governors and school staff with the information and skills that they require to help strengthen safeguards against employing unsuitable people in schools. The regulations require one member of school appointment panels to have a valid safer recruitment training certificate but it is good practice for governing boards to encourage as many of their members as possible to complete this course. The session will: • build participants' understanding of offender behaviour • identify the key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people • consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting • help participants review their policies and practices in recruitment with a view to making them safer