April 2023

Key events and national days aimed at education professionals in Waltham Forest

Saturday 22 April

Free family trip to The Science Museum

Waltham Forest Council is offering 94 residents of Waltham Forest a day out to The Science Museum on Saturday 22 April from 10am to 4:30pm.

This trip is part of Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service’s ‘Multiply’ Project. A free Skills for Life programme offering a mix of courses. This includes training and events to help adults in the UK improve their numeracy skills.

The Science Museum aims to inspire visitors with award-winning exhibitions, iconic objects, and stories of incredible scientific achievement. It is also a great day out for people wanting to find out about how math's connects to our everyday lives.

The Winton Gallery within the main museum shows us how mathematicians have helped to build the modern world over the past four centuries.

The trip includes return coach travel from Walthamstow, admission to the Science Museum, and a packed lunch.

Suitable for families of adults and children aged between 7 to 16 years. One adult is required to attend the trip for every two children.

Monday 24 to Friday 28 April

SEND Conference 2023

SENDSuccess is inviting education professionals and parents to a virtual SEND conference.

This year they are offering a range of sessions bringing together SEND researchers and practitioners from the UK, Australia, Northern Ireland and Belgium to share ideas and discuss best practice. 

A variety of topics will be explored, from PDA to Maths difficulties, Interoception to Vision Impairment.

Events are free for Education Professionals and parents in Waltham Forest and £15 for all other attendees.

Tuesday 25 April at the Hive

Climate Confidence: teaching for climate action in and outside the classroom

The Hive is running free 1- day climate literacy and action training courses for Waltham Forest teachers that are taking a lead on climate and sustainability. 

Waltham Forest maintained schools and academies are eligible to claim £100 towards the cost of supply teachers to enable staff to attend for a full day. 

Wednesday 26 April

Children and young people's gaming and gambling harm prevention training for professionals

Children and young people's gaming and gambling harm prevention training for professionals

As a result of the success of the joint London Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) and Young People's Gaming and Gambling (YGAM) harm prevention workshops that took place across all 32 London boroughs in January and February, LSCP are running an additional free online session on the 26 April to provide those who missed them, the opportunity to attend.

Sessions are suitable for safeguarding staff, teachers, wellbeing staff, heads, support staff, youth practitioners and any staff member who may have direct contact or deliver to children and young people.

The LSCP sessions are scheduled for the following dates:

Wednesday 26 April, 3:45pm – 5:45pm

Wednesday 26 April

Careers Excellence online Seminar ‘Ready for the Future - what does excellence in experiences of the workplace look like?’

The Careers & Enterprise Company and The Gatsby Foundation’s second prestigious Careers Excellence Seminar focuses on this current topic of conversation in the sector.

A fantastic opportunity to hear how leaders in schools, colleges and business are creating innovative and personalised solutions to deliver modern, meaningful experiences of the workplace for young people. Informed by research across the sector and our latest research which explores trends in post-Covid employer engagement, here, we explore how best to capitalise on the evolution of experiences of the workplace, whilst ensuring opportunities still inspire and challenge students to develop the essential skills needed for their future.  

Our panel of experts and Chair will host a rich discussion exploring the nuances of this topical subject including overcoming barriers, supporting disadvantaged young people and the benefits of building sustained connections between employers and education.  

By attending the seminar attendees can:  

  • Gain a greater understanding of the variety of ways modern, quality experiences of the workplace can be delivered with impact  
  • Develop a greater understanding of the impact a strategic approach to careers can have on a whole education institution