September 2020: Inset day training recommendations
Returning to school in 2020 will present staff and pupils with a range of challenges. As well as the usual issues that schools see every year, the impact of the lockdown from a safeguarding and wellbeing point of view will continue to have ramifications in the months and years to come.
When this is combined with the new infection control measures that schools are having to implement, the increased focus on equality and anti-racism in light of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the statutory update to Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE), the need to invest time and efforts in staff training is greater than ever.
Inset days are among the busiest time of the year for EduCare as our customers access a range of our courses from our portfolio. Here are our recommendations.
Recommended training courses for September
As well as your usual child protection refresher training, we would recommend the following safeguarding training topics for September inset days:
As the Black Lives Matter movement sparks debate about equality worldwide, staff, it is a good time to examine the fundamentals of equality and diversity and how they affect you.
This course covers the barriers that can prevent equality being realised, such as prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, victimisation and harassment.
Produced in partnership with Winston’s Wish, the UK’s first childhood bereavement charity, this course will help you understand what needs to be in place to support everyone involved with a bereavement in a school or college.
The will have been an increased risk of online grooming and exploitation during lockdown. Exploitation and coercion are key factors in safeguarding issues across the board, including serious youth violence, knife crime and county lines.
Make sure staff are up-to-date with the latest best-practice with this course developed in partnership with the experts at nwg.
Returning to the 'new normal' will be a very anxious time for many young people as well as the usual concerns over returning to school and transition.
Having a sound understanding of mental health issues will be important and there is much focus on mental health awareness and understanding in the 2020 update to KCSIE.
Schools are common sites for the transmission of infections. Everyone who works in an education setting has a duty of care to their colleagues, and the children and young people in their care, to reduce this risk.
With the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has never been more important to have a refresher on the principles and practice of infection prevention and control.
Refresh your safeguarding training
As stipulated in statutory guidance: All staff should receive appropriate safeguarding and child protection training which is regularly updated. We release a new version of our 'Child Protection Refresher' course every year, the 2020 version includes up-to-date safeguarding guidance in light of the Coronavirus crisis.
Online Learning Service in Safeguarding and Duty of Care
Train staff quickly and easily on a range of topics with our complete online learning service - EduCare for Education. The service contains a package of over 35 essential safeguarding and duty of care training courses that will help you evidence compliance and help keep children safe this September. It also includes a robust reporting suite to monitor staff progress and evidence learning to inspectors.
You can train your whole school community including teachers, volunteers, support staff and governors for less than £2 per-person, per-course, and definitely less than a flat white.
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