News and Events

We are delighted to announce some new events coming up  as well as the next round of the Charter First Steps training programme for any school, setting, college or service wishing to demonstrate their commitment to the Rotherham Charter principles and strengthen their practice!!

Parents and Carers: Please come along to our brand new Welcome Package training day on 22nd November. This free lottery funded course will be a short, friendly introduction to the Charter principles and how they can support you.

Click here for details on the Welcome Package.  We would love to see you there! We can promise you a tasty lunch and a warm welcome.

If you then become interested in taking your involvement with the Charter team further, we would be delighted to invite you to join us for the accredited Team Package course on 16th February 2017, and for anybody who wishes to go on from there to complete the accredited Team Leader Induction Programme by joining the applied course Team Leader Package on 6th April 2017.

Schools, settings, colleges and services Genuine Partnerships Team Leader Induction Programme.  We are keen to extend our team and would like to invite people who are interested in facilitating Charter and Genuine Partnerships training and work in schools, settings and services, in true co-production with their team, which will potentially consist of parents/carers and/or young people and/or practitioners, to join our first Genuine Partnerships Team Leader Induction Programme. This  lottery funded Level 3 applied programme will be free (this year only) and begins with the Welcome Package course 22nd November, leading on to the Team Package 16th February and Team Leader Package 6th April. The programme will involve plenty of shadowing experience and will be ideal for individuals who already have some knowledge of the Charter/Genuine Partnerships and who would be keen to develop their skills further, eventually leading to the opportunity to  co-deliver pieces of work for the team in and beyond Rotherham. This is a great free Continuing Professional Development opportunity that might ultimately also generate some income for your school, setting, college or service.

Click here for details on the Team Leader Package.

Charter First Steps 

“Excellent Training” “enlightening…”  “All content well-presented and well-paced.  Content was engaging and powerful – put a fire inside of me to implement the principles and work on the Charter”

Charter First steps for Head Teachers, Inclusion Managers and Service Leaders This unique two day course for senior representatives is a first step for schools, settings, colleges or services keen to show their commitment to the Rotherham Charter principles. We would like you to attend together with a parent/carer or young person who already has voice/the confidence to represent other parents and young people (for example a Parent Governor, member of Parent Forum or PTA, or School Council representative). You will find out more together and begin building on your good practice to strengthen the Charter way of working within your organisation.

More comprehensive packages of support leading to Charter Gold accreditation are available for those schools, settings, colleges and services wishing to go on to demonstrate a fuller commitment and choose to undertake the Charter process.

The Rotherham Charter is nationally acclaimed and a fundamental aspect of Rotherham’s SEND Local Offer and Inclusion Strategy. It is imperative that all Rotherham schools, settings, colleges and services begin to consider how best they can celebrate their current Charter practice as well as identify areas for development by participating in this new, innovative training opportunity.

Click here for details on the Charter First Steps training. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. We look forward to seeing you there!

Young people –  check back soon for details.