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Sheffield Hallam Social Work Graduation 2018

This years graduation ceremony was attended by South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership members – Helen Wilsdon – Sheffield Adult Principal Social Worker ; Carol Sibley – Rotherham Children’s Principal Social Worker and Victoria Horsefield – Sheffield  Children’s Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Assistant Director alongside Sheffield Hallam lecturers.

South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership Awards

SYTP Awards – winners announced

The South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership awards are about recognising and rewarding the contributions of our social workers  and managers, and the impact that they have on the lives of children, young people, families and vulnerable adults.

Winners were announced at the SYTP Celebration and Innovation event on 24th September 2018, which was held at Sheffield Town Hall. 

Category      Winner Runner up
Social Worker of the Year Joanne Hacking (Rotherham MBC) Kelly Bestford (Sheffield City Council)
Practice Educator of the Year Lauren Hill (Doncaster CST) Fiona Ross (Sheffield City Council)
Team Manager of the Year Gillian Hallas (Sheffield City Council) Rachel Townsley (Rotherham MBC)
Newly Qualified Social Worker of the Year Megan Robinson (Barnsley MBC) Jay Barker (Sheffield City Council)
Social Work Student of the Year Holly McIntosh (Sheffield Hallam University) Ester Melnikov (University of Sheffield)

If you have any further questions about the SYTP awards, please contact jessica.mcewen@sheffield.gov.uk

SYTP is delivery partner for new Practice Supervisor Development Programme

The Department for Education are launching a national Practice Supervisor Development Programme (PSDP). This programme will be for those social workers taking up their first role in which they are responsible for supporting and developing the practice of others.

Research in Practice will be responsible for running this new programme working with a number of local delivery partners including the South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership, drawing on the expertise of several highly respected organisations including Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, University of Sussex and Goldsmith’s University of London.

This programme will have a strong focus on embedding key knowledge and skills, including those set out in the knowledge and skills statement for practice supervisors. It will focus on key aspects of management and leadership, and equipping participants with the confidence to lead their teams, manage practitioner workloads and wellbeing and develop practitioners’ own knowledge, skills and confidence.

The programme will also have a focus on embedding learning within organisations. Extensive engagement with the sector will inform the final programme design. We expect the programme to reach approximately 700 newly promoted practice supervisors over the next two years.

South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership recruited two training facilitators in the summer and they are Gordon Jelley (Rotherham Local Authority) and Kerry Byrne (Rotherham Local Authority).  The Training Facilitator Team also includes Simon Howard (Sheffield), Dave Bosworth (University of Sheffield) and Lynda Hughes (University of Sheffield) who have also been involved with the design of the programme.