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EYFS and Primary: Package 1

Description
The Early Years, Primary and Secondary CPD programme offers a wide variety of courses, both as a subscription package and standalone. The courses aim to support leaders and practitioners to develop high quality provision in their own schools. Courses provide participants with opportunities to reflect, share best practice and ensure they are up to date with current pedagogies and statutory requirements.

This package includes one place at each of the following:
  • 3 x EYFS Network Meetings
  • 2 x KS1 Moderation Workshops
  • 2 x KS2 Moderation Workshops
  • 3 x Assessment Lead Network Forums
  • 1 KS1 and KS2 Assessment Briefing
  • Developing approaches to mathematical reasoning to support evidence for the requirements of the KS1 Teacher Assessment Frameworks
  • Understanding and Applying the Reading and Writing Standards from the KS1 Teacher Assessment Frameworks
  • Pre Key Stage Standards Moderation Workshop
Audience

All leaders and practitioners

EYFS and Primary: package 2

Description
This package includes all of package 1 plus one place at each of the following:
  • Developing mathematical reasoning for Years 5 and 6
  • Exploring a range of reading and writing approaches to develop challenge for all pupils in Years 5 and 6
  • Years 3 and 4 workshop to explore best practice in writing
  • Years 3 and 4 workshop to explore best practice in mathematical reasoning
  • Understanding the expectations of writing standards in the KS2 Teacher Assessment Framework
Audience

All leaders and practioners

NQT Induction Training Programme 2019-20 (EYFS and Primary NQTs)

Description
The Royal Borough of Greenwich Induction Programme for NQTs covers key areas to support NQTs during their induction year. All dates are suitable for EYFS and Primary NQTs, and several are suitable for Secondary NQTs, too. We welcome NQTs from Royal Greenwich schools, as well as NQTs working in schools outside of the borough. The sessions are delivered by experienced and outstanding practitioners, and the topics covered ensure that NQTs have the opportunity to develop the skills they gained from training, whilst reflecting on the Teachers’ Standards throughout the year. Most sessions of the programme are offered in the morning and repeated in the afternoon. Experience has shown that having the opportunity to attend regular meetings at the Professional Development Centre (PDC) supports NQTs in building supportive relationships and networks, as well as broadening their skills and bank of resources to promote their development towards successful completion of induction and beyond.

This package includes the below training sessions
Audience

NQTs in the EYFS and Primary Stages

NQT Induction Training Programme 2019-20 (Secondary NQTs)

Description
The Royal Borough of Greenwich Induction Programme for NQTs covers key areas to support NQTs during their induction year.

The sessions are delivered by experienced and outstanding practitioners, and the topics covered ensure that NQTs have the opportunity to develop skills they gained from training, whilst reflecting on the Teachers’ Standards throughout the year. Most sessions of the programme are offered in the morning and repeated in the afternoon. Experience has shown that having the opportunity to attend regular meetings at the Professional Development Centre (PDC) supports NQTs in building supportive relationships and networks, as well as broadening their skills and bank of resources to promote their development towards successful completion of induction and beyond.

This package includes the below training sessions
Audience

NQTs in the Secondary Stages

Secondary Package

Description
The Early Years, Primary and Secondary CPD programme offers a wide variety of courses, both as a subscription package and standalone. The courses aim to support leaders and practitioners to develop high quality provision in their own schools. Courses provide participants with opportunities to reflect on their own practice, share best practice and ensure they are up to date with current pedagogies, practices and statutory requirements.
Audience

All Leaders and Practitioners

First Aid at Work

Description
This course provides participants with all the knowledge, skills and objectives necessary to act as First Aiders within the workplace.
The First Aid at Work certificate is awarded by the First Aid Industry Body in accordance with Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulations and is valid for three years. A copy of the latest edition of a First Aid manual and delegate pack will be provided for each participant.
Attendance is required on all 3 dates.
Successful candidates will be awarded the HSE First Aid at Work certificate.
Impact Statement
Practitioners:
  • Will be confident and prepared to deal with First Aid situations as and when they arise at work
Audience

All interested staff from all schools. This course is open to anyone wishing to train as a First Aider.
Candidates must be physically fit with the ability and temperament to undertake First Aid training


Date
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
High Q
Cost
£355 (non RBG school £365)
NEW DATES TO BE CONFIRMED
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Date
13th January 2020 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
14th January 2020 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
15th January 2020 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
High Q
Cost
£355 (non RBG school £365)
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Date
23rd March 2020 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
24th March 2020 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
25th March 2020 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
High Q
Cost
£355 (non RBG school £365)
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Date
8th June 2020 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
9th June 2020 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
10th June 2020 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
High Q
Cost
£355 (non RBG school £365)
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Display Screen Assessor

Description
This half-day workshop provides participants with knowledge of the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 as amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002.
Impact Statement
On successful completion of this workshop, delegates should be able to:
  • Identify who are Display Screen Users
  • Know the health effects associated with Display Screen work
  • Know how to carry out a Risk Assessment
  • Carry out a practical risk assessment exercise on a work station
  • Know how to control risks identified
Audience

This workshop is aimed at managers and staff with responsibility for assessing others in the workplace.


Date
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Salveo Ltd
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Date
21st January 2020 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Salveo Ltd
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Early Years Foundation Stage Leaders' Network Meeting

Description
This is a discussion-focused meeting that links to current EYFS developments both nationally and locally. EYFS Leaders are able to network with colleagues and share best practice across Royal Greenwich schools and settings.

Feedback from previous participants:
“Very informative and helpful to share practice with others”
“Kept me updated with any current changes. Allowed for professional development discussion with others”
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will experience high quality EYFS provision
Practitioners:
  • Will benefit from being given important updates relating to EYFS statutory guidance
Settings:
  • Will make links with other settings across the LA and will share effective EYFS practice through wider networking
Audience

Early Years Foundation Stage Leaders in maintained & PVI settings/Children’s Centre Teachers


Date
29th October 2019 (4:15pm - 6:00pm)

Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
£30 per session or included in CPD suite offer (non RBG schools £40)
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Date
25th February 2020 (4:15pm - 6:00pm)

Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
£30 per session or included in CPD suite offer (non RBG schools £40)
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Date
2nd June 2020 (4:15pm - 6:00pm)

Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
£30 per session or included in CPD suite offer (non RBG schools £40)
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Chairs Training

Description
This course will cover the effective management of the Governing Board’s work, establishing a professional and supportive relationship with the headteacher and senior managers, ensuring that all the meetings are run effectively and that meetings and agenda setting are managed professionally.
Impact Statement
Governors:
  • Will be able to challenge school performance

  • Will be fully involved in school improvement

  • Will hold strategic and focused meetings

  • Will ensure that the whole Governing Board becomes an effective and strategic group which robustly holds the school to account at all levels
Audience

All Chairs of Governors or Chairs of Committee


Date
30th October 2019 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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Date
6th February 2020 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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Safer Recruitment

Description
This workshop is the Safer Recruitment Consortium accredited, updated version of the Safer Recruitment training for Headteachers, school Governors and other staff who are likely to sit on interview panels or appoint staff. It is still a requirement for every school appointments panel to include at least one member who has completed the Safer Recruitment training. Course content provides clear explanations of government guidance regarding the safer recruitment process. It also includes an update of the most recent legislation changes (i.e. the Keeping Children Safe in Education – Sept 2018, DBS, Disqualification by Association and other pre-employment checks) that affect Safeguarding and Child Protection. It is recommended that you refresh your training every 5 years.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be safer and have safeguarding needs met in a more appropriate and timely manner
Practitioners:
  • Will have an awareness and understanding of offender behaviour
  • Will be able to identify the key features of staff recruitment that helps deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
  • Will be able to consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse
  • Will begin to review their own and their settings policies and practices, with a view to making them safer
Settings:
  • Will be safer organisations
  • Will comply with government guidance and legislation
Audience

All Headteachers, school Governors, Business Managers and other staff likely to sit on interview panels or administer staff appointment


Date
31st October 2019 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioner from Proactive Safeguarding and Positive Learning
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Date
9th December 2019 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioner from Proactive Safeguarding and Positive Learning
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Date
4th February 2020 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioner from Proactive Safeguarding and Positive Learning
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Date
28th April 2020 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioner from Proactive Safeguarding and Positive Learning
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Asbestos Awareness Training

Description
To provide an awareness and develop the knowledge amongst employees regarding the hazards and risks posed by asbestos containing materials (ACMs).

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, Regulation 10 requires every employer to ensure that adequate information, instruction and training is given to their employees who are or who are liable to be exposed to asbestos, or who supervise such employees.

Asbestos awareness training is required to be given to employees whose work could foreseeably expose them to asbestos. It should be given to all demolition workers and those workers in the refurbishment, maintenance and allied trades where it is foreseeable that their work will disturb the fabric of the building because asbestos containing materials (ACMs) may become exposed during their work. Exemption from this requirement would apply only where the employer can demonstrate that work will only be carried out in or on buildings free of ACMs.
Impact Statement
The course further gives an overview of the legislative measures in place to permit employees to safeguard themselves and others affected by work activities and to:
  • Have an increased awareness of the nature and properties of asbestos and its effects on health, including the increased risk of lung cancer for asbestos workers who smoke.
  • Be familiar with the types, uses and likely occurrences of asbestos in buildings and where appropriate items of plant.
  • Know where to obtain information on asbestos in premises prior to commencing work
  • Know what to do if suspicious materials are found
  • How to use appropriate workplace precautions, including the risk assessment process, or seek advice on workplace precautions, in respect of the risks of asbestos
  • Undertake work activities in a safe manner and without risk to themselves or others.
  • Have an awareness of the key aspects of the asbestos regulations and how they fit into the broader context of health and safety legislation.
  • Know what procedures to follow when coming into unintentional contact with ACMs and an understanding of the appropriate emergency arrangements.

Audience

Headteachers
Premises Managers
School Business Managers
Staff responsible for building management and maintenance.


Date
1st November 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Riverside Environmental Services
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Supporting Students with an ASD in Mainstream Primary Schools

Description
A 5 week course to enable staff in schools to understand ASD and develop effective support strategies
Week 1 - What is ASD? - Sharing our experiences of ASD
Week 2 - Theories linked to autism: personal experiences and sensory sensitivities
Week 3 - Communication: strategies to assist
Week 4 – Approaches and strategies
Week 5 – Managing behaviour, emotional and anxiety difficulties with students with ASD
Impact Statement
ASD Pupils:
  • Will be provided with appropriate strategies and support to assist their inclusion, interaction and access to all areas of the curriculum
Practitioners:
  • Will have a deeper understanding of autism and how it affects children and their families
  • Will be equipped with a range of strategies to support children with autism in mainstream primary schools
Settings:
  • Will have staff who have a greater understanding of best practice in relation to children with autism as well as the sensory difficulties they experience which can affect their ability to be included
Audience

Staff supporting students with an ASD in primary schools: SENCO/Teachers and Teaching Assistants


Date
4th November 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
11th November 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
18th November 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
25th November 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
2nd December 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £110)
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Date
27th February 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
5th March 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
12th March 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
19th March 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
26th March 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £110)
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Date
18th June 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
25th June 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
2nd July 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
9th July 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
16th July 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £110)
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Recruitment Workshop for Schools

Description
Direct Services to School and Schools HR are delivering a half-day workshop for those in schools responsible for recruitment. The interactive workshop will be an opportunity for schools to consider the entire process of recruitment. We will be encouraging schools to think creatively, drawing from evidence based research to look at some innovative models that schools will see the impact of, at no additional cost.

The outline agenda will include:
  • Marketing and attracting the right candidates
  • The recruitment process: relevant checks, safer recruitment, communication
  • Innovation, collaboration and retention
Impact Statement
Schools will have a range of new approaches to marketing and recruitment processes
Audience

Those with responsibility for recruitment


Date
5th November 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Cost
£60
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Developing approaches to mathematical reasoning to support evidence for the requirements of the KS1 Teacher Assessment Frameworks

Description
This session will provide participants with ideas and resources, including examples of reasoning from Royal Greenwich children, which can be used to support evidence for key criteria detailed in the new STA KS1 Teacher Assessment Frameworks.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will experience a range of exciting and engaging activities to support the development of their mathematical reasoning skills
Practitioners:
  • Will be confident with the reasoning requirements of the STA KS1 Teacher Assessment standards for mathematics
Settings:
  • Will be confident in the accuracy of their Teacher Assessments for mathematics at Year 2
Audience

Year 2 teachers. Although this session is aimed at Year 2 teachers, Year 1 and 3 teachers are also welcome.


Date
5th November 2019 (9:30am - 12:30pm)

Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Also included in EYFS & Primary packages
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Down Syndrome Training Day

Description
This course will provide an explanation of what causes Down Syndrome and the learning profile of a student with Down Syndrome. It will provide effective strategies for differentiation and an understanding of how to support literacy and numeracy and encourage positive behaviour.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have access to an increased visual curriculum and will be empowered to be independent
Practitioners:
  • Will understand the needs and most effective strategies to employ when teaching and including children with Downs Syndrome
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers and Support Staff supporting children with Down Syndrome


Date
5th November 2019 (9:30am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Cost
£90 (non RBG school £110)
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Understanding and Applying the Reading and Writing Standards from the KS1 Teacher Assessment Frameworks

Description
This course will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the criteria for the reading and writing standards in the KS1 Teacher Assessment Frameworks.
The session will include:
  • Examples of high quality writing
  • Suggested texts
  • Work from RBG pupils
  • STA exemplifications
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will experience a range of engaging activities to support the development of their reading and writing skills
Staff:
  • Will be confident with the requirements of the new STA KS1 Teacher Assessment standards for reading and writing
Settings:
  • Will be confident in the accuracy of their Teacher Assessments for reading and writing at Year 2
Audience

Year 2 teachers. Although this session is aimed at Year 2 teachers, Year 1 and 3 teachers are also welcome.


Date
5th November 2019 (1:30pm - 4:30pm)

Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)

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Developing the skills of leading EYFS moderation

Description
This session is aimed at EYFS leads or qualified teachers working in the EYFS, who want to strengthen their skills as moderators.
It will focus on:
  • The skills of the moderator
  • the purposes and principles of moderation practice
  • How to lead and manage an effective moderation dialogue
  • How to establish accuracy of judgements
If you are also interested in being considered as part of future EYFS Moderation Teams you will need to have attended this session as part of the recruitment process.
Impact Statement
Staff
  • Will develop their skills as a moderator
  • Will understand how to lead an effective moderation that maintains a focus on accuracy of judgement
Settings:
  • Will benefit from moderators who understand the key principles of moderation in order to internally quality assure their own data effectively
Audience

Qualified teachers who are working in or leading the EYFS.


Date
6th November 2019 (9:30am - 12:00pm)