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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
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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Exploring a Range of Reading and Writing Approaches to Develop Challenge for all Pupils in Years 5 and 6

Description
The course will provide:
  • Strategies to develop confident readers and writers
  • The opportunity to develop teachers’ subject knowledge
  • Exemplar material
  • Strategies to engage with a wide variety of texts
  • Opportunities to moderate work collboratively
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be able to write confidently using a wide range of literary devices
  • Will have strategies to analyse and answer questions with a wide range of texts
Staff:
  • Y5 and 6 teachers will leave with a secure understanding of how to adapt pedagogy for all pupils
Staff:
  • Will increase the percentage of children working above age related expectations
Audience

Year 5 and 6 teachers


Date
28th January 2020 (9:30am - 3:00pm)

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
£125 (non RBG school £155)

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Induction Training for New Governors

Description
This course provides an opportunity for Governors to develop a strong focus on the three core strategic functions below:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Impact Statement
Governors will:

  • Have a clear understanding of the role for which they have volunteered
  • Will become active participators and a effective governor as quickly as possible
  • Understand how to get to know their school and how to challenge
  • Be confident when dealing with written information
  • Be able to interrogate data
Audience

New or recently appointed Governors


Date
30th January 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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Date
19th May 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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Developing Best Practice in the EYFS

Description
This is a three part course, providing an in-depth look at best practice in the EYFS including:
• Understanding the statutory requirements of the EYFS curriculum
• Creating an environment that really enables learning for children and adults
• Developing manageable assessments, including readiness for the EYFS Profile
• Building an effective team

Participants will have the opportunity to explore current research and deepen their understanding of how they can provide the best early years experience for their children.
The final session will provide participants with the opportunity to share their own action research and developments based on their learning across the course.

"The course has enabled me to develop my knowledge further...” Class teacher

“As someone new to not only early years but teaching as a whole, I found it helped me to understand the process and goals of the early years...” School based student

“The course has provided a lot of info and increased my knowledge...” Deputy Head
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will experience a high quality EYFS provision which will meet their needs
Practitioners:
  • Will increase their knowledge of EYFS pedagogy and how they can effectively deliver this in their setting
Setting:
  • Will make links with other settings and share effective practice through wider networking
Audience

NQTs or teachers new to Nursery or Reception who want to develop their knowledge of EYFS pedagogy and practice.


Date
4th February 2020 (9:00am - 3:30pm)
10th March 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
24th March 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)

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
£230 (non RBG school £260)

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NQT Conference

Description
The annual conference invites NQTs from all schools and all phases to come together to share ideas and best practice. Quality sessions on relevant topics will be delivered by experts from across the borough. NQTs will be sent invitations and further details of the programme nearer the time. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be taught by teachers who evaluate their own practice and have renewed confidence in trying appropriate new strategies
NQTs:
  • Will make links with each other and share experiences
  • Will learn strategies which promote good learning and engaged, motivated pupils
  • Will have the opportunity to reflect on their progress thus far
Settings:
  • Will have NQTs who feel motivated and encouraged and bring fresh approaches to teaching
Audience

All NQTs
Primary and Early Years 9:00am- 4:00pm
Secondary 12:30pm - 4:00pm


Date
4th February 2020 (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Children's Services and Royal Greenwich Schools
Cost
£120 (non RBG school £150)
The cost for the full day for EY and Primary is £120 per NQT and includes lunch
The cost for the half day for Secondary NQTs is £60. This includes refreshments but not lunch
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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
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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Designated Safeguarding Lead Person Refresher Course

Description
Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2018 and Government guidance requires refresher training every two years. The course will cover responsibilities of the designated person, new initiatives, issues and challenges of the role. It will provide staff with the opportunity to discuss difficulties/ problems associated with their role and to explore possible solutions. It also provides an update on the most recent legislation changes (i.e. Keeping Children Safe in Education – September 2018, DBS, etc.) that affect Safeguarding and Child Protection.
Impact Statement
Pupils
  • Will be safer and have safeguarding needs met in an appropriate and timely manner
Practitioners:
  • Will understand the child protection responsibilities of the designated safeguarding lead person
Settings:
  • Will be safer organisations and comply with government/statutory guidance
Audience

This course is designed for those acting as the designated safeguarding lead/ person for child protection, or their deputies, or those who have previously attended the full day Designated Safeguarding Lead/Person initial training


Date
5th February 2020 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioner from Proactive Safeguarding
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Date
6th March 2020 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioner from Proactive Safeguarding
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Date
1st May 2020 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioner from Proactive Safeguarding
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Managing Challenging Conversations and Conflict

Description
From time to time all staff will be faced by a difficult and demanding parent. From challenging safeguarding decisions, academic results to accusations of bullying some parents can be very intimidating or even aggressive. This course is suitable for anyone (including support and admin staff) from primary, secondary and special school as well as FE colleges and will examine effective ways of handling such situations. This course is suitable for all staff who come into face to face or telephone contact with parents.
Handling violence and aggression in the workplace is easier when you know what to do. Our course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to deal with these situations.
Impact Statement
Staff:
  • Will appreciate what are acceptable and unacceptable levels of behaviour
  • Will identify the causes of anger and aggression in adults
  • Will be able to use body language to gain rapport with difficult people
  • Will be able to apply diffusion techniques
  • Will be able to use effective conflict resolution techniques
  • Will be able to practice assertive communication
  • Will be able to deal with aggression that turns to violence
Schools:
  • Will have the tools to draw an effective action plan and risk assessment to deal with aggressive adults
  • Will know how to ban verbally and physically aggressive adults from Schools
  • Will feel confident about dealing with anger or aggression in people
Audience

All school staff


Date
5th February 2020 (1:30pm - 4:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioner from Proactive Safeguarding
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Date
1st May 2020 (1:30pm - 4:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioner from Proactive Safeguarding
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Subject Leaders Meeting for PE and School Sport (PESS)

Description
Meeting of PE Subject Leaders to support teachers in the delivery of a high quality PE and school sport curriculum.

Teachers will receive support with curriculum development, leadership of PESS, strategic planning and local and national developments.
Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • Receive enhanced PE
Teachers will:
  • Be able to celebrate their differences and understand their learning styles
Audience

Secondary PESS Subject Leaders


Date
5th February 2020 (4:15pm - 6:00pm)

Venue
TBC
Tutors
Royal Borough of Greenwich PE Consultant
Cost
£30

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Date
20th May 2020 (4:15pm - 6:00pm)

Venue
TBC
Tutors
Royal Borough of Greenwich PE Consultant
Cost
£30

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Designated Safeguarding Lead/Person training

Description
This one day course will cover the role and responsibilities of the designated person, context, process and procedures, thresholds for intervention, how to respond to concerns and how to make schools/settings safer. It provides an update on the most recent legislation changes (i.e. Keeping Children Safe in Education - September 2018, Working Together to Safeguard Children, 2018, DBS etc) that affect Safeguarding and Child Protection.
Impact Statement
Pupils
  • Will be safer and have safeguarding needs met in a more appropriate and timely manner
Practitioners:
  • Will understand the child protection role and responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead/Person
  • Will know how to deal with difficult conversations and responsibilities
  • Will be able to respond to concerns (initial responses to children and families, making and managing a referral to Children’s Services, contributing to Child Protection Conferences and the Child Protection Plan)
Settings:
  • Will be safer organisations and comply with statutory government guidance
Audience

Designed for those who will be acting as and taking on the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead/Person for safeguarding and child protection


Date
6th February 2020 (9:30am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioner from Proactive Safeguarding
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Date
30th April 2020 (9:30am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioner from Proactive Safeguarding
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Key messages from national training for KS2 writing moderation 2019/2020

Description
This session will provide delegates with the key information and resources, published by the Standards and Testing agency, from the national training for 2020 KS2 writing statutory moderation.

The content provided will support schools with their teacher assessment of writing against the KS2 Teacher Assessment frameworks for 2019/2020.
Impact Statement
Delegates will:
  • Have increased awareness of the key messages from the national training for KS2 writing moderation in 2019/2020.
Schools will:
  • Have greater confidence in their teacher assessment judgements in writing at the end of KS2.
Audience

Year 2 teachers, Phase Leaders, Assessment Leaders


Date
6th February 2020 (10:30am - 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
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Clinical Practice and Consultation Supervision for Learning Mentors and other Pastoral Staff

Description
Staff continue to feedback the benefits of clinical supervision support provided, this includes:

  • Opportunity to share common concerns
  • Opportunity to support others in similar roles
  • Opportunity to tap into ideas, expertise and experience of others
  • Opportunity to reflect positively and safely
  • Providing personal & professional development
The sessions also model a framework for supervision that will support Learning Mentors and pastoral staff to work effectively with their students.

The sessions for current year will be facilitated by an experienced Specialised Clinical Social Worker from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Early Intervention Team, who is a member of the CAMHS Family Therapy clinic and has a specific responsibility for supporting the work of front line professionals in Children’s Services.
To ensure sessions are beneficial and effective, supervision will take place within small groups, with no more than 8 participants. Places must be confirmed.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be safeguarded and supported by confident staff whose practice is safe and reflective
Practitioners:
  • Will feel supported and have a safe space to discuss concerns, development needs and strategies
Settings:
  • Will have staff who are equipped to carry out their roles in a safe and professional manner
Audience

Learning Mentors and other pastoral staff


Date
6th February 2020 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from CAMHS
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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Date
2nd April 2020 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from CAMHS
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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Date
11th June 2020 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from CAMHS
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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Date
9th July 2020 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from CAMHS
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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Key messages from national training for KS1 writing moderation 2019/2020

Description
This session will provide delegates with the key information and resources, published by the Standards and Testing agency, from the national training for 2020 KS1 writing statutory moderation.

The content provided will support schools with their teacher assessment against the KS1 Teacher Assessment frameworks for 2019/2020.
Impact Statement
Delegates will:
  • Have increased awareness of the key messages from the national training for KS1 writing moderation in 2019/2020.
Schools will:
  • Have greater confidence in their teacher assessment judgements in writing at the end of KS1.
Audience

Year 2 teachers, Phase Leaders, Assessment Leaders


Date
7th February 2020 (10:00am - 12:00pm)