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EYFS & Primary Standards CPD Suite

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.

This year for a fixed annual cost of £240 an EYFS and Primary CPD suite is on offer. This includes one place for each of the following sessions:
Audience

All staff

NQT Induction Training Programme (EYFS and Primary Package)

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

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 phase

Online INSET - Motor Coordination Difficulties

Description
This course aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of all those working with children and young people with motor-coordination difficulties to support inclusive practice.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will receive appropriate support to develop their motor skills
Practitioners:
  • Will benefit from a baseline understanding of motor-coordination difficulties
  • Will develop their expertise in supporting children with motor-coordination difficulties
Audience

SENCOs & Support Staff

Date
On request
1 hour introduction and 10 hours of study time
Venue
At host school or King's Park Campus
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£25
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Deaf Awareness Training for all School Staff

Description
An introduction to the needs and learning styles of pupils with a hearing impairment and an overview of practical strategies to support them for all staff in school.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from strategies and support that assists their inclusion, interaction and access to all areas of the curriculum
Staff:
  • Will have an understanding of deafness and how it affects pupils and their families
  • Will be equipped with a range of strategies to support pupils with deafness in mainstream primary schools
Settings:
  • Will be able to set up deaf-friendly approaches across the whole school and establish consistent approaches to the management of pupils in their schools, as a consequence of a shared knowledge and understanding amongst all staff
  • Will have staff with a greater understanding of best practice in relation to pupils with deafness and hearing impairment, as well as the communication difficulties they experience which can affect their ability to be included
Audience

Whole school teams

Date
Session or half day INSET session dependent on need
Venue
At host school
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
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Visual Impairment (VI) Awareness Training for all School Staff

Description
An introduction to the needs and learning styles of pupils with a visual impairment and an overview of practical strategies to support them for all staff in school.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be able to access the curriculum effectively
Staff:
  • Will have an understanding of visual impairment and how it affects pupils and their families
  • Will be equipped with a range of strategies to support pupils with VI in mainstream primary schools
Settings:
  • Will be able to set up VI friendly approaches across the whole school and establish consistent approaches to the management of pupils in their schools, as a consequence of a shared knowledge and understanding amongst all staff
  • Will have staff with a greater understanding of best practice in relation to pupils with visual impairment
Audience

Whole school teams

Date
Venue
At host school
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
Session or a half day INSET session dependent on need
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Good to Outstanding

Description
Experienced primary practitioners will model excellent practice to support NQTs in delivering outstanding lessons. NQTs will work through some theory and move on to look at effective questioning and planning outstanding lessons.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from precisely matched learning intentions, tasks and outcomes that enable them to clearly measure and articulate the progress in their learning
NQTs:
  • Will understand the elements of what makes learning outstanding
  • Will be more confident in planning lessons with clear success criteria
  • Will be shown a wide range of strategies to enable excellent teaching and learning to take place
Settings:
  • Will benefit from increased levels of higher order thinking through effective questioning and challenging within the classroom
Audience

Primary & EYFS NQTs

Date
DATE TBC
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from schools in Royal Greenwich
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Primary & EYFS £420 for entire package (schools outside the borough £440)
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Date
DATE TBC
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from schools in Royal Greenwich
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Primary & EYFS £420 for entire package (schools outside the borough £440)
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Developing Anti Bullying Programmes Workshop

Description
This half day course supports school staff to consider how they can implement anti-bullying activities across the curriculum and throughout the academic year. Staff will be introduced to anti-bullying resources and plans to assist them to develop a range of anti-bullying programmes.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Feelings of safety will be enhanced due to an increase in anti-bullying education and support programmes in their school
  • Will be fully aware of the different forms of bullying and how they can prevent them
Practitioners:
  • Will improve their knowledge on bullying issues and how to implement anti-bullying messages across the curriculum
  • Increased confidence in designing and running anti-bullying programmes in their schools
Settings:
  • Will benefit from a sustainable Anti-Bullying programme of activities, run by informed school staff, which address bullying issues throughout the school year
Audience

All school staff with a responsibilty for PSHE/ Anti-Bullying / Safegaurding issues

Date
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Direct Services to Schools Team
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Education Psychology NQT Consultation Groups

Description
These half-termly meetings will provide a safe, supportive environment for NQTs to share their experiences and work together to develop solutions for challenges that they are encountering in their day to day work.
Exploring a range of live issues brought forward by participants, the sessions provide opportunities for NQTs to:
  • examine issues in depth
  • share thoughts and ideas
  • reflect on their own practice
  • receive feedback from the group
  • reflect on the emotional experience, both from the teacher’s and the pupil’s perspective
  • consider how processes within the wider school system impact on their work
  • learn from the joint-problem-solving process and apply new ideas in their own work
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from improved pupil progress and emotional wellbeing
NQTs:
  • Will build greater confidence in managing day to day challenges, improved teacher-pupil relationships and reduced teacher stress
Schools:
  • Will benefit from greater teacher effectiveness
Audience

NQTs working in the EYFS, primary and secondary phases

Date
30th January 2018 (4:00pm - 6:00pm)
20th February 2018 (4:00pm - 6:00pm)
8th May 2018 (4:00pm - 6:00pm)
12th June 2018 (4:00pm - 6:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from the Royal Greenwich Educational Psychology Service
Cost
£150
£150 for all 5 sessions. Or if combined with the NQT Induction Training Programme, a total of £550 for EYFS/Primary and a total of £330 for Secondary
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Art Therapeutic Training: Targeted at primary-secondary transitional stage

Description
This course is run over three days. It will provide participants with an Introduction to Art Therapeutic intervention and prevention that will support pupils with their primary to secondary school transition.

The course will consist of:
  • Empowering participants to reflect on the own personal journeys/ narrative’s through self-awareness
  • Supporting pupils to develop new self-regulatory, sustainable and healthy coping mechanisms to deal with our complex relationships and ever-changing society
  • Using art as the vehicle to support pupils in building resilience and challenges
  • Using art to enable pupils to discuss their values, explore positive alternative to negative situations, with emphasis on non-biased behaviour in a fun and creative environment
Goals:
  • To have an understanding of what triggers Anti-Social behaviour
  • To raise awareness of self-regulation, making the right choice and encouraging creative expression
  • To gain experience of reflecting on their newly acquired skills as form of intervention and preventative for early mental health problems
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will learn to be intuitive and learn new ways of being mindful, expressing themselves and integrating the whole of themselves in meaningful activities at school and at home
  • Will be empowered by learning new skills and tools in relation to coping mechanisms
Staff:
  • Will be skilled in supporting pupils to overcome challenges using art and creative activities
Audience

SENCOs, Learning Mentors, Learning Support Assistants and other support staff in schools

Date
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Art Practitioners from Songolo Feet
Cost
£320
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One Song: One Day - How to use songwriting and music technology to support and inspire children and young people

Description
The course is split into three practical sessions. The first part of the day will provide ideas for using singing and songwriting to engage and inspire pupils. The second part of the day will introduce the affordable technology element and participants will learn how to easily integrate apps and technology into daily practice to support pupils. The third part of the day will allow participants to explore and get really creative with the technology and try out their new skills. Each participant will create their own music/songs as part of this workshop and be provided with a songwriting resource pack to take away.

The course will be led by Nathan Timothy CEO and founder of The Songwriting Charity. Nathan is a professional songwriter and fully qualified teacher who has been working in schools and for over 20 years. In October 2016 Nathan was awarded the prestigious Gold Badge by BASCA for “Inspiring and empowering a whole generation of children and young people through music.” The BASCA Gold Badge Awards have been presented for over forty years and honour those who have worked tirelessly to support the British songwriting and composing community.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be interested in the singing and songwriting exercises, musical instruments, technology and apps highlighted in this course
  • Will be able to express themselves musically and may decide to take up a musical instrument. In time there will be a noticeable positive change in their attitude and behaviour
Staff will:
  • Will be able to inspire creativity, improve behaviour, attainment and focus in pupils because of knowledge of achievable and useable singing and songwriting exercises taught on this course
Settings:
  • Will benefit from inspired teachers, learning mentors and teaching assistants that can share knowledge and train up staff and pupils in school
Audience

Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Learning Mentors - Musical talent/ability not essential for this workshop

Date
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Nathan Timothy, The Song Writing Company
Cost
£125
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SEN – Future Planning Workshop

Description
We are holding an event to share the SEN data focusing on numbers and needs. We want to look at provision going forward – is what we have the right provision to meet need, if not what is it we want?

This will be a good opportunity to have your ideas and thoughts heard.
Impact Statement
Audience

All headteachers

Date
Date in 2018 TBC
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
Date in 2018 TBC
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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
14th December 2017 (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)
£30 per session or book 6 sessions for £150 (out of borough £40, or 6 sessions for £200)
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Date
8th February 2018 (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)
£30 per session or book 6 sessions for £150 (out of borough £40, or 6 sessions for £200)
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Date
26th April 2018 (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)
£30 per session or book 6 sessions for £150 (out of borough £40, or 6 sessions for £200)
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Date
7th June 2018 (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)
£30 per session or book 6 sessions for £150 (out of borough £40, or 6 sessions for £200)
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Date
12th July 2018 (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)
£30 per session or book 6 sessions for £150 (out of borough £40, or 6 sessions for £200)
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Mindfulness to support Teacher Wellbeing

Description
This Mindfulness meditation and resilience training is designed to improve your wellbeing and help you manage the stressors of both teaching and life in general. The ability to practice Mindfulness will help you live more fully day to day. The programme supports teacher health enhancement, resilience and wellbeing. It is focused on prevention and learning the how to take good care of yourself, as well as using meditation to create a greater sense of balance with work, home and/or family. By taking part in this course you will discover how Mindfulness meditation can make a real difference to the lives of educators and pupils. There will be a chance to learn and practice Mindfulness techniques in 5 twilight sessions and then a follow up one day course to learn how to teach Mindfulness to pupils in your school.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be taught by teachers with greater resilience, inner calm and improved wellbeing
  • Will increase their resilience and improve their wellbeing by learning Mindfulness
Teachers:
  • Will develop an understanding of how Mindfulness can improve their resilience
  • Will benefit from learning and practicing Mindfulness techniques for their own wellbeing
  • Will be able to teach Mindfulness techniques to children
Establishment:
  • Will benefit from teachers that have a greater understanding of how to be resilient and respond to the stresses of teaching more effectively
  • Will benefit from teachers teaching Mindfulness to pupils
Audience

Teaching staff, NQTs and learning support staff

Date
4th January 2018 (5:30pm - 7:15pm)
11th January 2018 (5:30pm - 7:15pm)
18th January 2018 (5:30pm - 7:15pm)
1st February 2018 (5:30pm - 7:15pm)
8th February 2018 (5:30pm - 7:15pm)
24th February 2018 (10:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Zia Brooks, Mindfulness in Schools Consultant
Cost
£295
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Supporting Children with an ASD in the Foundation Stage

Description
This course specifically focuses on meeting the needs of children with an ASD in the Foundation Stage. It covers:
  • What is ASD?
  • Communication development and strategies
  • Sensory sensitivities and strategies to manage them
  • Behaviour and strategies to manage behaviour
Impact Statement
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 pupils with an ASD in the Foundation Stage, SENCOs/Teachers &Teaching Assistants

Date
5th January 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £120)
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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Preparation for Assessment

Description
This course provides participants with the three day preparation for assessment and the fee covers the the half-day assessment required for gaining HLTA status. The three day preparation for assessment is a compulsory requirement for all HLTA candidates, and is suitable for those already meeting the 33 HLTA standards.
Impact Statement
HLTAs:
  • Will be supported in completeing the written assignments and feel prepared for the in-school assessment required. Participants will gain HLTA status
Audience

Staff seeking to gain HLTA Status

Date
8th January 2018 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
9th January 2018 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
7th February 2018 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners/Trainers from Babcock Four S
Cost
£665
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Date
23rd April 2018 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
24th April 2018 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
23rd May 2018 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners/Trainers from Babcock Four S
Cost
£665
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Supporting the Learning of Looked After Children

Description
This course will provide colleagues with knowledge and understanding of what being looked after means for a child or young person, and how it impacts on their education. It will outline key reasons why children go into care and how daily life is affected.

The course will briefly outline attachment theory and help delegates to recognise behaviours associated with attachment.

Importantly the course will give delegates some key strategies for managing behaviour of children affected by this and ways which help them to learn.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from more inclusive teaching strategies as well as increased understanding of the issues they have faced in the past, and difficulties they may continue to face
NQTs:
  • Will demonstrate an understanding of how to support learning in the classroom for children who have attachment issues
  • Will be able to make adjustments to curriculum planning to take account of the social, emotional and behavioural impact of being in foster care
  • Will understand how to work with other professionals, particularly foster carers and the designated teacher, to support looked after children
Settings:
  • Will have staff more able to include children who have suffered trauma through improved behaviour management and curriculum planning
Audience

NQTs from EYFS, primary and secondary phases

Date
9th January 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Headteacher of Royal Greenwich Virtual School
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
£60 per session or £420 for EYFS & Primary NQT package (Non Greenwich Schools £70 per session or 440 for package)

Secondary NQTs £200 for all applicable sessions within the package (Non Greenwich Schools £220)
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Date
9th January 2018 (1:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Headteacher of Royal Greenwich Virtual School
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
£60 per session or £420 for EYFS & Primary NQT package (Non Greenwich Schools £70 per session or 440 for package)

Secondary NQTs £200 for all applicable sessions within the package (Non Greenwich Schools £220)
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KS2 Moderation Workshop for Year 6 Teachers (Writing)

Description
This session will include:

  • Familiarisation of National Standards
  • Opportunity to moderate with other schools

Delegates will be required to bring along a portfolio of Year 6 writing evidence from their schools to moderate with other schools against the standard statements.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be enabled and supported to reach expectations appropriate to their ability, and in line with similar pupils nationally
Practitioners:
  • Year 6 teachers will moderate and validate their judgements with other schools against National Standards
Settings:
  • Willbe secure in their teacher assessment judgements for Year 6 writing
Audience

Year 6 teachers of all Primary schools

Date
9th January 2018 (10:00am - 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 Team
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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Date
13th March 2018 (10:00am - 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 Team
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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KS1 Moderation Workshop for Year 2 Teachers - Writing

Description
This session will include:
  • Familiarisation with National Standards
  • Opportunity to moderate with other schools
Delegates will be required to bring along a portfolio of Year 2 writing evidence from their school to moderate with other schools against the standard statements.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be enabled and supported to reach expectations appropriate to their ability, and in line with similar pupils nationally.
Practitioners:
  • Year 2 teacher will moderate and validate their judgements with other schools against national standards
Settings:
  • Will be secure in their teacher assessment judgements for Year 2 writing
Audience

Year 2 teachers of all Primary schools

Date
9th January 2018 (1:30pm - 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 Team
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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First Aid at Work - Requalification

Description
This 2 day course will review the knowledge, skills and objectives necessary for First Aid.
This will include CPR, resuscitation, bandaging, burns and other First Aid issues. A copy of the latest edition of the First Aid at Work manual will be provided and the new certificate will be valid for three years. Attendance is required on both dates.

Candidates can now requalify up to 28 days after the expiry but must produce their First Aid at Work certificate on the first day of the course as proof of eligibility.
Impact Statement
Practitioners:
  • Will be up-to-date and confident in their ability to deal with First Aid situations as and when they arise at work
Audience

Those renewing their Health and Safety Regulations, First Aid at Work certificate

Date
11th January 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
12th January 2018 (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
£240 (non RBG school £265)
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Date
16th April 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
17th April 2018 (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
£240 (non RBG school £265)
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Date
14th May 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
15th May 2018 (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
£240 (non RBG school £265)
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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
11th January 2018 (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 Team
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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Using Sensory Stories for Children with an ASD at an Early Stage of Literacy Development in Schools

Description
A course to support staff in schools in supporting students at an early stage of communication development to access story-based sessions to develop literacy, language and interaction skills.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be provided with appropriate strategies and support to assist their inclusion, interaction and access to a literacy and early language/interaction- based intervention
Staff:
  • Will have an in-depth knowledge of how sensory stories can support children with an ASD to develop their literacy, language and interaction skills
  • Will be confident about the rationale and theory behind sensory stories
Settings:
  • Will have staff who have a greater understanding of how to use sensory stories to support children with an ASD
Audience

Staff supporting students at an early stage of communication development with an ASD in schools. SENCOs/Teachers & Teaching Assistants

Date
15th January 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £110)
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The Role of the Looked After Children Governor and the SEND Governor

Description
This course will enable governors to:
  • Understand their statutory duties around students who are Looked After, were previously Looked After or have Special Education Needs or Disabilities
  • Develop an understanding of how the school can meet these duties and promote positive outcomes for these students
  • Ensure that the school policies are fit for purpose and are being applied consistently across the school as well as how to interrogate data to ensure that the additional funding is impacting positively on the pupils outcomes
Impact Statement
Governors:
  • Will have an understanding of how to measure their own school’s outcomes against national or local expectations
  • Will be assured that the additional monies are impacting on the students’ outcomes
  • Will be confident that all interventions and support are making a difference
Audience

Those named Governors for SEND and LAC and any other Governors with an interest

Date
15th January 2018 (10:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of Inclusion, Learning & Achievement
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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Learning Mentor Induction and Training Programme

Description
This 6 day course will provide participants with a comprehensive description of the Learning Mentor role. It will address all aspects including:

  • Setting up the programme in an educational environment
  • Working with children and young people with specific needs such as anger management, bullying and low self-esteem
  • Working with parents and key staff
  • Evaluating and recording of the Learning Mentor provision

Participants will also complete a portfolio enabling them to achieve L4 University accreditation.

Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have improved personal wellbeing and attitude to school and self
Practitioners:
  • Will gain additional skills to support individual needs of children and young people
Settings:
  • Will help to create classroom environments where children and young people are ready to learn
Audience

All School Staff including Learning Mentors, Teaching Assistants & other Support Staff

Date
15th January 2018 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)