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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 on their own practice, share best practice and ensure they are up to date with current pedagogies, practices 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 revised 2018-19 KS1 Teacher Assessment Frameworks
  • Understanding and applying the reading and writing standards from the 2018-19 KS1 Teacher Assessment Frameworks
Audience

All leaders and practitioners

HLTA Package

Description
The conference is an opportunity for existing and aspiring HLTAs, including those currently working towards gaining the status. Guest speakers will be invited to present sessions on current educational issues. The day is arranged to allow opportunity for HLTAs to share best practice.

The HLTA CPD group meetings provide an opportunity for sharing best practice and keeping staff informed of developments within the role of HLTA, as well as the wider support staff community.
Audience

Anyone with HLTA status & those working towards gaining it

NQT Induction Training Programme 2018-19 (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 inductionand beyond.

This package includes the below training sessions
Audience

NQTs in the EYFS and Primary Stages

NQT Induction Training Programme 2018-19 (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.
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

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) CPD Group

Description
The HLTA CPD group provides an opportunity for sharing best practice and keeping staff informed of developments within the role of HLTA, as well as the wider support staff community. Each meeting will include a CPD input, decided in advance by the group.

Recent topics have included:
  • De-escalation and Circle time
  • E-Safety
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be better supported by well-informed, highly skilled and knowledgeable HLTAs
HLTAs:
  • Will gain ideas and knowledge about relevant areas of local and national priority
Settings:
  • Will have a more highly skilled workforce
Audience

Anyone with HLTA status & those working towards gaining it


Date
22ND NOVEMBER 2018 MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
HLTA Champion and Lead Practitioners (as agreed by the group)
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
£60 or a total of £225 if attending the 2 network meetings and the conference (non RBG school £70 or total of £265 if attending a total of 2
network meetings and a conference)
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Date
14th March 2019 (1:15pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
HLTA Champion and Lead Practitioners (as agreed by the group)
Cost
£60
£60 or a total of £225 if attending the 2 network meetings and the conference (non RBG school £70 or total of £265 if attending a total of 2
network meetings and a conference)
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2018 Analyse School Performance and Inspection Dashboard Summary Report workshop

Description
During this session delegates will have an opportunity to analyse their school data contained within the 2018 Analyse School Performance (ASP) Portal and the Inspection Dashboard Summary Report (IDSR).

The session will include:

  • Familiarisation of the ASP portal and the IDSR
  • Interpreting graphs, charts and interactive data
  • Question level analysis
  • Time to reflect on key considerations for the school
It is essential that all participants bring their log in details for both Secure Access and the Analyse School Performance portal.

This year a new requirement for passwords to ASP has been introduced, so all participants must check they have access to the portal before attending this workshop. We recommend that Governors attend with a Senior Leader from the school to ensure access to the schools data in ASP.

Impact Statement
Delegates will:

  • Have greater confidence in interpreting data presented in the ASP and IDSR
  • Be able to identify key areas support self evaluation and school improvement planning
Audience

Senior Leaders, Assessment Leaders and Governors in Primary Schools


Date
16th November 2018 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
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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Date
29th November 2018 (1:00pm - 4:00pm)
THIS SESSION IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Cost
£60
THIS SESSION IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
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Precise Learning: Excellent Progress

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

EYFS and Primary NQTs


Date
20th November 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Leading Practitioners from Royal Greenwich
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Primary & EYFS £420 for entire package or £60 per session (non RBG school £440 for package or £70 per session)
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Date
20th November 2018 (1:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Leading Practitioners from Royal Greenwich
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Primary & EYFS £420 for entire package or £60 per session (non RBG school £440 for package or £70 per session)
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Developing mathematical reasoning in Years 5 and 6

Description
This 1 day course will explore strategies to develop reasoning and problem solving in mathematics in Years 5 and 6. Teachers will strengthen subject knowledge through engaging in learning tasks to use back in the classroom
Impact Statement
Pupils :
  • Will experience a range of exciting and engaging activities to support the development of their mathematical reasoning skills
Practitioners:
  • Will have greater mathematical subject knowledge and be more confident in developing pupils’ reasoning skills
Settings :
  • Will benefit from secure provision in the teaching and learning of mathematical reasoning in Years 5 and 6
Audience

Year 5 and 6 teachers, especially those new to the year group.


Date
20th November 2018 (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)
Also included in EYFS & Primary package
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Key Stage 4 Science Subject Leaders Network Meetings

Description
This meeting will support Science Subject Leaders with specific aspects of their role and provide up to date information on current research and policies. It will support Science Subject Leaders to explore ways of continuing to improve the quality of teaching and learning in science and will provide opportunities to share effective practice.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from improved teaching and learning
Subject Leaders:
  • Will be able to achieve outstanding or improved outcomes across key stages
  • Will be able to plan for effective and personalised interventions
Audience

Secondary & Special School Science Subject Leaders


Date
21st November 2018 (8:45am - 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 Secondary package
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Date
4th July 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)
Also included in Secondary package
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Supporting Bereaved Pupils (Bereavement)

Description
The ½ day training sessions will provide staff an outline of the Online course, extracts of the below modules and the skills to support colleagues in accessing and completing the above Online programme:

Module 1. Introduction

Module 2. Responding to a death
  • A bereaved pupil’s perspective
  • Understanding a bereaved pupil
  • Sharing the news
  • Supporting a bereaved pupil and their family
  • A case scenario – to consolidate the understanding that you have gained
Module 3. On-going Support
  • A pupil’s perspective
  • Models of grief
  • Supporting pupils through events and transitions
  • The role of the school and policy implications
  • A case scenario – to consolidate the understanding that you have gained
Module 4. Supporting you
  • How you support yourself while you support others
Impact Statement
The whole school community will gain confidence in supporting pupils and staff during difficult times of loss and bereavement
Audience

All school staff


Date
22nd November 2018 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Child Bereavement UK
Cost
£60
(Online programme £99) This is a joint project with Royal Greenwich Children’s Services and Child Bereavement UK to provide schools with the online training resource at a subsidised one-off cost of £99 per school. Once purchased, the whole school staffing team can assess the above training modules.
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Date
4th April 2019 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Child Bereavement UK
Cost
£60
(Online programme £99) This is a joint project with Royal Greenwich Children’s Services and Child Bereavement UK to provide schools with the online training resource at a subsidised one-off cost of £99 per school. Once purchased, the whole school staffing team can assess the above training modules.
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One Day Emergency First Aid/Appointed Person

Description
Course members will acquire the knowledge and skills relating to Emergency First Aid procedures and will gain the confidence to apply these skills in the work situation.
This qualification is valid for three years. Other common workplace conditions will also be addressed, including epilepsy, diabetes and asthma.
Impact Statement
Practitioners will:
  • Understand the nature and extent of Emergency First Aid
  • Summon help and assistance where necessary
  • Carry out CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
  • Manage shock and fractures
  • Apply basic principles to control major blood loss
  • Apply Emergency First Aid procedures in relation to heart attacks and to burns and scalds
Audience

All interested staff from all schools.
Candidates must be physically fit with the ability and temperament to undertake First Aid training. This course is not suitable for people who are in early stages of pregnancy


Date
26th November 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
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Story/Maths Boxes

Description
An overview of the story box programmes which offer a story based multisensory approach to the development of early reading aand communication skills. Some boxes also include a focus on early maths concepts and skills. The boxes contain a large range of engaging resources. This training course offers staff an opportunity to become familiar with the story box programmes and available resources and prepares them to deliver these to groups of pupils
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be able to develop their language, communication and early reading (and maths) skills through a structured, multi sensory story based programme
Staff:
  • Will feel confident about delivering story box programme to groups pf children
Audience

SENCOs & Support Staff


Date
27th November 2018 (9:30am - 11:00am)
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 £30)
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Date
12th March 2019 (9:30am - 11:00am)
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 £30)
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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
27th November 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 Governor Service Team
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
This course can be included as part of the SLA training package
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Date
24th January 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 Governor Service Team
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
This course can be included as part of the SLA training package
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Date
16th May 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 Governor Service Team
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
This course can be included as part of the SLA training package
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Date
2nd July 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 Governor Service Team
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
This course can be included as part of the SLA training package
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An Introduction to PIVATS 5

Description
  • To consider how PIVATS 5 sits within the current assessment agenda (including an overview of the OFSTED grade descriptors for the quality of teaching, learning and assessment)
  • To have an overview of the rationale for the PIVATS 5 rewrite
  • To become familiar with PIVATS 5 structure and criteria
  • To look at PIVATS 5 and how it can be used to assess progress and inform learning for children with SEND who are attaining well below their age related expectations in reading, writing and maths
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will receive appropriate targets for learning within a personalised curriculum
Staff:
  • Will have increased confidence and clear structures in place for assessing, planning and supporting children working significantly below the Key Stage standards
Establishment:
  • Will be able to assess progress and inform learning for children with SEND who are attaining well below their age related expectations in reading, writing and maths
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers, Heads of Department, NQTs and Support Staff


Date
29th November 2018 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £85)
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Date
7th May 2019 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £85)
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Train The Trainer (Youth Culture Today)

Description
This 2 day workshop will focus on the push and pull factors involved in Girls and Gangs. The initial first half-day session (day 1) will introduce participants to a pre-prepared session they will practice, edit and evaluate in terms of the need and how it fits their environment.

All resources and a thorough examination of the model of care used will enable participants to become equipped to deliver this particular lesson and build the critical skills needed to respond to the demand and fluctuations in terms of issues that affect young people.

The above will be followed up four weeks later (day 2) with an evaluation and group pod session whereby each participant will go through critically how their session went and what issues they encountered. This process will solidify the learning as well as offer alternative strategies and better meet learner needs.
  • Pre-prepared lesson plan template
  • Feedback form template
  • The three levels of listening; competitive, attentive, active
  • Three ways to use questions
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from a safe environment whereby they can express themselves in an open, honest manner.
Staff/Attendee:
  • Will become more confident, congruent and capable of delivering sessions, as well as explicitly understanding the myriad of needs that have to be met.
Settings:
  • Schools are able to celebrate maths in their school environment as a relevant subject in children’s lives
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers and Teaching Assistants


Date
29th November 2018 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Day 2 to be confirmed
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Bettadayz
Cost
£150
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Creating a Reading Community

Description
An exploration of a range of teaching strategies that can be applied to children of different ages and groups of different sizes. The session will focus on building comprehension and inference skills through re-imagining the way that reading is taught and helping NQTs to build a community of readers within their classroom.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will develop their listening/speaking and reading/writing skills because their teacher has given them verbal feedback regarding success
  • Will be able to take more responsibility for their learning and understand how effort and practice supports their progress
  • Will be able to use and apply their reading experiences to their writing
NQTs:
  • Will devise action plans to implement feedback on success in their own classrooms
  • Will explore practical classroom strategies
  • Will learn how to train children to become peer and self-assessors
  • Will reflect, evaluate & develop their own classroom practice
  • Will establish for themselves a clear rationale for their formative teaching and assessing practice
Settings:
  • Will benefit from teachers who understand the importance of collaborative enquiry approach to their own professional development and who are motivated to develop their evaluative skills
Audience

EYFS and Primary NQTs


Date
4th December 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Leading Practitioners from RBG schools
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
£420 for entire package or £60 per session (non RBG schools £440 for entire package or £70 per session)
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Date
4th December 2018 (1:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Leading Practitioners from RBG schools
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
£420 for entire package or £60 per session (non RBG schools £440 for entire package or £70 per session)
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Supporting Children with Maths

Description
Understanding the particular difficulties children with SEN have in the maths lesson and how best to support them. Exploring ways of developing independence in maths lessons through meaningful and supportive differentiation and exploring mainstream maths resources, which are highly effective in leading children into abstract elements of maths with confidence and certainty.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have access to the class maths curriculum in a meaningful way so they are empowered and learn
Staff:
  • Will be empowered
Establishment:
  • Schools create a visual environment in school which ensures that maths is a relevant and meaningful subject in children’s lives
Audience

School staff who are supporting children in the maths lesson and are delivering maths interventions


Date
4th December 2018 (9:30am - 12:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
STEPS Staff
Cost
£30
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Improving outcomes in GCSE English and mathematics post 16

Description
These meetings will build on previous work started by Royal Greenwich schools and colleges. They will consider practical ideas and strategies to engage students, and target teaching and learning to individual needs to improve performance in their GCSE(s). There will be opportunities to share effective strategies, explore best practice ideas and review current research to support planning and teaching
Impact Statement
Students:

  • Will benefit from improved teaching and learning in post 16 English and mathematics classes
Teachers:

  • Will review and improve their provision for post 16 GCSE English and mathematics retake classes
Audience

Teachers of post 16 English and Mathematics GCSE classes


Date
6th December 2018 (8:45am - 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
£150 if attending both June and December sessions
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Date
26th June 2019 (9:00am - 3:30pm)