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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

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:
"Extremely informative, as always."

"I find these meetings valuable to keep up to date on issues and to talk with colleagues working with the same or similar age."
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 Local Authority and will share effective EYFS practice through wider networking
Audience

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


Date
Originally booked for 2nd June 4.15pm-6pm - Postponed due to COVID-19
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
3rd November 2020 (4:15pm - 6:00pm)
Venue
Online delivery - This session will be delivered virtually
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
Included as part of the EYFS and Primary CPD packages, otherwise above charges apply
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Date
23rd February 2021 (4:15pm - 6:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
Included as part of the EYFS and Primary CPD packages, otherwise above charges apply
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Date
8th June 2021 (4:15pm - 6:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
Included as part of the EYFS and Primary CPD packages, otherwise above charges apply
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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
  • become active participators and effective Governors 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
  • be confident in managing their accountability responsibilities
Audience

New or recently appointed/elected Governors


Date
Originally booked for 19th May 9.30am-3.30pm - Postponed due to COVID-19
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 November 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)
Can be included as part of the SLA training package, otherwise above charges apply
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Date
28th January 2021 (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)
Can be included as part of the SLA training package, otherwise above charges apply

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Date
11th May 2021 (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)
Can be included as part of the SLA training package, otherwise above charges apply

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Effective Financial Management for all Community Schools

Description
This course is aimed at Governors of maintained Royal Greenwich Schools to enable them to fulfil their responsibility with regard to budget setting.
Governing Boards are required to ensure that the priorities identified in the school improvement plan are resourced appropriately and that good value for money is achieved.
Governing Boards are required to submit 3 year plans of which the current year must be a balanced position, with the remaining 2 years to support due diligence planning.

The course will include:
  • Governing Board approved budget plans - explanation
  • How to approach 3 year budget plans:
    • Income streams including Schools
    • Delegated Budget Share (Primary and Secondary School)
    • High Needs Funding - place funding
    • Early Years Funding
    • National Funding Formula (updates if appropriate)
    • Engagement with Royal Greenwich if the school is not able to set a balanced budget
  • Monitoring budgets including funds raised in the name of the school
  • Bursarial Service
  • Preparation readiness for an audit
  • Business continuity and risk register
Impact Statement
Governors will:
  • have the confidence to challenge the school’s financial performance
  • have the confidence to use the available data to set a 3 year budget
  • have the skills and knowledge to ensure that timely and prudent management action is taken to ensure that effective budget control is maintained
  • ensure that the whole Governing Board has the information available to them to become an effective and strategic group which robustly holds the school to account at all levels
Audience

All Governors, but particularly those serving on the finance/resources/business committee


Date
Originally booked for 25th March 6pm-8pm - Postponed due to COVID-19
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Accounting Team
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Free to schools that have signed up to SLA.
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Date
16th March 2021 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Accounting Team
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Can be included as part of the SLA training package, otherwise above charges apply

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Understanding the Governors role in Headteacher Performance Management and The Pay Committee

Description
The Pay and Pay Appeals Committees are statutory committees and are responsible for all pay decisions outside of the cost of living increases. The committees must be agreed by the Governing Board who will delegate the role to the named governors serving on the committees. This course will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the statutory requirements for maintained schools in relation to Headteacher Performance Management (HPM) and teaching staff pay decisions, which is recommended best practice for schools to follow.

The course will include:

  • An overview of statutory guidance for HPM
  • Organisational details of the HPM process, including the role of the external advisor and the requirements for target reviews
  • Exploration of best practice target setting including how these should link to the school improvement priorities and outcomes for students
  • Information on actions following HPM reviews and the role of the Pay Committee in this process

Impact Statement
Governors will:

  • be confident in setting challenging and aspirational targets for the Headteacher
  • be able to ensure that the targets are reviewed regularly
  • have the confidence to challenge the senior leadership to evidence that performance management targets have been set for all staff and that they are impacting on outcomes for pupils
  • understand their statutory role in making pay decisions for all teaching staff
  • evaluate the evidence provided by the Headteacher and how to use it to make strategic decisions on teacher’s pay
  • be clear on the type of evidence expected for a request to move through the Threshold or Upper Pay Scale
  • be confident when challenging requests for pay increases and have a clear rationale for any pay increase refusals
  • be able to ensure pay decisions are managed fairly and in line with the expectations of the school’s Pay Policy and the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document
Audience

All Governors


Date
24th September 2020 (8:30am - 11:30am)
Zoom joining details will be provided separately, prior to the event
Venue
Online delivery - This session will be delivered virtually
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Can be included as part of the SLA training package, otherwise above charges apply
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Date
8th July 2021 (8:30am - 11:30am)

Venue
Online delivery - This session will be delivered virtually
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Can be included as part of the SLA training package, otherwise above charges apply
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Understanding the Expectations of Writing Standards in the KS2 Teacher Assessment Framework for teachers new to Year 6

Description
This session will provide participants with a greater understanding of the criteria for all 3 writing standards detailed in the STA KS2 Teacher Assessment Framework.

A range of high quality texts, activity ideas and useful resources will be shared, along with STA exemplifications and examples of writing from Royal Greenwich pupils
Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • experience a range of engaging activities to support the development of their writing skills
Staff will:
  • be confident with the requirements of the STA KS2 Teacher Assessment standards for writing
Settings will:
  • be confident in the accuracy of their Teacher Assessments for writing at Year 6
Audience

Teachers new to Year 6.

Although this session is aimed at teachers new to Year 6, teachers from Year 5 and those who have taught Year 6 in the past are also welcome.


Date
5th November 2020 (3:00pm - 4:30pm)
Venue
Online delivery - This session will be delivered virtually
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Included as part of the Primary CPD package, otherwise above charges apply
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Understanding and applying the reading, writing and mathematical standards from the KS1 Teacher Assessment Frameworks for teachers new to Year 2

Description
This course will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the criteria for the reading, writing and mathematical standards in KS1.

The session will include:
  • Examples of high quality writing and mathematical reasoning
  • Work from RBG pupils
  • STA exemplifications
10th November 2020 - Mathematics
19th November 2020 - Reading & Writing
Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • experience a range of engaging activities to support the development of their reading, writing and mathematical skills
Staff will:
  • be confident with the requirements of the KS1 Teacher Assessment standards for reading, writing and mathematics
Settings will:
  • be confident in the accuracy of their Teacher Assessments for reading, writing and mathematics at Year 2
Audience

Teachers new to Year 2.

Although this session is aimed at teachers new to Year 2, Year 1 and 3 teachers, and teachers who have taught in Year 2 in the past are also welcome.


Date
10th November 2020 (3:00pm - 4:30pm)
19th November 2020 (3:00pm - 4:30pm)
Venue
Online delivery - This session will be delivered virtually
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Included as part of the EYFS and Primary CPD packages, otherwise above charges apply
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Chairs' Training

Description
This course will cover the effective management of the Governing Board’s work, including:
  • establishing a professional and supportive relationship with the headteacher and senior managers
  • ensuring that all the meetings are run effectively
  • managing meeting and agenda settings
  • developing secure succession planning to ensure business continuity
Impact Statement
Governors will:
  • be able to challenge school performance
  • be fully involved in school improvement
  • ensure the whole Governing Board knows the school well
  • hold strategic and focused meetings
  • ensure that the whole Governing Board becomes an effective and strategic group which robustly holds the school to account at all levels
  • be able to secure an effective professional relationship with leaders at all levels
Audience

All Chairs, Vice Chairs or Chairs of Committees including Prospective Chairs


Date
16th November 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)
Can be included as part of the SLA training package, otherwise above charges apply

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Date
11th February 2021 (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)
Can be included as part of the SLA training package, otherwise above charges apply
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Complaints Training for Governors

Description
The course will support governors to understand their role in managing all complaints and concerns raised about their school. An effective complaints policy that is understood by the school community will help to ensure that any concerns or issues are dealt with effectively and a quick and positive outcome is secured.
This session will include:
  • An overview of policies and guidance
  • Application of the policy across the school community
  • Mechanism to ensure all staff understand their role within the policy
Impact Statement
Governors will:
  • have a clear understanding of their role
  • have the knowledge and expertise to hold the school to account for ensuring that the policies and processes are in place and that they are being consistently applied
  • have a good understanding of what they should monitor and challenge and how that is reported back to the full Governing Board
  • have the knowledge to inform their Governing Boards of how the money for SEND pupils is spent and its impact
Audience

All Governors


Date
8th December 2020 (5:00pm - 7:00pm)
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
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Can be included as part of the SLA training package, otherwise above charges apply
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Date
26th May 2021 (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 Service
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Can be included as part of the SLA training package, otherwise above charges apply
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Early Communication and Phonological Readiness (Letters and Sounds Phase 1)

Description
This course will cover:
  • An in-depth look at developing pedagogy and practice of early communication and phonological readiness through a play-based approach
  • Assessment and tracking of children’s development of phonics skills
Feedback from previous participants:
“Very interesting and interactive. A fun course, would highly recommend.”

“Very engaging and immediately applicable. Great to share experiences.”

“After a long absence from work it’s a fantastic refresher.”


Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • develop their early listening, speaking and phonics skills in a multi-sensory play-based way
  • be confident communicators and develop a readiness for phonics as they move into Reception
Practitioners will:
  • identify pupils at risk of language delay
  • develop their understanding of the importance of engaging parents in their child’s learning
  • use effective intervention strategies and identify priorities for improvement and practice

Settings will:
  • understand the importance of developing a systematic, planned approach to the development of early communication and early phonics skills
  • develop effective and robust assessment systems to identify pupils at risk of language delay
  • develop effective early intervention strategies that support all pupils
Audience

Nursery teachers, NQTs, school based teaching students, practitioners new to nursery classes or PVIs, including EYPs and TAs


Date
19th January 2021 (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)
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Managing Governor Panels

Description
This course will support governors to manage panels for Grievance, Disciplinary, Pay Appeal of Exclusion by:
  • explaining when and why a panel should be established and what role they have within the agreed school policy
  • explaining how the panel should be managed including the timescales for information and what evidence should look like
  • suggesting the type of questions that should be asked
  • providing guidance on how the final outcome should be reported
Impact Statement
Governors will be confident in:
  • managing the panel hearings and ensuring a secure process is in place
  • knowing that their decisions are secure and in line with school policy
  • using the information provided to make fair and secure decisions
Audience

All Governors, but especially those who serve on panels


Date
19th January 2021 (1:00pm - 4:00pm)
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 and HR Team
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Can be included as part of the SLA training package, otherwise above charges apply
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Date
23rd June 2021 (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 and HR Team
Cost
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Can be included as part of the SLA training package, otherwise above charges apply
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Early Reading and Systematic Synthetic Phonics (Letters and Sounds Phase 2 - 6)

Description
This course provides an in-depth look at the pedagogy and practice of teaching early phonics and reading and shows how to develop this through a systematic teaching programme (Letters and Sounds). It also provides:
  • Assessment and tracking materials of children’s development of phonics skills
  • Ideas and strategies for creating an effective learning environment and resources
  • Ways of linking phonological skills and knowledge to shared/guided reading

Feedback from previous participants:

“Thank you, I feel much more confident and secure in my knowledge of phonics. Great training session.”

“Well delivered with information that was all relevant and useful to bring immediately into practice.”

Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • develop their listening, speaking and phonic skills in a multi-sensory, play-based way
  • blend and segment to decode and encode words using secure grapheme/phoneme correspondences
  • be able to apply their phonic skills independently in their reading and writing
Practitioners will:
  • accurately identifying pupils at risk of delay and know about effective early intervention strategies to support the development of reading and writing
  • use audit tools to evaluate current language provision and identify priorities for improvement
  • secure parental engagement in their children's learning
Settings will:
  • understand the importance of developing a systematic approach to reading and phonic teaching
  • develop effective and robust assessment systems to identify pupils at risk of delay
  • develop effective early intervention strategies
Audience

Practitioners new to Reception classes or KS1, including TAs, NQTs, school based teaching students, or staff wishing to increase their understanding of teaching and phonics


Date
2nd February 2021 (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)
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The Role of the Safeguarding Governor

Description
This course will investigate the specific and important role of the Safeguarding Governor, ensuring:
  • the legal requirements are in place and are known and understood by all staff and adults working in your school
  • the expectations of OfSTED are being met and that governors can provide evidence of their compliance
  • the expectations from Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 are fully understood and embedded
Impact Statement
Governors will:
  • have a clear understanding of their role
  • have the knowledge and expertise to hold the school to account for ensuring that the policies and processes are in place and that they are being consistently applied
  • have a good understanding of what they should monitor and challenge and how that is reported back to the full Governing Board
  • be able to report on the staff's understanding of their role in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019
Audience

All Governors but especially those with Safeguarding responsibility


Date
3rd February 2021 (4:00pm - 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
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Can be included as part of the SLA training package, otherwise above charges apply

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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
  • 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
11th February 2021 (9:30am - 12:00pm)