EYFS

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

Setting up a Sensory Programme for Pupils with an ASD in your School: To include sensory circuits and diets

Description
This course supports staff in schools in supporting pupils with an ASD and sensory sensitivities, setting up interventions and supporting specialist Occupational Therapist programmes.
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 be confident in understanding the sensory needs of pupils with an ASD
  • Will be able to set up and run a sensory circuit
  • Will be able to support a child with a sensory diet
Settings:
  • Will have a range of experience staff in their school to support pupils with sensory needs as a part of their educational programme
Audience

Staff supporting pupils with an ASD in schools, SENCOs/Teachers & Teaching Assistants


Date
26th September 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £120)
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Date
4th April 2019 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £120)
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Date
3rd July 2019 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £120)
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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

Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will develop their listening, speaking and phonic skills in a multi-sensory, play-based way
  • Will blend and segment to decode and encode words using secure grapheme/phonemecorrespondences
  • Will be able to apply their phonic skills independently in their reading and writing
Practitioners will increase their knowledge and understanding in:
  • Accurately identifying pupils at risk of delay and effective early intervention strategies to support the developmentof reading and writing
  • Using audit tools to evaluate current language provision and identify priorities for improvement
  • Securing parental engagement in their child’s learning
Settings:
  • Will understand the importance of developing a systematic and planned approach to reading and phonic teaching
  • Will develop effective and robust assessment systems to identify pupils at risk of delay
  • Will 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 learning phonics


Date
27th September 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 Service
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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The National Award for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Coordination

Description
The key aspects of the programme are:
  • Three masters level modules, each of which is worth 20 credits
  • Tutor support - following an initial needs analysis, your tutor will assist you in preparing your own learning programme and support you throughout the programme
  • Three sessions with your tutor and learning group face to face at the PDC
  • Online support - discussion groups, networking and seminars
  • Five visits - to other workplaces to gain first-hand experience of provision in other settings
  • Mentor support - from within your school or an experienced SENCO
  • Peer support - from within your own cohort, arranged by the tutor
  • Professional development portfolio - to record evidence of learning and experience
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have knowledgeable SENCOs who are becoming fully trained in their role
Staff:
  • Will be learning and growing in their role to become fully qualified
Settings:
  • Will have fully qualified staff
Audience

SENCOs and Aspiring SENCOs


Date
28th September 2018 (9:30am - 4:00pm)
Submission date by 6th August 2018. First face to face session 28th September 2018
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Senior Lecturer University of Wolverhampton
Cost
£1550
£1,550 In partnership with SERCO and the University of Wolverhampton

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Meeting Children’s Changing Needs: Building Resilient Learners. 24th Royal Greenwich Early Years Foundation Stage Conference

Description
Our conference this year looks at how we can effectively support the needs of all children in our settings. With keynote presentations from national experts, Alistair Bryce-Clegg and Kay Mathieson, delegates will explore current thinking around creating an inclusive learning environment, that supports all groups of children. Delegates will also hear about recent work within Royal Greenwich.

Alistair Bryce-Clegg: Alistair enjoyed a successful 10 year career as Head of three-form entry Infant school and Early Years Unit in Cheshire. Alongside his headship he established a consultancy career specialising in the education of children in the Early Years. Demand for his consultancy became so great that Alistair left headship and established ABC Does (abcdoes.com). Most of his time is spent supporting practitioners in their settings or delivering key notes and training, specialising all aspects of Early Years practice and management for both the maintained and non-maintained sectors nationally and internationally. Alistair is also an award-winning author and product designer, whose work has been published in a number of books and magazines.

Dr. Kay Mathieson: Kay has worked in Early Years and primary settings since 1981. This has included supporting children with additional needs, especially behaviour, and their families. She led the Early Years Inclusion Team in a London Borough for 6 years, which involved supporting PVI sector settings to develop more inclusive practice. She completed her PhD research into the development of social competence in young children at Sussex University. She worked part time with the National Strategies as an Early Years Regional Adviser until 2011 when she became a Director of Linden Learning, an ethical educational training and consultancy business. She has a particular interest in exploring what life is like in our early years settings for two year olds and the way in which children with additional needs and their families are included effectively. This led to her recent book using case studies to explore the SEND Code of Practice (2014). Kay works nationally with local authorities, academies and pvi/maintained settings to improve the quality of provision and understanding of each child’s experience.
Impact Statement
Participants will strengthen their understanding of how they can develop and support all children’s learning in the EYFS through reflecting on their approaches and provision for different groups.
Audience

All Royal Greenwich nursery and primary schools, private, voluntary and independent settings and child minders


Date
12th October 2018 (8:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
Charlton Athletic Football Club, The North Stand, Charlton, SE7 8BL
Tutors
Various nationally acclaimed speakers
Cost
£130
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Early Years Foundation Stage Leaders' Network Meeting

Description
This is a discussion-focused meeting that links to current EYFS developments both nationally and locally. EYFS Leaders are able to network with colleagues and share best practice across Royal Greenwich schools and settings.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will experience high quality EYFS provision
Practitioners:
  • Will benefit from being given important updates relating to EYFS statutory guidance
Settings:
  • Will make links with other settings across the LA and will share effective EYFS practice through wider networking
Audience

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


Date
30th October 2018 (4:15pm - 6:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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Date
26th February 2019 (4:15pm - 6:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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Date
4th June 2019 (4:15pm - 6:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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Stepping Up Your Leadership Skills

Description
This course will prepare aspiring and established middle leaders for their next stage in their careers. It will develop leadership skills and ways to inspire outstanding performance in a team. It will translate principles into practice by providing the tools to lead and manage effectively. Sessions will include:
  • Understanding yourself as a leader; your strengths and weaknesses in this role and how to utilise these for the best advantage.
  • Strategies to deal with challenges of leadership managing self and well being.How to be “Ofsted ready”
In addition to the training dates, this course also offers two schools based coaching sessions, providing an opportunity for individuals to record, reflect and identify leadership development. This is an excellent foundation course prior to commencing further qualifications in leadership e.g. NPQML.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from improved teaching and learning in post 16 GCSE English and mathematics classes
Teachers:
  • Will review and improve provision for post 16 GCSE English and mathematics classes
Audience

New to post/existing Subject Leaders, Pastoral Leaders, Key Stage Leaders and Aspiring Leaders from Secondary and Post 16 Settings


Date
31st October 2018 (8:45am - 12:30pm)
5th February 2019 (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
£550
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Assessment Leader Network Forums

Description
A termly opportunity for Assessment leads at EYFS, KS1 and KS2 to discuss recent local and national assessment developments including:
  • Statutory assessment requirements
  • National reporting documentation including Analyse School Performance and Inspection Dashboards
  • Resources and materials available to support assessments
  • Best practice in using data to support school self-evaluation and prepare for inspection
Assessment leaders will be able to network with colleagues and share best practice across Royal Greenwich schools
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from accurate assessment approaches
Practitioners:
  • Will have access to precise and accurate data analysis approaches to support school improvement
Settings:
  • Assessment processes will be robust and support self evaluation
Audience

Assessment Leads in Primary schools for EYFS, KS1 and KS2


Date
15th November 2018 (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 EYFS & Primary packages
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Date
7th February 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 EYFS & Primary packages
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Date
2nd May 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 EYFS & Primary packages
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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
10th January 2019 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £120)
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SENCO Networks

Description
A networking session for SENCOs to share new developments in SEND.

This session will provide support, information, advice and sign posting for SENCOs in mainstream schools in Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Impact Statement
SENCOs will have:
  • Access to up-to-date information on SEND developments that are taking place in Royal Greenwich
  • Access to specialist advice and support that supports working as a SENCO in a mainstream school setting
  • Opportunities to network with other SENCOs in a similar role in schools in Royal Greenwich
Audience

Primary & Secondary SENCOs


Date
17th January 2019 (2:00pm - 5:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £50)
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Date
21st May 2019 (2:00pm - 5:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £50)
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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
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will develop their early listening, speaking and phonics skills in a multi-sensory play-based way
  • Will be confident communicators and develop a readiness for phonics as they move into reception
Practitioners:
  • Will identify pupils at risk of language delay
  • Will develop their understanding of the importance of engaging parents in their child’s learning
  • Will use effective intervention strategies and identify

Settings:
  • Will understand the importance of developing a systematic, planned approach to the development of early communication and early phonic skills
  • Will develop effective and robustassessment systems to identify pupils at risk of language delay
  • Will 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
30th 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 School Improvement Service
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Using Intensive Interaction to Support Pupils with an ASD in Schools

Description
This course provides an introduction to intensive interaction techniques and the rationale for using these with pupils with an ASD. Practical application in a school setting is provided.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be supported to develop communication skills using Intensive Interaction
Practitioners:
  • Will gain an in-depth knowledge of how Intensive Interaction can help children with an ASD to develop communication skills
Settings:
  • Will be supported by staff who are confident about the rationale and theory behind Intensive Interaction
Audience

Staff supporting students with an ASD in schools, SENCOs/Teachers & Teaching Assistants


Date
6th February 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
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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
12th February 2019 (9:00am - 3:30pm)
5th March 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
19th March 2019 (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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Using Social Stories to Support Pupils with an ASD in Schools

Description
This session will provide an introduction to Social Stories and the rationale for using these with students with an ASD. Practical application in a school setting is also provided.
Impact Statement
Pupils will be:
  • Supported to understand social situations through a story based approach
Practitioners:
  • Will have an in-depth knowledge of how social stories can support children with an ASD to understand social situations
  • Will be confident in writing social stories to use with students themselves
Settings:
  • Will be supported by staff who are confident about the rationale and theory behind Social Stories
Audience

Staff supporting pupils with an ASD in schools, SENCOs/Teachers & Teaching Assistants


Date
8th May 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
At host school or King's Park Campus
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £70)
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools (non RBG school £70 when attending King’s Park session)
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