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, 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

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
25th September 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
1st April 2020 (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
24th June 2020 (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
Feedback from previous participants:
“Thank you, I feel much more confident and secure in my knowledge of phonics. Great training session.”
“Has helped me to feel more confident as an NQT, in teaching phonics.”
“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
  • 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
1st October 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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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
1st October 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
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
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Date
22nd January 2020 (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
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
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Date
11th June 2020 (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
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
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25th Royal Greenwich EYFS Conference. Creating Harmony: Hearing our children’s voices

Description
Our conference this year considers the needs of children who speak English as an additional language as well as how children can use music to express themselves. With input from Dr. Rose Drury, Steve Grocott, The Royal Greenwich Music Hub and local practitioners, we will spend the day reflecting on how we hear the many voices in our settings.
Impact Statement
Staff
  • 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 all children
Audience

All Royal Greenwich Nursery & Primary Schools, Private, Voluntary & Independent settings and Childminders


Date
11th October 2019 (8:30am - 3:30pm)

Venue
Charlton Athletic Football Club, The North Stand, Charlton, SE7 8BL
Tutors
National 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.

Feedback from previous participants:
“Very informative and helpful to share practice with others”
“Kept me updated with any current changes. Allowed for professional development discussion with others”
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
29th October 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)
£30 per session or included in CPD suite offer (non RBG schools £40)
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Date
25th February 2020 (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)
£30 per session or included in CPD suite offer (non RBG schools £40)
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Date
2nd June 2020 (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)
£30 per session or included in CPD suite offer (non RBG schools £40)
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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
  • Will 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
6th November 2019 (9:30am - 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
£60

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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
21st November 2019 (1:30pm - 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
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Also included in the EYFS & Primary Packages
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Date
26th March 2020 (1:30pm - 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
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Also included in the 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
9th January 2020 (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 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
  • 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
21st January 2020 (9:30am - 3:30pm)

Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)

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Developing Best Practice in the EYFS

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£230 (non RBG school £260)

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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
12th February 2020 (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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