EYFS

EYFS & Primary Standards CPD Suite

Description
The Early Years, Primary and Secondary CPD programme offers a wide variety of courses, both as a subscription package and standalone. The courses aim to support leaders and practitioners to develop high quality provision in their own schools. Courses provide participants with opportunities to reflect on their own practice, share best practice and ensure they are up to date with current pedagogies, practices and statutory requirements.

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

All staff

NQT Induction Training Programme (EYFS and Primary Package)

Description
The Royal Borough of Greenwich Induction Programme for NQTs covers key areas to support NQTs during their induction year. We welcome NQTs from Royal Greenwich schools, as well as NQTs working in schools outside of the borough.

The sessions are delivered by experienced and outstanding practitioners, and the topics covered ensure that NQTs have the opportunity to develop skills they gained from training, whilst reflecting on the Teachers’ Standards throughout the year. Most sessions of the programme are offered in the morning and repeated in the afternoon. Experience has shown that having the opportunity to attend regular meetings at the Professional Development Centre (PDC) supports NQTs in building supportive relationships and networks, as well as broadening their skills and bank of resources to promote their development towards successful completion of induction and beyond.

This package includes the below training sessions
Audience

NQTs in the EYFS and Primary Stages

ASD Online INSET

Description
This is an online course to support staff in learning about the thinking and learning styles of students with an ASD and how to support them within a school based context.

The course is delivered through self-directed independent on line learning, supported by 3 sessions in a group context. The course requires about 18 hours of self directed learning from participants, which includes some short tasks as part of the process.
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 an 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 schools
Settings:
  • Will have staff with 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 schools, SENCOs/Teachers &Teaching Assistants

Date
Termly on request
Venue
At host school
Tutors
Members of the ASD Outreach Team
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(out of borough costs available on request)

Also available to educational establishments outside Royal Borough of Greenwich
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Whole School or Cluster Briefings

Description
This session will provide an introduction to the new SEND Code of Practice.
Impact Statement
Practitioners:
  • Will understand responsibilities of schools under new Children and Families Act and COP
Settings:
  • Will embed new legislation and ways of working
Audience

All staff

Date
On request
1 - 1.5 hours
Venue
At host school
Tutors
Members of SEN and SEND Reform Team
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
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Supporting Children with an ASD in the Foundation Stage

Description
This course specifically focuses on meeting the needs of children with an ASD in the Foundation Stage. It covers:
  • What is ASD?
  • Communication development and strategies
  • Sensory sensitivities and strategies to manage them
  • Behaviour and strategies to manage behaviour
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be provided with appropriate strategies and support to assist their inclusion,interaction and access to all areas of the curriculum
Practitioners:
  • Will have a deeper understanding of autism and how it affects children and their families
  • Will be equipped with a range of strategies to support children with autism in mainstream primary schools
Settings:
  • Will have staff who have a greater understanding of best practice in relation to children with autism as well as the sensory difficulties they experience which can affect their ability to be included
Audience

Staff supporting pupils with an ASD in the Foundation Stage, SENCOs/Teachers &Teaching Assistants

Date
5th January 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £120)
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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
16th January 2018 (2:00pm - 5:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£30
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Date
10th May 2018 (2:00pm - 5:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£30
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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
7th February 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
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Assessment Lead 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 replacement RAISEonline reports
  • 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
8th February 2018 (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 Team
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Date
24th May 2018 (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 Team
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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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.
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
20th February 2018 (9:00am - 3:30pm)
8th March 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
22nd March 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Lunch included on day 1
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Team
Cost
£230 (non RBG school £260)
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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
20th February 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 Team
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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Date
5th June 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 Team
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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Greenwich Teaching and Learning Programme for Early Years Practitioners

Description
The Greenwich Teaching and Learning Programme for Early Years Practitioners (EYFS GTLP) is a high quality teacher development programme designed to raise standards of learning and achievement in the EYFS Phase through professional dialogue, consideration of current research and observation of practice with critical reflection. The reciprocity of this programme has been at the heart of its success. This is a four session programme.

The overarching theme of the programme explores the balance of teaching and play.

Each session includes:
  • A review of background reading
  • Group discussion about delegates own action research
  • Input of new ideas
  • A learning walk/observation in the host school
  • Identification of personal targets
Delegates would need to attend all four sessions
Impact Statement
Teachers:
  • Will reflect on and develop their practice through observation and dialogue
Audience

Experienced EYFS Teachers and EYFS phase leaders

Date
28th February 2018 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
14th March 2018 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
28th March 2018 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
18th April 2018 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
At host school
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Team
Cost
£400 (non RBG school £440)
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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
24th April 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £120)
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Date
4th July 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £120)
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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
9th May 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £70)
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