Primary

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

Whole School Circle Time Training

Description
This course will cover every facet of Jenny Mosley’s whole school Quality Circle Time Model.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have access to a range of supportive listening systems and improve their communication skills
Practitioners:
  • Will be empowered to support children and staff well-being via a structured whole school system
Settings:
  • Will have framework for a whole school behaviour model
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers & Support Staff

Date
On request
2 x 1.5 hours
Venue
At host school or King's Park Campus
Tutors
Members of the STEPS Team
Cost
£250 (non RBG school £300)
Also available to educational establishments outside Royal Borough of Greenwich
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P-Levels and PIVATS

Description
This course will enable participants to understand p-levels and the Lancashire PIVATS system and how to adapt the curriculum to include learners with complex needs.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will receive ability appropriate work and will have access to the mainstream classroom
Practitioners:
  • Will have increased confidence and clear structures in place for planning and supporting children working within the p-levels
Settings:
  • Will benefit from an effective provision map
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers & Support Staff

Date
On request
2.5 hours
Venue
At host school or King's Park Campus
Tutors
Members of the STEPS Team
Cost
£200 (non RBG school £250)
Also available to educational establishments outside Royal Borough of Greenwich
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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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Online INSET - Dyslexia

Description
This course is for schools who have achieved Dyslexia Friendly status or are working towards the Dyslexia Friendly Schools Quality Mark. This is an online course which takes about 10 hours to complete.

This course supports the Dyslexia Friendly Schools Quality Mark
Impact Statement
Dyslexia Pupils:
  • Will be supported by adults who understand their needs
Practitioners:
  • Will have a baseline understanding of dyslexia which is a requirement for the Quality Mark
Settings:
  • Can feel confident that all staff understand dyslexia and how to detect and support dyslexic learners
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers & Support Staff

Date
On request
1 hour introduction and 10 hours of study time
Venue
At host school or King's Park Campus
Tutors
Members of the STEPS Team
Cost
£25
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Whole School Supporting Children with Gaps in their Maths Understanding

Description
This course is a 12 week programme delivered 3 x 30 minutes weekly. The programme will be suitable for children at KS2 who have gaps in their mathematical understanding and are working at 1B and above.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have gaps in maths understanding detected and addressed, enabling them to move forward with firm foundations
Practitioners:
  • Will have a tool to detect gaps in maths understanding in KS2 children
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers & Support Staff

Date
On request
Venue
At host school or King's Park Campus
Tutors
Members of the STEPS Team
Cost
£100 (non RBG school £150)
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Online INSET - Motor Coordination Difficulties

Description
This course aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of all those working with children and young people with motor-coordination difficulties to support inclusive practice.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will receive appropriate support to develop their motor skills
Practitioners:
  • Will benefit from a baseline understanding of motor-coordination difficulties
  • Will develop their expertise in supporting children with motor-coordination difficulties
Audience

SENCOs & Support Staff

Date
On request
1 hour introduction and 10 hours of study time
Venue
At host school or King's Park Campus
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£25
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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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Arts Award Discover and Explore Adviser Training

Description
Discover and Explore are the first two levels of the Arts Award suite of qualifications which children and young people can work towards between the ages of 5 and 25. This course will give you the knowledge and skills to run Arts Award in your setting, including the assessment of log books.

You will have the opportunity to meet other professionals who are planning to run Arts Award and collect your Discover & Explore adviser toolkit, which details what is required at each level and find out how Arts Award could work for you in your particular setting.
Impact Statement
  • Teachers will become familiar with the assessment criteria and framework for the Discover and Explore levels of Arts Award
  • learn how to be the primary assessor for young people's Arts Award work
  • Find out about the Arts Award Local Area Network and what is happening in Greenwich
  • learn what happens next and how to move forward with Arts Award
Audience

Key Stage 1 and 2 Teachers, Subject Leads, Curriculum Leads.

Date
Date to be confirmed
Venue
TBC
Tutors
Trinity College London Accredited Trainer
Cost
£100
Please book to register your interest
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Developing Anti Bullying Programmes Workshop

Description
This half day course supports school staff to consider how they can implement anti-bullying activities across the curriculum and throughout the academic year. Staff will be introduced to anti-bullying resources and plans to assist them to develop a range of anti-bullying programmes.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Feelings of safety will be enhanced due to an increase in anti-bullying education and support programmes in their school
  • Will be fully aware of the different forms of bullying and how they can prevent them
Practitioners:
  • Will improve their knowledge on bullying issues and how to implement anti-bullying messages across the curriculum
  • Increased confidence in designing and running anti-bullying programmes in their schools
Settings:
  • Will benefit from a sustainable Anti-Bullying programme of activities, run by informed school staff, which address bullying issues throughout the school year
Audience

All school staff with a responsibilty for PSHE/ Anti-Bullying / Safegaurding issues

Date
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Direct Services to Schools Team
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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NQT Welcome Reception

Description
This reception is for all NQTs using the Royal Greenwich Induction Services. The Director of Children’s Services will formally welcome NQTs and they will have the opportunity to find out more about the induction process and meet colleagues from other schools and those involved in induction.
Impact Statement
  • NQTs will widen their support network by meeting other NQTs as well as key staff involved in their induction year
Audience

All Royal Borough of Greenwich NQTs

Date
16th October 2017 (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 Royal Greenwich Children's Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
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Down Syndrome Training Day

Description
This course will provide an explanation of what causes Down Syndrome and the learning profile of a student with Down Syndrome. It will provide effective strategies for differentiation and an understanding of how to support literacy and numeracy and encourage positive behaviour.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have access to an increased visual curriculum and will be empowered to be independent
Practitioners:
  • Will understand the needs and most effective strategies to employ when teaching and including children with Downs Syndrome
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers and Support Staff supporting children with Down Syndrome

Date
17th October 2017 (9:30am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Alison Powell
Cost
£120 (non RBG school £150)
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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
19th October 2017 (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 Senior Improvement Team
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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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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Supporting Students with an ASD in Mainstream Primary Schools

Description
A 5 week course to enable staff in schools to understand ASD and develop effective support strategies
Week 1 - What is ASD? - Sharing our experiences of ASD
Week 2 - Theories linked to autism: personal experiences and sensory sensitivities
Week 3 - Communication: strategies to assist
Week 4 – Approaches and strategies
Week 5 – Managing behaviour, emotional and anxiety difficulties with students with ASD
Impact Statement
ASD 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 students with an ASD in primary schools: SENCO/Teachers and Teaching Assistants

Date
30th October 2017 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
6th November 2017 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
13th November 2017 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
20th November 2017 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
27th November 2017 (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 £110)
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Date
21st February 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
28th February 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
7th March 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
14th March 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
21st March 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 £110)
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Date
14th June 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
21st June 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
28th June 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
5th July 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
12th July 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 £110)
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Stepping Up Your Leadership Skills

Description
This course will prepare you for the next stage in your career. It will not only develop your leadership skills but also your understanding of how to use these skills to inspire outstanding performance in a team. It will translate principle into practice by providing the tools to lead and manage effectively.
Sessions will include:
  • Understanding of yourself as a leader
  • Your strengths and weaknesses in this role and how to utilise these for best advantage
  • Strategies to deal with the challenges of leadership
  • Managing self and well being
  • How to be "Ofsted ready"
In addition to the training dates, this course also offers two school based coaching sessions, providing an opportunity for individuals to record, reflect and identify leadership development priorities and how to demonstrate progress.
Impact Statement
  • Deepen their understanding of this role in leading learning
  • Increased ability to lead, manage, motivate and develop people in the team
  • Develop confidence in having difficult conversations
  • Plan for their own personal leadership development
Audience

Middle leaders & Aspiring middle leaders

Date
31st October 2017 (9:00am - 12:30pm)
11th January 2018 (1:30pm - 4:30pm)
15th March 2018 (1:30pm - 4:30pm)
Participants are expected to attend all 3 dates
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
£300
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Supporting Children Working at P-Level in English in the Mainstream Classroom

Description
This course will cover:
  • The pre-requisite literacy skills
  • P-level details – the English PIVATS & Equals Curriculum
  • Differentiating tasks in the classroom
  • Understanding the needs of the child
  • Using visual support systems
  • ICT to support learning
  • Reading at the p-level stage
  • Writing at the p-level stag
  • A range of suitable resources and planning documents on a CD
  • Using signing to support understanding
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Working at p-levels will gain access to the mainstream classroom
Practitioners:
  • Will feel confident in planning for effective learning for children working within the p-scales
Settings:
  • Will benefit from an effective provision map
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers & Support Staff

Date
7th November 2017 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£120 (non RBG school £150)
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Date
13th March 2018 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Anne-Marie Charlesworth
Cost
£120 (non RBG school £150)
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Supporting Transgender Pupils

Description
This course will help schools to understand how to support transgender pupils and their families.
It will focus on a whole school approach, which is relevant to all schools and will cover both provision and school ethos.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from effective provision, which recognises Equality Law, benefit from a broad and balanced curriculum, which recognises and celebrates diversity
Practitioners:
  • Will understand how to support transgender pupils so that they are able to thrive in a school environment, understand how to ensure that all pupils receive a fair and equal access to provision and services
Settings:
  • Will meet their statutory obligations regarding Equality Law and transgender people, as part of their statutory obligations for pupil wellbeing
Audience

School leaders, PSHE leaders, Safeguarding Leaders, Schools Pastoral Leads, School Governors

Date
7th November 2017 (4:00pm - 5:45pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Senior Public Health Manager
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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Greenwich Teaching and Learning Programme for Primary Schools

Description
The Greenwich Teaching for Learning Programme (GTLP) is a high quality teacher development programme designed to raise standards of learning and achievement in the Primary Phase (KS1&2) through professional dialogue, current research and observation of practice and critical reflection. The course runs for 5 weeks, and is responsive to the needs of each group of participants. Each week teachers identify an area for further development in their classes, which is then shared and evaluated in following sessions. The reciprocity of this programme has been at the heart of its success.
The programme provides opportunities to:
  • Develop professional discussion and understanding around pedagogy
  • Explore strategies that promote effective learning
  • Observe and evaluate classroom practice
  • Develop an understanding of how the context for learning can motivate and engage pupils
  • Develop confidence as reflective practitioners through self-evaluation and shared dialogue with colleagues from other settings
Impact Statement
Teachers will reflect on and develop their practice through observation and dialogue.
Audience

KS1 and KS2 Teachers and Senior Leaders

Date
8th November 2017 (9:00am - 3:00pm)
22nd November 2017 (9:00am - 3:00pm)
6th December 2017 (9:00am - 3:00pm)
10th January 2018 (9:00am - 3:00pm)
21st February 2018 (9:00am - 3:00pm)
Venue
At host school
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Team
Cost
£450 (non RBG school £490)
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‘WORD UP’ Literacy Programme

Description
This course introduces participants to a programme suitable for children working within p-levels and focuses on reading whole words instead of the process of using synthetic phonics.

Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • With visual strengths but unable to use the ‘Synthetic Phonics’ approach will have access to a more accessible reading and spelling programme and make progress
Practitioners:
  • Will be informed and know the optimum time to use phonics alongside this programme
Settings:
  • All children’s needs are considered in the school provision map
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers and Teaching Assistants

Date
8th November 2017 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
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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Date
27th February 2018 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
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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Date
8th May 2018 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
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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Developing Mathematical Reasoning in KS1 and KS2

Description
This course will explore strategies to develop reasoning and thinking in mathematics at KS1 and 2, and provide opportunities to develop teachers' mathematical subject knowledge.
Impact Statement
Participants will leave with a secure understanding of how to develop reasoning skills and adapt pedagogy in mathematics.
Audience

KS1 and KS2 teachers

Date
14th November 2017 (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 Team
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Date
23rd January 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 Team
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Supporting Children Working at P-Level in Maths in the Mainstream Classroom

Description
This course includes:
  • Outlining the pre-requisite maths skills
  • P-level details – the Maths PIVATS & Equals Curriculum
  • Differentiating tasks in the classroom
  • Understanding NIP
  • Presentation from Numicon and FREE Numicon Kit
  • Understanding and writing maths targets
  • A range of suitable resources
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Working at p-levels will gain access to the mainstream classroom
Practitioners:
  • Will feel confident in planning for effective learning for children working within the p-scales including how to use numicon with this group. They will have a good understanding of the principles of counting
Settings:
  • Will have effective provision-mapping
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers & Support Staff

Date
14th November 2017 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Includes Numicon At Home Kit
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£120 (non RBG school £150)
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Date
20th March 2018 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Includes Numicon At Home Kit
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£120 (non RBG school £150)
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Exploring a Range of Reading and Writing Approaches to Develop Challenge for all Pupils in Year 2

Description
The course will provide:
  • Strategies to develop confident readers and writers
  • The opportunity to develop teachers’ subject knowledge
  • Exemplar material
  • Strategies to engage with a wide variety of texts
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be able to write confidently using a wide range of literary devices
  • Will have strategies to analyse and answer questions with a wide range of texts
Staff:
  • Y2 teachers will leave with a secure understanding of how to adapt pedagogy for all pupils
Settings:
  • Will increase the percentage of children working above age related expectations
Audience

Year 2 teachers

Date
21st November 2017 (9:30am - 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 Team
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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