Primary

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

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
4th November 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
11th November 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
18th November 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
25th November 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
2nd December 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
(non RBG school £110)
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Date
27th February 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
5th March 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
12th March 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
19th March 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
26th March 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
(non RBG school £110)
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Date
18th June 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
25th June 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
2nd July 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
9th July 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
16th July 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
(non RBG school £110)
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Developing approaches to mathematical reasoning to support evidence for the requirements of the KS1 Teacher Assessment Frameworks

Description
This session will provide participants with ideas and resources, including examples of reasoning from Royal Greenwich children, which can be used to support evidence for key criteria detailed in the new STA KS1 Teacher Assessment Frameworks.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will experience a range of exciting and engaging activities to support the development of their mathematical reasoning skills
Practitioners:
  • Will be confident with the reasoning requirements of the STA KS1 Teacher Assessment standards for mathematics
Settings:
  • Will be confident in the accuracy of their Teacher Assessments for mathematics at Year 2
Audience

Year 2 teachers. Although this session is aimed at Year 2 teachers, Year 1 and 3 teachers are also welcome.


Date
5th November 2019 (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 Service
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Also included in EYFS & Primary packages
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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
5th November 2019 (9:30am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Cost
£90 (non RBG school £110)
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Understanding and Applying the Reading and Writing Standards from the KS1 Teacher Assessment Frameworks

Description
This course will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the criteria for the reading and writing standards in the KS1 Teacher Assessment Frameworks.
The session will include:
  • Examples of high quality writing
  • Suggested texts
  • Work from RBG pupils
  • STA exemplifications
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will experience a range of engaging activities to support the development of their reading and writing skills
Staff:
  • Will be confident with the requirements of the new STA KS1 Teacher Assessment standards for reading and writing
Settings:
  • Will be confident in the accuracy of their Teacher Assessments for reading and writing at Year 2
Audience

Year 2 teachers. Although this session is aimed at Year 2 teachers, Year 1 and 3 teachers are also welcome.


Date
5th November 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)

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Developing your middle leadership skills in the Primary School

Description
This course will prepare you in the next stage of your career. You will be supported to lead a small scale school improvement project to develop your middle leadership skills to inspire outstanding performance in a team.

Sessions will follow the themes: Identification, Inspire, Initiate and Impact. You will learn how to identify improvement projects using a solution focused approach and data analysis where appropriate. You will unpick issues that lead to underperformance, look at how to involve governors, lead teams, deal with difficult people, hold staff to account and still look after your well-being. There will be an opportunity to participate in Action Learning Sets to identify and address barriers to success.

Feedback from previous participants:
“Very good course that offers some excellent strategies for middle leaders.”
“A great course which really helps you reflect on what you want in career progression.”

Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from improved teaching and learning
Staff:
  • Will lead learning using a solution focused approach; lead and motivate teams in order to improve an area of underperformance; develop confidence in dealing with difficult conversations and plan their leadership development
School:
  • Will address an area for school development to support the school improvement plan
Audience

Primary Teachers who are new to middle leadership or aspiring middle leaders. Participants will be expected to attend all dates.


Date
8th November 2019 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
10th January 2020 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
20th March 2020 (9:30am - 3:30pm)

Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners
Cost
£340

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Educational Visits Co-ordinator – Training and Guidance

Description
This course is aimed at individuals that organise school trips. It provides a practical overview of what needs to be considered when planning and delivering school trips, both in the UK and abroad.

The training course covers aspects of the law relating to educational visits, risk assessments of visits and administrative requirements associated with off-site activities.

As part of their obligations, schools must have an Educational Visits Co-ordinator (EVC) in post and ensure that they have been suitably trained.

The Department for Education has published updated guidance to help schools understand their obligations when undertaking educational off-site activities and excursions. Please follow the link below to access the guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-...
Impact Statement
  • Schools being compliant with legislation in relation to off-site activities
  • Greater knowledge, confidence and ability to act as an EVC
  • Increased competence in risk assessing and managing risks associated with school trips.
Audience

All school staff responsible for school visits.


Date
11th November 2019 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Cost
£125
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Developing mathematical reasoning in Years 5 and 6

Description
This 1 day course will explore strategies to develop reasoning and problem solving in mathematics in Years 5 and 6. Teachers will strengthen subject knowledge through engaging in learning tasks to use back in the classroom
Impact Statement
Pupils :
  • Will experience a range of exciting and engaging activities to support the development of their mathematical reasoning skills
Practitioners:
  • Will have greater mathematical subject knowledge and be more confident in developing pupils’ reasoning skills
Settings :
  • Will benefit from secure provision in the teaching and learning of mathematical reasoning in Years 5 and 6
Audience

Year 5 and 6 teachers, especially those new to the year group.


Date
12th November 2019 (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 Service
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
Also included in EYFS & Primary packages
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Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online

Description
This half-day course aims to ensure that pupils are safeguarded through effective on-line safety in school and beyond. It will be an update on the current internet safety trends including fake news, self-harm, cyberbullying, exploitation, gaming, social media and dealing with incidents involving nude selfies. It will provide participants with up-to-date information, guidance and resources for teaching children and young people and supporting parents on internet safety issues (including managing children’s digital behaviour)
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be aware of how to keep themselves safe online
Practitioners:
  • Will benefit from increased confidence in addressing this issue with children, young people and parents
  • Will develop an understanding of the risks of life on-line so that they can teach children how to keep themselves and others safe
Settings:
  • Will benefit from having staff with up-to-date knowledge on e-safety issues, which they can share with parents and pupils
Audience

Staff, Senior Leaders and Governors with a responsibility for PSHE, Anti-Bullying, Safeguarding and those teaching internet safety


Date
15th November 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Difference Ltd and Excite-ed
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Participants can combine this session with the Dealing with Sexting incident session and attend both at a reduced cost of £100 (non RBG schools £125)
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Dealing with Sexting Incidents

Description
This half day course will use the UKCCIS 2016 Sexting in Schools Guidance to support staff to feel more confident to deal specifically with sexting as an emerging issue for children, parents and professionals. It will enable staff to understand how to:
  • Respond to disclosures, record incidents and involve other agencies, including escalation to the police
  • Handle devices and imagery and risk assess situations
  • Involve parents and develop preventative education
Impact Statement
Pupils
  • Will benefit from increased staff confidence in managing online issues
  • Will be fully aware of how to keep themselves safe online
Staff:
  • Will have increased confidence in addressing this issue with children, young people and parents
  • Will help to develop an understanding of the risks of life on-line so that they can teach children how to keep themselves and others safe
Schools:
  • Will benefit from having staff with up to date knowledge on e-safety issues, which they can share with parents and pupils
Audience

Staff, Senior Leaders and Governors with a responsibility for PSHE, Anti-Bullying, safeguarding, and those teaching internet safety


Date
15th November 2019 (12:45pm - 3:45pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Difference Ltd and Excite-ed
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Participants can combine this session with the Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online session and attend both at a reduced cost of £100 (non RBG schools £125)
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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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KS2 writing moderation workshop for year 6 teachers

Description
This session will include:

  • Familiarisation with National Standards
  • Opportunity to moderate with other schools

Delegates will be required to bring along a portfolio of Year 6 writing evidence from their schools to moderate with other schools against the standard statements.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be enabled and supported to reach expectations appropriate to their ability, and in line with similar pupils nationally
Practitioners:
  • Year 6 teachers will moderate and validate their judgements with other schools against National Standards
Settings:
  • Willbe secure in their teacher assessment judgements for Year 6 writing
Audience

Year 6 teachers of all Primary schools


Date
9th January 2020 (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
£30 (non RBG school £40)
Also included in the EYFS & Primary Packages
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Date
31st March 2020 (1:30pm - 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
£30 (non RBG school £40)
Also included in EYFS & Primary packages
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KS1 writing and mathematics moderation workshop for Year 2 teachers

Description
This session will include:
  • Familiarisation with national standards
  • Opportunity to moderate with other schools

Delegates will be required to bring along a portfolio of Year 2 writing and maths evidence from their school to moderate with other schools against the standard statements.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be enabled and supported to reach expectations appropriate to their ability and in line with similar pupils nationally
Practitioners:
  • Will moderate and validate their judgements with other schools against national standards
Settings:
  • Will be secure in their teacher assessment judgements for Year 2 mathematics and writing
Audience

Year 2 teachers of all Primary schools


Date
9th January 2020 (1:30pm - 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
£30 (non RBG school £40)
Also included in EYFS & Primary packages
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Date
31st March 2020 (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
£30 (non RBG school £40)
Also included in EYFS & Primary packages
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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
21st January 2020 (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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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
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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KS1 and KS2 Assessment Briefings

Description
This session will include:
  • End of KS1 and KS2 Assessment arrangements
  • Clarification of Teacher Assessment Frameworks
  • Administration considerations
  • Reporting test results
  • Floor standards and coasting definition Moderation arrangements
  • Moderation arrangements
Impact Statement
Participants will gain an insight into the assessment requirements for 2018/19. They will be able to identify considerations and implications for their own school assessment arrangements.
Audience

Senior Leaders and Assessment Leads


Date
23rd January 2020 (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
Also included in the EYFS & Primary Packages
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Date
23rd January 2020 (1:00pm - 3:30pm)
Afternoon session is a repeat of the morning session
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 £0)
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Exploring a Range of Reading and Writing Approaches to Develop Challenge for all Pupils in Years 5 and 6

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
  • Opportunities to moderate work collboratively
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:
  • Y5 and 6 teachers will leave with a secure understanding of how to adapt pedagogy for all pupils
Staff:
  • Will increase the percentage of children working above age related expectations
Audience

Year 5 and 6 teachers


Date
28th January 2020 (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 Service
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)

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NQT Conference

Description
The annual conference invites NQTs from all schools and all phases to come together to share ideas and best practice. Quality sessions on relevant topics will be delivered by experts from across the borough. NQTs will be sent invitations and further details of the programme nearer the time. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be taught by teachers who evaluate their own practice and have renewed confidence in trying appropriate new strategies
NQTs:
  • Will make links with each other and share experiences
  • Will learn strategies which promote good learning and engaged, motivated pupils
  • Will have the opportunity to reflect on their progress thus far
Settings:
  • Will have NQTs who feel motivated and encouraged and bring fresh approaches to teaching
Audience

All NQTs


Date
4th February 2020 (9:00am - 4:00pm)