Support Staff

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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Royal Greenwich Vocational Training Centre

Description

Advice and Guidance Certificate Level 3
Advice and Guidance Diploma Level 4
Business Administration Certificate Level 3
Business Administration Diploma Level 3
Customer Services Diploma Levels 3 & 4
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Levels 2 & 3
Learning, Development and Support Services (Connexions, Learning Mentors
and Education Welfare) Level 5

These new OCR accredited Certificates and Diplomas have replaced National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs).

These qualifications provide individuals with access to high quality continued professional development that will support them to demonstrate tangible competence in their work place settings. Individuals undertaking these qualifications will develop their skills and gain underpinning knowledge and understanding, whilst further developing confidence within their roles and responsibilities.
Impact Statement

Our E portfolio system has many benefits for Learners – No more bulky paper based portfolios to manage or store and a system that allows you to study when and where you want, track your progress at all times and have instant access to course material and resources

Audience

Professionals working within an employed or voluntary position

Date
TO BE CONFIRMED
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Cost
£1400
-£1800 (dependent on qualification)
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NVQs

Description
A range of Vocational and Diploma qualifications offered at levels 3, 4 and 5.

These will include:

  • Business Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Health and Social Care
  • Advice and Guidance
  • Learning Support Assistant (apprenticeship)

These qualifications provide individuals with access to high quality continued professional development that will support them to demonstrate tangible competence in their work place settings.

Our E-portfolio system has many benefits for Learners, no more bulky paper based portfolios to manage or store and a system that allows you to study when and where you want, track your progress at all times and have instant access to course material and resources.

Impact Statement
Practitioners:
  • Undertaking these qualifications will develop their skills and gain underpinning knowledge and understanding, whilst further developing confidence within their roles and responsibilities.

Cost
Qualification Level Full Cost
L2 Award £1400
L2 Certificate £1400
L3 Certificate £1400
L3 Diploma £1600
L4 Certificate £1700
L4 Diploma £1750
L5 Diploma £1850


Audience

All Staff

Date
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Various NVQ Assessors and Tutors
Cost
£1400 - £1850 Depending on level
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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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Level 4 Diploma in School Business Management/DSBM (previously CSBM)

Description
This is a 12 month programme consisting of 3 workshop days and independent learning. This will cover:
  • Unit 1 – Understanding School Business Management (USBM)
  • Unit 2 – Planning and Leading Projects in Schools (PLPS)
  • Unit 3 – Financial Management
  • Unit 4 – Human Resources Management
  • Unit 5 – Risk Management
  • Unit 6 – Office Services Management
Programmes are accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).
Impact Statement
SBMs/Aspiring SBMs will:
  • Develop skills, knowledge and understanding required to become an effective SBM
  • Develop leadership, administrative and management skills
  • Develop professional knowledge
  • Develop understanding of further CPD development activities
  • Increase professional recognition and career progression opportunities
Settings:
  • Have more effective, skilled SBMs, managing finance, resources and other projects
  • Have more robust, effective and efficient in place to support school improvement
Audience

School Business Managers and Aspiring Business Managers

Date
Exact dates TBC
April 2016 (1 day) Unit 1/Unit 2
July 2016 (1 day) Unit 3/Unit 4
November 2016 (1 day) Unit 5/Unit 6
Venue
TBC
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Anglia Ruskin University
Cost
£1750
Also available to educational establishments outside Royal Borough of Greenwich
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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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Leadership 1: Leading Effective Teams

Description
This workshop focuses on how practitioners can develop a highly effective team with a culture of high performance
and high levels of trust. It will recognise the varied and sometimes complex nature of team structures in schools.
Impact Statement
Practitioners will:
  • Enhance leadership and management skills across a range of contexts
Audience

School Business Managers and School Administration Officers who have:

  • responsibility for leading a team
  • recently taken on a leadership role or new responsibility

Date
Date to be confirmed - please book to register your interest.
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Anglia Ruskin University
Cost
£245
£245 or £565 if attending all 3 Leadership workshops
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Learning Mentor Induction and Training Programme

Description
This 6 day course will provide participants with a comprehensive description of the Learning Mentor role. It will address all aspects including:

  • Setting up the programme in an educational environment
  • Working with children and young people with specific needs such as anger management, bullying and low self-esteem
  • Working with parents and key staff
  • Evaluating and recording of the Learning Mentor provision

Participants will also complete a portfolio enabling them to achieve L4 University accreditation.

Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have improved personal wellbeing and attitude to school and self
Practitioners:
  • Will gain additional skills to support individual needs of children and young people
Settings:
  • Will help to create classroom environments where children and young people are ready to learn
Audience

All School Staff including Learning Mentors, Teaching Assistants & other Support Staff

Date
13th October 2017 is pre-briefing session
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Inclusion, Learning & Achievement
Cost
£430
plus £100 University Accreditation
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Date
27th April 2018 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)
4th May 2018 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
18th May 2018 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
25th May 2018 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
8th June 2018 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
22nd June 2018 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
6th July 2018 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
27th April 2018 is Pre-briefing session
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Inclusion, Learning and Achievement
Cost
£430
Plus £100 University Accreditation
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One Song: One Day - How to use songwriting and music technology to support and inspire children and young people

Description
The course is split into three practical sessions. The first part of the day will provide ideas for using singing and songwriting to engage and inspire pupils. The second part of the day will introduce the affordable technology element and participants will learn how to easily integrate apps and technology into daily practice to support pupils. The third part of the day will allow participants to explore and get really creative with the technology and try out their new skills. Each participant will create their own music/songs as part of this workshop and be provided with a songwriting resource pack to take away.

The course will be led by Nathan Timothy CEO and founder of The Songwriting Charity. Nathan is a professional songwriter and fully qualified teacher who has been working in schools and for over 20 years. In October 2016 Nathan was awarded the prestigious Gold Badge by BASCA for “Inspiring and empowering a whole generation of children and young people through music.” The BASCA Gold Badge Awards have been presented for over forty years and honour those who have worked tirelessly to support the British songwriting and composing community.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be interested in the singing and songwriting exercises, musical instruments, technology and apps highlighted in this course
  • Will be able to express themselves musically and may decide to take up a musical instrument. In time there will be a noticeable positive change in their attitude and behaviour
Staff will:
  • Will be able to inspire creativity, improve behaviour, attainment and focus in pupils because of knowledge of achievable and useable singing and songwriting exercises taught on this course
Settings:
  • Will benefit from inspired teachers, learning mentors and teaching assistants that can share knowledge and train up staff and pupils in school
Audience

Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Learning Mentors - Musical talent/ability not essential for this workshop

Date
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Nathan Timothy, The Song Writing Company
Cost
£125
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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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Literacy Support Days

Description
These literacy days provide opportunities for teaching assistants to have 1:1 consultations and attend lectures which update staff on aspects of the STEPS specialist teaching programme.

Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will work with staff who are better skilled at supporting them
Staff:
  • Will build knowledge and skills and feel confident supporting their particular learner
Settings:
  • Will see improvement in literacy support
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers & Support Staff

Date
31st October 2017 (9:30am - 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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Date
19th February 2018 (9:30am - 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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Date
20th February 2018 (9:30am - 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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Date
21st May 2018 (9:30am - 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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Date
22nd May 2018 (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 SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £70)
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Learning Mentor Cross Borough Networking Meetings

Description
Learning Mentors will have the opportunity to share and gain best practice from other mentors working in schools across neighbouring boroughs.

Mentors will be both sign posted and supported in implementing legislation that impacts on their role and responsibilities as a learning mentor.

Meetings will also include short seminars in areas such as Ofsted, Anti-Bullying, Conflict Resolution and Transitions as well as providing access to further CPD and training for Learning Mentors and other pastoral positions.

Impact Statement
Learning Mentors will:
  • Gain from sharing good practice and the practical skills and knowledge of how to implement this in school
Audience

Learning Mentors

Date
31st October 2017 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Inclusion, Learning and Achievement
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
£30 per session or book 3 sessions for £80 (out of borough £40 or 3 sessions for £110)
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Date
26th February 2018 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Inclusion, Learning and Achievement
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
£30 per session or book 3 sessions for £80 (out of borough £40 or 3 sessions for £110)
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Date
11th June 2018 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Inclusion, Learning and Achievement
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
£30 per session or book 3 sessions for £80 (out of borough £40 or 3 sessions for £110)
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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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School Business Managers’ Conference

Description
This is a great development opportunity for existing and aspiring School Business Managers, including those studying for a qualification in School Business Management. Guest speakers will be invited to present on some of the key changes that have been taking place in education and suggest tools to support you in maximising the opportunities available.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will attend a school which is effectively resourced
SBMs:
  • Will have access to a range of resources a vailable to improve efficiency and will be able to help shape future provisions for SBMs
Settings:
  • Will have more effective and robust systems in place as a result of SBMs reflecting on models of good practice
Audience

School Business Managers

Date
9th November 2017 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
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
£125 (non RBG school £155)
£125 or a total of £220 if attending the 2 network meetings and the conference (academies and out of borough £155 or a total of £260 if attending a total of 2 network meetings and a conference)
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Art Therapeutic Training: Targeted at primary-secondary transitional stage

Description
This course is run over three days. It will provide participants with an Introduction to Art Therapeutic intervention and prevention that will support pupils with their primary to secondary school transition.

The course will consist of:
  • Empowering participants to reflect on the own personal journeys/ narrative’s through self-awareness
  • Supporting pupils to develop new self-regulatory, sustainable and healthy coping mechanisms to deal with our complex relationships and ever-changing society
  • Using art as the vehicle to support pupils in building resilience and challenges
  • Using art to enable pupils to discuss their values, explore positive alternative to negative situations, with emphasis on non-biased behaviour in a fun and creative environment
Goals:
  • To have an understanding of what triggers Anti-Social behaviour
  • To raise awareness of self-regulation, making the right choice and encouraging creative expression
  • To gain experience of reflecting on their newly acquired skills as form of intervention and preventative for early mental health problems
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will learn to be intuitive and learn new ways of being mindful, expressing themselves and integrating the whole of themselves in meaningful activities at school and at home
  • Will be empowered by learning new skills and tools in relation to coping mechanisms
Staff:
  • Will be skilled in supporting pupils to overcome challenges using art and creative activities
Audience

SENCOs, Learning Mentors, Learning Support Assistants and other support staff in schools

Date
9th November 2017 (10:00am - 5:00pm)
16th November 2017 (10:00am - 5:00pm)
23rd November 2017 (10:00am - 5:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Art Practitioners from Songolo Feet
Cost
£320
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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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Spelling & Syllabification

Description
This course will provide phomemic knowledge, morphemic knowledge, etymological knowledge and effective approaches for learning spelling.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will know and be able to use clear, enabling strategies for reading and spelling multi-syllabic words. Pupil confidence in reading and spelling these words will help them develop their reading and writing levels
Practitioners:
  • Teachers and support staff will be confident in teaching pupils clear strategies for reading and spelling multi-syllabic words
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers and Support Staff

Date
22nd November 2017 (9:30am - 3:00pm)
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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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) CPD Group

Description
The HLTA CPD group provides an opportunity for sharing best practice and keeping staff informed of developments within the role of HLTA, as well as the wider support staff community. Each meeting will include a CPD input, decided in advance by the group.

Recent topics have included:
  • De-escalation and Circle time
  • E-Safety
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be better supported by well-informed, highly skilled and knowledgeable HLTAs
HLTAs:
  • Will gain ideas and knowledge about relevant areas of local and national priority
Settings:
  • Will have a more highly skilled workforce
Audience

Anyone with HLTA status & those working towards gaining it

Date
23rd November 2017 (1:15pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
HLTA Champion and Lead Practitioners (as agreed by the group)
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
£60 per session or a total of £220 if attending the 2 network meetings and the conference (out of borough £70 per session or a total of £260 if attending 2 network meetings and conference)
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Date
15th March 2018 (1:15pm - 4:00pm)