Whole School

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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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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Learning to Learn Workshops

Description
This is a workshop which explores: How the brain works, learning styles, metacognition, multiple intelligences and study skills.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will explore and celebrate their differences and understand their learning styles
Practitioners:
  • Will be informed about the learning styles of their class which will inevitably inform planning
Settings:
  • Will embrace personalisation of learning
Audience

Teachers & Support Staff and Pupils

Date
Available on request

2.5 hours
Venue
At host school
Tutors
Members of the STEPS Team
Cost
£200
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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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Provision Mapping

Description
This is a one and a half hour presentation to whole staff teams which explains the stages of provision mapping cycle and how to implement it in schools.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will receive appropriate support
Settings:
  • Will produce an effective holistic provision map
Audience

All School Staff (primary schools)

Date
On request
Venue
At host school or King's Park Campus
Tutors
Members of the STEPS Team
Cost
£150
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Restorative Approaches Facilitator Refresher Training

Description
This 1 day course is designed for staff who have previously completed full RA Facilitation training (4 day course) and have begun using the approach in their roles.

It is intended to refresh participants knowledge on Restorative Approaches, providing opportunities to reflect on and improve practical skills. New ideas and guidance for implementing RA across the school community will also be shared on this course
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • The use of RA will support pupils to develop essential life skills in; conflict resolution, problem solving and emotional literacy, helping them to under stand how to positively repair relationships damaged through conflict.
Practitioners:
  • Will have increased confidence in using RA in their roles.
  • Will be better equiped to use RA in their schools, having learnt new techniques and strategies for implementing their skills
Settings:
  • Organisations will benefit from having staff with specialist skills and knowledge who can support an enhanced conciliatory culture across the setting.
Audience

Any school staff who have previously completed the Royal Greenwich 4 day RA Facilitator training

Date
One day course. Please register your interest for the course commencing in early 2017
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of IDSS Team
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
Cost includes opportunity to attend 3 RA Practitioner Network Meetings
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Visual Impairment (VI) Awareness Training for all School Staff

Description
An introduction to the needs and learning styles of pupils with a visual impairment and an overview of practical strategies to support them for all staff in school.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be able to access the curriculum effectively
Staff:
  • Will have an understanding of visual impairment and how it affects pupils and their families
  • Will be equipped with a range of strategies to support pupils with VI in mainstream primary schools
Settings:
  • Will be able to set up VI friendly approaches across the whole school and establish consistent approaches to the management of pupils in their schools, as a consequence of a shared knowledge and understanding amongst all staff
  • Will have staff with a greater understanding of best practice in relation to pupils with visual impairment
Audience

Whole school teams

Date
Venue
At host school
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
Session or a half day INSET session dependent on need
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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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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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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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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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Handwriting Catch up

Description
This course will explore the structure needed for the implementation of successful handwriting policy and practice.

It will provide practical problem solving ideas and strategies for the least competent writers.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have the tools and methods to improve their handwriting
Staff:
  • Teachers and support staff will be confident in teaching handwriting and remedying handwriting difficulties
Settings:
  • Schools can feel confident that all staff are informed and are confident teaching handwriting and remedying handwriting difficulties
Audience

Literacy Coordinators, SENCOs and Senior Leaders

Date
21st November 2017 (4:30pm - 6:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Members of SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£30
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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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Designated Teacher for Looked After Children Termly Networking Sessions

Description
A termly session led by Royal Borough of Greenwich Virtual School staff to enable Designated Teachers to meet their statutory duties. The session will update staff on local, regional and national developments and provide a chance to share best practice and network with staff from other schools.
Impact Statement
Practitioners:
  • Will be more able to meet their statutory duties
  • Will be able to problem solve for the Looked After Children in their schools
Settings:
  • Will have better systems for Looked After Children leading to improved outcomes
  • Will be able to satisfy their Governing Board that their Designated Teachers are meeting their training obligations
Audience

Designated Teachers for Looked After Children and delegated staff, pastoral staff and SENCOs

Date
7th December 2017 (2:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Virtual School Team
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
Free to Royal Greenwich Staff and Schools (£25 cancellation fee)
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Date
8th March 2018 (2:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Virtual School Team
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
Free to Royal Greenwich Staff and Schools (£25 cancellation fee)
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Restorative Approaches Facilitator Training

Description
A Restorative Approach (RA) is inspired by the philosophy and practices of Restorative Justice, which puts repairing harm done to relationships and people at the heart of its response to conflict and wrongdoing. The ultimate aim of the training is to contribute to the building of a respectful, safe and inclusive school community or setting.

The course is held over 4 days and provides intensive, interactive facilitator training, focusing on building an understanding of a restorative ethos and developing effective facilitation skills.
Participants can also undertake a Level 5 academic component in Restorative Approaches, with the 12 month study and support programme commencing after the training course.


Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will develop essential life skills in conflict resolution, problem solving and emotional literacy; helping them to understand how to positively repair relationships damaged through conflict
Practitioners:
  • Will develop practical skills and knowledge, which they can apply to conflict situations in their work setting
  • Will have the opportunity to work towards a L5 University accreditation and on completion, can apply to achieve registration with the Restorative Justice Council - joining a growing body of accredited restorative practitioners
Settings:
  • Will benefit from having staff with specialist skills and knowledge who can support an enhanced conciliatory culture across the setting
Audience

All School Staff

Date
20th February 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
27th February 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
6th March 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
13th March 2018 (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
£420 (non RBG school £470)
Course and Level 5 Accreditation £620 (out of borough £670)
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One Day Emergency First Aid/Appointed Person

Description
Course members will acquire the knowledge and skills relating to Emergency First Aid procedures and will gain the confidence to apply these skills in the work situation.
This qualification is valid for three years. Other common workplace conditions will also be addressed, including epilepsy, diabetes and asthma.
Impact Statement
Practitioners will:
  • Understand the nature and extent of Emergency First Aid
  • Summon help and assistance where necessary
  • Carry out CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
  • Manage shock and fractures
  • Apply basic principles to control major blood loss
  • Apply Emergency First Aid procedures in relation to heart attacks and to burns and scalds
Audience

All interested staff from all schools.
Candidates must be physically fit with the ability and temperament to undertake First Aid training. This course is not suitable for people who are in early stages of pregnancy

Date
18th May 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
High Q
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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Royal Greenwich Restorative Approaches Conference

Description
Annual RA conference for all those working restoratively in Greenwich and beyond. Hear from experienced RA practitioners, join workshops and network with professionals from other schools and agencies. This conference is aimed at both existing restorative practitioners and those new to the approach or who are interested to find out about the potential benefits of using RA.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • The use of RA will support pupils to develop essential life skills in conflict resolution, problem solving and emotional literacy; helping them to understand how to positively repair relationships damaged through conflict
Practitioners:
  • Will have the opportunity to share best practice and learn from others from a range of agencies
  • Will learn new skills and techniques for the application of RA across a range of settings
Settings:
  • Will benefit from having staff with specialist skills and knowledge who can support an enhanced conciliatory culture across the setting
Audience

All school staff

Date
25th May 2018 (9:30am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
A variety of speakers and practitioners from the restorative practice field
Cost
£85
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Multi-Agency Looked After Children Conference

Description
The annual multi-agency conference on education for Looked After Children will provide an opportunity to hear speakers, join workshops and network with professionals from other schools and other agencies.
Impact Statement
Looked After Children:
  • Will improve their aspirations and outcomes
Practitioners:
  • Will be more knowledgeable and confident in using strategies to support Looked After Children with their education
  • Will have a better knowledge of their own role and the role of other agencies
Settings:
  • Will have better systems for Looked After Children leading to improved outcomes
  • Will be able to satisfy their Governing Board that their Designated Teachers are meeting their training obligations
Audience

Designated Teachers for Looked After Children and delegated staff, pastoral staff and SENCOs, Foster Carers, Social Workers and IROs

Date
21st June 2018 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Various
Cost
£100
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