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Creative Maths and Problem Solving for EYFS in Primary Schools

This course focuses on how to embed mathematics creatively in Early Years practice through stories, songs, rhymes and routines. It explores the importance of creativity for children and how as adults we need to be creative practitioners. It demonstrates the importance of developing an effective mathematical environment and the ways this impacts on learning.

This session has been specifically tailored for EYFS practitioners in Primary Schools.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£108.00

(incl. VAT)

Developing Outdoor Play in the EYFS in Primary Schools

This course addresses the learning which takes place outdoors, which is different from indoors. As such, we will focus on the natural environment, with reference to the Forest School approach, and on physical development, with reference to Physical Literacy strategies, designed to ensure active learning, rather than sedentary behaviours. Much of the course will take place outdoors, so that practitioners can be inspired by the stimulating environments and can practice some of the recommended strategies.

 

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£177.60

(incl. VAT)

Impactful Continuous Provision for EYFS in Primary Schools

This course clarifies what good continuous provision looks like and how to develop practice further.

Exciting and interesting child initiated activities that can be accessed independently throughout the day are an essential part of good early years provision.

This session has been specifically tailored to EYFS practitioners in Primary Schools.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£108.00

(incl. VAT)

KS1 writing moderation for leaders training

Course overview

This training session will use the standardisation materials to enhance current practice in moderating writing.

Course objectives

  • To strengthen our understanding of the differences between each of the 3 national standards for English writing for Year 2.

Who should attend?

Year 2 teachers, assessment leads, Deputy Heads and Head teachers. Trained KS1 moderators do not need to attend.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£177.60

(incl. VAT)

KS2 writing moderation for leaders training

Course overview

This training session will use the standardisation materials to enhance current practice in moderating writing.

Course objectives

  • To strengthen our understanding of the differences between each of the 3 national standards for English writing for Year 6.

Who should attend?

Year 6 teachers, assessment leads, Deputy Heads and Head teachers. Trained KS2 moderators do not need to attend.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£177.60

(incl. VAT)

Maths Subject Knowledge for Teaching Assistants

Course overview

To enable TAs to develop their subject knowledge in different areas of Maths

Course objectives 

 1.  Calculation

This session will look at common misconceptions within all 4 operations, how to teach the four operations, explore mental strategies, procedures and problem solving techniques.

 2.  Shape, space and measure

In this session Teaching Assistants will learn the key vocabulary associated with 2D and 3D shape and common misconceptions pupils face. They will learn to teach multiplication and division to assist with conversions of measure (including units of time) and work out the area of rectangles. Multiplication and division will be embedded in a meaningful context to help pupils make connections, reason and problem solve.  

 3.  Fractions, decimals and percentages

In this session Teaching Assistants will learn the key vocabulary associated with fractions decimals and percentages. They learn how to use multiplication and division effectively to convert between improper fractions and mixed number and fractions and decimals and fractions and percentages and what address misconceptions pupils could face.

4.  Ratio and Proportion

This session will explore different mathematical strategies to enable pupils to solve proportional reasoning problems. Teaching assistants will explore multiplicative reasoning strategies to be able to help pupils to scale things up and to scale things down and solve ratio problems.

Who should attend?

Teaching Assistants in KS1 and KS2

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary
  • Maths

£324.00

(incl. VAT)

Moderation of Maths and Literacy in Year 2

Course overview

The day will explore and understand the standards in Year 2 and to work with colleagues on moderating pupils’ work. This is a practical session.

Course objectives:  

  • To understand how external moderation will work in 2021. 
  • To review exemplification materials and Teacher Assessment Frameworks  To gain a clear understanding of acceptable evidence for reading and maths.  
  • To identify differences between WTS, EXS and GDS writing (training and practical session).

Who should attend?

Year 2 teachers and is suitable for both experienced teachers and those new to the profession.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£177.60

(incl. VAT)

Moderation of writing in Year 2: securing judgements for borderline pupils

Course overview

This practical session is designed to support teachers identify and secure the standards in writing for their children. Some children demonstrate the statements within writing but at times teachers are not sure if the evidence shows this securely.

Course objectives

  • To secure a judgement for the pupils writing.
  • To provide ideas on how to find and address gaps in children’s learning.

Course requirements

Teachers must bring children's books for writing to the session (1 of each standard) WTS/EXS/GDS.

Who should attend?

Year 2 teachers and is suitable for both experienced teachers and those new to the profession.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£108.00

(incl. VAT)

Moderation of Writing in Year 6

Course overview

This practical session is to explore and understand the standards in Year 6 and to work with colleagues on moderating pupils work in writing. 

Course objectives  

  • To understand the TAF statements and overall standards in Year 6 writing. 
  • To gain opportunities to work with colleagues to moderate judgements in writing referencing national standard guidance (training and practical session).

Who should attend?

Year 6 teachers and is suitable for both experienced teachers and those new to the profession.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£177.60

(incl. VAT)

Moderation of writing in Year 6: securing judgements for borderline pupils

Course overview

This practical session is designed to support teachers identify and secure the standards in writing for their children. Some children demonstrate the statements within writing but at times teachers are not sure if the evidence shows this securely.

Course objectives

  • To secure a judgement for the pupils writing.
  • To provide ideas on how to find and address gaps in children’s learning.

Course requirements

Teachers must bring children's books for writing to the session (1 of each standard) WTS/EXS/GDS.

Who should attend?

Year 6 teachers and is suitable for both experienced teachers and those new to the profession.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£108.00

(incl. VAT)

Phonics screening check: the administration explained

Course overview

This course is aimed at  teachers or senior leaders who are planning to implement the year 2 Phonics check.

Who should attend?

Year 2 teachers, teaching assistants and those responsible for planning to implement the year 2 Phonics check.

Course objectives

  • This course provides a guide to the administration, planning and organisation of the check.
  • This course will enable you to access key documentation and updates so that you are fully aware of the implementation requirements.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£108.00

(incl. VAT)

Pre-key stage 1 and 2 moderation: moderation of the engagement model pre-key stage standards for both phases

To examine standards and exemplification materials to support KS1 and KS2 for pre-key stage standards.

Course requirements
You are required to bring pupils work with you at the pre-key stage standards.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£108.00

(incl. VAT)

Preparing for the multiplication tables check - how to teach the times tables

Ensure year 4 pupils are ready for the statutory multiplication tables check. What are the best ways to help pupils to secure their multiplication tables knowledge? This half-day course is a brief chance to consider what teachers can do to feel ready for this new assessment.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£177.60

(incl. VAT)

Primary and Secondary Music Network forum

These sessions are to update music subject leaders with current developments in the teaching and learning of primary music.

 

The session is a cross phase and joins the Secondary Music Network Forum

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary
  • Secondary

£108.00

(incl. VAT)

Primary Spanish Network Forum

Evaluating the KS2 Spanish Scheme of Learning with changes to lesson plans and delivery in order to meet the demands of the Curriculum Review and a step-by-step learning approach.

Setting up research projects to develop practice.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£108.00

(incl. VAT)

Primary Subject Leader Forum: Humanities

This session provides opportunities for Humanities Coordinators to network, share good practice and receive the latest updates in the development of teaching and learning of History and Geography in the primary phase.  It is tailored to support the coordinators in their role to develop, enhance and monitor the effectiveness of teaching and learning in History and Geography across their school. Training covers effective teaching and learning tasks that can be used directly in the classroom, and includes resources. This training meeting is  suitable for those schools which follow IPC and those who create their own curriculum.

Led by Lewis Folkard, Hoxton Garden School

Course objectives

  • To support the coordinators in their quality assurance and monitoring of pupil progression in Humanities subjects.
  • To support coordinators in planning learning according to the National Curriculum.
  • To deliver training on pedagogy and assessment, which will improve the teaching and learning of History and Geography in primary schools.
  • To support the coordinators in promoting, delivering and monitoring of good practice in the teaching of History and Geography in their schools.
  • To provide opportunities to reflect upon own practice, best practice and ways to support and develop the practice of colleagues.

Each term the group will focus on:

  • Supporting students with enquiry-based learning  
  • Tracking and monitoring progress in humanities  
  • Planning for progress  

Who should attend?

Primary school coordinators of Humanities, History and Geography.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£54.00

(incl. VAT)

Primary Subject Leader Forum: Literacy

Course overview

  • To support the planning of a coherent learning journey in the curriculum that reflects the needs of your school.
  • To support the planning and monitoring of progression in learning, in line with Ofsted expectations.
  • To contribute to effective delivery lessons and to ensure engaged learning.

Who should attend?

School subject leaders and coordinators

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£54.00

(incl. VAT)

Primary Subject Leader Forum: Mathematics

Course overview

  • To support the planning of a coherent learning journey in the curriculum that reflects the needs of your school.
  • To support the planning and monitoring of progression in learning, in line with Ofsted expectations.
  • To contribute to effective delivery lessons and to ensure engaged learning

Who should attend?

School subject leaders and coordinators

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£54.00

(incl. VAT)

Primary Subject Leader Forum: Music

These sessions are to update music subject leaders with current developments in the teaching and learning of primary music.

Who should attend?

School subject leaders and coordinators

 

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£0.00

(incl. VAT)

Primary Subject Leader Forum: PSHE

Course overview

  • To support the planning of a coherent learning journey in the curriculum that reflects the needs of your school.
  • To support the planning and monitoring of progression in learning, in line with Ofsted expectations.
  • To contribute to effective delivery lessons and to ensure engaged learning.

Who should attend?

School subject leaders and coordinators

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£54.00

(incl. VAT)

Primary Subject Leader Forum: Science

These online sessions are to update science subject leaders with current developments in the teaching and learning of primary science.

  • Looking at the difference between substantive and disciplinary knowledge in science and how to explicitly teach the 'working scientifically' skills
  • Supporting SEND pupils (and we can explore PPG pupils here too) 
  • Tracking and assessing progress in science

 

Who should attend?

 

School subject leaders and coordinators

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£54.00

(incl. VAT)

SEND Music Network Meetings

The SEND Music Network will be a space for cross-phase professionals to meet, who are interested in making more inclusive music opportunities for learners with SEND.

We will share and discuss ways we can implement support for emotional regulation and social communication through music, and look at creating more performance opportunities and ways of show casing the wonderful talent that is out there from our SEND pupils.

The SEND Music Network will be a space for cross-phase professionals to meet, who are interested in making more inclusive music opportunities for learners with SEND

  • To create a network of expertise.
  • To share new developments in the music education sector, including OFSTED updates
  • To share best practice and have a professional dialogue.
  • To develop cross-curricular links
  • To share enrichment opportunities
  • To promote opportunities to work with cultural organisations in the Hackney Music Network, both supporting curriculum and extra-curricular work

Who should attend?

Anyone working across or with an interest in either SEND or Music should attend.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary

£0.00

(incl. VAT)

Teaching Assistants as Primary Leaders of Reading

Course overview

To develop experienced teaching assistants or HLTAS in how to develop and manage reading opportunities for all children. Becoming a reading expert.  Impact building a reading team and develop reading knowledge and expertise in 1:1, small group and whole class.

Sessions

5 sessions to align with implementation opportunities in school:

  • Review of expectations across the school from Reception through to year 6. 
  • What are the rewards of reading?
  • How assessment informs 1-1, small group, and whole class reading sessions.
  • Working with exceptional children
  • Developing independence
  • Ensuring that reading is central to a school’s literacy culture.

Dates

 
Tuesday, 22 November
Tuesday, 24 January
Tuesday, 14 March
Tuesday, 02 May
Tuesday, 13 June

Who should attend?

Teaching Assistants and HLTA

 

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary
  • Literacy

£324.00

(incl. VAT)

The Science of Learning

A new, practical and engaging series of sessions designed for both class teachers and leaders where the theory of teaching and learning is brought to life. Over the course of the 6 sessions, delegates will hear from expert practitioners with experience and knowledge of The Science of Learning and educational neuroscience with hands-on practical strategies to take back to the classroom. All sessions will be delivered by an expert and draw upon best-practice in educational research to help your day-to-day practice evolve. Each session will contain rich, practical examples and opportunities for questions and answers; the course will develop teachers’ understanding on how pupils actually learn.

Audience: Primary class teachers and leaders, EYFS-Y6

Only a Handful! Understanding Dual Coding: Tuesday 11 October 2022
People can only attend to a handful of stimuli at once. This session will explore how teachers help students attend to learning. We will consider how teachers explicitly draw student’s attention to what is being learned and how this can be achieved.
Ben Bignall, Mossbourne Federation

The Multi-Tasker Fallacy: Making use of cognitive load theory, pt I: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Working memory is limited: conscious thinking has limited capacity. This session will explore how teachers help chunk learning into manageable pieces and how to commit to long term memory and avoiding cognitive load. Teachers will explore the misconception that ‘multitasking’ is possible and that regular, specific and frequent rehearsal is what helps to commit to long-term memory.
Clare Sealy, Head of Curriculum & Standards, Guernsey

We Remember What Is Meaningful: Using schemas, pt I: Tuesday 10 January 2023
Memory is the residue of thought. Teachers will explore the notion that students transfer information into their long-term memory when they think hard about the meaning. Teachers will explore practical strategies in helping students process new learning in a deep and meaningful way, ensuring new learning is connected to existing information.
Ben Bignall, Mossbourne Federation

Prior Knowledge is King: Making use of cognitive load theory, pt II: Tuesday 28 February 2023
Prior knowledge determines what students can learn. Teachers will learn about how new information and learning in the classroom is received by their students and how we encourage it to enter their long term memory. We will explore how teachers can ensure their students have the necessary prior knowledge to reduce cognitive load. Delegates will also explore how checking prior knowledge helps expose potential misconceptions.
Maudie Wyatt, Primary Advantage Federation

Making Learning Stick; Using practice and retrieval: Tuesday 6 June 2023
Learning ‘sticks’ through practice and retrieval. Teachers will explore how learning is the persistent change in long-term memory and how to best ensure that new learning sticks with your students. We will learn about varying ways for retrieval practice to work in your classroom and learn that not all practise is the same.
Alison Carter, Nottingham Schools Trust

Keeping Learning ‘Tidy’; Using schemas, pt II: Tuesday 27 June 2023
Students need help organising their knowledge. In this session, teachers will learn about how students need help organising their new learning into ‘schemas’ and how to building these mental structures encourage greater chance of learning ‘sticking’. Delegates will also explore how learning can be transferred to new contexts through careful application.
Ben Bignall, Mossbourne Federation

 

Ben Bignall is a Specialist Leader of Education for the Curriculum and Teaching and Learning and an experienced senior leader in Hackney, supporting schools in London and wider afield on curriculum development. He has written publications for both the Chartered College of Teaching and is a Visiting Fellow at Ambition Institute on their Fellowship in Teacher Education NPQ. He has delivered keynote speeches for The Chartered College Annual Conference on using research and pedagogy to inform both whole-school processes and classroom practice and has worked on Ambition Institute’s Early Careers Framework for the Curriculum.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Early Years
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£276.00

(incl. VAT)

Tuning into boys' interests for EYFS in Primary Schools

Course overview

This course will explore why boys underachieve in every area of the EYFS and throughout their education. We will explore aspects of how boys respond to a predominantly female workforce, and consider how we can tune into boys’ interests when we may find some of them challenging!

We will touch on brain research and learning styles and consider how to best create an environment that is friendly to all children.

This session has been specifically tailored for EYFS practitioners in Primary Schools.

 

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£108.00

(incl. VAT)

Understanding Children's Behaviour for EYFS in Primary Schools

This practical and highly interactive course shows participants how to think about children's behaviour using the Solihull Approach.

During a typical day there are endless opportunities for practitioners to support the development of children's social skills and support positive behaviour as well as effectively manage more challenging issues. This course will support practitioners to understand behaviour as communication and means in which children show us what they need. We also learn about the High/ Scope conflict resolution approach to help children in their daily interactions with other children.

This session has been specifically tailored for EYFS practitioners in Primary Schools.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£108.00

(incl. VAT)