Getting it right in Early Years maths: counting to calculation by Nathan Crook
Oct
3
to 21 Nov

Getting it right in Early Years maths: counting to calculation by Nathan Crook

Join this ‘hands-on’ three-day course, which is aimed at practitioners from both settings and schools, to develop a secure understanding about not only the broad range of counting experiences that children benefit from gaining, but also important early maths skills that make accessing calculation possible later.

By the end of the training participants will:

  • understand early mathematical concepts that it is important for children to develop deep understanding around, including through the use of everyday contexts and resources

  • be able to help young children fully explore (and/or articulate) their mathematical thinking whilst moving from counting to calculation

  • understand key principles associated with implementing a mastery approach in mathematics

  • develop a wide range of opportunities for enhancing day-to-day provision for mathematical development, including in the context of problem solving, using the full environment

  • review Early Years related policy linked with the learning and teaching of mathematics

  • ensure professional learning is developed across all staff members in the provision, so that positive attitudes to mathematics are promoted as part of children’s learning experiences.

To find out more and book your place, click here.

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Y2 Reading & Writing Moderation & Assessment (1): Making Secure Judgements
Nov
4
1:15 pm13:15

Y2 Reading & Writing Moderation & Assessment (1): Making Secure Judgements

This is the first session of a three-part course which aims to support Year 2 teachers to develop their understanding and application of the statutory Teacher Assessment Framework for Reading and Writing through termly opportunities to meet and moderate with Year 2 colleagues. Teachers may attend all three sessions, or select individual sessions from the course. Each session must be booked individually. The price is £80 per session.

Please note, this training is run in partnership with education charity Quest for Learning.

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Creating writers in years 3 and 4: Securing Foundations in KS2 (2 sessions)
Dec
2
to 20 Jan

Creating writers in years 3 and 4: Securing Foundations in KS2 (2 sessions)

Securing strong foundations in lower KS2 is essential to preparing children for the end of KS2. This CPD session will explore a variety of approaches to take back to the classroom to enhance the teaching of writing in years 3 and 4 .

Please note, this training is run in partnership with education charity Quest for Learning.

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Y2 Writing Moderation & Assessment (2): Greater Depth
Jan
28
1:15 pm13:15

Y2 Writing Moderation & Assessment (2): Greater Depth

This is the second session of a three-part course which aims to support Year 2 teachers to develop their understanding and application of the statutory Teacher Assessment Framework for Reading and Writing through termly opportunities to meet and moderate with Year 2 colleagues. Teachers may attend all three sessions, or select individual sessions from the course. Each session must be booked individually. The price is £80 per session.

Please note, this training is run in partnership with education charity Quest for Learning.

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Grammar in the national curriculum: key subject knowledge
Mar
4
1:30 pm13:30

Grammar in the national curriculum: key subject knowledge

Fronted adverbials? Relative clauses? Model verbs?  

The national curriculum has a high emphasis on the teaching of grammar.  This course will focus on the expectations in the national curriculum; develop practitioners understanding of terminology used; and consider practical ways in which we can teach grammar within the primary classroom.

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Y2 Reading & Writing Moderation & Assessment (3): Cross School Moderation
Mar
26
1:15 pm13:15

Y2 Reading & Writing Moderation & Assessment (3): Cross School Moderation

This is the third session of a three-part course which aims to support Year 2 teachers to develop their understanding and application of the statutory Teacher Assessment Framework for Reading and Writing through termly opportunities to meet and moderate with Year 2 colleagues. Teachers may attend all three sessions, or select individual sessions from the course. Each session must be booked individually. The price is £80 per session.

Please note, this training is run in partnership with education charity Quest for Learning.

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Teaching Phonics: effective practice to support reading and writing
Oct
1
1:15 pm13:15

Teaching Phonics: effective practice to support reading and writing

Delegates attending this CPD will explore a variety of approaches and strategies to take back to the classroom to enhance the teaching of phonics.  We will explore both the teaching of discrete phonics and how we support children in applying skills in reading and writing.

Please note, this training is run in partnership with education charity Quest for Learning.

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Foundations for Reading in FS and KS1
Sep
2
1:15 pm13:15

Foundations for Reading in FS and KS1

This course aims to address the key elements which build solid foundations for reading in Foundation Stage and across KS1 .

The course is a single afternoon and is suitable for Foundation Stage and KS1 teachers, NQTs and TAs.

Please note, this training is run in partnership with education charity Quest for Learning.

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A world of words: Developing vocabuary across FS and KS1
Feb
12
1:15 pm13:15

A world of words: Developing vocabuary across FS and KS1

“Pupils’ acquisition and command of vocabulary are key to their learning and progress across the whole curriculum. Teachers should therefore develop vocabulary actively, building systematically on pupils’ current knowledge.”  National Curriculum 2014

At the heart of communication lies the knowledge and understanding of a wide range of vocabulary.  This session will explore how we as practitioners support children in the early stages of developing and utilising vocabulary.

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Inspirational Texts: Transforming writing, transforming writers
Mar
22
10:00 am10:00

Inspirational Texts: Transforming writing, transforming writers

How do we engage children in the writing process?  How does our current provision develop children as authors? This session will demonstrate using inspirational texts to provide practical ideas and activities to bring back the ‘buzz’ of writing, support children in developing creativity and imagination, whilst still being mindful of the requirements of the national curriculum.  

To find out more, click here.

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Getting it right at KS1/KS2
Mar
14
10:30 am10:30

Getting it right at KS1/KS2

Get Assessment right by hearing classroom strategy ideas from our panel of leading experts on this primary-focused, practical conference

Identify the key drivers of assessment from the Primary Review and understand how this will impact on your daily teaching by registering for this highly practical conference. Shape your own learning by choosing the workshops that you'll benefit most from and hear from a host of expert presenters offering practical, take-away advice on delivering against the new performance measures, effective use of current assessment systems and data that delivers back on investment and time.

What you will take from the day

  • Measuring progress effectively for those working at expected, below and above new levels
  • How can your testing support in judgements on age related expectations
  • Using data you have effectively to inform differentiation

To find out more, click here.

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Reading at the heart of the curriculum: putting reading first
Mar
12
10:00 am10:00

Reading at the heart of the curriculum: putting reading first

Good readers make good writers.  What is ‘good’ reading and how do we develop ‘good’ readers? 
Join, leading English consultant, Julie Sargent to explore how you can help your pupils catch the reading bug by focusing on how you can develop a 'cool' reading culture in your classroom; hear expert advice on how to embed vocabulary and grammar through texts and explore what good reading really looks like.

  • Focus on how to engage children in the reading process and develop and embed reading skills in your lessons
  • Explore how you can use texts to deliver the English curriculum in an engaging and creative way

To find out more, click here.

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