Appraisal and capability workshop
This workshop is in two parts, the first section will provide an overview of the appraisal process and timescales, objective setting, feedback and handling the appraisal discussion including difficult issues, such as where there is no scope for progression.
The second part will deal with suspension of the appraisal process and instigation of the capability procedure and will cover the statutory/policy framework and problem areas including personality issues, gathering evidence and cases where illness affects performance. The workshop includes a filmed role play demonstrating how to get it right and how to deal with unexpected issues.
Dust off the iPads - great apps and better practice for primary schools
Sometimes a school’s iPads are not used as well as originally hoped, and may be sitting in a cupboard or only utilised for internet research. It may be felt that the school should be getting more from the investment. In this half-day course delegates will consider the effective use of iPads in primary settings. Delegates will have hands-on experience of a range exciting apps for content creation, computing, augmented reality and more.
Delegates will also consider solutions for moving work to and from the iPads. Delegates will leave the session full of ideas about how to bring their iPads back to life!
New to the role of teaching assistant
This course provides an essential introduction to effective classroom practice for teaching assistants. During the session, delegates will explore the latest research on how to maximise the impact of their support and share good practice with colleagues from other schools. Practical strategies will be introduced that can be used with pupils across the primary and secondary phase. The course will develop delegates' skills and confidence in building positive working relationships with teachers and enable them to support pupils to make good progress.