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This course is for new or aspiring headteachers and will look at the importance of budget setting and key processes required in the school to make the most of their financial planning software. We will explore the key principles of budget setting and budget management. The day will also include a demonstration of Access Budgeting and how to make simple changes to the budget to stress test the figures. In the afternoon, delegates will have the opportunity to prepare an action plan and budget setting timetable to support their school processes.Essential Information
Five reasons why we should teach mental maths to our pupils:
1. it develops deep conceptual understanding, increasing their overall understanding of number
2. it relieves cognitive load and frees working memory allowing them to focus on new learning
3. it is a critical life skill
4. it increases confidence in and enjoyment of maths
5. it will improve their overall achievement in mathematics.
How do we, as teachers, ensure that all pupils are provided with an enabling learning environment that allows them to develop varied, adaptive and efficient calculation strategies? This course is supported by the HfL Mental Maths progression document which provides teachers and pupils with a sequenced approach so that new knowledge and skills systematically build on previous learning.
Come and enjoy a day full of practical ideas that will ignite your pupils’ ability to work mentally with facts at their fingertips and strategies aplenty. This course is aimed at UKS2 teachers and is part of the suite of mental mathematics: the secret to success courses.
Teaching pupils to visualise as they read aids their ability to recall key information and ideas from texts in greater detail.
Very few people suffer from aphantasia, a condition in which a person is unable to visualise mental images. Most pupils in our schools are able to see key mental images in their heads.
Through observing drawings and asking key questions we can begin to understand how the process information and make sense of text.
The course will take delegates through how to assess pupils' visualisation skills, teach key skills and support pupils to independently visualise, in order to better comprehend what has been read. This course is suitable for teachers of Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2 classes, as well as subject leaders.
Providing development and support for NQTs during their induction period.
A wide-ranging programme tackling key aspects of the induction period and promoting good progress against the Teachers' Standards. Sessions enable NQTs to receive high-quality training, share experiences and explore strategies for managing the pressures of their first year.
Day 1: Managing (whole-day) Overview of the induction year, behaviour for learning, feedback for progress, liaising effectively with parents and working effectively with teaching assistants.
Day 2: Developing (whole-day) Responding to pupils' diverse needs, the interactive classroom, drama techniques across the curriculum and a toolkit for effective time management.
Day 3: Refining (half-day) Good to outstanding, preparing for NQT+1, subject leadership, reflection on the induction period and professional self review.
A bespoke forum for reflection, discussion and sharing of effective practice. Content will be tailored in response to feedback gathered from Early Years leaders and respond to local and national agenda items.
Each seminar will be held in a different school setting within the locality, offering the opportunity to visit other Early Years settings and build on sharing best practice.