This course is designed for staff new to the post of administrator, or staff who have received handover training from a colleague but have received no formal training in SIMS.
Delegates will learn how to use SIMS pupil data effectively and efficiently, by entering and editing pupil records and contact information. Manage the transfer of pupils into and out of school, and learn how to access information speedily by running reports held in SIMS.
With an increased focus on the changing post-16 landscape, the vocational network events will provide delegates with the most current available information to help plan for the future of their Sixth Form.
School leaders will receive all the up to date information on key post-16 issues such as funding, curriculum accountability and inspection, and how best to deliver high-quality post-16 provision in today's competitive 16-19 sector.
This course is aimed at all governors and headteachers of voluntary aided, foundation schools and academies. This session is suitable for both primary and secondary schools/academies and is aimed at governors of own admission authority schools.
If parents appeal against a decision not to admit their pupil, a governor will have to defend that decision to an independent appeals panel and try to convince them that admitting another pupil would 'prejudice the provision of efficient education or the efficient use of resources.' If the panel is not convinced, they will uphold the parental appeal.
This course will support Year 5 and 6 teachers in developing their teaching approaches, curriculum design, and text selection in order to best prepare their pupils for making progress towards working at greater depth in reading, and reaching the higher standard in end of KS2 assessments.
Drawing upon research in and out of the classroom, the course will cover the essential knowledge and skills that underpin successful comprehension of texts both during and after the act of reading. Practical activities and demonstrations will illustrate how to use whole-class, group, and individual approaches during reading sessions. Delegates will explore ways to develop pupil’s thinking at a deeper and more sustained level, as well as consider how to develop the clarity and precision of how children express and develop their thoughts.
During the session, explicit reference will be made to statutory assessment domains. Delegates will be supported to see how the principles and approaches of effective reading instruction will support progress and attainment under each of the relevant assessment domains. Analysis of past papers will be used to highlight implications for test preparation and technique, without losing sight of the long-term, core aim of developing confident, thoughtful and articulate readers, able to cope with the demands of increasingly complex texts.
This workshop will welcome delegates into the sometimes complex world of HR. It will provide useful tips and tricks to successfully manage staff as well as preparing them for future challenges they may face. The workshop will dip into the key areas of HR including performance management, dealing with team conflict and managing attendance as well as learning when to escalate matters.Essential Information
These funded (free to attend) cluster meetings are an excellent way to keep up to date with all the news, issues and developments in English. This term’s focus will support English subject leaders to further enhance the curriculum and secure highly effective teaching and learning across the school. Attendance will ensure delegates are up to date with effective leadership, key messages and the possible actions to undertake.Essential Information
These funded (free to attend) cluster meetings are an excellent way to keep up to date with all the news, issues and developments in mathematics. This term’s focus will support mathematics subject leaders to further enhance the curriculum and secure highly effective teaching and learning across the school. Attendance will ensure delegates are up to date with effective leadership, key messages and the possible actions to undertake.Essential Information
This funded (free to attend) cluster meeting is an excellent way to keep up to date with all the news, issues and developments in science. This terms focus will support subject leaders to further enhance the curriculum and secure highly effective teaching and learning across the school. Attendance will ensure delegates are up to date with effective leadership, key messages and the possible actions to undertake.Essential Information
The writing programme of study for Year 1 states that pupils should be taught, in the first instance, to compose sentences in writing in order to secure the basic concept of a sentence. Many pupils enter Year 1 not having secured this and need more time and experiences which will help embed these core, basic, but essential skills. NC2014 asks that pupils 'master' certain basic skills to enable them to be on a strong trajectory for the next part of their learning journey.
This course focuses on those basic sentence structure and punctuation skills and dives into methods of teaching those aspects. Many pupils entering Year 2 will continue to need to learn how to secure the concept of a sentence within the sentence range with which they are familiar before expanding their understanding of the wider range of different sentence forms, use of conjunctions and punctuation. It is important therefore, that any weaknesses in conceptual understanding are identified and addressed early on so that teachers can embark upon supporting their pupils to move to the next step of learning.
This course will support delegates to address this issue through the combination of a subject knowledge development session, and a tailored in-school consultancy visit. At the half-day session, delegates will have an opportunity to explore the common barriers that their pupils experience, as well as consider a range of tried and tested techniques to improve sentence structure and punctuation. During the half day in-school consultancy visit (to be arranged at a time to suit the school), the class teacher and subject leader (if available) will have an opportunity to consider how the techniques have worked for their pupils and how they can be adapted to further develop pupils' skills in this area.
This course covers the essential information required for the effective management of asbestos remaining on the school premises. Areas covered include: risks of asbestos- locations and type HCC asbestos policy and guidance types of asbestos survey and understanding survey data the use of asbestos management plans the effective use of the permission to work procedure incident management asbestos worksEssential Information