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.
This training is aimed at English subject leaders who are either new to the role or looking to enhance their contribution to improving English across the school.
Throughout the course, delegates will gain an in-depth understanding of the expectations of core subject leadership. Delegates will develop their capacity to evaluate teaching and learning across a range of evidence to drive improvement throughout the school.
The key elements of English subject leadership will be explored through a spotlight on each of the different aims of the English curriculum: effective spoken language, fluent reading for meaning, writing for a range of purposes and vocabulary development.
This will enable subject leaders to deepen subject-specific knowledge and understanding. Delegates are expected to attend all five sessions of this training.
Schools attending both the English and maths highly effective subject leader courses will receive a 15% discount.
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!Essential Information
Support your school in developing best practice in Religious Education (RE) with a focus on the substance of learning for all children.
Prepare to develop practical changes to improve the implementation of RE requirements in teaching, learning and assessment across the primary age range.
The course will provide accessible, classroom-ready examples of high quality RE for all pupils in Early Years Foundation Stage through to Upper Key Stage 2.
Delegates will have the opportunity to develop subject knowledge and understanding of religious concepts.
Sessions are packed with inspiring content designed to support a broad and balanced curriculum.
Practitioners will be equipped to improve existing schemes of work leading to improved outcomes for learners.
This course is for teachers who are new to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in September or have recently moved to the EYFS.
The course is delivered through a mixture of presentation styles, including tutor-led sessions, group discussions and workshops.
This session will update delegates on local and national developments for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). It will help delegates to be confident in understanding their school's statutory duties and provide practical support in enabling them to fulfil their leadership and management responsibilities. The session will include a range of short updates and also a more in-depth exploration of topical issues, to help delegates consider implications for their school.Essential Information
This course, which follows on from the 'SIMS End of Year' course, will allow delegates to carry out the processes learned on that course and contained in the end-of-year documentation we send to schools, on their own school data, with guidance from a data management consultant. Delegates can book onto both sessions, some of which are on the same day, if required. Delegates with experience of the end-of-year procedures may choose to only attend this session to complete the process.
Delegates should have a basic familiarity of SIMS and have their own login to the system. Please note that we will send instructions (to the email address used to book a place onto this course) for setting up a computer in school to be connected to remotely during the session.
This three-day course is designed for PSHCE education subject leaders or experienced teachers wishing to deepen their understanding of PSHCE.
There may be an option of accreditation of this course through the University of Hertfordshire.
This course will provide teachers with a useful insight into teaching and learning supporting the development of effective PSHCE education pedagogy and practice.
It will help schools to ensure that all aspects of their PSHCE curriculum meets the needs of their pupils.
During the day, delegates are provided with an invaluable opportunity to network with teachers from other schools.
This course will enable participants to become familiar with all aspects of the induction process and regulations, through presentations and discussion groups.
Opportunity will be given to focus on the tutor's role and the skills needed to be successful including the assessment process, classroom observation as a means of support and challenge and building an action and support plan for NQTs who experience difficulties.