CPD – Training

Attending our CPD (Continuous Professional Development) training courses is all about developing your skills and becoming a reflective practitioner whatever the stage of your career. By collaborating with our strategic partners, we offer a varied programme to support all staff who work in schools.

This is linked to, and builds on, our initial teacher training (ITT) programme and induction, as part of a comprehensive continuum of support.

CPD Programme

DateCourse TitleTimeVenue
Tuesday 3rd December 2019 White Rose Maths for Secondary – Session 4 – Reasoning and Problem Solving 3.30pm The Downs School - Map
Thursday 19th December 2019 Early Career Development for Secondary NQTs and RQTs Session 2 – One Step Ahead 4pm The Downs School - Map
Tuesday 4th February 2020 White Rose Maths for Secondary – Session 5 – Thinking through Variation 3.30pm The Downs School - Map
Thursday 13th February 2020 Early Career Development for Secondary NQTs and RQTs Session 3 – Practice what you preach! 4pm The Downs School - Map
Thursday 2nd April 2020 Early Career Development for Secondary NQTs and RQTs Session 4 Great Learning – Great Teaching 4pm The Downs School - Map
Thursday 4th June 2020 Summer Conference for NQTs and RQTs 9am Shaw House - Map

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    “Stepping Up”

    £150.00

    Stepping Up is a 3 module leadership development programme designed specifically for middle leaders and members of staff aspiring to middle leadership.  The programme focuses on building a deep understanding about leadership and seeks to support delegates in developing the essential competencies, behaviours and attitudes required to lead a team/subject area within an effective school.

    The other dates of the training are:

    Monday 26th November 2018

    Tuesday 15th January 2019

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    “Raising Achievement in Writing”

    £50.00£80.00

    Greater depth in writing is proving difficult to moderate and secure consistent judgements and therefore needs careful consideration.

    This course will advance your understanding of:

     The meaning of greater depth in the context of writing.

     The ‘concept’ of greater depth and the ‘label’ as used in the current inter-im frameworks for teacher assessment.

     Questions and activities that promote greater depth in writing.

    The four ‘corners’ of greater depth in writing.

    Take away from the course:

    Strategies to improve pupils’ outcomes in:

    Understanding the purpose of writing, including varying levels of formality.

    Organisation of writing

     Writing with precision and clarity using the full range of spelling, punctua-tion and grammar taught.

     Producing Imaginative and engaging writing that interweaves dialogue, settings, characters and plots.

    Testimonials from previous courses run by Alex

    “The day was really inspirational. Every aspect of the course was highly beneficial. All of our staff members were fully involved in the day and because of this we can work together as a whole team on our planned developments.”

     

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    Amazing Middle Leadership

    £150.00

    This course, designed especially for relatively new as well as experienced teachers, will enable you to recognise, develop and extend your leadership capabilities as well as fulfil the roles and responsibilities of a middle leader. The programme focuses on exploration of inspirational and functional leadership skills and application of these to fulfil the roles and responsibilities of a middle/subject leader in a school today. What makes a truly successful middle leader? Clarity of vision – strategic direction and development of your subject. Teaching, Learning and Standards. Leading and Managing staff. Efficient and effective deployment of staff and resources. Middle Leaders roles and responsibilities. The range of monitoring; observing a lesson and giving feedback. Understanding how to create a strategic plan and move to action.

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    Aspiring to Senior Leadership / Deputy Headship

    £225.00

    This two day course is designed for secondary middle/subject leaders who are looking for their next leadership post.
    Day 1 will explore:-
    • The qualities of inspirational leadership
    • How to create an empowered team
    • The importance of vision and what stops us achieving it
    • Engaging with people at every level

    Day 2 will explore:-
    • How to optimise everyone’s leadership capacity
    • How to create a climate where everyone wants to work to raise the bar
    • How to develop different leadership styles and when to use them
    • Creating a school action plan
    • The keys to motivation and the impact of change to help you lead your team to your school’s vision

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    Attachment Training

    £80.00
    To understand what makes a secure attachment between a baby and parent.

    • To define the positive implications of a secure attachment.

    • To identify the causes and implications of insecure attachments.

    • To interpret classroom behaviour in the light of attachment theory.

    • To offer a toolkit of interventions to support looked after learners.

    • To explore ways of interacting with children that are helpful and supportive of learning

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    Beyond the Classroom: LOTC Planning a Trip

    £75.00
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    Child Protection Level 1 Safeguarding

    £30.00
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    Child Protection Level 1 Safeguarding

    £30.00£50.00

    Level 1 Child Protection

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    Child Protection Level 1 Safeguarding

    £30.00£50.00

    Level 1 Child Protection

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    Child Protection Level 1 Universal Safeguarding

    £45.00

    The course provides basic information on safeguarding. Delegates will learn how to recognise child abuse more easily, know who to pass any concerns on to and what further action may be taken by other agencies.

    • What is Child Abuse?
    • Signs and Symptoms.
    • How to respond to suspicion or allegations.
    • What happens after a referral has been made?
    • Prevention and working together
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    Child Protection Level 1 Universal Safeguarding

    £45.00

    The course provides basic information on safeguarding. Delegates will learn how to recognise child abuse more easily, know who to pass any concerns on to and what further action may be taken by other agencies.

    • What is Child Abuse?
    • Signs and Symptoms.
    • How to respond to suspicion or allegations.
    • What happens after a referral has been made?
    • Prevention and working together
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    Child Protection Level 1 Universal Safeguarding

    £45.00

    The course provides basic information on safeguarding.

    Delegates will learn how to recognise child abuse more easily, know who to pass any concerns on to and what further action may be taken by other agencies.

    • What is Child Abuse?
    • Signs and Symptoms.
    • How to respond to suspicion or allegations.
    • What happens after a referral has been made?
    • Prevention and working together
    Select options

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