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NQT and ITT Mentoring - how to give the best support Swindon Teaching School
  • October 10, 2017 4:00 pm

Audience: ITT & NQT mentors from Primary Schools Outline of session: These sessions will enable participants to: be even more aware of the mentoring role and its broader context be more practiced and accomplished in mentoring and coaching conversations be aware of three types of feedback: praise, evaluative and learning be able to describe fluently what the (more…)

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EYFS - How To Get Them Writing! Swindon Teaching School
  • October 11, 2017 9:00 am

Audience – Reception Teachers and Teaching Assistants Outline of Session: This 1 day course will support Teachers and Teaching Assistants to create a ‘writing – rich’ environment in their classes.  It will offer support and suggestions to: Encourage reluctant writers Ensuring writing inside and outside Support EAL pupils There will also be an opportunity to (more…)

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SPAG: Destination Year 6 Swindon Teaching School
  • October 12, 2017 9:00 am

Starting by looking at Year Six, we explore the importance of each SPAG strand in every year group and through facilitated discussions we explore where gaps may occur in children’s work and what subject knowledge is needed to fill them.   This is an all day course with lunch. If any allergies please contact the (more…)

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Maths Subject Knowledge Enhancement Swindon Teaching School
  • October 12, 2017 1:30 pm

A 7 day course for primary teachers wishing to develop their teaching of mathematics Aims of course: To develop deep pedagogical subject knowledge in the teaching of primary maths To develop participants’ understanding of teaching for mastery in mathematics To develop teachers as researchers, through the carrying out of small scale action research in their (more…)

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Leading Strategic Change Project Swindon Teaching School
  • November 2, 2017 9:00 am

Change within schools can be complex. Looking at change theory, behaviours of different groups of staff and how to overcome reluctance, participants will create a bespoke change project relevant to their setting improvement plans. The project will run over four terms, and through peer-review, will end with an Ofsted ready case-study.   1 full day (more…)

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KS1 Phonics Swindon Teaching School
  • November 7, 2017 9:00 am

Audience:       KS1 Teachers and Teaching Assistants This course will: Develop phonic subject knowledge Explore practical strategies & activities to support children’s phonic learning at KS1 Further develop the application of phonics to reading and writing. By the end of the session you will have: A clear knowledge of phonic expectations and how (more…)

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Coaching for Teachers and Leaders The Ridgeway School
  • November 7, 2017 4:00 pm

Audience: Teachers, Middle Leaders and Senior Leaders Outline of sessions: Coaching is widely recognised as an effective means of bringing about sustainable, positive change to support pupil progress. Coaching challenges the default thinking and limiting beliefs which can be affecting performance from NQT to SLT level. Teachers who have experienced coaching training speak of its (more…)

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Curious City Briefing Day Swindon Teaching School
  • November 9, 2017 1:00 pm

Local learning, bespoke curricula, children as explorers through curiosity and creativity. An opportunity to find out about how Curious-city can enhance your current curriculum, re-branding the National Curriculum through enquiry-led learning. (more…)

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EYFS - Making the Most of your Day! Swindon Teaching School
  • November 22, 2017 9:00 am

Audience – Reception Teachers and Teaching Assistants Outline of Session: This 1 day course will support Teachers and Teaching Assistants to plan their weekly timetables to ensure they effectively combine ‘adult-led’ and ‘child-initiated’ learning.   It will offer support and suggestions to: Enable practitioners to obtain useful child-initiated evidence Effectively timetable activities throughout the day to (more…)

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Andy Hind NQT Day 2- Meeting the Needs of Every Individual Pupil Swindon Teaching School
  • December 4, 2017 9:00 am

From good to great A series of professional development sessions for Newly Qualified Teachers – Academic Year – 2017/2018 From good to great is a professional development programme, specifically designed for NQTs, and consists of five full-day sessions. Each session focuses on discreet aspects of outstanding classroom practice, effective teaching and learning and necessary professional skills (more…)

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Effective Teaching Assistant Programme (ETAP) Cohort B Swindon Teaching School
  • January 8, 2018 9:00 am

Programme Content: This is a four-day programme which aims to maximize the effectiveness of Teaching Assistants’ work in both primary and secondary classrooms. The focus will be on developing TAs’ skills to enable pupils to become independent, self-determining learners. Participants will examine and reflect upon some key ideas and develop their skills and learning in (more…)

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Andy Hind NQT Day 3 - Teacher Intentionality of Practice (TIPs) Swindon Teaching School
  • January 10, 2018 9:00 am

From good to great A series of professional development sessions for Newly Qualified Teachers – Academic Year – 2017/2018 From good to great is a professional development programme, specifically designed for NQTs, and consists of five full-day sessions. Each session focuses on discreet aspects of outstanding classroom practice, effective teaching and learning and necessary professional skills (more…)

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Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP) Spring The Ridgeway School
  • January 15, 2018 8:30 am

Programme Description This is a cross-phase programme which has been designed with two aims in mind: to achieve clarity around and understanding of Outstanding and to move all teachers to being consistently Outstanding; to provide skills and thinking so that participants can develop their coaching skills to get Outstanding for their colleagues as well. The (more…)

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Further Phonics for KS2 Swindon Teaching School
  • January 19, 2018 9:00 am

Linking phonics to graphemes and spelling, we look at the gaps in children’s writing and delve into strategies and whole school when phonics doesn’t work. You will develop a mini action research project to explore how you might change the way your school approaches spelling. 2 day course with lunch – 19/01/18  &  26/04/18 all (more…)

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Andy Hind NQT Day 4 - There is more learning in the question than the answer Swindon Teaching School
  • February 21, 2018 9:00 am

From good to great A series of professional development sessions for Newly Qualified Teachers – Academic Year – 2017/2018 From good to great is a professional development programme, specifically designed for NQTs, and consists of five full-day sessions. Each session focuses on discreet aspects of outstanding classroom practice, effective teaching and learning and necessary professional skills (more…)

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KS1 Phonics Swindon Teaching School
  • February 27, 2018 9:00 am

Audience:       KS1 Teachers and Teaching Assistants This course will: Develop phonic subject knowledge Explore practical strategies & activities to support children’s phonic learning at KS1 Further develop the application of phonics to reading and writing. By the end of the session you will have: A clear knowledge of phonic expectations and how (more…)

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Getting Better Writing for Yrs 3/4 Swindon Teaching School
  • March 8, 2018 9:00 am

Looking at strategies to improve writing, you will deconstruct examples of work, look specifically at Years 3 and 4 writing and grammar expectations and analyse progression between the year groups.   This is an all day course with lunch. Please contact the Teaching School if any allergies (more…)

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Andy Hind NQT Day 5 - The Confident Learner - Developing Metacognition Swindon Teaching School
  • March 26, 2018 9:00 am

From good to great A series of professional development sessions for Newly Qualified Teachers – Academic Year – 2017/2018 From good to great is a professional development programme, specifically designed for NQTs, and consists of five full-day sessions. Each session focuses on discreet aspects of outstanding classroom practice, effective teaching and learning and necessary professional skills (more…)

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Effective Teaching Assistant Programme (ETAP) Cohort C Swindon Teaching School
  • April 18, 2018 9:00 am

Programme Content: This is a four-day programme which aims to maximize the effectiveness of Teaching Assistants’ work in both primary and secondary classrooms. The focus will be on developing TAs’ skills to enable pupils to become independent, self-determining learners. Participants will examine and reflect upon some key ideas and develop their skills and learning in (more…)

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Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP) Summer The Ridgeway School
  • April 23, 2018 8:30 am

Programme Description This is a cross-phase programme which has been designed with two aims in mind: to achieve clarity around and understanding of Outstanding and to move all teachers to being consistently Outstanding; to provide skills and thinking so that participants can develop their coaching skills to get Outstanding for their colleagues as well. The (more…)

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Writing Expectations Yr 5/6 Swindon Teaching School
  • May 24, 2018 9:00 am

Through progressional dialogue you will explore what writing could look like at age-related and ‘at greater depth’. It is not about moderation, but exploring how to enhance and extend opportunities to get children writing well.   This is an all day course with lunch. Please contact the Teaching School if any allergies (more…)

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