16 Mar

Could you ask for more from a CPD course?

In a world where schools are facing budget cuts and where headteachers have explored the idea of four day weeks or closing schools early on two out of five days, we have decided to bring a ray of sunshine for the summer term.
Despite the very real challenges that schools are facing regarding budgets, headteachers are still expected to bring about continuous school improvement. The Standard for teachers’ professional development states:

“teachers should:

  • keep their knowledge and skills as teachers up-to-date and be self-critical;
  • take responsibility for improving teaching through appropriate professional development, responding to advice and feedback from colleagues;
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how pupils learn and how this has an impact on teaching;
  • have a secure knowledge of the relevant subject(s) and curriculum areas;
  • reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching; and
  • know and understand how to assess the relevant subject and curriculum areas.”

Continued professional development is crucial to school improvement and so we are offering teachers and educational professionals the opportunity to access quality assured, practical skills-based CPD courses at a very low cost of £99+VAT per person for a one day course.

Our courses go above and beyond what you may have experienced from other providers.

What is included?

  • A practical, skills-based one-day CPD workshop.
  • Refreshments and a fantastic two course lunch cooked by our resident head chef.
  • Participant workbook and resources.
  • A CD containing the participant workbook licensed for use in school plus editable versions of any templates used on the course.
  • For courses marked with an asterisk *, delegates will receive a DVD containing short film clips licensed for use in your school.

Summary of courses: £99+VAT per person for a one-day CPD course

17 May: Tracking individual and group progress using in-school summative assessment: Key Stage 1

19 May: Essential inspection and self-evaluation skills for middle leaders *

24 May: Looking for learning *

06 June: Work scrutiny: Forensic analysis of standards and progress *

07 June: Assessment through observation in the EYFS: A practical guide *

08 June: Tracking individual and group progress using in-school summative assessment: EYFS

28 June: Developing effective appraisal and performance management skills for teachers

 

We are also offering the following Literacy and Maths courses at £99+VAT per person

Literacy courses: £99+VAT per person for a one-day course

What is included?

  • A practical, skills-based one-day CPD workshop.
  • Refreshments and a fantastic two course lunch cooked by our resident head chef.
  • Participant workbook
  • Games, activities and resources to use in-school immediately.
  • Please read each course description carefully to ensure that it meets your CPD requirements

 

10 July: Inspiring poetry in the primary school

17 July: Whole School Literacy: Ensuring Cross-Curricular Links

18 July: Literacy Support For Subject Leaders In The Primary School

Maths Courses: £99+VAT per person for a one-day course

What is included?

  • A practical, skills-based one-day CPD workshop.
  • Courses specifically address the requirement identified within the teacher standard for professional development which states that teachers should “have a secure knowledge of the relevant subject(s) and curriculum areas” and also “know and understand how to assess the relevant subject and curriculum areas”
  • Refreshments and a fantastic two course lunch cooked by our resident head chef.
  • Participant workbook and resources.
  • Access to ongoing e-mail support from the tutor for one month after the course.
  • Please read each course description carefully to ensure that it meets your CPD requirements

23 May Mathematics: How to assess maths for mastery

25 May: Mathematics: Teaching for Mastery: How to teach from concrete beginnings to abstract calculations

07 June: Mathematics: What is mastery and how do we teach to achieve it?