CPD

Developmental Movement in the Early Years

Deliverer: Fiona Ingram (Herne CE Infant & Nursery School)

Date: Wednesday 22nd February

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Venue: Herne CE Infant & Nursery School

Course Fee: Free to Early Years Practioners (limited spaces)

Course Outline

“Wriggling into Writing”
Fiona is an outstanding practitioner who has studied the importance of movement on a child’s cognitive and physical development. She will explore the theory and practical activities that you can apply in your settings to ensure outstanding outcomes for your children. Fiona will clarify the importance of gross and fine motor development and the impact this has on early writing. This session will be practical and will leave you energised and inspired!

Who is the course for?

Early Years Foundation Stage Practitioners and Teachers

 

To book your place please complete the booking form and return to EKLA:

EKLA_CPD_201516_Booking_form.docx


SPaG & Creative Writing - Are they compatible?

Presenters: Adi Ahmet (SLE)

Date: Tuesday 28th February

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Venue: Canterbury Primary School Training & Development Centre

Fee: £45 per person

Course Outline

This course aims to suggest that the teaching of grammar and punctuation can be effective when included in a holistic, contextualised approach to teaching English. The session will be based around discussion of a number of key elements used in contextualised SPAG teaching.

Who is the course for?

KS1/KS2 teachers and English Co-ordinators

Aims of the Course

  • To examine different approaches to the teaching of grammar
  • To consider how a contextualised approach to teaching grammar may be beneficial 
  • To discuss useful strategies for teaching grammar in context

To book your place please complete the booking form and return to EKLA:

EKLA_CPD_201516_Booking_form.docx


An Introduction to Coaching & Mentoring

Presenters: Jo Brown (SLE)

Date: Thursday 2nd March

Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Venue: Herne CE Infant & Nursery School

Fee: £45 per person

Course Outline

The course will look at both coaching and mentoring roles in a school setting. Focus will be given to the main similarities and differences between them.

It will give an initial overview of the methods used in both practices. How coaching can be used as a way to move teaching forward – working alongside peers and how mentoring can be used as a way to move teaching forward – sharing experience. 

It will also look at ways in which records can be kept, to show evidence of these meetings.

The session will address issues such as:

  • What is the difference between coaching and mentoring?
  • What is the main aim of coaching? And of mentoring?
  • How do I keep records on these sessions/meetings?

Who is the course for?

Colleagues with an interest in coaching and mentoring.

Aims of the Course

  • To explore the differences and similarities between coaching and mentoring.
  • To give an overview of coaching and to look at some coaching techniques
  • To look at the role of a mentor
  • To look at methods of recording both mentoring and coaching meetings. 

To book your place please complete the booking form and return to EKLA:

EKLA_CPD_201516_Booking_form.docx


Early Literacy

Deliverer: Vicky Palmer - SLE (Herne CE Infant & Nursery School)

Date: Thursday 30th March

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Venue: Herne CE Infant & Nursery School

Course Fee: Free to Early Years Practioners (limited spaces)

Course Outline

This course will give Early Years Practitioners a range of practical ideas to support children as they take the journey to Early Literacy (Reading and Writing). By the end of the course practitioners will have:

•  an overview of Early Literacy

•  an understanding of the role of the adult in supporting the development of early literacy skills

•  confidence in how to work with parents to enable them to support their child’s early literacy development.

Vicky is an outstanding practitioner who has worked across the infant age range, she will enable you to share practical ideas that will sow the seeds for a love of literacy that will last a lifetime.

Who is the course for?

Early Years Foundation Stage Practitioners and Teachers

 

To book your place please complete the booking form and return to EKLA:

EKLA_CPD_201516_Booking_form.docx


Teaching Non-Fiction Writing

Presenters: Adi Ahmet (SLE)

Date: Tuesday 9th May

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Venue: Canterbury Primary School Training & Development Centre

Fee: £45 per person

Course Outline

This course aims to examine ways to inspire and enthuse children as readers and writers of non-fiction. There will be a consideration of how non-fiction can help children to acquire new language, and how this can be put to best use. There will also be an exploration of more creative methods of incorporating and promoting non-fiction writing.

Who is the course for?

KS1/KS2 teachers and English Co-ordinators

Aims of the Course

  • To examine the role non-fiction writing plays in the classroom
  • To look at effective teaching strategies for non-fiction writing
  • To consider the range of different genres that comprise 'non-fiction'

To book your place please complete the booking form and return to EKLA:

EKLA_CPD_201516_Booking_form.docx


Supporting Communication & Language in the EYFS

Deliverer: Rachel Kelly - SLE (Joy Lane Primary School)

Date: Thursday 18th May

Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Venue: Joy Lane Primary School

Course Fee: Free to Early Years Practioners (limited spaces)

Course Outline

An introduction into supporting children developing their Communication and Language skills in the EYFS. How to create a language rich environment in which both children's speech and language can develop and grow. Highlighting the importance of Communication and Language skills and the impact these have on the rest of the EYFS profile.

Who is the course for?

Early Years Foundation Stage Practitioners and Teachers

 

To book your place please complete the booking form and return to EKLA:

EKLA_CPD_201516_Booking_form.docx


Bespoke CPD for 2015-16

EKLA can offer support in delivering a range of CPD for your school and staff.

All our programmes are offered by serving school leaders with a track record of successful delivery of professional development​.
 
​EKLA would like to support you with your all staff’s CPD needs. As a result we have prepared a CPD audit which you can use to identify your priority areas and explore twilights/inset days that EKLA can support you with in the next academic year - see below.

To help us coordinate your requests we ask that they are returned to us by the end of term 5 (at the latest) so that we can coordinate the facilitators and dates​ for 2015-16​.

For more details, please contact us.

EKLA_CPD_Audit_Feb_2015.docx

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