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CPD

Beyond mainstream - what are the options?

This session will provide information and guidance on different SEN settings beyond mainstream.

Characteristics of effective learning

This course explores some ways that Characteristics of Effective Learning can be implemented into planning, the learning environment and reporting to parents; and how purposeful Child Initiated Play can hold the key to developing these Characteristics.

Early Literacy

This course will give Early Years Practitioners a range of practical ideas to support children as they take the journey to Early Literacy.

Effective Subject Leadership in English

This course will use a joint practice development format to explore the role of the English subject leader in a primary school. Areas such are monitoring, action planning and what is useful in preparing for inspection visits will be covered.

Year 6 Curriculum

Examining the Year 6 curriculum by looking at: core subject requirements in Year 6, assessments and writing moderation examples.

Supporting the more able in Early Years

Explore ways that differentiation can impact on progression by looking at: ways to differentiate teacher directed activities and extending children during Child Inititated Play in a variety of ways.

Developing Communication & Language Skills within EYS

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.

ASD Detectives

An EYS course focusing on how to investigate certain behaviour traits. What to do about them. How to pre-empt them.

Teaching Grammar & Punctuation in context

Course aims to suggest that the teaching of grammar and punctuation can be effective when included in a holistic, contextualised approach to teaching English.

How positive relationships help to improve outcomes

This courses discusses the impact of good relationships with teachers, upon a student’s progress and attitude to learning.

Chair/Vice Chair of Governors Network Group Meeting

A free network meeting for Chairs and Vice Chairs of Governors to identify issues, training and mentoring opportunities.

Let them do everything: a great curriculum for your school

This practical development day will be looking at how to develop your school's curriculum, across all subjects, so that it inspire pupils and staff.

Building a reading school

Discussion around how to develop the reading culture in your school, including ideas for guided reading, parental engagement and reading for pleasure.

Boy's attainment at Primary School

Examining disparity in boys' and girls' attainment, looking at learning styles and ways to raise boys' attainment in lessons.

Introduction to tapestry for Early Years

How Tapestry works, the advantages and disadvantages.  Using the prorgramme for assessment and reports.  Continuing with Tapestry beyond the Foundation Stage.

Embedding Maths Problem Solving in the Primary curriculum

A look at how problem solving can be embedded in Maths and more widely across the curriculum in Primary Schools.

Through the eyes of a 5 year old - everyday life in a Reception class

Experience learning through the eyes of a 5 year old by spending the morning in the Foundation Stage, working alongside an experienced SLE and her class of 4 and 5 year olds. 

Developmental Movement in Early Years

"Wriggling into Writing" explores the theory and practical activities that you can apply in your settings to ensure outstanding outcomes for your children. This session will be practical and will leave you energised and inspired!

Letters and Sounds Phase 1 phonics for nursery children

Focusing on the 7 aspects and the 3 strands of phase 1 phonics. There will be ideas for planning and delivering practical lessons for EYS and Foundation Stage.

Through the Eyes of a 4 Year Old - Preparation for School

EYS practitioners will have the opportunity to come and join in with some adult led activities at Windmill Nursery, to promote discussion and exploration and to inspire practitioners to reflect on their own current practice and to see school readiness through the eyes of four year olds!

Through the Eyes of a 4 Year Old - Learning through play

Windmill Nursery are opening their doors for practitioners to come and join in with their Learning Through Play (Child Initiated Play) session at the Nursery, which will promote discussion and exploration.

Singing & Signing in the Early Years

This session will include singing age appropriate songs that could be brought into your daily routine or as a music lesson. It will include basic Makaton and visual resources.

KS2 Writing Moderation

Session is designed to develop your understanding of the writing moderation process and have the oppportunity to share, in an informal way, children's work.

Through the eyes of a 5 year old - everyday life in a Reception class

Experience learning through the eyes of a 5 year old by spending the morning in the Foundation Stage, working alongside an experienced SLE and her class of 4 and 5 year olds. 

Ensuring a smooth transition - Nursery into Year R

Transition through the eyes of the child, the parent, the nursery practitioner and the Teacher.  Practical ideas to reduce anxieties.

Ensuring Smooth Transition - Year 6 into Year 7

Transition through the eyes of the child and teacher.  Practical ideas to reduce anxieties.

Pre-School & Nursery Network Meetings

Networking meeting for pre-school and nursery practitioners.

Aspiring Middle Leaders

A pre-cursor to NPQML. This course is relevant to practitioners of all phases who wish to enhance and refine their leadership skills.

Aspiring Senior Leaders

This course is designed to support teachers, who are currently working in a Middle Leader role. It aims to provide you with the tools to begin to develop your leadership skills, identify their strengths and pinpoint the areas they need to develop further. 

NPQML

The NPQML qualification will support you in becoming a highly effective middle leader, with the skills, confidence and knowledge to drive successful team performance and improved classroom practice across your team. 

A professional qualification providing recognition of leadership development and professional achievement.

NPQSL

The NPQSL qualification will support you in becoming a highly effective senior leader with the skills, confidence and knowledge to contribute to the strategic development of your school or organisation as part of the senior leadership team. 

A professional qualification providing recognition of leadership development and professional achievement. 

Bespoke CPD

The East Kent Learning Alliance can offer support in delivering a range of bespoke CPD for your school and staff - please see below for examples:

  • Good to Outstanding
  • The New Ofsted Framework
  • Data Training
  • Maximising Use of Voice and Body Language in the Classroom
  • AFL
  • Autism awareness
  • Being an Effective Teaching Assistant

All our programmes are offered by serving school leaders with a track record of successful delivery of professional development.

To assist you with identifying your CPD priorities for 2017-18 I have attached an audit of need.

If EKLA can support you with the delivery of any of your CPD needs, either as twilights or inset days please contact us to discuss or complete and return the attached audit.

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