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CPD Opportunities

'Effective teaching requires considerable knowledge and skill, which should be developed as teachers’ careers progress.  High-quality professional development requires workplaces to be steeped in rigorous scholarship, with professionals continually developing and supporting each other so that pupils benefit from the best possible teaching' - DfE: Standard for teachers’ professional development

 

Please see the following list of current CPD courses on offer for 2018/19.  All of our courses take place in East Kent Schools:

Characteristics of Effective Learning - Tuesday 16th October 2018
Early Literacy - Thursday 18th October 2018
Effective Subject Leadership in English - Thursday 8th November 2018
Year 6 Curriculum - Tuesday 13th November 2018
Supporting the more able in the Early Years - Tuesday 13th November 2018
Developing Communication & Language skills within Early Years - Thursday 22nd November 2018
ASD Detectives - Monday 26th November 2018

Teaching Grammar and Punctuation in Context - Thursday 29th November 2018
Let them do everything: a great curriculum in your school - 16th January 2019
Building a reading School - Thursday 24th January 2019
Boys attainment at Primary School - Thursday 24th January 2019
Introduction to tapestry for Early Years - Wednesday 30th January 2019
Embedding Maths problem solving in the Primary curriculum - Thursday 7th February 2019
Through the eyes of a 5 year old - Everyday life in a Reception class - Thursday 7th February 2019
Through the Eyes of 4 Year Olds - Preparation for School - Term 4
Through the Eyes of 4 Year Olds - Learning Through Play - Term 4
Developmental Movement in Early Years - Tuesday 7th March 2019
Letters & Sounds Phase 1 Phonics for Nursery Children - Tuesday 13th March 2019
Singing & Signing - Thursday 21st March 2018
KS2 Writing Moderation - Thursday 28th March 2019
Through the eyes of a 5 year old - Everyday life in a Reception class - Thursday 25th April 2019
Ensuring smooth transition - Nursery to Year R - Tuesday 7th May 2019

Ensuring smooth transition - Year 6 to Year 7 - Thursday 21st May 2019
Pre-School & Nursery Network Meetings

  

 

 

 

Characteristics of Effective Learning

Deliverer: Mags Minter (SLE)

Date: Tuesday 16th October 2018

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Venue: Herne Infant & Nursery School

Course Fee: Free 

Course Outline

The Characteristics of Effective Learning are the key elements of how children play and learn. We have heard the theory but what does this look like in an Early Years setting?  This course explores some ways that the 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.  With this new knowledge and exploration practitioners will be able to start implementing change as soon as they return to their setting or school.

 Aims of Course

  • Recap on what we know about The Characteristics of Effective Learning.
  • To look at how an effectively planned and purposeful environment can be used to promote the Characteristics of Effective Learning and extend the children’s learning.
  • To provide a bank of ideas of play based activities to promote the Characteristics.
  • Explore how we can use the information we gather from observations and knowledge of the child to report to parents.

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:

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Early Literacy

Deliverer: Fiona Ingram (SLE)

Date: Thursday 18th October 2018

Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am

Venue: Herne Infant & Nursery School

Course Fee: Free to Early Years Practioners and Teachers

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.

This course 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:

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Effective Subject Leadership in English

Deliverer: Adi Ahmet

Date: Thursday 8th November 2018

Time: 3:45 - 5:30 pm

Venue: Selling Primary School

Course Fee: Free 

COURSE OUTLINE

This course will use a joint practice development format to explore the role of the English subject leader. The session will cover areas such as monitoring and action planning, and will consider what information is useful when preparing for inspection visits. There will be an opportunity to begin developing an action plan based on school needs. In addition, some time will be spent looking at useful resources and sources of support to develop English in your school.

COURSE aims

  • to consider effective strategies to lead English across the primary school
  • to share best practice among current/ aspiring English leads
  • to consider how the action planning process can feed into school improvement priorities

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

Current and aspiring English subject leaders in Primary School.

 

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

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Year 6 Curriculum

Deliverer: Lauren Cooper

Date: Tuesday 13th November 2018

Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Venue: PLCC, Canterbury Primary School 

Course Fee: Free

COURSE OUTLINE

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

Training is aimed at new teachers in Year 6 or for teachers following the new framework.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

New Year 6 teachers and teachers following the new framework.

 

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

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Supporting the more able in Early Years

Deliverer: Mags Minter

Date: Tuesday 13th November 2018

Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am

Venue: Herne CE Infant & Nursery School

Course Fee: Free

COURSE OUTLINE

“When we learn something new, we grow stars in our head” Eva, 4

Each day in the Early Years is jam packed with a wide range of activities, opportunities and learning through play. Children come into school from a range of experiences and variable abilities. How can we tailor our provision to ensure there is diversity to allow our more able children to learn something new every day? Come and explore some ways that differentiation can impact on progression by looking at:

  • Some ways to differentiate Teacher Directed activities. Is there a structure that doesn’t fail?
  • Extending children during Child Initiated Play in a variety of ways

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

This twilight is ideal for all Year R practitioners.

 

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

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Developing Communication & Language skills within EYS

Deliverer: Claire Longhorn (SLE)

Date: Thursday 22nd November 2018

Time: 4:15 - 6:00 pm

Venue: Joy Lane Primary School

Course Fee: Free 

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.

  • To highlight the importance of Communication and Language development within the Early   Years
  • To begin to understand how language develops from the age of 2-4.
  • To share ideas about how to develop children's C&L skills through play opportunities.
  • To share ideas about useful resources that support C&L development 

 

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

NQTs working in EYFS, Student Teachers, Teaching Assistants, New to the EYFS, Nursery Practitioners

 

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

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ASD Detectives

Deliverer: Craig May

Date: Monday 26th November 2018

Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Venue: Canterbury Primary School Training & Development Centre

Course Fee: Free

Course Outline

How to investigate certain behaviour traits. What to do about them. How to pre-empt them.

During this training session, you will develop your understanding of ASC (previously ASD) and actively take part in widening your knowledge of the reasons why children with ASC do the things they do.

There will be activities to take part in to share good practice and you will be able to take away many strategies to help support children with ASC.

You will be asked to become a ‘detective’, where you will identify, support and challenge behaviours.  There will be plenty of emphasis on social behaviours and how to support, manage and develop parent’s behaviour towards ASC.

Who is the course for?

Nursery, Primary and Secondary staff.  Teaching assistants and/or teaching staff.

 

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

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Teaching Grammar and Punctuation in context

Deliverer: Adi Ahmet

Date: Thursday 29th November 2018

Time: 3:45 - 5:30 pm

Venue: Selling Primary School

Course Fee: Free 

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.

COURSE aims

  • 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

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

KS1/KS2 teachers, English co-ordinators in Primary School.

 

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

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Let them do everything: a great curriculum for your school

Deliverer: Robin Hammerton

Date: Wednesday 16th January 2019

Time: 10:00 am – 3:45 pm (coffee from 9:45 am)

Venue: PLCC, Canterbury Primary School 

Course Fee: £75 (to include lunch)

COURSE OUTLINE

At this practical development day we will look at how you can deepen your school’s curriculum, across all of the subjects, so that it inspires and excites your pupils and staff.  This will help with the increased Ofsted focus on curriculum breadth and the new inspection framework.  More importantly, it will help develop the talents and interests of your pupils.  The course will also show how and why a great curriculum leads to high standards in the basics.

During this session we will:

  • Summarise what is new; share best practice and up to date Ofsted thinking about the curriculum, including outside the classroom.
  • Think through why breadth matters and ways to ‘do it’, which are stimulating but unthreatening and building on your existing good practice.
  • Discuss practical activities on curriculum design, relevant to your school and the local area.
  • Seek to meet your pupils’ actual needs.
  • Consider how to make the curriculum robust and rigorous.
  • Work out ways forward for each school.

About the Facilitator

Robin Hammerton is a former Kent head teacher and was an HMI for eleven years. As HMI he led and worked on many national surveys including those on curriculum design and creativity and learning outside the classroom. He gave the keynote speech at the then government’s launch of its new curriculum in 2009, (which was quite a feat because as an HMI he didn’t actually represent the government). He was national adviser for personalisation and, more recently, the national lead for music.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

Head teachers, Senior Leaders and Senior Governors – Infant, Junior, Primary and Secondary Schools.

 

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

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Building a reading school

Deliverer: Siobhain Harkins 

Date: Thursday 24th January 2019

Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Venue: Joy Lane Primary School

Course Fee: Free 

Course Outline

A discussion around how to develop the reading culture in your school, including ideas for guided reading, parental engagement and reading for pleasure. Based on research, training courses (including Christine Cork’s Target Literacy ‘Reading for Pleasure’ workshops) and other tried-and-tested ideas, this is an opportunity to consider new ways to drive the reading revolution in your school.

  • To share practical, tried-and-tested strategies and resources.
  • To discuss current practice and to share ideas.
  • To support teachers’ and leaders’ subject knowledge and leadership of Reading.

As part of the course, delegates will be provided with a resource pack, detailing course content and supporting resources. The pack will include handouts and powerpoint slides. There will be opportunities for discussion and sharing of good practice.

Delegates will also be asked to bring a favourite children’s book to share with the group, as well as any other reading activities or ideas from their own school.

Who is the course for?

English leaders and classroom teachers with an interest in building upon the current reading practices in their school.

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

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Boy's attainment at Primary School

Deliverer: Lauren Cooper

Date: Thursday 24th January 2019

Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Venue: PLCC, Canterbury Primary School 

Course Fee: Free

COURSE OUTLINE

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

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

Classroom teachers.

 

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

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Introduction to tapestry for Early Years

Deliverer: Marion Philpott and Emily Kelderis

Date: Wednesday 30th January 2019

Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Venue: PLCC, Canterbury Primary School 

Course Fee: Free

COURSE OUTLINE

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

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

Classroom teachers.

 

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

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Embedding Maths problem solving in the Primary curriculum

Deliverer: Ben Hawkins

Date: Thursday 7th February 2019

Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Venue: PLCC, Canterbury Primary School 

Course Fee: Free

COURSE OUTLINE

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

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

Classroom teachers.

 

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

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Through the eyes of a 5 Year old - Everyday life in a Reception class

Deliverer: Mags Minter (SLE)

Date: Thursday 7th February 2019

Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am

Venue: Herne CE Infant & Nursery School

Course Fee: Free

COURSE OUTLINE

Celebrate Childhood!

Come and experience learning through the eyes of a 5 year old.  Observe outstanding practise and immerse yourself in an environment which enriches and enables individualised learning. You will spend the morning in the Foundation Stage working alongside an experienced SLE and her class of 4 and 5 year olds! Opportunities for discussion and planning will ensure that you leave Herne feeling inspired and invigorated about your approach to learning!

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

Classroom teachers.

 

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

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Through the Eyes of 4 Year Olds - Preparation for School

Deliverer: Gemma Keeble (SLE)

Date: Term 4

Time: TBC

Venue: Herne CE Infant & Nursery School

Course Fee: Free (4 places)

COURSE OUTLINE

With an increasing demand on Nurseries to prepare children for starting school, it is important to think about how we can best equip our children with the appropriate skills they will need to make a smooth transition into the Reception Year. We are opening the doors for practitioners to come and join in with some adult led activities at our Nursery, which will promote discussion and exploration. This insight will inspire practitioners to reflect on their own current practice and to see school readiness through the eyes of four year olds!

Aims of the Course:

  • To observe Nursery practice in a National Teaching School
  • To look at how effectively planned and purposeful activities can be used to promote children’s learning and school readiness
  • To gain ideas about structuring a Nursery session where energy, fun and sparkle is paramount!

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

Early Years Practioners and Teachers

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

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Through the Eyes of 4 Year Olds - Learning Through Play

Deliverer: Gemma Keeble (SLE)

Date: Term 4

Time: TBC

Venue: Herne CE Infant & Nursery School

Course Fee: Free (4 places)

COURSE OUTLINE

We all know young children learn best through play, but how can we ensure the opportunities we provide not only allow the children to learn but develop the Characteristics of Effective Learning? Is the play purposeful and of high quality?  We are opening the doors for practitioners to come and join in with our Learning Through Play (Child Initiated Play) session at our Nursery, which will promote discussion and exploration. This insight will inspire practitioners to reflect on their own current practice and to see learning through play through the eyes of three and four year olds!

Aims of the Course:

  • To observe Nursery practice in a National Teaching School
  • To look at how effectively planned and purposeful activities can be used to promote children’s learning and the Characteristics of Effective Learning
  • To see how adult interaction and the environment is paramount for high quality learning through play

To have fun, learn and be inspired!

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

Early Years Practioners and Teachers

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

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Developmental Movement in Early Years

Deliverer: Fiona Ingram (SLE)

Date: Tuesday 7th March 2019

Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am

Venue: Herne Infant & Nursery School

Course Fee: Free 

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:

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Letters and Sounds Phase 1 phonics for nursery children

Deliverer: Marion Philpott (SLE)

Date: Wednesday13th March 2019

Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Venue: PLCC, Canterbury Primary School 

Course Fee: Free 

Course Outline

This session will look at the 7 aspects and the 3 strands of phase 1 phonics. There will be ideas for planning and delivering practical lessons.

Who is the course for?

Nursery Practitioners

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

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Singing & Signing in Early Years

Deliverer: Catherine Jones

Date: Thursday 21st March 2019

Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Venue: PLCC, Canterbury Primary School

Course Fee: Free 

COURSE OUTLINE

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.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

EYS Practitioners. SEN settings welcome.

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

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KS2 Writing Moderation

Deliverer: Craig May

Date: Thursday 28th March 2019

Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Venue: PLCC, Canterbury Primary School

Course Fee: Free 

COURSE OUTLINE

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

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

Year 6 stafff and writing coordinators. 

 

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

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Through the eyes of a 5 Year old - Everyday life in a Reception class

Deliverer: Mags Minter (SLE)

Date: Thursday 25th April 2019

Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am

Venue: Herne CE Infant & Nursery School

Course Fee: Free

COURSE OUTLINE

Celebrate Childhood!

Come and experience learning through the eyes of a 5 year old.  Observe outstanding practise and immerse yourself in an environment which enriches and enables individualised learning. 

You will spend the morning in the Foundation Stage working alongside an experienced SLE and her class of 4 and 5 year olds! 

Opportunities for discussion and planning will ensure that you leave Herne feeling inspired and invigorated about your approach to learning!

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

Classroom teachers.

  ce please complete the booking form and return to EKLA:

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Ensuring smooth transition - Nursery to Year R

Deliverer: Wendy Powell and Marion Philpott 

Date: Thursday 7th May 2019

Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Venue: PLCC, Canterbury Primary School

Course Fee: Free 

COURSE OUTLINE

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

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

Nursery and Year R practitioners.

 

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

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Ensuring smooth transition - Year 6 to Year 7

Deliverer: Lauren Cooper and Rachel Cox

Date: Tuesday 21st May 2019

Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Venue: PLCC, Canterbury Primary School

Course Fee: Free 

COURSE OUTLINE

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

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

Year 6 and 7 practitioners.

 

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

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Pre-School and Nursery Network Meetings

2018/2019 meetings

 
'An Introduction to ECERS as an audit tool' 

Date: 18th October 2018

Deliverer: Mags Minter and Gemma Keeble (SLEs)

Time: 16:00 to 17:30 pm

Venue: St Alphege Infant School, Whitstable

Course Fee: FREE

Course Suitable for:  Pre-school and nursery practioners

 

'Parental Support and Involvement'

Date: 29th November 2018

Deliverer: Mags Minter and Gemma Keeble (SLEs)

Time: 16:30 to 17:30 pm

Venue: Herne Infant & Nursery School

Course Fee: FREE

Course Suitable for:  Pre-school and nursery practioners

 

These meetings are Free to colleagues.  We will be offering meetings each term during the academic year.

 

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