Training for NQTS – 3 day extended programme, and maths subject knowledge enhancement

We are delighted to let you know about our 3 day extended training for NQTs. The course is delivered by serving Head Teachers, Deputy Head Teachers and Lead Practitioners, and aims to equip delegates with improved knowledge, skills, and understanding in a range of key areas, and encourages them to develop a more reflective outlook towards their teaching and classroom practice.

By the end of the course participants will have addressed:

– behaviour support strategies

– monitoring and assessment processes

– introduction to quality PE teaching

– Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural

– SEN strategies and ideas

– additional workshops in response to needs/requests of delegate

The 3 days are:

18/11/16 – 9:00am – 4:00pm Warwick House, 10 Edward Street, Birmingham B1 2RX

03/02/17 – 9:00am – 4:00pm Warwick House, 10 Edward Street, Birmingham B1 2RX

24/04/17 – 9:00am – 4:00pm Warwick House, 10 Edward Street, Birmingham B1 2RX

The course costs £735 per delegate.

If you would like to book a place then please click here.

 

We are also delivering a 3 day Maths subject knowledge enhancement course which would be ideal for those NQTs wishing to develop their maths skills and knowledge. The course will cover:

  • 28th November, 9:00am – 4:00pm Warwick House, 10 Edward Street, Birmingham B1 2RX –Place Value, number, fluency of basic facts and addition & subtraction
  • 18th January, 9:00am – 4:00pm Warwick House, 10 Edward Street, Birmingham B1 2RX –  Fractions (understanding the concepts and also calculating with fractions) and multiplication & division
  • 8th March, 9:00am – 4:00pm Warwick House, 10 Edward Street, Birmingham B1 2RX – The tricky bits of algebra, measure, geometry and statistic

The course costs £735 per delegate.

For further information or to book a place please click here.

2016/17 Primary Statutory Assessment training calendar

Details of all the 2016/17 training and briefing programme designed to support schools prepare for the requirements of statutory assessment are available here. This includes:

  • Briefings for senior leaders
  • Specific sessions for new Year 2 and Year 6 teachers
  • Specific sessions for experienced Year 2 and Year 6 teachers
  • Writing at greater depth for Year 2 and Year 6 teachers
  • How to become an LA moderator

A full session calendar hyperlinked to all course details is available at assessment-training-2016-2017v5

Significant changes in Ofsted handbooks, for both Sec 5 and 8 inspections.

Whether we agree or disagree with Ofsted’s approach to inspecting schools, there can be no doubt, standards in schools have improved immensely. More and more pupils are attending good or better schools and their life chances are improving. Ofsted has changed dramatically in its approach and schools play a greater part in the inspection process. Indeed, the move towards a one day visit for those judged previously good particularly provides a great opportunity for schools to demonstrate their continued good leadership and effective safeguarding, as well as the impact of their work in ensuring all children ‘get a good deal’ and receive their full entitlement. Ofsted have updated their handbooks, for both Section 5 inspections and for Section 8 inspections. There are a number of significant changes in both documents, many of which identify what happens if maintained schools are judged to be inadequate, including information regarding the use of an academy order (page 29 in the S5 Handbook and p31/32 in S8). In addition, in the S5 document, there is some tweaking in the wording regarding the impact of the teaching of English and Maths, changes in questionnaire processes and revisions in pupil premium requirements, to name but a few. In order to keep up to date with Ofsted, both handbooks can be accessed respectively at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/553942/School_inspection_handbook-section_5.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/547227/School_inspection_handbook-section_8.pdf

It is imperative that all schools should be aware of the revised handbooks as ignorance cannot be an excuse. At Services for Education, these key changes are shared at our termly Headlines meetings for senior leaders , and will also be covered at our Primary Leader’s Conference in early November. For more information on how we work with schools to improve outcomes through courses, support and development work, please go to: http://servicesforeducation.co.uk/ to explore our offers and work, also,

http://servicesforeducation.co.uk/files/School%20Support%20Services/Primary%20Conference/Pri_conf_brochure.pdf

Keep up to date with Ofsted (new CIF framework), STA, NCTL, DfE, NQT and ITT. Join us at our termly support briefings for Primary senior leaders and managers.

Click here to book your place

 

September safeguarding, PSHE and emotional health training

Welcome back to the new school year. We hope you had a restful summer break and are looking forward to the new term.

We would like to take this opportunity to highlight September’s safeguarding, emotional health and PSHE courses.

Safeguarding for Pastoral Support Staff – tackling the tricky topics together 27th September 9am-4pm

This course is specifically designed for staff (Teaching Assistants, Learning Mentors, Pastoral Leads) who are not DSLs but who deal with increasing numbers of safeguarding and child protection issues on a daily basis and would benefit from the increased knowledge and confidence.

Click here for more information and booking

 

The roles and responsibilities of a new primary PSHE co-ordinator 12th September 9am-4pm

This course is vital for those new to the role and equips them with the essential guidance, policy, strategy and resources needed to deliver effective PSHE that meets all the local and national requirements.

Click here for more information and booking

 

Special discount

Loss and bereavement 21st September 9am-12pm

Divorce and separation 21st September 1pm – 4pm

These popular courses are designed to give school staff the necessary skills, understanding and resources to deal sensitively and effectively with children and young people experiencing major life trauma.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT – Book a place on one course and get a place on the other for half price.

Click here for more information and booking – Loss and Bereavement

Click here for more information and booking – Divorce and Separation

 

If you would like to discuss any bespoke in-school training please feel free to contact andrew.cooper@servicesforeducation.co.uk

 

 

Safer Recruitment Training – 2016/17 dates

This nationally accredited one day training course provides a face to face alternative to the online training available.

Audience: Senior staff and Governors from schools and education services, who are involved in recruitment, selection and appointment of staff
Aim: To assist schools and services to improve processes that help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or who are otherwise unsuited to working with them. Also to assist schools and services to meet the mandatory requirements of the Staffing Regulations, concerning staff appointment interviews
By the end of the course participants will have:
– an awareness of the scale of abuse
– an understanding of aspects of offender behaviour, characteristics of abusers and of how child sex abusers typically operate within organisations
– an understanding of safer recruitment procedures including conducting structured interviews
– an awareness of the need to create and maintain a safer culture within the school or service

Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Cost: £245 (Less 20% discount for schools that subscribe to the Health Education Service)

Click on the required date to book

11th October, Health Education Service Training Centre, Midland Croft, B33 0AW

17th November, Warwick House, Edward Street, B1 2RX

13th December, Health Education Service Training Centre, Midland Croft, B33 0AW

11th January, Warwick House, Edward Street, B1 2RX

16th February, Health Education Service Training Centre, Midland Croft, B33 0AW

16th March, Warwick House, Edward Street, B1 2RX

25th April, Health Education Service Training Centre, Midland Croft, B33 0AW

23rd May, Warwick House, Edward Street, B1 2RX

7th June, Health Education Service Training Centre, Midland Croft, B33 0AW

11th July, Warwick House, Edward Street, B1 2RX