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Annual Early Years Conference 2019 – Chat, Play, Learn – Developing lifelong learners

This conference is for EYFS teachers working in schools, as well as Early Years Practitioners. It provides an annual opportunity for practitioners to come together to network, to develop professional knowledge and skills relating to their field. The content of the conference is decided by the Early Years Advisory Team, with input from Leading Foundation Stage Leaders.

The key theme of this year’s conference is developing children’s lifelong learning through communication and play. Workshops and keynote speeches will include a mix of the practical and inspirational.

This is an extremely w ...
Course Code: EDU 19/279
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Session 1Thursday 5 September 201908:15 - 15:15Kingston University - Kingston Hill Campus, Kingston Hill, KT2 7LB
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SPARK Secondary Computer Science Subject Leader Network

‘Computers are now part of everyday life and, for most of us, technology is essential to our lives, at home and at work. Computational thinking is a skill that all pupils must learn if they are to be ready for the workplace and able to participate effectively in the digital world’ (Computing in the National Curriculum, Naace, The Education Technology Association, 2014).

Computing is a newly added curriculum subject, with roots in computer science concepts and also the creative use of technology. These network meetings provide an opportunity to share experiences around responding to the nati ...
Course Code: EDU 19/600
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Session 1Thursday 19 September 201915:30 - 16:00Coombe Boys' School, College Gardens, Blakes Lane, KT3 6NU
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SPARK EMA Network Meeting

The EMA Network meeting is an opportunity for class teachers, TAs, EAL and inclusion leads to meet, share ideas and good practice about the best ways to teach our pupils from Black and other minority ethnic communities. The network ensures that we keep up to date with current issues regarding national and local guidance and initiatives and will focus this year on how we can meet the new Ofsted framework criteria for this group of pupils.

To do this, each session includes a main focus on how we can best teach EAL pupils at different codes of fluency in our mainstream classes, both at primar ...
Course Code: EDU 19/326
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Session 1Tuesday 24 September 201916:00 - 17:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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SPARK Primary English Subject Leader Network - Richmond

‘The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.’ (The national curriculum in England Key stages 1 and 2 framework document, 2014).
With an increased focus on the role of middle leaders in the school inspection process, it is important that middle leaders access high quality support for their role. The Primary English Subject Leaders’ Network gives subject leaders a regular o ...
Course Code: EDU 19/542
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Session 1Tuesday 24 September 201913:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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SPARK Primary English Subject Leader Network - Kingston

‘The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.’ (The national curriculum in England Key stages 1 and 2 framework document, 2014).
With an increased focus on the role of middle leaders in the school inspection process, it is important that middle leaders access high quality support for their role. The Primary English Subject Leaders’ Network gives subject leaders a regular o ...
Course Code: EDU 19/545
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Session 1Thursday 26 September 201913:30 - 16:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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SPARK PSHE/Well-Being Subject Leader Network

‘Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. When taught well, PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.’ (PSHE Association, 2018).

The PSHE subject leader meeting is a termly opportunity for PSHE coordinators, to meet, share ide ...
Course Code: EDU 19/409
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Session 1Thursday 26 September 201916:00 - 17:30Malden Oaks PRU, The Dukes Centre, KT2 5QY
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SPARK Pupil Premium Network Meeting - Richmond

All children and young people who are eligible for Pupil Premium (PP) should be able to reach their full potential in school. Successive governments have sought to improve social mobility in England so that young people, whatever their background, have the opportunity to succeed and fulfil their potential. The school system has long been considered a vital tool to support equality of opportunity and to secure better outcomes for disadvantaged young people.

Whilst there has been some progress in closing the gap for disadvantaged pupils in England over the last decade, it has not, however, be ...
Course Code: EDU 19/530
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Session 1Thursday 26 September 201916:00 - 18:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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SPARK Primary SENCo Network: Richmond

'All children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) should be able to reach their full potential in school. They should also be supported to make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training' (DfE, 2014).

The SEN code of Practice (2014) states that ‘legally, a child or young person is defined as having SEN if he or she has a learning difficulty that calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her’ (DfE, 2014). This meeting will outline the local support available; ensure that SEN ...
Course Code: EDU 19/419
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Session 1Tuesday 1 October 201915:00 - 17:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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SPARK Primary Science Subject Leader Network

‘The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

• Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
• Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
• Are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future
(National Curriculum in England: science programmes of study- DfE May 2015) ...
Course Code: EDU 19/426
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Session 1Wednesday 2 October 201916:00 - 18:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Religious Education Subject Leader Network – Cross Borough

This course is designed to support the needs of Religious Education (RE) Coordinators in Primary Schools across the Royal Borough of Kingston and the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

There are clear expectations outlined to schools on their roles and responsibilities with regard to religious education. For example, the Governance Handbook (March 2019) states:

'All schools must teach religious education (RE). Maintained schools without a religious character should follow their locally agreed syllabus. VA schools designated with a religious character should provide RE in accordance ...
Course Code: EDU 19/473
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Session 1Thursday 3 October 201916:15 - 18:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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