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SPARK - Briefing for KS1 & 2 Moderated Schools 2019 (Cancelled)

External moderation is a collaborative process between the Local Authority and schools. It offers the opportunity to discuss judgements on pupil performance against the requirements of the interim teacher assessment framework.

This event is designed to ensure schools selected for an external moderation visit in 2019 are fully prepared for their visits. The briefing will take teachers and senior leaders through the process and clarify the expectations at each stage.

There are two events held across both boroughs, schools need only attend one event and should only attend if they are selec ...
Course Code: EDU 19/261

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SPARK EMA Network Meeting

The EMA Network meeting is an opportunity for EAL and inclusion leads to meet, share ideas and good practice, and keep up to date with current issues regarding national and local guidance and initiatives.

Recent reports in the news have suggested that EAL pupils are now overtaking their monolingual peers in achievement. Although this is true for many pupils from multilingual backgrounds, Hutchinson (Bell Foundation, 2018) stresses the need for us to focus on the heterogeneity of this group, and the significant needs of particular young people who arrive new, and/or who face significant ineq ...
Course Code: EDU 19/088

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SPARK Pupil Premium Network Meeting - Richmond (Cancelled)

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, ...
Course Code: EDU 18/1012

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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 18/436

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SPARK Primary Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Network (Cancelled)

According to the DfE’s Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools advice (March 2016), ‘In order to help their pupils succeed, schools have a role to play in supporting them to be resilient and mentally healthy. There are a variety of things that schools can do, for all their pupils and for those with particular problems, to offer that support in an effective way.’

These network sessions will outline the local support available via introduction to Achieving for Children’s (AfC) Inclusion One-Stop Shop and focus on ways of effective planning for students with Social, emotional and mental health ...
Course Code: EDU 18/754

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SPARK EMA Network Meeting (Cancelled)

The EMA Network meeting is an opportunity for EAL and inclusion leads to meet, share ideas and good practice, and keep up to date with current issues regarding national and local guidance and initiatives.

Recent reports in the news have suggested that EAL pupils are now overtaking their monolingual peers in achievement. Although this is true for many pupils from multilingual backgrounds, Hutchinson (Bell Foundation, 2018) stresses the need for us to focus on the heterogeneity of this group, and the significant needs of particular young people who arrive new, and/or who face significant ineq ...
Course Code: EDU 19/084

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SPARK Secondary Science Subject Leader Network (Cancelled)

‘A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science’ (National Curriculum in England: science programmes of study- DfE, May 2015).

The secondary Science curriculum has recently seen considerable change, and the pace and scale of these changes continues to be relentless. The group provides an opportunity to sh ...
Course Code: EDU 18/761

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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 Supporting Two Year Olds in School Provision - Bespoke Training Sessions

‘School-to-school support and peer-to-peer learning are important strategies within the national agenda to raise standards and improve the quality of teachers and school leadership’ (DfE Research Project led by Louise Stoll Spring, 2015).

These bespoke sessions provide an opportunity for 2-Year-Old provision practitioners in schools to share good practice and keep up to date with national and local developments with regards to 2 year-olds. There are four sessions across the year that focus on priorities raised colleagues across schools from both Kingston and Richmond. The network provides a ...
Course Code: EDU 19/674
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Session 1Wednesday 18 September 201916:00 - 17:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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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 1Thursday 19 September 201915:00 - 17:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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