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SPARK Year 4 Writing Remote Judging Session Summer Term (Cancelled)

The removal of national curriculum levels has afforded schools great freedom to assess pupils using their chosen methodology, beyond the statutory assessment points. However, with this freedom comes the anxiety about pupil progress, which is particularly felt across KS2. Following a successful trial during the spring term we are pleased to offer a further summer term Year 4 writing cluster meeting. These meetings aim to develop consistency of judgement in teacher assessment and to provide a benchmark for writing midway through KS2.

This session is for teachers who have already used compara ...
Course Code: EDU 17/544

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Music in the Early Years Foundation Stage (Cancelled)

From before the moment of birth, music and movement are integral to the healthy growth of the child, both individually and in connecting with other people and the outside world.

This highly accessible and enjoyable course provides the means for practitioners to foster that growth through the early years and beyond.

Practitioners will learn songs, rhymes and games that specifically address the three prime and four specific areas of learning and the three learning characteristics specified in the EYFS Statutory Framework (March 2017).

The course is designed for practitioners who do not ...
Course Code: EDU 18/602

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Physical Development in the Early Years (Cancelled)

The four home countries’ Chief Medical Officers for England recommend three hours of physical activity a day for early years children (‘Start Active, Stay Active’ report, 2011). It is good practice to have a mix of free play movement and some directed movement using both inside and outside areas.

Physical development underpins all the other areas of EYFS and thankfully Ofsted has recognised the need for settings to get children more active.

Not only are childhood obesity figures rising but we have research to show that a lack of physical development opportunities can have far wider impli ...
Course Code: EDU 18/615

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Tuning in to Letters and Sounds

The Early years inspection handbook (EIF), which was introduced in 2019 has a renewed focus on the importance of Language, reading and phonics development.

The schools’ EIF states that “Staff develop children’s communication and language…staff develop children’s love of reading… and the schools approach to teaching early reading and phonics and ensures children learn to read by the end of Reception”. However it is clear that synthetic phonics should only be taught in Reception.

The Early Years EIF states that “children are ready for the next stage of development through listening and re ...
Course Code: EDU 19/359
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Session 1Friday 27 September 201909:30 - 12:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Getting to grips with the new Ofsted Framework – is your school ready?

Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework comes into effect in September 2019. The aim of the new framework is to refocus inspections of schools to make sure that learners receive a high-quality education, through the school’s rich curriculum offer.

HMCI Amanda Spielman, said, ‘The new framework puts the real substance of education at the heart of inspection and supports leaders and teachers who act with integrity. We hope early years, schools and college leaders will no longer feel the need to generate and analyse masses of internal data for inspection. Instead, we want them to spend the ...
Course Code: EDU 19/346
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Session 1Monday 30 September 201909:30 - 15:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 2Tuesday 1 October 201909:30 - 15:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Get ready for statutory RSE! Delivering high quality Relationships and Sex Education in secondary schools (Kingston & Richmond)

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) will be statutory in all secondary schools from September 2020. Schools are encouraged to begin implementing the changes from September 2019 and this course is the first step in planning for an effective, compliant and inclusive programme in your school. The training day aims to support PSHE leads, teaching staff and members of the senior leadership team to build their knowledge, understanding and application skills around Relationships Education, whilst also supporting recommended good practice delivery around Sex Education in secondary schools.

The tr ...
Course Code: EDU 19/282
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Session 1Thursday 3 October 201909:00 - 15:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Get ready for statutory RSE! Delivering high quality relationships and sex education in primary schools (Kingston & Richmond) (EVENT FULL)

Relationships Education and Health Education will be statutory in all primary schools from September 2020. Schools are encouraged to begin implementing the changes from September 2019 and this one day course is the first step in planning for an effective, compliant and inclusive programme in your school.

The training day aims to support PSHE leads, teaching staff and members of the senior leadership team to build their knowledge, understanding and application skills around Relationships Education, whilst also supporting recommended good practice delivery around Sex Education in primary sch ...
Course Code: EDU 19/281

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Session 1Thursday 10 October 201909:00 - 15:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Teaching Phonics in the Primary Phase Through Letters and Sounds

Phonics is a method for teaching reading and writing of the English language by developing learners' ability to hear, identify, and manipulate phonemes - in order to teach the correspondence between these sounds. The goal of phonics is to enable beginning readers to decode new written words by sounding them out, or in phonics terms, blending the sound-spelling patterns.

Teaching phonics is an integral part of the primary curriculum and an essential skill in learning to read. High quality phonics teaching can secure pupil outcomes in both reading and writing but relies upon secure practition ...
Course Code: EDU 19/559
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Session 1Friday 11 October 201909:00 - 15:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Let’s Get Physical - The role and importance of developing children’s physical skills to support writing

The EYFS Statutory Framework dictates that practitioners should provide opportunities for children to learn and develop through implementation of the Physical Development area of learning.

The 2019 Education Inspection Framework has a focus on how well children’s Prime Areas are developed (one of these is Physical Development) in order to ensure they are ready for the next stage of education. There is a renewed focus on matching the curriculum to the needs of the children in order for them to make progress.

‘Let’s get physical!’ will provide delegates with knowledge and understanding of ...
Course Code: EDU 19/353
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Session 1Wednesday 16 October 201909:00 - 15:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Developing Successful Middle Leaders - Understanding the Implications of the New Inspection Framework on Middle Leaders

Have you started to prepare for the new inspection framework that’s due to be implemented this September? What do these changes mean for your school and for your middle leaders? In the past, middle leaders were seen as a ‘buffer’ or ‘broker’, an implementer of school policy. There has been a dramatic shift in this thinking, and now inspection practice highlight middle leaders as being:

• Leaders of the curriculum
• Accountable for pupil achievement
• Responsible for the development and monitoring of the quality of teaching and learning
• Experts in the analysis and reporting of data
• R ...
Course Code: EDU 19/350
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Session 1Thursday 17 October 201909:30 - 15:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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