CPD

We have a number of twilight and full day courses coming up. See below for a summary and click ‘learn more’ for more details.

Comparative Judgement— The next big revolution in assessment.

Course Summary: Comparative judgement offers a different way of assessing writing which reduces reliance on prose descriptors. Markers look at a pair of essays and to judge which one is better. The judgement they make is a holistic one about the overall quality of the writing. Once all the judgements have been made, teachers identify particular strengths, weaknesses and learning needs and use these to inform future teaching. Teachers are also

TA Development & Network Group

Our aim is to improve the professional impact that Teaching Assistants can have by giving them opportunities to: deepen their knowledge & understanding of the roles, responsibilities & expectations of Teaching Assistants ask questions and focus on specific needs network and share good practice with colleagues. Course Summary: The course consists of four afternoon sessions spread over the Spring & Summer Terms 2019. The course provides an introduction to Professional Standards

Phonics Basics

Course Summary: This course will develop teachers’ subject knowledge and their understanding about effective teaching strategies for Phonics. The focus will be on ways of: Developing the skills of hearing, identifying and using phonemes or sound patterns in English. Systematically teaching learners the relationship between these sounds and the written spelling patterns, or graphemes, which represent them. Decoding new words by sounding them out and combining or ‘blending’ the sound-spelling patterns.

Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural Education Skills, Knowledge and Resources

Course Summary: This course will enable teachers to explore: What is Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural Education? How the knowledge & skills associated with SMSC can be in a creative & engaging way How they might use the free SMSC resources – which include 8 days of lesson plans for Reception to Year 6 – on the ConnectED TSA website The course aims to develop teachers’ knowledge & understanding of: Spiritual

What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Assessment

Making more out of assessments in schools does not mean doing more assessments, doing more marking; it means we should look critically at the reliability, validity, purpose and value of all types of assessment used in our schools. Education Endowment Foundation, Assessing & Monitoring Pupil Progress Course Summary: This course aims to develop teachers’ understanding of: The high-level principles of validity & reliability Setting clear goals Powerful ‘Hinge’ Questions Responsive Teaching

NQT Programme ‘Effective & Engaging Strategies for Progress in KS2 Maths’

Early Career Teachers’ positive views of induction are associated with a number of common enabling factors. These include the importance of having a balanced package of support, typically involving a standardised training programme alongside more personalised, teacher-led opportunities. Course Summary: ConnectED’s NQT programme reflects the development needs expressed by inexperienced teachers and aims to build their confidence in key areas of professional practice. ‘Effective & Engaging Strategies for Progress in KS2

NQT Programme ‘Effective & Engaging Strategies for Progress in KS1 Maths’

Early Career Teachers’ positive views of induction are associated with a number of common enabling factors. These include the importance of having a balanced package of support, typically involving a standardised training programme alongside more personalised, teacher-led opportunities. Course Summary: ConnectED’s NQT programme reflects the development needs expressed by inexperienced teachers and aims to build their confidence in key areas of professional practice. ‘Effective & Engaging Strategies for Progress in KS1

‘The Bar Model Approach to Problem Solving’

How do we introduce Bar Modelling, and how do we continue to use it as a valuable tool to solve problems? Course Summary: This two part workshop explores the Bar Model approach to problem solving enabling delegates to gain a better understanding of what Bar Models do, & how they work. In the first session, we concentrate on using bars mostly for additive reasoning & will introduce the part/whole model &

‘SENDCo Forum’

Ofsted’s inspections of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) provision in schools are built around this idea: that the experience of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is a bellwether of the school’s performance. Nick Whitaker, HMI, Ofsted Blog – September 2018 Course Summary: An opportunity for SENDCos to network, explore effective practice, keep up to date with developments in relation to SEND and support one another. This term’s forum will

NQT Programme ‘Practical Approaches for Developing Effective Assessment for Learning’

Early Career Teachers’ positive views of induction are associated with a number of common enabling factors. These include the importance of having a balanced package of support, typically involving a standardised training programme alongside more personalised, teacher-led opportunities. Course Summary: ConnectED’s NQT programme reflects the development needs expressed by inexperienced teachers and aims to build their confidence in key areas of professional practice. Assessment for learning (AfL) helps teachers to help