Friday, 6 March 2020

Continuous provision session - 31st March

Continuous Provision session at Broadford

This year our 6 part programme, is open to all Teachers, Nursery Nurses and Teaching assistants in Early Years to attend. Our next session is on 'Continuous provision' and is open to all EYFS and KS1 staff.

The aims of the session will be:

*Defining what continuous provision means

*The role of the adult

*Planning for continuous provision

*Carrying out an audit

We will work together to define what Continuous Provision means for indoor and outdoor learning, ensuring that the quality remains the same.

We will look at how to resource your provision on a limited budget.

During the session, participants will have the opportunity to look at the continuous provision in our Nursery, Reception and Year 1 classes.

Vision to Provision session (Day 4) will be led by myself

Date: 31st March

Time: 9.00 -12.00 (Arrival from 8.30 for coffee) or 12.30 - 3.30 (Arrival from 12.30 for coffee)

Venue: Broadford Primary School

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Aspiring Leaders Course for teachers across Havering, London and Essex

Havering Primary Teaching School will be hosting a leadership development programme, called 'Being in leadership', for aspiring leaders based on a request from local headteachers.

This international leadership programme is for established and aspiring middle leaders.The programme focuses on building a deep understanding about leadership and seeks to support delegates in developing the essential competencies, behaviours and attitudes required to lead a team/subject area within an effective school.

Being in leadership aims to encourge participnats to explore:

  • What type of leader do i aspire to and why?
  • How do leaders in crease capacity for improvement withon those who they lead?
  • How do the behaviours of leaders impact on the quality of classroom practice and pupil outcomes?
This is a 3 full day programme..

26th February

25th March

6th May

Lunch will be provided.

Broadford Primary School

The Teaching School will be using an external provider to deliver the training.

Currently, the cost is £180+ vat per participant. As a Teaching School, we will subsidise the cost of the programme, which will mean that the cost will be reduced to £130 (including VAT) per participant for the full 3 sessions.

Bookings can be made at:

Structural learning: better thinking, better memory

In collaboration with Empower Teaching Alliance, we are able to hold a Structural learning session at Broadford Primary School. To book please visit:

The Write Stuff: Fantastic Foundations.

Fantastic Foundations - The Write Stuff for Early years

Vision to Provision session (Day 3) will be led by The Write stuff for Early Years - Fantastic Foundations

Date: Tuesday 13th February
Time: 9.00 -12.00 (Arrival from 8.30 for coffee) or 1.00 - 4.00 ( Arrival from 12.30 for coffee)
Venue: Mead Primary School

These particular sessions will be also be open to all Literacy leads as well as to all Teachers, Nursery Nurses and Teaching assistants in Early Years.

For further information about, please see the link below:

This course is fully funded by the Teaching School and is free for all Havering Schools. Outside of Havering, there will be a charge of £50 per participant.

Please note that to book onto Vision to Provision this year, you will need to book through the Teaching School - You will not be able to book via Havering Education Services. There are limited places for each of the courses, so please book early to avoid disappointment.​


The FANTASTICs are a key component of Jane Considine’s systems for teaching reading and writing to primary aged pupils. This full day of training will explore ways practitioners can use the FANTASTICs to support children in early years settings as they acquire language, develop vocabulary and begin to construct sentences. During the day, delegates will explore ways to introduce the FANTASTICs into a language rich environment and also how they can be used to directly extend children’s vocabulary. Practical ideas, anecdotes from real settings and case studies will be used to show the positive impact the FANTASTICs can have. As the day progresses delegates will discover how the FANTASTICs can also be used to effectively support the development of comprehension skills and written composition. The ideas and activities shared during this day are designed to be embedded within a curriculum of rich and varied experiences.

“Throughout the last academic year I have been privileged to spend time with amazing children and talented practitioners in a wide range of early years settings. Creating a sharing community, encouraging professional dialogues and the development of case studies as opposed to data, were high on the agenda for our Early Years Project group. I am very pleased to now be able to share the outcomes of this project during this new, one day training course titled – Fantastic Foundations.“

Lyanne Young, Education Development Officer.

Lyanne Young is the Education Development Officer here at The Training Space. She is an experienced Deputy Head teacher with a proven record in whole school improvement. She has coached and mentored subject leaders, individual teachers, NQTS and EYFS practitioners to develop their skills and improve their practice. Once described by an HMI inspector as a naturally gifted teacher, she has a creative approach to teaching and learning and is keen to share her wealth of experience to support others.

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Year 6 to 7 Continuity Project

We have an exciting opportunity to take part in a continuity project led by and funded through the Maths Hub.


This work group will consist of different teachers from different levels working together to improve communication between Key Stage 2 and 3. The main aim of this work is to improve continuity of learning by pupils between Year 6 and Year 7. Participants in this project will take an aspect of the mathematics curriculum or pedagogical approach as a focus for their work and develop a consistent approach to it through discussion, joint melssen planning and delivery, observation and the development of documentation to support continuity.

Who is it for?

This project is for KS3 secondary Maths teachers and KS2 primary teachers who will be linked from neighbouring primary and secondary schools. Teachers will have a drive to develop a shared understanding of the teaching that will give pupils the best opportunities to progress their mathematics between year 6 and year 7.

Ideally, we are looking for 3 secondary schools who will work closely with 2 or 3 of their feeder schools.


Session 1 - Monday 27th January @CEME

Session 2 - Thursday 27th February at Broadford (Model lesson to observe from the Maths Hub)

Session 3 - Either Monday 30th March or Wednesday 1st April @CEME

Session 4 - Thursday 4th June @CEME

To register your interest, please email:

Friday, 15 November 2019

Observation, Assessment and Planning

Vision to Provision Session 2.

With over 50 participants attending session 1 of Vision to Provision, we are confident that woodwork is now being implemented throughout many Early Years settings.

We have changed how we run the programme based on the feedback from headteachers and EYFS leads. Over the past two years, we have been working with EYFS leads on developing a clear vision for their settings. We now feel that it would be a great opportunity to broaden Vision to Provision to include all Early Years practitioners with the focus of embedding the vision.

This year we will still run the 6 part programme, but this will be open to all Teachers, Nursery Nurses and Teaching assistants in Early Years to attend. All courses will be FREE for all schools in Havering.

In previous years, we have asked that the EYFS leads attend all sessions as each session followed on from the previous session. This year the sessions are more stand alone as we have planned them based on what the EYFS leads have said they would like as a CPD programme for their colleagues, to support in embedding the vision. We have already planned for many of the sessions to be led by Early Years consultants, which means that places will be limited. This would mean however, that you could send a colleague to the session in the morning and then a different colleague to the session in the afternoon, or you could pick which sessions would be most beneficial to your school. As these sessions will be held in different schools, a tour will also be available.

Vision to Provision dates will be:

Tuesday 8th October - Pete Moorhouse - Developing woodwork in the Early Years @ Broadford School - please note change of venue

Tuesday 10th December - Jo Stanley - Cycle of Observing, assessing and planning @ Suttons Primary School

Thursday 13th February - The Write stuff for Early years - fantastic foundations @ Mead School

Tuesday 31st March - Jo Stanley - Continuous Provision - venue TBC

Thursday 7th May - Alison Shorter - Outdoor learning incorporating Forest Schools @ Mead School

Tuesday 2nd July - Susan Ogier - Expressive arts and design - venue TBC

All sessions will be either 9.00 - 12.00 or 12.30 - 3.30

Vision to Provision session (Day 2) will be led by Joanne Stanley

Date: Tuesday 10th October

Time: 9.00 -12.00 or 12.30- 3.30

Venue: Suttons Primary School

Please note that the school gates close between 8.20-8.50am and 2.50-3.20pm. There is some parking within the overflow carpark and as there is no marked spaces – the closer cars park the more we will be able to get in. We are also a short walk from Hornchurch station.

To book onto Vision to Provision this year, you will need to book through the Teaching School -​ There are limited places for each of the courses, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Monday, 11 November 2019

Forest School Level 3 Training

Forest School Leader Level 3

We are excited to announce that we have an opportunity to provide Forest School training (level 3) through the Teaching School, as we have been able to enlist a Forest School trainer to fully deliver the training.

Level 3 is designed to qualify the trainee to become a Forest School Leader, able to set up and run a Forest School programme. Level 3 covers how to facilitate groups in a learner-centred way, and how to manage a Forest School site sustainably. It also covers the practical skills required of a Forest School Leader.

The training will take place at Holly Trees Primary School in Brentwood. The Level 3 Certificate in Leading Forest School qualification requires you to spend a total of 5 days of training, followed by 4 days of assessment (dates to be clarified). There is also a written portfolio to complete which is roughly ‘A’ level standard.

Normally the cost of full training, would be £750. However, through the Teaching School, we will be able to subsidise this cost and offer this to all schools at the fantastic price of £500 per participant. This covers all training days, observation assessment, portfolio marking and certification.

What will you need to consider before you go on a training course?

  • You will need enthusiasm. Bags of this will go a long way! 
  • You do not need any specialist knowledge or previous skills to access this course. 
  • Your Forest School Adventure may start with your learning on a training course, but the learning will not end when you have your certificate.
  • Your school/setting/organisation will need to be behind you, as they will need to help you with organising and running your first project (which will happen during your training).
  • You will need to run six sessions of Forest School between the initial training and the assessment week (although no tool work or fires until fully qualified)
  • You will need to complete a 16 hour paediatric outdoor first aid course separately. The first aid can be done whenever suits individuals or organisations but must be completed before teaching tools and fires once you achieve Level 3.
  • You will need to identify a site you can use and a group to work with. (We have a site available in Havering)

If you require any further details or would like to express an interest, please contact Joanne Stanley at

Dates will be confirmed once we have confirmed numbers to ensure the dates are workable for all.