Sunday, 17 November 2019

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:






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 - jstanley@broadford.havering.sch.uk​ There are limited places for each of the courses, so please book early to avoid disappointment.





Wednesday, 13 November 2019

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..

Dates:
26th February

25th March

6th May

Lunch will be provided.

Venue:
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: jstanley@teachingschool.havering.sch.uk






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 jstanley@broadford.havering.sch.uk

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




Thursday, 17 October 2019

Aspiring Leadership course for teachers in Havering, Essex, Thurrock and across London



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

Stepping Up, is a leadership programme designed specifically for middle leaders and members of staff aspiring to middle leadership. 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.

Stepping Up aims to:

  • Explore the 5 minds of intelligent leadership
  • Consider the qualities and characteristics of a high - performimg team
  • Support participants in identifying their role in building and sustaining an effective learning organisation
  • Introduce a range of organisational systems for building a professional culture around deep intelligence
This is a 3 day programme which will be split over the Spring and Summer terms.

Dates:
26th February

25th March

6th May



Venue:
Broadford Primary School


The Teaching School will be using an external provider to deliver the training. Further information regarding the course can be found at:

https://enhancinglearning.co.uk/middle-leader-programme


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: jstanley@teachingschool.havering.sch.uk






Monday, 14 October 2019

Early Career Teacher Network - RQT (cross borough)




Early Career Teacher Network (RQT – Year Two)


Led by Gants Hill partnership Teaching Alliance



  • To provide a tailor-made CPD programme to support Early Career Teachers throughout their first two years in teaching
  • To create a group of reflective and evaluative professionals who implement CPD into their everyday practice
  • To offer training in elements of the DfE’s Early Career Framework to support effective teaching


Programme Leader: Nicole Moore

Joining the Network: Recently Qualified Teachers (RQTs) are invited to join this network. To do so, please contact Stella Kalaidzi (Teaching Alliance Administrator) stella@ghpta.co.uk, or 020 8550 1803, giving name, school, email address.
Network focus: The focus of training for the planned sessions: working memory, metacognition strategies, differentiation and inclusion, resilience and self-regulation, liaison with parents. Colleagues from the Teaching School Alliance schools will deliver this training. The focus CPD is the same as with the NQT network but will develop the initial input to a deeper level and focus on implementing the pedagogy and achieving impacts on learning. Between each session the RQTs are required to reflect on how they have put this practice into the classroom and will feedback at the beginning of the next of session. At the end of this academic year there will be a celebration event which will allow the RQTs to share their learning journey with invited guests.

Meetings will be held once each half term between 2:00pm to 5:00pm at participating schools.

Dates:

Wednesday 4th December 2019

Wednesday 5th February 2020

Wednesday 18th March 2020

Wednesday 17th June 2020



Tuesday, 8 October 2019

English Hub Showcases





English Hub Showcases at Elmhurst Primary School

3rd October
6th November
22nd January
11th March
29th April
3rd June

Further details can be found by clicking on the link