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




County Lines Talk - Tuesday 15th October @ 6.30 pm at Broadford Primary School


County Lines Talk - Tuesday 15th October @ 6.30 pm
We are hosting a presentation evening from Peter Wilson from the Metropolitan Police (Trident), regarding Child Criminal Exploitation and County Lines within Havering. This important information will assist with equipping members of the public and parents to be vigilant in supporting all children / young people regardless as to where they live. These talks have been very well received and are highly recommended for parents.


Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Pete Moorhouse training in Havering

We were delighted to welcome Pete Moorhouse back to Havering to enthuse even more Early Years practitioners with a passion to develop woodwork within their provision.
Pete Moorhouse is passionate about encouraging creative thinking in Early Years Education. He has over 25 years experience working with schools.Pete is the leading authority on Woodwork in Early Years Education and has several journal articles and books published. Pete is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Bristol currently researching Creativity and Critical thinking in Early Years EducationPete is dedicated to providing opportunities for all children to express their creativity and develop their creative and critical thinking skills, and firmly believes in narrowing the gap in attainment and improving outcomes for all children.
Pete will be leading two workshops throughout the day - one in the morning and then repeated again in the afternoon.

Date: Tuesday 8th October
Time: 9.00 -12.00 or 12.30- 3.00
Venue: Broadford Primary School

Please see the link below to find out more about Pete. 


This course is free to all Havering Schools. If you are a school outside of Havering, but if yiou would like to attend, there is a fee of £25 per session.
If you would like to book a place, please contact Joanne Stanley at bookings@teachingschool.havering.sch.ukThere are limited places for each of the courses, so please book early to avoid disappointment.



   
  

Vision to Provision Returns!!


Vision to Provision Returns!!

We are delighted to be able to deliver the Vision to Provision programme again this year, funded through Havering Primary Teaching School Alliance.

We will be changing 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

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

Tuesday 31st March - Jo Stanley - Continuous Provision

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

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

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


Our first Vision to Provision session (Day 1) will be led by Pete Moorhouse

Date: Tuesday 8th October

Time: 9.00 -12.00 or 12.30- 3.00

Venue: Broadford Primary School


Please see the link below to find out more about Pete.

https://irresistible-learning.co.uk/resources/

Please note that to book onto Vision to Provision this year, you will need to book through the Teaching School - bookings@teachingschool.havering.sch.uk​ There are limited places for each of the courses, so please book early to avoid disappointment.





Monday, 1 July 2019

Vision to Provision - Day 6: 2nd July


We look forward to welcoming you all to Day 6, our final session of our Vision to Provision programme. If you haven't already booked onto the course, please do so via Havering Education Services portal. This programme is free to all EYFS leads across Havering.

This is one of our most succesful programmes run in collaboration with Havering Education Services. It is run by staff working in schools alongside Havering's Early Years Advisor.

The EYFS Leadership programme has been designed to facilitate further continuing professional development for Early Years Leaders, focusing specifically on the establishment of a vision for everyday practice, the practical application of leadership strategies and the ensuring of a great start to school for all Havering Reception aged pupils.


Day 6 - EYFS Leadership training half day session:

Tuesday 2nd July @ Mead

9.30am - 12.00pm or 1.00pm - 3.30pm
We will be discussing how you are developing 'Successful Transitions from YR to Y1'.

For this session you are invited to bring a year one colleague. I appreicate that to release two members of staff for the session may too demanding on your school at such a busy time of year, so this optional.
We will focus on sharing your Foundation Stage profile data with year one colleagues to support transition and then looking at our transition policies. If you could bring along your transition policies, that will be great.

We will also be discussing about how we will be developing Vision to Provision and some ideas for the future.



Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Vision to Provision Day 5 - EYFS Leaders and Headteachers Conference



We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming Pete Moorhouse back to lead our Early Years Conference this year.

This will be a great opportunity for Early Years Leaders and Headteachers to receive quality CPD from Pete Moorhouse. Pete provides a rich variety of creative CPD training sessions and delivers inspiring conference keynote presentations. He works with many Local Authorities and schools around the country providing early years training and also works internationally. The trainings are designed to inform staff of latest developments in the field and keep abreast of new issues.


The day will be split into three session. focussing on:

Encouraging Creative and Critival thinking in the Early Years

A focus around Enabling Environments

Woodwork in the Early Years


Below is a link in more detail about Pete:

https://irresistible-learning.co.uk/training/


More about the Conference:

Time: 9am - 3pm (coffee available from 8.30am)

Lunch: Provided for free to all EYFS leads and Headteachers in Havering

Booking: Please use the Havering portal to book your place

Audience: Headteachers & EYFS Leads



For further details, please contact: jstanley@teachingschool.havering.sch.uk




Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Vision to Provision Day 4 - Tuesday 2nd April


Day 4 of our Vision to Provision programme is fast approaching. If you haven't already booked onto the course, please do so via Havering Education Services portal. This programme is free to all EYFS leads across Havering.

This is one of our most succesful programmes run in collaboration with Havering Education Services. It is run by staff working in schools alongside Havering's Early Years Advisor.

The EYFS Leadership programme has been designed to facilitate further continuing professional development for Early Years Leaders, focusing specifically on the establishment of a vision for everyday practice, the practical application of leadership strategies and the ensuring of a great start to school for all Havering Reception aged pupils.

Day 4 - EYFS Leadership training half day session: 
Tuesday 2nd April @ Mead
9.00am - 12.00pm or 1.00pm - 4.00pm

The focus for this session will be the 'Mid Year Check'. We will be:

Looking at your provision
  • Discussing impact on action plans - what next?
  • Articulating your pedagogical approach 
Leadership
  • Building a culture of continuous improvement - Looking at your mid year data drop and going through your analysis- highlighting where children may be exceeding/highlight children you want to discuss
  • Looking at ways of effectively moderating your evidence within your teams

Dates to remember:

Second full day conference for EYFS Leaders and Headteachers: Thursday 9th May - keynote speaker: Pete Moorhouse


EYFS Leadership training half day session: Tuesday 2nd July



Thursday, 28 February 2019

Vision to Provision - Day 3

EYFS Leadership Programme

This month we welcomed over 36 Early Years Leaders to Day 3 of our Leadership programme. The Vision 2 Provision programme is run in collaboration with Havering Education Services.

The EYFS leadership programme has been designed to facilitate further continuing professional development for Early Years Leaders, focusing specifically on the establishment of a vision for everyday practice, the practical application of leadership strategies and the ensuring of a great start to school for all Havering Reception aged pupils.


The programme is designed to provide:

  • Inspiration to help shape and then deliver a clear vision for your setting
  • Opportunities to reflect upon your own leadership within your current setting
  • An enhanced understanding of leadership and management strategies and styles
  • Peer learning
  • Credible, valid and reliable professional development provided by expert EYFS professionals
Throughout day 3, we evaluated developments of our action plans; how we are leading our teams; reminded ourselves of the stautory requirements of Early Years and explored in depth expected outcomes in writing and how these can be achieved.

We look forward to welcoming all EYFS Leads to the next session on the 2nd April 2019

For further details, please see our flyer



  

Friday, 25 January 2019

Broadford Host an Open Morning

We had the pleasure of welcoming a team from the East London Early Years and Schools Partnership, to discuss how we implement a self - led learning approach from EYFS through to Year 2 across our Federation. It was great to share our passion, our forever evolving journey and to share ideas to continue developing an approach that we all firmly believe in.

An open invite into our environment ensured our visitors got to see our vision in action and how our children thrive through a continuous provision approach.

We believe that all children can access learning through self led opportunities which offer variety, curiosity and challenge. Through high quality, purposeful play, children are able to learn practically. Hands-on meaningful experiences will allow them to make sense of the world, encouraging them to explore and investigate in a unique and non-threatening way. Children must be able to play freely and safely while learning to manage risks and make choices about where, how and when they play according to their age, stage and ability.

We believe in providing opportunities to ensure that children enjoy high quality self led learning, particularly outdoor free play in stimulating spaces with access to nature, on a daily basis.  High quality play opportunities and provision of a physical and social environment that supports play increase the likelihood of improved outcomes for children and lessen the impact of factors that lead to poorer outcomes. 


Collaborating with other schools benefits us all. It allows us to engage in meaningful conversations, share expertise and gain new ideas.

SSIF Training: Closing The Vocabulary Gap

On Monday 21st January, we hosted a training day, focusing on 'Closing the vocabulary gap in year one'. This training was lead by a consultant from Oxford University Press, for the benefit of Year 1 Teachers and Teaching Assistants.

Throughout the day, participants got to:
  • explore theory and practice, including the key principles of vocabulary extension
  • supporting the selection of appropriate, engaging and motivating texts
  • identifying and supporting strategies that facilitate word learning
  • developing an understanding of word consciousness through rich oral language experiences.
This training was put in place to build on the support children had been receiving as part of the SSIF project being implemented through the Teaching School.
Whilst out visiting school this week, it was pleasing to hear that schools have already started implementing strategies that were explored during the training.


Monday, 14 January 2019

TA Training - Nuffield Early Language Intervention



On Friday, we welcomed back our TAs who are implementing The Nuffield Early Language Intervention across 15 school as part of the Strategic School Improvement Fund project. The project is a third of the way through and is now in the final 10 weeks. The project continues to be successful due the commitment, self reflection and knowledge that the TAs are bringing to the project.

The Nuffield Early Language Intervention is an evidence-based oral language intervention for children in nursery and reception who show weakness in their oral language skills and who are therefore at risk of experiencing difficulty with reading. It is delivered over 30 weeks by teaching assistants in groups of 3-4 children.

The intervention was developed by a team from the University of York, who subsequently carried out a randomised control trial in 15 schools and feeder-nurseries across Yorkshire. After 30 weeks, the children who had received the intervention had improved expressive language skills, including the use of vocabulary and grammar. Their letter-sound knowledge and spelling also improved, indicating the foundations of phonics were in place.