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.

26th February

25th March

6th May

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:

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:

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), 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.


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.