Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Effective use of Teaching Assistants CPD course for Senior Leaders

Effective use of Teaching Assistants course for Senior Leaders

Delivery mode: online
Duration: 6 - 8 hours
Level: Senior Leaders

About this course

  • Based on the Education Endowment Foundation’s (EEF) guidance report - ‘Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants’ - this free online CPD course is aimed at school leaders. 
  •  This course provides you with a step-by-step guide that can help you to transform Teaching Assistant deployment and practice in your school.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the research and best practice guidance around making best use of teaching assistants
  • Learn how tweaks to deployment can transform TA preparedness and practice
  • Find out how to overcome key obstacles to change
  • Discover how to construct a TA Development Team to ensure you take all staff with you on your journey of change
  • Gain insight into what TA best practice looks like in all areas of school life

For further information and to access the training, follow the link below:


Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants | East Cambridgeshire and ...

Thursday, 9 April 2020

FREE CPD: Demonstration Writing with Jane Considine

We were delighted with the training sessions we received from www.trainingspace.co.uk. All the schools that attended gave such positive feedback. It's great to see that Jane is now offering free CPD sessions online.

During the Easter holidays, you can now join Jane Considine every weekday at 7:30pm BST for her live streaming CPD sessions.

Each session she will focus on one aspect to help you improve the teaching of writing.

These sessions will last for approximately 45-60 mins and are completely free to watch.

Please use the hashtag #TheWriteStuffSessions when you are posting on social media.

You can follow Jane on Twitter @janeconsidine or Facebook @JaneConsidineEducation or Instagram @TrainingSpace. 

FREE Level 2 Distance Learning Qualifications

In this time of uncertainty, professionals are pulling together and supporting one another. Below are a list of courses that you can complete at home. All recognition goes to Milton Keynes College.

Milton Keynes College are delighted to announce that they offer the following Distance Learning courses. These courses are usually available at no cost to the individual.

All courses are accredited to NCFE/CACHE Level 2. Please book early to secure your place.

Certificate in Understanding Autism

Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems

Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges

Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

Certificate in Children & Young People’s Mental Health

Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent

For further information on these Distance Learning courses or any other training requirements, please contact our Distance Learning Team on:

01908 684154 or email distance.learning@mkcollege.ac.uk

Free online training

Understanding Young Minds


Keeping them safe: Sexual exploitation


Introduction into safeguarding


Keeping them safe


Female Genital mutilation


Prevent training


Caring for vulnerable children


Listening to young children: Transition


Attachment in the Early Years


Understanding Early Years Environments


Exploring Children’s learning

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

ACEs Early Trauma Online Learning

Online CPD - Adverse Childhood Experiences

If you have time to do some online CPD, https://www.acesonlinelearning.com/ are offering free courses.  This course will help you to be able to identify adverse experiences that can impact on a child's development and their response to stress.

Duration: Approximately 50 minutes

Cost: Free. This course has been funded by the Home Office Early Intervention Fund.

Who is this course for?
Practitioners, professionals and volunteers who work with children, young people and their families.

At the end of the course, you can download a certificate if you answer 90% of the 'Knowledge Check' questions correctly.

For further information and to access the course follow the link below