Colourful Semantics is an approach created by Alison Bryan, a Speech and Language Therapist based in the UK. It is often recommended by speech and language therapists working with pupils in Hounslow.
It is a method of teaching children how to understand and build sentences. It is aimed at helping children to develop their grammar, but it is rooted in the meaning of words (semantics). In Colourful Semantics, sentences are cut up into their thematic roles and these are colour coded. Pictures are also used to help construct the sentences.
This session will be facilitated by Kavasha Kander, Speech & Language Therapist, and is suitable for all professionals working in Hounslow mainstream Primary schools.Essential Information
Due to this session being run remotely, it will be run over two morning sessions.
The course is accredited and has been produced by the Safer Recruitment Consortium, a partnership between four organisations with the safety and wellbeing of children at their heart:
Safer Recruitment workshop content:
A standard assessment has been provided to cover the workshop content. The questions relevant to each session will be delivered at the end of each session, 13 questions in total.
This session offers an on-line information briefing for colleagues in Y6 on the current requirements for statutory assessment. The course will provide an overview of the KS2 national tests in 2021 and will include any changes to both the Assessment and Reporting Arrangements (ARA) and the Teacher Assessment Framework in this cycle. In addition, teacher assessment of writing will be covered in some depth, including the latest moderation guidance from STA and the proposed local arrangements in Hounslow.
There will be an opportunity for colleagues to discuss the assessment frameworks and study some of the exemplification materials before attempting to moderate some pupil work virtually.
This session is aimed at Year 6 teachers, particularly if new to the year group
This course will cover :
• The importance of early life experiences,
• What is attachment and how is it relevant to learning?
• Attachment styles,
• Attachment behaviours in the classroom,
• Becoming an attachment aware practitioner,
There will be opportunities for questions, small group activities and case study discussions during the session.
Attendees will be provided with a pack of resources to take away from the training.
The training session is suitable for all teaching and support staff in early years, primary and secondary schools.
Facilitator: Hounslow EP Service -Dr Emilia Misheva
The first aid at work training course provides the comprhensive set of practical skills needed by first aiders in the most workplaces to become a confident first aider at work. Giving both the ability and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies. It meets the standards required to help comply with Health & Safety (first aid) Regulations.
The content of the course will cover how to deal with the following:
Managing an emergency
Communication and casualty care
Bleeding (minor and severe)
Bone, muscle and joint injuries
Burns and scalds
Chest pains (including heart attack)
Low blood sugar
Resuscitation (adult CPR)
Severe allergic reaction
|Session||Session Date||Session Time||Session Venue||Map|
|1||26 January 2021||09:00 - 16:30||Hounslow Professional Development Centre (HPDC)||Map|
|2||27 January 2021||09:00 - 16:30||Hounslow Professional Development Centre (HPDC)||Map|
|3||28 January 2021||09:00 - 16:30||Hounslow Professional Development Centre (HPDC)||Map|
This course is in two parts, delivered via Zoom, each lasting 90 minutes. It has been put together and will be led by governor training and consultant, Andrew Dodge, a school governor and chair himself, with experience in infant, primary, secondary and special schools, both maintained and academy.
As well as some presentation, these online sessions are very interactive including activities and group discussion. The content is structured around the Three Core Functions of school governance described in the DfE Governance Handbook and covers everything you need to know in order to 2hit the ground running" and become an effective member of your governing body team.
You will gain all the essential information about schools and the education system including jargon-busting, types of school, categories of governor, the curriculum, assessment and Ofsted inspection. You will explore what governors do and, equally important, what they should not do, with tips on how to maintain a strategic focus and avoid getting involved in the day-to-day, operational running of the school.
Core Function 1 - Clarity of Vision, Ethos and Strategy including self-evaluation and improvement planning.
Core Function 2 - Holding the Headteacher to Account covers the headteacher's report, interpreting data, advice on visiting the school and the sort of questions to ask when schools are operating normally. This session will also cover governors' accountability during school closure and the essentials to focus on.
Core Function 3 - Overseeing the Financial Performance of the School explores how governors ensure public money is well spent.
You will learn about governors' statutory duties and how to engage effectively with parents, pupils and staff.
Above all, the course should leave you motivated and inspired to contribute to your governing body thereby improving the eduction of the pupils at your school.
RE is an exciting, engaging and dynamic subject but one that some teachers often find challenging.
These two meetings are in a series designed to offer help, advice and support for those responsible for manging and/or teaching RE in schools in the London Borough of Hounslow. Through this network, there will also be opportunities to celebrate and share existing good practice, find out about relevant events and resources (both locally and nationally) and time to focus on the key questions and concerns of the members themselves in collaboration with the course leader.
The statutory syllabus for RE in the LB of Hounslow is currently under review and these sessions will also be designed to enable participants to contribute to this process and shape the future of the subject in the years to come.
This session will explore in particular some of the strategies for developing long and medium term plans for RE.Essential Information