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Code: CPD/22/62 Including the Vision Impaired Child in the Classroom

This session will help staff understand the needs of the vision impaired pupil in their classroom and how to best provide support.  Suitable for anyone working with a vision impaired child.

An introduction to vision impairment

Helpful resources and technology

Making the environment accessible

Making sure materials are accessible

Independence in school and beyond

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 October 2021 09:30 - 11:00 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: CPD/22/47 SEND: British Dyslexia Association: Dyslexia Pre-Screening Tools

Do you want to find out more about pre-screening tools for pupils with literacy difficulties?

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 October 2021 16:00 - 17:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map
2 24 November 2021 16:00 - 17:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS OR ZOOM Map

Code: GB/22/12 The Curriculum

This course will provide Governors with an overview of the National Curriculum from the Early Years Foundation Stage to KS4.  Participants will gain greater understanding of the 'Quality of Education' and come away with ideas to enable them to find out about the curriculum in their school and prepare for OfSTED.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 October 2021 10:00 - 11:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/22/13 Budget Setting & Monitoring for more experienced Governors

It is a challenging time for school leadership and Governing bodies as budgets shrink and expenditure increases!

This course will examine the governors' role in the budget setting process; the key points they should be aware of; what they need to budget for; the need to link the budget and the school development plan (SDP) and what questions governors might want to ask.  As well as the importance of monitoring the Budget throughout the hear and how this might be done.

There will also be a section particular to the lockdown of schools this school year.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 October 2021 18:30 - 20:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: CPD/22/43 SEND: Word Aware Approach

This course consists of 3 online sessions.  All days must be attended.

Word Aware is a structured whole school approach to promote the vocabulary development of all children.  Focused on whole class learning, the resource is of particular value for those who start at a disadvantage - including children with Developmental Language Disorder, Special Educational Needs and those who speak English as an additional language, but it will extend the word learning of all students.

Word Aware is a fast-paced, fun and interactive course.  You will leave the session with lots of practical ideas on how to develop vocabulary in your school.

AIMS:

  • Explore how children learn vocabulary and why it is important
  • Put the new curriculum guidance on vocabulary into practise
  • Learn a structured approach to teaching vocabulary in the classroom
  • Plan how you will support vocabulary in your setting

IDEAL FOR:

This course is suitable for Speech & Language Therapists, Class Teachers, Curriculum Co-ordinatros, Specialist Teachers, Headteachers, SENCOs and Educational Psychologists.

This course will be run as an online training session via Microsoft Teams.  Please note:  Ideally, participants will have access to a copy of the book available before joining the course.  The 2013 edition of Word Aware can be purchased from Amazon.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 October 2021 15:00 - 16:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map
2 04 November 2021 15:00 - 16:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map
3 18 November 2021 15:00 - 16:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: CPD/22/26 Paediatric First Aid (COURSE FULL)

This two day paediatric first aid course focuses on emergency scenarios that face those looking after young children and infrants, from the Early Years up to age 11.

As this is an active session that may require a small amount of physical participation, you are advised to wear appropriate clothing and not be hindered in any way.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 November 2021 09:00 - 16:00 Hounslow Professional Development Centre (HPDC) Map
2 02 November 2021 09:00 - 16:00 Hounslow Professional Development Centre (HPDC) Map

Code: GB/22/15 Governors' Responsibility for Pupil Premium and Sports Premium

This course is aimed at Governors who are new to school finance or those who want to update their knowledge. This should help you to understand your key duties relating to your role in understanding and monitoring these two key areas of school finance.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 November 2021 18:30 - 20:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: GB/22/28 GB: Governor Training - Revised EYFS - headlines for Governors

The revised framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage becomes statutory 1st September 2021.  This has significant implications for the curriculum and the assessment procedures of early years practitioners.

This course will be held virtually.  Governors will be informed of the key messages about

  • aims of the revisions
  • nature of curriculum changes
  • what is recommended and what is not with regard to assessment
  • implications for data collection, analysis and work load
  • implications for the role of governors in calling the school to account

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 November 2021 10:00 - 12:00 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: CPD/22/50 SEND: Autism & Anxiety

Anxiety is a constant companion of many autistic children and can affect their mental health.  This course looks at the complex nature of anxiety in autistic children and young people and how we can support mental wellbeing.

Lynn McCann draws on her years of supporting autistic young people in schools to share some of the realities of what contributes to anxiety.  Delegates will explore teaching resources that have made a positive impact on young people with anxiety.

Lynn McCann is the author of "How to support children with ASC in Primary School" and "How to support students with ASC in Secondary School" published by LDA 2017.  She also writes regularly for the TES blog, and has published articles in SENCO magazine, NASEN Connect and Optimun SEND magazine (Autism and SRE and How to write social stories).  She has also completed the National Autistic Society Assessor training.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 November 2021 16:00 - 17:30 ZOOM Map

Code: GB/22/5 GB: New Governor Essentials - Online Training for new & recently appointed school governors

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.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 November 2021 09:30 - 11:00 ZOOM Map
2 17 November 2021 09:30 - 11:00 ZOOM Map