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|
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
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.Essential Information
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.Essential Information
Childminders and PVI settings with an interest in developing their knowledge and understanding of delivering high quality phonics to young children.
Essential training for settings with Nursery school aged children.
This course will give you an overview of Phase 1 Aspects 1-7 of the Letters and Sounds Phonics programme. It will look at practical ways you can deliver high quality phonics activities in your setting. This course will be over 2 virtual sessions (each session will last 1.5 hours) Practitioners are required to attend both sessions.
Lego-based therapy (LeGoff et al 2014) is an evidence-based approach that aims to develop social communication skills such as sharing, turn-taking, following rules, using names and problem-solving.
In practice, children work in groups of three with each participant having a distinct role to build a Lego model collaboratively:
• Engineers use the Lego instructions and ask the Supplier for the specific pieces of Lego needed
• Suppliers gives the Builder the pieces
• Builders follow the building instructions from the Engineer in order to construct the model.
This practical course outlines how to run a lego-therapy session in your school.
This session is suitable for all professionals working in Hounslow mainstream & specialist EY & Primary settings.