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Code: SGC/18/925 Level 1 Award in Outdoor Learning through the Seasons (£) (Cancelled)

Would you like more ideas and to develop your confidence and knowledge working with children outdoors in all the elements the great British weather throws at us? This is a fantastic opportunity to work across the year looking at how play and learning outdoors links in with the seasons. We will look at different types of play and learning to support child development. We will introduce basic woodland skills, using tools, identifying risks, hazards and benefits to help you to start developing your own practice in the natural environment. This is a QCF accredited course through Cambium. After completion of all 5 workshops you will have a work book to hand in, in order to complete the course and achieve the Level 1 Award in Outdoor Learning (QCF) – 5 Credits. This course does not qualify you to run Forest School sessions. Other training courses are available. This course is aimed at practitioners who would like to start their outdoor journey, building knowledge and confidence. This will develop Outdoor Learning and Forest School awareness and practice. Entry requirements: None, however DBS and suitable first aid qualification is advised.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 October 2018 09:30 - 12:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 24 January 2019 09:30 - 12:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 26 April 2019 09:30 - 12:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
4 14 June 2019 09:30 - 12:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
5 04 July 2019 09:30 - 12:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/249 Using Technology to Inspire Boys to Write (SCHOOLS ONLY) (cf) (EVENT FULL)

This three part course is aimed at Reception teachers who are concerned about the growing gender attainment gap in writing in their school. This course is designed to be used as a writing project within your school and attendance at all three sessions is required.

Would you like to provide exciting and inspiring story telling opportunities for your children that will ignite their imagination and motivation for writing? This practical course will enable you to discover how the use of small world play, drama and props, alongside cameras, can complement focused teaching to empower boys to write.

We will look at the processes involved in the teaching of writing, alongside the essential experiences needed to enable boys to always see themselves as writers.

You will have the opportunity to audit your environment (‘What gender is your classroom?’) and use this information to provide provocations which support all learners to develop and succeed.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 October 2018 13:30 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 24 January 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 26 June 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/18/186 Network for NQTs and Teachers New to or Returning to EYFS 2018/2019 (cf)

This network is for new teachers, experienced teachers who come from teaching in another age group, or teachers returning to the EYFS following time teaching in another year group.

Are you new to teaching and find yourself in a Reception class? Are you an experienced teacher and working in EYFS for the first time? Are you an experienced teacher returning to EYFS? This network will reveal the excitement and challenge of working with the very youngest children in school. We will provide an opportunity for you to share good practice and discuss issues and concerns with colleagues at each session.

Have you identified your disadvantaged children? When are you planning for them in order to narrow the gap? Is your environment supporting learning and development for your cohort?

We would like this training to be responsive to the needs of NQTs and experienced teachers new to or returning to EYFS in addition to any focus we may agree in response to national and local initiatives or EYFS data, so please bring along your ideas, suggestions and data to each session.

This is also an opportunity to make links with other teachers in EYFS and has always been a useful discussion forum for sharing ideas, tips and concerns.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 October 2018 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 11 February 2019 08:45 - 11:45 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 08 May 2019 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/18/187 EYFS Assessment Network 2018/2019 (SCHOOLS ONLY)(CF)

This network is suitable for all EYFS leaders, Reception teachers and teaching assistants making assessments of children’s learning and using them to develop quality of provision. It may also be of interest to assessment co-ordinators, deputy heads and head teachers who are looking to develop their understanding of assessment in early years.

This network will focus on developing your skills in assessment, required by the statutory assessment and moderation of standards process, in order to plan teaching and learning opportunities and support your practice in school. The network will provide opportunities to reflect on good practice through group work and discussions; engage in inter-school agreement trialling; and receive ongoing updates and news about assessment policy development.

The EYFSP 2018 handbook (p13) states that:
when practitioners are evaluating the effectiveness of their assessment processes they should consider:
child development….;
planning….;
the environment….;
the need for detailed understanding of the EYFS framework for assessment….;
high quality adult interaction….;
the organisational aspects of provision, resources, curriculum and people.
Successful implementation of these aspects of pedagogy and provision will enable practitioners to make an accurate, reliable and consistent assessment of children’s learning. This will inform planning for year 1.”

Please bring your most up to date data to each session.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 November 2018 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 26 February 2019 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 24 April 2019 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/453 SEND Group Project (Cohort 3) - INVITE ONLY (EVENT FULL)

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 February 2019 13:15 - 15:15 Baileys Court Activity Centre Map
2 27 February 2019 13:15 - 15:15 Baileys Court Activity Centre Map
3 13 March 2019 13:15 - 15:15 Baileys Court Activity Centre Map
4 03 April 2019 13:15 - 15:15 Baileys Court Activity Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/243 Level 2 Award in Outdoor Learning Practice (QCF) (£) (Cancelled)

This course is aimed at anyone with an educational background wanting to develop outdoor teaching skills. The Outdoor Learning Practice training course fits the needs of educational professionals in the EYFS and National Curriculum.

Entry Requirements:
You must be working in an educational establishment and have a current DBS check.

This training focuses on developing practical hands-on skills and a bank of activities. It will enable you to build confidence and your ability in using the outdoor environments, learning how to manage and improve these for teaching & learning. It is designed to be as practical, accessible and supportive as possible in helping you to make a success of implementing a programme of Outdoor Learning. 

This is a QCF accredited course through Cambium. You will have a workbook to hand in, in order to complete the course. This will take approximately three months to complete.

What next? Once this course is completed, if you would like to develop your knowledge and work towards embedding outdoor learning as a whole school strategy, you can top up and book onto the Level 3 Award in Coordinating an Outdoor Curriculum.

Please bring a packed lunch as lunches will not be provided.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 March 2019 09:00 - 16:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 14 March 2019 09:00 - 16:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 02 April 2019 16:00 - 17:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/175 Mentoring and Coaching (L&M Support Programme) (cf)


These interactive sessions will support delegates to reflect on practice through professional dialogue and build skills in coaching and mentoring which will support staff development. This is a two-part course and delegates will be expected to attend both parts and complete a gap task in between.

 
Coaching is a means for practitioners to ‘deepen their learning, improve their performance and enhance the quality of provision in settings’.

(Leadership in early childhood 2006: 174)

 
Mentoring is ‘an interactive process through which managers and supervisors can develop employee capabilities’.

(Woods and Harmon)

 
This two-part course is for leaders, managers, deputies and room leaders who are seeking to develop skills for mentoring and coaching staff. It is ideal for practitioners new to leadership and management; deputies seeking to develop skills; and experienced leaders seeking to refresh and develop their skills and understanding.

This is a stand-alone two-part course which is two of 7 leadership and management sessions offered throughout the year. Together they will provide valuable support to leaders and managers. In addition, supporting materials are available on the VLE to further supplement knowledge and understanding of this subject.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 March 2019 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 05 April 2019 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/216 Enabling Environments for 2 - 3 year olds (cf)

The Early Years Foundation Stage recognises that ‘the environment is the third teacher’ and an enabling environment plays a key role in supporting children’s learning and development.

What does an enabling environment look like?

This course will consider a range of philosophies on what makes an enabling environment for 2 – 3 year olds and how specific aspects of the physical environment can provide opportunities for valuable learning to take place. There will be opportunities to reflect upon your individual environments to plan how to make meaningful improvements to provide the best learning environment possible for your 2 – 3 year olds.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 March 2019 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/18/238 Making Every Contact Count

Making Every Contact Count is an approach that uses the millions of day to day interactions that organisations and individuals have with people to support them in making positive changes to their physical and mental health and wellbeing. Rather than telling people what to do Making Every Contact Count is about recognising opportunities to talk to people about their wellbeing using the skills of asking and listening. Making Every Contact Count is not intended to add to busy workloads. The course signposts to appropriate VSCE organisations and their available training

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 March 2019 14:00 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/217 The Communicating Two Year Old (cf)


I am TWO!!

I’m two and I just want it; not that way or your way – my way!!!

I want only the red bowl… Absolutely no other bowl will do.

I only want to wear my pink shoes with purple butterflies, even though mummy tells me they are too small now, I always wear them to nursery. However, as my developing sense of self is emerging, together with my, at times, explosion of overwhelming emotion means that what I was able to share and communicate with you yesterday and maybe the day before – I just absolutely can’t today.

So I’m going to look at you with a frowning, disapproving look on my face…. I’m going to stamp my feet, scream and shout even louder than you have ever heard me before and sometimes just have a total melt down!!! I completely can’t cope with anything at this moment in time, I’m not able to draw on any other ways of communicating with you apart from throwing my whole self on the floor, wriggling around like a raged worm…. All whilst you look at me thinking, ‘It’s only the red bowl!!! What’s the problem?’ – Also as you wonder ‘What do I do now?’ If I pick you up…. You hit me. If I talk to you…. You can’t hear me yet as you’re already shouting so loud.

Just how can I help you??

Claire Lugg

Does this sound familiar? If so, please join us as this course will offer some explanations and practical strategies to support daily interactions with different communication styles. We will explore language development from birth to 3 and will specifically focus on the communication skills of two year olds and how you might support the behaviours associated with this.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 March 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map