Calendar

Nov
27
Wed
Intervention in a Mastery Environment: ‘Keep Up’ and ‘Catch Up’
Nov 27 @ 9:15 am – 4:00 pm

Develop an understanding of the key mathematical areas that every child must develop

Review different intervention models

consider the difference between ‘keep up’ and ‘catch up’ intervention

Dec
5
Thu
How to Write Social Stories
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This course will introduce the use of stories to address social understanding difficulties encountered by people on the autism spectrum. Participants will look at methods for assessing the issues that need to be addressed, and how to apply the criteria and guidelines that define effective stories. The course will include workshop activities that provide participants with the opportunity to begin writing stories for use with individuals they work or live with.

 

Audience : All Schools

Course Leader : Iain Chatwin

 

 

Jan
8
Wed
SEND Governance
Jan 8 @ 6:30 pm – Jan 16 @ 11:00 am

A SEND governor is required to:

·Understand the legislation governing SEND in schools

·Understand the role of the SENCO

·Understand their role and responsibilities within the process

This training will guide you to the correct legislation to read and guide you in what you need to be looking for and undertaking to ensure that you fulfil your responsibilities as a governor.

To BOOK:

Email: nlea@riverscofe.co.uk stating

Delegate’s name, Position, School, Email and Telephone contact details.

 

 

Jan
16
Thu
Early Years Leader Network Meetings 2019/20
Jan 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Meetings will include:

  • The valuable opportunity to network with others, share your experiences and establish ways forward.
  • Opportunity to explore in more depth aspect of teaching and learning related to national and local need.
  • Aspects of school improvement and subject leadership.
  • The opportunity to consider new research and next practice

The sessions will be run by Dr Carla Solvason and Niki Stobbs.

Dates:

4th November 2019, 16th January 2020, 26th March 2020, 11th June 2020.

Dyscalculia
Jan 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:50 pm

This session will help you to:

  • Understand what Dyscalculia is and how it impacts on children’s mathematic experiences.
  • Recognise possible indicators of dyscalculia
  • Develop a bank of strategies and tools that can help children with dyscalculia succeed in school and in life.

Led by: Louise Langford

NCETM Professional Development Lead and Approved Teacher (Dyscalculia)

To book:

Email: nlea@riverscofe.co.uk stating

Delegate’s name, Position, School, Email and Telephone contact details.

Jan
22
Wed
Reading Teachers’ Book Club
Jan 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • To improve your knowledge of children’s books to inspire readers in KS2
  • to engender a love of reading in your pupils
  • to include more whole novels in your reaching to fire pupils’ imagination, to develop vocabulary and to support raising standards
  • 10 new books to use with your class
  • to ‘book chat’ with other teachers

All sessions are Wednesdays and fee includes 2 books per meeting for sessions one to five, collated notes and refreshments.

Dates: 9th October, 6th November, 22nd January, 11th March, 6th May and 17th June.

Jan
27
Mon
Talk for Writing : Introduction to Fiction
Jan 27 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Talk for Writing, developed by Pie Corbett supported by Julia Strong and the Talk for Writing team, is powerful because it is based on the principles of how people learn. The movement from imitation to innovation to independent application can be adapted to suit the needs of learners of any stage.

The Talk for Writing approach enables children to read and write independently for a variety of audiences and purposes within different subjects. A key feature is that children internalise the language structures needed to write through ‘talking the text’ as well as close reading. The approach moves from dependence towards independence with the teacher using shared and guided teaching to develop the ability in children to write creatively and powerfully.

This event is suitable for any teachers or teaching assistants as an introduction to the Talk for Writing approach. It is particularly suitable for Newly or Recently Qualified teachers or teachers who have moved year group.

To BOOK:

Email: nlea@riverscofe.co.uk stating

Delegate’s name, Position, School, Email and Telephone contact details.

Feb
4
Tue
Pupil Premium
Feb 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Pupil Premium governance will help you understand: •      your school’s pupil premium grant allocation amount•      what are the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school•      how you’ll spend the pupil premium to overcome those barriers and the reasons for that approach•      how you’ll measure the effect of the pupil premium•      and how to review your school’s pupil premium strategy

 

To BOOK:

Email: nlea@riverscofe.co.uk stating

Delegate’s name, Position, School, Email and Telephone contact details.

Feb
26
Wed
English/Literacy Subject Leader Network Meetings 2019/20
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The University of Worcester leads termly network meetings for subject leaders of Literacy/English.

 

Every meeting includes:

The latest updates regarding your role in subject leadership:  these will include up-to-the minute OFSTED messages: national updates related to your subject leader role and exploration of data.

An opportunity to stay up-to-date by exploring key areas of teaching and learning, particular curriculum areas, or latest pedagogies, led by experts.

A chance to network with other subject leaders, share experiences and ‘magpie’.

Dates:  13th November 2019, 26th February 2020, 17th June 2020

Feb
27
Thu
Mathematical Learning Difficulties
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This session will help you to:

 

  • Understand the different types of mathematical learning difficulties and how they impact on children’s mathematical experiences.
  • Develop a bank of strategies and tools that can help children succeed at mathematics in school and in life.

 

Led by: Louise Langford

NCETM Professional Development Lead and Approved Teacher (Dyscalculia)

To BOOK:

Email: nlea@riverscofe.co.uk stating

Delegate’s name, Position, School, Email and Telephone contact details.