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



Email: stating

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

Planning and teaching for depth in Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4
Feb 25 @ 9:15 am – 3:30 pm

Develop an understanding of

how learning can be layered across a sequence to give all children the opportunity to develop depth of understanding

how ‘desirable difficulty’ can be built into sequences of learning, rather than bolted onto them

how the principles demonstrated on this course can be applied across the curriculum

Gain practical classroom strategies which

are designed specifically for year 2, 3 and 4

are applicable to the design of effective tasks which support all children to develop their thinking and deepen their conceptual understanding

make it easier for pupils to think harder, apply their thinking and achieve at a higher standard


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

Leaping into the Curriculum
Feb 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

A Conference for Early Career Teachers and Partnership colleagues:

With the current focus on curriculum within our schools, the University of Worcester is pleased to be able to provide an opportunity for colleagues to be inspired by expert professionals.

Over the course of the day participants will be able to attend three workshops of their choice in addition to hearing words of wisdom from two key note speakers.

Why not take the opportunity to have a little time to share and inspire?

Fee £50 (UW trainees £20)


Free parking available on campus.   Refreshments will be served.


To book your place, please email to request an application form.

Mathematics Subject Leader Network Meetings 2019/20
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Every meeting includes:

  • Aspects of school improvement and national updates related to your subject leadership and management role
  • There is the opportunity to explore in more depth, an aspect of teaching and learning related of national and local need
  • The valuable opportunity to network with others, share your experiences and establish ways forward
  • Finally every session includes the quirkier side of mathematics for you to engage with

Dates:  6th November 2019, 4th March 2020, 24th June 2020

Supporting Children with Dyspraxia/DCD (Developmental Coordination Disorder) in a Busy Classroom
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This event will be held over 2 sessions:

Thursday 5th March & Thursday 19th March

This informative, interactive and extremely practical training is aimed at busy teaching staff who want to improve their understanding of this complex condition, so they are more able to support these children. With between 1 and 3 children on this spectrum in every class, it’s essential all teaching staff have a good knowledge of this hidden condition. The training will cover the following over both sessions.

  • Background and physiology to Dyspraxia.
  • Co-occurrence with other conditions and SPLDs e.g. dyslexia /ASD.
  • How to recognise these children.
  • When and who to refer on to other professionals.
  • The challenges of poor motor skills and how to help with an emphasis on handwriting
  • Understanding the non-motor aspects of dyspraxia/DCD
  • Recognising and using their gifts.
  • Support strategies which are low in cost and time to support these children.
  • Sources of further information and help.
  • Useful resources. stating:

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

Statutory Assessment and the role of the Governor
Mar 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This training course will help you to understand:

•      The legislation your school must comply with

•      How they will do this

•      How you as a governor can help

•      The information you need to keep updated with


Email: stating

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

Reading Teachers’ Book Club
Mar 11 @ 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.

PSHE Subject Leader Network Meetings 19/20
Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

12th November 2019 meeting will focus on Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Tuesday 19th May 2020 – Living in the Wider World strand of the PSHE curriculum

Monday 23rd March 2020 – Health and Wellbeing strand of the PSHE curriculum

Early Years Leader Network Meetings 2019/20
Mar 23 @ 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.


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