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Code: TTSA/22/0059 Connected Curriculum | Building in Sequencing, Making Authentic Links and Creating Opportunities for Retrieval

‘A collection of learning materials is no more a curriculum than a pile of bricks is a house. What our students need are carefully organised, sequential, structured introductions to school subjects.’ Dylan Wiliam

 
In this session we will be exploring some important principles of curriculum development and design, including how we go about effectively sequencing knowledge in order to help pupils make and explore authentic links and connections both within and across subjects.


About the Trainer

Andy Brumby began work as a secondary history teacher in 1985, happily spending the next 20 years in the classroom. During this period, he became Head of Humanities and was also an Advanced Skills Teacher. In 2005 Andy was recruited by the local authority as Teaching and Learning consultant for the Foundation Subjects, specialising in formative assessment and oracy. With the introduction of the Pupil Premium in 2010, Andy developed strategic expertise in helping schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils, something he considers to be a moral imperative for everyone involved in education.

Bringing things up-to-date, Andy now divides his time between working as an independent consultant and his role as Director of Cornwall Associate Research School, a branch of the EEF’s Research School Network. In his career to date, Andy has been privileged to work alongside system leaders, school leaders, teachers, teaching assistants, trainee teachers, governors and, most importantly, children and young people ranging in age from 4 to 18 years.

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1 03 November 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Oldway Primary School Map
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Code: VTSA/22/0015 Primary English Subject Leader Briefing Autumn (a.m)

Primary English Subject Leader Briefing Autumn (a.m)

The sessions will give Primary English Subject Leads an overview of National updates.
They will include a CPD session focussed on a wide range of aspects of literacy, receiving up to date information on what is important in the world of teaching primary English. 

Their aim is to consistently reflect on the role of the subject leader and will include an overview of resources and materials that can also support the role. This will allow delegates to reflect on how to enhance and extend the teaching and learning of English in their schools and how they can support colleagues to do the same in their classrooms. 

These sessions will also provide an opportunity for English subject leaders to network and share ideas. Leaders will have the opportunity to express topics of interest and areas to discuss as a group, continuously shaping the sessions to be relevant for where their schools are in their development. 

Sessions will be interactive and practical and provide input that will be instantly useable back in school.

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1 03 November 2022 09:00 - 12:00 Online Delivery Map
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Code: VTSA/22/0016 Primary English Subject Leader Briefing Autumn (p.m repeat)

Primary English Subject Leader Briefing Autumn (p.m repeat)

The sessions will give Primary English Subject Leads an overview of National updates.
They will include a CPD session focussed on a wide range of aspects of literacy, receiving up to date information on what is important in the world of teaching primary English. 

Their aim is to consistently reflect on the role of the subject leader and will include an overview of resources and materials that can also support the role. This will allow delegates to reflect on how to enhance and extend the teaching and learning of English in their schools and how they can support colleagues to do the same in their classrooms. 

These sessions will also provide an opportunity for English subject leaders to network and share ideas. Leaders will have the opportunity to express topics of interest and areas to discuss as a group, continuously shaping the sessions to be relevant for where their schools are in their development. 

Sessions will be interactive and practical and provide input that will be instantly useable back in school.

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1 03 November 2022 13:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery Map
VTSA

Code: TTSA/22/0083 Nurture Forum

 - Best practice in Attachment Aware and Trauma Informed approaches.
 - Practicalities and intracacies of setting up and leading a successful Nurture Group.
 - Monitoring pupil progress and the impact of the nurture provision/Trauma Informed approach.
 - Strategies and resources to support pupils with SEMH needs.
 - Research and theory linked to a Trauma Informed approach.

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1 04 November 2022 09:30 - 10:30 Oldway Primary School Map
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Code: TTSA/22/0058 AQA Exam Series

These AQA training events will provide feedback on the examination papers from the 2022 GCSE exams. 

AQA trainers will use exemplar work to give feedback on student performance and highlight common areas in which students did well and less well.

Geography - Tuesday 8th November 2022
Biology - Wednesday 9th November 2022
PE - Thursday 10th November 2022
English Literature - Thursday 17th November 2022
MFL - Friday 18th November 2022
English Language - Tuesday 22nd November 2022
Maths - Wednesday 23rd November 2022
RE - Thursday 24th November 2022
Combined Science - Tuesday 29th November 2022
Physics - Wednesday 30th November 2022
Chemistry - Thursday 1st December 2022

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Cost to SWIFT Members:  £155 (plus £5 if you require minibus transport service from the train station) 
Cost to other colleagues: £185 (plus £5 if you require minibus transport service from the train station) 

Schools can book up to 2 places on each event

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1 08 November 2022 09:30 - 15:30 Oldway Primary School Map
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Code: SWIFT/22/0015 SWIFT Wellbeing Series 2022 - 2023 | Understanding Mental Health and Wellbeing

This is an introductory session to wellbeing and is suitable for any member of staff working within the school environment, both pastoral, administrative, and teaching staff of all levels. 

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1 09 November 2022 13:00 - 15:00 Online Map
SWIFT

Code: ECTSA/21/0083 School Business Management Leadership Development Programme

Business Management is not just about the efficient and effective completion of a wide variety of operational tasks in Human Resources, Finance, Office Management and Premises.

At the centre of effective School Business Management is School Improvement, underpinned by the development of strategy and leadership of your staff. It is also about managing priorities, having a clear vision for how you lead and why you choose certain strategic priorities over others.

This course uses the ISBL Competency Framework and other tools to equip experienced business managers with further skills, in exploring the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of school business leadership, including:

- Creating a Strategy that impacts upon School Improvement
- Leading and Developing Teams
- Prioritisation and Resilience Building
- Knowing Yourself and Leading Others

This is a one-year programme, facilitated over three training days, led by Rachel Hingston, experienced Executive School Business Manager and HR Leader and Sian Lane, School Improvement Leader and experienced Executive Headteacher.

Eligibility:
The programme is relevant for both Primary and Secondary experienced School Business Managers.

Dates:
Day 1 – Friday 11th November 2022, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Day 2 – Friday 24th February 2023, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Day 3 – Friday 16th June 2023, 9.30am – 3.30pm

Venue:
Trinity CofE VA Primary & Nursery School, Exeter

Meet the Trainers:
Rachel Hingston is an experienced Executive School Business Manager and Education Human Resources Leader, who has completed the Diploma in School Business Management and is a qualified ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) Coach and Mentor.
With graduate experience in Human Resources, Training, Finance and Premises Management, Rachel has led business management for over ten years.
Rachel is currently Human Resources Manager, for St Christopher’s Multi Academy Trust. At the heart of Rachel’s leadership vision is developing and leading people and teams and developing and implementing a purposeful and effective school business leadership strategy.

Sian Lane is an experienced primary school Headteacher, school improvement lead and Local Leader of Education. Until September 2021, Sian was the Executive Headteacher of Cedar Tree Federation in Exeter. Sian now works as a School Improvement Lead for St Christopher’s Trust and is the founder and leader of Envision Learning.
An ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) qualified Coach and Mentor, Sian has built a career in leading in a diverse and ever-changing educational landscape. Sian is passionate about school leadership and improvement and the development of people and teams.

Cost:
The course cost of £295 per delegate three full days of training and includes group coaching as part of the programme.

Please note: There is a maximum capacity of 12 delegates for this programme.

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1 11 November 2022 09:30 - 15:30 Trinity C of E VA Primary School Map
2 24 February 2023 09:30 - 15:30 Trinity C of E VA Primary School Map
3 16 June 2023 09:30 - 15:30 Trinity C of E VA Primary School Map
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Code: TLPTS/22/0043 First Aid at Work (3 day)

The First Aid at Work training course, which conforms with HSE guidance, provides a comprehensive set of practical skills needed by first aiders in schools and most workplaces, 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.

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1 15 November 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Roundswell Community Primary Academy Map
TLPTSA

Code: ECTSA/22/0071 Lego Therapy Workshop

Lego therapy is an intervention devised by Dr LeGoff (2004), it has been researched and identified as being beneficial for many children and young people with social communication and interaction difficulties (autistic spectrum).

This workshop aims to teach adult facilitators the benefits of Lego therapy as an intervention for children on the autistic spectrum. Whilst understanding the theory of Lego therapy, there will be the opportunity for delegates to take part in a session which illustrates how Lego therapy differs from merely playing with Lego.

It will look at the outcomes for many young people (i.e. developing social skills such as turn taking, social negotiations and collaborative play). The workshop will also demonstrate the roles of those involved (including adults) and explains how this can potentially improve the social opportunities for young people.

Recent feedback

“We have worked with a number of children with various needs. They have loved it and it is really helping them to develop vital skills for life. Thank you so much!”

“Good to have somebody passionate about needs of autistic children with real examples.”

Trainer: Lisa McCullagh (South West Autism)
Lisa has over 20 years' experience in the field of Autism and is a parent of a young person diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. Lisa has a BA Honours degree 1st Class in Childhood and Youth Studies (Open University) and a Post Graduate Diploma and Certificate in Autism from the University of Birmingham. In addition, she has attended numerous training workshops including P.E.C.S. (Picture Exchange Communication System), social stories and the use of visual prompts, sensory processing difficulties, managing anxiety and sexual understanding.

Lisa has worked with young people on the spectrum in a variety of settings including education, social care and the local community. She provides training and advisory services to a range of professionals for the education and care sector.

Cost: £45 per person for SWIFT member schools | £75 per person for non-members

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1 15 November 2022 09:30 - 11:30 Countess Wear Community School Map
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Code: TTSA/22/0055 SWIFT Subject Masterclass: Developing a KS2 Languages Curriculum

Designing and delivering an outstanding primary languages curriculum that meets the needs of your learners, that regularly revisits key grammar, vocabulary and phonics but ensures a breadth of knowledge to support effective transition to secondary. Led by Dr Rachel Hawkes, this course delivers key knowledge about the core strands of primary languages pedagogy – phonics, grammar, vocabulary – and demonstrates how to design an engaging and rigorous curriculum that balances depth and breadth of linguistic knowledge, ensuring effective transition to secondary, whilst at the same time making the most of every opportunity to develop communication, cultural knowledge and creativity. About the Trainer: Dr Rachel Hawkes is an influential and renowned speaker as well as past President of the Association for Language Learning (ALL), previous Head of Modern Languages, AST and SLE.  Co-author of several textbooks, including the Pearson textbook for GCSE Spanish (¡Viva!) and the KS3 Stimmt! course for German, Rachel has both MEd and PhD from Cambridge University, focusing on teacher and learner interaction in the secondary languages classroom.  She is currently seconded as Co-Director NCELP, the National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy. She is currently leading KS2 development across The Cam Academy Trust, is author of KS2 SOW and resources in French, German and Spanish, which are freely available to schools to use and adapt.

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1 15 November 2022 09:00 - 15:00 Online Map
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