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Code: TTSA/23/0023 Primary Practical Science Series

What does a good primary science lesson look like?

About the Trainer
Allie Beaumont is an independent primary science consultant who has extensive knowledge and experience of working within primary schools.

 She was a primary school teacher for 20 years becoming an Advanced Skills Teacher in science working within Plymouth LA. She left teaching to specialise in primary science, leading the Primary Professional Learning Department for STEM Learning within Bristol. Within this position she supported primary science teachers throughout the South West and has supported subject leaders through the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM).

More recently she has worked with Bath Spa University on the Thinking, Doing, Talking Science project based on research from Oxford Brookes University and Science Oxford and also the Focus4TAPS research project led by Bath Spa University. She has also provided CPD for the Ogden Trust facilitating their talk for science EYFS cpd partnership programme.

She currently holds the senior facilitator CPD quality mark badge.

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1 22 February 2023 09:30 - 12:30 Oldway Primary School Map
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Code: TTSA/23/0003 First Aid at Work requalification - 2 day

This re qualification is designed to provide essential lifesaving skills and incident management within the workplace setting. Typical delivery methods are predominantly practical, and the course is assessed by continual observation of candidate performance.

Topics include:

Roles & responsibilities
Dealing with collapse (with and without breathing)
Minor workplace incidents
Major illnesses
Common and serious workplace injuries
Anaphylactic shock
Burns treatment
Eye injuries
Using first aid kit Cost to SWIFT Members is £180 plus £25 Certificatation and Awarding Body fee. Cost to other colleagues is £205 plus £25 Certification and Awarding Body fee.

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1 27 February 2023 09:30 - 15:30 Oldway Primary School Map
2 28 February 2023 09:30 - 15:30 Oldway Primary School Map
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Code: ECTSA/22/0048 Mental Health Awareness Training

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This workshop will provide attendees with an understanding of common mental health difficulties, including main symptoms, and provide ideas from a variety of psychological therapies that can be used to support ourselves to bolster our resilience and improve our wellbeing. These strategies along with additional ideas will then be presented to support those that you work with, line manage or support.

The training will help you to feel more confident in having open, safe and honest conversations around mental wellbeing, have knowledge to signpost colleagues to appropriate avenues, and feel more comfortable with suggesting strategies to others, or use yourself.

About the Trainer
Dr Karen Kershaw specialises in providing psychological support services to children in care, children at risk of care, children who have been adopted, as well as their families.

Karen is the Clinical Lead for Specialist Assessments, which involves leading a Multidisciplinary Assessment Team which offers gold standard therapeutic needs assessments to provide recommendations around intervention and support to young people and their families.

Karen is a highly skilled clinician also specialises in providing training, consultation and supervision to fellow healthcare and education professionals.

Cost: £35 for SWIFT member schools | £55 for other colleagues.
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1 28 February 2023 09:30 - 12:30 Online Delivery Map
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Code: ECTSA/23/0006 Coaching Masterclass for Leaders

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A learning and development opportunity for current coaches or leaders who coach in school or who use coaching techniques as part of their leadership style.

The Coaching Masterclass for Leaders workshop will provide leaders and coaches with increased confidence in their coaching skills. We will reflect on the challenges and successes of coaching and enable participants to practice and receive feedback on their coaching style. We will explore a range of current and effective coaching tools to enhance the skill set of the coach. The workshop will also explore the skills associated with coaching and facilitating whole teams and how coaching can be used to engage colleagues, align goals, and provide a method to manage difficult conversations.

We will reflect on some current thought leadership in coaching practice, informed by up to date organisational research relating to the effectiveness of coaching in enhancing individual and team performance. This will include a consideration of coaching different and more challenging people, and how to identify and coach people with diverse strengths and capabilities within the team environment.

Programme Summary:
- Explore successes and challenges of coaching practice
- Explore effective questioning and use of clean language
- Identify some models to share in coaching practice to support learning
- Practice and receive feedback
- Identify clear elements for development and a plan to move forward

Key Benefits for the Coach:
- Gain new strategies to support colleagues with healthy challenge and continued empowerment
- Obtain new tools and techniques to stretch your colleagues thinking and enable them to dig deeper to maximise their true potential

For the Organisation:
- Develop greater insight into how and when to use your coaching skills to further improve performance
- Take away an approach which can be integrated with your existing coaching practice and used on an on-going basis to increase the effectiveness of coaching

Programme Facilitator
Leonie Hurrell is an Educational enthusiast. At 24 Leonie became the youngest Deputy Headteacher in Dorset and went on to be a Headteacher for 8 years, before becoming an ILM Certified Leadership Coach. Leonie is passionate about learning and people development. Founder of The Thinking Academy, a company that provides coaching and ILM approved training solutions for schools.

This programme is suited for Headteachers and Senior Leaders in Schools with some experience of coaching or who have attended the Advanced Coaching Programme.

Cost: £95 for SWIFT members | £145 for other colleagues

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1 01 March 2023 09:00 - 15:30 Countess Wear Community School Map
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Code: ECTSA/22/0074 Primary SEND Professional Community

These termly sessions are open to SENDCos, Behaviour Support Leads and Senior Leaders from all SWIFT member schools.

Session Aims
To create a support network in which schools share ideas, effective practice and discuss issues surrounding SEND. To focus on practical solutions to common challenges and gain expert advice and guidance from SEND lead professionals. In each meeting we will:

- Find out about development and updates in the field of SEND
- Share and learn from good practice
- Network with colleagues from other schools and agencies

Spring Term Agenda TBC

Cost: FREE for SWIFT member schools | £25 for non-member schools.

For more information please contact: Mark Drew on or 01392 927171

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1 02 March 2023 08:45 - 12:30 Exeter Court Hotel Map
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Code: TTSA/22/0071 KS2 Cross-Writing Moderation

These sessions are led by the KS2 Moderation Manager/ Lead and allows colleagues to discuss and refine their assessment judgements in writing by reviewing samples of writing from their own pupils and those of KS2 colleagues in other schools. 

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1 08 March 2023 13:15 - 15:30 Oldway Primary School Map
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Code: ECTSA/23/0003 Introduction to Mental Health

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Workshop Content
- Offering a definition of mental health and further insight
- Exploring mental health diagnosis and treatment
- Examining how different mental health conditions present, including what we may see in school and how to support young people with anxiety and depression

This course is for: anyone working in an educational setting who wants to develop their understanding of supporting mental health needs.

This training is delivered by the award-winning School for Inspiring Talents. Our team will share real life case studies from their work on the front line, supporting children’s transformation within an educational setting.

Jules Sanders is the manager of Life Chance’s Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), and has worked in Alternative Provision and Specialist Settings as Vice Principal and Department Lead. She was previously a Trauma Informed Schools UK (TISUK) senior trainer. She has over 20 years’ experience as a qualified primary teacher and SENDCo supporting children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) specialising in inclusion, behaviour and emotional wellbeing. In recent years Jules has been the team manager within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), and a Lead for the Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TaMHS) Team in Plymouth. She has also held responsibility for the Primary Mental Health Work (PMHW) Team and the Infant Mental Health (IMH) Team.

Megan Hornsby is a Mental Health Practitioner at SfIT, working with learners and leading on projects to enhance staff wellbeing. She has been a qualified and registered social worker for 12 years and has an advanced diploma in specialist mental health practice. Her background in both social care and mental health services gives her a breadth of knowledge and experience of therapeutic interventions and crisis management. She has a Level 5 Diploma from Trauma Informed Schools UK (TIS) and is a trauma-focused CBT practitioner.

Cost: £50 for SWIFT member schools | £75 for other colleagues
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1 15 March 2023 14:00 - 16:30 Countess Wear Community School Map
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Code: TTSA/23/0025 Art Twilight - Felt Making

Delegates will look at Felt Making for different year groups. 

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1 16 March 2023 16:00 - 17:30 Oldway Primary School Map
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Code: TTSA/23/0019 Nurture Forum

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 - Best practice in Attachment Aware and Trauma Infomred approaches.
 - Practicalities and intracacies of setting up and leading a successful Nurture Group.
 - Moniotirng pupil porgress and the impact of 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 17 March 2023 09:30 - 10:30 Oldway Primary School Map
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Code: ECTSA/22/0065 Writing Moderation for Year 1

These events will provide an opportunity for supported peer moderation.

Teachers will work in small groups, following a rigorous process, to moderate writing. All teachers will need to bring all the writing from two children: one currently assessed at EXS and one currently assessed at GDS.

Rebecca Cosgrave (KS2 Moderation Manager and KS1 Moderator) - Babcock LPD

Cost: £40 per person for SWIFT member schools only | £75 per person for non-members.
Please note: Spaces are limited to 2 people per school per course. Each course caters for a maximum of 30 delegates.

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1 21 March 2023 09:00 - 12:00 Countess Wear Community School Map
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