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Spring 2020 Networking Events
Join SEND Advisers and friendly professionals for a networking event. Aimed specifically at SENCO's and school leadership this event gives professionals a chance to receive updates on SEND and network with colleagues in their local area.
"Open" Training for participants whose school has already received PIPS training. Our aim is to support staff in developing a consistent, effective and acceptable team approach to managing behaviour, while, crucially, maintaining positive relationships and minimising risk for all.
This event is for SENCos who are new to role. It aims to develop an understanding of both the strategic and operational aspects of this unique role in school. This event will be useful for SENCos who have yet to register for the National SENCo Award. It will also complement training for those who are undertaking it already.
This course will update secondary teachers on current issues in RE and explore the way Ofsted is inspecting RE in schools. It will introduce teachers to a number of different approaches and practical strategies to improve the delivery of RE at KS3 and 4.
The day will focus on planning and delivery of exciting learning in RE. The starting point will be a focus on enquiry-based learning promoted by the new RE syllabus. We will look at the expectations on RE arising from the new Ofsted framework and explore how to monitor and evaluate RE across the school.
These events will be led by the Babcock LDP moderators and supported by school based moderators. Colleagues will work in small groups supported by a moderator to moderate reading, writing and maths in Y2.
We are very excited to be offering all schools in Devon access to a project to support the development of systematic, school based approaches to vocabulary teaching as part of the mainstream provision.
The programme we are offering is based on recent research and also draws extensively on our learning from two smaller scale CPD programmes with Devon schools between 2017-2019. The aim is to support schools to build a programme across the whole school which will develop both direct instruction in vocabulary and also the culture and environment to promote effective vocabulary learning.
Primary English Subject Leadership Development Programme
The role of the English subject leader involves responsibility for pupils' progress and attainment; monitoring of this; developing the quality of teaching and learning; managing a budget and other resources; leading staff to ensure that, together, they are able to secure the best outcomes for children in English.
This briefing session is for Year 1 teachers who are new to administering the screening check, Year 2 teachers who will be administering the screening recheck for the first time in 2020 and any other Year 1 teachers who have not been involved in the process for some time and would like to refresh their knowledge about the screening check.
This course will consider the skills and experiences needed for children to write at greater depth across KS1 and KS2. Participants will explore examples of writing to secure clear understanding of what characterises greater depth. Planning for a range of writing experiences and needs will be discussed.
The purpose of these two courses is to support teachers to teach grammar effectively and secure their own subject knowledge in grammar in order to ensure their children meet the expectations of the National Curriculum. They will tackle the big ideas and core understanding needed to be confident to teach grammar in the National Curriculum. A range of teaching activities will be modelled and explored.
Moving and Handling of Children with Physical Difficulties
Suitable for any staff working with a child or young person who has Physical/Movement difficulties. Not suitable for those working with children who have emotional or behavioural difficulties requiring physical interventions.
All educational establishments are expected to have a named Educational Visits Co-ordinator who is trained and remains up to date. The role of the EVC is to help ensure that young people continue to have access to a wide range of safe, high quality visits through the development of a clear and robust approach to trip management.
Safeguarding Child Protection Level 3: Initial Training
This is a two-day, multi-agency course for Group 3 delegates with safeguarding responsibilities (named/designated staff) and/or those working regularly with children and young people who have a duty to learn more about child protection as specified in Working Together to Safeguard Children and Keeping Children Safe in Education
Safeguarding Child Protection Level 3 and above: Refresher Training
1 day Refresher courses are for those delegates who have already undertaken the 'Safeguarding Children Training Level 3 - Initial Training Course'. Group 3 and above are required to attend an inter-agency safeguarding update or refresher: schools every 2 years; early years and others every 3 years.
Termly Safeguarding Forums - For Headteachers and Senior Designated Safeguarding Officers
Safeguarding forums offer an opportunity for professionals who have a senior role in child protection to refresh their safeguarding knowledge and understanding, receive updates and share best practice with colleagues in a similar role from a wide range of settings. Forums aim to provide a safe environment in which to review current practices and seek support in areas while having the chance to develop a wider network of colleagues.
Since 1st January 2010 it is mandatory for at least one member of staff to be trained in Safer Recruitment. This Safer Recruitment training will help your school fulfil its responsibility to follow safe recruitment and selection practice within the wider context of safeguarding children.
Please keep an eye out on CPD online for a new 3.5 day Attachment Based Mentoring cohort coming this Spring.
Pollinator's Action Plan
Devon County Council are committed to protecting and enhancing the natural environment, this means Devon's bee populace. In the document attached is their action plan with helpful tips on how we can look after the bees.