18 October: Re-think Reading course considers the teaching of reading at both KS1 and KS2 with a focus on developing comprehension and inference. Find out more >>>
A sustainable solution enabling inclusive music education across your school community
Devon Music Education Hub
The benefits of regular music-making in schools has been highlighted in study after study.
There is funding available to support each and every child's entitlement to music education, and to empower every school to play their part in delivering the National Plan for Music Education.
This new subscription is a straightforward way to access resources, instruments and high quality training that will up-skill your staff and empower them to deliver high quality music education both in the classroom and across the wider community.
Safeguarding - Audit of statutory duties and associated responsibilities of schools
This year's s175/157 audit of statutory duties and associated responsibilities of schools is ready for completion. The link is below and was also shared with DSLs in the September edition of the Babcock LDP Safeguarding Newsletter.
DSLs should receive an e-mail asking them to complete the audit and return it by the deadline of 30th November 2018. This year the audit is shorter, less repetitive and doesn't ask you for information that we don't already have or can easily access elsewhere. If you encounter any problems completing the audit please contact Louisa.Rockey@babcockinternational.com.
We are recruiting for Devon LA KS1 Moderators 2018-19
Babcock LDP is seeking to appoint additional KS1 moderators to complete statutory KS1 external moderation visits in June 2019. The role of a LA moderator is open to qualified and serving Year 2 practitioners, both Headteachers and teachers, who meet the requirements.
Do you support a child or young person with Complex Needs or Down Syndrome in school? If so, please join us at our (free!) Support Group meetings to meet colleagues and share ideas, advice and experiences.
Good Autism Practice and Early Years Autism Training
Good Autism Practice
The Communication and Interaction team at Babcock LDP in partnership with the Autism Education Trust are delivering an exceptional training package designed for all school staff working and supporting children and young people with autism.
The course will run over 5 weeks starting on 17 October 2018, Exeter will cover the following topics:
Week 1: The individual
Week 2: Building Relationships
Week 3: Learning and Development
Week 4: Enabling Participation
Week 5: Resources and Action Plans
The modules are interactive and focused on positive outcomes for young people. There are also plenty of opportunities for professional networking and sharing good practice.
Options remain for in-house modular delivery through INSET and/or twilight sessions.
Please contact: Paul.Lamanna@babcockinternational.com if you would like to discuss further options.
Autism Training (Early Years Programme) - Tier 2 for Practitioners
This is a two day course to support all practitioners working directly with children on the autism spectrum.
The new SEND Code of Practice specifies that all professionals working in early years education settings should be prepared to support young people on the autism spectrum and all staff should have a basic awareness of autism and the needs of individuals.
Delivered by the highly experienced Babcock LDP Early Years and Autism teams, the AET early years programme offers face-to-face training for professionals working with children under the age of 5.
English Courses and Leadership Development (secondary)
Subject specific training for non-specialist English teachers Finding good classroom teachers in English who are also suited to your children and your school's context has never been more challenging. We are running subject specific English training for secondary teachers.
Secondary English -Integrated and Engaging Grammar
Secondary English Teams are well aware of the increased challenge and expected standards for grammar at KS2 and we are working hard to improve the teaching of SPG at KS3.
However does our current pedagogy support the integration of grammar into our everyday learning sequences?
And are our pupils really engaged in their grammar learning?
This practical course will provide Heads of English, Key Stage Coordinators, English Teachers and Non specialist English teachers with example materials and will model approaches to take back into classrooms.
There is a great deal of excitement about the growing body of research into the power of teaching vocabulary throughout Secondary education in order to alleviate the widening gap between word-rich and word-poor children.
But how can we translate the research findings into manageable practice?
This practical course is suitable for secondary teachers from across the range of subjects and focuses on practical strategies that can be used in the classroom every day.
How many English teachers and departments treat the study of Literature as a new subject?
How many of us have realised that Literature is in many respects a new discipline for our Year 7 pupils?
This practical course will support English Subject Leaders and English teachers in enabling a successful transition between Key Stages 2 and 3 in English Literature in order to enable pupils in particular disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils to make more rapid progress at KS3 in a subject which will be largely new to them.
Primary English Subject Leadership Development Programme - This four-session course is designed to stimulate leadership thinking and develop capacity to support and challenge, in order to secure school improvement in English and develop personal career potential. Find out more >>>
KS1 and KS2 Statutory Assessment and Moderation in Y2 and Y6
These one day courses will provide KS1 Year 2 and KS2 Year 6 teachers with the key information and knowledge required to ensure an informed and robust approach to statutory assessment at end of Summer Term 2019.
The content will include: Statutory test administration
Statutory teacher assessment including:
Understanding the changes to the statutory assessment frameworks 2019, including the new pre key stage standards.
This 2 hour training is aimed at Teachers and Teaching Assistants across KS 14.
LEGO-Based Therapy is a collaborative play therapy in which children work together to build LEGO models. Children work in pairs or teams rather than individually.
LEGO Therapy was developed to improve social competence in children with autism, however it may also be helpful for children with other social communication difficulties and anxiety conditions, depression or adjustment difficulties.
We are very excited to be involved in the Christmas Gift Box Appeal for the children in Lesvos!
We are encouraging Devon Schools to get involved with OHOB (Open Hearts, Open Borders), a humanitarian charity which is supporting Syrian refugees in Lesvos, Greece. The attached poster will provide you with further details of the Christmas Gift Box Appeal being run by the charity.
Please drop off the boxes to OHOB's drop off points-List of the collection points is attached. OHOB can also arrange a pick up from your school if there is a large quantity of boxes! Please email: email@example.com to arrange.
Many thanks for your support, every gift makes a difference!