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Course Cancellation Policy:

If for any reason you need to cancel your booking unfortunately a refund will only be issued if we are able to fill your place. Please note, if a delegate does not attend a booked session and has not cancelled in advance, we will send any relevant resources and invoice for 50% of the original course fee. Where a course that is free of charge is cancelled at short notice (less than 48 hours) we reserve the right to make a cancellation charge of £20.

 

 

 

 

 

Our Courses

  • Early Years Updates Programme Open Close

    About the Programme:

    This programme is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of EYFS practitioners.  They will have the opportunity to work with other schools and practitioners and learn about curriculum development, assessment & recommended resources and practice from the respective settings. Delegates will also consider the use of evaluation and other data to plan improved provision.

    At each session delegates will be provided with:

    • Up-to-date information on current EYFS developments and national & local issues.
    • Opportunities for discussion & the sharing of practice and strategies.
    • A focus on one core CPD theme (see below).
    • Opportunities to explore practice & practical activities and resources to support teaching of the specific core theme in both indoor and outdoor environments.
    • Discussion around the use of tools to audit the effectiveness of practice & provision and share research and further reading.

    Core CPD Themes  

    Session 1

    Consolidating phase 1 phonics during child-initiated interactions

    Session 2

    Practice and provision to enable slow pedagogies.

    Session 3

    Foundational knowledge: what your subject leaders should know!

    Facilitator:

    Amanda James

    Lead Consultant, EYITT Programme

    Date and Time:

    Session 1 : 18th October 2023

    Session 2: 6th March 2024

    Session 3: 19th June 2024

    All sessions are between 1.30 – 4.00 p.m.

    Venue:

    Virtual delivery via online platform

    Target Audience:

    EYFS Leaders & Practitioners

    Course Fee:

    £60 per delegate per session or £155 for all three sessions (Members)

    £70 per delegate per session or £185 for all three sessions (Non Members)

    Please see attached flyer

    Early Years Updates 2023 – 2024

  • First Aid (2 day Certified Course) - Paediatric/Adult/Child Open Close

    About the Training:

    This course is designed to teach those working with children and babies the correct first aid procedures to be applied when faced with a variety of injuries/conditions. Some areas also include procedures for adults. Topics covered include responding appropriately to choking, shock, anaphylactic shock, suspected fractures and bleeding. Resuscitation techniques will also be covered, and recognising and responding to the emergency needs of children with chronic medical conditions including epilepsy, asthma and diabetes.  A full syllabus is detailed below.
    Upon reaching a competent standard in all units (assessment will be ongoing throughout the training) each student will receive a certificate of attainment. The certificate is valid for 3 years from the date of completion of the course.

    There will be practical activities so comfortable clothes should be worn. 

    Syallabus

    Administration of medications
    Diagnosis
    Shock
    Body check for injuries
    Resuscitation – adult, child & baby
    Asthma
    Burns
    Upset Stomach
    Anaphylactic shock
    Foreign Objects – swallowed, ears, nose & eyes
    Accident Books
    Sickle Cell Anaemia
    Fractures
    Playground first aid
    Principles of First Aid
    Priority of treatment
    Unconsciousness
    Strains & Sprains
    Choking- adult, child & baby
    Fainting
    Compression
    Diabetes
    Bleeding – minor, severe
    Displaced Tooth
    Extremes of temperature
    Squashed Fingers
    Insect stings
    Splinters
    Concussion
    Epilepsy
    Meningitis
    Hygiene
    Common Ailments
    First Aid Kits
    Poisons
    Question and answer session

    Facilitator:

    Gees Training Services

    Date and Time:

    SPRING TERM SESSION TBC

    9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

    Registration from 8.45 am

    Venue:

    Newland Springs Primary School
    Dickens Place
    Chelmsford
    CM1 4UU

     

    Target Audience:

    All Teaching and Support Staff

    Course Fee:

    Members: £140

    Non members: £155

    Please see attached flyer

    TO BE UPDATED

  • Computing & Online Safety Leader Updates Open Close

    About the Programme:

    The sessions will include strategies to identify and implement improvement to teaching and learning of computing, online safety and the implementation of education technology. Subject Leaders will be provided with the latest news and developments, both locally and nationally.

    There will be time for discussion, training and review of resources to ensure computing & online safety subject leaders have a toolkit of resources to meet the needs of the curriculum and responsibilities under Keeping Children Safe in Education.

     

    Programme Objectives:

    • to develop the skills and knowledge of the computing & online safety subject leader.
    • to consider how teachers’ subject knowledge and skills are audited and developed.
    • to discuss current developments in computing & online safety.
    • to address intent in curriculum policies and the mapping of progression.
    • to improve subject knowledge and approaches to auditing and development of skills.
    • to provide up-to-date information on local and national issues.
    • to offer opportunities for schools to work together and learn from each other on curriculum development, assessment and resources.
    • to give an overview of new and emerging technologies in computing and for use across the curriculum.
    • to consider ways in which education technology can enhance teaching and learning within and beyond the school setting.
    • to support leadership roles in monitoring and evaluation.

     

    Facilitator:

    Andy Place (Havering Education Services)

    Date and Time:

    Session 1 – 19th October 2023

    Session 2 –  21st March 2024

    Session 3 – 12th June 2024

    All sessions will be held between 1.30 p.m and 4.00 p.m

    Venue:

    Newland Springs Primary School
    Dickens Place
    Chelmsford
    CM1 4UU

    Target Audience:

    Computing & Online Safety Subject Leaders (Primary Phase)

    Course Fee:

    £60 per delegate per session or £155 for all three sessions (Members)

    £70 delegate per session or £185 for all three sessions (Non Members)

    Please see attached flyer

    Computing Updates 2023 – 2024 REVISED

  • Science Subject Leader Development Sessions Open Close

    About the Session:

    During the sessions you will be exploring many things, including how to:

    • Increase progress in children’s scientific knowledge and understanding and their skills of working scientifically.
    • Create practical science lessons that excite and engage children and are easy to resource.
    • Use different types of scientific enquiry to answer questions, including those generated by the children.
    • Identify the science in real-life contexts.
    • Teach the tricky science concepts including activities linked to climate change.
    • Deepen children’s learning in science so they can demonstrate mastery.
    • Use problem solving to enable children to apply their scientific knowledge and understanding.
    • Know what Ofsted expect of primary school science, including during inspections and leading deep dives.

    Each session explores activities and aspects of science requested by subject leaders. Plus, it’s a great way to find out what your colleagues are doing in their schools – there is always someone who can give you an idea or two.

    Facilitator:

    Danny Nicholson, SETSA & Science Learning Partnership

    Date and Time:

    Session 1:  11th October 2023

    Session 2:  14th February 2024

    Session 3:  6th June 2024

    All sessions are between  1.30 p.m – 4.00 p.m

    Venue:

    Newlands Spring Primary School,

    Dickens Place,

    Chelmsford,

    Essex,

    CM1 4UU

    Target Audience:

    All Science Subject Leaders (Primary Phase)

    Course Fee:

    £60 per delegate per session or £155 for all three sessions (Members)

    £70 per delegate per session or £185 for all three sessions (Non Members)

    Please see attached flyer

    Science Updates 2023 – 2024

  • Maths & English Subject Leader Updates - with Jonathan Bond & Gill Haysham (Joint Sessions) Open Close

    About the Programme:

    Aims of the Sessions:

    • To develop the skills of the subject leader.
    • To increase leaders’ subject knowledge of maths and English.
    • To update subject leaders on current developments in maths and English.

    Course Content:

    This programme of termly updates aims to give subject leaders a chance to meet together, build up their knowledge and leadership skills, and remain abreast of developments in primary English.

    Sessions will include the sharing of local, national and international research, materials and resources supporting our developing understanding of English and mathematics mastery practice. Sessions will also cover, when appropriate, any developments from the DfE, the EEF and OFSTED.

    Key principles of teaching will also be explored and exemplified in both maths and English.

     

     

     

     

     

    Facilitator:

    Jonathan Bond & Gill Haysham

    Date and Time:

    Session 1 – 29th September  2023

    Session 2 – 10th January 2024

    Session 3 – 24th April 2024

     

    All sessions will be held between 9.15 – 11.45 am

    Venue:

    Newlands Spring Primary School
    Dickens Place
    Chelmsford
    CM1 4UU

    Target Audience:

    All Maths & English Subject Leaders

    (Primary Phase)

    Course Fee:

    £60 per delegate per session or £155 for all three sessions (Members)

    £70 per delegate per session or £185 for all three sessions (Non Members)

    Please see attached flyer

    Maths & English Updates 2023 – 2024 (JOINT)

  • Maths Subject Leader Updates - with Gill Haysham (Stand Alone Sessions) Open Close

    About the Sessions:

    Aims of the Sessions:

    • To develop the skills of the subject leader.
    • To increase leaders’ subject knowledge of maths.
    • To update subject leaders on current developments in maths.

    Course Content:

    This programme of termly updates aims to give subject leaders a chance to meet together, build up their knowledge and leadership skills, and remain abreast of local and national news, materials and resources.

    Sessions will include the sharing of local and national materials and resources supporting our developing understanding of mathematics mastery practice. Sessions will also cover, when appropriate, any developments in KS1 & 2 testing, assessment and Ofsted.

    Discussion and in depth exploration of the topics covered as well as some additional content.

    Facilitator:

    Gill Haysham, Independent Consultant

    Date and Time:

    Session 1 – 28th September 2023

    Session 2 – 17th January 2024

    Session 3 –  1st May 2024

     

    All sessions will be held between 9.15 – 11.45 a.m.

    Venue:

    Newlands Spring Primary School
    Dickens Place
    Chelmsford
    CM1 4UU

    Target Audience:

    All Maths Subject Leaders

    Course Fee:

    £60 per delegate per session or £155 for all three sessions (Members)

    £70 per delegate per session or £185 for all three sessions (Non Members)

    Please see attached flyer

    Maths Updates 2023 – 2024 (STAND ALONE)

  • English Subject Leader Updates - with Jonathan Bond (Stand Alone Sessions) Open Close

    About the Sessions:

    Aims of the Sessions:

    • To develop the skills of the subject leader.
    • To increase leaders’ subject knowledge of English.
    • To update subject leaders on current developments in English.

    Course Content:

    This programme of termly updates aims to give subject leaders a chance to meet together, build up their knowledge and leadership skills, and remain abreast of developments in primary English

    Sessions will include the sharing of local, national and international research, materials and resources supporting our developing understanding of English. Sessions will also cover, when appropriate, any developments from the DfE, the EEF and OFSTED

    The single subject session offers discussion and in depth exploration of the topics covered as well as some additional content.

    Facilitator:

    Jonathan Bond

    Date and Time:

    Session 1 – 21st September 2023

    Session 2 – 10th January 2024

    Session 3 –  24th April 2024

     

    All sessions are 1.30 – 4.00 PM   (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN AFTERNOON SESSION THIS YEAR)

     

    Venue:

    Newlands Spring Primary School
    Dickens Place
    Chelmsford
    CM1 4UU

    Target Audience:

    All English Subject Leaders

    Course Fee:

    £60 per delegate per session or £155 for all three sessions (Members)

    £70 per delegate per session or £185 for all three sessions (Non Members)

    Please see attached flyer

    English Updates 2023 – 2024 (STAND ALONE)

  • School Assessment Leader Updates (CTSA Member Schools only) Open Close

    About the Programme:

    Programme Objectives:

    School Assessment Leaders (SALs) Update Meetings are focused on both the assessment of learning and assessment for learning.

    The first focus ensures that SALs are as up-to-date as possible in their knowledge and understanding of statutory assessment requirements. As well as disseminating this information, the Course Tutors will provide the names of useful publications and websites to support delegates. Course Tutors also encourage delegates to ask questions and discuss current issues so that they can return to their schools as fully informed as possible.

    The second focus on assessment for learning will include sharing of latest research, presentation of case studies and often the invitation to course delegates to share and discuss with their colleagues. This last aspect is regarded as particularly valuable as a networking tool that enables delegates to develop their assessment skills in a very supportive environment.

    Facilitator:

    Jane Downes, Education Advisor, Juniper Education

    Date & Time:

    Session 1 – 8th November 2023

    Session 2 –  13th March 2024

    Session 3 – 7th May 2024

     

    All sessions will be held between 9.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.

    Venue:

    VIRTUAL DELIVERY

    Target Audience:

    All School Assessment Leaders

    (Primary Phase)

    Course Fee:

    £60 per delegate per session or £155 for all three sessions (Members only)

     

    Please see attached flyer

    SAL Updates 2023 – 2024

  • Emergency First Aid at Work Open Close

    About the Session:

    This course is designed to teach those working with children, lifesaving procedures in First Aid, including how to handle emergencies Topics covered include responding appropriately to choking, shock, anaphylactic shock, suspected fractures and bleeding. Resuscitation techniques will also be covered, and recognising and responding to the emergency needs of children with chronic medical conditions including epilepsy, asthma and diabetes. A full syllabus is detailed below.
    Upon reaching a competent standard in all units (and whilst there is no formal examination), the candidates will be assessed during the course and an attendance certificate will be issued.  The certificate is valid for 3 years from the date of completion of the course.

    There will be practical activities so comfortable clothes should be worn. Females should wear trousers.

    Syllabus:

    Principles and practice of First Aid, including:

    Asthma / Concussion / Epilepsy / Use of cold compress / Anaphylactic Shock / Fractures / Playground First Aid / Choking (Adult & Child) / Bleeding / Strains & Sprains / Shock / Burns & Scalds

    Resuscitation – adult & child

    Unconsciousness

    Keeping Records – Accident Book

    Communications (999)

    Defibrillation

    Contents of a First Aid Box

    Facilitator:

    Gees Training Services

    Date & Time

    20th March 2024 NOW FULL (Further dates to follow)

    9.00 a.m.  – 4.00  p.m.

     

     

     

    Venue:

    Newlands Spring Primary School

    Dickens Place

    Chelmsford

    Essex

    CM1 4UU

    Target Audience:

    All staff

    Course Fee:

    £70 for CTSA Members

    £85 for Non Members

    Please see attached flyer

    Emergency First Aid at Work SPRING TERM

    Emergency First Aid at Work SPRING TERM (March 2024)

  • Core Programme for Teaching Assistants Open Close

    This programme is for those who are new, or relatively new to the TA/LSA role in primary schools. It is also suitable for those who may be moving from a specific one to one support role to a more generalist one.

    The programme consists of three half day face to face training sessions, with school based tasks  aimed at exploring theory in practice. Suggestions will also be given for reading / research that can be used to take the themes explored to a ‘greater depth’.

    Session content:

    Session 1 – A Focus on Teaching

    Questioning / talk for learning

    Supporting whole class teaching

    Enabling effective group work

    An introduction to AfL

     

    Session 2 – A focus on learning: promoting independent learning skills (including SEND)

    Scaffolding learning

    Metacognition and self regulation

    Developing learning skills

     

    Session 3 – Being part of the school team

    Professional values and practice

    Effective communication

    Supporting assessment

    Managing interventions

     

     

     

     

    Facilitator:

    Samantha Phillips, Lead for School Improvement, Attain Academy Partnership

    Tracy Goodway, CTSA Lead & Lead for Learning and Development, Attain Academy Partnership

    Date & Time:

    Session 1                  31st January 2024

    Session 2                 28th February 2024

    Session 3                 21st March 2024

    Time of all sessions : 9.15 – 11.45 a.m.

     

     

     

    Venue:

    Newlands Spring Primary School
    Dickens Place
    Chelmsford
    CM1 4UU

    Course Fees:

    £140 Members

    £175 Non Members

    Target Audience:

    Teaching Assistants & Learning Support Assistants

    (Primary Phase)

    Please see attached flyer

    TA Core programme 2023 – 2024 SPRING TERM 2024

  • The Role of the Computing Lead Open Close

    Course Outline:

    This course will help new Primary Computing Leaders to understand their role and help them to develop a broad and balanced curriculum. It will prepare them to review their current provision for computing and look at ways to support other teachers to deliver the curriculum.

     

    Programme Objectives: 

    Delegates will be able to:

    • Understand the role of the Computing Lead.
    • Know how to develop a school Curriculum Intent for Computing
    • Understand the National Curriculum for Computing and know how to review their curriculum to ensure that all objectives are fully covered.
    • Explore a range of resources that are freely available to them online.
    • Know how they can support other teachers in their school to deliver the computing curriculum.
    • Start to develop an action plan for computing

    Facilitator:

    Andy Place, Havering Education Services (HES)

     

    Date & Time:

    28th February 2024

    1.00 – 4.30 pm

    Venue:

    Newlands Spring Primary School
    Dickens Place
    Chelmsford
    CM1 4UU

    Course Fees:

    £75.00 Members

    £90.00 Non Members

    Target Audience:

    New or recently appointed Computing Subject Leads or those looking to refresh their understanding of the role.

     

    Please see attached flyer

    Computing Leads Training

     

  • Using Mentoring to Improve Pupil Wellbeing & Achievement Open Close

    Following the pandemic, schools have witnessed an increase in wellbeing and attendance issues which are adversely affecting children’s learning. This is being reflected in pupil standards across the country. For many years, learning mentoring has been the most successful strategy for dealing with such difficulties. There has never been a time when it has been needed more.

    Those who act as learning mentors to pupils provide a complementary service to teachers and other staff, addressing the needs of children who require assistance in overcoming barriers to learning and support for their positive mental health and wellbeing in order to achieve their full potential. They provide support, advice and challenge in order for the children to learn appropriate skills and behaviours to enable them to engage effectively in learning.

    The approach is particularly useful for stressed and anxious children. Mentors have to be patient, good listeners. They also have to constantly problem solve. Confidentiality is key to learning mentoring and those who act as mentors must also be familiar with child protection guidelines.

    This course will enable participants to develop the key skills of learning mentoring over two days of training. They will then be asked to mentor a child and attend two half day progress meetings. These meetings will continue to develop their skills and give them a chance to discuss their pupils’ progress.

    The training is suitable for schools who wish staff (often LSAs) to develop the skills of mentoring as a core part of their professional development. It is also suitable for schools who wish to train dedicated staff to carry out the specific role of learning mentor.

    Programme Objectives:

    • To be able to identify barriers to learning and know how to overcome these
    • To develop the skills of learner mentoring
    • To apply and reflect on these in practice

    Facilitator:

    Jonathan Bond, Education Consultant

    Date & Time:

    Session 1   18th April      9.00-3.30 pm

    Session 2    9th May        9.00-3.30 pm

    Progress Meeting 1       14th June       9.15 – 11.45 am

    Progress Meeting 2        10th July        1.30 – 4.00 pm

    Venue:

    Newlands Spring Primary School
    Dickens Place
    Chelmsford
    CM1 4UU

    Course Fees:

    £240.00  Members for all 4 sessions

    £280.00  Non Members for all 4 sessions

    Target Audience:

    Teaching assistants and teachers who wish to mentor pupils

    Please see attached flyer

    Learning Mentor Programme 2023 – 2024

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