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Planned courses and workshops

Course Bookings

To book any of our courses please use the Booking Form Request that is available under the Upcoming Events menu.

Course costs

The cost of each course is £15 per delegate per course.

Course Cancellation

It is rare that a course needs to be cancelled but please note that the Orwell Teaching School does reserve the right to cancel or postpone a course if there are insufficient delegates signed up for the course or other unexpected circumstances.  This would be no later than 4 days before the course date.  We advise any attendee who is likely to incur travel costs in advance to attend a course to check with us prior to making any travel bookings as we will not be able to refund any costs incurred should we have to cancel a course.

Venue details

Venue addresses are:
1 Halifax Primary School, Prince of Wales Drive, Ipswich, IP2 8PY

2 Orwell Multi Academy Trust HQ, Prince of Wales Drive, Ipswich, IP2 8PY

The Contact Us link has a map that shows our location.

Date

Course/workshop

Targeted audience

Also relevant for

Content/structure

Time /          Venue

25th April

 

Guided Reading

Learning support / teaching assistant,
Graduate intern,

Newly qualified teacher

Recap for teachers of skill specific guided reading sessions

- Looking at the different skills to be taught in guided reading

- How to support as a whole class

- How to support in a small group

- Look at key questions and work through new guided reading support document.

3.30 p.m.-

4.45 p.m.

Halifax 1

30th April

IPR writing/adjustments of provision maps

All teaching staff

Current or future trainees who are interested how the process works

- An opportunity to complete provision maps and IPRs for the next term with the support of our SENDco

3.30 p.m.- 4.45 p.m.

Halifax 1

2nd May

 

Effective marking and feedback – marking for ‘independent writing’

All teaching staff

Current or future trainees who are interested how the process works

- We will discuss the purpose of feedback and marking

- When it’s appropriate to do live marking or distance marking and the benefits of both

- We will then look at how to ensure that your marking enhances children’s learning when they are doing independent writing.

3.30 p.m.-

4.45 p.m.

Halifax 1

7th May

Subject leader support – guidance files and supporting implementation 

New and current subject leaders

Staff who are interested in getting into subject leadership

- As part of a series of workshops looking at subject leadership, we will be looking at what should be included in subject leader folders

- What your evidence is telling you about your subject

- We will then discuss how to get support and engagement from your colleagues when implementing new strategies for your subject

3.30 p.m.-

5.00 p.m.

Trust HQ 2

9th May

Teaching times tables and jump start

All teaching members of staff

 

- This course will focus on achievable and engaging strategies to teach quick recall of times tables

- It will also look at ways to teach children Maths fluency skills and plan in opportunities for regular practice for pupils.

3.30 p.m.-

4.45 p.m.

Halifax 1

14th May

SEN – Clicker 6 (Re-arranged)

All staff working with children who would benefit from Clicker 6

 

How Clicker can be used in class

Creating word banks

Looking at opportunities to use clicker across the curriculum

3.30 p.m. -

4.45 p.m.

Halifax 1

16th May

Feedback to parents – writing reports/how to write reports at Halifax 

 

All staff writing reports

 

- This practical workshop will be focused on the structure of the reports

- What to include and not include

- Appropriate language to use when writing reports

3.30 p.m. -

5.00 p.m.

Halifax 1

23rd May

Subject leader support – support with measuring impact and conversations with OFSTED 

New and current subject leaders

Staff who are interested in getting into subject leadership

- This is the second workshop on the series of subject leader workshops and this time we will be focusing on planning and conducting conversations with OFSTED.

- We will be provided with up to date information of the questions that are asked and what sort of evidence you should be presenting.

- Finally it will be an opportunity for you to measure the impact you have had on your subject this year/

3.30 p.m.-

5.00 p.m.

Trust HQ 2

4th June

De-escalating – dealing with difficult situations

GI/LSA

Any teacher’s wanting to find out more about behavior management

- This workshop will focus on how issues can escalate

- Beginning to understand the triggers

- During the workshops strategies and ideas will be shared of how to avoid/support difficult situations.

 - Finally strategies will be provided for different needs – ASD; global delay; down syndrome

3.30 p.m.-

4.45 p.m.

Halifax 1

6th June

Phonics recap and 1:1 phonics support

 

 

All staff

 

- This workshop will just be recap of how we teach phonics and option to practice any part of the lessons unsure of.

- We will then look at how to support 1:1 learners in class and in interventions to maximise progress.

3.30 p.m.-

4.45 p.m.

Halifax 1

11th June

Active learning (exploratory learning) 

All teaching members of staff

Support staff to get additional ideas in supporting facilitating this

- This practical workshop will be looking at pupil’s leading learning in hands-on tasks

- How to successfully support pupil working collaboratively on a longer term task

- How to support pupils to lead experiments and investigations in science

3.30 p.m. -

5.00 p.m.

Halifax 1

13th June

RE – reflective story telling

All teaching members of staff

 

- This engaging workshop will explain the purpose of a reflective story and look at resources used.

- How it fits into the overall plan for an RE day

- A reflective story will be demonstrated with the opportunity to practise telling a reflective story.

3.30 p.m. -

4.45 p.m. 

Halifax 1

18th June

Subject leaders - Assessment update support 

New and current subject leaders

Staff who are interested in getting into subject leadership

- The third workshop in the series of subject leader workshops looking at the latest assessment data that you have received.

- This course will then involve pulling out the key information

- Support you in summarizing standards in your subject before looking at potential focus for next academic year.

Trust HQ 2-

3.30 p.m. -

5.00 p.m.

20th June

NASEN Understanding the new P Scales

SENCos; Class teachers

LSA and HLTAs supporting specific pupils

What to do with the New Pre-key-stage standards and how to include a Special Needs learner in a mainstream primary classroom.

This practical and useful course is designed to support SENDcos, teachers of low level learners and senior management with SEND responsibilities.

3.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. Halifax 1

25th June (3.30 – 5)

Getting Started with Sensory Impairments - training provided by the National Sensory Impairment Partnership NatSip 

SENCos/teachers and LSAS

 

 

FREE

This training is aimed at SENDcos and LSAs who are working in mainstream or special school. Staff may be new to working with pupils with sensory impairment or experienced staff looking for new strategies. For more details on the mainstream training pack. Please see the attached flyer.

3.30 p.m.-

4.45 p.m.

Halifax 1

27th June

Guided reading strategies and vocabulary in reading 

All teaching members of staff

LSAs/GIs who support or facilitate guided reading groups

- This workshop will start with recapping the different types of skills based guided reading lessons

- How to integrate peer assessment and teacher assessment into guided reading.

- How to ensure a high level of participation from all pupils.

3.30 p.m.-

5.00 p.m.

Halifax 1

2nd July

Subject leaders – evaluating and re-writing action plans 

New and current subject leaders

Staff who are interested in getting into subject leadership

- This is the final of the four workshops for current or new subject leaders.

-- In this week we will be looking at how to review your action plan for this academic year and measure the impact.

- We will then support you to draft your action plan for next academic year using the evidence from this academic year.

Trust HQ 2

 

3.30 p.m.-

5.00 p.m.

4th July

Planning for Maths

All teaching staff

Any GIs about to start teacher training

- This will be a hands on workshop to get ahead with your maths planning for the next academic year with the support of our Maths subject team.

- We will support you to use your long term plan to create a medium term plan

- We will then support you to complete some short term planning and find suitable resources.

- This is a great way to get ahead in your planning!

3.30 p.m.-

4.45 p.m.

Halifax 1

9th July

Planning for Science and topic – using new planning docs – cross –curricular links

All teaching staff

Any GIs about to start teacher training

- This will be a hands on workshop to get ahead with your science and/or topic planning for the next academic year with the support of our Science and curriculum leads

- We will support you to use your long term plan to create a medium term plan and specifically focus on cross-curricular links

- We will then support you to complete some short term planning and find suitable resources.

- This is a great way to get ahead in your planning!

3.30 p.m.-

4.45 p.m.

Halifax 1

11th July

How to teach a unit of writing - Planning for English - using new planning docs – cross –curricular links

All teaching staff

Any GIs about to start teacher training

- This workshop will look at the process of building up a unit of writing to ensure a high standard of independent writing.

- There will also be an opportunity to plan a unit in preparation for next year with support to ensuring there are cross-curricular links.

3.30 p.m.-

4.45 p.m.

Halifax 1

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