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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.

                               

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14th Jan 2020

Educational visit planning

All teaching staff

Current or future trainees who are interested about educational visit planning

We will look at the essential parts of the trip planning process, including visit selection, risk assessments and communication, the use of the EVOLVE system and address some of the misconceptions associated with educational visits.

3.30 p.m.

Halifax1

21st Jan 2020

Oracy

All teaching staff

Current or future trainees

The session will look at the key strands of oracy, detailing what the dialogic classroom looks like and strategies/techniques for making oracy part of your classroom practice.

3.30pm

Halifax1

28th Jan 2020

Year 6 – Organisation of groups and pedagogy

Year 6 teaching staff/upper key stage 2 teachers

 

The session will look at ideas of how to structure the teaching of core subjects in a year 6 setting, especially in the context of preparing pupils for national assessments.

3.30pm

Halifax1

4th Feb 2020

Learning outside of the classroom

All teaching staff

Current or future trainees

We will discuss the rationale for promoting learning outside the classroom and present a range of ideas/strategies for how this can be incorporated across the curriculum.

3.30pm

Halifax1

11th Feb 2020

Mathematics – the teaching of challenging concepts/FDP

All teaching staff

Current or future trainees, LSAs/GIs

We will look at the specific area of FDP and look at the progression of the skills taught across year groups. In particular we will look at:

- Key ideas and pedagogy for the teaching of FDP

- Discuss and review approaches for overcoming barriers to learning

3.30pm

Halifax1

25th Feb 2020

Effective marking and feedback

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.

3.30 p.m.

Halifax1

3rd Mar 2020

Reading - questioning

All teaching staff

Current or future trainees, LSAs,GIs

The session will look at the key elements to consider when structuring a guided reading, especially in relation to assessment.

As part of the workshop we will look at :

- The nature of the different content domains in reading and their relative importance to influence planning

- The types of questioning that can be used to assess the different content domains and how this can be used to develop reading skills.

3.30pm

Halifax1

10th Mar 2020

Short term-long term memory

All teaching staff

Current or future trainees, LSAs,GIs

The session will look at questions such as: what is working memory? How may we recognize pupils with this difficulty? Why is working memory crucial? It will also link to Rosenstein’s principles of instruction.

3.30pm

Halifax1

17th Mar 2020

Mathematics mastery

All teaching staff

Current or future trainees, LSAs,GIs

The workshop will look at the key elements of teaching for mastery in mathematics.

Specifically it will look at:

-What is mastery and its key principles

-Planning a mastery lesson/resources

- Variation

3.30pm

Halifax1

24th Mar 2020

Subject leader support – guidance files and supporting implementation

New and current subject leaders

Staff who are interested in getting into subject leadership

- A workshop 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.

Halifax1

31th Mar 2020

Science and OFSTED

Science subject leads

 

- This will be a presentation and discussion session with a science subject leader covering topics such as:

- Developing a science action plan that works for your school, ensuring key aspects are included, such as progression planning/assessment

- The questions asked/could be asked in a ‘deep dive’ of the subject during an OFSTED inspection and suggested answers/actions related to these lines of enquiry.

Halifax1

3.30 p.m.

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