These termly conferences are open to SENDCOs, Behaviour Support Leads, Headteachers and Deputy Headteachers from all Teaching Schools South West member schools.
08.45 | Welcome from the Inclusion Forum Steering Group
09.00 | ADHD | Abby Russell, University of Exeter College of Medicine and Health. What is ADHD, how SENDCOs can support pupils, recent research, ADHD toolkit and available resources
09.30 | Emotional Based School Avoidance | Amanda Tyler, Sunrise Psychology. How to identify and support pupils
10.00 | Early Help | Samantha Horrell and Jane McArdle, Locality Officers Early Help, Devon Children and Families Partnership. Update on the universal offer, what’s available for families and how the offer has changed since Covid-19
10.30 | Break
10.45 | Occupational Therapy | Children and Family Health Devon. Role of SENDCOs in identifying children and making successful referrals
11.15 | Devon Fun Fit and High Five Training Programme - Vranch House | Update regarding this training programme and how to refer a child
11.45 | SENDCO meetings | Small group discussion focused on supporting school practitioners, facilitated by a member of the Inclusion Forum Steering Group. Via online breakout rooms.
12.15 | Finish
Cost: FREE for Teaching Schools South West member schools.
For more information please contact: Mark Drew on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01392 927171
Please note: This session is being held online, via Zoom. A link to access the session will be sent to you after booking.
The morning session will provide local and national updates and address key issues of interest for English Subject Leaders.
The afternoon session will continue to explore current areas of focus including: moving vocabulary teaching forward, narrowing the gap and early reading.
To create a support network in which schools share ideas and effective practice, discuss issues surrounding Maths GCSEs. We aim to focus on practical solutions to common challenges and gain expert advice and guidance from examiners and other lead professionals.
Colleagues are invited to share ideas and effective practice with the group.
Safer recruitment training became a statutory requirement for Head teachers and at least one member of every appointment panel in schools in response to the Bichard Inquiry (Soham). Originally overseen by the NCSL (National College of School Leadership) and then CWDC (Children's Workforce Development Council) the content was prescribed and the course could only be delivered by trainers that had undertaken specific training to be 'accredited' by the Secretary of State for Education.
Keeping children safe in education (DfE 2021) makes clear that at least one member of every appointment panel must undertake 'proper' safe recruitment training. In addition, the DfE recognised that the training was highly valued by local authorities, LSCBs and school & college staff alike.
Who Should Attend?.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is an integral part of the HR management in all education establishments including Headteachers / Deputy Headteachers/ Teachers / Foundation Stage Practitioners / Governors / Post - 16 / Senior Leaders/Managers / Support Staff / Teachers / Youth Workers/business managers.
Safer recruitment and the wider context of safeguarding
· Prevalence of abuse and profile of abusers
· How abusers operate within organisations
· Features of a safer recruitment process
· Planning a safer recruitment process
· Making the right decisions: interview and selection
· Setting acceptable standards of behaviour
· Maintaining an ongoing culture of vigilance
Drawing on the experience of delegates, the programme will be delivered through a combination of short presentations, group exercises, case studies and discussion.
About the trainer
Jane Lake is the Director of Safeguarding for the Dartmoor MAT and Senior Associate for Safeguarding for Dartmoor TSA. Until March 2018, Jane was the Education Safeguarding Officer for Babock LDP. She has over 20 years of working in the field of Child Protection and Safeguarding. She is a nationally accredited safer recruitment trainer and delivered training for Devon County Council and the LSCB (DCFP) for many years.
TSSW Members £80 per delegate | Other Colleagues £95 per delegate.
Teachers will develop their English subject knowledge in line with whole-school priorities.
Focus: Teaching Grammar in Context
What is Grammar? What does the research say about effective teaching of grammar?
The session will explore an approach to teaching grammar in context, using practical examples and case studies to exemplify.
There will be a short break mid-session.
To create a support network in which schools share ideas and effective practice and discuss issues surrounding the Business Studies GCSEs, BTECs and A Levels. We aim to focus on practical solutions to common challenges and gain expert advice and guidance from examiners, authors and other lead professionals.
Zoom will be used as the delivery platform for this meeting and delegates will be sent the meeting link closer to the event
To be confirmed
John Simon is an experienced Business Teacher and is HOD at Exmouth Community College, teaching EDEXCEL GCSE and A Level Business. John has extensive experience in middle and senior leadership positions having worked in six schools in London, Somerset, Kent and Devon. This summer John will be marking paper 2 of the EDEXCEL GCSE Papers and is keen to share his experience of marking the new papers with colleagues.
TSSW Members Free | Other Colleagues £25
Learning about the roots of the English language offers a key to understanding new words and enriching vocabulary. As highlighted in Alex Quigley's influential book 'Closing the Vocabulary Gap' (2018), building knowledge of etymology and morphology in the classroom can help pupils to develop greater 'word consciousness', which in turn enables them to better understand and use language.
In this free CPD session, we will:
• explore key Latin and Greek root words that feature frequently in English
• explore the importance of Tier 2 and Tier 3 words in the English language
• discuss implicit and explicit strategies for teaching vocabulary in the KS2/3 classroom
• share resources that can be used to support the teaching of etymology at KS2/3
• provide information about how to access free advice and funding from Classics for All to support the introduction or development of classical subjects in your school
TRAINER: Charlie Andrew
Charlie is the Training and Resources Manager at Classics for All. She previously taught Latin and classics at Greig City Academy in Haringey and in various primary schools around London. Alongside her Word Roots materials, Charlie has developed a range of exciting and accessible ancient language and culture courses for KS2 & KS3 pupils (Maximum Classics, Mega Greek and Basil Batrakhos).
These events are an opportunity for subject leaders to learn about the latest local and national initiatives in science and keep abreast of developments within their subject.
- Gain up-to-date knowledge of local and national developments in science
- Develop ideas and activities to support interactive teaching and learning in primary science - Share good practice
- Discuss strategies with colleagues that will support you in your role as science subject leader
- Provide opportunities to discuss and moderate science work to ensure consistency of judgements
Led by Allie Beaumont (Babcock LDP)
Primary Science Subject Leads
Cost: £45 per delegate for Teaching Schools South West members.
Please note: There is a maximum capacity of 30 delegates for this course.
This workshop will support schools in building resilience with 5 practical strategies that they can implement. The strategies could be part of a wider school approach to supporting emotional well-being and resilience, relevant at all times but are particularly relevant now in response to Covid.
In this online twilight workshop, Amanda Tyler will explore:
- A definition of resilience
- Models of resiliency
- 5 ways to boost resilience in schools
Suitable for primary and secondary teachers and TAs.
About the trainer
Amanda Tyler has over 20 years’ experience of working as an Educational psychologist and has a passion for enabling schools to build capacity to support their pupils’ emotional well-being. Amanda has worked as an educational psychologist in several local authorities and currently runs Sunrise Psychology.
Cost: £15 for Teaching Schools South West Members | £25 for non-members
Please note: There is a maximum capacity of 15 participants for this course.
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