This support network allows Primary PE staff to share ideas, explore effective practice and discuss issues surrounding PE today. Meetings will have practical element ideas to include physical activity in every lesson, look at ways in which schools provide 30 minutes of daily exercise and ensure children have access to high quality PE in both the curriculum and extracurricular activities.
At every meeting we will strive to:
• Maximise the use of colleagues’ time
• Focus on core business of teaching, leadership and improving student outcomes
• Promote practices that have an evidence base to support their impact
• Allow members’ needs and priorities to share network activity
Agenda - to be confirmed
1.00pm | Open meeting & welcome by Gemma Downing, Ide Primary School
1.05pm – 1.50pm | Rebecca Skinner, Active Devon - Discussing PSP best practice
1.50pm – 2.10pm | Jo Colin, Active Devon/Gemma Downing - Exploring a specific Deep Dive question (TBC)
2.10pm – 2.30pm | Gill Brookman, Project Manager for Active & Healthy People, Exeter City Council – Introducing the Sport England LDP project ‘Live and Move’ and funding opportunities
2.30pm – 2.50pm | Sharing best practice - group to share activities they can/have delivered successfully in Covid conditions
2.50pm – 3pm | Sports CPD in the summer term. Group to share ideas of what they'd like to cover in the summer term session
Cost: FREE for Teaching Schools South West (TSSW) members.
During this session we will be discussing Rob Freathy’s work on worldviews and engaging in research in RE. We will talk about how we teach about diversity within worldviews and what this means for the subject that we teach. This meeting will also feature local and national updates for RE.
The Science of Learning
Learning Modules & Live Implementation workshop with Bradley Busch
The InnerDrive Online Academy
Our Science of Learning workshops teach staff and leaders how to help students use their brain effectively.
Gain full access to two learning modules (one before the live session and one after the live session) to develop your practice and support implementation in schools. The online modules to choose from are:
Developing a Growth Mindset
Resilience and Motivation
Spacing, Interleaving and Dual-Coding
Cognitive Load Theory
A live implementation session will be led by Bradley Busch, Thursday 22nd Jan 2021 from 4.00pm - 5.30pm.
This event is designed for teachers, school leaders and education providers.
Through practical activities we will explore the skills children engage in when carrying out a fair test investigation. We will carry out investigations and determine what makes the test a ‘fair test’ or ‘comparative test’ and what the progression of skills within these tests might look like. You will leave with greater confidence in supporting children in “planning, carrying out and evaluating investigations that they had, in some part, suggested themselves.” Maintaining Curiosity 2013.
We are pleased to offer a suite of certificated Safeguarding Courses and Events to support schools to achieve the highest levels of effectiveness. We want to provide high quality training, that is accessible and affordable. The programme is suitable for schools (Early Years to Post 16).
Who Should Attend?
This course if for leaders and staff who hold a designated or lead Safeguarding responsibility in schools and Early Years settings who have no previous Level 3 training but who have undertaken basic Levels 1 and 2 training.
The course will cover:
· Key partnerships as well as roles and responsibilities in safeguarding
· Categories of abuse and signs and symptoms
· The statutory framework for safeguarding including KCSiE 2020 and Working together
· Information sharing protocols
· Contextural and specific safeguarding issues
· The framework for the assessment of children in need
· The role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
· Thresholds and referral processes
· The “Prevent” duty
· Race and culture in safeguarding
· Safe professional practice
· Responding to allegations against staff/volunteers
· Inpection judgements and best practice in safeguarding
· Online safety
· Safeguarding over 16s
Drawing on the experience of delegates, the programme will be delivered through a combination of short presentations, group exercises, case studies and discussion. Please note there is an element of pre-course reading.
Room 912 | Skills Centre| Okehampton College
About the trainer
Jane Lake is the Director for 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 £85 per delegate | Other Colleagues £115 per delegate.
Lunch and refreshments are provided.
Get In Touch
Contact Fiona McNeile for information about booking and arrangements firstname.lastname@example.org
About this Course
Strengthening relationships using the Vital Relational Functions
Would you like to refine your relational skills? Are you interested in exploring the nuances of human interaction in more depth? Do you want to extend your Thrive practice and build on what you already know? In this workshop, we will be deepening our understanding of the Vital Relational Functions (VRFs) – a central part of how we learn to be in relationship as Thrive practitioners. When we begin our Thrive journey, we tend to see the VRFs as part of our toolkit for meeting the needs of children when they are dysregulated.
The focus of this workshop is on developing and broadening our use of the VRFs so that we can start to apply them in all of our relationships, adapting them according to the person and the context. In particular, we will be looking at the significance of ruptures in relationships when things go wrong, exploring the challenges of these moments and how skilful repair can ultimately serve to strengthen the relationship.
The workshop includes opportunities to practice the VRFs in a safe and supportive environment, as well as space to reflect on your practice and guidance on how to implement your new learning back in your setting.
You will come away from the workshop with:
- a deeper understanding of the VRFs
- practical experience of using the VRFs in action
- examples of how to share the VRFs with colleagues
- knowledge of how to use the power of relationship to greater effect in both your setting and your life
CPD points: 5
Trainer: Sarah Roberts
Location: Online delivery, via Zoom
Cost: £50 per person for Teaching Schools South West Members (£65 if direct through Thrive)
Teaching Assistants will develop their math subject knowledge in line with whole-school priorities. An outline of the session will be provided when the focus is agreed at Maths Subject Leader meeting.
This session will focus on Multiplication and Division using the new Ready to Progress materials to focus on using assessment questions as diagnostic tools to support intervention
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 2020) 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.
Room 912 | Skills Centre| Okehampton College
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.
Lunch and refreshments are provided.
These termly meetings are open to Administrators and School Business Managers from all Exeter Consortium member schools.
A full agenda for the spring term session can be found below:
12.55 | Join this online meeting
13.00 | Benchmarking exercise facilitated by Josie Medforth, Procurement Consultant
13.30 | HR Q&A session | Joanne Smith, HR One
(Please submit your HR questions to email@example.com by 26th January 2021)
14.15 | Raising extra funds for schools | Richard Manville, FundEd
14.50 | Updates and next meeting – DSBM conference in May 2021
15.00 | Finish
Free for Exeter Consortium member schools.
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