This workshop is an introduction to teaching phonological awareness, including basic initial letter sounds, blending and segmenting.
It is aimed at Early Years practitioners in any school, nursery, or childcare environment, to support the learning of children with special educational needs and disabilities, but would also be of interest to teachers and TAs from Special schools who work with children with severe, complex or profound disabilities, and of all ages.
This course will give you an understanding in how to identify and teach children who are accessing phonics at the early stages. It will allow you to teach children basic phonological awareness following each child’s individual learning style. It will give practical ideas to allow children, including those with SEN, to access phonics at phase 1 and 2 of the Government’s Letters and Sounds initiative.Essential Information
This training is for teachers working in Nursery and Reception classes for the first time and for teachers who may be returning to early years.
Please book via this link: https://oxfordshirecpdonline.com/cpd/default.asp
Thursday 3rd October & Thursday 23rd January at The Kassam Stadium, Grenoble Rd, Oxford OX4 4XP
Thursday 26th March at The Hill End Centre, Farmoor OX2 9NJ
9.30am – 3.30pm
Oxfordshire Schools £130 per person
(includes refreshments on arrival and a light lunch on all days)Essential Information
The learning environment in Early Years is key to effective outcomes. This 2.5 hr course offers an opportunity to explore an ‘enabling environment in action’ at The Ace Centre Nursery with follow up discussions and practical advice on how to develop an effective learning environment within your own setting.
£40 per delegate
All courses designed for Early Years teachers working within primary schools and nursery schools.
Date: Tuesday 22nd October
Time : 2.00-4.30pm
Venue: The Ace Centre , Chipping Norton, OX7 5DZ.
Cost: £40+VATEssential Information
The success or failure of learning so often hinges on how well behaviour is managed.
The principles discussed and explored in this session will empower participants to rethink how they view and respond to behaviour.
Whether you are a Teaching Assistant, NQT, or a teacher with many years of experience, this workshop is designed to refresh how you support vulnerable pupils who exhibit challenging behaviour.
Senior Leaders and experienced class teachers from Frank Wise Special school will work with you to unpick tricky cases and address individual concerns.It will be interactive, and will give participants practical guidance on creating a positive classroom atmosphere, responding strategically to disruptive behaviour, and maximising the potential of all of the children with whom they work.
Do you want to develop your teaching of grammar so that it impacts pupils' writing?
This course offers the opportunity to develop your understanding of the national curriculum requirements for grammar at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, the associated subject knowledge and, most importantly, practical strategies and approaches for teaching contextualised, purposeful grammar embedded in the learning journey from reading to writing.
Suitable for NQTs, Early Career Teachers, teachers wanting to reresh their grammar teaching
£75 + VATEssential Information
They are your most important resource and most valuable classroom ally - but are you using them to their full potential?
Whether you are an NQT, Early career teacher, or new to managing a team, this session will introduce you to the essential principles for leading, utilising and cultivating the talents of your Teaching Assistants.
Senior Leaders and experienced class teachers from the Iffley Academy will work with you to address individual cases.
£50 + VAT per person, or £25 +VAT for NQTsEssential Information
Differentiating lessons is a core responsibility for all classroom staff, but it can be difficult to know how to meet individual needs.
This session grounds participants in the principles that support all learners to achieve their maximum potential.
Whether you are a Teaching Assistant, NQT or a teacher seeking some professional rejuvenation, this workshop is designed to lead to more creative, more inclusive, and ultimately more productive differentiation.
Senior Leaders and experienced class teachers from Frank Wise Special school will work with you to support on individual concerns.
£50 + VAT per person, or £25 +VAT for NQTsEssential Information
This full day workshop is designed to equip NQTs and Early Career Teachers with a range of tools to help them to understand, teach and provide enrichment and support to young people with SEN - whether they are teaching in special or mainstream education. The workshop will be led by senior leaders at Fitzwaryn School, will be interactive and give you lots of ideas to take away and try out in your own classroom.
The programme for the day is as follows:
9.30 - 9.45am Introductions
9.45 - 10.30am Overview of ASD, ADHD and SPD
10.30 -10.45am Break
10.45 - 12pm Building Relationships
12 - 12.15pm Time for reflection and discussion
12.15 - 1pm Lunch
1 - 2.15pm Managing Behaviours
2.15 - 2.30pm Break
2.30 - 3pm Using creative approaches to support pupils with sensory needs
3 - 3.30pm Time for reflection and discussion
Cost - £95 per person + VATEssential Information
Designing your Curriculum
With the placing of the Curriculum at the heart of the new Ofsted Inspection Framework, it is critical that schools embrace the opportunity to consider whether their current curriculum is fit for purpose and the sustained impact it has on children as learners.
Early Excellence has developed a new course to help schools strategically address this challenge; drawing on the themes of Intent, Implementation and Impact.
This innovative course will offer school leaders and their teams the ideal opportunity to critically evaluate their current curriculum and examine different pedagogical approaches to designing a ‘bold and ambitious curriculum that gives every child a full, deep, rich education’ as called for by the Head of Ofsted. We will explore in depth what a connected, quality curriculum really looks like and address the concept of ‘Cultural Capital’ and how this aligns with your vision for your school
We recommend that when possible more than one delegate attends from each school to maximise the opportunity for cross-phase strategic planning – a key element of addressing the issue of progression.
Date: Monday 2nd December 2019
Cost: £125 + VAT ( This price gives a £75 discount on the equivalent London course)
Venue: The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock
Lunch and Refreshments included.
Helicopter Stories is an Early Years, Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 approach to communication and literacy skills based on the Storytelling and Story Acting curriculum of Vivian Gussin Paley, patron of MakeBelieve Arts. MakeBelieve Arts has been pioneering this work in the UK since its conception in 2002. It forms part of their Storytelling Curriculum.
Trisha Lee delivers a lively, engaging and interactive training day exploring story scribing and story acting with young children.
The training uses Trisha's bestselling book "Princesses, Dragons and Helicopter Stories" as a resource and a copy of the book is included for each delegate.
The Benefits of Helicopter stories:·
An inclusive, whole-class pproach which values every child’s contribution;·
Facilitates high levels of engagement;·
Creates confidence and self- assurance;·
Supports the development of speaking skills as children express and share their ideas;·
Helps to develop accurate, active listening skills and understanding; ·
Supports co-operative and collaborative and creative learning; ·
Develops positive relationships within a shared storytelling experience;·
Allows children to explore the power of words as they see their stories come to life, and develop their ability to use and adapt language to communicate;·
Offers children a bridge into the world of story writing as they begin to see the links between the oral stories they compose and the words on a page.
Feedback on Helicopter Stories:·
"Whoop whoop! Story scribing and helicopter storying are fab! Ahead of my moderation visit tomorrow my head met with me yesterday and the previous evening and was so pleased with the number of children who are writing and more than that writing independently!" ( feedback on Helicopter stories in practise)
Audience: EYFS practitioners and teachers / KS1 Teachers / SEND Practitioners working in schools and settings.
Cost: £115 + VAT to include lunch and a copy of "Princesses, Dragons and Helicopter Stories" by Trisha Lee.
To find out more about Helicopter Stories and Trisha Lee click on this link https://www.makebelievearts.co.uk/helicopterstorieslettingimaginationfly
In its simplest form, Helicopter Stories lets children dictate their stories which are written down verbatim, exactly as they are told, by an EYFS or Key Stage 1 practitioner. The children then gather around a taped out stage and the stories are acted out.
Alongside the simplicity of this approach is an ethos that is child-centred, creating a culture of curiosity and wonder at the dexterity of children’s imaginings during both the telling and the acting out of their stories.
This holistic approach uses the power of storytelling to develop key curriculum areas such as creativity, communication and language, personal, social and emotional skills in the Early Years and Key Stage 1 classroom, giving children's stories a voice in a safe space.