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14 Oct
Precision Teaching
Do you have children in your class who struggle to retain basic skills and seem to 'loose' learning? This course will introduce you to the techniques of precision teaching which in turn allow you to measure small steps of progress and accelerate a child's learning. This will be a practical course, where you have the opportunity to develop a precision teaching plan that can then be implemented in school. This will then be evaluated and refined in the second session. By the end of the course you will have: Developed your understanding of the theory behind precision teaching; Learnt about the basic precision teaching model; Practised precision teaching; Developed a draft precision teaching plan to use in your school. Refreshments - Drinks Mid-morning
14
14 Oct
GOVERNOR FORUM & NETWORK (FREE) Bradford
These Termly sessions are designed to give governors the opportunity to gain information about and discuss topics of interest to governors from all types of setting across the District. The School Governor Service facilitates these sessions for governors to keep up-to-date with latest issues nationally and locally, to share good practice and experiences and to learn and support one another. Most of the topics addressed have been requested by governors while some give governors insights into new developments that will affect their schools. Governors are urged to raise topics for discussion. All governors are invited to attend these sessions but please book to enable resources to be provided
15
15 Oct
Becoming Evidence Active
The ‘Evidence Active Schools’ Network will ensure that every Bradford school can access and benefit from the learning and tools developed through CAER, as well as participate in research. Being ‘Evidence Active’ will also require schools to commit to choosing, planning and delivering activities in an evidence-led way, in line with best practice set out by the Education Endowment Foundation’s implementation toolkit, and supported by CAER. This course supports schools to begin this exciting journey. Refreshments will be provided mid-morning
15
15 Oct
Early Help Hub South
What is an Early Help Hub Consultation? Consultation is a way of thinking through concerns relating to an individual or group of students. It offers you the opportunity to discuss these concerns directly with an Education Psychologist. Concerns may relate to any aspects of teaching, learning or behaviour etc. The approach is essentially solution orientated and aims to help you find a way of managing the situation that suits you. Why Book an Early Help Consultation? Research suggest that the consultation enables SENCos to feel supported, gain new perspectives, understandings and ideas, develop professional skills and to feel that they were meeting children's needs and working effectively with parents (Chadwick, 2014) What does a Consultation involve? Prior to the consultation take time to think about what is it you want it to be about. Use the ‘Getting the most out of your Consultation’ form as a guide. If you think it would be useful, gather together examples of work / log of incidents. Each consultation will take approximately 45 minutes and involve a discussion between the EP and the person bringing the concern. Through examining the available evidence and through discussion the precise nature of the difficulty will be established and strategies for future action will be planned. After the consultation any agreed actions should be implemented by school. A further consultation may be booked if necessary. Parental Consent You must bring signed parental consent with you to the consultation. You may also wish to consider parents accompanying you to the consultation, if you think this would be useful. Refreshments - Drinks Mid-morning Free Course - (Non attendance chargeable)
15
15 Oct
Digital Leader Academy - Cohort 1
Our Digital Leader Academy Programme enables children to: • Describe and model the safe and responsible use of a range of technologies. • Demonstrate appropriate knowledge and understanding of specific technologies relevant to each school context. • Exhibit good communication skills and collaborate effectively with staff and students. • Understand the concept of ‘Student Voice’ and become a conduit for this across the school with reference to the use of innovative digital and mobile technology. Included is full support for staff and children for a year through the online Edmodo platform and the award of Digital Leader virtual badges and certificates for achievements completed by the pupils. Session 1 - 15.10.19 : Understand the role of a Digital Leader as an ambassador, communicator and technologist. Investigate new technologies and some key areas of (e)Safeguarding. Record your successes as a Digital Leader using Edmodo. In-school visit - date TBC : A chance to see Digital Leaders in situ to discuss and record progress since the initial meeting and publish this on our Digital Leader blog. Session 2 - 14.01.20 : Feedback from each school on their Digital Leader successes so far. Explore 3D printing and create a personalised 3D printed Digital Leader badge. Investigate password security and revisit the online badges and Edmodo. Celebration event - 30.06.20 : Children share group and individual successes within their schools and become accredited Digital Leaders.
15
15 Oct
Early Help Hub South
What is an Early Help Hub Consultation? Consultation is a way of thinking through concerns relating to an individual or group of students. It offers you the opportunity to discuss these concerns directly with an Education Psychologist. Concerns may relate to any aspects of teaching, learning or behaviour etc. The approach is essentially solution orientated and aims to help you find a way of managing the situation that suits you. Why Book an Early Help Consultation? Research suggest that the consultation enables SENCos to feel supported, gain new perspectives, understandings and ideas, develop professional skills and to feel that they were meeting children's needs and working effectively with parents (Chadwick, 2014) What does a Consultation involve? Prior to the consultation take time to think about what is it you want it to be about. Use the ‘Getting the most out of your Consultation’ form as a guide. If you think it would be useful, gather together examples of work / log of incidents. Each consultation will take approximately 45 minutes and involve a discussion between the EP and the person bringing the concern. Through examining the available evidence and through discussion the precise nature of the difficulty will be established and strategies for future action will be planned. After the consultation any agreed actions should be implemented by school. A further consultation may be booked if necessary. Parental Consent You must bring signed parental consent with you to the consultation. You may also wish to consider parents accompanying you to the consultation, if you think this would be useful. Refreshments - Drinks Mid-morning Free Course - (Non attendance chargeable)
15
15 Oct
Early Help Hub South
What is an Early Help Hub Consultation? Consultation is a way of thinking through concerns relating to an individual or group of students. It offers you the opportunity to discuss these concerns directly with an Education Psychologist. Concerns may relate to any aspects of teaching, learning or behaviour etc. The approach is essentially solution orientated and aims to help you find a way of managing the situation that suits you. Why Book an Early Help Consultation? Research suggest that the consultation enables SENCos to feel supported, gain new perspectives, understandings and ideas, develop professional skills and to feel that they were meeting children's needs and working effectively with parents (Chadwick, 2014) What does a Consultation involve? Prior to the consultation take time to think about what is it you want it to be about. Use the ‘Getting the most out of your Consultation’ form as a guide. If you think it would be useful, gather together examples of work / log of incidents. Each consultation will take approximately 45 minutes and involve a discussion between the EP and the person bringing the concern. Through examining the available evidence and through discussion the precise nature of the difficulty will be established and strategies for future action will be planned. After the consultation any agreed actions should be implemented by school. A further consultation may be booked if necessary. Parental Consent You must bring signed parental consent with you to the consultation. You may also wish to consider parents accompanying you to the consultation, if you think this would be useful. Refreshments - Drinks Mid-morning Free Course - (Non attendance chargeable)
16
16 Oct
Autism - Classroom Strategies for Children with Autism in the Early Years
Participants will develop their existing knowledge of autism and the course will promote awareness of the key areas of difference in regards to a child or children in their setting. You will explore a range of resources and strategies and create an action plan to implement back in your setting. Full-day course delivered by one Specialist teacher. Refreshments: Lunch is provided with drinks plus drinks on arrival and mid-morning.
18
18 Oct
HLTA Preparation
The course assists the applicant in understanding the HLTA standards and the assignments that need to be completed. It assists applicants in preparing for the assessment process.
21
21 Oct
C&L - SENDCo Induction - (3 x 1/2 day Course)
Course content: • To provide SENDCo’s with an overview of key information on a school’s and LEA’s statutory responsibility for pupils with SEND, as described in the Code of Practice in relation to the role of SENDCo. • To provide information on the process of developing; a My Support Plan, an EHCA and an Annual Review. • To present an overview of the High and Low incidence teams within the 0-25 Inclusive Education Service. • To give advice on the identification and provision for pupils with a range of SEND. • To provide an opportunity to look at a range of resources including ICT software to support the learning of pupils with SEND. The course will also provide SENDCo’s with the opportunity to network with others who are also new to the role. Where possible parts of the training will be personalised to suit individual areas of development. Refreshments: Drinks on arrival and a mid-morning break. Course Tutors: Katy Walker and Joanne Callaghan
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Governor Monthly Update - October 2019
07 Oct
This latest edition of the Monthly update contains important updates for governors and details of the Governor Forum Changes
The Faith Resource Library is coming back soon - subscribe now!!
19 Sep
After a couple of years absence we are pleased to announce the Faith Resource Library will be back shortly. It will be hosted at The School House at Newby Hall Primary, which is easy for parking and access to collect the resources. This is a great opportunity to access a varied and very useful pack of resources from the Interfaith Team covering the major world faiths to support your RE curriculum work. Resource boxes provide the stimulus for the development of critical thinking, they may be used to create a classroom display or as a source of information and exploration. You can either choose from a mixed resource pack or focus on a particular faith and from 2 packages - swap your box 3 or 6 times a year. If you would like to subscribe to this service please follow this link. If you would like any advice on how to maximise your use of this service, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at interfaith@bradford.gov.uk and we would be happy to discuss your school's individual requirements.
Are you making the most of your teaching assistants?
19 Sep
Are you making the most of your teaching assistants? If not, it is worth considering new licensed training (Maximising the Practice of Subscription) developed as part of a project funded by the Education Endowment Foundation to help schools transform the way they use teaching assistants, with the aim of increasing their positive impact on pupils’ progress and attainment. What is the impact? Through MPTA training schools report by making TA deployment a focus of attention has raised their TAs’ profile and lifted their confidence and sense of value. They have seen more effective classroom partnerships with changes to interactions consistent with one of the training aims of moving TAs’ talk from task completion to developing pupils’ independence. What does it entail? A reflection of current TA practice followed by bespoke short sessions for the school culminating in a day and half of training for TAs and teachers. As part of the package , each school receives comprehensive high-quality resources to support the training. Please see the attached document for an outline of the programme. Further Information Skills 4 Bradford within BMDC hold a license to provide this training, so if you are interested in more information or a quote for either your school or a MAT, cluster, LAP etc., please contact us on mpta@bradford.gov.uk How to book the training Please simply click on the link here to take you straight to the buying facility.
Celebrating Diwali? We can support your school
18 Sep
Millions of Hindus and Sikhs across the world will be celebrating the festival of the Diwali on 27th October 2019 Diwali is known as the festival of lights. It signifies the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness and the liberation/freedom of all. If your school is exploring Diwali this year and you need support in doing so, why not invite a Hindu or Sikh Faith Tutor to your school who will be able to give you an insight on how Hindus and Sikhs celebrate this important festival or alternatively why not book a visit to a place of Worship Please contact us for Information Tel: 01274 439379 Email: interfaith@bradford.gov.uk
Interfaith Week - A great time to book a visit!
18 Sep
Inter-Faith Week is fast approaching It is important that we continue to strengthen Inter-faith relations and increase an awareness and understanding of the different faith communities The Interfaith and Diversity Education team can support your school or organisation in exploring different faiths. We can do this by:- Guided visits to places of worship Workshops such as Indian dance, Indian music or Islamic art Deliver sessions in school and much more Please get in touch for more information Tel: 01274 439379 Email: interfaith@bradford.gov.uk
Bradford Edtech Conference 2019 - Registration now open
16 Sep
The Curriculum Innovation EdTech conference 'Spice up your Subjects!' will take place on Thursday 14th November. We have exciting sessions confirmed from Julian Wood (@Ideas_Factory), Paul Tullock (@MrTullock), Cherise Duxbury (@Cherise_Duxbury), Emma Speake (@emma_ess87) and our own Tim Bleazard (@idletim). Full details of the conference are available in the Training & Events section of the site. When you have decided which sessions you would like to attend ask your Business Manager to book your place by visiting http://www.skills4bradford.co.uk/Event/102949.
The Wellbeing Conference
16 Sep
We are excited to announce, PACT HR’s first conference in collaboration with HR at Kirklees Council. To launch what is hoped will become an annual event, we will be exploring the topic of wellbeing in the workplace. Through thought-provoking key note talks and short break-out workshops we intend to look at the subject of wellbeing, the links to productivity and engagement as well as the challenges faced by employers to respond to the diverse needs of the workforce. This is your chance to network, expand your knowledge and debate the topic of wellbeing in the workplace. What to expect? - Inspiring and thought-provoking keynote speakers - Breakout sessions offering an in-depth and interactive look at well-being in the workplace - Networking opportunities Date Tuesday 28th January - Time 8:30 - 16:45 (Full Day Event) Location Cedar Court Hotel Leeds/Bradford Cost Early Bird Ticket - £80 + VAT if applicable (Ends on the 31st October 2019) General Admission Ticket - £100 + VAT if applicable How to Book In order to reserve your place on this exciting event please click www.pact-hr.co.uk/the-wellbeing-conference to complete the Registration Form. Tickets are anticipated to sell out fast, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. We look forward to seeing you there! ?
Governor Monthly Update September 2019
06 Sep
This month's information for governors with details of training and updates from the DfE and Ofsted
New Website User Guide
31 Jul
Welcome to the NEW Skills 4 Bradford website, bringing together services for schools from across Bradford Council. It is fully interactive, allowing you to browse our 30+ services, buy online, book training, monitor your account spend/usage and much more.... It will speed up your buying process and invoicing reconciliation as you will just receive 1 monthly invoice detailing all the purchases from Bradford Council, thus saving your staff time. At any time you will be able to see exactly what you have purchased and used, giving you instant control over your services and spending. We are running a number of User Training Sessions to help ensure users are making the most of all the site’s user facilities. If you are interested in attending one of these sessions, please indicate which one you would like to attend by emailing S4B.Events@bradford.gov.uk Friday 6th September 13.00 - 15.00 Margaret McMillan Tower, View Room Thursday 12th September 10.00 - 12.00 The Library Annexe, Spencer Street, Keighley BD21 2BN Please also find attached a User Guide for how to maximise the use of the site for your school / organisation.
DfE Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), Newsletter July 2019
23 Jul
This is a regular update from the DfE about all things SEND