Severn Teaching School CPD Leadership Programmes

NASENCO - Inc. Postgraduate Certificate

The National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO) is a statutory requirement for all SENCOs appointed new to role from September 2008 and is an excellent opportunity for professional development for experienced SENCOs.  The NASENCO Award is provided in partnership with BPN and Bath Spa University and awards 60 course credits at level 7 (Master’s)

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Basic Skills Quality Mark

The Basic Skills Quality Mark is a national award that celebrates and supports continuous improvement in literacy and numeracy.

It is awarded to a school to recognise their provision, practice and performance in literacy and numeracy, and is valid for three years. During an Ofsted Inspection it provides a recognised evidence base that a school demonstrates a whole school approach to improving standards in literacy and numeracy, with evidence of the impact of its approach.

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Deputy and Assistant Head Teachers Termly Network

The course content for each session will vary depending on the current national agenda and will respond to emerging needs and interests expressed by the group. Sessions will be planned to develop leadership skills, update the group on current local and national issues and involve regular sharing good practice. All sessions will provide colleagues with an opportunity to learn from each other through sharing their own effective practice. Past sessions have included:

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Interactive Workshop for Head teachers to Develop and Share Good Practice

The course content for each session will vary and is often decided by the group or National developments.  However, sessions will be planned to develop leadership capacity, be interactive and involve regular sharing of good practice.

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National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders (NPQSL)

NPQSL provides recognition of leadership development and professional achievement for senior leaders. Candidates access high-quality learning materials and accounts of practice from outstanding leaders. Senior leaders reflect on their own leadership through discussion and debate with peers and put theory into practice. The qualification has been designed to stimulate and challenge thinking, build knowledge, skills and expertise, promote change and improvement in leadership behaviours, capability and capacity.

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Diploma for School Business Managers (DSBM) Level 4

The ILM Level 4 Diploma for School Business Managers (formerly CSBM) is a nationally recognised programme for school business managers. It has been designed to develop professional knowledge, understanding and competencies so that those completing the qualification can contribute effectively to key areas of school business management.

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Severn Teaching School CPD School Staff Programmes

Diploma for Business Management

This internationally recognised qualification for school business managers is designed to develop your professional knowledge, understanding and competencies so that you will be able to contribute effectively to key areas of school business management. DSBM will equip senior administrators and new SBMs with the operational skills required to be an effective school business manager.

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Cover Supervisor Training

This one day course will prepare Teaching Assistants to perform a Cover Supervisor role. Content will include:

Understanding the role and the responsibilities it brings

- How to work effectively with teachers

- Classroom Management

- Behaviour Management

- Policies and Procedures

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Establishing a Safeguarding Board for Students

- To have a clear understanding of how the statutory duties on schools are met as a result of having a safeguarding board for children

- To have a clear plan of how schools can work with staff, pupils, parents and governors to establish a safeguarding board for pupils

- To give pupils the knowledge and skills they need to keep themselves safe

- To give staff the confidence to tackle all forms of abuse in a supportive manner

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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Preparation

Supporting staff to gain HLTA Status has many benefits to schools and the HLTA.

These include:

Developing confidence, self-esteem and aspiration

Valuing and enhancing knowledge, expertise and skills

Empowering TAs to develop areas of expertise...

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Higher Order Questions to Improve Learning and Progress

Teaching Assistants working alongside teachers have contributed to significant improvements in the quality of teaching and learning and the effective functioning of their schools. For Teaching Assistants who have become increasingly involved in the teaching of small groups and the delivery of intervention sessions this course will...

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Primary Teaching Assistant Network Meeting

The aims of this facilitated network meeting are to:

- Provide Teaching Assistants and HLTAs with the chance to have professional dialogue with colleagues from other schools

- Provide a  chance to share good practice

- Provide updates on local and national issues

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The Theory and Practice of Nurture Groups

This course is suitable for those who wish to set up and run a nurture group. It is also suitable for practitioners who want to adopt a more nurturing approach while working with children who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties.

 

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History – All the Difficult Bits!

What on earth do I do with early Islamic civilization?

Including a study of Baghdad c. AD 900; the Mayan civilization c. AD 900; and Shang China, this course is aimed specifically at KS2 teachers of history and will explore practical ways of teaching and resourcing these three difficult and challenging areas of the current history curriculum.

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National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML)

NPQML is delivered in partnership with Best Practice Network (BPN) as part of an Outstanding Leaders Partnership (OLP) and provides recognition of leadership development and professional achievement for middle leaders. Candidates have access to high-quality learning materials and accounts of practice from outstanding leaders. Middle leaders reflect on their own leadership through discussion and debate with peers and put theory into practice. The qualification will be designed to stimulate and challenge thinking, build knowledge, skills and expertise, and promote change and improvement in leadership behaviours, capability and capacity.

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Quality First Teaching and Learning within Creative Classrooms

A thought provoking and interactive session where you will discover a wider range of strategies for accelerating learning. There will be opportunities to share experiences of your effective classroom approaches with colleagues...

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Start with a Story - History and RE

This course is aimed at teachers of history in both key stages 1 and 2 and will explore practical ways of using story books to explore difficult ideas and concepts across both subjects and both key stages.

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Subject Network Meetings - History

Network meetings are a means to keep subject leaders informed and up to date on learning and teaching issues and developments within their respective subject areas. These termly meetings will have three components which will vary in relation to each depending on the current situation within the subject.

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Subject Network Meetings - RE

Network meetings are a means to keep subject leaders informed and up to date on learning and teaching issues and developments within their respective subject areas. These termly meetings will have three components which will vary in relation to each depending on the current situation within the subject. The three components will be

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The Role of Middle Leaders in Monitoring the Quality of Teaching

This course will explore:

What good and better learning looks like

Understanding a lesson observation (via video material)

The use of Ofsted criteria to inform judgments

Recording evaluative judgments and evaluating the evidence base...

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Using your local area to develop high quality history

This course is aimed at teachers of history in both key stages 1 and 2 and will explore practical ways of teaching and resourcing the local area across both key stages. We will focus on resources to be used and also look at progression in using the local area through medium term planning examples. If participants notify attendance in advance, then resources local to your area can be used in the course.

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