Our Lady and St. Hubert's
Catholic Primary School
Ms O. O'Beirne - Principal

OUR LADY & ST. HUBERT'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL & TEACHING SCHOOL ALLIANCE

CPD SUMMER TERM 2021

Anthony Brown is the current Vice Principal at Our Lady and St Hubert’s Catholic Primary School. As a SLE Anthony, has worked with local schools to improve the outcomes of all children, particularly in English, helping to develop planning, teaching, assessing and moderating within schools. His approaches to learning, allow staff to deliver lessons that are engaging and enable progress, without adding stress and extra workload.

 

Anthony recently worked as a class-based Assistant Head in Year 6, where strategies discussed in the courses were put into practice. As Vice Principal and English lead, Anthony also monitors practice, coaches and mentors teaching staff across the school.

With over 10 years teaching experience, Anthony has an in-depth knowledge of effective teaching practice and a passion for learning across the curriculum.

He offers full and half day courses on a variety of areas in the primary curriculum: sharing his knowledge and experience of working within the primary years.

Bar modelling - developing a pictorial approach to problem solving

Date and time: 16th June 2021 – Full Day (Times to be confirmed)

Audience: Primary Teachers, Middle Leaders and Maths Leads

Course description:

Moving from the beginnings of simple calculation problems in KS1 to how bar modelling can be used to answer questions on the KS2 Reasoning paper – the course shows how bar modelling can be developed across the school. Deepen your understanding of how the pictorial side of CPA can be developed both in the classroom and across the school.

The session will include the basics of what bar modelling is, and how it can be used for the four operations, through to solving multi step/multi operation problems. Development of classroom strategies, whole school development and simple everyday steps that will enable your children to master the strategy.

Benefits:

  • Gain an understanding of the benefits of Bar Modelling, how it can be implemented in the classroom and across the school.
  • Understand how bar modelling can improve understanding of mathematical problems and therefore raise attainment.
  • Understand how bar modelling can be used in all primary year groups, embedding pictorial approaches to maths and in particular, problem solving, across the school

 

Cost: £75 per delegate

Teaching Whole Class Reading - Moving away from the carousel

Day 1: Introduction and Overview

 

Date and time: 12th May 2021 – Half Day (Times to be confirmed)

Audience: Primary Teachers, English Leads, Aspiring Leaders

Course description: The first of a two-part course, ‘Teaching Reading – A whole class approach’ gives an introduction into the approach of teaching reading to a whole class rather than smaller groups. A powerful and informative introduction into a whole school approach, which is extended and built upon during the second day of the course. Participants can attend for individual days; however, it is highly recommended both are attended.

This first part of the course will show teachers and school leaders how to embed practice across school, exploring high-impact approaches and activities that will successfully improve the progress and attainment of your children. You will take away resources to get you started before your second day of training.

Benefits:

  • Improve outcomes in testing at the end of KS2.
  • Embed practical reading skills across the school that help understanding of all texts.
  • Develop a love of reading in children.
  • Improve progress of whole class rather than small groups.

 

Cost: £40 per delegate

Day 2: Units of Work

 

Date and time: 19th May 2021 – Half Day (Times to be confirmed)

Audience: Primary Teachers, English Leads, Aspiring Leaders

Course description: The second of a two-part course, ‘Teaching Reading – A whole class approach’ continues its introduction into the approach of teaching reading to a whole class rather than smaller groups.

The second part of this course will look at practical examples of whole school reading and explore how units of work can be developed across the school and then taught. Resources will be provided to help plan and teach lessons that engage children but also embed the skills that they need. The second session offers opportunities to plan units of work together and then how this looks in a practical session.

 Benefits:

  • Improve outcomes in testing at the end of KS2.
  • Embed practical reading skills across the school that help understanding of all texts.
  • Develop a love of reading in children.
  • Improve progress of whole class rather than small groups.

Cost: £40 per delegate

Rosenshine's Principles - Practical approaches to enable children to know and remember more

Date and time: 5 x Half Day Sessions 21st April , 29th April , 13th May , 27th May , 10th June (Times to be confirmed)

Audience: Primary Teachers, Aspiring Leaders

Course description: Getting children to know more and remember more should be at the heart of everything we do as teachers, but the methods we use, do not always allow for it. Using Rosenshine’s Principles in class settings is actually a simple way to revolutionise learning without the need for a revolution in the way we teach.

It’s about simple tweaks to everyday practice – from resource preparation to the way we question. The breakdown of the course into sections will enable teachers and leaders to become self-aware leading to a secure understanding in the pedagogical approach. Teachers and leaders will be left with a clear understanding of the actions they need to take, to improve their own and their school’s practice. Actions that will support their pupils to make accelerated progress following the recent time lost.

Session 1 – Introduction and Research

Session 2 – Sequencing and Modelling

Session 3 – Effective Questioning

Session 4 – Reviewing Learning

Session 5 – Practicing taught concepts

 

Benefits:

 

  • Practical and informative ways to help teachers become more self-aware and improve their pedagogical knowledge. Knowledge that can help develop whole school practice.
  • Explore achievable ways to help your children know more and remember more to make accelerated progress.
  • Ensure that you have a range of simple, methods to improve classroom practice.

Cost: £190 per delegate (For all 5 sessions)

Beyond the EGPS test - Embedding Punctuation and Grammar

Date and time: 5th May 2021 – Full Day (Times to be confirmed)

Audience: Primary Teachers, English Leads, Aspiring Leaders

Course description: Grammar should be taught to improve children’s writing, not just to improve assessment scores: this course will help teachers to understand how they can do both - competently and across the whole school. The real challenge is embedding punctuation and grammar knowledge to actually improve writing. ‘Digging Deeper’ offers practical examples of how grammar can be contextualised to improve writing, but also provides advice on helping children achieve in an EGPS test.

The course will provide you with a number of practical examples that can be easily adapted for children across Key Stage 1 and 2 – from high impact games to shared writing. Designed to cater for both inexperienced teachers, who may need to improve their knowledge of grammar terminology, and leaders, who may be looking to embed teaching strategies across the school. 

Benefits:

  • Practical and informative with ideas to help contextualise grammar and help prepare children for the GPS test
  • Achievable ways to engage and inspire – improve children’s confidence in adapting grammar to suit their text type.
  • Explore ways to help your children expand their own toolkit for creativity and precision with language.
  • Ensure that you have a range of simple, easy to explain definitions of grammar terms at your fingertips, with active, collaborative games to practise each one.

Cost: £75 per delegate

Development of Data Analysis at Middle Leadership Level with Jacqui Lemaitre

Date and time: 21st April 2021 – 15:30 – 17:00 via Teams or Zoom

Audience: Primary Middle Leaders and Aspiring Leaders

Course description: Educational consultant Jacqui has over 25 years in the Educational Sector. She is a National Leader of Education and has 15 years as a Head teacher, 6 years as an Executive Head Teacher and 5 years running a successful Teaching School. She has teaching experience across the primary age range and has worked in many different education structures from small rural schools to more recently a newly formed Academy.  She is a trained SIP and Ofsted AI.

Jacqui was awarded National Leader of Education status in 2014 and trained as an Ofsted inspector in July 2016. She was a finalist for Head Teacher of the year 2018 for Worcestershire. She has worked closely with many Head teachers and Governors through school to school support and has found that mutual sharing of good practice secures school improvement. Jacqui brings a sense of humour and realistic understanding to the best job in the world.

This session is aimed at the development of middle leaders’ data analysis so that they have the skills to make accurate judgements about the strengths and areas for development in their subjects and thus enhance the teaching of the curriculum.

Cost: £25 per delegate

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