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Many teachers are confused about how to Lead an Area of Learning and Experience. This half-day zoom course will explore the importance of the role within the new curriculum and how to get this into perspective; what effective curriculum design, provision and medium-term planning may look in and across AoLEs; how to establish assessment and progression across the AoLE; how to effectively lead and manage an AoLE, including how to monitor, evaluate and action plan for excellent provision. There will be time for AoLE leads to have input, discussion, and share their concerns. As part of the session, delegates will receive a copy of the Leading your AoLE booklet worth £75 available in Welsh and English.
A half-day online course to refresh the teaching of readingThere are many exciting ways to develop pupils’ reading comprehension in PS3 that can work alongside guided reading or gradually replace it. In PS3, we want to help pupils to become independent, self-reliant readers who have the skills and confidence to investigate texts and reflect on themes and ideas.This course will help you to assess the best reading journey for your pupils.
This course will support any NQTs who have responsibility for managing staff within their class.
There will be a specific focus around leadership standards and the importance of effective planning.
What can I do with this concrete ‘space’?
Introducing, organising, and managing an outdoor classroom can be extremely challenging, especially in schools where there is little access to suitable outdoor space.
This event will focus specifically on areas adjacent to classrooms (the ‘bit’ outside the classroom) and will provide practitioners with the opportunity to refine and further develop current systems for organising and managing this interesting area.
This course is offered at a discounted rate when also booking the Science & Technology AoLE in PS1 and PS2 on Tue 6th February 2024
This course will explain key changes and terminology in this AoLE; suggest effective and challenging activities, resources and learning strategies to support its successful implementation.
A FREE copy of Stepping Stones for Science & Technology Progression resource, written by the presenters,
worth £150 will be available to all delegates.
Effectively and easily meeting the needs of ALN learners at your school
The Additional Learning Needs transformation programme came into practice on the 1 st of September 2021. The idea was to create a unified approach for young people from the age of 0-25.
An important part of this system is providing appropriate and effective Additional Learning Provision (ALP). Many questions still exist around ALP such as what constitutes ALP? How should ALP look in my School? Does ALP look the same in all schools? Can ALP be enhanced through recommended programmes/strategies etc. How will we fund/staff ALP?
We will explore different ALP and ensure that practitioners have a plethora of tools and ideas to assist in planning for the needs of all pupils.
To ensure that your support staff are making a substantial contribution to pupils’ learning.
To help your school maximise learning and raise standards for all through the effective use of teaching assistants/support staff.
A short and concise course, packed with ideas for T & L activities plus effective approaches to planning & assessment, which maximise opportunities for addressing the What Matters statements and the cross-curricular skills agenda.
What does progression look like in Art across the primary school?
Let us show you where to start, age appropriate language to use and activities that develop skills. Leave this course with a clear understanding of the elements of art and how we can use them to appraise effectively and communicate with an audience. Packed with practical strategies, resources and ideas, this is a fully interactive day of fun designed to demystify and inspire.
“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think” – Albert Einstein
According to the Education Endowment Foundation, metacognition (‘thinking about and managing your own thinking’) can have a huge impact on a pupil’s progress and independence. Furthermore the CfW states “Assessment should support practitioners in identifying the progress learners have made… This includes an understanding of HOW a learner has learned, as well as WHAT they have learned.”
According to the School census Wales 2023… There were 10,485 pupils with Individual Development Plans under the new ALN system in maintained schools (16.6% of pupils with ALN or SEN), up from 3,330 (4.5%) at February 2022
The requirement is clearly there –so how do we make sure we are addressing the needs of all our pupils?
Join us for a day of problem solving! We will discuss many behaviours and additional learning needs and how to effectively support pupils.
This course will look at good practice in the mainstream classroom. You will learn about various strategies and ways to attune to your pupil’s needs. You will have the opportunity to access observations made by specialist teaching. These will be presented as examples for you to take back to school and support pupils who may be struggling or identified as having ALN.
Vocabulary and the importance of including explicit teaching of vocabulary is on the tips of all of our tongues!
Creating and improving independent learning skills in young children.
ESTYN Inspections are regularly recommending that children improve these skills but how do we achieve this on a day-to-day basis in our schools? Independence is far bigger than children not interrupting teachers……
We must ask ourselves:
What are we doing for these children that they could do for themselves-from the time that they come into school in the morning to the time that they go home?
The course will include many, many different systems routines and real-life examples of good practice. It also includes hints and tips that will enable schools to develop this vital life-long skill in their children.
Listening has a higher priority in the LLC AoLE, but what does this mean on a day by day and class by class basis for us working in schools in Wales?
Helen Bowen will explore the concept of listening in the primary classroom and will outline what, why and how we can develop this important aspect of our LLC provision.
We will explore the expectations in the LLC AoLE and colleagues will receive a toolkit of listening activities that can be used to map this strategically across Progression Steps.
- The importance of developing gross and fine motor skills – ideas for activities and games to support early development.
- Understanding stages of mark making and emergent writing – and the importance of celebrating early success.
- Understanding pencil grip and hand dominance.
- Linking handwriting to the teaching of phonics.
- The three stages of teaching formal handwriting- steps to success.
- Choosing a style for your school.
- Creating a successful school policy.
- Exploring cynefin and creativity as core principles in the Curriculum for Wales and how they link to excellent practice.
- Using high-quality texts to raise standards and inspire authentic, cross-curricular literacy work for PS2 and PS3.
- Legends and Landscapes- making sense of the Mabinogi and ideas for planning using tales from around Wales.
- Practical, accessible ideas to use poetry creatively across the curriculum.