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There are also online alternatives for a growing number of our courses which are available to download and watch as many times as you like, should you wish to learn at your own convenience and without attending a conference center.

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13 January 2021
LIVE ONLINE VIRTUAL 3 day Unlocking the LLC AoLE – Helen Bowen
Presenter: Helen Bowen,

The format of the LLC AoLE training days will be somewhat different as we will be ‘meeting’ virtually. The sessions will be for a small group (no more than 10) so that they can be interactive. The days will be chunked into more bite size pieces and will include tasks for reflection as well as discussion.

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19 January 2021
Donaldson in Early Years – pedagogy, practice, planning SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Jen Summers,

This course will highlight what really matters to children and the relevance and importance of first-hand experiences. It will focus on the types of learning environments schools need to create to fully support the New Curriculum vision for Early Years.

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19 January 2021
NEW Supporting learner progression through highly effective assessment practices in the Curriculum for Wales – SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenters: Gareth Coombes, Huw Duggan,

 

This two-day Inset will focus on the new arrangements for assessment, as set out in Curriculum for Wales. It will explore how to embed assessment into day-to-day practices. The focus will be specifically on each of the four purposes and identifying means of ascertaining pupil progress. Emphasis will be on doing this with high levels of learner involvement. Resources will be provided to support this.

Dates: Tue 19th & Wed 27th January 2021

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21 January 2021
Humanities AoLE in Progression Step 1 (Nursery & Reception) SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenters: Don Trueman, Linzi Robinson,

This course will review the draft proposals for Humanities at Nursery/Reception, explaining key changes and terminology; suggesting effective and challenging activities; resources and learning strategies to support successful implementation.  

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27 January 2021
Mathematics and Numeracy in PS1 (Nursery and Reception) SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Lynwen Barnsley,

This course will examine Progression Step 1 of the new AoLE for mathematics and numeracy and clarify what this looks like in nursery and reception classes.

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28 January 2021
Financial Literacy in KS2 – Mathematics & Health and Well-being AoLE – SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Gaynor Murphy,

‘Numeracy is a key enabler in making a number of informed decisions, in particular, managing money and supporting good financial decision‑making and critically engaging with social norms around money’ Health & Well-being AoLE (draft 2019).

According to the latest Estyn report Managing Money (July 2017) “not all teachers have the knowledge and skills to help them deliver financial education confidently”

In an increasingly complex financial world, it is important that we develop pupils’ financial capability from an early age to equip them with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to manage money well and to prepare them for the opportunities and challenges that money brings to their lives.

This course will support teachers in identifying opportunities to plan and deliver financial education, as well as advise and provide a wealth of teaching resources.

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28 January 2021
Moving the Foundation Phase forward under the New Curriculum SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Cath Delve,

This course will clarify what is happening to the Foundation Phase under the new curriculum in Wales. It will focus on what needs to stay the same and what needs to change.

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2 February 2021
Science & Technology AoLE in Progression Step 3 (Y4, Y5, Y6) SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenters: Karen Mills, Nerys Tudor Jones, Gareth Morgan,

This course will review the new AoLE for Science & Technology at Y4, Y5, Y6, explain key changes and terminology; suggest effective and challenging activities, resources and learning strategies to support their successful implementation.

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3 February 2021
NEW Developing Mental Maths Strategies in PS3 (Year 4, 5 and 6) SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Gaynor Murphy,

‘Enrichment and experiences

The achievement outcomes refer in multiple places to the resources that could and should be used to enhance understanding and enrich the mathematical experiences of learners.

The appropriate use of a range of digital technologies, manipulables, everyday objects, and concrete and abstract representations of mathematical objects helps the learners to engage with mathematical concepts from more than one perspective.’

Welsh Government Draft Statutory Guidance – AoLE Mathematics and Numeracy April 2019

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3 February 2021
NEW Supporting learner progression through highly effective assessment practices in the Curriculum for Wales – SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenters: Gareth Coombes, Huw Duggan,

 

This two-day Inset will focus on the new arrangements for assessment, as set out in Curriculum for Wales. It will explore how to embed assessment into day-to-day practices. The focus will be specifically on each of the four purposes and identifying means of ascertaining pupil progress. Emphasis will be on doing this with high levels of learner involvement. Resources will be provided to support this.

Dates:  Wed 3rd & Wed 10th February 2021 

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4 February 2021
Planning for Progression in the Teaching of Reading in KS2 – SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Stephanie Vaughan,

Guided reading and beyond. What comes after guided reading?

How can a school use different reading approaches to help pupils to become increasingly independent readers? This course will demonstrate how to plan for progression in the teaching of reading by combining guided reading with group reading and reciprocal teaching.

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4 February 2021
Tinkering with your Micro:bits! – SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenters: Gareth Morgan, Nerys Tudor Jones,

This exciting, practical course is a brilliant way to, cost effectively, address some of the key aspects of computational thinking, along with coding and supporting the effective delivery of control technology in the Science and Technology AoLE.

Please note: Attendees will need to bring their own web enabled device (e.g. laptop)

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10 February 2021
NEW: Health & Wellbeing AoLE in PS1 & PS2 (Nursery to Y3) SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenters: Cath Delve, Karen Mills,

This course will unpick the AoLE for Health & Wellbeing from Nursery to Y3.

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11 February 2021
Humanities AoLE in Progression Step 2 (Y1, Y2, Y3) SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenters: Don Trueman, Linzi Robinson,

This course will review the new curriculum for Humanities at Y1, Y2, Y3,  explaining key changes and terminology; suggesting effective and challenging activities; resources and learning strategies to support successful implementation.  

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11 February 2021
NEW: Health & Wellbeing AoLE in PS1 & PS2 (Nursery to Y3) SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenters: Cath Delve, Karen Mills,

This course will unpick the AoLE for Health & Wellbeing from Nursery to Y3.

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23 February 2021
Increasing Your Effectiveness as a New Assistant Head or Deputy – 3 day module SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Gareth Coombes,

This 3-day module is a rolling programme. The days can be completed in any order and can also be booked as stand-alone days.

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23 February 2021
Increasing Your Effectiveness as a New Assistant Head or Deputy – 1 day course SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Gareth Coombes,

This 1-day course is part of a 3-day rolling programme. The days do not have to be done in any order and can be stand alone 1-day courses.

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23 February 2021
Outdoor Learning in Primary School – SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenters: Cath Delve, Karen Mills,

 

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but worms will never hurt me”
Outdoor learning offers our children very special opportunities for play and exploration, real experiences and contact with their natural world.

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24 February 2021
Developing your Middle Leadership Skills as a TLR holder – 1 day Spring course SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Gareth Coombes,

This 1-day course is part of a 3-day rolling programme. The days do not have to be done in any order and can be stand alone 1-day courses.

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24 February 2021
Developing your Middle Leadership Skills as a TLR holder – 3-day Module Spring SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Gareth Coombes,

This 3-day module is a rolling programme. The days can be completed in any order and can also be booked as stand-alone days.

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25 February 2021
Achieving Excellent in the FP in an Estyn Inspection SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Cath Delve,

The balance between FP philosophy, pedagogy and the achievement of high standards is a current issue that many schools are trying to address.

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25 February 2021
Observation and Assessment in Early Years ‘Watch, Wait and Wonder… making learning visible in early years’ – SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Jen Summers,

This event focuses on capturing significant moments in learning – what really matters to young children! During the day, we will explore a range of excellent systems for gathering and recording young children’s development, interests and fascinations.

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25 February 2021
Preparing for a TLR and/or Increasing your Effectiveness as you move to UPS – 1 day course Spring – SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Gareth Coombes,

This 1-day course is part of a 3-day rolling programme. The days do not have to be done in any order and can be stand alone 1-day courses.

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25 February 2021
Preparing for a TLR and/or Increasing your Effectiveness as you move to UPS – 3 day module Spring – SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Gareth Coombes,

This 3-day module is a rolling programme. The days can be completed in any order and can also be booked as stand-alone days.

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2 March 2021
Expressive Arts in PS2 (Y1, Y2, Y3) SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenters: David Powell; Upbeat Music and Arts, Huw Duggan,

Getting to Grips with the ‘Expressive Arts AoLE’ 

This programme will give you creative and practical strategies for improving and developing the Expressive Arts in years 1, 2 & 3. As well as giving comprehensive and inspiring activities for Progress step 2, delegates will also have time to plan collaboratively for this AoLE, and they can link this to other areas of learning. This course will give inspiring ideas for progress step 2 as well as pedagogical strategies to improve progress in this AoLE.

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2 March 2021
NEW: Health and Wellbeing AoLE in PS3 SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenters: Cath Delve, Karen Mills,

This course will unpick the AoLE for Health & Wellbeing from Y4 to Y6.

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3 March 2021
NEW Practical and Usable Support for Pupils with Autism Undergoing Transition SOUTH WALES Cardiff
Presenters: Cheryl Deneen, Gemma Bussy,

The aim of the course is to raise awareness of the challenges facing pupils undergoing transition through Early Years and across the Primary Phase, using a person centred approach in order to be aware of how best to support individuals on the autism spectrum, thus ensuring a smoother transition at what is inevitably going to be an anxious time for pupils and their families.

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3 March 2021
Effective Progression of Continuous and Enhanced Provision – SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Cath Delve,

How do you ensure that areas such as sand/water are different in Y2 than in the Nursery?

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3 March 2021
Mathematics and Numeracy in PS 3 (Y4 – Y6) SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Lynwen Barnsley,

This course will examine Progression Step 3 of the new AoLE for mathematics and numeracy and clarify what this looks like in the classroom.

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4 March 2021
Making Oracy Work in the New Curriculum SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Stephanie Vaughan,

An effective whole school approach to the development of pupils’ speaking and listening skills and the meaningful use of talk across the curriculum create confident, happy and motivated learners. The new curriculum asks pupils to use their communication skills to engage with people, texts, ideas and experiences. This course helps your school to develop a cohesive strategy to build pupils’ oracy skills in a stimulating, pupil-centred environment.

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4 March 2021
STEM in the Foundation Phase ‘BRILLIANT BLOCK PLAY – the world through the eyes of the child’ – SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Jen Summers,

Block play is the perfect way to support the four purposes. It offers a vast range of open-ended experiences, enriches every curriculum area and supports child development. Through block play children may investigate the basic principles of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – not to mention problem solving, thinking and social skills! Block play fosters a child’s natural curiosity.

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9 March 2021
NEW Teaching Welsh Language Sentence Patterns SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Carys Gwent,

This highly practical course is structured around sentence patterns selected from the ‘Continuum of Welsh Language Patterns’. We introduce songs and creative activities with a view to developing the necessary teaching skills.

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9 March 2021
Mathematics and Numeracy in Progression Step 2 (Y1 – Y3) SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Lynwen Barnsley,

This course will examine Progression Step 2 of the new AoLE for mathematics and numeracy and clarify what this looks like in the classroom.

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9 March 2021
‘What does Donaldson look like in KS2?’ – SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Cath Delve,

In his ‘Successful Futures’ Report the ethos, principles and pedagogy of the current Foundation Phase was identified as a significant strength of current educational practice in Wales. It was recommended that schools build on successful ‘Foundation’ practice, philosophy and pedagogy into the middle and later years of primary education and beyond. How this works in practice needs to be carefully managed to ensure that transition issues are removed and progression is ensured.

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10 March 2021
Writing in the FP – SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Cath Delve,

This course will provide you with many excellent practical ideas to help you raise standards in writing. It will explain how a consistent approach that develops through clear stages, raises standards.

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10 March 2021
Expressive Arts in PS3 (Y4 – Y6)SOUTHWALES (Cardiff)
Presenters: Huw Duggan, David Powell; Upbeat Music and Arts,

Getting to Grips with the ‘Expressive Arts AoLE’  

This programme will give you creative and practical strategies for improving and developing the Expressive Arts in years 4,5 & 6. As well as giving comprehensive and inspiring activities for Progress step 3, delegates will also have time to plan collaboratively for this AoLE, and they can link this to other areas of learning. This course will give inspiring ideas for progress step 3 as well as pedagogical strategies to improve progress in this AoLE.

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10 March 2021
Science & Technology AoLE in PS 2 (Y1, Y2, Y3) SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenters: Karen Mills, Nerys Tudor Jones, Gareth Morgan,

This course will review the new AoLE for Science & Technology at Y1, Y2, Y3, explain key changes and terminology; suggest effective and challenging activities, resources and learning strategies to support their successful implementation.

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11 March 2021
NEW Practical Approaches to Supporting Pupils with Autism within the Mainstream Setting SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenters: Cheryl Deneen, Gemma Bussy,

The aim of the course is to raise awareness of autism and to develop a range of resources and practical strategies to support pupils on the autism spectrum in the mainstream setting.

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11 March 2021
Humanities AoLE in Progression Step 3 (Y4, Y5, Y6) SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenters: Don Trueman, Linzi Robinson,

This course will review the new curriculum for Humanities at PS3, Y4, Y5, Y6, explaining key changes and terminology; suggesting effective and challenging activities; resources and learning strategies to support successful implementation.  

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11 March 2021
NEW: Maths Through Storybooks – Y1 to Y4 SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Gaynor Murphy,

Teaching maths through story books provides children with engaging and exciting ways of exploring and understanding key mathematical concepts. They captivate children’s interest and help them understand that mathematics is everywhere, even in the stories they hear and read.

This course will look at ways in which sharing stories can be linked directly to the development of mathematical concepts. It will explore a range of practical mathematics activities that enable children to use and apply mathematical concepts and language in real life meaningful situations, linked to a wide range of children’s literature.

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16 March 2021
NEW Developing Mental Maths Strategies in PS2 (Year 1, 2 & 3) SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Gaynor Murphy,

‘Enrichment and experiences

The achievement outcomes refer in multiple places to the resources that could and should be used to enhance understanding and enrich the mathematical experiences of learners.

The appropriate use of a range of digital technologies, manipulables, everyday objects, and concrete and abstract representations of mathematical objects helps the learners to engage

with mathematical concepts from more than one perspective.’

Welsh Government Draft Statutory Guidance – AoLE Mathematics and Numeracy April 2019

More Info
16 March 2021
Moving the Foundation Phase forward under the New Curriculum SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Cath Delve,

This course will clarify what is happening to the Foundation Phase under the new curriculum in Wales. It will focus on what needs to stay the same and what needs to change.

More Info
16 March 2021
Science & Technology AoLE in PS1 (Nursery & Reception) SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenters: Karen Mills, Nerys Tudor Jones, Gareth Morgan,

This course will review the new AoLE for Science & Technology at Nursery/Reception, explain key changes and terminology; suggest effective and challenging activities, resources and learning strategies to support their successful implementation.

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17 March 2021
Creating Independent Learners SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Cath Delve,

Promoting and improving independent learning skills

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……

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17 March 2021
Expressive Arts in PS1 (Nursery & Reception) SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenters: Huw Duggan, David Powell; Upbeat Music and Arts,

Getting to Grips with the ‘Expressive Arts AoLE’  

This programme will give you creative and practical strategies for improving and developing the Expressive Arts in Nursery and Reception. As well as giving comprehensive and inspiring activities for Progress step 1, delegates will also have time to plan collaboratively for this AoLE, and they can link this to other areas of learning. This course will give inspiring ideas for progress step 1 as well as pedagogical strategies to improve progress in this AoLE.

More Info
24 March 2021
‘What does Donaldson look like in KS2?’ – SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Presenter: Cath Delve,

In his ‘Successful Futures’ Report the ethos, principles and pedagogy of the current Foundation Phase was identified as a significant strength of current educational practice in Wales. It was recommended that schools build on successful ‘Foundation’ practice, philosophy and pedagogy into the middle and later years of primary education and beyond. How this works in practice needs to be carefully managed to ensure that transition issues are removed and progression is ensured.

More Info
1 September 2022
Understanding the AoLE for LLC – Online 3 day Virtual Course – Helen Bowen – The format of the training days will be somewhat different as we will be ‘meeting’ virtually. The sessions will be for a small group (maximum 10 delegates) so that they can be interactive.
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The format of the training days will be somewhat different as we will be ‘meeting’ virtually. The sessions will be for a small group (maximum 10 delegates) so that they can be interactive. The days will be chunked into more bitesize pieces and will include tasks for reflection as well as discussion.

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