NEW Creating Independent Learners – NORTH WALES (Ruthin)
Promoting and improving independent learning skills.
£180.00 + VAT (20%)
Target Group: SMT, TAs, Teachers
Course objectivesESTYN 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 have to ask ourselves: What are we doing for these children that actually 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 hints and tips that will enable schools to develop this vital life-long skill in their children. It will answer questions such as:
- What does an Independent child 'look like'?
- How can we promote independence across both the school day and all areas of the curriculum?
- What are the main barriers to creating independent learners?
- How should we model, praise and reward it?
- Are children responsible for tidying?
- Do children have a financial responsibility for resources/materials/own belongings?
- Are children involved in a wide range of roles and responsibilities?
- Do children regularly have a say into how and what they learn? Pupil Voice-involvement in the planning process?
- Are children skilled and independent in self and peer assessment systems and routines?
- How often are the children given the opportunity to make a decision or a choice?
Course Presenter: Cath Delve
FOUNDATION PHASE/ OUTDOOR LEARNING/ WHOLE SCHOOL ISSUES - Cath Delve provides training, guidance and support to schools and LEAs all over Wales. Her courses cover a wide range of topics such as creating independent learners, outdoor learning, pupil voice and well-being, raising the attainment of boys, progression in continuous and enhanced provision, planning and the curriculum, being an effective Foundation Phase leader, literacy, numeracy, creativity, assessment, raising standards through display, transition, moving towards the new curriculum, developing the role of support staff and the exemplary delivery of the Foundation Phase. Some of her initiatives such as ‘Freaky Friday,’ ‘Igloo’ and ‘Messy Monday’ have been implemented and used by schools all over Wales and into England. In addition to working for Collective Learning as a course provider she is also an independent educational consultant working alongside many, many schools all over Wales to help them improve their environments, provision, curriculum, everyday practice with a view to raising standards and moving forward in every way.
Course Location: North Wales
Woodlands Hall, Caravan Park and Hotel, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 2AN