Raising Standards for Boys in FP – SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)

Raising the standards of boy’s achievement in the FP is a priority for all.

“There have been considerable efforts, debates and research to find solutions and develop strategies to tackle the under achievement of boys. Although there have been success in some schools, generally the gap between boys’ performance and girls’ performance has stubbornly resisted efforts to close it”

£180.00 + VAT (20%)

Target Group: FP Leaders, SMT, TAs, Teachers

Course objectives

  • understand and develop one of the key elements of excellence in the FP
  • share what Estyn deemed to be excellent in an inspection including examples of engagement of boys through: - curriculum and topic organisation - classroom organisation and resources the promotion of thinking skills - a consistent approach to problem solving in the FP - keeping them moving when learning - breaking down barriers to ‘boys v girls’ learning

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: South Wales

CARDIFF: Future Inn, Hemingway Road, Cardiff Bay CF10 4AU     START TIME: 8.30am coffee and registration for a 9.00am start