‘What does Donaldson look like in KS2?’ – SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)

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.

£190.00 + VAT (20%)

Target Group: FP Leaders, SMT, Y3/Y4 Teachers

Course objectives

Course Sessions: Session 1 - Introduction This session gives a brief outline of the day’s training and includes a simplified version of Successful Futures (Donaldson Simplified) which will help schools to familiarise themselves with, plan and deliver the new curriculum effectively. Session 2 - What exactly are we supposed to be Building on?
  • What does a successful Foundation Phase look like? 
  • What are the key words of successful practice and excellence? 
  • How do we take some of these elements of the Foundation Phase into Years 3 and 4? 
This session includes many ideas/examples of how the strengths of a successful Foundation Phase can be incorporated into KS2 to allow for consistency whilst still maintaining progression. Session 3 - The KS2 Classroom
  • What will they look like in practice?
  • What refinements need to be made? 
  • What curriculum ‘areas’ do we need to put into these classrooms? 
  • How do we promote independent learning here? 
  • How do we take the aspects of a successful Foundation Phase into these classrooms and yet ensure progression? 
This session includes practical ideas/examples of age appropriate tasks/challenges linked to everyday KS2 topics. Includes ideas for routines that allow them to be completed independently.

course attendee quote What people say about this course...

"Being somewhat long in the tooth, I've been on many a course... This, I feel, is the best day's training I've done: informative, reassuring, practical, realistic and so motivating. Thanks for an amazing day."  Course delegate Sep 2019

"An excellent course yet again. So many useful and practical ideas that promote independence and successful future. Perfect content for our schools development. Thank you."  Course delegate Sep 2019

"Gave a very clear picture on Donaldson in KS2. Excellent examples given. I found the course VERY useful and will definitely be taking the ideas back to school to share and implement 'missions' in the school. The course was delivered at a good pace and very interesting."  Course delegate Sep 2019



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 Cath Delve 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. Search for Courses

Course Location: South Wales - Cardiff

CARDIFF: Future Inn, Hemingway Road, Cardiff Bay CF10 4AU START TIME: 8.30am coffee and registration for a 9.00am start
The Future Inn, Cardiff Bay https://www.futureinns.co.uk/cardiff/