‘What does Donaldson look like in KS2?’

Course date: 26th May 2022

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: SMT, Y3/Y4/Y5/Y6 Teachers
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 the Donaldson in KS2 course...

"Thank you so much Cath. A really informative course, really inspiring. I can't wait to implement into our school." "Thank you Cath. Such a vital course for KS2 practitioners to consider provision and organisation and realise the need for small changes to make a great impact on pupils as well as teacher wellbeing and workload. Lots to think about but very excited for the journey ahead." "An outstanding course which will have a significant impact on the wellbeing of teachers and the wellbeing of children. A real insight into a new KS2, and enjoyment in learning." Course attendees 11/11/2021

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

Future Inn, Hemingway Road, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4AU   START TIME: 8.30am coffee and registration for a 9.00am start
Future Inn's Conference Covid Policy
  • Meetings will be arranged based on 1m social distancing.
  • Anti-bac stations will continue to be in place.
  • Social distancing encouraged in all public areas.
  • Enhanced cleaning of public areas & high-level touch areas, this includes conference area.
  • Staff members continuing to wear masks and guests asked to wear masks in all public areas. 
  • One way system when entering and exiting hotel.  
  • Conference guests asked to complete self-disclosure form on arrival.
  • Individual water bottles will be provided.
  • Tea/coffee served in training rooms.
  • Lunches (in individual bags) served in training room with a choice of standard, vegetarian, vegan or specific dietary requirement – if possible, please advise of gluten free or other dietary requirements in advance.

(Autumn 2021)

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