Services: Babcock

Week of: 9 December 2019 - 15 December 2019

Primary Science Subject Leader Meeting – Spring 2020

These meetings are a chance for subject leaders to keep abreast of current thinking in their subject and discuss initiatives with like-minded teachers. It aims to develop leadership skills, increase confidence in the teaching and learning of science with an emphasis on working scientifically and assessment. Gain up-to-date knowledge of local and national developments in […]

9 December 2019

Providing you with Confidence and Competence in Delivering PSHE

The conference will provide schools with an opportunity to explore approaches and models for the teaching and learning of key elements of the PSHE curriculum. School leaders and other professionals will share insight and models for how they have approached the development of children’s knowledge, understanding and wellbeing linked to relationships and sex education, including […]

Supported Peer Moderation in Year 2

These events will be led by the Babcock LDP moderators and supported by school-based moderators. Colleagues will work in small groups supported by a moderator to moderate reading, writing and maths in Y2. Training objectives: To structure effective peer moderation Model effective moderation processes To secure accurate teacher assessments Date: Monday 9th March 2020 Venue: […]

9 December 2019

Exploring the direct link between School Attendance and Achievement

Tuesday 3 March 2020 | Sandy Park, Exeter | 09:30 – 16:00 Get the attendance processes right and the rest should follow. This conference will look into why children miss school, explore best practice of managing absence and also delve into behavioural and emotional reasons that effect school absenteeism. We have tailored the event to […]

Primary English Subject Leader Meetings – Spring 2020

Subject leaders will have access to cutting edge thinking and research, and guidance on managing their subject leadership role. Tiverton Hotel: Tuesday 3rd March 2020 Times: 9:30-12:00 Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre: Friday 28th February 2020 Times: 9:30-12:00 Exminster Healthy Living Centre: Tuesday 25th February 2020 Times: 9:30-12:00 RHS Garden Rosemoor: Monday 2nd March 2020 Times: […]

9 December 2019

Let’s get STEM in Every Classroom!

Monday 2 March 2020 | Sandy Park, Exeter | 09:30 – 16:00 Join us for a day of all things STEM. This interactive full day event will inspire and show you how to bring STEM into the classroom without costing the earth. The conference will have two fab keynotes alongside ten amazing workshops offering a host […]

Curriculum – A Strategy for Social Justice | First Babcock Seminar of the Spring term 2020!

Thursday 6 February 2020 | Sandy Park, Exeter | 09:15 – 12:45 Ofsted have shifted their focus to the curriculum and referenced that this is driven by their belief that the curriculum is the key to improve social justice.  This seminar will explore the ongoing challenges faced by schools to address the gap in outcomes […]

Phonics and Early Reading in Foundation Stage and Year 1

This one day course focuses on the subject knowledge and pedagogy of systematic, synthetic phonics and early reading and exemplifies this with the Letters and Sounds programme. This course: ensures subject knowledge is sufficient to meet the expectations of high quality, systematic, synthetic phonics teaching and learning covers the content, pace and progression of Letters […]

9 December 2019

Educational Visits Co-ordinator (EVC) Update Briefings – Spring 2020

As part of our commitment to improve the support for off site visits and outdoor education we are continuing to offer a series of network meetings to support EVCs. There is significant good practice across Devon which we feel should be shared and these meetings will provide a forum for discussion and debate about the […]

Educational Visits Co-ordinator (EVC) Training – Spring 2020

All educational establishments are expected to have a named Educational Visits Co-ordinator who is trained and remains up to date. The role of the EVC is to help ensure that young people continue to have access to a wide range of safe, high quality visits through the development of a clear and robust approach to […]

English at the Heart of the Curriculum

This course will explore how English can be effectively integrated into the wider curriculum. It will consider the implications of the new Ofsted Framework (2019) for English curriculum development. Date: Tuesday 28th January 2020 Venue: Cullompton Community Centre Please see our flyer for further details. Book your place here

9 December 2019

Writing at Greater Depth

This course will consider the skills and experiences needed for children to write at greater depth across KS1 and KS2. Participants will explore examples of writing to secure clear understanding of what characterises greater depth. Planning for a range of writing experiences and needs will be discussed. Date: Thursday 23rd January 2020 Venue: Caddsdown Business Centre, […]

9 December 2019

Teaching Grammar Effectively at KS1/KS2

The purpose of these two courses is to support teachers to teach grammar effectively and secure their own subject knowledge in grammar in order to ensure their children meet the expectations of the National Curriculum. They will tackle the big ideas and core understanding needed to be confident to teach grammar in the National Curriculum. […]

9 December 2019

Devon Developing Vocabulary Project: Launch Event – Thursday 16th January 2020

**FINAL CHANCE TO TAKE PART** We are very excited to be offering all schools in Devon access to a project to support the development of systematic, school based approaches to vocabulary teaching as part of the mainstream provision. The project includes: A launch event to train CPD leaders in each school (head teacher + 1) […]

Primary English Subject Leadership Development Programme

This four-session course is designed to stimulate leadership thinking and develop capacity to support and challenge, in order to secure school improvement in English and develop personal career potential. It provides opportunities for new primary English subject leaders or those returning to the role to engage in professional dialogue, exploring strategies for effective leadership including […]

9 December 2019

Post-16 Autism Workforce Training

This training opportunity is open to all staff within schools 6th forms, FE Colleges, training providers, agencies and employers who work with and support Post 16 young people. The programme will deliver the AET suite of Post 16 training modules in each of the 3 identified localities. The programme draws on the National autism standards […]

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