Interests: Curriculum - Primary KS1 / 2

Week of: 14 October 2019 - 20 October 2019

Vocabulary conference with Jean Gross: The wonder of words

Wednesday 6 November 2019 – Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter – 09:15 – 15:30 The term ‘word gap’ is typically used to refer to children in the Early Years or pupils starting in Reception with language development far below age related expectations, but we know that this issue affects a far wider range of children and […]

Great teaching masterclass with Tom Sherrington

Join us for a morning with Tom Sherrington, the writer of the best selling book “The Learning Rainforest: Great Teaching in Real Classrooms”. Keynotes Evidence-informed teaching. What Does it Look Like in practice? A round up of key findings from research and the world of cognitive science and the implications for teachers. This will include […]

Local Area Hub Briefings for Headteachers, Senior Leaders and Chairs of Governors

Responding to feedback, we have reshaped the format of our briefings and ensured that these are now funded for all schools. There will be a key focus upon the latest September 2019 Ofsted framework, with updates from our current Ofsted inspectors within the advisory team.  

SEF review and update

Following the local area hub briefing, please stay with us for a bespoke session about capturing your self – evaluation.  During this session we will look at some sample documentation to discuss effective ways of improving our SEF.

Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS)

This network meeting is aimed at key practitioners/EAL coordinators working with bilingual children and their families.  We will address Ofsted requirements for the inclusion and support of EAL pupils. We will discuss how to: Manage EAL Gather evidence for Ofsted inspections Work with families Use EAL resources Book and Use Interpreters Use bilingual support teachers […]

School attendance workshops

This replaces previous version sent on 27/09/2019 A training workshop to support all School Attendance Professionals by exploring current themes and best practice in relation to organising and managing your Attendance Operation. These workshops provide a valuable opportunity for Attendance Professionals to network and share ideas/best practice with colleagues from across the region. Themes to […]

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