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Return To Teaching

Considering a return to teaching? Are you a qualified teacher looking to return to teaching in the primary classroom?

South Farnham Educational Trust is delighted to be delivering a Return to Primary Teaching course for qualified teachers looking to update their knowledge of the educational landscape and regain confidence in the classroom.

The two-week course involves a variety of taught sessions delivered by expert primary practitioners as well as observation and teaching experience in our outstanding infant or junior settings. Taught sessions focus on key changes that have taken place at national level, such as, the new National Curriculum and assessment procedures as well as providing practical training regarding the most up to date pedagogy and methodology. The teaching placement is a bespoke element of the course allowing us to personalise your training to your needs and experience.

The course will cover:

  • The New Primary National Curriculum
  • Numeracy and Literacy
  • Planning and Assessment
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability
  • Behaviour Management
  • Computing and Technology for Learning
  • The Teachers’ Standards
  • Advice on applying for teaching positions.

To be eligible for the Returning To Primary Teaching course you need to hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). We also welcome applications from teachers who have trained overseas but whose qualifications have been endorsed in the UK. In addition to completing the application form you will need to provide:

  • Proof of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Your Teachers’ Reference Number (previously known as the DfE number)
  • You will also need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check previously known as a CRB.

Contact us to register your interest. Cost: £350

Please click here to express an interest.

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded on completion of the course which may benefit future applications for teaching posts.

'I have felt very privileged to have had the opportunity to refresh my skills in this outstanding teaching environment. It has enriched and further inspired my desire to return to teaching.' Participant February

'I am returning to teaching next week and have a great range of ideas and knowledge to help me in my new role.' Participant November

'The chance to reflectively observe teaching approaches and methods whilst being reminded of the key principles underpinning current pedagogy was particularly useful. Such a worthwhile course.' Participant February

The Kite Academy Trust Emerging Leaders Course 2021-22

The Kite Academy Trust are leading an exciting professional development opportunity for emerging leaders this year.

The Emerging Leader Course takes place over one academic year and is designed for those colleagues who are new to the role of ‘Academy Leader’. This encompasses our curriculum, EYFS, achievement, inclusion and wellbeing leaders. It is expected that these leaders will join Leadership Team meetings that are relevant to their role to support the distributed leadership of your academy.

This CPD event is hosted by Katie Lye and Tammie Wisnia, Improvement Advisors at the Kite Academy Trust.  Katie and Tammie are experienced school leaders who now use their expertise to develop and support the leadership of colleagues in the teaching profession.  In their role, they keep abreast of current and up to date educational thinking and use this to adapt their training accordingly.  Katie is also a support tutor for SSF SCITT and Tammie is an Evidence Lead in Education (ELE) for Charles Dickens Research School.

For more information, to book and download a flyer, please click here.

SEND training and support

 

Location

Stepping Stones School, Portsmouth Road, Hindhead, GU26 6AQ

 

Whole School SEND Resources (WSS)

Whole School SEND (WSS) has recently launched a SEND Teacher Handbook. This free resource is a comprehensive one-stop-shop resource aimed at supporting teachers to develop and embed SEN and inclusive practices in their classrooms. It is cross-phase and subject specific and is a resource we would encourage you to become familiar with and share with your local schools. WSS is also running a series of online events this term that you and your schools may find useful. You can find further information here.  

This handbook has been developed as a resource for teachers to use over time as they embed inclusive practice in their classrooms: it is not intended that it is read cover-to-cover. It has been written for both primary, secondary and specialist colleagues: teaching assistants, teachers, senior leaders and headteachers. The handbook includes whole-school and whole-class approaches as well as subject-specific and condition-specific guidance. It aims to bring together, in one cohesive document, the perspectives of children and young people and their families, teachers and support staff, subject specialists, special educational needs co-ordinators (SENCOs) and other senior leaders, Headteachers, Educational Psychologists and specialist external agencies, including speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, mental health workers, physiotherapists and specialist teachers. The graduated approach is the golden thread of this handbook, and will support all school staff in noticing, and being curious about, the children and young people in their classes: their strengths and interests, times when they are successful and times when they experience challenges to engagement and curriculum accessibility. The graduated approach, the assess-plan-do-review learning cycle, enables teachers to create an environment where children and young people can maximise their potential and develop the skills needed to prepare for the next stage in education and beyond to adulthood. 

 

Festival of Education 2022

Fabulous news - schools can apply for two free tickets! Book in now!

Visit - https://educationfest.co.uk/

The 12th Festival of Education | 7-8 July 2022

The Festival of Education will return to Wellington College, the home of the Festival, in 2022. Tickets are on sale now. #EducationFest

educationfest.co.uk

The 12th Festival of Education will take place at Wellington College in July 2022 and will host over 200 leading speakers from the world of education.

After a two-year pause due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the Festival will return to the beautiful grounds of Wellington College – the home of the Festival of Education. You can expect an extra special event.

It promises to be one of those Festivals we talk about for years to come as we plan to deliver more than ever, defining and evolving the education debate to ensure we continue to lead, stimulate, discuss and showcase what is vital for the future society.

Across the two days, over 5,000 education professionals will attend hundreds of thought-provoking sessions from some of education’s leading thinkers.

The Festival is no ordinary education event: Taking inspiration from other well-known art and entertainment festivals, we provide unique content in a relaxed Festival environment.

Set within the stunning grounds of Wellington College, we combine large marquees with star-lit ceilings alongside the existing campus venues, ranging from the historic to the award-winning newly-opened Cultural Centre.

Attendees will also have access to street-food catering, open entertainment, and informal seating to ensure that your time away from the stimulating sessions is as enjoyable as possible.

Our exhibitors represent a breadth of businesses all sharing a passion for the education sector and a wish to communicate and network with like-minded and interested individuals.

At the heart of the Festival is an understanding that learning should be inspiring, engaging and fun. This is no ordinary education event for teachers – from challenging debates to expert orators and renowned headliners to making new friends and long-lasting connections, the Festival of Education is where those who inspire find their own inspiration.

Further information about next year’s Festival, including speaker applications and agenda will be released shortly.

Tickets for the 12th Festival of Education are on sale now. We’re offering heavily discounted “Launch Offer” tickets with savings of at least 30%. Discounts also apply to our group booking rates. Our launch offer rate is available on all bookings received before the end of October.

Ali McClure Education and Parenting

Raising Reflective Learners

 

Moving Learning on Through Language

 

 

 

Schools Alliance for Excellence - SAfE

Schools Alliance for Excellence is the education partnership established in Surrey in 2019. We are an inclusive school-led partnership where all children and young people have the opportunities to flourish, enjoy learning and achieve the best possible outcomes through excellent education.

By bringing together all schools, providers, the Local Authority and key partners SAfE is more than the sum of our parts, sharing our expertise and providing a safe community that enables challenge, support, improvement and innovation to flourish. SAfE is committed to providing the highest quality professional learning that supports schools to drive improvement, develop staff, share best practice and provide professional challenge. SAfE is delighted to be working with SFET as a key member of their alliance.

SAfE’s Professional Learning and Development Offer 2021/2022

SAfE’s 21/22 offer provides a wide range of opportunities for colleagues at all levels in schools linked to the Teacher and Headteacher Standards including:

  • Classroom practitioner programmes and networks to support classroom practice
  • Inclusion and Additional needs
  • Leadership programmes and networks to support leaders from new to experienced and whether at middle or senior levels
  • Governance support

Surrey schools: for all events please log-in and book through the bookings portal: 

 https://bookingsschoolsallianceforexcellence.co.uk/

Hampshire Schools

If you are a school that is based in a county other than Surrey and are interested in accessing services, SAfE would be delighted to hear from you. 

Please contact SAfE on bookings@schoolsallexcel.com or call 07368 934 356

Please visit the SAfE website for further information about work as an education partnership and links to strategic partners.

Archive

Training that has been delivered (or will be delivered again in the future but have no current dates) is listed below.

South Farnham School - Developing Middle Leadership 

South Farnham School's Developing Middle Leadership is aimed at existing, new and aspiring middle leaders or simply to build capacity in your school. The programme will enable middle leaders to develop their leadership skills and qualities and will give them the confidence to make a difference to the quality of children’s learning in schools.                 

 It is delivered through five afternoon sessions in Farnham over six months, beginning in the Spring Term.

 Key features of the Programme:

  • practical, interactive approach
  • school-based leadership project
  • leadership trios for participants (combined with visits to other schools)
  • school-based mentor to support participants

 Our core themes include:

  • leading learning and teaching
  • leading and managing others (including understanding emotional intelligence, and managing accountability)
  • leading teams
  • leading change

                  The cost of the programme is £250

All participants rated the programme as ‘excellent’.

All coaches and participants said they would recommend this programme to other middle leaders.

Please click here to express an interest.

What people are saying about the impact of training on their practice.

South Farnham School - Developing Senior Leadership

South Farnham School's Developing Senior Leadership is aimed at existing, new and aspiring senior leaders or simply to build capacity in your school. The programme will enable senior leaders to develop their leadership skills and qualities and will give them the confidence to make a difference to the quality of children’s learning in schools.                 

 It is delivered through five afternoon sessions in Farnham over six months, beginning in the Spring Term.

 Key features of the Programme:

  • practical, interactive approach
  • school-based leadership project
  • leadership trios for participants (combined with visits to other schools)
  • school-based mentor to support participants

 Our core themes include:

1.   Values, Vision and Motivation

2.  Change and Emotional Intelligence

3.  Holding others to account – Impact on performance

4.  My personal effectiveness – Holding myself to account

5.   Communication and influence

                  The cost of the programme is £250

Please click here to express an interest.

What people are saying about the impact of training on their practice.

Undershaw - Occupational Therapy and Speech & Language Therapy - Tips for Teachers (23rd November, 2021)

Occupational Therapy & Speech & Language Therapy strategies to support students with difficulties accessing the classroom and curriculum.

Supporting young people with speech, language and communication difficulties in the classroom

Our aim is to outline common speech, language and communication difficulties and provide some key takeaway strategies and resources to use in lessons and around school.

Twilight teaching session on 23rd November (5pm to 7pm) encompassing the following:

  • Welcome to Undershaw and overview of our learners, what we offer and our facilities
  • Occupational Therapy strategies to support students with difficulties accessing the classroom and curriculum

Topics covered will include:

  • Difficulties with handwriting
  • Attention
  • Following routines
  • Emotional regulation

Q&A Session with therapists

Tour of Undershaw school site

Certificate provided for attendance & CPD record

https://undershaw.education/

To book please follow this link:
 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/occupational-therapy-speech-language-therapy-tips-for-teaching-staff-tickets-177866201597?ref=eios

Location

Stepping Stones School, Portsmouth Road, Hindhead, GU26 6AQ