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The Teaching School Hub signposts training offered to you by outstanding providers and schools in the region. This page will be updated regularly.

SEND training, resources and support

SFET Teaching School Hub offer the National Award for SENCOs (NASENCO). Click here to find out more or express an interest in joining our 2022/23 cohort.

SEND training and support

Undershaw CPD – L2 or L3 Elkan Speech and Language Support for 11-16s

This course is written for those of you supporting pupils with a range of SEND but especially speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in secondary schools and special units. It will equip you with innovative tools and methods to enhance pupil learning in the classroom and promotes quality first teaching. You will be taught using engaging and relevant teaching methods which includes practical activities, videos and group discussion.
The course will be run by a fully accredited Elklan leader who is an experienced Speech and Language Therapist working in a secondary SEND setting. The course will be 2 hours a week at Undershaw school (in person), for 10 weeks. There will be assignments that need to be completed throughout the 10 weeks to achieve the full accreditation at Level 2 or Level 3 (both are available).

       

Starts on Wednesday 20th April for 10 weeks

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. 

 

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OFSTED Outstanding EYFS and KS1 - training and support

Join our team at the recently inspected OFSTED Outstanding Wallace Fields Infant and Nursery School (South Farnham Educational Trust). Training sessions or bespoke support available.

Wallace Fields Infant School & Nursery

1. Our OFSTED Experience (for Senior Leaders)

Our OFSTED experience - for Senior Leaders

During this whole day training course gain a detailed insight into our OFSTED Outstanding journey from preparation, to the day of the phone call until the end of the inspection and discover exactly how we achieved our outstanding judgment.

  • This course is aimed at senior leaders
  • Location - Wallace Fields Infant School and Nursery, Epsom, KT17 3AS
  • Cost - £120 per person
  • Duration - whole day

This training course includes:

  • A walk around and tour of the school including Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1
  • The full process of inspection from preparation to the phone call through to the end of day 2 inspection
  • Come and discover the top 10 principles and approaches that make our school OFSTED Outstanding
  • Learn about how we provide and evidenced enriching Outstanding Personal Development
  • Achieving strong and highly skilled governance

Available on:

  • 16th May 2022
  • 5th July 2022
  • 19th September 2022

Wallace Fields Infant School & Nursery

2. One-hour virtual Q & A session (bespoke)

Are you looking for the opportunity to ask any questions you have regarding our OFSTED inspection experience?

Your questions answered by a member of our SLT via a Teams or Zoom meeting.

Our OFSTED inspection took place in December 2021 and we achieved Outstanding in all areas. We want to share our experience with school leaders and can provide additional support/training as requested.

  • This opportunity is aimed at Senior leaders
  • Location - Online
  • Cost - £120 per person

This course is available on:

  • 24th May 2022
  • 7th June 2022
  • 7th September 2022

Wallace Fields Infant School & Nursery

3. EYFS practice at an Outstanding Infant and Nursery School

EYFS practice at an OFSTED Outstanding Infant and Nursery School

(Ofsted Inspection December 2021)
  • This course is aimed at senior leaders, teachers and practitioners
  • Location - Wallace Fields Infant School and Nursery, Epsom, KT17 3AS
  • Duration - Half day
  • Cost - £80 per person

During this whole day training course, discover more about our Ofsted Outstanding Early Years Practice. This course takes an in-depth look at all the elements that contribute to our setting excelling in its provision. We will assist you to evaluate your current Early Years provision and assess the progress of children to ensure that the learning opportunities are correctly matched to the individual child’s needs.

This training course includes:

  • An opportunity to tour our Nursery and Reception classes
  • Come and discover the top 10 principles and approaches that make our EYFS provision OFSTED Outstanding
  • Learn about the pedagogy and approach we use at WFIS and Nursery, including our powerful approach to teaching language and vocabulary (including WELLCOMM)
  • Take away effective approaches that you can immediately apply in your school or classroom
  • This course will outline the different ways we give children ownership of their own learning
  • Ways to enhance indoor and outdoor learning environments, ensuring all staff and their interactions promote high quality learning/talk opportunities
  • Preparing for inspection: EYFS focused
  • The full process of inspection from preparation to the phone call through to the end of day 2 inspection (EYFS focused)

Available on:

  • 19th May 2022
  • 30th June 2022
  • 15th September 2022

Wallace Fields Infant School & Nursery

4. Curriculum approach in KS1

KS1 Curriculum approach in KS1 at our OFSTED Outstanding Infant and Nursery School

(Ofsted Inspection December 2021)
  • This course is aimed at senior leaders, teachers and practitioners
  • Location - Wallace Fields Infant School and Nursery, Epsom, KT17 3AS
  • Duration - Whole day
  • Cost - £120 per person

During this whole day training course discover more about our Ofsted outstanding, dynamic and sequenced approach to teaching our curriculum.

This training course includes:

  • An opportunity to tour the school (Reception, Year 1 and 2) with a focus on wider curriculum subjects
  • Come and discover the top 10 principles and approaches that make our bold curriculum OFSTED Outstanding
  • Discuss the implementation of our Curriculum knowledge and skills progression, milestone assessments and subject stories
  • Discover our approach to assessment of foundation subjects
  • Discuss and see examples of action planning and impact statements
  • Achieving strong and highly skilled Governance around the curriculum
  • Deep Dives: including the full process of inspection, questions asked and preparation for the 2 day inspection

Available on:

  • 10th May 2022
  • 17th May 2022
  • 27th September 2022

 

Wallace Fields Infant School & Nursery

5. Early reading at an Outstanding Infant and Nursery School

Early reading at an OFSTED Outstanding Infant and Nursery School

  • This course is aimed at senior leaders, phase leads and teachers
  • Location - Wallace Fields Infant School and Nursery, Epsom, KT17 3AS
  • Duration - Half day
  • Cost - £80 per person

This half-day training course takes you step by step through implementing and embedding effective Early Reading in Reception, Year 1 and 2. The aims and objectives of this course is to equip leaders and senior leaders to effectively implement, embed and monitor the quality of phonics and early reading provision in their schools.

This training course includes:

  • An opportunity to tour the school observing phonics and reading sessions
  • Come and discover the top 10 principles and approaches that make our reading programme OFSTED Outstanding
  • Learn how to successfully embed a new scheme (Little Wandle) efficiently and effectively
  • Discuss with our Reading lead how to manage and organise resources
  • Discuss and see examples of action planning and impact statements for Reading
  • Q&A on the OFSTED Deep Dive in reading

Available on:

  • 25th April 2022
  • 13th June 2022
  • 26th September 2022

 

Wallace Fields Infant School & Nursery

6. Mastery Maths at an Outstanding Infant and Nursery School

Mastery Maths at an OFSTED Outstanding Infant and Nursery School

  • This course is aimed at Maths Subject leaders and class teachers
  • Location - Wallace Fields Infant School and Nursery, Epsom, KT17 3AS
  • Duration - Half day
  • Cost - £80 per person

This half day training course takes you step by step through implementing and embedding Mastery Maths approach in Reception, Year 1 and 2. The aims and objectives of this course is to equip leaders and teachers to effectively implement, embed and monitor a best practice approach to teaching mathematics across the school.

This training course includes:

  • An opportunity to tour the school observing maths sessions
  • Come and discover the top 10 principles and approaches in Maths that make our school OFSTED Outstanding
  • How to embed a new scheme (Power Maths)
  • Learn how to equip teachers to improve pupils' understanding and attainment in maths in line with best practice from the NCETM
  • Discover our approach to developing reasoning and fluency across the school
  • Discuss and see examples of action planning and reporting impact for Maths
  • Q&A on the OFSTED Deep Dive in maths

Available on:

  • 29th April 2022
  • 13th May 2022

Wallace Fields Infant School & Nursery

7. Outstanding SEND Practice

Outstanding SEND practice at an OFSTED Outstanding Infant and Nursery School

  • This course is aimed at inclusion leads and SENDCOs
  • Location - Wallace Fields Infant School and Nursery, Epsom, KT17 3AS
  • Duration - Half day
  • Cost - £80 per person

This half-day training course is designed around principles of evidence-based SEND practice and interventions draws on evidence Ofsted. The aims and objectives of this course is to support staff in becoming an outstanding inclusion lead for their school and empower a more inclusive and positive approach to teaching and learning.

  • An opportunity to tour the school observing SEND practice sessions
  • Discussion with our SENDCO about how to manage and organise resources
  • Come and discover the top 10 principles and approaches to SEND that make our school OFSTED Outstanding
  • Learn about outstanding leadership and management of SEND, identifying and assessing learner needs and working with professionals and parents
  • Discuss and see examples of action planning and reporting impact SEND
  • Q&A on the OFSTED SEND meeting

Available on:

  • 3rd May 2022
  • 14th June 2022
  • 13th September 2022

Wallace Fields Infant School & Nursery

8. Outstanding safeguarding, attendance and behaviour practice

OFSTED Outstanding safeguarding, attendance and behaviour practice

  • This course is aimed at DSLs, Deputy DSLs, attendance and/or behaviour leads
  • Location - Wallace Fields Infant School and Nursery, Epsom, KT17 3AS
  • Duration - Half day
  • Cost - £80 per person

This half-day training course takes you through our outstanding approach to Safeguarding, improving and monitoring attendance and developing a culture of outstanding behaviour across the school.

  • The full process of inspection including preparation for inspection of safeguarding, attendance and behaviour
  • Discover our 10 approaches to Safeguarding and behaviour that make our school OFSTED outstanding
  •  Q&A with our DSL and Attendance lead on the OFSTED meetings for safeguarding (including SCR), attendance and behaviour
  • Learn how to effectively monitor and improve attendance across the school effectively
  • Discover our approach to creating a culture of outstanding behaviour

Available on:

  • 28th April 2022
  • 26th May 2022
  • 23rd June 2022
  • 22nd September 2022

Wallace Fields Infant School & Nursery

9. Teaching and learning walk-around with 30 minute Q & A session

Teaching and learning walk-around with 30 minute Q & A session

Come and see our outstanding teaching and learning practice (rated Outstanding in all areas by OFSTED in December 2021). Spend a morning, afternoon, or whole day with our team. Your staff can come and enjoy a tour around our school (including EYFS and Key Stage 1) with a focus on what outstanding teaching and learning, adult interactions, vocabulary and much more looks like.

  • This course is aimed at teachers or teaching assistants (or leaders)
  • Location - Wallace Fields Infant School and Nursery, Epsom, KT17 3AS
  • Duration - Half day or whole day options available
  • Cost - Morning (£60), afternoon (£60) or whole day (£110) per person
  • Please note this course requires 6 people as a minimum to run

The visit includes a 30-minute coffee break where staff can ask questions to a member of our senior leadership team, opportunities to look through children’s work, planning, displays or discuss aspects of our recent Ofsted inspection etc.

Available on:

  • 25th May 2022
  • 8th June 2022
  • 5th October 2022

Options

Option A - Morning Training Session

KS1 & EYFS Core subjects classroom tour:

  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  KS1 Core subject classroom tours (Maths, English, Phonics)
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  General question and answer session with a member of SLT
  • 11:00 a.m. -11:45 a.m. Early Years classroom tours (Nursery and Reception classes)
  • 11:45 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Conference room – Opportunities to look through children’s journals, Curriculum topic boards, planning and books

Option B - Afternoon Training Session

KS1 & EYFS Wider curriculum classroom tours:

  • 1:30-2:30pm KS1 wider curriculum classroom tours
  • 2:30-3:15pm Early Years wider curriculum classroom tours (Nursery and Reception classes)
  • 3:15-4.15pm Conference room – General question and answer session with a member of SLT, opportunities to look through children’s journals, Curriculum topic boards, planning and books.

Option C - Whole Day Session

Incorporates option A and B above.

Wallace Fields Infant School & Nursery

Bespoke Training

Are you looking for bespoke training to support you in your Ofsted Outstanding journey? Come and see our Ofsted rated OUTSTANDING teaching and learning in practice!

Individualised face to face support and guidance tailored to the individual needs of your school. CPD of the highest quality delivered by experienced senior leaders rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

Experience first-hand how Wallace Fields Infant School & Nursery provide an Outstanding quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, Personal development and Leadership and management.

This course can be tailor-made to fit with your school’s budget and priorities.

This training can be aimed at senior leaders, curriculum leaders and/or classroom teachers - up to you!

Contact us to find out more! 0208 394 0647

Location - Wallace Fields Infant School and Nursery, Epsom, KT17 3AS

Wallace Fields Infant School & Nursery

Schools Alliance for Excellence - SAfE

SFET Teaching School Hub work with Schools Alliance for Excellence - an education partnership established in 2019. Outstanding professional development for colleagues in all settings.

About 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

Primary Phase: Upcoming Events

 

Secondary Phase: Upcoming Events

 

Special Phase: SAfE Upcoming Events

 

 

We look forward to you joining us on our upcoming events.

For all events please login and book through our bookings portal here

If you are unsure of your login details or have any queries please contact us on bookings@schoolsallexcel.com or call 07368 934 356

www.schoolsallianceforexcellence.co.u

 

 

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 our work as an education partnership and links to our strategic partners.

 

SAfE’s Professional Learning and Development Offer 2022/2023

SAfE School Improvement & Governance Services 

Our offer to schools for September 2022 to August 2023