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Professional Development and Training

Outstanding School-Led CPD

Hampshire and Surrey have a lot to offer their support staff, trainees, teachers and leaders. There is a wealth of training available; much of it school-led. Keep an eye on this page as it will be updated regularly and there are some fantastic training offers for your team.

Developing middle leadership

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 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.

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

Developing senior leadership

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 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

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

NQT+1 Development Programme

Additional funding for your school to support teachers currently undertaking induction (current NQTs going into their second year)

 

As part of the education recovery package, the government has committed to provide additional funding to support the development of second-year teachers from September. This information has now been added to the DfE guidance on induction for NQTs.

A detailed breakdown of this funding, the SFET training offer and frequently asked questions can be found here.

Key points at a glance:

  • One off payment to schools during 2021-22 if they currently have an NQT who is due to complete induction this summer
  • Funding is for the equivalent of an additional 5% off timetable for next academic year so these teachers have additional time to invest in their development (equates to 44 hours)
  • This time off timetable is not statutory and has been designed to be used flexibly - time off timetable can be grouped together in different ways, for example, taken as whole/half days
  • £1,200+ funding per eligible teacher (see attached FAQ for regional variation)
  • Funding will be based on school workforce census returns
  • Payment will be made in arrears, in the summer term of 2022
  • DfE will ask schools to confirm that the money has been spent in the way intended. Schools should keep a record of this expenditure - such as a receipt for classroom cover, or a timetable for the NQT(s) involved

We know that this will feel like yet another thing to organise but South Farnham Educational Trust is delighted to offer all state funded schools a practical development programme for NQT+1s.

Given the disruptions NQTs have experienced during their initial teacher training and induction, as a result of the pandemic, it is imperative we invest in their learning to ensure they become the outstanding teachers of the future who thrive in the profession.

Click here to book. Cost: £290

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.

Click here to register your interest. Cost: £350

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