Online Safety for Teachers

What is this course about?

Staying safe online is a fundamental part of your school strategy in terms of key messages for pupils, staff and parents. Ofsted’s “Inspecting E-Safety” Report recommended that schools, “Provide an age-related, comprehensive curriculum for e-safety that enables pupils to become safe and responsible users of new technologies” and also “Systematically review and develop their E-Safety procedures, including training, to ensure that they have a positive impact on pupils’ knowledge and understanding”. Schools are increasingly finding that having a group of pupils involved as digital leaders has helped them to effectively promote these important messages.

 

What does this course cover?

The course will cover a wide range of themes including personal and professional issues, vulnerability, grooming, cyber-bullying, sexting, radicalisation, social media including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.  It also gives helpful guidance to teachers about protecting their online identity and suggests practical steps that schools can use to implement effective E-Safety procedures. As part of the course you will receive online safety lessons, content and presentations that can be rolled out to classes and begin a process of E-Safety self-review. You will be given advice and resources that you can use to promote online safety and create your own digital leaders group.

 

Who is it suitable for?

This course is suitable for any teacher, teaching assistant, coach, consultant, trainer or Ofsted inspector who is working with primary or secondary schools.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The course is one full day from 9am for registration and refreshments for a 9.30am start through to 4pm.

 

How is it assessed?

Your needs will be assessed and responded to throughout the day.  There is no formal assessment required on your part.  You will be provided with a colour bound course booklet and a 2GB memory stick with the PowerPoint used and numerous documents providing background reading.

 

How can I be confident of quality?

Brett Laniosh an award winning education consultant with over 30 years of experience working in schools as a leader, a local authority advisor and an education consultant. He promotes creative learning and E-Safety through his award winning support service Catshill Learning Partnerships and his work has been endorsed by Police and Crime Commissioners.

 

How much will this cost?

It will cost you £190+vat.  This includes course administration, planning, delivery, resources, unlimited refreshment and a two-course luncheon.

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Athletic Challenges: Citius, altius, fortius – higher, faster, stronger

What is this course about?

The course has been developed in response to the poor teaching of athletics in the school physical education curriculum, almost always entirely focused on an event specific approach. The course focuses on the DfE (2013) National Curriculum headline learning for physical education and demonstrates an approach that can develop running, jumping and throwing skills in discreet units or as integral to most activities. It is an approach that focuses on the processes that lead to improved learning and performances – citius, altius, fortius. A starter resource pack will be provided for all attendees to support pupil learning and progress towards higher standards.

 

What does this course cover?

The course will focus on the teaching of athletic challenges that promote headline learning and standards in physical education. Ideas will incorporate key skills of running, jumping and throwing in isolation and in combination and lead on to include advanced technique. The course will also cover how athletic challenges might be designed in the curriculum so that practice might move away from an athletic programme always scheduled after Easter.

 

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for any physical education teacher, teaching assistant, coach, consultant, trainer or Ofsted inspector who is working with primary or secondary schools to raise the standard of physical education and school sport for children and young people.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The course is one full day from 9am for registration and refreshments for a 9.30am start through to 4pm.

 

How is it assessed?

Your needs are assessed throughout the day and responded to. There is no formal assessment required on your part. You will be provided with a colour bound course booklet and a 2GB memory stick with the PowerPoint used and numerous documents providing background reading. You will also receive a starter resource pack for your school.

 

How can I be confident of quality?

Andrew Frapwell has been involved in developing curriculum practices nationally and internationally – most recently in Kosovo and England. He is the author of “Assessing without Levels” (Coachwise 2015). You will engage in practical activities to encourage deep learning. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

 

How much will this cost?

It will cost you £190+vat. This includes course administration, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, certification, unlimited refreshment and a two-course luncheon. It also includes a school starter resource pack.

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Learning in and through Outdoor & Adventurous Activity Challenges

What is this course about?

The course was developed in response to the DfE (2013) statutory programme of study for physical education which requires schools to include outdoor and adventurous activities in their curriculum offer to children at Key Stages 2, 3 and 4. It provides you with ideas to promote learning aligned to the National curriculum requirements in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges. We also provide you with a starter resource pack to support learning and progress towards higher standards.

 

What does this course cover?

The course will focus on the teaching of orienteering and low-risk problem solving activities. Orienteering ideas will range from: Treasure Hunt activities, picture orienteering, star orienteering, star and line orienteering and line orienteering, to the use of a map and compass. Low risk problem-solving activities will provide ideas using minimum and everyday equipment that promote opportunity for physical and intellectual challenges that develop cooperation and trust.

 

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for any physical education teacher, teaching assistant, coach, consultant, trainer or Ofsted inspector who is working with primary or secondary schools to raise the standard of physical education and school sport for children and young people.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The course is one full day from 9am for registration and refreshments for a 9.30am start through to 4pm.

 

How is it assessed?

Your needs are assessed throughout the day and responded to. There is no formal assessment required on your part. You will be provided with a colour bound course booklet and a 2GB memory stick with the PowerPoint used and numerous documents providing background reading. You will also receive a starter resource pack for your school.

 

How can I be confident of quality?

Andrew Frapwell has been involved in developing curriculum practices nationally and internationally – most recently in Kosovo and England. He is the author of “Assessing without Levels” (Coachwise 2015). You will engage in practical activities to encourage deep learning. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

 

How much will this cost?

It will cost you £190+vat. This includes course administration, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, certification, unlimited refreshment and a two-course luncheon. It also includes a school starter resource pack.

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Learning in and through Competitive activities and games

What is this course about?

The course was developed in response to the DfE (2013) statutory programme of study for physical education which requires schools to include competitive activities and games in their curriculum offer to children at Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4. It provides you with ideas to promote learning aligned to the National curriculum requirements in Competitive activities, games and sports. We also provide you with a starter resource pack to support learning and progress towards higher standards.

 

What does this course cover?

The course will focus on the teaching of individual and team games with reference to some specific sports. It will focus on promoting headline learning in physical education through games. In particular the concept of teaching games for understanding (TGfU) will be explored including the research available that demonstrates this type of approach leads to significantly greater relational understanding and better skill performance than a traditional warm-up, skills and conditioned game lesson approach.

 

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for any physical education teacher, teaching assistant, coach, consultant, trainer or Ofsted inspector who is working with primary or secondary schools to raise the standard of physical education and school sport for children and young people.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The course is one full day from 9am for registration and refreshments for a 9.30am start through to 4pm.

 

How is it assessed?

Your needs are assessed throughout the day and responded to. There is no formal assessment required on your part. You will be provided with a colour bound course booklet and a 2GB memory stick with the PowerPoint used and numerous documents providing background reading. You will also receive a starter resource pack for your school.

 

How can I be confident of quality?

Andrew Frapwell has been involved in developing curriculum practices nationally and internationally – most recently in Kosovo and England. He is the author of “Assessing without Levels” (Coachwise 2015). You will engage in practical activities to encourage deep learning. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

 

How much will this cost?

It will cost you £190+vat.  This includes course administration, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, certification, unlimited refreshment and a two-course luncheon.

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Effective Teaching and Learning for higher standards in Examination Physical Education

What is this course about?

From April 2015, 31 new subject qualifications (GCSE and GCE) will be submitted to Ofqual by examination boards for accreditation. If accredited then these qualifications will be first taught in schools from 2016 with first examinations from 2016. This course has been developed in response to these changes which amongst the widely reported 9-1 grading system, a linear assessment system and content not divided into modules expect that students will understand the interrelationship between the different areas of study and develop an awareness they all have collectively on performance. This has implications for our pedagogical approach.

 

What does this course cover?

The course will provide a clear rationale for change and focus on the teaching of awarding organisation’s specifications. In particular we will explore strategies in the short, medium and longer term that you can use to ensure higher standards. Relational teaching and learning will be showcased especially with regard to the type and nature of examination questions. The importance of using specifications to develop integral units of work will also be investigated.

 

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for any secondary physical education teacher, delivering GCSE Physical Education in schools who is keen to raise the standard of achievement in the subject.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The course is one full day from 9am for registration and refreshments for a 9.30am start through to 4pm.

 

How is it assessed?

Your needs are assessed throughout the day and responded to. There is no formal assessment required on your part. You will be provided with a colour bound course booklet and a 2GB memory stick with the PowerPoint used and numerous documents providing background reading.

 

How can I be confident of quality?

Andrew Frapwell is a registered Ofqual subject expert who was involved in the quality assurance process developing the new GCSE in Physical Education. He is currently a Lead Reviewer for Ofqual for the GCE AS and A Level accreditation. He is the author of “Assessing without Levels” (Coachwise 2015). You will engage in practical activities to encourage deep learning.

 

How much will this cost?

It will cost you £190+vat.  This includes course administration, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, certification, unlimited refreshment and a two-course luncheon.

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SLUK Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism

What is this qualification about?

This qualification aims to develop professional practice in order to improve the overall delivery of the physical education curriculum within primary schools and raise standards.

What does this qualification cover?

The qualification includes understanding the requirements of the primary school physical education curriculum, the links between the principles of pedagogy and child development and how using a range of activities can impact on ‘good or better’ teaching and learning.  Specifically you will develop plans for units of work and use assessment to impact on learning and progress.  You will deliver, teach, evaluate and review the plans for units of work and use assessment information about pupil progress towards the unit outcomes to inform future planning.

 

Who is it suitable for?

The course is suitable to teachers, higher level teaching assistants, teaching assistants (TAs) and coaches (who assist teachers in their PE teaching).  TAs and coaches should have extensive experience across year groups and pupil groups and play an integral part in assisting the raising of standards within primary school education.  Delegates are not required to have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) accreditation.

What is the duration of the course?

The notional learning time is 96 hours.  The guided learning hours are 45 and this equates to a 6 day course programme.  A course programme is usually completed in the equivalent of a school academic year.  Inter-sessional tasks including background reading and applied vocational learning make up the notional learning time.

How is it assessed?

Evidence of meeting each assessment criteria is required to pass the qualification and this will be demonstrated through your collation of a portfolio of assessment evidence including planning documentation, evaluations and reflection as well as evidence generated by tasks during your tutor contact time.  Your portfolio can also count towards your performance management related to the Teachers’ Standards.  Where evidence of improved outcomes for children are used, this can also form part of contributory case studies towards effective use of the PE and School Sport Premium Funding.

How can I be confident of quality?

The course will be delivered by a team of tutors.  Our tutors have all had comprehensive experience in delivering high quality teacher training in University environments.  Many are nationally and internationally recognised.  One of our tutors is Ofsted qualified and another was one of the Level 5/6 qualification authors.


How much will this cost?

The course fee is £975+vat.  This includes: your registration fee of £175 which we pay to Sports Leaders UK on your behalf; course planning; delivery; photocopying; resources; a course portfolio/learner pack; assessment; internal verification; course administration; and certification.  We will also provide you with a complimentary 2 course luncheon each day.

Where will this course take place?

The course will take place at The Stables Business Centre, Walnut Tree House, Astwood Lane, Wychbold, Worcestershire, WR9 0BU – View Map

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Understanding and Leading your Team

What is this course about?

This course provides you with access to the internationally recognised Insights Discovery tool which will enable you to learn about your leadership preferences.  Applied in conjunction with the latest approaches in transformational leadership, you will have the opportunity to relate the learning to your team and establish new strategies for leading and motivating people.  You will be able to apply your learning in any setting where you have to communicate with others including Governors, Inspectors, Senior Managers, Colleagues and Parents.

What does this course cover?

You will be introduced to the theory behind Insights Discovery, various models in transformational leadership & management and theories of learning & development.  These will enable you to determine how modeling great behaviours in the workplace, can help to change the culture of your team.

Who is it suitable for?

Ideal for managers and leaders – whether you are part of a senior leadership team, head of department/year or aspiring to any of these roles, this course will be excellent for your personal development.

What is the duration of the course?

The course is one full day from 9am for registration and refreshments for a 9.30am start through to 4pm.

How is it assessed?

It will not be formally assessed but you will be required to complete an on-line Evaluator Questionnaire before the course.  This will be used to provide you with an Insights Discovery Profile which is a 16 page report examining your leadership preferences.  The training will enable you to understand your profile, how your preferences impact those you lead and manage and provide information on your communication preferences.

How can I be confident of quality?

The training is delivered by a Licensed Practitioner in Insights Discovery – Elizabeth Gait, who also has a specialism in leadership and management.  Liz is a Master Practitioner in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Masters degree qualified in Business Administration and Human Resources.  She has delivered management/leadership programmes within the public, private and voluntary sectors and has a passion for enabling leaders and managers to improve their talents in communicating and leading people.

How much will this cost?

It will cost you £270+vat.  This includes an online discovery profile worth £80, Insights blocks resource worth £6, a course booklet, 2GB USB stick containing relevant files, course administration, planning, delivery, photocopying, certification, unlimited refreshments and a two-course luncheon.

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Developing the Early Years Foundation Stage within Schools and Settings

What is the course about?

This course has been developed in response to the ever-changing educational landscape of the Early Years Foundation Stage. With the introduction of the Early Years Pupil Premium, the Baseline assessment and the changes to Ofsted inspection with regard to the Early Years Foundation Stage, practitioners and leaders need to be aware of both current and future expectations and how to meet them.

What does the course cover?

The course will reference the EYFS statutory Framework, detailing assessment requirements, learning and development requirements, and the safeguarding & welfare requirements. The course will disseminate the latest information regarding the forthcoming changes to the inspection framework for Early Years providers both in school and childcare, Early Years Pupil Premium. You will leave the course feeling positive regarding the implementation of these changes for your setting. You will gain confidence in evidencing progress in all aspects of the EYFS, ideas for documenting the changes you have made or intend to make for the benefit of children’s learning which include transition, working with parents, the characteristics of effective learning and the enabling environment.

Who is the course suitable for?

This course is suitable for any practitioner within the Early Years or Year 1, Early Years Phase leader or manager who is working in the a Primary School or Early Years Setting and wishes to make a positive impact upon the teaching and learning of children in their earliest years in education.

What is the duration of the course?

The course is one full day from 9am for registration and refreshments for a 9:30 start through to 4pm.

Who will be delivering the course?

Suzanne Dunn- Educational Consultant, Schools and Early Education Development Services.

How can I be confident of quality?

Suzanne Dunn is a trainer and consultant with extensive experience working with children and families across numerous sectors, including schools, children’s centres and private provision. For four years she worked in a local authority curriculum quality advisory roles.

Suzanne has an interest in assessment within the Early Years and Key Stage 1, the role of physical development as a building block for education, the characteristics of effective learning and transition into and within the Primary School.  She is currently a member of TCTYC, the association of Early Years Educators and 4children, the national charity all about children and families.

How much will it cost?

It will cost you £190+vat. This includes course administration, planning, delivery, photocopying resources, certificate of attendance, unlimited refreshments and a two-course luncheon.

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Ofsted – Progress, Standards and Assessment information

 

What is this course about?

This course is about developing your effective practice in schools and will help you to prepare for a visit from Ofsted. The new common inspection framework and handbooks for Ofsted inspectors came into effect from September 2015 for the inspection of schools, further education and skills and early years provision.  Please click here for the Ofsted PowerPoint explaining the changes.

Please click here to see a video explanation of the changes.

Ofsted will make four key judgements as previously, but in the following renamed categories: Effectiveness of leadership and management; Quality of teaching, learning and assessment; Personal development, behaviour and welfare; and Outcomes for children and learners.

 

What does this course cover?

The course will explore the new Ofsted common inspection framework and identify what is required for physical education provision and practice to help you to become outstanding.  Delegates will be given the chance to observe a video of a PE lesson and reference the previous Ofsted criteria for PE subject surveys.  For primary colleagues consideration will be given as to how best to spend the PE premium.

 

Who is it suitable for?

This course is suitable for any physical education teacher, teaching assistant, coach, consultant, trainer or Ofsted inspector who is working in or with primary or secondary schools to raise the standard of physical education and school sport for children and young people and who might just have been told they have an inspection looming.   Although the Ofsted course will have a PE focus (PE video re lesson observation, PE & School Sport Premium etc.), it may have relevance to Senior Leaders who are wishing to learn about the key changes to inspection and develop their lesson observation skills for PE.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The course is one full day from 9am for registration and refreshments for a 9.30am start through to 4pm.

 

How is it assessed?

Your needs are assessed throughout the day and responded to.  There is no formal assessment required on your part.  You will be provided with a colour bound course booklet and a 2GB memory stick with the PowerPoint used and numerous documents providing background reading.

 

How can I be confident of quality?

We have secured the services of Steven Caldecott who is a qualified inspector, trained for the Common Inspection Framework and who has a Physical Education background to take you through these changes, what Ofsted will be looking for and what they mean for your practice. He will provide an insight and a clarity to the inspection framework in particular focusing on what you can do to improve teaching to impact on progress in learning and standards and how assessment information might be used to achieve this.  Steven has had glowing testimonials about his down to earth common sense approach; his attention to detail and an ability to not take himself too seriously.

 

How much will this cost?

It will cost you £190+vat.  This includes course administration, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, certification, unlimited refreshment and a two-course luncheon.

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Designing Curriculum for Mastery Learning in Physical Education

What is this course about?

The curriculum changes, statutory for all state schools from 1st September 2014 and a reference point for Free Schools and Academies are transformational.  This goes beyond incremental tweaks to our long medium or short term planning and focuses on the principles of effective curriculum design that can lead to higher standards.  In particular the opportunities offered to teachers in designing a curriculum for all learners that moves away from an isolated activity led approach to an integrated purposeful approach are explored.

 

What does this course cover?

The course will reference the new National Curriculum 2014 physical education programme of study and allow you to apply the principles of effective curriculum design using our unique card system.  You will leave with a curriculum architecture and approach to planning that promotes deep and engaging learning for all pupils.  This will also include the writing of a unit of work.

 

Who is it suitable for?

This course is suitable for any physical education teacher, teaching assistant, coach, consultant, trainer or Ofsted inspector who is working in or with primary or secondary schools to raise the standard of physical education and school sport for children and young people and who is responsible for or who contributes to curriculum planning.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The course is one full day from 9am for registration and refreshments for a 9.30am start through to 4pm.

 

How is it assessed?

Your needs are assessed throughout the day and responded to.  There is no formal assessment required on your part.  You will be provided with a colour bound course booklet and a 2GB memory stick with the PowerPoint used and numerous documents providing background reading.

 

How can I be confident of quality?

Andrew Frapwell has been involved in developing curriculum practices nationally and internationally – most recently the physical education curriculum in Kosovo.  He was part of a stakeholder group contributing ideas to shaping the National Curriculum Programme of Study for PE 2014.  You will engage in interactive activities to encourage deep learning.

 

How much will this cost?

It will cost you £190+vat.  This includes course administration, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, certification, unlimited refreshment and a two-course luncheon.

 

Where will this course take place?

The course will take place at The Stables Business Centre, Walnut Tree House, Astwood Lane, Wychbold, Worcestershire, WR9 0BU – View Map

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