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Training & Events

09 Jun
Working with Children Learning English as an Additional Language Training for Primary Teaching Assistants
The course draws on the national New Arrivals Excellence Programme and day 1 includes: • Welcoming new children • Cultural issues to consider • Working in-class and with groups • Activities and games to try • Ideas for language development. The second session is an afternoon, to which the school leader for EAL is also invited, and includes: • Whole-school issues • Teaching new vocabulary • Understanding children’s needs • Identifying next steps in writing.
09 Jun
Somerset Primary Science Subject Leaders' Network Meeting
An opportunity to share knowledge of resources, websites, venues for Science trips etc., with the aim of producing a resource directory for all schools.
09 Jun
Somerset Science subject leaders' network meetings
Summer 2019 This session will include Robin James, Science Lead at Exeter Road Primary School and PSTT Fellow. Robin will outline his “Looking for Learning” project which aims to develop working scientifically skills by encouraging primary pupils to reflect on their practical science activities and peer assess using short self-made films of their investigations.
10 Jun
Primary NQT Induction Training and Development Programme
Delivery 7 face to face sessions: Professional development, networking, action planning 2 peer school visits, action & reflection based on personal development needs
11 Jun
The National Award for SEN Coordination in Somerset 2019/20
This programme includes: • Two masters level modules, each of which is worth 30 credits (supported and accredited by Plymouth University) • A Professional development portfolio – to record evidence of learning and experience You will benefit from... • Six taught face-to-face days • Local LA (Local Authority) context for learning through face-to-face and virtual learning support and resources • Professional learning community • Networking with local SENCOs and sharing good practice • High quality local tutors with extensive expertise, experience, and knowledge • High-quality formative feedback Successful completion of all elements of the programme will result in the National Award for SEN Coordination, which is equivalent to a postgraduate certificate. The programme will be completed in one year and the fee is £2,400. Further information can be found here: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/pgcert-the-national-award-for-special-educational-needs-coordination
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