We recently launched our brand new ‘CPD Supply Toolkit’, a 10-session course for our candidates which runs from September to December. 

Here’s a list of October’s courses: 
New EYFS Framework 
Saturday 2nd October 10.00-11.30am or Thursday 7th October 4.30-6.00pm
Trainer: Liz Palmer
The session will give an overview of the changes to the Statutory framework for the EYFS, the EYFS Profile and the Development Matters curriculum guidance which schools will be required to have in place from September 2021. There will be an opportunity for some sharing of practice and questions raised.

New to EYFS 
Saturday 9th October 10.00-11.30am or Thursday 14th October 4.30-6.00pm
Trainer: Liz Palmer
This session will cover what to expect to see with regards practice, what best practice in the EYFS looks like and questions to be asking when going in on supply.

New to Y2 
Saturday 16th October 10.00-11.30am or Tuesday 12th October 4.00 – 5.30pm
Trainer: Gill Evans
This session will look at gearing up for assessment and the return to SATs, 10 minute lesson inputs and best places for resources. This session is for teachers going into Y2 settings. 

New to Y6
Tuesday 19th October 4.00-5.30pm or Saturday 23rd October 10.00-11.30am
Trainer: Shirley Thornton
This session will look at gearing up for assessment and the return to SATs, 10-minute lesson inputs and best places for resources. This session is for teachers going into Y6 settings.

Teaching Assistants supporting group work and promoting independence
Tuesday 5th October 4 pm - 5.45 pm or Wednesday 27th October 10am – 11.45
Trainer: Gill Evans
This session will look at the many and varied strategies and skills required to support learning and promote independence in mainstream classrooms. Built upon feedback from a wide range of staff both prior to and during Lockdown, the course will highlight best practice, support and innovation and consider a variety of ’what if’ scenarios.

SEND Aspects – An overview of Autism/ADHD/Dyslexia
Tuesday 5th October 4.30-6.00pm or 2.00-3.30pm
Trainer: Ann Farrell
Participants will develop a knowledge of the characteristics of pupils with specific learning difficulties (dyslexia), ADHD and Autism. Consider the implications for supply staff going into schools.

Approaches to Behaviour – Refresh Your Thinking 
Friday 15th October 10.30-12 or 2.00-3.30pm
Trainer: Ann Farrell

  • Review and reflect on their current practice in managing behaviour - 
  • To understand the importance of adult behaviour in managing children behaviour
  • To understand the importance of planning for behaviour to maximise learning
  • Understand the power of language to create effective intervention and engagement
  • To present a review of research on managing children’s behaviour
  • Gain an insight into current approaches to behaviour management and culture change
  • To gain knowledge in order to develop behaviour management strategies
  • Including behaviour motivations and functional assessments
  • Consider use of practical strategies in dealing with conflict and difficult behaviour and implications for supply staff

* This course follows on from Behaviour management basics - No Magic Wands. You do not need to have attended part 1 to do this course but we would advise it

Everyday Heroes – Making a Difference to Children’s Education 
Tuesday 19th October 4.30-6.00pm, Saturday 23rd October 10.00-11.30am or Monday 25th October 10.30-12.00
Trainer: Ann Farrell
This course will:

  • Explore elements of good practice that impact positively on children’s education and learning
  • Acknowledge and investigate the importance of relationships in the classroom and their impact on learning
  • Introduce the concept of ‘growth mindset’ and ‘positive mindset’
  • Explore praise focused techniques to create an ethos of enthusiasm
  • Explore theories of motivation and strategies to raise motivation in the classroom
  • Explore strategies that inspire a positive climate in the classroom
  • Promote the importance of self-care for us as professionals

Get in touch with our friendly recruitment consultants today to find out more about the support we offer and take advantage of the new CPD programme by clicking here.

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