CPD Collaborative schools
The CPD opportunities on this page are only open to members of the Kirkby Collaborative of Schools.
Improving Maths at Key Stage 2 and 3 EEF Report – Friday 16th March from 1pm-4pm
Improving Maths at Key Stage 2 and 3 EEF Report
Led by Mark Avis (School Direct Programme Lead & Director of Mathematics, Aspirer Teaching Alliance)
Friday 16th March from 1pm-4pm ( refreshments from 12.30pm) Eastcroft Park Primary School
This session will provide an overview of the Education Endowment Foundation Improving Mathematics in Key Stages 2 and 3 Report led by Mark Avis, Director of Maths from Aspirer Research School, a national EEF Research School.
The guidance report focuses on the teaching of mathematics to pupils in Key Stages 2 and 3. It draws on a review of evidence on effective maths teaching. There will also be an opportunity to learn more about a Knowsley Research Project your school could join based on this report and its findings.
The practical and evidence-based steps in our latest Guidance Report are based on the best research available. They’re designed to help schools navigate the wealth of information out there and give all their pupils – particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds - the skills they need to succeed.
(Sir Kevan Collins - Chief Executive of the Education Endowment Foundation )
Applications welcome from Headteachers or SMT and Maths LeadsView Document
Child Trauma and Teaching the Child on the Trauma Continuum – with Betsy de Thierry
Betsy has recently released a new book: Teaching the Child on the Trauma Continuum. Bill McKitterick, the former director of social care Bristol says: “This excellent book explains the continuum of trauma clearly in all its complexity in succinct and straightforward terms, drawing on the latest thinking and research in neuroscience. It shows how teachers, while not specialist mental health professionals, can provide skilled and effective help within school and the classroom to children and young people for them to recover from trauma. It recognises the pressure on teachers and schools to meet national educational objectives which can all too easily ignore the particular history and personal needs of individual pupils. The knowledge and skills within this book will enable the busiest teachers to both recognise and to effectively respond to these particular needs, and of equal importance to develop their own skills in reflection and shared learning.”
All schools attending will receive a copy of this book.
Thanks to Ann Farrell for her support in organising this conference.View Document
Governor training – Induction – Monday 26th March 2018 from 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Kirkby Collaborative and RMA Governance Governor Training
at Park Brow Primary School, Broad Lane, Kirkby, L32 6QH
on Monday 26th March 2018 from 6.00pm – 8.30pm
( registration and refreshments from 5.30pm )
Please find attached an application form for induction training.
Ruth Agnew will be leading this training.
This training is aimed at new governors and any governors wishing to refresh their knowledge.
The session covers the following key issues:
• What is the role of the governing body?
• What is ‘effective governance’?
• What does Ofsted hold boards accountable for?
• Being Strategic: What does it mean in practice?
• Monitoring and evaluation: how can the governing body hold its school leaders to account?
Thanks to Val Roberts and staff at Park Brow for hosting this Kirkby based training.View Document
Teacher First’ Previews for schools – Five
An exhibition by five of the best painters living / working in Knowsley
Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, Knowsley L32 8XY
Thursday 10 May 2018, 3.45 – 4.30pm
(immediately followed by the exhibition launch, 4.30 – 6.30pm)
Behind the Scenes Walk & Talk
An opportunity for teaching staff to see this exhibition before it opens to the public – the artists will be in attendance during the Teacher First so as to be able to explain their creative practice.
Kirkby Gallery is delighted to present ‘5’, an exhibition showcasing five of the best painters that are currently living or working in the borough. These artists are Gary McGillivray, Gill Cowley, Leslie Briggs, Mike Kirby and Nick Daly. The exhibition also comes as the fifth anniversary of Kirkby Gallery in its new, contemporary home within the Kirkby Centre building. Since 2013, we have presented 15 major exhibitions and have celebrated the work of over 388 artists.
In this exhibition, we explore the practice of each artist and show a rare insight into how they develop their ideas from sketches through to fully accomplished paintings. Complimenting this and taking a central position within the gallery, will be ‘The Artist’s Studio’ and as its name suggests, on certain days in the week, the exhibiting artists will take residency within the studio, enabling the public to observe and engage with them about their work.
This space can additionally be used by families and school groups to make art.
To book a free place on the ‘Teacher First’ Preview
Email: email@example.com / 0151 443 5617View Document
3 day Primary Emotional First Aid Course for school based staff.
Please see below the three sets of dates for the programme.
The course will commence at 9.00am and finish at 4.00pm on the following dates:
• Cohort One – 30th November – Eastcroft Park ; 7th December & 14th December – Holiday Inn Express
• Cohort Two - 18th, 25th Jan & 1st Feb 2018 - all at Holiday Inn Express
• Cohort Three - 1st, 8th & 15th March 2018 - all at Holiday Inn Express
The aim of this programme is to engage and support school based staff, and other people who work with children and young people, to enable them to identify early signs of emotional distress and respond in a more empathic and supportive way to improve outcomes for our children and young people. Increasing the skills in the workforce will ultimately enable children and young people to take more control of their own emotional and mental wellbeing, build their resilience and provide them with a range of self-help coping skills/strategies. This can make a big difference to young people who may be experiencing difficulties in life such as, anxiety, stress, depression or other mental health difficulties, self-harming, risky behaviour, or overcoming bullying.
Contact Steve Dixon to book places
Coordinator meetings with School Improvement Liverpool
See attached the annual programme of meetings for:
These take place at Eastcroft Park Primary School.View Document
Team Teach training – Eastcroft Park Primary School – Wednesday 13th June 2018
This course covers: personal safety, team building, non verbal and verbal de-escalation communication strategies, and some positive handling techniques.
The course is delivered by Ian Rafferty and Jo Ledbury.
Randstad Education have been delivering Team Teach training for over 10 years and have successfully trained hundreds of teachers, senior managers and school support staff. Training is delivered by Ian Rafferty and Jo Ledbury from the Liverpool branch, both of whom are qualified teachers and accredited Team Teach Tutors.
Ian is a specialist SEND Consultant for schools across Knowsley and Jo is currently Senior Business Manager for Randstad’s Liverpool office where he has worked for over 15 years. Both have a strong understanding of the Team Teach ethos and why it is important for staff to be trained to a high standard.
Randstad Education currently work closely with many schools in Knowsley and are able to offer an excellent and bespoke training package in partnership with the Kirkby Collaborative of Schools.
The course costs £75 including refreshments through the day and a Subway lunch.View Document
Second Year of the Assessment Project
Please find attached the dates of the project training for specific groups.
• Termly briefings for SLT to update and develop the project in school.
• Briefings for Literacy and Numeracy leads to develop their role.
• Standardisation training as 2 hour sessions for Year 3 and 4 teachers.
• Standardisation sessions to facilitate external standardisation for Year 1 and 5 teachers – these are twilights (1 hour) that start at 3.45pm.
Please note the different venues and times for sessions.
First Aid Courses – Application form – Spring 2018
Kirkby Collaborative of Schools - in association with Eduk8 Partnership
First Aid Courses - Application form – Spring 2018