CPD Collaborative schools
The CPD opportunities on this page are only open to members of the Kirkby Collaborative of Schools.
Primary programming and algorithms
Course Date: 28th June 2019
Location: Eastcroft Park Primary School
The direct link for booking is
Staff will need to register for NCCE during the process if they have not completed this previously.
Please see details below about Primary programming and algorithms training.
You can send more than one delegate and as you see from the bursary details you actually get them on for free. It would be ideal if one member was your IT lead.
Price: £35 per delegate*
*For schools in the Kirkby Collaborative the first teacher to participate in this CPD will attend for free and will be eligible for a bursary of £100. This is funded by NCCE. Additional staff from a school can participate at £35 per delegate.
This is a 1 day course.
This course is delivered as part of the National Centre for Computing Education.
Programming and algorithms are fundamental to the primary computing curriculum. Algorithms are clear and unambiguous instructions to solve problems which can often be translated using a programming language for a computer to follow. By thinking computationally, children can harness the power of computers to extend their capabilities.
During this one-day professional development, you will discover engaging and effective ways to help children use computational thinking. You will be equipped to develop their knowledge of how technology works, and the skills to make computers follow instructions in simple programs. A range of approaches will be explored, including ‘unplugged’ activities that require no computer, and multimedia activities that allow creativity and promote widespread engagement.
The professional development will highlight the differences and commonalities across Key Stages 1 and 2, helping all primary teachers to plan for age-appropriate learning while developing an understanding of progression through computing.
Kirkby Gallery – Teacher First Preview – Northern Stone and Peat Smoke by Anthony Ratcliffe .
Kirkby gallery - Teacher First Preview - Northern Stone and Peat Smoke by Anthony Ratcliffe .Kirkby Gallery
Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, Knowsley L32 8XY
Thursday 16 May 2018, 3.45 – 4.30pm
(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 – Anthony will be in attendance during the Teacher First, offering insight into his practice; his ideas, inspiration and the importance of our landscape.
There will be a dedicated work space in the gallery for use by families and school groups to make and take their own work inspired by the exhibition.
To book a free place on the Teacher First Preview
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0151 443 5617 / 4936
Please note that the next exhibition in Kirkby Gallery after this is the ‘Made on Merseyside’ exhibition, which includes research and displays as created by ‘young heritage ambassadors’ from various schools across Knowsley, who have taken part in our mini museums project. The date of this Teacher First preview is on: Thursday 19 September 2019View Document
Kirkby Collaborative and Kirkby Gallery – forthcoming exhibitions
Please see attached details of the exhibitions programme up to 2020.View Document
Maths No Problem Training – Thursday 23rd May
Maths No Problem Training
Suites Hotel – Thursday 23rd May from 9.00am – 3.00pm
Each school will have one place on the MNP conference.
This would ideally be someone on SLT or the school Maths Lead to allow training based on the day to be shared across the school.
Schools do not need to be using the textbooks. As discussed at the Collaborative meeting this is an offer of training using Maths No problem principles – Teaching maths for mastery essentials - this is not a sell of MNP but an opportunity for schools to send a member of staff to explore Singapore teaching principles and learning theories. Also includes 10 frames, number bond diagrams and bar modelling.
This day will be an opportunity to receive training for free. Costs for this event are being funded by the Knowsley Maths Strategy – many thanks to Sarah for organising.
There is a limit to the conference for one person per school. However schools can request additional places which will be held on a waiting list.
If you wish to participate please send Steve Dixon the name of your delegate.
Early Years CPD at Edge Hill University
See attached details of free CPD at Edge Hill University.
For further information regarding Early Years Education CPD please contact:
Denise Corfield, Enterprise, Partnership Training Lead EarlyYearsPartnership@edgehill.ac.uk
Please book your place in advance by emailing EarlyYearsPartnership@edgehill.ac.uk
Please note: all sessions will be held at the Edge Hill University Ormskirk Campus https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/location/
Confirmation of venue/room details will be emailed to participants prior to the sessionView Document
Kirkby SciBar – May 2019 – How do you observe 1.35 billion cubic kilometers of Ocean?
Kirkby Scibar – May meeting
The next SciBar meeting will be on Tuesday 21st May from 7.00pm to 9.00pm at Holy Angels Social Club, Sydney Powell Avenue, L32 0TP in Westvale.
The talks are accessible and suitable for older primary school children and anyone above that – basically from 10 to 110!
This month’s topic is - How do you observe 1.35 billion cubic kilometers of Ocean?
Dr Matt Donnelly - Marine Data Scientist
The oceans play a key role in the climate and provide a habitat for a wide range of marine life, but with an average depth of 3.7km how on earth do you collect the data to understand it's physical properties, how it moves and how it supports life?
Find out about the robotic Argo floats used to sustain our observations of this dynamic under water world.
SciBars are simply science in a bar or a Social Club. Every month we bring you a different scientist who leads a discussion about their research. Come and enjoy a drink and a lively scientific discussion at the Kirkby SciBar. You don’t need to know any science at all.
Kirkby Collaborative NQT programme
On behalf of the Kirkby Collaborative of Schools I would like to invite you to a meeting of all the 2018-19 Kirkby NQTs.
This will be at Eastcroft Park Primary School from 3.45pm – 5.00pm on Thursday 15th November
We wanted to give the opportunity for Kirkby NQTs:
• to have a chance to meet together
• find out a bit more about the Kirkby Collaborative of Schools
• have a tour of the host school
• discuss any specific CPD need the group may have that is not being met via the Knowsley programme.
We wanted to create a locally based support network for you in your first year of teaching. This is the first meeting and we would hope to host further meetings through the year – the content of which you as a group can shape.
Power of Reading – Kirkby Project – Year 2
Power of Reading - Kirkby Project - Year 2
Cohort Two - With Charlotte Hacking from the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education
Day 1 - Tuesday 25th September
Day 2 - Tuesday 20th November
Day 3 - Tuesday 22nd January
Day 4 - Tuesday 11th June
Venue - Suites Hotel - 10.00am to 4.00pm each day
Cohort Three - With Debbie Thomas from the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education
Day 1 - Wednesday 10th October
Day 2 - Wednesday 5th December
Day 3 - Wednesday 6th February 2019
Day 4 - Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Venue - Suites Hotel - 10.00am to 4.00pm each day
For further details contact Steve Dixon
Subject Leader briefings with School Improvement Liverpool
See the attached programme for 2018 - 19 for English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Art, Design and Technology, Whole School Curriculum leads and Deputy Heads,
All sessions take place at Eastcroft Park Primary School, Hollinghurst Road, L33 1EBView Document
Safeguarding Training for School Leaders and Governors with Phil Cooper
Kirkby Collaborative and School Improvement Liverpool
Safeguarding Training for School Leaders and Governors
With Phil Cooper
at Suites Hotel
on Monday 30th September from 9.00am
(registration and refreshments from 8.45am and 12.45pm)
9.00am – 12.00pm (registration and refreshments from 8.45am)
Safeguarding Briefing for School Leaders and Governors
Phase – Cross-phase
Audience – Headteachers, other School Leaders, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Governors
The morning session will focus on key whole school safeguarding issues, supporting them to develop and quality assure their safeguarding arrangements and be Ofsted ready.
1.00pm – 4.00pm ( registration and refreshments from 12.45pm)
Designated Safeguarding Lead Annual Refresher Training
Phase – Cross-phase
Audience – Designated Safeguarding Leads and School Leaders including headteachers
Headteachers who are also Designated Safeguarding Leads or who provide cover for this role should also attend the Annual Refresher Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads
This training will examine key Safeguarding Children Board processes and will support members of the school's safeguarding team to refresh their training and stay updated, in keeping with statutory training requirements. A number of case studies and exemplar referrals will be shared during the afternoon.View Document
Team Teach training – Eastcroft Park Primary School – Tuesday 9th July 2019
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
First Aid Courses – Application form – Summer 2019
Kirkby Collaborative of Schools - in association with Eduk8 Partnership
First Aid Courses - Summer 2019
Please see attached our range of courses for the Spring term and application form.
All courses begin at 9.00am and end at 4.00pm apart from medicines. Training may finish earlier at the discretion of the presenter. It is a requirement to attend the full course. Leaving before the end of the course can invalidate the qualification.
All the training will be in the two larger training rooms of the Holiday Inn Express. Tea and coffee is self service, on arrival and during the training.
A light sandwiches and chips lunch will be provided.
The training receives positive evaluations, with many delegates returning to renew their certificates. We have worked successfully with the training provider for eight years.View Document