Monthly Archives: October 2018

Primary Science CPD (in collaboration with Science Learning Partnership)

The Kite TSA is delighted to be collaborating with Cambridge & Peterborough Science Learning Partnership to bring high quality accredited primary science CPD to Cambridge.

Linking core subjects; Science and Maths

23rd January 2019, 13:00-16:00

Identify how to maximize pupil’s opportunities to develop their numeracy skills and improve attainment in science by planning lessons in which children effectively handle data.

COST: £75

VENUE: Spinney Primary, CB1 9PB

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Why children need to, and how they can work scientifically at Key Stage 1

13th February 2019, 13:00-16:00

Effective teaching in scientific enquiry is central to developing children’s ideas, skills, knowledge and understanding of science.  Delegates will be able to implement strategies for planning, resourcing and organising a range of types of enquiry in order to improve children’s outcomes.

COST: £75

VENUE: Spinney Primary, CB1 9PB

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Organised in partnership with Cambridge & Peterborough Science Learning Partnership

NEW – Primary Maths CPD; Fractions & Measures

A brand new Primary Maths CPD opportunity for Cambridgeshire with Rachel Rayner from Herts for Learning.

Session 1 – 28.11.18

Why can’t fractions behave like normal numbers?

Have you got children who wonder this?  Do you as a teacher wonder this?  The national QLA data for KS2 SATs identifies fractions as an area that children find difficult to secure each year.  How can we build a secure progression that really supports children to make better connections between fractions and the rest of the number system? This course aims to address how we can strengthen the learning in every year group of the Primary phase.  Through a hands on day, time will be taken to demonstrate proven approaches, tackle and explain big misconceptions and generally showcase when fractions are not so different after all and how sometimes they are.  But isn’t that what’s so exciting about them? 

Session 2 – 16.01.19

Measuring Up: Securing progression in measurement

What does it take to measure up in measure in the Primary years?  Well more than you might think.  This course will show leaders the barriers many children have in measure and the foundational learning that may be missing.  Through practical exemplification, Rachel will lead you through the kinds of tasks and thinking that allow children to build year on year through the Primary phase.  The day will be centred on the use of the concrete pictorial approach and will make links to other underpinning theories of teaching for mastery.  By the end of the day leaders will have a clear idea of progression, foundational learning to secure, the main difficulties and ways to overcome these. Warning you may get wet!

Herts for Learning Facilitator, Rachel Rayner is an accredited Maths Specialist Teacher and Adviser for Herts for Learning. Rachel is passionate about mathematically rich learning environments that promote curiosity and independence and a strong advocate for enjoyment and positive subject engagement. She works with schools to help them change children’s (and adult) attitudes towards maths. She is particularly skilled at creating lessons and sequences of lessons that include opportunities for problem solving and deeper mathematical thinking; providing challenge for all.

DATES: 28.11.18 & 16.01.19

VENUE: Spinney Primary School, CB1 9PB

COST: £225 and £175 for additional teachers from the same school. 

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Pivotal Behaviour Inset

A unique opportunity to join Spinney Primary School on this inset which promises to change hearts and minds. Pivotal training gives staff a consistent approach, centred around simple practical ideas and provides a catalyst for transformation in culture.

The Five Pillars of Pivotal Practice:

  1. Consistent, calm adult behaviour
  2. First attention for best conduct
  3. Relentless routines
  4. Scripting difficult interventions
  5. Restorative follow up

Please note places are limited so apply now to avoid disappointment.

Monday 29th October, 2018, 9am – 12:30pm

£75

email syoung@spinney.cambs.sch.uk for enquiries or bookings.

SLE recruitment round now open

Have you got a middle or senior leader in your team who has great skill and expertise in a particular area or areas? Could they be developing their experience and competency and sharing their talents through school to school support? If so, look for evidence that they meet all areas of the criteria and are outstanding in at least one of the agreed SLE areas of expertise. Please note that although SLEs themselves must be outstanding at what they do, they do not have to come from outstanding schools – they can come from any school. Recruitment open 1st-31st Oct. Click here for details and application forms.

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