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Headteachers’ Wellbeing Event – Friday 31st January – 1pm-3:30pm at Milton Road Primary School, CB4 2BD
Join us for a delicious lunch at Milton Road Primary School (thanks to our partners Lunchtime Company) and an afternoon of collaborative discussion, learning with and from others and reconnecting with peers.
Hear from Adrian Bethune about his book ‘Wellbeing in the Primary Classroom’ (everyone is getting a copy!). His main focus will be on your wellbeing as a headteacher but touching on the ways in which the concepts can ripple out to staff and pupil wellbeing too.
Stress Management– not all stress is bad but chronic stress can be extremely detrimental to our health and wellbeing.
Mindfulness– how to establish your own mindfulness practice to improve mood, increase resilience, boosts immune system functioning and increase levels of happiness.
Resilience – being a headteacher is full of highs and lows, but if we’re not careful the lows can knock us down.
Reading at Greater Depth – a NEW course with acclaimed facilitator Martin Galway
This NEW two session course provides Year 5 and 6 teachers with a range of tools to help extend and deepen the ways in which students respond to a range of reading materials, both fiction and non-fiction. Colleagues will be supported to enhance their curriculum design and text selection in order to provide a rich reading offer that supports progress towards achievement of the higher standard in the end of KS2 reading assessments.
The course is grounded in research and classroom practice and will cover the essential knowledge and skills that underpin successful comprehension of texts both during and after the act of reading. Practical activities and demonstrations will illustrate how to use whole-class, group, and individual approaches during reading sessions. The course will explore ways to develop pupil’s thinking at a deeper and more sustained level, as well as consider how to develop the clarity and precision of how children express and develop their thoughts.
Reference will be made to statutory assessment domains and participants will be supported to see how the principles and approaches of effective reading instruction supports progress and attainment against statutory measures. Analysis of past papers will be used to highlight implications for test preparation and technique, without losing sight of the long-term, core aim of developing confident, thoughtful and articulate readers, able to cope with the demands of increasingly complex texts.
By attending this course, participants will:
explore a range of approaches to developing higher level reading knowledge and skills that enhance the quality of expression in responding to texts
participate in demonstrations of reading instruction designed to support achievement at the higher standard, and boost all pupils ability to think about, and discuss what they have read
gain insight into what might characterise performance at the higher standard in reading
understand how best to prepare pupils for the demands of the KS2 reading paper within a principled, evidence-informed approach to developing motivated, curious, and thoughtful readers.