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EAL Intensive Twilight

Louise Crook is well-known in Cambridgeshire as a long-serving equality and diversity trainer and advisor. Louise has broad expertise in training across all the protected characteristics.

Join us for this special twilight session with  Louise where she will introduce the key principles and pedagogy of EAL and help teachers to learn how to consider the diverse needs of EAL learners.  A chance to explore your setting’s role in identifying and meeting these needs and then to begin to develop practical strategies based on the pedagogy for supporting EAL learners.

WHERE: The Spinney Primary School, CB1 9PB

WHEN: Monday 24th June 4pm-5:30pm

COST: £45

TO BOOK: email mailto:kitetsa@spinney.cambs.sch.ukby 6th June

EAL Twilight in Cambridge

Storytime Phonics Training Day with the Phonics Fairy – AKA Michelle Larbey

Storytime Phonics Training Day at the Spinney Primary School

Story Time Phonics is a systematic approach to teaching synthetic phonics alongside fun and engaging books. Real books create real readers. The great thing about StoryTime phonics is that it is based on Letters and Sounds but you introduce each new sound with a fantastic storybook. With each book is a caption action which links to the book and the sound being taught. Planning still follows the four elements – revisit/review, teach (new learning), practise and apply. Ideas are given for activities for practising and applying, which are multisensory and fun. Consequently, this interactive approach helps children to retain the new learning and, of course, it is engaging!

WHERE: Spinney Primary School, CB1 9PB

WHEN: Friday 5th July, 9am-3:30pm

COST: £60 per school

TO BOOK: email kitetsa@spinney.cambs.sch.uk by 17/06/19

with the Phonic Fairy
Storytime Phonics Training Day

Think outside the box POSTPONED

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

 

The Big Education Conversation is taking place at the Bradfield Centre (a world-class collaboration space) on evening of Thursday 28th March.  Teachers, headteachers and those connected with education will be joining the lively discussion and we’re very privileged to have an influential line-up of speakers. Some people have had difficulty registering for this FREE event.  We recommend going to this site via Chrome outside of Central Host. However, if you have any difficulties please feel free to contact Suzie at kitetsa@spinney.cambs.sch.uk

Middle Leadership Programme

Brand new programme starting on 21st January at Trumpington Meadows Primary School. This programme has been specially developed for Trumpington Federation teachers and being opened up for more teachers to be able to take advantage. The programme includes a chance to take a look at the macro perspective of your organisation. It explores modeling and monitoring, leading improvements, analysing data and being strategic. It includes strategic aspects of improving outcomes, ambition and career paths and will also look at books, resources, sources of inspiration and role models as well as wellbeing and workload. This well-rounded series of twilights across the second two terms of the academic year is a great way to support recently qualified teachers and emerging middle leaders  and has been carefully timed to be succinct to fit in with busy schedules.

Just £200 for 4 twilights

 

Middle Leadership
 

 

 

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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Heads & ICT Leaders Meeting Invitation

Join The Kite TSA for this special Primary Headteachers & ICT Leaders Meeting at Spinney Primary on Friday 9th November at 1pm.  This networking and information event includes  sumptuous buffet lunch and prize draw. There will be a talk from Spinney Primary Headteacher Rae Snape on ‘Innovation within the education eco-system’ and then edtech speed dating for rapid upload of the latest and most innovative technical solutions for education.

Click here to book your free place.

Brand NEW Greater Depth course for Year 4 and Year 5 Teachers (plus our Year 6 course is back)

Martin Galway from Herts for Learning returns to the Kite TSA next month for the first of three sessions for Year 4 and Year 5 teachers.  Named ‘Stretching and Challenging Year 4s and Year 5s to pave the way for greater depth’, this course is expected to be very well received after the success of the greater depth course for Year 6 teachers attended last year.  And for those Year 6 teachers that weren’t able to take advantage last year we’re delighted to also announce the repeat of the Greater Depth in Year 6 programme.

Stretching and Challenging Year 4 and 5 to pave the way for Greater Depth

Venue: The Spinney Primary School, CB1 9PB

Dates:

  • Friday 18th Jan 9am-4pm
  • Friday 8th Mar 1pm-4pm
  • Friday 3rd May 1pm-4pm

Writing at Greater Depth in Year 6

Venue: The Spinney Primary School, CB1 9PB

Dates:

  • Friday 16th Nov 9am – 4pm
  • Friday 8th Feb 1pm-4pm
  • Friday 26th April 1pm-4pm

Teachers energised at the most optimistic (and unique) education festival

Over 300 teachers affectionately known as ‘Flamingos of Hope’ descended on the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education last Saturday for #Flamingle18 / CambsEdFest / Cambridgeshire Festival of Education

The Festival’s Steering Committee and Organisers made big claims (albeit with a beer advert-style disclaimer) saying that it’s ‘The Most Optimistic Education Festival in the World, Probably’ and feedback shows the intentions were realised on the day

Feedback from presenters;

“It was inspiring, uplifting and inclusive. Fun, focused and festive. All credit to Rae Snape, the organisers and all contributors and participants. This is how education conferences should be. Congratulations.” Professor Alma Harris*

“Incredibly well organised and brilliant communication in the lead up to it – great thought provoking event.” Jonny Walker*

“I have never been to a more optimistic conference…I loved speaking and meeting everybody….Well done to you and your team. What a slick event.  Lots of food for thought and fun.” Amjad Ali*

“Of all the education events, the one with the most positive energy and camaraderie. Congratulations, one and all, and thank you for the privilege of taking part.” Lucy Rycroft Smith & JL from Flip the System UK*

“It was such a wonderful event and full of positive energy. I spoke to many flamingos and heard great feedback mentioning how they felt inspired and really enjoyed the festival. Thank you so much to all event team – for your enthusiasm, vision, dedication and energy to make this happen. We are changing the world for a better place, one day at a time.” Natacha Wilson, Random Acts of Kindness Foundation*

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