Training Courses

Curriculum Subject

Curriculum Subject

These courses have been designed to deepen subject knowledge and support those leading subjects across the primary school curriculum. All courses include a practical element, which can assist participants in developing teaching strategies to implement in school. A variety of teaching methods will be used in order to make subjects fun for children and teachers.

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Leadership

Leadership

The LDBS has been running its popular leadership courses for more than twenty years. They are designed to cater for teachers at all stages of their career from Early and Middle Leaders to those aspiring to Assistant and Deputy Headteacher positions as well as aspiring and new Headteachers.

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NQT Training Programme

NQT Training Programme

We know how important it is that NQT’s are provided with good support and training during their first year in a school. This is why we have expanded our NQT induction training programme to include a balanced and high quality support package for new teachers. Our training is brought to you in partnership with St Mary’s University College, Twickenham and Roehampton University.

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Safeguarding

Safeguarding

This brand new training programme has been designed to provide school leaders with relevant information and skills for today’s workplace. The courses in this section cover training and CPD opportunities for members of the senior leadership team, governors, class teachers, subject leaders, teaching assistants and office staff in both primary and secondary schools.

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Developing Good to Outstanding Practice in the Early Years

Early years are a vital time in a child’s life and we, as teachers, have to get it right to ensure the best outcomes for all children, whilst meeting the Statutory requirements and inspection expectations. These sessions will be inter-active, and give teachers current information to ensure they are up to date with the many changes facing the Early Years, whilst reflecting and building on good…

Price: £150.00

Dates: 2nd November 2017 11th January 2018

Making writing exciting – helping pupils to find their voice

This practical course focusses on our purpose for writing, our awareness of audience and engagement of the reader. Writing moderation in schools across a number of Local Authorities has highlighted an over-emphasis on the teaching of the mechanics of writing leading to a loss of creativity and engagement. This course will suit those new to teaching, literacy leaders and those who wish to retain a…

Price: £275.00

Dates: 10th January 2018 1st February 2018

Mastery in KS1 Mathematics

This course will examine best practice in KS1 mathematics. It will identify the developmental stages that children progress through in order to develop early calculation skills. Through the use of visual models, equipment and images we will explore how children develop a strong and flexible understanding of number, developing early mastery of key maths concepts. A range of practical strategies…

Price: £75.00

Date: 1st February 2018

Developing reading comprehension

In this session, we will explore a wide range of active reading strategies to improve and develop pupils’ understanding of text. Delegates will have the opportunity to discuss ideas and explore resources for reading fiction, non-fiction and poetry, for use in shared, guided and independent reading. We will also consider how to develop our questioning skills to extend pupils’ thinking about a…

Price: £75.00

Date: 8th February 2018

Systematic Synthetic Phonics: EYFS & KS1

The focus of this session will be on Phases 1-6 of Letters and Sounds. Whilst the Letters and Sounds document offers a framework for the systematic teaching of phonics, it is not a teaching programme in its own right. In this very practical course, we will look at each section of the 4-part lesson and the kinds of resources and activities that can be used in each section and in different…

Price: £75.00

Date: 21st November 2017

Approaches to developing pupils’ vocabulary

Having a large and rich vocabulary is strongly related to reading proficiency and school achievement in general. There are significant differences in vocabulary knowledge among learners from different abilities and socio-economic groups, and this gap widens as pupils progress through primary and secondary school. Relying on wide reading for vocabulary growth only adds to the inequities in…

Price: £75.00

Date: 8th February 2018

Moving to working at greater depth

During this course, the participants will explore how to ensure that all pupils become secure whilst at the same time providing sufficient challenge for more able children to work at greater depth within the appropriate age objectives. Outcomes for Participants: To be clear about age related expectations To gain strategies for extending more able pupils To plan activities to use in class

Price: £150.00

Date: 2nd May 2017

Challenging your able readers: providing depth and breadth

In this session, we will consider what ‘mastery’ might look like in the reading curriculum. We will explore a variety of texts to ensure we provide pupils with high quality reading opportunities and extension activities to provide depth and breadth. We will develop good quality questioning to enable pupils to think deeply about the text they are reading and give higher level responses. We…

Price: £75.00

Date: 1st March 2018

Positive Handling

When a member of school staff makes the decision to use a physical intervention with a pupil it is essential that they are clear on the justification for their intervention. This is the focus of our training and advice, good decision-making based on the current guidance. Topics covered on your course: The Law and in relation to the use of physical force for the purpose of controlling and…

Price: £150.00

Date: 14th March 2018

Learning measuring through problem solving (2017-18 programme)

This session will consider problem solving approaches to supporting children’s understanding of different aspects of measuring. There will be opportunities to consider key concepts that are common to all measures and how these can be supported in the classroom.

Price: £60.00

Date: 4th October 2017
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