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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Designated Safeguarding Leaders Training

Course outline: To update DSLs of any messages from Serious Case Reviews and recent changes in policy, statutory guidance and legislation. To outline current risks and how schools should respond if they identify children at risk. To allow opportunity for case discussion (anonymised) and for reflective practice. By the end of the session participants will have: refreshed and updated their…

Price: £150.00

Date: 13th November 2017

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

NQT Training Programme

Newly Qualified Teacher Induction training programme We know how important it is that NQT’s are provided with good support and training during their first year of teaching. This is why we have provided a full programme of training courses spread evenly across the academic year. Costs We are pleased to be able to offer the NQT Induction training programme at £600 (excluding VAT) for the first…

Price: £600.00

Dates: 20th September 2017 4th October 2017 18th October 2017 8th November 2017 29th November 2017 13th December 2017 17th January 2018 31st January 2018 28th February 2018 7th March 2018 21st March 2018 25th April 2018 9th May 2018 23rd May 2018 13th June 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

Science

This practical session will provide teachers with the opportunity to share with colleagues their experiences of teaching science whilst taking part in a range of activities that can be easily adapted for use back in school.

Price: £60.00

Date: 9th May 2018

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

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

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

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

Communicating mathematically KS1

Course outline This course considers the different ways we can encourage children to communicate mathematically. To be sure that our children have mastered national curriculum expectations we need to find out what they are thinking, so developing more literate mathematicians gives us an insight into their conceptual understanding. The training will explore a range of practical activities which…

Price: £150.00

Date: 9th March 2018
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