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8th February 2019

Welcome to the Friday Bulletin

In this week's bulletin:
 
Find out about:
  • Budget Publication
  • CFE Heads Presentation 5th 6th February 2019
  • School Funding 2019-20
  • NCC Travel Co-Ordination Unit
  • Spoken Word Workshops
  • University of Northampton Faculty  support and links
 
Other Bulletins:
  • Early Years and Childcare Bulletin
 
Training courses offered:
  • Northamptonshire Phonics Project Universal Training Opportunity
  • Early Years Team - Getting it right for Two Year Olds in School - Monday 25th March 2019
  • Early Years Team - EYFS Profile Moderation Agreement Trialling and Training - Various dates
  • TaMHS and Education Psycholody Service
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (13th February 2019, Northampton)
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (13th February 2019, Northampton)
    • Apple’s and Zippy’s Friends (28th February 2019, Wellingborough.
    • Solihull Approach: Foundation Course (5th and 19th March 2019, Northampton)
    • Domestic Abuse- The impact on children and young people (6th March 2019, Kettering)
    • Drawing and Talking: Advance (12th March 2019, Northampton)
    • Protective Behaviours (14th March 2019, Kettering)
    • Resilience and Wellbeing for Children and Young People in a Digital Age (14th March 2019, Northampton)
    • Anxiety: What do you do with it? (20th March 2019, Kettering
    • Solihull Approach: Parent Group Facilitator’s Training (4th April 2019, Northampton)
    • Keys for Happier Living: A KS2 Programme (23rd April 2019, Kettering)
    • Solution-Focused Approach in Practice (6th June 2019, Kettering)
  • Fairfields TSA
    • Making Math's Memorable  - 24.04.19
    • Making maths memorable 24.04.19
    • Parent Liaison Group 01.05.19
    • Computing Network Meeting 02.05.19
    • Inclusion Network Meeting (Northampton) 07.05.19
    • Inclusion Network Meeting (Kettering)  09.05.19
    • Completing early help assessments 14.05.19
    • SEN Descriptors and high needs funding 23.05.19
    • Numeracy network meeting 13.06.19
    • Governors Teaching and Learning 13.06.19
    • Ofsted Jungle Drums 14.06.19
    • Early Years TA 14.06.19
    • Primary Maths a practical approach 19.06.19
    • Inclusion Network Meeting  (Kettering) 04.07.19
    • Inclusion Network Meeting ( Northampton) 02.07.19
    • Chair of Governors Network Meeting 04.07.19
  • SWAN TSA
    • Outstanding Teacher Programme - Cohort 2 - Wednesday 24th April 2019
    • Physics - Teacher Subject Specialism Training - Wednesday 5th June 2019
  • Enigma Maths Hub - Teaching for Mastery Work Groups - First round closing 22nd March 2019
  • Northampton ESCO
    • Understanding Autism and Lego Therapy Training Course - Monday 1st April 2019
    • Emergency First Aid at work - 13th February 2019 
Have a wonderful weekend.

Sharon Muldoon
Acting Director for Children's Services
Northamptonshire County Council

1. Budget Publication


FAO: All
From: Children First Northamptonshire


Dear Colleagues
 
I just wanted to give you notice of our final set of budget proposals which we published.  These final proposals follow our public consultation and scrutiny process and also the Government’s announcement to allow us to raise more Council Tax for the next financial year.
 
Today’s announcements will include a proposal to raise Council Tax by 4.99%. If this is approved this would mean we would still have the second lowest like-for-like county tax rate in the country, while at the same time provide greater financial security for us as a County Council and also for any new Unitary Councils which are established.
 
The increase amounts to an additional 75p to £1 a week for the 70% of county residents who live in Bands A-C properties. This would raise an additional £5.8m for council. This additional income will be used to:
 
  • Provide greater financial resilience
  • Provide a more sustainable financial foundation for any future Unitary Councils.
  • Provide extra £475,000 to permanently reinstate the previous winter gritting and winter maintenance of roads
  • Allow us to stop plans to charge for community use of schools by uniformed and community groups
  • Provide an additional £1.2m for Children’s Services
  • Reverse plans to charge for higher specification community equipment
  • Provide an extra £673,000 towards independent social care placements
 
 In total the savings total for 2019/20 is £41m against a net budget of £418m.
 
This will be discussed by Cabinet on February 14 before being debated at Full Council on February 21.
 
Please note that the meeting is being held in the Room 15, County Hall and will commence at 10am.  You can access the documents using the link: Cabinet - 14 February 2019
 
Thank you for your continued support and as always I’m happy to discuss any element of these proposals.
 
Kind Regards
 
Theresa Grant
Chief Executive

2. CFE Heads Presentation 5th 6th February 2019


FAO: Headteachers/Principals
From: Children First Northamptonshire
 

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week two briefing sessions were held with Head Teachers, The Chief Executive of NCC and NCC managers from across Social Care and Education. The events were also attended by Malcolm Newsam the Commissioner appointed by central government t to oversee the improvement of Social Care and the Lead Member for Childrens Services Fiona Baker.

The events were well supported and we would like to thank all of you who attended. Please see attached slides for your information.

3.  School Funding 2019-20


FAO:   All
From:  LGSS

he LA have now submitted the 2019-20 school budgets to the ESFA for them to undertake their checking processes. We are awaiting finalisation of this before we publish individual school budget information which we plan to do by at the latest mid February.

We have however published information on the 2019-20 formula factors and rates which should help schools planning:

school funding formula information 2019-20

In addition we discussed at schools forum on the 17th March information on additional grants the LA receive that is then passed on to schools e.g pupil premium grant. Forum members thought this information would be useful to share with schools so a link to this powerpoint is shown below. Please be aware academies will receive these grants in the majority of instances direct from the ESFA:

agenda item 7 - admin of govt grants to schools

4. Northamptonshire Phonics Project
    Universal Training Opportunity


FAO:   Newly qualified and experienced teachers in Year 1, Phonics Leads and Teaching Assistants working in Year 1
From: Children First Northamptonshire
 

Northamptonshire Phonics Project invites you to attend this informative workshop. It is a perfect follow up the the other events that have been held this year, but you are also encouraged to attend even if you haven't been to any other sessions. It is suitable for newly qualified and experienced teachers in Year 1, Phonics Leads and Teaching Assistants working in Year 1. Come along and hear from Phonics Leaders from Northamptonshire.
The workshop is free of charge.

This workshop will cover:

  1. Preparing children for the phonics assessment and managing the actual test week
  2. Leading phonics in 2019 and beyond, and having long term impact in your school
  3. Phonics after Year 1

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and seek advice about your individual schools.

Please see booking details below.

Workshop 1
9.30am, 14th March at Little Stanion Primary School, Corby.
http://northamptonshirephonicsproject.eventbrite.co.uk/?s=91465194

Workshop 2
1pm, 14th March, venue to be confirmed, Wellingborough.
https://northamptonshirephonicsproject.eventbrite.co.uk/

Workshop 3
4pm, 14th March at Duston Eldean Primary School, Northampton.
https://northamptonshirephonicsproject.eventbrite.co.uk/

If you have any questions regarding this training opportunity please contact Jodie Matthews jomatthews@childrenfirstnorthamptonshire.co.uk

5. NCC Travel Co-Ordination Unit


FAO: Headteachers and SENCo’s
From: NCC Travel Co-ordination Unit

What?

Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) is setting up a school Travel Coordination Unit with the aim of being responsible for all travel arrangements between home and school, for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. (SEND). 

At the start it will be dealing with children aged up to 16, but in due course will extend its remit for those up to the age of 25. The Travel Co-ordination Unit will aim to increase choice, and better meet the diverse needs of the county’s pupils with SEND through a broader, more flexible range of assistance options and promote independent travel wherever possible so that young people are able to lead independent lives.

Why?

It will do this by:
  • Increasing the range of travel options currently offered to children
  • and young people
  • Equipping these children and young people with new skills and
  • increased confidence for transition into adulthood through
  • personalised support
  • Promoting opportunities to enable children and young people to
  • travel as independently as possible
  • Enabling the use of family based approaches
  • Promoting safe, sustainable and healthy travel solutions to support
  • parents with their legal responsibility to ensure their children
  • attend school
  • Promoting equality of opportunity
  • Ensuring efficient use of public money to deliver better outcomes
When and How?

The Travel Co-ordination Unit will start operating on Monday 11th March, 2019. At the start it will be dealing with children aged up to 16. All parents whose child is under 16 and issued with an EHC plan, and feel they may be eligible for travel assistance to school, subject to the published NCC Home to School Education Transport policy, will need to apply by filling out an online application form. A version to print will also be available, or a paper copy on request.

Applying through the Travel Co-ordination Unit will be the only way for applications for travel assistance to be considered. Once applications are received, the Unit will then be responsible for reviewing and processing them together with any checks that are required. Further details of how this new process will operate, together with an application form, will be found on the NCC website page in the School Travel Assistance section.

Please note this new process will only apply to children under 16 who are issued with an EHC plan. For those children over 16 with an EHC plan, the current online application process will remain unchanged until further notice.

NCC Travel Co-ordination Unit Information sheet

6.  Understanding the new Ofsted inspection
     framework: Focus on exclusions


FAO:   Headteachers/principals, pastoral staff, safeguarding leads
From:  East Midlands Academy Trust

Schools from across the county are being invited to attend an event supported by Ofsted and neighbouring local authorities to look at the new inspection framework and how it relates to exclusions.

The free event will take place at Northampton International Academy, which is part of the East Midlands Academy Trust, on Thursday 28th March from 9am to 1pm.

There will be a keynote speech from Emma Ing, Ofsted regional director, and workshops with representatives from Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire county councils to understand their learning in reducing exclusions.

The event will be an opportunity for Northamptonshire schools to work together and begin discussions about how we can reduce the number of permanent exclusions in a practical way.

There are up to three places available per school. To reserve your place, please click here
 

7.  Assessment Updates


FAO:   Head Teachers, Year 2 and Year 6 Teachers
From:  CFN

The following information is now available.  Please follow the hyperlinks to access on GOV.UK.

8. Spoken Word Workshops


FAO:  Primary Schools - Headteacher, year 5 teachers, Literacy leads
From: University of Northampton, Schools Engagement Team


Spoken Word workshop which will be held at our Waterside Campus on Monday 18th March 2019. The workshop led by one of our alumni, and assisted by our undergraduate students, will introduce the year 5 children to the world of performance poetry, helping them to produce their own written work and giving them the opportunity to share what they have produced with the rest of the group.

Open to targeted Widening participation primary schools – please access the webpage to confirm your school status
https://www.northampton.ac.uk/more/schools-and-colleges/schools-engagement/schools-lists/

Location: Waterside campus – University of Northampton 18th March 2019
Times: Workshops will run from 9.30 to 12 or 12.30 to 3pm.
Cohort size: Maximum 60 in each workshop Please contact - schoolsengagement@northampton.ac.uk

9. University of Northampton Faculty support and links


FAO:  Secondary Headteachers, Heads of faculty/Dept, curriculum leads
From: University of Northampton


Our faculty subject leaders are keen to link and work with year 9, KS4 and KS5 cohorts in WP and NCOP schools, to encourage students from disadvantaged backgrounds to consider higher education as an educational pathway.

Please be aware that each subject lead will have a capacity of schools they can work with and your request may not be achievable for them within the academic year.

What we can offer

  • Bespoke in-school or University based HE/level 4 workshops
  • Sharing resources and resource signposting
  • Information on transition to UoN
  • Careers pathways post-graduation


What we can’t offer

  • Multiple taught sessions within your school
  • Advice on curriculum content


Please contact Schoolsengagement@northampton.ac.uk and outline your subject area of interest to initiate this link.

For All schools regardless of targeted status (WP or NCOP) Please click the following link to download a list of Guest Lectures we have available by course for year 12 and 13 cohorts this academic year, whether you are a target school or not. If you would like more information about any of the Guest Lectures please contact schools.liaison@northampton.ac.uk

10. Early Years and Childcare Bulletin


FAO: Primary Headteachers and Early Years Practitioners
From: Early Years Team


Please click here to access the latest and past editions of the Early Years Bulletin which is published weekly.

Please find the e-mails and links to use for contact and advice with the EY Improvement Team for EYFS in Schools / PVI / Nurseries / Childminders and Out of school Provision.
 
Early Years Improvement Team  earlyyearsimprovement@childrenfirstnorthamptonshire.co.uk
 
To find information on Facebook follow:  Northamptonshire Early Years Improvement Team Facebook
 
For all questions about funding for 2 / 3 / 4 year olds and 30 hours please contact:
earlyyears@childrenfirstnorthamptonshire.co.uk
 
The Northamptonshire EY Website is available for information on funding, the early years foundation stage (EYFS) and teaching resources and training.
 
Early years and childcare

11.  Getting it right for Two Year Olds in
     School


FAO:    Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Teachers, Teaching Assistants and
             Early Years Practitioners
From:   Early Years Improvement

This twilight session is for headteachers, senior leaders, teachers, teaching assistants and early years practitioners who are considering or who have recently started taking 2 year olds into school.

You will have the opportunity to discuss two year olds development, the statutory progress check at age 2 and the implications in terms of practice and provision of taking two year olds.

Delegates will be provided with a pack of resources.
Places are limited to 2 delegates per school.

Course Code :     EYWFD106
Title:                    Getting it right for Two Year Olds in School 
Venue:                Northampton 
Date:                   25 March 2019 
Time:                   4.00 to 6.30pm
Cost                     £50
Link to Course  Description/booking:  NCC Website
    

12. EYFS Profile Moderation Agreement Trialling and Training for Reception teachers 2019


FAO: Early Years Practitioners
From: Early Years Team


 
EYFS Profile Moderation Agreement Trialling and Training for Reception teachers 2019

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile Training and Agreement Trialling is for practitioners responsible for the completion of the EYFS Profile. During training, exemplifications of national standards are used to ensure national consistency with regards to the principles and processes of EYFS Profile assessment and the accuracy of judgements.


Course Code  Date           Time                  Venue              Link to course
                                                                                          description/booking
EYWFD95a     25/02/2019   9:30 – 12:00   Northampton    NCC Website

EYWFD95b      25/02/2019  1:30 – 4pm     Northampton    NCC Website

EYWFD95c      01/03/2019   9:30 – 12:00   Northampton    NCC Website

EYWFD95d      01/03/2019   1:30 – 4pm     Northampton    NCC Website

EYWFD95e      08/03/2019   1:30 –4pm       Northampton    NCC Website

EYWFD95f       26/02/2019   9:30 – 12:00     Kettering         NCC Website

EYWFD95g      26/02/2019   1:30 – 4pm       Kettering         NCC Website

EYWFD95h      06/03/2019   9:30 – 12:00     Kettering         NCC Website

EYWFD95j       06/03/2019   1:30 – 4pm       Kettering         NCC Website

EYWFD95k      28/02/2019   1:30 – 4pm       Towcester        NCC Website

EYWFD95l       05/03/2019   1:30 – 4pm       Towcester         NCC Website

EYWFD95m     07/03/2019   1:30 – 4 pm      Towcester         NCC Website

EYWFD95n      04/03/2019   9:30 – 12:00     Wellingborough  NCC Website

EYWFD95p      04/03//2019  1:30 – 4pm       Wellingborough  NCC Website

13. Upcoming training from TaMHS and the Educational Psychology Service


FAO: All Phase Pastoral/SENCO/PSHE Leads
From: TaMHS (Targeted Mental Health in Schools) and Educational Psychology Service


The Government Green Paper ‘Transforming children and young people's mental health provision’ published at the end of 2017 emphasises the important role that schools have in promoting, supporting and intervening regarding the mental health of children.

In order to support schools in fulfilling this role the Northamptonshire Educational Psychology Service (NEPS) and the Targeted Mental Health in Schools Programme (TaMHS) are offering a range of courses. These courses aim to enable schools to develop approaches, programmes and interventions that have a positive impact on children’s mental health, and to develop staff’s knowledge, confidence and skills in this area.
 
The NEPS also provides training in aspects related to learning including supporting children with difficulties in literacy, maths and speech/language and communication.
 
During terms 4, 5 and 6 the following courses are available:
 
TERM 4:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (13th February 2019, Northampton): This course provides delegates with a greater understanding of ASD and how they can differentiate to accommodate the needs of primary-aged children with ASD, including promoting inclusive practice.
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (13th February 2019, Northampton): This course provides delegates with a greater understanding of ADHD and how they can differentiate to accommodate the needs of children with ADHD.
  • Emotion Coaching- An introduction (27th February 2019, Northampton): This course enables delegates to explore the benefits of Emotion Coaching, and its link with improved resilience and academic success – and so to consider how the approach and practice could be embedded within their whole school ethos.
  • Apple’s and Zippy’s Friends (28th February 2019, Wellingborough. Facilitator training to enable delegates to deliver the Apple’s Friends (Y3/4) and Zippy’s Friends (Y1/2) programmes within their settings. These programme teach children social emotional and coping skills.
  • Solihull Approach: Foundation Course (5th and 19th March 2019, Northampton): This course introduces delegates to the nationally recognised and locally endorsed Solihull Approach, a theoretical approach to working with children and their families that enhances team working within and across services. It also provides a framework for thinking about children's behaviour that develops practice and consistent approaches across agencies and within services.
  • Domestic Abuse- The impact on children and young people (6th March 2019, Kettering): This course helps delegates to understand the psychological, social and emotional impact of Domestic Abuse on children and parents, and to know how best to support these families.
  • Drawing and Talking: Advance (12th March 2019, Northampton): This course builds on the Foundation course to enables delegates to gain a greater understanding of the therapeutic nature of the ‘Drawing and Talking’ process, considering how it can be able to applied in a variety of situations, including groups and sand play.
  • Protective Behaviours (14th March 2019, Kettering):This course introduces delegates to the Protective Behaviours approach, focusing on the importance of feeling safe, and talking to others about worries and feelings.
  • Resilience and Wellbeing for Children and Young People in a Digital Age (14th March 2019, Northampton): This course enables delegates to have a better understanding of the digital world of children and young people in order to support them in engaging with it in ways that enhance their resiliency and wellbeing, and keep them safe.
  • Anxiety: What do you do with it? (20th March 2019, Kettering): This course provides delegates with a greater understanding of anxiety including the cognitive, physiological and behavioural components, as well as looking at ways in which anxious children and young people can be supported within the educational setting.
  • Solihull Approach: Parent Group Facilitator’s Training (4th April 2019, Northampton) Facilitator training to enable delegates to deliver Solihull Approach Parenting Groups within their community.
 
TERM 5:
  • Keys for Happier Living: A KS2 Programme (23rd April 2019, Kettering): This course enable delegates to deliver the Keys for Happier Living Toolkit within their schools, considering how they can implement it within their own lives too.
 
 
TERM 6:
  • Solution-Focused Approach in Practice (6th June 2019, Kettering): This course provides delegates who have previously attended the whole day ‘Solution Focused Approach’ training, with a chance to refresh their solution focused knowledge as well as an opportunity to practice skills with peers.  

 
 
For more information about any of the above courses please visit: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/tamhsupdate
If you have any questions email: tamhs@childrenfirstnorthamptonshire.co.uk
Bookings can be made at: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/TaMHS

 

14.  Fairfields Teaching School Alliance


FAO:   Teaching School
From:  All Teachers


Making Math's Memorable  - 24.04.19
Making maths memorable 24.04.19

Parent Liaison Group 01.05.19
Parent Liaison Group 01.05.19

Computing Network Meeting 02.05.19
Computing Network Meeting 02.05.19

Inclusion Network Meeting (Northampton) 07.05.19
Inclusion Network Meeting 07.05.19

Inclusion Network Meeting (Kettering)  09.05.19
Inclusion Network Meeting 09.05.19

Completing early help assessments 14.05.19
Completing early help assessments 14.05.19

SEN Descriptors and high needs funding 23.05.19
SEN descriptors and high needs funding 23.05.19

Numeracy network meeting 13.06.19
Numeracy network meeting 13.06.19

Governors Teaching and Learning 13.06.19
Governors - Teaching and Learning 13.06.19

Ofsted Jungle Drums 14.06.19
Ofsted Jungle Drums 14.06.19

Early Years TA 14.06.19
Early Years TA 14.06.19

Primary Maths a practical approach 19.06.19
primary maths a practical approach 19.06.19

Inclusion Network Meeting  (Kettering) 04.07.19
Inclusion Network Meeting 04.07.19

Inclusion Network Meeting ( Northampton) 02.07.19
Inclusion Network Meeting 02.07.19

Chair of Governors Network Meeting 04.07.19
Chair of Governors Network Meeting 04.07.19
 

15. SWAN Teaching School Alliance


FAO:   All Teachers
From:  Sponne Teaching School Alliance

 
Outstanding Teacher Programme - Cohort 2
Outstanding Teacher Programme - Cohort 2

Session 1
OTP provides teachers rated as “good” with a set of skills and strategies that enable them to become consistently and sustainably “outstanding”. It is open to teachers with the potential and drive to deliver consistently outstanding lessons. This nationally recognised programme is accredited through the National College and offers an invaluable opportunity for teachers to acquire techniques and expertise resulting in enhanced classroom and pupil performance leading to higher standards across the school.
The current application round for OTP is for the programme that will start in April 2019. Duration of the programme will be April - July 2019.

The Aims:
  • Develop a common Language to discuss teaching and learning.
  • Deepen the understanding of key aspects of outstanding teaching and learning.
  • Raise performance in the classroom, by encouraging creativity and developing more innovative practice.
  • Encourage the teacher to become a more reflective practitioner.
  • Develop coaching skills to advance the practice of others.
Event Date Session 1: Wednesday 24th April 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Location: GUTP House, Towcester, Northamptonshire
 
Cost: £615.00 per delegate; SWAN SLA Secondary standard members receive one free place; Secondary Gold SLA members receive 2 free places.
 
Physics - Teacher Subject Specialism Training

Physics - Teacher Subject Specialism Training

This programme is a blended approach involving 5 face to face sessions and optional one to one tutorials as well as work between sessions to consolidate subject knowledge of current Science teachers or teachers with a strong academic science background.

The face to face sessions are five whole day sessions and focus on delivering Physics at the higher end of GCSE through to full A level on each of the topics below with a full day of practical experiments. Each session will be delivered by 2 programme facilitators from the teaching school.

Each delegate will complete a pre and post course audit to gauge their knowledge. Post session materials will be based on the topics covered during the sessions and will build in difficulty to accommodate different levels of prior knowledge. Additional work between sessions will aim to reinforce and assess the impact of sessions. Support will be available via email between sessions and there is the option of one-to-one tutorials at the end of the course.
In order to complete the course and gain certification delegates will be expected to:
  • Complete a pre-course and post-course subject knowledge audit
  • Complete all Post session materials
  • Complete a reflective journal after each session to reflect on personal subject knowledge, what you have gained from each session and any areas for further improvement.
  • Attend all sessions.
Event Date Session 1: Wednesday 5th June 2019 8.45am – 3.45pm
Location: GUTP House, Towcester, Northamptonshire
 
Cost: Free of Charge
 

16. Teaching for Mastery Work Groups with the Enigma Maths Hub


FAO: Headteachers and Maths subject leaders
From: Enigma Maths Hub


Are you interested in developing teaching for mastery at your school?
Would you like support from a mastery specialist?
Would you like to work alongside other schools to learn from each other?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes then apply for the Teaching for Mastery Primary work groups with the Enigma Maths Hub!

Current participants have made the following comments:

  • A fantastic opportunity to further enhance my own practice and others!
  • I feel I have a clearer understanding of how progression happens within mathematics.
  • I feel when teaching maths I use more of a mastery approach especially with my questioning. I now encourage children a lot more to explain why and constantly get them to reason their answers.
  • Children throughout the school are now being constantly asked to reason their understanding and are being faced with problems that they weren’t before.
  • When our specialist first came to our school it was unclear whether children were solving problems and reasoning as there wasn’t as much evidence in books. Our school has now moved on and children are reasoning a lot more this is becoming more evident in books and lessons and I feel this will continue to grow.
  • I really feel watching lessons a helpful part of this programme. Sometimes I feel we can learn about ideas etc but seeing this first hand is easier to fully understand the concept and connect the dots.
  • Children in year 1 and 2 are showing more confidence as they are being taught as a whole class, they are developing an ‘I can do it’ attitude.
  • Children are being challenged throughout the maths lesson rather than just at the end of the lesson.
  • Children are beginning to see the challenge as a positive thing and are very keen to be able to explain their ideas and methods and this is happening with greater accuracy

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Further information and application form available from the following link: https://www.enigmamathshub.co.uk/masteryprimary

First round closing date: 22 March 2019

17.  Training Northampton ESCO


FAO:  Practitioners working with children with autism
From: Northampton ESCO
 

Understanding Autism and Lego Therapy Training Course – Monday 1st April 2019
“Understanding Autism from the Inside out” 9.00-12.30

  • What are the main characteristics of Autism?
  • To update your understanding of autism in the light of current research.
  • How children and young people diagnosed with autism think differently (cognitive styles).
  • Some ‘handy hints’ to include children and young people with autism in education.
  • An opportunity to reflect and share good practice.
  • Some basic good practice/Quality First Teaching strategies to include children with autism in education.


“Lego Therapy” 13.00-16.30
What Lego Therapy is and how it was developed

  • How and why Lego Therapy is proven to support progress in children & young people diagnosed with autism (a brief outline of how people with autism think will be given based on current research)
  • An opportunity to examine ways to implement Lego Therapy in your own setting
  • Examining tools to assess outcomes within the Lego Therapy framework
  • Time will be spent in groups undertaking a Lego Therapy activity

This course is aimed at any practitioners working with children and young people diagnosed with autism or who would benefit from developing social interaction, social competence and problem-solving skills.

Includes Lunch @ Far Cotton Rec Centre Towcester Road Far Cotton Northampton NN4 8LG.
£100 ESCO/£140 Non-ESCO

@trainingcourses.northamptonesco.co.uk
If you have any queries please contact
msmith@northamptonesco.co.uk


Emergency First Aid at Work Course – 13th February 2019
Provides basic lifesaving and first aid techniques to the standards of the HSE
and OFQUAL regulated Qualification Awarding Organisation ITC First.

What is covered:

  • Use of a First Aid Kit
  • Cross Infection
  • Vital Signs
  • Treating Collapse
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Choking
  • Unconsciousness
  • Bleeding, Burns and Shock
  • Seizures
  • Treating Minor Injuries
  • Incident/Accident reporting

Course Features:

  • 3 Year Certificate by OFQUAL regulated Qualification Awarding
  • Organisation ITC First
  • HSE Compliant
  • No Tests - ongoing assessment by the tutor
  • Plenty of practice
  • Fun & Interactive Workshop
  • Handbook to take away
  • Qualified, Accredited, Experienced Tutor

Training taking place 13th February 2019
@ The Duston Training School from 9.00am-4.30pm
Book online at- trainingcourses.northamptonesco.co.uk
Contact Melanie Smith for more information
- msmith@northamptonesco.co.uk

ESCO Price- £85.00 / NON ESCO Price- £120.00

Training courses advertised this ter

Learning, Skills & Education
  • Statutory Assessment at the end of KS1 - 27th February 2019
KS1assessment@childrenfirstnorthamptonshire.co.uk

NCRP LA Reading Project
  • Developing the learning environment and sharing good practice in the teaching of reading - End Feb 2019 – dates to be confirmed
LSE-admin@childrenfirstnorthamptonshire.co.uk


The Virtual School
  • Designated Governor Training
    • Tuesday 14th May 6.30 - 8.30pm at Whitefriars Primary or
    • Thursday 23rd May 6.30 - 8.30pm at St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School, Northampton.
    • ePEP System Training for Designated Teachers and DT Support Staff - Tuesday 26th February 2019, Thursday 28th February 2019
Visit: https://www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/schools-and-education/virtual-school/Pages/training.aspx
Email virtualschool@childrenfirstnorthamptonshire.co.uk


TaMHS
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - 20th February 2019, Northampton
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - 20th February 2019, Northampton
  • Emotion Coaching - An introduction - 27th February 2019, Northampton
  • Solihull Approach: Foundation Course - 5th and 19th Mar 2019, Northampton
  • Domestic Abuse - The impact on children and young people - 6th March 2019, Kettering 
  • Drawing and Talking: Advance - 12th March 2019, Northampton
  • Protective Behaviours - 14th March 2019, Kettering
  • Resilience and Wellbeing for Children and Young People in a Digital Age - 14th March 2019, Northampton
  • Anxiety: What do you do with it? - 20th March 2019, Kettering 
For more information about any of the above courses please visit: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/tamhsupdate
If you have any questions email: tamhs@childrenfirstnorthamptonshire.co.uk
Bookings can be made at: http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/TaMHS


Early Years Team
  • EYFS Profile Moderation Agreement Trialling and Training for Reception teachers 2019
    • EYWFD95a 25/02/2019 9:30 – 12:00 Northampton 
    • EYWFD95b 25/02/2019 1:30 – 4pm Northampton 
    • EYWFD95c 01/03/2019 9:30 – 12:00 Northampton 
    • EYWFD95d 01/03/2019 1:30 – 4pm Northampton 
    • EYWFD95e 08/03/2019 1:30 –4pm Northampton 
    • EYWFD95f 26/02/2019 9:30 – 12:00 Kettering  
    • EYWFD95g 26/02/2019 1:30 – 4pm Kettering  
    • EYWFD95h 06/03/2019 9:30 – 12:00 Kettering  
    • EYWFD95j 06/03/2019 1:30 – 4pm Kettering  
    • EYWFD95k 28/02/2019 1:30 – 4pm Towcester 
    • EYWFD95l 05/03/2019 1:30 – 4pm Towcester 
    • EYWFD95m 07/03/2019 1:30 – 4 pm Towcester 
    • EYWFD95n 04/03/2019 9:30 – 12:00 Wellingborough  
    • EYWFD95p 04/03//2019 1:30 – 4pm Wellingborough  
  • the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum -  EYWFD101 - 1st February 2019
Please see NCC Website for details.

LGSS
  • Governor Training
    • New Governor Induction - Saturday 16 February 2019
    • Safeguarding for Governors - Tuesday 26 February 2019
    • Health and Safety for Governors in LA Schools and Academies - Tuesday 2 April 2019
    • Exclusion - Governor Role - Tuesday 30 April 2019
    • New Governor Induction - Tuesdays 4, 11 and 18 June 2019
    • Safeguarding for Governors - Tuesday 25 June 2019
Courses for Governors from LGSS Learning and Development 2018/19
  • HR
    • Managing Investigations  Redundancy & Restructures Tuesday 12th February 2019 – Milton Keynes
    • Cancer in the workplace Bitesize Session (10am -12pm) Difficult Conversations Bitesize Session (1pm -3pm) Monday 4th March 2019 - Northampton Monday 4th March 2019 – Northampton
    • Employment Law Update (9:30am – 12:30pm) Employment Law Update (9:30am – 12:30pm) Wednesday 6th March 2019 - Milton Keynes Thursday 7th March 2019 – Northampton
    • Single Central Record Bitesize Session (10am -12pm) Managing Equality Bitesize Session (1pm -3pm) Tuesday 12th March 2019 – Northampton Tuesday 12th March 2019 – Northampton
    • Absence (9:30am – 4:00pm) Safer Recruitment Training (9.30am -4.00pm)Thursday 21st March 2019 - Northampton 29th January / 26th February/ 26th March 2019 - Milton Keynes
WGibson@northamptonshire.gov.uk.


Pen Green
Fairfields TSA

 

Maplefields TSA
  • Challenging Conversations - Tuesday 26th February 2019
  • Safeguarding Training - DSL for staff new to role, 1st April 2019 - DSL Refresher Course, Friday 26th April 2019
  •  Team Teach
    • 6 hr Course - 1st March 2019,10th May 2019
    • 12 hr course - 17th & 24th May 2019 
  • Refresher Courses
  • Foundation (6hr) Refresher - 29th March 2019, 28th June 2019
  • Basic (12hr) Refresher - 8th February 2019,  17th May 2019
  • Working with Parents- 14th March 2019
  • Our Behaviour Outreach Service
For more information on any of the above or to find out more about the many other courses we run please contact:  Leanne Burrows, tsa@maplefields.northants.sch.uk , 01536 424090 Option 2


SWAN TSA

Hatton TSA
  • RQT Action Research Project course - The Duston School Wednesday 27th February, Wollaston School Thursday 28th February 2019
  • Accelerate Teaching Programme - Thursday 7th March 2019
  • Recently Qualified Teacher (RQT) Action Research project - The Duston School Wednesday 27th Feb, Wollaston school 28th February
Please contact teachingschool@hattonacademy.org.uk for more details and to confirm your place.


NTCTSA

Free Learn a new language Online with Rosetta Stone
http://www.ntctsa.co.uk/courses-and-leadership-programmes/training-courses-and-programmes/subject-specific-training/modern-languages/


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University of Northampton Please contact Schoolsengagement@northampton.ac.uk
https://www.northampton.ac.uk/more/schools-and-colleges/
 
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