CPD

Conferences

  1. Planning and Leading the Primary Music Curriculum

    Thursday 10 November, 9.30am - 3.30pm
    Stobhillgate First School, Morpeth, NE61 2HA

    Are you a primary music leader? Are you looking for support in developing music in your setting (for both non-specialist and specialist music leads).


    Overview
    One full-day session offering practical suggestions for creating outstanding music teaching and learning; developing a progressive curriculum where pupils make more music, be able to think more musically and consequently become more musical, providing leaders with support in preparation for a deep dive in music.


    During the day:

    • Learn ways to structure your music curriculum, building progression of skills, knowledge and key vocabulary from EYFS onward.
    • Explore age related expectations to ensure pupils become more musical by incremental development of pillars of music learning: technical, constructive and expressive.
    • Review the Ofsted framework and consider how to provide outstanding music teaching and learning. 
    • Embed assessment within your curriculum to demonstrate progress and inform planning.
    • Encounter practical, engaging resources that can be used to develop pupils’ skills in music. 
    • Develop your confidence leading music, and readiness to manage a deep dive within music.

    Michael Summers

    Michael is Manager of Durham Music Service and a school improvement advisor. He has done extensive school improvement work in schools across the Northeast, developing curriculum from Early Years to A level. He is much in demand as a workshop leader and facilitator and his much-acclaimed Durham Music Primary Progress Map has been used in thousands of schools across the country.

    Price per delegate: £95
    Interested in this course? If so, please complete this form here

  2. Planning and Leading the Primary Geography Curriculum

    Wednesday 12th October, 9.30 am - 3.30 pm
    Stobhillgate First School, Morpeth, NE61 2HA

    Are you a primary geography leader? Are you looking for support in developing geography in your setting?

    Overview

    One full-day session will offer practical suggestions for creating a high-quality geography curriculum; developing researched-based, teaching and learning approaches to enhance the quality of education in geography and providing leaders with support in preparation for a geography deep-dive.

    During the day:

    • Learn ways to structure your geography curriculum, to ensure good coverage of skills, knowledge and vocabulary from EYFS onward. 
    • Discover how lesson structures can be used effectively to ensure children know more and remember more in geography. 
    • Review the Ofsted framework and consider how to provide outstanding geography teaching and learning.  
    • Consider how to use assessment to inform your planning and teaching
    • Develop your readiness to manage a geography deep-dive conversation. 
    • Be provided with a wide range of ideas for engaging pupils in their local area; fieldwork and much more!

    Glen Whitehead

    Glen is Head Teacher of Stobhillgate First School and Partnership Director for the 3 Rivers Teaching School Hub. Having worked in a wide range of primary settings and as a Specialist Leader of Education, Glen has extensive experience in school improvement and curriculum innovation.   During the day Glen will be supported by Lauren Roberts, the Humanities Lead at Stobhillgate First School who, over recent years, has developed an innovative approach to Geography teaching at the school.

    Price per delegate: £95
    Interested in this course? If so, please complete this form here

  3. Planning and Leading the Primary Science Curriculum

    Thursday 1st December, 9.30 am - 3.30 pm
    Abbeyfields First School, Morpeth, Outdoor Education Centre, NE61 2LZ

    Are you a primary science leader? Are you looking for support in developing science in your setting?


    Overview

    This one full-day session will offer practical suggestions for creating an outstanding science curriculum; developing high-quality, researched-based, teaching and learning approaches to enhance the quality of education in science and providing leaders will support in preparation for a science deep-dive. 

    During the day:

    • Look at ways to structure your science curriculum, to ensure good coverage of working scientifically skills alongside scientific knowledge and vocabulary from EYFS onward. 
    • Discover how lesson structures can be used effectively to ensure children know more and remember more in science. 
    • Be provided with a wide range of ideas for engaging pupils in working scientifically and covering all enquiry types.
    • Discover how to enhance science capital in your curriculum and how to build this in all groups of pupils 
    • Review the Ofsted and educational research to consider how to provide outstanding science teaching and learning.  
    • Develop your readiness to manage a science deep-dive conversation.

    Tom Jones

    Tom is Deputy Head Teacher and Science Leader of West Jesmond Primary School. He has gained Primary Science Quality Mark Silver, Gold and Outreach Awards. Tom was a Primary Science Teachers Award winner in 2015. He delivers science training on several ITT programmes in the North East and co-leads the Newcastle Science Network Meetings. He was also involved in a Primary Science Capital Project with University College London and other fellows from PSTT.

    Price per delegate: £95
    Interested in this course? If so, please complete this form here

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