NQT

NQT Induction Training Programme 2020-21 (EYFS and Primary NQTs)

Description
The Royal Borough of Greenwich Induction Programme for NQTs covers key areas to support NQTs during their induction year.

All dates are suitable for EYFS and Primary NQTs, and several are suitable for Secondary NQTs, too. We welcome NQTs from Royal Greenwich schools, as well as NQTs working in schools outside of the borough.

The sessions are delivered by experienced and outstanding practitioners, and the topics covered ensure that NQTs have the opportunity to develop the skills they gained from training, whilst reflecting on the Teachers’ Standards throughout the year.

Experience has shown that having the opportunity to attend regular meetings with colleagues from other schools supports NQTs in building supportive relationships and networks, as well as broadening their skills and bank of resources to promote their development towards successful completion of induction and beyond.
Audience

NQTs in the EYFS and Primary Stages.

NQT Induction Training Programme 2020-21 (Secondary NQTs)

Description
The Royal Borough of Greenwich Induction Programme for NQTs covers key areas to support NQTs during their induction year.

The sessions are delivered by experienced and outstanding practitioners, and the topics covered ensure that NQTs have the opportunity to develop skills they gained from training, whilst reflecting on the Teachers’ Standards throughout the year.

Experience has shown that having the opportunity to attend regular meetings with colleagues from other schools supports NQTs in building supportive relationships and networks, as well as broadening their skills and bank of resources to promote their development towards successful completion of induction and beyond.
Audience

NQTs in the Secondary Stages.

Developing Teaching Strategies and Making Reasonable Adjustments to Increase Access to the Curriculum for SEN Pupils

Description
This session will provide colleagues with a brief overview of current provision for pupils with SEN in Royal Greenwich.

Participants will be given guidance about making reasonable adjustments within the inclusive classroom, planning appropriate learning opportunities, target setting, tracking progress and additional provision and resourcing. The use of practical resources to increase access will be outlined and demonstrated and colleagues will be signposted to further CPD opportunities.
Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • benefit from increased access and appropriately resourced learning
NQTs will:
  • demonstrate an increased understanding of their role and responsibility in providing effective learning opportunities for pupils with SEN
  • develop their understanding of inclusive classroom practice and make reasonable adjustments to increase access
Settings will:
  • benefit from wider use of available resources to enhance provision
  • have established systems to increase access to the curriculum for SEN pupils
Audience

EYFS & Primary NQTs


Date
Originally booked for 21st April 1pm-4pm - Postponed due to COVID-19
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Leading Practitioners from Support Team for Education in Primary Schools
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)

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Date
20th April 2021 (1:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Leading Practitioners from Support Team for Education in Primary Schools
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Included as part of the EYFS and Primary NQT package, otherwise above charges apply
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NQT Support Sessions

Description
Monthly support sessions are being jointly hosted by the NQT Induction Service, School Improvement Team and University of Greenwich.

Sessions are free of charge and will run from 4-5pm via Zoom.

All NQTs in the borough are invited to join us and bring any questions, queries or concerns to share. We will work through all issues raised together and aim to find answers and solutions drawing on the experiences of all those present.

Impact Statement
NQTs will:
  • feel supported by having a safe space to raise questions or seek advice on any aspect of their induction year
  • benefit from sharing experiences with peers
Audience

All NQTs


Date
5th November 2020 (4:00pm - 5:00pm)
Venue
Online delivery - This session will be delivered virtually
Tutors
Jointly hosted by the NQT Induction Service, School Improvement Team and University of Greenwich
Cost
Free of charge
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Date
3rd December 2020 (4:00pm - 5:00pm)
Venue
Online delivery - This session will be delivered virtually
Tutors
Jointly hosted by the NQT Induction Service, School Improvement Team and University of Greenwich
Cost
Free of charge
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Educational Inclusion – Providing Effective Learning Opportunities for Pupils

Description
NQTs will be given an introduction to the local and national context for inclusion, including legislation such as the Disability Discrimination Act and the opportunity to explore what inclusion means within their setting. NQTs will be introduced to a range of materials to support the development of inclusive practice, including personalising provision, the National Curriculum Inclusion Statement and examples of good practice.
Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • benefit from increased access and appropriately resourced learning
NQTs will:
  • have an updated knowledge of legislation
  • develop an understanding of inclusive classroom practice and make reasonable adjustments to increase access
  • have a better understanding of their role and responsibilities relating to inclusion
Settings will:
  • benefit from wider use of available resources to enhance provision
  • have established systems to increase access
Audience

EYFS & Primary NQTs


Date
10th November 2020 (1:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
Online delivery - This session will be delivered virtually
Tutors
Leading Practitioners from Support Team for Education in Primary Schools
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Included as part of the EYFS and Primary NQT package, otherwise above charges apply
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NQT Mentor Support Sessions

Description
Monthly support sessions are being jointly hosted by the NQT Induction Service, School Improvement Team and University of Greenwich.

Sessions are free of charge and will run from 4-5pm via Zoom.

All mentors in the borough are invited to join us and bring any questions, queries or concerns to share. We will work through all issues raised together and aim to find answers and solutions drawing on the experiences of all those present.
Impact Statement
Mentors will:
  • feel supported by having regular opportunities to discuss their role and any challenges they are facing
  • benefit from sharing best practice and experiences with peers
Audience

Jointly hosted by the NQT Induction Service, School Improvement Team and University of Greenwich.


Date
12th November 2020 (4:00pm - 5:00pm)
Venue
Online delivery - This session will be delivered virtually
Tutors
Jointly hosted by the NQT Induction Service, School Improvement Team and University of Greenwich
Cost
Free of charge
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Date
10th December 2020 (4:00pm - 5:00pm)
Venue
Online delivery - This session will be delivered virtually
Tutors
Jointly hosted by the NQT Induction Service, School Improvement Team and University of Greenwich
Cost
Free of charge
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The Joy of Not Knowing: Ethos, Values and Culture

Description
Participants will be introduced to the concepts, principles and philosophies that make up the ‘The Joy of Now Knowing’ (JONK) approach and how every aspect of the approach can be embedded as part of the everyday routine of the classroom to create:

  • An inspirational learning to learn classroom environment;
  • A learning environment that embraces every child’s multilingual and multicultural richness;
  • Children who are intrinsically motivated to want to learn;
  • Children who embrace challenge and uncertainty;
  • Children who develop a deep love of learning, of asking questions and of thinking creatively.
Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • be intrinsically motivated to want to learn
  • embrace challenge and uncertainty
  • develop a deep love of learning, of asking questions and of thinking creatively
NQTs will:
  • develop a creative, critical, analystical, visual and philosophical thinking skills approach to all areas of the curriculum
Audience

EYFS and Primary NQTs


Date
24th November 2020 (1:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
Online delivery - This session will be delivered virtually
Tutors
Marcelo Staricoff - JONK Thinking and Learning
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Included as part of the EYFS and Primary NQT package, otherwise above charges apply
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Assessment of children with complex needs

Description
The aim of this course is to enable staff to make effective use of ongoing 'formative' assessment as part of the graduated approach.

Attendees will be shown examples of observation-based assessment and how to effectively track small steps of progress for children with complex needs. They will also be given the opportunity to explore how effective assessment informs planning for children with SEND.
Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • benefit from accurate and in depth assessment of learning and identification of next steps
Staff will:
  • be able to identify and track steps of progress and set appropriate learning targets
Establishments will:
  • have more effective tracking of progress for children with complex needs
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers, Heads of Department, NQTs and Support Staff


Date
26th November 2020 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£30
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Date
4th May 2021 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£30
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Unconscious Bias in the Classroom

Description
This session will help NQTs understand and recognise their own unconscious biases and those of others. The activities will allow participants to experience their own biases in practice and discuss with each other how these are expressed in their daily classroom practice.

Participants will learn how becoming aware of our own biases and looking to change our behaviour to overcome and challenge such biases, results in a more effective and productive teaching and learning environment both for teachers and children.
Impact Statement
NQTs will:
  • understand the most common types of bias'
  • understand the negative impact unconscious bias' can have
Schools will:
  • have a fairer, more diverse, and more successful cultures
Pupils will:
  • benefit from greater equality in the classroom
Audience

All NQTs


Date
2nd December 2020 (1:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
TBC
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Included as part of the EYFS and Primary NQT and Secondary NQT packages, otherwise above charges apply
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The Joy of Not Knowing: Inspirational Teaching Strategies

Description
Participants will be introduced to the Teaching Model of Excellence, Engagement and Enjoyment (MEEE) and the session will demonstrate how each of the eight areas that comprise the MEEE model can be used as an integral component of the teaching and learning process and of the delivery of the curriculum so that:

  • The curriculum engages, enthuses, challenges and inspires all children at all times;
  • The teaching and learning process enables the teacher to promote a creative, critical, analytical, visual and philosophical thinking skills approach to all areas of the curriculum;
  • All children are equipped with their own individual models of learning and with all the tools, dispositions and strategies of successful learners.
Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • be intrinsically motivated to want to learn;
  • embrace challenge and uncertainty;
  • develop a deep love of learning, of asking questions and of thinking creatively

NQTs will:
  • develop a creative, critical, analytical, visual and philosophical thinking skills approach to all areas of the curriculum

Audience

EYFS and Primary NQTs


Date
12th January 2021 (1:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Marcelo Staricoff - JONK Thinking and Learning
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Included as part of the EYFS and Primary NQT package, otherwise above charges apply
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Early Communication and Phonological Readiness (Letters and Sounds Phase 1)

Description
This course will cover:
  • An in-depth look at developing pedagogy and practice of early communication and phonological readiness through a play-based approach
  • Assessment and tracking of children’s development of phonics skills
Feedback from previous participants:
“Very interesting and interactive. A fun course, would highly recommend.”

“Very engaging and immediately applicable. Great to share experiences.”

“After a long absence from work it’s a fantastic refresher.”


Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • develop their early listening, speaking and phonics skills in a multi-sensory play-based way
  • be confident communicators and develop a readiness for phonics as they move into Reception
Practitioners will:
  • identify pupils at risk of language delay
  • develop their understanding of the importance of engaging parents in their child’s learning
  • use effective intervention strategies and identify priorities for improvement and practice

Settings will:
  • understand the importance of developing a systematic, planned approach to the development of early communication and early phonics skills
  • develop effective and robust assessment systems to identify pupils at risk of language delay
  • develop effective early intervention strategies that support all pupils
Audience

Nursery teachers, NQTs, school based teaching students, practitioners new to nursery classes or PVIs, including EYPs and TAs


Date
19th January 2021 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
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NQT Conference

Description
The annual conference invites NQTs from all schools and all phases to come together to share ideas and best practice. Quality sessions on relevant topics will be delivered by experts from across the borough.

NQTs will be sent invitations and further details of the programme nearer the time. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis
Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • be taught by teachers who evaluate their own practice and have renewed confidence in trying appropriate new strategies
NQTs will:
  • make links with each other and share experiences
  • learn strategies which promote good learning and engaged, motivated pupils
  • have the opportunity to reflect on their progress thus far
Settings will:
  • have NQTs who feel motivated and encouraged and bring fresh approaches to teaching
Audience

All NQTs


Date
2nd February 2021 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Children's Services and Royal Greenwich Schools
Cost
£120 (non RBG school £150)
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Early Reading and Systematic Synthetic Phonics (Letters and Sounds Phase 2 - 6)

Description
This course provides an in-depth look at the pedagogy and practice of teaching early phonics and reading and shows how to develop this through a systematic teaching programme (Letters and Sounds). It also provides:
  • Assessment and tracking materials of children’s development of phonics skills
  • Ideas and strategies for creating an effective learning environment and resources
  • Ways of linking phonological skills and knowledge to shared/guided reading

Feedback from previous participants:

“Thank you, I feel much more confident and secure in my knowledge of phonics. Great training session.”

“Well delivered with information that was all relevant and useful to bring immediately into practice.”

Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • develop their listening, speaking and phonic skills in a multi-sensory, play-based way
  • blend and segment to decode and encode words using secure grapheme/phoneme correspondences
  • be able to apply their phonic skills independently in their reading and writing
Practitioners will:
  • accurately identifying pupils at risk of delay and know about effective early intervention strategies to support the development of reading and writing
  • use audit tools to evaluate current language provision and identify priorities for improvement
  • secure parental engagement in their children's learning
Settings will:
  • understand the importance of developing a systematic approach to reading and phonic teaching
  • develop effective and robust assessment systems to identify pupils at risk of literacy delay
  • develop effective early intervention strategies
Audience

Practitioners new to Reception classes or KS1, including TAs, NQTs, school based teaching students, or staff wishing to increase their understanding of teaching and phonics


Date
2nd February 2021 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the School Improvement Service
Cost
£125 (non RBG school £155)
To make a booking please Login or Register

Behaviour Management Day 2: Knowing what makes you feel good - Tips and Tricks and things that don't work

Description
This second session recaps some of the techniques covered in the first day, with NQTs encouraged to share experiences, but with a greater emphasis on practical solutions to support behaviours as well as ensure that NQTs well-being is managed and they feel equipped to cope with the emotional side of daily behavioural management.

The training will cover:
  • Recap of previous behavioural management techniques to ensure a consistency of approach;
  • A safe space for NQTs to explore issues they are having and to receive practical support;
  • Understanding how to de-personalise behaviours;
  • Understanding what pushes your buttons;
  • Body language;
  • What to do when you get to a point of no return;
  • The difference between de-escalation and diversion;
  • Tracking behaviours for patterns.
Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • have more strategies to support their own behaviours and de-escalate
  • have a continued and consistent approach to behavioural management
  • have a teacher who is able to support them when their behaviours are difficult or distressing to manage
NQTs will:
  • become more reflective in their approach to behavioural management and use/adapt strategies to support behaviours
  • receive additional strategies to support behaviours in line with schools behavioural policy
  • understand that extreme behaviours can be supported and challenged
Schools will:
  • have NQTs who are not phased by distressing behaviours and who can deal with them according to both school policy and national guidance
  • have classrooms that are conducive to learning, with supportive, reflective practitioners
Audience

All NQTs


Date
23rd February 2021 (1:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Meic Griffiths - Waterside Primary, Outreach, Nest & Nurture
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Included as part of the EYFS and Primary NQT and Secondary NQT packages, otherwise above charges apply
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101 Emotional Literacy Strategies to support the wellbeing of teachers and students

Description
This highly practical and interactive session is designed to support NQTs in understanding how they can readily and practically incorporate fun, creative, inspiring and most importantly effective emotional literacy based activities into the school day.

Participants will explore a plethora of strategies that aid in developing skills and attributes in adults and children alike such as; empathy, compassion, communication, self-awareness, kindness, self-esteem, confidence, self-discipline, resilience and positive attitude /mind sets to strengthen relationships across the school community and enhance the overall teaching and learning experience.
Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • Benefit from increased emotional resilience
  • Benefit from increased confidence to persevere with challenges in learning
NQTs will:
  • Have an increased understanding of the factors that can promote mental health and emotional well-being in the classroom
  • Have a greater appreciation of the impact of teachers' own emotional well-being on their teaching practice
  • Have an understanding of ways to manage the classroom environment that is conducive to teacher and pupil well-being, linked to real life scenarios
Settings will:
  • Benefit from improved relationships between pupils and between pupils and teacher
  • Benefit from a reduction in fixed term/permanent exclusions and school absence
Audience

All NQTs


Date
9th March 2021 (1:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Nikki Daniels - Nikkola Daniel Associates
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Included as part of the EYFS and Primary NQT and Secondary NQT packages, otherwise above charges apply
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Learning in and through Physical Education in Key Stage 2 (including swimming)

Description
This course will give NQTs an insight into the national curriculum for physical education to establish what constitutes high quality PE and School Sport. NQTs will be supported to develop their planning for physical education.


AM
Introduction to the KS2 Primary PE Curriculum (Classroom)
How to structure a KS2 Primary PE Lesson (Practical – Sports hall)
Q&A session over lunch (provided)

PM
Observing a Primary PE Swimming Lesson with Q&A session

Please note: Attendees are required to wear suitable clothing to participate in practical activities.


Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • have enjoyable physical education and school sport lessons
  • have improved self-esteem and motivation for their physical education and school sport
NQTs will:
  • increase confidence to deliver physical education and school sport
  • have a wider range of teaching strategies for PE
  • develop an understanding of primary school swimming
Settings will:
  • benefit from good or outstanding PE lessons
  • gain increased knowledge of school swimming requirements
Audience

EYFS and Primary NQTs


Date
23rd March 2021 (9:30am - 2:30pm)
Venue
Shooters Hill Sixth Form College, Red Lion Lane, London, SE18 4LD
Tutors
Greenwich School Sport Coordinators
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Included as part of the EYFS and Primary NQT package, otherwise above charges apply
To make a booking please Login or Register

Learning in and through Physical Education in EYFS and Key Stage 1

Description
This course will give NQTs an insight in to the national curriculum for physical education to establish what constitutes high quality PE and School Sport. NQTs will be supported to develop their planning for physical education.

Topics
Introduction to the EYFS/KS1 Primary PE Curriculum (Classroom)
Fundamental Movement Skills in PE (Practical session - Sports hall)
Q&A's over lunch (provided)

Please note: Attendees are required to wear suitable clothing to participate in practical session.

Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • have enjoyable physical education and School Sport lessons
  • have improved self-esteem and motivation for their physical education and School Sport
NQTs will:
  • will increase confidence to deliver physical education and School Sport
  • have a wider range of teaching strategies for PE
Settings will:
  • benefit from good or outstanding PE lessons

Audience

EYFS and Key Stage 1 NQTs


Date
30th March 2021 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
Shooters Hill Sixth Form College, Red Lion Lane, London, SE18 4LD
Tutors
Greenwich School Sport Coordinators
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Included as part of the EYFS and Primary NQT package, otherwise above charges apply
To make a booking please Login or Register

The Joy of Not Knowing: Lifelong Learning and Philosophy

Description
Participants will be introduced to the six lifelong learning dispositions and to how to integrate Philosophy and a philosophical approach to the teaching and learning process so that:

  • All children develop all the dispositions that will ensure that they are able to succeed as effective lifelong learners and global citizens;
  • Philosophy and a philosophical approach to all areas of the curriculum is used as a motivational tool that inspires and enthuses all children with a love of curiosity;
  • Home learning becomes an integral and fascinating part of the daily routine promoting creative thinking at home
Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • be intrinsically motivated to want to learn
  • embrace challenge and uncertainty
  • develop a deep love of learning, asking questions and of thinking creatively
NQTs will:
  • develop a creative, critical, analytical, visual and philosophical thinking skills approach to all areas of the curriculum
Audience

EYFS and Primary NQTs

EYFS and Key Stage 1: 09.00am - 12.00pm
Key Stage 2: 1.00pm - 4.00pm


Date
18th May 2021 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Marcelo Staricoff - JONK Thinking and Learning
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Included as part of the EYFS and Primary NQT package, otherwise above charges apply
To make a booking please Login or Register

Behaviour Management Day 3: Feeling understood by others - Understanding the most interesting of behaviours

Description
This third and final session, will look at techniques covered in the previous two sessions and support NQTs in the development of their own classroom / behavioural management.

The training will include:
  • Understanding the difference between learned and diagnosable behaviours and how to manage them accordingly;
  • Understanding of dynamics, links to positive reinforcement and reward;
  • Understanding that all behaviours can be modified effectively and holistically;
  • Additional skills and techniques to support both low level and extreme behaviours.
Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • have more strategies to support their own behaviours and de-escalate
  • have a continued and consistent approach to behavioural management
  • have a teacher who is able to support them when their behaviours are difficult or distressing to manage
NQTs will:
  • believe in their own abilities to support a wide variety of behaviours
  • use techniques learnt consistently and empower pupil attainment
  • understand the differences between learned and diagnosed behaviours and have support mechanisms to manage them
  • have a clear understanding of their responsibilities within behavioural management
Schools will:
  • have NQTs who are not phased by distressing behaviours and who can deal with them according to both school policy and national guidance
  • have classrooms that are conducive to learning, with supportive, reflective practitioners
Audience

All NQTs


Date
8th June 2021 (1:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Meic Griffiths - Waterside Primary, Outreach, Nest & Nurture
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Included as part of the EYFS and Primary NQT or Secondary NQT packages, otherwise above charges apply
To make a booking please Login or Register

Reflection, Acceptance and Celebration

Description
Join us for an opportunity to reflect on the year, celebrate success and plan for the future.

We will take some time to explore possible pathways, hopes, dreams and aspirations, whilst also giving practical thought to the very real needs of where we are at on the journey as an NQT and what we can do to support ourselves and each other one year in.
Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • benefit from increased emotional resilience
  • benefit from increased confidence to persevere with challenges in learning
NQTs will:
  • have an increased understanding of the factors that can promote mental health and emotional well-being in the classroom
  • have a greater appreciation of the impact of teachers' own emotional well-being on their teaching practice
  • have an understanding of ways to manage the classroom environment that is conducive to teacher and pupil well-being, linked to real life scenarios
Settings will:
  • benefit from improved relationships between pupils and and teacher
  • benefit from a reduction in fixed term/permanent exclusions and school absence
Audience

All NQTs


Date
6th July 2021 (1:00pm - 4:00pm)