Support Staff

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Preparation for Assessment - Virtual Online Programme

Description
This course provides participants with the six 2 hour sessions (previously 3 days) for preparation for assessment and the fee also covers the half-day assessment required for gaining HLTA status.

These six sessions will take you through all aspects which you need to cover in preparation for assessment against the 33 HLTA standards.

Session 1 Introduction, overview of assessment methods
Session 2 Overview of task forms, standards and examples
Session 3 How to record evidence of teaching, standards and examples
Session 4 How to select and record supplementary document evidence
Session 5 Draft task reviews, assessment grid referencing and short task completion
Session 6 Short task completion and how to prepare for school assessment meetings.

The final assessment will be by telephone or online meeting. All candidates must check they have the relevant level 2 (equivalent to GCSE A*-C, 9-4, grade) maths and English qualification certificates before applying.
Impact Statement
HLTAs:
  • Will be supported in completing the written assignments and feel prepared for the online assessment required.
  • Participants who successfully complete will gain HLTA status
Audience

Staff seeking to gain HLTA Status


Date
5th November 2020 (10:00am - 12:00pm)
6th November 2020 (10:00am - 12:00pm)
12th November 2020 (10:00am - 12:00pm)
13th November 2020 (10:00am - 12:00pm)
10th December 2020 (10:00am - 12:00pm)
11th December 2020 (10:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
Online delivery - This session will be delivered virtually
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Strictly Education 4S
Cost
£665
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Down Syndrome Training Day

Description
Session One will include:

  • the Specific Learning Profile
  • pacing a lesson to maximise student engagement
  • differentiation strategies

Session Two will include:

  • planning for effective blended/home-learning
  • behaviour, self-esteem and supporting unstructured times
Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • benefit from carefully planned support tailored to meet individual need
Staff will:
  • have increased confidence to effectively implement strategies to support children with Down's
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers and Teaching Assistants supporting a child in school with Down's Syndrome


Date
24th November 2020 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
1st December 2020 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
£90 (non RBG school £110)
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Visual Impairment Awareness Training

Description
This course has been run jointly by Bexley and Royal Greenwich for many years. It is a course for teaching assistants who provide direct support for visually impaired and blind children.

The course provides in-depth coverage of the learning needs of VI students, including how to prepare materials, how to safely include VI children in school activities and how to use specialist technologies such as low vision aids, braille, and information about mobility and the use of sighted guides.

The course is normally followed by specific training in schools about the needs of individual children.
Impact Statement
Pupils will:
  • be able to access the curriculum effectively
Staff will:
  • have an in depth understanding of visual impairment and how it affects pupils and their families
  • be equipped with a range of strategies to support pupils with VI in mainstream primary schools
Settings will:
  • be able to set up VI friendly approaches across the whole school and establish consistent approaches to the management of pupils in their schools, as a consequence of a shared knowledge and understanding amongst all staff
  • have staff who have a greater understanding of best practice in relation to pupils with visual impairment
Audience

Teaching Assistants


Date
25th November 2020 (9:00am - 3:30pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
Member of Royal Greenwich Sensory Team
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
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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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Restorative Approaches Facilitator Training 2020/2021

Description
A Restorative Approach (RA) is inspired by the philosophy and practices of Restorative Justice, which puts repairing harm done to relationships and people at the heart of its response to conflict and wrongdoing. The ultimate aim of the training is to contribute to the building of a respectful, safe and inclusive school community or setting.


The course is held over 4 days and provides intensive, interactive facilitator training, focusing on building an understanding of a restorative ethos and developing effective facilitation skills


After the Facilitator course, participants can go on to undertake the Restorative Approaches: Theory and Practice Level 5 programme. This is a course credit rated by the University of Greenwich, which will further develop their skills in this area and enable them to gain 60 credits at Level 5.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will develop essential life skills in conflict resolution, problem solving and emotional literacy; helping them to understand how to positively repair relationships damaged through conflict

Practitioners:
  • Will develop practical skills and knowledge, which they can apply to conflict situations in their work setting
  • Will have the opportunity to work towards a L5 University accreditation and on completion, can apply to achieve registration with the Restorative Justice Council

Settings:
  • Will benefit from having staff with specialist skills and knowledge who can support an enhanced conciliatory culture across the setting
Audience

All School Staff


Date
9th March 2021 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
16th March 2021 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
23rd March 2021 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
30th March 2021 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Direct Services to Schools Team
Cost
£375 (non RBG school £400)
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