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Curriculum Courses

If you have any queries regarding the Primary Training Hub, please contact primarytraininghub@brookewestontrust.org or call 01536 684289.

 

Please note all Spring term sessions will now be held online. 

 

The following courses are aimed at teachers and subject leaders to develop their own pedagogy and understanding around different areas of the curriculum.

Developing Outstanding Pedagogy based on Rosenshines Principles
 

This course consists of a series of sessions exploring the work of Rosenshine with practical classroom ideas to ensure children ‘know more, remember more and can do more’. The sessions will be held on 11th March, 18th March, 23rd March, 22nd April & 29th April 2021. It is recommended that delegates attend all five dates for the maximum benefit.

Dates: 5 sessions across 5 days (£150 per delegate)

Facilitator: BWT Primary Curriculum Group

A group of Curriculum Leaders from across BWT Primary Schools.

Teaching Historical Enquiry
 

In this session, we will use examples of highly effective History teaching from across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 to help you develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to apply these ideas to your own curriculum planning. Bring a memory stick and take away the resources with you.

Dates: 4th May 2021

Alf Wilkinson

Facilitator: Alf Wilkinson

Alf Wilkinson taught history for many years and is now retired. From 1999-2016 he worked for the Historical Association as their Education Manager, as well as writing text books and online materials. His most recent publication was a series of Primary history texts for Collins, published in 2019. Until 2019 he was joint editor of Primary History, the HA journal for primary teachers. He has acted as a consultant on many educational programmes, including for the BBC. He is an experienced CPD deliverer, and still delivers online and Face-to-Face CPD for the HA and other organisations.

Practical Geography and Fieldwork Ideas for the Class  

A practical day for primary classroom teachers where you can dive, hands and feet first, into a variety of activities designed to develop children’s geographical understanding. Sessions will take place both indoors and outside. 

Dates: 11th May 2021

Facilitator: Nell Seal

Nell Seal has worked for the last 22 years in environmental and outdoor learning, including managing a residential outdoor centre, as a consultant to the

Nell Seal

Geographical Association and as an Local Authority advisory teacher.   

Nell has BSc/MSc qualifications in Ecology, a PGCE in Secondary Geography and is a qualified Forest School practitioner.  Currently Nell is a freelance consultant specialising in facilitating CPD training in the areas of learning for sustainability, outdoor learning and primary geography. Nell has worked with the Geographical Association for over 10 years and has been a Primary Geography Quality Mark moderator for 4 years. Find out more on her website www.salixeducation.co.uk

Bar Modelling for Deeper Mathematical Understanding 

This session will cover how to use bar modelling to create a ‘thinking’ environment. Also, how to encourage staff and learners to think about representations to expose arithmetic and problem solving, using a range of different bar models.

Dates: 13th May 2021

Declan Byrne

Facilitator: Declan Byrne

My name is Declan Byrne. I am the Director of Maths for the Brooke Weston Trust and am an Assistant Principal at Compass Primary Academy. I have been a lead maths practitioner and provider of CPD for teachers and NQTs since 2014. 

Problem Solving and Investigations in Maths
 

Whilst we celebrate that a problem-solving classroom should embrace child-initiated investigation, this is often extremely difficult to achieve. This course will provide a structure and pedagogy to problem solving that can be adjusted, no matter what the learning is focused on. 

Dates: 17th June 2021

Declan Byrne

Facilitator: Declan Byrne

My name is Declan Byrne. I am the Director of Maths for the Brooke Weston Trust and am an Assistant Principal at Compass Primary Academy. I have been a lead maths practitioner and provider of CPD for teachers and NQTs since 2014. 

Practical Ideas for Delivering DT in your School  

This session will cover how to deliver outstanding Design and Technology in your primary school. The course includes hands-on, practical advice with a number of useful resources to implement in your school now.

Dates: 25th May 2021

Facilitator: Ryan Ball

Ryan Ball

Ryan joined the Design & Technology Association as Curriculum Trainer, in August 2019. Prior to this he taught Design and Technology for 17 years in a number of schools in the UK and overseas, mainly as Head of Department.. As H In his most recent school in Kuala Lumpur his students were awarded the highest marks in the country, in Asia and also the World for Edexcel D&T. He is an Autodesk certified trainer, published D&T author, Ofqual consultant and school governor.

Teaching Effective and Engaging Science 

The training provided in this session will support the development of effective and engaging scientific enquiry skills across the primary age range. Delivery will be practical and interactive with quality teaching resources signposted. 

Dates: 4th February 2021

Facilitator: Sally Spicer

Sally is a Chartered Science Teacher and employed as a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Centre for Teacher Education at the University of Warwick. She is module lead

Sally Spicer

for science across all Primary and Early Years PGCE pathways. Her current research interest is on developing science capital in trainee teachers. Sally is involved in a voluntary capacity with the Association for Science Education at a regional and national level.

How to Teach RE 

Religious Education remains incredibly important in our school life - you may be wondering where to start. If you would like to join others eager to learn how to lead a team in delivering the highest quality Religious Education in school, this session will help you on this journey.

Dates: 2nd March 2021

Facilitator: Jan Mcguire

Jan McGuire is a Religious Education and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Consultant. As an experienced Adviser for the Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) Jan works as a governance officer and Adviser in RE for Local Authorities. Jan is involved in developing regional and national curriculum materials for use within the broad area of RE, SMSC, cultural and re

Jan Mcguire

ligious diversity. Jan was the project manager for the national Religious Education leadership mentoring (REvitalise)programme for the Association of RE Inspectors, Advisers and Consultants (AREIAC) and is currently a serving officer on the AREIAC Executive. Jan is named lead author and editor of the ‘Teaching Controversial Issues Toolkit’, adopted by the UN in 2018. An accredited lead internal verifier and assessor, Jan is an Assessor for the Religious Education Quality Mark (REQM).

Teaching Effective Art Sequences
 

This is a practical workshop session where you will work though an Art sequence of lessons; from studying an artist, to drawing, developing ideas, final piece and evaluation.

Carrie Norman

Dates: 28th January 2021

Facilitator: Carrie Norman

Carrie’s background is in Art. She is a school Principal and has lead the subject in her school for many years. During this time the school has gained and maintained Artsmark Gold. The work produced by pupils is used in DFE exemplification materials. Carrie has lead Art courses in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

MFL in the Primary Classroom 

In this session, you will have the opportunity to review your curriculum, update assessments and discuss any concerns you have regarding the teaching of Modern Foreign Language (MFL)  in your school. You will also be able to share ideas, resources and pedagogy with colleagues to help you create a bespoke languages experience for your students.

Dates: 2nd February & 20th April 2021 (£60 per delegate)

Facilitator: Melanie Navarro-Marin

Melanie is Director of MFL for the Brooke Weston Trust. She has worked collaboratively with Primary and Secondary colleagues across the Trust and as a MFL consultant for the SSAT. She is a published author (‘The Key to Spanish Grammar’) and has a particular interest in making languages accessible for all students.  Another one of her passions is developing colleagues’ leadership and management skills.

Sports Premium 

This session will cover the do’s and don’ts when it comes to spending the Sports Premium fund. We will be looking at ways in which to make the spending of the PE premium sustainable and sharing ideas regarding the best ways to spend it. 

Dates: 12th November 2020

Facilitator: Hannah Layram

I have worked as a PE specialist since 2018, and have previously worked in a Secondary

Hannah Layram

School delivering PE and Dance.  I am passionate about PESSPA and believe that as a Primary Teacher, we have the ability to promote a lifelong love of sport and physical activity. I will be leading courses on the Sports Premium and the government guidelines. As well as PE in EYFS, which is vital for the development of fundamental skills and the Tricky Bits in PE, which will cover all areas including specific sports, pedagogy and general tips on the delivery of PE. 

PE - Tricky bits
 

This session will cover all areas of PE including specific sports, the structure of a lesson, differentiation in PE, planning and assessment. There will also be a practical element to the session. This will be held at Compass Primary Academy.

Dates: 9th March 2021

Facilitator: Hannah Layram

I have worked as a PE specialist since 2018, and have previously worked in a Secondary

Hannah Layram

School delivering PE and Dance.  I am passionate about PESSPA and believe that as a Primary Teacher, we have the ability to promote a lifelong love of sport and physical activity. I will be leading courses on the Sports Premium and the government guidelines. As well as PE in EYFS, which is vital for the development of fundamental skills and the Tricky Bits in PE, which will cover all areas including specific sports, pedagogy and general tips on the delivery of PE. 

Delivering PE in EYFS  

This session will look at the delivery of effective PE lessons for early years children to ensure that they are learning and retaining the fundamental skills. It will cover different teaching methods and coaching points of the skills, as well as a practical element. This will be held at Compass Primary Academy.

Dates: 10th June 2021

Facilitator: Hannah Layram

I have worked as a PE specialist since 2018, and have previously worked in a Secondary

Hannah Layram

School delivering PE and Dance.  I am passionate about PESSPA and believe that as a Primary Teacher, we have the ability to promote a lifelong love of sport and physical activity. I will be leading courses on the Sports Premium and the government guidelines. As well as PE in EYFS, which is vital for the development of fundamental skills and the Tricky Bits in PE, which will cover all areas including specific sports, pedagogy and general tips on the delivery of PE. 

 

Course costs: A full day course is only £65 per delegate, which includes a light lunch and half a day course is £30.
How to book: To book a space on our Primary Hub Training programmes, please click here: Primary Training Hub Bookings