The Outreach Team is able to deliver a range of tailor-made Continuing Professional Development opportunities for whole staff teams, NQTs/RQTs (ECTs), Lunchtime Organisers and Teaching Assistants.
EARLY CAREER TEACHERS
Last year's NQT (ECT - Early Career Teachers) twilight behaviour courses were very well received and it is clear that new teachers benefitted from being able to meet colleagues and discuss their experiences in school. For full details of the dates and cost of ECT Twilight sessions for 2021/22 (face-to-face or Virtual) please click here.
Twilight 1 - Professional Responses to Challenging Behaviour
An engaging presentation, full of ideas to challenge your thinking about the role of a classroom teacher as you leave behind the days of being a trainee teacher. The session is based on real life examples, with a focus on helping you to feel more confident, positive and excited about meeting the needs of all the young people in your class.
Twilight 2 - Strategies for Managing Behaviours that Challenge
Honest advice from an experienced teacher on managing low, medium and high level behaviours. This session will help you think about what might be causing certain behaviours and what you can do to manage them. The session includes plenty of opportunity to discuss and problem-solve particular issues in your classroom.
Twilight 3 - Planning for Behaviour
Every teacher has a class that challenges, lessons they lack confidence with or pupils that frustrate them. The session involves an open and honest discussion to start identifying the barriers you are facing, to share good ideas with colleagues and to ensure you go away with a plan to "crack that difficult class"!
Twilight 4 - Drivers of Behaviour
Inclusion is high on schools' agenda and funding changes mean schools are having to meet the needs of children with more and more complex needs. This session will begin to identify some drivers of behaviours. The session will encourage you to think about the needs of the pupils in your class, what strategies might support children with different needs and what changes you can make in your classroom.
Twilight 5 - Developing as a teacher of pupils with SEMH needs
Delivered by an experienced school leader, links will be made to teacher standards, but the focus will be on supporting mentors to help Early Career Teachers reflect on practice, build resilience and engage with mentoring, after a challenging year
with limited time in the classroom due to Covid-19.