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PFL French

Aimed At:  

All primary teachers

Course date:  

20 October 2021

9.30am-3.30pm

Online

Cost: £95 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

This one-day course will deepen participants' understanding of the pedagogy of primary languages and develop their subject knowledge in French.  

The morning session will explore the strategies that children need to support them to become critical thinkers in the context of primary languages and the aspects of language provision that will support children to succeed on their language journey. 

The afternoon session will develop participants' subject knowledge in French so that they feel confident to teach basic language structures, phonic sounds and vocabulary groups. We will focus on the following language areas: greetings, classroom language and talking about ourselves. 

Delivered by Justine Gregory

 

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RQT Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN RQT's

Course date:  

20 October 2021

9.30am-3.30pm

See notes

A series of network days for  RQTs to participate in a blended approach of training sessions and directed self-study tasks facilitated by Kerri McArdle and Torie Walton.

 

Dates:

23 September 2021

20 October 2021 - Mendip Green

15 November 2021 

10 December 2021 

24 January 2022 

18 February 2022 

22 March 2022 

27 April 2022

23 May 2022 

21 June 2022 

13 July 2022 

 

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PFL Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

20 October 2021

4pm-5.30 pm

Online

This network will give ELAN teachers the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around using French and Spanish in lessons. You will examine  situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Justine Gregory and Kerri McArdle

 

Dates:

 

20 October 2021 - online

16 November 2021

25 January  2022

22 March 2022

10 May 2022

14 June 2022

 

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EYFS Phonics Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

21 October  2021

4pm-5.30pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This network will give ELAN colleagues the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around Early Years phonics. You will examine  situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Nikki Cherry.

 

Dates:

20 September 2021

21 October 2021

10 February 2022

 

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Governors - Safeguarding basic awareness

Aimed At:  

Governors - New. ELAN

Course date:  

21 October 2021

5.30pm-7.30pm

Online

This session is for all new ELAN governors. This course will give you an awareness and understanding of child protection to help keep the children and young people you work with safe. 

Delivered by Paul Cox

 

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EYFS Curriculum Working Party

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

2 November 2021

9.30am - 3.30pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

A series of four EYFS curriculum working party sessions led by Sarah McGahern. An opportunity for school EYFS leads to meet and discuss best practice and ideas.

 

Dates:

14 September 2021 - The Beach

20 September 2021 - The Beach

11 October 2021 - The Beach

2 November 2021 - The Beach

 

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Music Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

 2 November 2021

4pm-5.30pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This network will give ELAN teachers the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around music. You will examine  situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Caroline Madeley and Kerri McArdle

 

Dates:

2 November  2021

10 January  2022

26 April 2022

 

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Maths Leadership Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN maths leads

Course date:  

4 November 2021

1pm-4pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

An opportunity for ELAN maths leads to work together with a focus on SKE and leadership. Delivered by Lorraine Woollven

 

Dates:

4 November 2021

6 December 2021

27 January 2022

17 March 2022

18 May 2022

15 June 2022

 

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Maths Leaders briefings

Aimed At:  

All primary teachers 

Course date:  

4 November 2021 

4pm-5.30pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

Cost £45 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

This series of three maths briefings will ensure that subject leaders remain up to date with current developments within their subject area.  The briefings also provide an opportunity for subject leaders to network with colleagues from other schools. Delivered by Lorraine Woollven

 

Dates:

4 November 2021

27 January 2022

18 May 2022

 

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PFL Spanish

Aimed At:  

All primary teachers

Course date:  

4 November 2021

9.30am-3.30pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

Cost £95 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

This one-day course will deepen participants' understanding of the pedagogy of primary languages and develop their subject knowledge in Spanish.  

 

The morning session will explore the strategies that children need to support them to become critical thinkers in the context of primary languages and the aspects of language provision that will support children to succeed on their language journey. 

 

The afternoon session will develop participants' subject knowledge in Spanish so that they feel confident to teach basic language structures, phonic sounds and vocabulary groups. We will focus on the following language areas: greetings, classroom language and talking about ourselves. 

Delivered by Justine Gregory

 

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MITA  Leadership Training

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

5 November 2021

9am-12pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

These three half day sessions throughout the year are for headteachers and one other senior leader who has specific responsibility for leading the deployment of additional adults in school. The training will focus on whole school evaluation, action planning and capturing impact.

Dates:

15 September 2021 - 9am-12pm

5 November 2021 - 9am-12pm

9 February 2022 - 9am-12pm

 

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QEL Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

5 November 2021

1pm-3.30pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This network will give ELAN QEL's (Quality of Education Leaders) the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around their roles. We will examine  situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Penny Boardman and Kerri McArdle

 

Dates:

5 October 2021

5 November 2022

11 January 2022

4 March 2022

29 April 2022

10 June 2022

 

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SEND - Understanding mathematics difficulties and dyscalculia

Aimed At:  

Primary teachers and support staff 

Course date:  

8 November 2021

1pm-4pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

Cost: £50 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

This half day course will give SENDCOs, literacy leads and teachers a ‘walk through’ of the possible areas of difficulty for pupils who may have dyscalculia or mathematics learning difficulties and how to support them in relation to these difficulties.

Delivered by Cat Wright.

 

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Supervision Training

Aimed At:  

All staff with supervising responsibility

Course date:  

9 November 2021

9am-12pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

Cost: £50 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

This training is for staff who will be supervising team members.

 

The training will enable participants to gain supervision skills and increased confidence in delivering supervision sessions. We will do this by identifying the benefits of supervision in school, establishing how best to set up sessions, and considering the skills needed to be an effective supervisor. Delivered by Jeannie Osmond

 

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PE - New to teaching PE in KS2

Aimed At:  

 All primary staff

Course date:  

9 November 2021

1pm-4pm

Locking Primary PE Hub

Cost: £150 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

This 3 hour course is aimed at adults who teach PE who are new to KS2 or have limited experience of KS2 PE. We will have a chance to look at the curriculum and also a chance to look at a practical PE lesson where tips and ideas on how to structure lessons can be explored. This is a chance to see how holistic skills in the ELAN PE curriculum can be achieved in through a number of different sports. Delivered by Lee Molland

 

Dates:

9 November 2021

22 March 2022

21 June 2022

 

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Phonics training for teachers new to year 1 

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

9 November 2021

1pm-4pm

The Beach

This session is designed to explore how the phonics teaching sequence evolves as teaching progresses from Step 4 to Step 9. Delivered by Penny Boardman

 

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Pastoral Leads Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

9 November 2021

9.30am-11am

The Beach, Bournville Primary Weston-super-Mare

This network will give ELAN colleagues the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around the pastoral role. You will examine  situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Jenny Adams

 

Dates:

9 November 2021  

8 February 2022 

5 May 2022

 

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Governors - Safeguarding Refresher Training (2)

Aimed At:  

 Governors Existing ELAN

Course date:  

10 November 2021

5.30pm-7pm

Online

This session is the second annual refresher training for existing trustees/governors. It will give confidence when implementing the procedures for safeguarding and protecting children. It will refresh the knowledge and awareness of the trustee/governor role and responsibilities for safeguarding and the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

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SEND - Understanding and supporting challenging behaviour (cohort 1)

Aimed At:  

All primary staff

Course date:  

10 November 2021

9.30am-3.30pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

Cost: £95 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

An opportunity for colleagues to come together and share and discuss experiences, consider presenting behaviours, potential difficulties and barriers in light of research and evidence.   The session will allow for solution seeking conversations, where colleagues will be encouraged to consider what might be going on, and identify strategies for change that can be implemented back in their settings. Delivered by Cat Wright and Jane Steele

 

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Talk Boost Training

Aimed At:  

All EYFS and KS1 staff 

Course date:  

12 November 2021

9.30am-3.30pm

Online

Cost: £95 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

Talk Boost KS1 is a targeted intervention for 4-7 year old children with language that is delayed, including children in reception classes.  

Talk Boost KS1 training is suitable for reception, year one and year two teachers and teaching assistants. You will develop the skills and knowledge to understand the rationale behind Talk Boost KS1, identify children who may benefit from the intervention, measure their progress and deliver the intervention successfully.

 

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PSHE Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

12 November 2021

Various - see details

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This network will give ELAN colleagues the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around PSHE. You will examine  situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Jan Leaver and Kerri McArdle.

 

Dates:

12 November 2021  1pm-4pm

25 January 2022  1pm-4pm

24 May 2022  9am-12pm

 

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Data - ELAN's Approach to Using Summative Data

Aimed At:  

New ELAN staff

Course date:  

15 November 2021

9.30am-3.30pm

Locking  - Central Team Meeting Room

ELAN has developed a sophisticated and principled approach to the use of summative data.  This course provides an introduction for all teachers and leaders who are new to ELAN explaining the how and why of our assessment processes.

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PE Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

16 November 2021

4pm-4.45pm

To be confirmed

A series of six PE network sessions led by Lee Molland. An opportunity for school PE leads to meet and discuss best practice and ideas.

 

Dates:

14 September 2021 - (now merged with strategy meeting)
16 November 2021
18 January 2022
1 March 2022
17 May 2022
28 June 2022

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Teaching Spelling

Aimed At:  

All primary teachers

Course date:  

16 November 2021

9.30am-3.30pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

£95 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

When children do not have to worry about the transcriptional aspects of writing, they are freed to be imaginative, engaging with their reader in exciting and creative ways. Indeed, the National Curriculum requires us to teach children to spell quickly and accurately with the aim that they will then be able to write clearly and coherently. By teaching spelling systematically, expert teachers can help children to make sense of a spelling system which often appears to be over-complicated and irregular. Delivered by Penny Boardman

 

Participants will:

  • develop an understanding of the English spelling system – its phonic regularity, morphology and etymology
  • develop phonics subject knowledge and apply this to recognising graphemes in words and the phonemes they represent
  • develop an understanding of the Year 2-6 Spelling Programme
  • explore effective curriculum pedagogy

 

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MPTA training - Cohort 1

Aimed At:  

ELAN TA's

Course date:  

17 November 2021

9am-12pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This training includes two half-days designed for teaching assistants, to develop and apply new skills in the classroom. The course coverage includes:

  • Latest research and guidance on the complementary roles of teachers and TAs
  • Scaffolding as a framework for developing pupil independence
  • Reflection on practice and developing pupil- and class-specific strategies for scaffolding
  • Planning changes to practice

Dates:

17 November 2021

13 January 2022

 

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Governor - New to role of Governor or Trustee Training (cohort 1)

Aimed At:  

Governors & trustees

Course date:  

17 November 2021

6pm-8pm

Online

Cost: £30 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

This session offers an introduction to those new to the role of trustee/governor and aims to develop their confidence and understanding of the key roles and responsibilities; good practice; how to get to know their school/MAT; how to challenge and support; where to find further information to support their role. Delivered by Chris Mayer

 

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MPTA training - Cohort 2

Aimed At:  

ELAN TA's

Course date:  

17 November 2021

1pm-4pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This training includes two half-days designed for teaching assistants, to develop and apply new skills in the classroom. The course coverage includes:

  • Latest research and guidance on the complementary roles of teachers and TAs
  • Scaffolding as a framework for developing pupil independence
  • Reflection on practice and developing pupil- and class-specific strategies for scaffolding
  • Planning changes to practice

Dates:

17 November 2021

13 January 2022

 

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PE - Confidence booster for teaching PE - Cohort 1

Aimed At:  

All primary staff

Course date:  

17 November 2021

9am-12pm

Locking Primary PE Hub

Cost: £50 per person (non ELAN schools only)

This 3 hour course will be aimed at adults who want to see some practical PE and also have a chance to look at the curriculum and be assured on what they are delivering. It is a chance to check in with ideas on how you might improve your own practice, but also a chance to network with like minded people who are keen to deliver high quality PE lessons. Delivered by Lee Molland

 

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Deputy Head Teacher Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

19 November 2021

1.30pm-3.30pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This network will give ELAN colleagues the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around the role of Deputy Head Teacher. You will examine  situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Kerri McArdle

 

Dates:

15 October 2021 

19 November 2021

21 January 2022

25 March 2022

13 May 2022

17 June 2022

 

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MPTA training - Cohort 3

Aimed At:  

ELAN TA's

Course date:  

22 November 2021

9am-12pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This training includes two half-days designed for teaching assistants, to develop and apply new skills in the classroom. The course coverage includes:

  • Latest research and guidance on the complementary roles of teachers and TAs
  • Scaffolding as a framework for developing pupil independence
  • Reflection on practice and developing pupil- and class-specific strategies for scaffolding
  • Planning changes to practice

Dates:

22 November 2021

14 January 2022

 

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Book Club - Just about Books

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

22 November 2021

4pm-5pm

Mendip Green Primary, Weston-super-Mare

A book group for ELAN teachers to keep up to date with children's literature. Come and join us over tea and cake.

 

Dates:

22 November 2021

31 January 2022

21 March 2022

13 June 2022

 

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MPTA training - Cohort 4

Aimed At:  

ELAN TA's

Course date:  

22 November 2021

1pm-4pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This training includes two half-days designed for teaching assistants, to develop and apply new skills in the classroom. The course coverage includes:

  • Latest research and guidance on the complementary roles of teachers and TAs
  • Scaffolding as a framework for developing pupil independence
  • Reflection on practice and developing pupil- and class-specific strategies for scaffolding
  • Planning changes to practice

Dates:

22 November 2021

14 January 2022

 

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MPTA training - Cohort 5

Aimed At:  

ELAN TA's

Course date:  

23 November 2021

9am-12pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This training includes two half-days designed for teaching assistants, to develop and apply new skills in the classroom. The course coverage includes:

  • Latest research and guidance on the complementary roles of teachers and TAs
  • Scaffolding as a framework for developing pupil independence
  • Reflection on practice and developing pupil- and class-specific strategies for scaffolding
  • Planning changes to practice

Dates:

23 November 2021

20 January 2022

 

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MPTA training - Cohort 6

Aimed At:  

ELAN TA's

Course date:  

23 November 2021

1pm-4pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This training includes two half-days designed for teaching assistants, to develop and apply new skills in the classroom. The course coverage includes:

  • Latest research and guidance on the complementary roles of teachers and TAs
  • Scaffolding as a framework for developing pupil independence
  • Reflection on practice and developing pupil- and class-specific strategies for scaffolding
  • Planning changes to practice

Dates:

23 November 2021

20 January 2022

 

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MPTA training - Cohort 7

Aimed At:  

ELAN TA's

Course date:  

24 November 2021

9am-12pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This training includes two half-days designed for teaching assistants, to develop and apply new skills in the classroom. The course coverage includes:

  • Latest research and guidance on the complementary roles of teachers and TAs
  • Scaffolding as a framework for developing pupil independence
  • Reflection on practice and developing pupil- and class-specific strategies for scaffolding
  • Planning changes to practice

Dates:

24 November 2021

21 January 2022

 

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MPTA training - Cohort 8

Aimed At:  

ELAN TA's

Course date:  

24 November 2021

1pm-4pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This training includes two half-days designed for teaching assistants, to develop and apply new skills in the classroom. The course coverage includes:

  • Latest research and guidance on the complementary roles of teachers and TAs
  • Scaffolding as a framework for developing pupil independence
  • Reflection on practice and developing pupil- and class-specific strategies for scaffolding
  • Planning changes to practice

Dates:

24 November 2021

21 January 2022

 

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English Pedagogical Approaches

Aimed At:  

All primary teachers

Course date:  

25 November 2021

9.30am-3.30pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

Cost: £95 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

Children’s learning is far more effective when they understand where it is leading. As children develop as readers and writers, learning journeys need to be designed to provide opportunity for new learning but also to provide opportunity for them to practice skills they already have and to deepen their understanding.

During the course participants will:

  • develop their understanding of how the use of quality children’s literature as a starting point for children’s learning in English is an essential element in effective English teaching
  • develop their understanding and have practical experience of the key strategies used in an effective learning sequence for reading and writing
  • develop their understanding of effective planning of learning sequences

 Delivered by Penny Boardman

 

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ELKLAN Top up Training

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

26 November 2021

9.30am-3.30pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

A one-day course for new staff in schools using ELKLAN.  This training will keep all staff up to date in the ELKLAN system of communication and language.  This will ensure our children have every opportunity to develop their communication and language skills and will enable participating schools to retain their ELKLAN communication friendly setting accreditation.

Delivered by Amy Corlett

 

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English  - Year 3 Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

29 November 2021

4pm-5.30pm

Online

This network will give ELAN colleagues the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around Year 3 English. You will examine  situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Penny Boardman

 

Dates:

29 November 2021

14 February 2022

29 March 2022

19 May 2022

 

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SEND - Understanding English difficulties and dyslexia

Aimed At:  

All primary teachers and support staff 

Course date:  

29 November 2021

9am-12pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

Cost: £100 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

Over two half days, this course will give SENDCOs, literacy leads and teachers a ‘walk through’ of the possible areas of difficulty for pupils who may have dyslexia or English learning difficulties and how to support them.

Delivered by Cat Wright.

Dates:

29 November 2021

10 January 2022

 

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English - Year 4 Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

30 November 2021

4pm-5.30pm

Online

This network will give ELAN colleagues the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around Year 4 English. You will examine  situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Penny Boardman

 

Dates:

30 November 2021

7 February 2022

31 March 2022

23 May 2022

 

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MPTA training - Cohort 9

Aimed At:  

ELAN TA's

Course date:  

30 November 2021

9am-12pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This training includes two half-days designed for teaching assistants, to develop and apply new skills in the classroom. The course coverage includes:

  • Latest research and guidance on the complementary roles of teachers and TAs
  • Scaffolding as a framework for developing pupil independence
  • Reflection on practice and developing pupil- and class-specific strategies for scaffolding
  • Planning changes to practice

Dates:

30 November 2021

31 January 2022

 

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MPTA training - Cohort 10

Aimed At:  

ELAN TA's

Course date:  

30 November 2021

1pm-4pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This training includes two half-days designed for teaching assistants, to develop and apply new skills in the classroom. The course coverage includes:

  • Latest research and guidance on the complementary roles of teachers and TAs
  • Scaffolding as a framework for developing pupil independence
  • Reflection on practice and developing pupil- and class-specific strategies for scaffolding
  • Planning changes to practice

Dates:

30 November 2021

31 January 2022

 

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Governors - Monitoring & Evaluation training

Aimed At:  

Governors & trustees 

Course date:  

November 2021

Pre recorded

Online

A pre-recorded session which will provide governors and trustees with an overview of the different ways a governing body can monitor the performance of their school at a strategic level.

A link will be given to access this pre-recorded session once a place has been booked.

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MPTA training - Cohort 11

Aimed At:  

ELAN TA's

Course date:  

1 December 2021

9am-12pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This training includes two half-days designed for teaching assistants, to develop and apply new skills in the classroom. The course coverage includes:

  • Latest research and guidance on the complementary roles of teachers and TAs
  • Scaffolding as a framework for developing pupil independence
  • Reflection on practice and developing pupil- and class-specific strategies for scaffolding
  • Planning changes to practice

Dates:

1 December 2021

1 February 2022

 

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MPTA training - Cohort 12

Aimed At:  

ELAN TA's

Course date:  

1 December 2021

1pm-4pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This training includes two half-days designed for teaching assistants, to develop and apply new skills in the classroom. The course coverage includes:

  • Latest research and guidance on the complementary roles of teachers and TAs
  • Scaffolding as a framework for developing pupil independence
  • Reflection on practice and developing pupil- and class-specific strategies for scaffolding
  • Planning changes to practice

Dates:

1 December 2021

1 February 2022

 

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English Leadership Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN English leads

Course date:  

1 December 2021

9am-12pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

An opportunity for ELAN English leads to work together with a focus on SKE and leadership. Delivered by Penny Boardman.

 

Dates:

29 September 2021

1 December 2021

26 January 2022

23 March 2022

18 May 2022

22 June 2022

 

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Governors - Curriculum update training

Aimed At:  

Governors - ELAN

Course date:  

December 2021

Pre-recorded

Online

A pre-recorded session that will provide governors with an overview of the development of the ELAN curriculum, it's intent, implementation and impact.

A link will be given to access this pre-recorded session once a place has been booked.

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English - Year 5 Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

2 December 2021

4pm-5.30pm

Online

This network will give ELAN colleagues the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around Year 5 English. You will examine  situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Penny Boardman

 

Dates:

2 December 2021

8 February 2022

4 April  2022

24 May 2022

 

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MAPA Refresher - Cohort 2

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

3 December 2021

9.30am-3.30pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This annual one-day refresher course reinforces the techniques gained for those who have already attended the two-day course.  Delivered by Beckie Norton or Gail Matter.

 

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English - Year 6 Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

6 December 2021

4pm-5.30pm

Online

This network will give ELAN colleagues the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around Year 6 English. You will examine  situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Penny Boardman

 

Dates:

6 December 2021

7 April  2022

16 May 2022

 

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PE - New to teaching PE in KS1 (cohort 2)

Aimed At:  

All primary staff

Course date:  

6 December 2021

1pm-4pm

Locking Primary PE Hub

Cost: £150 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

This 3, half day course is aimed at adults who teach PE who are new to KS1 or have limited experience of KS1 PE. We will have a chance to look at the curriculum and also a chance to look at a practical PE lesson where tips and ideas on how to structure lessons can be explored. Delivered by Lee Molland

 

Dates:

6 December 2021

7 March 2022

16 May 2022

 

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Support Staff Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN support staff only

Course date:  

7 December 2021

1.30pm-3pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This network will give ELAN TA's, LSA's, Learning Mentors and SMSA's the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around their roles. You will examine  situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Jane Steele and Cat Wright.

 

Dates:

 

7 December 2021

8 February 2022

6 April 2022

24 May 2022

 

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English  - Year 2 Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

7 December 2021

4pm-5.30pm

Online

This network will give ELAN colleagues the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around Year 2 English. You will examine  situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Penny Boardman

 

Dates:

7 December 2021

15 February 2022

28 March 2022

17 May 2022

 

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Attendance Leads Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

8 December 2021

4pm-5pm

Online

A series of three network sessions led by Mahad Ali. An opportunity for school attendance leads to meet and discuss best practice and ideas.

 

Dates:

8 December 2021

31 March 2022

7 July 2022

 

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PE - New to teaching PE (cohort 2)

Aimed At:  

All primary staff

Course date:  

8 December 2021

9am-12pm

Locking Primary PE Hub

Cost: £150 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

This 3 half day course is aimed at adults with limited experience of teaching primary school PE. We will look at the KS1 and KS2 curriculum in detail, and see how the key skills can be delivered using a number of different sports. There will be a chance to watch a practical lesson, with tips on structure and engagement. Delivered by Lee Molland

 

Dates:

8 December 2021

9 March 2022

18 May 2022

 

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SEND - Impact of Trauma on Learning

Aimed At:  

All primary staff

Course date:  

8 December 2021

Various see details

The Beach, Bournville Primary, WsM

Cost: £115 per person (non ELAN schools only.

 

This one and a half day course will cover understanding and identifying children who may have experienced trauma and the impact this may have on learning. You will learn how to adapt both interactions with these children and the environment within the school to better meet their needs.

Delivered by Jane Steele

 

Dates:

8 December 2021  9.30am-3.30pm

2 February 2022  1pm-4pm

 

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MAPA Refresher - Cohort 3

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

9 December 2021

9.30am-3.30pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This annual one-day refresher course reinforces the techniques gained for those who have already attended the two-day course.  Delivered by Beckie Norton 

 

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Phonics - Year 1 Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

9 December 2021

4pm-5.30pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This network will give ELAN colleagues the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around Year 1 phonics. You will examine  situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Katie Miles

 

Dates:

27 September 2021 - Online

9 December 2021 - tbc

24 March 2022 - tbc

 

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Safeguarding Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

14 December 2021

4pm-5pm

Online

This network will give ELAN colleagues the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around Safeguarding. You will examine  situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Paul Cox.

 

Dates:

21 September 2021

14 December 2021

1 February 2022

29 March 2022

3 May 2022

21 June 2022

 

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Wellbeing Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only 

Course date:  

11 January 2022

4pm-5.30pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This network will give ELAN colleagues the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around wellbeing. You will examine  situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Denise Price

 

Dates:

12 October 2021

11 January 2022

5 April 2022

 

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EYFS Leadership Training

Aimed At:  

All EYFS teachers

Course date:  

11 January 2022

9.30am-3.30pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

Cost: £285 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

This is a three-day programme to develop the professional knowledge and understanding of an Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS lead) within a school environment. Delivered by Sarah McGahern

Participants will:

  • explore how to lead others through reflecting on themselves as a leader
  • explore how to lead learning through vision and curriculum
  • explore how to lead innovation through considering how to implement lasting excellence

 

Dates:

11 January 2022

15 March 2022

5 May 2022

 

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Assessment Leads Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

14 January 2022

Various 

Online

This network will give ELAN colleagues the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around assessment. You will examine  situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Penny Boardman.

 

Dates: 

28 September 2021- 3.45pm-5pm

14 January 2022 - 1pm-3.30pm

20 May 2022 - 1pm-3.30pm

 

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First Aid - Youth Mental Health First Aid

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

17 January 2022

9am-4pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This two day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing

  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate
  • Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive
  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing

 

Dates:

17 January 2022

24 January 2022

 

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Coaching skills for school leaders

Aimed At:  

Primary school leaders

Course date:  

18 January 2022

1pm-4pm

The Beach, Bournville Primary School, W-s-M

Cost: £150 (non ELAN schools only)

Enabling leaders in education to develop coaching skills facilitates the development of a culture which encourages curiosity, open-minded learning and a safe space to understand ourselves and develop our strengths within a supportive environment. 

The bespoke nature of coaching ensures relevant, practical support in developing the following:

  • strategic thinking
  • clear understanding of delivery and accountability
  • effective leadership and people management
  • workload considerations
  • long-term development and divergent thinking to meet the needs of the future educational landscape (sustainability)
  • financial and partnership working for more effective leadership.

Dates:

18 January 2022

3 February 2022

7 March 2022

 

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English Leaders briefings

Aimed At:  

All primary teachers 

Course date:  

18 January 2022 

4pm-5.30pm

Various - see details

Cost £45 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

This series of three English briefings will ensure that subject leaders remain up to date with current developments within their subject area.  The briefings also provide an opportunity for subject leaders to network with colleagues from other schools. Delivered by Penny Boardman.

 

Dates:

18 October 2021 - The Beach, Bournville Primary School

18 January 2022 - Online

26 April 2022 - The Beach

 

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Governors - OFSTED updates 

Aimed At:  

Governors - ELAN

Course date:  

New date tbc

5.30pm-7pm

Online

This twilight session will provide trustees and governors with an update on inspections under the 2019 OFSTED framework. Delivered by Adam Matthews

 

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OFSTED Leadership Briefing

Aimed At:  

School Leaders

Course date:  

New date tbc

4pm-5:30pm

Online

These OFSTED leadership briefings will ensure that leaders remain up to date with current developments following the winter conference. The briefing will also provide an opportunity for  leaders to network with colleagues from other schools.

There will be a second briefing to follow in 2022.

The date of this is to be confirmed. Delivered by Adam Matthews.

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MAPA training - two day

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

4 February 2022

9.30am-3.30pm

The Beach

In this two-day course, Pivotal MAPA® helps build confidence in prevention and de-escalation strategies and holding skills in school. The course provides skills to address everything from low-level disruption to more serious challenging behaviours that place pupils and staff at greater risk of harm. Delivered by Beckie Norton 

 

Dates:

4 February 2022

7 February 2022

 

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MAPA Theory

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

10 February 2022

9.30am-3.30pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This one day Pivotal MAPA® course is theory based and helps build skills in prevention and de-escalation strategies, including Pivotal Scripted Interventions, managing behavioural risk and important restorative approaches. Delivered by Beckie Norton or Gail Matter.

 

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SEND - Grounding and Calming Techniques

Aimed At:  

All primary staff

Course date:  

1 March 2022

1pm-4pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

Cost: £100 per person (non ELAN schools only)

This course is held over two half-days and is open to SENCOs, learning mentors, and any support staff who run SEMH interventions. The content will include understanding anxiety and how it impacts on children’s learning and developing individual and small group programmes to support children who present with high levels of anxiety. Delivered by Jane Steele

 

Dates:

1 March 2022

9 March 2022

 

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Spelling Champion Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

1 March 2022

4pm-5pm

Various see details

This network will give ELAN teachers the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around spelling. You will examine  situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Penny Boardman.

 

Dates:

 

4 October 2021 - Online

1 March 2022 - The Beach

3 May 2022 - Online

 

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SENDco Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

1 March 2022

Various - see details

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This network will give ELAN colleagues the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around SEND. You will examine  situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. . Led by Cat Wright and Jane Steele.

 

Dates:

13 October 2021 - 9am-12pm

1 March 2022  - 9am-12pm

25 May 2022 - 1pm-4pm

 

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Governors - Understanding and using data

Aimed At:  

ELAN governors only

Course date:  

March 2022

Pre-recorded session

Online

This pre-recorded session will help develop governors understanding of the internal progress and attainment data available to ELAN schools. You will become familiar with the range of internal data reports available and how they can be used to hold schools to account.

 

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Safeguarding-Basic Awareness

Aimed At:  

New ELAN staff

Course date:  

3 March 2022

Course Time: 1pm-4pm

Enter location: Online

This session is for all new ELAN staff to give you an awareness and understanding of child protection to help keep the children and young people you work with safe. 

Delivered by Paul Cox

 

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Governors - Safeguarding basic awareness

Aimed At:  

New ELAN school governors

Course date:  

3 March 2022

5.30pm-7.30pm

Online

This session is for all new ELAN governors. This course will give you an awareness and understanding of child protection to help keep the children and young people you work with safe. 

Delivered by Paul Cox

 

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PE - New to teaching PE in KS1 (cohort 1)

Aimed At:  

All primary staff

Course date:  

7 March 2022

1pm-4pm

Locking Primary PE Hub

Cost: £150 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

This 3 half day course is aimed at adults who teach PE who are new to KS1 or have limited experience of KS1 PE. We will have a chance to look at the curriculum and also a chance to look at a practical PE lesson where tips and ideas on how to structure lessons can be explored. Delivered by Lee Molland

 

Dates:

27 September 2021

7 March 2022

16 May 2022

 

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PE - New to teaching PE (cohort 1)

Aimed At:  

All primary staff

Course date:  

9 March 2022

9am-12pm

Locking Primary PE Hub

Cost: £150 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

This 3 hour course is aimed at adults with limited experience of teaching primary school PE. We will look at the KS1 and KS2 curriculum in detail, and see how the key skills can be delivered using a number of different sports. There will be a chance to watch a practical lesson, with tips on structure and engagement. Delivered by Lee Molland

 

Dates:

29 September 2021

9 March 2022

18 May 2022

 

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Data - Phase leader training

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

10 March 2022

1pm-4pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This session will provide an opportunity for phase leaders to develop their understanding of the internal progress and attainment data available to Extend Learning Academy Network schools.  During the session, leaders will become familiar with the range of internal data reports available to ELAN schools and how they can use the data to secure school improvement. Delivered by Penny Boardman and Emma Parkins

 

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Pupil Premium Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

15 March 2022

4pm-5.30pm

Various - view details

This network will give ELAN colleagues the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around pupil premium. You will examine  situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Adam Matthews and Kerri McArdle

 

Dates:

28 September 2021 -Online

15 March 2022

12 July 2022

 

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SEND - Understanding and supporting challenging behaviour (cohort 2)

Aimed At:  

All primary staff

Course date:  

16 March 2022

9.30am-3.30pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

Cost: £95 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

An opportunity for colleagues to come together and share and discuss experiences, consider presenting behaviours, potential difficulties and barriers in light of research and evidence.   The session will allow for solution seeking conversations, where colleagues will be encouraged to consider what might be going on, and identify strategies for change that can be implemented back in their settings. Delivered by Cat Wright and Jane Steele

 

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Governor - New to the role training (cohort 2)

Aimed At:  

Governors & trustees

Course date:  

24 March 2022

6pm-8pm

Online

Cost: £30 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

This session offers an introduction to those new to the role of trustee/governor and aims to develop their confidence and understanding of the key roles and responsibilities; good practice; how to get to know their school/MAT; how to challenge and support; where to find further information to support their role. Delivered by Chris Mayer

 

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PE - Confidence booster for teaching PE - Cohort 2

Aimed At:  

All primary staff

Course date:  

30 March 2022

9am-12pm

Locking Primary PE Hub

Cost: £50 per person (non ELAN schools only)

This 3 hour course will be aimed at adults who want to see some practical PE and also have a chance to look at the curriculum and be assured on what they are delivering. It is a chance to check in with ideas on how you might improve your own practice, but also a chance to network with like minded people who are keen to deliver high quality PE lessons. Delivered by Lee Molland

 

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Managing difficult conversations

Aimed At:  

All staff

Course date:  

3 May 2022

1pm-4pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

Within schools we often have to have difficult conversations– perhaps when we have to share difficult news or are experiencing different things and therefore have a different perspective or understanding of the situation.

The aim of this half day session is to get us thinking about how we can work in a way that will help ensure the best outcome for these meetings, so that all stakeholders are heard and an agreement can be reached in terms of the way forward.  Delivered by Cat Wright and Jane Steele

 

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PE - Confidence booster for teaching PE - Cohort 3

Aimed At:  

All primary staff

Course date:  

22 June 2022

9am-12pm

Locking Primary PE Hub

Cost: £50 per person (non ELAN schools only)

This 3 hour course will be aimed at adults who want to see some practical PE and also have a chance to look at the curriculum and be assured on what they are delivering. It is a chance to check in with ideas on how you might improve your own practice, but also a chance to network with like minded people who are keen to deliver high quality PE lessons. Delivered by Lee Molland

 

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MAPA Refresher - Cohort 4

Aimed At:  

ELAN staff only

Course date:  

24 June 2022

9.30am-3.30pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

This annual one-day refresher course reinforces the techniques gained for those who have already attended the two-day course.  Delivered by Beckie Norton or Gail Matter.

 

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ECT's - Introduction to subject leadership 

Aimed At:  

ELAN ECT's

Course date:  

28 June 2022

9.30am-3.30pm

The Beach, Bournville, Weston-super-Mare

Delivered by Kerri McArdle, this one day course is designed to support subject leaders in their role and will include:

  • key elements to effective subject leadership
  • subject leader roles
  • responsibilities and tasks
  • strategic direction and development
  • the importance of subject knowledge and pedagogical subject knowledge
  • leading others

 

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