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17
Jan
2019

Coaching, a Reflective Practice

Thursday, 17 January 2019 2:00 pm
£40.00

Course leader: Jennie Long

This course is suited to anyone wishing to learn basic coaching skills in an educational context. This may refer to the coaching of students or other members of staff so is relevant to a wide range of colleagues.

  • How to structure a coaching session
  • Questioning methds
  • The importance of listening
  • Specific templates to use
  • The differences between coaching and mentoring
17
Jan
2019

Innovate: Teachers as Researchers - What to research and how to get started?

Thursday, 17 January 2019 4:00 pm -6:00 pm
Free

Course leader: Meera Chudusama

This is an opportunity for both teaching and associate staff to condect a mini research project in their own schools under guidance of Meera, the Editor of our Innovate journal and a Masters graduate. 

23
Jan
2019

Teach meets - Feedback and smart marking

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 4:00 pm
Free

A chance to meet with like-minded professionals looking at Feedback and Smart marking. How to give valuble feedback to your learnings in a time efficient manner

Course leader: Sarika Patel

Sarika is a Secondary Science specialist and a keen member of Oakgrove's T&L group. She has recently sat on the Feedback and Marking panel and is enthusiastic about extending the benefits of participation in these informal network meetings to a wider audience.

12
Feb
2019

Challenge in Maths for Upper KS2

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 4:00 pm -5:30 pm
£40.00

Aimed at year 5 and 6 teachers, KS2 leaders and Maths leaders and

  • Explore and discuss practical strategies for stretching the highest achievers
  • Provide techniques for maintaining the motivation and improvement of the most able
  • Consider how to incorporate meaningful maths reasoning into lessons

Course leader: Jess Beech 

Jess is the maths coordinator and KS2 leader at High ash with over 10 years teaching experience and a Masters in Education

05
Mar
2019

Phonics- Maximising Progress

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 4:00 pm -5:30 pm
£40.00

This course is suited to EYFS, Year 1 teachers, phonics leaders and KS1 leaders.

The course will cover:

  • the role of the phonics leader
  • outline of the RWI style of phonics teaching
  • fluid grouping and how to manage it
  • assessment and the impacts on grouping
  • working towards the year 1 phonics test and making sure children are on track
  • monitoring
  • impact and application of phonics when reading
  • progress and evidence in writing across foundation and KS1

Course leader Sam Wadeson

Sam is a Phonics leader and foundation teacher with a successful track record as EYFS and KS1 leader. 

12
Mar
2019

Music for KS2

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 2:00 pm -4:00 pm
£40.00

This course will cover:

  • The importance of music at primary school
  • The challenges of teaching music at KS2
  • Music links in the curriculum with plenty of ideas to take away
  • Basic notation for KS2
  • Introducing music through technology
  • Link primary and secondary music
  • Extra-curricular and concerts

 

Course leader: Toni Gordon 

Toni has a wealth of experience teaching music, running concerts and organising clubs. She is currently a Head of Year at Oakgrove but has previously been a head of department at an international school.

 

19
Mar
2019

How to develop personalised teacher CPD in your school

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 4:00 pm -5:30 pm
£40.00

This coures is aimed at Middle and Senior Leaders to aid developing personalised CPD and evidencing the impact on teaching and learning.

The course will:

  • Share best practice on how to develop personalised CPD
  • Provide ideas for how to evidence impact of CPD on rapidly improving teaching and learning 
  • How to make this managable and avoid increasing workload
  • Share best practice and ideas on how to monitor impact and support teams to achiev performance management targets

Course leader: Sara Boyce

Sara is a Headteacher with over 10 years experience as a Head and Deputy Head in a range of primary schools and settings. Sara is currently working with schools in Buckinghamshire as a consultant Headteacher for school improvement.

21
Mar
2019

Online Safety in the Primary Phase

Thursday, 21 March 2019 3:45 pm -5:00 pm
£40.00

This course is suited to Primary computing leads and teachers.

The course will cover:

  • the online safety needs of primary phase children
  • give ideas and examples of how to fulfil the computing curriculum element of online safety

Course Leader: Amy Mills

Amy is and Assistant Head at Monkston Primary School and a year 3/4 leader. she has been a computing primary phase lead for 10 years and is a CEOP trained Online Safety Ambassador

 

27
Mar
2019

Teach meets - Engaging revision resources

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 4:00 pm -5:30 pm
Free

A chance to meet with like-minded professionals looking at engaging revision resources and how to keep students motivated during praparation for assessment.

Course leader: Sarika Patel

Sarika is a Secondary Science specialist and a keen member of Oakgrove's T&L group. She has recently sat on the Feedback and Marking panel and is enthusiastic about extending the benefits of participation in these informal network meetings to a wider audience.

02
May
2019

Mental Health and well-being in the Primary Phase

Thursday, 02 May 2019 4:30 pm -6:00 pm
£40.00

This course will look at how we can identify and cater for the mental health and well-being needs of primary phase children and staff  

The course will be led by Gabrielle Wood who is the Mental Health lead and a member of middle management. Gabrielle has completed the Level 2 certificate in ‘Understanding children and young people’s mental health’ 

16
May
2019

innovate: Teachers as Researchers - How to investigate with the best toolbox

Thursday, 16 May 2019 4:00 pm -6:00 pm
FREE

Course leader: Meera Chudusama

This is an opportunity for both teaching and associate staff to condect a mini research project in their own schools under guidance of Meera, the Editor of our Innovate journal and a Masters graduate. 

04
Jun
2019

innovate: Teachers as Researchers - Celebration of practice

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 4:00 pm - Thursday, 30 November 2017
Free

Course leader: Meera Chudusama

This is an opportunity for both teaching and associate staff to condect a mini research project in their own schools under guidance of Meera, the Editor of our Innovate journal and a Masters graduate. 

05
Jun
2019

Science for Year 4

Wednesday, 05 June 2019 4:00 pm -6:00 pm
£40.00

This course is aimed at Year 4 Science teachers and Science leaders

The course with cover:

  • Animals, including Humans – the digestive system
  • Sound – how sound is made and how it travels, drawing links between the object that made the sound and the type of sound produced
  • Electricity – an opportunity to bring along your own equipment (this is optional – we will also have some available) to practice setting up simple circuits and identifying conductors and insulators.

The course will be lead by Science teachers from Oakgrove School. 

12
Jun
2019

Science for Year 5

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 4:00 pm -6:00 pm
£40.00

This course is aimed at Year 5 Science teachers and Science leaders

The course will cover:

  • Properties and Changes of materials – Solubility, Conductivity, Changes of State and evidence that a Chemical Change has taken place.
  • Forces – Gravity, Friction, levers, Pulleys and Gears
  • Planning an Investigation – suggestions of ways to fulfil the requirement to show students are ‘working Scientifically’

This course will be lead by Science teachers at Oakgrove School

18
Jun
2019

Primary Subject Leadership

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 1:30 pm -3:00 pm
£40.00

This course will provide an overview of Leading a Curriculum area in the Primary Phase including:

  • How to co-ordinate a subject area
  • How to Liaise with your designated governor
  • How to collect evidence and prepare for an OFSTED visit

Course Leader: Tara Trail 

Tara is a Senior Deputy Head Teacher at Middleton Primary School which was awarded Outstanding in their last OFSTED inspection.

19
Jun
2019

Science for Year 6

Wednesday, 19 June 2019 4:00 pm -6:00 pm
£40.00

This course is aimed at Year 6 Science teachers and Science leaders.

 

The course will cover:

  • Living Things and their habitats – Classification of Living Organisms
  • Animals Including humans – The Circulatory System and the effect of exercise on it.
  • Light – Refraction and bending light, Making a Periscope
  • Electricity – An opportunity to bring your own equipment along (though this is optional – we will also have some available) to practice setting up circuits to investigate the effect of Voltage on components in a circuit and the construction of other useful circuits (eg Burglar Alarms)

the course will be lead by Science teachers at Oakgrove School

27
Jun
2019

Rocket Launchers Make and Take

Thursday, 27 June 2019 4:30 pm -6:00 pm
Free

Build your own “rocket” launcher. You can then use the compressed air launcher in the classroom to engage students with the design of the rockets. Through modifications such as adding fins or altering the shape of the nose cone, students can theorise and then try out how a rocket’s flight path can be affected.

 

Workshops are fully funded by the Institute of Physics and free for all teachers of Physics to attend.  For further details or to book a place please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr Liz Nourshargh is currently Director of Science at Lord Grey School, having taught Physics in Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire since 2001.   She has also been the Institute of Physics Teacher Network Coordinator for Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes since 2010.

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