Teaching and Learning


Psychology of Learning in the Primary Phase

Thursday, 06 June 2019 4:00 pm

Gurditt Singh is the course leader. He is a cognitive development, neural linguistics and acquisition of skills specialist who has taught in both Primary and Secondary schools as well as mainstream and alternative education programmes

  •    Principles of learning
  •    How we form memories
  •    Principles of focusing attention
  •    Strategies to implement for learning

Phonics for teaching assistants

Tuesday, 11 June 2019 4:00 pm -5:30 pm

Sam Wadeson one of Innovate’s SLEs. she is a Phonics leader and foundation teacher with a successful track record as EYFS and KS1 leader.

This twilight will cover:

  • Understanding phonics terminology
  • Increased knowledge on expectations across Foundation and Key Stage One
  • Practical resources and ideas to support phonics teaching in school
  • Application of phonics in reading and writing and how to support children with this
  • Increased subject knowledge on how to structure a phonics session
  • Ideas to support with differentiation and challenge

The session will mainly be based around practical games and ideas which support early phonics development.


Photoshop in the Classroom

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 2:00 pm -5:00 pm

This course will be delivered by Emma Barnett Vincent. she is a Faculty Leader of Design Technology and Art at Oakgrove School, Deputy Assistant Headteacher for Creativity and Innovation and in 2018 was appointed as an SLE for Innovate Teaching School Partnership

Photoshop can be a difficult thing to teach especially if you have little or no knowledge on how this advanced program works. However, the benefits that Photoshop can bring to your students’ work is amazing

​In this course you will learn how to:

·         use image size and image resolutions

·         use tools and text

·         use layers

·         use different selecting and cutting techniques

·         use filters

·         save images in the correct format

In this very practical afternoon you will also go through specific class tasks to take back to your school.




Taking learning outdoors

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 4:00 am

This twilight session will be delivered by Hayley Seal, SENCO at New Bradwell C.E School. It will focus on:

  • Setting up an outdoor area
  • Working with younger children outside
  • Working with SEN children outside

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