Welcome to Linwood Training, Support & Advice
From September 2021, we will no longer be able to call ourselves Linwood Teaching School Alliance, due to changes in the structure of Teaching Schools. We will be partners of the local Teaching School Hub which is held by The Quay School. The Hub will co-ordinate provision in these areas; Initial Teacher Training, Early Career Framework, National Professional Qualifications, Appropriate Body and wider CPD. I am sure that Linwood will continue to play a strong part in future provision.
In preparation for this change, from the 19th April 2021 Linwood Teaching School Alliance will become Linwood Training, Support & Advice, reflecting the ways in which we link with our education community. We will still be able to offer Boost funded CPD to staff within BCP schools . We will keep you updated with future developments.
Evaluations: Continuing Professional and Leadership Development
In May 2021, we asked SENCOs to comment on the quality, delivery and impact the funded training we have offered. Here are some of their responses.
Fantastic! So much on offer and excellent opportunities for staff to train in many areas.
So many useful training opportunities! They are vital to us.
Great variety and always listening to our learning needs.
I have done so many courses this year and they have all been so useful. The organisation and resources being sent out prior to the courses has been amazing. Thank you so much for providing so many different courses.
All the training we’ve had from LTSA has been fantastic – all staff are always really positive when they return 🙂 it’s really great that you ask us regularly for what we need.
This has been outstanding – our staff have really benefitted for these amazing opportunities
This funded training has gone from strength to strength despite being online. This year a wider range of speakers and subjects and really high quality sessions. Lots to take away and implement. Easy to book and access. Thanks Jackie and Kate.
The funding has been extremely useful in ensuring that all our staff can access a range of professional development opportunities.
An excellent selection of high quality.
Excellent range. Really useful with lots of practical strategies given in presentations. All staff have had the opportunity to benefit from training.
The training is always of high standard. The choice and breadth of training is really good too. Always well organised and great communication. Virtual courses are great Big thank you to Kate and Jackie for making every happen and being so helpful and welcoming!!
BOOST – Bournemouth Outreach Offer: SEND Together
Linwood School and Tregonwell Academy in partnership
As a service we provide Universal SEND support to schools (Primary and Secondary) and specific support for individual pupils at SEN Support & EHCP Level. We work in a solution-focused way, providing advice and guidance to help pupils achieve their potential.
SEN Leadership Network – dates for 2021-22 Please book via workforcedevelopment – No charge to attend
For all School and Academy Leaders of SEND
These termly networks provide an opportunity for SENCos and other senior leaders from mainstream and special schools and colleges with responsibilities for vulnerable learners to meet, share ideas and hear the latest local, regional and national information and statutory requirements. There will be a focus on provision and outcomes for learners with special educational needs, disabilities and other vulnerabilities.
Primary Maths network – Led by Claire Morse, Senior Lecturer, University of Winchester and Simon Lennon, Head Teacher, Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School
Primary English network – Led by Sandy Stockwell, Senior Lecturer , University of Winchester
Senior Leader / SENCO session – Led by Lou Peaston, Thornden Special School – reporting on the findings of the EEF report into SEND in Mainstream
Speech and Sound Production, Stammering, Primary School Talk, Secondary School Talk, Supporting Social Language Difficulties (Primary and Secondary workshops) and Selective Mutism available to book now – all delivered by the Paediatric Speech and Language Service.
Talking Mats – 3 sessions, virtual delivery. Attendance at all 3 sessions essential
Talking Mats is a person-centred communication framework that helps children and adults:
- think about and express their views
•have more choice and control in their lives
•be more involved in decisions that affect them
The SHAPE CODING System – new date added for October 2021
We are delighted to be offering training from Dr Susan Ebbels from Moor House Research and Training Institute on The SHAPE CODING System.
“Get it right for SEN, get it right for all ” and “The Memory Lite Classroom”
Delivered by Neil Mackay from Action Dyslexia Ltd.
We are delighted to be hosting Neil Mackay, once again, to deliver these sessions which will provide delegates with solution focused approaches to address poor working memory, slow speed of processing, cognitive overload and mismatches between ability and achievement. Both will be delivered virtually and are stand alone courses.
School to School Support
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SENCO Induction – Grow your own SENCO 2021-22 programme
Our own SENCO Induction programme suitable for new and future SENCOs in addition to those SENCOs wishing to update their knowledge. The programme consists of one date in the Autumn term and one date in the Spring term.
Autism Education Trust (AET) Training for Early Year, Schools and Post 16- Professional Development Opportunities for Staff
We can offer AET Training as a whole school, or at our central events. If you wish to arrange Tier 1 whole staff training (90 minutes) or Tier 2 whole staff training (all day), at your school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Comic Strip Conversations – delivered by Vanessa Clark, Freemantles School, Surrey – June date now added
Comic Strip Conversations were developed by Carol Gray as a method of unpicking social situations and helping young people to decipher the social world. We will look at the theory behind the strategy, how to use Comic Strips and how to imbed them into your classroom practice.
So SAFE !
Delivered by Pyramid Education Consultants.
The SoSAFE! Programme is a visual teaching tool which enables learners to develop their abilities in managing; and communicating about their relationships. The program covers all degrees of interaction; from a student’s expectations of strangers, to the intricacies of an intimate relationship.
SoSAFE! moves away from making feelings based decisions so we can enable and empower our learners to make their own judgments about what is okay to do with specific people. SoSAFE! provides a format which is portable and easy to understand, meaning that any student can discuss their relationships at any time. By giving students a set of ‘rules’ for different relationships they are better placed to realise when a relationship may not be acceptable and then have the tools to report potential abuse.
Developing number fact fluency – Led by Clare Christie, Number Sense Maths
As teachers, most of us see the value in helping children become fluent in their number facts, but it is often less clear precisely how we should do that. In this session we will look at the research into developing factual fluency in addition and subtraction facts, and what the implications are for classroom practice. We will share a clear framework and approach for supporting all children in your school to move beyond counting on their fingers to solve addition and subtraction facts which leaves nothing to chance and provides a proven way to achieve factual fluency for all.
Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants
This half-day session is suitable for Senior and Middle Leaders and SENCOs. It will provide an overview of the MITA approach, the seven key areas for effective TA Deployment, and guidance for schools in how they can self-evaluate their practice. The session would give School Leaders an introduction to key themes, research and material from the MITA website and will compliment the Maximising the Practice of Teaching Assistants training.
Maximising the Practice of Teaching Assistants – new dates added October 21 and January 22
Research indicates that quality feedback on learning and the development of metacognition skills can boost pupil attainment. This Improving pupil independence course provides TAs with the skills to scaffold learning and help pupils become confident, independent learners.
Based on the acclaimed book, The TA’s Guide to Effective Interaction, this course introduces TAs to the scaffolding framework, and provides practical strategies and reflective activities. The course is suitable for teaching assistants, learning support assistants and other classroom support staff who support learning in all settings and at all stages.
This MPTA programme includes a 1½ hour pre-recorded training for teachers, MPTA: What teachers need to know.
This 90 minute session provides teachers and leaders with essential information on how to plan for and deploy TAs in the classroom and ensure they can make full use of TAs’ new MPTA skills.
We are delighted to be working with the team at maximisingtas.co.uk
Removing Barriers workshops
We are pleased to facilitate the following workshops; The Dyslexia friendly classroom, Down Syndrome awareness, The 5 Point Scale, Sensory Differences, Supporting SEN students with Maths, Dyscalculia, Fine Motor Skills and Visual Perception.
Signalong – an Introductory course
3 x 2 hour virtual sessions together with an element of home learning involved.
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