These twilight sessions will be an opportunity to share (and play!) games that will help to develop number sense and gain fluency with basic maths facts which underpin the Maths curriculum. Games are an excellent way to motivate reluctant or anxious learners as well as developing social skills. Each session will focus on a different type of game or equipment.
Games are particularly suitable for one to one or small group work, but have been successfully played in whole class sessions. The games can also be played at home. The games are aimed at pupils in primary who are taking longer to achieve maths fluency in the four operations, but most can be adapted to other age ranges or higher levels.
Participants will be given details of equipment they will need in order to play along. This will be the first time we have played games remotely in a training session, although we have successfully done this in remote teaching.
To play along in the first session, you will need:
• Five 1-6 dot dice
• Multisided dice – a minimum of two 0-9 dice one (a 1-4, 1-6, 1-12, 1-20 and percentile dice would also be useful)
• Alternatively a spinner or an online dice generator could be used
*IF YOU ARE EMPLOYED BY RICHMOND OR WANDSWORTH COUNCILS, PLEASE BOOK THIS COURSE VIA YOUR ITRENT SELF SERVICE*
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Acquire the coaching skills to better motivate, engage and work with your staff
This First Aid Refresher course is for all school-based staff and council staff who wish to renew their First Aid at work qualification. It will cover emergency first aid; and management of illness and injury in the workplace. The course will be delivered in line with the Health and Safety regulations. The course content will recognise participants' likely school based background. The course will include both theory and practical sessions. The First Aid training provider is compliant with the regulating body OfQual. The syllabus is designed in accordance with UK resuscitation guidelines and meets Ofsted requirements for first aid training in school or office settings.
The first day of the course will be delivered online (via Zoom) and the remainder will take place face:face at the WPDC in a covid-19 secure environment.
This event is for Designated Teachers for Looked After Children, Safeguarding Leads in primary, secondary and special schools
Focus will be:-
• Trauma informed schools practice – exploring how schools are meeting the needs of vulnerable learners
• Children in Need pilot – update on 1 year pilot project aimed at narrowing the gap for children in need
• Recovery from Covid – exploring what the impact may have been for looked after children and what support schools can access to progress forward
• Personal Education Plans – sharing of information required to inform meetings
Neglect is a key feature in many families who safeguarding professionals work with and yet it is hard for professionals who are involved to create successful interventions to be analytical about neglect and challenge professional thinking about neglect.Essential Information
The day offers the newly appointed, inexperienced and deputy DSL an opportunity to fully explore their role and responsibilities with colleagues undertaking the same role within a school or college. Information will be disseminated from a variety of key front line professionals about recognising abuse, multi-agency safeguarding hub and making effective referrals. Key safeguarding priorities will also be addressed.Essential Information
Wandsworth's Primary Model United Nations General Assembly (MUNGA) for pupils in Years 5 and 6.
Wandsworth’s MUNGA offers a unique curriculum opportunity to be part of a borough wide inter-school debating competition on current global issues. It also complements the ‘Rights Respecting Schools’ programme. This year’s theme has been developed in partnership with the Wandsworth Environment and Sustainability Strategy (WESS) and Noisy Classroom.
Benefits of participating in the MUNGA
• Chance to work with Noisy Classroom, a dedicated debating society
• Opportunity for pupils to apply skills they have learnt on digital platforms in a ‘real world’ situation
• A chance to deepen knowledge on climate change, seeking solutions and ‘how to make a difference’
• Explore interdependence and be ambassadors for the school community
Benefits of Debate
• Extended speaking skills
• Active listening skills
• Critical thinking skills (analysis and evaluation)
Our curriculum intent.
• Gain confidence and develop oracy skills
• Widen and deepen vocabulary
• Learn about the methodology and approaches to debating
• Deepen understanding of the impact of human activity on their local environment and beyond
• Gain knowledge on the environmental, social and economic impact of industry on different countries
• Be empowered to influence decision-making locally, nationally and globally
Schools are invited to participate in this year’s event, which will include a preparatory twilight for teachers and workshop for pupils on the MUNGA theme and debating skills. Thanks to some grant funding we have received, participation in MUNGA is FREE for schools this year.
This year’s theme has been developed in partnership with Wandsworth Environment and Sustainability Strategy (WESS) and Noisy Classroom, a training organisation dedicated to promoting and supporting the use of speaking and listening in the classroom. Noisy Classroom help teachers to use a range of debate, discussion, role play and enquiry.
The MUNGA is open to all Wandsworth Primary and Special Schools. The event is best suited for all primary school staff who teach pupils in years 5 and year 6 and all special school staff who work with participating pupils.
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This essential introduction to the work of school governors will be delivered online by Andrew Dodge using Zoom. The course comprises two sessions and governors should attend both sessions.
Andrew will outline governors’ roles and responsibilities including accountability. He will lead you through the structure of the governing board, how it operates and how you can get the most out of meetings. It is an excellent opportunity to meet other new governors and to find out more about the support which is available to governors. The course content has been reviewed to ensure it reflects the latest governance arrangements.
If you are a frontline professional and wish to improve your understanding of MARAC and its processes - these sessions have been designed for you!
The following will be covered:
Gain an understanding of the MARAC process and aims
• MARAC threshold
• Risk Assessment
• How to complete MARAC referral form
• Your role at MARAC, presenting and sharing research
• Understand the importance of information sharing and referring to MARAC
The briefings are intended to be informal sessions where I will be available to provide information, answer any questions and assist with any queries attendees might have.
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