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School Improvement
Working in partnership to achieve the best outcomes for children and young people.
The Bi-borough School Standards Team delivers statutory and core school improvement support in Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. To complement this support, we offer a well-established and highl...
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02
02 Jun
POSTPONED Music and Stories to Support Communication and Language
Sharing stories and music is arguably the primary method we have of passing culture on to our children. They work well together – rhythm and music help in working with a story and presenting songs as a story helps to enrich the music. This practical workshop is about how to bring the story out in our songs and how to put music into our stories. Aims and objectives - Delegates will have opportunities to: • Learn new highly tellable and memorable stories and story songs • Learn ways to encourage children’s own stories and story play • Learn how songs, games and rhymes help to support all kinds of communication including language acquisition and phonological awareness • Think about telling stories without books – making magic and shiny eyes • Gain confidence in using percussion instruments • Gain a toolbox of basic story elements and structures and how this helps with an improvisatory approach to story telling and making Trainer: Steve Grocott “An inspirational teacher” T.E.S. Steve is a qualified teacher, professional musician and composer who specialises in music and storytelling in the Early Years and Key Stage 1. He is an Associate of the British Association for Early Childhood Education and a trustee of Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children. He has given courses for early years practitioners at The Institute for Education, The Childminders Association and The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, who use his CDs in their own courses. He has worked with Pie Corbett on the Story Songs CD/ROM which is used in his Talk4Writing training. During a long and highly enjoyable career he has : • Recorded more than eighty songs, rhymes and stories that delight both children and adults • Appeared on television, radio and concert venues throughout the country • Given practitioner training for over twenty local authorities and universities
02
02 Jun
Religious Education (RE) Co-ordinators (Virtual) Good Practice Network (GPN)
Agenda to be confirmed
03
03 Jun
Webinar: Books as part of a Recovery Curriculum (Lower KS2 and Year 2 Pupils)
To introduce this concept, Angela will be leading a series of ‘taster session’ webinars for teachers and senior leaders to find out more about how books can be used as part of a Recovery Curriculum.
04
04 Jun
A Whole School Approach to Emotional Health and Wellbeing
The training will help you to: • Explore the concepts of emotional wellbeing and mental health, and have a clearer understanding of what contributes to these • Introduce the eight principles of a whole school approach to emotional wellbeing and mental health • Reflect upon how children with emotional/mental health difficulties are identified • Consider protective factors and building resilience for good mental health • Be aware of classroom resources for promoting emotional wellbeing and mental health • Raise awareness of the importance of staff wellbeing • Review current practice and how this could be improved to enhance wellbeing
05
05 Jun
Webinar: Books as part of a Recovery Curriculum (KS4 Pupils)
To introduce this concept, Angela will be leading a series of ‘taster session’ webinars for teachers and senior leaders to find out more about how books can be used as part of a Recovery Curriculum.
08
08 Jun
POSTPONED Out of Schools Forum
This is a platform for out of school providers to meet and network. Work collaboratively on childcare offer after school. Share updates, plan together.
09
09 Jun
NQT Webinar: Books as part of a Recovery Curriculum (Reception and Year 1 Pupils)
To introduce this concept, Angela will be leading a series of ‘taster session’ webinars for teachers and senior leaders to find out more about how books can be used as part of a Recovery Curriculum. This session aimed at NQTs teaching in the EYFS and Year 1 is a REPEAT of the taster session Angela led on the 20 May. This session would also be appropriate for Year 2 teachers.
10
10 Jun
Primary Maths Good Practice Network
It is best if practitioners bring something to share and lead on as part of the discussion. A draft agenda will be issued in advance and those attending can then suggest items they would like to add before a final agenda is then emailed out. It is hoped this community of practitioners will carry on sharing good practice after this meeting.