Primary NQT Programme 2019 - 2020

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Our sessions are aimed at supporting Newly Qualified Teachers in Early years, KS1 and KS2.

Sessions require active participation and are an opportunity to discuss your practice and reflect on your progress. Feedback is very good and indicates that the sessions are relevant, interactive and interesting. There is time to discuss individual classrooms issues, share ideas and explore solutions to overcome difficulties. The staff who deliver the sessions are drawn from a wide range of professional and educational backgrounds and they support a diverse and exciting educational experience and provide a broad research profile. Your tutors on this programme will be Una Coyne, Sue Dixon, Anna GrantNeil Walton, James Titley and Professor Michael Rosen

Session 1: Managing Behaviours in the Classroom and Your First Term in Post (28/10/19)

Monday 28 October 2019 | 1 - 4 pm 

Managing Behaviours in the Classroom and Your First Term in Post (Sue Dixon)

This session is in two parts. The first part will build on the idea of reflective practice, not only to build a strong foundation for the NQT year ahead but also into the future as a professional.  With a focus on managing behaviours, this session will enable you to deepen your understanding of relationships within the classroom and beyond.  An open discussion will provide a forum where you can share experiences and develop your expertise.  This will also help you identify your immediate next steps in any challenges that you may be encountering. The second part is about reflecting on your first term with your own class.  What have been your successes? Why? Which aspects of your practice would you like to develop? This session will provide opportunities to celebrate your achievements and actively explore your next steps. We will draw on action learning sets to support peer support and reflection. Please bring your NQT portfolio to a) review your Induction Observation(s); b) discuss your targets for the spring term and; c) describe the behaviour management strategies you use. 

Suggested Links to Teachers’ Standards:

  • TS1. Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils.
  • TS7. Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment.
  • Part Two: Personal and professional conduct

Session 2: Teaching and Learning Mathematics (11/11/19)

Monday 11 November 2019 | 1 - 4 pm

Teaching and Learning Mathematics (Anna Grant)

Teaching and learning requires a comprehensive understanding of planning and assessment, but what can this look like? What does this mean in practice? This session considers a) who you are as a teacher; who you are as a mathematician, how you can maximise learning opportunities for the child and c) developing good practice in Maths lessons. Please bring you: NQT portfolio; your second Induction Observation; something that you feel represents you as a teacher and a mathematics lesson plan that you have delivered and assessed. 

Suggested Links to Teachers’ Standards:

  • TS3. Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
  • TS4. Plan and teach well-structured lessons
  • TS5. Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils
  • TS6. Make accurate and productive use of assessment

Session 3: Engaging pupils with poetry with Michael Rosen (22/01/20)

Wednesday 22 January 2020 | 1 - 4 pm

Engaging pupils with poetry (Michael Rosen)

This three-hour session is aimed at supporting you in finding accessible ways for pupils to read, write and talk about poetry, across a range of poets, poetic forms, styles and moods. It will also focus on teaching styles and methods in relation to poetry, favouring a 'dialogic' approach both in the session but also for the pupils in your class.

Suggested Links to Teachers’ Standards:

  • TS3. Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
  • TS4. Plan and teach well-structured lessons
  • TS5. Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils

Session 4: Meeting the needs of pupils with SEND (23/03/20)

Monday 23 March 2020 | 1 - 4 pm

Meeting the needs of pupils with SEND (Una Coyne)

This session will look at ways to support some of the most common SEND found in mainstream schools.   These will include dyslexia, ADHD, higher functioning autism (previously known as Asperger’s Syndrome), emotional and behavioural difficulties and foetal alcohol syndrome.  We will consider teaching adaptations which can be considered along with considering the classroom environment and the degree to which it can be used to support those with differing needs. 

Suggested Links to Teachers’ Standards:

  • TS1. Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
  • TS2. Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils
  • TS4 Plan and teach well-structured lessons
  • TS5. Adapt teaching to respond to the strength and needs of all pupils
  • TS7. Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment

Session 5: Assessment and Report Writing with a focus on Reading (18/05/20)

Monday 18 May 2020 | 1 - 4 pm

Assessment and Report Writing with a focus on Reading (James Titley)

Why do we assess? We will reflect on the use of formative and summative assessment in schools. We will consider the literature around this, its practical application and how schools can best impact learning and progress. The second part of this session will focus on the effective teaching of reading and the role of assessment in this. Please bring your NQT portfolio, examples of how you track and assess ‘reading’ in your school, and, if possible, the end of year format of report writing used in your school. 

Suggested Links to Teachers’ Standards:

  • TS2. Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils
  • TS4. Plan and teach well-structured lessons
  • TS5. Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils
  • TS6. Make accurate and productive use of assessment

 

Session 6: Creative Arts (01/06/20)

Monday 1 June 2020 | 1 - 4 pm

Creative Arts (Una Coyne and Neil Walton)

The Arts are going to have an increased focus in the Ofsted inspections, so we will also examine what this might look like. In the first part of the session, we will consider the importance of music in education.  How can music be the initial focus of cross-curricular learning? The second part of this session will suggest ways to approach teaching and learning in and through art. You will develop your art and design subject knowledge and try out different materials and techniques, reflecting on why drawing and formal elements (line, tone, colour etc.) have been central to the subject.

Suggested Links to Teachers’ Standards:

  • TS1. Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
  • TS2.  Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils
  • TS3. Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
  • TS5.  Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils

Session 7: Looking to the Future and Supporting Wellbeing (29/06/20)

Monday 29 June 2020 | 1 - 4 pm

Looking to the Future and Supporting Wellbeing (Sue Dixon)

The session will be split into two parts. The first part will be about looking back on your induction year so that you can reflect on your strengths and areas for development. You will be given time to focus on your future as a teacher, including any changes in educational policy. Bring your completed NQT portfolio and a key moment from your NQT year to celebrate with the group. The second part of the session will have a focus on wellbeing exploring issues of childhood mental health and your own mental health and wellbeing. This part of the session will be experiential.

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Fees

Full fee per session: £85;
Fee when booking all seven sessions: £476.
Fee per session for Partner Schools and Goldsmiths Alumni: £72.
Please contact us to get your discount code.

Registration

Sessions need to be booked and paid for on Eventbrite and are limited to 25 participants. When booking for someone else, please confirm the full name and email of all participants. 

Refund Policy

You can request a partial refund up to seven days before the start of the course (minus 10% to cover administrative and booking charges). A full refund will apply if the course is cancelled by Goldsmiths.

Outcome

A certificate of attendance will be issued on the reception of your evaluation form.

Location

Goldsmiths, University of London

Contact

020 7919 7326 | teacherscentre (@gold.ac.uk)