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  • Research evidence for reading recovery

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10 Jan
Teaching Mathematics in Year 3 and 4
This course will offer a focus on the attributes of ‘greater depth’ for developing advanced learners of mathematics at Key Stage 2.
14 Jan
CRB Training
Training includes ways of avoiding or defusing situations in which physical intervention might become necessary as well as methods of physical intervention. This is particularly important for staff who work closely with pupils with SEN and/or disabilities associated with extreme behaviour.
14 Jan
Is your KS1 curriculum fit for purpose?
This event will enable delegates to review their current curriculum and consider ways of planning a creative curriculum, relevant to their own context and the needs of their pupils. They will identify key concepts that need to be taught in KS1 and explore the place of play in promoting learning across all curriculum areas. Implications for classroom provision and the learning environment will also be considered.
14 Jan
Unpicking the national standards and leading moderation in your school KS2
This course will enable delegates to develop their skills in leading moderation in their school, family cluster or MAT. The course will draw upon national moderator training materials used to train the LA moderation teams. Consideration will be given to the various aspects of moderation processes including standardisation, moderation and providing feedback.
16 Jan
ELSA: Emotional Literacy Support Assistant
ELSAs are teaching assistants who have received additional training from the Educational Psychology Service. Following the training course, ELSAs receive ongoing group supervision from an Educational Psychologist. "Thank you most sincerely for delivering an amazing training programme. I’m feeling so inspired by the training and fuelled to make the difference." Nottinghamshire ELSA “The ELSA training has provided our identified staff member with a great toolkit. This has been invaluable CPD for our school.” Nottinghamshire School Senior Leader
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Physical Intervention Policy Change
05 Oct
Background In 2011 Nottinghamshire County Council published a policy entitled ‘Keeping Classrooms Safe for Teaching and Learning – Physical Intervention Policy’. The policy provided schools and associated services with guidance on the use of physical interventions to manage the risks presented by young people’s behaviour in classroom settings. The policy advocated the use of a model of training known as MAPA (Management of Actual and Potential Aggression) which is a licensed BILD (British Institute of Learning Disability) accredited model of training. The license to deliver MAPA training was originally granted to the Local Authority by an organisation known as Positive Options. The license and trademark of MAPA is now owned by CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute) who have continued to endorse the Local Authorities delivery of MAPA for the past four years. A recent change in stance by CPI have led officers to the conclusion that it is now in the best interests of the children and young people of Nottinghamshire, and of the staff who work in Nottinghamshire schools, to move away from the MAPA model. This paper outlines the rationale for arriving at this decision, and describes the new, alternative arrangements which have been put into place. Rationale DfE draft guidance, which is due for publication in October 2018, entitled Reducing the Need for Restraint and Restrictive Intervention – Children and Young People with Learning Disability, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Mental Health Difficulties * highlights to commissioners of training that, ‘there are no universally accepted standards for the use of restraint or training’ (para. 48), and that any accreditation is voluntary, and non-statutory. It is the view of officers that whilst it is important that the Local Authority’s policy and practices continue to work to the BILD code, which is recognised to be the ‘Gold Standard’ in this field, it is no longer necessary or cost-effective to have the BILD kite mark. When CPI initially acquired the license for MAPA training they were in agreement that the Local Authority’s MAPA team could continue to deliver training in the way they had prior to CPI’s acquisition of Positive Options. However, at the latest annual review of its licence, CPI were insistent that if the Local Authority was to continue to deliver BILD accredited MAPA training then it would be necessary to adopt the use of CPI’s teaching work-books, power points and a specific style of delivery. It is the view of officers that such a change in stance would have significant impact on the delivery, content and cost of training for Nottinghamshire’s schools. By moving away from the MAPA model there will be an initial cost saving of between £8-10K, for the costs of the license and annual updates for trainers. There are other potential cost benefits to the Local Authority as the license placed restrictions on where training could be delivered. Having this restriction removed opens up opportunities to work across county boundaries and also across services. If in the academic year 2017/2018 the Local Authority had adopted the CPI Workbook model of delivery the additional costs would have been in the region of £27K, based on the number of people trained. This is a cost that officers do not believe is good value. The DfE draft guidance states that any training commissioned, “…has been devised by experts with a successful track record of working in the relevant specialism.” (para.49). Whilst CPI have determined that the model of training delivered in Nottinghamshire can no longer be referred to as MAPA, it is the view of officers that existing practices in Nottinghamshire are compliant with the DfE guidance. Our model of delivery and its content has seen the Local Authority receive National acclaim for best practice being asked to run a workshop at the annual BILD conference in 2012. Actions • In the light of these changes the Local Authority will rename its physical intervention service to be known as the Coping with Risky Behaviours (CRB) service. This service will continue to be part of the group of services collectively known as Psychology Services. • The CRB service will review and re-issue its guidance, resources and model policy for schools to reflect these changes. • The CRB service will continue to deliver advice, guidance and training into schools and settings, and in so doing will continue to work to the BILD code of practice which is regarded as being the ‘Gold Standard’ for best practice in this area of work. • The CRB service will be responsible for informing schools and others of these changes. • Any further developments in the advice, guidance and resources made available to schools by the CRB service will also be made available to Nottinghamshire’s Safeguarding Children’s Board.
Training Courses 2018-2019
12 Sep
Our training events for 2018-2019 are now available to book. To view our new events click here
Pupil Premium Self/Peer Audit Tool
11 Sep
Nottinghamshire’s Pupil Premium Self/Peer Audit Tool has been designed and developed with the help of local schools and partners as part of Nottinghamshire’s well-established ‘Closing the Educational Gaps’ Strategy which aims to ensure all children and young people have the opportunity to fulfil their potential whatever their background. The purpose of this audit is to provide school leaders (and governors) with a self or peer evaluation framework to evaluate the impact of use of Pupil Premium funding to raise the attainment, achievements and aspirations of children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in their school. Schools are encouraged to adapt the audit tool templates to suit their school’s needs and auditing approach. To find out more go to our Pupil Premium Service page. http://www.em-edsupport.org.uk/pupilpremium
Research evidence for reading recovery
11 Sep
The Institute for Effective Education has rated Reading Recovery as STRONG evidence for primary reading. Link to the IEE blog - https://the-iee.org.uk/2018/04/11/e4i-focus-on-reading-recovery/ Nottinghamshire LA are proud providers of Reading Recovery Teacher Training and CPD. For more information please contact: Nicola.lawson@nottscc.gov.uk Paula.burrell@nottscc.gov.uk
Headteacher Appraisal
11 Sep
Headteacher Appraisal The East Midlands Education Support Service provides a Headteacher Appraisal Service The service we offer includes: ?Pre-meeting preparation including review of data, SEF, academy/schoolimprovement plan and review against 2017-2018 objectives. ?Half day visit to review objectives 2017-18 and support appraisal governors to setnew objectives, success criteria and monitoring arrangements. ?Prepare the draft appraisal statement for the HT and appraisal governors to finalise. ?Provide a summary report of activity to the Chair of Governors to share withthe Full Governing Body and copy to the Headteacher. Cost: Schools with an allocated adviser (1 day) £600 Schools without an allocated adviser (1.5 days) £900 Mid-year review £300 To purchase this service 1. Login to www.em-edsupport.org.uk 2. Go to Services 3. Select Leadership and Management 4. Click on Buy Now 5. Select the appropriate service from the list 6. Click Add to basket 7. Go to the shopping basket 8. Click on Proceed to checkout under Packages and Services