Aspire Academy Trust



April 2020

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POSTPONED Aspire Outdoor Education provision and alternative provision MtgAspire Outdoor education provision and alternative provision Mtg 17/04/2020 - 17/04/20
POSTPONED Interactive Boards; Make the Most of your Classroom ScreenThis afternoon session starts from the basic features of a screen and works up to everyday, practical usage and tools. The course will feature laptop guidance, plus expose the tucked away but useful features of the software you already use. Tablet imaging and timesaving techniques are also discussed and demonstrated. Refreshments included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £50 + VAT for attendance on this course.21/04/2020 - 21/04/20
POSTPONED Introduction to AspireA day for all new colleagues joining the Aspire Academy Trust, with an introduction to the Trust. This includes our health and wellbeing programme, IT, Trauma Informed Schools, Core Services and Tier 2 Safeguarding training. Staff working in schools will need to ensure they also receive a school-based induction.29/04/2020 - 29/04/20
POSTPONED Team Teach two day training sessionTeam Teach training open to Aspire Academy Trust staff only30/04/2020 - 01/05/20

May 2020

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POSTPONED Early Years Nursery Network A morning for the Early Years Nursery Network to meet and share best practice.21/05/2020 - 21/05/20
POSTPONED Early Years Reception Network An afternoon for the Early Years Reception Network to meet and share best practice. 21/05/2020 - 21/05/20

June 2020

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Tapestry end of year session for teachers and early years managers (morning)A morning session for managers of settings that have been using Tapestry this year. We will cover the best ways to compile and export journals, including distribution to parents. Data requirements will be looked at in-depth, with a view to finding the most convenient and efficient way to compile end of year information for your setting. Snapshot and Analysis screens to be explored, including exporting documents and data. Extensive Q&A including post-training support. Refreshments included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £60 + VAT for attendance on this course.02/06/2020 - 02/06/20
Maths Subject Leads NetworkA day for Maths Subject Leads to network and share best practice.03/06/2020 - 03/06/20
Technology and SEND provisionA morning course to asses the impact that technology can have on SEND areas and children with particular learning needs. The morning course will consider existing technology guidance for SEND children and provision that can be achieved through both iPads and Chromebooks. The course will leave practitioners with clear strategies that can be implemented in their schools. Refreshments included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £60 + VAT for attendance on this course.09/06/2020 - 09/06/20
Introduction to Primary Computing (National Centre for Computing Education) Since 2014, a quiet revolution has taken place in primary schools. The addition of computer science to the curriculum, part of the foundation subject of computing, has brought new challenges and opportunities for teachers. This one-day course helps teachers to understand the nature of computing in the curriculum, and the similarities and differences with the previous ICT curriculum. You’ll gain hands-on experience of teaching different aspects of computing, evaluating high-quality resources that can be used in your classroom. You’ll also develop your knowledge of computer programming, and confidence to teach children programming at an age-appropriate level. There’s a wide network of teacher communities, resources and professional development opportunities to take you further in the teaching of computing – this course will guide you towards the most reliable and accessible sources of help. Who is it for? New subject coordinators of primary computing, as well as other teachers interested in integrating computing into their classroom teaching. Course content 01 | What is computing? Understand computing as a subject, a future career path, and a set of critical skills for modern life. Consider what outstanding teaching of computing for all should look like. 02 | The Computing Curriculum. Consider the computing teaching that currently happens in your classroom, and evaluate a range of high quality resources to help you develop towards outstanding learning. 03 | Getting started with teaching primary programming. Understand how computational thinking underpins learning of computer programming, and how algorithms form the basis of all programs. 04 | You don’t need to know everything! Navigate confidently through the vast range of support and resources available to help you develop your teaching of computing. How will you learn? Reflecting on your own situation and assessing, through discussion with peers in other schools, how opportunities in computing can be maximised. Apply the latest research and practice to your own school context with support from the facilitator. Experience hands-on the activities that can transform your computing curriculum. This course is delivered as part of the National Centre for Computing Education. Outcomes You will be able to: Understand how computing has evolved as an academic subject rich in knowledge and skill Develop an understanding of high-quality computing education in the context of your own school Gain practical experience of teaching and learning in computing, including introductory computer programming Be confident in the next steps to develop the teaching of computing, supported by a network of peers and a range of high-quality resources 15/06/2020 - 15/06/20
Tapestry for teaching assistants and early years support staffAn increasing number of Early Years Foundation Stage settings are benefiting from the time and cost savings offered by Tapestry online learning journals. This morning course will bring teaching assistants and nursery staff up to date with the various ways to gather observations, manage journals and access basic analysis tools. The course aims to: provide an introduction and overview of Tapestry; identify different ways to access Tapestry and work with observations; identify tips and tricks to improve workflow; look at using analysis to help with coverage and progress; Refreshments included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £60 + VAT for attendance on this course.16/06/2020 - 16/06/20
English Subject Leads NetworkA day for English Subject Leads to network and share best practice. 23/06/2020 - 23/06/20

July 2020

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NQT and Early Career NetworkA day for the NQT and Early Career Network to meet and share best practice.01/07/2020 - 01/07/20