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November 2018

Name: Description: Date: Info:
Essential Counselling and Communication Skills - Supporting Pupil WellbeingCourse Aim This interactive course allows participants to develop the counselling skills and confidence to ensure supportive and empowering pastoral interactions with students in their care. It is specifically aimed at pastoral staff who work with pupils of primary school ages. Key learning objectives: Understanding your role and where it fits into the wider pastoral support system Identifying and honing your active listening skills Using empowering questions to help pupils create their own solutions Developing listening and responding skills for emotionally-challenging pastoral conversations Having supportive conversations with students experiencing common mental health issues Reviewing your support networks and personal coping strategies 19/11/2018 - 19/11/18
Essential Counselling and Communication Skills - Supporting Staff WellbeingCourse Aim This interactive course allows participants to develop the counselling skills and confidence to ensure supportive and empowering pastoral interactions with staff in their care. It is specifically aimed at wellbeing champions, line managers and staff representatives. Key learning objectives: Understanding your role and where it fits into the wider pastoral support system Identifying and honing your active listening skills Using empowering questions to help staff create their own solutions Developing listening and responding skills for emotionally-challenging pastoral conversations Having supportive conversations with staff experiencing common mental health issues Reviewing your support networks and personal coping strategies 20/11/2018 - 20/11/18
Year 5 Teachers' WorkshopThese workshops will give you the opportunity to hear all updates relevant to your year group, work with other class teachers and moderate children's work. This day will also include a review of the findings from national assessments last year and prepare for this year's framework. 20/11/2018 - 20/11/18
Aspire Admin Network (Whole group meeting)An opportunity for the whole Aspire admin network to meet, share best practice and receive the latest news on safeguarding administration, health and safety, HR, ICT, finance, premises and more. 22/11/2018 - 22/11/18
iPads & Apple Classroom: Inspiring apps & quick ways to integrate devices into teaching. Digital Learning Cornwall.Some of the most effective iPad use is when targeted apps are used alongside traditional teaching and learning. This afternoon course will pinpoint a range of high-impact, often free apps and - using Apple Classroom to control a set of iPads - demonstrate ways to integrate them with little fuss across the curriculum. Refreshments included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £50 + VAT for attendance on this course.22/11/2018 - 22/11/18
Early Excellence for Teachers: Research Project Day 2Research Project day 2: Refining Research and Inspiring Young Writers Day 2 provides opportunity to hone the research project, discuss progress and think about the Act/Observe stage of the process. Deleagtes will explore how to utilise children's interests as a gateway to writing, reflecting on how to inspire boys as writers.  Please ensure you book a place on all four days - they are listed separately.23/11/2018 - 23/11/18
Teaching Pupils with Behavioural NeedsA morning session for attendees to explore teaching pupils with behavioural needs with Amanda Lobb. 27/11/2018 - 27/11/18
Domestic Abuse Awareness Safer Futures – Safer Schools Round Table Event 12:30 – 15:30 on the 27th November 2018 Penryn Primary Academy Domestic Abuse Awareness Raising Week Event Programme Safer Futures is an integrated service delivered in partnership by First Light and Barnardo’s and funded by Safer Cornwall. Its goal is to end abuse in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Safer Futures has teamed up with Aspire Academy Trust to co-facilitate a domestic abuse awareness raising event for education professionals. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the adverse impact domestic abuse has on children and young people and to help professionals better identify the “tell-tale signs” that a pupil may be experiencing and/or witnessing domestic abuse within their families. Event Schedule 12:30 Arrive, lunch and networking 12:50 Welcome, Introductions, Purpose of Event Andrew Earnshaw – Director Aspire Academy Trust 13:00 Introducing the Safer Futures Integrated Service Provision Helen Boardman - Service Director of Safer Futures at First Light 13:20 Identifying and responding to Domestic Abuse in Schools DA practitioner 13:45 Round Table Discussion Facilitated by Helen Boardman 14.45 Feedback and Q & A Facilitated by Helen Boardman 15.00 Agreeing next steps Facilitated by Helen Boardman and Andrew Earnshaw 15:30 Final thoughts and close Facilitated by Andrew Earnshaw27/11/2018 - 27/11/18
Tapestry for teachers & nursery / pre-school managers - additional event due to demand. Digital Learning Cornwall.Additional date due to demand: A full day course for Tapestry users to expand their knowledge of the system & fine-tune their setting. Consider the various ways observations can be monitored & edited. Extensive options for filtering, groups, staff, parents and your setting will be covered in detail. Snapshot and Analysis screens will be explored, including exporting documents. Fully open to answering your specific questions throughout the day. Refreshments and lunch included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £95 + VAT for attendance on this course.29/11/2018 - 29/11/18
Year 1 Teachers' WorkshopThese workshops will give you the opportunity to hear all the updates relevant to your year group, work with other class teachers and moderate children's work. Led by Rachel Warwick, Director of Academy Improvement. 30/11/2018 - 30/11/18

December 2018

Name: Description: Date: Info:
ASD & Inclusion with DifferentiationA day to explore Autistic Spectrum Disorder and methods of differentiation with inclusion at the forefront. 05/12/2018 - 05/12/18
Being an effective leader of PE, healthy active lifestyles and school sportOutcomes and impact for the practitioner: * Understand the role of a PE coordinator in the current PE, physical activity and school sport landscape * Understand how to shape a vision for PA and school sport within a school setting * Prioritise needs through a RAG (red amber green) rating process * Identify the links between whole school and PE objectives  Produce a development plan for PE focussing on maintenance and development Oucomes and impact for the children: * Experience a PE and school sport offer that complements and builds on the priorities of the school 06/12/2018 - 06/12/18
Mentally Healthy Schools Module 2The second of two modules for the Mentally Healthy Schools programme; essential training for Heads of School, SLT and SENDCos. Please ensure you book a place on both sessions- they are listed separately.11/12/2018 - 11/12/18

January 2019

Name: Description: Date: Info:
Ellacombe Academy Visit An opportunity to visit Ellacombe Academy, Torquay, to see how incremental coaching has been implemented.  Times and travel arrangements will be confirmed in due course. 08/01/2019 - 08/01/19
Introduction to AspireA session for all new staff joining Aspire which will provide an introduction to the Trust, our wellbeing programme and Tier 2 Safeguarding training. Staff will need to ensure they also receive a school-based induction. Led by Rachel Warwick, Director of Academy Improvement.21/01/2019 - 21/01/19
Incremental Coaching in Schools (Day 2 of 2)This 2-day course aims to build participants' understanding of how coaching can be used to transform practice and drive school improvement. Please ensure you book a place on both days - they are listed separately. Colleagues who are not part of Aspire Academy Trust are welcome to attend this course. There is a cost of £95 per day; this will be charged by invoice sent following the event so please ensure details are accurately completed during the booking process. 23/01/2019 - 23/01/19
Developing Leadership Across a MAT (Day 1 of 2)A 2-day course giving the opportunity to build and develop skills to support leadership across more than one school.  Please ensure you book a place on both days - they are listed separately.  Colleagues who are not part of Aspire Academy Trust are welcome to attend this course. There is a cost of £95 per day; this will be charged by invoice sent following the event so please ensure details are accurately completed during the booking process. 25/01/2019 - 25/01/19
Early Excellence for Teachers: Research Project Day 3Research Project Day 3: Drawing Together Findings and Extending Young Writers Delegates will share their analysis, consider the implications of their findings so far and reflect on the final stages of the project. This will be followed by focusing on developmentally appropriate ways of assessing and evidencing children's progress in writing.  Please ensure you book a place on all four days - they are listed separately.25/01/2019 - 25/01/19
Tapestry morning for TAs & Nursery / Pre-school support staff. Digital Learning Cornwall.An increasing number of early years settings are benefiting from the time and cost savings offered by Tapestry online learning journals.  This morning course will bring TAs and nursery staff up-to-date with the numerous ways to work with Tapestry learning journals. The course will cover gathering and working with observations, managing journals, and accessing basic analysis tools. Hands-on practice and post-training Q+A with further email support included. Refreshments included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £50 + VAT for attendance on this course.28/01/2019 - 28/01/19
Introduction to AspireA session for all new staff joining Aspire which will provide an introduction to the Trust, our wellbeing programme and Tier 2 Safeguarding training. Staff will need to ensure they also receive a school-based induction. Led by Rachel Warwick, Director of Academy Improvement.28/01/2019 - 28/01/19
Trauma Informed SchoolsA morning session to introduce the Trauma Informed Schools programme. 30/01/2019 - 30/01/19
PE Subject Leads NetworkThese networks are for all PE subject leaders to work together to steer the direction of PE and School Sport across the Trust. An agenda will be confirmed by email to the PE group prior to each session. Led by Rob Wallbank.31/01/2019 - 31/01/19

February 2019

Name: Description: Date: Info:
Heads of School Meeting inc. Safeguarding UpdatesA meeting and development day for Heads of School, with an agenda to be confirmed nearer the date, including Safeguarding Updates during the afternoon (time to be confirmed). Colleagues who would like to attend specifically for the Safeguarding Updates who would not ordinarily attend the Heads of School meeting are most welcome to attend this at the confirmed agenda time (to follow). 06/02/2019 - 06/02/19
Guided Writing and Vocabulary with Dandelion LearningGuided Writing and Vacabulary with Dandelion Learning Vocabulary is key to children's development in both reading and writing and needs to be explicitly taught to ensure progression and success.  This training will : Examine practical strategies for teaching vocabulary in the classroom and in small groups. Focus on the latest research and examples of good practice. Explore how Guided Writing can be used to support all learners including less and more able children. Examine the teaching sequence for Guided Writing with examples. Suitable for Teachers and Teaching Assistants. 08/02/2019 - 08/02/19
Differentiation (Day 1 of 2)This 2-day course explores the principles of effective differentiation and aims to provide participants with a strong understanding of how to help all pupils make good progress.  Please ensure you book to attend both days - they are listed separately.  Colleagues who are not part of Aspire Academy Trust are welcome to attend this course. There is a cost of £95 per day; this will be charged by invoice sent following the event so please ensure details are accurately completed during the booking process. 12/02/2019 - 12/02/19
Maths Subject Leads NetworkThe second network meeting of the year, where we will be deepening our understanding of Mastery alongside looking at how we can implement and embed such actions throughout our schools. Throughout the year, we will also be having workshops based on the '5 Big Ideas of Mastery' and how these are linked to the NAtional Curriculum requirements of Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving.13/02/2019 - 13/02/19
Inclusion Network An opportunity for SENDCos and Pupil Premium Champions to network, share best practice and access relevant training updates. This year we will be bringing SEND and PP leads together at our joint Inclusion days as this will further improve joined up practice across Aspire. 27/02/2019 - 27/02/19

March 2019

Name: Description: Date: Info:
Tapestry morning for TAs & Nursery / Pre-school support staff. Digital Learning Cornwall.An increasing number of early years settings are benefiting from the time and cost savings offered by Tapestry online learning journals.  This morning course will bring TAs and nursery staff up-to-date with the numerous ways to work with Tapestry learning journals. The course will cover gathering and working with observations, managing journals, and accessing basic analysis tools. Hands-on practice and post-training Q+A with further email support included. Refreshments included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £50 + VAT for attendance on this course.08/03/2019 - 08/03/19
NQT and Early Career NetworkA series of development opportunities is available for Newly Qualified Teachers and those in the first two years of their career following their NQT year.08/03/2019 - 08/03/19
Interactive Boards; Make the Most of your Classroom Screen. Digital Learning Cornwall.This afternoon session starts from the basic features of a screen and works up to everyday, practical use and tools. The course will feature laptop and software guidance, with iPad imaging techniques covered. Extensive practical Q + A is also part of the afternoon. Refreshments included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £50 + VAT for attendance on this course.14/03/2019 - 14/03/19
Tapestry for teachers & nursery / pre-school managers. Digital Learning Cornwall.A full day course for Tapestry users to expand their knowledge of the system & fine-tune their setting. Consider the various ways observations can be monitored & edited. Extensive options for filtering, groups, staff, parents and your setting will be covered in detail. Snapshot and Analysis screens will be explored, including exporting documents. Fully open to answering your specific questions throughout the day. Refreshments and lunch included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £95 + VAT for attendance on this course.15/03/2019 - 15/03/19
Social Media & ParentPay for Schools. Digital Learning Cornwall.An afternoon session to bring attendees up-to-date with the various ways schools can use social media safely and well. ParentPay, the ubiquitous tool that schools use regularly, is also covered, exploring features and management tools that can save your school time. Refreshments included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £50 + VAT for attendance on this course.21/03/2019 - 21/03/19
English Subject Leads NetworkAn opportunity for English Leads and teachers to network, sharing best practice and ideas.26/03/2019 - 26/03/19
Teach Computing - Resources & Approaches. Digital Learning Cornwall.Examine the wide range of resource options, appropriate for both key stages, dispelling algorithm and debugging fears along the way. Updated to include programmable hardware and hands-on opportunities that will leave attendees with the knowledge and experience needed to deliver Computing effectively. Refreshments and lunch included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £95 + VAT for attendance on this course.28/03/2019 - 28/03/19
Behaviour Management, SEMH & TISUKA full day to explore behavior management, Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) and Trauma Informed Schools UK (TISUK). 29/03/2019 - 29/03/19

April 2019

Name: Description: Date: Info:
Heads of School Meeting (inc. Safeguarding Updates)A meeting and development day for Heads of School, with an agenda to be confirmed nearer the date, including Safeguarding Updates during the afternoon (time to be confirmed). Colleagues who would like to attend specifically for the Safeguarding Updates who would not ordinarily attend the Heads of School meeting are most welcome to attend this at the confirmed agenda time (to follow).03/04/2019 - 03/04/19
Early Excellence for Teachers: Research Project Day 4Research Project Day 4: Celebrating Research and Next Steps Day 4 centres on the opportunity to share research undertaken with colleagues, communicating outcomes and impact. 04/04/2019 - 04/04/19
Differentiation (Day 2 of 2)This 2-day course explores the principles of effective differentiation and aims to provide participants with a strong understanding of how to help all pupils make good progress. Please ensure you book to attend both days - they are listed separately. Colleagues who are not part of Aspire Academy Trust are welcome to attend this course. There is a cost of £95 per day; this will be charged by invoice sent following the event so please ensure details are accurately completed during the booking process. 05/04/2019 - 05/04/19
Teaching Pupils With Behavioural NeedsA morning session for attendees to explore teaching pupils with behavioural needs with Aspire Academy Trust's Inclusion Advisor, Evelyn Kyne.25/04/2019 - 25/04/19
Introduction to AspireA session for all new staff joining Aspire which will provide an introduction to the Trust, our wellbeing programme and Tier 2 Safeguarding training. Staff will need to ensure they also receive a school-based induction. Led by Rachel Warwick, Director of Academy Improvement30/04/2019 - 30/04/19

May 2019

Name: Description: Date: Info:
DyslexiaAn afternoon session to explore dyslexia. 01/05/2019 - 01/05/19
Developing Leadership Across a MAT (Day 2 of 2)A 2-day course giving the opportunity to build and develop skills to support leadership across more than one school. Please ensure you book a place on both days - they are listed separately. Colleagues who are not part of Aspire Academy Trust are welcome to attend this course. There is a cost of £95 per day; this will be charged by invoice sent following the event so please ensure details are accurately completed during the booking process. 03/05/2019 - 03/05/19
PE Subject Leads NetworkThese networks are for all PE subject leaders to work together to steer the direction of PE and School Sport across the Trust. An agenda will be confirmed by email to the PE group prior to each session. Led by Rob Wallbank.21/05/2019 - 21/05/19
ASD & Inclusion with DifferentiationA day to explore Autistic Spectrum Disorder and methods of differentiation with inclusion at the forefront.22/05/2019 - 22/05/19
Early Years Nursery NetworkAn opportunity for Aspire Nursery Class Colleagues to meet to share ideas and best practice.23/05/2019 - 23/05/19
Early Years Reception NetworkAn opportunity for Aspire Reception Class Colleagues to meet to share ideas and best practice.23/05/2019 - 23/05/19

June 2019

Name: Description: Date: Info:
English Subject Leads NetworkAn opportunity for English Leads and teachers to network, sharing best practice and ideas.05/06/2019 - 05/06/19
Tapestry: end-of-year morning session. Data and journal exports. For teachers & nursery / pre-school managers. Digital Learning Cornwall.This morning session is set up for staff so that they can conclude their year of Tapestry use. It features ways to compile and export data, including distributing journals to parents, storing data files, and preparing Tapestry for the new year. Fully open to answering your specific questions throughout the morning. Refreshments included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £60 + VAT for attendance on this course.07/06/2019 - 07/06/19
Maths Subject Leads NetworkThis year we are going to be deepening our understanding of Mastery alongside looking at how we can implement and embed such actions throughout our schools. Throughout the year, we will also be having workshops based on the '5 Big Ideas of Mastery' and how these are linked to the NAtional Curriculum requirements of Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving.12/06/2019 - 12/06/19
NQT and Early Career NetworkA series of development opportunities is available for Newly Qualified Teachers and those in the first two years of their career following their NQT year.14/06/2019 - 14/06/19
iPads & Apple Classroom: inspiring apps & quick ways to integrate devices into teaching. Digital Learning Cornwall.Some of the most effective iPad use is when targeted apps are used alongside traditional teaching and learning. This afternoon course will pinpoint a range of high-impact, often free apps and - using Apple Classroom to control a set of iPads - demonstrate ways to integrate them with little fuss across the curriculum. Refreshments included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £50 + VAT for attendance on this course.20/06/2019 - 20/06/19
Tapestry for TAs & Nursery / Pre-school support staff. Digital Learning Cornwall.An increasing number of early years settings are benefiting from the time and cost savings offered by Tapestry online learning journals.  This morning course will bring TAs and nursery staff up-to-date with the numerous ways to work with Tapestry learning journals. The course will cover gathering and working with observations, managing journals, and accessing basic analysis tools. Hands-on practice and post-training Q+A with further email support included. Refreshments included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £50 + VAT for attendance on this course.21/06/2019 - 21/06/19
Chromebooks – save time & enhance learning. Digital Learning Cornwall.Chromebooks continue to be extremely well-received in primary classrooms, with their speed of web access and range of quick, useful tools. This morning course will take you through Google Classroom and other free web-based software, showing you the best ways to integrate Chromebook use with learning in and out of the classroom. Refreshments included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £60 + VAT for attendance on this course.27/06/2019 - 27/06/19
Tapestry morning for Leadership staff and SENDCOs. Digital Learning Cornwall.An increasing number of early years settings are benefiting from the time and cost savings offered by Tapestry online learning journals.  This morning course will bring TAs and nursery staff up-to-date with the numerous ways to work with Tapestry learning journals. The course will cover gathering and working with observations, managing journals, and accessing basic analysis tools. Hands-on practice and post-training Q+A with further email support included. Refreshments included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £50 + VAT for attendance on this course.28/06/2019 - 28/06/19