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April 2019

Name: Description: Date: Info:
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
Aspire Children's Charter MeetingA meeting for colleagues to help us formulate the new Chartermark and start to scope out the breadth and depth of the challenge, beginning the process of agreeing standards.  Lunch will be provided.08/05/2019 - 08/05/19
School Communications including Social Media - which strategy is right for you? Digital Learning Cornwall.An afternoon session to bring attendees up-to-date with the various ways schools can communciate effectively and efficiently through free digital services. This will include the various social media options, integrating with a website, and mirroring to different channels. ParentPay, the ubiquitous tool that schools use regularly, is also covered, exploring features and management tools that can save your school time and effort. Refreshments included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £50 excl VAT for attendance on this course.09/05/2019 - 09/05/19
Inclusion Workshop - Avoiding ExclusionsAvoiding exclusions - practical strategies for all Aspire academies Workshop Synopsis Nationally the number of exclusions is rising, but not all pupils are equally likely to be excluded. Differences in exclusions between girls and boys, pupils from different backgrounds and specific types of SEND will be discussed. Pupils with SEND are the most sensitive to environments which negatively impact the health and well-being of all pupils. They are also the most likely to respond through behaviour, illness or school refusal. Pupils with mental health issues are four times more likely to be excluded. Learn what practical strategies we can use to avoid the need to exclude pupils, and what you can do to successfully reintegrate pupils if an exclusion has become necessary? Recent legal challenges suggest that some exclusions may be discriminatory and, therefore, illegal. This workshop will focus on good practice for pupils with SEND and will provide the strategies and practical tools leaders need to reduce exclusions, improve outcomes and support well-being for all pupils. Workshop Outcomes learn practical strategies to support pupils in school to understand which pupils are at the highest risk of exclusion. The comparison of girls and boys, and the types of SEND and culture groups  to understand the impact of exclusions on pupils and families examine the different ways of looking at populations at the risk of exclusion clarification of what you need to know before you exclude a pupil learn who decides what - from the legal position learn strategies to support a  successful reintegration after a pupil after an exclusion the Trauma Informed Schools approach and securing positive relationships Target Audience Heads of School and SENCos.10/05/2019 - 10/05/19
Ofsted Workshop for Heads of School and Senior Leaders This session will include: Research behind the draft Ofsted framework The implications of the draft Ofsted framework for academy leaders Planning a curriculum Exploring Cultural capital There will be a mix of activities including workshops and participation from leaders. The session will run from 8:30am - 12:30pm, with lunch provided between 12:30pm - 13:30pm.21/05/2019 - 21/05/19
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 excl VAT for attendance on this course.21/05/2019 - 21/05/19
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
Team Teach full 2 day trainingPlease ensure the booking is made in the name of the person attending, both days must be attended in full to gain accreditation. Attendees to bring their own lunch, refreshments will be available. Bookings for Team Teach training will be closed three weeks prior to the training taking place as the attendee list must be sent to Team Teach at least two weeks before training. No further bookings will be taken after the booking has closed.23/05/2019 - 24/05/19
Early Years Reception NetworkAn opportunity for Aspire Reception Class Colleagues to meet to share ideas and best practice.23/05/2019 - 23/05/19
Ofsted Workshop for Heads of School and Senior LeadersThis session will include: Research behind the draft Ofsted framework The implications of the draft Ofsted framework for academy leaders Planning a curriculum Exploring Cultural capital There will be a mix of activities including workshops and participation from leaders. The session will run from 8:30am - 12:30pm, with lunch provided between 12:30pm - 13:30pm.24/05/2019 - 24/05/19

June 2019

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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.03/06/2019 - 03/06/19
Health & Wellbeing Champion TrainingHealth and Wellbeing Champions are people who, with training and support, voluntarily bring their ability to relate to people, their understanding of health improvement and their own life experience to transform the health and wellbeing within Aspire academies. They encourage healthier lives by raising awareness of health and healthy choices, sharing health messages & resources, promoting & participating in health campaigns, removing barriers and creating supportive networks and environments. A Wellbeing Champion should be:  • Resilient• Motivated in creating a culture of wellbeing for everyone• Non judgemental and approachable• Innovative and creative The course is a 1 day accredited RSPH Level 2 Award in Understanding Health Improvement that will be run by the Aspire Wellbeing Team.04/06/2019 - 04/06/19
English Subject Leads NetworkAn opportunity for English Leads and teachers to network, sharing best practice and ideas.05/06/2019 - 05/06/19
Trauma and Metal Health Informed Schools - Senior Leads (Day 1)This course was previously offered through HeadStart Kernow but is no longer available in this format through this route, however, Aspire is in a position to be able to provide this within the Trust. We are fully committed to all our Academies becoming Trauma and Mental Health Informed Schools, working towards the TISUK award to recognise this. It is vital that our Heads of School and the leadership team are fully aware of and skilled in the theory, approaches and policy implications that this entails in order to lead this within school. The two days is ideal for Heads of School and other leadership who have been unable to access the full 10 days training offered via the Diploma. The course covers the key underpinning theories in a Trauma and Mental Health Informed approach, the practical application of the models used and how this translates into measurable outcomes for children and staff, the role of Motional in identifying need, targeting interventions, measuring impact and some experiential learning around the use of the prosocial brain systems, relational skills and interventions to support children and adults to reflect. Places will be limited so please book early – it is necessary to attend BOTH days Refreshments and lunch will be included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £175 excl VAT for attendance on this course.06/06/2019 - 06/06/19
Trauma and Metal Health Informed Schools - Senior Leads (Day 2)This course was previously offered through HeadStart Kernow but is no longer available in this format through this route, however, Aspire is in a position to be able to provide this within the Trust. We are fully committed to all our Academies becoming Trauma and Mental Health Informed Schools, working towards the TISUK award to recognise this. It is vital that our Heads of School and the leadership team are fully aware of and skilled in the theory, approaches and policy implications that this entails in order to lead this within school. The two days is ideal for Heads of School and other leadership who have been unable to access the full 10 days training offered via the Diploma. The course covers the key underpinning theories in a Trauma and Mental Health Informed approach, the practical application of the models used and how this translates into measurable outcomes for children and staff, the role of Motional in identifying need, targeting interventions, measuring impact and some experiential learning around the use of the prosocial brain systems, relational skills and interventions to support children and adults to reflect. Places will be limited so please book early – it is necessary to attend BOTH days Refreshments and lunch will be included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £175 excl VAT for attendance on this course.07/06/2019 - 07/06/19
SEN Compliance (using the updated template from Cornwall Council)This is a session for SENDCo's who are not using the new SEN information Report template, or if their SEN Information Report is not compliant. All SENDCo's are welcome to attend if they wish. 10/06/2019 - 10/06/19
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.11/06/2019 - 11/06/19
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
The Power of An Active SchoolThis one day course will give colleagues an understanding of the importance of physical education, school sport and physical activity to the health and wellbeing of children and that active kids, achieve better. You will explore the principles that underpin an outstanding PE lesson through lots of practical examples and have the opportunity to plan and lead a session with colleagues. This will also include how to adapt and differentiate in a lesson using the STEP method - Space, Task, Equipment and People as well as covering important health and safety tips. The course will also focus on how increase physical activity throughout the school day and identify areas where activity can take place with some simple solutions. Suitable for teachers at all stages in their career.  The day will be delivered by Kate Thornton-Bousfield from Youth Sport Trust, who is the lead on Primary Physical Literacy. Attendees will also each receive free YST personal membership for 1 year. This gives access to loads of free resources and a network of professionals for advice.25/06/2019 - 25/06/19
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 senior leadership staff and SENDCOs up-to-date with the various ways that Tapestry can be used in your educational setting. Accessing acounts and analysis options will be covered in detail, as well as controlling user and parent accounts / permissions. Data generation and transference between systems will also be covered. Refreshments included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £60 + VAT for attendance on this course.28/06/2019 - 28/06/19

July 2019

Name: Description: Date: Info:
Aspire Charter Mark MeetingA meeting for colleagues to help us formulate the new Chartermark and start to scope out the breadth and depth of the challenge, beginning the process of agreeing standards.  Lunch will be provided.12/07/2019 - 12/07/19

October 2019

Name: Description: Date: Info:
Team Teach RefresherPlease ensure the booking is made in the name of the person attending and that they have a Team Teach certificate which will be in date on the date of the refresher, attendees with out of date certificates will not be able to take part in the training. Attendees to bring their own lunch, refreshments will be available. Bookings for Team Teach training will be closed three weeks prior to the training taking place as the attendee list must be sent to Team Teach at least two weeks before training. No further bookings will be taken after the booking has closed.08/10/2019 - 08/10/19