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January 2019

Name: Description: Date: Info:
Scratch Coding for parents and children with Ian Barnes from Cornwall Family LearningLearn computer coding and programming robots with your child! Recently due to changes in the curriculum, computer coding and robotics have been introduced at all schools. To help you to understand and support your child, Family Learning are running a free coding course for parents at Mount Hawke Academy starting on January 22nd 1-3 pm, with your child joining us at 2.30 to work with us. It's a great subject and a lot of fun making Apps, Games and programming Robots. Potentially this may help your child onto a great carrer path in this rapidly expanding area. Please contact the school for more information or come to the taster session on Jan 15th at 2 for a chat. Ian Barnes Family Learning.21/01/2019 - 18/03/19

February 2019

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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:
Year 2 Moderation Workshop This morning session will give Year 2 teachers an opportunity to moderate amongst colleagues, share good practice and new ideas.  06/03/2019 - 06/03/19
Year 6 Moderation Workshop This afternoon session will give Year 6 teachers an opportunity to moderate amongst colleagues, share good practice and new ideas.  06/03/2019 - 06/03/19
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 excl 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
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.12/03/2019 - 12/03/19
Team Teach 1 day 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.12/03/2019 - 12/03/19
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 excl 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 excl VAT for attendance on this course.15/03/2019 - 15/03/19
Aspire Admin Network These whole day meetings are for all Aspire Admin to network and share good practice as well as get the latest news on safeguarding, Health and Safety, HR, ICT, finance, premises and more. Agendas are circulated prior to each meeting and we welcome attendance from admin with different responsibility to different parts of the meeting.  Lunch will be provided. Please detail any special dietary requirements when reserving a place. *Please note that if using a Sat Nav please follow the postcode PL25 4EJ.  There are a limited number of parking spaces on site for the Conference Centre. Many spaces belong to businesses on the Business Park and are therefore reserved for them. We kindly ask that attendees do not park in any reserved bays (which have either reserved or white company plaques on the spaces), including those reserved for the Print Company at the main reception.  We recommend that delegates use the Conference Centre parking based just past the Premier Inn Turning on the right hand side on entry to the Business Park. 21/03/2019 - 21/03/19
Athletics CourseTOP PE (Athletics, Challenge, Dance Games and Gymnastics) are five, one day practical courses for KS2 teachers and adults other than teachers who would like to further develop their confidence and competence in teaching 7-11 year olds the activity specific skills relevant to the course attending. Delegates are introduced to a wide variety of practical exercises that they can use to develop not only children’s activity specific physical skills but also proactively develop their thinking, health, creative and social skills. The training also explores the use of higher order questioning skills within the delivery of the curriculum area to further challenge children’s learning and focuses on ideas for adapting activities to include and develop all children in a class. Following attendance at a face to face training session, delegates will receive a delegate handbook (Athletics, Games and Gymnastics) and access to an online resources area (Gymnastics and Games). Course outcomes and impact For the practitioner: • Ability to plan and deliver athletics, challenge, dance, games or gymnastics to KS2 children with increased confidence and competence. • Differentiate using the STEP process to enable appropriate challenge for all children. • Develop the use of higher order questions to challenge learning. • Develop the whole child through a multiskill approach to teaching to develop their physical, thinking, social, creative and healthy attributes. For the children the practitioner teaches: • Confident and competent teachers delivering athletics, challenge, dance, games or gymnastics specific PE lessons. • An engaging PE curriculum that supports the transference of skills from one activity to another. • Challenged to extend their learning through differentiated tasks and higher order questioning. • An understanding of how PE develops the whole person through the multiabilities (Healthy Me, Physical Me, Creative Me, Thinking Me and Social Me). 22/03/2019 - 22/03/19
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. 25/03/2019 - 25/03/19
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 excl VAT for attendance on this course.28/03/2019 - 28/03/19

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
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 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.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
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

June 2019

Name: Description: Date: Info:
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
English Subject Leads NetworkAn opportunity for English Leads and teachers to network, sharing best practice and ideas.05/06/2019 - 05/06/19
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

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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