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September 2019

Name: Description: Date: Info:
Welcome to Aspire - InductionA 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.  17/09/2019 - 17/09/19
Team Teach two day training sessionPlease 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 prior to the training taking place as the attendee list must be sent to Team Teach before training. No further bookings will be taken after the booking has closed.24/09/2019 - 25/09/19
Early Years Network (Reception and Nursery)A day for the Early Years Network to meet and share best practice.25/09/2019 - 25/09/19
PE NetworkA day for the PE Network to meet and share best practice.26/09/2019 - 26/09/19

October 2019

Name: Description: Date: Info:
Ofsted Updates for Inclusion Leads in SchoolsOfsted Updates for Inclusion Leads in Schools.01/10/2019 - 01/10/19
Maths Subject Leads NetworkA day for Maths Subject Leads to network and share best practice.02/10/2019 - 02/10/19
Incremental CoachingIncremental Coaching03/10/2019 - 03/10/19
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and that they have a Team Teach certificate which will be in date on the date of the refresher, attendees with out of date certificates will not be able to take part in the training.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
Welcome to Aspire - InductionA 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.  09/10/2019 - 09/10/19
Year 5 Teachers’ WorkshopYear 5 Teachers’ Workshop11/10/2019 - 11/10/19
Maths in EYFS (For Nursery Managers and Leaders)Planning and practical resource ideas. An exciting opportunity to explore practical planning ideas linked to the White Rose resources. During the session staff will have an in-depth look into the planning including maths resourcing on a budget. For Nursery Managers and Leaders 15/10/2019 - 15/10/19
Maths in EYFS (For EYFS Teachers)Planning and practical resource ideas. An exciting opportunity to explore practical planning ideas linked to the White Rose resources. During the session staff will have an in-depth look into the planning including maths resourcing on a budget. For EYFS teachers.15/10/2019 - 15/10/19
Maths in EYFS (For Nursery/EYFS TA's)An exciting season for Teaching Assistants based in Nursery or Reception to support learning in EYFS.15/10/2019 - 15/10/19
Year 2 Teachers’ WorkshopYear 2 Teachers’ Workshop17/10/2019 - 17/10/19
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.29/10/2019 - 29/10/19
Tapestry for teachers and early years managers (full day)A full-day session for Tapestry users to expand their knowledge of the system and fine-tune their setting. Consider the numerous ways that observations can be monitored and edited, with hands-on practise and help. Tapestry’s extensive options for filtering, groups, staff, parents and your setting will be covered in detail. Snapshot and analysis screens to be explored, including exporting documents and data. Extensive Q&A including post-training support. 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.31/10/2019 - 31/10/19

November 2019

Name: Description: Date: Info:
Inclusion Network Inclusion Network 06/11/2019 - 06/11/19
English Subject Leads Network English Subject Leads Network 07/11/2019 - 07/11/19
Year 4 Teachers’ Workshop Year 4  Teachers’ Workshop  15/11/2019 - 15/11/19
Year 3 Teachers’ Workshop Year 3  Teachers’ Workshop  21/11/2019 - 21/11/19
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.26/11/2019 - 26/11/19
NQT and Early Career Network NQT and Early Career Network  27/11/2019 - 27/11/19
Children writing for real-world purpose across the curriculum, including STEM projectsA morning course that will focus closely on the different ways children can write for a real-world audience – with blogging, writing for websites and for print the key destinations for their written pieces. Children are absolutely inspired by such opportunities, and by using technologies with simple, free tools, such ways of working can be opened up for whole classes. Learn how to deliver materials and administer work for children, with outcomes accessible from one teacher’s laptop. Refreshments included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £60 + VAT for attendance on this course.28/11/2019 - 28/11/19
Year 1 Workshop Year 1 Workshop 29/11/2019 - 29/11/19

January 2020

Name: Description: Date: Info:
Introduction to Aspire Introduction to Aspire 14/01/2020 - 14/01/20
Maths with technology, including Year 4 tables testsTech-based maths interventions for fluency and variety provide a motivating and efficient means to boost children’s maths proficiency. Examine some of the most suitable options – including free software – that are available to staff across different devices. Consider the different ways to timetable activities into a teaching day, plus use analytics to target areas of the curriculum and receive instant feedback to inform future teaching. Refreshments included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £50 + VAT for attendance on this course.23/01/2020 - 23/01/20
PE NetworkA day for the PE Network to meet and share best practice.30/01/2020 - 30/01/20

February 2020

Name: Description: Date: Info:
Early Reading Training Early Reading Training for Reception and Nursery Leaders.06/02/2020 - 06/02/20
Early Reading Training Early Reading Training for Reception and Nursery Leaders.07/02/2020 - 07/02/20
Use iPads Seamlessly within TeachingSome of the most successful iPad use occurs when specific apps are used alongside traditional book and pencil learning. This morning session will explore the use of various high-impact, often free apps. Apple Classroom will be used to control and lock a set of devices – while demonstrating ways to integrate devices across a range of teaching with little fuss. Refreshments included. School staff who do NOT work within Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £60 + VAT for attendance on this course.11/02/2020 - 11/02/20
Maths Subject Leads Network A day for the Maths Subject Leads Network to meet and share best practice.12/02/2020 - 12/02/20
Green Screening and Animation with iPadsDiscover how easy it is to employ these simple but effective visual tools within teaching. Green Screening is a great facility for bringing activities to life and inspiring children with their written and spoken work. Animation is another method that can be accessed cheaply and quickly with technology – gain hands-on practice with this exciting and hugely motivating technique which can be accommodated into numerous areas of the curriculum. Refreshments included. School staff who do NOT work within Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £60 + VAT for attendance on this course.25/02/2020 - 25/02/20

March 2020

Name: Description: Date: Info:
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.03/03/2020 - 03/03/20
Tapestry for teachers and early years managers (full day)A full-day session for Tapestry users to expand their knowledge of the system and fine-tune their setting. Consider the numerous ways that observations can be monitored and edited, with hands-on practise and help. Tapestry’s extensive options for filtering, groups, staff, parents and your setting will be covered in detail. Snapshot and analysis screens to be explored, including exporting documents and data. Extensive Q&A including post-training support. 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.10/03/2020 - 10/03/20
Teach Computing - Resources and ApproachesThe Computing area of the new national curriculum appears at first to be outside the comfort zone of most teachers. On this comprehensive day, examine the wide range of resource options available, appropriate for both key stages, dispelling algorithm and debugging fears along the way. Updated to include programmable hardware and practical opportunities that will leave attendees with the knowledge and experience needed to deliver Computing effectively. Also includes digital access to a "scheme of schemes" for Computing which will allow your school to move forward effectively in this area. Refreshments included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £95 + VAT for attendance on this course. Day includes lunch and refreshments.12/03/2020 - 12/03/20
Tapestry for senior leadership staff and SENDCOsThis 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 accounts and analysis options will be covered in detail, as well as controlling user and relative accounts / permissions. Data / journal generation and transference between systems will also be covered. 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.17/03/2020 - 17/03/20
English Subject Leads Network A day for the English Subject Leads Network to meet and share best practice.26/03/2020 - 26/03/20

April 2020

Name: Description: Date: Info:
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
Children writing for real-world purpose across the curriculum, including STEM projectsA morning course that will focus closely on the different ways children can write for a real-world audience – with blogging, writing for websites and for print the key destinations for their written pieces. Children are absolutely inspired by such opportunities, and by using technologies with simple, free tools, such ways of working can be opened up for whole classes. Learn how to deliver materials and administer work for children, with outcomes accessible from one teacher’s laptop. Refreshments included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £60 + VAT for attendance on this course.23/04/2020 - 23/04/20

May 2020

Name: Description: Date: Info:
Use IT systems effectively in your school - an afternoon for Teachers / TAs / admin staffAn afternoon session of practical advice covering the basics of new systems that have become accessible over the last few years. Amongst other useful processes, we will cover: sending and sharing documents with colleagues; using and sending web links effectively; email tips and tricks; publishing SharePoint pages and documents to communicate with large groups effectively; gathering information through easy surveys; working with pictures including from tablets; use of OneDrive. Time will also be devoted to attendees’ specific questions. Refreshments included. School staff who do NOT work within the Aspire Academy Trust will be billed £50 + VAT for attendance on this course.05/05/2020 - 05/05/20

June 2020

Name: Description: Date: Info:
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
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