Continuing Professional Development

CPD Courses

Details of the CPD courses run by the Saffron Teaching School Hub and our Partners can be found below.


Saffron Teaching School Hub Courses  

KS2 French — January 2022

This event will take place between 4:00pm and 6:00pm.

Lower KS2 starting on Monday 10th January 2022 and Upper KS2 starting on Monday 17th January 2022.

Course delivered by the Saffron Teaching School Hub.

The Saffron Teaching School Hub is working in partnership with Rachel Hawkes, Co-director of NCELP to deliver DfE approved KS2 French CPD course starting in the spring term 2022.

KS2 French will be delivered online over 12 sessions by our French Tutor Katherine Monument throughout the spring and summer terms; both courses are aimed at subject specialist KS2 primary teachers.

What does the course offer?

  • French language development combined with step-by-step knowledge of KS2 lesson content and how to teach it.
  • Free 4 year scheme of work with full lesson resources (including native audio) available for all teachers to use.

Course Outline

The course is aligned with KS2 Programme of Study, the Ofsted Framework and the Early Careers Framework. The course is available at the following two levels:

  • Lower KS2 - Year 3 and Year 4
  • Upper KS2 - Year 5 and Year 6

Course Fee

£224 per delegate

How do I book?

To book a place on this course email Lorraine Chedzoy.

KS2 Spanish — January 2022

This event will take place between 4:00pm and 6:00pm.

Lower KS2 Spanish starts on Wednesday 5th January 2022 and Upper KS2 Spanish starts on Wednesday 12th January 2022.

Course delivered by the Saffron Teaching School Hub.

The Saffron Teaching School Hub is working in partnership with Rachel Hawkes, Co-director of NCELP to deliver DfE approved KS2 Spanish CPD course starting in the spring term 2022.

KS2 Spanish will be delivered online over 12 sessions by our Spanish Tutor Paula Vázquez-Valero throughout the spring and summer term; both courses are aimed at subject specialist KS2 primary teachers.

What does the course offer?

  • Spanish language development combined with step-by-step knowledge of KS2 lesson content and how to teach it.
  • Free 4 year scheme of work with full lesson resources (including native audio) available for all teachers to use.

Course Outline

The course is aligned with KS2 Programme of Study, the Ofsted Framework and the Early Careers Framework. The course is available at the following two levels:

  • Lower KS2 - Year 3 and Year 4
  • Upper KS2 - Year 5 and Year 6

Course Fee

£224 per delegate

How do I book?

To book a place on this course email Lorraine Chedzoy.

Peer Review Training for Leads and Improvement Champions - Date TBC

What does the course offer?

Peer Review training enables schools to strengthen their own self evaluation in order to identify an appropriate focus for peer review.  This is based on using pupil outcomes and current data to highlight areas in need of improvement.

 

Course Outline

Participant schools will be formed into triads or quads to implement a year-long follow-up programme of peer review in each school. Improvement champions will also be enabled to provide follow-up support and challenge based on review outcomes

Course Location

TBC

Course Date and Time

TBC

How do I book?

To book a place on this course email lchedzoy@swchs.net

The Chartered College Certificate in Evidence-Informed Practice (CCoT1) Various Dates

Interested in developing your expertise in using evidence to inform your practice?

Course delivered by The Chartered College of Teaching

What does the course offer?

The Certificate in Evidence-Informed Practice is perfect for teachers and leaders wishing to develop their understanding of evidence-informed practice and gain recognition for their expertise.

Successful completion awards participants with a certificate in evidence-informed practice and credits towards Chartered Status.

Course Outline

During this 3 month online programme you will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of evidence-informed practice. During the programme you’ll learn about and discuss:

• evidence-based pedagogies

• engaging with evidence

• educational myths and misinterpretations

• key debates in education

The programme ends with an innovative assessment that will enable you to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise in evidence-informed practice. Upon successful completion of this, you will be awarded The Chartered College Certificate in Evidence-Informed Practice and will also receive credits towards Chartered Status

Course Date and Time

Various Dates

Course Fee

£99 per delegate (to take part you will need to be a member of the Chartered College of Teaching. You can become a member from as little as £1.96 per month.)

How do I book?

To book a place on this course click here.

Online Mental Health First Aid: Youth Champion Course — January 2022

This event will take place between 9:00am and 5:00pm on 28/01/2022

Course delivered by the Saffron Teaching School Hub and Jo Morton-Brown

The goal of this one-day online course is to raise awareness of mental health issues and give you the skills, confidence and knowledge to support a young person who may be suffering or in a crisis.

What does the course offer?

  • An understanding of common mental health issues and how they affect young people.
  • The ability to spot signs of mental ill health in young people and guide them to a place of support.
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness.
  • Skills to support wellbeing.

Course Outline

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. Everyone who completes the course receives:

  • A certificate f attendance to say you are a ‘Youth MHFA Champion’.
  • A Youth MHFA manual to refer to whenever you need it.

Who presents the course?

Jo Morton-Brown is an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.  Working as an Emotional Health Practitioner, Jo is a passionate and committed advocate for the improvement of mental health. Combining her academic knowledge with first-hand experience, she can offer fellow professionals working with children and their families the chance to gain targeted mental health and emotional wellbeing training.

Course Date and Time

Friday 28th January 2022, 09:00 – 17.00

Course Fee

£125 per delegate

How do I book?

To book a place on this course email Lorraine Chedzoy.

 


Courses by Saffron Teaching School Hub partners 

The Chelmsford Schools Partnership CPD Courses

The Chelmsford Schools Partnership was established in March 2013 when Newlands Spring Primary School became a National Teaching School. We currently have a partnership of 49 primary, 5 secondary and 1 special schools based in and around Chelmsford in Essex. CTSA also includes Essex Primary SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training).

Please click here to see the Chelmsford Schools Partnership CPD Course Directory

Epping Forest Schools Partnership Trust Teaching and Learning School (EFSPT) CPD Courses

EFSPT is a Multi-Academy Trust of 17 schools: 12 primary schools, 3 infant schools, 1 junior school and 1 special school. Our schools vary in size from a three form entry primary school to a single form entry infant school. Our special school, Oak View, is an all age (3-19), specialist provision for pupils with Special Educational Needs. This includes those with severe and complex needs and pupils within the autistic spectrum.

Please click here to see EFSPT's CPD Course Directory

Professional Learning Network (PLN) CPD Courses

The Professional Learning Network has developed a number of different programmes to support teachers and leaders from other schools. We coordinate the expertise within the Professional Learning Network to deliver training by experienced staff that is up to date and relevant to our schools.

Please click here to see PLN's CPD Course Directory

Saffron Alliance CPD Courses

Saffron Alliance is based at Saffron Walden County High School and works in partnership with Essex schools to provide excellent CPD.  Across the Saffron Alliance network they collaborate with both primary and secondary schools to provide high quality professional development for teachers and leaders, with the aim of maximising the impact of our work, so that all children achieve their potential.

Details of the CPD courses run by The Saffron Alliance can be found below.

Adult Mindfulness Course - Summer Term 2022

Course Outline

This course offers a fresh take on the traditional eight-week MBSR/CT curriculum and approach and aims to make mindfulness as accessible and effective as possible for adults in school settings. Teaching mindfulness to staff promotes health and well-being among the wider staff body as well as starting more staff members on their journey towards eligibility to train to teach mindfulness to students. The course will run for 8 weeks and each session is 90 minutes long.

Dates 

The course takes place over eight sessions: 

  • Tuesday 26th April 2022
  • Tuesday 3rd May 2022
  • Tuesday 10th May 2022
  • Tuesday 17th May 2022
  • Tuesday 24th May 2022
  • Tuesday 7th June 2022
  • Tuesday 14th June 2022
  • Tuesday 28th June 2022

Time

4.00pm–  5.30pm

Fee

£80 + VAT per delegate

Location

Saffron Walden County High School, Wellbeing Centre.

Application

If you would like to apply please email Lorraine Chedzoy

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • If you wish to cancel a course, please email Lorraine Chedzoy (lchedzoy@swchs.net) 5 working days before the course start date.
  • If you cancel your place less than 5 working days before the course start date or are a ‘no shows’ on the day of the course you will be charged the full price.
  • If there are extenuating circumstances for cancellations or ‘no-shows’, the Saffron Teaching School Hub will exercise discretion regarding payment.

Curriculum Hub courses

Saffron Teaching School Hub promotes the work of the Maths, English, Computing and Science Curriculum Hubs in our area.

To find out more about the Curriculum Hubs in the Saffron Teaching School Hub area, please click here.