Saffron Teaching School Hub courses

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

For details of the courses run by our partners Chelmsford Teaching School Alliance, West Essex Teaching School Alliance, Professional Learning Network and the Saffron Alliance, please see the menu on the left.

Online HLTA Status Course: Wednesday 6th October - 24th November 2021

Course delivered by the Saffron Teaching School Hub and Best Practice Network

The Saffron Teaching School Hub is working in partnership with Best Practice Network (BPN) to deliver the Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Status course in the Autumn term 2021.

This seven-part course will be delivered online and is aimed at Teaching Assistants looking for the next step in their career. HLTAs are able to work closely with teachers to raise standards and help each learner reach their potential. HLTA is a nationally recognised professional status which benefits staff and schools, enhancing knowledge, expertise and skills in supporting learning and reducing teacher workload. HLTAs can teach whole classes under the direction of the class teacher and cover sickness and INSET supply requirements.

All applicants must have:

  1. Some experience of leading whole class learning with no teacher present.
  2. Level 2 in Maths and English (A-C grade) — if you do not have this, we can help you gain equivalent qualifications - please ask when booking.

The course consists of seven online sessions delivered throughout the Autumn term as follows:

  • Five half-day sessions delivered by Essex specialist Sue Brown who will guide the Teaching Assistants through the individual tasks and will be on hand for any questions/help throughout the course.  
  • Two all-day sessions delivered by Best Practice Network.
  • Participants must attend all seven sessions.

Assessment

On completion of the course, participants will be assessed and awarded the HLTA Status.

Session Dates and Times

  • Wednesday 6th October 2021 (09.00 – 15.30)
  • Wednesday 13th October 2021 (09.30 – 11.30)
  • Wednesday 20th October 2021 (09.30 – 11.30)
  • Wednesday 3rd November 2021 (09.30 – 11.30)
  • Wednesday 10th November 2021 (09.30 – 11.30)
  • Wednesday 17th November 2021 (09.30 – 11.30)
  • Wednesday 24th November 2021 (09.30 – 15.00)

Course Fee

The cost of the course is £1,050 per participant.

If participants do not have GCSE Maths or English grade A-C, there will be an additional charge of £25 to take the required English or Maths test or £40 to take both tests.

How do I book?

To book a place on this course email Lorraine Chedzoy.

Online Mental Health First Aid: Youth Champion Course - 1st October 2021

This event will take place between 9:00am and 5:00pm on 01/10/2021

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 1st October 2021, 09:00 – 17.00

Course Fee

£125 per delegate

How do I book?

To book a place on this course email Lisa Weatherhead: adminctsa@newlandsspring.essex.sch.uk

KS2 French - Starting in September 2021

This event will take place between 4:00pm and 6:00pm with KS2 French starting on 13/09/2021.

Course delivered by the Saffron Teaching School Hub and Rachel Hawkes.

The Saffron Teaching School Hub are working in partnership with Rachel Hawkes, Co-director of NCELP to deliver DfE approved KS2 French CPD course starting in the Autumn term 2021.

KS2 French will be delivered online over 18 sessions throughout the next academic year, 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

Who presents the course?

Rachel Hawkes is co-director of the NCELP managing the Centre together with Emma Marsden. She works across the 11 schools in The CAM Academy Trust, where she is Director of International Education and Research and SLE for languages. She is also a former President of ALL, and is author of several languages text books. She also has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, focusing on teacher and learner interaction in the secondary languages classroom.

Course Date and Time

Lower KS2 — Monday 13th September 2021 (4:00pm — 6:00pm)

Upper KS2 — Monday 20th September 2021 (4:00pm — 6:00pm)

Course Fee

£340 per delegate

How do I book?

To book a place on this course email Lorraine Chedzoy.

KS2 Spanish - Starting in September 2021

This event will take place between 4:00pm and 6:00pm with KS2 Spanish starting on 08/09/2021.

Course delivered by the Saffron Teaching School Hub and Rachel Hawkes.

The Saffron Teaching School Hub are working in partnership with Rachel Hawkes, Co-director of NCELP to deliver DfE approved KS2 Spanish CPD course starting in the Autumn term 2021.

KS2 Spanish will be delivered online over 18 sessions throughout the next academic year, 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

Who presents the course?

Rachel Hawkes is co-director of the NCELP managing the Centre together with Emma Marsden. She works across the 11 schools in The CAM Academy Trust, where she is Director of International Education and Research and SLE for languages. She is also a former President of ALL, and is author of several languages text books. She also has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, focusing on teacher and learner interaction in the secondary languages classroom.

Course Date and Time

Lower KS2 — Wednesday 8th September 2021 (4:00pm — 6:00pm)

Upper KS2 — Wednesday 15th September 2021 (4:00pm — 6:00pm)

Course Fee

£340 per delegate

How do I book?

To book a place on this course email Lorraine Chedzoy.