At Woodfield Teaching School Alliance we are fully committed to providing high quality CPD for all members of staff in order to raise student achievement.Â Â Provision is in place for members at all stages of their professional development – from ITT to middle leadership.
Our CPD programmes are open to partner schools within our alliance, any other schools who are interested and to individuals who would like to extend their knowledge into Special and Inclusive Education.
Woodfield Teaching School Alliance â CPD Overview 2018-2019
Our NQT Induction Â Training Programme can be found inÂ here.
Visit us regularly to see future courses.
Stride Positive Behaviour Support
The Stride approach to positive behaviour support is a flexible model which is focused on the needs of the individual whoseÂ behaviours are of concern, whatever their age or the context they are in. It is a modular approach where participants will develop the appropriate skills and knowledge required to best support the needs of the individual and enables them to progress and access high quality life experiences. Stride is strongly routed in the BILD Code of Practice (2014)and positive behaviour support principles, where the âstory of behaviourâ is a key to unlocking best practice.
Autism Education Trust- Tier 1 Making Sense of Autism
AET Tier 1
Woodfield teaching school is pleased to be a licenced hub of the Autism Education Trust. The AET is a programme supported by the Department for Education, which offers nationally delivered face-to-face training for professionals working across all education settings.
This 90 minute session will provide basic autism awareness training for all staff within school-age education setting, mainstream and specialist services.
Autism Education Trust- Tier 2 Good Autism Practice
AET Tier 2
This course will provide practical knowledge, hands-on tool and techniques for all practitioners working directly with school- aged pupils on the autism spectrum, in both mainstream and specialist services, to develop practice.
Makaton Foundation course
The Makaton Foundation Course will provide a detailed introduction to Makaton and combines a practical approach with theory and technical information. The sessions cover research into sign and symbol use, symbol design themes, the use and purpose of Makaton and an overview of alternative systems of communication.You will learn the signs and symbols for Stages 1-4 and Additional of the Core Vocabulary.
Makaton Enhancement course
The Makaton Enhancement Workshop concentrates on improving and developing signing and symbol skills. You will learn translation skills using signs and symbols.Â You will revise the signs and symbols you learned on the Foundation Workshop and learn the signs and symbols for Stages 5-8 of the Core Vocabulary.
Participants must have completed the Foundation Workshop.
First aid at Work (3 days course)
Health and safety legislation places duties onÂ employers for the health and safety of their employees and anyone else on the premises. This course is designed for people who want to receive the most thorough first aid training and is especially suited for nominated workplace first aiders looking to gain comprehensive, certified HSE approval. You must attend all three days to be able to receive a certificate.
Paediatric First Aid (2 days course)
This two-dayÂ paediatric first aid course focuses on emergency scenarios that face thoseÂ looking after young children and infants,Â including day nurseries, private nursery schools, pre-schools, before and after school clubs for children in the early years age group, childminders and carers of children at home. The paediatric first aid course meets the Ofsted Early Years and Childcare Register requirements. Practical skills are assessed by continuous observation by the trainer and there is a written assessment paper to check understanding.
Thinking Therapeutically in Classrooms â Brain, Trauma and Challenging Behaviour
This course will provide participants with the opportunity to consider the therapeutic issues around âchallenging behaviourâ in relation to the circumstances and needs of children with learning disabilities who have experienced trauma. Participants will explore the signs and symptoms of trauma and how to work creatively with challenging behaviour in students. Participants will gain an understanding of the neurological impact of trauma, they will be able to explore creative approaches to offering psychological and emotional support.
Communication Support for Verbal Pupils with ASD -Elklan
This programme has been developed for practitioners working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It contains a wealth of practical ideas to support those who are working with verbal children with social communication difficulties aged from 4-14. Participants can achieve a Level 3 or Level 2 nine credit Award in Knowledge and Practice to Support the Communication skills of ASD â both levels are now on the QCF! A portfolio of evidence will need to be submitted.
Supporting Complex Needs: Downs Syndrome
This course will cover a number of aspects of working with pupils with Down's Syndrome and practical strategies for managing teaching and learning in school settings. Participants will learn and demonstrate skills used for working with pupils with Down's Syndrome during the sessions and in practical settings. They will devise strategies for teaching, assessment, and resource making, adapting environments and creating activities for individual pupils for use in a practical setting.