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January 2018
  • Date 24 January 2018
    Time 09:30 - 12:30
    Summary A meeting for those invited to the WSCB main board.
  • Date 24 January 2018
    Time 09:30 - 11:45
    Summary This course is now full, but if you would still like to attend at some point, please contact David Congdon.
  • Date 24 January 2018
    Time 12:30 - 15:00
    Summary A meeting for Headteachers invited to the Wokingham Secondary Federation. All meetings 12.30 for a 1.00 start.
  • Date 24 January 2018
    Time 13:30 - 15:45
    Summary This course is now full, but if you would still like to attend at some point, please contact David Congdon
  • Date 24 January 2018
    Time 19:00 - 21:30
    Summary Once we are notified (by the Clerk to Governors) of a new governor appointment, we automatically book all new governors onto an induction course and confirm this booking. Aims: • To raise governors’ awareness of their purpose, role and responsibilities. • To increase...
  • Date 25 January 2018
    Time 18:30 - 20:00
    Summary • To provide Governors with a basic knowledge of the requirements of the Financial Value Standard in Schools. • To explain the roles and responsibilities of the Governors regarding the SFVS self-assessment.
  • Date 26 January 2018
    Time 07:45 - 17:30
    Summary This is an opportunity to visit the annual BETT exhibition which this year is once again at Excel London. Booking a place provides you with a space on the coach from Wokingham to and from Excel, London Docklands.
  • Date 29 January 2018
    Time 19:00 - 20:30
    Summary A meeting relating to school admissions and the organisation of schools.
  • Date 30 January 2018
    Time 13:30 - 15:45
    Summary An opportunity to meet with schools who are currently using Office 365 and share their experiences and good practice, and find out about the latest additions to Office 365 including Teams which replaces Microsoft Classroom.
  • Date 30 January 2018
    Time 16:00 - 17:45
    Summary An opportunity to meet with schools who are currently using Office 365 and share their experiences and good practice, and find out about the latest additions to Office 365 including Teams which replaces Microsoft Classroom.
  • Date 31 January 2018
    Time 13:00 - 16:30
    Summary This course is designed for those with building management responsibilities such as Headteachers, School Business Managers etc., as well as staff whose roles may bring them into contact with asbestos-containing materials; for example, site controllers or IT staff.
  • Date 31 January 2018
    Time 16:00 - 17:45
    Summary Termly training session for Secondary ICT/Computing Subject Leaders.
February 2018
  • Date 01 February 2018
    Time 13:30 - 15:45
    Summary An introduction to the programming/coding software Scratch to build confidence with the software, and provide ideas for lesson opportunities. Developing the confidence to use Scratch and introduce it to others. Identification of effective teaching strategies.
  • Date 01 February 2018
    Time 16:00 - 17:45
    Summary An introduction to the programming/coding software Scratch to build confidence with the software, and provide ideas for lesson opportunities. Developing the confidence to use Scratch and introduce it to others. Identification of effective teaching strategies.
  • Date 06 February 2018
    Time 09:30 - 11:30
    Summary An opportunity for Primary ICT Technicians to find out the latest information and updates, and discuss resourcing
  • Date 06 February 2018
    Time 13:30 - 15:45
    Summary An opportunity for Headteachers, members of Leadership Teams, ICT/Computing Subject Leaders, Child Protection Leads and other staff to ensure rigour in E-Safety policy and practice
  • Date 07 February 2018
    Time 08:30 - 11:30
    Summary A meeting for all Local Authority School and Academy Headteachers
  • Date 07 February 2018
    Time 09:30 - 12:00
    Summary A course for those teaching for the first time in year 6, whether experienced teachers or NQTs, or Year 6 Teachers who would like a refresher session. Please note you will need to attend both sessions. 1st session: 1st November 2017 9.30 – 12.00 2nd session: 7th February 2018 9.30 -...
  • Date 07 February 2018
    Time 13:00 - 15:00
    Summary The Topic for this is Anxiety
  • Date 07 February 2018
    Time 16:00 - 17:30
    Summary This is the termly NQT Induction Lead meeting, with an opportunity to network and update on information
  • Date 07 February 2018
    Time 16:00 - 17:30
    Summary A chance for RE teachers/coordinators to share ideas, hear from colleagues, discuss issues and share best practice.
  • Date 07 February 2018
    Time 19:00 - 21:00
    Summary The briefings are led by Head of Learning and Achievement with WBC officers, as appropriate. We plan to keep the briefings short, dealing with the big issues facing the authority and its schools. There will be time allowed for questions and discussion of a topic of your choice and an opportunity to...
  • Date 08 February 2018
    Time 09:30 - 11:30
    Summary An opportunity for Primary ICT Technicians to find out the latest information and updates, and to discuss resourcing.
  • Date 08 February 2018
    Time 09:30 - 12:00
    Summary A course for those teaching for the first time in year 2, whether experienced teachers or NQTs. Please note that you must attend both parts of this course. 1st session: 2nd November 2017 9.30 – 12.00 2nd session: 8th February 2018 9.30 – 12.00
  • Date 08 February 2018
    Time 13:30 - 16:00
    Summary Delegates will be able to: 'Tilt' the teaching of writing to support disadvantaged pupils, EAL learners and other pupils who need support to develop their academic language skills Use speaking and listening strategies to support pupils to develop academic language skills
  • Date 08 February 2018
    Time 16:00 - 17:45
    Summary The Mobile Technology User Group is a meeting of like-minded teachers, teaching assistants and SMT who want to find out about the use of iPads, Chromebooks, Windows tablet devices and other mobile learning devices across schools in Wokingham and beyond.
  • Date 20 February 2018
    Time 13:30 - 15:30
    Summary
  • Date 21 February 2018
    Time 13:00 - 16:30
    Summary
  • Date 21 February 2018
    Time 13:30 - 15:45
    Summary This is an opportunity for Secondary ICT Technicians and Network Managers to find out the latest information and updates, discuss items of common interest, etc.
  • Date 21 February 2018
    Time 19:00 - 21:00
    Summary Understanding of the SchoolImprovement Planning Framework tools and how they can be used.
  • Date 22 February 2018
    Time 09:00 - 16:30
    Summary It is a mandatory requirement by Wokingham Borough Council that all Head-teachers of maintained schools attend this foundation course.
  • Date 22 February 2018
    Time 09:30 - 14:45
    Summary A practical and interactive training day for ELSAs based in primary schools on attachment - key relationships and building towards resilience.
  • Date 23 February 2018
    Time 09:00 - 12:00
    Summary Delegates will: Gain a bank of practical ideas and activities to support EAL pupils with the learning new vocabulary and sentence structures. Understand how to speaking and listening strategies to support EAL pupils reading and writing This course will look at: why speaking and listening is so...
  • Date 23 February 2018
    Time 09:30 - 15:30
    Summary
  • Date 23 February 2018
    Time 13:00 - 16:30
    Summary This Network is designed to support the work of all primary-phase Assessment Coordinators across the Borough. The Network meets termly - usually on the afternoon of the first Friday following the half-term holiday. The Network discusses all aspects of assessment, both formative and summative. ...
  • Date 26 February 2018
    Time 13:30 - 15:30
    Summary
  • Date 26 February 2018
    Time 13:30 - 15:00
    Summary A meeting for nominated Primary Safeguarding Leads and other Safeguarding colleagues
  • Date 26 February 2018
    Time 16:00 - 18:00
    Summary A meeting for those invited to the Wokingham Learning Partnership
  • Date 26 February 2018
    Time 19:00 - 21:00
    Summary • To provide a strategic overview of primary phase assessment • To understand the different forms and types of assessment in the primary phase.
  • Date 27 February 2018
    Time 13:30 - 15:45
    Summary An update on current issues in ICT/Computing for Primary Headteachers and members of Leadership Teams
  • Date 28 February 2018
    Time 12:30 - 15:00
    Summary A meeting for Headteachers invited to the Wokingham Secondary Federation. All meetings 12.30 for a 1.00 start.
  • Date 28 February 2018
    Time 13:00 - 16:30
    Summary This half day course is a refresher for those people who have already attended the WBC full day course on Health and Safety Management for Heads. Headteachers have a moral and legal duty to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety and welfare of their employees and others...
  • Date 28 February 2018
    Time 19:00 - 21:00
    Summary Understanding what contributes to an effective meeting and find out about a variety of strategies that will contribute to good meeting outcomes, including useful minutes.
March 2018
  • Date 05 March 2018
    Time 09:30 - 11:30
    Summary A meeting for those invited to the WSCB Performance/Quality subgroup
  • Date 06 March 2018
    Time 13:00 - 16:30
    Summary This course is designed for those with building management responsibilities such as Headteachers, School Business Managers etc., as well as staff whose roles may bring them into contact with asbestos-containing materials; for example, site controllers or IT staff.
  • Date 07 March 2018
    Time 16:15 - 17:45
    Summary Delegates will be able to: Develop provision for EAL pupils in their support Implement a range of strategies for supporting EAL pupils inside and outside the classroom
  • Date 07 March 2018
    Time 19:00 - 21:00
    Summary The Looked After Children Governor Forum is an opportunity for governors with an interest or responsibility for Looked After Children to meet annually. An agenda will be sent out prior to the meeting. Governors will also be given the opportunity to meet other Looked After Children governors and to...
  • Date 08 March 2018
    Time 13:30 - 15:45
    Summary An opportunity for Primary ICT/Computing Subject Leaders to find out the latest information and updates.
  • Date 08 March 2018
    Time 16:00 - 17:45
    Summary An opportunity for Primary ICT/Computing Subject Leaders to find out the latest information and updates.
  • Date 13 March 2018
    Time 16:00 - 17:45
    Summary An opportunity for Secondary ICT/Computing Subject Leaders to find out the latest information and updates.
  • Date 13 March 2018
    Time 19:00 - 21:00
    Summary The Access and Inclusion Forum (formerly SEN Forum) is an opportunity for governors with an interest or responsibility for Special Educational Needs to meet twice a year. Each meeting has a focus and those who are registered on our database as the School’s Access and Inclusion Governor will...
  • Date 14 March 2018
    Time 09:00 - 16:30
    Summary This one-day course is to assist site controllers/caretakers/handypersons etc. to understand their health and safety responsibilities and manage the risks associated with their activities.
  • Date 16 March 2018
    Time 09:30 - 15:00
    Summary Once we are notified (by the Clerk to Governors) of a new governor appointment, we automatically book all new governors onto an induction course and confirm this booking. Aims: • To raise governors’ awareness of their purpose, role and responsibilities. • To increase...
  • Date 19 March 2018
    Time 19:00 - 21:00
    Summary • To provide an overview of the new Primary Curriculum. • To look at matching the curriculum to your school circumstance. • To raise awareness of the role of governors in curriculum development.
  • Date 20 March 2018
    Time 13:30 - 15:45
    Summary An introduction to using Microsoft Office 365 including Teams and ways of working using the O365 suite.
  • Date 20 March 2018
    Time 16:00 - 17:45
    Summary An introduction to using Microsoft Office 365 including Teams and ways of working using the O365 suite.
  • Date 21 March 2018
    Time 08:30 - 10:30
    Summary A meeting of the Wokingham Primary Headteacher's Association
  • Date 21 March 2018
    Time 09:00 - 16:00
    Summary A full day introductory course on swimming pool operation.
  • Date 21 March 2018
    Time 09:30 - 12:30
    Summary A meeting for those invited to the WSCB main board.
  • Date 21 March 2018
    Time 13:30 - 15:30
    Summary
  • Date 22 March 2018
    Time 19:00 - 21:00
    Summary The Health & Safety Governor Forum is an opportunity for governors with an interest or responsibility for Health & Safety to meet twice a year. Each meeting has a focus and if you are registered on our database as the school’s Health & Safety Governor you will be notified of this...
April 2018
May 2018
  • Date 08 May 2018
    Time 15:30 - 17:00
    Summary A meeting for those invited to the Headteacher Steering Group
  • Date 14 May 2018
    Time 09:30 - 11:30
    Summary A meeting for those invited to the WSCB Performance/Quality subgroup
  • Date 15 May 2018
    Time 09:30 - 15:30
    Summary Recognise how to identify signs of abuse and when it is appropriate to make a referral. Have a working knowledge Wokingham Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) Levels of Need and Intervention Thresholds Document.
  • Date 16 May 2018
    Time 10:00 - 13:00
    Summary A meeting for those invited to Schools Forum - details still to be confirmed
  • Date 16 May 2018
    Time 16:00 - 17:30
    Summary A chance for RE teachers/leaders/coordinators to share ideas, hear from colleagues and learn about RE teaching.
  • Date 18 May 2018
    Time 09:30 - 12:30
    Summary Delegates will: Have a clear strategy/procedure to use in school to help you distinguish between EAL/SEN, involving parents/carers, the role of the first language assessments and supporting bilingual pupils with SEN
  • Date 18 May 2018
    Time 13:45 - 16:00
    Summary A meeting of the Wokingham Primary Headteacher's Association
  • Date 22 May 2018
    Time 13:30 - 15:30
    Summary
  • Date 23 May 2018
    Time 08:30 - 11:30
    Summary A meeting for all Local Authority School and Academy Headteachers
  • Date 23 May 2018
    Time 09:30 - 12:30
    Summary A meeting for those invited to the WSCB main board
June 2018
  • Date 06 June 2018
    Time 12:30 - 15:00
    Summary A meeting for Headteachers invited to the Wokingham Secondary Federation. All meetings 12.30 for a 1.00 start.
  • Date 06 June 2018
    Time 13:30 - 15:30
    Summary
  • Date 08 June 2018
    Time 09:30 - 15:30
    Summary
  • Date 08 June 2018
    Time 13:00 - 16:00
    Summary This Network is designed to support the work of all primary-phase Assessment Coordinators across the Borough. The Network meets termly - usually on the afternoon of the first Friday following the half-term holiday. The Network discusses all aspects of assessment, both formative and summative. Its...
  • Date 11 June 2018
    Time 13:30 - 15:30
    Summary
  • Date 11 June 2018
    Time 13:30 - 15:00
    Summary A meeting for nominated Primary Safeguarding Leads and other Safeguarding colleagues
  • Date 11 June 2018
    Time 16:00 - 18:00
    Summary A meeting for those invited to the Wokingham Learning Partnership
  • Date 13 June 2018
    Time 16:00 - 17:30
    Summary This is the termly NQT Induction Lead meeting, with an opportunity to network and update on information
  • Date 21 June 2018
    Time 16:15 - 17:45
    Summary Delegates will be able to:- Develop provision for EAL pupils in their school Implement a range of strategies for supporting EAL pupils inside and outside the classroom
  • Date 27 June 2018
    Time 08:30 - 10:30
    Summary A meeting of the Wokingham Primary Headteacher's Association
  • Date 27 June 2018
    Time 13:00 - 16:30
    Summary
July 2018
September 2018