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September 2017
  • Date 26 September 2017
    Time 09:30 - 11:30
    Summary An opportunity for Primary ICT Technicians to find out the latest information and updates, and discuss resourcing
  • Date 26 September 2017
    Time 13:30 - 16:30
    Summary This training will introduce the Computing Curriculum, simple programming, e-safety practice and how to offer support in the classroom.
  • Date 27 September 2017
    Time 09:30 - 15:30
    Summary Due to limited interest this course we regret that this course has been cancelled. Learn about the day-to-day aspects of FMS, including orders, invoices, payments, recording income and dealing with petty cash. Local bank/central processes will be covered as appropriate.
  • Date 27 September 2017
    Time 19:00 - 21:00
    Summary To provide Governors with the knowledge to confidently review and implement the school’s pay policy in an effective way that encourages the recruitment and retention of a well motivated workforce.
  • Date 28 September 2017
    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 28 September 2017
    Time 13:00 - 16:00
    Summary This course offers national and local updates relating to the world of Religious Education as well as enabling teachers to gain confidence in leading this complex subject.RE can help equip children to understand the world and people in it as well as to develop their own beliefs and spirituality. It...
  • Date 29 September 2017
    Time 13:15 - 15:15
    Summary Delegates will be able to:- Support beginner learners of EAL in the classroom and in small group sessions Use the 'Racing to English' materials
October 2017
  • Date 02 October 2017
    Time 13:30 - 15:45
    Summary THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL, BUT SEE THE NOTE IN THE COURSE OTHER INFORMATION - This free briefing as part of the Wokingham contract is aimed at Headteacher, Deputies and other Senior Leaders and aims to show how schools can get best value out of the annual investment made in SIMS.
  • Date 03 October 2017
    Time 09:30 - 11:30
    Summary PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL, BUT SEE COURSE SIMS106 ON MON 2 OCT, 1.30PM. This free briefing as part of the Wokingham contract is aimed at Headteacher, Deputies and other Senior Leaders and aims to show how schools can get best value out of the annual investment made in SIMS.
  • Date 03 October 2017
    Time 13:30 - 16:00
    Summary First session of a two session course aimed at Primary ICT/Computing Subject Leaders who are new to the post or recently appointed.
  • Date 04 October 2017
    Time 16:00 - 17:30
    Summary A chance for RE teachers and coordinators to share ideas, hear from colleagues,discuss issues, share best practice and hear about projects such as the Crossing the Bridges project and the revised syllabus review.
  • Date 04 October 2017
    Time 16:00 - 17:30
    Summary This is the termly NQT Induction Lead meeting, with an opportunity to network and update on information
  • Date 05 October 2017
    Time 09:00 - 13:00
    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 05 October 2017
    Time 13:30 - 15:45
    Summary This course will provide an opportunity for delegates to have hands on experience of programming the BBC Micro:bit, which is a small, inexpensive and easily programmable device which can be used to meet the physical systems aspect of the Computing Curriculum at KS2.
  • Date 05 October 2017
    Time 16:00 - 17:30
    Summary This course will provide an opportunity for delegates to have hands on experience of programming the BBC Micro:bit, which is a small, inexpensive and easily programmable device which can be used to meet the physical systems aspect of the Computing Curriculum at KS2.
  • Date 05 October 2017
    Time 19:00 - 21:30
    Summary • To consider the process of reviewing the Head’s performance. • To enable governors to carry out an effective planning and review meeting.
  • Date 09 October 2017
    Time 16:00 - 17:45
    Summary A network meeting for Primary Music Subject Leaders to look at current issues in music education and share resources.
  • Date 10 October 2017
    Time 09:15 - 15:15
    Summary PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE BOOKED ONTO ALL 6 SESSIONS ONCE BOOKED ONTO THE FIRST SESSION, THE CHARGE IS FOR ALL 6 SESSIONS. YOU WILL RECIEVE A REMINDER FOR EACH SESSION TWO WEEKS PRIOR.
  • Date 10 October 2017
    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 10 October 2017
    Time 16:00 - 17:30
    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 11 October 2017
    Time 16:00 - 18:00
    Summary Termly training session for Secondary ICT/Computing Subject Leaders.
  • Date 12 October 2017
    Time 13:30 - 16:30
    Summary Delegates will: Understand the role of the EAL Co-ordinator Learn the EAL Pedagogy Learn about strategies for supporting the range of EAL leaners
  • Date 12 October 2017
    Time 13:30 - 16:00
    Summary An update on current issues in ICT/Computing for Primary Headteachers and members of Leadership Teams
  • Date 17 October 2017
    Time 09:15 - 15:15
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  • Date 17 October 2017
    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 19 October 2017
    Time 09:00 - 16:00
    Summary It is a mandatory requirement by Wokingham Borough Council that all Head-teachers of maintained schools attend this foundation course.
  • Date 19 October 2017
    Time 13:30 - 15:30
    Summary This course will show how schools can get the best out of the various features provided in the RM SafetyNet filtering service used by most Wokingham schools, particularly the new features that were added in Autumn 2016 that enable some monitoring and logging of internet use.
  • Date 19 October 2017
    Time 16:00 - 17:30
    Summary This course will show how schools can get the best out of the various features provided in the RM SafetyNet filtering service, particularly the new features that were added in Autumn 2016 that enable some monitoring and logging of internet use.
  • Date 31 October 2017
    Time 09:15 - 15:15
    Summary
  • Date 31 October 2017
    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 31 October 2017
    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
November 2017
  • Date 01 November 2017
    Time 13:00 - 15:30
    Summary Delegates will Learn about good transition practice Contribute to the sharing of good practice Help to shape developments in transition provision across the borough
  • Date 01 November 2017
    Time 13:30 - 16:00
    Summary Second session of a two session course aimed at Primary ICT/Computing Subject Leaders who are new to the post or recently appointed. First session is ICT103a on 3 October.
  • Date 03 November 2017
    Time 13:30 - 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 06 November 2017
    Time 09:00 - 16:00
    Summary All schools should have a member of staff responsible for school visits. This course provides essential training on planning and managing school trips and the legal and health and safety framework under which school trips operate.
  • Date 07 November 2017
    Time 09:15 - 15:15
    Summary
  • Date 07 November 2017
    Time 13:30 - 15:45
    Summary THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL, BUT SEE THE NOTE IN THE COURSE OTHER INFORMATION - This course will help delegates to develop a basic understanding of the Data Protection Act as it relates to schools, with reference to the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that come into effect in May 2018.
  • Date 08 November 2017
    Time 13:30 - 15:30
    Summary
  • Date 08 November 2017
    Time 19:00 - 21:00
    Summary Governors to gain an understanding of the current Ofsted framework expectations and other implications in relation to their school context
  • Date 09 November 2017
    Time 13:30 - 15:45
    Summary An opportunity for Primary ICT/Computing Subject Leaders to find out the latest information and updates.
  • Date 09 November 2017
    Time 16:00 - 18:00
    Summary An opportunity for Primary ICT/Computing Subject Leaders to find out the latest information and updates.
  • Date 09 November 2017
    Time 16:30 - 18:00
    Summary An opportunity for teachers in their first year after induction to review their career development and build effective strategies for curriculum and middle leadership. Session 1: RQT Network – Depth & Mastery Thursday 9th November, 16:30 – 18:00 at Wokingham Borough Council...
  • Date 09 November 2017
    Time 18:00 - 20:00
    Summary • To provide governors with a basic knowledge of school funding and finance procedures. • To explain the process for monitoring school budgets. • To enable governors, in their strategic role, to effectively allocate resources to meet the objectives of the school, whilst ensuring...
  • Date 10 November 2017
    Time 13:30 - 16:00
    Summary Delegates will be able to: Further develop their schools provision for pupil premium children
  • Date 13 November 2017
    Time 13:30 - 15:30
    Summary
  • Date 13 November 2017
    Time 13:30 - 16:00
    Summary An opportunity for Headteachers, members of Leadership Teams, ICT/Computing Subject Leaders, Designated Safeguarding Leads, Child Protection Leads and other staff to develop their understanding of e-safety/online safety policy and practice.
  • Date 14 November 2017
    Time 13:30 - 15:45
    Summary An introduction to Google Classroom to support schools using or thinking of using the Google suite for teaching and learning
  • Date 14 November 2017
    Time 16:00 - 17:30
    Summary An introduction to Google Classroom to support schools using or thinking of using the Google suite for teaching and learning
  • Date 16 November 2017
    Time 13:00 - 16:30
    Summary
  • Date 17 November 2017
    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 17 November 2017
    Time 09:30 - 15:30
    Summary
  • Date 21 November 2017
    Time 09:15 - 15:15
    Summary
  • Date 21 November 2017
    Time 13:30 - 15:45
    Summary An introduction to Office 365 in the classroom including the use of Teams, One Note, Office Suite, Sway, etc
  • Date 21 November 2017
    Time 16:00 - 17:30
    Summary An introduction to Office 365 in the classroom including the use of Teams, One Note, Office Suite, Sway, etc
  • Date 21 November 2017
    Time 19:00 - 21:00
    Summary To help governors and clerks follow correct procedures and make evidence based decisions.
  • Date 23 November 2017
    Time 13:30 - 16:30
    Summary Hands on course aimed at KS1 class teachers and teaching assistants with no or little experience of programming and coding. Develop understanding and confidence by exploring the main principles of computational thinking, programming and coding through unplugged activities away from the computer,...
  • Date 27 November 2017
    Time 19:00 - 21:00
    Summary • Identify Ofsted requirements in relation to governance. • To enable governors to effectively act as critical friends. • To ensure governors are aware of the information available to support them in their monitoring role.
  • Date 28 November 2017
    Time 16:00 - 17:45
    Summary Whether you are new to Purple Mash or would just like a refresher, this session will give a tour of the different tools and content, show how to save time when planning and finding resources, show how to use Purple Mash for assessment and marking and introduce new tools and features.
  • Date 29 November 2017
    Time 13:00 - 15:30
    Summary Delegates will Understand the needs of the range of EAL learners Be able to use a range of strategies to support EAL Pupils in the classroom and in intervention groups This course provides Teaching Assistants with step by step guidance on supporting a range of EAL pupils across the curriculum, from...
  • Date 30 November 2017
    Time 09:15 - 12:15
    Summary Delegates will be able to develop provision for EAL learners, through: An inclusive learning environment Opportunities for children to use their home language Activities to support English language development Working with parents of children learning EAL
  • Date 30 November 2017
    Time 13:30 - 16:30
    Summary Hands on course aimed at KS2 class teachers and teaching assistants with no or little experience of programming and coding. Develop understanding and confidence by exploring the main principles of computational thinking, programming and coding through unplugged activities away from the computer,...
  • Date 30 November 2017
    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...
December 2017
  • Date 05 December 2017
    Time 09:15 - 15:15
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  • Date 05 December 2017
    Time 09:30 - 12:00
    Summary An opportunity for secondary school colleagues that lead on SIMS to discuss common issues, hear about current and planned SIMS developments, share good practice and identify training needs.
  • Date 05 December 2017
    Time 13:30 - 15:45
    Summary An opportunity for primary school colleagues that lead on SIMS to get together to discuss common issues, hear about current and planned SIMS developments, share good practice and identify future training needs.
  • Date 05 December 2017
    Time 16:00 - 18:00
    Summary An opportunity for Secondary ICT/Computing Subject Leaders to find out the latest information and updates.
  • Date 05 December 2017
    Time 19:00 - 21:00
    Summary These are informal meetings to which the Development Governor from each school is invited, although other governors are welcome to attend. The purpose of the meetings is an exchange of information between Governor Services and governors on CPD, training for governors and to share good practice.