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Please note that due to the current situation, many training courses and meetings are being held online, often using Microsoft Teams.  Please check the specific details below.

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September 2020
  • Date 22 September 2020
    Time 11:00 - 12:00
    Summary Head teachers and Senior Leaders are invited to attend the next in our series of Leadership Drop-in sessions on the above date. Café style conversation on current issues of the moment to share and develop good practice. Please note – Teams Meeting invitations have been sent to Head...
  • Date 22 September 2020
    Time 13:30 - 14:30
    Summary Using Microsoft Teams to hold virtual meetings - Setting up meetings – private and team meetings Tools in meetings, chat, hands up, sharing screen, delivering PPT and sharing files. Managing Meeting Recordings, ...
  • Date 22 September 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:00
    Summary Please email schools.teams@wokingham.gov.uk quoting the TITLE and DATE to receive a Teams link to this online event.
  • Date 23 September 2020
    Time 13:30 - 14:30
    Summary Introduction to MS Teams and working practices in schools for Admin and work flow. An introduction to Office 365 Office 365 – Tools and Apps One drive - Organising personal files online An Introduction to Teams for collaboration and...
  • Date 23 September 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:30
    Summary
  • Date 24 September 2020
    Time 00:00 - 00:00
    Summary All clerks are recommended to attend to ensure they keep up to date with local issues, legislative and statutory requirements, to share good practice and to develop the skills and knowledge to best support their boards. The sessions include relevant discussion topics plus training to aid...
  • Date 24 September 2020
    Time 13:30 - 14:30
    Summary An introduction to Microsoft O365 Working with pupils. In this session we will cover: Setting up a class team Organising Learning - Creating and manging Channels
  • Date 24 September 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:00
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  • Date 24 September 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:30
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  • Date 24 September 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:00
    Summary An introduction to tools in Gsuite. Managing Google Drive creating files. An introduction to using Slides, Docs, sheets Forms and Jamboard
  • Date 28 September 2020
    Time 13:30 - 14:30
    Summary An introduction to Google classroom. Setting up a class, setting assignments giving feedback and creating learning activities.
  • Date 29 September 2020
    Time 11:00 - 12:00
    Summary Microsoft O365 tools online: Exploring further tools in the MS O365 Suite of Apps Using Forms to create surveys and collate data. Using Sway – creating newsletters An introduction to the Planner Tool
  • Date 29 September 2020
    Time 11:00 - 12:00
    Summary Head teachers and Senior Leaders are invited to attend the next in our series of Leadership Drop-in sessions on the above date. Café style conversation on current issues of the moment to share and develop good practice. Please note – Teams Meeting invitations have been sent to Head...
  • Date 29 September 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:30
    Summary A network meeting for Wokingham Primary Music Subject Leaders to look at current issues in music education. The meeting will be held online using Microsoft Teams.
  • Date 29 September 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:00
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  • Date 29 September 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:00
    Summary
  • Date 29 September 2020 - 30 September 2020
    Time 18:30 - 20:00
    Summary To consider the process of reviewing the Head's performance. To enable governors and trustees to carry out an effective planning and review meeting. Understand roles and responsibilities of the Headteacher, Governor Reviewers and the External Adviser. How to prepare for and conduct the planning and...
  • Date 30 September 2020
    Time 13:30 - 14:30
    Summary An introduction to Microsoft O365 Assignments interaction, assessment and feedback. In this session we will cover: Setting assignments and providing feedback Setting assignments in Class Notebook
  • Date 30 September 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:00
    Summary Primary (KS1 and 2)
October 2020
  • Date 01 October 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:00
    Summary
  • Date 01 October 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:00
    Summary An introduction to Google classroom. Setting up a class, setting assignments giving feedback and creating learning activities.
  • Date 02 October 2020
    Time 11:00 - 12:00
    Summary Using Microsoft Teams to hold virtual meetings - Setting up meetings – private and team meetings Tools in meetings, chat, hands up, sharing screen, delivering PPT and sharing files. Managing Meeting Recordings, saving...
  • Date 05 October 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:00
    Summary An introduction to Microsoft O365 Assignments interaction, assessment and feedback. In this session we will cover: Setting assignments and providing feedback Setting assignments in Class Notebook
  • Date 06 October 2020
    Time 11:00 - 12:00
    Summary Head teachers and Senior Leaders are invited to attend the next in our series of Leadership Drop-in sessions on the above date. Café style conversation on current issues of the moment to share and develop good practice. Please note – Teams Meeting invitations have been sent to Head...
  • Date 06 October 2020
    Time 13:30 - 15:00
    Summary An online 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, and an...
  • Date 07 October 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:30
    Summary
  • Date 07 October 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:00
    Summary An introduction to One Note Class Notebook Microsoft O365 Teams Class notebook – in Teams and APP Setting up a class notebook Creating content and lesson activities and resources
  • Date 08 October 2020
    Time 13:30 - 14:30
    Summary Microsoft O365 Teams Setting up and holding online meetings: Hints and tips, screen sharing. Whiteboard collaboration tools
  • Date 08 October 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:30
    Summary An online 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, and an...
  • Date 08 October 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:00
    Summary National and local assessment updates Assessment and feedback for progress post-lockdown
  • Date 13 October 2020
    Time 11:00 - 12:00
    Summary Head teachers and Senior Leaders are invited to attend the next in our series of Leadership Drop-in sessions on the above date. Café style conversation on current issues of the moment to share and develop good practice. Please note – Teams Meeting invitations have been sent to Head...
  • Date 13 October 2020
    Time 12:00 - 15:00
    Summary The Educational Psychology Service (EPS) are pleased to announce the Nurture Assistant Training programme for this year. The training course is for TAs and Teachers interested in learning more about how to devise and run interventions for children who present with social, emotional, and mental...
  • Date 13 October 2020
    Time 13:30 - 15:00
    Summary An online 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 13 October 2020
    Time 15:30 - 17:00
    Summary SENDCO Networks are open to all SENDCOs The aim of each SENDCO Network is to share practice and problem solving with colleagues. The Principal Educational Psychologist and the SEN Head of Service will co-ordinate the meetings and invite guests to present to the group. They will share news about...
  • Date 13 October 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:00
    Summary Microsoft O365 Teams Setting up and holding online meetings: Hints and tips, screen sharing. Whiteboard collaboration tools F
  • Date 13 October 2020 - 22 October 2020
    Time 19:00 - 20:30
    Summary To outline the purpose, role and responsibilities of governance, and to increase confidence to fulfill an effective role within the governing body. Content - The strategic role of governors/ trustees. The role of the Critical Friend. Governing bodies and accountability. Two evening sessions...
  • Date 14 October 2020
    Time 09:00 - 15:00
    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 14 October 2020
    Time 12:00 - 12:00
    Summary
  • Date 14 October 2020
    Time 13:30 - 14:30
    Summary Microsoft O365 tools online: Exploring further tools in the MS O365 Suite of Apps Using Forms to create surveys and collate data. Using Sway – creating newsletters An introduction to the Planner Tool
  • Date 15 October 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:00
    Summary
  • Date 15 October 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:30
    Summary An online 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, and an...
  • Date 15 October 2020
    Time 19:00 - 21:00
    Summary To outline the roles and responsibilities of the Chair of Governors, and equip any governor or trustee with the tools to take on the role confidently and effectively. Introduction to the role of the Chair. How to work effectively with the Headteacher. How to work with a team of governors. Leading...
  • Date 16 October 2020
    Time 13:30 - 14:30
    Summary An introduction to One Note Class Notebook Microsoft O365 Teams Class notebook – in Teams and APP Setting up a class notebook Creating content and lesson activities and resources
  • Date 19 October 2020
    Time 13:30 - 16:30
    Summary Berkshire West Safeguarding Children Partnership - Wokingham Independent Scrutiny group.
  • Date 20 October 2020
    Time 11:00 - 12:00
    Summary Head teachers and Senior Leaders are invited to attend the next in our series of Leadership Drop-in sessions on the above date. Café style conversation on current issues of the moment to share and develop good practice. Please note – Teams Meeting invitations have been sent to Head...
  • Date 20 October 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:00
    Summary Computing Unplugged will look at how to encourage computational thinking without the need for technology. This course will develop ideas and signpost lesson plans and resources to teach the necessary problem-solving skills needed in Computing, such as algorithms, decomposition and patterns. ...
  • Date 20 October 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:30
    Summary
  • Date 21 October 2020
    Time 09:30 - 11:30
    Summary Headteacher briefing with optional follow up discussion Invites have been sent out but if you have missed yours please email schools.teams@wokingham.gov,uk to request a meeting link
  • Date 21 October 2020
    Time 13:30 - 14:30
    Summary Computing Unplugged will look at how to encourage computational thinking without the need for technology. This course will develop ideas and signpost lesson plans and resources to teach the necessary problem-solving skills needed in Computing, such as algorithms, decomposition and patterns. ...
  • Date 21 October 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:30
    Summary
  • Date 21 October 2020
    Time 19:00 - 20:30
    Summary These are termly briefings at which all governing bodies are invited to be represented by their Chair or by another governor or trustee. The briefings are led by the Head of Learning, Achievement and Partnership with WBC officers, as appropriate. There will be time allowed for questions and...
November 2020
  • Date 03 November 2020
    Time 11:00 - 12:00
    Summary
  • Date 04 November 2020
    Time 16:00 - 18:00
    Summary This virtual session will provide you with the key information that you will need to know to make your induction year a success. There will be opportunities to actively engage with experienced practitioners and in professional discussion with other NQTs from Wokingham and Reading.
  • Date 04 November 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:00
    Summary
  • Date 10 November 2020
    Time 11:00 - 12:00
    Summary
  • Date 10 November 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:30
    Summary SENDCO Networks are open to all SENDCOs The aim of each SENDCO Network is to share practice and problem solving with colleagues. The Principal Educational Psychologist and the SEN Head of Service will co-ordinate the meetings and invite guests to present to the group. They will share news about...
  • Date 11 November 2020
    Time 09:30 - 15:30
    Summary Designed around the Early Career Framework NQTs will actively work alongside experienced Practitioners to engage in educational research, tasks and professional discussion. Morning Session – developing environment and routines with Nicky Rees Afternoon Session – building relationships...
  • Date 12 November 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:00
    Summary
  • Date 12 November 2020
    Time 19:00 - 20:30
    Summary To provide an overview of school funding and finance procedures. To explain the process for monitoring school budgets To understand the strategic role to effectively allocate resources to meet the objectives of the school, whilst ensuring value for money. CONTENT - An overview of the school budget...
  • Date 17 November 2020
    Time 11:00 - 12:00
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  • Date 17 November 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:00
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  • Date 17 November 2020
    Time 19:00 - 20:00
    Summary These are informal meetings to which the Development Governor from each school is invited, although others are welcome to attend. The purpose of the meetings is an exchange of information between Governor Services and governors on CPD, training and development and to share good practice.
  • Date 18 November 2020
    Time 09:30 - 15:30
    Summary Using a workshop format, the course will include: • a review of previous learning & teaching • carefully sequenced course content including discussions, questioning, modelling, explaining, guiding & quizzing • sharing examples of practice • the expectation of...
  • Date 18 November 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:00
    Summary Our termly workshop for heads and senior leaders which will focus on provision during pandemic recovery and evidencing for Ofsted
  • Date 18 November 2020
    Time 19:00 - 20:30
    Summary To explore the 2019 Inspection framework and consider the implications in relation to their school context. CONTENT - Overview of the new framework. Understanding the supporting research evidence base. Focus on implications for governance. Suggested areas for school-based reflection.
  • Date 19 November 2020
    Time 19:00 - 20:30
    Summary To provide an overview of education employment law and the roles and responsibilities of governor and trustees. CONTENT - The governing body's roles and responsibilities in personnel matters, in particular appointments and dismissal of staff. The relationship between the Headteacher and the...
  • Date 20 November 2020
    Time 09:30 - 13:30
    Summary To outline the purpose, role and responsibilities of governance, and to increase confidence to fulfill an effective role within the governing body. Content - The strategic role of governors/ trustees. The role of the Critical Friend. Governing bodies and accountability.
  • Date 24 November 2020
    Time 11:00 - 12:00
    Summary
  • Date 24 November 2020
    Time 16:00 - 17:00
    Summary SENDCO Networks are open to all SENDCOs The aim of each SENDCO Network is to share practice and problem solving with colleagues. The Principal Educational Psychologist and the SEN Head of Service will co-ordinate the meetings and invite guests to present to the group. They will share news about...
  • Date 24 November 2020
    Time 18:00 - 19:30
    Summary To understand school ISDR; Inspection Data Summary Report. To explore how information in ISDR can be used to support and challenge school leaders. Content - What does ISDR tell us about school performance? How can this help to inform our role to support and challenge school standards?
  • Date 24 November 2020
    Time 19:00 - 20:30
    Summary The Access and Inclusion Forum is an opportunity for governors and trustees with an interest or responsibility for Special Educational Needs and Disability to meet twice a year. Each meeting has a focus and there is an opportunity to meet other Access and Inclusion governors and trustees to share...
  • Date 25 November 2020
    Time 09:30 - 15:30
    Summary Designed around the Early Career Framework NQTs will actively work alongside experienced practitioners to engage in educational research, tasks and professional discussion. Session 1 – Design and plan for an inclusive curriculum Session 2 – Effective curriculum delivery ...
  • Date 25 November 2020
    Time 16:00 - 18:00
    Summary Actively working alongside experienced practitioners, engaging in educational research and professional discussion these bespoke sessions will provide opportunities for Early Career Teachers to learn how to… Session 1 - Be a Leader This twilight workshop will be focused on building the...
  • Date 25 November 2020
    Time 19:00 - 20:30
    Summary The Health & Safety Forum is an opportunity for governors or trustees with an interest or responsibility for Health & Safety to meet twice a year. Each meeting has a focus and governors will also be given the opportunity to meet others and to share ideas and good practice.
December 2020