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NQT Training

We have hosted a local Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) network for the past six years. As part of this network we provide fortnightly twilight training sessions to NQTs to support them in their first year of teaching. This year we are also providing training for teachers in their 2nd or 3rd year of training. The training themes come from the Early Career’s Framework (DfE 2019).

Please find the outlines for the two different training programmes from below. 

The NQT training programme for 2019 – 2020:

Autumn 2019

Date

Course

Times

Provider

Thursday 5th September 2019

Session 1: Welcome/ Behaviour Management

  • Developing expectations and routines
  • Behaviour for learning and managing low-level disruption
  • Support Systems and advice

4pm – 5pm

Mona Paalanen (Deputy Headteacher)

Thursday 19th September 2019

Session 2: English (Reading and Writing focused)

  • Guided Reading/ Whole Class Texts
  • Reading for pleasure
  • Progression in Reading
  • Writing structures
  • Developing independent writing

4pm – 5pm

Abbas Jaffer (English Subject Leader)

Thursday 3rd  October 2019

Session 3: English (Grammar and Spelling focused)

  • Planning Grammar progression
  • A week in the life of Grammar teaching
  • Planning for Spelling development
  • Activities and Spelling teaching
  • A week in the life of spelling teaching

4pm – 5pm

Abbas Jaffer (English Subject Leader)

Thursday 17th October 2019

Session 4: Maths & Developing Challenge

  • What is Maths mastery?
  • Maths progression and sequences of learning
  • Teaching for progression over time
  • Number fluency
  • Developing challenge
  • Increasing retention and recall

4pm – 5pm

Davinia Brito (Math Leader) & Abbas Jaffer (Maths Specialist Teacher)

Thursday 7th November 2019

Session 5: Supporting EAL learners

  • EAL friendly classrooms
  • Teaching Vocabulary
  • Assessment and progression for EAL pupils

4pm – 5pm

Abbas Jaffer (EAL leader)

Thursday 21st November 2019

Session 6: An Arts Focused Curriculum

  • What are the Arts?
  • How to link the Arts to your wider curriculum
  • Planning for progression in the Arts
  • Art and Literacy

4pm – 5pm

John Mynott (Head Teacher) and Charlie White (Creative Arts Leader)

Thursday 5th  December 2019

Session 7: Questioning

  • Questioning as a tool for differentiation
  • Types of question
  • Non-questioning techniques to enhance dialogue

4pm – 5pm

John Mynott (Head Teacher)

Spring 2020

Thursday 16th January 2020

Session 8: SEND provision (part 1)

  • What is inclusion and SEND?
  • Developing inclusive practice
  • Questions about inclusion

4pm – 5pm

Katie Hewerdine (Base leader)

Thursday 30th January 2020

Session 9: SEND provision (part 2)

  • Meeting the needs of children with SEND (Tailored session from Part 1)

4pm – 5pm

Katie Hewerdine (Base leader)

Thursday 13th February 2020

Session 10: Challenge and Support

  • Using adults effectively
  • Lesson Structures and Challenge
  • Retrieval and support
  • Learning in depth

4pm – 5pm

John Mynott (Head Teacher)

Thursday 5th March 2020

Session 11: Reflection on development and next steps

  • Review of targets and strengths
  • Identification of ways forward and supports in and out of school
  • Next steps

4pm – 5pm

John Mynott (Head Teacher)

Thursday 19th March

Session 12: Science

  • Practical Science
  • Developing investigation skills
  • Assessing Science

4pm – 5pm

Kai Zimmatore (Science Leader)

Summer 2020

Thursday 4th June 2020

Session 13: Preparing for your 2nd Year/ Subject Leadership (Part 1)

  • How do you lead a subject?
  • Planning
  • Monitoring
  • Vision

4pm – 5pm

John Mynott (Head Teacher)

Thursday 18th June 2020

Session 14: Preparing for your 2nd Year/ Subject Leadership (Part 2)

  • Establish your plan
  • Revising and completing your actions
  • Starting to lead

4pm – 5pm

John Mynott (Head Teacher)

Our full NQT programme costs £150 per NQT. If you are interested in enrolling in our 2019 – 2020 Programme please email admin@central.herts.sch.uk for more information.

NQT 2nd Year Training Programme 2019-2020:

Autumn 2019

Date

Course

Times

Provider

Thursday 12th September 2019

Session 1: Oracy and Classroom Collaboration

  • Setting up talk structures
  • Planning for paired work
  • Developing Oracy

4pm – 5pm

John Mynott (Head Teacher)

Thursday 26th September 2019

Session 2: Self-regulation and intrinsic behaviour

  • Teaching intrinsic behaviour
  • Developing self-regulation
  • Developing routines and systems

4pm – 5pm

John Mynott (Head Teacher)

Thursday 10th October 2019

Session 3: Working memory and retrieval

  • Retrieval
  • Recall
  • Working Memory

4pm – 5pm

John Mynott (Head Teacher) & Mona Paalanen (Deputy Headteacher)

Thursday 24th October 2019

Session 4: Developing instruction

  • Using scaffolds
  • Worked examples
  • Task development

4pm – 5pm

Mona Paalanen (Deputy Headteacher)

Thursday 14th November 2019

Session 5: Developing independent thinking and planning

  • Writing planning skeletons
  • Thinking Maps

4pm – 5pm

John Mynott (Head Teacher) and Mona Paalanen (Deputy Headteacher)

Thursday 28th November 2019

Session 6 : Metacognition

  • Developing metacognitive strategies
  • Supporting assessing before doing

4pm – 5pm

John Mynott (Head Teacher) and Mona Paalanen (Deputy Headteacher)

Spring 2020

Thursday 9th January 2020

Session 7: SEN Code of Practice and its impact

  • Planning for SEND pupils
  • Supporting Progression
  • Pupil study

4pm – 5pm

Katie Hewerdine (Base leader)

Thursday 23rd  January 2020

Session 8: Outcomes and curriculum design

  • Curriculum designs
  • Outcomes over time
  • Reviewing and learning from your curriculum

4pm – 5pm

John Mynott (Head Teacher)

Thursday 6th February

Session 9: Outcomes and curriculum design

  • Planning for future curriculums
  • Considering annual themes

4pm – 5pm

John Mynott (Head Teacher)

The NQT 2nd Year training programme costs £100 per teacher (for all 9 sessions) or £20 per individual session. If you are interested in enrolling in our 2019 – 2020 programme please email admin@central.herts.sch.uk for more information.

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