As learners return to school for a new academic year, SAfE is providing support to Surrey Primary schools to help them navigate the next phase of re-opening amid the ongoing and evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
Visit our English and Phonics page to find information and key documentation on best practice and approaches to teaching English and Phonics in Primary Phase.
You will also find resources generated by our Subject Networks and Remote Learning Resources which may be of use when planning your Remote Learning provision.
The SAfE English Teaching and Learning leads will be running another series of 5 training sessions focusing on supporting pedagogical approaches in the teaching of English, after the success of the first programme during the spring term. Each session will focus on research-based practice allowing teachers opportunities to reflect on their current practice and to plan for implementing strategies into their current practice.
The focus for the sessions will be as follows:
Reading fluency – using the ‘echo reading’ approach to improve fluency and endurance with reading Thursday 29th April 3-5pm
Modelling and meta-cognition in the teaching of English Thursday 13th May 3-5pm
Shared writing – using teacher modelling and scaffolded shared writing practice to support the development of children as writers Thursday 27th May 3:15-5:15pm
Feedback in writing – looking at the different ways we can feedback to children with their writing to support their understanding and the editing process Thursday 10th June 3-5pm
Reflection session – an opportunity to share strategies that have been trialled or implemented in the classroom Thursday 24th June 3-4pm
The programme will have a focus throughout on supporting disadvantaged learners and teaching for mastery. The course is suitable for NQTs and any teachers looking to sharpen and refresh their teaching of English. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on current practice and consider how they can implement strategies into their current practice. The final session will be a chance to share what has been put into practice and the impact.
The same teachers should attend all 5 sessions to have the most impact on practice and we are offering schools the opportunity to book 2 teachers on the programme for the price of £200 for subscribing schools. Places are limited to ensure participants can interact with each other and the facilitators during the session. Participants will also be expected to keep a reflective journal to demonstrate their professional learning and development journey during the programme. To book, please email email@example.com.
All Surrey Primary schools are invited to meet with other pupil premium leads at the pupil premium network meetings. The network will provide an opportunity to share effective practice and gain updates and information on pupil premium related topics. The primary function is to implement Surrey-wide strategies to address the seemingly entrenched gap in performance between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged children and young people.
Four Meetings a year, 1.5 hours by Zoom (the first session was held in November 2020) See the adjacent table for the eventbrite booking link.
• SAfE subscribers: £96 for the year
• Non-SAfE subscribers: £120 for the year
SACRE is running ongoing Primary RE networks. These local networking groups are well established and provide a useful forum for curriculum leads for RE in Primary schools using the Surrey Agreed Syllabus. Upcoming meetings are scheduled to take place remotely via Zoom and are held on a termly basis, after the half term break.
To find out more information and details on pricing, and to book, visit this page.
Please note that Surrey Plus Maths Hub is running a series of Primary Maths Online Network Meetings - click here to register
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