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0-3 Being Me in PKC

Target Audience: ELC practitioners working with under 3s

Developing a sound understanding of the key principles of supporting children 0-3. Attachments, baby brain development, schematic play, experiences, interactions and spaces relating to the under 3s.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

7, 14 and 21 March 2024 - 6.00pm - 7.30 pm - online MS Teams

All 3 dates to be attended

OR

9, 16 and 23 May 2024 - 6.00pm - 7.30 pm - online MS Teams

All 3 dates to be attended

 

Presenter: Sophie Lowe and Catriona Roberts - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: Provide an overview of the local and national policy and practice guidance which underpins working with children 0-3.  Explore how Realising the Ambition underpins high-quality practice (e.g., Attachments, Transitions, UNCRC, Schematic Play).  Explore examples of planning for children.  Provide practitioners with a chance to network, discuss and share examples of good practice.

 

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An Introduction to Analysing National Standardised Assessments Data

Target Audience: School staff involved in the analysis of data

This course is for anyone involved in the delivery and in the analysing of standardised assessments to children and young people in primary or secondary schools. This course will use a set of demonstration reports to look at the assessments’ adaptive design and the long scale. We will also highlight key features of the Individual report, Group Diagnostic reports and Group Aggregate report that are used to report on children’s and young people’s achievement and progress. We will then consider how NSA data may be used to stimulate professional reflection and discussion and to help inform the next steps in learning.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

30 January 2024 - 10.00am - 12.00pm - Civic Hall, 2 High Street, Perth - To Be Rescheduled 

30 January 2024 - 1.00pm - 3.00pm - Civic Hall, 2 High Street, Perth - To Be Rescheduled 

 

Presenter: Lorna MacKintosh - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: To develop understanding of the key features of the reports from national standardised assessments. To understand how the available reports are used to report on children and young people's achievement and progress.

 

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Climate Ready Classrooms (CRC) Primary

Target Audience:  Primary Teachers

This CLPL will provide teachers with an overview of the Climate Ready Classroom pupils’ session and activities. It will also highlight and share resources and ideas to take forward education on climate justice and global citizenship.

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Date, Time and Venue: 6 February 2024 - 4.00pm - 5.30pm - online MS Teams

 

Presenter:  Andrea Gabriel - TBC

 

Aims and Outcomes: To equip practitioners with ideas and resources that can support them on taking further some of the learnings of the Climate Ready Classroom Primary pupil course, in particular around global citizenship and climate justice.

 

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Consistent Approaches to Planning

Target Audience: all ELC Staff

Launch of the PKC 'Consistent Approaches to Planning' Document that will inform PKC wide expectations around planning in ELC. This document is ready for launch following extensive consultation across PKC in Term 2.

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Date, Time and Venue: 14 February 2024 - 9.30am - 10.30am - online MS Teams

 

Presenter:  Sophie Lowe & Annie Carr - Perth and Kinross Council

 

Aims and Outcomes: To offer clear messaging to promote 'Consistent Approaches to Planning' for ELC settings in PKC. To develop a shared understanding across PKC of what consititutes effective planning in the Early Years.

 

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Please email ELC@pkc.gov.uk to request a meeting link.

Creating the Balanced Writer

Target Audience:  Senior Leaders/Literacy Leads in schools that have engaged/are currently engaging with Explicit Teaching Text Types training.

Led by Stephen Graham (in person).  This session will provide an opportunity in the morning to focus on the explicit teaching of two text types (discussion and procedure) that are not covered in the PKC Explicitly Teaching Text types Programme.  In the afternoon, we will consider the assessment and moderation of writing as part of learning, teaching, assessment and review cycle, and reflect on processes to support teacher professional judgements.  We will also spend time examining a whole school approach to the teaching of writing and identify how schools can use scope and progression for the teaching of writing within the school.

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Date, Time and Venue: 25 January 2024 - 10.00am - 4.00pm - 2 High Street, Council Chambers

 

Presenter:  Stephen Graham

 

Aims and Outcomes: Build confidence and understanding in the teaching of discussion and procedure text types.  Develop further understanding of the moderation/benchmarking of writing.  Examine a whole school approach to the teaching of writing and identify how schools can begin to develop a scope progression for the teaching of writing within the school.

 

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Developing Interventions

Target Audience: School leaders and/or any other practitioner involved in developing interventions.

Many schools use PEF to employ additional staff to deliver interventions. Whilst some interventions are evidenced based programmes, others are tailor made to meet the needs of individuals or groups. This session aims to support staff to consider the ‘key ingredients’ of an intervention including planning, implementation and evaluation, to ensure successful outcomes for all learners.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

26 February 2024 - 1.30pm - 3.00pm - online MS Teams

OR

29 February 2024 - 9.30am - 11.00am - online MS Teams

 

Presenter: Eve Moran 

 

Aims and Outcomes: To provide guidance on planning effective interventions.  To develop an understanding of the key ingredients of an intervention.  To support effective implementation and evaluation of interventions to ensure successful outcomes for all learners.

 

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Digital Collaborative Learning

Target Audience: Primary and Secondary

Schools will receive online training on how to encourage collaboration using digital technology. Eg, Microsoft Whiteboard, Sharing and collaborating on Office documents.

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Date, Time and Venue: 6 February 2024 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm - online MS Teams

 

Presenter: Harriet Benbow - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: Practitioners will have an understanding of how to set up collaborative opportunities for learners through Glow.  Provide examples of ways you could use collaborative learning through digital technology.  Explore the collaborative learning space MS Teams and discover how this may be used within your setting.

 

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Digital School Awards

Target Audience: all ELC and schools who are working on their Digital Schools Award.

Whether you have not started, are needing to figure out next steps or will soon be identified as a school ready for validation or revalidation. Come along to this webinar to hear how the new DSAS website works, the expectations for submitting for the award and have a Q&A with a validator. We have also invited a couple of our schools to share their experiences with Digital Schools Award.

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Date, Time and Venue: 13 March 2024 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm - online MS Teams

 

Presenter: Harriet Benbow - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: Through this course we aim to provide you with - an understanding of the expectations and aims of Digital Schools Award Validation. Talk through the new DSAS format and website. An opportunity to ask questions and identify next steps for your own setting.

 

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Early Learning and Childcare Induction

Target Audience: Newly appointed staff in local authority early learning and childcare settings, including supply and permanent staff.

This is a mandatory session for all new staff in local authority early learning and childcare settings.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

17 January 2024 - 6.00pm - 7.30pm - online MS Teams

12 March 2024 - 6.00pm - 7.30pm - online MS Teams

23 May 2024 - 6.00pm - 7.30pm - online MS Teams

25 July 2024 - 6.00pm - 7.30pm - online MS Teams

 

Presenter: Catriona Roberts, Carly Williams and Sally McDougall - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes:  During the session you will have the opportunity to:  Consolidate learning gained from engaging in the self-directed early learning and childcare induction, meet members of the PKC Early Years team and other new staff, and ask any questions you may have.

 

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Early Reading

Target Audience: Practitioners working in ELC and Early Level Primary

The course will explore how children develop and learn the crucial skills for early reading. Describe and discuss the role of teachers and practitioners in early years to plan to and facilitate experiences that develop literacy skills across learning in meaningful playful and real-life contexts. Why it is important for our very young children to have rich experiences and opportunities to foster a love of reading.

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Date, Time and Venue: 7 September 2023 and Day 2 TBC - 4.00pm - 5.30pm - online MS Teams 

 

Presenter: Pauline Linn and Wendy Baird - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes:  Develop practitioners knowledge, skills and confidence in teaching early reading, through purposeful activities which build on the way children develop and use literacy.  Develop teacher confidence to balance play-based learning with the systematic development and learning of skills and techniques for reading.  Practitioners’ increased understanding of their role in the provision of focussed and universal interventions to support early reading.  Practitioners’ will be able to create high quality spaces and experiences, both indoors and outdoors that will support the development of early reading. Teachers and ELC practitioners will have an increased knowledge and understanding of their role in the teaching and the range of skills that children need to become successful and confident readers.

 

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Everyone can Create - Data

Target Audience: All Staff - ELC, Primary and Secondary 

Schools will receive online training on how to encourage collection, collation and display of data in a fun and creative way. This will be based around using an iPad and through the Apple suite of Apps such as Keynote, Numbers and Measure. 

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Date, Time and Venue: 30 April 2024 - 4.00pm-5.00pm - online Ms Teams

 

Presenter: Harriet Benbow - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: Understand how to use the iPad to enhance learning and teaching activities related to data collection and displaying, and become more confident with using Apple apps to meet Mathematics outcomes.

 

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Get Into Coding

Target Audience: All staff ELC, Primary and Secondary

This course will:
• Demonstrate how to meet both Computational Thinking and Computing Science outcomes.
• Highlight resources which could support the teaching of coding at a variety of ages and stages.
• Explore some “unplugged” strategies to teaching coding and programming.
• Identify ways to use Apps and Software such as “Swift Playground”, Scratch, Hour of Code etc.
• Provide examples of recommended software and hardware for coding, eg. Sphero Indie, Micro:Bit.

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Date, Time and Venue: 20 March 2024 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm - online MS Teams

 

Presenter: Harriet Benbow

 

Aims and Outcomes: Become more confident in the Computing Science outcomes within the CfE.  Understand ways which you can teach coding and programming to learners of different ages and stages.  Develop an understanding of Apps and websites you can use to teach coding. 

  

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Hi 5

Target Audience:  Support Teachers and PSA's

Small group literacy intervention for upper Primary/Secondary, delivered by teachers and supported by PSA's.

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Date, Time and Venue:  18 March 2024 - 9.00am - 3.00pm - 2 High Street, Perth 

 

Please note: schools should already have the Hi 5 folder direct from Fisher Family Trust prior to attending the training.

 

Presenter:  Marie Dunn - Perth and Kinross Council

 

Aims: Hi 5 is an evidenced based intervention which aims to develop more independent literacy skills, promote enjoyment and confidence, and increase reading comprehension.  This approach can be used from primary 5 to S2. It consists of either 4 weekly sessions of 25 minutes in a small group, two with a focus on reading and two with a focus of writing or two 50 minutes sessions.  Schools in Scotland have successfully used this approach running two 50-minute sessions per week. Hi 5 groups should be led by a teacher however can be supported by PSAs working alongside the teacher.  This course aims to equip participants with the knowledge they need to run Hi 5 literacy groups in their school.

Outcomes: Participants will feel equipped to run Hi 5 Literacy groups in their school.  Participants will have additional understanding of processes to enhance spelling.

  

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How to Analyse Data Using the ELC Tracker

Target Audience: All ELC staff

This session will provide an overview of how to use the ELC tracker in order to analyse and use data to inform and support planning for children.

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Date, Time and Venue:

7 December 2023 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm - online MS Teams 

28 March 2024 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm - online MS Teams

 

Presenter: Pauline Linn & Catriona Roberts - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: Increase understanding and ability to analyse and use data from the ELC Tracker to improve outcomes for children and families.  By the end of the session, you will have increased in confidence in relation to manipulating and analysing data.  Understand how data can inform practice and plan for improvements for children and families.

 

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Introducing Financial Education Across the Curriculum - supporting your Financial Education Journey in Early Years, Primary School, or Secondary School

Target Audience: (1) all ELC and School Practitioners working with Early Level; (2) Primary Teachers; (3) Secondary Teachers

 

This CLPL course is designed to support all ELC and school practitioners, primary and secondary teachers to build their confidence in delivering financial education learning experiences to ensure our young people are equipped with appropriate financial skills. The course consists of two CLPL sessions and we would ask that practitioners attend both. Full participation of the course will result in a certificate of completion and a financial practitioner digital badge. Please note these sessions have been designed for teaching staff across Perth and Kinross, Dundee And Angus. Session 2 will focus on 'embedding financial education through IDL'. Further information: https://financialschools.scot/index.php 

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Date, Time and Venue: 

(1) all ELC and School Practitioners working with Early Level - 29 April and

13 May 2024 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm - online MS Teams

(2) Primary Teachers - 30 April and 15 May 2024 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm - online MS Teams

(3) Secondary Teachers - 1 May and 21 May 2024 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm - online MS Teams

 

Presenter: Gillian Darroch - Young Enterprise Scotland

 

Aims and Outcomes: To raise awareness of what financial education is and why it is essential for developing skills for life, learning and work.  Learning for Sustainability contextualisation with links to the Sustainable Development Goals, DYW agenda, Career Education Standards 3-18, Curriculum Entitlements and the Attainment Challenge.  To encourage a cross curricular approach to financial education and embedding it using play based learning - includes a group task.  To be familiar with 'Scotland's Financial Schools' website - including access to free lesson plans, a whole school reflections tool and the Financial Education Scottish Progression Pathway which is linked to Curriculum for Excellence.

 

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Introduction to Data in PKC

Target Audience: Senior Leaders

This session will cover the tools available in our self-evaluation documentation for Data on a Page and how to gather and analyse school information from a range of sources.

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Date, Time and Venue: 20 February 2024 - 2.00pm - 3.30pm - online MS Teams

 

Presenter: Eve Moran - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes:  Promote an understanding of the approach to data analysis in PKC, provide support with the gathering and analysis of school information from a range of sources, and support senior leaders with "data on a page" as part of self-evaluation processes.

 

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Just 2 Easy Training

Target Audience:  All ELC & Primary Practitioners

Come and find out more about using this learning platform with a demonstration of the tools provided and hear from schools in other Local Authorities that use this successfully.

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Date, Time and Venue: 11 January 2024 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm - online MS Teams

 

Presenter:  Harriet Benbow

 

Aims and Outcomes:  Find out more about how to use these online learning platforms, including first hand experiences.

  

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Leading Change in Numeracy and Mathematics

Target Audience: Early Years, Primary and Secondary Practitioners

A series of professional learning sessions aimed at those leading change in Numeracy and Mathematics.  The sessions will focus on key themes of best use of data, planning for improvement and ways to increase engagement and motivation. Practitioners would be expected to attend all three sessions.

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Date, Time and Venue: 1 February, 22 February and 14 March 2024 - 4.00pm - 5.30pm - online MS Teams

Programme: all 3 dates to be attended

 

Presenter: TRIC Numeracy ESOs and Yvonne Somerville - Education Scotland Numeracy and Mathematics Officer

 

Aims and Outcomes: Provide staff with the opportunity to consider best use of data, plan for improvement, consider ways to increase engagement and motivation in Numeracy and Mathematics, collaborate and share practice with colleagues in the same sector from across regional collaborative. 

 

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Learning for Sustainability - Moving Forward in PKC

Target Audience: all PKC teachers/practitioners

With the launch of the recently refreshed Learning for Sustainability Action Plan, the One World Centre is offering an online CLPL session for teachers in Perth & Kinross. The purpose is to help schools meet the requirements of the LfS Action Plan, especially with regard to every learner’s entitlement to LfS. We know there is a lot of great work going on, and we would be keen to help consolidate and strengthen LfS in schools, particularly the Global Citizenship element.

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Date, Time and Venue: 7 March 2024 - 4.00pm - 5.30pm - online MS Teams

 

Presenter: Sally Romilly and Josh Brown - One World Centre

 

Aims: Explore what is meant by Learning for Sustainability (LfS) and its importance in Scottish education. Affirm what is already happening in schools and share some practice. Identify CLPL needs and discuss what support is available. Highlight some classroom methodologies and resources.

Outcomes:

• Increased familiarity with the recently launched Learning for Sustainability Action Plan

• Greater confidence in their own practice with regard to LfS
• More knowledge of support available, especially for the Global Citizenship element of LfS.
 

Book here - Eventbrite link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/moving-forward-with-lfs-in-perth-kinross-tickets-830133089417 

Learning Journals Training

Target Audience: All ELC & Primary Practitioners

Come and find out more about using this learning platform with a demonstration of the tools provided and hear from schools in other Local Authorities that use this successfully.

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Date, Time and Venue: 16 January 2024 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm - online MS Teams

 

Presenter: Harriet Benbow

 

Aims and Outcomes: Find out more about how to use these online learning platforms, including first hand experiences.

  

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Loose Parts Play

Target Audience: All ELC and Primary staff

Raise awareness of the value of loose parts in children’s play.  Provide practical examples about loose parts play to those who work with children. Advocate the use of loose parts as an approach to developing high quality play opportunities.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

7 May 2024 - 4.00pm - 5.30pm or 6.30pm - 8.00pm - Online MS Teams

  

Presenter: Lee Fairlie and Shona O'Connor - Perth and Kinross Council

 

Aims and Outcomes: To raise awareness of the value of loose parts in children's play. Advocate the use of loose parts play as an approach to developing creative and risky play opportunities. Increased understanding of the benefits of embedding the use of loose parts to enrich children’s play, learning and development.  Increased ability to make connections with loose parts play and getting it right for every child.   

  

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Optimising Student Success in the Classroom

Target Audience: Primary & Secondary teaching staff

An introduction to the use of Retrieval Practice in the classroom.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

23 January 2024 - 3.30pm - 5.30pm - online MS Teams

26 March 2024 - 3.30pm - 5.00pm - online MS Team

4 June 2024 - 3.30pm - 5.00pm - online MS Teams

Programme - all 3 dates to be attended

 

Presenter: Kirsty Blyth & Julie Martin - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: Participants will develop an understanding of Retrieval Practice and the benefits of its application in the classroom to support students learning.  Understanding of why retrieval practice is a useful teaching and learning strategy.  Confidence in using retrieval practice in classroom activities.

 

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PE - Primary Cricket - Content Ideas

Target Audience: Primary Teachers and Volunteers

A session designed to give content ideas to those delivering cricket to primary age pupils.

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Date, Time and Venue: 19 April 2024 - 4.00pm -5.00pm - Bertha Park High School

 

Presenter: Live Active 

 

Aims and Outcomes: Provide additional content ideas for staff delivering PEPAS across the authority.

 

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PE - Primary Cross Country - Content and Ideas

Target Audience: Primary Classroom Teachers and Volunteers

A session designed to give content ideas to those delivering cross country to primary age pupils. 

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Date, Time and Venue: 5 February 2024 - 4.00pm-5.00pm - Bertha Park High School

  

Presenter: Live Active and Ross Robinson - Perth and Kinross Council

 

Aims: Provide additional content ideas for staff delivering PEPAS across the authority.

 

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PE - Primary Dance - Content and Ideas

Target Audience: Primary Classroom Teachers and Volunteers

A session designed to give content ideas to those delivering dance to primary age pupils. 

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Date, Time and Venue:  15 January 2024 - 4.00pm-5.00pm - Bertha Park High School

  

Presenter: Live Active and Ross Robinson - Perth and Kinross Council

 

Aims: Provide additional content ideas for staff delivering PEPAS across the authority.

 

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PE - Primary Football - Content and Ideas

Target Audience: Primary Teachers and Volunteers

A session designed to give content ideas to those delivering football to primary age pupils.

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Date, Time and Venue: 19 February 2024 - 4.00pm -5.00pm - Bertha Park High School

 

Presenter: Sports Development

 

Aims and Outcomes:  To provide additional content to those delivering PEPAS to pupils.

 

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PE - Primary Orienteering - Content and Ideas

Target Audience: Primary Teachers and Volunteers

A session designed to give content ideas to those delivering orienteering to primary age pupils.

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Date, Time and Venue: 11 March 2024 - 4.00pm-5.00pm - Bertha Park High School

 

Presenter: Live Active 

 

Aims and Outcomes:  Provide additional content ideas for staff delivering PEPAS across the authority.

 

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PE - Primary Tennis - Content and Ideas

Target Audience: Primary Teachers and Volunteers

A session designed to give content ideas to those delivering tennis to primary age pupils.

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Date, Time and Venue: 13 May 2024 - 4.00pm-5.30pm - Bertha Park High School

 

Presenter: Tennis Scotland 

 

Aims and Outcomes:  Provide additional content ideas for staff delivering PEPAS across the authority.

 

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Play on Pedals 

Target Audience: Practitioner in ELC taking lead for Play on Pedals or Early Years Family Learning Practitioners.

Play on Pedals will teach pre-school children about the parts of a bike, how to fit a helmet correctly and the basics of looking after their bikes. Through a series of fun and imaginative activities, they will be helped to develop their balance and control skills, often using a pedal-less balance bike. Play on Pedals has strong links to the curriculum for excellence. 

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Date, Time and Venue: 7 March 2024 - 9.00am - 4.00pm - Letham Primary School 

                                               20 March 2024 - 9.00am - 4.00pm - Letham Primary School 

 

Presenter: Julie Clark and Sally McDougall, Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes:  Trained as an accredited Play on Pedals Instructor. Increase knowledge and understanding of benefits of promoting and sustaining Play on Pedals. Equip early learning and childcare practitioners to plan and deliver the Play on Pedals programme to nursery aged children.

Awarded Play on Pedals Instructor Certification. Increased confidence to deliver interactive learning sessions with children to develop communication and physical skills that promote cycling in a fun and interactive way.

Practitioners in Primary 1 Training Programme

Target Audience: Practitioners Supporting Play in Primary 1

The training programme is for practitioners who are working in Primary 1. The training offer has been developed to allow practitioners to start at different points subject to experience and prior knowledge and understanding of play pedagogy in practice within a Primary 1 class.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

10 November 2023 - 10.00am-11.30am - online MS Teams

23 January 2024 - 9.30am-10.30am - online MS Teams

19 March 2024 - 9.30am-10.30am - online MS Teams

25 April 2024 - 9.30am-10.30am - online MS Teams

Programme - all 4 dates to be attended

 

Presenter: Linda Reid and Pauline Linn - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: Share expectations of the role and responsibilities of a practitioner in Primary 1. Increase practitioner understanding of play pedagogy as an approach to learning and teaching in Primary 1.  Practitioners will have an increased confidence and clarity of the role of a practitioner in Primary 1 to support high quality interactions and play experiences. Increased understanding of the importance of play based approach to learning and teaching to improve wellbeing, engagement and raise attainment.

 

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Precision Teaching

Target Audience: Support Teachers and PSA's

Targeted individual intervention, can be used with literacy or numeracy. Delivered by support teacher or PSA.

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Date, Time and Venue: to be confirmed

 

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Aims and Outcomes: 

 

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Speech and Language Therapy Education Training

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Inclusive Practices

Supply PA and ECP Supply Network

Target Audience: All staff working on supply within PKC ELC settings

The supply network allows PKC supply staff to hear about the most recent policy and practice in our early learning and childcare settings. By attending, you will be able to engage in professional discussions with your colleagues from the Early Years Team, as well as being able to ask any questions you might have in relation to your role.

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Date, Time and Venue:

5 March 2024 - 6.00pm - 7.30pm - online Ms Teams

4 June 2024 - 6.00pm - 7.30pm - online Ms Teams

 

Presenter: Catriona Roberts, Carly Williams and Sally McDougall - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: Increase knowledge of early learning and childcare policy and practice guidance.  Connect with others in the same role, and with members of the central early years team.

 

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Taymaths Spotlight Series

Target Audience: All practitioners

Series of numeracy and mathematics professional learning sessions for practitioners across the Regional Improvement Collaborative. These sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm across the session. The series will offer spotlights on a variety of themes e.g. Maths Week Scotland, Concrete materials & manipulatives, and others.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

25 January 2024 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm - online MS Teams - Learning for Sustainability through Maths

28 February 2024 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm - online MS Teams - CPA - using Pictorial Representatives

21 March 2024 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm - online Ms Teams - Financial Education 

23 April 2024 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm - online Ms Teams - Using Digital Tools in Numeracy and Maths 

22 May 2024 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm - online Ms Teams - Developing Mathematical Reasoning

 

Presenter: Denise Doig - Perth and Kinross Council and Taymaths Team

 

Aims and Outcomes: Provide practitioners with the opportunity to increase their knowledge and understanding of effective learning and teaching approaches in numeracy and maths.  Improved awareness of effective practice in developing and promoting numeracy and maths/  Increased collaboration with practitioners across the RIC to share good practice.  Opportunity to reflect and develop their own practice.

 

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Using National Standardised Assessments Data (NSA) to Support Improvement

Target Audience: Senior School Leaders

This course will continue in the same theme as the course, An Introduction to analysing NSA data, to further understanding of analysing of data. It is designed to develop professional use of the NSA reports to support improvement. It builds on the many techniques in the above course to extend understanding along with prompting attendees to make decisions on how to approach analysis of the NSA reports.  

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Date, Time and Venue: 

30 April 2024 - 10.00am-12.00pm - Civic Hall, 2 High Street, Perth

30 April 2024 - 1.00pm-3.00pm - Civic Hall, 2 High Street, Perth

 

Presenter: Lorna Mackintosh - Perth and Kinross Council

 

Aims and Outcomes: Promote further understanding of the analysis of NSA data, and develop understanding of how NSA reports can be used to support improvement.

 

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Wave 3

Target Audience: PPSTs & PSA's

Targeted individual literacy intervention, lower/mid primary, delivered by PPSTs or PSAs linking with PPSTs.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

4 and 5 March 2024 - 9.00am - 3.00pm - 2 High Street, Perth - Civic Hall - both dates to be attended

 

Please discuss application with your Manager prior to applying as important that the Programme is able to be delivered with fidelity - on a one to one basis, 25 minutes a day at least 4 times a week. Pupils will also need books at an appropriate reading level.

 

Presenter: Marie Dunn - Perth and Kinross Council

 

Aims: To provide information about the research evidence supporting FFT Wave 3.  To help in the identification of appropriate target children.  To equip participants with the knowledge and skills to plan and deliver FFT Wave 3 programme.

Outcomes: Identify children who would benefit from receiving the FFT Wave 3 programme.  Carry out pre and post assessment with target children.  Feel equipped to deliver the FFT Wave 3 programme.

 

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