Support Staff

Download the full CPD Programme 20/21 here.

Please Note: As many courses are oversubscribed schools are expected to cancel 48 hours in advance. If delegates fail to attend and no cancellation is made this will incur a £30 charge.

A cancellation scale will apply to some courses. Please see individual courses for details.

Autumn Term 2020

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As a responsible provider we have made the decision that, in order to ensure the safety of our staff and yours, our Autumn programme will continue to be delivered remotely. We will look at modifying our approach in the Spring term accordingly whilst observing the most up to date Government guidance.  

19 October 2020, 13.00-15.00 - Zoom Video

Emergency First Aid Awareness 

FlexeeBee 

4 November 2020, 12.30-16.30 - Zoom Video

Mental Health Aware – Adult Half Day 

Simon Nichols - Director of Wellbeing

starts on 3 November 2020, 10.00-12.00 - Zoom Video

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Status (6 Sessions)

HLTA- 'Step by step' Process / HLTA- 3 Day Content / HLTA- Information Flyer for New CandidatesHLTA- Application Form

Victoria Lacy-Wills - Partnership Manager 

14 October 2020, 9.30-12.00 - Zoom Video

Setting high expectations and managing behaviour

(Support Staff Improvement Session)

Craig Duncan - Independent School Improvement Adviser 

15 October 2020, 10.00-12.00 - Zoom Video

Support Staff Professional Development Group (Autumn)

Supporting writing lessons to extend learning

Rachel Clarke - Director at Primary English Education Consultancy Ltd 

18 November 2020, 9.30-12.00 - Zoom Video

Understanding the key factors that affect pupils’ learning and how to plan for these (Support Staff Improvement Session)

Craig Duncan - Independent School Improvement Adviser 

20 October 2020, 13.00-15.00 - Zoom Video

Streamlining continuous provision for maximum impact and differentiating within the EYFS

Suzanne Dunne - EYFS teacher and consultant

Spring Term 2021

11 January 2021 & 19 April 2021, 9.30-11.30

Supporting and creating successful playtimes (2 sessions)

Jo Clanfield - Specialist Outdoor Teacher

12 January 2021, 13.30-14.30

Learning Mentor Professional Development Group (1 of 3)

Oldbrook First School

19 January 2021, 9.30-12.30 

Lego Therapy Training (Aylesbury) 

Melissa McIlhiney - Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

19 January 2021, 13.00-15.00 

Early reading - Ideas and approaches to support your EYFS learners in developing a love of literature

Suzanne Dunne - EYFS teacher and consultant

2 March 2021, 9.00-16.00

Paediatric First Aid Training

Tutor Care Ltd

8 March 2021, 13.30-14.30

Learning Mentor Professional Development Group (2 of 3)

Oldbrook First School

9 February 2021, 12.30-16.30 

Mental Health Aware – Adult Half Day  

Simon Nichols - Director of Wellbeing

10 February 2021, 9.30-12.00 

Knowing how to support learners with SEND to access the curriculum (Support Staff Improvement Session)

Craig Duncan - Independent School Improvement Adviser 

4 February 2021, 10.00-12.00 - Zoom Video

Support Staff Professional Development Group (Spring)

Supporting mathematical learning

Katherine Milner - Independent Maths Consultant 

1 February 2021, 13.00-15.00

Emergency First Aid 

MK Play Association

16 March & 23 March 2021, 9.00-17.00 

Mental Health First Aider – Adult 2 Day (2 sessions)  

Simon Nichols - Director of Wellbeing

24 March 2021, 9.30-12.00 

Developing the skills of planning carefully - structured activities that motivate learners and advance their learning

(Support Staff Improvement Session)

Craig Duncan - Independent School Improvement Adviser 

9 March 2021 / 10 March 2021 / 28 April 2021, all from 10.00-16.00 

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Status (Aylesbury)

HLTA- 'Step by step' Process / HLTA- 3 Day Content / HLTA- Information Flyer for New CandidatesHLTA- Application Form

Victoria Lacy-Wills - Partnership Manager 

Summer Term 2021

13 April / 27 April / 4 May / 25 May 2021 - 4 sessions

ELKLAN Speech and Language Support for 5-11 year olds    

Melissa McIlhiney - Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

15 April 2021, 10.00-12.00 

Are you effectively managing stress? 

Simon Nichols - Director of Wellbeing

4 May 2021, 9.00-16.00

Paediatric First Aid Training (Aylesbury)

Tutor Care Ltd

5 May 2021, 12.30-16.30 

Mental Health Aware – Adult Half Day  

Simon Nichols - Director of Wellbeing

6 May 2021, 10.00-12.00

Support Staff Professional Development Group (Summer)

Using your outdoor space to support children 

Jo Clanfield - Specialist Outdoor Teacher

19 April 2021, 10.00-12.00 

Moderation session preparation and support for delegates for moderating judgements for submission of EYFSP 

Suzanne Dunne - EYFS teacher and consultant

22 April 2021, 10.00-12.00

Supporting pupils with EAL - getting the best out of them!

Sejal Payne - Independent Education Consultant

6 May 2021, 13.30-14.30

Learning Mentor Professional Development Group (3 of 3)

Oldbrook First School

19 May 2021 / 20 May 2021 / 23 June 2021, all from 10.00-16.00 

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Status (Summer)

HLTA- 'Step by step' Process / HLTA- 3 Day Content / HLTA- Information Flyer for New CandidatesHLTA- Application Form

Victoria Lacy-Wills - Partnership Manager 

13 May 2021, 10.00-12.00 

Building effective relationships with parents  

Lisa LLoyd - Independent Psychologist & Psychotherapist

26 May 2021, 9.30-12.00 

Increasing knowledge and understanding of how to provide focused feedback and assess understanding 

(Support Staff Improvement Session)

Craig Duncan - Independent School Improvement Adviser 

15 June 2021, 10.00-12.00 

From bullying to bereavement

- providing emotional support for distressed pupils  

Lisa LLoyd - Independent Psychologist & Psychotherapist

14 June 2021, 10.00-12.00 - Zoom Video

Introducing the new EYFS statutory framework for

September 2021 

Suzanne Dunne - EYFS teacher and consultant

24 May 2021, 9.30-12.30

Positive Handling Training (Blended session) - Aylesbury

Staff Safety Training Consultant 

22 June 2021, 13.00-15.00

Loose parts play in the Early Years 

Jo Clanfield - Specialist Outdoor Teacher

30 June 2021, 9.30-12.00 

Directing the work of additional adults 

(Support Staff Improvement Session)

Craig Duncan - Independent School Improvement Adviser 

17 May 2021, 13.00-15.00

Emergency First Aid 

MK Play Association

01908 669735 ext 320

St Paul's Catholic School 
Phoenix Dr, Leadenhall 
Milton Keynes
MK6 5EN

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