Support Staff

Download the full CPD Programme 21/22 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 2021

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27 September 2021, 13.00-15.00 

Emergency First Aid 

MK Play Association 

5 October 2021, 9.30-10.30 - Zoom Video

Dyslexia Support Series: 

Tips, tricks and strategies to support student learning (1 of 6) 

Paloma Forde - Education Consultant 

13 & 20 October 2021, 9.30-15.30 and 1 December 2021, 9.30-12.30

BoostingReading@Primary Intervention Programme

(3 sessions)

Sejal Payne - Education Consultant

11 October 2021, 10.00-12.00 

Supporting KS1 reluctant writers outdoors 

Jo Clanfield - Director of Teach Outdoors 

7 October 2021, 10.00-12.00 
Supporting EAL readers 

Sejal Payne - Education Consultant

14 October 2021, 10.00-12.00 

Top 10 tips for supporting children with SLCN in class

Melissa Mcilhiney - Director of Powerful Voices Ltd

14 October 2021, 15.45-16.45

Nursery Staff Professional Development Group (1 of 5)

Fairfields Primary School

10 November 2021, 12.30-15.30 

Positive Handling Training (Blended session)

Staff Safety Training Consultant 

8 November 2021, 9.30-11.30 & 7 March 2021, 9.30-11.30

Supporting and creating successful playtimes (2 sessions)

Jo Clanfield - Director of Teach Outdoors

10 November 2021, 9.00-12.00 

Positive Handling Training (Blended session)

Staff Safety Training Consultant 

18 October 2021, 13.30-14.30 

Learning Mentor Professional Development Group (1 of 3)

Oldbrook First School 

11 November 2021, 10.00-12.00 

How to support Non-Verbal Children within the classroom

Melissa Mcilhiney - Director of Powerful Voices Ltd

16 November 2021, 9.00-16.45 - Zoom Video

Mental Health Champion – Adult 1 Day  

Simon Nichols - Director of Wellbeing

15, 16 & 22, 23 November 2021 / 1 & 2 December 2021 / 10 January 2022, all from 10.00-12.00 

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Status (remote)

HLTA- 'Step by step' Process / HLTA- Information Flyer HLTA- Application Form

Victoria Lacy-Wills - Partnership Manager 

18 November 2021, 9.30-10.30

Dyslexia Support Series:

Tips, tricks and strategies to support student learning (2 of 6) 

Paloma Forde - Education Consultant 

22 November 2021, 15.15-17.015 - Zoom Video 

Mathematics on a page – Preparing for a Deep Dive

Toni Priddey - Primary Mathematics Consultant 

22 November 2021, 13.00-15.00 

Closing the vocabulary gap in the Early Years 

Suzanne Dunne - EYFS teacher and consultant

24 November 2021, 9.00-16.00 

Paediatric First Aid Training

Tutor Care Ltd

29 November 2021, 13.00-15.00 

Emergency First Aid 

MK Play Association 

Summer Term 2022

4 May 2022, 12.30-15.30 

Positive Handling Training (Blended session)

Staff Safety Training Consultant 

4 May 2022, 9.00-12.00 

Positive Handling Training (Blended session)

Staff Safety Training Consultant 

9 May 2022, 10.00-12.00 

Wild reading outdoors KS1 (supporting reluctant readers

including phonics outdoors)

Jo Clanfield - Director of Teach Outdoors 

10 May 2022, 10.00-12.00 
Making your provision outside feel inspiring

Suzanne Dunne - EYFS teacher and consultant

10 May 2022, 13.00-15.00 

Assessment following the EYFS reforms 

Suzanne Dunne - EYFS teacher and consultant

12 May 2022, 15.45-16.45

Nursery Staff Professional Development Group (4 of 5)

St Monica’s Catholic Primary School

16 May 2022, 9.30-12.30 

Improving children’s writing skills  

Rachel Clarke - Director of Primary English Education Consultancy Limited

19 May 2021, 13.30-14.30 

Learning Mentor Professional Development Group (3 of 3)

Oxley Park Academy

23 May 2022, 13.00-15.00 

Emergency First Aid 

MK Play Association 

24 May 2022, 9.30-10.30 - Zoom Video

Dyslexia Support Series: 

How to best support self-esteem and anxiety (5 of 6) 

Paloma Forde - Education Consultant

25 May 2022. 9.00-15.00

Supporting parents and children who are experiencing

domestic abuse 

Caron Kipping - Domestic Abuse Survivor and Trainer for the Dash Charity

9 & 16 June 2022, 9.00-16.45 - Zoom Video

Mental Health First Aider – Adult 2 Day  

Simon Nichols - Director of Wellbeing

14 June 2022, 9.00-16.00 

Paediatric First Aid Training

Flexebee

16 June 2022, 9.30-11.30 

Dyslexia Support Series: 

How I successfully teach dyslexic students to read, write and spell 

Paloma Forde - Education Consultant 

29 June 2022, 9.00-16.45 - Zoom Video - cancelled

Mental Health Champion – Adult 1 Day  

Simon Nichols - Director of Wellbeing

30 June 2022, 9.30-12.30 

Improving children’s reading skills   

Rachel Clarke - Director of Primary English Education Consultancy Limited

30 June 2022, 15.45-16.45

Nursery Staff Professional Development Group (5 of 5)

Russel Street School

11 July 2022, 13.00-15.00 

Emergency First Aid 

MK Play Association 

Spring Term 2022

18 January 2022, 9.30-10.30 - Zoom Video

Dyslexia Support Series:

What is Multi-sensory learning? Including a mini-demo lesson 

Paloma Forde - Education Consultant 

13 January 2022, 10.00-12.00 - Zoom Video

Supporting EAL writers

Sejal Payne - Education Consultant

19 & 26 January 2022, 9.00-16.45 - Zoom Video

Mental Health First Aider – Adult 2 Day  

Simon Nichols - Director of Wellbeing

31 January 2022, 13.00-15.00 

Emergency First Aid 

MK Play Association 

8 February 2022, 13.30-14.30 - Cancelled

Learning Mentor Professional Development Group (2 of 3)

Whitehouse Primary

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2 February 2022, 9.00-15.00 - postponed until 25 May 2022

Supporting parents and children who are experiencing

domestic abuse 

Caron Kipping - Domestic Abuse Survivor and Trainer for the Dash Charity

27 January 2022, 15.45-16.45 - Cancelled

Nursery Staff Professional Development Group (2 of 5)

Newton Leys Primary School

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2 March 2022, 9.00-16.45 - Cancelled

Mental Health Champion – Adult 1 Day  

Simon Nichols - Director of Wellbeing

2 March / 9 March / 23 March / 30 March - 4 day course

ELKLAN Speech and Language Support for 5-11 year olds    

Melissa McIlhiney - Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

15 March 2022, 10.00-12.00 

Continuous provision – ensuring independent learning

and progress happens

Suzanne Dunne - EYFS teacher and consultant

14, 15 & 21, 22 & 28, 29 March 2022 / 10 May 2022, postponed until the new academic year

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Status (remote

HLTA- 'Step by step' Process / HLTA- Information Flyer / HLTA- Application Form

Victoria Lacy-Wills - Partnership Manager 

BOOK NOW

16 March 2022, 9.00-16.00 

Paediatric First Aid Training

Tutor Care Ltd

15 March 2022, 13.00-15.00 

Developing the early language and literacy skills for all

children in the EYFS 

Suzanne Dunne - EYFS teacher and consultant

17 March 2022, 15.45-16.45

Nursery Staff Professional Development Group (3 of 5)

Oldbrook First School

28 March 2022, 13.00-15.00 

Emergency First Aid 

MediTraining Ltd

28 April 2022, 9.30-10.30 - Zoom Video

Dyslexia Support Series: 

What is working memory? Strategies to support memory  

Paloma Forde - Education Consultant