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'Guide to Successful Induction' Webinar (Primary and Secondary)

Our 'Guide to Successful Induction' training takes place in the form of an interactive webinar rather than a face to face session. This is to make it more widely available to our ECTs as it can be completed from anywhere that you have internet access. The webinar will ensure you understand your role and responsibilities as an ECT throughout your induction. It covers everything you need to know about induction including your termly assessments.

To view our latest available dates and to book a place or be added to the waiting list, please complete this online form.

A polite reminder that this webinar is mandatory, please book a place now.

All sessions will last for 1 hour.

*Please note - The webinar is free to all Primary and Secondary ECTs registered with us on ECT Manager and we expect all ECTs to complete a session at the beginning of their induction.  All sessions have the same content and so you only need to attend one date.  These sessions are not suitable for NQTs who started their induction before September 2021.

Primary ECT Programme

We are delighted to be able to offer 4 ONLINE modules as part of our Primary Programme this year. Each event is bookable individually and schools in the SLA will receive 1 free place per session. The focus of each event will be:

1) Managing Behaviour in the Classroom - delivered by the Behaviour Management specialist Peter Hobbs - Tuesday 8 March 2022 (SCH 22/335)

It has been rightly said that no matter how qualified you are, and no matter how much lesson prep you have done, if you cannot manage the behaviour of the students in the classroom then you are not going to be able to teach them.

This session is a “whistle-stop” – but very practical – tour looking at the three key aspects of managing behaviour – the “3 P’s” – the Principles of Behaviour (what is behaviour?); the Psychology of Behaviour (what drives a young person to behave as they do? If we don’t understand  HOW they think, then we are going to try to MANAGE them in the wrong way); the Practices of Behaviour (the main course of “how are we going to manage them when they begin to misbehave?)

Objectives:

  • to better understand the reasons why children and young people behave or misbehave
  • to adopt a workable PLAN for how to manage the behaviour of students in the classroom.

2) Autism Awareness in the Classroom - delivered by the Send Trainer Emma Kaye - Tuesday 22 March 2022 (SCH 22/336)

Many more children are being diagnosed or are on the waiting list for an Autism diagnosis. Specialist provision places are limited.

The training will look at:

  • characteristics of autism
  • how autistic pupils might present in the class
  • understanding how autistic pupils sensory needs impact on their behaviour and ability to engage in learning
  • how to support autistic pupils in the classroom.

3) Understand and Managing Challenging Behaviours in the Early Years Setting - delivered by the SEND Trainer Emma Kaye - Wednesday 11 May 2022 (SCH 22/337)  ****Unfortunately this has now been CANCELLED*****

Many children are coming into nursery and school with complex and challenging behaviours, with limited information on their needs.

The training will focus on:

  • the brain and sensory system of a young child, and how this impacts on learning
  • how to work with the ‘whole brain child’, to increase emotional intelligence
  • tapping into the child’s brain stem and body to support them to feel more regulated
  • how young children acquire communication skills and the challenges of working with children, who have limited speech, language and communication needs
  • strategies to support the complex early years child in nursery and school.

4) Motivating the Demotivated - delivered by the Behaviour Management specialist Peter Hobbs. This session is a standalone but direct follow-on from the first session - Thursday 19 May 2022 (SCH 22/338)

This session is a standalone but direct follow-on from the first session.

It has been said that the primary reason given over the years by teachers who sadly leave the profession is feeling that they cannot manage a whole class. This session begins by looking at possibly the main reason (there are many others) why children and young people misbehave – a lack of motivation...”what’s the point?” Beginning with a simple look at how the human race is motivated, we then transfer this to the classroom to see simple but profoundly important behavioural  strategies for ensuring that students are motivated from the moment they arrive at the classroom till the moment that they leave it.

Objectives:

  • to understand and be able to apply the 2 main behavioural motivational strategies
  • to develop a skillset of motivational strategies for use in with any whole class.

Secondary ECT Maths

Our Secondary ECT Maths programme provides a series of six individual sessions reviewing the strands of maths and various pedagogical approaches. The courses will run as interactive zoom sessions on the dates as detailed below. For more details on each event or to book a place, select the relevant links below:

First in a series of ECT sessions reviewing the strands of maths alongside various pedagogical approaches. This session we will look at how to handle, the often-difficult topic of, directed number and the varying approaches that can be used to aid understanding. If students do not understand directed number, they often go onto to struggle with abstract content.

Date: Tuesday 5 October 2021 - 3.30pm to 5.00pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 21/740

Price: £40

Please click this link for more details and to book: ECT Maths - Number: Teaching for Understanding (Secondary)

Second in a series of sessions reviewing the strands of maths and various pedagogical approaches, this session we will look at just how connected the maths curriculum is with the use of goal free problems. Making links helps students embed previous learning and develop a more sophisticated schema of maths content. This encourages students to be better prepared for the unknown. We will also explore some problem-solving strategies that you can use within your classroom for any problem encountered.

Date: Tuesday 16 November 2021 - 3.30pm to 5.00pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 21/741

Price: £40

Please click this link for more details and to book: ECT Maths - Algebra: A Connected Curriculum (Secondary)

Third in the series of sessions reviewing the strands of maths alongside various pedagogical approaches. Proportion lays the foundations for good algebraic thinking. Too often premature memorisation of rules is likely to inhibit development of proportional reasoning. We will look at ways to sketch, describe and represent proportion problems and relationships between quantities in informal, invented ways before moving towards symbols and algebra. This can be often be easily related to real life problems such in slopes, scale, probabilities, vectors and rates. It will be through a lens of proportional reasoning often see the links to real life.

This session will run as an interactive zoom session. Confirmed delegates will be e-mailed the link 24 hours prior to the session. Please ensure you are able to access zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that zoom courses are not recorded.

Date: Tuesday 7 December 2021 - 3.30pm to 5.00pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 21/742

Price: £40

Please click this link for more details and to book: ECT Maths - Ratio and Proportion: Real Life Examples (Secondary)

Fourth in a series of sessions reviewing the strands of maths and various pedagogical approaches, in this session we will review the circle theorems and proofs. Using Same Surface Different Depth we will also explore different ways to differentiate your lessons to ensure the most able are stretched and the support is in place for those that need it. There is no golden bullet to differentiation but having quick impromptu ways to do this is invaluable.

This session will run as an interactive zoom session. Confirmed delegates will be e-mailed the link 24 hours prior to the session. Please ensure you are able to access zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that zoom courses are not recorded

Date: Tuesday 01 February 2022- 3.30pm to 5.00pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 22/066

Price: £40

Please click this link for more details and to book: ECT Maths - Geometry: Differentiation in the Maths Classroom (Secondary)

Fifth in a series of sessions reviewing the strands of maths alongside various pedagogical approaches. Having the confidence to respond to the needs of a class is very important and developing formative assessment strategies is crucial to students making progress. One of the main ways to do this is through common misconceptions. Assessing as a teacher when students have grasped something and when you need to review something again is key. During this session we will explore possibility spaces and combinations and a variety of methods of formative assessment which enables you to adjust your lessons as it progresses.

This session will run as an interactive zoom session. Confirmed delegates will be e-mailed the link 24 hours prior to the session. Please ensure you are able to access zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that zoom courses are not recorded.

Date: Tuesday 15 March 2022 - 3.30pm to 5.00pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 22/067

Price: £40

Please click this link for more details and to book: ECT Maths - Probability: How to Make the Most of Formative Assessment (Secondary)

The final session in a series reviewing the stands of maths and various pedagogical approaches. One of the best strands of maths often gets boiled down to simply learning methods. Students then find it difficult when they get caught out with an exam question deliberately assessing understanding. Statistics is brimming with potential for creativity in the classroom. In this session you will be shown some ‘out of the seat’ with excitement type lessons that engage learners and help them really understand statistics.

This session will run as an interactive zoom session. Confirmed delegates will be e-mailed the link 24 hours prior to the session. Please ensure you are able to access zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that zoom courses are not recorded.

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2022 - 3.30pm to 5.00pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 22/068

Price: £40

Please click this link for more details and to book: ECT Maths - Statistics: Making Maths Creative (Secondary)

Secondary ECT English

These six sessions explore how we can make use of some of the 'best bets' as identified in Educational research, to provide effective instruction for our students.

Based on the work of Barek Rosenshine and others, such as John Sweller and Dylan Wiliam, each session considers the evidence of what can work well in the English classroom to make learning happen. From modelling, to retrieval, to how we can make to most of our formative assessment practices, effective practice is considered in relation to the evidence.

The six sessions build and relate to each other and so those who want to attend all sessions will find common themes running throughout. Equally, people will find the sessions can stand alone, giving them time to consider their own practices and explore the practices of others. The courses will run as interactive zoom sessions on the dates as detailed below. For more details on each event or to book a place, select the relevant link below.

Session One: What is 'effective instruction'?

This is session one of a series of six sessions for Early Career Teachers. The six sessions can be treated as a whole course (see course code SCH21/706) or can be attended individually.

This session will run as an interactive zoom session. Confirmed delegates will be e-mailed the link 24 hour prior to the session. Please ensure you are able to access zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that zoom courses are not recorded.

Date: Tuesday 14 September 2021 - 4.00pm to 5.30pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 21/710

Price: £40

Please click this link for more details and to book: Effective Instruction in English: What is 'Effective Instruction'?

Session Two: The importance of assessment - becoming responsive teachers.

This is session two of a series of six sessions for Early Career Teachers. The six sessions can be treated as a whole course (see course code SCH21/706) or can be attended individually.

This session will run as an interactive zoom session. Confirmed delegates will be e-mailed the link 24 hour prior to the session. Please ensure you are able to access zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that zoom courses are not recorded.

Date: Tuesday 30 November 2021 - 4.00pm to 5.30pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 21/713

Price: £40

Please click this link for more details and to book: ​Effective Instruction in English: The Importance of Assessment - Becoming Responsive Teachers (Secondary)

Session Three: Retrieval and cognitive load.

This is session three of a series of six sessions for Early Career Teachers. The six sessions can be treated as a whole course (see course code SCH21/706) or can be attended individually.

This session will run as an interactive zoom session. Confirmed delegates will be e-mailed the link 24 hours prior to the session. Please ensure you are able to access zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that zoom courses are not recorded.

Date: Tuesday 8 February 2022 - 4.00pm to 5.30pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 22/053

Price: £40

Please click this link for more details and to book: Effective Instruction in English: Retrieval and Cognitive Load (Secondary)

Session Four: Making the most of modelling.

This is session four of a series of six sessions for Early Career Teachers. The six sessions can be treated as a whole course (see course code SCH21/706) or can be attended individually.

This session will run as an interactive zoom session. Confirmed delegates will be e-mailed the link 24 hours prior to the session. Please ensure you are able to access zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that zoom courses are not recorded.

Date: Tuesday 5 April 2022 - 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 22/054

Price: £40

Please click this link for more details and to book: Effective Instruction: Making the Most of Modelling (Secondary)

Session Five: Scaffolding and supporting small steps/guiding practice.

This is session five of a series of six sessions for Early Career Teachers. The six sessions can be treated as a whole course (see course code SCH21/706) or can be attended individually.

This session will run as an interactive zoom session. Confirmed delegates will be e-mailed the link 24 hours prior to the session. Please ensure you are able to access zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that zoom courses are not recorded.

Date: Tuesday 7 June 2022 - 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 22/055

Price: £40

Please click this link for more details and to book: Effective Instruction in English: Scaffolding and Supporting Small Steps/Guiding Practice (Secondary)

Session Six: Removing the stabilisers - building independence.

This is session six of a series of six sessions for Early Career Teachers. The six sessions can be treated as a whole course (see course code SCH21/706) or can be attended individually.

This session will run as an interactive zoom session. Confirmed delegates will be e-mailed the link 24 hours prior to the session. Please ensure you are able to access zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that zoom courses are not recorded.

Date: Tuesday 12 July 2022 - 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 22/056

Price: £40

Please click this link for more details and to book: Effective Instruction in English: Building Independence (Secondary) 

Tutor and Mentor Training

Are you tutoring or mentoring ECTs throughout their induction this year? If so, do you know what this important role involves?

This half day training course is for new and experienced tutors and mentors involved in the ECT induction process. The interactive session will ensure you understand what your role entails, what best practice looks like and where to go for help and advice. The course is also suitable as a refresher session for those tutors and mentors who haven't attended training in the past five years.

Training objectives include the following.

  • To highlight the main points of the statutory induction guidance to ensure you know what is expected from you and your ECT throughout their induction.
  • To understand the assessment processes and how to write them, including setting SMART targets and ensuring you provide sufficient evidence.
  • How to accurately assess your ECT against the Teachers' Standards and grade appropriately.
  • What to do if your ECT is causing concern and not making expected progress.
  • To share resources effective in supporting induction to make your role easier.
  • To look at induction in the future, what might it look like and to give delegates a chance to put forward ideas on developments.

Tutor training events for 2021/22 are below, to book a session please follow the relevant date/link:

Terms 1 and 2 

21 September 2021 Early Career Teacher Induction Tutor / Mentor Training

23 September 2021 Early Career Teacher Induction Tutor / Mentor Training

Terms 3 and 4 

20 January 2022 Early Career Teacher Induction Tutor / Mentor Training

Terms 5 and 6

30 June 2022 Early Career Teacher Induction Tutor / Mentor Training

05 July 2022 Early Career Teacher Induction Tutor / Mentor Training

Primary ECT Conference 2022: Things Can Only Get Better! ONLINE

Our ONLINE conference focus for this year is ‘Things can only get better!’ We truly believe this and have designed our conference based on this theme with the aim to support Early Career Teachers (ECTs) in their first and second year of induction. We will be offering interactive and engaging online LIVE workshops from experts in a number of fields such as self-care and well-being, managing behaviour in the classroom, literacy and more! It is a fantastic opportunity for Primary ECTs to access workshops focusing on key issues in the classroom and beyond with opportunities to network with fellow ECTs during the session.  To book a place, follow the link below:

Primary ECT Conference 2022: Things Can Only Get Better!

Date:     Wednesday 16 March 2022

Time:     9.30am - 3.30pm

Venue:   ONLINE

Feedback From Our Training

The following items have been highlighted by previous delegates as particular strengths of these sessions.

  • The hand-outs and handbook.
  • Clear outline on how to support my ECT.
  • How to gather evidence for ECT assessments.
  • Skilled and knowledgeable trainers and clear delivery.
  • Good pace with lots of information that was completely relevant.
  • Good opportunities for group discussion around grading.
  • Information about how to access on-going support outside this session.

Contacting the ECT Induction & Support Team

Tim Spoerry (Induction Manager)
Elizabeth Dean (Induction Adviser)
Helen Grzeszczak (Induction Coordinator)
Rhea Clarke (Induction Administrator)
Amanda Risbridger (Induction Administrator)

Telephone: 03301 651 300

Email: [email protected]