Training and events


As experienced trainers and event facilitators, the Primary Support Team offer training across a range of subject-specific topics, pedagogical themes and leadership foci.  In order to gain maximum impact, consultants will work with you to select and tailor a training package suited to the needs of your school or partnership.  

We are also pleased to work in association with organisations such as the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance and Quest for Learning to offer  professional development opportunities for teachers, NQTs, leaders and teaching assistants.

Training and events

Sep
24
2018
Are you new to Year 5 or Year 6 or want to refresh your Year 5/6 teaching?
This two-part course aims to support Year 5 and Year 6 teachers by offering positive, practical approaches to the English curriculum and end of Key Stage 2 assessments.

Location: The Aureus School Building, Candytuft Way, Harwell, Didcot, Oxon OX11 6FF

Time: 13:15 - 16:30

Speaker: Susie Spolander

Sep
28
2018

Is spelling a priority in your school? Are you looking for ways to support pupils to learn, remember and apply their spelling knowledge?

If so, join this project where you will be able to explore approaches to teaching spelling and its application to writing, as well as look at ways to support those pupils who have fallen behind in spelling.

Location: Orchard Fields Primary School, Banbury

Time: 9:30 - 15:30

Speaker: Susie Spolander

Oct
2
2018

Are you a Teaching Assisstant supporting KS2 or KS3 pupils to learn and apply grammar?
This course aims to support Teaching Assistants in their work with pupils who have difficulty in understanding and applying the grammar requirements of the KS2 curriculum.

Location: The Aureus School Building, Candytuft Way, Harwell, Didcot, Oxon OX11 6FF

Time: 9:15 - 12:30

Speaker: Susie Spolander

Oct
18
2018
Year 6 cross-school writing moderation
This three-part course aims to support Year 6 teachers to develop their understanding and application of the statutory Teacher Assessment Framework for Writing through termly opportunities to meet and moderate with Year 6 colleagues. Teachers may attend all three sessions, or select individual sessions from the course.

Location: The Aureus School Building, Candytuft Way, Harwell, Didcot, Oxon OX11 6FF

Time: 13:15 - 16:30

Speaker: Susie Spolander

Nov
6
2018

Would you like to help your pupils to understand and enjoy their reading?
Come and find out how to teach reading strategies so that pupils acquire and apply the skills needed for them to actively engage with texts and comprehend what they have read.

Location: The Aureus School Building, Candytuft Way, Harwell, Didcot, Oxon OX11 6FF

Time: 9:15 - 12:30

Speaker: Susie Spolander

Nov
28
2018
Do you want to develop confidence in phonics teaching? 
This practical course to develop secure subject knowledge and understanding of phonological progression is for you.

Location: Unipart House, Garsington Road, Oxford, OX4 2PG

Time: 13:30 - 16:30

Speaker: Susie Spolander

Jan
16
2019
Is spelling a priority in your school? 
Come and explore creative ways to engage you pupils in investigating, learning and applying spelling strategies.

Location: Unipart House, Garsington Road, Oxford, OX4 2PG

Time: 13:30 - 16:30

Speaker: Susie Spolander

Jan
27
2019
Are you noticing a word-gap? 
Come and explore how to develop your pupils' enthusiasm for words, creative ways to play with language and proven strategies to support pupils to learn and apply a wide vocabulary.

Location: Unipart House, Garsington Road, Oxford, OX4 2PG

Time: 13:30 - 16:30

Speaker: Susie Spolander

Jan
30
2019
How can you support and challenge your more able writers? 
This half-day course has been designed to formulate strategies which will enable teachers to support and challenge Y6 writers, with the focus on securing the greater depth ‚Äčstandard.

Location: The Aureus School Building, Candytuft Way, Harwell, Didcot, Oxon OX11 6FF

Time: 9:15 - 12:30

Speaker: Susie Spolander

Feb
7
2019
Year 6 cross-school writing moderation
This three-part course aims to support Year 6 teachers to develop their understanding and application of the statutory Teacher Assessment Framework for Writing through termly opportunities to meet and moderate with Year 6 colleagues. Teachers may attend all three sessions, or select individual sessions from the course.

Location: The Aureus School Building, Candytuft Way, Harwell, Didcot, Oxon OX11 6FF

Time: 13:15 - 16:30

Speaker: Susie Spolander

Mar
13
2019
Is your teaching of grammar embedded in reading and writing?
Come and explore creative approaches to teaching grammar through quality texts to impact pupils' reading and writing.

Location: Unipart House, Garsington Road, Oxford, OX4 2PG

Time: 13:30 - 16:30

Speaker: Susie Spolander

May
21
2019
Year 6 cross-school writing moderation
This three-part course aims to support Year 6 teachers to develop their understanding and application of the statutory Teacher Assessment Framework for Writing through termly opportunities to meet and moderate with Year 6 colleagues. Teachers may attend all three sessions, or select individual sessions from the course.

Location: The Aureus School Building, Candytuft Way, Harwell, Didcot, Oxon OX11 6FF

Time: 9:15 - 12:30

Speaker: Susie Spolander

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