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From Monday 21st September pick up times will be slightly later. Yrs 1-6 staggered pick up from 3.25 to 3.35. Reception staggered pick up from 3.20 to 3.30. Nursery will continue to pick up at 11.30 (morning Nursery) 3.30 (afternoon Nursery)

RD Staff Training

Inset Training 2nd September 2020 

To begin our training day, we welcomed new staff into the team. We then spent some time thinking and discussing our Covid-secure guidelines and how we would follow these when the children returned to school. 

Mr Pallant then led training focused on safeguarding. In small groups we were given opportunity to discuss case studies and then present our ideas and the actions we would take.

The afternoon was spent in our faculty groups where we were focused on writing our new action plan for this academic year. 

Inset Training 1st June 2020
The morning started with some maths training led by the Maths faculty where they focused on the pitch and progression of across year groups. This was followed by a chance for staff to revisit key parts of the Steps initiative. 
In the afternoon staff received training on the ‘new normal’ and a great discussion was had. Staff then spent time in their bubbles preparing for the arrival of the children ensuring that every measure had been taken to keep the children safe.
Paddington joined us too - can you spot him hiding in the court yard?

SLT Training Day January 2020


The senior leadership team today have been working with Alison Dixon and The Walnut Model  to further enhance the SLT at Round Diamond.

Our focus has been on change and how it impacts on all staff and children.We have learnt a range of coaching techniques to support positive and negative reactions to change and resistance to change as a whole. From this we have used walnut coaching cards to deepen our understand of a range of scenarios. This has led to some practical next steps for the RD team.


Staff Training Autumn 2019


Staff members have been back in school this week preparing for the term ahead.  They have taken part in a wide range of training opportunities including SEN updates.  Action planning and English session.  The staff finished their two day inset with team  building activities which were thoroughly enjoyed by all.

INSET DAY January 2018

Staff welcomed the beginning of 2018 with a training day on Wednesday 3rd January.


The Early Years Team spent the day in their wellies and coats giving the Early Years outside environment a spring clean!  They tidied, re-organised and freshened up the resources for the start of the year. 


Key Stage 1 and 2 staff focused their learning on a joint Lesson Study opportunity in the morning.  Year group teams planned lessons together with a focus on a professional area of development.  Over the Spring Term they will observe each other teach, team teach, reflect and give each other feedback points.  This builds on Continued Professional Development (CPD) in the Autumn Term led by Ruth Cousins (Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning). 


During the afternoon teachers reflected on the new assessment procedures in place from September 2017 for Humanities.  This piece of work followed our OFSTED Inspection (June 2017) from which our next step was;

To develop the assessment systems in humanities to ensure that progress is closely tracked and any underachievement is quickly addressed to secure the best possible outcomes for all pupils. 

Staff voice and monitoring show that these procedures are now fully embedded across the school and effective. 

Inset Training 2017

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A look at the start of the new term for RD teaching staff.

Staff Training: 5/01/17

On the first day back of 2017 staff at Round Diamond took part in training for:

The NACE Challenge Award Framework

•An evidence based evaluation and improvement framework focused on provision for the more able
•Leading to a nationally recognised award for quality provision (NACE Challenge Award)

Senior Leadership Team Training Day (Autumn 2016)

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Senior Leadership Team Development Day (Spring 2016)

October 2015 INSET

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