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Visual Impairment Training 18.10.2021

Visual Impairment Training

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Staff INSET training 01.09.2021

Staff INSET included a safeguarding update and an English update in the first half of the morning. After a short break the morning continued with a team building dance activity which allowed existing and new staff members to get into the swing of the new term. During the afternoon staff took part in dog training with the school dog, Paddington and after that team meetings in their key stages. Finally teachers had time to ensure their learning environments were ready for the children’s arrival the following day.

Staff INSET training 12.04.2021



Teachers and SLT have been busy taking part in training and preparations for the return of the children. The day started with a review on the changes to government guidance regarding COVID-19 and how this will look in Round Diamond.
Afterwards, Mrs Phillips shared important information surrounding Ofsted, the new framework and the journey to continue to achieve outstanding. 
Following on from Mrs Phillips, Mrs Figueiredo gave a refresh on safeguarding and keeping children safe in education. 
Staff then spent time in their classrooms and in their year group teams in preparation for the arrival of the children! 


Blended Learning - Paediatric First Aid

Staff have taken part in a COVID secure blended learning Paediatric First Aid course. The course was made up of online modules and face to face training with the opportunity to put theory into practice. 

Online CPD - Equality and Diversity in the Workplace

As part of the update of our school's Equality Duty, members of the SLT and governing body have taken part in online training linked to Equality and Diversity. The focus of this training was around The Equality Act 2010, and how, as employers and members of staff, we have a duty to promote equality and diversity of the nine protected characteristics.

Staff Meeting - Google Classrooms!

Google Classroom is up and running at Round Diamond! Staff have enjoyed another training session on how to most effectively use Google Classroom, to provide the best learning opportunities for our children.

Staff Meeting - The Recovery Curriculum

Following on from the effects of the COVID-19 school closure, Faculties have implemented a 'Recovery Curriculum' model. We have worked hard since September to address the gaps children experienced linked to friendships and routines and are now ready to address the gaps we have identified in their learning.

Staff spent time in their teams amending planning and resources to match the needs of our learners, as a way of encouraging accelerated progress over this academic year.

Staff Meeting - Moving Reading Forward

Reading is one of the key priorities at Round Diamond this year. With this in mind, the English Faculty delivered staff training sharing new and engaging strategies not only to support our children with their reading, but to encourage them to become confident and enthusiastic readers.
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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