Staff INSET training 19.04.2022
Staff took part in a range of training as part of the Summer term INSET day. This included trauma and attachment training delivered by Helen Jewitt (head of inclusion), Safeguarding update delivered by Jan Figueiredo (deputy head), Vocabulary in the curriculum delivered by Hannah Taylor (assistant head for curriculum), scientific enquiry delivered by Rob Paice (science faculty lead), maths update delivered by Leanne Murphy (maths faculty lead) and reading and phonics update delivered by Ellie Conroy (English faculty lead).
SLT coaching afternoon 02.02.2022
Member of SLT took part in a coaching afternoon led by Alison Dixon. Within the session a coaching toolkit was developed and we discussed and shared best practise for coaching. A plan was made for moving forward with our ‘Nourish to Flourish’ incentive and everyone was given time to reflect on how they will approach this in the upcoming months.
INSET training 05.01.2022
Teachers took part in steps behaviour training with Ruth Kramer our head for behaviour and Josh Haig our wellbeing and behaviour lead.
Following on from steps training there was an updated from headteacher Zoë Phillips linked to our aspirations as a school and our vision moving into 2022.
The Maths and English faculty leads Leanne Murphy and Ellie Conroy then lead updates of these subjects focused on mastery, retrieval, pencil grip and reading. Finally Anna Owen who leads on display shared expectations for positive and impactful classroom displays.
In line with information provided from the Educational Psychology Service, staff received in-house training on our new format of Personal Learning Plans. These plans are designed to support learners with special educational needs; training was given by our Head for Inclusion and time was spent in year group teams setting SMART targets for pupils with a focus on goal based outcomes.
INSET training 01.11.2021
As part of INSET training teachers completed their half a day first aid training. In the afternoon Ruth Goodman an English TLA for HfL delivered phonics training to all staff.
Visual Impairment Training 18.10.2021
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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