The BPSI Training Programme takes place in Barnet and consists of more than 350 separate CPD events covering pedagogy, subject knowledge and leadership and management. Each autumn we arrange a residential conference for our headteachers, and each spring term we arrange a residential conference for our deputy and assistant headteachers.
The BPSI Training Programme provides up to date, relevant and engaging support to support your drive for improvement in your school.
Here are just a few of the sessions offered:
How to understand and interpret the new RAISEonline
Aimed at: Head teachers and Senior Leaders
Duration: ½ day
RAISEonline changed dramatically in October 2016 with Phonics, KS1 and KS2 data included on it. This session helps head teachers in understanding and interpreting the new format including the trails of enquiry that will be followed by either Ofsted or the local authority.
Making Progress with Writing in Year 1
Aimed at: Class teachers and support staff working in Year 1
Duration: 5 days inc. a visit to your school
This project considers: moving children's writing skills forward from the end of the EYFS into Key Stage 1 expectation, supporting the breadth of abilities and attitudes to writing in Year One children and providing a learning environment to support and celebrate children's independent writing.
Getting the most out of Numicon
Aimed at: Primary, secondary and special schools
Duration: 1½ day
This course is designed for practitioners in schools that have Numicon but have not yet attended any professional development in the use of the resource, or would like a refresher in how to get the most out of it. It is a practical course that addresses the rationale that underpins the Numicon approach combined with many classroom ideas for key stage one and two and for those children experiencing difficulties in early number skills.
Induction course for Teaching Assistants working in primary schools
Aimed at: Teaching Assistants working in primary schools
Duration: 6 days
This multi-session course provides an overview and practical sessions on role and context, safeguarding children, management of behaviour, literacy,, ethnic minority achievement, SEN/Inclusion, how children learn and working with parents.
In addition to our training programme, BPSI organises annual residential conferences for both head teachers and deputy head teachers. Here are a few comments from our recent head teachers’ conference:
“BPSI Thank you! Another fab conference!”
“We have less and less chances to network so this continues to be essential. Thanks!”
“Thanks again for space to think and to network.