• School Support Services Open Day Event - NEW DATE 26 April 2018

  • Annual Teaching Assistants Conference

  • Bike to work roadshow

  • Foundations of Phonics

  • Further Phonics

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School Support Services Open Day Event - NEW DATE 26 April 2018
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Bike to work roadshow
24 Apr
Come to the Bike to work roadshow being held in the main reception area of County Hall on Tuesday 1 May from 11am until 2pm. Representatives from Halfords will be attending to answer any questions you may have and display a range of bikes available through the cycle scheme, which opens for applications again from 1 May until 30 June.
Document retention guidance for schools
17 Apr
A number of schools have been contacting our Records Management Unit about possible updates to the current schools retention schedule which was published in 2010. I am pleased to report that the Information and Records Management Society - IRMS - has published a new schedule attached which can be freely used by schools. Please note that where the retention schedule refers to offering records to the ‘County Archives Service’ you will need to contact the Dorset History Centre https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/dorsethistorycentre/contact. If you have any questions about the schedule please contact the Council’s Records Management Unit on 01305 225191 in the first instance. Thank you. Richard Kirby Records and Information Manager Dorset County Council
Foundations of Phonics
17 Apr
The session will look at the first four phases of phonics and their importance in laying the foundations for phonics fluency. The session will look at the four phases as detailed in the DfE document ‘Letters and Sounds’ and how these should be taught. We will look at pace, pitch and progression and the importance of this in ensuring children’s progress. There will also be time to explore (and play!) games and activities to use when teraching each of the different phases. The session is suitable for practitioners working in the EYFS and KS1, but may also be of use to staff delivering interventions in KS2. 10208-0518-T003
Further Phonics
17 Apr
The afternoon will look at what phonics should be taught from Year One. The session will look at the phases 5 and 6 as detailed in the DfE document ‘Letters and Sounds’ and how these should be taught. We will look at pace, pitch and progression and the importance of this in ensuring children’s progress. There will also be time to explore (and play!) games and activities to use when teaching these phases. The session is suitable for practitioners working in KS1, but may also be of use to staff delivering interventions in KS2 or fro staff in the EYFS who want to know where children go next. 10208-0518-T004
Read Write Inc. Spelling, For Children in Years 2 to 6
17 Apr
Read Write Inc. Spelling works because we: - Teach bite sized lessons that build knowledge cumulatively - Make spelling fun aliens introduce spelling rules on an exciting online spelling planet - Give you a range of interesting activities that enhance your children’s understanding - Provide practice tests and show you how to record your children’s progress - Easily and quickly fill the gaps in children’s spelling knowledge. Why is the one-day training essential? - We show you how to use partner work to embed and revise spellings learnt - We demonstrate how to use the resources to maximise progress - We build teachers’ confidence in introducing spelling rules. 10208-0718-T001
An Introduction to No Nonsense Spelling
17 Apr
No Nonsense Spelling is a new complete spelling programme created by teachers for teachers. The programme is: - Flexible and easy to use - Comprehensive, designed to meet with the needs of the new National Curriculum - Tried and tested by teachersYears 2-6 This training will introduce delegates to the materials, concepts and approaches used in the No Nonsense Spelling programme ready for implementation back in school. The training session will be led by Rebecca Cosgrave, Lead English Adviser for Babcock LDP. 10208-1118-T001