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Loughborough Learning Alliance  

Thorpe Hill

Loughborough

Leicestershire LE11 4SQ

Tel: 01509 632911

Fax: 01509 231605



Ashmount School  

Thorpe Hill

Loughborough

Leicestershire  LE11 4SQ

Tel: 01509 268506

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Our continuing professional development programme draws on the skills and experience of schools within the Alliance, alongside expert trainers.

As well as scheduled courses, we also offer bespoke school-to-school support to meet more individual needs. If you have specific requirements, and can't find what you're looking for here, contact us for an informal conversation about how we can help.

Teaching and Learning


Building confidence in teaching PE


Are you a Primary School teacher who would like more confidence in teaching PE? Would you like to develop your skills further? Then this is the course for you.

The day will include:

- PE curriculum overview
- Differentiation
- Session planning
- Assessments
- Progressions within lessons
- Fundamental movement and physical literacy
- Gymnastics development of lessons
- Pedagogy within PE
- Lots of games and challenges to take away with you

Building confidence in teaching PE


Creative approaches to writing in KS1 and KS2


On this course, experienced trainer and education writer, Rachel Clarke shares techniques and approaches to bring writing in KS1 and KS2 alive.

With children’s literature at the core of this course, participants should expect to plan, draft and write their own texts based on those they have read.

During this course, Rachel explores different story structures, grammar in context, and writing for different purposes and audiences.

Creative approaches to writing in KS1 and KS2


Creative Maths; Thinking Deeply for Better Problem Solving


This extremely popular EYFS course, addresses the critical area of problem solving in early mathematical development; both through adult led learning and continuous provision opportunities.

Attendance on this course will provide staff with a wealth of practical strategies and suggestions, directly addressing the teaching and learning of Mathematics in your EYFS.

Creative Maths; Thinking Deeply for Better Problem Solving


Developing reading pedagogy in KS1 and KS2


Experienced trainer and education writer, Rachel Clarke, leads this course on developing reading pedagogy.

Rachel supports colleagues to develop a shared understanding of well-known techniques such as guided and shared reading.

During this course, Rachel also considers approaches for teaching reading fluency, newer techniques such as close reading and how to promote a love of reading so that children read widely and for pleasure.

Developing reading pedagogy in KS1 and KS2


How to lead and manage RE in your school: Guidance for
co-ordinators

This course helps co-ordinators get to grips with what their responsibilities are and gives practical guidance about how to carry them out.

It includes areas such as planning, meeting legal requirements, monitoring and evaluation and assessment.

How to lead and manage RE in your school: Guidance for co-ordinators


Make Phonics Fun


A dynamic, synthetic phonics training course with a difference, which offers fresh inspiration and practical ideas for experienced teachers, and TAs and an essential toolkit for those who are new to phonics. Impact will be on the teaching and learning of phonics and early spelling in your school. This is essential CPD for improving outcomes in the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check and progress in early reading across the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.

Make Phonics Fun


Supporting writing in the Primary Classroom
(for Teaching Assistants)


Delivered by experienced trainer and education writer, Rachel Clarke, this course aims to improve the confidence of Teaching Assistants so that they can better support children with their writing.

Using high-quality children’s books as models, this active course includes practical approaches to helping children with planning, drafting and editing their writing.

Supporting writing in the Primary Classroom


Teaching grammar with children’s literature


This course aims to bring grammar alive by demonstrating how grammatical techniques are used in authentic children’s texts.

Experienced trainer and education writer, Rachel Clarke, takes participants on a trip through her personal library as she demonstrates how the grammar taught in KS1 and KS2 is used by experienced children’s writers.

This is a highly practical course and one that aims to inspire teachers to make connections between the requirements of the national curriculum for grammar and a love of high-quality children’s literature.

Teaching grammar with children’s literature


Teaching about religions: A practical guide


An introduction to teaching about Christianity, Hinduism and Islam.

This includes a basic introduction to the main beliefs of each religion and guidance about how to make teaching engaging and meaningful to pupils.

This day is a great opportunity to further develop your RE subject knowledge as well as ideas for teaching RE successfully.

Teaching about religions: A practical guide


Vibrant Vocabulary


Rachel Clarke’s vibrant vocabulary course provides teachers with practical, engaging strategies for teaching vocabulary in the primary school. Starting with research, this course secures vocabulary teaching in ‘best practice’ so that it is part of a rich language-based approach to teaching and learning.

During this course, Rachel shares high quality techniques to ensure all participants leave feeling confident in their ability to teach vocabulary skills robustly, actively and strategically.

Vibrant Vocabulary


Behaviour management

Team Teach

Training in positive behavioural support through a whole-setting, holistic approach.

Team Teach Courses

Leadership

drb Ignite

We are delighted to be working with drb Ignite to run termly leadership briefings.

Held each term at a number of venues throughout the Midlands and beyond, the drb Ignite senior leader Briefings are very popular as attendees have welcomed the opportunity to hear at first hand from highly experienced professionals the latest developments in education.

drb Ignite briefings

Trevor Davies briefing
Wider Curriculum

Help schools to prepare for Wider Curriculum expectations in the New Ofsted Framework from September

- Focus on skills and knowledge progression
- Developing Cultural Capital within the wider curriculum
- Curriculum design, planning and assessment models

Trevor Davies briefing

Pupil Premium

This is an opportunity for experienced leaders, with a recent track record in raising levels of attainment and progress for disadvantaged pupils, to gain NCTL accreditation to conduct pupil premium reviews.

Pupil Premium Reviewer Training

Safety and well-being

First Aid

Basic training for all staff and more advanced training for designated first aid leads.

Emergency First Aid at Work with Paediatric Element 2018-19
Emergency First Aid at Work with Paediatric Element 2019-20


Paediatric First Aid Level 3 2018-19

Paediatric First Aid Level 3 2019-20

Subject Leader Network meetings

These meetings offer an opportunity to network with other Primary schools, to share knowledge, practice and ideas, and to discuss local and national issues, challenges and priorities, engaging in collaborative development work and identifying CPD requirements.

2018-2019 schedule of meetings


Continuing Professional Development


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