Loughborough Learning Alliance
Leicestershire LE11 4SQ
Tel: 01509 632911
Fax: 01509 231605
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-
This highly popular course run by Neil Griffiths, the highly popular author of many children’s picture books and educational publications, is a wonderful source of inspiration for making and using role-
Research shows that behaviour for learning and parental engagement each play a pivotal role in helping pupils achieve and fully engage with learning. This course covers both topics, and presents a cohesive approach combining many evidence based and effective techniques.
The session, sponsored by Oxford University Press and organised by Loughborough Learning Alliance, offers the opportunity to attend a full day of professional development.
During the day we will clarify the inspirational and aspirational aims of the 2014 National Curriculum for Primary Mathematics and consider strategies and approaches which:
This highly thought-
Provision for the ‘More Able’ is multifaceted and each school will have its own policy and programme of support in place or under development. Common to all will be the most fundamental part -
Are you enabling your ‘more able’ students to reach their full potential?
Character, resilience, and motivation for learning are all essential elements in helping pupils reach their potential in both the short and long term. This course takes the best of all of the recent work into growth mindsets, character development, learned optimism, and self-
This extremely popular EYFS course, addresses the critical area of problem solving in early mathematical development; both through adult led learning and continous 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.
We’re working alongside University College London to offer this Level 2 Developing Middle Leaders course.
Are you a middle leader responsible for leading a team of staff with some experience of the role -
Loughborough Learning Alliance are delighted to be working in partnership with Early Excellence to offer a series of workshops based in the model classroom. These workshops are designed for a range of practitioners who work in the EYFS and are guaranteed to inspire, challenge and inform practice and provision.
Closing the gender gap in writing outcomes continues to be an area for EYFS improvement nationally. This course looks at the key learning differences between boys and girls, to tackle this issue head on! Practitioners attending this course will take away practical ideas and common sense solutions to apply back in the EYFS classroom straight away.
Engaging boys: Getting them writing no matter what!
‘More able’, ‘most able’, ‘gifted’, ‘talented’ -
This half day’s training will support teaching assistants to improve the nature and quality of their interactions with pupils in order to support the development of independent thinking and learning skills, which are associated with improved learning outcomes.
It will also focus on the effective use of resources to aid independence in learning and working in effective partnership with class teachers.
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.
Created in response to the need to return to the fundamentals of working with children, this session has the potential to change your practice dramatically for the good of the child.
This highly practical course will explore the contribution that picture books, stories and rhymes can make to the wider mathematical curriculm.
This course is aimed at Early Years and Key Stage One practitioners.
The day is lots of fun-
Lots of exploration of practical strategies that can be implemented by support staff working in all roles across the primary age-
More information coming soon
A TeachMeet is a great way of sharing ideas with other teachers about things that make a difference to teaching and learning. It’s informal, fun, inspiring and fantastic professional development.
'Super teacher' workshops designed to inspire and nurture brilliance in the classroom.
A workshop exploring how schools can understand, prepare for, and support bereavement amongst staff and pupils.
Bereavement affects every school from time to time, and getting it right can make a critical difference to staff, families, and pupils.
Basic training for all staff and more advanced training for designated first aid leads.
Staff wellbeing is vital to the effective work of a school, impacting on a wide range organisational outcomes.
Without a doubt, if lunchtime doesn’t go well, the afternoon’s learning isn’t so good either. Those who supervise and manage different areas of schools during breaks and lunchtimes have a hugely important job that contributes to the outcomes for pupils and students. In this workshop, we’ll look at a wide range of techniques and strategies that staff can use to help these times run smoothly.
Essential training for governors in LLA member schools and in schools that were formerly part of the Loughborough Development Group.
Training for professionals working across all education settings, from basic awareness to more advanced content for those who may wish to pursue a training role themselves.
Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order.
This one day course will provide you with an overview of 3 common specific learning difficulties (SpLDs) allowing you to increase your awareness in the classroom.
Are you struggling to ‘find the key’ to engage a child in your class? Are you wanting to positively manage the behaviour of particular children more effectively outside the classroom? This is the course for you.
This half day course will focus on supporting social development and behaviour in 3-
The SENCo has a pivotal role to play in monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the school’s SEN provision and practice.
This day’s training will provide SENCos with structured approach to the SEN self-
It will also ensure SENCOs have a structure for sharing success and planning improvements.
Training in positive behavioural support through a whole-
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.
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.