Teacher CPD at London CLC

During the COVID-19 pandemic, CPD sessions will run remotely and timings may be subject to change.

calendar Tue 06 Oct 2020


time 09:00 - 12:00
KS1 KS2 
Extended (£125)

New to subject leadership in Primary computing

This programme has been designed for primary teachers who have recently taken on responsibilities and leadership for technology and computing. It will cover curriculum planning, tools and resources, methods for supporting colleagues and progression and assessment. Colleagues will be expected to attend all three sessions. The third session will be held in a school and will include classroom visits.

Session 1

To include an overview of the responsibilities of the computing subject leader

Date: 06-10-2021

Session 2

Follow-up session exploring assessment plus a practical computer science session

Date: 27-01-2021

Session 3

Facilitated school visit

Date: TBC

Having attended this course teachers will...

  • have a clear understanding of the role of the computing subject leader.
  • be able to create a school action plan to support their subject area.
  • be part of a collaborative and supportive community of fellow computing leads.
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calendar Tue 13 Oct 2020


time 09:30 - 11:30
EYFS KS1 KS2 
Half day (£50)

Digital security for schools

This briefing for senior leaders and other relevant school staff will explore issues and requirements that schools are facing in the light of new technologies and legislation, including cyber and network security, data and information security and requirements of KCSIE Annex C online safety measures. The session will help schools understand their responsibilities in demonstrating a reasonable duty of care and providing a safe and secure digital environment to all users, including consideration of remote learning and remote working issues.

Having attended this course teachers will...

  • know how to contribute to a culture of responsible use.
  • be aware of statutory requirements.
  • have an overview of risks and issues, and ways to manage them.
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calendar Thu 15 Oct 2020


time 12:30 - 15:30
KS2 
Half day (£50)

Teaching Assistant training: Supporting the computing curriculum KS2 (PM)

This half-day training session will help teaching assistants develop the skills and confidence to support learning in the KS2 computing curriculum. Practical workshops will embed the principles of the computing curriculum in a variety of hands-on activities using a range of appropriate hardware and software.

Having attended this course teachers will...

  • have a good understanding of the concepts underpinning the computing curriculum.
  • feel confident to support pupils in using a variety of software and hardware.
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calendar Thu 15 Oct 2020


time 09:00 - 11:45
EYFS KS1 
Half day (£50)

Teaching Assistant training: Supporting the computing curriculum KS1 (AM)

This half-day training session will help teaching assistants develop the skills and confidence to support learning in the KS1 computing curriculum. Practical workshops will embed the principles of the computing curriculum in a variety of hands-on activities using a range of appropriate hardware and software.

Having attended this course teachers will...

  • have a good understanding of the concepts underpinning the computing curriculum.
  • feel confident to support pupils in using a variety of software and hardware.
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calendar Thu 22 Oct 2020


time 09:00 - 12:00
EYFS KS1 KS2 
Half day (£50)

Primary languages (MFL) forum

This session is for languages (MFL) subject leaders or anyone involved in the coordinating or teaching of languages. The forum will give teachers the opportunity to learn about curriculum updates, discuss the latest developments in primary languages and share their expertise and experiences. The discussion will be followed by a London CLC-led practical session that will demonstrate how digital technology can be used to aid language learning.

Having attended this course teachers will...

  • be up-to-date with the latest developments in primary language teaching.
  • have practical ideas for integrating digital technology into primary languages lessons.
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calendar Tue 03 Nov 2020


time 09:00 - 12:00
KS1 KS2 
Half day (£50)

English forum

Learn how technology can help children develop their ideas, express themselves, share a love of literature and review and reflect on their work using a range of digital tools. This forum, for English subject leaders and teachers interested in using technology to enhance their pupils’ learning, will combine practical activities, group discussion and expert input from London CLC practitioners. We will share findings from some of our research projects and explore the resources developed by partner organisations.

Having attended this course teachers will...

  • be familiar with a range of literacy supporting digital tools.
  • know about activities to engage children in reading and writing.
  • gain confidence in using a variety of software and apps.
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calendar Wed 04 Nov 2020


time 09:00 - 12:00
KS1 KS2 
Half day (£50)

Introduction to Scratch for KS2

Scratch can be a great way to teach computing in KS2 but it can take some getting used to. This session is designed to give teachers the confidence and understanding to get the most out of Scratch. We will begin with the basics: getting to grips with the drag-and-drop programming interface as well as the key concepts that underpin computer science. We will discuss ways pupils can progress and think about different project ideas that can form the basis of classroom activities. In addition, teachers will be given the opportunity to review some of our favourite activities and teaching resources, including materials from the EEF-funded ScratchMaths research project.

Having attended this course teachers will...

  • know how to use and teach Scratch.
  • understand the relevance of Scratch in the computing curriculum.
  • be aware of a range of resources that support teaching and learning with Scratch.
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calendar Thu 26 Nov 2020


time 09:15 - 15:30
KS1 KS2 
Full day (£95)

Primary computing conference

This event is for computing subject leaders and teachers interested in the use of technologies across the curriculum. It will include keynote speakers with policy and curriculum updates, in addition to practical workshops and opportunities to hear from colleagues in other schools. Sessions will cover the three key areas of the computing curriculum: computer science, digital literacy and information technology.

Having attended this course teachers will...

  • be able to support and lead school colleagues in teaching the computing curriculum and in using digital technologies across the curriculum.
  • know more about policy and practice in online safety, digital skills and the computing curriculum.
  • be up-to-date with innovation in technology and pedagogy
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calendar Tue 02 Feb 2021


time 09:15 - 03:30
KS1 KS2 
Full day (£95)

Online safety conference

This conference, scheduled in the lead up to Safer Internet Day 2021 (Tuesday 9 February), is for headteachers, SLT members, designated child protection teachers, computing subject leaders, school governors and members of the school leadership team. It will bring together a variety of external resources with expertise from within the London CLC team to help schools get to grips with the complexities of online safety, with reference to the safeguarding implications of remote learning solutions. The day will combine keynote talks with practical sessions covering all aspects of online safety from policies and procedures, curriculum development and leadership responsibilities to staff development and infrastructure considerations.

Having attended this course teachers will...

  • understand the key aspects of an effective school online safety strategy.
  • know about initiatives, resources and partner organisations that can provide support for pupils, parents and school staff.
  • have learned about policy requirements and best practice with input from school-based colleagues.
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calendar Wed 10 Feb 2021


time 09:00 - 12:00
KS1 KS2 
Half day (£50)

Assessment and feedback

Discover how digital technology can change the way we assess pupils’ work. We will demonstrate how teachers can use technology to monitor, evidence and respond to pupils’ progress, and how pupils can use technology to present and reflect on their learning. We will outline a range of approaches to help assess and evidence learning across the curriculum.

Having attended this course teachers will...

  • understand the role of digital portfolios to support metacognition and children’s reflection.
  • be confident in using video, audio, digital image and presentation tools to capture pupils’ learning and reflections.
  • be able to evaluate digital platforms (eg blogs, cloud-based storage) to assess and provide feedback on pupils’ learning.
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