CPD Supply Toolkit

Here at CER, we are passionate about supplying our schools with the highest quality candidates, whilst giving our teaching staff the option to develop their skills and reach their full potential. So we have teamed up with Best Trust to launch our exclusive ‘CPD Supply Toolkit’, a programme which will consist of 10 free live, online training sessions that are available exclusively to all of our registered candidates.

The 10 sessions cover topics such as behaviour management, mental health and working in schools post pandemic. We are confident that each session will provide candidates with the tools they need to provide the best education to children of all ages and learning abilities.

CPD Courses

1. BEST in Class – New Ways of working Post-Pandemic

  • Non-negotiables for supply staff. A Supply Charter
  • Creating the best impression to ensure repeat placements
  • Being well-prepared and core things to use in any situation. The pitfalls to avoid
  • Interaction with parents and the wider community, including parents’ evenings and feed in back to parents/carers at the end of the day
  • Web sites for materials and what to avoid. Google Classrooms, other remote learning platforms used to set work in schools and ESafety

2. Behaviour Management Basics – No Magic Wands

  • Understand the core principles of managing behaviour in the classroom
  • Gain knowledge of effective behaviour management techniques
  • Gain knowledge of practical strategies to help develop their own ‘Behaviour Management Toolkit’

3. Supporting Children’s Mental Health in the School Setting

  • Understand the importance of supporting children’s mental health in the school setting
  • Understand the basics of trauma theory and how it affects children’s brain development
  • Understand the basics of attachment theory and how negative attachments can affect learning in the classroom
  • Understand how we can help children which have mental health difficulties
  • Apply theoretical concepts to their own professional practice

4. SEND Essentials – What to Know and What to Do

  • Understand what is meant by SEND and the graduated approach
  • Understand importance of accurate assessment of pupils’ needs
  • Identify the key elements of inclusive, high-quality teaching and support strategies
  • Understand the importance of differentiation and emotional literacy in the classroom
  • Develop some knowledge about some key syndromes and disorders that may be found in the mainstream classroom
  • Have an overview of the New Engagement Model

5. Phase specific sessions
a. New EYFS Framework
The session will give an overview of the changes to the Statutory framework for the EYFS, the
EYFS Profile and the Development Matters curriculum guidance which schools will be required
to have in place from September 2021. There will be an opportunity for some sharing of
practice and questions raised.

b. New to EYFS
This session will cover best practice in the EYFS and the questions you should be asking when
going in on supply.

c. New to Y2
This session will look at gearing up for assessment and reutrn to SATs, 10 minute lesson inputs and best places for resources.
Audience: Teachers going into Y2 settings.

d. New to Y6
This session will look at gearing up for assessment and the return to SATs, 10-minute lesson
inputs and best places for resources.
Audience: Teachers going into Y6 settings.

e. Secondary cover supervisors
Details to follow shortly.

f. Being prepared for placement in specialist provision
Details to follow shortly.

g. TAs Supporting Group Work
This session will look at the many and varied strategies and skills required to support learning
and promote independence in mainstream classrooms. Built upon feedback from a wide
range of staff both prior to and during lockdown, the course will highlight best practice, support
and innovation and consider a variety of ’what if’ scenarios.

6. SEND Aspects – An overview of Autism/ADHD/Dyslexia
Participants will develop a knowledge of the characteristics of pupils with specific learning
difficulties (dyslexia), ADHD and Autism. Consider the implications for supply staff going into
schools.

7. Approaches to Behaviour – Refresh Your Thinking

  • Review and reflect on their current practice in managing behaviour
  • To understand the importance of adult behaviour in managing children behaviour
  • To understand the importance of planning for behaviour to maximise learning
  • Understand the power of language to create effective intervention and engagement
  • To present a review of research on managing children’s behaviour
  • Gain an insight into current approaches to behaviour management and culture change
  • To gain knowledge in order to develop behaviour management strategies, behaviour motivations and functional assessments
  • Consider use of practical strategies in dealing with conflict and difficult behaviour and implications for supply staff.

8. Everyday Heroes – Making a Difference to Children’s Education

  • Explore elements of good practice that impact positively on children’s education and learning
  • Acknowledge and investigate the importance of relationships in the classroom and their impact on learning
  • Introduce the concept of ‘growth mindset’ and ‘positive mindset’
  • Explore praise focused techniques to create an ethos of enthusiasm
  • Explore theories of motivation and strategies to raise motivation in the classroom
  • Explore strategies that inspire a positive climate in the classroom
  • Promote the importance of self-care for us as professionals

9. Equality issues
Details to follow shortly

10. Specific medical needs
Details to follow shortly

Contact your local branch for more details.

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