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Access Arrangements for GCSE & GCE Examinations

Access Arrangements for GCSE & GCE Examinations

Description

Access Arrangements for GCSE & GCE Examinations

One day course

Date: Monday, 27th November 2017.

Time: Registration & refreshments 9.00am for 9.30am start. Finish: 3.30pm.

Venue: Moulton Community Centre - Sandy Hill, Reedings, Moulton, Northampton, NN3 7AX

Cost: £150 (including lunch and refreshments)

This full day course is for everyone involved in Examination Access Arrangements including Specialist Teachers, SENCOs, Inclusion Co-ordinators, Examination Officers and Educational Psychologists working at school and FE level.   The course will incorporate changes for the 2017/18 regulations.

 

The course tutor is Caroline Read. Caroline is a Specialist Teacher who has practical experience in all areas of the Access Arrangements process and trains for LAs, Universities and SEN Services. She has written for the TES, the RNIB, and she has worked with various publishers to develop tests. Caroline has been involved with various Ofqual and DfE training and policy projects.

Morning:

  • Rationale for Access Arrangements
  • Types of Access Arrangement
  • Applying for arrangements online

Afternoon:

  • Compiling appropriate evidence
  • Resources for screening
  • An opportunity to examine 40+ recommended tests

Delegates are requested to bring with them the latest edition ofAccess Arrangements, Reasonable Adjustments’ These have been sent to schools & Colleges and are available to download from the JCQ website at www.jcq.org.uk

To cancel, you must inform us by emailing cpdadmin@northampton.ac.uk Cancellations received later than 14 days prior to the start of the course are not eligible for refund.

For any queries, contact June Coleman via cpdadmin@northampton.ac.uk or tel 01604 893627

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Atlanta 2016 L Wood

Atlanta 2016 L Wood

Description

H Fox/K Jones/ L Wood

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Atlanta, Georgia USA field trip 2017

Atlanta, Georgia USA field trip 2017

Description

This is a student study trip for students of the Faculty of Education and Humanities. The trip is focused on Human and Civil rights and explores a number of perspectives including the American civil rights movement and current perspectives. The fieldtrip includes visits to the Martin Luther King Jr historical site, the Atlanta Civil rights centre, the President Carter centre and visits to a local school. There is time for students to visit a number of other attractions using a City Pass.

Total cost £950.00

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End of Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Assessment Arrangements

End of Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Assessment Arrangements

Description

End of Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Assessment Arrangements including Access Arrangements for the Tests and Teacher Assessment for Pupils working below the level of the Tests

One day course

Date: Wednesday, 6th December 2017.

Time: Registration & refreshments 9.00am for 9.30am start. Finish: 3.30pm.

Venue: Moulton Community Centre - Sandy Hill, Reedings, Moulton, Northampton, NN3 7AX

Cost: £150 (including lunch and refreshments

The course is run by Elizabeth Lewin, Education Consultant.

Elizabeth has been a Senior Moderator for STA/DfE, for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, over the last seven years and as such has been responsible for moderating local authority end of key stage assessment arrangements. She has been involved in DfE working parties and has also completed two evaluation projects for Ofqual. Prior to retirement eight years ago, she worked as Lead Adviser for Assessment with Northamptonshire Local Authority and continues to provide training for several other local authorities as well as occasionally lecturing at universities.

The course will cover:

  • End of Key Stage 2 Assessment Arrangements 2017-2018
  • Key Stage 2 tests for reading, mathematics and grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Access Arrangements for the end of Key Stage 2 tests: types and how to apply for them
  • Roles, responsibilities & systems
  • Case studies
  • End of Key Stage 2 Teacher Assessment
  • Outcomes of the Rochford Review and assessing pupils working below the standard of the National Curriculum tests.
  • Standardisation and Moderation of end of Key Stage 2 Teacher Assessment for writing
  • Questions and discussion

 

 

NB Course participants are asked to bring with them the following:

  • The National Curriculum in England: Key Stages 1 and 2 framework document
  • 2017 Tests for reading, mathematics and grammar, punctuation and spelling + mark schemes
  • A range of writing for one or two pupils ‘working towards the expected standard’ and/or ‘working at the expected standard’

To cancel, you must inform us by emailing cpdadmin@northampton.ac.uk Cancellations received later than 14 days prior to the start of the course are not eligible for refund.

For any queries, contact June Coleman via cpdadmin@northampton.ac.uk or tel 01604 893627

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Investigating Identities in Young Adult YA Narratives

Investigating Identities in Young Adult YA Narratives

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Dr Sonya Andermahr and Mr Anthony Stepniak

 16/12/2017

 8:30am-6:30pm

An international interdisciplinary conference focusing on the role and representation of identity in Young Adult YA narratives.

Featuring a keynote lecture from Dr Samantha George on the gothic in YA, and with award winning YA author Lisa Williamson in conversation in a special event, Identities in YA promises to be a conference for all those YA minded. Regardless of academic discipline, our 24 paper strong conference promises to interrogate the representation and role of a wide range of identities in YA narratives across various mediums

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Working in Your Area of Genius –Jeanne Barczewska

Working in Your Area of Genius –Jeanne Barczewska

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Thursday 25th January 2018

6.00pm – 8.00pm

In this workshop Jeanne will provide you with the tools and knowhow to enable you to optimise your staff team and explore the utilisation of ‘genius’ in the work place with special consi

In Early Years ‘the workforce’ is the most costly resource, are you utilising your staff team in the most effective and efficient way?  Are you receiving maximum value for money?  In this workshop Jeanne will provide you with the tools and knowhow to enable you to optimise your staff team and explore the utilisation of ‘genius’ in the work place with special consideration to the early years context.  You will consider your area of genius, question how well you know your team and their areas of genius, consider the impact of recruitment – challenges and barriers and consider the benefits (to children) of working within a team which maximizes areas of genius, staff strengths and skillset.

All of the courses which Jeanne offers can be tailored to your needs. In order to ensure effectiveness of the training, methods of delivery are interactive and underpinned by theory and practice designed to engage and involve delegates whilst enabling them to draw on and refer to their own experience. These approaches are based on adult learning methodologies and will encourage development of attitudes and behaviours as well as giving the participants the self-confidence to embrace and, where relevant, cascade new learning.deration to the early years context. 

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Early Childhood Studies study trip to Sweden – 21st to 27th April 2018 - deposit

£50.00

Description

£420 total cost including flights, travel in Sweden, accommodation, some meals and travel insurance
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Childhood and Youth / Education Studies study trip to Sweden – 5th to 11th May 2018 - deposit

£50.00

Description

£420 total cost including flights, travel in Sweden, accommodation, some meals and travel insurance
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SEN&I study trip to Sweden – 19th - 25th May 2018 - deposit

£50.00

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£420 total cost including flights, travel in Sweden, accommodation, some meals and travel insurance
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