Career Teachers training department offers a range of professional development courses for registered teachers and support staff. We are committed to supporting you through the next steps of your educational career.
Below you can view details about each course and have the opportunity to register your interest for the next available course dates. Courses are offered free of charge to Career Teachers registered staff that have completed 10 days work.
Courses are held at - CAREER TEACHERS, 4th FLOOR, 9 DEVONSHIRE SQUARE, SPITALFIELDS, LONDON, EC2M 4HP
Term time course start at 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Holiday courses are 2 - 3 hours long and start at 10 am.
For more detals please contact our CPD trainer Kate Bellavia on 020 7105 3499 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cover Supervisor Training
This course explores the skills required to fulfill the role of a cover supervisor. It is an ideal progression for Teaching Assistants looking for more responsibility, sports coaches and undergraduates aspiring to a career in teaching.
We look at how a typical day would run, expectations and responsibilities of this role in a classroom. There is also much group participation within this session with the aim of building confidence in preparation for leading a class.
With Safeguarding and Positive Behaviour Management being a vital aspect to any role of responsibility in the classroom, this is covered also within the two and a half hours.
Introduction to Becoming a Teaching Assistant - NEW COURSE
Over the years Teaching Assistants (TA) have become more and more prominent in the classroom with the main role being to support the teacher in providing the best educational experience for their pupils. This could involve anything from covering a class, to teaching small groups or individuals with specific needs. No school or classroom is the same, therefore, it is really important to have a good understanding of the role and understand what might be expected of you.
This training session will look at a typical day and secure your understanding of roles and responsibilities required to fulfill this position. We are committed to ensuring that you feel confident in the classroom enabling you to support and empower children with their learning.
This 2 hour session is fun and interactive with an emphasis on group interaction, in preparation for the classroom.
Building Resilience in the Classroom - NEW COURSE
Developing children's resilience is now being seen as important as academic learning in the classroom.
With the increase of challenges that children now have to meet on a daily basis it is vital we provide them with the ability to meet and overcome challenges in ways that maintain or promote their well-being. Through resilience our pupils are more likely to learn how to achieve academic and personal goals. Resilient young people feel a greater sense of control over their own destinies and therefore more prepared for life. We can play a major role in encouraging this.
Through referencing ‘Bloom’s Taxonomy,’ ‘Metacognitive’ learning strategies and skilled questioning we will provide you with the skills and confidence required to develop resilience in our young people, therefore having a much greater impact in the classroom.
Positive Behaviour Management
As behaviour management still remains high on the list of priorities for teachers and support staff this is one of our most highly attended sessions.
There is no doubt that poor behaviour can at times cause significant disruption to the learning processes of students and also result in stress and anxiety for the those who have to deal with it. This 2 hour training session will firstly focus on the importance of adopting a consistent approach to behaviour management through following the schools behaviour policy. We shall look at a range of effective strategies (both verbal and non-verbal) aimed at developing your skills and confidence when tackling behavioural issues back in your classrooms.
With interactive activities and analysis through short video footage from Dr Bill Rogers (Australian educational consultant) this course will benefit anyone at any stage of their educational career, looking to develop their own skills in this area.
An Introduction to Phonics
This training is ideal for teachers and support staff working within the Early Years and Key Stage 1. It will also benefit teachers who have been out of the profession for some time as well as Overseas staff who are new to phonics teaching in the UK.
We look at the fundamental ideas behind phonics teaching, necessary to develop strong reading and writing skills further into Key Stage 2, as outlined in the DfE letters and sounds documents. We aim to develop your knowledge and confidence in delivering a phonics session to your pupils. This training involves much group participation.
Safeguarding is the process of working to protect individuals from harm such as abuse, neglect and exploitation. It ensures children grow up with safe and effective care and are given the best life chances.
Closely related, child protection is the process of working to help children who have already experienced harm in the form of violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation.
The aim of this interactive training is to offer a more ‘hands-on’ approach to developing an understanding of these processes in schools, with clear reference to how this relates to your role and responsibilities within your setting. The opportunity and time for discussion is an invaluable aspect to these sessions.
Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them. Sometimes it can be challenging working with pupils on the Autism Spectrum. Our training will provide key information along with practical guidance on how to best support our pupils.
The way autism impacts on each individual is unique and no two people are exactly the same. We will consider a variety of communication strategies that can be used effectively including TEACCH approach and the Attention Autism Program which offers visually based and highly motivating activities.
An Introduction PECS
The Second of our training sessions that focuses on providing our non-verbal pupils with a method of communication.
An introduction to the Pictorial Exchange System uses pictures to develop that important communication & enhance social skills. It can be used with children and adults with a wide range of learning, speech and communication difficulties. As with Makaton, this will be beneficial mostly, to teachers and support staff working within a SEND setting but also those working with non-verbal pupils in mainstream school.
An Introduction to Makaton
Do you support pupils with little or no verbal skills? Research has proved that if we can offer them methods in which to communicate with, it will dramatically reduce their anxiety and build self-esteem.
This 2 hour fun and interactive session programme will guide you through how to support the spoken language through a system signs and symbols. Makaton can be used with children and adults with a broad range of communication needs. The core vocabulary is made up of 450 words and we shall be learning to sign the main functional words.
If you have attended our Makaton training, you will be able to access our more advanced, Makaton 2 session.
Team Teach is an award-winning 'positive handling' training program which helps staff support pupils with challenging behaviour. It is a 2 day accredited course based on risk reduction involving de-escalation strategies and positive behaviour management, diversion and distraction & as a last resort, physical intervention.
Where possible the expectation is that course members will exhaust all positive behavioural management strategies before resorting to physical intervention. If this intervention is required Team Teach promotes a ‘caring’ ‘holistic’ approach with an emphasis on listening and learning, recovery and repair. Pupils will feel safe and protected.
As well as building your confidence in the classroom, on completion of this 2 day course, members will be suitably equipped to deal with challenging situations that may arise in their setting. There will be a small fee for this training.