CPD Training Academy

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At Simply Supply, we always recommend that you keep your training and CPD up to date, whether you are a teacher, a teaching assistant or a nursery nurse.

As an active candidate we give you free access to a wide range of online training courses that cover safeguarding, child protection and behaviour management topics. You can carry out any of them at your convenience. If you are interested in any of our training courses please contact us and we’ll set it up for you. An overview of each of the courses we offer is shown below.

Course Overviews

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A Guide to Being an Effective Supply Teacher

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So you have chosen to work in schools on a supply basis – whether you are looking for short term day to day assignments, long term placements or permanent work, this course will provide you with a real insight into what it is like to work on a supply basis.

 

Delivered by a former Deputy Headteacher, this course covers how to work effectively with an agency to get the kind of work you are looking for and outlines the expectations that an agency will have of you – and what you should expect from them!

 

Also included are some top tips on how to be a really effective Supply Teacher, a role which for many is now a career choice, providing the flexibility and lifestyle that a full time teaching role does not.

 

Video, audio and interactive exercises are all used to provide an engaging and informative online workshop aimed at individuals who are new to supply or those who are considering it.

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Advanced Safeguarding, Child Protection and Prevent.

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This course advanced safeguarding course (formerly known as Level 2) has been updated to reflect ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016’ statutory guidance.

 

During this 90 minute course you will cover 6 modules:

  1. Safeguarding Children and Young People: An Overview
  2. The Law: Legislation and the Legal Framework
  3. Child Abuse: Categories of Abuse and Recognising the Signs of Abuse
  4. Keeping Children Safe Online: An Introduction to E Safety
  5. What to Do: Dealing with Disclosures and Referring Concerns
  6. Prevent: Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism

 

A virtual tutor covers up to date, essential knowledge in relation to Safeguarding, Child Protection and Prevent through videos, audio and engaging interactive activities.

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An Introduction To Early Years

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This course is aimed at newly qualified teachers, support staff, or teachers moving to a different year group who want to understand all about the Early years and the Foundation Stage. Join your course instructor and download our Early Years survival guide so that you can be more confident in working with children aged 0-5.

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An Introduction To Phonics

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Phonics is a way of teaching children how to read and write. It helps children hear, identify and use different sounds that distinguish one word from another in the English language. Written language can be compared to a code, so knowing the sounds of individual letters and how those letters sound when they’re combined will help children decode words as they read. Understanding phonics will also help children know which letters to use when they are writing words.

 

In this course you will cover:

  • What is Phonics
  • Why it is important
  • Letters and Sounds
  • The 7 Aspects of Phonics

 

This course is aimed at people who are new to working with children and for teachers and support staff who are either new to Phonics or want to gain a better understanding of this crucial subject area.

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An Introduction to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Training

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Whether you are a Teacher, Teaching Assistant or Cover Supervisor, working with and getting the very best out of all children – including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities is a pre requisite.

 

This course provides you with an overview of SEND, specifically looking at:

Module 1 – Introduction and Objectives
Module 2 – SEND Code of Practice
Module 3 – SEND Key Categories
Module 4 – Classroom Best Practice
Module 5 – FAQ’s

 

So if you are new to teaching, or considering a career in the classroom – this course will provide you with an overview of the key information you need to successfully work with students with a range of specific needs and abilities providing key definitions and strategies to get the very best out of children and young people.

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Behaviour Management Training – Level 1 (Secondary focused)

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Managing student behaviour is one of the most challenging aspects of working with children in schools. However, it doesn’t have to be!

 

This 60 minute eLearning module is mainly aimed at those in the Secondary sector although some aspects of primary behaviour Management are covered. We will demystify behaviour management into a simple step by step guide for building respect, developing professional working relationships and growing your confidence in dealing with potentially difficult situations.

 

Having the right body language, use of phrase and tone plays a huge role in getting the very best out of children during a school day – let us show you how to do this as well as sharing some hugely successful hints and tips. Your course instructor is an experienced school teacher with many years spent in the classroom managing student behaviour.

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Behaviour Management Training – Primary Level 1

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Managing student behaviour is one of the most challenging aspects of working with children in schools. However, it doesn’t have to be! This short eLearning course will take you through key strategies and techniques for managing pupil behaviour. Your course instructor is an experienced primary school teacher with many years spent in the classroom managing student behaviour. Set yourself up to win and improve your behaviour management.

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British Values

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The UK is changing. The population is growing at an unprecedented rate which has raised concerns about the amount of net migration. Although the arrival of overseas visitors in many cases should be embraced, the government have become concerned of the impact on British Values. As a result, in 2014 the Department for Education published guidance for schools on promoting these values to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain.

 

During this course you will cover:

  • What are British Values
  • The 4 main British Values as outlined by government guidance
  • How schools are assessed in their delivery of British Values
  • Identify best practice in delivering British Values across school and in the classroom
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Cover Supervisor Training – Level 1

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This 90 minute E Learning workshop provides new and experienced Cover Supervisors with the essential knowledge and skills required to be a success in the classroom! Delivered by an experienced school senior leader using video, audio and interactive elements.

 

Things you need to know:

  • This e learning course should be viewed on a laptop, computer (including Apple Mac) or tablet e.g. IPAD
  • Delivery: accessible on our e learning platform
  • Access: you will have access to the course material for up to 4 weeks
  • Log on: unique details will be sent to you after you have purchased the course
  • Duration: approximately 60 minutes
  • Contains: video, audio and interactive elements
  • Facilitator: an experienced school senior leader

 

You will cover these modules:

Module 1 – Setting the Scene. Includes: What is a Cover Supervisor? Entry requirements, Key education terminology and Types of schools.
Module 2 – Safeguarding. Includes: What is safeguarding? What is Child Protection? How to deal with a referral and Different types of abuse.
Module 3 – Behaviour Management. Includes: Why children misbehave? Developing positive relationships with students and Behaviour management techniques.
Module 4 – An Effective Cover Supervisor. Includes: How to deliver an effective cover lesson, Understanding lesson plans and Useful hints and tips.

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Effective Listening in Schools

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How many people listen to others…really listen? Many people ‘pretend to listen’ or simply wait until it is their turn to speak! The pace in schools is electrifying…it can make the ability to listen effectively even more challenging between adults and amongst children. This course provides an overview of the importance of listening, how to do it effectively and the impact when we get it right!

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Effective Personal Communication in Schools

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Effective communication in a school setting is vital for everyone – teachers, children and parents. This Introduction to Effective Communication in Schools course highlights why communicating well is important and the key elements to consider when communicating well with others.

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Equality and Diversity

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Equality and Diversity should be at the very heart of any school system. Staff, students and the wider school community should be able to work in an environment which provides the same opportunities for all – regardless of age, race, gender or any other protected characteristic.

 

This 60 minute eLearning course provides an overview of Equality and Diversity within an education setting, specifically covering:

  • Definitions of Equality and Diversity
  • Key legislation
  • The impact of prejudice and discrimination
  • How to support inclusive practices

 

All content is delivered by a virtual tutor and includes interactive exercises, video and useful resources. We all have a role in creating an ethos which is safe, fair and equitable for all and one which prevents discrimination towards staff and students.

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Teaching in the UK: An Introduction for Overseas Teachers

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If you are from overseas and are considering a move to teach in UK schools then this is the course for you! Completing the 5 modules will provide you with a clear understanding of the UK education system with a specific focus on the qualifications necessary to teach in UK schools, safeguarding arrangements, behaviour management techniques and an overview the Early Years, Primary and Secondary curriculum.

 

The modules contained in the course are:

Module 1 – Course Objectives
Module 2 – Teaching in the UK: An Overview
Module 3 – Safeguarding and Child Protection
Module 4 – Effective Behaviour Management in UK Schools
Module 5 – The UK Curriculum

 

The United Kingdom is an amazing place to begin a career in teaching or experience a new challenge.

CONTACT US TODAY

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If you’re looking for a highly qualified, dedicated candidate for your Nursery or School, then get in touch with us today. We’re happy to talk through your own specific requirements.