Training & CPD

We strive to ensure our teachers and support staff keep their skills and knowledge up-to-date.

Which is why we offer training and continuous professional development (CPD) to all TimePlan Education teachers and support staff. We also believe in upskilling candidates with specialist SEND training to help our teachers support those with particular needs and disabilities.

TimePlan Education is continually seeking to offer bespoke training to teachers and teaching assistants, which is inline with current educational standards and best practice.

All our training courses are delivered by experienced and knowledgeable practitioners, drawn from the educational sector.

Return to teaching training
Who is this session for? This course is aimed at both primary and secondary teachers who have been out of the classroom and wish to return to teaching. Our course is designed to give teachers the knowledge and confidence to re-enter the profession and is delivered by a team of professional, experienced trainers. When? Our return to teaching course includes eight face to face tutorial days Learning outcomes:
  • The national curriculum
  • Numeracy and literacy
  • Lesson planning, assessment and tracking
  • SEND
  • Behaviour management
  • Technology in the classroom
  • Teachers’ standards
  • Ofsted and the common inspection framework
  • Motivational coaching with life skills
  • Career planning guidance
  • Child protection training
  • School observation/ placement days
An overview of the English education system + induction
Who is this session for?  Any teacher or teaching assistant starting work in a UK school.  When?  These sessions are delivered in September/October and January/February every academic year.  Where?  JSA Offices, Watford and/or your local TimePlan Education office  Learning outcomes: 
  • An understanding of the system and curriculum model for schools in England (and Scotland) 
  • Ages and stages of education 
  • An awareness of the points of reference for knowledge and resource development  
  • An understanding of statutory curriculum content, qualifications and assessment milestones 
  • Practical advice related to living and working as a teacher or teaching assistant in the UK.
An overview of the Scottish education system + induction
Who is this session for? Any teacher or teaching assistant starting work in a Scottish school.  Learning outcomes: 
  • An understanding of the system and curriculum model for schools in Scotland 
  • Ages and stages of education 
  • An awareness of the points of reference for knowledge and resource development  
  • An understanding of statutory curriculum content, qualifications and assessment milestones 
  • Practical advice related to living and working as a teacher or teaching assistant in Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Mathematics in the primary curriculum
Who is this session for? Any teacher or teaching assistant working in primary phase UK schools.   Learning outcomes: 
  • An understanding of the required mathematics provision in national curriculum EYFS, key stage 1 and key stage 2 
  • Reference to the transition to secondary phase 
  • A recognition of planning, assessment and tracking requirements 
  • An awareness of points of reference for knowledge and resource development 
  • An understanding of statutory/non-statutory testing requirements.
English in the primary curriculum
Where? Your local TimePlan Education office.  Learning outcomes: 
  • An understanding of the required literacy provision in national curriculum: EYFS, key stage 1 and key stage 2 
  • A recognition of planning, assessment and tracking requirements 
  • An awareness of points of reference for knowledge and resource development 
  • An understanding of statutory/non-statutory testing requirements.
Positive behaviour management
Who is this session for?  Any teacher or teaching assistant working in primary or secondary phase UK schools.   Learning outcomes: 
  • An understanding of the differences between classroom and behaviour management 
  • A recognition of potential factors that affect learners’ behaviour 
  • An awareness of points of reference for knowledge and resource development 
  • An understanding of statutory/non-statutory issues related to effective behaviour management in the classroom and in a wider school context.
EYFS
Who is this session for?  Any teacher or teaching assistant working in early years or KS1 primary phase UK schools.   Learning outcomes: 
  • An understanding of the purpose and content of the EYFS curriculum 
  • An explanation of who is responsible for its delivery 
  • The range of settings for its delivery and the tracking of progress 
  • An awareness of points of reference for knowledge and resource development 
  • An understanding of statutory considerations.
Phonics
Who is this session for?  Any teacher or teaching assistant working in early years or KS1 primary phase UK schools.   Learning outcomes: 
  • The principles and practice of high quality phonics 
  • An understanding of the different phases (1-6) and expected outcomes 
  • An understanding of how each phase is delivered in schools 
  • An awareness of points of reference for knowledge and resource development 
  • An understanding of statutory/non-statutory assessment requirements.
Assessment for learning
Who is this session for? Any teacher or teaching assistant working in primary or secondary phase UK schools.   Learning outcomes: 
  • Understanding of the main processes that take place in assessment for learning
  • Links between formative and summative assessment 
  • An understanding of how questioningenables a student to find out what level they are at 
  • The role of teacher feedback on how to improve individual learning 
  • Recognition that learners should understand what successful work looks like for each task 
  • How independence and ownership of learning is promoted.
Ofsted / Teacher standards – what does ‘outstanding’ look like?
Who is this session for?  Any teacher or teaching assistant working in primary or secondary phase UK schools.   Learning outcomes: 
  • An overarching understanding of the OfSTED common inspection framework and its purpose 
  • Types of OfSTED inspection 
  • Defining ‘outstanding’, ‘good’, ‘requires improvement’ and ‘inadequate’ judgements 
  • The teacher standards in an everyday and OfSTED context.
Safeguarding/Keeping children safe in education
Who is this session for? Any teacher or teaching assistant working in primary or secondary phase UK schools.   Learning outcomes: 
  • An overarching understanding of safeguarding/ keeping children safe in education practices in educational settings  
  • Knowledge of child protection practices and reference points 
  • Knowledge of related statutory and legislative matters 
  • Understanding of the prevent agenda 
  • Scrutiny of Safeguarding/ Keeping Children Safe in Education in an Ofsted context.
The cover supervisor’s role and responsibilities
Who is this session for? Any existing or aspiring cover supervisor wanting to work in UK schools.  Learning outcomes: 
  • The difference between the respective teacher, HLTA, teaching assistant and cover supervisor role 
  • An understanding of the system and curriculum model for schools 
  • Behaviour and classroom management expectations 
  • Ages and key stages of education 
  • An awareness of the points of reference for knowledge and resource development  
  • An understanding of statutory curriculum content, qualifications and assessment milestones.

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