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Our School will not be going where the path may lead, but will go instead where there is no path and leave a trail

Courses

At Barrow 1618 CofE Primary Free School we offer a range of consultancy courses based upon all aspects of learning. Please watch the video below to find out more.

To book a course please complete the booking form via the link below, quoting the course reference. If you have any questions, please contact the school directly on 01952 388640.

 

Booking Form

 

 All courses are held on site at our school and our address and a map are available here.

One of the unique features of the training we offer is that you get to hear from practitioners who are still 'at the coal face', teaching in classes and who therefore know and understand all the joys and challenges that come with this. Not only that, but you will also get a chance to see the ideas we are talking about put into action in class as we invite practitioners to see the learning taking place at our school in every course we offer.   

 

 

Current Courses:

Outdoor Learning in the EYFS - Date: Wednesday 3rd July 2019 Time: 9am - 12pm Cost: £75 per delegate (maximum 12 delegates so book early.)

Course Code: EYFS1

 

During this course, you will get a chance to see how we have shaped our learning environment to the needs of our pupils and our school and how we have made outdoor learning such a key feature of our Early Years offer.

Embedding outdoor learning from the start of our children’s journeys with us here at Barrow 1618 is one of our core aims. Some of the key features of our practice are:

  • Recognising the physical and emotional benefits of getting outdoors in a safe yet challenging environment. In our garden and forest, children have the freedom to explore, learn and find out new things through their body and all their senses.
  • Linking many areas of learning into our outdoor learning activities offering us as practitioners huge opportunities for us to observe the children and collect robust assessment data.
  • Recognising the importance of giving children extended periods of time to explore, create and learn outside alongside nature and its elements.
  • Offering our children a free flow of indoor to outdoor activities from the classroom via a covered decked area and out into an enclosed garden.
  • Encouraging our children to look in detail at and talk about the similarities and differences between environments. They learn to recognise seasonal and other natural changes that take place during their Reception year.
  • Encouraging our children to talk about and ask questions about the space around them, the familiar world and the natural world in which they live.
  • Through strategic intervention and timely planning, encouraging children to talk about the things they have observed and the changes that take place specifically on the natural objects, plants and animals that share our garden space.
  • Talking scientifically and theoretically about why things happen and the changes taking place over time. We encourage children to predict what could happen in different scenarios and encourage them to observe and articulate what has happened.
  • Children learn to talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments may vary from one another through visits to other natural environments including our forest.

During this day you will join us for a short presentation hosted by our staff and education training partner. Following this, we will invite you into lessons to see directly how we put our ideas into practice. The morning will conclude with a chance for you to workshop ideas so that you can return to your school or establishment ready to put all this into action in your own setting.

 

 

Outdoor Learning in Action - Date: To be confirmed

Course Code: OL1

One of the key principles of our practice at Barrow 1618 is that our children’s learning is greatly enhanced from lessons taking place outside the classroom. Therefore, whenever possible we ensure that we take our learning outside of the classroom and that the learning that takes place there is stimulating, challenging and impactful.

Our approach to outdoor learning is best understood by visiting us and seeing the learning in action. Some of the key tenets behind what we do are that:

  • Our outdoor learning environment is as important as the indoor classroom and is therefore built to be stimulating, attractive and to enhance learning
  • That outdoor learning takes place in all subjects and in all year groups
  • That outdoor learning is as robust and challenging as learning that takes place inside the classroom

So we invite you to come and see all of this in action in our school and take away ideas which you can use in your own setting. Whether you are just starting out on this journey or further along the way, we are confident that you will find this session inspiring and informative.

During this day you will join us for a short presentation led by our staff and education training partner. Following this, we will invite you into lessons to see directly how we put our ideas into practice.  The morning will conclude with a chance for you to workshop ideas so that you can return to your school or establishment ready to put all this into action in your own setting.

 

 

 

 Future Courses:

Embedding a strong Christian ethos in your school and delivering outstanding religious education - Date: To be Confirmed 9am - 12pm Cost: £75 per delegate (maximum of 12 delegates so book early.)

Our School is committed to providing our children with a deep understanding of religious and spiritual matters. Whilst we are a Christian school, we are also determined that our children develop the values of inclusivity and openness and work hard to tackle prejudice in all its forms. During our last SIAMs inspection, the school was rated outstanding and the following areas were noted as particular strengths:

  • The school is exceptionally well led by an inspirational Christian leader who ensures that all are valued within the school community. This is strongly supported by the distinctive child-centred curriculum the school has developed.
  • The rapid improvements made since the school opened have been driven by the cohesive staff team. They clearly articulate their ambition for this school from its Christian foundation.
  • The governing body has worked determinedly to secure their founding vision for the school, which is reflected in the recent successes it has gained.
  • The pupils live out the ‘Barrow Values’ in all that they do and say and clearly understand how these are rooted in biblical teaching.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

This training session is intended to support school and subject leaders, as well as classroom practitioners to further embed a strong Christian Ethos within your own school and work to ensure that the religious education that is being delivered is outstanding. The day will begin with a presentation by our staff and education training partner. Following this, we will invite you into lessons to see directly how we put our ideas into practice. The morning will conclude with a chance for you to workshop ideas so that you can return to your school or establishment ready to put all this into action in your own setting

Establishing a Shared Pedagogical Approach to Create Learning that Lasts.

Date: To be Confirmed 9am - 12pm Cost: £75 per delegate (maximum of 12 delegates so book early.)

At Barrow 1618 School our consistent aim is to create learning that lasts. So, therefore, we have created a shared pedagogical approach which is used by all our teachers at school to help our pupils’ learning stick. We believe in shared principles rather than, necessarily, shared methodology as we recognise that all teachers are individuals and will have their particular way of working which brings out the best in their pupils.

Some of the key features of our approach are:

  • Delivering feedback which is timely, understood and acted upon.
  • Promoting positive learning attitudes and behaviours such as flexible thinking and a growth mindset.
  • Ensuring that what is being taught is seen as exciting or important by our pupils.

So we invite you to come and see all of this in action in our school and take away ideas which you can use in your own setting.

During this morning, you will join us for a presentation hosted by our staff and education training partner. Following this, we will invite you into lessons to see directly how we put our ideas into practice. The morning will conclude with a chance for you to workshop ideas so that you can return to your school or establishment ready to put all this into action in your own setting.