A Resource for School CPD Leaders - Primary NQTs

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This presentation is for school CPD leaders. It’s a resource for structuring a 45-minute CPD session for NQTs. It contains six clips from programmes shot in primary schools, and each clip is 3-4 minutes long. To accompany the clips there are short programme summaries and discussion starters.

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A Resource for School CPD Leaders - Primary NQTs

  1. 1. Primary NQTs A resource for school CPD leaders
  2. 2. <ul><li>This presentation is for school CPD leaders. It’s a resource for structuring a 45-minute CPD session for NQTs. It contains six clips from programmes shot in primary schools, and each clip is 3-4 minutes long. To accompany the clips there are short programme summaries and discussion starters. </li></ul><ul><li>Clips do not need to be watched in any particular order, and the presentation can be adapted to suit the priorities of individual schools. The discussion starters are included as suggestions only. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the weblinks to view the full programmes and additional resources. ( All programmes covered by the Creative Archive Licence can be viewed on the Teachers TV website and downloaded by registered users of the site.) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overview These six clips, with their accompanying discussion starters, cover the following aspects of classroom management: Small-group work (clip 1) Carpet-time (clip 2) Working with TAs and other support staff in the classroom (clip 3) Behaviour outside the classroom (clip 4) Transitions during the day (clip 5) Maintaining a reasonable work/life balance (clip 6)
  4. 4. 1 Behaving with Cowley Group Work Consultant Sue Cowley reviews a lesson in which Year 3 teacher Baz Barrett led some group work with his class. Sue and Baz discuss the challenging behaviour that can arise during group work. http://www.teachers.tv/video/3143
  5. 5. What are the specific challenges of group work for teachers and for children? Do you agree with Sue Cowley’s advice that Baz should circulate the room when children work in groups? What else can be done to keep children on-task during group work?
  6. 6. 2 Simrit and Victoria Classroom Layout Year 3 NQT Victoria Rutherford feels that children lose concentration easily during carpet-time. Consultant Sue Cowley offers to coach Victoria during a numeracy lesson on tallies and pictograms. http://www.teachers.tv/video/12085
  7. 7. What is the value of carpet-time? What strategies does Sue Cowley use to keep the children engaged during carpet-time? What else might work well? How much lesson time should children spend on the carpet?
  8. 8. 3 Primary NQTs Working with Others Induction expert Sara Bubb advises two NQTs on how to make the most of teaching assistants and support staff. http://www.teachers.tv/video/3071
  9. 9. What are the best ways to involve TAs in lesson planning? How can teachers monitor the progress of children who usually work with a TA? How could the teacher draw on the learning mentor’s knowledge about particular children? What might be the benefits of team-teaching with an EAL specialist?
  10. 10. 4 Behaving with Cowley Out of the Classroom Consultant Sue Cowley advises Year 3 teacher Baz Barrett on how to manage behaviour outside the classroom. Baz delivers a PE lesson on body shape and balances. http://www.teachers.tv/video/3144
  11. 11. What strategies does Baz use to manage behaviour before and during the PE lesson? How can teachers establish rules for PE with children? How can PE equipment be managed safely and efficiently? Could Sue Cowley’s advice be applied to other out-of-classroom situations?
  12. 12. 5 Primary NQTs From One Thing to Another Induction expert Sara Bubb advises two NQTs on how to manage transitions during a typical morning at school. http://www.teachers.tv/video/3070
  13. 13. What other strategies can be used to handle and value chatty children? Is it always possible to mark as you go along? What sort of marking will this be? Do you have any tips on making a success of journeys to and from assembly? What other transitions can cause disruption during the school day?
  14. 14. 6 Primary NQTs Work/Life Balance Two NQTs try to find a good work/life balance during their first term. http://www.teachers.tv/video/1465
  15. 15. Is it possible for NQTs to have a life outside of work during their first term? What can NQTs do to avoid burn-out and exhaustion? The NQT rang a teacher helpline for support. What other support can NQTs access when under stress?

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