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Make sure you are completely up to date with phonics and phonics screening!
25 Feb
Book now for the training that will support you in teaching phonics and administering the phonics screening check in 2019. 25th April at Old Bexley Primary School, Hurst Rd, Bexley DA5 3JR To book a place on this session please click this link Follow us on Twitter:@EIS Bexley
NQT 2018-19
30 Apr
The aim of the Bexley NQT Induction Service is to give our NQTs the best opportunity to successfully complete their induction period. The London Borough of Bexley will act as the Appropriate Body for Induction of Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs). The Appropriate Body, along with the headteacher/principal is jointly responsible for the supervision and professional development of the NQT during induction and has the main quality assurance role.
YADT Behavioural Support Service December Leaflet
06 Dec
Welcome to the YADT Behavioural Support Service. Being a young person in today’s world is challenging and here at YADT, we understand that some young people need a little extra support to help them get a positive start in life or overcome obstacles along the way. We aim to help young people with the issues that affect them. These can be a number of issues such as anger management, anxiety, improving confidence, enhancing communication and dealing with stress. The Behavioural Support Service can be delivered as group workshops or one-to-one behaviour support.
The SMSC Booklet and Resources
15 Mar
Spiritual Moral Social Cultural Development From EYFS to KS4 The SMSC booklet, together with online materials, provides a fundamental resource that inspires and stimulates leaders and teaching staff from Early Years Foundation settings through to primary and secondary schools. Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development – the Bexley Handbook Edition 2 Further resources to accompany the SMSC booklet: Helpful websites for supporting classroom teaching Helpful websites for supporting Prevent Helpful websites for supporting SMSC Helpful websites for supporting British values Helpful websites for Citizenship Helpful websites for engaging stakeholders and partnership working Curricular schemes for schools, including websites Case studies from Bexley Schools Click here to download copies of presentations given by speakers and stand holders at the Bexley SMSC conference on 20 January 2017. Please email if you would like to subscribe or have any questions concerning these resources.
Bexley Assessment Working Party Exemplification Portfolios - Mathematics and English Writing
30 Aug
Exemplification of working at the expected standard in Mathematics and English Writing These documents contains work that exemplifies statements in the national curriculum. They have been produced to help teachers in moderating pupils’ work and making judgements on whether expected standards have been achieved. The portfolios are intended to be used to support internal moderation. Feedback and comments are welcome and will be shared in updates. Contributions to these portfolios are also welcome. The portfolios will be used in future subject training and network meetings. To find out how you can obtain the full set of mathematics and English writing portfolios, please email Click here to download the 2015 version of the Exemplar Portfolio for Writing – Year 2 Click here to download the 2015 version of the Exemplar Portfolio for Mathematics - Year 3
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Training & Events

25 Mar
Guided reading – a cohesive approach
There will be a focus on developing a whole school approach to guided reading to ensure that there is cohesion and progression. Ofsted have stated that reading should be a key focus in KS1 and underpin the curriculum in KS2. Having a cohesive approach to guided reading will drive progress and attainment for learners in your setting.
27 Mar
Supporting your teachers with moderation - writing - EYFS / Year 2/ Year 6
The lead moderators, Michelle Fernandes, Sarah Mortimer and Nicola Carter, will take the senior leader through the changes in expectations for writing at EYFS, End of KS1 and End of KS2 for the expected standard and for greater depth.
01 Apr
Ofsted update – English
This will have a direct impact on how schools are resourcing their settings and training for the upcoming years. By attending this training colleagues will have a clear understanding of how English should be lead across both KS1 and 2 and the implications of this in terms of foci and monitoring.
24 Apr
Teaching Science in the Primary Years
An example of the session: Session One Improving investigative skills and the use of correct terminology in science. How do I do experiments properly with KS 1 and 2 students? A 90 minute session on investigative skills in science and how to carry out fun and important experiments safely in a primary setting, and present the information gathered correctly. 1.30 Sessions start with brief introduction and outline for each session. 1.40 Establish existing knowledge of parameters of investigations and use of correct terminolgy. 1.45 Carry out some simple investigations and look at the skills required to understand the objective of the experiment. 2.15 Identify the variable, look at various demonstrations to identify the variables and the importance of them in carrying out valid experiments. 2.30 How to present the data they have obtained correctly. 2.45 What does assessment look like for experiments. 3.00 Arrangements for next session and gather feedback and evaluation. What people have sais about Teri's courses: “The presenter was really well qualified to deliver the course and knew what would make an impact and maintain teachers’ interest throughout. She provided us with many useful tips, techniques, and resources that we have added to our shared drive at school. Overall the morning was fun and informative!” "I came wanting to know how I can improve plant science for SEN and will be taking [what I have learnt] back to share with colleagues" (Jan)
25 Apr
Phonics and phonics screening
There will be an overview of phonic theory and effective approaches will be discussed. Assessment will be covered along with the phonics screening check. Implications of the check and appropriate interventions for pupils who are falling behind will be considered.