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Training and events for the Spring Term

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The Spring term is well under way. We're looking forward to a busy term of network meetings for various roles in school from subject leaders to attendance coordinators. We continue to offer an extensive programme of training for our governors and are delighted to announce a series of conferences for all school staff.

'Ambitious for Croydon Schools' - 2nd March 2016, 4:30pm - 6pm

Don't miss this free of charge afternoon conference in partnership with the NUT.

Keynote Merryn Hutchings, Emeritus Professor of Education, London Metropolitan University and author of the DfE report “Evaluation of the City Challenge Programme” – the initiative that has raised standards in London schools.

Places are limited, email enquiries@octavopartnership.org to book!

Tell us what you thought of our service this year for a chance to win CPD!

For those who were unable to make our launch event on 20th Jan, we are extending our competition to win CPD for yourself or your school. If you have purchased services from us this year, we'd love to hear your feedback in this short 2-3 minute survey.

Click HERE to enter.

Survey closes Friday 18th March and winners will be announced on Twitter and notified by email after the Easter holidays.

New courses for January, February and March


01 Feb - End of KS2 writing moderation cluster meeting@ St Chad's Catholic School

02 Feb - End of KS2 writing moderation cluster meeting @ David Livingstone Academy

02 Feb - Improving Your Teaching and Learning to Consistently Good New

02 Feb - Prevent Training for Governors

03 Feb - SIMS FMS - DailyTasks

03 Feb - Governance Matters

04 Feb - SIMS.Net - Attendance

04 Feb - End of KS2 writing moderation cluster meeting @ Keston Primary School

04 Feb - End of KS2 writing moderation cluster meeting @ St Peter's Primary School

04 Feb - Headteacher Recruitment and Selection for Governors - Part 1

05 Feb - Primary Mathematics Subject Leader Network Spring Meeting

06 Feb - Welcome to New Governors (FULL DAY)

08 Feb - End of KS2 writing moderation cluster meeting @ The Hayes Primary School

09 Feb - End of KS2 writing moderation cluster meeting @ Courtwood Primary School

09 Feb - End of KS2 writing moderation cluster meeting @ Woodside Primary School

09 Feb - Getting to Grips with the New NC for Mathematics in KS1 Featured

09 Feb - Managing Complaints for Governors

10 Feb - End of KS2 writing moderation cluster meeting @ Ecclesbourne Primary School

10 Feb - The Motivated Learner

10 Feb - Financial Benchmarking

11 Feb - Bite Size Workshop- What's Behind the Behaviour?

11 Feb - Getting to grips with spelling in Year Two Featured

22 Feb - Year Two/Three Moderation Cluster Meeting @ St James the Great

23 Feb - Making a Request for an Education Health and Care Plan Assessment

23 Feb - Year Two/Three Moderation Cluster Meeting @ Regina Coeli

23 Feb - Introduction to Clerking

24 Feb - Bite Size Workshop - Monitoring and Evaluating SEN Provision

24 Feb - Nurture Group Spring Term Meeting

24 Feb - Theory and Practice of Nurture 3 Day Certificate Course

24 Feb - Year Two/Three Moderation Cluster Meeting @ Wolsey Infants

25 Feb - Bite Size workshop - Understanding and Addressing Behaviour Challenges for Pupils with Autism

25 Feb - Attendance Coordinators Network Meeting - Senior Leads Featured

25 Feb - Year Two/Three Moderation Cluster Meeting @ Chipstead Valley

25 Feb - Designated Safeguarding Lead Training

29 Feb - Network Briefing/ Workshop for English (Secondary Schools) Featured

29 Feb - Year Two/Three Moderation Cluster Meeting @ Gonville


01 Mar - NQT Induction Managers and Tutors - Session 3

01 Mar - National Award for SEN Coordination (NaSENCO)

01 Mar - Bite Size Workshop - Attachment Theory - What is it and Why it Matters

01 Mar - SIMS FMS Top Tips and Techniques

01 Mar - Internal Audit

02 Mar - Ambitious for Croydon Schools - joint conference with NUT - FREE OF CHARGE

02 Mar - Croydon Primary SENCO Briefing Spring Term Meeting

02 Mar - What Makes an Effective Governor

03 Mar - Bite Size Workshop - Working with your SEN Governor

03 Mar - Primary Assessment Leaders Update

03 Mar - Primary Newly Qualified Teacher CPD Programme: Tutor Head Group (day 2 of 3)

03 Mar - 2 day Positive Approaches to Challenging Behaviour

04 Mar - Improving Handwriting in KS3

04 Mar - Attendance Coordinators Network Meeting – Admin/Attendance Officers Featured

07 Mar - Network Briefing/ Workshop for Maths (Secondary Schools) Featured

08 Mar - Internal Controls for Academies

08 Mar - Croydon Secondary and Post 16 SEN Briefing Spring Term Meeting

09 Mar - Training and Development Forum

09 Mar - Bite Size Workshop- Using the Boxall Profile for Pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs

09 Mar - Philosophy for Children (P4C) Level 1 Postponed from Autumn Term

10 Mar - Bite size workshop - Managing Conversations with Parents

10 Mar - SIMS.Net - Standard Reporting

10 Mar - Autism Education Trust Tiered Training, Level 2

10 Mar - Safeguarding Forum Spring Term Meeting

11 Mar - Legible Handwriting for All

11 Mar - ICT Co-Ordinators Network Spring Term Meeting

14 Mar - Welcome to New Governors part 1 & 2 (MUST ATTEND BOTH)

14 Mar - Network Briefing/ Workshop for Science (Secondary Schools) Featured

16 Mar - Bite size workshop -an introduction to speech, language and communication needs

17 Mar - Bitesize Workshop - How to Run a Education, Heath and Care Plan Review

18 Mar - KS2 Test Administration Workshop

18 Mar - Fixed Penalty Notice Training Workshop New

22 Mar - Role of the Chair and Vice Chair - Working Together

23 Mar - SIMS.Net - Extended Reporting

23 Mar - Theraplay 2 Day Training

How to book?

Login to the Octavo portal, navigate to 'Training', search your course title and book your place. Any member of school staff with a login can book a place (or book for another member of staff) which will then require authorisation from a member of staff with finance permissions; usually your Headteacher or School Business Manager. Alternatively email us with any queries and we'll be happy to assist you!

If you are a new customer we can set your user account up in minutes – just send the following details to enquiries@octavopartnership.org:

  • Full Name
  • School
  • Job Title
  • Contact number

Once we have set your account up you will receive your log in details via email and some information on navigating the portal.

Our training portal gives users and their schools access to online evaluations and certificates, any course notes and a central record for reporting purposes. Schools can run monthly, termly or annual reports on all training attended, the cost thereof and any feedback provided by delegates.