Autumn Term CPD

CPD and events for the second half of the Autumn term

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With the first half term of the academic year nearly complete, here at Octavo Partnership we are fully back into the swing of things. We have compiled an extensive and varied CPD programme for the second half of term, including the introduction of Octavo's first Conference Season.

For full details of courses and meetings for school staff and governors taking place over the next two months, follow the links below.

New courses for November and December


03 Nov - Introduction to Clerking

03 Nov - Attendance Coordinators Network Meeting Back by popular demand!

04 Nov - Effective Challenge

04 Nov - Life without levels – reviewing your school’s assessment policy

04 Nov - Bite Size Workshop - Attachment theory - what is it and why is matters

04 Nov - Bite Size Workshop - Provision Mapping - What it is and how to use it to support pupils with SEN

04 Nov - Nurture Group Autumn Term Meeting

04 Nov - Safeguarding Forum Autumn Term Meeting

05 Nov - Primary Newly Qualified Teacher CPD Programme: Developing a Positive Climate for Learning (day 2 of 2)

06 Nov - ' Mastering the Primary National Curriculum for Mathematics' Croydon Mathematics Conference Last chance to book!

06 Nov - The Motivated Learner

09 Nov - Improving outcomes for pupils with autism Last chance to book!

10 Nov - The new OFSTED judgement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment - are you ready?

11 Nov - SFVS for Maintained Schools

11 Nov - New to Year Six

12 Nov - The Role of the Designated Safeguarding Governor

12 Nov - Theory and Practice of Nurture 3 day certificate course

12 Nov - Safer Recruitment for Governors

12 Nov - Interpret the school Raise on-line report

13 Nov - ICT Co-Ordinators Meeting - Rescheduled from Summer Term

17 Nov - Stronger together: building an effective leadership team

17 Nov - Prevent Duty – What Governors Need to Know

18 Nov - Bite Size Workshop - Monitoring and Evaluating SEN Provision

18 Nov - Bite Size Workshop- Supporting pupils with ADHD

18 Nov - New to Year Two

18 Nov - Assessment Information for Primary Governors

19 Nov - Primary Newly Qualified Teacher CPD Programme: Special Educational Needs (SEN) - Taster Sessions

19 Nov - “Effective leadership, Reviewing and Action Planning for Pupils with English as an additional language, Black, Minority-Ethnic and other Vulnerable groups ”

19 Nov - Assessment Information for Secondary Governors

20 Nov - New to Appraisal

20 Nov - Changes to statutory KS2 assessment in 2016

21 Nov - Welcome to New Governors (FULL DAY)

24 Nov - Risk Assessment - What Governors need to know

24 Nov - Assessment of Reasoning in Mathematics

24 Nov - Designated Safeguarding Lead Training

25 Nov - Introduction to Maintained School Finance

25 Nov - Bite Size Workshop - Working memory - what is it and why does it matter?

25 Nov - Philosophy for Children (P4C) level 1

28 Nov - Taking the Chair (Adapted from the DfE Development Programme for Chairs)

30 Nov - Changes to statutory KS1 assessment in 2016

30 Nov - RAISEonline Primary analysis

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

  • 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.

We are Octavo Partnership

The Octavo Partnership is a mutual venture between Croydon Council, Croydon Headteachers Association and staff to deliver high quality education support services in Croydon and further afield. We are a group of dedicated, highly experienced individuals across multiple, complimentary services working together to raise standards, deliver lasting school improvement and impact outcomes for all children and young people.