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Code: GB/22/13 GB: Budget Setting & Monitoring for more experienced Governors

It is a challenging time for school leadership and Governing bodies as budgets shrink and expenditure increases!

This course will examine the governors' role in the budget setting process; the key points they should be aware of; what they need to budget for; the need to link the budget and the school development plan (SDP) and what questions governors might want to ask.  As well as the importance of monitoring the Budget throughout the hear and how this might be done.

There will also be a section particular to the lockdown of schools this school year.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 October 2021 18:30 - 20:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: CPD/22/79 SEND: SLCN Screening Tool - EY & Primary - FULL

Our screening assessment tool uses pictures and tasks to help identify children who may have speech, language or communication difficulties.  By completing the screen, you will know if the child would benefit from some extra support or whether they would benefit from a referral to the Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service (CSLT).

To ensure you get the most out of screening tool, we have developed a video which talks you through completing the screen and provides you with some useful tips, which we will send to you.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 October 2021 13:00 - 14:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: CPD/22/43 SEND: Word Aware Approach

This course consists of 3 online sessions.  All days must be attended.

Word Aware is a structured whole school approach to promote the vocabulary development of all children.  Focused on whole class learning, the resource is of particular value for those who start at a disadvantage - including children with Developmental Language Disorder, Special Educational Needs and those who speak English as an additional language, but it will extend the word learning of all students.

Word Aware is a fast-paced, fun and interactive course.  You will leave the session with lots of practical ideas on how to develop vocabulary in your school.


  • Explore how children learn vocabulary and why it is important
  • Put the new curriculum guidance on vocabulary into practise
  • Learn a structured approach to teaching vocabulary in the classroom
  • Plan how you will support vocabulary in your setting


This course is suitable for Speech & Language Therapists, Class Teachers, Curriculum Co-ordinatros, Specialist Teachers, Headteachers, SENCOs and Educational Psychologists.

This course will be run as an online training session via Microsoft Teams.  Please note:  Ideally, participants will have access to a copy of the book available before joining the course.  The 2013 edition of Word Aware can be purchased from Amazon.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 October 2021 15:00 - 16:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map
2 04 November 2021 15:00 - 16:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map
3 18 November 2021 15:00 - 16:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map