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Staff Professional Development

At St Stephen’s we believe that everyone should be life-long learners. As part of our commitment to the ongoing professional development of all the staff, we will regularly provide links to various on-line learning modules and articles. We invite members of our community to feel free to access these should they choose.

Supporting Children With Difficulties in Reading and Writing

Top tips for understanding ADHD and supporting children in the classroom including a range of free videos for teachers

Understanding Autism

Introduces the autism spectrum, how it is experienced by different individuals and families, and why it is a global concern. The course explains how ideas about autism have evolved and explores diagnosis, causes, intervention and life-span development. Widely varying perspectives on autism are illustrated and key societal and cross-cultural issues highlighted.

Introducing Assessment for Learning

Develop responsiveness as teachers by learning how to assess student understanding and tailor lessons to enhance learning.

Making Sense of Dyslexia: Education for Children and Young People

This is an introduction to understanding and identifying dyslexia and inclusive practices. The on-line learning module provides ideas on how students with dyslexia can be supported in an inclusive environment.

Teaching Students Who Have Suffered Complex Trauma

Find out what complex trauma is, how it affects children and adolescents, and what can be done to help.

Exploring Children’s Learning

Four theories of child development are explored. Each theory views child development from a different perspective and all have underpinned psychological research for many years, and continue to do so today.

Supporting Successful Learning in Primary School

Build your understanding of learning and teaching to gain confidence in supporting children in school as a teaching assistant.

Exploring books for children: words and pictures

Exploring books for children: words and pictures, you will learn how children’s books use words and pictures together in remarkably sophisticated ways to communicate both to young and older readers, drawing on examples from the classics

Maths Subject Knowledge: Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages

Improve your mathematics understanding and learn methods for teaching fractions as a non-specialist maths teacher.