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SAfE is an alliance made up of schools and other partners to deliver a high quality, cohesive, coordinated school-led improvement system in Surrey and the wider area. We provide a central place for schools to go where they know they can find high quality support, information and professional learning opportunities which are open to all schools and settings across EYFS, Primary, Secondary and Special phases.

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What's coming up this term at SAfE?

Cross Phase

Primary

SAfE Vocabulary Project

17 January 2022

This project will focus on the development of children’s vocabulary in order to raise attainment across the whole curriculum.   Working with Shareen Wilkinson (nee Mayers), sessions will include:

  • The latest research on vocabulary and its importance for all children
  • Using reading to support vocabulary development
  • Implicit and explicit vocabulary instruction
  • Adaptive teaching to support children with SEND
  • Etymology and morphology and their roles in supporting spelling
  • Vocabulary and its role in SATs
  Delegates would develop understanding of vocabulary teaching, implement strategies within their own schools and evaluate impact. Meeting once a half term over an academic year, delegates would share their findings, engage in discussion and reflect on their own practice. Delegates would lead the project within their own schools to impact on all pupils, with support from their peers and the SAfE team. Please note the first session will start on the 8th November, the final session is TBC later on in the term.   Price: SAfE Subscriber: £256 Non-subscriber: £320 Please log in to book this course. *This event is open to Surrey LA only*   Please note the last session of this project will run 3:30-5:30pm.  

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SAfE Vocabulary Project

21 March 2022

This project will focus on the development of children’s vocabulary in order to raise attainment across the whole curriculum.   Working with Shareen Wilkinson (nee Mayers), sessions will include:

  • The latest research on vocabulary and its importance for all children
  • Using reading to support vocabulary development
  • Implicit and explicit vocabulary instruction
  • Adaptive teaching to support children with SEND
  • Etymology and morphology and their roles in supporting spelling
  • Vocabulary and its role in SATs
  Delegates would develop understanding of vocabulary teaching, implement strategies within their own schools and evaluate impact. Meeting once a half term over an academic year, delegates would share their findings, engage in discussion and reflect on their own practice. Delegates would lead the project within their own schools to impact on all pupils, with support from their peers and the SAfE team. Please note the first session will start on the 8th November, the final session is TBC later on in the term.   Price: SAfE Subscriber: £256 Non-subscriber: £320 Please log in to book this course. *This event is open to Surrey LA only*   Please note the last session of this project will run 3:30-5:30pm.  

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SAfE Vocabulary Project

27 June 2022

This project will focus on the development of children’s vocabulary in order to raise attainment across the whole curriculum.   Working with Shareen Wilkinson (nee Mayers), sessions will include:

  • The latest research on vocabulary and its importance for all children
  • Using reading to support vocabulary development
  • Implicit and explicit vocabulary instruction
  • Adaptive teaching to support children with SEND
  • Etymology and morphology and their roles in supporting spelling
  • Vocabulary and its role in SATs
  Delegates would develop understanding of vocabulary teaching, implement strategies within their own schools and evaluate impact. Meeting once a half term over an academic year, delegates would share their findings, engage in discussion and reflect on their own practice. Delegates would lead the project within their own schools to impact on all pupils, with support from their peers and the SAfE team. Please note the first session will start on the 8th November, the final session is TBC later on in the term.   Price: SAfE Subscriber: £256 Non-subscriber: £320 Please log in to book this course. *This event is open to Surrey LA only*   Please note the last session of this project will run 3:30-5:30pm.  

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Secondary

Secondary DT Network

5 July 2022

Our subject networks are the opportunity for subject specialists and leaders to come together to share excellence and consider subject specific challenges. Subject experts co-host the sessions where evidence-based practice and pedagogy underpins thinking. Participants contribute agenda items so that every session is current and high impact. Subject network meetings are held virtually every half term for 60-minutes. Pricing All 6 sessions SAfE Subscribers: Free Non-Subscribers: £250 You can purchase all subject network sessions for the year for £1200. Please email bookings@schoolsallexcel.com to arrange this.   Please log in to book these sessions. *This event is open to Surrey LA schools only*

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KS4 Pastoral Network

6 July 2022

This term, we continue with our two pastoral leads networks: one for KS3, one for KS4. These networks provide opportunities for regular, current, and evidence-based professional development, as well as discussion and sharing of excellence for the community of pastoral leaders who are ‘living the role’. Pricing All 6 sessions SAfE Subscribers: £240 Non-Subscribers: £300   Please log in to book these sessions. *This event is open to Surrey LA only*

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Secondary MFL Network

7 July 2022

Our subject networks are the opportunity for subject specialists and leaders to come together to share excellence and consider subject specific challenges. Subject experts co-host the sessions where evidence-based practice and pedagogy underpins thinking. Participants contribute agenda items so that every session is current and high impact. Subject network meetings are held virtually every half term for 60-minutes. Pricing All 6 sessions SAfE Subscribers: Free Non-Subscribers: £250 You can purchase all subject network sessions for the year for £1200. Please email bookings@schoolsallexcel.com to arrange this.   Please log in to book these sessions. *This event is open to Surrey LA schools only*

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Calendar of upcoming events

SEND & Inclusion

SENCO Update for Surrey Schools

2 February 2022

This event is for SENCOs from all Surrey Schools (Primary, Secondary and Special Phases) and will be delivered by Kenny Wheeler, SAfE's SEND Consultant and Surrey County Council. SAfE has been commissioned by the Local Authority to run School-Age SENCO networks (not to be confused with the Early Years SENCO networks). The network meeting will provide an opportunity for SENCOs to be informed about local and national developments, build better communications between schools and other partners and to share good practice and solutions to common challenges. For those who are unable to attend the webinar live, but would still like to receive a copy of the recording of the event, please still book a ticket, as both resources and recording will be available.   Please log in to book this course. *This network is for Surrey LA schools only*

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Strategic Leadership of Inclusive Practice (Whole School SEND)

3 March 2022

For SENCos and teaching and learning leads - aiming to consider how to strategically lead and influence high quality teaching within the school setting. Identifying what good practice looks like and using coaching to help support colleagues to adopt a range of inclusive strategies within their lessons. Ensuring that there is a clear and coherent approach to teaching and learning across the school. This series of 3 sessions will focus on the role of the SENCO as a strategic leader. Please note that this event will be planned as a series and therefore attendance, wherever possible, should be planned for all three sessions. Session one: • reflecting on and developing leadership practices • use of coaching practices to impact change Session two: • barriers to acting as a strategic leader and overcoming these barriers • working with all stakeholders to support the distributive leadership of SEND Session three: • developing co-agency (teacher, pupil, parent) to impact change for all • strategic leadership of inclusive teaching to improve the teaching of SEND Price: SAfE Subscriber: £0 Non-subscriber: £0 Please log in to book this course. *This event is open to Surrey LA only*

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SENCO Update for Surrey Schools

25 May 2022

This event is for SENCOs from all Surrey Schools (Primary, Secondary and Special Phases) and will be delivered by Kenny Wheeler, SAfE's SEND Consultant and Surrey County Council. SAfE has been commissioned by the Local Authority to run School-Age SENCO networks (not to be confused with the Early Years SENCO networks). The network meeting will provide an opportunity for SENCOs to be informed about local and national developments, build better communications between schools and other partners and to share good practice and solutions to common challenges. For those who are unable to attend the webinar live, but would still like to receive a copy of the recording of the event, please still book a ticket, as both resources and recording will be available.   Please log in to book this course. *This network is for Surrey LA schools only*

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