Primary Curriculum, Behaviour Management and Wellbeing on Thursday 30 May 2019 (Chelmsford)

4myschools are pleased to offer you this subsidised CPD event. This is provided as part of 4myschools continuing programme of giving back to support Teaching and Learning.

The courses will be delivered by Lauren Meadows and Colin Tapscott .

Lauren Meadows
Having spent many years working in schools, Lauren now works to support teachers and schools in a variety of capacities. Her expertise around curriculum and assessment forge the bedrock of her work advising MATs, educational think-tanks and other national organisations, including leading English provision for PiXL Primary who represent over 830 schools nationwide. She is the Director of Greenfields Education Ltd and believes wholeheartedly in the power of teachers to shape the lives of young people. 

Colin Tapscott
Colin started life as the son of a farmhand, but with over 28 years’ experience as a teacher and the last 17 of those as a headteacher, he knows a lot about teaching children, managing conflict and managing yourself. Running large schools in areas with children with challenging behaviours, has given Colin insight on how to manage yourself whilst managing children. Colin is now the Director of Everyday Leader, running training that inspires confidence to lead yourself in situations that you face. Colin’s training involves blending rich theory with engaging hands on activities. Learning should be enjoyable. His current work in schools, involves school advisory work, including specialist provision and pupil referral units, and training in managing conflict and leading the curriculum. Colin is also a trained coach.

Morning Session for Primary Teachers - 9:30am to 12:00noon

4MySkills - Confident Curriculum - Lauren Meadows

The curriculum sessions will focus on two core aspects: 
1. What do you need to know about current educational thinking? 
2. What does that look like on a practical level in the classroom? 

These sessions will address basic subject principles of Phonics, mathematics, Reading, Writing and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. Teachers can expect to be armed with practical strategies for teaching core subjects and hopefully, have some fun whilst doing so! 

Afternoon Sessions for Primary and Secondary Teachers 12:45 pm to 3:30pm 

4MySkills – Best Behaviour  - Colin Tapscott
When a teacher is off and the supply teacher is called in, there are a lot of emotions going on inside a child’s head. How safe will the cover teacher make me feel? Will the routine be the same? Will they be friendly? And then there are your emotions as the supply teacher . . How safe will the children make me feel? Will they be friendly? You will have many behaviour management techniques but this session aims to

1. Help you understand ‘chimp emotions’, manage yours and have some hope of positively influencing their emotions.
2. Develop confident assertiveness in you as a teacher.
3. How to approach challenging behaviour to de-escalate it
4. Key things to be aware of when dealing with some specific behavioural issues

4MySanity – Wise Wellbeing  – Colin Tapscott
This session we aim to look at
1. What causes stress?
2. How can you manage it?
3. What practical steps can you take to reduce stress and manage wellbeing as a supply teacher


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1. Please select which session you would like to attend. Attending a single session costs £15, to attend both sessions the cost will be £20


2. Please provide your contact details: *


To secure your place please ensure you pay your course contribution no later than 22 May 2019.

Payment can be made via Bank Transfer to 4myschools: Sort Code: 60-80-05 / Account Number: 59111259 / Reference : Please use your name and CPD

Please note that course contributions are non refundable. Upon receipt of your payment we will send you further information about the event together with venue details.

Refreshments will be provided however this excludes lunch. If you are attending both sessions you may wish to bring a packed lunch with you.

Please feel free to invite your colleagues by sharing the link with them, even if they are not registered with 4myschools. If you have any questions regarding the event please email:

Thank you, we look forward to seeing you on the 30 May 2019.