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Courses for this academic year 2014/15
 MFL at St Thomas More

Some dates for training in the La Jolie Ronde SoW for French have been arranged. Helen Foley will begin with training in the Y3 SOW because the SoW is progressive, and so all pupils starting to learn French need to start with Y3 in order to build up their knowledge and skills in the language. Helen states that it is not suitable for older pupils to begin with say the Y5 SoW, as this assumes that they already have already been learning French for 2 years. Most of the activities can be adapted for use with older pupils, and it really does work using the Y3 SoW with any age of beginners. Helen has said that all of the above assumes that the teachers attending training will be starting (or have only recently started) teaching French this year. If any staff have already been teaching French for some time then this training would not be suitable for them.

Dates for the training are as follows:

Part 1 (PM sessions)

Tuesday 18th November 2014, Monday 24th November 2014 and Wednesday 3rd December 2014

Then for part 2 of the training (PM Sessions)

Wednesday 25th February 2015 . Monday 9th March 2015 & Tuesday 17th March


So each of your teachers would need to attend both parts but you have 3 options of dates to choose from.

In terms of a venue - can anyone offer to host for any of the dates identified please? If we cant find a place to host then we cant go ahead with the sessions! If you can host any please let me know, along with max numbers you can host, then once the venues are confirmed I will let you know then you can book staff onto sessions.





  Computing at St Thomas of Canterbury



Thursday 22nd January 2015

1.00pm – 4.00pm

Getting to grips with the new Computing Curriculum

Thursday 12th February 2015

1.00pm – 4.00pm

Computing at Key Stage 1 – Algorithms and Programming

Thursday 26th March 2015

1.00pm – 4.00pm

Computing at Key Stage 2 - Scratch, Kodu and Python

Thursday 18th June 2015

1.00pm – 4.00pm

Computing without Computers and Teaching Networks



The sessions will take place in the Canterbury Suite (our training suite) at St Thomas of Canterbury School, Chancet Wood Drive, Sheffield, S8 7TR.  Parking is available at Morrisons Supermarket, Meadowhead.


Sessions cost £65.00 each.  You can book the four sessions at a discounted rate of £230.00.

To book a place, please complete the form below and email to



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