Cardiff Seminars 2022
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09:00 - 09:50
The Art of Brilliance
This session is designed to challenge current habits and ways of thinking, to re-energise and enthuse for the challenges that lie ahead.
09:00 - 09:50
SEN Seminar
The Importance Of Developing Pre-writing Motor Skills
Informative and interactive session aimed at recognising and understanding pre-writing motor skills, these stages is essential in preparing children for handwriting and preventing later problems.
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Cathy Parvin (RGN & Orthopaedic Nursing)
09:00 - 09:50
People matter
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Stephen C Burnage M.Ed B.Mus NPQH
09:00 - 09:50
Recording your concerns about a child.
Ensuring that all staff record their safeguarding and welfare concerns about children and young people effectively can make the difference between that child being safe or staying at risk.
09:00 - 09:50
Are Social Media and Computer Games really the enemy?
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09:00 - 09:50
Write Wrong Righting with real results – SOLD OUT
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10:30 - 11:20
What makes for a great sensory story and why would I use one?
This seminar teaches you the two essential ingredients for a really great sensory story and shows you their application for learners of all ages and abilities. Sensory stories are super inclusive and can be spectacularly ambitious.
10:30 - 11:20
Pause > Reset > Play Reimagining education – SOLD OUT
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Professor Dr Ger Graus OBE
10:30 - 11:20
Play and learning outdoors – SOLD OUT
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10:30 - 11:20
How Drama helps children think – SOLD OUT!
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10:30 - 11:20
Confidence on Demand – SOLD OUT!
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10:30 - 11:20
SEN Seminar
ALN Reform in Wales – Meeting the needs of our children and young people.
Preparing our children and young people for the future, this ALN Reform hopes to transform expectations, experiences and outcomes for children and young people with additional learning needs (ALN).
10:30 - 11:20
Music Therapy and Communication – SOLD OUT
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10:30 - 11:20
Is Lesson Study worth the effort?
In this session we will share the findings of this research. We will discuss the opportunities and challenges we have faced and the impact this work has had on both the learners in the classroom and the educators involved.
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Hazel Jane Wordsworth
12:00 - 12:50
SEN Seminar
Making SEN/ALN everyone’s responsibility – SOLD OUT
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12:00 - 12:50
The Wisdom Rich Curriculum
This seminar will argue that it lacks key elements of a truly useful and valuable education.  Will Ord will suggest practical ways to support school leaders and teachers convert a knowledge rich curriculum into a wisdom rich curriculum.  
12:00 - 12:50
Supporting Whole School Wellbeing Through Staff Action Research
In this seminar, through examples from other schools, you will learn how you can run Action Research projects in your school, whether you are a staff member or school leader. "
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Frederika Roberts MAPP PGCE BSc(Hons) 
12:00 - 12:50
SEN Seminar
Why All Teaching Staff Should Know About Dyspraxia – SOLD OUT!
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Cathy Parvin (RGN & Orthopaedic Nursing)
12:00 - 12:50
Tough Talk – SOLD OUT
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Stephen C Burnage M.Ed B.Mus NPQH
12:00 - 12:50
SEN Seminar
Teaching your students to be Brilliant Rubbish Scientists
In this session, you will learn how your students can make fly traps, bird feeders and grow plants hydroponically in plastic bottles. All our activities are easy to do, but hard to do well.
12:00 - 12:50
The Digital Pencil Case: the power of technology to enhance learning across the curriculum.
From English through to science, art through to PSHE, this presentation will give practical demonstrations to take educators through apps, sites and projects which can easily be delivered to enhance pupils’ learning.
12:00 - 12:50
The Price of Pupil Poverty: Narrowing the Disadvantage Gap – SOLD OUT!
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Kate Thomas, Gill German
13:30 - 14:20
SEN Seminar
Success with Sensory Supports and Strategies
This talk will explore tips to help you be more successful when using sensory strategies with your children.
13:30 - 14:20
Love Your School – SOLD OUT
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13:30 - 14:20
What meeting many outstanding heads has taught me about creating a genuinely outstanding school
Sonia will be sharing what she's seen over the last decade: - What ‘outstanding’ schools do differently. - The mistakes that keep us at ‘good’. - The heads who she's met (so you can meet them too).
13:30 - 14:20
School dogs: how to develop effective interventions that mean wellbeing for all.
This session will highlight practical considerations that need consideration so dogs as well as pupils enjoy these experiences, creating a positive partnership for all.
13:30 - 14:20
CARE-ing To Learn – SOLD OUT!
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Dr Kate Margarson
13:30 - 14:20
SEN Seminar
What’s in a label? Neurodiversity
This session will cover what the term neurodiversity means, the challenges and strengths young people with show. Along with strategies and technique for positive quality first education.
13:30 - 14:20
Play and learning outdoors – SOLD OUT!
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Meriel Jones - Bute Park Education Officer
15:00 - 15:50
Building Body Confidence, Self-Esteem & Resilience
This session will give an introduction to the Dove Self-Esteem Project new ‘Amazing Me’ resource (for Primary) and ‘Confident Me’ resource (for Secondary). Includes a free USB stick with resources.
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Martin Staniforth
15:00 - 15:50
Forget School
With humour and common sense, Spoken word superstar Rhythmical Mike and ‘Forget School’ author, Martin Illingworth provide an insight into the ways that school could become more useful in supporting young people as they enter the rapidly changing world of the twenty-first century.
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Martin Illingworth, Rhythmical Mike
15:00 - 15:50
Creating Calm
Creating Calm will enable you to build an instantly usable set of emotional, mental & physical positive inputs that will underpin every aspect of your personal & professional development.
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Dave Read – B.Ed (Hons); MNFSH
15:00 - 15:50
Strategies for Raising Attainment & Progress – SOLD OUT!
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15:00 - 15:50
SEN Seminar
Dyslexia and Me – Successes in education
This session will discuss develop the understanding of Dyslexia and the challenges faced in education. Approaches and adaptions will be shared to ensure positive engagement for all.
15:00 - 15:50
Cluster collaboration for curriculum coherence
How do we ensure that our pupils have the prerequisite knowledge and skills needed to access each topic in our school curricula? In this session, Lucy will draw on the successes and failures of curricula implementation in other countries to bring insights on how we can plan for curriculum coherence at a cluster level in Wales.
15:00 - 15:50
SEN Seminar
How can we encourage children to speak and practice using language in a way that builds self-esteem? 
The opportunity to speak, share and develop language and explore speaking skills can be very limited for some children. For EAL learners, perhaps only home language has been spoken.
15:00 - 15:50
Datblygu cyfres o bodlediadau ‘Am Blant’
Yn y seminar hwn bydd cyfle i glywed sut aethpwyd ati i greu cyfres o bodlediadau yn Gymraeg am y pynciau sy'n effeithio ar blant a phobl ifanc yng Nghymru yn 2021.