BPSI projects

In addition to our training coures, BPSI also offer a range of longer term development programmes / projects in which schools can take part. 
The programmes take place over a number of weeks, and often include tasks undertaken back in school in between training sessions. 
This approach has proved to be far more effective at cementing learning leading to improved practice back in school.

Every Child Counts Projects

Every Child Counts projects are run by Edge Hill University and help schools to raise achievement through:

  • a range of interventions to support children who struggle with literacy or mathematics

  • developing teaching standards to sustain high achievement for all children.

Every Child Counts Projects comissioned by BPSI

1stClass@Numbers: Year 2

1stClass@Numbers is an innovative small group intervention delivered by a specially trained teaching assistant to children who need further support with the Year 2 mathematics curriculum.

 

1stClass@Number

  • provides targeted use of the Pupil Premium

  • supports the new National Curriculum for Mathematics

  • raises mathematical attainment

  • increases enjoyment and engagement in mathematics

  • develops teaching assistants’ subject knowledge and wider effectiveness

  • provides detailed evidence of progress and impact.

Success@Arithmetic: Number Sense

For pupils in Years 3 to 5 who need support to understand the number system

Success@Arithmetic: Number Sense is a light touch calculation-based intervention for learners in Years 3 to 5 who have difficulties with arithmetic proficiency and need support to improve their understanding of number and written calculation skills. It helps them to make faster progress and to catch up with their peers through a mastery approach.

1stClass@Writing: The Pirate Writing Crew

For children who need support to access Year 3 national curriculum expectations

1stClass@Writing comes ‘ready-made’ with detailed lesson plans and exciting resources. A specially trained teaching assistant delivers up to 60 stimulating and motivating half-hour lessons to a group of up to 4 children, 4 times a week, in addition to their daily class lessons.

 

The children develop key skills of spelling, grammar and punctuation in order to complete daily writing tasks relating to the adventure stories. They develop their composition and editing skills through a balance of supported ‘one-liners’ as well as sustained, independent writing.

1stClass@Writing: Dragon Hunters

For children who need support to access Year 4 national curriculum expectations

1stClass@Writing comes ‘ready-made’ with detailed lesson plans and exciting resources. A specially trained teaching assistant delivers up to 60 stimulating and motivating half-hour lessons to a group of up to 4 children, 4 times a week, in addition to their daily class lessons.

 

The children develop key skills of spelling, handwriting, grammar and punctuation in order to complete daily writing tasks relating to the adventure stories. They develop their composition and editing skills through a balance of supported ‘one-liners’ as well as sustained, independent writing.

Project X Code

Project X CODE is a highly motivational series of 3D adventure books, based on a structured progression of phonics, vocabulary and comprehension skills. Teaching and Assessment Handbooks with detailed session notes enable a trained teaching assistant (or teacher) to teach a small group of children (up to 4 children) for half an hour, four times a week. Sessions are based on the books and help the children to overcome phonic and comprehension difficulties, develop their skills and enjoy reading.

Better Reading Support Partners

For pupils who have fallen behind in reading

A trained Better Reading Support Partner provides a 10- week programme of three 15-minute one-to-one sessions per week for pupils who have fallen behind at reading. The Partner uses simple assessments to select three texts for each pupil to read in each session. They provide a relaxed environment that gives pupils the time and space to practise and apply the skills taught by their teachers and to talk about their reading with an interested adult. The Partner is supported by an in-school Link Teacher who manages the partnership.

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In addition to these courses, Every Child Counts also offer the following interventions that schools can commission in their school.  Don't forget that you can cash in up to 10 BPSI hours per year to pay towards these. 

See the Cashing In Hours Policy here

Numbers Count

Teacher led, personalised programmes for pupils who really struggle with counting, number and calculation.

1stClass@Number: Year 1

Teaching assistant-led programmes for groups of 4 pupils who need a helping hand with counting, number and calculation.

Success@Arithmetic: Calculation

For pupils in Years 5 to 8 who need support to understand and develop fluency with formal written methods.

Talk 4 Number 

Teaching assistant-led programme for groups of 4 pupils who need support to learn the vocabulary of number and calculation and to talk confidently about their mathematics.

Readers Count

A teacher-led, personalised programme for pupils who really struggle with reading. Covers phonic knowledge and skills, text comprehension and vocabulary development.

CLPE Power of Reading

The Power of Reading project is in its 11th year with more than 4000 teachers from 2500 school taking part.  The Power of Reading is a school development project which engages teachers and children in the literacy curriculum through using high quality books and proven teaching approaches.

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Other Every Child Counts Interventions
 

4 Day Maths Subject Knowledge

  • An opportunity to unpick some "difficult to teach/ difficult to learn" areas of mathematics (e.g. Division/ subtraction, fractions and decimals, Geometry)

  • To look at the role of Talk for Learning and Using and Applying mathematics to engage children

  • Getting the Wow factor into your mathematics lessons.

Developing Early Years Leaders

We know that schools are finding it hard to recruit confident and capable early years leaders. Many schools are choosing to ‘grow their own’ and this course provides schools with the opportunity to encourage early years practitioners to find out more about leadership, to develop the relevant skills and to establish a reliable network of support. Less experienced early years leaders, who are already in post, may choose to join these sessions too.

Making Progress in Writing in Year 1

This is a two term project and those who book onto the project will be expected to attend all sessions.  As part of the project a visit to each school on the project is included in the package. Dates and timings for these visits will be at a mutually convenient time to the school and the course leaders. This is an opportunity to receive bespoke advice and guidance in your own school around developing writing in Year One.

Ultimate Science Course

Any primary teachers wishing to develop their teaching of science. This course is particularly suitable for NQTs wishing/needing to develop their science teaching.

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BPSI Projects and long term courses are listed below.  Most are included as part of your BPSI Membership but some do require payment in the form of BPSI hours.  Please see individual flyers for costs when available

BPSI Projects

Barnet Partnership for School Improvement (BPSI), Barnet with Cambridge Education, 2 Bristol Avenue Colindale, London, NW9 4EW

          020 8359 6325 / 6341 / 6306             sdtued.admin@barnet.gov.uk