TSSW teams up with Teach First as part of early National Roll Out
Teach First, in partnership with TSSW, is offering all Secondary NQTs the opportunity to take up the Teach First ‘Early Career Framework’ Programme in 2020-2021.
The main features of the offer are:
Please complete bookings by Friday 10th July 2020.
10th October 2019 | 4th December 2019 | 6th February 2020 | 25th March 2020
West Exe School, Exeter
The most significant educational researchers today are transforming our understanding of how we learn and what, as teachers, we do that has the greatest impact on learning.
Established theories such as Cognitive Load and approaches such as Spaced Practice and Interleaving have wide-ranging implications for teaching, assessment and curriculum design in Maths. These ideas, once fringe, are now central to the new Ofsted framework and the Early Career Framework. However, there are many long-standing practices that are empirically proven to be low or no- impact. Our challenge then is to bring the latest education research to inform how we design our curricula in maths and the approaches we take to teaching and assessment. Following on from the superb programme last year, TSSW is delighted to be working with Craig Barton, a leading Maths teacher in England – to deliver an innovative approach to what Outstanding Quality of Education in Maths
TSSW Members (DTSA, Exeter Consortium TSA, SWTSA): £450 per delegate. Other colleagues: £550 per delegate. Open to all teachers. Fees include a copy of ‘How I wish I’d taught maths’.
About Craig Barton
Craig is a maths teacher, the TES Maths Adviser, the creator of mrbartonmaths.com and diagnosticquestions.com, host of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, and the author of the best-selling book ‘How I wish I’d taught maths’.
2th November 2019 | 14th January 2020 | 28th April 2020
St James C of E Primary and Nursery School, Okehampton
There have always been challenges that face EYFS practitioners, trying to juggle the balance between formal learning opportunities and inspiring children through a play-based learning approach. With Ofsted’s focus shifting towards the development of curriculum and the proposed introduction of a more knowledge based EYFS Framework, it is essential that practitioners continue to focus on how children learn and develop, using up to date research, as well as ensure that they are meeting the latest statutory requirements. Our challenge is to consider an innovative approach to what Outstanding Quality of Education in EYFS really is, considering both effective research and the practical elements of how this will look indoors and outdoors in a Nursery or Reception classroom.
This course is suitable for EYFS practitioners who have been teaching in EYFS for at least one year.
• Develop a deep understanding of the latest education theory of early learning and its implications for the design of curricula, teaching and assessment in EYFS
• Be able to apply over time these practices to your own classroom
• Create a network of EYFS practitioners that support and challenge each other to develop their practices over time
TSSW Members (DTSA, Exeter Consortium TSA, SWTSA): £295 per delegate. Other colleagues: £375 per delegate. Open to all EYFS practitioners.
About Suzie Stevens & Emma MacDonald
Suzie is Head of School at St James C of E Primary and Nursery School in Okehampton and also an SLE for EYFS for Dartmoor TSA. Suzie has over 25 years’ experience as an EYFS teacher, EYFS leader and as an EYFS Consultant.
Emma is EYFS Leader at St James C of E Primary and Nursery School in Okehampton and also a DLE for EYFS for Dartmoor TSA. Emma has over 14 years’ experience as a Nanny, an EYFS teacher and more recently, as an EYFS lead in a brand-new school.
An ILM approved programme in coaching techniques to enhance your leadership and enable you to develop others effectively
30th January 2020 |25th March 2020 |2nd July 2020
Explore coaching: facts and misconceptions
Understand simple human psychology
Practice coaching using OSKAR and GROW models
Explore using coaching in your own setting
Use a journal to support reflective practice
Deepen our understanding of self and our impact on others
Explore DISC® Personality Preferences
Understand coaching relationships
Practice coaching using OSKAR and GROW models
Know the 10 steps to embedding effective coaching practice and create a plan for the effective use of coaching in your setting
Share experiences of coaching
Explore successes and challenges of our practice
Use SPA and SPEAR models to work through solutions
Practice group coaching techniques
Learn how to continue to embed effective coaching practice using Appreciative Inquiry model
29th November 2019 | Exeter Race Course | #Lit19SW
Teaching Schools South West and the Ted Wragg Trust are delighted to inform you of this exciting opportunity to explore a range of approaches to whole school literacy development and to consider relevant and current appropriate classroom-based approaches.
Key note speakers
G Suite Discovery Session | 9am-12pm | If you’re new to Google for Education, the G Suite Discover Session will leave you with a working knowledge of how this free set of tools can benefit your school or college. Whether you’re looking to reduce workload, increase efficiency or save money; you’ll gain the skills, knowledge and advice you need to get going right away. The sessions are hands-on using Chromebooks provided on the day, so you’ll be able to put your new skills to good use right away!
Join us for a buffet lunch at 12.15pm then depart or stay for our ‘Going Further with Google’ session.
Going Further with Google | 1pm-3pm | Come along to our free ‘Going Further’ training to find out even more ways to get the very best out of Google for Education! You’ll learn about some more advanced uses of G Suite including Classroom, Sheets and Slides as well as the opportunity to dive deeper with Chromebooks. You’ll leave with fresh ideas for saving time and enhancing learning with our free set of tools.
“It was a strategic solution completely bespoke to us and our needs”. “The motivation to get on with learning has improved no end”. “Teacher workloads have reduced”. David Perkins, Headteacher, Littletown Primary Academy.
Depart or stay for the Computing Subject Leader Network meeting.
Computing Subject Leader Network | 3.15pm-4.15pm | An opportunity to meet with computing SLEs and discuss our next steps for computing across the TSSW partnership. This will include developing a TSSW computing curriculum / scheme of work.