Tuesday 18 May 2021 | 0930 - 1530 | Online
This masterclass is a follow-up from the successful ‘Curriculum Thinking’ masterclasses led by Mary Myatt, Tom Sherrington and John Tomsett.
Mary Myatt will be thinking about curriculum design, implementation and leadership implications and this masterclass will include an extended presentation, as well as time for questions and discussion on future
Cost | £50 per delegate
Masterclass Leader | Mary Myatt is an education adviser, writer and speaker. She trained as an RE teacher and is a former Local Authority adviser and inspector. She engages with pupils, teachers and leaders about learning, leadership and the curriculum.
Mary has written extensively about leadership, school improvement and the curriculum:
‘High Challenge, Low Threat’, ‘Hopeful Schools’ and ‘The Curriculum: Gallimaufry to Coherence’ and ‘Back on Track’. She has also established Myatt & Co an online platform with films for teachers, including Teaching Assistants and leaders including Governors.
Mary has been a Governor in three schools, and a Trustee for a Multi Academy Trust.
She co-founded the RE Quality Mark, is Chair of the Board for the Centre for Education and Youth and is a member of the curriculum advisory group for Oak National Academy.
Session 1 | Tuesday 18 May 2021 | 1100 - 1200 | Microsoft Teams
Session 2 | Tuesday 25 May 2021 | 1100 - 1200 | Microsoft Teams
This two-part online course will focus on three types of neurodiversity: Dyslexia, Autism and ADHD.
Teaching Assistants will come to appreciate the importance of supporting executive functioning skills in neuro-diverse pupils and to understand their broader role in supporting pupils with dyslexic profiles, Autism and ADHD in school.
1. To know what ‘exemplary’ Teaching Assistant/pupil interaction looks like.
2. To understand the role of the Teaching Assistant (TA) in supporting students/pupils with dyslexic profiles.
1. To understand the role of the Teaching Assistant (TA) in supporting students/pupils with autism and/or ADHD.
2. To appreciate the importance of supporting executive functioning skills in neuro-diverse students/pupils.
Target Audience | Teaching Assistants
Trainer | Karen Sewell was the SENDCO at Kingsbridge Community College until 2017 and is an experienced SEND SLE for SWTSA and a SEND Associate for Education South West. Karen is also a SEND Governor.
Cost | SWTSA free (included in membership fees) | TSSW Members £60 | Other Colleagues £65
Secondary Maths Network Meeting
Wednesday 10 March 2021 | 1400 - 1600 | Online
This network meeting is intended to create a support network in which schools can share ideas and effective practice and discuss issues about Maths GCSEs. The focus will be on practical solutions to common challenges in order to gain expert advice and guidance from examiners and other lead professionals.
Tom Francome, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Mathematical Cognition (CMC) in Loughborough University’s Mathematics Education Centre, will be leading a session on:
'Mixing Things Up’ – Adapting and Extending for Mixed-Attainment Teaching.
Tom has taught Mathematics for many years in Birmingham schools, most notably leading his Department to win the TES Award for 'Maths Team of the Year 2015'. He has also contributed lesson materials for the EEF-funded project on Best Practice in Mixed-Attainment Teaching for which he was awarded the 2016 BCF-BERA Routledge Curriculum Journal Prize.
Tom's role as CMC Senior Fellow is to connect practitioners with research; integrating basic research, academic scholarship, and practical experience. He is currently researching the nature of practising in Mathematics and co-author of Practising Mathematics: developing the Mathematician as well as the Mathematics.
Lucy Welzel | DTSA Specialist Leader of Education | Woodroffe School, Dorset
Max Wallace | DTSA Specialist Leader of Education | Queen Elizabeth Academy, Crediton
Cost | TSSW Members Free | Other Colleagues £25 per delegate
Colleagues will be invited to share ideas and effective practice with the group.
Introduction to Mindfulness | Amanda Tyler | Sunrise Psychology
Monday 29 March 2021 | 1545 – 1645 | Zoom
Mindfulness has never felt so important in our busy lives.
By bringing our awareness to the present moment with a sense of curiosity and kindness (therefore not judging what we are experiencing), a wealth of research on mindfulness shows how it can improve our well-being.
This one hour session aims to define mindfulness and introduce some mindfulness techniques to you that you can use in your daily life. We will also briefly explore some of the research around mindfulness and emotional well-being.
This introductory session is suitable for everyone.
There is a limit of 15 places and this session is live, not recorded.
As it is a live interactive session, you are encouraged to have your microphones and cameras switched on.
Cost | SWTSA Members FREE | TSSW Members £20 | Other Colleagues £25
More about Amanda Tyler:
Amanda is an Educational Psychologist who teaches Mindfulness to adults and children.
Having trained with the University of Exeter, she is eligible for the UK listing of Mindfulness teachers.
Amanda runs courses for adults on using Mindfulness to help manage stress and also runs bespoke courses for teachers to support their emotional well-being. In addition, Amanda has taught Mindfulness to over 1000 pupils.