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.
Microsoft Teams Series | 2020-2021 | Training for School Administrators Delivered by: Broadclyst EdTech Demonstrator
Designed for Administrators, Project Administrators, PAs and Office Support Staff, this training will be delivered in three sessions and covers the essentials of Microsoft Teams - from working with channels and managing meetings to collaborating with other Microsoft applications.
Workshop 1 | Thursday 25 February 2021 | 1330 – 1500 | Online (Microsoft Teams)
Workshop 2 | Thursday 4 March 2021 1330 – 1500 | Online (Microsoft Teams)
Workshop 3 | Thursday 11 March 2021 1330 – 1500 | Online (Microsoft Teams)
Cost | FREE for TSSW Members
Please note - in order to access the course for free, you will be required to complete an additional simple information form, which will be sent to you under separate cover.
This enables the Department for Education (DfE) and Edtech Demonstrator to track engagement in the programme.
Without the completed form, there could be a charge for attending.
Trainers | Delivered by Broadclyst Community Primary School (BCPS), part of the Cornerstone Academy Trust.
BCPS have designated DfE EdTech Demonstrator School status.
The EdTech programme is delivered by a consortium, including the National Grid for Learning, Sheffield Hallam University and The Education Foundation and provide expert technical support to other schools in the region, facilitating access to Google and Microsoft’s free education platforms and also run a range of EdTech live events.
The Bristol Hub of the Chartered College of Teaching at Orchard School, Bristol - The Value of Feedback FREE Webinar
Wednesday 3 February 2021 | 1600 - 1715 | Online
Theme 1: The Practical Implementation of Whole School Coaching
Theme 2: The Impact of Incremental Coaching Models
Theme 3: An Introduction to the EEF and The Research Schools Network
A free, online gathering of like-minded professionals on the theme of the importance and value of feedback, for student outcomes as well as for colleagues’ own professional development.
Module 1: Tuesday 20 April 2021 Setting the scene: the evidence behind the disadvantage gap.
Module 2: Friday 7 May 2021 In the classroom: an excellent teacher in front of every class.
Module 3: Tuesday 25 May 2021 Structured interventions: providing targeted academic support.
Module 4: Monday 14 June 2021 In the school: addressing non-academic barriers to success.
Module 5: Friday 25 June 2021 Parental engagement & Attendance and Completing implementation plans.
All Modules | 1000 to 1200 | Online delivery via Zoom
This programme seeks to explore practical, evidence-informed approaches for closing the poverty-related attainment gap. Engaging with the best available evidence on high quality teaching, targeted academic support and school-wide approaches, delegates will develop and implement a Pupil Premium strategy fit for their setting so that all pupils can flourish.
Target Audience | Headteachers, Governors, Pupil Premium Co-ordinators and School Leaders supporting disadvantaged students.
Note that we strongly recommend at least two members of the same school attend to aid collaboration.
Cost | TSSW members FREE | Non-TSSW Members £150
Introductory Session | Wednesday 17 March 2021 | 1600 - 1730
Follow-Up Session | Wednesday 28 April 2021 | 1600 - 1730
Learning about the roots of the English Language offers a key to understanding new words and enriching vocabulary.
As highlighted in Alex Quigley's influential book ' Closing the Vocabulary Gap' Gap' (2018), building knowledge of etymology and morphology in the classroom can help pupils to develop greater 'word consciousness', which in turn enables them to better understand and use language.
In this free CPD session, we will:
*explore key Latin and Greek root words that feature frequently in English
*explore the importance of Tier 2 and Tier 3 words in the English Language
*discuss implicit and explicit strategies for teaching vocabulary in the KS2/3 classroom
*share resources that can be used to support the teaching of etymology at KS2/3
*provide information about how to access free advice and funding from Classics for All to support the introduction or development of classical subjects in your school
Trainer | Charlie Andrew
Charlie is the Training and Resources Manager at Classics for All.
She previously taught Latin and classics at Greig City Academy in Haringey and in various primary schools around London.
Alongside her Word Roots materials, Charlie has developed a range of exciting and accessible ancient language and culture courses for Key Stage 2 and KS3 pupils (Maximum Classics, Mega Greek and Basil Batrakhos).
Four 60/90-minute webinars | Presentation + Q&A | Live on Microsoft Teams
This well-being webinar series will focus on student / pupil mental health and cover the important topics of self-harm, eating disorders and substance abuse - the signs and how to react in the first instance.
Each webinar will include strategies to help spot the signs and guidance on what to do to help students with articulating and regulating their own situations and emotions.
Suitable for classroom practitioners, Teaching Assistants and pastoral leaders.
Webinar 1 | Eating Disorders | The signs and how to react in the first instance | Jenny Langley
Tuesday 26 January 2021 | 1530 – 1700
Webinar 2 | Self-Harm | The signs and how to react in the first instance | Jenny Langley
Tuesday 16 March 2021 | 1530 – 1700
Webinar 3 | Substance use and Risky Behaviours | Ian Macdonald
Monday 10 May 2021 | 1530 – 1700
Webinar 4 | The teen brain matters : A workshop for teachers | Jo Billington
TBC (Summer Term) two x 90 minute sessions
Per webinar | SWTSA Free | TSSW £20 | Other Colleagues £25
All four webinars (*four for the price of three*) | SWTSA Free | TSSW £60 | Other Colleagues £75
Jo is a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Reading and an Affiliate Lecturer in SEND and Inclusion in the School of Education at Oxford Brookes University.
Her teaching and research centres on the lived experiences of students in mainstream schools with a specific focus on well-being. In addition to her academic work, Jo is a mental health trainer for the Charlie Waller Trust, where she works directly with school staff, parent-carers and students to promote good mental health in learners with and without SEND.
Jenny is a Chartered Accountant, an author and a mental health expert, as well as a mum with six children age between 16 and 30 and loves the challenges and chaos that they bring into her busy home. When it all gets too much she goes running.
When her eldest son recovered from anorexia over ten years ago Jenny left her City job behind and has since focused her attention on raising awareness of mental health and emotional resilience of young people.
She has a special interest in prevention, early intervention and crisis management in the school environment, which she follows through her involvement with the Charlie Waller Trust.
Ian has held various roles in public health including Healthy Schools, You’re Welcome, substance misuse services and HeadStart. He teaches on young people’s health, including devising CPD programmes on mental health, substance use and relationship and sexuality education, as well as currently teaching for the Open University.
This event is organised by SWTSA.
Monday 25 January 2021 | 1600 - 1700
Devonport High School for Boys are leading a FREE webinar on Student Digital Leaders.
This will be a whole school approach and will look at the benefits of developing a suitably qualified team of student Digital Leaders in school.
Digital Leaders can help to lighten the workload of Teachers of Computing and the school IT Help Desk.
DHSB is one of the Department for Education's EdTech Demonstrator Schools.
We are pleased to promote the next webinar led by EdTech National Demonstrator School, Devonport High School for Boys.
Monday 14 December 2020 | 1600 - 1700
Hosted by Paul Scott, Head of Computer Science and Claire Buckler, Director of Learning Commons
Free to attend.
This short webinar will focus on using the Chromebook to deliver Computer Science across all Key Stages, looking at programming and how to offer a paperless classroom.
Suitable for schools who are preparing for remote learning.
We are aware that School Leaders are working collaboratively through unprecedented challenges to keep schools safe for our children, young people and staff, and that these demands weigh heavily.
We are pleased to be working with Devon Schools Leadership Services to provide ‘Leaders Together,’ a new informal, weekly support group for School and Trust Leaders from Devon and beyond.
This is intended to be drop-in facility within a friendly, non-judgemental, safe environment to share experiences and information and to support each other.
The sessions will be facilitated by experienced leaders, Rachel Shaw, CEO of Exeter Learning Academy Trust (Primary) and Matthew Shanks, CEO of Education South West (Secondary).
Weekly | Thursdays | 1545-1630 |Microsoft Teams