Articles By Helen Rodgers

NPQ & Career Development programmes

We are keen to develop those who are new to the profession and also those further into their careers as teachers.

We have offered various courses including ITP, OTP and NAML. Since the NPQ suite of qualifications have been re-launched we are offering the NPQML which has been successfully running since April 2018.

We are working in partnership with SSAT (the schools, students and teachers network) to deliver the programme.

SSAT is committed to professional development through this programme:

SSAT’s commitment to middle leadership

SSAT are committed to supporting and developing high quality middle leadership. We know how important middle leadership is to the success of any school – they are the invaluable connection between teaching in classrooms and the wider leadership vision and strategy. We also recognise that the roles of middle leaders and middle leadership cannot be narrowly defined; the terms capture such a broad range of responsibilities across school types, phases and contexts – pastoral and academic, departmental and whole-school.

We embrace this diversity and complexity. The NPQML will focus on the essentials that transcend good middle leadership in all settings, whilst allowing for contextualisation and particularisation. We are committed to ensuring our training is evidence based and draws upon the latest research.

About the NPQML

The NPQML follows a school-led approach. The NPQML offers a flexible modular approach and provides all the resources required for partners to successfully deliver training.’

Module overview:

* Introduction to the NPQML
* Vision, values and the moral purpose
* Leading and managing innovation and change
* Managing resources and risks
* Data analysis for performance and progress
* Evidence based teaching and learning
* Leading strategic improvement
* Developing your leadership approach
* Building a high-performance team
* Support and challenge – holding yourself and others to account
* Developing yourself and others
* Collaboration and partnership

Applied Minds is committed to professional development and enabling schools to grow their own leaders:

The programme develops the skills, knowledge and behaviours that are needed to be a high-performing middle leader and drive school improvement strategies and team performance. The programme is aimed at teaching staff in primary, secondary and special school settings with responsibility for leading a team.

The course is delivered by a team of exceptional school leaders through a blended learning approach.

Our current Cohort have been amazing and we have enjoyed working with them on their whole-school projects and assignment. Some have been able to secure promotions since starting the course:

Quotes from our Cohort:

‘It was useful to reflect on our different priorities and future goals’
‘Making links between my personal vision and the school’s, and discussing what this wuold look like in the classroom’
‘Deeper understanding of effective project management’
‘Talking about approaches and priorities in teaching and learning’
‘Conversations re: progression pathways and identifying development needs’

Cohort 1 have given 100% overall feedback in all the modules as ‘Excellent’.

We are now taking applications for our next Cohort starting on 9th May.

Download our flyer:

Get in touch for more details and to secure your place:

Helen Rodgers enquiries@appliedminds.eu

Helen Rodgers
Program Administrator
01736 352321

Accelerate – CPD for early career teachers

Please find below details of a new DfE initiative to provide CPD for those in the first 5 years of teaching. This is part of their Recruitment and Retention strategy:

The four-term Accelerate programme begins early Spring Term 2019 and will rapidly develop your skills to improve outcomes for the young people you teach and benefit your wider school community. Funded by the Department for Education, it’s open to teachers in the first five years of their careers who are teaching in schools that meet our eligibility criteria. Places are limited – you can register your place today, or visit the contact us page to sign up to receive updates if you’re not yet ready to apply.

Research Circles

We at Applied Minds Teaching School are always striving to be open minded about progress and new ideas. We like to explore, engage with other leading educational professionals and trial and test new thinking in teaching and learning. We believe this innovative way of thinking enables us to re-think how ‘CPD’ is done and really begin to be evidence informed and research savvy.

We have created a number of research ‘circles’ which aim to discover over the course of a term what the latest research and thinking is and discuss and agree what and how it can be tried and tested in each of our settings. We are working cross-phase and encourage a system of shared responsibility and collaboration.

We are exploring a number of groups including:

3-18 Curriculum
Maths
PE
Cognitive Science
PSHE
REAL
Senco
RE
English/Literacy
IT/ICT
Artificial Intelligence
EYFS
Outdoor Learning

If you want to find out more or join us on this journey with any of the groups, do get in touch:

Helen Rodgers
Teaching School Administrator
hrodgers@mountsbay.org
01736 352321

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Applied Minds Teaching School

PE Research & Innovation Group

You are welcome to join our newly formed group of PE leads to develop teaching and learning through a focus on evidence based research and discussion.

For further details on this and any of our other Research and CPD circles, please contact us: John Rodgers (Research Director & Lead Practitioner) jrodgers@mountsbay.org

For our initial meeting we are getting together to experience a ‘wow’ moment of inspiration, then discuss how we can use the latest evidence and practice based developments to lead, advocate and innovate in Physical Education, Sports and Physical Activity.

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Applied Minds Teaching School

Trauma Informed Schools

You are invited to attend a Trauma Informed Schools Training delivered by Psychotherapist Ellie Baker.

Monday 28th January 4pm-7pm

Mounts Bay Academy (Main Hall)

Overview of course content:

-The neuroscience and psychology of child and adolescent mental health and mental ill-health: what every teacher needs to know.

-Model One:
ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) study and Protective Factors in schools that change children’s lives

-Model Two:
Professor Jaak Panksepp’s model of mental health, mental ill-health and theory of change

-Model Three:

PROTECT/RELATE/REGULATE/REFLECT

-The role of emotionally available adults in schools: Benefit to staff and students
-‘I wish my teacher knew’ They want to tell us. Are we ready to hear
-Key skills in responding to and understanding challenging and/or trauma triggered behaviour.

Trauma Informed Schools Training

You are invited to attend a Trauma Informed Schools Training delivered by Psychotherapist Ellie Baker.

Overview of course content:

-The neuroscience and psychology of child and adolescent mental health and mental ill-health: what every teacher needs to know.

-Model One:
ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) study and Protective Factors in schools that change children’s lives

-Model Two:
Professor Jaak Panksepp’s model of mental health, mental ill-health and theory of change

-Model Three:

PROTECT/RELATE/REGULATE/REFLECT

-The role of emotionally available adults in schools: Benefit to staff and students
-‘I wish my teacher knew’ They want to tell us. Are we ready to hear
-Key skills in responding to and understanding challenging and/or trauma triggered behaviour.

Restorative Leadership Programme

Contact us for more details: rjames@mountsbay.org

This course includes a Level 3 Award accredited by Cornwall College.

The programme is free due to funding from the European Social Fund.

Cohorts starting from January 2019 in Penzance, with the option of further Cohorts in other locations in Cornwall in 2020.