Teaching School Newsletter March 2017

Please find below the latest Teaching School Newsletter for March 2017 for the South West – a big region!

This extract sums up the key role Teaching Schools are continuing to play in keeping schools engaged and improving.

Challenge 4 in the South West – Embedding System Leadership
“Every type of school is engaged with a Teaching School Alliance by Summer 2018”
This spring edition of the TSC SW newsletter is hot on the heels of the Education South West Conference 2017 led by the Regional Schools Commissioner in Exeter on 9th March. Both Sir David Carter, NSC and Rebecca Clark, our SW RSC challenged the region with the need to increase the scope and coverage of teaching school alliances to ensure all schools are engaged and no school is left in isolation. In response we urge all teaching school leaders to review your alliance and the schools that access the full breadth of CPD, ITT and school improvement support through your teaching school activity, to ensure:
1. All schools are aware that the CPD / ITT / school support they participate in is through a teaching school; and
2. All teaching schools actively seek to involve new schools especially schools affected by rural isolation and sparsity.
The TSC SW team has been actively working with teaching schools across the region and developing relationships with Local Authority, RSC, MAT and diocese colleagues in particular, through participation in the new Sub Regional Improvement Boards led by the RSC. It is anticipated that with the new Strategic School Improvement Fund being rolled out in the summer term, teaching schools will have a significant role to play in providing school support through larger-scale thematic projects over the next 2-3 years through the Boards and sub regional brokerage hubs.

You can read the whole newsletter here:

March 2017 TSC SW Newsletter

Annual Conference 3rd July 2017

We would like to invite you to our 4th Annual Conference on Monday 3rd July. We hope you will join us at the Headland Hotel, Newquay for a day of discovering strategies and bringing people together with a shared purpose.

The educational landscape is always changing and evolving, but we want to focus on the wellbeing and deeper challenges affecting our young people with some leading practitioners who will share their experiences and offer practical solutions.

Keynotes confirmed:

Dominic Peckham (Conductor & Choral Expert)
Dr Janet Rose (Emotion Coaching & Norland College)
Luke Rodgers & Karylle Phillips (Foster Focus)

Some schools have already block-booked places, so avoid disappointment you are encouraged to at least reserve your place now. We will be releasing further details on keynote and workshop themes in April.

Conference 2017

To make enquiries or to reserve any places, please fill out the Enquiry Form below. Reserved places need to be confirmed by mid May.

Please select a ticketing option appropriate for organisation.
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Course: National Award for Middle Leaders

National Award for Middle Leaders

Programme Overview

The National Award for Middle Leaders (NAML) is an SSAT (Specialist Schools and Academies Trust)
designed course for aspiring, new or established Middle Leaders.

Middle leaders have an essential role in translating a school’s vision into practice and the most effective schools seek to continuously develop and build these individuals into high-performing leaders.

Applied Minds Teaching School is an SSAT-approved licensed school with trained trainers from Primary & Secondary schools who run the course over a number of two hour twilights.

Course Modules
1. Vision and values
2. Developing your leadership approach
3. Leading your team day-to-day
4. What makes the most effective teaching and learning?
5. Observation for improvement
6. Leading and managing innovation and change

Venue: Mounts Bay Academy, Boscathnoe Lane, Penzance TR18 3JT
Dates: Wednesdays – 19th April, 26th April, 3rd May, 10th May, 17th May, 24th May
Times: 3:30 – 5:30pm

Cost: The 6 modules cost £200 per person (includes delivery, course materials, registration &
certification, refreshments). Your school will be invoiced.

*Places are limited, so for more information or to book please email hrodgers@mountsbay.org

SSAT

Time to re-think learning?

This is a useful article if you are intent on raising students ready for post-school and equipped:

Quick email to access the document – Modern Learners

Quote from the article:

The modern world demands that we create the conditions in our classrooms and schools where students have freedom to pursue their questions, not ours, where they can create their own curriculum, and design their own paths to mastery. Classrooms where they act as apprentice learners who work with teachers who are master learners, first and foremost, not where they are seen as “empty vessels to be filled with knowledge.”

Education needs to change.

National Award for Middle Leaders

We are pleased to be hosting this course starting after Easter.

The National Award for Middle Leaders (NAML) is an SSAT (Specialist Schools and Academies Trust) designed course for aspiring, new or established Middle Leaders.

Middle leaders have an essential role in translating a school’s vision into practice and the most effective schools seek to continuously develop and build these individuals into high-performing leaders.

Applied Minds Teaching School is SSAT-approved & licensed to run the course. Our trained trainers from Primary and Secondary phases run the course over a number of two hour twilights.

The course modules are:

Vision and values
Developing your leadership approach
Leading your team day-to-day
What makes the most effective teaching and learning?
Observation for improvement
Leading and managing innovation and change

The cost for the 6 modules is £200 per person (includes delivery, course materials, registration & certification, refreshments). The course will start at Mounts Bay Academy on Wednesday 19th April at 3:30 – 5:30, then the following 5 Wednesdays finishing on 24th May.

If you would like to book a place or would like further details on the course please get in touch with Helen Rodgers (Teaching School Administrator) hrodgers@mountsbay.org

Full details can also be found on the SSAT website: SSAT – NAML

STEM in Cornwall event

A twilight “STEM in Cornwall” Showcase and networking event is being held at Truro College on the 1st of February from 5-7pm.

This is a free opportunity to meet with a range of other teachers, local STEM employers and outside agencies (RSC, IOP, STEM Ambassador network, National STEM centre, Maths Hub).

The aim of the event is to help get likeminded STEM educators together to build relationships and partnerships to continue to improve STEM education and opportunity in Cornwall. It will also give you an opportunity to find out how we might tap into national initiatives to enrich our curriculum.

Sign up is here and the event is completely free.