We have been reading several interesting books over the past year and reviewing them at our regular meetings. Here’s a review a Headteacher has done of Leadership Matters by Andy Buck:
Review Leadership Matters
We are now all reading Hopeful Schools by Mary Myatt and will review that in September.
We are looking forward to our Conference on 3rd July. We’d like to introduce one of our keynote speakers in more detail.
Dominic Peckham. website
We first heard Dominic speak at the SSAT National Conference 2016 and knew we wanted to invite him to join us. Dominic is very dynamic and will certainly bring a powerful and lively start to our day!
‘Dominic Peckham is a conductor of immense energy and focus delivering ‘gutsy, raw and exciting performances’. Internationally renowned in his conducting and pioneering educational work, Peckham appears regularly on TV and Radio.‘
Here’s a short clip from the SSAT Conference:
Youtube SSAT Conference
He will also be hosting a small workshop for those interested in drawing out the best in those who love to sing! We hope to have a small group of students who can join us for this who will then perform at the close of the conference.
Email Helen Rodgers for further details on the conference and to book places: email@example.com
A free information evening for graduates, career changers and those thinking about teaching.
Teacher Training Evening
Flyer – ITT Info Evening Cornwall – 24 April 2017
Get in touch with us if you have any questions or can’t make the evening:
firstname.lastname@example.org 01736 352321
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
Great article to get you thinking about your school setting:
Cook or Chef?
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.
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.
To make enquiries or to reserve any places, please fill out the Enquiry Form below. Reserved places need to be confirmed by mid May.
National Award for Middle Leaders
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.
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 email@example.com
So, this magazine looks good – free too!
You can download the PDF or subscribe to have the print copy sent to you.
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.