Teacher Training!

We have received our school direct allocation for 2018/19 cohort:

Primary 4 places

Secondary – places in Art, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computing with ICT, English, MFL, History, Geography, Maths, PE.

UCAS will open on 26th October 2017 and our code is 12U (Mounts Bay Academy).

Further information on our Teacher Training pages.

BUT… PE will fill very quickly along with Primary and some other subjects. We can only take 1-2 trainees in our Secondary subjects. Be quick!

iPad courses

We have a number of courses arranged for using iPads – covering pretty much everything you can think of! They are useful for staff new to using iPads or those who have lots of gaps in their knowledge. They are also good if staff are thinking about the Apple Teacher status.

You can see our courses on Eventbrite:

Introduction to iPads

Enhancing Productivity with iPads

Fostering Creativity with iPads

Enhancing Learning with Pages

Enhancing Learning with KeyNote

Enhancing Learning with Numbers

Coding with Swift Playgrounds

Formative Assessment with iPads

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

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

Course: Building Circuits with the RaspberryPi

Book here:

Eventbrite

Building Circuits with the RaspberryPi

March 17, 2017 at 1:30PM

Mounts Bay Academy

Learn to construct basic circuits and program in Python using the RaspberryPi computer.

PROGRAMME (stc)

Time Topic
13:30 Welcome
13:45 What is the RaspberryPi?
14:15 Building Circuits
14:45 Coding in Python
15:15 Project Time – Explore circuits for yourself

SPEAKER
Simon Elliott
My name is Simon Elliott and I have been teaching since 1992. I graduated in ‘91 with a BSc. in Chemistry and took a PGCE 1992 in Science and Mathematics. From ‘92-’98, I taught Chemistry at 11-16 before moving into an LEA central team, supporting schools as the NGfL was rolled out with training and development of their IMS. For the last thirteen years I have taught IT from Key Stages 1 to 5, in maintained and independent schools, including boarding. I am now introducing CS at GCSE level and developing Python skills, as well as other IT programmes. I have also written bespoke Challenge Based Learning materials. Over the last two years I have developed an iPad 1:1 scheme developing hardware and software to ensure value for money as well as effective curriculum delivery. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator and the main trainer for the Penzance Apple RTC. I am available for consultancy in Cornwall about integrating digital creativity and Apple products.
All materials and resources used on this course will be made available to all delegates after the course.

HOST
Simon Elliott, selliott@mountsbay.org
Mounts Bay Academy
For further information: simon.elliott@computingatschool.org.uk

Electronic Privacy
Computing At School (CAS)/Network of Excellence (NoE) communicates with its interested parties by email. I understand that CAS/NoE will not pass on my email address to other organisations.

Data Protection Act 1998
CAS/NoE as part of the BCS Group will hold your personal data on its computer database and process it in accordance with the Act. This information may be accessed, viewed and used by CAS/NoE for administrative purposes and conducting market research. All of these purposes have been notified to the Commissioner. If you are based outside the European Economic Area (the ‘EEA’), information about you may be transferred outside the EEA in accordance with the requirements of the Act.
Full legal and privacy notices: http://www.bcs.org/category/5655

Course: Presentation Skills using Keynote on iOS

Book here: Eventbrite

KeyNote is a powerful multimedia presentation tool, so before jumping to PowerPoint, investigate the amazing things possible with this program, which incidentally comes free on a new iPad and which can read or write PowerPoint files.

Attendees should bring sample materials that they would want to present, in order to give you a focus for this practical session.

This session is run by our Director of Digital Technologies

Park along Boscathnoe Lane. Please bring Photo ID

Refreshments included

Course: An Introduction to iPads

You are welcome on this course to explore using an iPad.

Book here: Eventbrite

This course is for those who might be complete beginners with technology or those familiar with other computing platforms (Windows, MacOS or Android) and explains the core areas of using an iPad for day-to-day work.

We will look at setting up an iPad up, including adding email, how to add apps and those which are useful for letting your iPad feel more like a full computer. All questions answered!

We have iPads to use, but if you have yours, please bring along.

Park on Boscathnoe Lane. Please bring photo ID.

Refreshments included.

Course: An Introduction to Python and the RaspberryPi

If have an interest in coding and finding out more about the RaspberryPi, then this course is for you.

Book here:

Eventbrite

Friday 27th January 2017 at Mounts Bay Academy Pi Suite.

We will look at both the Python3 language and its use on the RaspberryPi computing platform (although the work will be transferrable to other systems running IDLE3).

We will investigate all areas of code development and you will leave with a confidence in using this popular language in the upper KS2 (Year 6) to KS4 (Year 11) curriculum.

You will also take away fully editable materials to use with your own classes.

Although aimed at teachers, this workshop is also suitable for those in the community with a particular interest in coding.

The workshop is run by our Director of Digital Technologies Simon Elliott

If you need further information please get in touch – enquiries@appliedminds.eu

Refreshments provided.

You can park along Boscathnoe Lane and please bring photo ID.

Workshop: A453 Controlled Assessment for OCR GTIN8 Problem

On behalf of Computing At School and the Network of Excellence

A453 Controlled Assessment Workshop for OCR – GTIN8 Problem

January 20, 2017 at 1:30PM

Book here:

Eventbrite

Mounts Bay Academy

In this workshop, delegates will investigate the OCR Controlled Assessment task on GTIN8 Barcodes and have the option to bring sample work from their students to discuss and moderate grades. The three sub-problems will be reviewed with sample, working cod

PROGRAMME (stc)

Time Topic
13:30 Welcome
13:40 Analyzing the problem
14:00 Solution to task 1
15:00 Solution to task 2
16:00 Solution to task 3

SPEAKER
Simon Elliott
My name is Simon Elliott and I have been teaching since 1992. For the last thirteen years I have taught IT from Key Stages 1 to 5, in maintained and independent schools, including boarding. I am now introducing CS at GCSE level and developing Python skills, as well as other IT programmes. I have also written bespoke Challenge Based Learning materials. Over the last two years I have developed an iPad 1:1 scheme developing hardware and software to ensure value for money as well as effective curriculum delivery. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator and the main trainer for the Penzance Apple RTC.
All materials and resources used on this course will be made available to all delegates after the course.

HOST
Simon Elliott, selliott@mountsbay.org
Mounts Bay Academy
For further information: simon.elliott@computingatschool.org.uk

Electronic Privacy
Computing At School (CAS)/Network of Excellence (NoE) communicates with its interested parties by email. I understand that CAS/NoE will not pass on my email address to other organisations.

Data Protection Act 1998
CAS/NoE as part of the BCS Group will hold your personal data on its computer database and process it in accordance with the Act. This information may be accessed, viewed and used by CAS/NoE for administrative purposes and conducting market research. All of these purposes have been notified to the Commissioner. If you are based outside the European Economic Area (the ‘EEA’), information about you may be transferred outside the EEA in accordance with the requirements of the Act.
Full legal and privacy notices: http://www.bcs.org/category/5655

Improving Teacher Programme

We are running this essential course soon, ideal for teachers who want to gain a set of skills and strategies to reach the next teaching level.

Book direct with us – hrodgers@mountsbay.org

Details below:

ITP 2017