07
Jul
2020

Running Virtual Governance Meetings (Live Edtech Event)

07-07-2020 2:30 pm -4:00 pm
Running Virtual Governance Meetings (Live Edtech Event)

Recent events have forced organisations to work in more flexible ways, leveraging digital tools to overcome geography and social distancing barriers. This session will explain how you can hold online governance meetings, store relevant papers and agendas securely and promote a connected approach to trusteeship.


Provider: Cornerstone Academy Trust

08
Jul
2020

EdTech Think Tank: In Conversation with London Demonstrators - Preparing for a successful September return

08-07-2020 3:30 pm
EdTech Think Tank: In Conversation with London Demonstrators - Preparing for a successful September return

The EdTech Demonstrator Schools are now putting on a series of 'Edtech Think Tanks' run by the national network of Demonstrator schools and colleges. 

We would like to invite to the South West to join the EdTech Think Tank, a new webinar series being hosted by the Edtech Demonstrator Schools and members of the Edtech Demonstrators project team.

 

The first Edtech Think Tank session is being held on Wednesday July 8th from 3.30pm – 4.45pm and will be “In Conversation with” the London EdTech Demonstrator Schools focusing in on:

Preparing for a successful September return”

In this Live Q&A session the London EdTech Demonstrator schools: Heronsgate Primary School, Shacklewell Primary School, Cheam Common Junior School and Reach Academy Feltham will offer their thoughts and feelings about the current hybrid learning scenarios playing out in education today and look towards the new school year

Audience members will have the opportunity to pose questions to the panel, for example; the challenges each school faced when first setting their digital strategies, what it took to get leadership buy in, and how their teachers have adjusted to the disruptions over the recent months.

09
Jul
2020

Becoming an evidence-informed teacher: The learning opportunities and pedagogical demands of teaching remotely

09-07-2020 4:00 pm
Becoming an evidence-informed teacher: The learning opportunities and pedagogical demands of teaching remotely

EEF LogoIn this webinar aimed at NQTs, RQTs and early-career teachers, Lorwyn Randall from the Education Endowment Foundation will explore what it means to be an evidence-informed teacher, what the evidence states in terms of 'getting it right', and what recent practice has shown about the opportunities and demands for remote teaching and learning.

14
Jul
2020

School Leaders: The importance of our own wellbeing to lead inclusive schools

14-07-2020 4:00 pm
School Leaders: The importance of our own wellbeing to lead inclusive schools

In this webinar designed specifically for Headteachers and Senior Leaders, presenters Ian Hunkin and Julia Steward will give an overview of the professional obligation leaders maintain for their own wellbeing in order to effectively lead inclusive schools. Through the session, Ian will present an overview of the evidence from research on the impact of stress on wellbeing, while Julia will explore strategies for sustaining resilience for leadership, with a particular focus on health and wellbeing.

31
Jul
2020

Secondary Maths Teacher Subject Specialism Training TSST Online Course

31-07-2020
Secondary Maths Teacher Subject Specialism Training TSST Online Course

Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) have successfully set up, in agreement with the DfE, an online TSST course to enable non-specialists to become Secondary Maths teachers.  This is the first of its type in the country and is available only in the Southwest of England at present, and is in response to the current circumstances schools are facing.

Its features are:

  1. This one-off course will comprise 30 hours live online training, and will be available even during school closure periods
  2. The programme is entirely free and is designed to be delivered when teachers are not teaching – so no cover costs
  3. Successful applicants will have their TRNs adapted to reflect their new status as Maths teachers
  4. The course will be delivered by experts such as Teaching For Mastery Specialists or SLEs
  • Teachers who successfully complete the course will qualify for a £200 bursary for their school – for each participant

Please share will your teaching staff – this is a unique opportunity.  Planned dates to be clarified in the very near future.  To apply please click on the embedded link on the flyer.


£200 bursary for each participant's school 


 Link : 
https://www.cpdportal-sw.org/find-documents/document-categories/tsst-secondary-maths-tsst-online-training-flyer/viewdocument

01
Sep
2020

Curriculum Specialists - Create an Ambitious Curriculum

01-09-2020
Curriculum Specialists - Create an Ambitious Curriculum

Ambition Institute is partnering with Teaching Schools South West to deliver Curriculum Specialists, an evidence-informed programme helping middle leaders to improve pupil outcomes through quality teaching. It will support them to create an ambitious curriculum across their subject or specialist area and make sure it’s successfully implemented, monitored and measured.

This programme is designed to develop the knowledge and associated skills that, through research, we have identified as being central to middle leaders responsible for subject curriculum. With this knowledge, participants will develop the expertise to meaningfully tackle the challenges they commonly face in their role. It will support them to create an ambitious curriculum across their subject or specialist area and make sure it’s successfully implemented, monitored and measured.

The programme is for middle leaders responsible for curriculum design in a subject area or department. To register please complete the form below.

If you have any queries please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Download Flyer 

 

01
Sep
2020

Curriculum Leaders - Lead an Ambitious Curriculum

01-09-2020
Curriculum Leaders - Lead an Ambitious Curriculum

Ambition Institute is partnering with Teaching Schools South West to deliver Curriculum Specialists, an evidence-informed programme helping middle leaders to improve pupil outcomes through quality teaching.

This programme is designed to develop the knowledge and associated skills that, through research, we have identified as being central to middle leaders responsible for subject curriculum. With this knowledge, participants will develop the expertise to meaningfully tackle the challenges they commonly face in their role. It will support them to create an ambitious curriculum across their subject or specialist area and make sure it’s successfully implemented, monitored and measured.

The programme is for middle leaders responsible for curriculum design in a subject area or department. To register please complete the form below.

Download Flyer 

If you have any queries please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

01
Sep
2020

Secondary Early Career Framework for NQT

01-09-2020
Secondary Early Career Framework for NQT

Teach First, in partnership with TSSW, is offering all Secondary NQTs the opportunity to take up the Teach First ‘Early Career Framework’ Programme in 2020-2021.

 

The main features of the offer are:
  1. Premium quality programme: Teach First is a leading national training provider which has developed a premium ECF programme for NQTs and NQT+1 through a team of leading expert national advisers 

  2. Blended learning approach: The programme combines self-directed study through a state-of-the-art learning platform, group seminars and instructional coaching with the in-school Mentor; the approach is not reliant on NQTs going off-site, which in the COVID-19 recovery phase will maximise time spent in lessons. \

  3. Builds high impact mentoring: NQT mentor will receive training and support to hone instructional coaching skills. Mentors will have full access to the ECF learning platform, so they can track and support NQT progress.

  4. Free programme with unlimited places: the DfE are rolling out early the ECF in response to COVID 19 to strengthen support for NQTs who would have had a shortened teacher training year. All aspects of training for NQTs and Mentors are free. Cover costs and travel expenses will also be significantly reduced. 

  5. Combining strong local expertise: TSSW will play a key partnership role in delivery, building on the excellent TSSW ECF programme delivered by John Stanier this year. Early career leads from TSSW will be trained to deliver aspects of the Teach First programme, including the webinars for NQTs and Mentors and as well as Mentor Group Sessions. This enables us to combine strong local expertise with a premium national programme.

  6. Further information about the programme can be found:
  • Programme Flyers and PPT: can be downloaded here.
  • There is a recorded webinar you can watch here.

To book a place for a free place for an NQT for 2020-2021:

  • Have to hand NQT details (including their new school email address if possible) and Mentor details
  • Complete booking by Friday 10thJuly 2020
01
Sep
2020

One Year Early Careers/NQT Programme

01-09-2020
£275.00
One Year Early Careers/NQT Programme

Devon Teaching School and Ambition Institute have formed a partnership to provide all the benefits of the Early Career Framework online training together with the DTSP’s outstanding personalised face-to-face NQT programme.

Ambition Institute are one of the four DfE licensed pilot organisations delivering the Early Career Framework. Due to the particular needs of this cohort of NQTs the DfE have agreed to widen the pilot to work with other delivery partners. This means that this programme will receive the full first year of the ECF programme which is fully funded by the DfE. DTSP will provide seven face to face sessions across the year to extend and develop this programme. This will include peer and school visits to observe high quality teaching and learning to help mitigate their missed final Teaching Practice and complement their in school support. NQTs will still be fully qualified at the end of their first year. There will then be an option to continue on into the second year of ECF.

Key Features:

-Experienced, nationally recognised Course Leader

-Comprehensive one year ECF programme supported by high quality research into practice from Ambition

-Committed, supportive cohorts of 15-20 NQTs, grouped together locally

-Experienced Senior Leaders /SLEs delivering key subject sessions

-Sessions personalised and adapted to the needs of NQTs

-Ongoing sessions focusing on themes that develop classroom effective classroom practice

-Opportunities to explore quality teaching and learning through visiting a partner school

-Coaching Training for Mentors

Cost: Ambition ECF element of programme fully funded; DTSP face to face £275. Total: £275 (£250 partner schools)

Venues: 

Trinity Primary School, Exeter

Woodlands Park School, Ivybridge

Roundswell Primary, Barnstaple

To Book: For further questions or to book contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further details of the programme, including course outline and key features, can be found on our website http://dpscitt.ac.uk/377/nqt-course-202021