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Networks provide a strong and supportive professional learning community, ideal for leaders and teachers who wish to work together to explore best practice education from a national and local perspective. They provide the opportunity for professionals to collaborate and share strategies to improve outcomes and experiences for pupils in all schools.

SEND 

The SEND network is a space to explore practical issues impacting SENDCos, share new ideas and to see things from another angle. Sometimes seeing things with fresh eyes can give us all a lift!

This network will include:

  • Bid writing and paperwork
  • Making the best use of TAs; including TA appraisal
  • How can we support parents?
  • Supporting children with specific needs (exploring the 4 areas of need)
  • Work-life balance/thinking outside the box

DATES

Tuesday 23rd November 2021 - 4-5.30pm online
Tuesday 1st February 2022 - 1-3.00pm at Farnsfield
Tuesday 12th April 2022 - 4-5.30pm online
Wednesday 18th May 2022 - 1-3.00pm at Farnsfield
Tuesday 21st June 2022 - 4-5.30pm online

VENUE FOR FACE TO FACE SESSIONS

Farnsfield St Michael's C of E Primary School, Branston Avenue, Farnsfield, Newark, NG22 8JZ

NETWORK LEAD

Jennie Dendy, Teacher/SENDCo/Wellbeing Lead - Farnsfield St Michael's C of E Primary School.

ABOUT JENNIE

Jennie has over 20 years primary teaching experience, 6 of those as a SENCo and more recently Family SENCo for a group of 8 schools, including secondary. This involves mentoring new SENCos, moderating bid writing, observing HLN panel, leading staff training and working with the Local Authority. Jennie has developed new ways of working within her own school context to support SEN children and ensure an inclusive environment for them all. She is passionate about working with parents.

COST

Non-Members Standard Members
(3 for 2 offer available)
Full Members
(max inc places apply)
£250 per person £200 per person Free

 

 


CONTACT

Please email Trish O'Malley, Teaching School Administrator p.omalley@minster.notts.sch.uk if you have any questions.
 

Christian Distinctiveness 

The vision for this network is for schools to work collaboratively ensuring Christian distinctiveness is at the forefront of our schools. It is an exciting opportunity to learn from the expertise evident in different phases so that students can be supported in continuing to explore their spiritual and faith journeys. There will be opportunities to:

  • Share best practice and talk through areas for development
  • Work together to uphold the high standards set out in the Church of England's vision for education
  • Support each other in preparation for SIAMS
  • Discuss and reflect upon current thinking and research within church school education.
  • Agree on topics for discussion so networks can be bespoke to meet the needs of schools.

DATES

Monday 29th November 2021 - 4-5.30pm at Minster
Thursday 24th February 2022 - 2-4.30pm at Minster
Monday 21st March 2022 - 4-5.30pm at Minster
Thursday 19th May 2022 - 4-5.30pm at Minster
Thursday 7th July 2022 - 2-4.30pm at Minster

VENUE FOR FACE TO FACE SESSIONS

Minster School, Nottingham Road, Southwell, Notts, NG25 0LG

NETWORK LEAD

Kelly Wall is currently Assistant Headteacher at National Church of England Academy with responsibility for Christian distinctiveness and sixth form. Kelly has led Christian distinctiveness since 2014 when she joined the leadership team. Kelly is passionate about the Church of England's vision for education of 'life in all its fullness' and the difference church schools can make to our students and the wider community. Kelly has been a trained SIAMS inspector since 2019 and is currently undertaking refresher training for the resumption of inspections later this term.

COST

Non-Members Standard Members
(3 for 2 offer available)
Full Members
(max inc places apply)
£250 per person £200 per person Free

 

 


CONTACT

Please email Trish O'Malley, Teaching School Administrator p.omalley@minster.notts.sch.uk if you have any questions.
 

Mental Health and Well-Being 

When creating a year plan for the wellbeing and mental health network, at the forefront has to be the Coronavirus pandemic and how staff and students have and still are dealing with this, and the support we can offer them. Drawing upon expert advice & guidance, alongside the latest Ofsted framework, we will aim to explore a range of issues that the pandemic has confronted us with and approaches to help allay them. Accordingly, we shall aim to explore more general proactive wellbeing and mental health policies and practices used within other schools or proposed by other professional bodies e.g. Anna Freud Centre. This will be approached taking account of schools who have a wellbeing and mental health policy firmly embedded and those who are still developing one.

DATES

Thursday 25th November 2021, 4-5.30pm online
Monday 24th January 2022, 2-4.30pm at National
Thursday 10th March 2022, 4-5.30pm online
Monday 25th April 2022, 2-4.30pm at Minster
Thursday 23rd June 2022, 4-5.30pm online

VENUES FOR FACE TO FACE SESSIONS

National C of E Academy
Annesley Road, Hucknall, NG15 7DB

Minster School
Nottingham Road, Southwell, Notts, NG25 0LG

NETWORK LEAD:

Shaun Veasey has been an Assistant Headteacher at The National Academy since 2017, having formally worked as Head of the English faculty. His role at the moment is diverse, including leading on CPD, progress lead for KS3 and a substantial T&L role, focused specifically around reading. Shaun's also the lead for wellbeing and mental health, primarily focused on staff, but also encompassing elements of the same for students, Shaun has led on this through possibly one of the most testing times for education and his approach is to always look outwards and follow the latest news and research, while looking for practical and impactful steps to improve wellbeing and mental health for all.

COST

Non-Members Standard Members Full Members
£250 per person £200 per person * Free **

 

 

* 3 for 2 offer available across all networks
** Maximum places apply

CONTACT

Please email Trish O'Malley, Teaching School Administrator p.omalley@minster.notts.sch.uk if you have any questions.

Business/Office Manager 

This network is designed to support and develop practice for business and finance colleagues, providing an opportunity to share best practice and offer support to one another.

The network will focus on the following areas:

  • Health & Safety and Risk - the risk 'bow-tie' approach, capturing risks facing schools, risk-assessments, approach to Health and Safety and Compliance.
  • Human Resources - recruitment: from advert to end of probation, how to recruit safely, merits and annual appraisals for support staff.
  • Disciplinary 1 - explores how to conduct an investigation into a disciplinary matter.
  • Disciplinary 2 - convenes a mock disciplinary hearing panel based on investigation undertaken in the previous session.
  • Finance - financial data - what it can tell us about our schools and how funds are used to support where it is needed most, pay assumptions - looking ahead, reporting finance to Governors or those who are not financially minded.

DATES

Thursday 2nd December 2021, 2-4.30pm at Minster
Tuesday 25th January 2022, 2-4.30pm at Minster
Thursday 24th March 2022, 2-4.30pm at Minster
Monday 16th May 2022, 2-4.30pm at Minster
Tuesday 19th July 2022, 2-4.30pm at Minster

VENUE FOR FACE TO FACE SESSIONS

Minster School
Nottingham Road
Southwell
Notts
NG25 0LG

NETWORK LEAD:

Jacqueline Straw has a background in finance and internal audit, with specific experience in schools. She has a first-class degree (BA Hons) in School Business Management, is AAT qualified(Association of Accounting Technicians), and holds an up to date IOSH (Institution of Occupation Safety and Health) qualification.  Jacqueline also has significant experience in HR, having managed large teams for more than 15years and is a trained mediator.Jacqueline is an SLE (Specialist Leader of Education) with a specific skill set in the financial and business leadership and management of schools and has been deployed on a number of occasions to support in this area to secure improvement. Jacqueline is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of MITRE and heads up the central business functions of the Trust.

COST

Non-Members Standard Members Full Members
£250 per person £200 per person * Free **

 

 

* 3 for 2 offer available across all networks
** Maximum places apply

CONTACT

Please email Trish O'Malley, Teaching School Administrator p.omalley@minster.notts.sch.uk if you have any questions.