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Covid Recovery

The school year 2020/21 will be substantially affected by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.  All Minster Teaching School Alliance work will be flexible and adapt to the changing situation. This will include CPD events being hosted online in the first instance. We will endeavour to respond to need and keep you informed of arrangements throughout the year as we adapt to the situation, at the same time as continuing to support school improvement.


The following Primary opportunities are currently available:

NEW: Being An Effective Primary Subject Leader
 

A rich and varied curriculum, delivered skilfully and thoughtfully in classrooms, enabling children to make progress is what all schools work to achieve. The current Ofsted framework places the curriculum at the heart of inspections. This means that the role of subject leader in primary schools has never been more important, both in terms of the experience of children in classrooms and how the school presents itself during an inspection. This programme is aimed at primary subject leaders, supporting them in:

  • Understanding the curriculum intent of the school
  • Applying the school’s curriculum intent to their subject
  • Ensuring that subject planning supports the aims of the school and subject curriculum
  • Leading subject pedagogy
  • Monitoring the impact of their subject
  • Being ‘Ofsted ready’ for a deep dive in their subject

Session Details

Thursday 1st April 2021
Monday 19th April 2021
Thursday 6th May 2021
Tuesday 25th May 2021
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Thursday 1st July 2021
Tuesday 20th July 2021

All networks are twilight sessions, 3.45pm to 5.15pm, and will be remotely delivered until further notice.

Facilitator

Charlotte Place - Deputy Head Teacher, Abbey Primary School.

Cost

Cost is £200 per person with a 10% reduction for Alliance members.

For every two paying participants per school (or family of schools of 100 pupils or fewer) we are offering one additional fully subsidised place.

For further information or if you have any questions please contact Trish O’Malley, Teaching School Administrator, p.omalley@minster.notts.sch.uk, 01636 817 318.

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NEW: Year 6 Network
 

The new Year 6 network will provide colleagues with the opportunity and forum to share practice and reflect on teaching and learning in Year 6. Thinking about both academic and pastoral challenges and opportunities, the network will include input from experienced practitioners along with opportunities for colleagues to share ideas and strategies with other Year 6 colleagues.

We will look at practical examples of successful strategies which have been implemented in Year 6 at other schools in the area and give colleagues the chance to draw on each other's expertise.

The aim is that the network enables us to celebrate and explore the vast spectrum of life in Year 6 including, but most definitely not limited to, tests!

Session Details - all online until further notice (3.45pm - 5.00pm)

Network 1: Wednesday 10th February 2021
Network 2: Wednesday 10th March 2021
Network 3: Wednesday 5th May 2021
Network 4: Wednesday 16th June 2021
Network 5: Wednesday 14th July 2021

Prior to the first date we will circulate a pre-course questionnaire to Year 6 colleagues - this will enable us to gather information about participants to help shape the network meetings.

Facilitator

Adam Jevons-Newman - KS2 Leader and Curriculum Coordinator, Farmilo Primary School and Minster Teaching School Alliance Leader of Education.

Cost

Cost is £200 for all sessions with a 10% reduction for Alliance members.

There is also a 3 for 2 offer available for schools wishing to attend multiple networks.

For further information or if you have any questions please contact Trish O’Malley, Teaching School Administrator, p.omalley@minster.notts.sch.uk, 01636 817 318.

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Primary NQT Support & Development (3 for 2 offer) 

NQTs who trained in 2019-20 missed a huge part of their time in schools, and will need additional support in the coming months as they work through towards achieving NQT status in our schools and we have adapted our primary programme to respond to the needs of this particular year. Most sessions will take place face-to-face to enable NQTs to develop relationships with their peers and seek bespoke support as they revisit the core elements of their training and explore ways to manoeuvre the current situation in schools to ensure that student achievement and wellbeing remain central to their role.

A programme of six half-day sessions throughout the year designed to both support and challenge NQTs in their first year of teaching.  Sessions will provide:

  • An opportunity to share good practice
  • A teaching and learning theme for each session 
  • The chance to discuss teaching and learning with each other
  • Visits to lessons in subject and/or phase leading to reflection on effective teaching and learning
  • Practical tips and resources to take away and use the next day

Programme outline

Session 1: Climate for learning
Session 2: Questioning
Session 3: Challenge and engagement
Session 4: Differentiation
Session 5: Assessment
Session 6: Moving on from the NQT year

Facilitators

Emily Patterson, Brinsley Primary School - Assistant Head Teacher & Specialist Leader of Education

Gemma Ellis, Lowe's Wong Junior School - KS2 Teacher, English Lead & Minster Teaching School Alliance Leader of Education

Session details - all oneline until further notice

Thursday 12th November 2020, 1.30-4.30pm
Thursday 10th December 2020, 1.30-4.30pm
Thursday 11th February 2021, 1.30-4.30pm
Thursday 25th February 2021, 1.30-4.30pm
Thursday 25th March 2021, 1.30-4.30pm
Thursday 29th April 2021, 1.30-4.30pm

Cost:  £300 Per NQT (10% reduction for Minster Teaching School Alliance Members).  3 for 2 offer available.

Contact:  Please email Trish O'Malley, Teaching School Administrator p.omalley@minster.notts.sch.uk if you have any questions or would like to reserve a place.

EYFS Network
 

The EYFS Network provides a strong and supportive professional learning community and is ideal for leaders and teachers who wish to work together to explore best practice education from a national and local perspective. It will provide the opportunity for professionals to collaborate and share strategies to improve outcomes and experiences for pupils in all schools.  

SESSION DETAILS - all online until further notice (3.45pm to 5.15pm)

Network 1 18th March 2021 Reflecting on the year so far
Moving forward and catching up
Network 2 22nd April 2021 Planning for the new Early Learning Goals
Questionning
Network 3 27th May 2021 Outdoor learning
Hygge
Network 4 10th June 2021 The power of reading
Developing writing
Network 5 1st July 2021 * Year 1 transition
The use of continuous provision

*  Year 1 teachers are encouraged to join this session to share good EYFS practice. This will be important this year as the children who move into Year 1 in September will have missed a large part of their time in both Foundation 1/2.

FACILITATOR

Aimee Chick - EYFS/Year 1 Phase Leader and Specialist Leader in Education, Abbey Primary School.

COST

Cost is £200 for all sessions with a 10% reduction for Alliance members.

There is a 3 for 2 offer available for schools wishing to attend multiple networks.

CONTACT

Please email Trish O'Malley, Teaching School Administrator p.omalley@minster.notts.sch.uk if you have any questions or would like to reserve a place.

Primary English Network
 

The English network provides a strong and supportive professional learning community for those responsible for leading English in schools. It is ideal for leaders who want to delve into and explore best practice in English considering national and local perspectives. It will provide the opportunity for professionals to collaborate; sharing good practice and will provide a supportive environment to discuss strategies to improve outcomes and English provision within schools.

FACILITATOR

Rebecca Daysh - Assistant Head Teacher, English Lead and Specialist Leader in Education, Farmilo Primary School.

COST

Cost is £200 for all sessions with a 10% reduction for Alliance members.

There is a 3 for 2 offer available for schools wishing to attend multiple networks.

SESSION DETAILS - all sessions online until further notice (3.45pm to 5.15pm)

Network 1:  Thursday 4th March 2021
Network 2:  Thursday 22nd April 2021
Network 3:  Monday 24th May 2021
Network 4:  Thursday 17th June 2021
Network 5:  Date to be confirmed

CONTACT

Please email Trish O'Malley, Teaching School Administrator p.omalley@minster.notts.sch.uk if you have any questions or would like to reserve a place.

Primary Music Hub CPD Network 

The Music CPD Network provides a strong and supportive learning community for subject leaders and those involved in delivering music in Nottinghamshire schools.  It does this by exploring best practice in music education from a national and local perspective.  Activities will be tailored to meet the specific learning needs of participants.

Cost: £120 per delegate (£108 for Alliance Members) per academic year or £50 (£45) per individual network.  There is a 3 for 2 offer available for schools wishing to attend multiple networks - these include EYFS, Maths, English, and Music.

Details are shown below - please note all networks are offered online until further notice.

Primary

Wednesday 9th December Workshop 1: Engaging rhythm games and activities
Monday 8th March (postponed) * Workshop 2: Singing – warm ups, ideas, repertoire and more
Wednesday 23rd June Workshop 3: Classroom listening ideas and activities

* March date postponed due to reopening of schools.  Will be confirmed in due course.

Here is the current format for this year:

  • Each session will take place on Zoom and a link will be sent out in advance. 
  • Mornings will consist of an interactive workshop, see above, each designed to share resources and activities which can be used in the classroom and in more practical spaces.
  • There will be times for discussions and sharing of best practice and ideas; support for teaching in music within the current Covid-restrictions and guidance and the sharing of resources.
  • Afternoons will provide a 1:1 opportunity for all teachers.  This may be just to chat through curriculum plans or any issues within the school.

Contact:  Please email Trish O'Malley, Teaching School Administrator p.omalley@minster.notts.sch.uk if you have any queries or to reserve a place.

Some feedback from previous participants...

Thank you for a fab, musical day! Love attending and great for ideas and networking.

Amazing day, thank you!! 

Every time I come I feel like I am learning lots and thinking/evaluating my own practice. It is always a pleasure to attend and I feel like since joining the network the amount of opportunities and knowledge imparted is fantastic - thank you!! 

Always enjoy the sessions, always get lots of ideas for whole class music. Nice to pick up an unfamiliar instrument (Ukulele) to test my own learning skills. 

An enjoyable day - thank you. 

Lots of super hands on/active ideas. Lovely to share ideas and things that have worked with other like-minded colleagues.