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There is a 3 for 2 offer available for schools wishing to attend multiple primary networks. These include: EYFS, English, Science, Maths, Music and the cross-phase SEND network.

The following Primary opportunities are currently available:

NEW: 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.  The network will include:

Effective interactions
Thursday 26th September 2019 at Abbey Primary School, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Using observations to inform planning and following children's interests
Thursday 7th November 2019 at Minster School, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Maths mastery in the EYFS and developing the use of ICT
Thursday 23rd January 2020 at Minster School, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Outdoor learning
Thursday 26th March 2020 at Abbey Primary School, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Moderation
Thursday 21st May 2020 at Abbey Primary School, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

FACILITATOR

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

COST

Cost is £250 for all five face-to-face sessions (10% reduction for Alliance members) which includes all resources and refreshments.   There is also a 3 for 2 offer available for schools wishing to attend multiple networks.  Other Primary networks available: Maths, Science, SEND (cross-phase), English, and Music.

VENUES

Abbey Primary School, 28 Stuart Avenue, Forest Town, Mansfield NG19 0AB
The Minster School, Nottingham Road, Southwell, Notts, NG25 0LG

Booking link - https://bookwhen.com/mtsa

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

NEW: Primary Science Network
 

This science network will seek to provide a supportive learning group for all those who are responsible for leading and supporting the delivery of science in Nottinghamshire schools. It will do this by coming together to discuss and explore best practice in science teaching.

KEY ELEMENTS

Development of aspects of effective science teaching and leadership, such as:

  • The role of the subject leader        
  • Sharing of good practice and networking with colleagues 
  • Accurate assessment and moderation 
  • Enquiry-based learning
  • The planning of effective lessons that meet national curriculum standards  
  • Leading and supporting other teachers 
  • Effective teaching

The network will include:

Effective Leadership and enquiry-based learning
Tuesday 5th November 2019 at Minster School, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

National curriculum objectives and teaching
Tuesday 10th December 2019 at Minster School, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Planning and questioning
Tuesday 4th February 2020 at Minster School, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Book moderation and assessment
Wednesday 1st April 2020 at Minster School, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Lesson observations and discussion
Tuesday 7th July 2020 at Muskham Primary School, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

FACILITATOR

Doug Potter - Year 5 Teacher and Maths, Science and Technologies Lead, Muskham Primary School.

COST

Cost is £250 for all five face-to-face sessions (10% reduction for Alliance members) which includes all resources and refreshments.   There is also a 3 for 2 offer available for schools wishing to attend multiple networks.  Other Primary networks available: Maths, Music, SEND (cross-phase), English, and EYFS.

VENUES

Muskham Primary School, Main Street, North Muskham, Newark, NG23 6HD
The Minster School, Nottingham Road, Southwell, Notts, NG25 0LG

Booking link - https://bookwhen.com/mtsa

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

NEW: 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.

Reading provision including Early Reading (in light of the new Ofsted framework), alongside developing vocabulary, spelling and engagement in Writing will form the focus of the network. There will also be opportunities for collaborative planning, sharing activities/tasks, visits to lessons and moderation activities.

The network will include:

Introduction and then Reading provision
Tuesday 12th November 2019 at Minster School, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Developing vocabulary and spelling/phonics
Thursday 16th January 2019, 9.15am to 12.15pm at Farmilo Primary School

Engagement in Writing and Reading
Monday 9th March 2020, 9.15am to 12.15pm at Farmilo Primary School

Long Term Planning for Writing and Reading
Monday 18th May 2020 at Minster School, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Audit and Moderation of Reading provision
Thursday 2nd July 2020 at Minster School, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

FACILITATOR

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

COST

Cost is £250 for all five face-to-face sessions (10% reduction for Alliance members) which includes all resources and refreshments.   There is also a 3 for 2 offer available for schools wishing to attend multiple networks.  Other Primary networks available: Maths, Music, SEND (cross-phase), Science, and EYFS.

VENUES

Farmilo Primary School, Woburn Road, Mansfield NG19 7RS
The Minster School, Nottingham Road, Southwell, Notts, NG25 0LG

Booking link - https://bookwhen.com/mtsa

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

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: £250 per delegate (£225 for Alliance Members) for three face-to-face sessions per academic year or £90 (£81) per individual session (including resources, lunch and refreshments)

All sessions are 9.15am to 3.15pm held at The Minster School, Southwell.

DATES

Thursday 3rd October 2019, 9.15am to 3.15pm
Thursday 27th February 2020, 9.15am to 3.15pm
Monday 22nd June 2020, 9.15am to 3.15pm

VENUE

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

COST

Cost is £120 for all three face-to-face sessions or £50 per individual session (10% reduction for Alliance members) which includes all resources, lunch and refreshments.   There is also a 3 for 2 offer available for schools wishing to attend multiple networks.  Other Primary networks available: Maths, English, SEND (cross-phase), Science, and EYFS.

Booking link - https://bookwhen.com/mtsa

Contact:  Please email Trish O'Malley, Teaching School Administrator p.omalley@minster.notts.sch.uk if you have any questions or wish to register your interest for 2019-20.

Some feedback from 2018-19 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. 

Primary Maths Network 

Our very popular Primary Maths Network continues into 2019-20, providing a strong and supportive professional learning community for those responsible for leading or delivering Maths in their school.  This network is ideal for teachers who wish to work together to explore best practice in Maths education from a national and local perspective.  It provides the opportunity for professionals to collaborate and share strategies to improve outcomes and experiences for pupils of Maths in all schools. Alongside this the latest messages from the NCETM key national opportunities will be shared.

Programme

There will be five afternoon sessions with each network developing across the academic year in response to changing local demands and feedback from each session.  The content/activities involved in sessions will be flexible, but typically include a mixture of:

  • Collaborative planning
  • Bring and share activities linked to a particular theme
  • Led sessions
  • Visits to lessons
  • Moderation activities

FACILITATOR

Ruth Spencer, Specialist Leader in Education from Lowe's Wong Junior School. Ruth is also an experienced teaching for mastery practitioner.

COST

Cost is £250 for all five face-to-face sessions (10% reduction for Alliance members) which includes all resources and refreshments.   There is also a 3 for 2 offer available for schools wishing to attend multiple networks.  Other Primary networks available: English, Music, SEND (cross-phase), Science, and EYFS.

VENUE

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

DATES 

Thursday 14th November 2019, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 23rd January 2020, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 12th March 2020, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 23rd April 2020, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 2nd July 2020, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Booking link - https://bookwhen.com/mtsa

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

Some feedback from 2018-19 participants...

It was the first time I have attended one of the hub meetings and it was really useful. Well led and good chance to network.

Reassurance of good practice e.g. pre-teach, mastery model. School heading in right direction. Useful to understand  Ofsted requirements.

Opportunity to discuss issues with like-minded colleagues!

Been brilliant to talk to other leads and hear about what works well, lots of ideas.

Very useful sharing the NCETM professional development resources and time to discuss ways of using.

Primary Midday Supervisor CPD Training - Behaviour Management Survival Kit for Break Times
 

This two-hour course hosted at the Minster School and delivered by NSM Training & Consultancy, provides staff with a survival kit of effective behaviour management strategies to use during break times and in the dinner hall. This interactive session provides a bank of tried and tested positive approaches to deal with unwanted behaviour and promote positive choices.

Who is it for?

Midday supervisors, welfare assistants, kitchen staff and playtime supervisors.

Cost:  £45 per person - to include resources and light refreshments.  Reduced 'Early Bird Offer' of £35 per person available for Alliance Members only if booked by Friday 4th October 2019.

Date: Tuesday 12th November 2019, 9am to 11am.

Venue: Minster School, Nottingham Road, Southwell, NG25 0LG.

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

Booking link - https://bookwhen.com/mtsa

Testimonials

"Excellent, really enjoyed the course. I learned so much and look forward to implementing it in the playground."
"Fantastic! Lots of useful information. Feel able to put it into use straight away."
"Just as I had hoped! Pulled us together and showed us where improvements could be made."

Primary Design & Technology 

The Minster Teaching School Alliance is pleased to offer a three-day programme of hands-on workshops.  These workshops are designed to support primary colleagues in developing teaching and learning materials and new skills in the delivery of Design and Technology at key stage 1 and key stage 2 in meeting the needs of the new national curriculum and sharing good practice - to include textiles, food, construction materials, electronics and mechanisms.

Cost:  £300 per participant (£270 for Alliance Members) for all 3 face-to-face days or £100 (£90) per individual session (includes all materials to make products, resources, lunch and refreshments).

Venue:  The Minster School, Nottingham Road, Southwell, Notts, NG25 0LG

Contact:  Please email Trish O'Malley, Teaching School Administrator p.omalley@minster.notts.sch.uk to register your interest for the 2019-20 academic year or the request further information.

Some feedback from 2018 participants...

I will feel more confident in delivering D&T and passing on skills to colleagues.

Given me confidence in delivering training and encouragement to other staff members. Help put everything into context.

I can now go back and work with others at school to ensure DT is being taught so that all NC objectives are met at some point at school.

It was a fun and useful day. Thank you.

Primary NQT Support & Development 

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

Facilitator

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

Session details

Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Wednesday 6th November 2019, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Wednesday 15th January 2020, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Wednesday 12th February 2020, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Wednesday 18th March 2020, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Wednesday 29th April 2020, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Venue: The Minster School, Nottingham Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0LG

Cost:  Per NQT is £300 (£270 for Minster Teaching School Alliance Members)

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

Booking link - https://bookwhen.com/mtsa

Managing Medication in a Primary & Early Years Setting
 

This half day course is designed for those who are responsible for:

  • supporting pupils at school with medical conditions.
  • administering medicines to children in residential or other child care facilities.
  • managing medicines in schools and early years settings.

The course gives an overview of the Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions guidance published by DFE/DOH and gives an overview of the legal responsibilities that governing bodies have towards children with medical conditions at school. This includes the legal responsibilities for those administering medicines to children under 16 and an awareness of how these medications are administered.

In addition the course also looks in detail at the three most common medical conditions that children may have (asthma, diabetes, epilepsy) and the medication children may take to control them and discusses the appropriate first aid treatments employed in the event of an emergency.

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

Further details will be provided as and when the required numbers are reached.