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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.

Post-16 Network 

The post-16 secondary network is designed to support Sixth Form leaders in developing their practice by the sharing of expertise across all network members. Across this year we aim to work together focusing on a range or pertinent areas to post-16 education such as a recovery curriculum, the use of data to maximise attainment, providing enriching student experiences, embedding career provision and looking forward through strategic planning. The network will ensure KS5 leaders have the opportunity to work with others to share ideas and offer support in what will be another challenging year in the world of education.

SESSION DETAILS

Session 1: 2021-22 Recovery Curriculum at KS5
Session 2: Maximising the use of data at KS5
Session 3: Enriching student experiences at KS5
Session 4: Careers, Gatsby benchmarks and KS5
Session 5: Looking forward: strategic planning at KS5

DATES

Monday 15th November 2021, 2-4.30pm (CLW)
Wednesday 26th January 2022, 4-5.30pm (Minster)
Tuesday 15th March 2022, 2-4.30pm (CLW)
Wednesday 11th May 2022, 4-5.30pm (Minster)
Thursday 30th June 2022, 4-5.30pm (CLW)

VENUES

Carlton le Willows Academy
Wood Lane, Gedling, NG4 4AA

Minster School
Nottingham Road, Southwell, NG25 0LG

NETWORK LEADS

Abigail Emsley is the Head of Sixth Form at Carlton le Willows Academy. During her time in this position she has led the Sixth Form through a period of change as well as the global pandemic. Abigail has developed and implemented a robust raising achieving strategy at KS5; the impact of which has been seen in both progress and student destination data. She has also implemented a cohesive pastoral vision for the Sixth Form ensuring students experience rich and personalised pastoral support. Abigail continues to teach A-level Psychology. Prior to this post Abigail worked in the Sixth Form team as a Lead Practitioner focusing on developing teaching and learning in the classroom.

Matt Swann is the Deputy Head of Sixth Form at Carlton le Willows Academy. His work has a sharp focus on supporting disadvantaged students in Sixth Form to close gaps in attainment and ensure they aspire to and arrive at their intended destination. Matt also works to coordinate the student role initiative across school, where KS5 students work supporting the learning of others across the school. Matt also teaches English and leads the A-level English Language and Literature qualification.

COST

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

 

 

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

CONTACT

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

Curriculum Network 

This Curriculum network group will support curriculum design within each school to ensure;

  • High ambition for all pupils including those who are disadvantaged or have SEND.
  • The curriculum is as broad as possible for as long as possible including the study of EBacc subjects.
  • Each subject identifies the essential knowledge and skills pupils need to develop at each stage in order to support ‘cultural capital’.
  • Knowledge and skills are logically organised and sequenced so that new knowledge and skills are built upon to deepen pupils understanding.
  • Pupils read at an age appropriate level.
  • The curriculum addresses social disadvantage, local context, gaps in pupils’ knowledge and skills (including pandemic consequences).
  • A strong ‘extra-curricular’ offer is in place for all pupils.

DATES

Wednesday 24th November, 2-4.30pm (National)
Monday 31st January 2022, 4-5.30pm online
Monday 21st March 2022, 4-5.30pm online
Wednesday 4th May 2022, 2-4.30pm (National)
Monday 27th June 2022, 4-5.30pm online

VENUE

National C of E Academy
Annesley Road
Hucknall
NG15 7DB

NETWORK LEAD

Kristy Boothroyd is Deputy Head for Curriculum at the National CofE Academy in Hucknall. Kristy has led the curriculum and timetable for the last 8 years and in that time she has overseen the introduction of new qualifications and national curriculums. Kristy has previously led groups for curriculum leads and worked closely with exam boards supporting curriculum development. Kristy led on Curriculum Led Financial Planning for a group of schools and helped to establish the curriculum for the local collaborative Sixth Form in Hucknall. Kristy has a wide range of experience in middle and senior leadership and also currently leads on Teaching and Learning, Educational Visits and Faculty development.

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.

Inclusion Network 

The Inclusion Network aim is to support all students to success through effective CPD and sharing of experiences and ideas. By focusing upon individualised support we hope to address the necessary knowledge and practices needed to successfully provide an inclusion education for all students.

For inclusive education to be authentically realised, education professionals need to have an understanding of its foundations, fundamental concepts, and evidence-based strategies. The inclusion network will provide professional learning that is innovative and practical, transforming the theory and fundamental concepts of inclusive education into actionable and sustainable practice.

Session 1: Creating Unimagined Futures: Support all students to engage and thrive
Session 2: Behaviour for learning: Creating the climate for thriving
Session 3: Creative teaching and planning for learning and engagement
Session 4: Demystifying inclusion
Session 5: Cultural inclusion: Creating a positive climate

DATES

Wednesday 8th December 2021, 2-4.30pm
Tuesday 1st February 2022, 2-4.30pm
Wednesday 23rd March 2022, 4-5.30pm
Tuesday 17th May 2022, 4-5.30pm
Wednesday 13th July 2022, 4-5.30pm

VENUE

Stone Soup Academy
14 High Pavement
Nottingham
NG1 1HN

NETWORK LEAD

Younes Henini is a qualified Maths Teacher who also holds a Masters Degree in Business Studies. He has a breadth of experience of different secondary education settings both nationally and internationally, having led an international school in the Middle East for 2 years. Using his wealth of experience Younes is now Creating Unimagined Futures at Stone Soup Academy an Ofsted Outstanding meeting the needs of over 90 students predominantly in KS4 who have been either excluded or are at risk of exclusion from mainstream schools. Younes held different positions from Maths teacher to Head of Maths to Assistant Principal to Vice Principal to Principal. Younes believes in making a difference to all learners whatever their background or need, and he is committed to doing whatever it takes to provide each student with the support they need to be successful in their future and to achieve their potential.

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.

Pastoral Network 

The COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying school home learning has had significant, well reported impacts on pupil’s wellbeing.  James and Joe’s session will focus exclusively on the Pastoral system within Carlton le Willows – some of which will centre on adaptations to and what we have learnt about the pastoral system during and after national lock-downs.  Sessions will also look into improving inclusivity and tackling discrimination, Support for LAC since Covid and how we as a Safeguarding Team have reacted to the latest changes following the update to the KCSIE 2021 document.

DATES

Thursday 2nd December 2021, 2-4.30pm
Wednesday 26th January 2022, 4-5.30pm
Thursday 31st March 2022, 4-5.30pm
Tuesday 17th May 2022, 4-4.20pm
Thursday 14th July 2022, 2-4.30pm

VENUE

Carlton le Willows Academy
Wood Lane
Gedling
NG4 4AA

NETWORK LEADS

Joe Fryer is Assistant Deputy Headteacher at Carlton le Willows Academy having previously held the role of House Leader for three years. This Senior Leadership position comes with responsibility for Equality and Diversity as well as pupil development and inclusion.

James Corden is Assistant Deputy Headteacher at Carlton le Willows Academy having previously held  the role of House Leader. James has responsibility for Looked After Children and Safeguarding.

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 to register your interest or if you have any questions.

Progress and Achievement Network 

The Progress and Achievement network will support the outcomes of students within each academy to drive:

  • Aspirations of all students with a specific focus on key groups.
  • Opportunities for all students especially the least able to succeed.
  • Intervention for students to lead them to a pathway with the most impact on outcomes for the individual.
  • The opportunity for social mobility opportunities for all students.
  • Quality assurance of all practice to maximise the offer for all students and the opportunity for high progress.
  • Analytics of student, staff and academy performance leading to informed evaluation and focus areas for improvement.
  • Intervention including student catch up leading to narrowed gaps and better outcomes for all students especially those with SEND and who are disadvantaged.

DATES

Thursday 18th November 2021, 2-4.30pm (National)
Thursday 13th January 2021, 4-5.30pm (National)
Monday 28th February 2022, 2-4.30pm online
Thursday 21st April 2022, 4-5.30pm online
Thursday 23rd June 2022, 4-5.30pm (National)

VENUE

National C of E Academy
Annesley Road
Hucknall
NG15 7DB

NETWORK LEAD

Alex Hawkins is Deputy Head for student progress at National C of E Academy. Alex has led on student progress for the last 6 years and also has responsibility for quality assurance and disadvantaged students. Alex has previously led the group for student progress across a group of schools during this role he was seconded to led on student progress and data within another academy. Alex has a wide range of experience with tracking and evaluating both school and pupil progress using a number of analytical platforms. Alex is also the PIXL raising standards leader for the academy which has led to the implementation of a number of whole school strategies for driving student outcomes.

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 to register your interest or if you have any questions.

Teaching and Learning Network 

Cognitive Load and Deliberate Practice have been key foci in CPD in recent years, and following the educational disruption of the past 18 months it is even more relevant for recovery curricula. Classroom practice that is ever mindful of reducing cognitive load to free working memory to allow space for deliberate practice allows a higher chance of seamless transition of knowledge between students’ working memory and long-term memory. This network will allow you to share and reflect on how deliberate practice can be used to reduce cognitive load and to ensure that teaching is responsive to the competencies of pupils. A whole school ethos of building reflective practitioners and leaders is also essential in closing the gaps created by the pandemic.

DATES

Tuesday 23rd November 2022, 2-4.30pm
Wednesday 12th January 2022, 4-5.30pm
Thursday 17th March 2022, 4-5.30pm
Tuesday 3rd May 2022, 4-5.30pm
Wednesday 29th June 2022, 2-4.30pm

VENUE

Carlton le Willows Academy
Wood Lane
Gedling
NG4 4AA

NETWORK LEADS

Halina Kuczynska has 7 years of secondary teaching experience and has spent 4 of these as Assistant Deputy Headteacher at Carlton le Willows Academy. Halina is responsible for Teaching and Learning, CPD and ITT/ECT co-ordination for the school and has experience facilitating the NPQML. Halina spends the rest of her time as a Science teacher to KS3-5 students.

Lucy Brettle has 14 year of secondary teaching experience teaching Maths throughout years 7-13. For 8 years she worked as Head of Maths at Carlton le Willows leading a large department focused on raising achievement through high quality teaching and learning. Lucy now works as an Assistant Headteacher responsible for raising achievement.

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 to register your interest or if you have any questions.