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The following Secondary opportunities are currently available:

Teacher Subject Specialist Training for Mathematics (fully-funded*) 

This mathematics subject specialism training programme is designed to improve the subject knowledge of non-specialist teachers and provide support to teachers wishing to return to the profession.

Through successful completion participants will be confident in their mathematical understanding, able to inspire and enthuse students about mathematics, confident in using and developing effective classroom activities.

Places are limited.

Please contact Trish O'Malley, Teaching School Administrator to register your interest and request an application form for 2019-20.

* Subject to conditions

Dates for 2019-20

Thursday 14th November 2019, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Thursday 12th December 2019, 9.30am to 4.00pm
Thursday 30th January 2020, 9.30am to 4.00pm
Lesson Study Day - to be confirmed
Wednesday 5th March 2020, 9.30am to 4.00pm
Thursday 30th April, 9.30am to 4.00pm
Optional catch-up session - to be confirmed, 9.30am to 12.30pm

A copy of the flyer can be downloaded for further information.

Secondary 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: 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.

Network 1 – Friday 8th November 2019, 9.15am to 3.15pm

Network 2 has been split into three twilight sessions:

  • Thursday 30th January, 4-5:30pm (KS4 & KS5 Listening and Music Technology)
  • Tuesday 25th February, 4-5:30pm (KS4 performance moderation)
  • Thursday 26th March, 4-5:30pm (KS4 & 5 composition moderation)

Network 3 – Tuesday 7th July 2020, 9.15am to 3.15pm

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

Booking link -

Contact:  Please email Trish O'Malley, Teaching School Administrator if you have any questions.

Some feedback from our 2018-19 participants...

Great to have time to discuss, share and compare. Good resources and ideas.

Enjoyed discussion on how things are done in other schools.  Opportunity to ask questions/share resources/ideas.

Learnt the importance and examples of starters, with some link to the lesson context.

Will help new planning - shift to 3 year KS4. New A-level courses.

Session on middle leadership - made me assess my role in more depth.

Subject Leader Networks 

The Subject Leader Networks provide a strong and supportive professional learning community for subject leaders and those involved in delivering education in secondary schools. It does this by exploring best practice in from a national and local perspective and provides a forum in which professionals can collaborate and share ideas and strategies to improve outcomes and experiences for students in all schools.

We run Subject Leader Networks as part of our on-going commitment to supporting the important role of the Middle Leader, recognising the crucial part Middle Leaders play in whole-school improvement and providing guidance to subject leaders as they come under even closer scrutiny from Ofsted.

Subject Leader Networks held at the Minster Teaching School are delivered by current subject leaders judged to be consistently outstanding, senior leaders with experience of developing leadership in others, Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) and facilitators accredited to deliver National College leadership programmes.

Who is it for?

Subject leaders, aspiring subject leaders and lead teachers.

Participants in the network receive three face-to-face events each academic year (one per term) as well as opportunities to work more regularly with colleagues across schools and to experience learning visits in different schools. Each network meeting will include subject-specific features tailored to meet the specific learning and development needs of participants and their schools.  Those attending will have access to a learning gateway to share resources and keep up-to-date with developments in their subject.

In 2019-20 we are offering the following networks:

  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics 
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education

Cost:  £250 per delegate per network (£225 for Alliance Members) for three face-to-face days or £90 (£81) per individual session (including resources, lunch and refreshments).

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

Contact:  Please contact Trish O'Malley, Teaching School Administrator to register your interest for 2019-20.