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Do you want to explore an aspect of teaching and learning in more depth? Are you stuck with something and want to see what is already out there? Do you want to see if there is any research evidence to back up a change that you are making or considering?

You can get involved in the debate with the Nottinghamshire Torch Teaching School Alliance.

AQA Maths Conference 2018-2019

Run by an AQA Maths specialist, this event will offer a great networking opportunity plus materials which you can share with your department, saving you time and ensuring a consistent teaching and learning approach.

Come along to discuss strategies, best practice, share resources and experiences with your local mathematics community.

This event will be held at Nova Education Trust, The Sir Colin Campbell Building, University of Nottingham Innovation Park

Date:  Wednesday 10th October 2018

Time:  4.00 - 6.30pm

Cost: Free

Session 1: AO3 Problem solving and how to plan effectively

26th June 2018
NOVA Education Trust

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In this meeting we will focus on problem solving.  We will look at how problem solving (AO3) is assessed in GCSE and A-level, consider the challenges for students and work together on effective teaching approaches and helpful resources.

There will also be an opportunity for teachers to provide feedback on recent GCSE exams.  We would be grateful if you could bring along any comments you have either from yourself, your team or your students.

This event is suitable for current, trainee and potential teachers of both A-level and GCSE Maths.

To book a place, please follow the link above to book a place at the NOTTINGHAM course.

 

Session 2: Teaching Impacts and plans for the forthcoming year

10th October 2018
NOVA Education Trust

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This is possibly the most important session of the year as we will be discussing the performance and trends Nationally and how this impacts on our teaching and plans for this year.

Insights include those that are inaccessible through eAQA.

This is a great opportunity to ask questions and plan accordingly to maximise progress this year.

You will be able to see how NOVA has analysed performance as a Trust and school level and what strategies we will be using to ensure continued improvement.

Book as many of your staff as you wish as it is a great opportunity for CPD based on real data and practical applications (not just theoretical!).

To book a place, please follow the link above to book a place at the NOTTINGHAM course.

This course is no longer available for booking.

CLA training courses 2018-2019

This programme is designed to provide cover supervisors with the basic skills to help them to manage a classroom learning environment and to support students in the absence of their class teacher.

Delegates will have the opportunity to explore and develop teaching and learning techniques to help ensure pupils make progress within cover lessons. They will be asked to develop ideas and to bring them to follow-up sessions. Some tasks will involve reflection and personal target setting.

Cost: £50 per participant

Session 1: Professional Expectations

4th October 2018
The Suthers Building, Toot Hill School (4pm-6pm)

You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge of safeguarding, professional conduct and to develop your practice based on the idea of ‘the teacher as a role model’.

Session 2: Delivering a high quality lesson

28th November 2018
The Suthers' Building, Toot Hill School (4pm - 6pm

You will have the opportunity to further develop your behaviour management techniques, as well as learning about the intrinsic and extrinsic motivation of learners and how best to manage learner expectations.

Session 3: Keeping the momentum

12th February 2019
The Suthers Building, Toot Hill School (4pm - 6pm)

This session focuses on being more than a ‘cover’ teacher. You will have the opportunity to develop your Assessment for Learning techniques and to create your own ‘Teacher Toolbox’.

Session 4: School systems

25th April 2019
TBC (4pm - 6pm)

The final session of the course will allow you to further explore school systems and allow you the opportunity to work through a scenarios-based approach on how to deal with all elements of school life.

This course is no longer available for booking.

NQT training courses 2018-2019

The NQT Support Programme aims to provide high quality support and development for those starting their teaching career.

Sessions are delivered by specialist and outstanding teachers from across the Alliance.

Nova Education Trust is deeply committed to developing outstanding practitioners.  In addition, the programme aims to embed a commitment to Continuing Professional Development in NQT's, promoting the ethos of responsibility for their own development.

The programme will help NQT's to:

  • Develop confidence and an understanding of current practice in schools
  • Thoroughly understand teaching and learning through quality-assured training
  • Network with colleagues and work collaboratively; reflecting on and sharing good practice
  • Recognise their strengths and areas for development, and formulate plans to become outstanding practitioners.

Cost: £100 per delegate* (NTS SCITT trainees funded)

Session 1: Behaviour for learning and de-escalation techniques

18th October 2018
The Suthers' Building, Toot Hill School 4.30-6.30

How AfL supports pupil progress and motiivation to learn.

Session 2: Supporting more able students in the classroom

12th February 2019
The Suthers' Building, Toot Hill School 4.30-6.30

How we can ensure that all pupils make progress (advanced techniques).  AfL and summative assessment to check learning.

Session 3: Preparation for RQT and beyond

19th June 2019
Venue TBC (4.30pm-6.30pm)

Listen to some advice from an experienced practitioner from within the Nova Trust about maintaining excellent practice throughout your career, along with future planning your career progression.

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ITT SCITT Mentor Training (Secondary) 2018-2019

We will be offering free mentor training sessions as part of our ITT SCITT training programme.

As part of our commitment to raising standards of mentoring, we would like to offer this support to anyone who is mentoring a trainee on one of our training programmes.

These interactive and practical workshops aim to:

  • Develop and deepen coaching and mentoring skills
  • Enable participants to grow in confidence in using these skills
  • Help practitioners to learn from fellow practitioners in dealing with current problems

Cost: Funded for Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT Mentors

Session 1: Session One

18th September 2018
The Suthers' Building, Toot Hill School 4.30-6.30

Session 2: Session Two

6th February 2019
The Suthers' Building, Toot Hill School 4.30-6.30

Session 3: Session Three

6th June 2019
The Suthers' Building, Toot Hill School 4.30-6.30

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ITT SCITT Mentor Training (Primary) 2018-2019

We will be offering free mentor training sessions as part of our ITT SCITT training programme.

As part of our commitment to raising standards of mentoring, we would like to offer this support to anyone who is mentoring a trainee on one of our training programmes.

These interactive and practical workshops aim to:

  • Develop and deepen coaching and mentoring skills
  • Enable participants to grow in confidence in using these skills
  • Help practitioners to learn from fellow practitioners in dealing with current problems.

Cost: Funded to Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT Mentors

Session 1: Session One

2nd October 2018
The Suthers' Building, Toot Hill School 4.30-6.30

Session 2: Session Two

6th February 2019
The Suthers' Building, Toot Hill School 4.30-6.30

Session 3: Session Three

6th June 2019
The Suthers' Building, Toot Hill School 4.30-6.30

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RQT Development Programme 2018-2019

The programme consists of four-sessions which provides RQT's with 2-4 years' experience an opportunity to develop their critical thinking through an analysis of their current classroom practice. 

Through face-to-face training, direct practice and regular feedback, RQT's will develop skills and capacities to show real impact in their classrooms.  In addition to this, the course allows RQTs to work with senior leaders to consider career progression and moving towards leadership.

Over the course of the programme, individuals will create an action plan for improving their practice which will need to sit in line with their school's current targets and improvement plans.

Cost: £200 per participant

Session 1: Developing an Educational Vision & Career Pathways

26th October 2018
The Suthers Building, Toot Hill School (9am-12pm)

This session is about you.  What type of teacher are you and what type of teacher would you like to be.  Evaluate strengths and weaknesses.  Career planning and skills development, as well as looking at what it means to remain a reflective practitioner.

Session 2: Consistently Good Teaching & Planning for Change

11th January 2019
The Suthers' Building, Toot Hill School (9am-12pm)

This session is about your impact and planning for change.  Good to outstanding teaching.  Planning for progress and change within your own team.  How to QA your action plans and measure success.

Session 3: Planning and Implementing Change (1-2-1 Review meeting)

Date TBC
TBC

Delegates will work on their action plans and meet with an expert for additional support.  We will communicate with you during this time and be available for support and advice.

Session 4: Presentations

21st June 2019
TBC (9am-12pm)

This session is about sharing your journey and the impact you have had.  You will present to a Senior Executive for the Trust about your progress this year and then listen to some advice on maintaining excellent practice throughout your career.

 

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Aspiring Senior Leaders training courses 2018-2019

A challenging, stimulating course ideal for Leaders who are ready to take the next step into Senior Leadership.  This programme will be delivered by a variety of Senior Leaders and Heads of School and will support senior leadership development by:

  • providing an insight into the diverse range of opportunities at senior leadership level
  • examining theoretical models of leadership
  • developing leadership skills through the examination of case studies
  • supporting the pursuit of a practical school based leadership/ change project
  • increasing confidence in leadership skills in a whole school context

During the course ASLs will complete a self-reflective document based on their own ‘competencies’ and will use leadership based research to set personal targets. They will develop experience of School Improvement planning. ASLs will be empowered to support whole school change at senior leadership level and take on additional in - school responsibilities.

Cost: £200 per participant

Session 1: Leadership styles and leading change

31st January 2019
The Suthers Building, Toot Hill School (1pm - 4pm)

You will have the opportunity to identify characteristics of a senior leader and to reflect on own leadership qualities; real self-verses ideal self. Day 1 will enable participants to recognise the intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for becoming a senior leader and to understand specific senior leadership competencies. You will start to identify and plan leadership strategies to plan a school improvement project supported by case study ideas of school based leadership change.

Session 2: Leadership impact on school improvement

30th April 2019
TBC (1pm - 4pm)

During the day two session, participants will review their own personal development of leadership competencies whilst examining the impact of leadership on school improvement. There will be an opportunity to ask questions of senior school leaders and to look at the impact of leaders securing school improvement change. Participants will get the chance to scenario plan and formulate strategies for teams that resist change initiatives including implementing difficult conversations. Some focus will be on participants completing a self-directed improvement action plan for their own whole school leadership change project.

Session 3: Developing wider understanding of leadership strategies

26th June 2019
The Suthers Building, Toot Hill School (1pm - 4pm)

Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on progress following day 2. Through wider school observations, case studies (and a school visit) participants will identify and implement effective team leadership strategies; analyse and apply effective delegation strategies; recognise methods for prioritising senior leadership strategies (context and impact); plan effective monitoring and evaluation; identify evidence to support a school improvement project; evaluate internal and external monitoring and evaluation. Participants will feedback on their findings and update others in the planning of their own leadership change.

Session 4: Review, reflect and future planning

26th June 2019
The Suthers' Building, Toot Hill School (1pm - 4pm

Day four will involve completing a short presentation on your own leadership change strategy and the challenges and successes of it to date. It is not expected that participants complete a full school improvement, but that they feel confident to develop this further in the future with a short/medium and longer term plan. Participants have the opportunity to continue to receive support from TSA and other senior leaders (including Heads of School) beyond the training completion. You will have the opportunity to hear from Senior Leaders from within the Nova Trust about career progression, future planning and moving towards senior leadership and Headship.

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MFL Subject Leaders 2018-2019

The programme consists of three sessions designed to support MFL Leaders in developing the successful delivery of the new GCSE specifications in French, German and Spanish.

Through an in-depth analysis of successful practice from the 2017 - 2018 cohort, we have identified key strategies for success in all skill areas, including the exact requirements for Grade 9.  The course will examine effective teaching and learning in the classroom, as well as motivation and memory techniques to facilitate structured and fruitful revision. 

Cost: £25 per participant

Session 1: Lessons from the 2017-2018 Cohort

25th October 2018
The Suthers Building, Toot Hill School 1pm-4pm

How to support your students to be able to speak and write at Grades 5 and 9.

Session 2: Key Stage 3 for GCSE

7th February 2019
The Suthers Building, Toot Hill School 1pm-4pm

Embedding the core GCSE skills into the Key Stage 3 curriculum.  Memory and revision techniques across the Key Stages.

Session 3: Reading and Listening

13th June 2019
The Suthers' Building, Toot Hill School 1pm-4pm

Improving the weakest GCSE skill areas from Year 7 - Year 11.

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Safer Recruitment in Education 2018-2019

This one-day specialist training and advice workshop considers all aspects of safeguarding through recruitment, meeting Ofsted requirements.

This event is for anyone involved in recruitment; Head Teachers/ Teachers/ Governors/ HR Staff/ Senior Leaders/ School Business Managers/ Administrators.

The programme includes full participation and group discussions.  An assessment is included at the end of the session, so participants must be prepared to complete the whole day.

The course is facilitated by the Lucy Faithful Foundation and accredited by the Children's Workforce Development Council.

Cost: £99 per participant

Session 1: Specialist led workshop

30th January 2019
The Suthers Building, Toot Hill School (9am-5pm)

Covering all aspects of safeguarding through recruitment, giving staff recruiters the information and understanding they need to recruit safely and meet Ofsted requirements.

Training will include:

  • Safer recruitment and the wider context of safeguarding
  • Features of a safer recruitment process
  • Planning a safer recruitment process
  • Making the right decisions:  interview and selection
  • Setting acceptable standards of behaviour
  • Maintaining an ongoing culture of vigilance
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Emergency First Aid at Work 2018-2019

Our one-day specialist training event is suitable for anyone who is looking to become a first aider in the workplace.

This course offers a basic overview of the core elements of first aid, with the aim of equipping delegates with the knowledge and skills to respond effectively to general medical emergencies.

 

Cost: £75 per participant

Session 1: Emergency First Aid at Work

3rd December 2018
The Suthers Building, Toot Hill School: 9am-3.30pm

This one-day workshop covers;

  • The role of the first aider
  • Accidents and illness
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Using a first aid kit
  • The need for recording incidents and actions
  • First aid treatment for an unconscious casualty
  • First aid treatment for choking, wounding, bleeding and shock
  • Heart attacks and strokes
  • Use of Epi-pens and asthma inhalers

Candidates successfully completing this course will be entitled to act as a first aider in the workplace.

Candidates will be given a certificate upon successful completion of the course, which is valid for a period of 3 years.

This course is no longer available for booking.

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