Spring term 2019 edition of the St Helens TSA newsletter

Please see here, the Spring term 2019 edition of the St Helens TSA newsletter.

Just to outline some of the key benefits of being part of the St Helens Teaching School Alliance:

  • Attendance at termly alliance members meetings to shape the future of the Teaching Schools work.
  • NQT package 1 FREE place.
  • Attendance at termly Mathematics and Literacy subject leader workshops- Free of Charge.
  • 20% off School to School support packages.
  • 25% off CPD opportunities (usually £150 per day or £70 per half day)
  • Free ½ day consultation to formulate a bespoke package of training for your school or a cluster of schools.
  •  An opportunity to engage in Research and Development activities of the alliance linked to National priorities including Maths Hub NW 3 events and projects.
  • To be kept abreast of all current initiatives and educational updates via the Teaching Schools mailing list and access to all areas via the St Helens Teaching School Website.
  • Schools Direct Student attached to your school- salaried and non-salaried routes.NEW for 2018-19:
  • FREE SBM network
  • SENDCo and Computing CPD and network offer 

In addition, all members will receive a FREE place at the annual alliance Leadership conference and Head Teacher/SLT termly briefings.

If you would like to find out more about the work of the alliance or becoming a member please don’t hesitate in contacting: Lisa Bradshaw (Director of the TSA and NW Maths Hub 3) lisa.bradshaw@three-saints.org.uk or Sarah Makin (TSA Senior Administrator) sarah.makin@three-saints.org.uk or Paula Foster (TSA Administrator) paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk alternatively call: 077446463250 (Lisa) 07446446418 (Sarah).

For more information visit our website: www.sthelensteachingschool.co.uk or follow us on twitter- @SthelensTSA

I look forward to hearing from you and working with you and your school in the future.

St Helens TSA- Head teacher and Leadership briefings SPRING TERM 2019

The St Helens TSA would like to invite all Head Teachers and Senior Leaders to the following briefings in the spring term:

  • Daisy Christodoulou- Making Good Progress: how can we measure pupil learning?- Tuesday 22nd January 2019. 9-1pm: Secondary Workshop and 12.30-4pm: Primary Workshop at Ibis Styles Haydock.
  • Analyse Your School’s Performance (ASP and IDSR) – How do you measure up?” for Governors- Thursday 28th Feb 2019, 6-8pm at The St Helens TSA POD.
  • Head teacher compliance briefing– NEW for 2019 (these will be run on a termly basis)- Thursday 7th March 2019, 1.30-3.30pm at The St Helens Hotel.
  • Nina Jackson- Teacher workload and WellbeingMonday 29th April, 1.30-3.30pm at The St Helens Hotel.

Further details: HT and Leadership briefings spring 2019

Briefings are FREE of Charge for all St Helens TSA members.

Sessions will include: Tea/coffee/biscuits and all course materials.

If you wish to book on any of the following sessions please email/call Sarah Makin TSA senior administrator or Paula Foster:

Sarah Makin (Senior Administrator TSA): sarah.makin@three-saints.org.uk 

Paula Foster (Administrator): paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk

For additional information regarding any of the training offers don’t hesitate in contacting- Lisa Bradshaw (Director of The St Helens Teaching School Alliance)

Lisa.bradshaw@three-saints.org.uk

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

The cancellation policy is as follows:

14-30 days: charged at 25%

7 days: charged at 50%

Less than 1 day: Charged at full training rate

Please note all cancellations must be in writing via email to sarah.makin@three-saints.org.uk. A confirmation of your booking will be sent to you once received. Should you be in a position to supply a substitute delegate there will be no charges.

Mastery in Writing – ensuring depth; providing challenge and support; meeting the needs of ALL learners

The St Helens TSA would like to invite all primary teachers to the following training sessions:

Mastery in Writing- ensuring depth; providing challenge and support; meeting the needs of ALL learners

This training day will cover the following:

  • How do we really inspire our most able writers?
  • Who are our most able writers and how do we know?
  • Do we let them fly? Can they craft their own style?
  • Is greater depth about grammar?
  • High-quality books to inspire writing activities where GD children can soar
  • Pulling apart inspiring writers – looking at real samples of writing
  • Planning a unit of writing for the whole class that allows GD children to achieve their best be inclusive to all.

Sessions will take place on:

Upper Key Stage 2- Tuesday 5th February 2019, 9.30-3.30pm

Lower Key Stage 2- Wednesday 6th February 2019, 9.30-3.30pm

Key Stage 1- Tuesday 26th February 2019, 9.30-3.30pm

 

Venue: Nutgrove Primary School, Govett Road, St Helens, WA9 5NH

Cost: £150.00 per delegate this includes: all course materials, refreshments and a light lunch.

A 25% discount will be given to alliance members.

If you wish to book on any of the following sessions please email or call:

Sarah Makin (Senior Administrator): sarah.makin@three-saints.org.uk

Paula Foster (Administrator): paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk

For additional information regarding any of the training offers don’t hesitate in contacting- Lisa Bradshaw (Director of The St Helens Teaching School Alliance)

Lisa.bradshaw@three-saints.org.uk

IMPORTANT NOTE:

The cancellation policy is as follows:

14-30 days: charged at 25%

7 days: charged at 50%

Less than 1 day: Charged at full training rate

Please note all cancellations must be in writing via email to sarah.makin@three-saints.org.uk. A confirmation of your booking will be sent to you once received. Should you be in a position to supply a substitute delegate there will be no charges.

Year 2-3 improving reading stamina training for teachers

As requested by primary colleagues, St Helens TSA would like to invite all Year 2 and 3 teachers, support staff and English SLs to this one day training event:

Year 2 and 3 Reading for stamina

This training day will cover the following:

  • Identifying the features of the KS1 Reading Paper 2
  • How can we support year 2 children so they can access it?
  • How can we ensure that year 3 children ‘nail’ this paper?
  • Exploring the texts in the 2018 test and the mark scheme
  • Writing our own versions to take home and use.

Delegates will need to bring laptops to this session so we can share resources.

Time/date: Tuesday 29th January 2019, 9.30-3.30pm

Venue: Nutgrove Primary School, Govett Road, St Helens, WA9 5NH

Cost: £150.00 per delegate- this includes all course materials, refreshments and a light lunch.

A 25% discount will be given to alliance members.

If you wish to book on any of the following sessions please email or call:

Sarah Makin (Senior Administrator): sarah.makin@three-saints.org.uk

Paula Foster (Administrator): paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk

For additional information regarding any of the training offers don’t hesitate in contacting- Lisa Bradshaw (Director of The St Helens Teaching School Alliance)

Lisa.bradshaw@three-saints.org.uk

IMPORTANT NOTE:

The cancellation policy is as follows:

14-30 days: charged at 25%

7 days: charged at 50%

Less than 1 day: Charged at full training rate

Please note all cancellations must be in writing via email to sarah.makin@three-saints.org.uk. A confirmation of your booking will be sent to you once received. Should you be in a position to supply a substitute delegate there will be no charges.

Leading a Mentally Healthy School – Two day training programme

The St Helens TSA would like to invite all schools to attend: Leading a Mentally Healthy School Two Day Training Programme

Leading a Mentally healthy school training modules have been funded by Health Education England (HEE) and created by the School Development Support Agency (SDSA) in partnership with an expert group of educational psychologists, education consultants and mental health organisations.

The course is aimed specifically at Senior Leaders and focuses on reflection of current provision and strategic planning to help develop a mentally healthy school.

Target audience: Deputy Head and Assistant HTs, SENDCOs and Well being leads.

Leading a Mentally Healthy School aims:

To enable and empower senior leaders to put mental health at the heart of strategic school improvement.

To equip senior leaders with practical and sustainable approaches that can be implemented on return to school.

Module Content: This course is about LEADERSHIP of a mentally healthy school.

Module 1 : Ethos, culture and strategic leadership

What is mental health?

Why have a whole school approach to mental health?

The importance of ethos and culture.

Strategic planning.

To take place on: Monday 21st January 2019, 9.30-3.30 at St Helens TSA POD, St Mary and St Thomas CE Primary School, Barton Close, St Helens, WA10 2HS.

Module 2: Policies and procedures for impact

Policies and leadership

Signs and Symptoms

Procedures for impact

To take place on: Tuesday 12th February 2019, 9.30-3.30 at St Helens TSA POD, St Mary and St Thomas CE Primary School, Barton Close, St Helens, WA10 2HS.

Linda Smith- SLE and Well Being Director will deliver the programme.

The cost of the entire programme is: £50 per delegate. This includes a light lunch and all course materials.

To book a place please contact:

Sarah Makin- sarah.makin@three-saints.org.uk

Paula Foster- paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk

Mixed age group Mastery training

NW Maths Hub 3 would like to invite all schools from across the NW region to the following:

Mixed age group Mastery Training

Outcome of the training:

Know how to teach every maths concept on your part of the curriculum effectively for mastery to your mixed-year class.

Rationale:

Teachers of mixed year classes struggle to implement the same approaches to teaching mathematics for mastery that work in single year classes, however some teachers of mixed-year classes achieve stunning outcomes with their children including teaching all their part of the maths curriculum effectively, for mastery, to all their children. This training shares what they know and do.

During this hands-on workshop you will be shown how to teach each maths concept on your part of the curriculum for mastery, with a simple concrete, visual, abstract (CVA) approach. You will also be taught how expert teachers use advanced questioning techniques.  The training builds from what you already know (no good practice is replaced), ensuring any gaps in your pedagogical knowledge are identified and filled, and that you are better able to explain and defend good practice you already use. Particular attention is paid to ensuring that you understand the key insights some children fail to acquire and that you know how to teach in ways that ensure all children overcome their barriers to learning.  All other aspects of teaching for mastery are also explored and teachers are encouraged to raise questions about their particular context so that all their concerns can be properly addressed.

What the session will look like:

  • What does mathematics mastery look like in mixed year classes?
  • Why is a CVA approach more efficient and powerful than a textbook-led approach?
  • Which apparatus do I need and what should I do with it?
  • What else is involved in teaching maths for mastery?
  • What about my children who are miles behind?
  • How do I deal with the particular issues I’m facing in my classroom?

Training details:

Y5-6 training: Wednesday 16th Jan 2019- 9-3.30pm at 4 Piele Rd, Saint Helens WA11 0GR

Y3-4 training: Wednesday 23rd Jan 2019- 9-3.30pm at 4 Piele Rd, Saint Helens WA11 0GR

Y1-2 training: Monday 21st  Jan 2019- 9-3.30pm at 4 Piele Rd, Saint Helens WA11 0GR

 

A 25% discount will be given to alliance members.

Full day sessions: £150.00 include: Tea/coffee/biscuits/light lunch and all course resources.

If you wish to book on any of the following sessions please email or call:

Sarah Makin (Senior Administrator): sarah.makin@three-saints.org.uk

Paula Foster (Administrator): paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk

St Helens TSA Leadership training in association with ECM

Essential training for Headteachers, Senior and Middle Leaders:

Start Date Times Course Leader Course Code Title Venue
20/11/2018 09:00 – 12:00 Gail Maguire OF6 Give a good account of your subject during Inspection Mercure Haydock, St Helens, WA11 9SG ·
20/11/2018 09:00 – 15:00 Peter Cox SEC – SL10 Highly Effective Subject Leadership 1 –  Securing Accurate Self-Evaluation St Helen’s Chamber, St Helens, WA10 1FY
22/11/2018 09:00 – 15:00 Gail Maguire SL14 T2T 1 Coaching and supporting your Middle Leaders Mercure Haydock, St Helens, WA11 9SG ·
04/12/2018 09:00 – 15:00 Gail Maguire SL02 ML School Self-Evaluation – Coaching and Supporting You in Writing Your Outcomes Section – For Middle Leaders Mercure Haydock, St Helens, WA11 9SG ·
04/12/2018 18:00 – 20:00 Gail Maguire GB01 Governor Training: Analyse Your School’s Performance     (ASP and IDSR) – How do you measure up? St Mary & St Thomas’ Primary School, St Helens, WA10 2HS
05/12/2018 09:00 – 15:00 Oliver McPhail A04 Inspection Data Summary Report (IDSR) and Analyse your School’s Performance – How do you measure up? Mercure Haydock, St Helens, WA11 9SG ·

 

Cost of the training:

£150 + VAT for full day training sessions

£75 + VAT for half day and Governor training sessions

To book, please email: helen@ecm-educationconsultants.co.uk or call:

mob: 07736032375

Disadvantaged Pupils – A Systematic Approach to Improving Outcomes – St Helens TSA in association with ECM Training

St Helens TSA in association with ECM would like to offer all St Helens Alliance schools the chance to attend the following training:

Disadvantaged Pupils – A Systematic Approach to Improving Outcomes

To take place on: 6th November 2018, Mercure Haydock, St Helen’s, WA11 9SG
at 9am-3pm.

The cost of the training is: £150 + VAT per delegate

During the course, you will work through a process step by step to ensure that barriers for learning are accurately identified for disadvantaged pupils and funding targeted to ensure impact on pupil outcomes in a primary school.

By the end of the course you will:
·        have used a systematic approach to secure outcomes that should diminish the differences for disadvantaged pupils;
·        evaluated the impact of previous spending against pupil outcomes;
·        considered examples of pupil premium spending that have resulted in improved outcomes for pupils;
·        gained an understanding of what inspectors may consider in terms of pupil premium in an inspection;
·        considered whether your school is meeting the statutory responsibility by reporting pupil premium information on your school’s website; and
·        determined what information should be shared with governors

To book a place please contact:

Helen Caunce, ECM Education School Liaison Manager

TEL: 0844 335 1022

mob: 07736032375

helen@ecm-educationconsultants.co.uk

DSBM Re-launch and individual units- St Helens TSA in association with BPN

FAO: School Business Managers/administration staff

The St Helens TSA in association with BPN would like to offer all schools the chance to complete the BPN DSBM L4 qualification. Please see flyers:

BPN_DSBM
BPN_DSBM fullcourse
BPN_DSBM indvunits

This offer includes:

  1. The full blended learning Level 4 DSBM programme (4 units studied over 12 months), suitable for school business managers and aspiring school business managers working in primary, secondary or special schools and academies.
  2. Individual Level 4 DSBM online units in Finance, Procurement and Marketing, each a qualification in their own right, suitable for school business managers who wish to specialise in a particular field, or school business managers who already hold a CSBM or DSBM qualification seeking an update to learn from new content to meet the demands of an ever-changing school system.

Individual Unit offer

  • BPN are now extending our offer to include three individual units that are each linked to level 4 credits, provided by ILM.
  • These units are delivered online; however, they are not studied alone, in isolation. Units are interactive with other participants, online tutors and webinar support to assist along the way. Led by national experts, including the programme manager, Val Andrew, formerly at ASCL, each unit can be studied and assessed over a 6-month period, assessed through school-based tasks and an e-portfolio of evidence.
  • BPN believe these units will appeal to individuals who already hold CSBM or DSBM qualifications that were gained pre-2016, as these units are completely new (marketing and procurement) or significantly updated (finance).
  • BPN believe they will also appeal to individuals who work or wish to work within a specialist area, supporting more than one school.

Blended Learning Offer

  • You will see that BPN are re-launching the full blended Level 4 programme, this time with a 5% discount for members of the Institute for School Business Leaders (with whom BPN are now a ‘Learning Partner’) and also a 5% ‘early bird’ discount for those registering with us before the end of November 2018.
  • This new, updated programme will begin in the spring term, towards the end of February and into early March.

To register with BPN online please go to the following link: https://www.bestpracticenet.co.uk/dsbm-l4

Applicants completing their programme application

will be asked to identify the partner from a drop down list, and then to enter that partner’s ‘partner allocation code’.

The partner allocation code is: STHN-TSA

The partner name is listed as St Helens TSA

St Helens TSA- English CDP for 2018 -19

The St Helens Teaching School Alliance English Training Programme 2018-19; all training has been arranged in response to the scoping exercises carried out by the alliance, responding to local and National priorities.

The training package includes: (please see attached for further details)

  • Planning for Writing– including fiction and non-fiction and teaching GPS in context: EYFS-Y6.
  • Spelling – KS1 and 2
  • Reading- Pulling the content domains apart and looking at question stems, How to balance test technique and reading for pleasure, Pitching the book a the right level, When are children fluent readers? Recognising strategies to secure this and teaching Vocabulary through text- KS1, LKS2 and UKS2
  • Moderation- Year 2 and 6 (in two parts)
  • Year 2 and 3 Reading for Stamina
  • English- What is Mastery and how do we ensure depth of knowledge? KS1, LKS2 and UKS2
  • Inspiring TAs- providing effective support

In addition to the training listed below we are continuing the termly English subject leader meetings.  The first SLs meeting will Wednesday 7th November, 9:30 – 3.30pm at The World of Glass, St Helens, Chalon Way E, Saint Helens WA10 1BX

The session will focus on:

  • Visiting author: Alison Wilcox (author of Descriptosaurus). Alison will lead a session on writing and vocabulary.
  • Implications  for teaching Post 2018 tests and implications for 2018-19 in KS1 and 2.
  • National Updates on current thinking.

NEW for 2018-19: Excellent English Teacher Programme- These sessions are aimed at excellent English teachers/subject leaders/SLEs/PDLs who have the potential and drive to achieve excellence in English practice and the ability to develop others. The programme will be delivered over 7 sessions (see flyer attached for further details)

Places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Schools that have signed the alliance partnership agreement will receive 25% off all training courses and will receive a ‘free’ place on all the English subject leader network meetings.

All training is provided by Maddy Barnes.

If you are not a member and are interested in finding out more then please contact: Sarah Makin (TSA administrator) or Lisa Bradshaw (Director of the St Helens TSA and National Maths Hub NW3).

If you wish to book on any of the following sessions please email: Sarah Makin (Senior Administrator): sarah.makin@three-saints.org.uk  or Paula Foster (Administrator): paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk

For additional information regarding any of the training offers don’t hesitate in contacting- Lisa Bradshaw (Director of The St Helens Teaching School Alliance): lisa.bradshaw@three-saints.org.uk