NQT/RQT Training with St Helens TSA – committed to ongoing excellence!

Please find attached The St Helens Teaching School Newly Qualified and Recently Qualified Teacher Programme. We have delivered an NQT/RQT programme with great success since 2013-14. All training has been arranged in response to the overwhelmingly positive feedback received.

As a result of building on effective practice and sharing this more widely, we have amended our offer for 2019-20.

Schools that have signed the alliance partnership agreement will receive 1 free place. These schools will need to book to ensure they secure a place.

Schools Direct trainees that have been trained via the St Mary and St Thomas CE Teaching School Alliance and have been successful in securing an NQT post within St Helens and/or a partnership school will receive this NQT/RQT training offer free of charge.

The first session will be: Safeguarding: Awareness training including signs of abuse, multi-agency working specialised areas of children protection. Thursday 19th September 2019, The World of Glass, Chalon Way, St Helens, WA10 1BX. Please see details of the full programme:

St Helens TSA NQT Primary programme 2019-20

A full day’s conference will be provided for all NQTs/RQTs on: Wednesday 9th October 2019, 8.45-3.30pm at The St Helens Hotel, Linkway West, St Helens, WA10 1NG.

Entitled: Making the most of your 1st Year!

Agenda: Behaviour Management Strategies- Jason Bangbala, Mathematics- Raising the bar! – Tara Loughran, English – Raised Expectations – Maddy Barnes and SEND provision- managing pupils with additional needs in the mainstream classroom, practical strategies and solutions – Zena Martin, SEND specialist.

The St Helens NQT conference agenda 2019-20

All sessions can be booked via email directly to: Paula Foster paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk

All trainers that deliver the sessions are either specialists in their field, senior leaders or expert practitioners.

For any further queries about any of the training sessions or if you are interested in becoming an alliance member and qualifying for any future discounts please don’t hesitate in contacting myself.

St Helens TSA Newsletter Summer 2019

St Helens TSA CPD Brochure 2019-20

NPQ Scholarships and Early Bird Offers for 2019-20 Start

The St Helens TSA are still accepting applications for NPQSL/NPQML to start in autumn 2019 via Best Practice Network licence:

To apply please click on the following link below:

NPQML: http://outstandingleaders.org/qualifications/npqm

NPQSL: http://outstandingleaders.org/qualifications/npqsl

The deadline for applications is  September 2019. Your school will receive both programmes free of charge if your school falls into a category 5 or 6 targeted area. Please see flyers attached for further funding information.

OLP NPQ EarlyBird

OLP NPQ Scholarships

Applicants completing their programme application are asked to identify whether they have been recommended by one of our delivery partners. You 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

I hope that makes sense. Please let me know if you need further information.

Lisa Bradshaw

Director of the St Helens Teaching School Alliance and NW Maths Hub 3

Director of School Improvement- Three Saints Academy Trust

Mental Health and Well-Being Conference

The St Helens TSA are pleased to announce our 1st Mental Health and Well-Being Conference. We would like to invite all schools to join us for an inspiring day of CPD.

The conference will take place on: Thursday 10th October 2019 (World Mental Health Day), 8.30-4.30pm at the DW Stadium; 15 Loire Dr, Wigan WN5 0UH.

Key Notes include:

Jaz Ampaw-Farr Resilience Ninja, Writer, speaker and consultant

Professor Jonathan Glazzard (Professor  of Teacher Education Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools at Leeds Beckett University)

 

Workshops include:

Lynsey Tidbury – Self Care Strategies in Managing Stress and Anxiety

Gemma Fieldsend  – Charlie Waller Trust: Eating Disorders/Self Harm

Mermaids UK – Gender ID: Supporting Mental Health of LGBT Children and Young People

Youth Mental Health Matters – Impact of Social Media on the Mental Health in Children and Young People

 

Exhibitors include:

  • JKP Books
  • Jigsaw PHSE Resources
  • Ariel Trust
  • Altru Drama
  • St Helens Teaching School Alliance/School Direct/Maths Hub NW3
  • Carnegie Centre of Excellence Schools Mental Health Award
  • SEED  Toolkit for Schools
  • Youth Mental Health Matters
  • Relaxation in Education

For further information please see the flyer attached.

In addition to the conference we are offering a FULL Health and Well-Being Package for 2019-20, see attached for more details

To book a place please contact: Paula Foster paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk Places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Supporting Schools in Developing a Rich Curriculum – Autumn 2019

The St Helens TSA would like to offer all primary schools the chance to attend the following curriculum design workshops.

Focus: Building a rich curriculum that meets the needs of your setting.

The workshops are being facilitated by Debra Kidd. 

About Debra…

Debra trained as an English and Drama teacher, and has worked with every age group from nursery through to Post Graduate and still enjoys working with teachers and children every day. She has written a number of books; these include: Notes from the Frontline published in 2014, followed by “Becoming Mobius: The Complex Matter of Education” which was published in 2015.  A third book, Uncharted Territories – Great Adventures in Learning was co-authored with Hywel Roberts in 2018 whilst consuming large amounts of cake. Debra is the co-founder of Northern Rocks.

Debra has one mantra for learning and that is ‘Make it Matter.’

Debra says’: ‘Not a single piece of knowledge that mankind has ever acquired came without a desire to know the answer to a question. We have to give children the impetus to want to know, to understand the imperative that drove the discovery – the story behind the glory. When I plan I ask myself ‘who in the world would need to know that?’ and we start there – with the need to know’.

The workshops will take place across 2 consecutive dates and are aimed at whole school participation.

Day 1 –  Wednesday 16th October – SLT briefing (9-12 noon); EYFS practitioners (1-4pm)

Day 2 – Thursday 17th October – KS1 session (9-12 noon); KS2 session (1-4pm)

Venue: St Helens Hotel, Mercure St Helens, Linkway West, St Helens, WA10 1NG.

Cost: £250 per school for the two days. This will include: planning, preparation delivery, all course materials, tea/coffee and biscuits.

Schools are encouraged to send one representative for each session. It is hoped that by the end of the two days schools will have reviewed, evaluated, created and/or developed a rich curriculum that meets the needs of the individual settings.

To book at place please contact: Paula Foster paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk please indicate the school name and the names of staff attending each session. Many thanks in advance.

What schools have said about Debra:

“We are beginning a journey into a systematic change of curriculum and pedagogy across our whole country. The days our teachers have spent with Debra Kidd have shown that it is pedagogically possible for our students to have a learning experience that enables them to not only view the world in a different way, but to have the knowledge and confidence to shape the world they inherit.”

“Debra came in and taught our children and it was an absolute master class on every level – vocabulary, knowledge, creativity and problem solving – brilliant!”

Truly inspiring!

We are looking forward to welcoming Debra to the St Helens TSA!

NQT/RQT Training with St Helens TSA

NQT/RQT Training with St Helens TSA – committed to ongoing excellence!

Please find attached The St Helens Teaching School Newly Qualified and Recently Qualified Teacher Programme, we have delivered an NQT/RQT programme with great success since 2013-14, all training has been arranged in response to the overwhelmingly positive feedback received.

As a result of building on effective practice and sharing this more widely we have amended our offer for 2019-20.

Schools that have signed the alliance partnership agreement will receive 1 free place. These schools will need to book to ensure they secure a place.

Schools Direct trainees that have been trained via the St Mary and St Thomas CE Teaching School Alliance and have been successful in securing an NQT post within St Helens and/or a partnership school will receive this NQT/RQT training offer free of Charge.

The first session will be: Safeguarding: Awareness training including signs of abuse, multi-agency working specialised areas of children protection. Thursday 19h September 2019, The World of Glass, Chalon Way, St Helens, WA10 1BX. Please see below for further details of the full programme.

A full day’s conference will be provided for all NQTs/RQTs on: Wednesday 9th October 2019, 8.45-3.30pm at The St Helens Hotel, Linkway West, St Helens, WA10 1NG.

Entitled: Making the most of your 1st Year!

Agenda: Behaviour Management Strategies- Jason Bangbala, Mathematics- Raising the bar! – Tara Loughran, English- Raised Expectations – Maddy Barnes and SEND provision- managing pupils with additional needs in the mainstream classroom, practical strategies and solutions- Zena Martin, SEND specialist.

All sessions can be booked via email directly to: Paula Foster paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk

All trainers that deliver the sessions are either specialists in their field, senior leaders or expert practitioners.

For any further queries about any of the training sessions or if you are interested in becoming an alliance member and qualifying for any future discounts please don’t hesitate in contacting Lisa Bradshaw, Director of the St Helens Teaching School Alliance and NW Maths Hub 3

St Helens TSA CPD Brochure 2019-20

St Helens TSA Newsletter Summer 2019

St Helens TSA NQT Primary programme 2019-20

The St Helens NQT conference agenda 2019-20

Teacher Moderation Toolkit Roadshows

The St Helens TSA would like to offer the chance for all schools to be trained in using the ‘Teacher Moderation Toolkit’. The Writing tool kit is currently being used by schools to support moderation and standardisation. It supports teachers in all year groups to cross moderate (against national standards) with teacher guidance notes and supports pupils to identify features of a good piece of writing at all stages.

The resource has been quality assured by a team of English Advisors, English SLEs and Prim-Ed team publishing company to ensure it is of a high standard.

Head teachers and English SLs from across the NW region have requested we hold several events in a range of localities:

The following road shows will take place on:

Monday 24th June, 9.30-3.30pm at The Village Hotel, Knowsley – target audience: Y1 and Y2 teachers, KS1 phase leaders, English Leads.

Tuesday 25th June – 9.30-3.30pm at DW Stadium, Wigan – target audience: Y3 and Y4 teachers, LKS2 phase leaders, English Leads.

Wednesday 26th June – 9.30-3.30pm at Formby Hall Hotel, Sefton – target audience: Y5 and Y6 teachers, UKS2 phase leaders, English Leads.

All delegates will receive a FREE book per school (worth £34.99)

Training will include: staff development on how to use the resource whilst moderating their own books, subject knowledge and pedagogical understating of what is involved when assessing/moderating a piece of writing at the different levels, how to standardise against national criteria. Discussion around purposes (and audiences) to write. Exploring triggers for WTS, EXS and GDS. Using the toolkit to illustrate progression in writing from Autumn, spring and summer. It is essential that teachers bring a range of pupil books to the training.

The cost of the session will be: £50 per delegate this includes: a full days training, all training materials, one FREE book per school, a light lunch and refreshments.

About the toolkit:

There are two versions of the exemplification materials: those that are annotated with references to the national curriculum, and those that are not annotated, for CPD use or to share with children.

The Teacher Moderation Toolkit (written in conjunction with many St Helens’ TSA schools) was nominated and shortlisted for an ERA (Education Resource Award) this year. The books were selected for ‘Best Primary Resource’ – a category very difficult to be short listed for and we have received a new logo to demonstrate this achievement.

The resource was awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ award. The judges spoke very highly about the resource as it continues to be a ‘real go -to for teacher assessment of writing.’

To reserve a place at the roadshows please contact: Paula Foster – paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk

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

School Direct Jobs Fair

I would like to invite you to meet with our current trainees at our Jobs Fair event on Wednesday, 1st May, 2019, 4.30-5.30pm at:

The St.Helens Hotel, 

Linkway West, 

WA10 1NG. 

We are often contacted by Heads making enquiries about our trainees. This academic year, we also had Heads contact us in September/October, regarding maternity cover. We have therefore put this event on so that you are given opportunity to meet and have informal chats with the trainees, with regards to you considering if they would make a valuable contribution to your school and possible employment in the future. Therefore, I hope that this will be time well spent for all concerned.

We hope that either yourself or one of your senior management team will be able to attend. If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

National Professional Qualifications in School Leadership for the Autumn 2019 Intake

I am writing to advise that the registration window is now open, for all of the DfE accredited National Professional Qualifications in school leadership, for the Autumn 2019 intake.

The St Helens TSA in association with Best Practice Network and the Outstanding Leaders Partnership are pleased to offer the following qualifications:

  • NPQ for Middle Leadership
  • NPQ for Senior Leadership
  • NPQ for Headship
  • NPQ for Executive Leadership

Funding opportunities: Funding may be available for candidates in eligible regions (category 5 & 6 areas), but at this time cannot be guaranteed.

Candidates can now apply via the following link: www.outstandingleaders.org

PLEASE NOTE: the registration deadline for the Autumn 2019 intake, is Friday 26th July 2019.

I hope you will find this information useful and should you have any enquiries about these training opportunities, please email:  www.bestpracticenet.co.uk/lc-briefing-eoi

Applicants completing their programme application are asked to identify whether they have been recommended by one of our delivery partners. You will be asked to identify the partner from a drop down list, and then to enter that partner’s ‘partner allocation code’.

If you wish to complete your face to face sessions with the St Helens TSA the information is as follows:

The partner allocation code is: STHN-TSA

The partner name is listed as St Helens TSA