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Teaching School Hub Transition Webinars

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As part of its regional support offer to schools and Teaching Schools as the school system transitions to the new Teaching School Hub model, the Teachin1552050655 tsc south west full logo 300x114g School Council SW would like to invite you to a series of information giving webinars about the upcoming reform to the ECF, ITT and NPQs.  Dates and links to join those meetings are available through the TSC SW Regional Collaboration Portal https://www.cpdportal-sw.org 

The purpose of these events is to explain more about the new national programmes on offer in our region next academic year, delivery models etc and to enable you to ask questions about the implications for your settings.

New Teaching School Hubs to be rolled out across the country

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Every school in the country will have greater access to expert teacher training and development, under plans announced by the Department for Education today.

The teaching workforce will get best-practice and expert advice on how best to engage with pupils, lesson planning, and classroom management, as part of new teaching school hubs being rolled out across the country.



81 Hubs will be added in all corners of England to provide high-quality professional development to teachers and leaders at all stages of their career, and play a key role in helping to build up trainee teachers as they enter the workforce. This will further level up the quality of teaching, allowing every child to receive a world-class start in life no matter where they are born.

Each hub, all of which will be operational and helping schools from this September, will have its own defined geographical patch and will be expected to be accessible to all schools within that area, serving on average around 250 schools each.

The programme is being rolled out as teachers continue to deliver high quality remote education for pupils, with the current attendance restrictions in schools and colleges remaining in place until 8 March at the earliest.

Read More on the DfE's Website


Source : DfE Press Release  Published 10 February 2021

SPP WEBINAR: Rethinking our approach to tackling disadvantage

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Invitation to join our next national SPP WEBINAR: Rethinking our approach to tackling disadvantage

Next month, we will hold the second of our free, open access webinars where guest speaker and Pupil Premium expert Marc Rowland joins us to explore the experience and research that forms the bedrock of our Focused Enquiry Framework on tackling disadvantage. Collectively, we'll challenge ourselves to explore how we can support young people at risk of underachievement in new ways and better understand some of the current themes and levers - and if you already practice peer review, how you might contextualise enquiry questions for peer reviews in your setting.

This webinar is open to all schools and education leaders. To attend, please register here for your free place.

Every Governor A SEND Leader

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Whole School SEND and Bristol City Council are hosting a training session 'Every Governor A SEND Leader' on Thursday 11th February and repeated on Friday 12 March.

This is a DfE funded project to support leadership of provision for children with SEND in Bristol. 

 The project includes a free training and development opportunity for governors, delivered by national consortium Whole School SEND.

 The training is particularly appropriate for Chairs of Governors, but SEND Governors, and other governors wishing to gain a greater understanding of this area of governing body responsibility are also welcome to attend. Led by Malcolm Reeve, National SEND Leader, WSS and Erica Wolstenholme, South West England Regional SEND Leader WSS, the session will focus on governor’s role in the leadership of SEND provision. It is designed to deepen governor’s understanding of:

  • The Equality Act
  • The SEN Code of Practice
  • Pupil Exclusions and governor responsibilities
  • Headteacher Standards in respect of Governance
  • WSS Governance Review Guide

For further details and how to book please see the attached flyer.

Good teaching practice and resources

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Remote education resources, including lessons from Oak National Academy, as well as guidance, lesson plans and webinars on teaching remotely.

Online event

Get help with remote education and catch-up provision

Join our sector-led, online event from 4pm on Wednesday 27th January. The event will provide:

  • examples of the best approaches to remote education
  • advice on delivering the curriculum virtually, featuring Oak National Academy, the EdTech Demonstrator Network, Microsoft and Google
  • top tips on maintaining wellbeing, motivation and keeping pupils safe whilst delivering remote education

Find out more here: https://get-help-with-remote-education.education.gov.uk/good-teaching-practice.html

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