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"SUSTAINING PARTNERSHIPS TO PROMOTE EXCELLENCE
IN TEACHING, LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP"
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IN TEACHING, LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP"
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About Cornwall Teaching School

Cornwall Teaching School is a partnership of Teaching Schools, partner schools and other organisations based in Cornwall. The designated teaching school of Truro and Penwith College is a National Support School (NSS) led by National Leaders of Education (NLE).

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Alliance Partners

Please see below some of our current courses on offer:

Science Learning Partnership Cornwall – Summer Programme

Science Learning Partnership Cornwall – Summer Programme

13th June 2018 – Primary Science Share

An inaugural meeting of a new sharing platform for pooling ideas and developing good practice.

Venue: St Joseph’s School, Launceston

Fee: FREE

21st June 2018 – Developing the role of practical work in 11-16 secondary science

Explore the place of practical work, look at how an effective curriculum will develop skills progressively through KS3 and KS4 and consider how getting this right can lead to success in exams.

Venue: Eden Project

Fee: £140 + VAT

22nd June 2018 – Working Scientifically in the Primary Curriculum

This one day course will provide lots of innovative and practical ways to embed working scientifically in your school. It is being held in the brand new science laboratory at the Eden Project.

Venue: Eden Project

Fee: £120 + VAT

4th July 2018 – Inspiring pre-16 Physics

NQTs and non-specialists will explore the core physics practicals to improve confidence in the classroom.

Venue: Truro College

Fee: £100 +VAT

6th July 2018 – Impact Chemistry Day

Link with industry professionals to develop an understanding of chemistry and STEM career pathways in the industry.

Venue: Impact Fluid Solutions, Truro

Fee: FREE

For more information on any of these courses and for details on how to book a place click here.

Phonics Screening Checks

Phonics Screening Checks

A briefing session for teachers of Y1 and Y2 pupils, Literacy Subject Leaders, Phonic Leaders, Assessment Leaders and members of the SMT who will be involved in administering phonics screening checks this June will be taking place at Truro College on Wednesday 18th April 2018 from 1pm until 3:30pm.

This briefing will:

  • cover all statutory requirements for administering the check
  • provide the opportunity to become familiar with the Check Administration Guidance document (CAG)
  • provide the opportunity to look at check materials from previous years to ascertain the scope of the check and understand how they can be adapted for pupils
  • provide top tips for ensuring pupils do their best on the day
  • ensure you are well prepared for an unannounced Y1 Screening Check Monitoring Visit
  • finish with a general question and answer session

The session will be delivered by Tracey Matthews, Phonics Specialist and experienced Y1 Phonics Screening Check Monitor.

Places cost £25 per person plus VAT. Please contact Emma Williams in order to secure a place – emmawil@truro-penwith.ac.uk

Teaching Learning in the Classroom Conference

Teaching Learning in the Classroom Conference

In Collaboration with the Education Endowment Foundation and Kingsbridge Research School, Cornwall Teaching School is holding a ‘Teaching Learning in the Classroom’ Conference on Monday 23rd April 2018.

Colleagues from across Cornwall are invited to attend this event which will explore practical ways of bringing evidence-based approaches to Learning to Learn into the classroom. Evidence suggests that pupils make more progress in classrooms that promote an understanding of how learning happens. Among the guest speakers will be Marc Rowland – former Director of Policy and Research for the National Education Trust – Professor Jonathan Sharples – a Senior Research Analyst with the Education Endowment Foundation – and Lorwyn Randall – Director of Kingsbridge Research School. The event will also feature expert teacher-led workshops from Jon Eaton and Freya Morrissey. The conference will take place on Monday 23rd April 2018 at Truro College from 9:30am until 4pm. Further information is available here.

Women into Senior Leadership

Women into Senior Leadership

Applications are now being invited for the Women into Senior Leadership course – “Taking the Next Steps – Am I Good Enough?” – which has been organised in collaboration with Kernow Teaching School Alliance and West Cornwall Teaching School.

This will be the third year that the Teaching School has organised the programme for women teachers in all phases and is aimed at those who are thinking of taking the next step into a more senior leadership role.

In addition to training days, participants will have the chance to visit schools with female heads and the opportunity to observe, discuss and reflect.

Applications are welcome from any women teachers in positions of leadership and the closing date is 12th January 2018. The course commences with a twilight on 6th February 2018 at Truro College. This will be followed by a training day on 28th February 2018 and a two day residential from 22nd to 23rd March 2018 at The Sands Resort, Newquay.

Places cost £225 each plus VAT and further information is available here.

Institute of Physics Free CPD Workshops

Free Physics CPD Workshops in Cornwall – 2017/18

 

Teaching Electromagnetism

Wednesday 25 April 2018 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Truro College

Join us for an early evening of explaining electromagnetism for KS3 and KS4. Electromagnetism can be a confusing topic for learners. This workshop will focus on building confidence with the abstract ideas and overcoming the practical challenges. We will discuss and demonstrate helpful ways of teaching the effects and uses of electromagnetism, including the motor effect. Ideal for non-specialists and early career teachers, but experienced physicists might pick up new ideas too!

Refreshments available from 4:45 pm.

Sign up online at http://www.talkphysics.org/events/teaching-electromagnetism/

If you have any questions regarding these events or wish to be kept informed of future network events in your area, contact paulb@truro-penwith.ac.uk