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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.

Helen Argall – Teaching School Lead

Helen Argall – Teaching School Lead

Helen Argall – Teaching School Lead

Helen has worked with young people for 30 years and within education for 17 years. She helped to lead a large English Department for six years before moving to Truro and Penwith College four years ago, taking over the Teaching School Lead in 2015.

Find out more about Cornwall Teaching School by clicking here