Courses

Courses

Below you will find the courses we currently have on offer. To enquire about a course please contact us.

Teacher Subject Specialism Training – Maths

Teacher Subject Specialism Training – Maths

 

Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) courses are being delivered in partnership with the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching and Cornwall and West Devon Maths Hub with introductory meetings taking place next month.

The courses provide high quality professional development to enhance the teaching of mathematics and is offered free to state school teachers. The Secondary TSST course is focused on enhancing teaching at KS3 and Foundation Tier GCSE and the Core Maths TSST Course introduces the teaching philosophy for the new Level 3 Core Maths courses.

Both courses are also open to returners to maths teaching who want to upgrade and revise their skills and gain up to date teaching experience. Further details are available here.

Introductory meetings will be taking place on Tuesday 22nd January 2019 at Truro College (4:30pm to 5:30pm) and on Thursday 24th January 2019 at Callywith College (4:30pm to 5:30pm).

If you would like to attend one of these meetings then please contact Liz Holland for more information and application forms at liz.holland@plymouth.ac.uk

Free Physics CPD Workshops 2018-19

Free Physics CPD Workshops 2018-19

Teaching Electricity

Monday 3rd December 2018 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Truro College

Join us for a workshop and discussion about new ways to approach the teaching of electricity in the new KS4 curriculum. Starting with how to model electricity, the workshop will include teaching ideas and demonstrations on potentials, electric fields, resistance and electric circuits. We will exploring how to address common misconceptions. Ideal for non-specialists and early career teachers.

Refreshments available from 4:45 pm.

Sign up online at www.talkphysics.org/events/teaching-electricity-2/

Teaching Waves

Monday 11th February 2019 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Truro College

Join us for an opportunity to discuss how to make the most of teaching waves at KS4. Including how to model a wave; electromagnetic waves, refraction and lenses. Emphasise is placed on getting the most out of a ripple tank for any required practical work. Ideal for non-specialists and early career teachers.

Refreshments available from 4:45 pm.

Sign up online at www.talkphysics.org/events/teaching-waves/

Teaching Energy

Monday 29th April 2019 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Truro College

Join us for an early evening of explaining energy at KS3 and KS4. Looking at how the new syllabus describes energy and what energy is. 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 www.talkphysics.org/events/teaching-energy/

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

Aspiring Senior and Middle Leader Programme

Aspiring Senior and Middle Leader Programme

The Aspiring Senior and Middle Leader Programmes will explore how effective leadership can improve outcomes for students and raise the quality of teaching.

The Aspiring Middle Leader Programme will develop your skills as a middle leader and prepare you to lead a team effectively. The course is facilitated by experienced school leaders with exemplary track records in leadership and improving outcomes for their students. Please click here for further information.

The Programme will get underway on 1st October 2018 and all six sessions will be held at St Ives School from 4pm until 5:30pm.

The Aspiring Senior Leader Programme is open to current middle leaders in primary and secondary schools who are seeking to progress to senior leadership roles and will commence on 14th January 2019. The six sessions will take place at St Ives School (4pm until 5:30pm). Please click here for further information.

To book a place, please email Emma Williams – emmawil@truro-penwith.ac.uk

Maximising the Impact of the Pupil Premium

Maximising the Impact of the Pupil Premium

In association with Cornwall Teaching Schools, this three day programme has been developed by the Education Endowment Foundation and Research Schools Network, and draws upon the most recent and robust evidence of impact. The programme is led by experienced senior leaders with a proven track record for closing the attainment gap of Pupil Premium children and experts in the field of evidence-based education.

Over three full day workshops, participants will develop, implement and sustain a high impact Pupil Premium strategy and framework to suit their own school context.

The programme will be delivered at the Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge and will take place on 15th January, 1st March and 2nd April 2019.

Further information is available here.

Programme places cost £295 per person or £395 per team of two. In order to reserve your place please visit www.tiny.cc/cornwallpupilpremium or email Victoria Flower for further details – victoria.flower@kingsbridgecollege.org.uk

 

Science Learning Partnership Autumn Programme – Secondary

Science Learning Partnership Autumn Programme – Secondary

ASE Science Teachmeet

1 Oct 18 (5pm – 7pm) FREE

Truro College, College Road, Truro TR1 3XX

This is a chance to work collaboratively to identify priorities in science teaching and learning and in science-specific professional development for your teams and share and develop strategies to tackle these issues, drawing on expertise as needed from outside the network.

For more information and to book a place please visit – https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/442599/ase-science-teachmeet

Improving the use of required practicals in the new science GCSE

2 Nov 18

1 Day (£190 plus VAT)

Truro College, College Road, Truro TR1 3XX

The required practical activities are one of the headline developments in the new GCSE science specifications and their introduction has been a development priority for many departments. This course will focus on key aspects from this and is aimed at teachers and technicians.

Technicians will receive expert support in planning the management of equipment and teachers in the teaching and learning implications of this aspect of the GCSE courses.

For more information and to book a place please visit – https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/438529/improving-use-required-practicals-new-science-gcse

Improving outcomes in GCSE science

14 Nov 18

1 Day (£140 plus VAT)

Truro College, College Road, Truro TR1 3XX

Explore and develop ways of improving progress and outcomes in GCSE science courses. This CPD activity is suitable for team leaders, key stage 4 managers and teachers of science.

For more information and to book a place please visit – https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/439127/improving-outcomes-gcse-science

RSC Support Session for Secondary Teachers

28 Feb 19

4:30pm to 6pm (FREE)

Truro College, College Road, Truro TR1 3XX

This CPD is provided in partnership by Science Learning Partnership Cornwall, Cornwall Teaching School and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

It will be particularly useful for NQTs but is open to all secondary science teachers who would like the chance to take part in this free CPD.

This session will enable you to develop confidence in your subject knowledge and understanding of chemistry.

For more information and to book a place please visit – https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/441354/rsc-support-session-secondary-teachers

Science Learning Partnership Autumn Programme – Primary

Science Learning Partnership Autumn Programme – Primary

Cornwall Primary Science Share

11 Oct 18

4:15pm to 5:30pm

FREE

Tregolls School, Chellew Road, Truro TR1 1LH

Cornwall SLP and Tregolls School welcome all primary teachers to an Autumn primary science share. This network is a sharing platform for teachers to pool ideas and develop good practice. This strengthening of informal school-to-school support will create an effective network of information, advice and guidance. Guests speakers at this science share to be announced.

For more information and to book a place please visit – https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/438023/cornwall-primary-science-share

Cornwall Primary Science Share

14 Nov 18 (4:15pm to 5:30pm)

FREE

Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Penzance TR19 7EW

This special primary science share hosted by Geevor Tin Mine will show how STEM works really well set within the context of Cornish Mining. This primary science share will use practical activities with specific reference to rocks to link into the science curriculum.

For more information and to book a place please visit – https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/442172/cornwall-primary-science-share

Cornwall Primary STEM Conference

21 Nov 18

1 Day (£90 plus VAT)

Eden Project, 15 Bodelva Road, Bodelva PL24 2SG

This will include workshops run by the Primary Schools Teaching Trust and Wonderworkshops,  STEM speednetworking sessions and the chance to visit a special STEM marketplace featuring a range of organisations including the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Physics.

For more information and to book a place please visit – https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/443493/cornwall-primary-stem-conference

RSC Classroom chemistry for NQT primary teachers

26 Feb 19

FREE

4:30pm to 6pm

Truro College, College Road, Truro TR1 3XX

The session will enable you to develop confidence in your subject knowledge and understanding of chemistry and science at KS1 and KS2.The course is targeted for NQTs but open to all primary teachers who would like the chance to take part in free CPD.

You will get the opportunity to take part in practical activities to increase your confidence of delivering lessons.

For more information and to book a place please visit – https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/441623/rsc-classroom-chemistry-nqt-primary-teachers

Getting Ready for Y1 Phonics Screening Checks

Getting Ready for Y1 Phonics Screening Checks

This is a briefing for teachers of Y1 and Y2 pupils and will take place on Wednesday 8th May 2019 at Truro College from 1pm until 3:30pm.

Literacy Subject Leaders, Phonic Leaders, Assessment Leaders and members of SMT who will be involved in administering phonics screening checks in June will find the session helpful.

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

The cost is £25 plus VAT per person and you can book a place by emailing Emma Williams, Cornwall Teaching School Administrator, at emmawil@truro-penwith.ac.uk

Building Capacity in Coaching for Leaders in Education

Building Capacity in Coaching for Leaders in Education

This three day course is aimed at leaders in education who wish to develop their coaching skills in more depth. Through lively, inspiring, interactive and practical teaching sessions, it will provide:

  • An introduction to coaching and mentoring
  • Development of practical coaching skills and understanding
  • Strategies to develop a culture of coaching and mentoring in your school
  • Coaching for leadership

The course leaders are:

Dr Patrick McGovern – an education specialist with over 40 years’ experience of teaching, research, education management and senior leadership in schools, universities and now as a leadership coach and consultant for school improvement.

Gareth Jones – a leadership consultant who has enjoyed senior leadership posts in primary, secondary and HE sectors for over 40 years. Recently, he has focused mainly on leadership training and development and the realm of coaching/mentoring across education, sport and business settings.

Nigel Argall – a professional coach and consultant with a master’s degree in Community Education and a PGCE in Coaching and Mentoring. He has extensive experience of education and is a qualified youth worker.

The course will be held at Truro College on the following dates:

9th October 2018

13th November 2018

15th January 2019

The cost is £250 plus VAT per delegate and if you would like to book a place then please contact Emma Williams – emmawil@truro-penwith.ac.uk

Teaching Assistant Training Programme 2018-19

Teaching Assistant Training Programme 2018-19

17th October 2018 (1pm – 4pm) – Behaviour Management Training with Kate Flynn

Supporting TAs in developing  their role as a ‘Key Worker for children with SEMH’. This session will focus on how to support pupils without being ‘attached’ to them all day, every-day. Developing a productive, positive relationship and a range of strategies which will create opportunities to ‘support from a distance’ whilst being ‘available’ for pupils.

22nd November 2018 (1pm – 4pm) – Phonics training with Tracey Matthews

This session will cover the basics of phonics teaching including: How phonics helps children with reading and writing; how to say sounds correctly; the teaching content for each year group; the teaching sequence for phonics lessons; how to teach children a new sound; interactive phonics games and a question and answer session.

13th February 2019 (1pm – 4pm) – Early Years training with Holly Taylor

This session will provide guidance to enable you to support learners more effectively. There will be a focus on understanding the role and responsibilities of a TA, developing effective questioning and having an impact on the quality of teaching and learning in EYFS.

If you would like to book a place for one of your TAs on any of these courses then please contact Emma Williams on emmawil@truro-penwith.ac.uk. Places cost £25 (plus VAT) per person.

The training sessions will take place at Truro College.

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 fourth 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.

The course commences with a twilight on 6th February 2019 at Truro College. This will be followed by a training day on 27th February 2019 and a two day residential from 14th to 15th March 2019 at The Sands Resort, Newquay.

Applications are welcome from any women teachers in positions of leadership and the closing date is 14th January 2019. The cost of the course is £100 (plus VAT) which includes an overnight stay during the residential.

For an application form and further information please contact Emma Williams, Cornwall Teaching School Administrator – emmawil@truro-penwith.ac.uk

THE EXCELLENT TEACHER PROGRAMME (ETP)

Are you a good teacher? Do you want to improve your practice, skills and strategies and become an excellent teacher?

The ETP has been created by a team of experienced school leaders and teachers with the objective of ensuring that teachers deliver consistently excellent lessons and secure the best possible outcomes for students.

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ― William Arthur Ward

The Excellent Teacher Programme will:

  • assist in developing effective teachers within school teams
  • encourage more reflective practice
  • raise the level of engagement and achievement in learning
  • offer strategies to help school improvement
  • deepen the understanding of excellent teaching and learning
  • provide the chance to develop teaching practice

Cost: £25 (plus VAT) per delegate per session

This programme is open to all teachers who are consistently good but want to become consistently excellent and to be part of a future learning network. The course will commence in January 2019 and participants can attend all sessions or just those which may be helpful. For more information please contact Emma Williams at emmawil@truro-penwith.ac.uk

 

THE EXCELLENT TEACHER PROGRAMME (ETP) DATES AND VENUES

  • 16th January 2019 Effective Questioning
    Led by David Bradbeer and Rachael Nash At St Dennis Academy – 9:15am—3pm
  • 5th February 2019 The Who, Why and What of Feedback
    Led by Lorna Burton and Fiona Shuttleworth at Blackwater School – 9:15am—3pm
  • 5th March 2019 Using Assessment to Promote Rapid Progress
    Led by Louise Williams and Jayne Banner At Parc Eglos School – 9:15am—3pm
  • April 2019 (Date to be confirmed) Creating a Learning Culture
    Led by Rachel Giddings and Jayne Banner At Parc Eglos School – 9:15am—3pm