Courses

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

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 Radiation with Confidence

Wednesday 24 January 2018 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Truro College

Join us for an opportunity to discuss how to make the most of teaching radiation at KS4. Starting with ideas for the structure of the atom to practical ways of modelling half-life and explaining nuclear equations. Practical demonstration will include the use of radioactive sources. Ideal for non-specialists and early career teachers.

Refreshments available from 4:45 pm.

Sign up online at http://www.talkphysics.org/events/teaching-radiation-with-confidence/

 

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

School Improvement

Keeping Up With What’s New

One day’s training with school improvement expert, Dr Bogusia Matusiak Varley, to help teachers explore ways in which to present current information on outcomes to Inspectors.

Opportunities will be provided to share best practice and explore current foci of inspections.

The training will take place on Wednesday 18th October 2017 at Truro College (9am – 4:30pm) and cost per delegate is £150 plus VAT.

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

Cornwall Science Learning Partnership Courses

Cornwall Science Learning Partnership Spring CPD Programme

The Home Straight – Securing the Grades – with the first examination of the new 9 to 1 graded science GCSEs in June 2018, the Science Learning Partnerships have drawn together a series of workshops to help you and your science teams prepare your students and yourselves.

30th January 2018 at Truro College

Classroom Chemistry for NQT Primary Teachers – this session is targeted at NQTs but is open to all primary teachers who would like the chance to take part in this free CPD. The session will enable you to develop confidence in your subject knowledge and understanding of chemistry and science at KS1 and KS2. You will have the opportunity to take part in practical activities to increase your confidence of delivery.

20th February 2018 at Truro College

Cornwall Primary Conference

The Primary Conference provides outstanding learning opportunities linked to topical developments in primary science teaching alongside time to talk and share ideas from other primary practitioners. The conference will include sessions from the Primary Science Teaching Trust, the Royal Society of Chemistry and from the county STEM advisor.

21st February 2018 at Callywith College, Bodmin

Royal Society of Chemistry Support Sessions for Secondary Teachers

This CPD 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.

22nd February 2018 at Truro College

STEM Showcase

A special evening dedicated to showcasing STEM in Cornwall, providing a new science networking opportunity for teachers and STEM ambassadors from both primary and secondary schools and colleges.

8th March 2018 at Truro College

Grade Securing Strategies: Supporting Chemistry in the new GCSE 1-9 Grades

This twilight session in conjunction with the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Learn Chemistry Partnership Programme will look at ways to prepare students and yourselves as we approach the examination season. Topics in the session will include from practical to paper and how the questions reflect the practical skills as well as supporting the extended writing.

8th March 2018 at Sir John Hunt Community Sports College, Plymouth

Further information about the primary courses is available here and details about the secondary courses is available by clicking here.

EARLY YEARS TRAINING

For Teaching Assistants

21st February 2017 (1pm – 4pm) – Early Years training with Nadia Lampier  
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 on behaviour management training session then please contact emmawil@truro-penwith.ac.uk
Places cost £25 (plus VAT) per person.
The training sessions will take place at Truro College.

PHONICS TRAINING

For Teaching Assistants

 

22nd November 2017 (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.

If you would like to book a place on behaviour management training session then please contact emmawil@truro-penwith.ac.uk
Places cost £25 (plus VAT) per person.
The training sessions will take place at Truro College.

 

BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT TRAINING

For Teaching Assistants

19th October 2017 (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.
If you would like to book a place on behaviour management training session then please contact emmawil@truro-penwith.ac.uk
Places cost £25 (plus VAT) per person.
The training sessions will take place at Truro College.

COACHING COURSE

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 will be led by 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.

Future Dates

4th October 2017
15th November 2017
15th January 2018

Cost: £195 plus VAT per delegate (Possibility for MA Credits with additional fee)
Venue: Truro College

For more information please contact Emma Williams at Cornwall Teaching School 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: £575 (plus VAT) per delegate

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 October 2017. For more information please contact Emma Williams at emmawil@truro-penwith.ac.uk

 

THE EXCELLENT TEACHER PROGRAMME (ETP) DATES AND VENUES

  • 11th October 2017 Excellence in Teaching, Values and Self Awareness
    Led by Nadia Lampier and Charlotte Sweet At Truro College – 1:30pm—5pm
  • 8th November 2017 Creating a Learning Culture
    Led by Rachel Giddings and Jayne Banner At Parc Eglos School – 9:15am—3pm
  • 10th January 2018 Effective Questioning
    Led by David Bradbeer and Rachael Nash At St Dennis Academy – 9:15am—3pm
  • 31st January 2018 The Who, Why and What of Feedback
    Led by Vicky Tonkin and Charlotte Goatman At Roche CP School – 9:15am—3pm
  • 14th March 2018 Planning for Impact
    Led by Louise Williams and Jayne Banner At Parc Eglos School – 9:15am—3pm Date to be confirmed Coaching and school visit
  • 20th June 2018 Celebrating the Learning
    Led by Nadia Lampier and Charlotte Sweet At Truro College – 1:30pm—5pm
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