Courses

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

Institute of Physics Free CPD Workshops

 

 

Free Physics CPD Workshops in Cornwall – 2017/18

“Forces to be reckoned with….”

Wednesday 22 November 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Truro College

Join us for a workshop and discussion about ways to approach the teaching of forces in the new KS3 and KS4 curriculum. Starting with the idea of what a force is, the workshop will include teaching ideas and demonstrations on types of forces; Newton’s laws; free-body diagrams and the resultant forces. Ideal for non-specialists and early career teachers.

Refreshments available from 4:45 pm.

Sign up online at http://www.talkphysics.org/events/forces-to-be-reckoned-with/

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

Smashing Apps and Web Tools Training Day

Independent consultant, Joe Dale, will be leading a hands-on training session to explore the different cross platform tools that can promote collaboration, independent learning, creativity and assessment opportunities across the curriculum on Monday 20th November 2017.

Delegates will be able to explore the power and potential of different technologies including iPads, Android devices and Windows tablets and laptops for enhancing learning in and out of the classroom with a ‘Bring Your Own Device’ approach.

Focusing on pedagogical principles and improving outcomes, Joe Dale will demonstrate how easy it is to enhance learning in a purposeful way with a range of free apps or tools allowing learners to practice, reflect and share the results easily.

This cross phase course will be held at Truro College from 9am until 3:15pm and will cost £125 plus VAT per delegate. Terms and conditions are available on our website.

If you would like to book a place then please contact Emma Williams (emmawil@truro-penwith.ac.uk) before 10th November 2017.

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 is offering the following courses this term which may be of interest:

  • Super Science Teachmeet – 16th October 2017
  • 3 to 1 Science – 1st November 2017
  • Health and Safety for Science Technicians Cornwall – 30th November 2017
  • Heads of Science Network Meeting – 2nd November 2017
  • Developing the role of the primary science subject leader – 8th November 2017
  • Spectroscopy in a suitcase workshop – 1st November 2017
  • Fusion 360 CAD teacher and technician training programme – 10th October 2017Further information about these courses is available 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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