Computer Science Bursary Offer

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Computer Science is more likely to be taught by a non-specialist teacher than almost any other subject, with 75% of teachers not having a relevant specialist qualification.  With teacher subject knowledge and confidence so key to the quality of education a young person receives, this is clearly an area with which many schools and teachers need support.  The newly established National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) — funded and supported by the Department for Education is offering bursaries available to schools and teachers for the GCSE Computer Science Accelerator programme. 

For further information, please click here.

 

SENCO National Award and Events

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The National Award for SEN Coordination

The National Award for SEN Coordination is a postgraduate qualification, which is mandatory for teachers new to the role of SENCO and woould be beneficial for experienced SENCOs.  Other teachers in schools or Further Education settings may also be eligible to gain the qualification.  For further details please click here

SENCO Conference

Cornwall Council are holding a SENCO conference, identifying and effectively supporting children and young people with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs.  For further details and to book your place, please click here.

Maths Hubs - Funded Professional Development Programmes

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The Jurassic and CODE Maths Hubs are now inviting applications for two funded professional development programmes.

The Teaching for Mastery Advocates Work Group offers a maths department £2000 for a bespoke, one year programme in which a trained TfM Specialist will work with them to develop Teaching for Mastery. The programme is structured so that a participating school nominates two maths teachers to become 'TfM Advocates' and these advocates work with the Hub’s TfM Specialist to support the department in developing the pedagogies and practices associated with the NCETM’s Teaching for Mastery programme.

The funding is offered to allow time for the advocates to meet and plan with the Specialist, and to then work alongside their own department.

The Teaching for Mastery Specialist Programme is a longer term programme, lasting three years, and funded at £3000 per year for the first two years. A successful applicant will spend one year working to develop their own practice in Teaching for Mastery, including attending three residential Professional Development sessions. In the second year of the programme they will broaden their work to include working with their own department to develop the pedagogies and practices associated with the NCETM’s Teaching for Mastery programme. During Year 2 they will attend a further two residentials, and complete the NCETM’s PD Lead Programme.

In Year 3 of the programme the TfM Specialist will expand their work further and will support other schools in developing Teaching for Mastery. This work is funded at the same rate as SLE work up to a maximum of 15 days for the year.

Further details and application forms can be found here.

The Secondary Teaching for Mastery Lead for Jurassic and CODE is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please get in touch with Richard if you have any questions about either programme.

System Leader Training Entitlement - Booking now open

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Booking for the events which form the System Leader Training Entitlement package listed below is now live.   All events are free and are open to NLEs/NLGs and Teaching School Heads.

(Please note that some events have a 'plus one' opportunity available.  For these events you are invited to bring an emerging system leader from your own setting, that you believe would benefit from the training in order to continue to build leadership capacity both within your own school and across the region):

- Yate Leadership Study (plus one option available)

- Finance training (plus one option available)

- Pupil Premium Review training (plus one option available)

- An Evidence Informed Approach to School Improvement (plus one option available)

- Conducting an Effective External Review of Governance

- Coaching with Impact

- SEND Reviewer training* (plus one option available)

*Please note SEND Reviewer training will be available for booking later this term, as will System Leader Maths Training.  A separate invitation will be sent to you once booking opens for these events once confirmed.

Please use the following link to book onto any of the events you wish to attend.  Please note some events have multiple dates available which we have tried to arrange in locations accessible to as many delegates as possible.

Yate Leadership Study hosted by Taunton Teaching Alliance*

https://www.subregiona.cpdportal-sw.org/index.php/all-events/provider/taunton-teaching-alliance/sharing-excellence-the-greenshaw-learning-trust-model-for-school-improvement-at-yate-academy-an-evidence-based-secondary-case-study

*Note, you will need a voucher code to book onto this event.  If you think you are eligible for a free place, but have not been sent an invitation to register for a free place, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

All other events

https://www.cpdportal-sw.org/index.php/18-19-sic/system-leader-training-entitlement-events 

Attached is a Flyer listing all the available events.  If you have any questions or would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me or another member of the TSC SW team.