Challenges facing school leaders during Coronavirus - Re-opening : Operations

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This webinar supports school leaders, governors and owners around the world as they plan to restart on-campus learning. They face a variety of challenges and operational considerations related to the school property and facilities. Our webinar panel includes those leading campus openings whose expertise will help others who are approaching the same experience. You’ll hear case studies and presentations.  

 


Boolean Maths Hub - Primary Mastery Readiness Programme

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Boolean Maths Hubs

As part of your role within your Teaching School and/or your role as an NLE, we know that you will be supporting schools in challenging situations.

We would like to draw your attention to our Primary Mastery Readiness programme which can help to support these schools by focusing on the following key areas:

  • the development of effective leadership that will remove barriers and put in place structures to support change and teacher professional development in relation to teaching for mastery,
  • the development of classroom culture and attitudes to mathematics that will support a teaching for mastery approach, both on the part of teachers and their pupils. 

This will be achieved through the engagement of the head and lead teachers in six training/networking events throughout the year and each school will receive free and regular bespoke support visits from an accredited Mastery Readiness Lead.  This then results in the schools receiving 4 years of sustainable development made up of:

Year 1: Mastery Readiness

Year 2: Teaching for Mastery (development year)

Year 3: Teaching for Mastery (embedding year)

Year 4: Teaching for Mastery (sustaining year).

There is no charge for participation in the 4 year programme and in the second development year the schools receive funding of £1000 to help towards supply costs (textbook match funding may also be available). 

We would welcome recommendations from you of the schools who you think will benefit from the programme. Generally primary schools that meet one or more of the following criteria: 

  • has Inadequate for at least their most recent Ofsted inspection or has been judged at RI for the last two or more of their most recent Ofsted inspections
  • has mathematics identified as an area for development as part of a School Improvement offer
  • has low progress or attainment data for mathematics across the school
  • has been identified, by their Local Authority, as being suitable for the programme
  • identifies as needing additional support for leadership of mathematics
  • has a high turnover of staff, meaning that the implementation of sustained change can be difficult

If you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to Lisa Pollard on the number below.

Mrs Lisa Louise Pollard, Maths Hub Lead, Boolean Maths Hub, CLF Institute

07525893880

@booleanmathshub

Moving Learning Online

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To support the rapid shift to remote learning,  Doug Lemov author of Teach Like a Champion is researching and sharing how great are moving their instruction online. Doug is Managing Director of Uncommon Schools, a non-profit charter management organisation that manages 42 charter schools across New York, New Jersey and Boston.

The Teach Like a Champion blog is publishing a range of video guides on supporting teachers and schools in moving their teaching and learning online,

The following video 'Dissolving the Screen' is especially interesting given the current pandemic. 

View further videos here. 

FREE Online CPD Opportunity - Our Own Wellbeing Part 2: Mindfulness is a Superpower

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 FREE Online CPD Opportunity - Our Own Wellbeing Part 2: Mindfulness is a Superpower

Now Available

Part four of a series of free online CPD sessions by the Sigma Teaching School Alliance on understanding and supporting children and young people who have experienced trauma.

Introduction

This is the fourth session of a free online staff CPD course re understanding and supporting children and young people who have experienced trauma. The previous sessions can be found on the tabs on the left side on our Online Training web page. Subsequent sessions will be added to the Sigma Teaching School website every Tuesday. 

This session is the second part of our review of the importance of our own wellbeing and will focus on Mindfulness.

Aims:

The aims remain the same as for the other sessions in the course:

  1. To provide an overview of the key messages from research regarding what works for children and young people who have experienced trauma.

  2. Provide an opportunity to reflect on your own practice with regard to these key messages (reassurance and ideally identifying actions to further develop your practice).

  3. Signposting to other information.

As with other sessions the approaches and interventions will be evidence-based. Mostly from the fields of psychology and neuroscience. Some of the evidence-based approaches and interventions informed by the research are deceptively simple. They are, however, also enormously powerful in their impact.

What we’ll cover in this session:

  1. What is Mindfulness?

  2. Why should you give Mindfulness a go?

  3. Let’s do some Mindfulness.

  • The main focus of this session will be trying out some Mindful activities, after all, if we are to achieve the benefits of Mindfulness then we need to do it.


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 Link : http://www.sigmateachingschool.org.uk/online-training/#tab-id-4

Online CPD - Our own Wellbeing: Self-Care and Organisation Care

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Sigma Teaching School are offering access to a FREE online staff CPD course entitled understanding and supporting children and young people who have experienced trauma. The topic is clearly even more relevant than ever at this extraordinary time and the course includes practical strategies to meet the needs of children and young people during the pandemic.

The first three sessions are available now.

The aims of the course are to:

  1. Provide an overview of the key messages from research regarding what works for children and young people who have experienced trauma.
  2. Provide an opportunity to reflect on your practice with regard to these key messages (reassurance and ideally identifying actions to further develop your practice).
  3. Signposting to further information.

Some of the evidence-based approaches and interventions informed by research are deceptively simple. They are, however, also enormously powerful in their impact.

Further sessions will be added to the course every Tuesday and will be found by following the link above. We hope that you will find them useful.