Teach Computing Courses

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The following Teach Computing Courses are available for booking on the CPD Portal Here.
 

Primary Programming & Algorithms      

  • Session 1: Monday 5th October, 1230-1400
  • Session 2: Wednesday 7th October, 1230-1340
  • Session 3: Thursday 8th October, 1230-1330

Venue: Remote-Delivered via Adobe Connect

Course Fee: £35

Bursary: £220 - One teacher from each state-funded school is eligible for a £220 bursary in any one academic year

Course Details: Learn essential subject knowledge to become a skilled teacher of primary computing. Be prepared to teach algorithms and programming to all ages of children, helping them develop their understanding through effective pedagogy


Primary Programming & Algorithms    

  • Session 1: Monday 19th October, 1230-1400
  • Session 2: Wednesday 21st October, 1230-1340
  • Session 3: Thursday 22nd October, 1230-1330

Venue: Remote-Delivered via Adobe Connect

Course Fee: £35

Bursary: £220 - One teacher from each state-funded school is eligible for a £220 bursary in any one academic year

Course Details: Learn essential subject knowledge to become a skilled teacher of primary computing. Be prepared to teach algorithms and programming to all ages of children, helping them develop their understanding through effective pedagogy.


Introduction to Primary Computing      

  • Session 1: Monday 9th November, 1230-1410
  • Session 2: Wednesday 11th November, 1230-1315
  • Session 3: Thursday 12th November, 1230-1315

Venue: Remote-Delivered via Adobe Connect

Course Fee: £35

Bursary: £220 - One teacher from each state-funded school is eligible for a £220 bursary in any one academic year

Course Details: For primary computing teachers who are new to the subject or its leadership. This CPD covers the whole computing curriculum at an introductory level, including programming essentials using Scratch.

 


An Introduction to Algorithms, Programming & Data in GCSE Computer Science (Part of the Computer Science Accelerator Programme)    

  • Session 1: Monday 28th September, 1600-1700
  • Session 2: Tuesday 29th September, 1600-1700
  • Session 3: Monday 5th October, 1600-1730

Venue: Remote-Delivered via Adobe Connect

Course Fee: Free to attend - this course is fully funded for teachers from state-funded schools

Course Details: Find out how algorithms are designed and how programs are written to provide clear instructions to machines. Learn about the binary system used by computers to store and process data, and how to convert to and from the familiar denary system of numbers zero to nine. Create some simple block-based computer programs and discover how to implement them using the Python programming language. Use your knowledge to write programs that can handle user input and manipulate variable values before outputting simple messages to the screen

 


Python Programming  Constructs: Sequencing. Selection & Iteration  

  • Session 1: Wednesday 7th October, 1430-1600
  • Session 2: Friday 9th October, 1430-1600
  • Session 3: Wednesday 14th October, 1430-1600

Venue: Remote-Delivered via Adobe Connect

Course Fee: Free to attend - this course is fully funded for teachers from state-funded schools

Bursary: £220 per course (Up to 4 Courses, i.e. £880)

Course Details: Learn how to write code to input, process and output data, and how to manipulate data stored in variables. Using the building blocks of sequence, selection and iteration you’ll begin to understand how programs are constructed to perform a multitude of simple and more complex tasks


Python Programming: Working with Data 

Session 1: Monday 2nd November, 1530-1630

  • Session 2: Wednesday 4th November, 1530-1630
  • Session 3: Wednesday 11th November, 1530-1700

Venue: Remote-Delivered via Adobe Connect

Course Fee: Free to attend - this course is fully funded for teachers from state-funded schools

Course Details: In this course you’ll learn about data types, and how data structures are manipulated in Python programs


Python Programming  Constructs: Sequencing. Selection & Iteration    

  • Session 1: Wednesday 9th December, 1430-1600
  • Session 2: Friday 11th December, 1430-1600
  • Session 3: Wednesday 16th December, 1430-1600

Venue: Remote-Delivered via Adobe Connect

Course Fee: Free to attend - this course is fully funded for teachers from state-funded schools

Bursary: £220 per course (Up to 4 Courses, i.e. £880)

Course Details: Learn how to write code to input, process and output data, and how to manipulate data stored in variables. Using the building blocks of sequence, selection and iteration you’ll begin to understand how programs are constructed to perform a multitude of simple and more complex tasks

Recruiting teachers from Overseas

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Please see below several updates from DfE’s International Teacher Recruitment Unit for schools that plan to recruit teachers from overseas. Please disseminate, as appropriate.

Prepare for the new immigration system

Teachers from overseas will be subject to the new points-based immigration system if they arrive in the UK on or after 1 January 2021. These teachers, including those from the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, will need to apply for a visa. Schools may need to prepare for this change by becoming visa sponsors if they want to recruit teachers who are not UK or Irish nationals.

You can find more information by:

Reading new guidance for schools about recruiting teachers from overseas
Signing up for a DfE/Home Office webinar for schools about the points-based immigration system, which will be held on Thursday 5 November, 4pm-5.30pm

Recognition of teaching qualifications after the transition period

Teachers who qualified in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, will still be able to apply for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in England from 1 January 2021, but the process is changing.

 From 1 January 2021, teachers who qualified in any of these countries applying for QTS will be asked to provide a Letter of Professional Standing. This will need to be from the organisation responsible for regulating teachers in the country in which they qualified and will allow us to validate their qualification. There is more information about changes to arrangements for applying for QTS available on the UK transition page.

Teachers who qualified in England (or are doing ITT and working towards QTS) and want to apply for professional recognition as a teacher in any of these countries from 1 January 2021 should check the latest arrangements with the organisation responsible for regulating teachers in that country.

Recruit International Teachers for STEM and MFL

State funded schools and academies in England can get help from the International Teacher Recruitment Programme and Spain’s Visiting Teacher Programme to recruit STEM and MFL teachers from overseas for a January start.

All teachers recruited through these programmes will:

·         be experienced teachers qualified in their country

·         be screened for safeguarding and quality

·         receive a free acclimatisation package to help with settling into life and teaching in England

·         receive a free continuous professional development (CPD) programme

DfE will fund:

·         recruitment costs, including a DfE appointed recruitment agency

·         acclimatisation package and an ongoing CPD programme during the teacher’s first year, delivered by a DfE appointed acclimatisation provider

To register your interest and find out more please visit;

Materials for RSHE – new training materials

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The DfE has published new training materials (PowerPoint) to support the statutory relationships anDFE Logod RSHE curriculum. You can adapt sections of the training materials to contextualise them for your schools, such as including statistics from your local area.

 

These include:

 ·  Internet safety and harms

 

·  Health and prevention

·  Caring friendships

·  Intimate relationships and health

·  Respectful relationships

·  Online relationships and media

·  Drugs, alcohol and tobacco

·  Changing adolescent body

·  Basic first aid

 

Guidance has also been published on how to plan and teach your RSHE curriculum.

The Maths SLE School Improvement Support Programme

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2020/21 Information and Application Form (September 2020)  maths hub

This programme aims to support existing mathematics SLEs in developing their approaches to mathematics school improvement work including drawing on the expertise of approaches used in the Maths Hubs Programme, such as teaching for mastery. It will provide a regional support programme for participants through three workshops and an online community.  

Applicants, with the support of their headteacher/principal/senior manager, should complete the application form here by 9am on Monday 19 October 2020.   Click here to apply  

 

Mobius Maths Hub

Mobius Maths Hub is one of a network of 40 Maths Hubs in England, working together within the Maths Hubs Programme, which began in 2014.  The hub covers all state funded schools, colleges and nurseries in Wiltshire, Swindon, West Berkshire, Reading, Bracknell Forest and Wokingham.  Find out more here https://www.mobiusmathshub.org.uk/

 

Debbie Morgan  - New Department of Education Guidance for the Teaching of Mathematics in Primary School  

 

Please join the Mobius Maths Hub at 4.30pm on Wednesday 30th September to hear Debbie Morgan (Director of Primary Mathematics, NCETM & main contributor to the new guidance) present the key points. The session would be beneficial to primary head teachers, senior leadership and those responsible for the delivery of the maths curriculum. The presentation and Q & A session will be delivered via Zoom.  

Limited places available - Register Now!  

   

To find out more about the high quality professional development Work Groups for Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Post 16 education visit our website or contact us using This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Edtech Accessible Thursdays

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Calling all SENCOs, CPD and T&L Leads, the Edtech AccEdtech Demonstrators Schools Progessible Thursdays offer has been updated and youtube links added to enable access to previous webinars.

Find details here.