ECT Subject Specific Enhancement COMPUTING 2021-22

We are keen to ensure that all Early Career teachers have the opportunity to develop networks of subject specific enhancement to supplement their work on the Early Career Framework.  This training is open to all ECTs regardless of their ECF provider; we aim to be able to provide strong subject specific networks across our region.

The subject specific enhancement sessions for Computing will take place as detailed below and is fully funded by the Computing Hub.  The method of delivery will be a combination of face-to-face at Sandringham School and virtual meetings which will be confirmed prior to each session.

  • SESSION 1: Tuesday, 21st September 2021
  • SESSION 2: Wednesday, 19th January 2022
  • SESSION 3: Tuesday, 26th April 2022

Areas of Focus

To provide ECTs with an overview of the bursary-led training, support and resources available to them as provided by the National Centre for Computing Education, which will include bespoke training sessions covering tailored content relevant to their self-identified areas of development.

Session 1: 

An overview of:

-NCCE (training, resources, bursary’s, CS Accelerator programme)

-CAS CoP

-Isaac Computer Science (platform and use for staff and students)

-Exam boards

-Loaning of physical computing kit

-Needs analysis (to prepare for sessions 2 and 3)

Session 2:

Depending on the needs of the ECTs, a 90 minute bespoke training session, tailored to their self-identified needs / SoL.

Session 3:

Depending on the needs of the ECTs, a 90 minute bespoke training session, tailored to their self-identified needs / SoL.

Who is this course for?

Early Career Teachers

Meet the facilitator

Dan Smith – Sandringham Computing Hub Lead (Secondary)  

Dan has been the Sandringham Computing Hub lead for secondary schools since January 2020. He has helped support a number of Computing teachers in schools in all phases, across London, Hertfordshire and Central Bedfordshire, upskill and improve the outcomes for their pupils.

Prior to that Dan was an Assistant Headteacher at East Barnet School, leading their whole school CPD provision.

Dan is an ex Head of PE who now teaches Mathematics and Computing at Sandringham school.

(facilitators to be confirmed for sessions 2 and 3)

NQT+1 Secondary Education Recovery Programme 2021-2022

This programme is a valuable way of supporting the NQT +1 colleagues in your school through the use of some of your Education Recovering funding. This programme has been designed in response to the challenging two years that this cohort of teachers have experienced in terms of training and NQT experience.

These sessions are designed to offer invaluable support to NQT+1 and allow them to explore how they can embed strong teaching and learning practices within their classroom, consider where their career path may go and also how they can use academic research to continue their understanding of pedagogy and how it can impact their professional development.

The twilights will take place from 4pm to 5.30pm and will be delivered either virtually or face to face in accordance with COVID guidelines at the time.  Details will be sent before each session.

Who is this course for?

Recently qualified teachers (NQT+1s).

The course is aimed at those who have successfully completed their NQT induction and are now working within schools, but without the mentoring framework so valued by NQTs.

Tuesday
21st September 2021
Session 1: Developing independent learners Tessa Miles
Wednesday,
20th October 2021
Session 2: Embedding classroom practice Ben Garcia
Thursday
11th November  2021
Session 3: Differentiation Matt McArthur, Whole School SEND
Monday
17th January 2022
Session 4: Retrieval practice Beth Fraser and Caroline Michel
Tuesday
22nd February 2022
Session 5: Career directions Athena Pitsillis
Tuesday
22nd March 2022
Session 6: Communication for students with complex needs Matt McArthur, Whole School SEND
Thursday
21st April 2022
Session 7: Whole school literacy and numeracy Melissa Hall and Tom Way
Wednesday
15th June 2022
Session 8: Using educational research to support professional development Karen Roskilly, Research School

Meet the Facilitators

Session 1: Tessa Miles, Assistant Director of Teaching School: Professional Learning

Session 2: Ben Garcia, Assistant Headteacher, Sir John Lawes School

Session 3: Matt McArthur, Whole School SEND

Session 4: Beth Fraser and Caroline Michel, Sir John Lawes School

Session 5: Athena Pitsillis, Assistant Headteacher, Sandringham School

Session 6: Matt McArthur, Whole School SEND

Session 7: Melissa Hall, St Albans Girls’ School & Tom Way, Harlington Upper School, Bedford

Session 8: Karen Roskilly, Sandringham Research School

ECT Subject Specific Enhancement DRAMA 2021-22

We are keen to ensure that all Early Career teachers have the opportunity to develop networks of subject specific enhancement to supplement their work on the Early Career Framework.  This training is open to all ECTs regardless of their ECF provider; we aim to be able to provide strong subject specific networks across our region.

The subject specific enhancement sessions for Drama will take place as detailed below.  The method of delivery will be a combination of face-to-face and virtual meetings which will be confirmed prior to each session.

Areas of Focus

The three sessions will introduce you to different areas of teaching Drama. The sessions will explore practical and written elements and where to find balance in this to ensure we are building strong, enthusiastic, creative students who have a passion for the subject.

Three sessions providing essential subject specific support in Year 1 of your Early Career journey.

  • SESSION 1 Tuesday, 30th November 2021: KS3 Drama Toolkit
  • SESSION 2 Thursday, 21st April 2022: Be confident: marking & moderating GCSE exam work
  • SESSION 3 Monday, 9th May 2022: Page to Stage

Who is this course for?

Early Career Teachers

Meet the facilitator

Lynsey Wallace – Head of Drama, Beaumont School

Lynsey is an experienced teacher who has worked as a Drama specialist for 20 years and has experience in contrasting teaching environments. She is currently working at Beaumont School where she has been Head of Drama for the past 4 years. Her biggest project there has been commissioning and directing the premiere of Game Over by Mark Wheeller and The Breck Foundation. She also practices Drama outside of school where she works with local theatre companies, most recently directing a performance of Laura Wade’s Alice at The Minack Theatre.