ECT Subject Specific Enhancement MUSIC 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 Music will take place as detailed below.  The method of delivery will be a combination of face-to-face at Sandringham School and a virtual meeting which will be confirmed prior to each session.

  • SESSION 1: Thursday, 2nd December 2021
  • SESSION 2: Thursday, 16th March 2022
  • SESSION 3: Thursday, 9th June 2022

Areas of Focus

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

Session 1:  Creative Planning for music at KS3 and KS4

Session 2:  Singing and Composition in the music classroom

Session 3:  Managing Coursework & Assessment at KS4 and KS5

Who is this course for?

Early Career Teachers

Meet the facilitators

Emma Beaton, Director of Learning for Music, Sandringham School

Emma Beaton has over 20 years of teaching experience across all key stages (including primary phases). Emma is a keen advocate of blended learning techniques and has led several workshops for colleagues and at seminars on this topic. Emma is an experienced faciliator/trainer and also works for Olevi, the Nationally CPD accreditor. Emma is passionate about music and arts education for all and hopes to inspire you with the confidence to plan and deliver an exciting music curriculum and give you the tools you need for longevity in the teaching world!

Amy Stothard, Director of Learning for Music, Sandringham School

Amy Stothard has been the Director of learning for music at Sandringham for 7 years. She is a highly experienced teacher with a passion for working with young people. Amy has an outstanding record of achieving top exam results with her students across Key stage 3,4 and 5 and takes a highly innovative approach to teaching and learning. She has a wealth of knowledge to share for teachers who aspire to leading and managing a successful music department in the future.

Emma and Amy have significant experience in working with early career teachers across Hertfordshire.

  

 

 

 

ECT Subject Specific Enhancement MFL 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 MFL will take place as detailed below.  The method of delivery will be a combination of face-to-face at Sandringham School, Roundwood Park School and a virtual meeting which will be confirmed prior to each session.

  • SESSION 1: Tuesday, 23rd November 2021
  • SESSION 2: Tuesday, 22nd March 2022
  • SESSION 3: Tuesday, 7th June 2022

Areas of Focus

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

Session 1:  Skill progression at KS3

Session 2:  Blended Learning in the MFL classroom

Session 3:  Stretch and challenge at GCSE

Who is this course for?

Early Career Teachers

Meet the facilitators

Laura Davies, Head of MFL, Roundwood Park School

Laura is a Head of MFL at Roundwood Park School.  She has been a Professional Coach at the school since 2011 and has shaped the development of a coaching culture at Roundwood Park School.  She is committed to her MFL outreach work in her role as an SLE and leads the ‘Second Specialism Training’ for secondary teachers in the area.  She believes that coaching skills are key to developing staff at all levels.

Fleur Baikie, Head of MFL, Sandringham School

Fleur is Director of Learning – MFL at Sandringham School.  She has previously worked as Head of MFL and IB coordinator (Senior Leader for 6th Form) in an international school in the UAE and is passionate about staff development.  She is a coach and has trained several trainee teachers across a variety of pathways.

  

 

 

 

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 HISTORY 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 History will take place as detailed below.  The method of delivery will be a combination of face-to-face at St Albans Girls’ School and virtual meetings which will be confirmed prior to each session.

  • SESSION 1: Tuesday 30th November 2021
  • SESSION 2: Tuesday 1st March 2022
  • SESSION 3: Tuesday 14th June 2022

Areas of Focus

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

Session 1: “Developing exam technique and resilience in GCSE and A Level History”

Session 2: “Evidence based Historical enquiries”

Session 3: “Diversity and inclusion in History”

Who is this course for?

Early Career Teachers delivering History

Meet the facilitator

Rachel Cardani – Curriculum Leader of History & Teacher of History and Politics, St Albans Girls’ School

Rachel has a firm commitment to raising standards of teaching and learning. As Curriculum Leader, she is convinced of the essential nature of collaboration and the sharing of good practice amongst colleagues.  Rachel has been an Olevi facilitator since 2015 for the Improving Teacher Programme and Outstanding Teacher Programme, including the ‘Power of Coaching’ element.

 

 

ECT Subject Specific Enhancement MEDIA STUDIES 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 Media Studies will take place as detailed below.  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: Monday 22nd November 2021
  • SESSION 2: Monday 14th March 2022
  • SESSION 3: Monday 6th June 2022

Areas of Focus

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

Session 1: Introduction to the theoretical framework and introducing key concepts .

Session 2: How to teach the key theorists and making them accessible to all learners.

Session 3: Approaching essay questions and structuring for exam units.

Who is this course for?

Early Career Teachers delivering Media Studies

Meet the facilitator

Leanne Redstone, Media Studies – Sandringham School

Leanne has taught Media Studies for 20 years locally and internationally and during this time has taught a variety of specifications.  She has been a Director of Learning in the subject for many years but has recently stepped down due to becoming a parent and starting another business outside of school.   She has coached and mentored new and experienced teachers within the subject and has led many sessions to improve teaching and learning in classrooms.

 

 

ECT Subject Specific Enhancement RE 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 RE will take place as detailed below.  The method of delivery will be a combination of face-to-face at Beaumont School and virtual meetings which will be confirmed prior to each session.

  • SESSION 1: Wednesday 17th November 2021
  • SESSION 2: Wednesday 2nd March 2022
  • SESSION 3: Wednesday 15th June 2022

Areas of Focus

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

Session 1:

Title: “Depth over Breadth” at KS3

Building an academically rigorous KS3 lesson

How to build depth into your KS3 Curriculum

Including sources of wisdom and authority in your KS3 teaching

 Session 2:

Title:  Teaching RE to exam classes

Key tips for teaching GCSE RE

Key tips for teaching A-Level Religious Studies

Session 3:

Title: RE vs the ‘National Curriculum’

Looking at RE’s place in the curriculum and identifying challenges you may face

Looking at RE’s place nationally and how to build the profile of RE in your school

Ofsted’s report on RE – what is ‘good RE’?

Challenges and Solutions (as highlighted by ECT’s in session 1 and 2)

Who is this course for?

Early Career Teachers delivering RE

Meet the facilitator

Rebecca Bradbury, Curriculum Leader for REP (Religion, Ethics and Philosophy), St Albans Girls’ School

I trained with Teach First in 2012 and began my career in a mixed gender school in Enfield, London. Since then, I have held different positions in schools varying in nature including teaching in Beijing, China. I have worked in a variety of roles including Head of Year, Boarding Housemistress, Co-ordinator of Mental Health and Wellbeing and I have been the Curriculum Leader for REP (Religion, Ethics and Philosophy) at St Albans Girls’ School for 2 years. I have also been an RE GCSE examiner for the majority of my career.

I am passionate about creating an academically rigorous RE curriculum which allows learners to develop their theological, ethical and philosophical literacy as well as exploring their own relationship with the world around them. I believe our subject is on par with other academic subjects such as History and Geography and should therefore be planned for and treated as such.

 

 

ECT Subject Specific Enhancement ENGLISH 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 English will take place as follows and will be led by a facilitator from the school shown.  The method of delivery will be a combination of face-to-face and virtual meetings which will be confirmed prior to each session.

  • SESSION 1: Tuesday, 9th November 2021 – Sandringham School
  • SESSION 2: Monday, 14th March 2022 – Sir John Lawes School
  • SESSION 3: Tuesday, 7th June 2022 – Sandringham School

Who is this course for?

Early Career Teachers

Meet the facilitators

Session 1 and 3: Athena Pitsillis, Assistant Headteacher, Sandringham School

Athena has worked at Sandringham as an Assistant Headteacher since September 2018. She is responsible for a number of areas including data and assessment; exams; parental engagement and parent teacher conference evenings; interventions and catch-up funding; high starters and equality and diversity. She is an SLE in CPD and, for the last year, has lead the English faculty for a maternity cover.

 

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

Ben has been teaching English since 2002, firstly in London schools and then, since 2007, at Sir John Lawes School in Harpenden. He was Head of English at Sir John Lawes before becoming an Assistant Headteacher in 2014. Since then, he has been a Specialist Leader in Education for English and has had responsibility for areas such as teaching and learning and exams, at Sir John Lawes and across the Scholars’ Education Trust. Ben has also been a facilitator and assessor for teacher development courses such as the HertsCam ELDP and the Chartered Teacher Programme.

 

Sixth Form Leaders Network 2021-22

The ATSA are delighted to continue the Sixth Form Leaders Network for the academic year of 2021-22.

We intend to return to holding these sessions face to face to give delegates that opportunity to be able to enter into dynamic and fluid discussions during these twilight sessions which will be held from 4pm to 5.30pm at St Albans Girls’ School on the following dates:

  • Thursday, 11th November 2021
  • Thursday, 24th February 2022
  • Thursday, 16th June 2022

Who is this course for?

Sixth Form Leaders

What are the objectives or outcomes?

  • To share best practice to support post 16 students
  • To discuss changes to the post 16 educational landscape
  • To discuss common challenges that face sixth form

Areas of focus:

The course will include:

  • Changes to the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework and its implications for post 16 education
  • Pastoral care
  • The introduction of T Levels and the implication for sixth forms
  • Independent learning
  • Metacognition

Meet the facilitator:

Julia Pipes, Assistant Headteacher, St Albans Girls’ School

Head of Mathematics Network 2021-22

This network is a chance for Heads of Mathematics to meet to discuss current issues in secondary phase mathematics education, to form good cross-school relationships and share best practice.

The group will meet termly from 4.00pm to 5.30pm on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, 12th October 2021
  • Tuesday, 25th January 2022
  • Tuesday, 14th June 2022

Reporting instructions will be emailed to you during the week before each session.  The meetings may be a combination of virtual or face to face across the year.

Who is this course for?

Heads of Mathematics

What are the objectives or outcomes?

On this programme participants will:

  • Discuss and reflect on changes to the mathematics curriculum and examinations
  • Discuss the challenges facing Heads of Mathematics
  • Share best practice

Areas of focus:

The course will include:

  • Mathematics curriculum
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Stretching More Able Students and Enrichment
  • Budget

Meet the facilitators:

Jeff Hughes started his career as a qualified teacher in Hertfordshire and since then has worked in schools in South Africa and London before returning to Hertfordshire as Curriculum Lead for Maths at St Albans Girls’ School.