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

  • SESSION 1: Thursday 18th November 2021
  • SESSION 2: Wednesday 23rd March 2022
  • SESSION 3: Tuesday, 24th May 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: 

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

Session 1 to include:

  • Going it alone – reflections of the term so far
  • Pedagogy and PE – Implementation and Impact
  • T and L ideas for practical and theory PE lessons
  • Needs analysis in preparation for next sessions

Session 2: A 90 minute bespoke training session based on identified needs from previous needs analysis

Session 3: A 90 minute bespoke training session based on identified needs from previous needs analysis

Who is this course for?

Early Career Teachers

Meet the facilitator

Andy Tolley, Head of PE, Beaumont School

Andy has been teaching Physical Education since 2004 and has been a Head of Department since 2010. He has taught across London in the boroughs of Sutton, Hounslow and Croydon, before moving back to Hertfordshire and taking the position of Head of PE at Beaumont in 2015.

During Andy’s career he has taken on roles such as Gifted and Talented co ordinator, Deputy Head of Department and ITT mentor. He has collaborated with the Youth Sports Trust and Sport England on various school based projects, with contributions to published materials to enhance teaching, learning and assessment in PE nationally.

He has also worked with St Mary’s, Brunel and Hertfordshire Universities contributing to their delivery of secondary PE courses to undergraduates and PGCE students. This has included leading subject specific sessions for trainees and NQT’s.

 

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

Maths for Non-Specialists 2021-22

This programme is designed to upskill teachers who are teaching Maths as a non-specialist subject and will consist of four sessions from 2.30 to 4.30pm on the following dates:

  • Session 1: Tuesday, 16th November 2021 at St Albans Girls’ School
  • Session 2: Mid January 2022 exact date tbc – virtual meeting
  • Session 3: End March 2022 exact date tbc at St Albans Girls’ School
  • Session 4: May 2022 exact date tbc at St Albans Girls’ School

The objectives of this programme are to:

  • improve subject knowledge of mathematics content.
  • to enhance knowledge of subject specific pedagogy and teaching and learning ideas.
  • Increase confidence in delivering mathematics lessons up to GCSE level.

Outline of each session:

Session 1: Teaching Number and Proportion
This session will explore the structure of the number system and go into some more detail about how we deal with proportion in maths. We will look at how we can help students understand these concepts through use of physical (or virtual) manipulatives and visual models.
Session 2: Teaching Shape/Space/Geometry
This session will look at what is expected of students at KS3 in terms of shape and space, how to make sense of length/area/volume formulae and units. We will also look at the power of examples and non-examples for helping students understand definitions and pre-empting misconceptions.
Session 3: Removing the mysteries of scientific Casio calculators & Teaching Data/Probability
Introduction to the use of scientific Casio calculators, suitable for non-specialist maths teachers and teaching assistants.
We will also look at some of the data and probability work which comes up at KS3 and how students can take a practical and active approach in lessons to understanding these concepts
Session 4: Teaching Algebra
This session will build on the foundations from the rest of the course to look at some of the Algebra that is taught at KS3 and beyond and how you can help students understand it with a series of questions involving minimal variations which provoke discussion

Reporting instructions will be emailed to you a few days before each session and sessions will take place either virtually or face to face in accordance with COVID guidelines at the time.

Who is this course for?

Non-specialist teachers of Mathematics

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.

ECT Subject Specific Enhancement ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS 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 Economics and Business 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 10th November 2021
  • SESSION 2: Tuesday 22nd March 2022
  • SESSION 3: Thursday 19th May 2022

Areas of Focus

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

Teaching Economics and Business qualifications at GCSE/L2 and A level /Level 3

Session 1:   Getting to grips with your specifications  and incorporating real-time business case studies  into  you lesson planning

Session 2:  Application and Assessment review with a focus on end of year revision and upcoming exams  – the key things you need to know so you can help students to  succeed

Session 3:  Fine-tuning and thinking about consolidation/retrieval strategies you start to plan and help students prepare for the second year of their qualification

Who is this course for?

Early Career Teachers delivering Economics and Business

Meet the facilitator

Brenda Austin – Head of Economics and Business, Beaumont School

Brenda has been Head of the Economics and Business department at Beaumont School since 2015 and was also a teacher of Economics and Business/Deputy Head of Sixth Form at Queens’ School in Bushey for five years.

At Beaumont which is an outstanding, fully comprehensive school, she leads a department with five staff teaching approx. 100 students at KS4 taking GCSE Business and Ctec Enterprise & Marketing courses. Over 130 students take Economics A-level courses at KS5. In addition, there are circa 80 learners on L3 Btec and Ctec Business courses. Beaumont also offers (optional) IFS courses to KS5 students as part of their enrichment programme.

Brenda has held whole school teaching and learning roles as well as having been a Governor in both schools. She is a proven management professional with a 12-year history of leadership and management with global financial institutions prior to joining the teaching profession.

 

 

 

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.