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.

 

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 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.