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

Going for Gold Lecture Series 2021-22: Derek Redmond

Going For Gold Lecture Series

A chance to hear from Olympians on the power of fitness, sport and participation in enabling ambitious goals to be met.  With reflection on resilience, perseverance and taking risks.

Derek Redmond— BRITISH ATHLETE WHO HELD THE BRITISH RECORD FOR THE 400 METRES SPRINT, & WON GOLD MEDALS IN THE 4X400 METRES RELAY AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS & EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Derek Redmond was one of Britain’s most talented and celebrated 400m sprinters of the 1980s and 1990s. Unfortunately for Redmond, his career was plagued by injury, but this didn’t stop him winning numerous gold medals. Now a well-known and inspiring keynote speaker and media personality, Redmond is known to speak about the perseverance, drive and determination and peak performance.

Redmond had to pull out of the 1988 Olympic Games just 90 seconds before his heat was due to start. Due to this and a series of other recurring injuries, Redmond never truly managed to fulfil his potential and was forced to retire at an early age. However, this was not before he made a huge mark in history with two of the most famous sporting achievements of the early 1990s.

Redmond formed part of the most successful British 4 x 400m teams in history and entering the 1991 Tokyo World Athletics Championships the British and American teams were very evenly matched. The Brits won by the smallest of margins and their run remains the second fastest 4 x 400m in history.

Derek is most well-known for his remarkable efforts at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. Having qualified for the semi-finals as a firm medal favourite, he famously tore his hamstring at the 250m mark. Knowing he had no chance of reaching the final, Redmond nevertheless showed tremendous grit and determination by hobbling down the back straight and around the final bend. In a moment that has been voted one of the all-time most inspiring moments in Olympic Games history, Derek’s father famously came to his aide and the pair finished the race together, shoulder-to-shoulder. Redmond was later disqualified from the race, but nevertheless became a symbol of hope, determination, and dedication.

 

Who is this course for?

Members of the Sport England Programme’s 17 Schools (Open to both staff and students, at present a maximum of 10 places per school)

 

 

Going for Gold Lecture Series 2021-22: Gail Emms

Going For Gold Lecture Series

A chance to hear from Olympians on the power of fitness, sport and participation in enabling ambitious goals to be met.  With reflection on resilience, perseverance and taking risks.

Gail Emms: ENGLISH BADMINTON PLAYER WHO WON GOLD AT THE 2006 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN MADRID, 2004 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN GENEVA & A SILVER MEDAL AT THE 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES

Olympic Silver medalist, Gail Emms is a badminton athlete turned motivational speaker and Olympic speaker, using her experiences across years of success on the court to inspire people to attain their goals. She achieved silver at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games with her mixed doubles partner Nathan Robertson, the pinnacle of her career.

A hugely successful career which saw Emms claim World Championships gold in 2006, consecutive Commonwealth titles and back-to-back European Championships, she dominated the sport throughout the early 2000s. A passionate sports woman and now loving mother, Gail Emms has become the face and voice of badminton undertaking broadcasting and commentary roles for the sport.

An ambassador for badminton and women within sport, Gail Emms is a truly phenomenal personality, athlete and mentor to the sporting world. Emms is an established motivational speaker; driven to encourage the next generation to achieve their potential and know no boundaries.

 

Who is this course for?

Members of the Sport England Programme’s 17 Schools (Open to both staff and students, at present a maximum of 10 places per 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.