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Do you want to explore an aspect of teaching and learning in more depth? Are you stuck with something and want to see what is already out there? Do you want to see if there is any research evidence to back up a change that you are making or considering?

You can get involved in the debate with the Nottinghamshire Torch Teaching School Alliance.

Embedding Excellence - Elective Learning Sessions 2019-2020

Brand new for this year!

We have developed a range of workshops that will equip delegates with a range of teaching and learning techniques which will develop and strengthen skills and provide support and guidance for continual development.

Nova Education Trust is deeply committed to developing outstanding practitioners and to provide effective continuous development opportunities for all teachers, at every stage of their career.  

Sessions are delivered by specialist and outstanding teachers from across the Alliance.

To support schools and provide as much flexibility as possible we are launching a new 4 training session 'voucher' pack for £200.

These can be used in a variety of ways.  For example, you could send multiple delegates on the same workshop, across a number of sessions, for the same person or a range of individuals.

Cost: A pack of 4 vouchers will cost £200

Session 1: Knowledge Led Learning

10th October 2019
The Suthers' Building, Toot Hill School (1pm-4pm)

Building components of knowledge.  How to build, revisit, revise and check recall of learners to enable children to develop knowledge at a greater depth.

Session 2: Assessment for Learning and Questioning

20th November 2019
Kirk Hallam Community Academy

Multiple strategies for self, peer and teacher assessment will be evaluated to address advantages and disadvantages of each.  Using questioning to promote deeper thinking and stimulate learning.  Effective use of questioning to encourage deeper thinking.  Promoting higher order thinking.

Session 3: Positive Behaviour Management

5th December 2019
Toot Hill School (Suthers' Building, 1pm-4pm)

This session will look at strategies and techniques for developing positive behaviour in the classroom, including establishing yourself with challenging students and effective solutions for difficult scenarios.  Let's look beneath the behaviour and learn 'quick wins' to build successful relationships with pupils.  Develop and share new ideas and gain confidence.

Session 4: Being and Effective Form Tutor

15th January 2020
The Suthers' Building, Toot Hill School (1pm-4pm)

Develop your understanding of the role and practice your skills in relating to parents and carers.  Share good practice with other NQT's and more experienced colleagues.

Session 5: Mindfulness for Children and Adults and work-life balance

27th February 2020
Venue tbc (1pm-4pm)

Part of the session will look at practical ways to streamline your workload, as well as providing hints and tips about how to avoid burnout, and practical strategies on how to maintain a healthy work-life balance.  How we develop children's confidence and interpersonal skills through mindfulness/ reflections and self-belief.

Session 6: Managing adults: parents, TA's and colleagues! Talking to parents

1st April 2020
The Suthers' Building, Toot Hill School (1pm-4pm)

What makes an effective teaching assistant?  Developing strategies to support best practice from additional adults.  Shared experiences of oral and written feedback to parents.  We will also explore strategies and techniques for working effectively with parents.

Session 7: Inclusion

23rd April 2020
Venue tbc (1pm-4pm)

An inclusive classroom:  Delivering effective learning for students with a range of learning needs.  Challenge and meeting needs for all.  This session will give an overview of SEND and will provide strategies and methods for best supporting children with emotional and learning difficulties.  Enhancing progress for SEND students.  Supporting children with speech, language and communication needs.  Understanding the role of SENDco and SEND terminology.  EAL assessment along with strategies for supporting EAL pupils.

Session 8: Independent Learning and Differentiation

24th June 2020
The Suthers' Building, Toot Hill School (1pm-4pm)

Meeting students' needs.  How do we personalise learning and ensure students can learn independently.  We will look at techniques to grab the attendtion of pupils and motivate children into being independent learners.  This session will cover both scaffolding and stretch and challenge for high ability students.

This course is no longer available for booking.

NQT training courses 2019-2020

Brand new and exciting programme for this year!

We have developed a fully rewritten and unique personalised teaching and learning programme that provides the opportunity to create a bespoke training plan by selecting the most appropriate elective sessions.  This helps to ensure that all NQTs are provided with high quality support and CPD at the start of their career.

Participants will attend 4 elective sessions during the course of the year.  Additional elective sessions can be purchased.

The programme will help NQT's and early career teachers:

  • Develop confidence and an understanding of current practice in schools
  • Thoroughly understand teaching and learning through quality-assured training
  • Network with colleagues and work collaboratively; reflecting on and sharing good practice
  • Recognise their strengths and areas for development, and formulate plans to become outstanding practitioners

Nova Education Trust is deeply committed to developing outstanding practitioners.  In addition, the programme aims to embed a commitment to Continuing Professional Development in NQT's, promoting the ethos of responsibility for their own development.

Sessions are delivered by specialist and outstanding teachers from across the Alliance.

Cost: £200per delegate* (NTS SCITT trainees £150)

Session 1: Knowledge Led Learning

10th October 2019
The Suthers' Building, Toot Hill School (1pm-4pm)

Building components of knowledge.  How to build, revisit, revise and check recall of learners to enable children to develop knowledge at a greater depth.

Session 2: Assessment for Learning and Questioning

20th November 2019
Kirk Hallam Community Academy

Multiple strategies for self, peer and teacher assessment will be evaluated to address advantages and disadvantages of each.  Using questioning to promote deeper thinking and stimulate learning.  Effective use of questioning to encourage deeper thinking.  Promoting higher order thinking.

Session 3: Positive Behaviour Management

5th December 2019
Toot Hill School (Suthers' Building, 1pm-4pm)

This session will look at strategies and techniques for developing positive behaviour in the classroom, including establishing yourself with challenging students and effective solutions for difficult scenarios.  Let's look beneath the behaviour and learn 'quick wins' to build successful relationships with pupils.  Develop and share new ideas and gain confidence.

Session 4: Being an Effective Form Tutor

15th January 2020
The Suthers' Building, Toot Hill School (1pm-4pm)

Develop your understanding of the role and practice your skills in relating to parents and carers.  Share good practice with other NQT's and more experienced colleagues.

Session 5: Mindfulness for Children and Adults and work-life balance

27th February 2020
Venue tbc (1pm - 4pm)

Part of the session will look at practical ways to streamline your workload, as well as providing hints and tips about how to avoid burnout, and practical strategies on how to maintain a healthy work-life balance.  How we develop children's confidence and interpersonal skills through mindfulness/ reflections and self-belief.

Session 6: Managing adults: parents, TA's and colleagues! Talking to parents

1st April 2020
The Suthers' Building, Toot Hill School (1pm-4pm)

What makes an effective teaching assistant?  Developing strategies to support best practice from additional adults.  Shared experiences of oral and written feedback to parents.  We will also explore strategies and techniques for working effectively with parents.

Session 7: Inclusion

23rd June 2020
Venue tbc (1pm - 4pm)

An inclusive classroom:  Delivering effective learning for students with a range of learning needs.  Challenge and meeting needs for all.  This session will give an overview of SEND and will provide strategies and methods for best supporting children with emotional and learning difficulties.  Enhancing progress for SEND students.  Supporting children with speech, language and communication needs.  Understanding the role of SENDco and SEND terminology.  EAL assessment along with strategies for supporting EAL pupils.

Session 8: Independent Learning and Differentiation

24th June 2020
The Suthers' Building, Toot Hill School (1pm-4pm)

Meeting students' needs.  How do we personalise learning and ensure students can learn independently.  We will look at techniques to grab the attention of pupils and motivate children into being independent learners.  This session will cover both scaffolding and stretch and challenge for high ability students.

This course is no longer available for booking.

RQT Development Programme 2019-2020

The programme consists of four-sessions which provides RQT's with 2-4 years' experience an opportunity to develop their critical thinking through an analysis of their current classroom practice. 

Through face-to-face training, direct practice and regular feedback, RQT's will develop skills and capacities to show real impact in their classrooms.  In addition to this, the course allows RQTs to work with senior leaders to consider career progression and moving towards leadership.

Over the course of the programme, individuals will create an action plan for improving their practice which will need to sit in line with their school's current targets and improvement plans.

Cost: £200 per participant

Session 1: Developing an Educational Vision & Career Pathways

3rd December 2019
The Suthers Building, Toot Hill School (9am-12pm)

This session is about you.  What type of teacher are you and what type of teacher would you like to be.  Evaluate strengths and weaknesses.  Career planning and skills development, as well as looking at what it means to remain a reflective practitioner.

Session 2: Consistently Good Teaching & Planning for Change

7th February 2020
The Suthers' Building, Toot Hill School (9am-12pm)

This session is about your impact and planning for change.  Good to outstanding teaching.  Planning for progress and change within your own team.  How to QA your action plans and measure success.

Session 3: Planning and Implementing Change (1-2-1 Review meeting)

Date TBC
TBC

Delegates will work on their action plans and meet with an expert for additional support.  We will communicate with you during this time and be available for support and advice.

Session 4: Presentations and Course Celebration

9th June 2020
The Suthers' Building, Toot Hill School (9am-12pm)

This session is about sharing your journey and the impact you have had.  You will present to a Senior Executive for the Trust about your progress this year and then listen to some advice on maintaining excellent practice throughout your career.

 

This course is no longer available for booking.

Middle Leadership Development Programme 2019-2020

Our Middle Leadership Development Programme aims to focus on developing key practical skills which are fundamental to aspiring and existing Middle Leaders or leaders of subjects/ curriculum areas.

During the course participants will develop their knowledge and skills across 7 Middle Leadership Competencies, as well as completing a practical school improvement project, aimed at improving pupil progress and attainment along with the capabilities of team members.  Through this project, participants will be required to demonstrate their competence in these 7 skills areas.

The Middle Leadership course will have a strong focus on the development of leadership styles and on effective leadership to inspire teams, manage change and quality assure teaching and learning across teams.

Cost: £200 per participant

Session 1: The importance of middle leadership

15th November 2019
The Suthers Building, Toot Hill School, (9am-12pm)

This session will allow you the opportunity to reflect on the characteristics and behaviours of highly effective leadership and to examine the differences between leadership and management. You will unpick the roles and responsibilities of a middle leader in a school setting and have the chance to plan and develop departmental resources including the Department Development Plan and Department Improvement Plan.

Session 2: Leading teaching and learning

10th January 2020
The Suthers Building, Toot Hill School, (9am-12pm)

This session allows delegates the opportunity to consider the challenges of leading Teaching and learning within their team and across the school and to plan for progress and change. The day has a strong focus on the challenges of quality assuring a team and opportunities to action plan and work through case study scenarios.

Session 3: Communication and well-being

20th March 2020
The Suthers Building, Toot Hill School, (9am-12pm)

Session 3 will focus on the importance of developing excellent communication skills in yourself and others, as well as encouraging the emotional resilience of your team. You will have the opportunity to examine how to develop the emotional intelligence of those you work with, as well as preparing to have difficult conversations with team members. You will plan a middle leadership project to be reviewed at the final session.

Session 4: Presentations, Next steps and Course Celebration

19th June 2020
The Suthers Building, Toot Hill School, (9am-12pm)

The final session will allow delegates the opportunity to tackle the issues of time management and prioritisation and to plan for the next stages of their middle leadership journey. Senior School Leaders will lead this session and delegates will present their projects and reflect on the own leadership style and skills that they have developed over the course of the training.

This course is no longer available for booking.

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