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Code: TTSA/20/0034 English Subject Knowledge Development for TAs

Teaching Assistants will develop their English subject knowledge in line with whole-school priorities. An outline of the session will be provided when the focus is agreed at English Subject Leader meeting.

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1 30 November 2020 13:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery Map
TTSA

Code: TTSA/20/0033 English KS2 Cross School Writing Moderation

5 places remaining

This session is led by the KS2 Moderation Manager/ Lead and allows colleagues to discuss and refine their assessment judgements in writing by reviewing samples of writing from their own pupils and those of KS2 colleagues in other schools.

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1 01 December 2020 13:00 - 15:30 Online Delivery Map
TTSA

Code: DTSA/20/0017 Facilities Manager Network

Network Aims
To create a support network in which schools share ideas and effective practice and discuss issues surrounding the facilities management such as Health and Safety, Risk Assessment, Project Management and Supplier Contracts.  We aim to focus on practical solutions to common challenges and gain expert advice and guidance from each other and lead professionals.

Agenda to be Confirmed

Focus of meeting is Good Estates Management (GEM)

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1 01 December 2020 10:00 - 12:00 Online Delivery Map
DTSA

Code: DTSA/20/0020 Safeguarding Level 3 Refresher Online (Cancelled)

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1 02 December 2020 09:30 - 13:00 Online Delivery Map
DTSA

Code: DTSA/20/0019 TSSW Secondary Maths Network

To create a support network in which schools share ideas and effective practice, discuss issues surrounding Maths GCSEs. We aim to focus on practical solutions to common challenges and gain expert advice and guidance from examiners and other lead professionals.

Colleagues are invited to share ideas and effective practice with the group.

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1 02 December 2020 14:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery Map
DTSA

Code: DTSA/20/0012 Safer Recruitment Refresher

Please note this is a half day training event to refresh knowledge and experience of staff involved in educational recruitment.

Introduction
Safer recruitment training became a statutory requirement for Head teachers and at least one member of every appointment panel in schools in response to the Bichard Inquiry (Soham). Originally overseen by the NCSL (National College of School Leadership) and then CWDC (Children's Workforce Development Council) the content was prescribed and the course could only be delivered by trainers that had undertaken specific training to be 'accredited' by the Secretary of State for Education.

Keeping children safe in education (DfE 2020) makes clear that at least one member of every appointment panel must undertake 'proper' safe recruitment training. In addition, the DfE recognised that the training was highly valued by local authorities, LSCBs and school & college staff alike.

Who Should Attend?

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is an integral part of the HR management in all education establishments including Headteachers / Deputy Headteachers/ Teachers / Foundation Stage Practitioners / Governors / Post - 16 / Senior Leaders/Managers / Support Staff / Teachers / Youth Workers/business managers.

Course Content

Safer recruitment and the wider context of safeguarding

Prevalence of abuse and profile of abusers
How abusers operate within organisations
Features of a safer recruitment process
Planning a safer recruitment process
Making the right decisions: interview and selection
Setting acceptable standards of behaviour
Maintaining an ongoing culture of vigilance
Drawing on the experience of delegates, the programme will be delivered through a combination of short presentations, group exercises, case studies and discussion.

Course Venue
Room 912 | Skills Centre| Okehampton College

About the trainer
Jane Lake is the Director of Safeguarding for the Dartmoor MAT and Senior Associate for Safeguarding for Dartmoor TSA. Until March 2018, Jane was the Education Safeguarding Officer for Babock LDP. She has over 18 years of working in the field of Child Protection and Safeguarding. She is a nationally accredited safer recruitment trainer and delivered training for Devon County Council and the LSCB (DCFP) for many years.

Course Fee
TSSW Members £45 per delegate Non-TSSW Members £60 per delegate. Refreshments are provided.

Bookings are limited to 14 delegates to accommodate social distancing measures. Full details of Covid Meeting Protocol will be sent with delegate information.

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1 03 December 2020 09:30 - 13:00 Okehampton College Map
DTSA

Code: DTSA/20/0022 TSSW Safeguarding Forum | Online

To create a support network in which schools share ideas and effective practice and discuss issues surrounding Safeguarding in school settings.  KCSiE 2020 requires schools to keep the DSL and all staff up to date with safeguarding information and the aim of this forum is to assist you to meet this requirement, focus on practical solutions to common challenges and gain expert input and guidance from lead professionals and agencies.

Agenda
2:00pm to 2:10pm Digitial Checks and Welcome

Welcome from Jane Lake and Jane Dibble, TSSW Safeguarding Forum leaders.  Delegates carry out audio/visual checks.

2:10pm to 2:50pm Safeguarding Updates

Network leaders will explore and discuss the following topics:

·         Implementing Remote Learning Strategies including Whistle Blowing and Code of Conduct
·         Multi-Agency Impact Chronologies (MAI) Pilot, North Devon
 

2:50pm to 3:00pm ‘Wellbeing Break’

3:00pm to 3:40pm Safeguarding Updates

Network leaders will explore and discuss the following topics:

·         Harmful Sexual Behaviours
·         Managing Allegations
·         Critical Incidents and Suicide Prevention
 
3:40pm to 4:00pm Practitioner Input and Group Discussion

Opportunity for colleagues to discuss ‘stuck’ cases, share good practice, and ask advice.

Online Platform
Zoom will be used for the online delivery of the meeting and delegates will receive a meeting link before the meeting.

Network Leaders
Jane Lake is the Portfolio lead for Safeguarding for the Dartmoor MAT and Senior Associate for Safeguarding for Dartmoor TSA. Until March 2018, Jane was the Education Safeguarding Officer for Babcock LDP. She has over 18 years of working in the field of Child Protection and Safeguarding. She is a nationally accredited safer recruitment trainer and delivered training for Devon County Council and the LSCB (DCFP) for many years
 
Jane Dibble has been supporting Devon schools in the safeguarding area for over 20 years. She has a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the needs of schools and is well known for her realistic approach to training. She is a fully qualified trainer for County and was a part of the multi-agency team for many years.

Fee
TSSW Members £15 | Other Colleagues £30

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1 03 December 2020 14:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery Map
DTSA

Code: DTSA/20/0014 Aspiring Middle Leaders Programme 2020-2021

About the programme
Entering its fourth year, the Aspiring Middle Leaders’ Programme (AMLP) is a bespoke leadership development programme designed and delivered by outstanding leaders from within Dartmoor TSA. With nurturing strong future leaders an essential part of education today, AMLP provides a dynamic professional setting for aspirant leaders to develop the skills and qualities to be the outstanding leaders of the future. The AMLP is designed to complement the NPQML programme and delegates can progress to the Aspiring Senior Leaders version we offer.

Aims
·         Explore the features of outstanding middle leadership

·         Develop the mind-set of an outstanding middle leader

·         Apply principles of effective leadership through a 6-month leadership project

·         Increase confidence in leadership potential

·         Acquire the skills to successfully secure a senior leadership position

Programme Details
To enhance personal leadership through:

·         Input from inspiring speakers and outstanding practitioners                 

·         Structured opportunities to visit and learns in other schools

·         Training in new and specific leadership skills       

·         Networking opportunities with other aspirant leaders             

·         Session on applying for leadership positions

·         Support in planning and delivering specific school based leadership project

·         Opportunity to have cross phase discussions with like-minded professionals

·         Celebration event including project presentations

All sessions will be delivered through a blend of theory, online practical workshops, shadowing/mentoring activities, implementation of knowledge, sharing experiences and best practice, time to reflect and opportunities to coach/mentor and be coached/mentored.

All delegates on the programme will receive subscription to Leadership Matters which includes:

·         Full use of 4 Diagnostic Tools designed to gain valuable insight into your teams’ performance and predispositions.

·         Delve into 40 key leadership learning topics through our books, videos, presentations and further insights.

·         4 Complimentary Leadership Matters CPD Days each year hosted by Andy Buck.

·         50% off a number of School Leadership Books.

In addition, delegates will receive a free copy of the book Leadership Matters (3) by Andy Buck.

Dates
Day 1: Tuesday 8th December 2020 | Online
Day 2: Virtual Learning walks/talks to develop leadership project
Day 3: Thursday 22nd April | IOnline
Day 4: Tuesday 6th July | Celebration Event

 
Facilitators
Tim Wightman
Head of Arts Faculty at KEVICC, Totnes and Dartmoor TSA SLE
 
Phil Whittley
Primary Executive Head Teacher for the Dartmoor Federation

 
Eligibility
The programme is suitable for teachers with at least 2 years’ experience and who have demonstrated high levels of leadership potential.

Fees
TSSW Members £225
Non Members: £280 per delegate
Bookings for two or more delegates 20% discount will be applied to the total cost.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 December 2020 09:30 - 15:00 Online Delivery Map
2 22 April 2021 09:00 - 15:00 Online Delivery Map
3 06 July 2021 09:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery Map
DTSA

Code: DTSA/20/0015 Aspiring Senior Leaders Programme

About the programme
Entering its fourth year, the successful Aspiring Senior Leaders’ Programme (ASLP) is a bespoke leadership development programme designed and delivered by outstanding leaders from within Dartmoor TSA. With nurturing strong future senior leaders an essential part of education today, ASLP provides a dynamic professional setting for aspirant leaders to develop the skills and qualities to be the outstanding senior leaders of the future. The ASLP is designed to complement the NPQSL programme. 

Aims
·         Explore the features of outstanding senior leadership
·         Develop the mind-set of an outstanding senior leader
·         Apply principles of effective senior leadership through a 6-month leadership project
·         Increase confidence in own senior leadership potential
·         Acquire the skills to successfully secure a senior leadership position

Programme details
To enhance personal leadership through:

·         Inputs from inspiring headteachers and outstanding practitioners                 

·         Structured opportunities to visit and learn in highly effective schools

·         Training in new and specific leadership skills       

·         Networking opportunities with other aspirant leaders             

·         Session on applying for senior leadership positions

·         Support in planning a specific school based leadership project

·         Opportunity to have cross phase discussions with like-minded professionals

·         Celebration event including project presentations

All sessions will be delivered through a blend of theory, online workshops, mentoring/shadowing activities, implementation of knowledge, sharing experiences and best practice, time to reflect and opportunities to coach/mentor and be coached/mentored.

All delegates on the programme will receive subscription to Leadership Matters which includes:

·         Full use of 4 Diagnostic Tools designed to gain valuable insight into your teams performance and predispositions.
·         Delve into 40 key leadership learning topics through our books, videos, presentations and further insights.
·         4 Complimentary Leadership Matters CPD Days each year hosted by Andy Buck.
·         50% off a number of School Leadership Books.

In addition, delegates will receive a free copy of the book Leadership Matters (3) by Andy Buck.

Dates
Day 1: Wednesday 9th December | Online
Day 2: Virtual Learning/Mentoring
Day 3: Wednesday 28th April | Online
Day 4: Tuesday 6th July | Celebration Event

Facilitators
Siobhan Meredith
Head of Marine Academy Primary, Plymouth

Gary King
Deputy Headteacher of ISCA Academy, Exeter

Eligibility
The programme is suitable for teachers with at least 2 years’ middle leadership experience and who have demonstrated high levels of senior leadership potential.

Fees
TSSW Members £225
Non Members: £280 per delegate

Bookings for two or more delegates 20% discount will be applied to the total cost.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 December 2020 09:30 - 13:30 Online Delivery Map
2 28 April 2021 09:30 - 13:30 Online Delivery Map
3 06 July 2021 09:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery Map
DTSA

Code: TTSA/20/0013 Practical Science in a COVID World: what does this look like?

Our current planning will need to consider safe practice.  This session will outline recommended advice on carrying out practical science in the primary classroom. We will model this practice through some simple practical activities which demonstrate how good primary science is achievable with clear learning intentions identifiable. The workshop will cover what is working scientifically, in particular the five different types of enquiry.

We will go through the five enquiry types so you will leave with an increased understanding of how children can work scientifically and ideas of how you can engage children in the world around them.

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1 09 December 2020 13:00 - 16:00 Oldway Primary School Map
TTSA

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