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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.

Essential Information
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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 December 2020 13:00 - 16:00 Oldway Primary School Map
TTSA

Code: DTSA/20/0022 TSSW Business Studies Network Meeting

Network Aims
To create a support network in which schools share ideas and effective practice and discuss issues surrounding the Business Studies GCSEs, BTECs and A Levels.  We aim to focus on practical solutions to common challenges and gain expert advice and guidance from examiners, authors and other lead professionals.

Online Platform
Zoom will be used as the delivery platform for this meeting and delegates will be sent the meeting link closer to the event

Agenda
1:00pm to 1:10pm Welcome

Welcome from John Simon, TSSW Business Studies Network Leader. Please check your audio/visual is working and say ‘hello’ in the chat box.

1:10pm to 2:00pm Julie Hawker | Cosmic

Julie is Joint Chief Executive at Cosmic, a leading digital skills and support provider in the SW. She leads the strategic work for Cosmic, combining her strong skills in strategic planning, project design and networking with a real passion for our work.

She is an enthusiast for the ways in which digital technologies will improve businesses, organisations and lives in the coming years, and regularly speaks on these subjects at local, regional and national events. Julie contributes to the development and delivery of major consultancy projects at Cosmic, and is learning director and trainer on their digital leadership programme.  Julie works in a variety of roles at national, regional and local levels to improve the collaboration in advancing digital skills, digital transformation for businesses, and also the economic environment for social enterprise, keeping a sharp focus on digital inclusion and its benefits to the wider economy.

Julie is also Board member with the SW Business Council, a member of the Bank of England Panel in the region, and she is Chair of the Digital Skills Partnership for Devon & Somerset. Julie is a regular contributor to economic development work in the region, and she also is a regular speak at business schools and Universities, particularly on the subject of digital business and social enterprise. She also supports work at many of the local schools and colleges in their understanding of the importance of strong digital skills and apprenticeship opportunities.  Julie will discuss the importance of digital technologies and how Cosmic has adapted in the face of the Covid pandemic.

2:00pm to 2:10pm Wellbeing Break

2:10pm to 2:30pm John Simon | Knowledge Recall

In this session, John Simon, Network Leader, will share thoughts and resources surrounding knowledge organisers.   Colleagues are then invited to dive deeper into this subject in break out room discussions.

2:30pm to 2:55pm Recovery Curriculum | Practitioner Input

Colleagues will be asked to consider in break out room groups:

 ·         What strategies have colleagues used to close the gaps since Covid 19?

 Please bring your resources and examples to share with colleagues.

 2:55pm to 3:00pm Plenary

John Simon will summarise the key learns from the meeting and discuss:

·         Agenda topics for Spring Term
·         Preferred dates for next meeting
·         Practitioner input suggestions

Network Leader 
John Simon is an experienced Business Teacher and is HOD at Exmouth Community College, teaching EDEXCEL GCSE and A Level Business. John has extensive experience in middle and senior leadership positions having worked in six schools in London, Somerset, Kent and Devon.  This summer John will be marking paper 2 of the EDEXCEL GCSE Papers and is keen to share his experience of marking the new papers with colleagues.

Fee
TSSW Members Free | Other Colleagues £25

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 December 2020 13:00 - 15:00 Online Delivery Map
DTSA

Code: DTSA/20/0024 TSSW Secondary History Network Meeting

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 December 2020 15:30 - 17:15 Online Delivery Map
DTSA

Code: DTSA/20/0003 Outstanding Quality of Education in Maths (Secondary)

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 December 2020 08:45 - 15:00 Online Delivery Map
2 11 February 2021 08:45 - 15:00 Online Delivery Map
3 25 March 2021 08:45 - 15:00 Online Delivery Map
4 26 April 2021 08:45 - 15:00 Online Delivery Map
DTSA

Code: TTSA/21/0038 RSHE Ready Wave 3

TSSW are leading the Department for Education training to support South West schools in readiness for the new Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) 2020 guidance. All secondary, primary, special schools and PRU’s are offered fully funded: 
One place on the training session for an SLT or governor
One place on the training session for PSHE leads or teachers
An allocated mentor who will support training roll out in your setting What will be covered: 
explore the link between PSHE, RSHE 2020 and Personal Development under the OFSTED framework
share best practice on engaging with parents, including parental right to withdraw 
develop their knowledge of the required RSHE/RHE policy
develop their understanding of the online resources to be provided by the DfE
focus on the quality of their subject knowledge and pedagogy
explore best practice in key teaching areas such as, sequencing, assessment, prior knowledge and progress
develop their understanding of the online resources to be provided by the DfE

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 January 2021 13:30 - 15:30 Online Delivery Map
TTSA

Code: ECTSA/21/0004 2-6-2 Meetings to Support TAs Working with Challenging Pupils (Cohort 1)

4 places remaining

At times, in our working lives at schools, it is possible to come to a bit of a ‘full-stop’ with a child. We feel we have tried everything and also given everything, but the situation feels a bit stuck. Being in this position isn’t great for either the adult or the child and sometimes it can really help to borrow someone else’s perspective, see the situation from another point of view and/or have support from someone who has experienced something similar.

We are offering the opportunity for TAs to come together via Zoom to discuss, in complete confidence, children who they may be finding challenging. Everyone involved in the discussion will need to confirm that they will respect that anything shared during the meeting remains completely confidential. We will be using a structure known as a ‘2-6-2’ meeting. This involves the professional giving an overview of the child concerned for 2 minutes, whilst the rest of the group listen, the group then discuss the situation and offer ideas and suggestions for 6 minutes.

At the end of this discussion, the person who gave the overview of the child reflects on what has been said then shares what they will be taking from the discussion and trialling with the child. Everyone who is part of the group is able to ‘bring’ a child to the group. The learning that occurs during the 2-6-2 discussions is often far wider than just being directly linked to the child each professional brings to the meeting.

Cohort 1 Dates:
Initial session: Thursday 14th January 2021, 3.30pm - 5.00pm
Follow-up session: Thursday 4th February 2021, 3.30pm - 5.00pm

About the Trainer

The sessions will be hosted by Tania Beard, an experienced headteacher, who until  recently worked in a school with high numbers of SEND and disadvantaged children. There will be no more than 6 people in each group and each session will last 1.5 hours.

The expectation is that you stay as part of the group for the whole session. There will be the opportunity for a follow-up session, which will include a reflection on the impact of the actions taken as a result of the last session, in addition to a further 2-6-2 discussion about the same child or another child.

Cost: £40 per TA per cohort for Teaching Schools South West Members
Please note - You will be invoiced for this course by Exeter Consortium TSA. A link to access the session will be sent to you closer to the date.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 January 2021 15:30 - 17:00 Online Delivery Map
2 04 February 2021 15:30 - 17:00 Online Delivery Map
ECTSA

Code: ECTSA/21/0005 2-6-2 Meetings to Support TAs Working with Challenging Pupils (Cohort 2)

5 places remaining

At times, in our working lives at schools, it is possible to come to a bit of a ‘full-stop’ with a child. We feel we have tried everything and also given everything, but the situation feels a bit stuck. Being in this position isn’t great for either the adult or the child and sometimes it can really help to borrow someone else’s perspective, see the situation from another point of view and/or have support from someone who has experienced something similar.

We are offering the opportunity for TAs to come together via Zoom to discuss, in complete confidence, children who they may be finding challenging. Everyone involved in the discussion will need to confirm that they will respect that anything shared during the meeting remains completely confidential. We will be using a structure known as a ‘2-6-2’ meeting. This involves the professional giving an overview of the child concerned for 2 minutes, whilst the rest of the group listen, the group then discuss the situation and offer ideas and suggestions for 6 minutes.

At the end of this discussion, the person who gave the overview of the child reflects on what has been said then shares what they will be taking from the discussion and trialling with the child. Everyone who is part of the group is able to ‘bring’ a child to the group. The learning that occurs during the 2-6-2 discussions is often far wider than just being directly linked to the child each professional brings to the meeting.

Cohort 2 Dates:
Initial session: Tuesday 19th January 2021, 3.30pm - 5.00pm
Follow-up session: Tuesday 9th February 2021, 3.30pm - 5.00pm

About the Trainer

The sessions will be hosted by Tania Beard, an experienced headteacher, who until  recently worked in a school with high numbers of SEND and disadvantaged children. There will be no more than 6 people in each group and each session will last 1.5 hours.

The expectation is that you stay as part of the group for the whole session. There will be the opportunity for a follow-up session, which will include a reflection on the impact of the actions taken as a result of the last session, in addition to a further 2-6-2 discussion about the same child or another child.

Cost: £40 per TA per cohort for Teaching Schools South West Members
Please note - You will be invoiced for this course by Exeter Consortium TSA. A link to access the session will be sent to you closer to the date.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 January 2021 15:30 - 17:00 Online Delivery Map
2 09 February 2021 15:30 - 17:00 Online Delivery Map
ECTSA

Code: TTSA/21/0055 Excellence in Primary Geography

The course will help curriculum leads for geography to:

·         Plan and design a highly cohesive whole school geography curriculum

·         Plan and sequence relevant and challenging geography lessons

·         Explore and exploit links and connections within the subject of geography and between geography and other subjects

·         Explore the opportunities afforded by fieldwork

·         Address issues relating to challenge and inclusion

·         Address the cultural capital, SMSC and British values dimensions

·         Support colleagues who find geography challenging to teach

Curriculum leaders will consequently be better prepared to:

·         Lead and deliver effective in-house CPD

·         Monitor the quality and consistency of geography teaching across school

Be well prepared to answer questions raised during Ofsted deep dives

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 January 2021 10:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery Map
TTSA

Code: DTSA/20/0021 Safer Recruitment Refresher Online

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?
Course Content 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.

 
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, case studies and discussion.

 
Delivery Platform
The course will be delivered via Zoom and delegates will be sent a link to the event after booking a place.

About the trainer
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 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 £25 per delegate | Other Colleagues £40 per delegate. 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 January 2021 09:30 - 13:00 Online Delivery Map
DTSA

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