Using Latin and Greek to enrich vocabulary and support literacy teaching at KS2 & KS3
Learning about the roots of the English language offers a key to understanding new words and enriching vocabulary. As highlighted in Alex Quigley’s influential book ‘Closing the Vocabulary Gap’ (2018), building knowledge of etymology and morphology in the classroom can help pupils to develop greater ‘word consciousness’, which in turn enables them to better understand and use language.
Explore key Latin and Greek root words that feature frequently in English
Explore the importance of Tier 2 and Tier 3 words in the English language
Discuss implicit and explicit strategies for teaching vocabulary in the KS2/3 classroom
Share resources that can be used to support the teaching of etymology at KS2/3
Provide information about how to access free advice and funding from Classics for All to support the introduction or development of classical subjects in your school
· Teaching, learning and assessment in PSHE (adapted as needed through the year)
· Developing a holistic approach
· RSHE Focus: ‘Respectful Relationships’.
About this Course
Overcoming psychological defences in yourself, your colleagues and the children you work with. Would you like to become a more effective leader and change-maker in your organisation? Do you want to improve your relationships with your colleagues and the children you work with? Are you interested in deepening your own self-awareness?
Strong self-awareness and the capacity to stay calm, regulated and loving in the face of challenge are vital skills for being both an effective Thrive practitioner and a powerful leader and change-maker. However, when we feel threatened, our psychological defences can sometimes prevent us from being our best selves.
In this workshop, we will be using the metaphor of the cactus to explore the nature of psychological defences, how and why they develop and what they are protecting. Using experiential exercises, you will have the opportunity to imagine into the psychological defences of the adults and children you work with, as well as reflecting on your own defences. You will then explore how you can support yourself to be your best self, even in challenging circumstances, and how you can help others to do the same.
You will come away from the workshop with:
- deeper knowledge of psychological defences and how they relate to interrupted development
- greater empathy for and understanding of your own defences and those of others
- ways of supporting yourself to stay centred in the face of difficulty
- practice in how to overcome the defences of others through constructive ways of relating.
CPD points: 5
Trainer: Sarah Roberts
Location: Online delivery, via Zoom
Cost: £50 per person for Teaching Schools South West Members (£65 if direct through Thrive)
Join us for our first online Teaching & Learning Symposium of the year!
Symposiums are wholly inclusive with the aim being to offer something for all Exeter Consortium member schools.
A choice of workshops will be presented by colleagues and relevant outside organisations for primary colleagues, supporting a range of learning conversations and dialogues. Each online Symposium will feature four workshops, each running for a strict 25-minute period. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with two of these sessions.
February 2021 Workshops:
- Using Teach Like a Champion Strategies for Better Progress | Led by KS2 Maths Specialist Teacher, Faye Robertson
- Play Therapy - Making A Difference | Led by Qualified Play Therapist, Liz Butler from Little Acorn Play and Creative Arts Therapy
- Leadership Coaching | Led by Level 7 Qualified Leadership Coach, Kelly Newland from Look After Your Head
- Whole School SEND | Led by Head of Inclusion at Exeter Children’s Federation and Deputy Regional SEND Lead for the South West, Alison Betts
Staff are encouraged to deliver workshops around their subject strategies, whole school approaches, notable successes and engaging activities to take away. Details regarding the planned workshops will be sent to all member schools at least two weeks ahead of the Symposium in order for staff to consider which presentations they would like to attend.
If you wish to present your own workshop at future events, please email your idea/title and description to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: FREE to all Exeter Consortium member schools.
This event will take place online, via Zoom. A link to access the event will be sent after booking.
To create a support network in which schools share ideas and effective practice and discuss issues surrounding PSHE. To focus on practical solutions to common challenges and gain expert advice and guidance from PSHE lead professionals. In each meeting we will:
Find out about development and updates in the field of PSHE
Share and learn from good practice
Network with colleagues from other regional schools
To be confirmed
Lisa Whitworth, SLE and PSHE lead at Sidmouth College is currently the Senior Project Leader for the Leading the Building Resilient Learners project funded by the NESTA Future Ready Fund. A collaboration with The University of Exeter and Five Areas, evaluated by The University of Sussex. Lisa brings over 20 years of experience in education, nine of which have been teaching and leading PSHE and Health and Social Care at GCSE, A Level and BTEC. Lisa also has experience in research and evaluation, middle and senior leadership, Lisa works closely with local stakeholders, including parents, police, youth and health services. Lisa is very much looking forward to working with colleagues and developing the network during this new phase of PSHE.
TSSW Members Free | Other £25 per delegate.
Get in touch
For more information or assistance, please contact Fiona McNeile (email@example.com)
A series of primary subject knowledge sessions to support Early Career Teachers, Aspirant Teachers and experienced TAs within their career development.
An exploration of the subject specific National Curriculum area of learning through practical activities to support effective teaching and assessment in the classroom.
Developing Core Subject Knowledge in: DT
Based on the EET's Report this session will explore: How teachers can use Collaborative Learning to help develop more independent learners. Jon is Director of the Kingsbridge Research School , working with schools and other improvements partners in the South West region to broaden schools' understanding of evidence and providing access to guidance, training and support. Jon joined the Research School team in 2016 and has worked particularly around memory, metacognition, collaborative learning and behaviour. In addition to more than twenty years ' experience teaching English, Jon has been Head of Year and a national trainer in cooperative learning.
The session will focus on spring 2021 updates relating to quality assurance, safeguarding and any other mandatory and advisory guidance as it emerges. More detail will be sent out closer to the time.
There will also be a session on a leadership or pedagogical theme - this might be suggested at the autumn 2020 update session.
To create a support network in which schools share ideas and effective practice, discuss issues surrounding the SEND in the Secondary phase setting. To focus on practical solutions to common challenges and gain expert advice and guidance from lead professionals.
To be confirmed
Karen Sewell was the SENDCO at Kingsbridge Community College until 2017. She is a SEND SLE for SWTSA and a SEND Associate for Babcock LDP.
Delegates will receive a link to join the Zoom online meeting prior to the event.
TSSW Members Free | Other Colleagues £25
Get in Touch
For more information, please contact Fiona McNeile, TSSW Secondary Network Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
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