These meetings are run by the Babcock LDP English adviser and are the same meetings offered across the southwest termly, but run for Exeter Consortium member schools. They provide a vital opportunity to meet, discuss and learn with other professionals and access expert support on the topics that matter to you.
Training to include:
- Updates on local and national initiatives
- Guidance and support with key priorities
- Resources to develop their subject
- Opportunities to work with other subject leaders locally
Course Tutor: Jennifer Core
Cost: FREE for Exeter Consortium TSA members only
Please note: Each school has been allocated a maximum of two places per Subject Leader Briefing.
We are pleased to offer a suite of certificated Safeguarding Courses and Events to support schools to achieve the highest levels of effectiveness. We want to provide high quality training, that is accessible and affordable. The programme is suitable for schools (Early Years to Post 16).
Who Should Attend?
This course if for leaders and staff who hold a designated or lead Safeguarding responsibility in schools and Early Years settings who have no previous Level 3 training but who have undertaken basic Levels 1 and 2 training.
The course will cover:
· Key partnerships as well as roles and responsibilities in safeguarding
· Categories of abuse and signs and symptoms
· The statutory framework for safeguarding including KCSiE 2020 and Working together
· Information sharing protocols
· Contextural and specific safeguarding issues
· The framework for the assessment of children in need
· The role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
· Thresholds and referral processes
· The “Prevent” duty
· Race and culture in safeguarding
· Safe professional practice
· Responding to allegations against staff/volunteers
· Inpection judgements and best practice in safeguarding
· Online safety
· Safeguarding over 16s
Drawing on the experience of delegates, the programme will be delivered through a combination of short presentations, break out group exercises, case studies and discussion. Please note there is an element of pre-course reading.
About the trainer
Jane Lake is the Director 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 20 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.
TSSW Members £85 per delegate | Other Colleagues £115 per delegate.
Get In Touch
Contact Fiona McNeile for information about booking and arrangements firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an opportunity to meet and talk with colleagues from KS1 (particular focus on Y2) and discuss/moderate each other’s work. This session may be particularly useful for teachers new to Y2 or working in a single form entry school. Year 2 teachers who are expecting moderation this year may find the workshop particularly useful as it is being led by the KS1 Moderation Lead and supported by the team.
This three-session masterclass has been designed to provide a practical introduction to income generation. This will empower delegates with the confidence, skills and resources needed to introduce and sustain successful income generation in their school.
Delegates will learn how to select the most effective fundraising method to meet their school needs and how to prioritise those initiatives most worthy of their efforts.
The masterclass will cover grant funding, crowdfunding, business sponsorship, gift aid and much more, with insight into how best to assemble a compelling story to engage supporters and potential donors.
Resource packs will be provided, including an income generation plan and project template, allowing delegates to quickly introduce some of the key principles being explored. Simple and quick wins will enable delegates to make an immediate impact on their return to school – swiftly demonstrating a return on their investment!
Who should attend?
This masterclass is designed to meet the ISBL Professional Standards, tier 1 and 2; providing the foundations for a coherent and structured income generation approach in school.
As such the appeal will be broad; from school business professionals and finance leaders to headteachers and governors. No prior experience of school fundraising is necessary.
Delegates will receive the following resources:
- Delegate Pack including School Income Generation Plan template
- Detailed guides on introducing “quick wins” and passive income streams
- Access to FundEd for 1 year (FundEd magazine and extensive library of resources)
- Access to the FundEd industry leading grant database for 1 year (over £13m worth of grants)
- “Funding Your Project” – plan template for specific project fundraising
- Course completion certificate
About the Trainer – Justin Smith
Following a career spent in private sector business development and marketing, Justin moved into the education sector over 20 years ago and has worked as a senior leader in 3 large secondary schools in Suffolk and Norfolk.
A vastly experienced bid writer, Justin has secured over £7 million in additional income for schools, from a variety of sources including conventional grants and trust funds, commercial sponsorship and donations.
In 2020 Justin became an assessor with Best Practice Network, assessing school leaders with the ILM Level 4 Diploma in School Business Management. Additionally, Justin is a volunteer enterprise advisor, supporting and mentoring budding entrepreneurs in local schools.
Justin was awarded the Guardian/ISBL Marketing Award in 2015, became an ISBL Fellow in 2017 and is a member of the Institute of Fundraising.
Cost: £50 per person for Teaching Schools South West member schools
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)
The day will focus on the key principles of designing and teaching a curriculum in History which is rigorous, fosters the development of young historians and which can be assessed in a practicable way. The sessions will be immersive and interactive with an emphasis throughout on reflective professional practice.
Objectives - by the end of the day colleagues will:
- Understand the key elements of planning a curriculum in History which is ambitious, knowledge rich and progressively more challenging in terms of subject outcomes EYFS – Year 6 – ‘intent’.
- Have considered how most effectively to engage and inspire children as young historians through a pedagogy of enquiry – ‘implementation’.
- Recognise how knowledge and understanding and skills acquisition in History can be assessed in a manageable way against expected levels of achievement and end points of learning – ‘impact’.
- Having trialled learning enquiries in History which model and exemplify these key principles.
- Be equipped as subject leaders to improve provision in their schools.
About the Trainer
David Weatherly is a freelance School Improvement Adviser and an accomplished teacher who works with hundreds of colleagues across the country and internationally each year. Whether delivering bespoke support in schools or at CPD events he always models practical and achievable approaches to improving engagement and outcomes for pupils. He is author of the award winning Primary Connected Geography and Primary Connected History schemes published by Harper Collins and he teaches at all stages of learning regularly.
Cost: £65 per person for Teaching Schools South West members
Please note: The session will take place online, via Zoom with regular breaks throughout.
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.
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.
To provide participants with an opportunity to refresh and extend their knowledge, skills and confidence in the area of Safeguarding. Specifically developing awareness of the issues that arise in schools. By the end of the session participants will have developed their understanding of:
- Background and legislation
- Legislative Context
- Signs and Indicators
- Governor Responsibilities
- Managing concerns
- Your school procedures
- Safer Working Practice
- It could happen here!
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