To make sure you get the most from the first few years of your teaching career, we offer a range of professional development opportunities.
'How can the curriculum fit pupils for their lives in the 21st century and help the nation towards a better future? An Evening with Mick Waters (FREE and open to all)
28th February 2017
Oxford, The Long Room, Oxford Town Hall
Mick Waters spends his time in classrooms and schools across the country and abroad and has a unique insight into pupil learning through his previous jobs. He has been Director of Curriculum at QCA, Chief Education Officer for the City of Manchester, a head teacher and teacher. Mick believes that we should see learning through the eyes of the pupil and his recent book, 'Thinking Allowed on Schooling', questions many government policies of recent years.
The evening will be thought provoking, challenging and enjoyable...rather like a good school.
This event will be of interest to teachers in all sectors, governors, parents, children and everyone interested in education.
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Learning Without Limits: Assessment in the Classroom (FREE members / £75 others)
20th November 2015, The Kassam Stadium OX4 4XP
With the national move away from levels, there will be an increased emphasis on assessment in the classroom, and an increased expectation on teachers in terms of their assessment practice. Drawing on the innovative Learning Without Limits approach, Martyn Vandewalle, Head of School, and Nicky Easey, Assessment Lead, The Wroxham School, Potters Bar will help course delegates to explore the underpinning principles of the Learning Without Limits approach and discuss how to review and enhance your assessment practice in light of the new curriculum arrangements.
Encouraging and Embedding Literacy Across the Curriculum: A Principled and Practical Approach (FREE members / £75 others)
4th February 2016, The Kassam Stadium OX4 4XP
A full day CPD course with David Reedy, President of the UK Literacy Association and former Principal Primary Advisor for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
David will help course delegates to explore the role of talk in enhancing literacy across the curriculum in a range of different subject-specific settings. This course is suitable for teachers in all phases of education and of all subjects.