Severn Teaching School Alliance
Park Lane Centre
Tel : 01952 387237
National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders (NPQSL)
Commencing Autumn 2018
National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML)
Commencing Autumn 2018
Subject Network Meetings - History
4th October 2018
Primary Teaching Assistant Network meeting
8th October 2018
Subject Network Meetings - RE
9th October 2018
Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Preparation)
11th October 2018
Interactive Workshop for Head Teachers to Develop and Share Good Practice
16th October 2018 (See page for all dates)
National Award for SEN Coordination
23rd October 2018 (See page for all dates)
Deputy and Assistant Head Teachers Termly Network
15th November 2018 (See page for all dates)
History - All the Difficult Bits!
15th November 2018
The Role of Middle Leaders in Monitoring the Quality of Teaching
19th November 2018
Cover Supervisor Training
27th November 2018
Higher Order Question to Improve Learning and Progress
1st February 2019
Start with a Story - History and RE
27th February 2019
Establishing a Safeguarding Board for Students
6th March 2019
Makaton Foundation Workshop (2 Day)
20th March 2019
The Theory and Practice of Nurture Groups
22nd & 23rd May 2019
Using Your Local Area to Develop High Quality History
27th June 2019
The National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO) is a statutory requirement for all SENCOs appointed new to role from September 2008 and is an excellent opportunity for professional development for experienced SENCOs. The NASENCO Award is provided in partnership with BPN and Bath Spa University and awards 60 course credits at level 7 (Master’s)Read More
The Basic Skills Quality Mark is a national award that celebrates and supports continuous improvement in literacy and numeracy.
It is awarded to a school to recognise their provision, practice and performance in literacy and numeracy, and is valid for three years. During an Ofsted Inspection it provides a recognised evidence base that a school demonstrates a whole school approach to improving standards in literacy and numeracy, with evidence of the impact of its approach. It provides a framework for self-evaluation and is an ideal opportunity for a senior leader to take the lead in gaining the award and to develop a greater understanding of the performance of the whole school in the basic skills.Read More
The course content for each session will vary depending on the current national agenda and will respond to emerging needs and interests expressed by the group. Sessions will be planned to develop leadership skills, update the group on current local and national issues and involve regular sharing good practice. All sessions will provide colleagues with an opportunity to learn from each other through sharing their own effective practice. Past sessions have included:Read More
The course content for each session will vary and is often decided by the group or National developments. However, sessions will be planned to develop leadership capacity, be interactive and involve regular sharing of good practice.Read More
NPQSL provides recognition of leadership development and professional achievement for senior leaders. Candidates access high-quality learning materials and accounts of practice from outstanding leaders. Senior leaders reflect on their own leadership through discussion and debate with peers and put theory into practice. The qualification has been designed to stimulate and challenge thinking, build knowledge, skills and expertise, promote change and improvement in leadership behaviours, capability and capacity.Read More
This internationally recognised qualification for school business managers is designed to develop your professional knowledge, understanding and competencies so that you will be able to contribute effectively to key areas of school business management. DSBM will equip senior administrators and new SBMs with the operational skills required to be an effective school business manager.Read More
This one day course will prepare Teaching Assistants to perform a Cover Supervisor role. Content will include:
Understanding the role and the responsibilities it brings
- How to work effectively with teachers
- Classroom Management
- Behaviour Management
- Policies and ProceduresRead More
- To have a clear understanding of how the statutory duties on schools are met as a result of having a safeguarding board for children
- To have a clear plan of how schools can work with staff, pupils, parents and governors to establish a safeguarding board for pupils
- To give pupils the knowledge and skills they need to keep themselves safe
- To give staff the confidence to tackle all forms of abuse in a supportive mannerRead More
Why HLTA? Supporting staff to gain HLTA Status has many benefits to schools and the HLTA.
- Developing confidence, self-esteem and aspiration
- Valuing and enhancing knowledge, expertise and skills
- Empowering TAs to develop areas of expertise
- Developing effective teamwork between teachers, HLTAs and TAs
- Opportunities for career development and progression
- Raising levels of achievement and progress in individual, small group and whole class contextsRead More
Teaching Assistants working alongside teachers have contributed to significant improvements in the quality of teaching and learning and the effective functioning of their schools. For Teaching Assistants who have become increasingly involved in the teaching of small groups and the delivery of intervention sessions this course will:
- support them in asking key questions to accelerate progress and deepen understanding.
- provide guidance on the use of more open ended questions to support assessments of children’s learning.Read More
The aims of this facilitated network meeting are to:
- Provide Teaching Assistants and HLTAs with the chance to have professional dialogue with colleagues from other schools
- Provide a chance to share good practice
- Provide updates on local and national issuesRead More
This course is suitable for those who wish to set up and run a nurture group. It is also suitable for practitioners who want to adopt a more nurturing approach while working with children who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties.
What on earth do I do with early Islamic civilization?
Including a study of Baghdad c. AD 900; the Mayan civilization c. AD 900; and Shang China, this course is aimed specifically at KS2 teachers of history and will explore practical ways of teaching and resourcing these three difficult and challenging areas of the current history curriculum.Read More
NPQML is delivered in partnership with Best Practice Network (BPN) as part of an Outstanding Leaders Partnership (OLP) and provides recognition of leadership development and professional achievement for middle leaders. Candidates have access to high-quality learning materials and accounts of practice from outstanding leaders. Middle leaders reflect on their own leadership through discussion and debate with peers and put theory into practice. The qualification will be designed to stimulate and challenge thinking, build knowledge, skills and expertise, and promote change and improvement in leadership behaviours, capability and capacity.Read More
- A thought provoking and interactive session where you will discover a wider range of strategies for accelerating learning.
- There will be opportunities to share experiences of your effective classroom approaches with colleagues.
- During the session you will be presented with a further insight into whole brain learning and consider how this can improve your approach to teaching.
- Delegates will work through a range of practical activities to effectively promote learning and enhance teaching styles.
- Work through a range of practical activities and review how well this could be built into your classrooms.
- Learn how to develop the further engagement of children.Read More
This course is aimed at teachers of history in both key stages 1 and 2 and will explore practical ways of using story books to explore difficult ideas and concepts across both subjects and both key stages.Read More
Network meetings are a means to keep subject leaders informed and up to date on learning and teaching issues and developments within their respective subject areas. These termly meetings will have three components which will vary in relation to each depending on the current situation within the subject.Read More
Network meetings are a means to keep subject leaders informed and up to date on learning and teaching issues and developments within their respective subject areas. These termly meetings will have three components which will vary in relation to each depending on the current situation within the subject. The three components will beRead More
This course will explore:
- what good and better learning looks like
- understanding a lesson observation (via video material)
- The use of Ofsted criteria to inform judgments
- recording evaluative judgments and evaluating the evidence base
- providing effective feedback to staff
- The development of personal action plans to secure improvementsRead More
This course is aimed at teachers of history in both key stages 1 and 2 and will explore practical ways of teaching and resourcing the local area across both key stages. We will focus on resources to be used and also look at progression in using the local area through medium term planning examples. If participants notify attendance in advance, then resources local to your area can be used in the course.Read More