PROGRAMME OF EVENTS – Academic Year 2016–17
This CPD opportunity is based on the IQEA (‘Improving the Quality of Education for All.’) approach to school improvement. Schools that subscribe to the Partnership Plus also subscribe to the belief that school improvement happens when enquiry about Teaching and Learning is at the heart of professional development.
|Wednesday 21 September 2016 Avon Valley School, Rugby 4 – 5.30
Effective feedback and marking – become part of a research team
This is an opportunity to join a small research team (about 15 teachers; one from each school) to establish and then disseminate effective practice in marking and feedback. The aim after this initial meeting is then to conduct small scale classroom based research as part of this team in order to publish a pocket guide for Partnership Plus on this current and controversial topic.
|Wednesday 12 October 2016 Myton School, Warwick
A conference of NQTs and RQTs
Welcome to Partnership Plus with practical advice on starting lessons matched to pupil needs and establishing routines
The school will film 2 of their NQTs starting a lesson for 15 minutes. The intention is that teachers would be present and able to talk through their approaches giving NQTs the chance to evaluate practice.
|Wednesday 19 October 2016 Avon Valley School, Rugby 4 – 5.30 pm
3 Lesson Observation for Real opportunities
All three will be classroom based (places are therefore limited) and will focus on drama; arty and science.
Observers; Darren Walden DHT Avon Valley; Gwen Temple DHT Lawrence Sheriff and Roger Whittall
Delegates will use the Avon Valley lesson observation pro forma and have the opportunity to share their views on the lessons. All delegates will come together to consider how Avon Valley School use lesson observations in their performance management systems.
|Thursday 10 November 2016 Whitley Abbey Academy, Coventry
Lesson observation for Real: an Opening Minds RSA lesson observation
The twilight session will be in the format of a ‘Lesson Observation’ by distance, where the lesson will have been previously delivered and colleagues are then invited to bring electronic devices to access this video through our own ‘youtube’ channel. The activity will be facilitated by Opening Minds and CPD specialists who will highlight the importance of using ‘competences’ in learning and promoting a ‘Growth Mind-Set’ in cross-curricular teaching.
|Wednesday 7 December 2016 North Leamington School
A focus on SBS skills with a focus on resilience
Part 1 – Part 2 will be a lesson observation for real session in which we see the skills, noted below, delivered.
An overview of Skills that prepare students for Beyond School (PLTS. The session focuses on strategies to build students learning power to become effective learners in the classroom, with a focus on developing skills around the resilience. Strategies include the Learning Pit and developing a classroom culture that fosters resilience.
|January 2017 Blue Coat School, Coventry
Developing the questioning skills and impact of Teaching Assistants
Day time training for Teaching Assistants and their line managers.
|Wednesday 8 February 2016 North Leamington School
Lesson Observation for Real – maths
This is a follow up session from December 2016. A ‘lesson observation for real’ CPD event, where developing strategies for resilience in the classroom and beyond will be displayed.
|Friday evening 24 February to Saturday 25 February 2017
Partnership Plus residential conference at University of Warwick
A key note speech followed by member schools sharing effective practice developed during the year in the Saturday morning workshops.
|Friday 17 March 2017 Tile Hill Wood School, Coventry
What’s the impact of single sex and mixed teaching?
Single sex v mixed sex – what brings in the results?
|Thursday 13 April 2017 Nicholas Chamberlaine School
Improving teaching and standards through classroom based research
Practical advice on processes and exemplar materials for introducing, sustaining, monitoring, reviewing, evaluating and sharing Action Based Research projects within your school as CPD.
|Wednesday 26 April 2017 Lawrence Sheriff School, Rugby
Training for Middle leaders in coping with change and developing essential leadership skills for today
Teaching Leaders’ will be delivering this session which will cover aspects of leadership for improving teaching and learning.
This session is for middle and senior leaders (and aspiring middle leaders) ONLY.
|Thursday 6 July 2017 Southam School
Teach Meet: with a difference
A market place of teaching and learning on:
The stalls will have materials and resources to take away; all members of Partnership Plus are invited to join the stalls and present their ideas, resources and research completed during the year.
Further information on the programme
If you feel that you would like to learn more and perhaps attend, then please contact Katie Irving for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
More details of each event are sent out two or three weeks beforehand. If there are changes we will let you know as early as possible. More often than not schools find themselves in a position of developing expertise in areas during the academic year and offer to add to the existing programme. Offers are always welcome and we send out an updated programme as soon as we have the information available.
Numbers are only limited where mentioned. However, there will be limits for the accommodation and evening meals available at the February 2017 residential event. The Friday evening key note speech and the Saturday workshops do not have limited spaces.