Maximising Learning Through Extensive Processing Instruction
Monday 29 November 2021 | 0900 - 1600 | Coombeshead Academy
This course is an introduction to the pedagogy and systems of the Listening as Modelling and Extensive Processing Instruction theories and practices in teaching Modern Foreign Languages.
It will blend linguistic, cognitive and educational research to both support designing an evidence-based MFL curriculum; as well as sharing approachable and engaging tasks that can be used the very next day with students.
Dr Gianfranco Conti will deliver this approach that has been pioneered by himself, along with Steve Smith and Dylan Viñales; and that have been widely embraced by the MFL community. This is due to their positive impact on student engagement and progress, higher attainment and increased uptake of languages at GCSE.
About the Trainer | Dr Gianfranco Conti has taught Modern Foreign Languages in a number of countries for nearly 30 years. He is founder, owner and CEO of the website and blog “The Language Gym,” which has won many international awards.
Dr Conti is a world-renowned deliverer of CPD and keynote speaker; as well as a resource contributor on TES. He has won awards for these resources which have been downloaded 4,500,000 times by over 100,000 teachers.
His mission is to make current Cognitive Science and Applied Linguistics research available to the busy classroom practitioner and to translate it in implementable and impactful instructional strategies which make languages accessible for all.
Cost | SWIFT Members £100 | Other Colleagues £125
PLEASE BOOK BY Monday 22 November 2021
Contact | Sarah Frame or Jude Owens
Following on from last year's successful Mental Wellbeing event, SWIFT South are delighted to offer a series of podcasts with a particular focus on nutrition.
Nutritional Therapist Jennifer McDiarmid leads the following half hour podcasts to support wellbeing and health:
Additional information and recipes will also be provided alongside each session.
Cost | SWIFT Members FREE
Introducing the EEF's new Professional Development Guidance Report
Tuesday 12 October 2021 | 1545 - 1700 | Online
Find out more at this free webinar.
Invitation from Jonathan Bishop - CEO of Cornerstone MAT
EdTech Conference | ‘Tech Tools for a Cohesive Curriculum’
Thursday 7 October 2021 | 0930 to 1630
Broadclyst Community Primary School
This one-day event will be held on and will provide some inspiring content about:
This conference is designed to guide schools in making the right choices to maximise their investment and to ensure a high quality of curriculum delivery powered by digital tools.
As well as the DfE who will be presenting around the national strategy for support schools, we have some fabulous speakers joining us for this event, including:
Cost | FREE to attend.
Attending in person…
It’s great to start meeting up with others again in person and the experience is so much better.
Why not join us at Broadclyst Community Primary School near Exeter, Devon, EX5 3JG for this event? Broadclyst School is both a DfE EdTech Demonstrator School and a Microsoft Showcase School.
You will get an opportunity to see the tech in action in classrooms, to speak with teachers and children, and enjoy a buffet lunch.
You will also have the opportunity to hear from the DfE about the support you can have for free, to chat with an EdTech specialist and to sign up your school or Trust.
We’re also running an EdTech Festival from Monday 28 to Thursday 31 March 2022.
A four-day blended event designed to inspire educators to integrate technology into their practice and, in turn, enhance opportunities and outcomes for young people in the post-pandemic world.
Join us, and a roster of inspirational and practical speakers, as we explore the opportunities that our brave new digital world affords to educators and learners.
We very much look forward to warmly welcoming you to our events.
Day 1 | An introduction to the SEND Reflection Framework
Tuesday 23 November 2021 | 0900 – 1500 | Coombeshead Academy, TQ12 1PT
Day 2 | Peer SEND Review Training (including Coaching Skills) with Whole School SEND
Thursday 20 January 2022 - with Whole School SEND | 0900 – 1500 | Coombeshead Academy, TQ12 1PT
Days 3/4 | February/March 2022 in the field, with support from SEND Peer Review trained SENDCOs in the area
Day 5 | Developing SEND Practice in School
Tuesday 10 May 2022 | 0900 – 1500 | Coombeshead Academy, TQ12 1PT
This programme will support and develop the knowledge and expertise of existing and new SENDcos and Senior Leaders to ensure that schools have robust systems to cope with SEND throughout their setting.
Participants will develop an outstanding leadership of SEND through a specialised programme of training, challenge and hands-on application and by the end of the programme will also:
Working with Tarka Learning Partnership, we are pleased to announce our new partnership with the Chartered Management Institute and Petroc to develop a practical programme based on the skills and approaches Primary Subject Leaders need to develop their expertise.
1. Auditing Subjects
2. Personal Leadership Development Planning
3. Creating a Vision/ Intent for your subject
4. Subject Development Planning
5. Establishing high quality features of subject Teaching and Learning
6. Curriculum design: Progression, Cohesion and Consistency
7. Team development planning – leading CPD and subject knowledge
8. Monitoring planning, teaching, learning outcomes and adapting plans
9. Data and Assessment Analysis
10. Evaluating subject development plans and reporting to SLT/Governors
11. Preparing for Ofsted Deep Dives Leadership
Andy Ogden | Andy has over 25 years experience in Primary teaching, leadership training and coaching. Described as ‘dynamic and inspirational’ he is the Deputy CEO of Tarka Trust responsible for Teaching, Learning, Curriculum and CPD. Previous roles include Headteacher, Literacy Consultant, NPQ Lead facilitator and Director of Devon Primary SCITT and Teaching School.
Chris Wardle | Chris is a highly regarded Primary and Secondary leader and trainer and a qualified Educational Psychologist. ‘Highly engaging he supports us to find pragmatic solutions to tricky issues’. He is the Director for Safeguarding and Inclusion Conducts whole school SEND Reviews and co-wrote the National SEAL materials.
Stephen Pickering | Stephen is lecturer in Higher Education at Petroc College.
Formerly he taught at a range of secondary, middle and primary schools before becoming Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester in UG and PG Initial Teacher Education as well as Primary and Outdoor Education. He led, ‘What is Inspirational Teaching’ at Worcester University for five years. Editor and author of ‘Teaching Outdoors Creatively,’ he is a consultant for the Geographical Association and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Webinars for Subject Leaders to find out more
Tuesday 21 September 2021 | 1600 -1700
Wednesday 29 September 2021 | 1600 -1700
Webinars for Headteacher/Line Manager to find out more
Wednesday 6 October 2021 | 1600 -1700
Cost | Fully funded Level 3 Apprenticeship, which can be drawn from the school’s Apprenticeship Levy pot. Or if the school has used its funding pot, £225.
Friday 12 November 2021 | 0930 - 1600
The Pavilion Centre, Royal Cornwall Showground PL27 7JE
The phrase ‘high quality teaching’ is almost certainly used more than it is examined.
The OneCornwall Conference explicitly aims to address many of the practices behind the term, and to focus on improving outcomes for disadvantaged students.
‘Ensuring every teacher is supported in delivering high quality teaching is essential to achieving the best outcomes for all pupils, particularly the most disadvantaged’ EEF, School Improvement Planning
0930 | Arrive and coffee
1000 | Welcome from OneCornwall Teaching School Hub
1015 | Outline of the day and the conference focus (John Rodgers and Andy Brumby)
1030 | Keynote 1: Tackling disadvantage: what works and what doesn’t (Marc Rowland)
1130 | Break
1150 | Choice of workshops:
Workshop 1: Effective scaffolding (Andy Brumby)
Workshop 2: Making the Implicit Explicit: an introduction to Metacognition (Helen Thorneycroft)
Workshop 3: Implementing metacognition at scale: a case study (Jon Eaton and Marc Cooper)
1300 | Lunch
1345 | Keynote 2: An Introduction to the EEF’s
Professional Development guidance report (Lorwyn Randall)
14:45 Choice of workshops:
Workshop 4: Applying Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction (John Rodgers)
Workshop 5: Implementing evidence informed approaches (Jon Eaton)
1545 | Closing reflections (John Rodgers and Andy Brumby)
1600 | End
Andy Brumby: Co Director, Cornwall Associate Research School.
Marc Cooper: As Deputy Headteacher at Brannel School Marc led a trust wide implementation programme focused on metacognition.
Clare Crowle: Strategic Lead, OneCornwall Teaching School Hub.
Jon Eaton: Director , Kingsbridge Research School.
Lorwyn Randall: Regional Delivery Lead South West & South Coast, Education Endowment Foundation.
John Rodgers: Co Director, Cornwall Associate Research School.
Marc Rowland: National expert and published author for the effective use of the Pupil Premium in schools.
Helen Thorneycroft: Evidence Lead in Education, Kingsbridge Research School.
Audience | MAT CEOs, Governors, Primary and Secondary Headteachers, Senior Leaders, classroom teachers (N.B. implementation workshops 3 and 5 are more suitable for leaders).
Cost | £60 (ECTs £30)
Contact | Alison.email@example.com
A OneCornwall and Cornwall Associate Research School Conference
Friday 24 September 2021 | 0830 – 1245 | St James School, Exeter
Alex explores the challenges our pupils face in accessing an academic curriculum.
He characterises the 'vocabulary' gap at every Key Stage, before then offering practical strategies to undertake in the classroom, alongside leading on language across the whole school.
0830 - 0900 Coffee and arrival
0900 - 0920 Lindsay Skinner, Headteacher of St James, to introduce
0920 - 1045 Alex explores the challenges of accessing the academic curriculum & the issues which are caused by the 'vocabulary gap'
1045 - 1115 Coffee break and networking opportunities
1115 - 1245 Alex shares a range of practical strategies and ideas to tackle the 'vocabulary gap'
Cost | FREE
Contact | Robin Scott | firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE BOOK BY Friday 17 September 2021
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This event is sponsored by Oxford University Press in association with SWIFT & Ted Wragg Multi-Academy Trust
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