Teaching

 

Developing Effective Teaching in Primary Schools

The Developing Effective Teaching (DET) programme is a four-day course written by teachers for teachers. As such it has a practical focus, where participants can reflect on key aspects of teaching and learning such as:

  • Engagement
  • Talk for learning
  • Assessment for learning
  • Inclusion

Primarily aimed at staff returning to the profession or those who have recently qualified and in the early years of their career, programme encourages teachers to consider the impact of a range of strategies on pupil progress. Each session will provide an opportunity to observe lessons and reflect on good practice. Key focus aspect of pedagogy for each day include:

  • Observation/reflection at the heart of each day
  • Preparation and gap tasks to book end each day
  • Opportunity to audit professional skills and the setting of appropriate targets
  • Collaborative approach throughout
  • Suggested reading and further research

Dates and fees

9.00am to 3.00pm

Tuesday 2nd Oct 2018

Monday 15th Oct 2018

Monday 5th Nov 2018

Tuesday 20th Nov 2018

£299 + VAT per delegate

Location

Katherine Semar Schools

Application

If you would like to apply please email Jane Catley: jcatley@swchs.net or phone 01799 513030 ext 1269

Developing Outstanding Teaching in Secondary Schools

This new four-day course is aimed at teachers who are already delivering consistently good and outstanding lessons, have a strong commitment to Teaching and Learning and wish to further develop and enhance their practice. They will have a commitment to professional development and the ability to reflect on their own practice. Teachers who would benefit may already be involved in coaching or have the potential to take on a coaching role to help raise the quality of teaching and learning in their schools.

Designed by CTSN and facilitated by experienced school leaders and teachers, the Developing Outstanding Teacher programme gives good and outstanding teachers a set of high level skills and strategies that will enable them to become consistently outstanding. The course will provide opportunities to explore a range of pedagogical approaches and also provide delegates with the ability to coach colleagues in their own school to help raise performance levels.

During the course, delegates will be given structured opportunities to reflect on teaching approaches and their quality and impact. It will also introduce and consolidate new knowledge and skills and focus on what makes teaching and learning outstanding through a series of lesson observations aimed at encouraging participants to reflect on what makes effective teaching and learning and how this can be applied to their own practice. The course will also introduce coaching skills which will be invaluable in helping to disseminate that good practice back in school. A series of gap tasks will help consolidate knowledge and give colleagues opportunities to innovate by trying out new strategies and techniques in the classroom and then reflect on the impact on learning.

Dates and fees

9am to 3pm

Tuesday 4th June 2019

Tuesday 11th June 2019

Tuesday 18th June 2019

Tuesday 25th June 2019

£299 + VAT per delegate

Location

Saffron Walden County High School

Application

If you would like to apply please email Jane Catley: jcatley@swchs.net or phone 01799 513030 ext 1269

 

Developing Instructors and Unqualified Teachers

Want to improve your teaching delivery and discover new teaching and learning techniques to inspire children?

This programme is a series of three training sessions and personalised gap tasks which are designed especially for instructors and unqualified teachers. The course is designed to develop and refresh instructors’ core teaching, planning and assessment skills, including the ability to ensure effective behaviour for learning and offers ways to adjust your teaching style to different student needs.

The course offers an invaluable opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade, directly from fellow teachers and provides you with a series of support models for you to take away and use in your own practice.

Similarly, experienced instructors can use this course as a tool for improving teaching delivery, getting rid of bad habits, and discover new teaching and learning techniques to improve their teaching practice.

Dates and fees

9.30am to 3.30pm

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Wednesday 6th February 2019

Wednesday 27th February 2019

£80 + VAT per delegate

Location

Saffron Walden County High School

Application

If you would like to apply please email Jane Catley: jcatley@swchs.net or phone 01799 513030 ext 1269

 

Press the re-set the button: NQT Conference

This new Saffron Alliance one-day NQT conference offers newly qualifies teachers the opportunity to press the re-set button…

Dates and fees

Tuesday 4th December 2018

9.30am to 3.00pm

£50 + VAT per delegate

Location

Saffron Walden County High School

Application

If you would like to apply please email Jane Catley: jcatley@swchs.net or phone 01799 513030 ext 1269

 

Taking your Next Steps: RQT and RQT+1 Conference

This one-day RQT conference, aimed at teachers who’ve been in post three to four years, will explore…

Dates and fees

Choice of either Friday 22nd March 2019 or Friday 29th March

9.30am to 3.30pm

£30 + VAT per delegate

Location

St Mark’s College, Saffron Walden

Application

If you would like to apply please email Jane Catley: jcatley@swchs.net or phone 01799 513030 ext 1269

 

Supporting Cover Supervisors

This short course aimed at support staff in both secondary and primary schools who cover lessons. It will incorporate behaviour management, teaching and learning, as well as lesson structure. Lesson observations and a ‘Top Tips’ session from an experienced Cover Supervisor will be an integral part of the programme (with the potential for follow up coaching).

Dates and fees

Tuesday 25th September 2018

9.30am to 3.30pm

£50 + VAT per delegate

Location

Saffron Walden County High School

Application

If you would like to apply please email Jane Catley: jcatley@swchs.net or phone 01799 513030 ext 1269

Why Teaching is the profession for you

Are you are thinking about becoming a teacher? Then join us at the Saffron Walden County High School to find out more

This two-day course is aimed at colleagues already working in schools either as Support staff or Instructors

Course Outline

Tuesday 6th November 2018    9.30am – 12.00pm

In the first session you will find out more about the process of becoming a teacher. Examining the different routes into teaching. We will also explore what you need in order to make a successful start in the classroom and what to expect from Initial Teacher Training. Post session activities will be set which will be of benefit in your teacher training application

tbc         9.30am – 12.00pm         

In the second session you will have an opportunity to observe a lesson in your chosen subject area with a specific focus. We will then look at what makes great teaching and learning. And finally we will also provide advice on completing an application to become a teacher.

£150 + VAT

Location

Saffron Walden County High School

Application

If you would like to apply please email Jane Catley: jcatley@swchs.net or phone 01799 513030 ext 1269