2014/15 NQT Training Programme- Course full, please contact us at office@mscitt.org.uk for enquiries.

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Developing the Somerset Teacher

In 2013 The Somerset Challenge was set up in response to the educational outcomes of young people within the Somerset education system being below that of the national average. One of the perceived needs to raise achievement was to develop a framework for professional development to support and challenge teachers at different stages in their career. The MSC and some of its partnership schools have teamed up to offer the following programmes for 2014/2015.

M level credits and research opportunities will be available for those teachers who wish to pursue an MA in Education (additional cost approximately £500-£600 per 30 credits*). Our aim is to provide coherent training programmes designed by collaboration between lead practioners within Somerset. The emphasis is on research informing practice, critical evaluation and collaboration.

"Inform, influence, embed, transform."

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 Why choose us?

  • The training sessions will be led by Somerset teachers from Somerset schools, tapping into the expertise that we have within the county.
  • Programmes will be rigorously Quality Assured.
  • There is the option to enrol for M level accreditation for each programme.
  • The NQT training programme is coherent with an emphasis on peer discussion, action planning, implementation and reflection and aims to support the NQT throughout his/her first year.
  • The NQT training is provided at cost, subsidised by the Mid Somerset Consortium for initial teacher training.
  • The training sessions will be led by Somerset teachers from Somerset schools, tapping into the expertise that we have within the county.
  • Programmes will be rigorously Quality Assured.
  • There is the option to enrol for M level accreditation for each programme.
  • The NQT training programme is coherent with an emphasis on peer discussion, action planning, implementation and reflection and aims to support the NQT throughout his/her first year.
  • The NQT training is provided at cost, subsidised by the Mid Somerset Consortium for initial teacher training.

 *Cost depends on the degree of school involvement. Accredited by the University of St. Mark and St. John, Plymouth.

Conference 1 Friday 10th October 2014, (repeated Friday 7th November 2014)
Starting Smart: Behaviour management How to manage your classes to maximise learning from everyone. Opportunity for problem solving and sharing experiences.
Great learning and engagement

Strategies and ideas which get pupils actively engaged in their learning.

Stretch and challenge

Ways to ensure that all pupils are challenged and make progress in your lessons.

Conference 2                 Monday19th January 2015, (repeated Monday 9th February 2015)

Feedback, reflection and

moving forwards

An opportunity for you to reflect on the impact of the previous conference on your practice, share experiences and ask questions.

Giving Great feedback:

closing

the loop

Ideas for effective marking and feedback designed to move your pupils on. Ideas to encourage pupils to respond to and value feedback.
Giving Great feedback: in the classroom

Strategies which enable pupils to know where they are and where they need to go next.

 Technology in the

classroom/ Writing at M level

 A choice of sessions. For those taking the M level option, guidance on planning and writing your assignment. Alternatively, there is the opportunity to explore some ICT tools for use with your classes.

Conference 3 Thursday 7th May 2015, (repeated Thursday 4th June2015)
Feedback, reflection and moving forwards

An opportunity for you to reflect on the impact of the previous conference on your practice, share experiences and ask questions.

Great teamwork

Ideas and strategies to get pupils working effectively together and learning from each other.

Top up your tutoring How to make tutor time count; opportunities to reflect on your role as a tutor and how you can support your tutees
 Next year, New beginnings

 Moving beyond your induction year; target setting and planning for your development.