This event is an opportunity for subject leaders to keep up to date with national and local priorities as well as learn from best practice. Subject leaders work collaboratively to develop leadership skills and there are opportunities for new learning in line with national and local priorities, as well as input from nationally recognised speakers.
Places limited to one per school in the first instance.
This session is a repeat of the morning session.
You are invited to exhibit work at the Devon Art Teachers
Exhibition in the Ariel Centre Gallery at King Edward VI Community
College, in Totnes. This will be held in January and February
2022. We want to celebrate Devons Art Teachers past and
present in a showcase which reflects excellence in standards
from an exceptional workforce.
Please send an image of your art with the title, size and
medium to King Edward VI Community College. This needs to
go to the school’s reception and mark for the attention of Tim
Wightman. Submission dates will be 5th, 6th, 7Th January 2022
to allow plenty of time to set up on Monday 16th January 2022.
The exhibition is open to the public from Tuesday 11th January
until Thursday 17th February 2022 at 9:00-16:00 but will end at
15:00 on Thursday 17th February 2022.
Collection time of Art will be on Thursday 17th February 2022
Session 2 will start on Thursday 17th February 2022 at 15:00-
18:00. Tim would like to organize this CPD around creating art
on a budget by starting a practical CPD from 15:00-17:00.
This will also be a great opportunity for colleagues in the
subject area to share ideas. Following this the Exhibition will
still be up ready for delegates to have a private view at 17:00-
Total Communication Training
An overview of how communication skills develop, where delays and disorders occur, and how to support children and young people with special educational needs to communicate to the best of their ability.
National update / mental wellbeing / Drugs, Alcohol & Smoking delivered by Brook RSHE provider
10.30am: Mental Wellbeing
11.30am: Self-reflection of current SMSC Opportunities
1.15pm-3.15pm: Brook - exploring the importance and relevance of discussions with children/young people around Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking and being confident in managing these sensitive topics
3.15pm: Questions, evaluations and close
Using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and influences from Thrive, the ‘Learn to Live’ model underpins the belief at our schools that 'Behaviour is Communication' – we need to listen differently to our students and respond respectfully
This course will enable staff to explore the differences for many young female students who are on the autistic spectrum.
- Identify how differences in social imagination and communication and interaction can be gender specific.
- Consider concepts such as "masking", and comorbidities such as selective mutism, eating disorders and OCD often present.
- Explore the prevalence of mental health difficulties for many of the students.
Trainer: Lisa McCullagh (South West Autism)
Lisa has a BA Honours degree 1st Class in Childhood and Youth Studies (Open University) and a Post Graduate Diploma and Certificate in Autism from the University of Birmingham. In addition, she has attended numerous training workshops including P.E.C.S. (Picture Exchange Communication System), social stories and the use of visual prompts, sensory processing difficulties, managing anxiety and sexual understanding. Lisa has worked with young people on the spectrum in a variety of settings including education, social care and the local community. She provides training and advisory services to a range of professionals for the education and care sector.
Cost: £45 per person for SWIFT member schools, £75 per person for non-members
*Expertise Exchange Discount available on this course
Exploring mental health and wellbeing of children and young people during each transition stage, including students who may be more likely to experience difficulties with transitions.
What school staff can do to prepare students for transitions from primary to secondary school.
Strategies for students to promote their mental health and wellbeing during transitions.
Working with parents and carers to support students through transitions.
This is our second Primary Languages Professional Community event.
We know preparing for a languages deep dive can be daunting. We will therefore be exploring what a deep dive may look like in a Primary school, providing tips to prepare, as well as practicing answering typical deep dive questions as KS2 languages co-ordinator.
1.30 - 2.00 Vicki Jordan
Welcome and Primary Languages briefing
Updates on key information regarding Languages at KS2 and an opportunity to hear about new opportunities and changes within Primary Languages
2.00 - 2.45 Expert presenter - Ellie Chettle Cully
Primary Languages Deep Dive Insight and Preparation
2.45 - 3.00
Delegates will have the opportunity to ask Ellie Chettle Cully questions about her presentation
3.00 - 3.30
Breakout rooms. Delegates will consider how they would respond to typical questions asked during a deep dive in Languages.
3.30 - 4.00
Feedback and sharing of key learning from the event
Professional Community Lead:
Vicki Jordan is the Primary Languages teacher for Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust. She works across the 14 Primary Schools, developing a progressive and ambitious curriculum, and supporting staff to deliver effective KS2 language lessons. She has 20 years’ experience of teaching languages, as well as subject leadership, in a range of educational settings in Hampshire and the South West.
Ellie Chettle Cully
Ellie Chettle Cully is a qualified primary practitioner with a degree in French and Hispanic Studies, currently working as the specialist French teacher and Languages and International Lead at an inner-city primary school in Leicester. She is passionate about creating a buzz around language-learning through engaging and creative MFL lessons, designated curriculum days, international partnerships, trips and extra-curricular clubs.
Ellie runs the Association for Language Learning Leicester Primary Hub and also works with individual schools, trusts and local universities to upskill teachers in the delivery of languages in the primary setting.
Join us for our spring term online Teaching & Learning Symposium!
Symposiums are wholly inclusive with the aim being to offer something for all SWIFT member schools.
A choice of workshops will be presented by colleagues and relevant outside organisations for primary colleagues, supporting a range of learning conversations and dialogues. Each online Symposium will feature four workshops, each running for a strict 25-minute period. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with two of these sessions.
March 2022 Workshops:
Staff are encouraged to deliver workshops around their subject strategies, whole school approaches, notable successes and engaging activities to take away. Details regarding the planned workshops will be sent to all member schools at least two weeks ahead of the Symposium in order for staff to consider which presentations they would like to attend.
If you wish to present your own workshop at future events, please email your idea/title and description to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: FREE for SWIFT member schools.
This event will take place online, via Zoom. A link to access the event will be sent closer to the date after booking.
Drawing - teaching basic skills
We will look at a variety of approaches to teaching drawing for different year groups to achieve progression in skills. From observation so close up selection, to developing drawings to create studies leading to outcomes.
We will cover elements of study in line, tone, texture, with a variety of media including pencil, charcoal and ink.
*Expertise Exchange Discount available on this course.
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