- Effective Science Teacher/Technician (EST)
- Leading Science Teacher/Technician (LST)
- National Expert Science Teacher/Technician (NEST)
The Science Learning Centres Teacher and Technician Recognition Scheme is designed to recognise commitment to professional development of teachers and technicians working in UK schools and colleges, teaching pupils from 4-18. There are three categories:
SETSA have received a plea from a member of WHSG staff who are looking for 1 or 2 people who would be interested in sharing an in-house Art & Design CPD session by AQA.
The price of this will be £570 for 2.5 hrs of support from an AQA subject advisor, which could be split half or 3 ways.
This session would be suitable for anyone teaching AQA Art & Design, particularly Textiles, but Fine Art, Photography, Graphic Design etc would also benefit. The idea would be that each person can ask the advisor anything they want to know more about - for example, the WHSG staff member wants to know more about evidence - how to show evidence and how much is too little or too much.
The AQA board needs at least 3 weeks' notice so the suggestion is to do this in June/July when most will have fewer students and will have more time.
The best time for WHSG would be morning sessions on Thursday June 12, 19, 26 or July 3 or 17, although afternoon or twilight sessions are also a possibility.
If you are interested please contact Emma on 01702 476026 x 202 by Monday 5th May.
At this series of regional conferences Ofsted will focus on the key messages learned through the latest report on science education, Maintaining Curiosity.
You will have the opportunity to hear directly from a key Ofsted HMI, on Ofsted’s key findings including current strengths and weaknesses in school science delivery.
This will be followed by a closer look at how schools can use self-assessment to improve science teaching and learning with breakout sessions working with experts to begin this process.
You will also have the opportunity to build on your use of the Self-Assessment Tool developed by Myscience with the help of Ofsted to support your school in accelerating improvement within science education and close attainment gaps that may exist.
To book your places please visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/net/RP702
The Certificate in Educational Business and Administration is a level 3 equivalent programme from the Eastern Leadership Centre (flyer/details attached).
It will have particular appeal to administrative staff seeking to:
Find out more at the briefing session:
Tuesday 24 June 2014
1.30pm - 2.45pm
Westcliff High School for Girls,
Kenilworth Gardens, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex SS0 0BS
To book please call 01223 652030, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.elc-cambridge.org
The Leigh Art Trail is, once again, organising the exciting ‘Schools’ Exhibition’, showcasing young and local artistic talent in support of the Leigh Art Trail. This is open to schools at any level and the event will be promoted in the publicity material and through local newspapers and radio.
Schools are invited take part in this event, which has always been an exciting addition to the art trail, enhancing the artistic and cultural awareness of young artists. There will be an exciting private view at the Church (entrance via Marguerite Drive) on Friday 6th June between 4.30pm and 5.30pm where prizes will be awarded for age categories. Winner information and invitations will be forwarded to all schools and pupils exhibiting, welcoming all friends and family.
For further information and an entry form please download the flyer:
For more information about the Leigh Art Trail 2014 please visit: www.leigharttrail.com
Boys’ underachievement in English has been the focus of a significant amount of research over the last ten years, This course distils the key messages from these projects and presents them in a practical context for class teachers. Participants will explore mental attitudes such as self esteem and growth mindset, the acquisition of basic skills, a variety of teaching strategies and methods of engagement including pupil choice and visual approaches.
Teachers will leave with all of the knowledge they need to raise their boys’ standards in their classroom and school.
To understand why some boys underachieve in English
To explore a wide range of approaches to engage and raise the standards of boys in English
To develop a pedagogy that engages all learners
A one day course developing a full understanding of how to raise boys’ achievement but also including a
range of practical approaches that can be used straight away back at school.
About the Facilitator:
Following his work for Essex Local Authority as an English and curriculum advisor, for the last 6 years
Jonathan Bond has been a freelance education consultant. He has successfully supported and developed
schools and their staff across Essex, Thurrock, Suffolk and Hertfordshire. His areas of expertise include
teaching and learning, assessment, English, LSA and MDA development, learning mentoring and subject
leadership. He specialises in bespoke CPD which is highly practical, inspiring and child-centred.
The Rolls-Royce Science Prize is an annual awards programme that helps teachers implement science teaching ideas in their schools and colleges. The Prize recognises and rewards excellence in Science teaching across the full spectrum of teaching, from special education needs to high ability pupils. It also promotes innovative and sustainable strategies for teaching science which addresses a specific need in the schools or colleges and at the same time contributes to teachers’ continuing professional development.
There is a total of £120,000 in prizes to be won each year.
How to Enter
You can enter the competition through 2 routes. Firstly, you can attend an ENTHUSE funded CPD Course at the National Science Learning Centre, York. The action plan you prepare as part of your course at the Science Learning Centre can be submitted for the Science Prize. This plan should outline an idea for a science or science & maths teaching project that meets a need in your school or college. The project can be in any area of science or the practical application of maths. It can be a new idea or a development of something you have been working on for some time. The most important thing is to be innovative and come up with unusual ideas.
The ENTHUSE Award will cover your course fees, supply cover, travel and accommodation. Any teacher, lecturer, teaching assistant or technician from a maintained school or college can apply for one. ENTHUSE Awards are available from September onwards on all of the courses at the National Science Learning Centre.
If you are unable to attend a course at the National Science Learning Centre you can enter the Science Prize through one of the regional science learning centre nearest to you. The five regional centres are:
1. North West - David Craven - email@example.com
2. Derbyshire, Yorkshire and North East - Sharon Findlay - firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Central England - Lynda Homer - email@example.com
4. London and South East - Lynda Homer - firstname.lastname@example.org
5. South West - David Craven - email@example.com
Further contact details can be found on the Science Learning Centres website. Alternatively you can e-mail your regional centre above and inform them you wish to enter the Science Prize they will send you the action plan you need to complete in order to enter the Prize. Maths teachers can enter through contacting the IMA and NCETM
Rolls-Royce Science Prize is a two-year competition:
Entries are submitted through the National & Regional Science Learning Centre networks
60 entries are awarded £1,000 Special Merit Award and requested to provide additional information to complete their entry into the Science Prize
From these 60 Special Merit Award winning entries up to nine finalists are selected and receive a further £5,000 each and a video recorder to capture the development of the project.
Finalist schools are also given the support of a specialist mentor to help implement their proposals as outlined in their action plan.
Finalist schools carry out their proposals over the academic year and document this with monthly diary entries and video entries.
Judges assess the submitted documentation and recommend a winner and runner-up.
Finalists attend the prestigious Rolls-Royce Science Prize awards dinner
The winner receives £10,000, the runner-up £5,000.
Help from the Science Prize team and the Science Learning Centre network is available throughout the competition.
Please be aware once selected as a finalist participation in Rolls-Royce Science Prize will require commitment from your school and team for the full duration of the competition.
Judging the Entries
Each proposal goes through a two stage judging process:
Proposals are marked and moderated by experts from the Science Learning Centre Network and experts from the education sector. Each member of this network has been chosen for their knowledge of science & maths teaching and the various curricula and national guidelines throughout the UK.
A final judging panel determines who the new finalists will be.
As previously mentioned these finalists will win £5,000 to implement and film their projects for the chance to win the coveted Rolls-Royce Science Prize.
Send in your applications for the Rolls Royce Prize by 30th June 2014 as there is a good chance of success if you go for this - please see the website for more details:
Following our previous successful parenting courses for parents of teenagers WHSG are pleased to announce another course will be commencing on:
Monday 12th May 2014
WESTCLIFF HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, KENILWORTH GARDENS, WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA SS0 0BS
The course will continue for 6 weeks every Monday (excluding half term).
6.45pm (prompt) to 8.45pm
£9.00 due on enrolment
which includes Handbook & refreshments
You will be able to share your experiences and ideas and work towards positive parenting.
To find out more or to book a place please contact:
Mrs Tema Elman at Westcliff High School for Girls
Telephone: 01702 476026 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“An excellent course that should be compulsory for all parents.”