Teaching & Learning Symposium

Event Date(s): 
  • 11 October, 2017
  • 24 January, 2018
  • 9 May, 2018
Event Times: 
16:00 to 17:00
St James School

FREE Open Invite for Exeter Consortium Member Schools

The symposium is both 'across-phase' and inclusive. Over the coming year we will have some new and exciting workshops on offer from colleagues across the city who will learn and share practice from Primary, Secondary and Post-16 settings.

The symposiums will be running on a termly basis, with a range of workshops at each. You will be able to attend 3 of the workshoips on offer. Each workshop lasts for 15 minutes.

Please note we would be grateful for information on numbers from each school in advance of the sessions. Please email - info@exeterconsortium.com 

If you wish to run your own Symposium workshop please email ned@exeterconsortium.com

Workshops for the Teaching and Learning Symposium on 24th Januray:

1. A Guaranteed Guide to Getting Great Engagement Led by Iain Franklin from Haytor View Primary School

This immersive, interactive event will provide participants with an instantly accessible toolkit that, if used, will support engagement.

This toolkit will consist of a 3 tried and tested ideas which are guaranteed to improve the engagement of children and thereby enhance the effectiveness of wave 1 learning. 

2. Using the Bar Model in Maths Led by Eddie Brown from St Thomas Primary School

The bar model is a powerful tool which children can use to help them with problem solving in maths.  This workshop will cover some of the basics and give you ideas to take away to use in class.  Suitable for Reception upwards."

3. Successful Start Activities Led by Robyn Walton from West Exe School

Making every minute of learning count, by engaging students in learning from the moment they step into the classroom. Starter activities their role in the teaching and learning, planning and reviewing.


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4. Words, words, words Led by Sam Collett from Clyst Heath Primary School

'One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.' Evelyn Waugh. Why is  vocabulary so important and how on earth do you make it fun? Come and get a brief insight into vocabulary development strategies that can be used every day in the classroom, with children of all ages.

5. Guided Reading - Back to Basics Led by Sarah Cooke from Hazeldown Primary School

This session focuses on how we can encourage the ‘skim and scan’ skills required to enable children to search for keywords in a text. Helping slow readers to get the most out of their  reading.

6. 3 Ways to Improve Progress Led by James Tarling from Exeter College

 A quick-fire session that distils research-led practice into three simple, cost-effective ways to transform progress.  

 Metacognition, Learner Centred Feedback and Collaborative Flow Psychology-based Interventions.



We look forward to seeing you at St James School on 24th January, 4.00pm