They began working with a few Exeter schools over the last couple of years but are keen to reach out to more.
In the first instance they are keen to set up some one hour Dementia Friends sessions with the children, and/or staff and parents. The sessions are interactive with resources for 6-16 year olds and can be integrated into a number of lesson plans creating greater understanding of dementia. The feedback from the children and teachers has been incredible and has made a real difference.
The alliance have been honoured to deliver a number of sessions, most recently reaching 70, 8-11 year olds over 3 separate 45 minute slots at Cranbrook Education Campus.
For further details and to learn more contact Gina Awad at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07941459439.
Exeter Consortium organised an 'Effective Use of SIMS' course for their member schools which was led by Jane McFall, Education Product Specialist for SCOMIS. The training was FREE for member schools and delivered in partnership with SCOMIS.
Jane's presentation can be found HERE
The objectives of the course included:
The session focused on:
32 people attended the training and the feedback was extremely positive. Comments from delegates included:
Would love to attend more updates on a regular basis
I gained a deeper understanding into the use of SIMS
An opportunity to explore aspects of SIMS that I was unaware of. Further regular sessions would be useful
Termly SIMS Awareness training is required
I learnt so much. There are a lot of things I didn't realise were on SIMS that were never being used
I learnt easier and quicker ways of using SIMS
SIMS Discover - a life saver!
If you would like to attend more training on effective use of SIMS then please contact email@example.com or phone 01392 927171.
Oxford University Press are excited to announce their Partnership with Teaching Schools South West, please read on to find out what this means for member schools…
On Wednesday 9th October, Exeter Consortium and TSA hosted the most recent edition of the Teaching & Learning Symposium at St James’ School, Exeter. Symposiums are cross phase and wholly inclusive with a choice of workshops presented by colleagues for colleagues of primary, secondary and FE phase.
Over 70 colleagues from Exeter Consortium’s member schools attended the hour-long event, with each choosing three different 15-minute workshops to attend out of a possible seven, supporting a range of learning conversations and dialogues.
9th October Workshops
The event proved to be popular with lots of positive feedback gathered from colleagues:
If you wish to present your own workshop at future symposiums please email your idea/title and description to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with which date you would like to attend.
Future Symposium dates
Mark and Sacha attended the 2019 DAPH Conference at Saunton Sands Hotel, representing Exeter Consortium and Exeter Supply Partnership. Not only was it a nice to be out of the office and spend the day looking at a lovely view (sea view picture below!), but also a fantastic opportunity to meet new schools and catch up with familiar colleagues.
Keynotes were delivered by Professor Tanya Byron on ‘Resilient kids in an uncertain world’ and Sandy C. Newbigging on ‘To think or not to think? Calming the mind and living in the moment’.
The afternoon provided an opportunity for delegates to come and say ‘Hello’ and find out about the exciting events we have coming up, many being interested in the courses and conferences being organised. We also made some exciting links with other exhibitors and plans are developing for working together to provide support for our schools. The conference had also organised some interesting activities for the afternoon, including stress management spa treatments and Tai Chi, all of which seemed very fitting for #worldmentalhealthday.
We hope the delegates enjoyed the fun evening of fundraising activities and the second day of the conference. We thank DAPH for their hospitality and the opportunity to keep informing more people about Exeter Consortium and Exeter Supply Partnership.