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.