FFT Aspire are offering TSSW member schools discounted memberships as follows:
Aspire Pupil Tracking is now available and free to use until April 2020.
This will benefit schools within TSSW who are not currently subscribed or those who no longer have a subscription to FFT Aspire through the Devon Local Authority by offering a substantial saving on access to FFT Aspire.
Where do I start?
Aspire Pupil Tracking is free to use alongside your FFT Aspire subscription until April 2020, when it will be just £1 per pupil. Once you are logged in to Aspire you will be invited to create your assessments in our new pupil tracking system.
Get ready to compare your assessments
Once you've got your assessments ready in Aspire Pupil Tracking, you can then add the assessment data. You can begin comparing this to your own targets and FFT estimates. All your assessment data is converted into a single common currency, the DfE Scaled Score, which means no more converting teacher assessments - it is all done at the click of a button within Aspire Pupil Tracking.
Let's get you up and running
Please to get in touch with Sharon Stephens, FFT Aspire Subscription Adviser if you have any questions. If you would like to see the system yourself, please contact Sharon directly on 01446 500922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click HERE for a digital toolkit which includes links to a number of Oxford Education resources and support packages for Primary and Secondary schools. We hope you find them useful.
The Exeter Consortium Partnership meeting took place on Wednesday 13th November 2019 at the Westbank Centre, Exminster.
The afternoon included:
An insightful and engaging presentation by Gareth Rein, Headteacher at St Joseph's RC Primary School in Penarth, Wales.
Gareth and staff members at St Joseph’s have integrated some of the key findings of cognitive science into their pedagogy and practice and the school is developing a knowledge-rich curriculum that opens minds and broadens horizons. St Joseph's is a Curriculum Pioneer School helping the Welsh Government to write its new Curriculum for Wales and is now a Curriculum Innovation School.
You can view a copy of Gareth's presentation HERE.
Primary Data Analysis
Suzie Winter, Performance Data Analyst for West Country Schools Trust provided an analysis of the 2019 results for Primary, looking at reported KS1 and KS2 headlines for 2019 and any trend information available.
You can view a copy of Suzie's presentation HERE.
Writing Moderation Feedback
Rebecca Cosgrave, Primary English Team, Babcock LDP provided feedback on the 2019 moderation process for KS1 and KS2.
You can view Rebecca's presentation HERE.
Exeter Consortium Update
Martin Smith, Director of Exeter Consortium and Teaching School Alliance and Dawn Chapman, Primary ITT Programme Lead provided an update on services for schools including CPD, ITT and our partnership with Teaching Schools SW.
Please contact Dawn if you would like more information about the salaried route to QTS or any other information about our Teacher Training programme.
You can view the presentation HERE.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01392 927171.