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The first Teaching Schools South West (TSSW) Literacy Conference took place on Friday 29th November at Exeter Racecourse. The day-long event saw over 100 delegates gather from across the south west to take part in a variety of inspiring workshops, targeted at both primary and secondary phases.
In addition to 16 workshops from regional and national literacy experts, delegates were also treated to 3 keynote speeches from Ruth Miskin CBE, Daisy Christodoulou and Lindsay Skinner.
The event proved to be a great success with delegates taking away practical solutions and philosophical approaches to the teaching of literacy. Free resources were also provided including a copy of 'Rosenshine’s Principles in Action’ by Tom Sherrington, courtesy of sponsors - Oxford University Press, Lexonik and Cornerstone Teaching School.
Presentations from the event can be accessed by clicking here.
'An informative and inspiring day with lots of practical strategies and solutions - also a great opportunity to work with colleagues cross-phase'
‘I just wish I'd shut the school for the day and had all the team there - really valuable!’
‘It was a wonderful opportunity to be inspired by speakers who were enthused and passionate about their subject and communicated clearly and efficiently the key points that clearly had emerged from considerable hard work and study. Really helpful. Best CPD I have attended in a long time.’
Details of keynotes and workshops:
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 email@example.com.
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.