NQT/RQT

The following packages provide opportunities to network and learn with colleagues in the same role in other schools.  The sessions are aimed at newly qualified teachers (NQT) or recently qualified teachers (RQT).  Each session is professionally facilitated by consultants, NLEs, SLEs and headteachers with resources to be discussed and shared.

NQT Package

An academic year package starting September 2018. Building on the very successful programme offered last year and attended by over 60 NQTs. The programme is delivered by Headteachers and LLE; in partnership with SLEs. The programme covers key areas identified by NQTs themselves including behaviour management; SEN; work with support staff and parents; pupil assessment. It also includes two high quality conferences with nationally known speakers. Course materials will be included.

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Dates:

17 September 2018
2 October 2018
21 November 2018
24 January 2019
14 May 2019
27 June 2019
Facilitator: Various – See programme
Venue: Nightingale Hall, The Pavillion, Rolls Royce, DE24 9HY
Time: Various – See programme
Package Cost: £495 for Partner Schools and £655 for a Non Partner School

Session 1: Monday 17 September 2018
Time: 9-4pm

Aims of the programme.

Input from teachers starting their second year.

Creating a positive climate in your classroom.

Working with others to support learning.

Priorities for the year.

‘This is great learning’ – case studies from two local schools.

Session 2: Tuesday 2 October 2018
Time: 9-4pm

“Conquering Challenging Behaviour for Effective Learning” with Jason Bangbala”

 

This is an interactive, practical and realistic session. The primary focus is to provide strategies to deal with inappropriate behaviour in a quick, effective and non-confrontational manner. The session also looks at ways to plan for good behaviour, whilst motivating pupils to behave and minimising disruption.

Session 3: Wednesday 21 November 2018
Time: 1:15 – 4pm

  • Assessment for Learning – Foundation; KS1 and KS2.
  • Understanding the bigger assessment picture to improve your focus for extra support and interventions.
  • How is your class doing and how do they fit in the bigger school; LA and national position.
  • NQT school visits preparation.

Session 4: Thursday 24 January 2019
Time: 1:15-4pm
Develop Confidence in taking Science Exploration Outdoors with Kim Hudson, Inspiring Outdoors

Spring School Visits Window

  • NQTs are encouraged to visit another school and experience a different context, carrying out a joint observation of another year group – focussing on ‘Quality Teaching’.

Session 5: Tuesday 12 March 2019

Time: 1:15 – 4pm

Different perspectives on Special Education – “everyone’s responsibility” with Debbie Gerring, NLE and colleagues from St Martins School

 

This will cover routes in to special education, creativity and relationship at the heart of practice, inside a special school – challenging perception.

Session 6: Tuesday 14 May 2019

Time: 1:15 – 4pm

  • Computer Studies – using IT to enrich your teaching with Aamar Arshid, Parkview Primary

Session 7: Thursday 27 June 2019

Time: 9-4pm

‘Guerilla Teaching.’ with Jonathan Lear

  • To put children, and their learning, at the heart of lessons and to embrace problem-solving and risk-taking in the classroom.
  • To be adaptable and creative and to think about the skills and knowledge children need.

RQT Year 2 Package

Ofsted have recently drawn attention to the large number of teachers who leave the profession after 3 or 4 years. Retaining new colleagues is a national priority and this programme will allow teachers in their second year to continue to network and support each other and gain some new knowledge and skills, particularly in the early stages of leadership development.

Examples of recent sessions include:

  • Subject Leadership
  • Working with Support Staff
  • Managing Work Life Balance
  • Mastery
  • Approaches to Spelling/Reading/Writing/Maths
  • Ideas for planning creativity with authentic differentiation and mixed year groups
  • Tricky conversations with Support Staff and Parents
  • Appraisal – what to expect

 

Sessions will consist of facilitator’s input, networking, sharing good practice and considering new resources and materials. There will be a clear focus towards consistently good and outstanding teaching. Opportunities to identify personal professional development needs and building up leadership skills will be provided.

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Dates:

25 September 2018
13 November 2018
22 January 2019
12 March 2019
14 May 2019
9 July 2019
Facilitator: Mandy Fogg
Venue: Chellaston Academy, Swarkestone Road, Chellaston, Derby, DE73 5UB
Time: 1pm – 4pm

Package Cost: £325 for Partner Schools and £420 for a Non Partner School

RQT Year 3 Package

National statistics indicate that around 40% of new teachers leave the profession after four to five years. NQTs involved in the DTSA induction programme have asked if we can continue to offer some central support and networking when they are in their second year. The RQT Year 2 Package is our attempt to meet that need.

 

“The Irresistible Curriculum”

  • What is “The Irresistible Curriculum”? How do we use and plan for it?
    A chance for people to reflect on their own learning and understanding. To define what they see as the irresistible curriculum, and how they can implement it. Plan for learning and a research project in their own schools.
  • See the irresistible curriculum in practice. A chance to observe and participate in the “Once Upon a Time” whole school topic at Portway Junior School. Reflect on their work so far, how to monitor success.
  • Using drama and creative practices to create deeper learning for your children.
  • Putting creativity into core subjects, workshops on Mathematics, English and Science.
  • Creativity in senior and middle leadership. How can you develop this ethos in management?
  • Using Creativity partners – a chance to visit Derby Theatre, Deda, Quad and Derby Museum and discuss how we can build these facilities into our practice for 2019/20.

 

Sessions will consist of facilitator’s input, networking, sharing good practice and considering new resources and materials. There will be a clear focus towards consistently good and outstanding teaching. Opportunities to identify personal professional development needs and building up leadership skills will be provided.

Red and green apple on text books

Dates:

24 September 2018
12 November 2018
28 January 2019
11 March 2019
20 May 2019
8 July 2019
Facilitator: Fiona Marks
Venue: Portway Junior School, Robincroft Road, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2GL
Time: 1:30 – 4pm

Package Cost: £325 for Partner Schools and £420 for a Non Partner School