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Monday 4th March 2019 | Dartmoor TSA Newsletter
In this issue:

Dear <<First Name>>

Thank you for opening this week's Dartmoor TSA newsletter. Lots in this issue, including the launch of our first major conference, details of the next Members Forum, opportunities for staff and pupils in North Devon and some links to what other providers have on offer. Also, we have introduced a new regular section 'Inspiring Reads and Listens' where we bring to you each week a blog and a podcast to keep you inspired!

Best wishes
Martin Smith | Director of Dartmoor TSA

TSSW Summer Conference | Reshaping Education through Research | 13th June 2019

Dartmoor TSA and its Teaching Schools South West partners (ECTSA and SWTSA) are delighted to announce  our first Summer Conference: Reshaping Education through Research. This will be held on 13 June 2019, 9.30-3.00 at Exeter Racecourse. Please find the Conference Flyer with Booking Link HERE

The aim of the conference is to examine the key role of research in education today and explore how school leaders can use the wealth of evidence now available to help reshape our schools for the decade ahead.

We have three high profile national speakers as keynotes:

Professor Daniel Muijs – Head of Research at Ofsted | Daniel’s focus on research is at the heart of the new Education Inspection Framework. Prior to his current role, Daniel was Professor of Education at the University of Southampton

Tom Bennett – Director of researchED| Tom Bennett founded researchED, a grass-roots organisation that raises research literacy in education. Since 2013 researchED has visited three continents. In 2015 he became the UK government’s school ‘Behaviour Czar’

Professor Becky Allen - Chaired the DfE's Teacher Workload Advisory Group. She is Chief Analyst and a co-founder of Teacher Tapp. Until 2018 she was Professor of Education at UCL Institution of Education. Her book on teacher careers called ‘The Teacher Gap’ was published last year.

There will be a wide range of workshops available – please see flyer – with new national and regional presenters being added in the coming weeks.

The conference is aimed at school leaders. We have secured sponsorship which enables us to price tickets at £50 for DTSA, ECTSA and SWTSA members.

Educare Duty of Care + Safeguarding E-Learning Courses

We are working with Educare to provide our member schools with a high quality e-learning course package at significantly reduced rates. Educare are market leaders in quality of care / safeguarding training for education staff and offer 30 on-line courses (see list HERE). EduCare work with over 20,000 education settings, providing high-quality e-learning courses written and endorsed by experts. The courses are Level 2 with the exception of Advanced Child Protection which is Level 3 (see full brochure HERE)

We have been offered a significantly reduced rate for annual licence fees for DTSA members. The licence allows all staff (including governors, support staff and volunteers), to have unlimited access to all 30 courses. The rate on offer for the 12 month package is £5.99 per user (member of staff/volunteer). 

Below are some examples of price plans for schools and the savings that are available through DTSA:

  • For a school with 30 members of staff requiring a subscription, the cost will be £179.70 - (£595 if purchased directly with Educare)
  • For a school with 60 members of staff requiring a subscription, the cost will be £359.40 - (£1210 if purchased directly with Educare)
  • For a school with 90 members of staff requiring a subscription, the cost will be £539.10 - (£1540 if purchased directly with Educare)
To achieve this offer we would need to have 1000 learners from across our 85 member schools. 

If you are interest in a subscription to Educare through DTSA please complete the online form using the link HERE by Friday 15th March. Subscription would be available from 1st April 2019. 

Members' Forum | Tuesday 19th March


We are pleased to announce details of the next Members' Forum on Tuesday 19th March (1.00-3.15pm at Okehampton College). 

The programme includes:
  • DTSA updates, includes outlines of next year's programmes
  • Presentations on new DfE Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy and Early Career Framework
  • Melenie Smallwood (Bishops Tawton Primary School - Consistently well above average RWM) - Sharing School Improvement Journey
  • Izzy Ambrose (Head of Yate Academy - Progress 8 2018 was 0.69) - Sharing School Improvement Journey
  • Anna Mills (Deputy Head All Saints Academy Plymouth) - Improving T&L through Incremental Coaching
  • Hazel Fox (Vice CEO of Dartmoor MAT) - Key takeaways from New EEF Guidance Report on Parental Engagement 
  • Jacqueline Vaughan (Operations Manager - Career South West) | Overview of Services and Quality in Careers Standard.
Members' Forums are open to all DTSA members. Programme available HERE and please book HERE

Inspiring Reads and Listens

Each week we identify some inspiring reads (blogs) and listens (podcasts) that have been published online recently:

  • Read: Professor Daniel Muijs (Head of Research Ofsted ) on developing the Education Inspection Framework: how we used cognitive load theory HERE
  • Read: Robin Launder (Behaviour Buddy) on retrieval practice: the what, why and how of (ahem) total recall HERE 
  • Listen: Professor Tamsin Ford (University of Exeter) on the truth about child and adolescent mental health (TES Podcast) HERE

North Devon Secondary Deputy Heads Network

The next North Devon Deputy Heads’ Network Meeting on 22 March will focus on the new Ofsted framework. Jon Lunn will be sharing his analysis of what the document will mean for assessing the quality of learning and John Stanier will be summarising the key aspects of research in cognitive science that have influenced Ofsted’s thinking. The event is open to all senior leaders – not just those in North Devon and not just Deputy Headteachers. For more information and book a place click HERE

DTSA Secondary Chess Competition

Do you have budding chess players in your school with nobody to compete against? On 29 March, Great Torrington School is really excited to be hosting the first DTSA Chess Tournament for secondary schools. Players will compete in teams of four players and schools can enter multiple teams. Players of all abilities are welcome. For more information and book in a team to compete click HERE

Women Leading in Education SW | Successfully Returning to Work Workshops 

 

Saturday March 30th 10am-1pm, Uffculme School, Devon

Women Leading in Education SW + West Country TSA are teaming up with national agencies Flexible Teacher Talent, the Maternity Teacher Paternity Teacher (MTPT) project and Return to Teach to bring you this fantastic workshop to help increase your skills and confidence upon returning to work. This course is FREE and baby-friendly. 

Places are funded by the WLiE network and if you are currently on maternity leave, your school may offer to pay you to attend as one of your KIT days.

It is open to all teachers in the South West about to embark on/ who are already on or who have recently returned from a break in service e.g. maternity leave.

Workshops include:

  • Managing work and home - building teams whilst maintaining a work/life balance.
  • Nailing the job application process - Support with writing the perfect job application/CV and how to excel at interview.
  • Data Refresh - An update on changes in policy, attainment/progress measures.
  • Support in negotiating a flexible contract.
  • Support realising skills gained from maternity/time out from teaching.
  • Pop-up job application surgery - Bring your letter with you for some 1-1 advice and support.
  • Pop-up coaching.
  • Networking opportunities.

There will be a buggy park available if you are bringing your baby/toddler and refreshments will be provided.

For more details and to book your ticket on EVENTBRITE, please use the link HERE

New Early Years CPD from Empowering Early Years

ENABLING COMMUNICATION SKILLS | Through engaging environments, effective practice and play provision 

Cost: £20 per delegate (with student and group discount available)

Tuesday 26th March 2019, 10am-12pm, OHSCC, Tiverton
Thursday 4th April 2019, 6.30pm-8.3pm (TWILIGHT), ST Martin's C of E Primary School and Nursery, Cranbrook, Exeter.

Online booking and further information :

EEY COMMUNICATION SKILLS Workshop OHSCC Tiverton 26.03.19
EEY Twilight COMMUNICATION SKILLS workshop 040419 St Martins Cranbrook

The Workshop will address the importance for early communication skills, based on key up to date research, for later development and learning skills, as well as how these ultimately impact upon a child's achievement and reaching their unique potential.

It will also put core knowledge and research into easy to understand, cost-effective practice, in order to maximise opportunities for communication skill development through child led play, as well as staff interactions and looking at the play environment as a whole.

Primary Courses and Events  


Outstanding Primary Teacher Programme 2019 (Day 1/3) | Information and booking HERE
Tuesday 12th Feb 2019 | 9.30am-3.00pm | Cranbrook Education Campus 

Re-think Reading Twilight Training | Information and booking
HERE
Wednesday 13th Feb 2019 | 4.00pm-6.00pm | Okehampton College

Safer Recruitment Training | Information and booking HERE
Wednesday 27th February 2019 | 9.00am-4.30pm | Okehampton College

Primary English Subject Briefing and Network Meeting | Information and booking
HERE
Thursday 7th March 2019 | 9.30am-3.30pm | Okehampton College

Primary Maths Subject Briefing and Network Meeting | Information and booking
HERE
Thursday 14th March 2019 | 9.30am-3.30pm | Okehampton College

Members' Forum 
Tuesday 19th March 2019 | 1.00pm-3.00pm | Okehampton College


Safeguarding for Administrators | Information and booking HERE
Wednesday 20th March 2019 | 12.30pm-4.00pm | Okehampton College


Safeguarding Level 3 (Initial) | Information and booking HERE
Thursday 21st March | 9.00am-4.30pm | Okehampton College

Safeguarding Level 3 (Refresher) Training | Information and booking HERE
Wednesday 27th March 2019 | 12.30pm-4.30pm | Okehampton College

Briefings on New Ofsted Education Inspection Framework | Information and booking HERE
Wednesday 8th May 2019 | 9.00am-4.00pm | Briefing 1 : West Exe School, Exeter 9.30am-12.00, Briefing 2: Okehampton College 1.30pm-4.00pm

Members' Forum 
Tuesday 21st May 2019 | 1.00pm-3.00pm | Okehampton College


Primary Maths Subject Briefing and Network Meeting (DTSA only) | Information and booking HERE
Wednesday 19th June 2019 | 9.30am-3.30pm | Okehampton College

Advanced Coaching Programme for School Leaders | Information and booking HERE
Thursday 4th July 2019 | 9.00am-4.00pm | Trinity CofE Primary and Nursery School, Exeter

Secondary Courses and Events  


Safer Recruitment Training | Information and booking HERE
Wednesday 27th February 2019 | 9.00am-4.30pm | Okehampton College

Modern Foreign Languages Conference | Information and booking
HERE
Friday 8th March 2019 | 9.30am-3.00pm | Okehampton College

Members' Forum
Tuesday 19th March 2019 | 1.00pm-3.00pm | Okehampton College


Safeguarding for Administrators | Information and booking HERE
Wednesday 20th March 2019 | 12.30pm-4.00pm | Okehampton College

Safeguarding Level 3 (Initial) | Information and booking HERE
Thursday 21st March | 9.00am-4.30pm | Okehampton College

Safeguarding Level 3 (Refresher) Training | Information and booking 
HERE
Wednesday 27th March 2019 | 12.30pm-4.30pm | Okehampton College

Members' Forum 
Tuesday 21st May 2019 | 1.00pm-3.00pm | Okehampton College


Advanced Coaching Programme for School Leaders | Information and booking HERE
Thursday 4th July 2019 | 9.00am-4.00pm | Trinity CofE Primary and Nursery School, Exeter

Members' Forum 
Tuesday 9th July 2019 | 1.00pm-3.00pm | Okehampton College

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