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EEF Research School Announcement

We have a Get Into Teaching day coming up in Leeds on October 14th!  Book here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/get-into-teaching-tickets-37690215449

We have a primary ITT taster day on November 15th from 1.30 until 3.15 at Greetland: book here

We will be at the Get into Teaching roadshow in Leeds on November 4th and Bradford on November 7th.  Book here

Our professional learning programme on Literacy, Early Years, History and geography and TA training can be found here  and here (Flyer)

Teamworks TSA and Greetland Academy are very excited to have been chosen to be the EEF Research School working for Oldham

 Find out more about us here

Read more here  and  here please look at the research section on our website

If you are interested in our work please contact Jo on

jpearson@teamworktsa.org

 

 

 

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Taught courses/research conference

Our taught programmes: 

Professional learning programme 

Teamworks Teaching School Alliance 2017-18

 

Extended learning programmes.

These programmes are targeted at middle and senior leaders and are about using evidence to inform practice, taking what we know works from large scale research, auditing it against current practice and planning for embedded change.

All programmes run over at least  two academic half terms and will involve group sessions, individual tasks between sessions, peer feedback and impact evaluations against targets.

 

Developing literacy In Key stages 1 and 2. Course leader: Helen Crowther SLE and Research Lead

 The course is based on the EEF guidance report of practice within KS1 and KS2 that improves outcomes for all children but with particular emphasis on disadvantaged pupils.

It is aimed at senior or middle leaders who are in a position to influence practice beyond their own classroom.  The programme will involve:

 

  • A systematic audit of current practices within the setting
  • An initial session giving an overview of the evidence findings
  • Targeted support to develop identified areas of development (schools will choose  up to 4 from 8 targeted workshops)
  • SLE support visit to support progress
  • Evaluation of impact meeting

 

Session 1

November 7th 2017

Session for all participants

What does the evidence say are the most effective practices at KS1 and 2?  Introducing the audit of your current practice

Session 2

27th November 2017

Targeted session based on areas for development in action plan (choose 3 from 7)

Developing speaking and listening

Session 3

7th December 2017

Targeted session based on areas for development in action plan (choose 3 from 7)

Developing reading KS1; decoding and comprehension

Session 4

12th January 2018

Targeted session based on areas for development in action plan (choose 3 from 7)

Developing reading KS 2: comprehension

Session 5

26th January 2018

Targeted session based on areas for development in action plan (choose 3 from 7)

Developing writing KS1 planning, transcription and spelling

Session 5

12th February 2018

Targeted session based on areas for development in action plan (choose 3 from 7)

Developing writing KS2 composition and transcription

Session 7

1st March 2018

Targeted session based on areas for development in action plan (choose 3 from 7)

Monitoring and assessment

Session 8

14th March 2018

Targeted session based on areas for development in action plan (choose 3 from 7)

Effective interventions

Session 9

18th June 2018

Session for all participants

Impact and evaluation

SLE input

Half day for each school

Built in during the programme

 

Cost £350

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teamworks-tsa-developing-literacy-in-key-stages-1-and-2-tickets-38039984618 or via our website www.teamworkstsa.org/professional-learning

 

 

 

 

Improving Early Years Outcomes.  Course leader Adam Harris SLE and Research Lead

The course will link practitioners to the Early Years EEF toolkit and will develop practitioners’ knowledge, understanding and skills of the practices that result in the greatest progress for pupils.  The emphasis will be on those practices that impact on disadvantaged pupils especially.

It is aimed at senior or middle leaders who are in a position to influence practice beyond their own classroom.  The programme will involve:

 

  • A systematic audit of current practices within the setting
  • An initial session giving an overview of the evidence findings from the Early Years' Toolkit
  • Targeted support to develop identified areas of development (schools will choose  up to 4 from 8 targeted workshops)
  • SLE support visit to support progress
  • Evaluation of impact meeting

 

Session 1

13th November 2017

Session for all participants

What does the evidence say are the most effective practices In EYFS?  Introducing the audit of your current practice

Session 2

28th November 2017

Targeted session based on areas for development in action plan (choose 3 from 6)

Developing communication and language

Session 3

12th December 2017

Targeted session based on areas for development in action plan (choose 3 from 6)

Developing early literacy

Session 4

17th January

Targeted session based on areas for development in action plan (choose 3 from 6)

Developing early numeracy

Session 5

30th January

Targeted session based on areas for development in action plan (choose 3 from 6)

Developing physical approaches

Session 6

February 13th

 

Targeted session based on areas for development in action plan (choose 3 from 6)

Developing parental engagement

Session 7

March 16th

Targeted session based on areas for development in action plan (choose 3 from 6)

Developing self regulation

Session 8

June 8th

Session for all participants

Impact and evaluation

SLE input

Half day for each school

Built in during the programme

 

 

Cost £350

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teamworks-tsa-improving-early-years-outcomes-tickets-38040095951 or via our website www.teamworkstsa.org/professional-learning

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broad and balanced curriculum; developing the foundation subjects; exemplifying through geography and history.  Course leader: Jo Davey, SLE and GA member, Jo Pearson Research School lead and former history advisor for Yorkshire and the Humber

 

The course supports the effective planning of a curriculum for history and geography at KS1 and KS2.  It is suitable for subject or phase leaders and explores ideas of progression, enrichment, literacy and numeracy within humanities at KS1 and KS2.  The course runs over one term

 

The programme will involve:

 

  • Understanding progression.  What does it mean to plan for progression in geography and history?  Creating a framework. 
  • Developing content.  The role of knowledge in curriculum; what to teach when and how.  Resourcing  
  • Literacy and numeracy; how can we produce good historical and geographical learning that develops children’s oracy, reading, writing and numeracy?

 

Dates:  February 1st; February 6th; February 16th

 

Cost £150 for three session programme

 

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/broad-and-balanced-curriculum-developing-the-foundation-subjects-exemplifying-through-geography-and-tickets-38040303572 or via our website www.teamworkstsa.org/professional-learning

 

 

 

Developing Teaching Assistants

This course uses the DISS research to support Teaching Assistants to understand how to build independence and resilience in pupils.  The sessions and gap tasks encourage them to develop greater skills in assessment, feedback, group working and develops their subject knowledge in English.

The session is for Teaching assistants but we ask that the first session is also attended by a class teacher to support their in school development.

 

The programme covers:

 

  • Understanding independence; scaffolding pupils’ ability to learn rather than supporting task completion
  • Classroom talk; asking good questions, getting good answers
  • Assessment and feedback: how can this help to narrow gaps and how do we do it well?
  • Working with bigger groups; phonics subject knowledge
  • SPAG subject knowledge

 

Dates: March 1st, March 9th, March 21st, April 17th, April 23rd

Cost £125 for five session programme

 

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/developing-teaching-assistants-tickets-38040365758  or via our website www.teamworkstsa.org/professional-learning

 

EEF Launch Events

 

Over the year we will be running launch events for the following EEF Guidance reports.  These events will be free and participants will be given an overview and free copy of the new guidance.  Exact dates will be sent out when publication is confirmed

 

 

Maths in KS2&3

Autumn 2017

Digital Technology

Autumn 2017

Early Literacy

Autumn 2017

Meta-cognition and self-regulation

Spring 2018

Science

Spring 2018

Self-regulation in early years (TBC)

Spring 2018

Literacy at Transition

Spring 2018

Parental Engagement

Summer 2018

Early Maths

Summer 2018

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