The Professional Learning Network has developed a number of different programmes to support teachers and leaders from other schools. We coordinate the expertise within the Professional Learning Network to deliver training by experienced staff that is up to date and relevant to our schools.
Please do not hesitate to discuss with us how you would like to be involved. We welcome any ideas on how we can all work together to improve and enhance practice and welcome suggestions for your own professional learning.
For any enquiries or suggestions please contact:
Verity Boreham: Director Professional Learning Network
Our Programmes 2019-2020
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Our Networks 2019-2020
Facilitated by Liz Millane, Lyons Hall Primary School and Kirsty Drake, SLE at Great Bradfords Junior School
Meetings at Lyons Hall Primary School from 9.00am – 12.00pm
Tuesday 15th October 2019: Assessment (what people are using to assess maths e.g NFER and agreeing on what age expected looks like)
Tuesday 3rd December 2019: Book monitoring and reasoning skills
Tuesday 4th February 2020
Tuesday 10th March 2020
Tuesday 9th June 2020
Facilitated by Vanessa Farr, SLE at Great Bradfords Infant School and Beverley Simmons, SLE at Great Bradfords Junior School
Next meeting: Tuesday 24th September 2019 at Great Bradfords Junior school, 1-3pm.
Facilitated by Sue Edwards, SLE at Notley Green Primary School
The SENCO network meets half termly and is very well supported by SENCOs from all phases. It also receives support from the Specialist Teacher Team and the Educational Psychology Team
Next meetings: TBC
EYFS PRACTITIONER NETWORK
Facilitated by Jodi Denny, John Bunyan Primary and Nursery School
The EYFS practitioner network meets termly at a twilight meeting and is very well supported. Members share good practice and resources.
Meetings 4.00pm for a 4.15pm start – 5.30pm
14th November 2019 – Beckers Green (CM7 3PR)
5th March 2020 – John Ray Infants(CM7 1HL)
11th June 2020 – Kelvedon St Mary’s (CO5 9DS) – Pre-schools welcome
Facilitated by EAL Champions
Thursday 30th April 2020 1.30pm to 3pm at Alec Hunter Learning Village
Thursday 18th June 2020 1.15pm to 3.15pm at Lyons Hall (venue TBC)
Autumn Term: Thursday 28th November 2019
Spring Term: Thursday 27th February 2020
Summer Term: Thursday 4th June 2020
Sessions led by Jacky Wragg and suitable for all support staff working with children with SLCN needs (including those involved in MITA SLCN project and those who are Talkboost/ELKLAN trained).
The sessions will run from 1.15pm to 3.15pm at Lyons Hall Primary School
Autumn Term: Thursday 10th October 2019
Spring Term: Thursday 6th February 2020
Summer Term: Thursday 4th June 2020
Research and Development
Achieving a good balance across the priorities for teaching schools will have a positive impact on the development of our alliance and evidence-based teaching. We integrate R&D activities into our Initial Teacher Training, Professional Learning and Leadership Development and School to School Support work.
Please do not hesitate to discuss with us how you would like to be involved. We welcome any ideas on how we can all work together to improve and enhance practice.
The Learner to Learner Project
In the Learner to Learner project learners will be working together to conduct research in their own and other schools around the topic of ‘What makes learners happy and achieve in schools?’ Learners work within mixed groups of Year 8 and Year 5 learners from across the six schools taking part.
Supporting Schools to improve outcomes for Children in Care
Parental Engagement Research Project
This has been a worthwhile research project. It has enabled schools to link together and discuss the different strategies, ideas and systems that they have in place in order to support disadvantaged families. Before embarking on the case-study, Jenni conducted her own research of written studies in order to have a sound knowledge of strategies ‘studies’ claim to be effective and compare them to the strategies actually being used in schools. Following this, many schools were contacted to give specific details on what is working well for them. The information and data was then collated and findings were presented at a Pupil Premium Conference.
The case-study is available to all the learning network community here.