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.
Our Programmes 2018-2019
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Book continuing professional development programmes:
Facilitated by Liz Millane, Lyons Hall Primary School and Kirsty Drake, SLE at Great Bradfords Junior School
Lyons Hall Primary School from 9.30am – 12.00pm
Tuesday 9th October 2018
Tuesday 12th February 2019
Tuesday 18th June 2019
Facilitated by Vanessa Farr, SLE at Great Bradfords Infant School and Beverley Simmons, SLE at Great Bradfords Junior School
Next meeting: Wednesday 26th September, 1 – 3pm at Great Bradfords Junior School
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 meeting: Date to be confirmed
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.
Next meeting: Thursday 8th November – 4.00pm for a 4.15pm start at Stisted Primary School, CM77 8AN
Facilitated by EAL Champions
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).
Research and Development
Achieving a good balance across the Big 6 activities 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.