School Staff Zone Bulletin 3 September 2018
4 June 2018
4 June 2018
20 April 2018
The council has struck an innovative partnership with Watts Gallery in Guildford to restore a number of works from the Cecil French Bequest, which contains a collection of later Pre-Raphaelite paintings and drawings, at no cost to residents.
And even better, H&F Council has negotiated for residents to get free entry to the landmark exhibition of the newly-restored masterpieces which opened on Tuesday 6 March in Guildford – which is just a half an hour train journey away.
Just turn up with a proof of address to get free entry to the exhibition. For further information email email@example.com.
For more information, please click here
6 December 2017
Download the latest edition of the EAL Newsletter. A compilation of resources and strategies to support schools working with children developing English as an additional language. EAL issue 3
26 October 2017
The Macbeth centre offer a range of training courses including First Aid, Health and Safety (including food safety, manual handling and educational visits co-ordinators) and IT courses (including MS Excel and Word).
Their full programme is available here: HFTD 2017 2018 (002)
All courses take place at Training and Development Unit, Macbeth Centre, Macbeth Street W6 9JJ
Book via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the training and development unit on 020 8753 4696
Additional courses start throughout the year: visit website www.hfals.co.uk or call for details.
20 October 2017
A leadership development programme for new and aspiring leaders: 3 afternoons and 3 twilights.
This programme will help develop leadership skills and confidence. It includes strategies to lead and manage a team and to improve teaching and learning. This has been developed for those aspiring to their first leadership role and those new to leadership, and will be led by experienced current practitioners.
6 October 2017
We are delighted that Dr Vanessa Ogden, Chief Executive Officer, Mulberry Schools Trust, will be our keynote speaker for this year’s secondary conference. Vanessa is designated a National Leader in Education and is also a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Education with a doctorate specialising in education policy and school improvement. You read more about Dr Ogden in this profile: Dr Vanessa Ogden Biography
The afternoon workshop will also feature a Summary of Professor John Hattie’s Visible Learning Research and its Implications for Teaching Practice. and separate hour long English and Maths workshops looking at Raising Attainment.
For further details and booking click here
8 June 2017
Urbanwise.London is offering you the opportunity to discover for yourself a fantastic new education centre built on a jetty on the River Thames at Fulham Wharf.
Following on from the success of last year’s teacher consultation, we would like to explore the potential for community and partnership working.
Click here for more information
11 May 2017
The CAHMS funded project for supporting mental health in schools is coming to a close. With special agreement from the Mindfulness in Schools Project, we are still able to offer about 10 free places.
Funding includes the full cost of the 4 day .b training or the 3 day PAWS.b training. Please check the Mindfulness in Schools website for details of courses. www.mindfulnessinschools.org and also the prerequisites for eligibility.
Please contact Carolyn Gelenter on email@example.com for further information.
5 May 2017
A group of entrepreneurial children from West London are fighting food waste by selling surplus food in the school playground and to the local community. The initiative is led by 400 children aged 5 to 12 year olds from Old Oak Primary School & Old Oak Community Centre in East Acton.
They have named their social enterprise ‘Bubble & Squeak’, a nod to the traditional English dish made using leftover vegetables. Emphasising healthy eating, their aim is to take edible surplus food such as fruit and vegetables from local businesses, markets and supermarkets and redistribute it to the local community on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis.
The food waste epidemic is a hot topic: 15 million tonnes of perfectly edible food is wasted in Britain every year. Creative initiatives to fight food waste are sprouting up all over the globe. The children, for example, are inspired by the Real Junk Food Project’s ‘Food Waste Supermarket’ in Leeds.
The kids want to get their whole community involved in changing attitudes towards food waste.
They are launching a crowdfunding campaign on the 24 April to raise £4,500 for a customised shipping container to store and sell the surplus food.
Helping the children with the project are adult coordinators Elly Harrington and Lydia Gandaa.
For more information contact Elly Harrington at firstname.lastname@example.org / 07515946486, or Lydia Gandaa 02087437629 at Old Oak Primary School.
4 May 2017
Special Event, Chris Trevor, Educational Consultant.
Chris presents the “Becoming an Effective Subject Leader” courses on behalf of the Geography Association, and is a member of their Primary geography Committee. She provides bespoke staff meetings and INSET, and popular, interactive courses, training, and support for Primary KS1, KS2 and EYFS. All sessions present fun, engaging, child-centred, child-initiated activities and creative, cross-curricular approaches with rigour, challenge and progression. More can be found on her website here.
Chris will be running a suite of workshop activities throughout the afternoon including leading effective geography and history in your primary school, practical history activities, developing map skills in geography and history as well as assessing history and geography with a progression of skills linked to these. Book your place here