Training and Events
Learning Unlimited Teaching School Alliance offers a wide range of excellent training courses and events throughout the year that are specifically designed to help you and your staff get the most out of learning and keep you up to date with the latest developments in primary education.
Our training courses and events take place in our well-equipped training room based at St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School. We are proud to work with leading practitioners and experts to deliver high quality, engaging sessions.
Primary School Package
Our all-inclusive CPD package recognises the current pressure on school finances and allows school leaders the flexibility to plan their CPD budgets carefully, whilst maintaining access to high quality, professional training and development for their staff.
Representing excellent value for money, it provides unlimited access to the training outlined in this flyer. Events will be added throughout the year and may be viewed at:
|Band||Pupil Numbers on Roll||Subscription Fee (Includes Alliance Membership) For Academic Year 2017/18|
|1||Less than 200||£1750|
Road Map to Mastery
“Mastery” is being recognised as the way forward for schools to bring out the potential of their learners in Maths. Inspired by international as well as local success the new national curriculum is well suited for the “Mastery” approach.
Learning Unlimited is offering a programme for Primary schools on behalf of South Yorkshire Maths Hub (SYMH). Schools wishing to engage on the programme will receive five professional development sessions for their whole staff throughout a sustained period. It is recommended these are termly twilights although INSET days can be accommodated. These twilights will be delivered by accredited facilitators.
Introduction to Teaching for Mastery in Primary Mathematics
Network of conceptual development, initial planning (in the context of addition) and introduction of Lesson Study.
Planning to address misconceptions (in the context of fractions)
Deepening teacher subject knowledge (in the context of multiplicative reasoning)
Embedding the development of thinking skills (in the context of Mathematical Reasoning)
In addition to the twilights that aim to start schools on the journey towards mastery…
Local ½ termly
In house development
via Lesson Study
Sharing of resources
and exemplar material
Effective Professional Development
Effective teacher professional development is a partnership between:
- Headteachers and other members of the leadership team;
- Teachers and Providers of professional development expertise, training or consultancy.
In order for this partnership to be successful:
- Professional development should have a focus on improving and evaluating pupil outcomes.
- Professional development should be underpinned by robust evidence and expertise.
- Professional development should include collaboration and expert challenge.
- Professional development programmes should be sustained over time.
And all this is underpinned by, and requires that:5. Professional development must be prioritised by school leadership.
Standard For Teachers professional development
Schools can decide how often the twilight sessions occur. It would be expected that teachers use the time between the sessions to reflect and trial ideas out in the classroom. Activities and strategies will be suggested for schools to engage with. Schools may sensibly decide to roll their strategic approach to “Mastery” over a number of years. Focussing perhaps on changes at Y1 and building on this over time
However encouraging all teachers to start to develop and engage with the principles of the “Mastery” strategy is why SYMH encourages all teachers be involved with the programme.
To fully sustain and maximise the impact of these deliberations SYMH promotes a model of collaborative planning and “lesson study” that schools can opt into.Details of this process will be introduced during the course of the programme.
All schools will be encouraged to engage with and contribute to a growing network of resources and teaching ideas developed by local schools around the principles of Mastery. These resources will be freely available for schools to use as they see fit.
The team at St Thomas of Canterbury, as the Hub’s Primary Mastery Lead school, will also be on hand to offer practical advice to school leaders on strategic issues around implementing a Mastery curriculum, such as: pre-teaching, same day intervention, specialist teachers and assessment. School leaders will be entitled to a free place at a Mastery in the Classroom event to meet to discuss with leaders and colleagues from other schools the changes they are considering and implementing.
Primary Maths Mastery Specialists
Throughout the country each Maths Hub is developing a team of Mastery specialists who will contribute to the growing resource of knowledge and experience of Teaching for Mastery.
There will be an opportunity for some schools to engage in Teacher Research Groups to enhance their developments by being part of a live teaching session.
Bespoke Additional Support
The Maths Hub will be keen to develop further support for schools and it is anticipated that additional sessions will be available on request to meet specific needs of schools or groups of schools.
Cost to Schools
The cost of the programme of five twilights is £1600.00 + VAT.
Schools who are subscribed to our Training and Development Package could use 30 Learning Unlimited credits to pay for this.
To embark upon the “Road to Mastery”, please contact Anita Bray firstname.lastname@example.org