Continuing Professional Developmentl'

Working with their strategic partners, ETSA offers a range of professional development opportunities for teachers. These include three workshops each year led by members of the Professional Learning Community (PLC) which are open to teachers from across the borough at all stages of their career. ETSA views the continuum from ITT to NQT programmes and beyond as crucial and designs its support accordingly. ETSA identifies schools and individuals that have the skills, capacity and willingness to work outside their own school to deliver bespoke or generic taught programmes as well as coaching and peer-to-peer support. In addition to this, professional development opportunities taking place within schools, such as key note speeches from external experts, are open to all members of ETSA.

Subject Network Information

Subject Network meeting dates for 2015/16:

  • Wednesday 9th November 2016
  • Wednesday 8th March 2017
  • Wednesday 21st June 2017

More information to follow, as well as booking instructions.

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Leading Teaching & Learning for Middle Leaders at Cardinal Wiseman High School

Friday 14th October 2016 2.00-4.00pm

  1. Establishing an ambitious working culture –encouraging research, reflection and risk taking
  2. Holistic Evaluation –the many approaches to judging standards
  3. Improving outcomes –how to lead and manage change

Teach Meet at Twyford CE High School

Wednesday 2nd November 2016 - 4.30-6.00pm

Speakers will present on the following themes:

  1. Stretch and Challenge
  2. Engaging Low Attainers
  3. Teachers Taking Risks in the Classroom

Please find the presentation from the TeachMeet here

Coaching for Middle Leaders at Featherstone High School

Thursday 3rd November 2016 - 9.00-10.15am

This session will explore how to, and why we should all seek to, build a coaching culture through key coaching skills such as questioning and listening. We will also consider effective coaches ‘way of being’.

Career Progression for RQTs at Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls

Wednesday 9th November 2016 - 9.00am-1.00pm

Plan for your future career development, exploring how action planning and action research can help you. Hear from practitioners at different stages in their careers, following different career paths and find out more about recruitment processes.

Marking - is yours having an impact? at Alec Reed Academy

Wednesday 23rd November 2016 - 1.00-4.00pm

Any teacher looking for techniques that can make marking manageable whilst maintaining an impact.

A range of methods will be highlighted, discussed and demonstrated. Attendees will be able to take away examples and then trial these in their own classrooms in tandem with their own school marking and assessment policies.

Trainee Teachers’ Teaching, Learning and Assessment market place at Greenford High School

Thursday 24th November 2016 - 10.00am-2.30pm

All attendees to go to 3 of the sessions on a range of Teaching, Learning & Assessment topics set by PCMs / staff from ETSA schools. Keynote presentation is 'Language for Learning'.

Mentor Report Writing Training at Twyford CE High School

Monday 5th December 2016 - 3:45-5:00pm

A very basic guide to writing reports/assessments on trainees and NQTs for those new to the role.

Effective Questioning for BTs at Dormers Wells High School

Friday 3rd February 2017 - 9:15am-12.30pm

Exploring effective questioning techniques and Differentiating questioning linked to Blooms.

Sharing Good Practice at Dormers Wells High School

Thursday 9th February 2017 - 4:30-6:00pm

An opportunity to share best practice in differentiation with workshops of the following:

  • Strategies to support low attainers access the curriculum - click here for resources
  • Stretch and Challenge - click here for resources
  • Literacy - click here for resouces
  • Numeracy - click here for resources
  • Questioning - click here for resources

Assessment for Learning at Acton High School

Wednesday 1st March 2017 - 2:00-3:30pm

This workshop will showcase a range of Afl techniques ranging from through the door tasks to final plenaries. The workshop will also focus on how to promote literacy in the classroom.

Aimed at KS3/4/5 teachers.

Planning & Assessing for Progress over Time at Twyford CE High School

Friday 10th March 2017 - 9:00am-2:30pm

This workshop will explore the impact of planning and assessment on progress, as well as reviewing evidence of our Curriculum and Assessment projects in action, to then reflect on your own practice and consider how you might develop your practice in light of the day.

Improving the Diversity of Senior Leadership Teams: a programme for applicants for senior leader posts in 2016-17 or 2017-18

Background to the programme

The funding for the programme is set within the context of the National College for Teaching and Leadership’s (NCTL) overall aim to assure the supply of headteachers and leaders and to improve the quality of leadership in schools. School workforce census data shows the under-representation of particular groups within leadership positions, in particular there are significant leadership gaps for Black and Minority Ethnic senior leaders at all levels and female headteachers.

Ealing Teaching School Alliance was successful in bidding for a programme aimed at making the school leadership workforce in Ealing secondary schools more reflective of the diversity within our schools and communities, developing talented individuals from under-represented groups and supporting equitable and fair access to opportunity. The funding received requires us to complete a cohort of at least 22 participants over two years. We have run successful programmes in 2014-15 and 2015-16 and are now launching our third cohort.

Who is the programme for?

The programme is for Black and Minority Ethnic or female middle leaders or senior leaders who are ready to apply for promotion during 2016-17 or 2017-18. Applicants should ideally have completed a leadership development programme as the focus of this programme is on the recruitment process.

What is involved?

The programme begins in January 2017 and will be completed in June 2017. The elements of the programme are:

  • Launch event on Wednesday 11th January 2017 4.30-6.00pm at William Perkin CE High School
  • 360 diagnostic of leadership skills at the beginning and end of the programme and DISC or IWAM personal assessment
  • Support from a personal leadership coach- 3 sessions during the programme
  • Developing a personal action plan for successful promotion
  • Support with the application and interview process including presentation training and an application workshop
  • A tailored two-three day placement in another school to address any experience and skills gaps
  • Assistant/Deputy Headteacher shadowing in own school
  • Mock recruitment experience – application, interview and feedback
  • Dedicated website area with information and resources

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Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) in Maths or Physics with ETSA

ETSA is running training for non-specialist teachers currently teaching Maths or Physics, those wishing to retrain as Maths or Physics teachers or teachers who are returning to the profession.

Please follow the links for more information; Maths Flyer, Physics Flyer

Full details of the Maths TSST programme can be found here.

Full details of the Physics TSST programme can be found here.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Kiran Bharath on before Friday 15th September 2017.

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INSPIRE (the Innovative Scheme for Postgraduates in Research and Education)

INSPIRE is an intensive, ten-month PGCE training programme. It was launched in 2007 by Imperial College London's Outreach team in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University.

INSPIRE is designed to bridge the gap between STEM research and school science and mathematics by recruiting able researchers who are good communicators.

For more information, please view the videos below;