Continuing Professional Development

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 2017/18:

  • Wednesday 1st November 2017
  • Wednesday 14th March 2018
  • Wednesday 20th June 2018

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Leading Teaching & Learning for Middle Leaders

Friday 18th October 2017 4.00-6.00pm

Venue: Cardinal Wiseman High School, Greenford Road, Greenford, London, Middlesex UB6 9AW

The course explores best practices for leading on T&L including:

  • creating the right culture in your team
  • different strands of evaluation
  • leading on and managing change

TeachMeet

Wednesday 15th November 2017 - 4.30-6.00pm

Venue: Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls, Queen's Drive, Acton, W3 0HW

Target audience: All Teachers

Pastoral Themed TeachMeet including top tips for HOYs and effective behaviour for learning strategies

Click here for the TeachMeet presentation


NQT Twilight: Lesson Planning

Tuesday 31st October, Tuesday 7th November & Monday 4th December 2017 - 3:40-4:40pm

Attendance at all three dates is required as the work covered in each session builds on learning and group experiences of the preceding session.

Venue: Brentside High School, Greenford Ave, Hanwell, London W7 1JJ

Target audience: NQTs & Beginner Teachers




NQT Twilight: School Trips & Visits at Dormers Wells High School

Tuesday 5th December 2017 - 3:30-4:30pm

Venue: Dormers Wells High School, Dormers Wells Lane, Southall, Middlesex, UB1 3HZ

Target audience: NQTs (all teachers, though History teachers may be especially interested)

School trips are often hugely rewarding experiences, both for the staff running them and the students that go on them. However, they are also time consuming to arrange and come with hidden pitfalls. This session will run over some of the basic do and don'ts in regards to the arranging and running of school trips, as well as some suggestions of where to find good ideas for what tips to run.



NQT Twilight: Assessment for Learning

Tuesday 16th January, Tuesday 23rd January & Tuesday 6th February 2018 - 3:40-4:40pm

Attendance at all three dates is required as the work covered in each session builds on learning and group experiences of the preceding session.

Venue: Brentside High School, Greenford Ave, Hanwell, London W7 1JJ

Target audience: NQTs & Beginner Teachers

This Bitesize module is designed to provide prospective and practicing teachers with a concise presentation of assessment principles that clearly and specifically relate to instruction and current research in the field. All three sessions of this module offer participants the opportunity to consider practical and realistic examples of assessment which can be developed for classroom practice. Participants will explore and consider perceptions of students and their role in self‐assessment, alongside analysis of the strategies used by teachers and the formative strategies incorporated in such systemic approaches as mastery learning.


NQT Twilight: Differentiation

Tuesday 20th February, Tuesday 6th March & Tuesday 13th March 2018 - 3:40-4:40pm

Attendance at all three dates is required as the work covered in each session builds on learning and group experiences of the preceding session.

Venue: Brentside High School, Greenford Ave, Hanwell, London W7 1JJ

Target audience: NQTs & Beginner Teachers

Differentiation is a process used to maximize student learning by improving the match between a student's individual needs and the curriculum. This Bitesize module is offered over three sessions to explore the deliberate adaptation and modification of the curriculum, instructional processes and assessments to respond to the needs of the different types and ability of learners. Over these sessions, participants will discuss, understand and develop to tailor teaching environments and practices to create appropriately different learning experiences for a selected teaching group of students. This process will be underpinned by appropriate research which advocates teaching and learning which is inclusive of all subject areas.



NQT Twilight: Behaviour for Learning

Tuesday 24th April, Tuesday 8th May & Tuesday 6th June 2018 - 3:40-4:40pm

Attendance at all three dates is required as the work covered in each session builds on learning and group experiences of the preceding session.

Venue: Brentside High School, Greenford Ave, Hanwell, London W7 1JJ

Target audience: NQTs & Beginner Teachers

The aim of the INSET is to provide colleagues with time to reflect on their own practice, study established educational theory and develop new strategies. As part of this INSET staff will undertake a piece of action research on a selected group of students and analyse the causes of poor behaviour to then identify appropriate BfL strategies to use in the classroom context. As part of the INSET colleagues will be provided with opportunities to work together on case studies with the aim of collaborating and sharing good practice and establishing a forum for debate and research.



Beginner Teacher Days: Effective Questioning

Friday 2nd February 2018 - Time TBC

Venue: Dormers Wells High School, Dormers Wells Lane, Southall, Middlesex, UB1 3HZ

Target audience: Beginner Teachers



Planning & Assessment for Progress Over Time

Friday 9th March 2018 - 9:00am-2:30pm

Venue: Twyford CofE High School, Twyford Crescent, Acton, W3 9PP

Target audience: Trainee teachers (all routes)

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 today.



Beginner Teacher Day: Pupil Power! Enabling the student and empowering classes to take control of their progress

Friday 27th April 2018 - Time TBC

Venue: William Perkin CofE High School, Oldfield Lane North, Greenford, UB6 8PR

Target audience: Beginner Teachers

This workshop will explore ways to ensure your students are resourceful, resilient and reflective. We will offer practical, easy to implement strategies that enable you, the teacher, to better empower your students to take positive control of their progress and to thrive in your classroom.



Improving the Diversity of Senior Leadership Teams: a programme for applicants for senior leader posts in 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, 2015-16 and 2016-17 and are now launching our forth 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 October 2017 and will be completed in June 2018. The elements of the programme are:

  • Launch event on October 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

To see the provisional calendar of events, please click here


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 kbharath@twyford.ealing.sch.uk before Friday 15th September 2017.

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us at TeachingSchool@twyford.ealing.sch.uk

Or follow us on Twitter at: @EalingTSA


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;

https://vimeo.com/196424431

https://vimeo.com/196423891