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 2019/20:

  • Wednesday 13th November 2019
  • Wednesday 11th March 2020

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Subject Best Practice Conferences

Wednesday 17th June 2020 - 2.00 - 5.00pm

Venue: Various

Target Audience: All post holders

For full details and to sign up please go to the Ealing CPD Website


TeachMeet

Tuesday 17th March 2020 - 4.30-6.00pm

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

Target Audience: All Teachers


NQT Twilight: Behaviour for Learning

Tuesday 26th September, Tuesday 1st October & Thursday 10th October 2019 - 3:35-4:45pm

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: Planning for Progress

Thursday 14th November, Tuesday 26th November & Tuesday 3rd December 2019 - 3:35-4.45pm

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 Planning module will be aimed at trainee teachers and NQTs. The first session will focus on the basics of planning for a successful individual lesson within a unit of work, building towards medium and long term planning over the module. Attendees will be encouraged to bring along materials relevant to their syllabi in order to participate in workshop elements of the sessions, working on lesson plans and units of work to develop, deliver and review within and between sessions.


Effective Questioning

Wednesday 26th February 2020 - 9.15am-12.25pm

Venue: Dormers Wells High School, Dormer's Wells Lane, Southall UB1 3HZ

Target Audience: Trainee Teachers (all routes)

Exploring effective questioning techniques Differentiating questioning linked to Blooms.


NQT Twilight: Assessment for Learning

Tuesday 14th Jan, Tuesday 21st Jan & Thursday 6th Feb 2020 - 3:30-4:45pm

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.


Planning & Assessment for Progress Over Time

Friday 6th March 2020 - 9.00am-3.00pm

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.



NQT Twilight: Differentiation

Thursday 3rd March, Tuesday 10th March & Tuesday 24th March 2020 - 3:35-4:45pm

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.


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

Thursday 21st April 2020 - 9.00am - 2.15pm

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.



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