Bookings

Please find details of our upcoming courses and conferences below. Each box can be expanded to view the full details. To book a place simply click on ‘Book’ and you will be directed to our booking system.

Click here to download a copy of our Course Brochure 2018-19

Year Round Courses

Primary NQT Training Programme 2018-19
Monday 17 September 2018
4:00 pm
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OVERVIEW

The Portswood Teaching School Alliance is delighted to offer a programme of NQT training for 2018-18. This well established and successful programme embeds more of the training in schools with opportunities to visit a range of settings so that the training can be tailored more for the individual NQT. Core days will focus on the quality of teaching with AfL integral to the programme, which will include gap tasks to make for a coherent experience for the NQTs.  Provision will link closely to the Teaching Standards. There will also be twilight support sessions each half term and a range of guest presenters from different schools across the Alliance.  

*We also offer NQT Appropriate Body accreditation for 2018-19 at an additional cost of £250 per NQT.  The booking form will allow you to add this option.  Further details of the Appropriate Body package are included in the list of available courses.

*SPECIAL OFFER* only £600 per NQT if booking NQT Training and Appropriate Body together  (automatically applied and schools will be invoiced)

 

COURSE DETAILS

The training package includes:  

Session 1: Welcome Reception
Monday 17 September 2018, 4.00pm-5.30pm, Novotel Southampton.

  • Welcome and introduction to Southampton. 
  • Briefing on training and support available for the year ahead.
  • What it means to be a teacher
  • Work life balance. 
  • Core standards. 

 

Session 2: Autumn Conference
Wednesday 3 October 2018, 8.45am-3.45pm, Novotel Southampton.

  • What it means to be a professional (including Core standards)
  • What outstanding teaching looks like
  • Behaviour for Learning
  • Time management 
  • Child Protection 

 

Session 3: AfL Training
Wednesday 21 November 2018, 9.00am-4.00pm, morning school visit followed by afternoon at Novotel Southampton

  • Visit to relevant phase school for ½ day followed by second half day conference
  • Principles of AfL,  Practical ‘Ward Round’ to observe AfL in action
  • Planning and AfL, Questioning 

 

Session 4: Network Support Meeting (Attend one only)
Wednesday 28 November 2018, 4.00pm-5.00pm, Portswood Primary School
Venues TBC

 

Session 5: Spring Conference
Wednesday 16 January 2019, 8.45am-3.45pm, Novotel Southampton

  • Making science exciting – Science Learning centre training
  • Effective literacy teaching – engaging readers and writers
  • Progression in maths skills 

 

Session 6: Optional visits to Schools
February – April 2019, Various locations - TBC

  • 2 Optional half day visits for: EAL,  AfL,  KS1 Phonics,  Behaviour for learning , Writing, Year 7, Closing the Gap, Numeracy, SEN 

 

Session 7: Network Support Meeting 
Wednesday 20 March 2019, 4.00pm-5.00pm
Venues TBC

 

Session 89: Summer Conference
Wednesday 19 June 2019, 8.45am-3.30pm, Novotel Southampton

  • Reflections on the Year & my development
    • AGT, Introduction to Leadership and 2nd year
    • Time management – work life balance
    • Wider educational landscape

 

AUDIENCE

Primary Newly Qualified Teachers. 

 

FACILITATORS

Programme Lead: Roisin Philip
Programme Facilitators: Steph Mander and Sarah Mack

 

BOOKING

You can opt to add Appropriate Body accreditation to your booking at an additonal cost of £250 per NQT - the booking form will allow you to select this option.   *SPECIAL OFFER* only £600 per NQT if booking NQT Training and Appropriate Body together  (automatically applied and schools will be invoiced)

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Non-attendance on the course date will be charged.  Please see our charging policy 

Secondary NQT Training Programme 2018-19
Monday 17 September 2018
4:00 pm
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OVERVIEW

 *SPECIAL OFFER-  Save £50!*

If you book your NQTs for both the  Secondary NQT Training Programme and the Appropriate Body Accreditation together you will only be charged £450 per NQT (normally £500).

 

The Portswood Teaching School Alliance is delighted to offer a programme of NQT training for 2018-19. This well established and successful programme balances generic teaching inputs with subject specific support.  Provision will link closely to the Teaching Standards with twilight support sessions providing a rich source of teaching ideas.  This programme is devised and led by Portswood Teaching School Alliance Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) and Lead Practitioners (LPs) from PTSA Secondary Schools. 

*We also offer NQT Appropriate Body accreditation for 2018-19 at an additional cost of £250 per NQT.  The booking form will allow you to add this option.  Further details of the Appropriate Body package are included in the list of available courses.

 

COURSE DETAILS

The training package includes:  

Session 1: Welcome Reception
Monday 17 September 2018, 4.00pm-5.30pm, Novotel Southampton.

  • Welcome and introduction to Southampton. 
  • Briefing on training and support available for the year ahead.
  • What it means to be a teacher
  • Work life balance. 
  • Core standards. 

 

Session 2: Autumn Conference
Wednesday 3 October 2018, 8.45am-3.45pm, Novotel Southampton.

  • What it means to be a professional (including Core standards)
  • What outstanding teaching looks like
  • Behaviour for Learning
  • Time management 
  • Child Protection 

 

Session 3: Effective Planning
Tuesday 6 November 2018, 8.30am-11.30am, Cantell School

  • What does effective planning look like?
  • Planning an effective lesson  - the recipe
  • Planning for progression within and across a series of lessons
  • Planning for differentiation
  • Planning for assessment within a lesson
  • Habits of reflection 

 

Session 4: Embedding Formative Assessment
Thursday 17 January 2019, 8.30am-11.30am, Cantell School

  • Using formative assessment in lessons
  • Strategies for consistent and effective feedback

 

Session 5: Optional visits to Schools / Observations
March 2019, Various locations

  • An opportunity to  visit another schools to focus on subject specific development

 

Session 6: Developing Outstanding Practice
Wednesday 245 April 2019, 8.30am-11.30am, Cantell School

  • What does outstanding mean?
  • Risk taking,  innovation, creativity and reflection 

 

Session 7: Summer Conference
Wednesday 19 June 2019, 8.45am-3.30pm, Novotel Southampton

  • Reflections on the Year & my development
    • AGT, Introduction to Leadership and 2nd year
    • Time management – work life balance
    • Wider educational landscape

 

AUDIENCE

Secondary Newly Qualified Teachers. 

 

FACILITATORS

Programme Lead: Roisin Philip
Programme Facilitator: Siobhan Dodds

 

BOOKING AND COSTS

You can opt to add Appropriate Body accreditation to your booking. 

Training Programme only - £250 (was £350 previously)
Appropriate Body Accreditation only - £250 (was £280 previously)
Total  - £500 (was previously £630)

*SPECIAL OFFER* - Book both NQT Training Programme and Accreditation together for £450 (a saving of £180 on 2016-17 prices).  This saving will automatically be applied when you are invoiced.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Non-attendance on the course date will be charged.  Please see our charging policy 

NQT Accreditation - Appropriate Body 2018-19
Tuesday 18 September 2018
1:00 pm
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OVERVIEW

In addition to offering the NQT Training Programmes, the Portswood Teaching School Alliance is a registered Appropriate Body and offers a highly supportive system of accreditation for NQTs.  We offer a package of support for schools as well as an easy-to-use online assessment system. 

*NQTs do not have to be registered for the NQT training programme - we can acccredit NQTs who are not traning with PTSA.  

 

COURSE DETAILS

The package includes:  

Free NQT Mentors Course (for the NQT Mentor)
Tues 18 September 2018, 1.00pm-3.30pm, PTSA Training Facility, Portswood Primary School (NQT mentors need to book themselves onto this course separately from the list of available courses)

Initial Visit in Autumn Term
A PTSA NQT Assessor will visit your school for an initial meeting to see that the NQT has settled in well. This session will include an opportunity to meet with you (or a deputy if appropriate), the NQT mentor and the NQT themselves. The session will be for an hour and schools with multiple NQTs will receive half day visits 

Visit in Spring Term
A ½ day visit in spring term.  The focus can be discussed but may include observation of the NQT, discussion about the progress of the NQT or further support on training .

Ongoing - Individual Assessment Feedback & Quality Assurance
Following end of term assessments you will receive feedback on the assessment forms completed 

Support for Schools
If an NQT is causing concern then email and telephone support will be available to discuss actions and this could include extra visits 

Online Assessment System
All of the records will be kept using the NQT Manager system

 

AUDIENCE

Primary and Secondary Newly Qualified Teachers

 

BOOKING

Our Appropriate Body accreditation runs alongside our Primary and Secondary NQT Training Programmes.  However, we are also able to accredit NQTs who are not registered for the PTSA training element.  On booking please provide the NQT's TRN and DOB and details of whether they have previously completed any induction terms.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Non-attendance on the course date will be charged.  Please see our charging policy 

Second Year Teacher Programme 2018-19
Wednesday 17 October 2018
8:30 am
£300.00
47 spaces left
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OVERVIEW

Providing for the professional progression of a teacher into their second year can be a challenge for schools. The PTSA Second Year Teacher Programme builds upon NQT training and seeks to deepen knowledge and understanding of Primary and Secondary teaching with a  mixture of conferences and visits to settings targeted at the teachers own phase.  Teachers will work on their own project through the year to provide a focus for reflection.  The programme will be run in conjunction with the University of Winchester (with optional Masters Credits) and allow teachers to balance training sessions with school placement visits and subject specific training.

 

“The 2nd Year course allowed me to remember what is important about teaching…This programme was about educating and developing our thoughts about teaching, teaching techniques and our ways of progressing into balanced and reflective teachers. I found this course was able to expose me to all that through a hands-on approach” 
Successful 2nd Year Teacher participant

 

COURSE DETAILS

Session 1: Launch Conference
Wednesday 17 October 2018, 8.30am-3.30pm, PTSA Training Facility (Portswood Primary School)

  • Moving towards Outstanding teaching
  • Forming Enquiry hubs and identifying gap tasks

 

Session 2: Visit and ‘Mini’ Conference
Thursday 24 January 2019

  • 1/2 day facilitated visit based in schools to look in depth at the chosen area, timings and venues TBC
  • 1/s day Mini Conference, 12.30pm-4.00pm, PTSA Training Facility (Portswood Primary School) - Moving towards Outstanding teaching

 

Session 3: Final Conference
Thursday 27 June 2019, 8.30am-3.30pm, PTSA Training Facility (Portswood Primary School)

  • Quality keynote address
  • Share expertise gained across specialist areas
  • Celebrate your successes
  • To consider… ‘what next’?

 

In between these sessions there will be the opportunity to make 2 half day facilitated visits to schools to study great teaching, analyse an identified area in depth and plan a school gap task

 

AUDIENCE

Primary and Secondary Teachers in their second year

 

FACILITATORS

Programme Lead: Roisin Philip
Programme Facilitator: Siobhan Dodds and Barry Harwood

 

REFRESHMENTS

Lunch will be provided at the full day events as well as at the mini conference

 

BOOKING

*SPECIAL OFFER* (Save £75)  - already applied

We are pleased to be able to offer this programme at a reduced cost on previous years due to our new training facilities.  Please complete the booking form to secure your place.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Non-attendance on the course date will be charged.  Please see our charging policy 

Securing Outstanding: Programme for TAs 2018-19
Wednesday 30 January 2019
8:30 am
£120.00
29 spaces left
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OVERVIEW

This is a 3-session school-based programme designed to help good Teaching Assistants become consistently outstanding in all their professional activities, with opportunity to reflect on practice, engage in professional discussions with outstanding teachers, and observe outstanding teaching and learning within our partnership schools. This programme will draw on the expertise of our Lead TA Experts, and will incorporate school based observation and discussion.

 

COURSE DETAILS

Programme Aims:

  • Develop higher level understanding of how to effectively lead learning with groups and individuals
  • Improve learning for pupils through increased engagement
  • Develop subject knowledge confidence across the curriculum
  • Explore different methods and styles of support to challenge learners
  • Enable practitioners to participate more fully in the planning and assessment cycle for the learners they support

Components of the Programme:

  • Exploration of how to effectively support learning through engagement, differentiation, questioning and effective assessment for learning.
  • Opportunities to work with colleagues to share experiences, provide support and  evaluate own practice.
  • Opportunities to observe and reflect on practice in a range of settings.
  • Opportunities to enhance in-school practice.

 

COURSE DATES

30 January 2019, 8.30am-12.00noon, Portswood Primary School
13 February 2019, 8.30am-12.00noon, Tanners Brook Primary School
20 February 2019, 8.30am-12.00noon, St Mary's CE Primary School

 

AUDIENCE

Teaching Assistants

 

BOOKING

Click on the 'book' button above to secure your place(s).  If you have any queries please contact us to discuss

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Non-attendance on the course date will be charged.  Please see our charging policy 

Individual Courses