Teacher learning communities will take place at three points throughout the year. It is an opportunity for all teachers across the federation to engage with a range of wider school focus.

TLCs will be run by specialist leaders of education and lead teachers within the federation. A range of areas will be covered and teachers can choose a different workshop each time. All those in attendance will then have a go at implementing practice and sharing this back at school. Practitioners can select three research groups throughout the year.

Cross school moderation will give teachers the opportunity to come together in year groups to share best practice around assessment. Using the Primary Advantage Fundamentals teachers will establish which children are on track to achieve their yearly objectives. These sessions will give practitioners the opportunity to share a range of assessment types, look closely at learning and share thinking. Practitioners are expected to bring a cross section of books and assessment evidence to discuss with their colleagues. This session will provoke in depth discussion around assessment, making judgements and responding to the needs of all learners.

The dates for both in 2017/18 are below:


Date   Time Location
Monday 25th September 2017 Research Groups - session 1 16:00-17:30 Holy Trinity Primary CE School, E8 3DY
Monday 13th November 2017 Moderation 1 - Maths 16:00-17:30 Morningside Primary School, E9 6LL 
Monday  22nd January 2018 Research Groups - session 2 16:00-17:30 Holy Trinity Primary CE School, E8 3DY
Monday 26th February 2018 Moderation 2- Reading 16:00-17:30 Morningside Primary School, E9 6LL
Monday 30th April 2018 Research Groups- session 3 16:00-17:30 Holy Trinity Primary CE School, E8 3DY
Monday 18th June 2018 Moderation 2- Writing 16:00-17:30 Morningside Primary School, E9 6LL

Click here to see these dates on the calendar.

Proposed research groups:

  • EYFS - language rich environments
  • EYFS - enhancing outdoor provision
  • Parental engagement
  • Teaching coding
  • Teaching for mastery in maths
  • Teaching Spanish
  • Working at greater depth
  • Use of guided groups
  • Effective use of additional adults
  • Using ICT across the curriculum
  • Developing learning behaviours
  • Using Twitter, blogs and social media


Subject Leader Forums

Every half term the subject leaders from across the Federation come together to share best practice. This is an opportunity to discuss new projects and embed current systems.  Subject leaders will have the opportunity to reflect on the monitoring and assessment processes in place and discuss the impact on teaching and learning in their subject area. This is an exciting opportunity for all leaders to both innovate and enhance practice in the area they are passionate about.  All subject leaders leading core areas of the curriculum will come together each half term.

Maths, Reading, Writing, Science, ICT, SENCO, and Spanish Curriculum Subject Leaders’ Forums:

Date Time Location
Wednesday 8th November 2017 16:00-17:30 Morningside Primary School, E9 6LL
Wednesday 25th April 2018 16:00-17:30            Morningside Primary School, E9 6LL
Wednesday 13th June 2018 16:00-17:30 Morningside Primary School, E9 6LL



EYFS Coordinators Forum

Date: Time: Location:
Monday20th Nov 2017 13:30-17:00 Morningside Primary School, E9 6LL
Monday 8th Jan 2018 13:30-17:00 Gainsborough Primary School, E9 5ND
Tuesday 20th February 2018 13:30-17:00 St Matthias Primary School, N16 8DD
Monday 23rd April 2018 13:30-17:00 Springfield Primary School, N16 6DH
Tuesday 3rd July 2018 9:00-16:00 Holy Trinity Primary CE School, E8 3DY


INSET and Induction

We offer induction training to all staff who are new to Primary Advantage. This is to induct them into our core approaches to teaching and learning. 

We give priority on these courses to teachers within the Federation, however we also welcome teachers from Hackney and beyond to join the sessions.

Wed May 2018

Building an Assessment Toolkit in Maths

09:00 - 12:00

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