TLCs​ & Moderation

Teacher Learner Communities Workshops 2018-19

Teacher Learning Communities Workshops 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. This is an opportunity to engage in both the research and practical application linked to particular areas of interest. 

TLCs from 2017-18 included - 'Ravenous Readers', 'Working Scientifically in the EYFS classroom' and 'Gender in the Classroom'. Bookings are made through Eventbrite and details will be sent out to Teachers nearer to the TLC dates.

TLC Date Time Venue
Research Group - Session 1 24th September 2018 4 - 5.30pm Holy Trinity CE Primary School, E8 3DY
Research Group - Session 2 21st January 2019 4 - 5.30pm Holy Trinity CE Primary School, E8 3DY
Research Group - Session 3 20th May 2019 4 - 5.30pm Holy Trinity CE Primary School, E8 3DY

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

 

Moderation Sessions 2018-19

Cross Federation 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.

Moderation Date Time  Venue
EYFS, KS1 and KS2 Modeartion - Writing  12th November 2018 4 - 5.30pm Morningside Primary School, E9 6LL
EYFS Moderation - Writing 11th March 2019 4 - 5.30pm Morningside Primary School, E9 6LL
KS1 and KS2 Moderation - Maths Reasoning 11th March 2019 4 - 5.30pm Morningside Primary School, E9 6LL

To find out more about accessing our professional learning email us on teachingschools@primaryadvantage.hackney.sch.uk

Subject Leader Forums

Every term the subject leaders for Maths, Reading, Writing, Science, ICT, History and Geography, Spanish and SENCos 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 term with the first meeting being held on 7th November 2018.

Date Time Location
7th November 2018 4 - 5.30pm  Holy Trinity CE Primary School, E8 3DY

 

 

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


To find out more about accessing our professional learning email us on teachingschools@primaryadvantage.hackney.sch.uk

INSET and PA 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. 

 

PA Induction: Learning Intentions and Effective Marking and Feedback

This full day of training will consider a broad template for the planning of effective learning experiences. There will be a focus on how to generate effective learning intentions that show progression.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: 

  •  Generate effective learning intentions
  •  Look at the role of success criteria
  •  Reflect on both pitch and progression within planning

The second part of the session will consider how effective marking and feedback will impact on outcomes for pupils. It will look at the teaching, learning and assessmnet policy and share examples of good practice in children's books.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: 

  • Addressing understanding and misconceptions as part of the teaching cycle
  • The impact of on the spot feedback
  • Peer and self assessment as powerful tools

Venue:

  • Morningside Primary School, E9 6LL

Cost:  

  • £230 per person

PA Induction: Phonics and KS1 Reading

This intensive half day course will look at supporting teachers and teaching assistants to achieve excellence in teaching early reading through systematic synthetic phonics. It will look at how to plan for the teaching of synthetic phonics and the importance of developing a love of reading, alongside the teaching of key reading strategies.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: 

  •  To consider the principles underpinning phonics teaching
  •  To consider how to plan for the teaching of early reading
  •  To develop confidence in the sound through enhanced subject knowledge
  • To look at developing key reading strategied to support with comprehension

The second part of the session will consider how effective marking and feedback will impact on outcomes for pupils. It will look at the teaching, learning and assessmnet policy and share examples of good practice in children's books.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: 

  • Addressing understanding and misconceptions as part of the teaching cycle
  • The impact of on the spot feedback
  • Peer and self assessment as powerful tools

Venue:

  • Springfield Community Primary School, N16 6DH

Cost:  

  • £148 per person

PA Induction: KS2 Reading

This half day induction will focus on the teaching of reading at Key Stage 2. Across Primary Advantage Schools, children engage with the Success for All programme when learning to read. This session will look beyond this, at the core aims and principles of reading and will provide the opportunity to see reading in action.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: 

  •  Look at planning materials provided
  •  Establish a model for a sequence of lessons
  •  Consider the strategies for the teaching of reading
  • Look at models of best practice
  • Consider the role of vocabulary
  • Focus on the development of cooperative learning strategies

Venue:

  • Springfield Community Primary School, N16 6DH

Cost:  

  • £148 per person

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

To find out more about accessing our professional learning email us on teachingschools@primaryadvantage.hackney.sch.uk