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Bookings for events close five working days before the event date.

If the event is closed or full please search for future dates or email Caroline at ExtendEdRoom@extendlearning.org to be added to the waiting list. Please check your emails for course updates as the venue or delivery is subject to change.

 

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A confirmation email confirming your booking will be sent once the event has closed. Attendees who attend without a booking may be turned away.

 

Teaching phonics in Reception Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Tues 7th Feb 2023

1600-1730

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

This network will give ELAN colleagues the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around reception phonics. You will examine situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Penny Boardman

 

Tues 7th Feb 2023

 

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Pastoral Leads Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Wed 8th Feb 2023
Various - see dates below

0930-1100

Windwhistle Primary School, Kingsley Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 3TZ

This network will give ELAN colleagues the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around the pastoral role. You will examine situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Jenny Adams.

 

Dates:

Wed 8th Feb 2023

Thurs 4th May 2023

 

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ELAN New Starters Introduction to the Central Team - 9th Feb

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Thurs 9th Feb 2022

1400-1530

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

A one-hour introduction to ELAN’s Central team (CEO, Business & Governance, Communications, Finance, Estates, Human Resources and Education team) to meet the team, learn about the key activities of each function and how they support the schools and trust employees.

 

2pm-3.30pm

 

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EYFS Leadership Training

Aimed At:  

ALL SCHOOLS

Course date:  

Tues 21st Feb 2023

0930-1530

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

Cost:- £285 per person for the 3 days (non-ELAN Schools only)

 

This is a three-day programme to develop the professional knowledge and understanding of an Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS lead) within a school environment. Participants will: • explore how to lead others through reflecting on themselves as a leader • explore how to lead learning through vision and curriculum • explore how to lead innovation through considering how to implement lasting excellence.

Led by Sarah McGahern

 

Dates:

Tues 21st Feb 2023

Mon 15th May 2023

 

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Safeguarding Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Wed 22nd Feb 2023
Various dates - see below

1600-1700

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

This network will give ELAN colleagues the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around Safeguarding. You will examine  situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Paul Cox.

 

Dates:

Wed 22nd Feb 2023

Wed 29th Mar 2023

Wed 3rd May 2023

Wed 21st Jun 2023

 

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Time Management Workshop (Group F)

Aimed At:  

ELAN Teacher and SLT only

Course date:  

Fri 24th Feb 2023

0900-1300

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

These workshops were born out of our huge ‘Workload Research’ project in the summer of 2022 and are designed to address some of the specific findings from the information that you gave us. These are open to any ELAN Teacher or SLT member. Each course is two half-day (3-4hrs) workshops (You must be able to attend both sessions) so we can introduce new ideas, explain or explore existing knowledge and then build on that to make a real difference. The course will cover; wellbeing, self-understanding, prioritising and delegation to name a few topics. At the end of them you will understand yourself better and be starting to develop the confidence to change how you work.  You’ll have some practical tools to help you to do this and the ongoing support from Alison and Heidi Neal-Millar (Head of HR) to make it happen.

Led by Alison Payne

 

Dates;

Friday 3rd Feb

Friday 24th Feb 2023

 

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Coaching skills for Leaders

Aimed At:  

ALL SCHOOLS

Course date:  

Monday 27th Feb 2023
Various - see dates below

0900-1300

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

COST: £150 per person.

 

This half a day course, run over 3 dates will help you with Coaching. You must be able to attend all 3 dates.

It is about facilitated learning and is centred on the individual’s development of confidence in finding and testing their own solutions for new challenges whilst being supported by their coach. The value of coaching shows itself far beyond the possibilities found in a coached conversation. You’ll see how effective coaching can help with many of the daily frustrations that we feel at work. This programme will touch on ideas that will help you to manage workload; delegate effectively; develop your team; build trust and cohesion and improve the ease of communicating well.

Led by Alison Payne

 

Dates:

Monday 14th Nov 2022

Monday 27th Feb 2023

Monday 19th June 2023

 

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PE subject leads network

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Mon 6th Mar 2023 
Various - see below dates

0900-1200

Locking Primary School
Meadow Drive, Locking,
BS24 8BB

This network will give ELAN teachers the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around PE. You will examine situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Lee Molland.

 

Dates:

Mon 6th Mar 2023 

Mon 3rd Jul 2023 

 

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Safeguarding for New Staff

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Mon 6th Mar 2023

1300-1600

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

This session is for new ELAN staff. It will enable participants to be familiar with, and confident in implementing, the procedures for safeguarding and protecting children. It will build knowledge and awareness of your role and responsibilities for safeguarding and the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Delivered by Paul Cox

 

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Safeguarding for New Governors

Aimed At:  

New Governors

Course date:  

Tues 7th Mar 2023

1730-1930

Online

It will give confidence when implementing the procedures for safeguarding and protecting children. It will give you the knowledge and awareness of the trustee/governor role and responsibilities for safeguarding and the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

 

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Teaching phonics in Year 1 Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Wed 8th Mar 2023
Various dates see below

1600-1730

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

This network will give ELAN colleagues the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around Year 1 phonics. You will examine situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Penny Boardman

 

Wed 8th Mar 2023

 

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SENDCO Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY 

Course date:  

Wed 8th Mar 2023
Various dates - see below

1300-1600

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

An opportunity for ELAN SENDCO leads to work together with a focus on discussion or activity around SENDCO. You will examine situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Cat Wright and Jane Steele.

 

Dates:

Wed 8th Mar 2023 (1300-1600)

Thurs 4th May 2023 (1300-1600)

 

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Languages Subject Leads Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Thurs 9th March 2023
Various - see dates below

1600-1730

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

This network will give ELAN teachers the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around using French and Spanish in lessons. You will examine situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Justine Gregory.

 

Dates:

Thurs 9th March

Mon 24th April

Mon 19th June

 

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Disadvantage Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Tues 14th Mar 2023
Various - see below dates

1600-1730

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

This network will give ELAN colleagues the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around disadvantages. You will examine situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Adam Matthews.

 

Dates:

Tues 14th Mar 2023 (The Bay)

Tues 20th Jun 2023 (The Bay)

 

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SEND - Understanding and supporting challenging behaviour (Cohort 3)

Aimed At:  

ALL SCHOOLS

Course date:  

Tues 14th Mar 2023
Various - see dates below

0900-1600

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

Cost: £100 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

This one and a half day course will give you an opportunity for colleagues to come together and share and discuss experiences, consider presenting behaviours, potential difficulties and barriers in light of research and evidence.   The session will allow for solution seeking conversations, where colleagues will be encouraged to consider what might be going on, and identify strategies for change that can be implemented back in their settings. Delivered by Cat Wright and Jane Steele. ​​​​​​

 

Dates:

Tues 14th Mar 2023 0900-1600

Tues 27th Jun 2023 1300-1600

 

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SEND - Understanding and supporting challenging behaviour (Cohort 2)

Aimed At:  

ALL SCHOOLS

Course date:  

Tues 21st Mar 2023
Various - see dates below

0900-1600

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

Cost: £100 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

This one and a half day course will give you an opportunity for colleagues to come together and share and discuss experiences, consider presenting behaviours, potential difficulties and barriers in light of research and evidence.   The session will allow for solution seeking conversations, where colleagues will be encouraged to consider what might be going on, and identify strategies for change that can be implemented back in their settings. Delivered by Cat Wright and Jane Steele.

 

Dates:

Tues 17th Jan 2023 0900-1600

Tues 21st Mar 2023 1300-1600

 

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PSHE Leads Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Tues 21st March 2023

1600-1730

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

This network will give ELAN teachers the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around PSHE. You will examine situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by TBC

 

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SENDCO Problem solving

Aimed At:  

ALL SCHOOLS

Course date:  

Wed 22nd Mar 2023
Various - see dates below

1300-1600

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

Cost: £50 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

An opportunity for ELAN SENDCO leads to work together with a focus on discussion or activity around SENDCO. You will examine situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Cat Wright and Jane Steele.

 

Dates:

Wed 22nd Mar

Tues 20th June

 

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New to the role of Governor Training (22nd Mar)

Aimed At:  

New Governors

Course date:  

Wed 22nd March 2023

1800-2000

ONLINE

Cost: £30 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

This session offers an introduction to those new to the role of trustee/governor and aims to develop their confidence and understanding of the key roles and responsibilities; good practice; how to get to know their school/MAT; how to challenge and support; where to find further information to support their role. Delivered by Chris Mayer.

 

Dates:

Wed 22nd March 2023

 

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English Subject Leads Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Thurs 23rd Mar 2023
Various - see below

1300-1600

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

An opportunity for ELAN English leads to work together with a focus on SKE and leadership. Delivered by Penny Boardman.

 

Dates:-

Thurs 23rd Mar 2023

Thurs 18th May 2023

Thurs 22nd Jun 2023

 

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Computing subject leads network

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Tues 28th Mar 2023
Various - see dates below

1600-1730

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

This network will give ELAN teachers the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around Computing. You will examine situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Nina Williams.

 

Dates:

Tues 28th Mar 2023 (The Bay)

Tues 4th Jul 2023 (The Bay)

 

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Deputy Headteachers/QEL Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Thurs 30th Mar 2023
Various - see dates below

1300-1600

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

This network will give ELAN colleagues the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around the role of Deputy Head Teacher and QEL's. You will examine situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Kerri McArdle.

 

Dates:

Thurs 30th Mar 2023

Thurs 11th May 2023

Thurs 15th Jun 2023

 

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Attendance Leads Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Thurs 30th Mar 2023
Various - see dates below

1600-1730

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

A series of three network sessions led by Mahad Ali. An opportunity for school attendance leads to meet and discuss best practice and ideas.

 

Dates:

Thurs 30th Mar 2023

Thurs 6th July 2023

 

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Aimed At:  

ALL SCHOOLS

Course date:  

Mon 17th Apr 2023
Various - see below

0900-1600

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

Cost: £100 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

This two day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing

  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate
  • Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive
  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing

 

Dates: Mon 17th Apr and Fri 21st Apr 2023

 

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Science subject leads Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Tuesday 18th Apr 2023
Various - see below dates

1600-1730

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

This network will give ELAN teachers the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around Science. You will examine situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. 

 

Dates:

Tuesday 18th Apr 2023

 

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Music subject leads network

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Thurs 20th April 2023

1600-1730

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

This network will give ELAN music teachers the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around music. You will examine situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Caroline Madeley.

 

Dates:

Thurs 20th April 2023

 

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Spelling champion network

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Tues 25th Apr 2023

1600-1730

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

This network will give ELAN teachers the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around spelling. You will examine situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Penny Boardman.

 

Dates:

Tues 25th Apr 2023

 

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History subject leads network

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Tues 2nd May 2023
Various - see below dates

1600-1730

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

This network will give ELAN teachers the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around History. You will examine situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by

 

Dates:

Tuesday 2nd May 2023 

 

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SEND - Managing difficult conversations

Aimed At:  

ALL SCHOOLS

Course date:  

Tues 2nd May 2023

1300-1600

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

Cost: £50 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

Within schools we often have to have difficult conversations– perhaps when we have to share difficult news or are experiencing different things and therefore have a different perspective or understanding of the situation.

The aim of this half day session is to get us thinking about how we can work in a way that will help ensure the best outcome for these meetings, so that all stakeholders are heard and an agreement can be reached in terms of the way forward.  Delivered by Cat Wright and Jane Steele

 

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Supervision Training 4th May

Aimed At:  

ALL SCHOOLS

Course date:  

Thurs 4th May 2023

0930-1230

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

Cost: £50 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

his training is for staff who will be supervising team members.

The training will enable participants to gain supervision skills and increase confidence in delivering supervision sessions. We will do this by identifying the benefits of supervision in school, establishing how best to set up sessions, and considering the skills needed to be an effective supervisor.

Delivered by Jeannie Osmond

 

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ELKLAN Top-up training

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Wed 10th May 2023

1600-1730

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

This course is for new staff in any role working in schools using ELKLAN.  This training will keep all staff up to date in the ELKLAN system of communication and language.  This will ensure our children have every opportunity to develop their communication and language skills and will enable participating schools to retain their ELKLAN communication friendly setting accreditation.

Delivered by Amy Corlett.

 

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EYFS Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Thurs 11th May 2023

1600-1730

Milton Park Primary School
Milton Park Road, Weston super Mare.

This is a network programme to develop the professional knowledge and understanding of an Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS lead) within a school environment. Delivered by Sarah McGahern.

 

Dates:

Thurs 11th May 2023

 

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ELKLAN Lead Practitioners Network

Aimed At:  

ALL SCHOOLS WITH ELKLAN ACCREDITATION

Course date:  

Mon 15th May 2023
Various - see dates below

1600-1730

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

This series of three ELKLAN briefings will ensure that subject leaders remain up to date with current developments within their subject area.  The briefings also provide an opportunity for subject leaders to network with colleagues from other schools. Delivered by Charlotte McConnell.

 

Dates:

Mon 15th May 2023

 

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RE Leads Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Tues 16th May 2023

1600-1730

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

This network will give ELAN teachers the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around RE. You will examine situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Kerri McArdle.

 

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Assessment Leads Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Wed 17th May 2023

1300-1530

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

This network will give ELAN colleagues the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around assessment. You will examine situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward.

Led by Emma Parkins/Penny Boardman.

 

Dates:

Wed 17th May 2023

 

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Wellbeing Network

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Thurs 18th May 2023

1600-1730

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

This network will give ELAN colleagues the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around wellbeing. You will examine situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward.

Led Heidi Neal-Millar.

 

Dates:

Thurs 18th May 2023

 

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DT Subject leads network

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Tues 23rd May 2023

1600-1730

Milton Park Primary School

This network will give ELAN teachers the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around DT. You will examine situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Laina Pettifor.

 

Dates:

Tues 7th Feb 2023 

Tues 23rd May 2023 

 

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ELAN New Starters Introduction to the Central Team - 23rd May

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Tues 23rd May 2022

1400-1530

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

A one-hour introduction to ELAN’s Central team (CEO, Business & Governance, Communications, Finance, Estates, Human Resources and Education team) to meet the team, learn about the key activities of each function and how they support the schools and trust employees. 

 

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Maths Subject leads network

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Wed 24th May 2023

1300-1600

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

This series of three maths briefings will ensure that subject leaders remain up to date with current developments within their subject area.  The briefings also provide an opportunity for subject leaders to network with colleagues from other schools. Led by Kerri McArdle.

 

Dates:

Wed 24th May 2023

 

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Geography subject leads network

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Tuesday 6th June 2023
Various - see dates below

1600-1730

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

This network will give ELAN teachers the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around Geography. You will examine situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Annabel Smith.

 

Dates:

Tuesday 6th Jun 2023 (The Bay)

 

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Art subject leads network

Aimed At:  

ELAN STAFF ONLY

Course date:  

Tues 13th Jun 2023

1600-1730

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

This network will give ELAN teachers the time and space to focus on discussion or activity around Art. You will examine situations, identify solutions and collaboratively move forward. Led by Kelly Giddings.

 

Dates:

Tues 13th Jun 2023 

 

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ECTs - Introduction to subject leadership 

Aimed At:  

ALL SCHOOLS

Course date:  

Wed 28th June 2023

0900-1500

Extend Education Room at Bournville Primary School, Selworthy Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3ST

Cost: £100 per person (non ELAN schools only)

 

his one day course is designed to support subject leaders in their role and will include:

  • key elements to effective subject leadership
  • subject leader roles
  • responsibilities and tasks
  • strategic direction and development
  • the importance of subject knowledge and pedagogical subject knowledge
  • leading others

Delivered by Kerri McArdle

 

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