Category Archives: Events and Conferences
Many of our local schools are getting ready for Christmas with plenty of fun and festive events to get us all in the Christmas spirit.
Norden High School is holding the following events:
‘Countdown to Christmas’ on Thursday 28 November from 3.30pm – 7.00pm at Primetime Community Centre, Norden High School, Rishton. Clothing and gift stalls of local small traders with some unique Christmas ideas. Free entrance.
Christmas Fayre on Thursday 12 December in the school hall from 4.00pm – 6.00pm. Lots of stalls and games, a Christmas Grotto and a Christmas Café. Entry is 50p per person or £1 per family
So don’t miss out and keep reading the Key Stage Teacher Supply Blog and Facebook pages for other forthcoming school events. And don’t forget to get in touch with us if you have an event you would like others to know about. Please support the schools in your local area.
Saturday 22nd September CPD workshop
As part of Key Stage Teacher Supply’s commitment to our supply teachers’ CPD, we have organised a workshop designed to inspire and motivate teachers in KS1 and KS2 to use a range of exciting approaches to teaching and learning.
It is going to be an interactive and very informative day and will be facilitated by two leading Primary Consultants.
Enhancing mathematics assessment and planning challenging problem solving and reasoning activities
The planning of interesting and challenging daily mathematics lessons lies at the heart of pupil progress. Pupils need to successfully apply their mental and written calculation strategies to solve more and more complex problems. This training will give all supply teachers the opportunity to explore a wide range of resources available to enhance their current mathematics provision for the using and applying strand for mathematics.
- To focus on good assessment practices which will enable supply teachers to indentify their pupils’ next steps in learning and adapt their teaching to individual needs and aspirations.
- To support all supply teachers in the use of APP materials for mathematics.
- To update on the Primary Framework and the share a range of materials to support planning and assessment.
- To share practical approaches and resources and update knowledge of assessment for learning (AFL) strategies to ensure quality teaching and learning.
Developing higher order reading skills
The development of reading continues to be high priority in all primary schools. The teaching of higher order reading skills is essential in order to develop pupil understanding from basic reading fluency and literal retrieval of information to the more advanced skills of inference and deduction and responding to author’s use of language.
- To raise awareness of the teaching of higher order reading skills
- To focus on developing inference and deduction
- To reflect on ways to develop a reading rich environment
- To share ideas and resources
Date: Saturday 22nd September 2012
Venue: Chorley Woodlands Conference Centre, Southport Road, Chorley Lancashire PR7 1QR
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Cost : £60.00 including lunch and refreshments
We anticipate a lot of interest in this workshop so e-mail now on firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place. You do not need to be registered with us to attend the event but we will need immediate payment.
The team at Key Stage Teacher Supply look forward to seeing you on the 22nd September.
Key Stage Teacher Supply was one of the sponsors/exhibitors at the Lancashire Association of School Business Managers (LASBM) Conference on the 16th May. This networking event was attended by almost 90 school business managers and bursars from schools throughout Lancashire and was chaired by Sue Edwards, Director of Finance and Administration at Ripley St Thomas CE Academy.
For all those who were fortunate to attend – what a fantastic day! Sue had organised some great speakers ranging from Finance/HR to Cleaning and Catering Facilities, who delivered very informative presentations which I am sure enabled everyone to come away with useful snippets of information.
Speaking on behalf of some of the bursars that I talked to, they concluded that it is always hard to leave the school for the whole day for fear of what you have to go back to the following day. However, just being ‘out of it’ for the day and being able to talk to like-minded people and share practices is so invaluable. One comment was that they felt refreshed and energised to take on the challenges that they faced for the rest of the week! As for me, I found plenty of opportunities to network with new bursars and catch up with familiar faces; all in all, it was a very rewarding and informative day.
If you would like further information about the forthcoming events please see the local groups section of the NASBM website.
Further information about Key Stage Teacher Supply.
Jane Scott (Managing Director) Key Stage Teacher Supply.