BTSA https://www.btsa.org Britannia Teaching School Alliance Thu, 08 Sep 2022 10:59:18 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0.2 Primary CPD Brochure 2022 https://www.btsa.org/primary-cpd-brochure-2022/ https://www.btsa.org/primary-cpd-brochure-2022/#respond Fri, 03 Sep 2021 10:37:02 +0000 https://www.btsa.org/?p=14621 We are pleased to announce the release of our new CPD brochure for schools for 2019-20.

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Primary CPD Brochure 2022

We are pleased to announce the release of our new CPD Brochure for schools for 2022.

You will see that this gives you value for money and complete choice in the Professional Development you need for your staff.

All of our programmes are based on the very latest research and are quality assured by external organisations such as CUREE and the Teacher Development Trust.

We hope you like our offer and look forward to working with you and your staff over the next year and beyond.

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Primary Core Five: Maths, English, Science, Computing and R.E. Autumn 2022 https://www.btsa.org/core-five-autumn-2022/ https://www.btsa.org/core-five-autumn-2022/#respond Sat, 03 Sep 2022 11:08:42 +0000 https://www.btsa.org/?p=14701 Date: 4 separate sessions
Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Cost: £50 per session

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Primary Core Five: Maths, English, Science, Computing and R.E Autumn 2022

Key information

  • Date: See dates below
  • Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm for all sessions
  • Location: BTSA Hub (Belgrave St. Bartholomew’s Academy). R.E will be at the Lighthouse Centre, Kingsland CE Academy
  • Cost: £50 per subject per person

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Our Core Five network sessions are facilitated by Specialist Leaders of Education who are experts in their field. The content of each session covers current issues and addresses personal needs. The meetings support subject leaders and co-ordinators of the five National Curriculum core subjects – English, Maths, Science, Computing and R.E. These leaders may be experienced or new to the role.

Dates

English

  • Tuesday 11th October 2022, 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Maths

  • Tuesday 8th November 2022, 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Science

  • Tuesday 18th October 2022, 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Computing

  • Tuesday 6th December 2022, 1:30pm – 4:00pm

R.E.

  • Tuesday 15th November 2022, 1:30pm – 4:00pm

 

Parking

Core 5 English, Maths, Science and Computing take place at: BTSA, c/o Belgrave St. Bartholomew’s Academy, Sussex Place, Longton, Stoke on Trent, ST3 4TP. Parking is available at the Florence Sports and Social, Lightwood Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST3 4JS (Short walk away from Belgrave St. Bartholomew’s Academy). Please do not use staff or co-op car park. Core 5 R.E takes place at: Lighthouse Centre, Kingsland CE Academy, Eaves Lane, Bucknall, Stoke on Trent, ST2 9AS

To book your place(s) on this course, either:

  • Complete the online form below
  • Email office@btsa.org
  • Call Maxine Spooner on 01782 486 350

PLEASE NOTE: 14 days’ notice must be given to cancel a course to avoid a cancellation charge An invoice will be sent via email following your booking.

Upon submission, you shall receive an email confirming your booking. Please check your spam/junk folder and email office@btsa.org if you do not receive this email.

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Primary Core Five: Maths, English, Science, Computing and R.E. Spring 2023 https://www.btsa.org/primary-core-five-maths-english-science-computing-and-r-e-spring-2023/ https://www.btsa.org/primary-core-five-maths-english-science-computing-and-r-e-spring-2023/#respond Thu, 08 Sep 2022 10:44:25 +0000 https://www.btsa.org/?p=15277 Date: 4 separate sessions
Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Cost: £50 per session

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Primary Core Five: Maths, English, Science, Computing and R.E Spring 2023

Key information

  • Date: See dates below
  • Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm for all sessions
  • Location: BTSA Hub (Belgrave St. Bartholomew’s Academy). R.E will be at the Lighthouse Centre, Kingsland CE Academy
  • Cost: £50 per subject per person

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Details and content

Our Core Five network sessions are facilitated by Specialist Leaders of Education who are experts in their field.

The content of each session covers current issues and addresses personal needs.

The meetings support subject leaders and co-ordinators of the five National Curriculum core subjects – English, Maths, Science, Computing and R.E.

These leaders may be experienced or new to the role.

 

Dates

English

  • Tuesday 31st January 2023, 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Maths

  • Tuesday 14th February 2023, 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Science

  • Tuesday 28th February 2023, 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Computing

  • Tuesday 21st March 2023, 1:30pm – 4:00pm

R.E.

  • Tuesday 7th March 2023, 1:30pm – 4:00pm

 

Parking

All sessions take place at: BTSA, c/o Belgrave St. Bartholomew’s Academy, Sussex Place, Longton, Stoke on Trent, ST3 4TP.

Parking is available at the Florence Sports and Social, Lightwood Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST3 4JS (Short walk away from Belgrave St. Bartholomew’s Academy).

Please do not use staff or co-op car park.

 Core 5 R.E takes place at: Lighthouse Centre, Kingsland CE Academy, Eaves Lane, Bucknall, Stoke on Trent, ST2 9AS

To book your place(s) on this course, either:

  • Complete the online form below
  • Email office@btsa.org
  • Call Maxine Spooner on 01782 486 350

PLEASE NOTE: 14 days’ notice must be given to cancel a course to avoid a cancellation charge

An invoice will be sent via email following your booking.

Upon submission, you shall receive an email confirming your booking.

Please check your spam/junk folder and email office@btsa.org if you do not receive this email.

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Primary Core Five: Maths, English, Science, Computing and R.E. Summer 2023 https://www.btsa.org/primary-core-five-maths-english-science-computing-and-r-e-summer-2023/ https://www.btsa.org/primary-core-five-maths-english-science-computing-and-r-e-summer-2023/#respond Thu, 08 Sep 2022 10:53:06 +0000 https://www.btsa.org/?p=15286 Date: 4 separate sessions
Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Cost: £50 per session

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Primary Core Five: Maths, English, Science, Computing and R.E Summer 2023

Key information

  • Date: See dates below
  • Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm for all sessions
  • Location: BTSA Hub (Belgrave St. Bartholomew’s Academy). R.E will be at the Lighthouse Centre, Kingsland CE Academy
  • Cost: £50 per subject per person

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Details and content

Our Core Five network sessions are facilitated by Specialist Leaders of Education who are experts in their field.

The content of each session covers current issues and addresses personal needs.

The meetings support subject leaders and co-ordinators of the five National Curriculum core subjects – English, Maths, Science, Computing and R.E.

These leaders may be experienced or new to the role.

 

Dates

English

  • Tuesday 16th May 2023, 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Maths

  • Tuesday 23rd May 2023, 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Science

  • Tuesday 13th June 2023, 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Computing

  • Tuesday 27th June 2023, 1:30pm – 4:00pm

R.E.

  • Tuesday 20th June 2023, 1:30pm – 4:00pm

 

Parking

All sessions take place at: BTSA, c/o Belgrave St. Bartholomew’s Academy, Sussex Place, Longton, Stoke on Trent, ST3 4TP.

Parking is available at the Florence Sports and Social, Lightwood Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST3 4JS (Short walk away from Belgrave St. Bartholomew’s Academy).

Please do not use staff or co-op car park.

Core 5 R.E takes place at: Lighthouse Centre, Kingsland CE Academy, Eaves Lane, Bucknall, Stoke on Trent, ST2 9AS

To book your place(s) on this course, either:

  • Complete the online form below
  • Email office@btsa.org
  • Call Maxine Spooner on 01782 486 350

PLEASE NOTE: 14 days’ notice must be given to cancel a course to avoid a cancellation charge

An invoice will be sent via email following your booking.

Upon submission, you shall receive an email confirming your booking.

Please check your spam/junk folder and email office@btsa.org if you do not receive this email.

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NQT CONFERENCE 2017 https://www.btsa.org/nqt-conference-2017/ https://www.btsa.org/nqt-conference-2017/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:00:05 +0000 https://www.btsa.org/?p=11375 The post NQT CONFERENCE 2017 appeared first on BTSA.

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NQT CONFERENCE 2017

We held our annual conference for Newly Qualified Teachers on the 18th September where we opened up The Hub to more than 50 new teachers. Chris Brislen (CEO of St Bart’s Multi-Academy Trust) gave an inspirational keynote on making a difference for every child. The morning session focused on Behaviour with the motivational Jason Bangbala sharing his personal top tips on promoting positive relationships in the classroom. After a very enjoyable lunch the NQT’s attended three workshops looking at the Induction Process, Top Tips from previous NQT’s and a Q and A session with Jason. Feedback was extremely positive and we look forward to welcoming attendees back to the Hub for the five sessions that form our Getting It Right From The Start NQT Programme. These sessions cover Engagement, Assessment, Differentiation, Inclusion and Next Steps. We wish all the NQT’s an enjoyable and successful year.

John Collier
Director of Teaching and Learning

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Emergency First Aid At Work https://www.btsa.org/emergency-first-aid-work/ https://www.btsa.org/emergency-first-aid-work/#respond Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:06:42 +0000 https://www.btsa.org/?p=11509 Date: Friday 15th May 2020
Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm
Cost: £80 per person (including lunch)

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Emergency First Aid At Work

Key information

  • Date: Friday 15 May 2020
  • Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm
  • Location: Belgrave St. Bartholomew’s Academy
  • Cost: £80 per person (including lunch)

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Details and content

This one day Emergency First Aid training course is suitable for school staff who work with pupils from Year One to Year Six, including Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Midday Assistants and Care Club workers.

Upon successful completion of the course participants will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give safe, prompt and effective first aid in emergency situations.

Course content includes:

  • The role and responsibilities of an emergency first aider
  • How to assess an incident
  • How to manage an unresponsive casualty
  • How to use CPR, AED and the Recovery Position effectively
  • How to deal with choking, seizures, shock, wounds and bleeding
  • How to treat minor injuries including cuts, grazes, bruises, minor burns and scalds

Please note: spaces are limited to 12 people so please book early.

Parking

The session takes place at: BTSA, c/o Belgrave St. Bartholomew’s Academy, Sussex Place, Longton, Stoke on Trent, ST3 4TP.

Parking is available at the Florence Sports and Social, Lightwood Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST3 4JS (Short walk away from Belgrave St. Bartholomew’s Academy).

Please do not use staff or co-op car park.

To book your place(s) on this course, either:

  • Complete the online form below
  • Email office@btsa.org
  • Call Maxine Spooner on 01782 235 524

PLEASE NOTE: 14 days’ notice must be given to cancel a course to avoid a cancellation charge

An invoice will be sent via email following your booking.

Upon submission, you shall receive an email confirming your booking.

Please check your spam/junk folder and email office@btsa.org if you do not receive this email.

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Bespoke school training courses delivered at your school https://www.btsa.org/bespoke-training/ https://www.btsa.org/bespoke-training/#respond Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:52:22 +0000 http://www.btsa.org/?p=5218 Our bespoke training includes:
Inset days
Twlight sessions
Sessions during school time

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Bespoke Training

Bespoke Training

We also offer bespoke training courses that can be delivered at your school.

We can adjust our programmes to fit around your school at a date and time suitable to you.

Accommodating your group size, ranging from 5 to over 50 people, our courses and training programmes can be adapted into bespoke training packages that will meet your school’s specific training needs.

Our bespoke training includes:

  • Inset days
  • Twilight sessions
  • Sessions during school time

For more information please fill out the online form below with your training needs and we will get back to you.

Request more information

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Early Years in-house training for a PVI or a school setting https://www.btsa.org/early-years-house-training-pvi-school-setting/ https://www.btsa.org/early-years-house-training-pvi-school-setting/#respond Mon, 10 Oct 2016 13:54:11 +0000 http://www.btsa.org/?p=5093 Date: A date to suit you
Time: Between 3:30pm – 8:00pm
Cost: Please get in touch for details

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Early Years In-house Training: 6 Available Topics

Key information

  • Date: A date to suit you
  • Time: At a time to suit you
  • Location: In your own setting
  • Cost: Please get in touch for details

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Available topics

Our in-house Early Years training provides a PVI or a school to access training in their own setting.

The following packages are on offer, at a date and time to suit you.

Please complete the below form for more information. We’ll come back to you regarding price and availability.

Creative Story Telling

  • The opportunity to engage in a range of creative ideas
  • Practical hands-on activities
  • A session to inspire and promote quality story telling experiences

Phonics Phase 1 and 2

  • A fun phonics session with lots of ideas for games and activities
  • A session to promote Phase 1 and Phase 2 Phonics

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

  • Hands-on practical ideas and learning opportunities
  • A session to effectively support teaching and learning

Mathematical Development

  • Practical activities that can be used inside and outside to promote mathematical development

Learning Outdoors

  • A creative and practical session that explores the use and development of outdoor learning
  • A key focus on the role of the adult in supporting and extending children’s opportunities for learning

Mark Making

All training sessions are aimed at Early Years practitioners and TAs in PVIs and schools.

Request information

To request further information, either:

  • Complete the online form below
  • Email office@btsa.org
  • Call Josephine Edwards at 01782 235 524

We look forward to hearing from you.

Upon submission, you shall receive an email confirming your booking.

Please check your spam/junk folder and email office@btsa.org if you do not receive this email.

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Moonbeams Conference: Creativity and the Arts in Early Years https://www.btsa.org/moonbeams-conference-creativity-arts-early-years/ https://www.btsa.org/moonbeams-conference-creativity-arts-early-years/#respond Fri, 07 Apr 2017 07:50:55 +0000 https://www.btsa.org/?p=10707 A unique opportunity to exchange ideas and discover the latest in arts education.

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Moonbeams Conference: Creativity and the Arts in Early Years

On 5 June 2017, education professionals, early years practitioners and artists from across the UK will come together for a conference exploring arts and creativity in early years. Organised by Arts Connect, How to Catch a Moonbeam and Pin it Down is one of the first events of its kind to interrogate creativity and the arts with children aged 0-5 years, and investigate how this can be encouraged. Delegates will discuss how creativity and arts can be protected within the challenging economic environment, by developing leaders in the early years and cultural sectors to deliver and advocate its critical role in child development.

     

Keynote speakers and workshops

Darren Henley, Chief Executive of Arts Council England will be delivering a keynote speech at the conference.

Darren comments; “Providing the right environment for creativity to thrive in early years settings is essential in encouraging the very best arts and cultural leaders of the future. Earlier this year the Arts Council began work on a 25 year Creative Talent Plan. We want to encourage a more joined-up approach to cultural education, from the moment a child is born right through the first 25 years of their life. So, I’m particularly pleased to be attending this year’s Moonbeams Conference to discuss how we can all work together to support the creativity of our very youngest artists and audiences as they take their first steps in this world.”

The event will be chaired by Beatrice Merrick (Chief Executive, Early Education) with further keynotes from Professor Chris Pascal (Centre for Research in Early Childhood) and Dr. Susan Young (formerly at University of Exeter). Seminars and workshops will be delivered by a host of internationally prominent practitioners including Søren Emil Markeprand (Forest Schools in Denmark) and Helen Moylett (Co-Author of Development Matters in the EYFS).

Pepita Hanna, Associate Director – Partnerships and Investments at Arts Connect West Midlands explains; “Delegates will have the chance to meet with early years experts and practitioners, and discover the how to develop tomorrow’s leaders of arts and creativity. The conference provides a great opportunity to exchange ideas, share good practice and discover different approaches the early years and the arts.”

The conference provides a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, disseminate good practice and discover the latest in arts education.

  • Meet leading thinkers on early years arts and creativity
  • Discover practical ideas and take part in workshops to develop your skills and thinking
  • Respond to provocations on challenging practice and developing quality
  • Find out how to document and evidence learning and impact
  • Take part in interactive activities and learn about the changing Marketplace

Sponsors and partners

How to Catch a Moonbeam and Pin it Down is sponsored by University College Birmingham.

The conference is being delivered in partnership with:

Book your place

Please use the link below to book your places.

  • Date – Monday 5 June 2017
  • Venue – UCB (University College Birmingham), McIntyre House, Birmingham, B3 1PW

* Bursaries are available for artists from under-represented groups in the early years sector. This includes; men, those with physical disabilities and artists of BAME origin. For bursary application details contact Gemma Corden at Gemma.C@wlv.ac.uk or call 0121 446 3204.

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Idea 2 from Shanghai: comparing the daily school routine https://www.btsa.org/idea-2-shanghai-daily-school-routine/ https://www.btsa.org/idea-2-shanghai-daily-school-routine/#respond Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:33:10 +0000 https://www.btsa.org/?p=10617 Julie Gallimore looks back at her recent teacher exchange with a partner school in Shanghai.

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Idea 2 from Shanghai: the daily school routine

Julie Gallimore, a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) at BTSA, from St Edward’s Academy school in Leek, looks back at her recent prestigious teacher exchange with a partner school in Shanghai. This is the second in a series of articles that Julie has written, focusing on what she learnt from the trip.

Background

In November I was fortunate to be able to travel to Zhangjiang Hi Tech Experimental Primary School in Pudang, about 40 minutes from the centre of Shanghai, to observe and teach maths lessons. You can read the first article about same day pupil intervention here.

The school day

The school day begins at 8:00am with all children participating in the exercise class. Watching over 1000 children (aged from 6 to 11) all moving in time to a set of exercises was incredible. Then to lessons. The children have six 40 minute lessons every day, mathematics, English, Chinese at least once per day, with the remainder of the curriculum taken up with art, music, PE, learning to be a good citizen (similar to PHSE), and nature.

At lunchtime the children eat their meal at the desk in the classroom. They don’t go outside to play – they practice something – then they clean the classrooms to prepare for afternoon lessons. School ends at 3:30pm; however, many children spend their evenings and Saturday at a private school to ensure they have the best chance of getting into their preferred school as competition for places in the best schools is intense.

 

Some of the lessons I observed were very similar to the lessons our children experience although the teaching style is more passive. Children listen to learn rather than experiment to learn. Using practical resources to support learning is something the Chinese wanted to learn more about from English schools. All children in China know that practice makes perfect and will spend their time learning the Chinese characters, perfecting their handwriting and spelling, learning their maths facts, number bonds and multiplication tables. Their ability to calculate accurately and swiftly was very impressive and something we should aspire to. At least an hour of homework is set every day for Chinese and mathematics, parents are expected to supervise and support their children whilst they complete it.

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