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SPARK Secondary Science Subject Leader Network (Cancelled)

‘A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science’ (National Curriculum in England: science programmes of study- DfE, May 2015).

The secondary Science curriculum has recently seen considerable change, and the pace and scale of these changes continues to be relentless. The group provides an opportunity to sh ...
Course Code: EDU 18/760

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SPARK Primary Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Network (Cancelled)

According to the DfE’s Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools advice (March 2016), ‘In order to help their pupils succeed, schools have a role to play in supporting them to be resilient and mentally healthy. There are a variety of things that schools can do, for all their pupils and for those with particular problems, to offer that support in an effective way.’

These network sessions will outline the local support available via introduction to Achieving for Children’s (AfC) Inclusion One-Stop Shop and focus on ways of effective planning for students with SEMH needs in schools. They will p ...
Course Code: EDU 18/751

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SPARK Pupil Premium Network Meeting - Richmond (Cancelled)

All children and young people who are eligible for Pupil Premium (PP) should be able to reach their full potential in school. Successive governments have sought to improve social mobility in England so that young people, whatever their background, have the opportunity to succeed and fulfil their potential. The school system has long been considered a vital tool to support equality of opportunity and to secure better outcomes for disadvantaged young people.

Whilst there has been some progress in closing the gap for disadvantaged pupils in England over the last decade, it has not, however, ...
Course Code: EDU 18/1008

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SPARK Pupil Premium Network Meeting - Kingston (Cancelled)

All children and young people who are eligible for Pupil Premium (PP) should be able to reach their full potential in school. Successive governments have sought to improve social mobility in England so that young people, whatever their background, have the opportunity to succeed and fulfil their potential. The school system has long been considered a vital tool to support equality of opportunity and to secure better outcomes for disadvantaged young people.

Whilst there has been some progress in closing the gap for disadvantaged pupils in England over the last decade, it has not, however, ...
Course Code: EDU 18/1009

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SPARK Secondary Computer Science Subject Leader Network

‘Computers are now part of everyday life and, for most of us, technology is essential to our lives, at home and at work. Computational thinking is a skill that all pupils must learn if they are to be ready for the workplace and able to participate effectively in the digital world’ (Computing in the National Curriculum, Naace, The Education Technology Association, 2014).

Computing is a newly added curriculum subject, with roots in computer science concepts and also the creative use of technology. These network meetings provide an opportunity to share experiences around responding to the nati ...
Course Code: EDU 18/432

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Designated Teacher for Looked after Children Network meeting-RBWM (Cancelled)

It is widely recognised that nationally, looked after children (LAC) continue to have poorer educational outcomes than non-looked after children. All maintained schools have a statutory responsibility to appoint a Designated Teacher (DT) for looked after children to promote the educational achievement for this vulnerable group of learners. It is the responsibility of the DT to take the lead within the school and disseminate information to school staff to champion the needs of all looked after children on roll.

The DT network runs termly and provides up to date information on statutory guid ...
Course Code: EDU 18/695

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SPARK KS2 Computer Science Subject Leader Network

Computing is a newly added curriculum subject, with roots in computer science concepts and also the creative use of technology. These network meetings provide an opportunity to share experiences around responding to the national agenda, whilst encouraging a computational thinking approach to teaching computing.

The National Curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

• Can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
• Can analyse problems in computational terms, and have ...
Course Code: EDU 18/489

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SPARK EMA Network Meeting

The EMA Network meeting is an opportunity for EAL and inclusion leads to meet, share ideas and good practice, and keep up to date with current issues regarding national and local guidance and initiatives.

Recent reports in the news have suggested that EAL pupils are now overtaking their monolingual peers in achievement. Although this is true for many pupils from multilingual backgrounds, Hutchinson (Bell Foundation, 2018) stresses the need for us to focus on the heterogeneity of this group, and the significant needs of particular young people who arrive new, and/or who face significant ineq ...
Course Code: EDU 19/086
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Session 1Tuesday 30 April 201914:00 - 17:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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SPARK Primary English Subject Leader Network

‘The overarching aim for English in the National Curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.’ (The National Curriculum in England Key stages 1 and 2 framework document, 2013).

The Primary English Subject Leaders’ Network gives subject leaders a regular opportunity to meet and to continually develop their understanding of developments in English, both nationally and locally.

Led by the Lead School Improvement Advis ...
Course Code: EDU 18/630

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SPARK Primary Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Network

According to the DfE’s Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools advice (March 2016), ‘In order to help their pupils succeed, schools have a role to play in supporting them to be resilient and mentally healthy. There are a variety of things that schools can do, for all their pupils and for those with particular problems, to offer that support in an effective way.’

These network sessions will outline the local support available via introduction to Achieving for Children’s (AfC) Inclusion One-Stop Shop and focus on ways of effective planning for students with Social, emotional and mental health ...
Course Code: EDU 18/752
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Session 1Thursday 2 May 201916:00 - 18:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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