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NQT Conference Preparing for the new National Curriculum Faculty of Education 8th March 2014


NQT Conference: Preparing for the new National Curriculum I 8th March 2014

Contents Welcome from Robert Smedley, Pro Vice Chancellor, Dean Faculty of Education

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Liam Owens ‘Higher Education Landscape’

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A welcome from the NQT Support Programme Team TeachMeet

Conference Programme Workshop Leaders The NQT wiki

Dr Peter Townley ‘The Leadership Academy’ Exhibitors

Dates for your diary: The next NQT Conference

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Welcome from Robert Smedley, Pro Vice Chancellor, Dean of Faculty of Education We are delighted to welcome you to Edge Hill University for this NQT Conference and programme. If you qualified with us in the Summer then 'welcome back', if you qualified as a teacher somewhere else then we are pleased that you have chosen to work with us on your continued development as a teacher.

Pro Vice Chancellor, Dean, Faculty of Education

Robert Smedley

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The Faculty of Education at Edge Hill is one of the most significant providers of teacher training and education in the country and we are committed to providing the very highest quality opportunities to support you in becoming an even better teacher in the classroom and to progress your career as a teacher. We want to be part of your future and hope that this conference and programme is the start of something much bigger in your continued relationship with the Faculty of Education. Please tell us what else we could be doing to support your needs as an NQT this year and we'll see what we can do.


NQT Conference: Preparing for the new National Curriculum I 8th March 2014

A welcome from the NQT Programme Team Welcome to the second of this year’s NQT Conferences provided by the Faculty of Education at Edge Hill University. We are delighted that you have seen the value of today’s conference and taken the time to meet up with old friends, University tutors and to take part in a wide range of workshops. This year, the conference has been extended to include workshops for graduates from post compulsory education and training. A special welcome to any graduates from such programmes. We are excited about hosting, for the first time, a ‘TeachMeet’ session and we welcome and thank colleagues who have volunteered to share their outstanding practice. Today’s programme is the result of work with teachers who have recently been successful in completing their NQT year. They have helped shape the programme based on their experiences. We are delighted that they too are here today and extend a warm welcome.

Whilst we look forward to today’s conference we are already planning the next. This will be on Saturday 17th May. There will be an opportunity at the end of today for you to tell us what topics you would like covered at that conference.

A special thank you to Paul Spencer and Russell Sugden who are moving into other roles at the University and whom have led these conferences since their inception in November 2012.

Finally, from everyone in the NQT Team, have a great day and do let us know how we can support you whether in your NQT year or still seeking that first post.

Trish Byrne, David Grimes, Sue Harrop, Lindsey March, Justine Smith, Paul Spencer, Russell Sugden and Judith Thomas.

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The HE Landscape The Higher Education landscape has changed at an unprecedented rate since the Coalition Government came to power in 2010. The changes that have been implemented will, inevitably, have a significant impact on those who work in the Education sector as well as those who are considering applying to university. But what is fact and what is hearsay?

This brief session will give an overview of those changes, what you need to know as an education specialist and how Edge Hill University can help.

Liam Owens

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Presenter: Liam is Head of Student Recruitment at Edge Hill University based in Ormskirk in the Northwest of England where he has worked since January 2007. His responsibilities include Outreach and Education Liaison, Open Events, Course Enquiries and Advice and Guidance Services, Applicant Communications, Postgraduate Recruitment and Workforce Development activities. Liam is also the former UK Chair of Higher Education Liaison Officers Association, finishing his term of office in January 2014. Founded in 1990, HELOA's aims are to 'promote entry to all sectors of Higher Education' and to 'have concern for the nature and quality of information and counselling given in the United Kingdom either directly, or indirectly to all potential students'. With over 1000 members in nine groups across the UK, HELOA aims to be one of the foremost, professional, member-led IAG Associations in the sector, collaborating with other Associations and Agencies to make a significant contribution to the debate about Higher Education in the UK


NQT Conference: Preparing for the new National Curriculum I 8th March 2014

TeachMeet A TeachMeet is a group of teachers and educators that have got together to share ideas. These are ideas that they have used in the classroom and that they want to share with a wider audience. You can present using any tool you wish. This might be PowerPoint速 , Prezi, bits of paper or in the case of one, a guitar. The main thing is the sharing of ideas.

Generally TeachMeets follow some simple rules and the main one is that presentations are short, usually 2 or 5 minutes in length. This means that you can get lots of people sharing lots of ideas in one event. The presentations are also about ideas rather than products.

TeachMeets happen across the country (and the world) and they started as small meetings or over dinner. They now run mainly as either an event at a conference or as an event in their own right. The NQT Conference brings TeachMeet to Edge Hill University for the first time.

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2.15 – 2.45

1.00 – 2.15

12.15 – 1.00

11.00 – 12.15

Lisa Miller Behaviour Consultant Practical Tactics

‘So How Do You Handle It?’

Sarah Martin Primary Maths Consultant

‘PLACE VALUE’ Developing effective teaching and learning in Primary Mathematics

Lisa Miller Behaviour Consultant Practical Tactics

‘So How Do You Handle It?’

Sarah Martin Primary Maths Consultant

Tony Hooson Edge Hill University

The MA Education Programme

Emma Rollins Teacher-toTeacher (UK)

Cooperative learning with Kagan

Tony Hooson Edge Hill University

The MA Education Programme

Emma Rollins Teacher-toTeacher (UK)

Cooperative learning with Kagan Sally Warnes Edge Hill University Tony Houghton Tarleton Academy

Andrew Oliver Curriculum Director of Expressive Arts Our Lady’s, Blackley

‘Marking Matters’

Kathryn Langford Institute for Learning

Gaining QTLS in the NQT Year

Working with TAs in the Primary School

Dr Phil Rigby Edge Hill University

Sally Warnes Edge Hill University Tony Houghton Tarleton Academy

Preparing for New NC in Secondary Science

Andrew Oliver Curriculum Director of Expressive Arts Our Lady’s, Blackley

‘Marking Matters’

Kathryn Langford Institute for Learning

Gaining QTLS in the NQT Year

Preparing for ‘Dare to Dabble?’ New NC in Early Years Creating a digital Secondary Maths Alison Hughes classroom Mat Budd Gerard Hayes EYFS Teacher Yvonne Shone Sarah Wright Poulton Lancelyn Associate Tutor St Stephen’s CE Partnership Lead Edge Hill Primary School Edge Hill Primary School, Trainer, University Hollie Fitzgibbon University Bolton Farnborough Road Liversedge, West Junior School, Yorkshire Southport

Developing Literacy across the Primary curriculum

Kate Blacklock Primarily Science Consultancy

Preparing for New NC in Primary Science

Preparing for New NC in Secondary English

Workshop 2

Buffet Lunch and Networking

Working with TAs in the Primary School

Dr Phil Rigby Edge Hill University

Preparing for New NC in Secondary Science

Preparing for ‘Dare to Dabble?’ New NC in Early Years Creating a digital Secondary Maths Alison Hughes classroom Mat Budd Gerard Hayes EYFS Teacher Yvonne Shone Sarah Wright Poulton Lancelyn Associate Tutor St Stephen’s CE Partnership Edge Hill Primary School Edge Hill Primary School, Lead Trainer, University Hollie Fitzgibbon University Bolton Farnborough Road Liversedge, West Junior School, Yorkshire Southport

Developing Literacy across the Primary curriculum

Kate Blacklock Primarily Science Consultancy

Preparing for New NC in Primary Science

Preparing for New NC in Secondary English

“The Leadership Academy" @ Edge Hill University – A Bespoke Leadership Programme for NQTs

Jonathan White Clare Mount Sports College

Inclusive PE at KS2

Robert Kirkham AQA

Raising of the participation age – implications for schools & colleges

Jonathan White Clare Mount Sports College

Inclusive PE at KS2

Robert Kirkham AQA

Raising of the participation age – implications for schools & colleges

Welcome followed by NQT TeachMeet

10.00 – 11.00

‘PLACE VALUE’ Developing effective teaching and learning in Primary Mathematics

Registration, networking and visit exhibition

9.30 – 10.00

Workshop 1

Conference Programme

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NQT Conference: Preparing for the new National Curriculum I 8th March 2014

Workshop Activities and Leaders Generic workshops for all age ranges So How Do You Handle It? Lisa Miller Behaviour Consultant, Practical Tactics consultancy Room E20

In this behaviour management workshop, Lisa Miller will respond to specific examples from delegates and provide tailored guidance on how to manage individuals and classes across all age ranges who exhibit challenging behaviour.

Cooperative learning with Kagan Emma Rollins Teacher to Teacher (UK) Room E24

Emma is a teacher with 11 years experience covering all ages and abilities in secondary education. Emma is an outstanding teacher, and has been an Advanced Skills Teacher in Learning and Teaching for the last 5 years. She is a Certified National Kagan Trainer working with schools throughout the UK. In this workshop you will learn ways to release the power of Kagan Structures in your own classrooms at any key stage. You will find that when you use structures students are kinder to each other and enjoy class and academic content more. Creating a digital classroom Sarah Wright Edge Hill University and Longton Lane, Community Primary School Room E18

Sarah is a champion in the use of technologies to enhance pupil learning and to get the most from precious teacher time. In this workshop she will demonstrate technologies that will save time, enhance teaching and learning and engage learners, a whistle stop tour of technologies that are easy to embed into the classroom for all age ranges.

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The MA Education Programme Tony Hooson Programme Leader, MA Education Room E17

This workshop will begin by looking at the pathways on to the MA Education programme based upon entry qualifications. Tony will then consider exemplar assignments for the gateway modules on to the MA programme.

Early Years and Primary workshops Dare to Dabble? Alison Hughes EYFS teacher, St. Stephen’s CE Primary School, Bolton Room E13

Alison is an experienced teacher of early years children who will provide a workshop with helpful handy hints, full of practical fun activities such as; 'Busy Bee,' 'Funky Fingers', ‘Minute making play dough,’ ‘Number Fun’ and 'Puff Painting’, which are guaranteed to excite and engage early years’ children.

‘PLACE VALUE’ Developing effective teaching and learning in Primary Mathematics. Sarah Martin Primary Maths Consultant Room E25

Are your children confident in all five strands of place value? Are they secure, confident and ready to calculate? Are you sure? The workshop will support a wide range of different ability and aged children and help them specifically develop understanding of place value for any number range. The workshop will help all primary teachers to further their understanding of how ‘models and images’ can support mathematical understanding and learning. There will be an opportunity to explore a wealth of ideas, resources and activities that can be used straight away in the classroom. Links will be made to the 2014 National Curriculum highlighting key messages and action to complete in preparation for implementation.

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NQT Conference: Preparing for the new National Curriculum I 8th March 2014

Preparing for New NC in Primary Science Kate Blacklock Independent Science Consultant Room E15

In this behaviour management workshop, Lisa Miller will respond to specific examples from delegates and provide tailored guidance on how to manage individuals and classes across all age ranges who exhibit challenging behaviour.

Inclusive PE at KS2 Jonathan White Clare Mount Sports College, Wirral Room New Gym (Sporting Edge)

Jonathan is a teacher of PE at Clare Mount Sports College which caters for pupils with moderate learning difficulties and additional needs including autism. Judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2010, in this activity based workshop, Jon will draw on this experience to provide examples on how to include all learners at KS2 in physical education. There will be a focus on The Inclusion Spectrum and the use of STEP as a planning and differentiation tool. There will be many examples given from the his current practice in a cluster of special and mainstream schools to support NQTs in gaining confidence that they can plan, prepare and assess using an Inclusive PE model. Developing Literacy across the Primary curriculum Yvonne Shone Farnborough Road Junior School, Southport Room E7

The development of literacy skills remains central to a child's life chances and is a focus of the new primary curriculum. In this workshop Yvonne will draw on her experience and provide practical examples of how she develops skills in reading, spelling, punctuation, grammar and handwriting in a subject context.

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Working with TAs in the Primary School Mat Budd Poulton Lancelyn Primary School, Wirral Hollie Fitzgibbon Liversedge, West Yorkshire Room E6 Teaching Assistants can make a significant contribution to a child’s progress when working in harmony with the classroom teacher. Mat and Hollie will describe the strategies he adopts to lead and manage the Teaching Assistant to achieve a partnership in the classroom which is working towards achieving the learning outcomes for each child.

Secondary and PCET workshops Marking Matters Andrew Oliver Curriculum Director of Expressive Arts, Our Lady’s , Blackley Room E19

In this workshop, Andrew will be introducing strategies that will help you to improve student engagement with their own progress, through effective marking. Andrewwill also suggest strategies to speed up marking and show ways to structure peer and selfevaluation so that it is useful and helps pupils to improve their own work and attainment. This session will cover all subjects as ideas will be predominantly generic.

Preparing for New NC in Secondary English Dr Phil Rigby Senior Lecturer, Edge Hill University Room E21

The new Key Stage 3 Programme of Study for English will be taught in all maintained secondary schools from September 2014. This workshop will provide an overview of the new KS3 English POS and the practical steps English teachers should take to prepare for this new Curriculum.

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NQT Conference: Preparing for the new National Curriculum I 8th March 2014

Preparing for New NC in Secondary Science Tony Houghton Head of Science, Tarleton Academy Sally Warnes, Senior Lecturer, Edge Hill University Room BIO 009 (Haeckel Laboratory ground floor Biosciences) This workshop will support science teachers in implementing the new National Curriculum. It will identify the key issues arising from the new Curriculum and consider how to audit and adapt existing schemes of learning to accommodate the changes.

Preparing for New NC in Secondary Maths Gerard Hayes Associate Lecturer, Edge Hill University and Lecturer, Open University Room E5

The new Key Stage 3 Programme of Study for Mathematics will be taught in all maintained secondary schools from September 2014. This workshop will provide an overview of the new KS3 Mathematics POS and the practical steps Maths teachers should take to prepare for this new Curriculum.

QTLS in the NQT Year & the IfL Kathryn Langford Institute for Learning Room E23

In this workshop Kathryn will look at the benefits and the process to gaining Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS). She will outline the many professional development opportunities provided by the IfL for teachers in the post compulsory sector.

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Raising of the participation age – implications for schools and colleges Robert Kirkham Senior Teacher Support Manager, AQA Room E22

Students who left Year 11 in summer 2013 are required to continue with education or training until at least the end of the academic year in which they turn 17. Pupils starting year 11 or below in September 2013 will need to continue until at least their 18th birthday. This will have major implications for schools and colleges. In this workshop, Robert will look at the timeline and implications for students and teachers. He will describe the alternatives to ‘A’ levels for post 16 students and the planned changes to GCSE and A levels. He will finally describe how AQA can support teachers with the raising of the participation age.

The Edge Hill University NQT wiki All participants in the Edge Hill University NQT Programme will have access to the NQT wiki. This can be accessed via http://bit.ly/1crvqsd. The NQT wiki will host all the resources from this and previous conferences enabling you to download and adapt for your own pupils and students. The 'News & Updates' area will provide the latest information on matters concerning the NQT year. Any vacancies which come to the NQT Team will also be posted on the NQT Forum. The 'NQT Forum' will is a closed area and can be only accessed via an invitation email to set up an account. If you wish to participate in the ‘NQT Forum’ then please email: nqt@edgehill.ac.uk Please follow us on twitter @NQTtweets

"The Leadership Academy" @ Edge Hill University A Bespoke Leadership Programme for NQTs Presenter: Peter has worked in the Faculty for 11 years and is responsible for leading on projects related to the Professional Development of teachers and leaders of education and School Improvement initiatives.

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Dr Peter Townley Associate Dean Faculty of Education


NQT Conference: Preparing for the new National Curriculum I 8th March 2014

Exhibitors (Correct at time of going to press) We are keen to offer support and advice to our graduates and keep them involved in the life of the University. As an alumnus you can make use of a range of services designed to help graduates plan their careers, undertake further study or to keep in touch with us and each other. Alumni Team T: 01695 584861 E: alumni@edgehill.ac.uk FB: facebook.com/ehualumni

Alumni

ATL is the union for education professionals across the UK. Active in the maintained, independent and post-16 sectors, we use our members' experiences to influence education policy, and we work with government and employers to defend your pay, conditions and career development. From early years to HE, teachers to support staff, lecturers to leaders, we support and represent our members throughout their career.

Association of Teachers and Lecturers

Edge Hill University has successfully been awarded the prestigious “Confucius Institute”. Confucius Institutes are non-profit public institutions supported by an off shoot of the Chinese Ministry of Education known as Hanban. They aim to promote Chinese language and culture, support local Chinese teaching, and facilitate cultural exchanges. There are almost 300 worldwide with only 12 Confucius institutes in the UK. The Confucius Institute at Edge Hill University is able to offer a variety of courses for students, teachers and the community to develop an understanding of the Chinese culture and learn Mandarin Chinese.

Confucius Institute, Edge Hill University

Learn more about the options available for further professional development. The Faculty also offers a comprehensive professional development portfolio for those who are already teaching, including a highly flexible MA Education programme and other specialist awards. Visit the stand to see how you can convert your NQT year into credits towards a Masters at Edge Hill University.

Edge Hill University Faculty of Education Professional Development

The network provides an exciting, innovative and comprehensive programme of high-quality CPD that covers primary, secondary, post-16 and technicians. Last year, 91% of teachers who participated in CPD through the network showed it improved their knowledge and skills and 76% reported an impact on their students. The national network comprises the National Science Learning Centre located in York and five regional consortia covering England. Each consortium has CPD delivery centres and around ten local Science Learning Partnerships which offer CPD near you. For more information about the Science Learning Centres please visit: www.slcs.ac.uk

Science Centre Learning Consortium

The Schools’ University is working collaboratively with schools and their communities, to promote excellence and actively drive up and realise the aspirations of children, young people and their families. Schools’ University is offering a dynamic, meaningful and bespoke leadership accreditation framework which supports children and young people to empower themselves and their local and wider communities.

Schools’ University, Edge Hill University

Bloomsbury Publishers Our Educational publishing includes many popular and trusted brands and supports teachers and parents with titles for learning across the curriculum and reading for pleasure.

Our early years list, Featherstone, provides teaching professionals, carers and parents with resources to help prepare 0-7 year-olds for the world to come. Through our extensive fiction and non-fiction books, we cover every reading age with exciting and entertaining books children won't want to put down. The highly successful Music list features classics like Abracadabra Recorder, as well as bestselling teaching scheme Music Express, songbooks and musicals. Andrew Brodie teacher resources are essential for anyone teaching maths and literacy and our professional development range contains hundreds of inspiring ideas for early years, primary and secondary teachers and leaders to improve their teaching and make their schools outstanding.

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NQT Conference Saturday 17th May, 2014

Enjoyed this Conference? Then you will be looking forward to the next.

Watch for programme details and how to book through the Edge Hill University NQT wiki and the Conference home page at: edgehill.ac.uk/nqt

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NQT Conference - 8th March 2014