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Polaris and Diocese of Middlesbrough TSA’s network groups are an opportunity for subject leaders to:

    • Share practice across curriculum subjects and to support leadership development.
    • Promote innovation and creativity in thinking about practice.
    • Provide a supportive environment that respects the confidentiality of what is shared.
    • Create a vision for reform and progress.
    • Promote shared ownership.
    • Update the knowledge and skills of all members.
    • Share ideas that challenge teachers rather than just prescribe.

There are currently network groups in Maths, English, Science and Early Years. From September 2018, the four networks have been broken down into three regional groups, with each network sharing a network lead, who will support the groups and ensure consistency across them. Each school has been allocated a regional group, but teachers may choose which regional group they would like to attend. We simply ask that once you have committed to a group, you stay with that group.

Please register below now to secure your place at the Subject-Leader Development Days for your network

To launch the network groups for 2018-19, we will be holding conferences for each of the different networks, supported by nationally recognised experts in the field. As well as an opportunity to access high-quality training, these conferences will be a time for Polaris subject leaders to celebrate all the work that has been achieved in the regional groups, to network and share as a wider group and to discuss key priorities and plan for 2018-19.

English Subject-Leader Development Day 1, Wednesday 3rd October, 12:30pm to 3:30pm, All Saints, York

Led by Alison Bailey.

Alison Bailey has over 30 years experience in primary education.  She has worked for several local authorities within or alongside their school improvement teams, specialising in all aspects of primary English and statutory assessment. Currently she combines leading on primary CPD for a Teaching School Alliance with free-lance consultancy work across three local authorities.  She is an accredited moderator for KS1 and KS2 assessment , has marked KS2 tests, and has a PhD focused on research into the implementation of the ‘phonics first’ approach to the teaching of reading.  Her work is highly rated, and she is particularly appreciated for her ability to provide insightful analysis and advice to school leaders as well as regularly teaching demonstration lessons in settings from pre-school to Y6. She has a passionate commitment to helping all staff working in education develop their practice to enable all children to flourish and achieve the best that they can.

Alison can offer training and support on:

  • all aspects of the teaching of reading including phonics, early reading, effective guided reading, developing reading fluency and stamina, higher level reading skills and comprehension, whole-class reading, reading environment, text selection and assessment;
  • all aspects of the teaching of writing including creating stimulating reasons or writing, developing the writing process (plan, draft, edit), handwriting, spelling and grammar teaching in context;
  • all aspects of oracy including  drama, effective questioning, dialogic talk;
  • all aspects of formative assessment including AfL techniques, assessing without levels across the primary school and into lower secondary;
  • all aspects of statutory assessment at KS1 and KS2 including guidance on statutory processes, supporting leaders and teachers in statutory assessment year groups with appropriate preparation, evidence gathering, moderation of reading and writing teacher assessments.

Maths Subject-Leader Development Day 1, Wednesday 24th October, 9am to 3:30pm, Harrogate Grammar School

Yorkshire Ridings Maths Hub –

The Maths Hubs programme brings together all mathematics education professionals in a national network of hubs, each locally led by an outstanding school or college, and working in partnership with neighbouring schools, colleges, universities, CPD providers, maths experts and employers.

EYFS Subject-Leader Development Day 1, Monday 1st October, 12:30pm to 3:30pm, All Saints, York

Led by Shan Brough-Jones and Helen Davenport high quality cpd tailored to Early Years leaders, teachers, practitioners , and school senior leaders. Supporting delegates to evaluate their current position, plan for improvement and bring best practice into each setting to create outstanding learning environments and experiences for young children.

 

Science Subject-Leader Development Day 1, Wednesday 14th November, 1:00pm to 4:30pm, St. Joseph’s School, Pickering

Led by Jo Wheldon, science specialist and ITT lead mentor

 

If you have any questions with regards to your network please contact the Development Day lead directly;

English – Alison Bailey via Steve Sandwell – s.sandwell@allsaints.york.sch.uk

Maths – Lisa Duffield – ld@stmarysmalton.co.uk

EYFS – Helen Davenport or Shan Brough-Jones – hd@stmarysmalton.co.uk

Science – Jo Wheldon – joanna@wheldon.me.uk

Subject Leader Development Days 2018-2019

Subject Development Day 1 Development Day 2 Development Day 3 Development Day 4
English

 

3 October 2018
9.30am – 3.30pm
All Saints, York
6 February 2019
9am – 3.30pm
All Saints, York
1 May 2019
9am – 3.30pm
All Saints, York
Maths

 

24 October 2018
9.30am – 3.30pm
Harrogate Grammar
5 December 2018
9.30am – 3.30pm
Harrogate Grammar
15 March 2019
9.30am – 3.30pm
St. Mary’s, Malton
7 June 2019
9.30am – 3.30pm
St. Mary’s, Malton
EYFS

 

1 October 2018
1.30 – 3.30pm
All Saints, York
17 October 2018
9.15 – 5.30pm
Early Excellence, York
6 March 2019
9.15 – 5.30pm
Early Excellence, York
26 June 2019
9.15 – 5.30pm
Early Excellence, York
Science

 

14 November 2018
9am – 3.30pm
St. Joseph’s, Pickering
20 March 2019
9am – 3.30pm
St. Mary’s, Malton
12 June 2019
9am – 3.30pm
St. Mary’s, Malton