Teacher Subject Specialism Training

MATHS 2017-2018

The Maths program will run from December to June. It consists of a launch morning followed by four morning sessions on pedagogy at Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School alongside online subject knowledge development using Canterbury Christchurch University resources, and the MathsWatch website. Subject knowledge development will be supported by 3 twilight sessions at Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School between 4pm and 6pm.

The details of the sessions at SLGGS are as follows:

Friday 8th December 9:30 – 13:00

  • Launch day
  • Registration with CCCU to be completed ahead of this session
  • Initial audit of Maths knowledge and gap analysis to be completed
  • Familiarisation with online resources for subject knowledge development

Friday 26th January 9:30 – 13:00

  • Multiple representations of Maths Session 9:30-12:00
  • Optional Subject Knowledge Support 12:00-13:00

Friday 9th March 9:30 – 13:00

  • Activities for Maths lessons 9:30-12:00
  • Optional Subject Knowledge Support 12:00-13:00

Friday 11th May 9:30 – 13:00

  • Planning a Maths lesson 9:30-12:00
  • Optional Subject Knowledge Support 12:00-13:00

Friday 8th June 9:30 – 13:00

  • Marking in Maths 9:30-12:00
  • Optional Subject Knowledge Support 12:00-13:00

Friday 15th June

  • Completion of exit audit and submission of all evidence by this date

Course completion

Course completion will depend on:

  • Exit audit showing improvement in Maths knowledge
  • Sufficient evidence of subject knowledge and pedagogy development
  • Evidence of the completion of a minimum of 3 Maths lesson observations
  • Evidence of a minimum of one taught Maths lesson

On completion of the course you will receive a certificate of completion from Canterbury Christchurch University and the option to complete further study to obtain masters credits.

To apply

There is no fee for this course; it is funded by the government Teacher Subject Specialism Training programme.

To be eligible to apply you must hold Qualified Teacher Status and are either currently teaching or have taught in the past and are returning from a career break. You should not already be a specialist Maths teacher. Primary teachers wishing to apply should have firm plans to move into teaching Maths at secondary level to be eligible.

Please apply as soon as possible by completing the application form below and emailing it to mlee@langton.kent.sch.uk


PHYSICS 2017-2018

 

  • This Free* course will upskill a non-specialist teacher to teach physics to KS4 standard. To allow teachers to attend we will also contribute towards the cost of cover for each of the full day CPD sessions attended, to the value of £100 – that means you school can claim up to £600 to meet your cover costs by participating in the course. The course will run for the duration of the academic year 2017-2018 with dates to be confirmed in September.

Course Details

  • Initial audit to identify key areas to work on
  • 35 contact hours spread across 6 full CPD days and 5 twilight sessions
  • CPD days and twilight provide opportunities to get hands on with experiments
  • Opportunity to teach supported by an experiences Physics teacher
  • You will build a file during the course that will support your future teaching
  • Online resources to support learning
  • Exit audit to check progress
  • Course is Institute of Physics enables, community approved

Topics Covered

  • Forces
  • Motion and Motion Graphs
  • Magnets and Electromagnetism
  • Matter
  • Space
  • Waves
  • Thermal Physics
  • Energy
  • DC Electricity
  • Radio Activity

Online Learning

Online audits are provided by the Institute of physics and course materials are available online through a Virtual Learning Environment. We will also set up an online ALISON study group and suggest Physics modules from the Alison courses to support your learning.

To apply

There is no fee for this course; it is funded by the government Teacher Subject Specialism Training programme.

To be eligible to apply you must hold Qualified Teacher Status and are either currently teaching or have taught in the past and are returning from a career break. You should not already be a specialist Physics teacher. Primary teachers wishing to apply should have firm plans to move into teaching Physics at secondary level to be eligible.

Please apply as soon as possible by completing the application form below and emailing it to mlee@langton.kent.sch.uk

* Funding for this training is provided by the DFE. Spaces are limited and to ensure that spaces do not go to waste we ask that a £175 deposit is paid. This is refundable on successful completion of the course (5/6 CPD days attended and 4/5 twilights attended. Although discretion wil be used in exceptional circumstances). We will also require a memorandum of understanding to be signed but the head teacher of the school and we will also only release funds to contribute towards the cost of cover at the end of the course.

 

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