Monthly Archives October 2015

Mathematics Conference – 23 November 2015

We are delighted to offer this conference to you. The conference will be delivered by Lorraine Woollven from the Learning Exchange team. Both sessions will model, through practical application, how freely available materials provided by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) and NRICH can be used effectively across the primary age range to teach the National Curriculum Programmes of Study and develop secure conceptual understanding. The session contents are built around the principles of Learning without Limits (written by Susan Hart, Annabelle Dixon, Mary Jane Drummond & Donald McIntyre reflecting the work of Dame Alison
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Phonics into Early Spelling and Spelling Year 2-6 Conference – 16 November 2015

This conference is aimed at curriculum leaders who have responsibility for improving the quality of teaching and learning in phonics and/or spelling, and also teachers and teaching assistants with limited or no phonics subject knowledge or who are unsure how to teach phonics or spelling. The conference will be split into two sessions. The morning session (09:00 – 12:00) will cover the ‘Programme for Phonics into Early Spelling’ and the afternoon session (13:00 – 16:00) will cover the ‘Year 2-6 Spelling Programme’. By attending this course delegates will be supported to develop consistently good and outstanding teaching of phonics and
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Educational Excellence Policy for North Somerset Schools

  The Learning Exchange aims to be a trusted partner by building better outcomes for children through professional development and school improvement, advice and guidance. The purposes of this document are to: confirm North Somerset’s commitment to Learning Without Limits; inform all schools in North Somerset of the School Improvement Strategy offered by the North Somerset Learning Exchange; help schools to quickly find the support and improvement strategies available to their category of school; help schools on their journey to outstanding and to secure rapid improvement. It is intended for all involved in school leadership activities, headteachers, senior leadership teams,
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New Publication – Conducting an Effective Pupil Premium Review

This new publication from the North Somerset Learning Exchange supports schools in reviewing their own practice or provides a framework to lead a review for others. It has been developed to support a truly self-improving, school-led system. It provides a rigorous and tested six-step framework which reviewers and supported schools can use to make the most of their Pupil Premium review, and find the best ways to raise the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils. The guide and six-step framework draws on the expertise of experienced and successful system leaders who currently undertake reviews, and has led to the development of
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Conducting an Effective Pupil Premium Review

Pages: 64 pages Format: electronic format Price: £25 (members), £45 (non-members) Author: Sue Ivermee This guide has been developed to support a truly self-improving, school-led system. It provides a rigorous and tested six-step framework which reviewers and supported schools can use to make the most of their pupil premium review, and find the best ways to raise the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils. The guide and six-step framework draws on the expertise of experienced and successful system leaders who currently undertake reviews, and has led to the development of effective and sustainable pupil premium strategies for schools. The six steps
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A framework to aid self-evaluation

The framework is intended to support a school or academy in their own self-evaluation. Effective self-evaluation requires an honest and investigative approach to what is working well and what isn’t. Done well, it enables true professional learning to take place for the purpose of leading to richer and deeper learning experiences for children and young people. North Somerset Learning Exchange (NSLE) is committed to helping all schools in being well informed and well prepared for its Ofsted inspection. The inspection framework effective from September 2015 clearly supports the importance of schools working in their own way. The professional judgement of
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A framework to aid self-evaluation

Pages: 60 pages (members version), 48 pages (non-members version) Format: electronic format Price: Free of charge (members), £45 (non-members) Authors: Sue Ivermee, Tim Sully and Andrea Sully The framework is intended to support a school or academy in their own self-evaluation. Effective self-evaluation requires an honest and investigative approach to what is working well and what isn’t. Done well, it enables true professional learning to take place for the purpose of leading to richer and deeper learning experiences for children and young people. The inspection framework effective from September 2015 clearly supports the importance of schools working in their own way.
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