Posts by Angie Mason

West of England ICT Conference 2017 – Online Safety Special – Monday 12 June – Book your place now!

We are delighted to announce a special focus to the West of England annual conference this year. We know online safety is an area of concern for schools following the changes made to the DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education document and the Ofsted emphasis on safeguarding. Working with David Wright from Safer Internet Centre we have arranged an online safety conference. This will take place on Monday 12 June at BAWA, Bristol. We are delighted to have the following high profile, national keynote speakers booked to speak: Ken Corish – Safer Internet Centre John Nixon – Ofsted Michael Bell
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University of Bristol summary of key education documents published January 2017

This document published by the University of Bristol, provides a useful summary of documents from a variety of sources: Gaps in grammar (Carl Cullinane for The Sutton Trust: December 2016) Growing up digital: a report of the Growing Up Digital Taskforce (Children’s Commissioner: January 2017) Youth Index 2017 (Macquarie Group with the Prince’s Trust: January 2017) Reviews of marking and moderation for GCSE and GCE: Summer 2016 exam series (Ofqual: December 2016) Specialist and non-specialist teaching in England: Extent and impact on pupil outcomes (DfE: December 2016) Intentions after graduation survey 2016 (HEFCE: December 2016) Higher education student enrolments and
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NQT Annual One-Day Conference – ‘Learning without Limits and Loops of Learning’

This is an opportunity for Newly Qualified Teachers to attend a one-day introductory conference led by Tim Sully. Date:  Wednesday 5 April 2017 Venue: Batch Country Hotel, Lympsham Have you ever thought about what you say in the classroom, and more importantly, how the young people hear and interpret what we say? This and many other important issues will be explored in a fun and entertaining way using research from Dweck, Hattie and Stobbart. Delegates will be given the opportunity to explore pedagogy from around the world and to look at the innovative practice from our own part of the
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University of Bristol summary of key education documents published December 2016

This document, published by the University of Bristol provides a useful summary of documents from a variety of sources: The Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills 2015-16 (Ofsted: December 2016) Education and training statistics for the United Kingdom 2016 (DfE: November 2016) Effective primary teaching practice 2016 (Teaching Schools Council: November 2016) Modern foreign languages pedagogy review (Teaching Schools Council: November 2016) Achievement of 15-year-olds in England: PISA 2015 National Report (DfE: December 2016) Trends in maths and science study: National report for England (DfE: November 2016) Getting ready for work (Ofsted: November
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Childnet – Crossing the Line: PSHE Toolkit

Childnet have released their practical online safety PSHE toolkit with films and lesson plans to explore online issues with pupils aged 11-14 years old. A PSHE Association Quality-Assured resource. This toolkit is comprised of four films and accompanying lesson plans which explore the idea of ‘Crossing the line’. Young people like to push boundaries, and at times they might take a joke too far or engage in risky behaviour online. From behind a screen, they can’t always predict the consequences of their actions. Through discussion and activities, this toolkit challenges young people to not only reflect on their own behaviour online
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University of Bristol summary of key education documents published November 2016

This document, published by the University of Bristol, provides a useful summary of documents from a variety of sources: Provisional destinations of Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 students in state-funded institutions, England, 2014-15 (DfE: October 2016) Children and Young People’s Writing in 2015 (National Literacy Trust: November 2016) Further Education and Skills: Statistical First Release (DfE: October 2016) SEND: The Schools and Colleges Experience (L. Scott for DfE: November 2016) SFCA Funding Impact Survey Report 2016 (Sixth Form Colleges Association: October 2016) Earning and Learning: Making the Apprenticeship System work for 16-18 Year-olds (Institute for Public Policy Research:
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University of Bristol summary of key education documents published September 2016

This document, published by the University of Bristol, provides a useful summary of documents from a variety of sources: National curriculum assessments at Key Stage 2 in English, 2016 (provisional) (DfE: September 2016) Detailed analysis of summer 2016 GCSE results (Ofqual: August 2016) Factors associated with predicted and achieved A level attainment (UCAS: August 2016) Changing the subject (R. Allen and D. Thompson for The Sutton Trust: August 2016) Evaluating the summer 2015 results of A level French, German and Spanish (Ofqual: August 2016) Texting parents (Education Endowment Foundation: July 2016) The longer-term costs and benefits of different initial teacher
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University of Bristol summary of key education documents published October 2016

This document, published by the University of Bristol, provides a useful summary of documents from a variety of sources: Provisional GCSE and equivalent results in England, 2015-16 (DfE: October 2016) Phonics screening check and Key Stage 1 assessments in England, 2016 (DfE: September 2016) Provisional and other 16-18 results in England, 2015-16 (Department for Education: October 2016) Higher Education in England 2016: key facts (Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE): September 2016) The evolution of school league tables in England, 1992-2016: contextual ‘value-added’, ‘expected progress’ and ‘progress 8′ (H. Goldstein & G. Leckie, University of Bristol Graduate School of
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