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The Chimp Model
Putting Neuroscience into Practice – a way to help raise standards of teaching and learning through wellbeing
09/10/2017

The Kite TSA Cambridge is offering this very special year-long programme for school leaders.  The course starts on Thursday 2nd November and continues 8th February, 29th March and concludes on 14th June.  The cost of the whole programme is £625 which is ‘at cost’ to enable as many headteachers as possible to benefit.

Feedback from previous participants;

“I have the energy for the right things and the capacity to do more since working with Chimp Management. I am able to switch off and feel more rested and positive than any other time in my professional life.”

Assistant Headteacher, Leicester

“Working with Chimp Management has been challenging, exciting and, above all, rewarding. We believe our standards of teaching and learning are rising, and staff are happier in their jobs.”

Principal, Huddersfield 

The Chimp Model mind management programme for school leaders – Day 1

The Chimp Model mind management programme for School Leaders – Session 2

The Chimp Model mind management programme for school leaders – Session 3

The Chimp Model mind management programme for school leaders – Session 4

The book onto this programme please email kitetsa@spinney.cambs.sch.uk or call 07969 685971

Professional Learning
Leading CPD Effectively – 3 Day Programme for those responsible for leading and managing CPD in their schools
02/10/2017

In these days of tight budgets and external pressures to improve, it is more important than ever for schools to get the best value out of their continuing professional development budgets. When professional learning is carried out well, it is the most effective tool for improving pupil outcomes, closing gaps, and improving staff morale.

Well led CPD helps to build a successful a culture of professional learning within a school.

This three session programme is for those with responsibility for leading and managing CPD in their schools or phase. This can include headteachers and other senior and middle leaders.

During the programme you will:

  • further develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required by a CPD leader so that you can devise high impact CPD programmes in your school;
  • consider the CPD leader role in preparing and implementing whole school or phase CPD and staff development policy and practice;
  • consider how to further develop your professional learning community, so that staff learning can flourish despite often feeling under the endless pressure of everyday teaching;
  • discuss the research and evidence based CPD strategies which impact most on improving teaching and learning in classrooms;
  • review how best to identify and address school and individual CPD needs;
  • discuss how well planned CPD can effectively support colleagues in their career development;
  • discover how to plan for impact – not just try to measure it;
  • work through effective strategies for evaluating both the short and longer term the impact of CPD;

ü learn the secrets of making change stick.

Programme Facilitator: Nigel Battey

Nigel was previously Senior Adviser for Cambridgeshire LA for seven years and has also worked at The Eastern Leadership Centre, leading the organisation and delivery of senior leadership programmes, including NPQH. He was also an accredited national trainer for the Training and Development Agency, facilitating training nationally for a number of TDA programmes. Nigel has been headteacher at two schools. Ofsted noted Nigel’s “inspirational leadership”.
Currently he is a partner in ‘Partnerships for School Improvement’ (PfSI), the largest independent provider of school improvement services to primary schools and academies in Cambridgeshire, working as a School Improvement Adviser to schools.
He is also a lead facilitator and mentor for the National College Chair of Governors Leadership Development Programme

Dates:          

Tuesday 14th November – 1.30 – 5.00pm

Tuesday 5th December –  1.30 – 5.00pm

Tuesday 16th January – 1.30 – 5.00pm

SLE
We’re recruiting SLEs – applications open until 31st Oct 2017
24/09/2017

Our SLEs are innovators and take a lateral approach to their role. Working as a team they are exploring opportunities and looking to see where there are gaps in networks, training and school-to-school support work. If you have been in a leadership role for more than two years, have a specialism in one of the required areas of focus and would like the opportunity to develop your peer-to-peer support skills then please click here to details about the process and to download an application form. Applications for this round close on 31st Oct 2017.

**We are seeking specialist in all areas but would like to highlight Maths, Early Years, Arts and Mental Health & Wellbeing as key areas of focus.

CPD in Cambridgeshire
Autumn Term 2017 CPD Brochure – Now available
22/09/2017

Our brochure provides an overview of the areas in which The Kite TSA works.  There is a selection of CPD programmes to choose from as well as information about the networks and partnerships we have either created or are a part of.  We hope that you find it easy to use and that there are ideas for joint practice development and professional learning that appeal to your needs and strategic priorities.  If there’s anything you’re looking for that’s not covered, please do get in touch. We may be able to signpost to other offers in the county or we will be very happy to explore bespoke programming with you or your cluster. 

The Kite TSA Brochure 2017-2018

 

STEAM Education
Family STEAM Festival 2017
05/09/2017

Over the summer The Kite TSA has been working on the programme for this year’s Family STEAM Festival. This is an annual Family Learning event, all based around the theme of STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. In case you’re wondering , we’ve made two big changes to the event – we’ve changed the name –  it was formerly known as The Family Learning Festival and we’ve arranged for it to take place earlier in the Autumn term with a view that it will hopefully allow us to take advantage of better weather and to be able to hold more things outside. We’re very fortunate to welcome onboard our Project Partner this year – Anderson Group; supporting the event both financially, actively engaging in the planning and even putting on workshops! The event is FREE and open to all Cambridgeshire Families. There will be a wide range of workshops and shows to inspire families learning together. It takes place at The Spinney Primary School on Saturday 23rd September 2017, 10am-4pm. Visit www.familySTEAMfestival.com , like us on Facebook and click ‘going’ on our event.

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Kite TSA Cambridge Newsletter – July 2017
21/07/2017

The Kite TSA Newsletter – July 2017

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Kite TSA Cambridge Newsletter – June 2017
16/06/2017

Kite TSA Newsletter – June 2017

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Kite TSA Cambridge Newsletter – May 2017
09/05/2017

Kite TSA Newsletter – May 2017

 

Fair Funding for All Schools – Public Rally Tonight
09/05/2017
Public Rally - Education Funding Crisis
Public Rally – Education Funding Crisis – Tuesday 9th May 2017, 7:30pm, CB4 3DL
Cambridgeshire TSAs RQT Programme
Free Course – RQT Secondary Programme
03/05/2017

The Kite TSA Cambridge works alongside the local authority and the other Cambridgeshire teaching schools on a number of collaborative initiatives.  This brand new RQT Secondary Programme starts on 5th June at Bottisham Village College,  continues on 23rd June and concludes on the 4th July. Download the course flyer for full details;  RQT Secondary Programme

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Kite TSA Cambridge Newsletter – March 2017
22/03/2017

Kite TSA Cambridge Newsletter – March 2017
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Getting into Teaching Information Event
22/03/2017

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Cambridgeshire Needs Talented Teachers – an information evening on Tuesday 18th April, 6-8pm at ARU. For further information or to book click on the image.

YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough joins The Kite TSA as a Strategic Partner
13/03/2017

YMCA Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s CEO Jonathan Martin and Rod Allerton (Development Director), today agreed to form a strategic partnership with The Kite TSA Cambridge. We will be working together to implement big change for wellbeing in education. With our shared values around outcomes for children in Cambridgeshire we are excited about the opportunities we will be able to create.

#flamingosofhope
Cambridgeshire Festival of Education
05/03/2017

The Cambridgeshire Festival of Education is a celebration of teaching and learning in the region. The festival’s activities, culminating in the conference held at Anglia Ruskin University on 1st July 2017, will showcase and harness educational expertise, talent and passion. The festival’s focus and themes serve as an antidote to current focus on structures and accountabiluty in education, by creating a collaborative space for positive, collaborative, professional learning for the educational community. The programme of speakers, workshops and open house events will provide opportunities to inspire, connect, ethuse existing and prospective teachers and anyone with an interest in and commitment to education.

Follow @CambsEdFest

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Fully subsidised Recently Qualified Teachers Programme (Primary & Secondary)
01/03/2017

The Kite works collaboratively with the ‘Working Together’ which represents all the Cambridgeshire facing TSAs and Cambridgeshire Local Authority.  As part of this group we have been working together to programme a Recently Qualified Teachers course, one for Primary and one for Secondary. Click on the links below for details of dates and venues. This is collaborative effort to offer a subsidised programme.

RQT Primary Programme

RQT Secondary Programme – TBC

No More Marking
Moderating using online comparative judgement tools
27/02/2017

Comparative judgement is a modern approach to teacher assessment. Instead of marking every piece of writing individually, you can scan every pupil’s portfolio into the No More Marking comparative judgement enging. The by making a number of comparisons of pairs of items you build up a measurement scale. Instead of making absolute judgements of quality, which we as humans can’t do, you make comparison judgements of quality. The software has processed more than 2 million judgements and now The Kite TSA is working with No More Marking to bring together groups of Year 2 and Year 6 teachers to learn how to take advantage of this time-saving and quality-enhancing moderation tool. 

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Welcome to our new website!
27/02/2017

There’s always lots of information we want to share with you about what is happening across the Kite TSA and what you can read about today is just the beginning. We hope you will find this website to be an excellent resource for ideas, new connections and opportunities. We’re very happy to receive ideas and feedback – whether it’s to point out a typo or to tell us about opportunities which would benefit the Kite TSA network. If you are one of the individuals and organisations that is linked here we would be grateful if you could add a link to the Kite TSA website from yours. Here’s to exciting time for all the schools and organisations involved with The Kite TSA Cambridge.

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