Brand new programme starting on 21st January at Trumpington Meadows Primary School. This programme has been specially developed for Trumpington Federation teachers and being opened up for more teachers to be able to take advantage. The programme includes a chance to take a look at the macro perspective of your organisation. It explores modeling and monitoring, leading improvements, analysing data and being strategic. It includes strategic aspects of improving outcomes, ambition and career paths and will also look at books, resources, sources of inspiration and role models as well as wellbeing and workload. This well-rounded series of twilights across the second two terms of the academic year is a great way to support recently qualified teachers and emerging middle leaders and has been carefully timed to be succinct to fit in with busy schedules.
Please join us for a special workshop led by the renowned author, Michael Rosen, our ‘poet in residence’ at Historyworks. In this invaluable session, Michael will share his knowledge and experience for reading and writing both prose and poetry, and will introduce methods for supporting students of primary and lower secondary school age, followed by Q&A session.
In this CPD workshop, author Michael Rosen & public historian Helen Weinstein, will introduce teachers to ways of supporting students to improve their reading and writing of both poetry and prose. Historyworks has made a huge number of free resources with Michael Rosen for Cambridgeshire schools, which we will showcase at the event. All participants will receive two signed books from Michael Rosen, the latter recently published, aimed at primary and early secondary school teachers. Teachers will be taken through Michael’s guidance about how students can be encouraged to embrace reading and also improve the content of their writing by evaluating their narrative ingredients using his top tips. Helen Weinstein will showcase a variety of resources including history stories, walking trails, poetry and songs which have been devised by Michael Rosen and Historyworks, for teachers to use both inside and outside the classroom, to enhance learning across the curriculum. The main aim at the end of a long school day will be to inspire teachers, share practical tips and free resources, have fun with words in poetry and prose, and also eat chocolate cake together!
Time: 4pm Chocolate Cake social followed by 4.30pm/6pm Workshop with
Michael Rosen and Helen Weinstein, supported by Historyworks.
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.
The Kite TSA is a teacher CPD provider in Cambridgeshire. We actively participate in a CPD strategy group with other TSAs in Cambridgeshire and the local authority so that we can provide the best CPD for teachers in Cambridgeshire.
We are committed to ensuring that professional learning is an enjoyable and inspiring activity for all its members. It recognises that while professional learning takes many forms it is optimised where teachers are open-minded, reflective, take responsibility for their own development and view their professional learning journey as an ongoing process throughout their teaching career.
The Kite TSA works in partnership with the other Teaching School Alliances and the Local Authority to offer a broad range of professional learning opportunities. We have worked collaboratively to build a complete view of the CPD offer for teachers in Cambridgeshire which can now be found on the Teach in Cambs website. Our collaboration is represented by this cog logo.
The Teach in Cambs site is fast becoming the perfect ‘one-stop-shop’ for teachers to find all the courses available for teachers in Cambridgeshire. It’s not yet perfect but we would actively encourage teachers to make use of the site and set-up alerts if there are particular course aspects you’d like to hear about the minute they’re announced.
In addition to this The Kite TSA always communicates its own professional learning offer here on this site – both on the Courses page and as News. We update subscribers about our informal skills shares, training courses and conferences through a half-termly newsletter (click here to subscribe)
Whilst The Kite will occasionally offer one-off courses we believe that creating positive relationships and forming professional learning communities with other practitioners over an extended period of time not only deepens the learning but has improved sustained positive impact in the classrooms. All our courses are designed to be inspiring, informative, collegiate, joyful and fun!
If you can’t find a solution to a CPLD need via the Teach in Cambs site we would recommend picking up the phone to our Alliance Co-ordinator Suzie Young. She can work with you to better understand the need and then either signpost to existing courses from across the county (that may not yet have dates set for them) or organise a bespoke programme. Coming up with tailored responses to small clusters and federations is becoming increasingly common and can be a cost effective and convenient way to get exactly the right training. Ask Suzie for examples of the ways in which we’ve delivered such programmes or for testimonials.