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Teacher Leadership

PT Guidance Overview Training 

Applications and Interviews

Target Audience: Those aspiring to move into a promoted post or middle/senior leaders seeking to move into a new position.

 

Ian Fraser will be running a virtual twilight session on application forms and interviews to help school staff at all levels take the next step on their journey towards a promoted post. He has agreed to undertake a two hour session for anyone interested in Perth and Kinross Council at 4.30 PM on Tuesday 7 December 2021.

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Date & Time: Tuesday 7 December 4.30pm – 6.30pm

 

The session will look at:

  • Effective application forms
  • Preparing for interview, including a suggested structure for dealing with questions
  • Interview behaviours

 

The twilight has been previously highly evaluated by colleagues in PKC.  If you would like to book a space, please complete this booking form no later than 5.00pm on Thursday 2 December.

Teacher Leadership Programme 2021-2022 PKC Numeracy Leaders COHORT Three

The programme is aimed at numeracy leaders who have been identified across Local Management Groups (LMGs) and those with a numeracy remit within individual primary and secondary schools. Practitioners who are enthusiastic and have a genuine interest in promoting numeracy across learning can also attend.  All applicants are required to discuss their application with their HT/Line Manager. A commitment to attending all parts of the programme is essential.

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Facilitators: Scott Haxton, Quality Improvement Officer and Denise Doig, Education Support Officer: DDoig@pkc.gov.uk

 

The programme is supported by colleagues from ECS and external partners, including Education Scotland.

 

Programme Description: The Numeracy Leader Programme provides teachers with an opportunity to participate in high quality and sustained professional learning in numeracy and undertake enquiry with other practitioners across schools/settings and Local Management Groups. It has been designed to strengthen the culture of collaboration and empowerment within and across schools/settings in Perth and Kinross to drive innovation, sharing of practice and collective improvement.  The programme runs over three years.  Participants attend a series of professional learning sessions and participate in professional reading, presentations, workshops, practical sessions, self-directed learning and practitioner enquiry across all aspects of numeracy.

 

The time commitment equates to three full days per year, with some additional optional drop ins if required. For 2021-22, it is anticipated that the sessions will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams. Each session will involve a blend of online and offline professional learning.

 

Year One Dates: (all sessions run from 9.15-4.00pm)

Friday 14 January 2022

Wednesday 2 March 2022

Wednesday 1 June 2022

 

Further information about the programme can be found in this SWAY

 

How to apply- please sign up via this form.  Applications will close on Tuesday 14 December 2021.

 

Aims:

  • Deepen and develop subject, curricular and pedagogic knowledge to be able to lead learners and the learning of colleagues.
  • Critically engage with a range of educational literature, research and policy to engage in practitioner enquiry.
  • Share practice, resources and ideas to take back to your setting.
  • Provide opportunity for professional discussion and reflective practice to develop expertise.

 

Outcomes:

  • Participation in a range of high quality and sustained professional learning in numeracy.
  • Increased awareness of national and local numeracy developments.
  • Networking and collaboration with colleagues across schools and LMGs to strengthen collective improvement.
  • Contribute to the development of the PKC Numeracy Strategy to improve outcomes for learners.

  

 

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Programme Overview (Year 1 DRAFT)

 

Please note that the programme will be tailored to support the needs of the cohort and take account of the numeracy priorities as required.

Expectation in between each day

 

Day One – Friday 14 January 2022 (9.00-4.00)

 

2.1.1

2.1.2

2.1.3

2.1.4

3.1.2

3.3.1

3.3.2

Welcome to the Numeracy Leader Programme

Essential information

Self-evaluation

Input from Education Scotland – National Updates

Workshop 1  – Conceptual Understanding and concrete resources

 

Critical Engagement with literature, research and policy- EEF Guidance Reports/ Making Maths Count , Multiplying Skills Adding Value & PKC Strategy & Skills

Workshop 2 – Making learning visible in numeracy & maths through developing number sense and talk

 

 

 

 

Plan and implement identified strategies.

 

Access National PLC and PKC PLC and carry out professional reading e.g. Nrich articles, and youcubed

 

 

Day Two – Wednesday 2nd March 2022 (9.00-4.00)

 

2.1.1

2.1.2

2.1.3

2.1.4

3.1.2

3.3.1

3.3.2

Introduction to Practitioner Enquiry

Exploring Teacher Leadership

Input from Education Scotland- National Updates

Critical Engagement with literature, research and policy – Griffiths, Back & Gifford and Jo Boaler

Workshop 3 – Using manipulatives and a CPA approach to support conceptual understanding

Workshop 4 – Using manipulatives to improve maths and language understanding

 

 

Identify a focus for Practitioner Enquiry & professional reading.

 

 

Day Three – Wednesday 1st June 2022 (9.00-4.00)

 

2.1.1

2.1.2

2.1.3

2.1.4

3.1.2

3.3.1

3.3.2

Moving forward with your Practitioner Enquiry project

Critical Engagement with literature, research and policy

Workshop 5 – Developing Fluency and Mental agility skills

Workshop 6 – Developing number fluency and strategies

Collaborative task(s) to support PKC Numeracy Strategy & progression in mental agility

Year 1 Evaluation

 

 

Carry out Practitioner Enquiry from Aug 2022.

 

2022-2023

Year 2 Themes-Developing problem-solving approaches to learning, creative approaches to learning in numeracy & maths, Strategies to support learners facing difficulties in numeracy & maths, Digital Tools to Support Numeracy, Numeracy in the Outdoors.

 

2023-2024

Year 3 Themes – Planning & supporting early maths, Developing Language and vocabulary, Learning at home, financial Education and Planning & assessing in numeracy & maths  (moderation)

 

Teacher Leadership Programme 2021-2022 PKC Literacy Leaders  COHORT Three

The programme is aimed at literacy leaders who have been identified across Local Management Groups (LMGs) and those with a literacy remit within individual primary and secondary schools. Practitioners who are enthusiastic and have a genuine interest in promoting literacy across learning can also attend.

All applicants are required to discuss their application with their HT/Line Manager. A commitment to attending all parts of the programme is essential.

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Facilitators: Scott Haxton, Quality Improvement Officer and Lesley Lennon, Education Support Officer: LLLennon@pkc.gov.uk

 

 

The programme is supported by colleagues from ECS and external partners, including Education Scotland, The Scottish Book Trust and Allied Health Professionals.

 

Programme Description: The Literacy Leader Programme provides teachers with an opportunity to participate in high quality and sustained professional learning in literacy and undertake enquiry with other practitioners across schools/settings and Local Management Groups. It has been designed to strengthen the culture of collaboration and empowerment within and across schools/settings in Perth and Kinross to drive innovation, sharing of practice and collective improvement.  The programme runs over three years.  Participants attend a series of professional learning sessions and participate in professional reading, presentations, workshops, practical sessions, self-directed learning and practitioner enquiry across all aspects of literacy.

 

The time commitment equates to three full days per year, with some additional optional drop ins if required. For 2021-22, it is anticipated that the sessions will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams. Each session will involve a blend of online and offline professional learning.

 

Year One Dates: (all sessions run from 9.15-4.00pm)

Friday 14 January 2022

Wednesday 2 March 2022

Wednesday 1 June 2022

 

Further information about the programme can be found in this SWAY presentation.

 

How to apply- please sign up via this form.  Applications will close on Tuesday 14 December 2021.

 

Aims:

  • Deepen and develop subject, curricular and pedagogic knowledge to be able to lead learners and the learning of colleagues.
  • Critically engage with a range of educational literature, research and policy to engage in practitioner enquiry.
  • Share practice, resources and ideas to take back to your setting.
  • Provide opportunity for professional discussion and reflective practice to develop expertise.

 

Outcomes:

  • Participation in a range of high quality and sustained professional learning in literacy.
  • Increased awareness of national and local literacy developments.
  • Networking and collaboration with colleagues across schools and LMGs to strengthen collective improvement.
  • Contribute to the development of the PKC Literacy Strategy to improve outcomes for learners.

 

 

GTCS-Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning

Programme Overview (Year 1 DRAFT)

 

Please note that the programme will be tailored to support the needs of the cohort and take account of the literacy priorities as required.

Expectation in between each day

 

Day One – Friday 14th January 2022 (9.00-4.00)

 

2.1.1

2.1.2

2.1.3

2.1.4

3.1.2

3.3.1

3.3.2

Welcome to the Literacy Leader Programme

Essential information

Self-evaluation

Workshop 1 – Improving the quality of listening and talking skills across the curriculum

Critical Engagement with literature, research and policy- EEF Literacy Guidance Reports/National Literacy Trust

Workshop 2 – Taking a Closer Look – Exploring Vocabulary and Closing the Vocabulary Gap

Collaborative Conversation- Identifying strengths and priorities in literacy/English

 

 

 

 

Plan and implement identified strategies.

 

Access National Literacy Trust research and carry out professional reading e.g. Voice 21/Cambridge University Thinking Together Programme

 

 

Day Two – Wednesday 2nd March 2022 (9.00-4.00)

 

2.1.1

2.1.2

2.1.3

2.1.4

3.1.2

3.3.1

3.3.2

Introduction to Practitioner Enquiry

Exploring Teacher Leadership

Input from Education Scotland- National Updates

Critical Engagement with literature, research and policy – reading and writing

Workshop 3 – Progression in Listening and Talking Skills

Workshop 4 – CHAT: Communication Happens Around Tayside- Universal and Targeted Approaches & Interventions

Collaborative Task(s) to support PKC Literacy Strategy

 

 

Identify a focus for Practitioner Enquiry & professional reading.

 

 

Day Three – Wednesday 1st June 2022 (9.00-4.00)

 

2.1.1

2.1.2

2.1.3

2.1.4

3.1.2

3.3.1

3.3.2

Moving forward with your Practitioner Enquiry project

Critical Engagement with literature, research and policy

Workshop 5 – Listening and Talking across the Four Contexts

Workshop 6 – Exploring the Moderation Cycle through the Lens of Listening and Talking

Collaborative task(s) to support PKC Literacy Strategy

Year 1 Evaluation

 

Carry out Practitioner Enquiry from Aug 2022.

 

2022-2023

Year 2 Themes- Leading on Reading for Pleasure, Closing the Reading Gap, Learning to Read and Reading to Learn, Exploring Comprehension and Reading Barriers, Whole School Reading Strategies, Digital Tools to Support Literacy, Literacy in the Outdoors.

 

2023-2024

Year 3 Themes – PKC Writing Toolkit, Writing for Pleasure, Tools for Writing, Teaching the Writing Process, Creative Approaches to Teaching Writing across the Curriculum.