BSLC Short Courses 2019 - 2020

BTSA offer a number of courses as part of the CPD offer for schools who are BSLC members. Draft agendas are below, once confirmed they will be added to the website with further details.

English – led by the English and Media Centre- full day

Our English SLE is working closely with the Director of English and Media Centre to ensure this training is relevant to all English teachers across Bury.

Proposed Agenda

  • Responding to Ofsted’s ‘three i’s’ – Intent, Implementation, Impact
  • Creating a distinctive KS3 curriculum
  • Demonstrating progression in your curriculum
  • Tackling vocabulary in English and the wider curriculum
  • Building reading challenge into your curriculum

Engage Bury – led by Holy Cross College senior leaders - am only with lunch- 100 places operating on a first come basis

Proposed Agenda

  • Session 1 - The Educational Inspection Framework
  • Session 2 - Mapping the Bury Learning Journey
    This session will
  • Take a student’s eye view of TLA, making the case for embedding continuity and consistency of approach across schools/colleges, courses and key stages.
  • Outline the work done by Holy Cross College in identifying the key academic skills on which students are assessed in every subject.
  • Explain how we are trying to integrate these skills with the delivery of subject-specific content so that students are getting a joined-up educational experience that helps big-picture learning and intellectual development.
  • Through examination of the assessment objectives across a range of courses, it will demonstrate the unity of Level 2 and Level 3 across all subjects and thus the advantages of collaborative planning.
  • Session 3 - Networking the Bury Curriculum

This session will

  • Provide an opportunity for teachers from different schools and from Holy Cross College to discuss with each other, the curriculum challenges faced by us all.
  • We will begin to consider how we can embed meaningful connectivity from the beginning of Year 7 to the end of Year 13 so that each student’s learning journey is seamless.
  • Teachers will be grouped broadly by curriculum area and each meeting will be chaired by one of Holy Cross’s Curriculum Leaders.
  • It’s hoped that by the end of the session, colleagues will have sketched out some strategies for collective curriculum planning that can be taken forward over the coming academic year.
  • Session 4 - Linking to the World of Work

This final session will

  • Consider how we can plan a curriculum that effectively prepares students to lead happy and productive lives once they have left us.
  • It will look at the ways in which we can respond to local priorities and at how we can integrate the Gatsby benchmarks into stimulating and exciting TLA that encourages aspiration and helps each individual to achieve their full potential.

Headteachers’ Conference date TBC

The date for the Headteachers’ Conference will be confirmed. We are hoping to secure Tuesday Humby the National Director for Teaching and Training, Ormiston Academies Trust. Tuesday’s leadership has been pivotal in moving schools out of RI and special measures.