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future stars teaching school alliance

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Future Stars Teaching School Alliance (FSTSA) is based in Hackney, London. We offer a range of world-class teacher training services.

Queensbridge Primary School is lead school for Future Stars TSA. Already an Outstanding National Support School, Queensbridge Primary School was delighted to receive its Teaching School status from the National College for Teaching and Leadership in April 2014.

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We have identified distinctive but complementary areas of expertise within all of the schools in our Teaching School Alliance. This allows students and staff to benefit from a fertile training ground and a range of different experiences in contrasting settings.

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Events

Sep
28
Wed
Making a Difference Through Effective Mentoring (UCL) @ The Tomlinson Centre
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Offered by UCL Institute of Education in partnership with Future Stars TSA

This four day course enables participants to develop an effective understanding of the mentoring process, and of proven strategies to support mentees to improve their teaching and learning practices. Sessions combine bursts of theory with practical activity. Participants are encouraged to apply new learning between sessions and share experience through ‘real-life’ case studies. There are opportunities for accreditation at Masters level at the IOE.

  • Day 1 (28th September 2016): What does great mentoring look like in practice?
  • Day 2: (2nd November 2016): Effective lesson observation and post-lesson dialogue
  • Day 3: (11th January 2017):Balancing support and challenge
  • Day 4: (1st March 2017): Identifying ‘good’ teaching and sharing learning

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Staff currently acting as or aspiring to be mentors for student teachers, NQTs and other developing teachers.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • establish clarity around mentor and mentee roles and responsibilities
  • explore the latest research and approaches to mentoring
  • develop practical skills and strategies for supporting colleagues

 

 

 

Sep
29
Thu
Learning to Code with Scratch (KS2) @ The Tomlinson Centre
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

A hand-on workshop for primary teachers wishing to get to grips with programming. We will unpick the Computing objectives in the National Curriculum and look at simple ways to teach complex concepts. The hands-on part of the workshop will focus on a practical introduction to Scratch where teachers will build their own computer game in preparation for teaching the same unit to their classes. The session will conclude with a chance to look at online resources and lesson plans to inform future planning..

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Primary Class Teachers (KS2) with little or no prior experienceof Scratch wishing to develop their subject knowledge and familiarity with programming . ICT/Computing Coordinators wishing to extend subject knowledge or support colleagues to develop their skills.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To update subject knowledge and demystify the new programme of study
  • To build confidence by trying out some practical hands-on coding activities
  • To offer opportunities to explore on-line resources and plan lessons for your pupil
Oct
7
Fri
Bespoke Early Years Foundation Stage Review @ Tomlinson Centre
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

This course supports participants in understanding data to drive change and improve outcomes in the EYFS. Learn how to use National and local EYFSP data to identify trends, underachieving groups and areas for development. Delegates will have opportunities to view existing good practice in our school and to examine their own data during this workshop.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

EYFS coordinators and EYFS class teachers

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To build skills in reviewing EYFS data, comparing data to LEA and National data sets
  • To develop skills in making confident moderation decisions, ensuring accurate data

To provide practical and tried and tested solutions for planning, assessment and learning

  • To provide opportunities to reflect upon own practice, best practice and ways to support and develop the practice of colleagues.

 

Oct
10
Mon
Using Drama and Dialogic Teaching To Deliver Effective Learning Experiences @ The Tomlinson Centre
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

This innovative course offers a unique experience in effectively using Speaking and Listening strategies to promote Quality First Teaching. Attendees will engage with dialogic teaching strategies and the use of drama to support their classroom practice.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Primary class teachers interested in enhancing the classroom experience of their pupils through drama and talk. NQTs who wish to learn how to embed dialogic teaching strategies in their practice, and more experienced teachers who wish to extend their subject knowledge and share best practice.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To provide the opportunity for observation and discussion of effective speaking and listening strategies for cross-curricular activities, particularly in writing.
  • To develop the use of talk to improve learning behaviours in children, with a particular focus on active listening and increasing the participation of the learner.
  • To.provide opportunities to support and develop the use of drama in supporting children’s writing across all areas of the curriculum.

 

 

 

 

Oct
18
Tue
A Practical School-Based Introduction to Restorative Approaches @ The Tomlinson Centre
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

This course offers a hands-on introduction on how to begin implementing ‘Restorative Approaches’ in your school. You will gain understanding of ways for your setting to become more restorative and have an opportunity to action plan with our SLE. We also offer a follow up visit to help embed this effective behaviour management approach.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Behaviour Leads, Inclusion Managers, PSHE Coordinators, Learning Mentors, Pastoral Support and Senior Managers wishing to gain an overview of the restorative process.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To understand the theory behind what makes Restorative Approaches so successful
  • To take an in-depth look at a successful case-study in one hackney school
  • To develop a practical hands-on toolkit to begin the restorative journey at your school

 

 

 

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