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Subject Forums: Collaborative Teaching School Hub

Below is a copy of the letter sent to Head teachers 22/02/22
Please note: The Alpha Hub is organising the sign-up process on our behalf. If you have any questions about the subject forums, please don’t hesitate to contact Alpha TS Hub at office@alphatsh.org

 

Developing strong subject expertise in teachers is one of the key factors in ensuring pupils’ success. We have joined with our neighbouring Teaching School Hubs across the Eastern region (Alpha, Chafford Hundred, Saffron and Unity) to launch a pilot programme of subject forums to both primary and secondary colleagues at all stages of their career. 

We hope that the subject forums will provide a launchpad for our new teachers to further develop their practice as well as connecting them to a wider community of educators.

The intention is that they are a complementary offer to subject networks that MATs,  LAs or Clusters may be involved in.

The forums will run two 45-minute sessions for each subject (listed below).   All the remote sessions are designed to provide teachers with subject specific insights into evidence informed practice as a starting point to further reflection, professional learning and development of greater expertise. 

These forums will run within the following dates below for next year, so that you may build this into the CPD calendar for your school.

7th-14th November 2022

6th-13th March 2023

19-25th June 2023

All the forums are led by subject experts drawn from local curriculum hubs, subject association networks; ITT providers and practitioner expertise from across our region.  The National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT) and the curriculum hubs are working together with us to ensure the subject forums complement their work. East region curriculum hub offers will be signposted from the subject forum programme documents.

For primary schools the subject forums are offered at £70 per school. For this cost any member of staff can access the following subjects:

Geography

English

Design and Technology (D&T)

History

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Computing

Science

Physical Education (PE)

Religious Education (RE)

Music

Early Years and Foundation Stage (EYFS)

 

 

For secondary schools the offer is at £120 per school. For this cost any member of staff can access the subjects below:

Physical Education (PE)

Drama and Dance

Religious Education (RE)

Computing

Music

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Science

Design and Technology (D&T)

This year we will be offering a MAT price for: -

10+ Schools in a MAT £500 per year for primary’s and £1000 per Secondary’s. For this cost any member of staff can access the subjects.

20+Schools in a Mat £1000 for primary’s and £2000 for Secondary’s.

You can register using the PDF at the bottom of this page. Once your school has signed up, you will be sent additional information to be circulated to your teachers so they can register on an individual basis; dates, times and topics of sessions will also be provided at this point.  The additional information also includes options to register for the curriculum hubs’ subject mastery offers. 

Please note: The Alpha Hub is organising the sign-up process on our behalf. If you have any questions about the subject forums, please don’t hesitate to contact Alpha TS Hub at office@alphatsh.org

Yours sincerely, Lesley Birch.