Our ambition is that every child in Medway enjoys an Outstanding Education

Our Networks

Listed below is an expanded opportunity for subject and specific area networks.  Those marked with an * will have a cost involved (£50 per delegate per network), which will include :

  • At least 3 online or face to face sessions, facilitated by a designated lead, following an agenda shared in advance.
  • An online ‘area’ used for the sharing of good practice/key research and useful information which is regularly maintained.  The MTSA website can be used as a platform, providing specific areas accessed by individual log-ins. 
  • Opportunity for ongoing dialogue and community working. 

 

 

* Art & Design Network (Secondary Focussed)

A network opportunity for Art and Design teachers facilitated by an SLE and Curriculum Leader of Art and Technology.  The meetings will be an opportunity to offer guidance and support across a range of areas, collaborate and share ideas and connect and network with other Art and Design teachers.  The agendas will be set from members, ensuring the meetings meet the needs of those attending. 

  • Thursday 10th December  - 3.45- 4.45pm
    The first meeting will be an opportunity to get to know members, identify strengths and establish what support members would like to receive going forward. 
     
  • Wednesday 17th March - 3.45- 4.45pm
    The responses from session 1 would be considered and planned for this session  
     
  • Wednesday 30th June - 3.45- 4.45pm 
    The responses from session 2 would be considered and planned for this session  

Please click here for the information flyer.

Please email info@mtsa.co.uk if you wish to join this network.

 

* Connect4: Maths

A network opportunity for Maths Subject Leaders facilitated by SLEs focussing on the role of the Subject Leader in improving mathematics.  Attendees will have an opportunity to explore new materials and resources, and design professional development which they can then deliver in their own school.

  • National Updates for Maths Subject Leaders
  • Progression in the curriculum, using ‘Ready to Progress’ guidance and NCETM PD materials
  • Subject leadership development
  1. Wednesday 11 November 2020, 1.30 - 4.00 pm
  2. Wednesday 3 March 2021, 1.30 - 4.00 pm
  3. Wednesday 16 June 2021, 1.30 - 4.00 pm

Please click here for the information flyer.

Please email info@mtsa.co.uk if you wish to join this network.

 

Early Years Hub

The Early Years Hub is all about working in partnership to provide the best for the young children. We are a group of practitioners from schools, nurseries and pre-schools who enjoy networking, sharing good practise and offering each other support.

Please email Sarah Ryan to register your attendance.

 

* Humanities Network

The meetings look to share new initiatives, latest news from the DfE as well as advice and support across a range of issues.  It is hoped the meetings will be able to attract speakers and also use knowledge from within the group to share current good practice.

  • Thursday 19 November 2020, 4.00 - 5.00 pm
  • Thursday 11 March 2021, 4.00 - 5.00 pm
  • Thursday 24 June 2021, 4.00 - 5.00 pm

The agendas will be set from members, ensuring the meetings meet the needs of those leading  History and Geography in Medway Primary Schools.

Please click here for the information flyer.

Please email info@mtsa.co.uk if you wish to join this network.

 

* Modern Foreign Languages Network (Secondary)

A network opportunity for MFL teachers facilitated by an SLE and a Director of Improvement.  

  • Tuesday 10 November 2020, 4.00 pm
    This session will be a get to know, identify strengths and what colleagues needs would be moving forward
  • Tuesday 2 February 2021, 4.00 pm
    The responses from session 1 would be taken into account and planned for this session
  • Tuesday 6 July 2021, 4.00 pm
    The responses from session 1 would be taken into account and planned for this session

Please email info@mtsa.co.uk if you wish to join this network.

 

* Primary Literacy Network

The meetings look to share new initiatives, latest news from the DfE as well as advice and support across a range of issues.  It is hoped the meetings will be able to attract speakers and also use knowledge from within the group to share current good practice. 

Please click here for the information flyer. 

  1. Thursday 26 November 2020, 3.45 - 4.45 pm
    In our first meeting in 2020, we will look at how to continue to offer wider experiences to give purpose to writing in a world where trips and visitors bring such challenges. We will also share ideas for widening pupils' vocabulary  across the curriculum. Please bring the good practice from your school to share with others. 
     
  2. Thursday 18 March 2021, 3.45 - 4.45 pm
  3. Thursday 10 June 2021, 3.45 - 4.45 pm

Please email info@mtsa.co.uk if you wish to join this network.

 

Primary Music Forum

If you are a music leader, classroom or instrumental teacher, NQT, teaching assistant, PGCE/B.Ed. Student Teacher etc. come along and join with us to share ideas, publicise events, discuss problems and issues, connect and network with others.

  1. Wednesday 7 October 2020, 4.00 pm via Zoom
  2. Thursday 26 November 2020, 4.00 pm via Zoom
  3. Wednesday 13 January 2021, 4.00 pm at St Margaret's at Troy Town - TBC
  4. Thursday 25 February 2021, 4.0 pm at Brompton Westbrook Primary
  5. Wednesday 28 April 2021, 4.00 pm at Byron Primary
  6. Thursday 1 July 2021, 4.00 pm at Ship & Trades

Please email rlock@thewestbrooktrust.org if you wish to join this forum.

 

Secondary Music Network

Medway Secondary Music Network is a Dynamics Hub support group for Music teachers in Medway secondary schools, which meets three times a year. 

The meetings enable colleagues to share good practice and experiences, share resources and schemes of learning, and generally support each other.  We provide valuable opportunities to discuss effective teaching and learning strategies for delivering Key Stage 3 - 5 music lessons.   

For any further information please contact Claire King at Fort Pitt Grammar School (cking@fortpitt.medway.sch.uk)

 

Primary Science Hub

The Medway Primary Science Hub is an opportunity for professional networking, sharing of good practice and the highlighting of relevant CPD opportunities for primary Science.

Date : Thursday 1st October, 4.00 - 5.00 pm - online
Further information can be found here

Please email info@mtsa.co.uk if you wish to join this network.

 

SACRE & RE Hub

Medway REHub utilises the expertise of RE SLEs in order to facilitate free CPD sessions and school support as required. The REHub is funded by Medway Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE).

The curriculum for Religious Education is designed and written by the local SACRE which is comprised of representatives of different religions and denominations within the local area as well as members of the local council and teaching unions. 

Medway SACRE currently has two RE SLEs representing teachers within Medway and has recently devised a new Locally Agreed Syllabus for the teaching of Religious Education in the Area. Medway REHub is a great way to find out more about the agreed syllabus and utilise the experience of fellow professionals to advance the teaching of RE in your school.

Please email info@mtsa.co.uk if you wish to join this network.

 

* Special Education Needs Disability & Inclusion Forum (SENDIF)

Opportunities in every meeting to :

  • Share good practice
  • Receive local and national updates
  • Network with colleagues & other professionals
  • Focus on key issues related to supporting pupils with SEND

Dates, online delivery :

  1. Thursday 12 November 2020, 2.00 - 3.30 pm - Meet the SEN Team
  2. Thursday 4 February 2021, 2.00 - 3.30 pm
  3. Thursday 29 April 2021, 2.00 - 3.30 pm
  4. Thursday 17 June 2021, 2.00 - 3.30 pm - Transition

Please click here for the information flyer.

Please email info@mtsa.co.uk if you wish to join this forum.