Latest News - Medway Teaching School Alliance http://79.170.42.3/mtsa-dev.co.uk/ The RSS Feed for the Medway Teaching School Alliance Medway Teaching School Alliance CGFeedMaker 1.0.17 on CMS Made Simple rob@tinbot.co.uk ( ) NEWS UPDATE - 12 OCTOBER 2017 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/185/15/NEWS-UPDATE-12-OCTOBER-2017 Click  here  to read the MTSA News Bulletin Update 12 October 2017.   Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:24:29 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/185/15/NEWS-UPDATE-12-OCTOBER-2017 Research Learning Communities in Medway http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/184/15/Research-Learning-Communities-in-Medway Date : Monday 13 November 2017 Time : 4.30 pm Venue : The Howard School, Derwent Way, Rainham, Kent ME8 0BX Free Event Register :  https://rlc13nov2017.eventbrite.co.uk Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:53:54 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/184/15/Research-Learning-Communities-in-Medway NEWS UPDATE - 27 SEPTEMBER 2017 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/183/15/NEWS-UPDATE-27-SEPTEMBER-2017 Click  here  to read the MTSA News Bulletin Update 27 September 2017. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:12:10 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/183/15/NEWS-UPDATE-27-SEPTEMBER-2017 MTSA NEWS BULLETIN - NEW ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/18 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/182/15/MTSA-NEWS-BULLETIN-NEW-ACADEMIC-YEAR-2017-18 Click here to read the first MTSA News Bulletin for 2017/18 academic year. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:14:35 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/182/15/MTSA-NEWS-BULLETIN-NEW-ACADEMIC-YEAR-2017-18 NAHT Edge : CPD for Middle Leaders http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/181/15/NAHT-Edge-CPD-for-Middle-Leaders Date : Thursday 21 September 2017 Time : 4.00 - 6.00 pm Venue : Sunderland Suite, Holiday Inn, Rochester, Kent ME5 9SF Register : pnewman@delceacademy.co.uk This is a Free CPD event Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:08:11 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/181/15/NAHT-Edge-CPD-for-Middle-Leaders Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP) & Improving Teacher Programme (ITP) http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/156/15/Outstanding-Teacher-Programme-OTP-Improving-Teacher-Programme-ITP OTP Seven Week course : September 2017 - February 2018 ( dates enclosed ) Cost : £500 per delegate / £1200 for 3 delegates from the same school Venue : The Howard School, Derwent Way, Rainham, Kent ... Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:30:08 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/156/15/Outstanding-Teacher-Programme-OTP-Improving-Teacher-Programme-ITP SEN & Inclusion Forum Meetings 2017/18 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/33/15/SEN-Inclusion-Forum-Meetings-2017-18 Date : Four Network Meetings through the academic year Time : 1.15 - 4.00 pm Venue : The Pavilion, Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent ME1 3EL Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/33/15/SEN-Inclusion-Forum-Meetings-2017-18 Connect4: Maths http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/70/15/Connect4-Maths Dates : 18 October & 6 December 2017, 7 February, 25 April and 20 June 2018 Time : 1.45 – 3.30 pm Venue : The Pavilion, SJWMS, Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent ME1 3EL Information Flyer can be... Wed, 06 Sep 2017 13:15:00 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/70/15/Connect4-Maths Mark. Plan. Teach http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/180/15/Mark-Plan-Teach Date : Monday 4 December 2017 Time : 9.30 am - 3.30 pm (registration from 9.15 am) Venue : Brompton Westbrook Primary School, Kings Bastion, Gillingham, Kent ME7 5DQ Cost : £150 per delegate Wed, 06 Sep 2017 13:00:32 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/180/15/Mark-Plan-Teach NPQML & NPQSL http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/21/15/NPQML-NPQSL National Professional Qualifications for Middle and Senior Leadership Working in partnership with LLSE we are able to offer access to these nationally accredited, MA-level programmes. By offering them locally for MTSA schools we can significantly reduce the cost and... Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/21/15/NPQML-NPQSL MTSA UPDATE & CELEBRATION NEWSLETTER : 19 JULY 2017 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/179/15/MTSA-UPDATE-CELEBRATION-NEWSLETTER-19-JULY-2017 Click  here  to read our Update & Celebration Newsletter - 19 July 2017 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:06:02 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/179/15/MTSA-UPDATE-CELEBRATION-NEWSLETTER-19-JULY-2017 PRIMARY MUSIC FORUM http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/178/15/PRIMARY-MUSIC-FORUM Date : Thursday 5 October 2017 Time : 4.00 - 5.30 pm Venue : Byron School Register : manns024@medwaymail.org Further information can be found here   Date : Thursday 25 January 2018 Time... Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:06:53 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/178/15/PRIMARY-MUSIC-FORUM MTSA NEWS UPDATE : 4 JULY 2017 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/177/15/MTSA-NEWS-UPDATE-4-JULY-2017 Click here to read our News Bulletin Update - 4 July 2017 Tue, 04 Jul 2017 12:13:57 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/177/15/MTSA-NEWS-UPDATE-4-JULY-2017 MTSA NEWS BULLETIN : 20 JUNE 2017 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/175/15/MTSA-NEWS-BULLETIN-20-JUNE-2017 Click here to read our News Bulletin Update - 20 June 2017 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:50:04 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/175/15/MTSA-NEWS-BULLETIN-20-JUNE-2017 ASPIRING TO MIDDLE LEADERSHIP http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/174/15/ASPIRING-TO-MIDDLE-LEADERSHIP Dates : 6 across the 2017/18 Academic Year Time : 4.00 - 5.30 pm Venue : Medway Schools Cost : £50 per delegate Registration via the booking page to the right or email info@mtsa.co.uk Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:11:17 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/174/15/ASPIRING-TO-MIDDLE-LEADERSHIP ASPIRING TO SENIOR LEADERSHIP http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/173/15/ASPIRING-TO-SENIOR-LEADERSHIP Dates : 6 across the 2017/18 Academic Year Time : 4.00 - 5.30 pm Venue : Medway Schools Cost : £50 per delegate Registration via the booking page to the right or email info@mtsa.co.uk Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:03:07 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/173/15/ASPIRING-TO-SENIOR-LEADERSHIP SECONDARY NQT PROGRAMME http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/172/15/SECONDARY-NQT-PROGRAMME Dates : 7 across the 2017/18 Academic Year Time : 3.45 - 5.00 pm Venue : Medway Schools Cost : £50 per delegate Registration via the booking page to the right or email info@mtsa.co.uk Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:46:29 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/172/15/SECONDARY-NQT-PROGRAMME PRIMARY NQT PROGRAMME http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/171/15/PRIMARY-NQT-PROGRAMME Dates : 7 across the 2017/18 Academic Year Time : 3.45 - 5.00 pm Venue : Medway Schools Cost : £50 per delegate Registration via the booking page to the right or email info@mtsa.co.uk Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:34:25 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/171/15/PRIMARY-NQT-PROGRAMME MTSA NEWSLETTER : TERM 6 2017 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/170/15/MTSA-NEWSLETTER-TERM-6-2017 Please take the time to read our Newsletter & CPD Offer for 2017/18.  Online bookings will be available from September 2017.  In the meantime please email info@mtsa.co.uk to register your interest for any opportunities. Thu, 08 Jun 2017 10:21:12 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/170/15/MTSA-NEWSLETTER-TERM-6-2017 MTSA NEWS BULLETIN http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/169/15/MTSA-NEWS-BULLETIN Click  here  to read our News Bulletin update - 23 May 2017 Tue, 23 May 2017 10:50:25 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/169/15/MTSA-NEWS-BULLETIN MTSA NEWSLETTER : TERM 5 2017 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/168/15/MTSA-NEWSLETTER-TERM-5-2017 Click here to see our Term 5 Newsletter. Wed, 17 May 2017 10:48:43 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/168/15/MTSA-NEWSLETTER-TERM-5-2017 EYFS CPD EVENTS http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/163/15/EYFS-CPD-EVENTS Suitable for EYFS practitioners Various dates - more details below Free CPD Sessions Register : srose@sjwms.co.uk Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:37:49 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/163/15/EYFS-CPD-EVENTS VISION AND VALUES http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/161/15/VISION-AND-VALUES The MTSA exists for the shared ambition that every child in Medway enjoys an outstanding education.  We will work together to achieve this through our four core values of : Integrity Celebration Drive and Ambition ... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:38:21 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/161/15/VISION-AND-VALUES MTSA NEWSLETTER : FEBRUARY 2017 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/160/15/MTSA-NEWSLETTER-FEBRUARY-2017 Take a look at our Newsletter for February 2017 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:13:44 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/160/15/MTSA-NEWSLETTER-FEBRUARY-2017 Consistently Good Teaching (Primary) http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/159/15/Consistently-Good-Teaching-Primary Time : 3.00 - 4.45 pm Venue : The Meeting Room Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent ME1 3EL Dates : !4 June, 21 June, 28 June, 5 July and 12 July 2017 Cost... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:51:47 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/159/15/Consistently-Good-Teaching-Primary Bespoke Teaching Assistant Training Sessions http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/158/15/Bespoke-Teaching-Assistant-Training-Sessions The MTSA in partnership with Babcock are delighted to be able to offer a comprehensive training & development programme for teaching assistants. Alongside colleagues who are working towards obtaining a Level 3 Qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning or HLTA... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:51:33 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/158/15/Bespoke-Teaching-Assistant-Training-Sessions Bill Rogers' 'Managing the Challenging Class' http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/157/15/Bill-Rogers-Managing-the-Challenging-Class The MTSA managed to secure Dr Bill Rogers from Australia for a CPD Day on 3 January 2017 on Managing the Challenging Class. We promoted the event to all schools within our Alliance, across Medway and across the Kent &... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:39:22 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/157/15/Bill-Rogers-Managing-the-Challenging-Class Level 3 Qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/155/15/Level-3-Qualification-in-Supporting-Teaching-and-Learning Five Compulsory Days : 17 and 31 January, 23 February, 20 March and 21 April 2017 Venue : The Pavilion, SJWMS, Rochester, Kent ME1 3EL Cost : £480 for Attendance at core days and assessment fee Information... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:31:43 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/155/15/Level-3-Qualification-in-Supporting-Teaching-and-Learning Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Preparation & Assessment http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/154/15/Higher-Level-Teaching-Assistant-HLTA-Preparation-Assessment 3 Core Dates : 17 January, 24 May and 19 June 2017 4 Elective Dates : 31 January, 23 February, 20 March and 21 April 2017 Venue : The Pavilion, SJWMS, Rochester, Kent ME1 3EL Cost :... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:14:07 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/154/15/Higher-Level-Teaching-Assistant-HLTA-Preparation-Assessment Secondary TeachMeet http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/152/15/Secondary-TeachMeet Date : Wednesday 21 June 2017 Time : 5.00 - 7.00 pm Venue : The Hundred of Hoo Academy Register here Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:27:18 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/152/15/Secondary-TeachMeet Primary TeachMeet http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/151/15/Primary-TeachMeet Date : Thursday 29 June 2017 Time : 4.00 - 6.15 pm Venue : New Horizons Children's Academy, Park Crescent, Chatham, Kent ME4 6NR Free to attend please register here Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:51:27 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/151/15/Primary-TeachMeet Initial Teacher Training http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/148/15/Initial-Teacher-Training Three reports have been published on Initial Teacher Training and can be found here . Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:17:12 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/148/15/Initial-Teacher-Training Early Foundations http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/137/15/Early-Foundations Early Foundations has received a grant to offer training for teachers from minority ethnic groups to progress into leadership. Mon, 14 Dec 2015 10:27:41 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/137/15/Early-Foundations Leadership training for minority ethic teachers… http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/136/15/Leadership-training-for-minority-ethic-teachers The Early Foundations Teaching Alliance have been successful in securing a bid to train minority ethnic teachers to progress into leadership. Mon, 07 Dec 2015 12:19:48 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/136/15/Leadership-training-for-minority-ethic-teachers Learning without Limits & Building on the Assessment Commission Report Conference http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/129/15/Learning-without-Limits-Building-on-the-Assessment-Commission-Report-Conference This exceptional event on Wednesday 11 November 2015 will provide delegates with: An opportunity to explore the rationale behind Learning without Limits and will demonstrate the impact of teaching that does not assume ‘ability’ is fixed. An... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 08:38:49 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/129/15/Learning-without-Limits-Building-on-the-Assessment-Commission-Report-Conference CPD OPPORTUNITIES http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/126/15/CPD-OPPORTUNITIES Summary of Joint CPD Opportunities from Medway Teaching School Alliance, New Horizons Teaching School Alliance and Medway Council. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:31:51 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/126/15/CPD-OPPORTUNITIES Articles of interest http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/120/15/Articles-of-interest Two online articles that may be of interest. Mon, 11 May 2015 08:05:57 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/120/15/Articles-of-interest Train to Teach http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/119/15/Train-to-Teach Two colleagues from Medway Teaching School Alliance attending a recent Train to Teach Roadshow in Canterbury. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:25:35 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/119/15/Train-to-Teach Building a regional school-led strategy http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/118/15/Building-a-regional-school-led-strategy Following the successful Regional School-Led Strategy conference in March 2015, a report from the conference is available. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:29:41 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/118/15/Building-a-regional-school-led-strategy Free CPD http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/117/15/Free-CPD Excellent free CPD from top universities. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:22:21 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/117/15/Free-CPD Assessment without Levels Conference, January 2015 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/116/15/Assessment-without-Levels-Conference-January-2015 Chris Grabski, SLE for MTSA for Assessment without Levels has produced a report following our Assessment without Levels Conference in January 2015. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:02:45 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/116/15/Assessment-without-Levels-Conference-January-2015 Partnerships between teaching schools and universities http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/113/15/Partnerships-between-teaching-schools-and-universities Professor Toby Greany and Dr Chris Brown have produced a research repor t on partnerships between teaching schools and universities. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:12:16 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/113/15/Partnerships-between-teaching-schools-and-universities Brompton Westbrook Primary School / Ofsted Report http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/112/15/Brompton-Westbrook-Primary-School-Ofsted-Report OFSTED report for Brompton Westbrook Primary School , one of our active strategic partners in the teaching school alliance, published on their school website today.  Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:20:06 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/112/15/Brompton-Westbrook-Primary-School-Ofsted-Report EEF Website http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/111/15/EEF-Website The EEF website is a good tool for completed research projects that might be useful in curriculum planning and CPD Mapping. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:32:45 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/111/15/EEF-Website Leadership of pedagogy in teaching school alliances http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/110/15/Leadership-of-pedagogy-in-teaching-school-alliances Important new report from NCTL (Robert Hill/ ISOS) on leadership of pedagogy in teaching school alliances.   Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:27:53 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/110/15/Leadership-of-pedagogy-in-teaching-school-alliances Research Ed Magazine http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/109/15/Research-Ed-Magazine Useful digest of research into what works in practice: Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:21:47 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/109/15/Research-Ed-Magazine Earlier Intervention for School Improvement http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/108/15/Earlier-Intervention-for-School-Improvement In July 2013, the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) commissioned eleven Teaching School Alliances (TSAs) to design and implement projects to investigate how to identify and intervene earlier with schools that need to improve. The projects were to... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:55:55 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/108/15/Earlier-Intervention-for-School-Improvement Research Report from The Teaching School Council http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/105/15/Research-Report-from-The-Teaching-School-Council Teaching School Council publish new research report. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:56:08 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/105/15/Research-Report-from-The-Teaching-School-Council Carter review of initial teacher training http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/102/15/Carter-review-of-initial-teacher-training Important review (The Carter Review) published 20 January 2015.   Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:56:58 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/102/15/Carter-review-of-initial-teacher-training Pupil Premium http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/101/15/Pupil-Premium Useful document to demonstrate how we should be effectively using Pupil Premium within schools. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:47:40 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/101/15/Pupil-Premium Resources for Computer Programming http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/100/15/Resources-for-Computer-Programming  Fun ways to get into computer programming Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:13:35 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/100/15/Resources-for-Computer-Programming Pupil Premium http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/99/15/Pupil-Premium Great new resources from the Teaching Schools Council to support system leaders. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 09:39:48 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/99/15/Pupil-Premium Maths Hub http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/97/15/Maths-Hub We are proud and pleased to announce that Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School, a member of The Williamson Trust, has been designated as the lead school for the Maths Hub in Kent and Medway. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:49:07 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/97/15/Maths-Hub Talent management http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/91/15/Talent-management Important and helpful guidance from NCTL on talent management. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 08:55:57 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/91/15/Talent-management Secondary Subject Network Meetings http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/90/15/Secondary-Subject-Network-Meetings A cross-alliance innovation for members of Medway Teaching School Alliance and New Horizons. These meetings will aim to enhance and enrich the leadership of teaching and learning in Computer Science, English, Maths and Modern Foreign Languages. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:11:55 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/90/15/Secondary-Subject-Network-Meetings New report on outstanding leadership in primary schools http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/89/15/New-report-on-outstanding-leadership-in-primary-schools Stunning NCTL report into primary leadership that came out earlier this year. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:06:38 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/89/15/New-report-on-outstanding-leadership-in-primary-schools School Improvement http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/88/15/School-Improvement http://schoolsimprovement.net/ Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:21:18 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/88/15/School-Improvement Primary Science Resources http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/87/15/Primary-Science-Resources Free online resources available for the primary science curriculum from the Imperial College http://www.reachoutcpd.com/ Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:46:46 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/87/15/Primary-Science-Resources NPQH Application Workshops http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/85/15/NPQH-Application-Workshops The next window for applications to NPQH opens on 11 December 2014 and closes on 6 February 2015. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:40:51 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/85/15/NPQH-Application-Workshops Recently published CfBT research into what makes an 'inspiriting' teacher http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/84/15/Recently-published-CfBT-research-into-what-makes-an-inspiriting-teacher Recently published CfBT research into what makes an 'inspiring' teacher. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:12:11 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/84/15/Recently-published-CfBT-research-into-what-makes-an-inspiriting-teacher National Curriculum : Tim Oates on Assessment http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/82/15/National-Curriculum-Tim-Oates-on-Assessment An excellent 15 minute talk by Tim Oates on the principles of effective assessment and why, in the light of these principles, the government has chosen to discontinue national curriculum levels. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:11:17 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/82/15/National-Curriculum-Tim-Oates-on-Assessment Primary Resources http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/81/15/Primary-Resources Primary resources from Rob Carpenter providing great support for leaders. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:36:53 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/81/15/Primary-Resources Links to useful articles & studies http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/76/15/Links-to-useful-articles-studies The new ResearchEd website is sponsorted by CfBT and contains links to useful articles and studies, as well as videos from their recent conference. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:59:49 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/76/15/Links-to-useful-articles-studies Useful Documents http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/75/15/Useful-Documents The DfE have produced summary documents for Primary and Secondary that brings together the advice on many of the policy changes affecting schools.   Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:52:09 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/75/15/Useful-Documents Free Education News Service http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/73/15/Free-Education-News-Service Free Education News Service Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:39:41 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/73/15/Free-Education-News-Service KS1/KS2 Assessment in 2016 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/72/15/KS1-KS2-Assessment-in-2016 Useful material just released by DfE re KS1/KS2 assessment in 2016. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:00:43 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/72/15/KS1-KS2-Assessment-in-2016 Institute of Education http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/71/15/Institute-of-Education Research Learning Communities Project with the Education Endowment Fund The EEF are funding the IoE to carry out some research. They will test whether or not Research Learning Communities have an impact on KS2 attainment. Schools are asked to... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:34:08 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/71/15/Institute-of-Education Lessons from London Schools : Investigating the Success http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/69/15/Lessons-from-London-Schools-Investigating-the-Success Some powerful learning for us, both within our schools and across the region.  An important report published by CfBT today on the factors that led to the huge improvements in outcomes in London schools.   Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:21:04 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/69/15/Lessons-from-London-Schools-Investigating-the-Success Inspiring Leadership Conference http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/68/15/Inspiring-Leadership-Conference Following the recent Inspiring Leadership Conference in Birmingham, they have made a great resource available to share everything presented at the conference. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:36:32 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/68/15/Inspiring-Leadership-Conference TeachMeet http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/67/15/TeachMeet The Primary and Secondary TeachMeet sessions are scheduled for 24 & 25 June 2014.  Full details can be found here . Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:38:42 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/67/15/TeachMeet Free Resources to Support CPD & Leadership Development http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/63/15/Free-Resources-to-Support-CPD-Leadership-Development The AITSL is Australia's equivalent to the National College for Teaching & Learning. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:35:33 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/63/15/Free-Resources-to-Support-CPD-Leadership-Development Charlie Taylor visits Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/62/15/Charlie-Taylor-visits-Sir-Joseph-Williamson-s-Mathematical-School On Friday 6 June 2014, Charlie Taylor, CEO of the National College for Teaching and Leadership visited the Math school in Rochester to hear about our successes and challenges in leading improvement in Medway. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:00:48 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/62/15/Charlie-Taylor-visits-Sir-Joseph-Williamson-s-Mathematical-School The Poetry Archive http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/58/15/The-Poetry-Archive The Poetry Archive have redesigned and expanded their website www.poetryarchive.org Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:10:03 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/58/15/The-Poetry-Archive Bill & Melinda Gates http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/46/15/Bill-Melinda-Gates A letter from Bill & Melinda Gates. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:08:17 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/46/15/Bill-Melinda-Gates Danecourt School http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/45/15/Danecourt-School Read all about Danecourt's recent achievements in an article in Headteacher Update . Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:48:28 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/45/15/Danecourt-School School Direct Information Evening http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/36/15/School-Direct-Information-Evening Interested in Teaching in Primary or Secondary Schools?! Come along to our information evening on Thursday 6 February 2014, 6.00 - 7.00 pm in The Stem Room, Da Vinci Building, Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, Rochester, Kent ME1 3EL.  ... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 12:00:06 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/36/15/School-Direct-Information-Evening 2013 Kent Teacher of the Year Awards http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/35/15/2013-Kent-Teacher-of-the-Year-Awards Medway school staff and volunteers have been honoured at the 2013 Kent Teacher of the Year Awards, organised by the Kent Messenger Group Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:11:21 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/35/15/2013-Kent-Teacher-of-the-Year-Awards Find out more about Artsmark! http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/23/15/Find-out-more-about-Artsmark Artsmark is Arts Council England’s flagship programme to enable schools to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision. Fri, 17 May 2013 08:47:14 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/23/15/Find-out-more-about-Artsmark MTSA celebrates the achievement of partner schools in recent inspections http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/18/15/MTSA-celebrates-the-achievement-of-partner-schools-in-recent-inspections In October 2012 Abbey Court Community School was judged Outstanding by Ofsted Inspectors.  As a result of a robust and sustained focus on improvement by the senior leadership team since the previous inspection, the quality of teaching across the school... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 11:47:41 +0100 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/18/15/MTSA-celebrates-the-achievement-of-partner-schools-in-recent-inspections Successful launch of Connect4:Maths http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/8/15/Successful-launch-of-Connect4-Maths The 29th January saw the launch of Connect4: Maths.  A joint strategy and CPD opportunity for local primary schools. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:26:20 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/8/15/Successful-launch-of-Connect4-Maths Gary Wilson discusses boys attainment with schools http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/7/15/Gary-Wilson-discusses-boys-attainment-with-schools On 24 January 2013 5 primary and 4 secondary schools attended a talk arranged by the MTSA by Gary Wilson on the topic of boys attainment. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:23:55 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/7/15/Gary-Wilson-discusses-boys-attainment-with-schools Dr Holden visits the Gates Foundation http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/6/15/Dr-Holden-visits-the-Gates-Foundation Gary Holden, Executive Principal / CEO of The Williamson Trust is participating in the National College’s NLE Fellowship Programme. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:13:53 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/6/15/Dr-Holden-visits-the-Gates-Foundation MTSA celebrates the achievement of partner schools in recent inspections http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/5/15/MTSA-celebrates-the-achievement-of-partner-schools-in-recent-inspections In October 2012 Danecourt School received an Outstanding grades for all 4 elements of inspection. The Ofsted report celebrates outstanding leadership provided by the Headteacher John Somers, his deputy Deanne Daburn and the governing body. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:11:38 +0000 http://www.mtsa.co.uk/news/5/15/MTSA-celebrates-the-achievement-of-partner-schools-in-recent-inspections