Subject Specific - New Technologies


We are pleased to have within our senior leadership team, Paul Hynes, a National Leader in New Technologies and former SSAT (Specialist Schools and Academies Trust) employee who can deliver INSETs or short CPD sessions on new technologies in particular:

  • Embedding the use of your learning platform/VLE by providing top tips and sharing practice (including the national perspective).
  • How to maximise mobile learning and embracing student-owned devices.
  • Keeping abreast of future networking trends, connectivity, introduction to online applications and the Cloud and reviewing technical team processes.
  • Teaching and Learning with Technology models to help teachers look critically at their use of technology to maximise impact.
  • How to make the most of free tools and students as Digital Leaders.

For more information on New Technologies and how to book an INSET or CPD session, please contact courses@george-spencer.notts.sch.uk

Subject Specific - Inclusion

 

Learning and Inclusion Centre

We have developed a purpose built centre to support students from 11-18 at the academy. The centre includes our AIM room (see below) and also The Space a neutral specifically for students on the autistic spectrum. We are able to offer support on the planning, design and operation of centre specifically aimed at meeting the needs of ALL students in your school.

 

 

AIM (Action Including Me) Room

We have developed a model of good practice to support students with BESD, through our AIM room. The room is a base for other successful initiatives including TOAST (time out and some toast), our breakfast club and BIP (behaviour improvement programme) groups. The benefits of this room have been:

  • A targeted and supportive environment for our most vulnerable students.
  • Development of specialist resources for supporting students.
  • Confidence and self-esteem.
  • Improved inter-agency working.

 

Our staff can help you develop a similar approach to this provision.

 

 

Inclusive Sports

We run a highly successful Inclusive sports club on a Monday evening. Students participate in a wide range of sport and leisure activities, which includes both individual and team work. We are able to offer places to students at the club, or advise on how to set up a similar club in your own school. The benefits of the club have been:

  • Increased pupil participation in sport.
  • Confidence and self-esteem.
  • Opportunities for collaboration with special school and other sports clubs.

 

 

Learning Disability and Difficulties

We are also able to offer a number of bespoke programmes on a number of aspects of provision for LDD students including:

  • Timetabling and deployment of learning support assistants
  • Quality assurance of LDD provision including use of access checklists
  • Differentiation

 

 

Nurture Programme - Effective Transition at Key-Stage 2-3

We have developed a model of good practice to support those most vulnerable students at transition between primary and secondary. Our model is based on introducing an additional tutor group for a discrete number of students, utilising the expertise of a key stage 2 teacher, following a bespoke integrated curriculum. The benefits of this model have been:

  • A targeted and supported environment for those most at risk.
  • Improved literacy levels
  • Appropriate and tailored integration into mainstream school
  • Parent and family liaison and support
  • Confidence and self-esteem

 

We are able to offer advice on the setting up and running of a nurture group, along with resources created for the group.

 

 

SENMeet

SENmeet is an informal gathering of Learning Support Assistants, Teaching Assistants, SENCOs, and teachers, who would like to share ideas, be inspired, or seek advice and information.

 

Click here for further information.

Subject Specific - Science

Subject Specific - Science

 

IOP Partner Schools with GSA

We are in a great and exciting position at George Spencer, moving from our third year working with the Institute of Physics as a link school, into a lead school next year. As part of this we are looking to recruit schools to become Stimulating Physics Network Partner Schools as part of the Institute of Physics, working closely with George Spencer Academy.

 

This entails support in the following ways, which are entirely dependent on your current Physics departmental 'status'.

  • Support with using equipment
  • Ensuring staff are up to date on core practicals
  • Changes in the 9-1 curriculum
  • Support with staff who are teaching Physics out of specialism at KS4 and KS4
  • Small workshops / bespoke CPD

 

Ideally we would like to establish links with schools before the Summer holidays, in order to hit the ground running in September. I will be available 1 day out of the week to come to your school to work with staff 1-1, or small groups, work within classes and support with audits. We could also organise specific support afterschool in the form of workshops and CPD.

 

If you are interested and would like to know more, please feel free to email khancock@george-spencer.notts.sch.uk and take a look at the contract attached - there is an example one already completed and one which explains more about the support on offer. As the support is free, the contract really just ensures we can fully support you and keep on top of your needs throughout the academic year.

 


Science Subject Leader Network

This network is facilitated by a Science SLE, Jules Gordon, and meets termly or more frequently if required. It provides a strong and supportive learning community for Science leaders, with a focus on best and next practice locally and nationally. School improvement; teacher development and pupil outcomes, will be the focus of the group with activities being tailored to meet the specific needs of the participants.

 

Primary Science SLN Meeting Download a Flyer

 

 Secondary Science SLN Meeting Download a Flyer

 

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What participants said about this event:

    •  "I found this session very useful. I only wish I could have been on the previous 2 or indeed the next 3!"

    •  "Chance to network and stay up to date with current developments."

    •  "The consultation of assessment of practical work at GCSE has enabled me to forward think how to prepare lower years in advance of new curriculum. Learning discussions very useful and I will be taking this back to the department."

 


 

Free CPD - Stimulating Physics Network Workshop - GCSE Physics Required Practicals

These are fully funded workshops as part of the Stimulating Physics Network, aimed at all teachers of science and trainees. This session will take place at George Spencer Academy. 

 

For further information please contact:

 

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Free CPD - Science Technicians Seminar - Tuesday 4th July - Download a Flyer

 

Open to technicians from the East Midlands for discussions of new ideas, problem solving, day to day issues, practical suggestions for future, balancing science with other responsibilities, health & safety and more...

 

This session will take place on Tuesday 4th July 2017 from 2.00 – 4.00pm at George Spencer Academy.

  

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Free CPD - Forces for the New GCSE Specifications - Wednesday 7th June - Download a Flyer

 

Come and explore ways to deliver the forces specifi cations of the new GCSE with confi dence! Explore subject knowledge, improve confi dence the Forces topic for GCSE 9-1.

 

This session will take place at George Spencer Academy Arthur Mee Road, Stapleford, Nottingham. 

 

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Free CPD - Science Technicians Seminar - Tuesday 4th July - Download a Flyer

 

Open to technicians from the East Midlands for discussions of new ideas, problem solving, day to day issues, practical suggestions for future, balancing science with other responsibilities, health & safety and more...

 

This session will take place on Tuesday 4th July 2017 from 2.00 – 4.00pm at George Spencer Academy.

 

 

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Wednesday 13th December 2017 

Subject Specific - English

This network is facilitated by an English SLE, Sue Clayton and an experienced Head of English, Debbie Price and meets termly or more frequently if required. It provides a strong and supportive learning community for English Leaders, with a focus on best and next practice locally and nationally. School improvement; teacher development and pupil outcomes will be the focus of the group with activities being tailored to meet the specific needs of the participants.

 

Primary English SLN Meeting - Download a Flyer

 

Secondary English SLN Meeting - Download a Flyer

 

 

Registration

 

What participants said about this event:

    •  “Really useful examples of how to teach aspects."

    •  "Activities that can be used in the classroom"

    •  "Discussions about strategies that are being used in other schools and other ideas that could be used."

 

Subject Specific - Maths

Subject Specific - Maths

 

Primary Maths SLN Meeting - Download a Flyer

This network meeting is designed specifically to meet the needs of Primary Maths Subject Leaders and aspiring Maths Subject Leaders. Each network workshop will include high quality and bespoke input for Maths Subject Leaders.

 

Secondary Maths SLN Meeting - Download a Flyer

Set of six twilight meetings at UoN chaired by HoDs from EM region schools, aimed at supporting the development of new schemes of work fitted to new NC and using assessment ‘post-levels’.

 

 

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 Maths Hub East Midlands West

 

Maths Hubs East Midlands West, led by George Spencer Academy, are working with our strategic partners to make Every Child a Mathematician. Our vision is to transform maths education in our region so that all our children are excited about and committed to becoming mathematicians, contributing to their own as well as regional and national prosperity. We will support our learning community to make this a sustainable reality.

  •   Visit our website here
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Teacher Subject Specialist Training Programme for Maths and Physics - Download a Flyer

Working with Nottingham Trent University and the Institute of Physics, we have designed a course that will develop teachers' subject and pedagogical knowledge to enable them to teach 11-16 maths or physics with confidence, and numeracy skills at FE.