Oldham Newsletter May 2022

Oldham Newsletter May 2022

  Find Out What Is Happening In Oldham Schools    In this term's edition:  SEERIH Primary Science Subject Leader Regional Network Head Teachers And Reading Leaders Read, Write, Inc. Free Training The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Online Creative Writing Workshop...

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Oldham Schools Newsletter Spring Term 2022

Oldham Schools Newsletter Spring Term 2022

Find Out What Is Happening In Oldham Schools In this term's edition: 1) Primary Science Subject Leader Network Meeting 2) Get involved in the Great Science Share for Schools 2022 3) Literacy Underpinning the Curriculum Project 4) Practitioner networks (Secondary) 5)...

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Oldham Learning Summer Term Newsletter 2022

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CPD Opportunities, Peer Support And More 

Welcome to the final newsletter of the academic year 2021/2022. It has been a year not without its challenges and we are incredibly proud of all the hard work and effort we see in every corner of Oldham’s schools.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the newsletter and we look forward to the next year.

Enjoy your break!

In this term’s edition: 

 

  1. SEERIH Spotlight Webinars
  2. Primary Science ECT Mentoring Programme
  3. The Dove-shell Federation Maths Training Offer
  4. Reviewing Primary Science – SEERIH ‘Deep Dives’
  5. Secondary Practitioner Networks
  6. Great Science Share for Schools 2022
  7. Engineering Educates: Farmvention Challenge
  8. Apprentice Transition Project

SEERIH Spotlight Webinars

Returning with a new line-up in 2022-2023

SEERIH’s live webinars will return next year, continuing to address issues identified in the 10 Key Issues with children’s learning in primary science in England report (2021). These special sessions are delivered by leading practitioners to complement SEERIH’s regular CPD offer and provide a free opportunity to SEERIH’s subscriber schools to enrich their professional development. Keep in touch with SEERIH for updates.

Primary Science ECT Mentoring Programme

 

New to teaching primary science? SEERIH has a programme for you

This focussed six-session programme takes place across the school year to support Early Career Teachers gain improved knowledge and confidence to teach the primary science National Curriculum.
  • Apply your skills in your year group as you progress
  • Learn how to enable your children to work scientifically and engage with the wider science community.
  • Cascade your learning to other teachers and across your school
Get in touch to find out more- fascinate@manchester.ac.uk

The Dove-shell Federation Maths Training Offer

The Dove-shell Federation have commissioned Mathematics training delivered by Liz Gibbs, an experienced Teacher and Trainer who has worked with companies such as BBC Bitesize and Oxford University Press, Numicon and Inspire. Liz has worked in Oldham schools over the past 10 years. Schools that have worked with Liz have always had successful inspection outcomes for Mathematics.

View prices, dates and book here

Reviewing Primary Science – SEERIH ‘Deep Dives’

 

Support the improvement of pupils’ science attainment and achievement

 

This one-day review process is designed to support senior leaders and science subject leaders to review the learning of Science from EYFS to Key Stage 2.  SEERIH have conducted reviews across the North West for nearly 10 years, collaborating with teachers with key focus on improving pupils’ science attainment and achievement in English schools.

 

To enquire about a SEERIH ‘Deep Dive’ for your school, email fascinate@manchester.ac.uk

Secondary Practitioner Networks

Providing disciplinary support for curriculum leads over 16 subject areas including literacy and a teaching and learning deputies group.

The Summer meetings are face to face offering support and collaboration for middle leaders in developing curriculum and teaching and learning.

Meetings are ongoing- a calendar of dates and further information can be requested via slord@blue-coat.org

Great Science Share for Schools 2022

Thank you for another record-breaking year! Save the date for 2023!

TThe Great Science Share for Schools is the award-winning campaign that invites 5–14-year-olds to share their own scientific questions and investigations, to raise the profile of science in schools and communities, and to be inspired into science and engineering.

This year we are delighted to have seen 300,345 young people taking part to ask, investigate and share the scientific questions that inspire them. If you took part and are yet to share your science, we’d love to hear from you! Explore ways to share on the website: https://www.greatscienceshare.org/share

SAVE THE DATE! The Great Science Share for Schools 2023 campaign day is 13 June 2023. See you next year.

Engineering Educates: Farmvention Challenge

Welcome to a new national campaign to promote and develop engineering

Are you interested in developing stronger links between STEM subjects in your school? Are you looking to provide increased opportunities for your young learners to get a greater insight in to careers in STEM and raise aspirations? Then the Engineer Educates Farmvention Challenge could be just what you are looking for!

Our programme is designed to inspire pupils and upskill teachers in the integral role that engineering plays in our daily lives.  For September 2022, we are delighted to be collaborating with the NFU (National Farmers Union) to bring you the Engineering Educates Farmvention Challenge which will focus on the real-life contemporary methods that bring food from farm to plate.  This context for engineering will provide a rich stimulus that encourages young people to see the links between their learning of growth and biodiversity and technology, specifically computer science.

Find out more here and standby for more announcements in the new school year!

Apprentice Transition Project

 

Recent updates on our successful year.

The story so far…

 

In September 2021, Newman RC College employed 4 apprentices who were then deployed to 4 Catholic primary feeder schools. The schools chosen for the project had a particularly high number of vulnerable pupils with SEMH needs.

 

The aim of the project is to ensure a smooth transition to secondary school for all our pupils especially those at risk of disengagement.
The key focus for the apprentices is to establish positive and strong relationships with the pupils. In September 2022 the apprentices will transition to Newman taking with them a wealth of knowledge and provide continued support to the vulnerable pupils identified.
Whilst working within the Year 6 class the apprentices have received additional training and support such as, regular supervision sessions from the project lead to support their personal development, first aid, SEND and ELSA training.

Data Collection

 

From September, we took into consideration the opinions of parents, pupils and staff to gain an insight of how each pupil would feel and succeed with their transition. This was completed by sending out questionnaires and collecting a plethora of data. This highlighted some target children who may suffer with a variety of anxieties and barriers which could impact on a successful move into secondary education leading to disengagement.

Transition activities to build relationships

 

During the course of the year all four schools have taken part in frequent interventions at Newman College such as: a QR hunt to familiarise themselves with the building and departments, parental meetings, video interview of Year 7 and 8 pupils and staff visits to the primary schools.

 

This term, children are looking forward to spending 4 afternoons attending Newman College and taking part in life skills class (baking), a drama led activity, a climbing wall performance and a Commando Joes experience. The parents of these children will also attend one of these afternoons.

Impact so far

We have seen a huge success so far throughout the project, such as an improvement of behaviour and reduction in FTE.

Parental feedback from the transition meetings have been overwhelmingly positive.

Parents have also reported they are feeling positive about the transition.

Relationships with all apprentices and students have been successfully established.


 

Oldham Newsletter May 2022

Oldham Newsletter May 2022

  Find Out What Is Happening In Oldham Schools    In this term's edition:  SEERIH Primary Science Subject Leader Regional Network Head Teachers And Reading Leaders Read, Write, Inc. Free Training The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Online Creative Writing Workshop...

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Oldham Schools Newsletter Spring Term 2022

Oldham Schools Newsletter Spring Term 2022

Find Out What Is Happening In Oldham Schools In this term's edition: 1) Primary Science Subject Leader Network Meeting 2) Get involved in the Great Science Share for Schools 2022 3) Literacy Underpinning the Curriculum Project 4) Practitioner networks (Secondary) 5)...

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