The Portsmouth Education Partnership (PEP) brings together Multi Academy Trusts (MATs), schools, colleges, early years settings, Higher Education Institutions, the Local Authority, teaching schools, the Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC), Portsmouth Dioceses and EBP South to improve attainment and opportunities for children and young people across the city.
The PEP is linked to the overarching Children’s Trust arrangements for Portsmouth which bring together all agencies whose work affects the lives of children, young people and families, including: social care, health, the Police, Jobcentre Plus, the voluntary sector and others.
This Case Study, produced by ISOS illustrates the context and the work of the partnership.
To access the minutes of meetings please contact: Sarah Christopher, PEP and School Inclusion Manager.
PEP calendar of events and training
■ Nurture Groups In a Nutshell
Nurture Groups In a Nutshell
5th June 20199:15 am - 12:30 pm Beacon View Primary School
Free training for school staff led by Caitriona Scully (Senior EP) and Katherine Mahony (Lead Advisory Teacher MABS)
5th June and 10th June 2019 9.15am-12.30pm @ Beacon View Primary school NB: Training is over the 2 sessions so both dates must be attended
Training will include:
Nurture group principles
Attachment and psychology underpinning nurture groups
Assessment and intervention using the Boxall Profile
How to set up and run a Nurture Group
For School staff who want to set up and run nurture groups including: Teachers, HLTAs, TAs, ELSAs),Teacher/SENCo/Inclusion manager who will be responsible for leading the nurture group work in school.
Also, an ideal 'refresher' for experienced nurture group practitioners wishing to revisit the principles of nurture group practice and gain fresh ideas to take back to their group.
■ Summer Term EYFS Managers in Schools Cluster Meeting
Summer Term EYFS Managers in Schools Cluster Meeting
11th June 20199:30 am - 12:00 pm Langstone Infant School, Stride Ave, Portsmouth PO3 6HL, UK
This cluster enables EYFSManagers in schools or Lead Year R teachers to meet to discuss how they caneffectively lead the EYFS and develop practice and provision. Each termly cluster is held in a school, so you will have the opportunity toexplore an enabling environment and hear how the school is delivering theirEYFS offer for Year R pupils to secure positive outcomes.
EYFS Managers in schoolscluster meeting
By the end of this workshop you will:
Be able to reflect on and develop your leadership skills within the EYFS
Develop your understanding of data analysis and the use of interventions to support progress within the EYFS Profile
Have an overview of current EYFS themes from a local and national perspective
13th June 20192:00 pm - 4:00 pm The Portsmouth Academy, St Marys Rd, Portsmouth PO1 5PF, UK (Training & Learning Centre)
TA Skills training will cover general classroom practice as well as specific support for literacy, including support for More Able Pupils. It will be aimed at supporting TAs at all levels of experience in all keystages.
17th June 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance, Cowper Rd, Portsmouth PO1 5PF, UK
The Portsmouth More Able Network is an enthusiastic forum that brings together all the More Able teaching and planning across the city. We will collaborate and share good practice on areas such as: curriculum planning; skills and resources; EAL/Disadvantaged/Girls/Boys foci; tracking and intervention. We will begin with an online audit and use this to build on and support best practice. Open to all school phases.
For details of this and other courses please visit the Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance website :
Secondary RE Network meetings take place in Horndean School once each term, bringing together Secondary RE leads in Portsmouth as well as in the South East area of Hampshire. Dates are 27 Nov. 2018. 11.March 2019 & 19 6 2019. All meetings run 13.00-16.00.
19th June 20194:00 pm - 5:30 pm Training & Learning Centre, The Portsmouth Academy
Nys Hardingham, Head of Admiral Lord Nelson School has had a pilot of the new Ofsted inspection framework at her school. She and Chris Doherty who is a practising Ofsted inspector has very kindly agreed to share their experience and thoughts on the new inspection framework with us.
The session will start with a presentation by Nys and will be followed by a chance for you to ask questions. This will be in an ‘Ask the Panel’ format and we invite anyone who feels they have a good understanding of the new framework to let us know so they can also be included on the panel.
For more information and to book go to the Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance website.
Portsmouth Student Voice Day is an annual event, in its 17th year, to celebrate the achievements of the city's school councils, student unions and young leaders together. Students and staff will also get the opportunity to take part in some skills-focused training on the day and hear from inspiring speakers. For more details please contact UnLoc
25th June 20194:00 pm - 5:30 pm Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance, Cowper Rd, Portsmouth PO1 5PF, UK
The Portsmouth Teachmeet is back! Come and join us for a lively and interactive session of classroom practice tips and tricks – we encourage everyone to come and present an idea or tactic for two minutes each but there’s no pressure, just come along for the ride if you prefer. We encourage ITTs, NQTs and RQTs to attend to pick the brains of some of the best teachers in the business – and don’t be shy, you’ve got brilliant ideas too! All teachers and leaders from all schools and phases warmly welcomed.
For information about this and other courses run by the Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance visit their website :
■ Slugs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails - Boys and the Gender Schema
Slugs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails - Boys and the Gender Schema
25th June 20196:30 pm - 9:00 pm Training & Learning Centre, The Portsmouth Academy, St Marys Road, Portsmouth PO1 5PF
Have you ever seen a group of boys delight in a story of gore and blood? Have you ever stopped to think why the boys are not visiting certain areas of your learning environment? If you have a lot of questions about boys and how they learn then this is the course for you.
National and local data shows that boys are underperforming at end of EYFS (compared to girls). This workshop will explore what we can do to re-dress the balance the genders and improve outcomes for our boys.
By the end of this workshop you will:
Understand how the role of the adult and the environment we create influences and impacts on the learning of boys
Understand how to get boys motivated and engaged
Understand how to practically enhance your environment for boys now
26th June 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance, Cowper Rd, Portsmouth PO1 5PF, UK
Portsmouth English Network – Primary
ThePortsmouth Primary Network meets every half term to collaborate, share goodpractice, debate and discover new ideas and look for ways to enhance andpromote the work done by Primary English departments across the city.
Other sessions include : 19/09/18 Outstanding Teaching and Learning 07/11/18 Innovation in the classroom 06/02/19 Questioning 03/04/19 Early Leadership 22/05/19 SEND Provision 06/06/19 More Able Provision
27th June 20193:00 pm - 5:00 pm Training & Learning Centre, Cowper Road, Portsmouth, Hants. PO1 5PF
Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance is delighted to offer a new Middle Leaders training programme for 2019. This course will look at the key skills and attributes needed by Middle Leaders in order to get the best out of themselves and their teams. The sessions will be highly practical and designed around supporting Middle Leaders at every stage of development. All schools, all phases, are welcome to apply.
7th February 2019 - Prioritising skills, Developing relationships
28th March 2019 - Difficult conversations, Leading training for staff
23rd May 2019 - Writing and delivering an action plan, Building resilience
27th June 2019 - Writing agendas and running meetings, Effective
PLEASE NOTE THAT ATTENDANCE FOR ALL FOUR SESSIONS IS REQUIRED WHEN BOOKING.
Take a look at this short video from Stamshaw Infant School which is a lovely watch for parents and teachers alike.
Portsmouth School Experience Programme - funding available for schools
At the beginning of September we will be launching the first of our campaigns to encourage people to consider teaching in Portsmouth. The campaign will include the invitation to prospective teachers to register to gain school experience in a Portsmouth school.
We are therefore looking for host schools to take prospective teachers over the course of the 2019/20 school year, probably over 2-3 days, and allow them to:
– Sit in on a variety of lessons, working with pupils under the guidance of the teacher;
– Receive advice from the Head or CPD lead on routes into teaching;
– Talk to a newly or recently qualified teacher in the school about their experience.
We hope to be able to secure some funding from the Portsmouth Education Elementary Fund to contribute to the administrative costs to schools of providing quality school experiences which could be up to £1500 for a school (or group of schools) able to take up to 10 prospective teachers over the course of the year.www.teachportsmouth.co.uk
To express an initial interest in taking part please contact [email protected] by Tuesday 25 June.