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.
1st July 20194:00 pm - 6:00 pm Conference Room A, Floor 2, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2EA
To develop effective transition arrangements from the EYFS into Key Stage 1
This is an opportunity to focus on the vital transition from Year R into Year 1. Hear how schools are supporting children to access the Year 1 curriculum in a familiar play based context and through the use of continuous provision. There will still be rigour and robust teaching approaches and high levels of challenge. We will explore how we can set children off in Year 1 to achieve as independent and capable learners with a 'can do' attitude.
By the end of this workshop you will:
Understand what the EYFS profile data is telling you
Begin to plan resources, provision and practice to support children starting in Year 1 in September
Develop an understanding of how to support children still working towards the early learning goals
2nd July 20194:00 pm - 5:30 pm Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance, Cowper Rd, Portsmouth PO1 5PF, UK
The Portsmouth Arts Network is an enthusiastic forum that brings together all the arts teaching across the city. We will collaborate and share good practice on areas such as: curriculum planning; skills and resources; EAL/SEND/More Able foci; event and performance planning and cultural influences. It is open to all phases and specialisms. For details of this and other courses run by the Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance please visit their website :
3rd July 20194:00 pm - 5:30 pm Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance, Cowper Rd, Portsmouth PO1 5PF, UK
The Solent, Hampshire and Surrey Women Leading in EducationNetwork is the place to be for women leaders of today and tomorrow.
Building on our ‘Inspire and Aspire’ event, the2018-19 network is open to all current and future women leaders of education,from any phase school or college. The aim is to bring together a network oflocal leaders and develop a model of supportive practice. It’s a chanceto hear from inspirational women in education sharing their experiences,challenges and victories, as well as setting up formal coaching partnershipsand building your own education network. We also hope it will be fun andyou will leave with a smile on your face!
For further information on this and other courses offered by the Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance please go to their website at :
3rd July 20195:00 pm - 7:00 pm Room 1.11, St Georges Building, St Thomas' Street, Portsmouth, PO1 2HY
Steve Smith presents:
What does it mean to “teach grammar”?
The session will look at what precisely we mean bygrammar and how this affects how we may teach it. After a consideration of someimportant theoretical issues Steve will discuss some practical approaches andspecific lesson ideas. These will include different types of oral interaction,drilling, use of pictures and sentence builder grids. There will beopportunities to interact and ask questions.
SteveSmith is a former Head of MFL and the writer of the popular resources websitefrenchteacher.net. He is Lead Subject Tutor on the PGCE course at theUniversity of Buckingham, blogger, writer and presenter for AQA, and author oftwo handbooks for language teachers, The Language Teacher Toolkit (2016) andBecoming an Outstanding Languages Teacher (2018).
As part of Portsmouth Music Hub's environmental campaign, schools will take part in this massed choir event to celebrate One World. If you would like to take part in this event please sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/XuNVd6FkuyQtZqmu1
8th July 20198:00 am - 10:00 am Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance, Cowper Rd, Portsmouth PO1 5PF, UK
The Portsmouth English Network – Secondary
The Portsmouth Secondary Network meets every half term to collaborate, share good practice, debate and discover new ideas and look for ways to enhance and promote the work done by Secondary English departments across the city.
For details of this and other courses run by the Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance visit their website :
8th July 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 :
8th July 20191:00 pm - 3:30 pm Conference Room A, Floor 2, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2EA
In 1925 Margaret McMillan said that 'The best classroom and the richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky'. The outdoor learning environment is an essential resource and recognised as such within the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Do you want to get the most out of your outdoor learning environment? This session will give you creative tips to maximise your outdoor learning environment.
By the end of this workshop you will:
Review and identify how to enhance your current outdoor learning environment
Learn how to develop your outdoor environment on a budget
Be able to tap into children's natural curiosity to develop problem solving skills, confidence and resilience
■ Diversity Network Meeting and request for volunteers to Staff Pride Stall - please read message below
Diversity Network Meeting and request for volunteers to Staff Pride Stall - please read message below
10th July 20193:30 pm - 5:00 pm Unloc Offices at The Portsmouth College
I'm updating the venue of this meeting.
At our last meeting we agreed to have a stall representing the Diversity Network at Pride. It is all now booked. If you able to do a stint on the stall it would be very much appreciated, please let me know if you can cover an hour or so and I'll try to organise a schedule.
I have also contacted all schools to encourage them to join us on the parade, staff, pupils and parents. We agree to meet opposite the Yomper statue at 9.30 before we join the main parade.
11th July 20194:00 pm - 5:30 pm Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance, Cowper Rd, Portsmouth PO1 5PF, UK
The Portsmouth STEM network welcomes teachers from all key stages to come and explore, and use the resources provided by the RAEng. The first 15 schools to sign up to the meeting, each term, received a free box of the resources to get started. This network uses context based learning in order to explore and promote the STEM careers.
15th July 20194:00 pm - 5:30 pm The Training and Learning Centre
At the School Improvement Board it was agreed that developing reading should be a key focus in the city. This sub-group to work on a plan to develop this, using expertise from all types of schools and all phases. At this initial meeting we will decide
• Which aspect(s) of reading to focus on
• What expertise we already have and can build on
• How the project will run
• How we will disseminate any findings/resources etc
We will use the evidence from the EEF toolkit (https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/evidence-summaries/teaching-learning-toolkit) as there has been much research on effective strategies to teach reading.
If you or anyone else in your school/organisation would like to be involved in this project and can make the meeting on 15/07/19 please ask them to register with Kelly Flood [email protected]
17th July 201910:00 am - 11:30 am Civic Offices, Portsmouth PO1 2AL, UK
Are you looking to reduce your expenditure on supply staff? If so, come along to the seminar for business managers and head teachers at the Civic Offices on Monday 17 June from 10.00 - 11.30. At the event you will hear from council leads on procurement and managing agency staff on how to get the best out of your supply agency arrangements, and also hear from Chris Purnell, business manager at Miltoncross School, who has negotiated a significantly more favourable deal for schools in the TKAT group. There will also be plenty of time for schools to share experience and ask questions. Bookings (free of charge) via the traded services website.
Any queries contact [email protected]
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.