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Apprenticeship Awareness Twilight Event 23.04.18

Aspire Learning and development is supporting a small apprenticeship awareness project with the SUN.

This project is aimed at teachers (not careers teachers), with the objective to provide up to date information to schools in the Solent area on the realities and opportunities of apprenticeships. This will include things from progression opportunities and Level 4+ opportunities, to Higher and Degree apprenticeships. It will also provide a chance for those of you attending to speak to current apprentices and ambassadors.

If you attend you will receive a resource pack, which may enable you to then run cascade events in your own schools to fellow teachers and pupils.

The content of the resource pack will include items such as:

  • Powerpoint presentations covering the up to date facts about apprenticeships on a memory stick
  • Information on how to access local opportunities
  • Case studies – written and video
  • Information on progression routes for different curriculum areas (looking at diverse routes and highlighting unusual pathways)
  • A desk top apprenticeship banner stand
  • Posters
  • Factsheets for parents/Governors
  • Apprenticeship activities
  • How to… information sheets
  • Links to online resources such as Future Apprenticeships and Amazing Apprenticeships
  • An overview of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

The event will be hosted by Fareham College on the 23rd April from 4.00pm – 6.30pm and refreshments will be provided. There are around 50 places on offer.

For more information please contact Alison Sumpter, [email protected]

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Success at Teacher Recruitment Fair 20.01.18

Over 130 people looking for a career in teaching attended our recruitment event at Portsmouth College on Saturday 20 January 2018. The event featured many of the schools, academy groups and colleges from across the city that are looking to recruit, as well as teacher training organisations and agencies that can help anyone wanting to start or return to a career in teaching.

Cllr Hannah Hockaday, Cabinet Member for Education at Portsmouth City Council said: “It was wonderful to see so many people at the event who are interested in teaching in Portsmouth.  The shortage of teachers is a continuing challenge and the rise in pupil numbers means that we need more teachers than ever.  Portsmouth is a fantastic place to teach, with inspiring school leaders, lots of opportunity for training and development, and a chance to really open up opportunities for children and young people in a city which has a great future.”

The next Teacher Recruitment Fair will take place in June.

Publication of a new ‘what works’ resource for those working with pupils and students with SEN

A new interactive ‘what works’ resource for those working with pupils and students with SEN has been published today (6th November 2017).

The resource – ‘SEN support: research evidence on effective approaches and examples of current practice in good and outstanding schools and colleges’ – provides school and college leaders, teachers and practitioners with information and evidence-based practice that can be effective for SEN support.

School and colleges leadership teams, SENCOs and classroom teachers are encouraged to review their provision against the seven key features of effective support.  Practitioners can look at the detail of interventions and approaches and consider what would be most beneficial for meeting the needs of children and young people with special educational needs in their settings.

Both the development of the resource and the underpinning research were undertaken by ASK Research and Coventry University.  The resource is hosted on  nasen’s SEND Gateway and the Education & Training Foundation Excellence Gateway

Examples of effective practice include:

  • Reorganising lesson structure, learning environments and curriculum
  • Measures to address attendance issues
  • Effective transition support and preparation for adulthood
  • Effective progress monitoring

Welcome to the new PEP website

We welcome your comments and feedback on our site so far. We particularly encourage you to let us know if there is anything that you think is missing from this website.

As well as providing information we want to be able to share good practice and celebrate some of the successes in Portsmouth Schools. Please send any photographs or case studies to: Sarah Christopher, PEP and School Inclusion Manager.