Harris Academies
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Department CPD Sessions

At the beginning of the academic year, department teams meet and discuss what subject-specific CPD sessions they would like to run. These take place once every half-term and are either led by staff from within the department, outside the department to develop cross curricular links or specific aspects of practice, within the Harris Federation such as subject consultants, or external providers. Each session will have clear ‘takeaways’ that staff can put into practice immediately. After trying these new strategies for half a term, staff are then asked to reflect and provide feedback on how their practice has improved as a result.

Autumn 1

Department Session Lead Location

Mathematics

Behaviour management in Maths

TBU

206

English

The Great Grammar Masterclass

PBL

114

Science (w/ Health & Social Care)

Using Maths in Science

RMM

301

Humanities (inc. Modern Foreign Languages)

Promoting wider reading and independent learning

CHA

219

History

Lesson planning

KMS

221

Art, Design Technology, Vehicle Maintenance

Scheme of work planning

PLU

008

Performing Arts (Drama/Music)

Showing progress for the high achieving PP students

DST

011

Physical Education

Assessment in PE Cambridge National and KS3

RJS

014

Business, Enterprise, ICT, Computer Science and Media

How to achieve outstanding progress at GCSE

CDU

BBO

 

Autumn 2

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Department Session Lead Location

Mathematics

Stretching and Challenging studens

RBR

206

English

Planning for the new GCSE

JTO

119

Science (w/ Health & Social Care)

Teaching Problem Solving Skills

ANO

301

Humanities (inc. Modern Foreign Languages)

Effective Differentiation

KIR

219

History

AfL / Marking

KMS

221

Art, Design Technology, Vehicle Maintenance

Basics in Photoshop

ACO

110

Performing Arts (Drama/Music)

Stretch and Challenge for More Able

HFO

011

Physical Education

Controlled Assessment: Good Practice and Moderation

JME

013

Business, Enterprise, ICT, Computer Science and Media

CTEC Training

HBA

BBO

 

Spring 1

Department Session Lead Location

Mathematics

AfL Toolkit for Maths

AWR

206

English

Developing language analysis

JTS

119

Science (w/ Health & Social Care)

Teaching out of specialism

EHA ANO MWI

301

Humanities (inc. Modern Foreign Languages)

Pace of lessons

MCH

219

History

Questioning

KMS

221

Art, Design Technology, Vehicle Maintenance

The lino cut process

LFO

110

Performing Arts (Drama/Music)

Marking in practical subjects

NVW

011

Physical Education

GCSE Moderation

TWH

013

Business, Enterprise, ICT, Computer Science and Media

Interactive Teaching for CTEC

CTO AMO

BBO

 

Spring 2

Department Session Lead Location

Mathematics

Group work and activities

AWR

206

English

Exam preparation

JTS

119

Science (w/ Health & Social Care)

Teaching investigative skills

ANO MWI

301

Humanities (inc. Modern Foreign Languages)

Stretch and Challenge / MA

KMS

219

History

Stretch and Challenge / MA

KMS

221

Art, Design Technology, Vehicle Maintenance

Acrylic paint techniques

LFO

110

Performing Arts (Drama/Music)

Assessing Numeracy and literacy in practical subjects

NVW

011

Physical Education

Cambridge National exam preparation

RJS

013

Business, Enterprise, ICT, Computer Science and Media

Revision techniques

IWA

BBO