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10 May 2017

Teacher Education Conference at Loughborough on 26th June 2017

Loughborough University is holding a Teacher Education Conference for staff of partnership schools on Monday 26th June 2017.

Held at the Holywell Park Conference Centre, this conference is designed to further strengthen the partnership between the University and schools and to further enhance the ITT-related roles of staff in our partnership schools.  It will also provide opportunities to consider key issues in teacher education and appropriate implementation of Government documentation relating to ITT core content and national standards for school-based ITT mentors.

We are able to contribute to full day supply cover for all ITT Co-ordinators and Subject Mentors in our partnership schools.  The fee due to your School will be £200 to cover your attendance.

To book your place at the conference, please email Fiona McLaughlin at F.Mclaughlin@lboro.ac.uk.

We advise booking as soon as possible and by no later than 20th June 2017

The agenda for the day is as follows:

Teacher Education Conference

Monday 26th June 2017: Holywell Park, Loughborough University


 9.00-9.30am                Arrival; Refreshments


9.30-9.40am                Welcome; Introductions: Jo Harris, Director of Teacher Education; Dave Hewitt, Programme Director for PGCE Mathematics


9.40-9.50am                Experiences of being mentored and experiences of mentoring: Kevin Seaward (ex-Loughborough trainee, Head of Faculty in a local partnership school and accomplished distance runner having competed for Ireland at the Rio Olympics)


9.50-10.35am              Bridging the GPS Gap (for all ITT Co-ordinators and Subject Mentors): Jo Harris, Gareth Summers (Rushcliffe School) and Claire Greaves (Sir Jonathan North Community College)


10.35-10.55am            Break


10.55-12.00                 Helping Trainees to Recognise and Evidence Impact of Teaching on Learning (for all ITT Co-ordinators and Subject Mentors): Sarah Kirkham, Rebecca Diment and Julia Williams (Hamilton College), Catherine Simpson (Rawlins Academy), Abi Olsen (PGCE Trainee)


12.00-1.00pm  Lunch


1.00-3.30pm               ITT Co-ordinators


National Standards for ITT Mentors Jo Harris, Ian O’ Flynn (Thomas Estley Community College)

Core Content for ITT (Jo Harris)

Reducing Unnecessary Workload (Sarah Kirkham)


1.00-3.30pm                Subject Mentors



Practising Mathematics: Dave Hewitt,

Research Report from ex-Mathematics PGCE Trainee: Phillip Scott (Countesthorpe Leysland Community College)

Online Tools and Resources to Support Teaching Mathematics. Tim Dolan (The Market Bosworth School)


Physical Education:

Welcome and ‘WHY MAD’ Icebreaker: Ashley Casey, Programme Director for PGCE Physical Education

Making a difference through ICT: Kerry Wilson (Lutterworth College)

Co-operative Learning (Athletics focus): Ashley Casey

Education Physical (Striking & Field focus): Karl Brennan and Matt Stubbs (The Market Bosworth School)


3.30pm                        Refreshments; Depart

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