Maths Master Classes (February 2014)
From February 2014, we will be continuing our series of Maths Master Classes. You can find out the dates and booking information by clicking here.
Science Workshops (January 2014)
In January 2014, we invited almost 200 children to a gifted and talented workshop in Physics and Chemistry. Pupils were taken on a tour of the universe in the Explorer Dome travelling planetarium, and then learned how to use equipment like Bunsen Burners in the lab.
Maths Challenge Workshops (November 2013)
More than 280 pupils and their teachers joined us in November 2013 for a series of maths workshops aimed at stretching and challenging Y5+Y6 pupils.
Maths Conference (October 2013)
Dr Beth Ashfield hosted a teacher training session at KEHS. The two hour course provided opportunities for teachers to work through materials and activities that Beth has written, which are deigned to stretch gifted and talented mathematicians, particularly in terms of supporting students to achieve Level 6 in SATs exams.
Gifted and Talented Weekly Enrichment Sessions (September 2013)
From September 2013 until March 2014, we have invited five children from each of eight schools to come to KEHS each week to learn something new! Children rotate through four five-week sessions in English, Science, Latin and Spanish or French. These lessons give gifted and talented 10- and 11- year old children an opportunity to stretch themselves in a new environment.
Dates for our Autumn Term Master Classes in Maths (July 2013)
Dates for our Autumn Term Master Classes in Maths have now been finalised. All Master Classes will be held on Tuesdays, between 4 and 6pm in Room 6 on:
September 10th, 17th, 24th October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd November 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th December 3rd, 10th and 17th.
Teaching School Film (July 2013)
In July 2013 the National College filmed outgoing Principal, Sarah Evans, discussing the merits of being a teaching school. We have uploaded the film onto our video section of the website- http://tv.kehsonline.com/
Specialist Leaders in Education (July 2013)
We designated 2 new SLEs in July- Ben Waterworth from Topcliffe Primary School and Kate Cowan from KEHS; more details will follow in September on our SLE page.
New Partner (July 2013)
We are pleased to welcome Westminster Primary School to our Teaching School partnership; we are looking forward to working with them from September 2013.
Appropriate Body (July 2013)
KEHS Teaching School is now an Appropriate Body for NQTs. Please note the final date for registering NQTS is 16th September 2013. Please contact Adelaide Pope if you need any further details firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to working with the schools who have already signed up to work with us as an AB. We will be publishing all the dates and details of our CPD programme for the NQTs in September. Induction Tutors will be sent log in details to our dedicated AB site once they have registered their NQTs.
Research and Development (March 2013)
Topcliffe School, which has recently become a key partner of the KEHS Teaching School Alliance and is now a member of our ‘Strategic Board’ will be leading this new research opportunity: ‘Closing the Gap’.This will provide opportunities for teachers to undertake rigorous research, so that: successful approaches to supporting the most disadvantaged children to achieve academic success are identified and spread between schools and across the teaching profession; stronger links between the teaching profession and universities are built, helping to develop the academic standing of the teaching profession overall; engagement in research is reinforced as an important principle for teachers’ professional development and individual teachers are supported and enabled to improve their own practice and that of others within their school, with a direct impact on educational outcomes for their pupils.
School-based research will be carried out during the academic years 2013-14 and 2014-15. A final report on the scheme will be published in December 2015.
Chemistry Master Classes (March 2013)
Our first Chemistry Master Classes took place in January and February this term. Over 60 students and their teachers attended a series of workshops for students studying GCSE and A level Chemistry. The sessions were aimed at stretching and challenging gifted and talented students and encouraging them to carry out wider research beyond the curriculum.
Click here to go to our News Archive page detailing our activities from 2012.