Develop your A level teaching is a forum for Hounslow teachers and leaders with a passion and responsibility for excellent provision at post-16 to share their expertise and champion best practice in their subject. This programme is driven by a shared acknowledgement of historic underachievement at post-16 across the borough, despite impressive performance at KS4.
This is a HEP-wide programme of high quality training that is based on current and relevant educational theory and research, supporting the in-school CPD offer.
HEP schools, with or without a sixth form, can opt into this collaborative programme, nominating teachers with any level of experience to attend.
Three meetings held during the year based on the four HEP principles:
Introducing new knowledge: small steps and questioning
Application: models and scaffolds
Reviewing material: daily, weekly and monthly
Guided independent practice: How to set it, monitor it and check it
Keynote presenters and subject group facilitators sourced by HEP
Breakout groups where colleagues discuss the implications specific to their students
HEP-wide collaboration and sharing of best practice specific to A level teaching with subject groups
Building sustainable networks of subject specialists for support beyond the calendared meetings
Subjects offered: Maths, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History, RE, Sociology, Psychology, Economics, French, Spanish, Business Studies BTEC
Contingent Talk with Books – "Really really enjoying this training, I feel it's a lovely way to up-skill our EYPs. Such a worthwhile project for Early Years, which you can see working right in front of your eyes."
Get Hounslow Reading – "Great 'inspiring' course which presents plenty of opportunity for communication and collaboration. Also a good mixture of theory and practical ideas. Many thanks."
Secondary Subject Networks – "Effective agendas, excellent external speakers organised that we wouldn't usually have time to arrange to meet to help generate new ideas for trips, extracurricular activities and lessons."
Get Hounslow Reading – “Feel very inspired and not under pressure to do this. I want to do this. I can see that it is child-centred, but that I also love it!”
Secondary Subject Networks – “As I am very new to my role as EAL Lead, and I am at a new school, the Subject Networks have been crucial in helping me to learn more from experienced members of staff. The Google Drive with shared EAL resources has been incredibly helpful for starting EAL interventions across the school.”
Get Hounslow Reading – "Very informative and helpful. A lovely chance to reflect. Excellent, enthusiastic delivery which would inspire anyone! You are very knowledgeable and sessions are well-organised. Thank you!”
SEND Training – “There was plenty of time for discussion which was valuable. Strategies to help support, and ideas to consider, if children have been impacted by Domestic Abuse allowed me to think about the issues more than before."
Deep Dive Subject Leader Training – “Thank you for the very detailed and thorough subject leader checklist. It is an extremely useful and much necessary exercise. It's been an eye opener. Thank you”
Develop your A Level Teaching – “Really interesting to hear what other schools are thinking of doing by way of a recovery curriculum when we return. I think the discussions around wellbeing were very pertinent.”
The success of the Hounslow Education Partnership depends, in part, on good communication so please do get in touch to give us your feedback or about anything else you would like to discuss.
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