Some of our CPD highlights for Autumn 2021 events include…
From September we will be utilising a new booking system called WebBased and all SWIFT courses and events can be booked through the portal found: Here
Working in partnership with Kingsbridge Research School (KRS), SWTSA has offered teachers from across Devon the opportunity to engage with a bitesize session on a current topical issue led by the Director of KRS. One of the most popular sessions, that is always well attended is:
Introduction to Metacognition
Based on the EEF’S Metacognition and Self-Regulated Learning Guidance Report and Memory programme, the session explores:
The sessions have moved online this term, in response to the pandemic and are proving to be equally as popular with our reach now extending across the South West.
Even with travel time, we’ve had some really positive feedback.
“We found the early 6.30am start all worthwhile in attending your seminar - which says a great deal, after leaving here at that time! It was really useful to share in your thoughts and studies in this area and is something we will be immediately acting upon with both students and staff.” January 2020
During the second half of 2019/20 SWTSA successfully applied for £43,350 of funding for a cluster of 13 secondary schools from across Devon. The funding provided by the National Lottery is to be used to offer specialist training to schools with the aim to better meet the needs of all children, irrespective of their level of sporting ability, and to involve them in shaping the sporting opportunities that are provided.
So far the 13 schools have worked together to write a cluster action plan and individual mini plans for their school. The funds will be allocated across three tiers: school release time; school cpd; and cluster cpd.
So far, we have run leadership training with the intention of appointing student ‘Active Ambassadors’ to act as role models and leaders for Physical Activity, PE and Sport across the schools. We’ve also hosted sessions on curriculum design; gymnastics; strength and conditioning and orienteering. With further sessions on girls rugby; tennis; boy’s street dance and yoga planned for the Autumn term. The cluster aims to increase knowledge and confidence of PE staff to ensure students have positive experiences in their PE lessons.
The project aims to be completed by Easter 2022. Please check back here for further updates.