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Thursday, 16th March 2023

4.00p.m. – 5.00p.m.

Online Via Zoom

This session is free for those registered for NASBTT’s Teacher Educator and Mentoring Zone (TEMZ)


Delegates will have the option to attend one of the following sessions:

  • Primary Science – The Primary Science Capital Teaching Approach (PSCTA)

  • Primary and Secondary Languages – Developing skills: Language Explorers to Lifelong Learners

  • Secondary Geography and History – Rethinking Wider Reading through the ReTeach Project

  • Secondary English – Diverse Reading in Schools across Age Ranges

Primary Science – The Primary Science Capital Teaching Approach (PSCTA)

Session Overview:

The session will focus on the Primary Science Capital Teaching Approach, particularly: –

  • What it is.
  • Why we need to be aware of this approach
  • How we might start implementing some of the ideas within our classrooms.

Expected Learning Outcomes:

  • have considered latest national information and its implications for current practice in your school regarding the PSCTA
  • have considered your planning and thought about opportunities to engage all

Facilitator Information:

Allie Beaumont is an independent primary science consultant who has extensive knowledge and experience of working with primary schools. She was a primary school teacher for 20 years becoming an Advanced Skills Teacher in science working within Plymouth LA. She left teaching to specialise in primary science, leading the Primary Professional Learning Department for STEM Learning in Bristol. During this time, she supported primary science teachers throughout the South West and has supported subject leaders through the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM). More recently she has worked with Bath Spa University on the Thinking, Doing, Talking Science project based on research from Oxford Brookes University and Science Oxford and also the Focus4TAPS research project led by Bath Spa University. She has also provided CPD for the Ogden Trust facilitating their talk for science EYFS CPD partnership programme. She currently holds the senior facilitator CPD quality mark badge and has delivered numerous courses for STEM Learning partnerships throughout the South West and further afield.

Primary and Secondary Languages – Developing skills: Language Explorers to Lifelong Learners

Session Overview:

Our focus is to demonstrate how language content and skills build up from Key Stage 1 right through to Key Stages 4 and 5. This session will give teacher mentors a unique insight into the ‘bigger picture’ of how language learning skills are transferrable and how the subject lends itself to creating global citizens of the future.

Expected Learning Outcomes:

Mentors can expect to come away with an overview of skills, content and culture with practical examples to take away and use both in their own practice and to pass on to the trainees they support.

Facilitator Information:

Kate Percival:

Kate is a primary languages specialist, with over 15 years’ experience as a classroom practitioner.  She is the Primary MFL Consultant for Primary Languages Network (PLN) supporting schools on a one-to-one basis and delivering CPD to trainee and experienced teachers. She has spoken nationally at events for ALL (Association for Language Learning), The Languages Show and PLN and is the subject specialist consultant for NASBTT.

Sara Davidson:

As well as leading the two national SCITT programmes offered at Oundle School (National Modern Languages SCITT and National Maths & Physics SCITT), Sara is still a practising languages teacher, teaching German to pupils in Year 7 up to Year 13.

She previously led two modern languages departments in two boarding schools as Head of Department – one offering 8 modern languages on timetable taught by 27 members of staff.She was previously Chair of the Independent Schools’ Modern Languages Association (ISMLA) for 5 years too and was invited to participate in several DfE MFL initiatives in that role. She is the MFL secondary subject specialist consultant for NASBTT.

Secondary Geography and History – Rethinking Wider Reading through the ReTeach Project

Session Overview:

The ReTeach project for Geography is a collaborative effort by teachers for teachers seeking fresh viewpoints, deeper subject knowledge and diverse thinking. This session will support you with how to incorporate wider reading into the curriculum to improve and enrich the content that is taught, along with ideas to maximise the precious PPA time for wider reading and learning.

Expected Learning outcomes:

  • Recognise and understand the value of wider reading beyond the curriculum spec
  • Develop workable strategies to help you incorporate wider reading into both the curriculum and professional development.

Facilitator info:

Kit Marie Rackley (they/she) is an award-winning ex high-school Geography teacher in the UK. They have worked as an education consultant and project manager climate and energy scientists, including researchers based at NOAA Boulder, Colorado and as an educator and trainer at the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco, California, and is now freelance consultant with the UK’s Geographical Association and the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT). They are a published educational author, including works with National Geographic Kids and Diverse Educators. Kit Marie is a strong and passionate advocate of youth voice and empowerment, decolonising the curriculum, and inclusive and intersectional education. Much of their work revolves around the climate crisis, focusing around framing it as a school safeguarding issue. Kit Marie runs an educational resource blog at Geogramblings.com, and is host and producer of the Coffee & Geography podcast.

Secondary English – Diverse Reading in Schools across Age Ranges

Session Overview:

The session will focus on Gabrielle Cliff Hodges and Mary Anne Wolpert’s paper – participants will need to have at least skimmed the paper in advance.

Expected Learning Outcomes:

An understanding of the issues addressed in the paper, including the idea of reading as a holding ground for thought and a shared exploration of how some of these issues are or could be approached in schools and across age-ranges.

Facilitator Information:

Steve Willshaw – Secondary English Associate Consultant, NASBTT

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Claire Prescott.

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