Date: Saturday 10 March 2018
Venue: Ravensthorpe Primary School, Brigstock Court, Ravensthorpe, Peterborough PE3 7NB
Theme: The National Curriculum – It can be nurturing!
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Kevin Kibble – Structural approach to nurturing in the education system
Kevin Kibble is Chief Executive at the Nurture Group Network. Kevin is passionate about the power of education in effecting societal change. Kevin is a Fellow and founding trustee of The College of Teaching, an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Fundraising (IoF), and Chair of the IoF Nominations Committee. In this keynote, Kevin will explore the different levels that schools can embed a nurturing ethos. Using the nurture pyramid as a base for implementing nurture in different ways, Kevin will show how senior leaders can implement nurturing structures and interventions throughout school policy, to ensure that every child’s education is a nurturing one.
Jeni Barnacle – The National curriculum – it can be nurturing!
Jeni has been an advocate for nurture since 2002, when she was the head teacher of St Andrews Primary School in Norfolk. During 11 years as head teacher, Jeni and her staff embedded the six principles of nurture across the whole school. Jeni is now an associate consultant and the regional co-ordinator of East Anglia for NGN. A secondary Geography teacher by training, Sarah has held both academic and pastoral leadership roles at middle and senior leadership level. She has also been a SENCO and designated person for looked after children. As SENCO Sarah developed three specialist provisions run on nurture principles and has seen at first hand the positive impact effective nurture can have on both the emotional wellbeing of young people and on their academic progress.
In this keynote, Jeni will explore what a nurturing curriculum is, unpicking perceptions around the national curriculum, and share examples of their practice within the classroom. They will highlight the importance of ‘stage, not age’ and show that it is possible to engage children as learners within the context of the national curriculum; after all, learning should be fun!
Sharon Donaldson – Excluded at seven
Sharon Donaldson is the Assistant Head Teacher and primary lead at the Rosebery school in King’s Lynn.
“I am very privileged to work, with a wonderfully dedicated team of staff and an ever changing, equally wonderful cohort of young people.”
At the Rosebery, Sharon and her team educate the challenging children that have had to exit mainstream education. Last December Channel 4 were given permission to film within the school for seven months.
“Every day is a fresh start for staff and children alike, we never know how it will pan out …but that keeps us on our toes and allows us to be creative with our strategies. The key to our work is at the centre to the nurturing philosophy, our pupils have to feel safe, appreciated, valued, welcomed and listened to. In turn they grow in confidence, self-esteem and make progress academically.”
Chris Cuckson – Enabling enterprise
Enabling Enterprise’s mission is that one day, all students will leave school equipped with the skills, experiences and aspirations to succeed. They currently work with 80,000 primary and secondary pupils across the UK to support teachers and school leaders in developing transferable skills, such as teamwork and problem solving. Developing these skills is key to maximising opportunities and access for students from all socio-economic backgrounds. After an introduction to the key skills and the principles of project based learning, there will be the opportunity to take part in a hands on and engaging team ‘enterprise challenge’.
This practical session is designed to give you first-hand experience of their approach to enterprise education and you will leave equipped with strategies to begin embedding skill development back in the classroom.
Framingham Earl High School – Developing a nurturing curriculum in a secondary school
At Framingham Earl school, the nurture group approach was considered after witnessing a growing need to develop resilience in some of the students. As a result, Fram now offer those students an extended transition period in order to bolster the underlying skills needed to be successful in education. Over the last three years Framingham Earl High School’s nurture provision has developed to incorporate more than nurture group sessions. Anna and Gavin will share their experiences of curriculum development, student tracking and accountability, working with voluntary sector organisations and the wider school community.
Anna Hogg – Nurturing maths skills
Before joining Educator Solutions as a Teaching and Learning Advisor specialising in Mathematics, Anna taught in primary, junior and secondary schools across Norfolk. Anna aims to enable every learner to love Mathematics through creative and challenging experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. She is a Numicon Consultant, a STEM ambassador but mostly importantly part of an effective team of Maths Champions alongside Rose Keating. At the centre of everything she does is the key message of ‘never give up as mistakes make a great learner’. This workshop will explore the journey to developing a concrete, pictorial, abstract (CPA) approach to the teaching of Mathematical Reasoning. The workshop will explore how all learners can progress along the reasoning journey to find the Bear. Come prepared to join in the hunt and to do some mathematics using the world around us!
Jenni Moore – Hooking in the learner
Lessons should have impact – they should not only provide a blend of learning styles and a wide range of activities to engage students, but the very content and questions raised in the curriculum provide many opportunities to capture interest and stimulate imagination. Our aim in this session is to demonstrate ways of placing a ‘hook’ within lessons to capture the interest of your learners and make the topic come alive.
With poster sessions from:
Framingham Earl High School
Wilds Lodge special school
Northborough primary school
Ravensthorpe primary school
St Andrew’s Primary school