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Ellen Mulvihill Appointed Sub Regional Lead


Pavilion and Downs Teaching School Alliance are thrilled to announce Ellen Mulvihill, Director, has been appointed Sub Regional Lead to the SESL Regional Team for Sussex, Brighton and Hove. Sub Regional Leads will support the work of the Teaching Schools Council South East and South London Team...

Lead LIVE Primary Event


Brighton, Hove and Sussex Primary Event | 1st February 2019 Primary school event ...

Innovate My School in Lead Live!


  East Sussex | 30th November 2018     Why should I attend? In March this year, education secretary Damian Hinds pledged to strip away workload that doesn’t add value in...

Creating Fairer Recruitment Processes by Reducing Unconscious Bias


Creating Fairer Recruitment Processes by Reducing Unconscious Bias Joanna Mercer This session is aimed at Senior Leaders, Head teachers and Governors with responsibility for recruitment in schools, who want to address issues of unconscious bias around job application shortlisting and interviews. Wednesday 19th September 3-5pm...

Event: Me, My Child and Robots


  A free event open to all parents, teachers and educators...         Find out more: memychildandrobots.com    

Y6/Y7 Writing Transition


Year 6/Year 7 Writing Transition Thursday 12th July, 4:00-5:30pm, Varndean School   Primary and Secondary teachers across Brighton and Hove will be working together on a writing transition project beginning Thursday 12th July.  The key areas of focus are: collaboration sharing ideas and strategies writing...

Inspiring Governance


Highly skilled governors interested in supporting your school - Inspiring Governance Inspiring Governance is a free DfE funded programme of support to help schools fill their governor vacancies with volunteers from the local area. It is run by the trusted...

PDTSA Chair Appointed NLE


Pavilion and Downs Teaching School Alliance (PDTSA) is delighted to congratulate our Chair, Nick Wergan, on his new appointment as a National Leader of Education (NLE) . NLEs are strong school leaders, who have experience of effectively supporting schools in challenging circumstances. NLEs work...

Comparative Judgement Conference: Increase Accuracy of Assessments and Reduce Workload


Pavilion and Downs Teaching School Alliance is proud to present: Comparative Judgement: Increase Accuracy of Assessments and Reduce Workload Keynote Daisy Christodoulou presents on how comparative judgement improves the accuracy of writing assessments and reduces teacher workload.   Wednesday 11th July 2018, 8:30am - 4:30pm American Express Community Stadium, Brighton   Free parking Delegates should please bring a laptop or tablet...

Developing exam expertise for AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2


The changes to the new GCSEs are unparalleled in that a general school examination is being reformed simultaneously in all its aspects: specifications, content, demand, assessment process, grading and school accountability. In the new English Language GCSE teachers have been working rapidly to help ...

The Power of Coaching


If this is of interest to you, see our course, "High Level Coaching". I have been teaching for over 15 years, in two very different environments. I began my career in a primary school in south London where as part of the newly qualified...

The Expert Teacher


The new GCSEs place a greater emphasis on knowledge and memory. Students are required to know, understand, and remember a lot more content than in previous exams. The challenge for many disadvantaged children is that this can create an ever-widening knowledge gap: reading and knowledge is built upon prior knowledge....