Pavilion & Downs

Pavilion and Downs FAQs

Courses

  • How do we know what training is available?

    The website will be updated regularly and we encourage all staff to register and interact on an ongoing basis so that it realises its potential to be a dynamic and thriving forum for staff involved in education.

    We will also email to Heads and CPD leads in schools a regular update on our offer.

    If in doubt please contact ellen@pavilionanddowns.co.uk or admin@pavilionanddowns.co.uk and we will be able to talk to you about opportunities.

  • How will you ensure that the training is good quality and value for money?

    Each course is evaluated by participants against metrics which ensure that the impact will be sustainable. There will be follow up with evaluations at 3 and 6 months to determine that the learning makes a difference to outcomes.

    The community forums and articles etc allow for ongoing dialogue and networking which creates a platform for sharing best practice.

    The PDTSA will aim for quality not quantity and will pitch costs at the lowest possible levels to encourage and allow full attendance.

  • How can we book and pay for a course?
    Courses are easy to book through our website. Contact us as admin@pavilionanddowns.co.uk to find out more.

Getting in Involved

  • How can we get involved with PDTSA?

    There are various ways of getting involved. The website will be the main portal for accessing training and engaging with our online community.

    We will also liaise with key partners to identify training need and approach thos who have made a demonstrable difference in that area to deliver high quality training. We want to hear from partners across all phases from EYFS to Key Stage 5 and including our special school partners to ensure that our offer is comprehensive and bespoke.

     

  • How do we know what training is available?

    The website will be updated regularly and we encourage all staff to register and interact on an ongoing basis so that it realises its potential to be a dynamic and thriving forum for staff involved in education.

    We will also email to Heads and CPD leads in schools a regular update on our offer.

    If in doubt please contact ellen@pavilionanddowns.co.uk or admin@pavilionanddowns.co.uk and we will be able to talk to you about opportunities.

  • How will you ensure that the training is good quality and value for money?

    Each course is evaluated by participants against metrics which ensure that the impact will be sustainable. There will be follow up with evaluations at 3 and 6 months to determine that the learning makes a difference to outcomes.

    The community forums and articles etc allow for ongoing dialogue and networking which creates a platform for sharing best practice.

    The PDTSA will aim for quality not quantity and will pitch costs at the lowest possible levels to encourage and allow full attendance.

Payment

Teaching Schools

  • What is a teaching school?

    Teaching schools are good and outstanding schools that work with other schools, of any type, to provide high-quality training and development to new and experienced school staff. Teaching Schools are part of the government initiative to encourage, enable and empower school to school support. Schools have been given this central role in raising standards by instigating a self-improving and sustainable school-led system.

    Teaching schools are NOT about making money, they are about making sure our children have the best quality teaching possible.

     

  • What do teaching schools actually do?

    Teaching schools are involved in a range of different activities including:

    School-led Initial Teacher Training Continuing Professional Development.

    School to School Support Identifying and developing school leaders Recruiting and deploying Specialist Leaders of Education.

    Research and Development to share the best, most effective practice across our schools.

  • What are the aims and objectives of the Pavilion and Downs Teaching Schools Alliance (PDTSA)?

    The Pavilion & Downs Alliance is a partnership of schools working across Sussex to improve outcomes for all children.

    The Alliance aims to deliver the highest quality academic education: learning that stretches and challenges all students, founded on a comprehensive and inclusive ethos that is accessible to all.

    The Alliance members challenge each other, and other schools, to be the best they can be for young people, focused on developing the whole young person so that they thrive and flourish.