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Teaching and Learning News

A great range of educational articles from the Pavilion and Downs Teaching Alliance


SLE speaks at Washington Conference

  In November 2019 Joe Fincham, SLE for PDTSA, gave a talk at the ACTFL Conference in Washington DC. He was speaking on behalf of the British Council and QFI about the contrasting approach to language teaching between the UK and the US and explored how emerging trends...

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Making the Difference: Collaborative Learning in the School Led System

2019 TSC South East South London Regional Conference Making the Difference: Collaborative Learning  in the School Led System 27th June, 2019 Twickenham Stadium, 200 Whitton Road, Twickenham, TW2 7BA Learning from and with schools and school leaders to improve outcomes for children and young people We are calling on all school leaders, system leaders, Teaching...

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Leading an Effective Pupil Premium Review

  Improving the Performance of Disadvantaged Pupils A must for every leader delivering Pupil Premium reviews   A pro-active and interactive day for all leaders involved in the delivery of Pupil Premium reviews, whether you’ve never been involved before or want to ...

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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...

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Lead LIVE Primary Event

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

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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...

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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...

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Event: Me, My Child and Robots

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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