Haslemere TEAM Confederation Inset Day: Surrey

| November 12, 2010 | 22 Comments 

A packed day at the Haslemere TEAM Confederation Inset Day at Woolmer Hill School.

A fun day, full of laughter and rising to challenges with colleagues from St Bartholomew’s Primary School, HaslemereShottermill Infant School, Haslemere Beacon Hill Community Primary School, Hindhead, Grayswood Infant School, Shottermill Junior School, Haslemere, St John’s Infant School, Churt, Woolmer Hill Technology College, Haslemere, and St Mary’s Primary School, Chiddingfold.

Thank you to Penny Crocker, Headteacher, St. Mary’s C of E Primary School, Chiddingfold, for inviting us to today’s event. Thanks too, to Matthew Toombs, Assistant Headteacher, Woolmer Hill School, for coordinating today. Well done to Sue Bullen, Head Teacher, her colleagues, and colleagues from the confederation schools, for really being up for today.

A school confederation is a group of schools who work together to raise standards, promote inclusion, find new ways of approaching teaching and learning and build capacity between each other in a coherent manner.
The Haslemere TEAM have also started work on the Extended Schools programme, hosting two workshops and linking joint work done to the Core Offer of the programme. The Confederation employs a part-time Project Manager and an Administration Assistant.
The Confederation was born out of regular meetings and exchange of ideas between the Headteachers of schools based in Haslemere and the surrounding area. The Confederation now receives funding to arrange joint events such as KS2 Sports Day, joint INSET days, joint FMSIS training and to support projects such as Transition and Primary Strategy Learning Networks.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Matt Toombs says:

    Great… something for everybody….

  2. Jane W says:

    Thanks for a fast paced session, really inspirational….

  3. Louise says:

    Have already made multimodal writing frame – how cool is it!!!! Thank you 🙂

  4. Valerie Stuart-Smith says:

    I can see I’ll be spending the weekend downloading all these brilliant links.

  5. Julie Maclean says:

    Well, that got me thing!

  6. Julie Maclean says:

    oh dear! …..thinking

  7. Deborah says:

    Can’t wait to get some of the ideas into the classroom. Put the ‘spark’ into ICT. Thank you!!!!

  8. Sarah Chalmers says:

    Fantastic can’t wait to have a go exploring!

  9. Linda Lindars says:

    Thank you for a really positive day. It has inspired a ‘Margaret’ to grab the technology bull by the horns!

  10. Lindsey Wright says:

    Ordered Myst already!

  11. A Former_Tech-no-Confidence says:

    Thank you, Tim and Sarah, for giving us so many new ideas, and the confidence to try, not just the technical things, but also to apply them, and your ways of teaching, in our classes.
    Amazing – to go on a course, and come home, still laughing, wanting to try things out with my family straight away. We have been exploring Taggalaxy, Tagxedo and even made a dancing graph in RichChart.
    Again, thanks for a truly inspirational day.

  12. Kathryn says:

    Have made a multimodal powerpoint and will be nicking Lindsey’s Myst! 🙂 Lots to think about thanks for such a jam packed day!

  13. Lynne says:

    Thank you Tim and Sarah for a load of practical ideas to take into the classroom. I left with information overload, but then spent time ‘exploring’ online.

    For KS2 I’ve also used the following when teaching times tables – proved popular and still free online…

    Timezattack: You act as a little green alien running through a castle, answering xtables!
    link: http://www.bigbrainz.com/Teachers.php

    Multiflyer: You need to save the galaxy in command of a Rapid Strike Stealth Fighter, answering xtables correctly gains you warp speed.

  14. Jen Wilkinson says:

    What an awe inspiring day! It was brilliant to see and hear how we could improve our use of ICT in the classroom, especially as we are now a Maths and Computing College….. I know that some of the ideas and resources will definitely be appearing in some of our classrooms.
    Thank you Tim and Sarah for much more than a ‘one off’ training day 🙂

  15. Tim says:

    Thanks for your feedback Lynne, and for the links. Keep ’em coming and good luck with your future explorations.

  16. Cat Ridgers says:

    Thanks for an exciting day. I have
    I have passed on your details to Duncan Cruickshank, the Bristol Headteacher!

  17. Tim says:

    Thank you Cat
    Look forward to hearing how you get on

  18. Philippa says:

    Thanks for an interesting day – better than many other INSETs! I have already tried lots of the websites you told us about – I especially like Tag Galaxy, cue prompter and the tapestry cartoon maker. These would be really easy for KS2+ children to use and very relevant for younger children, if used as a lesson starter. It’s a shame ‘Crazy Talk’ is so expensive.

  19. Cathy Lynch says:

    Thank you for the passion and love which you put into wanting to share ideas and to the things you teach us to do. Your care and devotion to teaching and helping children to learn is a real inspiration and the day was one I shall not forget.

  20. Paul says:

    Hi Tim and Sarah,
    just got my pack of the Myst trilogy. Very excited! Do you know if there are any jungle locations that I could explore?

  21. blog says:

    Hi Paul – most definitely: In Myst IV there is a great jungle on th island of Haven. Send me an email and I’ll try to find the saved game of it. ATB Tim

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