Peterlee Partnership, Durham

| September 1, 2014 | 17 Comments 

Peterlee Partnership

Peterlee PartnershipWhat a full~on, and fun, way to start a new academic year! Over 400 staff, with Heads & Deputies to teachers and LSAs, from 28 schools in the Peterlee Partnership, a strong partnership in East Durham, looking at the power of new, and emerging, technologies in schools.

The day was held at Ramside Hall Hotel & Golf Club only 2 miles from Durham City Centre.

The other two sessions in the afternoon were Martin Bailey, of Animate to Educate – showcasing apps  for across the primary age range, and Sally Landon, with a focus on Early Years and KS1, and some elements of robotics.

A big “Thank You” to Jenny Pearce, Headteacher, Thornley Primary School, for organising our day.

The Future is ours

Peterlee Partnership Teaching School Alliance was launched officially today, at a CPD event being held Ramside Hall, Durham with Tim and Sarah as the main speakers. The Alliance has been formed out of the 29 primary schools in the existing Peterlee Partnership and this event will be attended by over 400 participants.

The Peterlee Partnership is based in the challenging, ex-mining community of East Durham and, while there are high levels of challenge, we pride ourselves in having even higher levels of ambition for the children in our schools. Having Tim as the lead speaker for the day, to inspire our thinking and teaching in his creative and motivational way, was an obvious choice once the theme of ‘Computing’ emerged as our priority.

The rationale for our September PD Days relates back to 2011, when a group of Headteachers at a conference for Headteachers were discussing how fantastic and motivational the speaker had been and how impossible it would be to capture the true essence of what they had heard in the way it was delivered to take back to school. Since then, all classroom-based staff from Partnership schools have attended the same training day. This ensures that everyone gets the same message, the inspiration and the motivation at the same time.

The hope is that the impact on our children, following Tim’s presentation, will be significant and every child in our Partnership schools working with any member of staff attending will have the same opportunities to be motivated and inspired.

Marie-Louise Binks, Dawn Dunn, Lynne Laws and Jennifer Pearce.

Peterlee Elsie

Joining us today were colleagues from : Acre Rigg Infant School, Acre Rigg Academy, Blackhall Colliery Primary School, Cassop Primary School, Cotsford Infant School, Cotsford Junior School, Deaf Hill Primary School, Dene House Primary School, Easington Church of England Primary School, Easington Colliery Primary School, Hesleden Primary School, Horden Nursery School, Howletch Lane Primary School, Hutton Henry CofE Primary School, Ludworth Primary SchoolOur Lady of Lourdes RCVA Primary School, Our Lady of the Rosary RCVA Primary School, Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Primary School, Shotton Hall Primary School, Shotton Primary School, St Godric’s RCVA Primary SchoolSt Joseph’s RC Primary SchoolSt Mary’s RCVA Primary SchoolSt William’s RCVA Primary School, Thornley Primary School, Wheatley Hill Community Primary School, Wingate Infant SchoolWingate Nursery School and Yohden Primary School.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Amy says:

    Great to find out new ways to use PowerPoint and Google.

  2. Michelle says:

    Very Informative
    An enjoyable course
    Thank you

  3. Claire says:

    Thanks for an entertaining and informative day! Loads of fabulous ideas to enhance my teaching and the children’s learning.

  4. Craig says:

    Very interesting day with loads of great ideas. Really well presented throughout. Hope to try out many of the resources demonstrated. Thanks again.

  5. Lesley says:

    Excellent training day…really enjoyed it and love your web page too, thank you!

  6. Jaymie Tateson says:

    A really inspirational day that really made me think about how I could use technology to inspire our pupils. Off to get upskilled so I can impress my new y6 class with some things they haven’t seen!

  7. Ian says:

    Just made an editable text box, cheers.

  8. Nicola Hubery says:

    An Inspirational and enjoyable training day, lots of fantastic ideas and programs we will certainly be using in the classroom . Thanks again 🙂 Keep up the good work!!

  9. Sarah says:

    Brilliant training day, have certainly taken lots from today that i can use.

  10. Christopher Dyer says:

    Not a great fan of CPD days with hundreds of people listening to one or two individuals as sometimes it can be hard to incorporate their ideas and resources into your everyday teaching due to time and cost. However, this session with Tim and Sarah had the complete opposite outcome. Tim and Sarah have a clear passion for using technology to develop both teaching and learning in the primary classroom but more importantly they are able to inspire others. They were able to produce an excellent series of slides and discussion points which both were engaging and interactive. The best part is that most of the resources used are easily accessible and FREE. Teachers will have no excuse that they can not access these resources due to time as most of the ideas only take a few minutes to familiarise yourself with then the rest is up to your own creative thinking. Personally I believe using green screening technology as Tim suggests is the way forward to developing children’s writing (especially boys) through a virtual world. Thanks!

  11. David Gibson says:

    A very enjoyable and interesting day, a lot of knowledge gained

  12. Lauren says:

    Great day and lots of interesting ideas to take away. Thank you.

  13. Melissa says:

    Thank you to Tim and Sarah for a truly inspirational and entertaining session. It was a privilege to receive a wealth of superb ideas to motivate and engage our children. I am looking forward to trying some of them out and anticipate the positive impact on all involved!

  14. Clare says:

    Thanks for a great day. Lots of really useful ideas, that I am looking forward to trying out with my children in the coming weeks!

  15. Elaine says:

    Wonderful way to kick off the New year. My minds buzzing with all the new ideas! Thanks.

  16. Joanne says:

    First day back after the school holidays is normally a tough day, but this was the complete opposite. My mind is buzzing with new ideas and I’ve had to change my plans to include many of the activities, websites and apps from today. What a great way to start the new year. Thank you.

  17. Michelle B says:

    What a great start to Autumn term. Both Tim and Sarah were very inspirational; had us all bouncing by the end of the day! Feeling energised with fab ideas and raring to go 🙂 Woohoo. THANKS!!

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