Issue 218 - One Education

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Issue 218 - One Education

I n t o u c h w i t h y o u 2 0 1 0 / 2 0 1 1Headline School Service Events Training General CircularsEnvironmental FriendlyHospital VisitSchool NewsNewall Green High School goesInternationalStaff and students were thrilledto join in the fun on the‘European Day of Languages’.Games, quizzes and generalknowledge about countriesaround the world wereorganised and some of thefacts from the experiencesamazed us all! Did you knowin Caracas, the capital city ofVenezuela, it is customary forthe streets to be blocked off onChristmas Eve so that peoplecan roller-skate to church?Wythenshawe Hospital and Newall Green HighSchool are members of the S.M.I.L.E. (SouthManchester International Learning Enterprise) Trust,so a group of Year 10 students from Newall GreenHigh School visited Wythenshawe Hospital’s OpenDay on Energy and Conservation.Students were informed why we all need toreduce our carbon footprint and in particular howWythenshawe Hospital has tried to reduce energyusage by simple measures such as switching off PCsand printers when not in use and the use of LEDlighting. New hospital buildings are helping withenergy conservation with the design being moreenvironmentally friendly by creating less waste,and also being heated in summer and winter byGeothermal power sources.Students visited the varied and interesting stalls andtook notes on how they can help the environment.Wasting less food is now top of NGHS list. Highlightof the day was the wow factor of the Fire-eater!Students and staff at the school are looking forwardto working on future projects and we would like tocongratulate the hospital for recently receiving aprestigious Carbon Trust award for being one of themost environmentally-friendly hospitals in the UK.Book AwardKirsten Dawson, an English Teacher at Newall GreenHigh School is thrilled to be taking part in judgingthe Guardian First Book Award 2010, in conjunctionwith Waterstones.Kirsten attends a weekly reading group atWaterstones, one of only five groups in the country,where the list of books to go through to the final areagreed.Contact: Karen LavinTel: 0161 234 6420Email: k.lavin@newallgreenhigh.manchester.sch.uk5


I n t o u c h w i t h y o u 2 0 1 0 / 2 0 1 1Headline School Service Events Training General CircularsEventsMuseums and Galleries Partnership in Education (MAGPIE) 2008-10The MAGPIE Project (Museums and GalleriesPartnerships in Education) is finishing inDecember 2010.To ensure that exciting and engaging programmes oflearning in partnership with cultural venues continue,a Magpie Creative Learning Network will be launchedon 9 November.The Magpie Creative Learning Network is a freenetwork for primary and high school teachers,cultural organisations and creative practitioners.The aim of the network is to provide the space andopportunity for sharing ideas, advice and projectsand communicating information about programmesand offers from cultural venues and creativepractitioners.You are invited to send representatives from yourschool staff to the official launch of Magpie CLN on 9November 2010.At Manchester Metropolitan UniversityGeoffrey Manton Building (Oxford Road)17.00 – 20.00 (refreshments from 17.00)RSVP by 22 OctoberThe Launch will provide:• more information about the network;• a market place of organisations and creativepractitioners;• information about projects running this year;• an opportunity to network with representativesfrom cultural organisations, creative practitioners andother teachers.To RSVP and for further information about thenetwork please use contact details below.Contact: Julie HowseTel: 0161 234 7097 / 07747470350Email: j.howse@manchester.gov.ukDEA National Conference: 2nd November 2010Why the Big Global Society?The Coalition government has emphasised theimportance of the Big Society, but it has focusedprimarily on local initiatives. To be a truly big society,and to meet the challenges of international povertyand climate change, we need to be a ‘Big GlobalSociety’. This conference will be of interest to anyoneseeking to engage the public in global issues,including NGOs, educators, policy makers, socialenterprises, trade unions and progressive businesses.The conference will explore the latest thinking onhow we can educate and engage the public in globalagendas. Sessions include:· The state of public engagement with global issues· Funding the big society· The role of NGOs in educating and engaging thepublic· What sort of education system do we need topromote a big global society?· A big society for sustainable development· The politics of the big global societyPlease see the website for a list of the confirmedspeakers with a ministerial speaker still to beconfirmed.For more details about the conference and to booktickets, please go to http://dea2010.eventbrite.com/. If your organisation would like to exhibit at theconference, more details are available atwww.dea.org.uk/conference.Contact: Dean WestonTel: 020 7922 7930Email: Dean.Weston@dea.org.uk12


I n t o u c h w i t h y o u 2 0 1 0 / 2 0 1 1Headline School Service Events Training General CircularsTraded Services Training Courses - November 2010TrainingMaximising Progress for Pupils withLearning Difficulties and / or DisabilitiesGreater understanding of the new Ofsted frameworkand the differences between ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’learning and teaching will be gained.Who is it for?Senior Leaders, SENCos, governors, phase leadersDetails30 November, 09.00 – 16.00£120Course Ref:TC502Further Literacy Support Programme (Y5FLS)This course will enable participants to assess andidentify the correct pupils for the programme anddeliver the programme confidentlyWho is it for?Literacy leaders, SENCos, Year 5 teachers andteaching assistants working with KS2 pupilsDetails16 November 13.30 – 16.00£85Course Ref:TC531Disability Equality Duty (DED) in schoolsDelegates will gain a clear understanding of theirresponsibility in eliminating discrimination andharassment related to disability.Who is it for?All school staff including teaching assistantsDetails23 November, 09.00 – 16.00£120Course Ref:TC509Talk for WritingYou will have a thorough understanding of Talkfor Writing methods and how to use them in theclassroom. You will have increased confidence in howto develop writing throughout the school.Who is it for?Teachers, literacy leaders in KS1 and KS2Details24 November 09.00 – 16.00£120Course Ref:TC527English Language Assessment Levels forEAL PupilsParticipants will learn about the existing systems forassessing EAL levels, including NASSEA STEPS andQCA Language in CommonWho is it for?Primary teachers and teaching assistants and schoolleadership teamsDetails25 November, 13.00 – 16.00£85Course Ref:TC535Contact: Gary DeakinTel: 0161 219 6712Email: g.deakin@manchester.gov.uk14

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