On Friday 26th Feb 2016 we hosted our very first Teaching and Learning Conference in association with the North East Partnership SCITT and SECLES. The event, held at Newcastle University was attended by 35 delegates from across both Primary and Secondary as well as local authority representatives. It was also lovely to see some of our own supply staff there too. The afternoon included a keynote speech from Alan Strachan (Director of Wallsend Childrens Community), a presentation from Jon Haines about his innovative observation technology VEO as well as a number of Teaching and Learning focused workshops. Delegates chose workshops with the hope of leaving fully motivated to try new classroom practices and we believe the objective was most certainly met.

People are already asking for dates for the next one, so, hot off the press we are hoping to run another conference in the near future focused around ‘life without levels’, so make sure you register your interest sooner rather than later. Dates and further info to follow.

Below is just some of the feedback we received from happy delegates:

The Future Behaviours Workshop really made me think about rewards and sanctions more and how if effects behaviour.
I loved the practical strategies and ideas to take away. The enthusiasm of the workshop speakers and their dedication to what they do was really encouraging.
Both Fiona and Hillary have a very humanistic style!
I learnt about how to be more positive in life as well as in the classroom. I learnt methods to help me cope in an environment that can at times seem oppressive and stressful.
I can now identify more modern and up to date methods of applying theories into practice.
The breakdown of the different theories – can you come to Sunderland University and give a lecture – we’ve never had a single lecture on pedagogy!!
SOLO is just wonderful and it really does work!
Box of goodies is really useful. Looking forward to using some of these resources.