Women Leading in Education Network 

Sir Jonathan North Teaching School are holding their Women Leading in Education Network Launch Event on Thursday 4th October, 4:00pm - 6:00pm. 

Date: Thursday 4th October 

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm 

Venue: Sir Jonathan North TS, Knighton Lane East, Leicester LE2 6FU

This event will include leadership development workshops, inspirational keynote by Liz Kendall MP, a chance to meet inspirational female leaders and an opportunity to network with leaders from across the region.  Click here to view the flyer.   

As part of the ethos of SJN in promoting student leadership, they are also opening this event to secondary students alongside staff, and will have some specific workshops for students, so please consider inviting students to attend alongside leaders in your organisations.

For more details you can visit the Sir Jonathan North Teaching School website here.

If you are interested in attending and would like to book your place please click here.


East Midlands and Humber Summer Newsletter 

Click here to view the EMH Summer Newsletter from John Edwards, Regional Schools Commissioner.  Items included; 

  • Trust Networking Meeting Dates
  • Secretary of State NAHT Speech - 4th May 
  • Secretary of State NGA Speech - 9th June 
  • Free Schools: New application round 
  • The Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund (TLIF)
  • Teacher Recruitment and Retention - Have your say
  • Apprenticeships for the school workforce 
  • Good Estate Management for Schools (GEMS)
  • Significant Changes to Existing Academies
  • Ofsted inspections - May 2018
  • Lincolnshire Teaching Assistant of the Year
  • Reducing Knife Crime


Doncaster Research School Conference - 10th October 2018 – Book now!

Doncaster Research School are holding their first ever conference on Wednesday 10th October at Doncaster Racecourse. 

The conference will bring together academics and practitioners from international, national and local partnerships, sharing examples of innovative practice, promoting discussion and offering practical ideas.

A range of workshops, relevant to all professionals within education, will explore current themes including:

  • Metacognition
  • Early language development,
  • STEM learning
  • Latest research from across the globe and in Doncaster.

For more information and to book your place please click here 


Fantastic Opportunity for secondary schools to participate in a new EEF Trial

Hallam Teaching School in Sheffield, working with Queen’s University Belfast, are recruiting 125 secondary schools to take part in a random controlled efficacy trial sponsored by the Education Endowment Foundation and the Wellcome Trust.  SMART Spaces is a promising revision strategy that will be delivered to year 11 students taking the AQA Combined trilogy science qualification in summer 2019. 

This is a great opportunity for schools in this region to participate in this research where all resources and training will be provided by our experienced group of chemistry teachers.

SMART spaces is developed from how both neuroscience and cognitive psychology lead us to understand memory and learning. We have created a time efficient and effective revision strategy which shows good promise from the pilot and feasibility stage.

There is also the opportunity to participate in a small scale pilot study that is investigating the use of SMART Spaces to promote learning during the teaching of chemistry among year 10 students.  It is hoped that this may lead to an efficacy trial in the near future.

Click here to view all details of the main project.

The link also includes information on how to request more information and how to apply to participate in the trial.

For further information please contact Alastair Gittner at agittner@hallamtsa.org.uk


Exciting Opportunity for Primary Schools to Participate in EEF Maths Trial

Yorkshire and the Humber Maths Hub is recruiting 120 primary schools to take part in an efficacy trial sponsored by the Education Endowment Foundation. This will be trialled in Year 5 classes and will run for one school year starting in September 2018.  This is an exciting opportunity for schools in our region to receive training and implement the Same Day Intervention approach. 

Same Day Intervention is an approach to teaching in which teachers restructure their maths lessons with the aim to ensure all children reach a certain level of understanding by the end of the day, preventing an achievement gap from forming.

Please click here to view the flyer. 

The links below are to the EEF and OIE webpages if you would like more information.