South East, London
Welcome to the London and South-East region learning page.
This region features large rural counties such as Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey and Berkshire; unitary authorities such as Brighton and Hove, Medway Towns, Reading, West Berkshire, Wokingham, Bracknell Forest, Slough; the whole Greater London area with 33 boroughs from inner city Westminster and Southwark to outer London boroughs like Brent, Waltham Forest and Croydon. Set within this large geographic area is a diverse range of ATL membership and education settings, including many academies and independent sector schools.
London wide CPD network
London Wide is ATL's FREE member led CPD and networking event for members in the London, South East and Eastern regions. These sessions are open and accessible to all membership groups including teacher, lecturer, support, leadership, supply, student and NQ members.
Important message - due to a technical issue can we please request members re-register for sessions at London Wide. Thank you.
Please select one option for the morning session and/or one option for the afternoon session (half-day option available).
- Registration: 9.30 - 10.00
- Morning session: 10.00 -12.15
Option 1A) Employment Advice Session: Paul Scholey from Morrish Solicitors leads this session on employment law and advice for education workers
Option 1B) Body Image: Martin Staniforth from the Dove Self-Esteem Project leads this body confidence workshop (secondary pupils)
Option 1C) Safer Spaces: Vanessa Diakides from gender equality and safeguarding specialists FORWARD provide advice on the role of schools in responding to female genital mutilation (FGM)
- Lunch: 12.15 to 13.15 - including feedback from your London Executive Members London Wide's Bi-annual General Meeting*
- Afternoon session: 13.15 - 15.00
Option 2A) Understanding Prevent: ATL Solicitor Kehinde Adeogun explains the new legal obligation education staff have to tackle radicalisation in schools and colleges.
Option 2B) Life Squared: Education writer Elizabeth Holmes on how to deal with the complexities of the modern life including work-life balance and well-being.
Option 2C) Negotiating and Influencing: ATL National Official for the independent sector John Richardson, on how ATL members from all sectors can influence their daily working lives through collective negotiation (pay bargaining, working hours, workload and redundancy).
When: Saturday 5 March.
Where: Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ.
Book: Please register and select sessions by completing the online form here.
*London Wide is an ATL member-led CPD network. There are three elected positions (President, Vice-President, Secretary) which are supported by a committee of volunteers who help plan the programme, manage the events or deliver sessions.
Assessment Without Levels: Stanley Park High School Visit
Following on from the popular session at the Autumn 2015 London Wide Event on the 'Assessment Without Levels' approach, we have arranged a special CPD visit to Stanley Park High and warmly invite you to join us.
The curriculum approach at Stanley Park High is governed by their motto "igniting passion for learning". The School has created its bespoke project-based 'Excellent Futures Curriculum' to educate the whole person and not simply train students to pass exams.
Places are limited for this free CPD and we expect demand for them to be high - so please register your interest to attend what is set to be a fantastic day as soon as possible.
How can visiting Stanley Park High benefit my professional development?
- Bespoke CPD that is designed to meet the needs of new teachers.
- Networking and sharing ideas with other new professionals.
- Resources to take away and try.
- Practical ideas to try out to develop teaching and learning skills.
- Examples of high quality assessment for learning, developed and refined long before assessment without levels.
- Exploration of a unique project based curriculum that develops knowledge, skills and attributes across the curriculum.
- Opportunities to observe lessons, and ask questions of the teachers about the planning, teaching, learning and assessment.
- Practical tips on managing workload as a team
How can visiting Stanley Park High benefit the wider school community?
You can share what you have learned with colleagues:
- How a school has developed and refined an effective assessment system that does not use the old National Curriculum levels. The Excellent Futures Curriculum, which has been running since 2007, has never used the levels system.
- How project based learning can be developed across different curriculum areas and practical ideas for shared planning and resource design.
- How teachers are supported to work on projects which require subject specialism outside of their main subject.
- Methods for reporting to parents that are student led and reduce teacher workload.
- Imbed careers education across the key stage 3 curriculum.
What do I need to do next?
- Check with the person that leads professional development in your school and find out how to get your visit approved. If a trainee, speak to your tutor (or similar) and let them know you wish to attend.
- Explore the Stanley Park High case study on www.acurriculumthatcounts.org.uk and see if you have any specific questions that you would like to ask on the day.
- Think about what you would like to get out of the day such as tips for assessment in lessons, managing active lessons, managing workload etc.
- Think about would you like to be able to take back to share with colleagues at your school, for example, assessment without levels, reporting to parents, team planning, careers education, project based learning, cross curricula project etc.
Permissions for attendanceA pre-requisite for us confirming your place is the consent from the person that leads professional development in your school or your tutor (or similar) if training. The booking form will require their details to be provided. Once we can confirm numbers, you will be sent a confirmation and further details about the visit and pre-course materials.
Who this course is for
All ATL members. Please note: preference will be given to trainees and NQs who have fully upgraded their ATL membership - to check your membership status, please visit the ATL website and use the 'My membership details' button towards the bottom right of the page. Alternatively, you can contact our membership department on 020 7782 1602.
London and the South East
Stanley Park High - 16 March 2016