South West

Welcome to the South West region learning page. In the South West workplace and branch ULRs work closely with members to find out what their training needs are. Together we have organised a range of events including voice care, IT and British Sign language.

Branches in the South West are very proactive in using learning opportunities to engage with members. The workshops that they have opened up to members have included behaviour management, SEN awareness and dyslexia awareness. This has had the effect that more members are actively involved in ATL; some decide to become reps others to attend branch meetings and take on specific roles. Part of my role will be to ensure you are supported along the way.

As member in the South West you can get involved through attending an event or even become part of the South West Learning Network. This term a number of branches are undertaking learning needs surveys and will be using these to shape the events that will be on offer in the future. Please take time to complete these as we do want your input.

ATL Poole – Teachmeet Event

Poole High School is proud to present their first ever FREE to attend Teachmeet. An exciting and inspiring event organised and run by teachers, for teachers. The evening aims to provide a platform for teachers to share practice, ideas, and pedagogy. From assessment for learning, to differentiation, from creative planning to CPD initiatives and everything else in between. Whether you would like to share your passion for data analysis, or join us as an interested observer, everyone is welcome!

How can you resist this amazing opportunity? If you would like to share your passion, whatever that may be, you have the option of delivering a three minute presentation or a seven minute presentation. Let's be confident, let's go for it, because as Robert John Meehan once said "the most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other. Without collaboration our growth is limited to our own perspectives."

Upon attending the event, you will be entered into a free raffle, food and drink will be provided and you will have many opportunities to network with like-minded, passionate people.

  • Who is the event for: whether you are a Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Governor, Head Teacher, NQT or Trainee, we welcome you to Teachmeet Poole!
  • Cost: Free.
  • Date: Thursday 25th February.
  • Time: 5.30-8.30pm.
  • Venue: Poole High School, Wimborne Road, Poole, BH15 2BW.

Book your place here.

Support Staff Meeting

Gloucestershire District ATL is pleased to announce that our speaker for the evening is  Peter Morris ATL National Official for Support Staff.

Peter is responsible for all matters relating to ATL's support staff membership and oversees the Support Staff Members Working Group. He will talk about current issues affecting support staff, including support staff job description, job evaluation and the use of HLTAs and Cover Supervisors in the classroom. There will be an opportunity to discuss these and other matters with Peter and with Amanda Swift, our Regional Official.

We hope that this will provide a chance for you to meet colleagues from other schools and sectors in a convivial atmosphere.

Who this course is for

  • Support Staff - all sectors  and departments.

Course details

South West

Premier Inn, Tewksbury Road, Twigworth, Gloucester GL2 9PG - 25 February 2016

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