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Staff CPD & Subject Networks

Transition to Higher Education Staff CPD

This is a copy of a staff face to face CPD training session we offer, however due to the situation with Covid19 we cannot deliver this currently. It can however be used to develop staff confidence and awareness of the higher education landscape, to enable class teachers and form tutors to have more in-depth conversations with KS2, 3 and 4 children. We are currently developing student workshops which will support the presentation, they will be available from September 2020. Explanatory notes to support the presentation are available on request to Samantha.McKay@northampton.ac.uk.

Harnessing Mindfulness

Applying the DNA-v approach to bring mindfulness to life
  • Open to: Northamptonshire Primary School Staff
  • Day one date: Thursday 24th September 2020  – Virtual Webinar – 9.30-4.30
  • Day two time: Wednesday 10 February 2021 – The University of Northampton
  • Cost: Free of charge

Aimed at staff working in primary schools who are keen to integrate mindfulness strategies into their work with children, this two-day course will introduce participants to a new very exciting approach called the DNA-v

DNA-v Is an easy and pathway to help children learn about others, how to build and sustain relationships manager motion engage with adventure challenges and the difficult choices of daily living especially during these very difficult and frightening times.

Dr Mike Scanlan has adapted this course to meet the needs of primary school staff who are striving to help the children they work with manage the increased levels of uncertainty and anxiety that so many children are presenting with, as a result of COVID-19.

The first day will be an interactive, live webinar and participants will be encouraged to use a range of learning strategies. You are encouraged to attend both sessions. Further information about day two, which we hope will be face to face on campus, will be sent to those participating in day one.

To book up to two free places per school email schoolsengagement@northampton.ac.uk  with the names and contact details of those wishing to attend.

Feedback from previous participants

“Before the drastic changes in our school life, I had begun to trial the DNA-V approach with my class to see what outcomes I might have. The children were amazing responsive, and I felt in particular two of my SEND children find it very calming indeed. It was wonderful to see how reflective and observant the children were”

“The course was really insightful and I’m looking forward to seeing how I can implement it in my school, thank you.”

Towards Moves for Wellbeing

All county secondary schools training, targeted towards KS3,4& 5 teaching and non-teaching staff. This course, aimed at helping students to live happier, more meaningful lives, is based on a well-used mindfulness based therapy approach called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or Accept, Choose and Take Action.

  • Location: Sunley Hotel, Waterside Campus, University of Northampton NN15PH
  • Date(s): 4th – 5th  March 2020

Please contact Deborah.Patton@northampton.ac.uk to book a maximum of two places for your school

Emotional Health Check

Follow up student interviews to develop an emotional health plan following on from the Towards Moves training.

  • Open to: NCOP schools only.
  • Dates: To be confirmed between Dr Mike Scanlan, Rachel Hooper and the school.
Feedback from previous participants

“A massive thanks again for the sessions you ran with our students – it went down really well and was massively appreciated by all” Paul Pomerantz, Head of 6th form at Kingsthorpe College

Subject Networks

Subject networks are logistically co-ordinated by the university, but the intention is that you guide the agenda content each meeting. Each meeting also has a sharing good practice element to it to allow staff to network and share exemplar materials and practices. Please check the below drop-down menus for more information.

  • All county secondary schools and FE colleges.

    • Next meeting – Wednesday 24 June 2020, 2-5pm at The University of Northampton’s Waterside Campus NN15P

    Please contact tim.dobson@northampton.ac.uk to book up to two places for your school or college.

    4 December 2019 Meeting Presentations
    Other resources that came out of the meeting:

    Contact Tim.Dobson@northampton.ac.uk if you would like to be put you in touch with Joan Low.

    17 October 2018 Meeting Presentations

    Download the below presentations in a Microsoft Powerpoint format.

    2 July 2019 Meeting Presentations
  • All county secondary schools and colleges – Two meetings across the year.

    • Next meeting (virtual): Autumn 2020 (to be confirmed)

    Thank you to everyone that attended our virtual meeting this summer. Colleagues from our arts and DT team were on hand to answer questions about Fashion, Photography, Graphic Communications, Product Design, Illustration and Interior and Architectural Technology.  They identified opportunities to support schools through digital resources and workshops/demonstrations and explored future collaborations.  Current issues were discussed, and suggestions were made as to the types of careers and industries that link to arts-based subjects.

    We envisage the Autumn meeting to be another virtual opportunity to get together but we are looking forward to a time when we can invite you back onto campus to see and come and use some of the facilities that we have to offer you and your students.

    You can contact the Arts and DT team through us at schoolsengagement@northampton.ac.uk.

  • All county secondary and FE colleges. Two meetings across the year in discussion with school colleagues.

    • Dates for this academic year will be advertised shortly here and via our schools ecomms.

    Please contact schoolsengagement@northampton.ac.uk for more information.

  • All county secondary and FE colleges. Two meetings across the year in discussion with school colleagues

    • Dates for this academic year will be advertised shortly here and via our schools ecomms.

    Please contact Siobhan.Dytham@northampton.ac.uk to book your place.

  • All county secondary schools and colleges – Two meetings across the year.

    • Next meeting (Virtual): Autumn Term to be confirmed

    Thank you to everyone that attended our virtual meeting this summer.  Science colleagues from Leather Technology and Human Biosciences were on hand to answer questions, identify opportunities to support schools through digital resources and workshops/demonstrations and explore future collaborations. Current issues were discussed, and suggestions were made as to the types of careers and industries that link to science subjects.

    We envisage the Autumn meeting to be another virtual opportunity to get together but we are looking forward to a time when we can invite you back onto campus to see and come and use some of the facilities that we have to offer you and your students.

    You can also download the following resources:

    You can contact the Science team through us at schoolsengagement@northampton.ac.uk.

  • All county secondary and FE colleges. Two meetings across the year in discussion with school colleagues

    • Date (virtual): More information will be posted in September 2020

    Please contact tim.dobson@northampton.ac.uk for more information

  • All county secondary and FE colleges. Please see the meeting dates below for this academic year:

    • Dates for this academic year can be found within the Northamptonshire A Level Psychology meetings presentation.

    Download the Northamptonshire A Level Psychology meetings presentation.

    Please contact Josephine.Chen-Wilson@northampton.ac.uk to book your place and for more information.

  • The University of Northampton is a signatory to the Military Covenant as well as providing funding support.

    Please access the FAQs and AFC UoN Schools presentation to see how your school can support military families disclose their military status and access their child’s Military Pupil Premium

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  • Full range of integrated learning environments.
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