Mrs Cowperthwaite - Assistant to the SENCO - attended a course about using technology effectively to support access and inclusion.
Mrs Herman – HR Manager/Headteacher’s PA – attended a Capita course covering various personnel issues.
Mrs Hodskinson – Receptionist, Miss Young – Receptionist and Admin Assistant and Mrs Wager – Admin Assistant to Headteacher’s PA – attended a SIMS Reporting course.
Mrs Cooper – Pastoral Leader: Year 11 – attended a Safeguarding course.
Mr Sims – KS5 English Development Co-ordinator – attended two events as part of his Leaders of Tomorrow training and an OCR information and network event for the new A Level Literature specifications.
Mr Bigland – Health and Safety Manager – participated in fire warden training.
Dr Wilkin – KS4 Maths and Personalised Learning Coordinator – attended a course provided by the Further Maths Support Programme which covered problem solving within GCSE Maths.
Mrs Birch – Learning Supervisor – attended a two day first aid refresher course.
Mr Stamp – Strategic Director of New Technologies – and Mr Nayler – Subject Leader: Science – attended a course which introduced the new self evaluation, student monitoring and target setting system.
Ms Lomas – Subject Leader: History and Humanities – attended an Introduction to Women into Headship session.
Miss Lamph – Teacher of DT with Art – attended an AQA course on A Level Product Design: Engagement, Performance and Success.
Mr Nayler – Subject Leader: Science – attended a Science Learning Network course which introduced the new A Level specifications.
Mrs Bell – Subject Leader: Social Sciences – visited Millfield Science and Performing Arts College, which has won the National Pupil Premium Award, to participate in a Pupil Premium Training Day where they shared their best practices.
Mr Stubbert – Development Coordinator: English Literacy – attended an AQA course which covered the transition from KS3 to KS4 and the new KS4 specifications.
Mr Sims – KS5 English Development Coordinator – attended a conference entitled ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’.
Miss Hicks – Subject Leader: Drama – attended an Edexcel course which gave an overview of Units 1 and 2 of the GCSE Drama specification.
Mrs Silcocks – Subject Leader: ICT and Computing – attended a FEC course covering Computing Controlled Assessment GCSE.
Mr Thompson – Development Coordinator: Physics – took part in training to enable him to deliver Primary Forces training to Furness primary school teachers.
Mrs Cooper – Pastoral Leader: Year 11 and Miss Fisher – Temporary Pastoral Leader Forms 8.4 – 8.6 – attended a course entitled ‘Social Care – Sharing and Building our Practice’.
Mr Nayler – Subject Leader: Science and Mr Stubbert – Development Coordinator: English Literaure - attended a Furness Education Consortium course which covered using Raiseonline data for subject level analysis.
Mr Barlow – Subject Leader: Technology with Art – attended an AQA meeting about the AS/A2 Product Design Examination course.
Mrs Sims – KS5 English Development Coordinator – attended the second of three events aimed at developing middle manager skills.
Miss Herrington – Catch Up Tutor – participated in Alcohol Brief Intervention Training.
Mr Evason – Teacher of ICT and Computing attended a discussion around COMP1 summer exam material.
Miss Smith – Teaching and Development Leader – attended training entitled ‘The Magenta Principles’, exploring options for ongoing CPD for whole staff for September INSET.
Mr Bigland – Health and Safety Officer – attended a two day first aid refresher course.
Mrs Jackson – Teacher of Psychology – attended an AQA 2015 New Specification Meeting which outlined changes to AS/A2 Psychology.
Mr Mach – KS3 Mathematics Coordinator – attended a course entitled ‘Big Maths’ to support transition from KS2 to KS3 and to improve numeracy.
Miss Shaw – Design and Technology teacher – attended a one day Emergency First Aid at Work course.
Mr Evason – Teacher of ICT and Computing – attended a course to support A Level Computing.
Miss Clapham – ICT and Computing teacher – attended a course on image manipulation using JES.
Mrs Prosser and Mrs Cowperthwaite - Learning Support Assistants – completed a Paediatric First Aid course.
Mrs Butler – Study Support Centre Assistant, and Mrs Jones – Senior Midday Supervisor – attended a two day first aid refresher course.
Miss Smith – Teaching and Development Leader – attended an AQA Creative Writing A2 Preparation course.
Mrs Coates – DT Food and Textiles teacher – attended an AQA course about A Level Art and Design Standardisation.
Mr Stubbert – Development Coordinator: English Literacy – attended an AQA support meeting which covered the basic requirements of the new KS4 English specification.
Mrs Greenway – Second in Department Technology/Art – attended an a WJEC examination board meeting to gain up to date information regarding GCSE Catering.
Mrs Burke – Attendance Administrator - attended a course on the use of SIMS Attendance software.
Mrs Simpson – Temporary KS3 History Development Coordinator – attended an AQA course on KS3 History assessment without levels.
Mrs Birch – Learning Supervisor – attended a course about promoting British values through Citizenship.
Mr Barlow – Subject Leader: Technology with Art – attended a course which covered the implementation of the new GCSE DT curriculum.
Mr Stubbert – Development Coordinator: English Literacy – attended a course which covered the implementation of the new English curriculum.
Mrs Gardiner – Science teacher – attended a First Aid Course.
Mrs Slater – Special Educational Needs teacher – attended a Dyslexia Action course.
Mr Gannon – SLP Coordinator and Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator – attended a First Aid Refresher course.
Mrs Hayton – Subject Leader: PE – attended a two day first aid refresher course.
Mr Stubbert – Development Coordinator: English Literacy – attended a course which covered current developments in English/good practice.
Mrs Coates – Food & Textiles teacher – visited Cartmel Priory School to discuss assessment/moderation of work in order to support the changes to Art Textiles courses.
Mr Pearson – Pastoral Leader: Year 9, Miss Hargreaves – MFL Teacher, Mrs Alty – Midday Supervisor, and Mrs Bell and Mrs Brierley - Kitchen Assistants – attended an Emergency First Aid at Work course.
Mr Bigland – Health and Safety Manager – participated in a day of training exploring the role of Educational Visit Coordinators, including planning and risk assessment.
Mr Sims – English teacher – attended an AQA training session for new examiners for GCSE English Literature Unit 2 (Poetry). This provided an invaluable insight into what the exam board looks for in examination answers and will help UVHS students to maximise their marks.
Mr Stubbert – Development Coordinator : English Literacy – attended a network meeting which covered changes to the curriculum and assessment at KS2 and 3.
Mrs Bell – Subject Leader: Work Related Curriculum – participated in a training day entitled “Closing the Gap” which investigated raising the achievement of disadvantaged children.
Mr Appleyard – Subject Leader: Art – attended a three day Prince’s Teaching Institute programme designed as a network to provide inspirational teaching and support for departments wishing to develop provision.
Ms Hirst – Subject Leader: Maths – attended a course which outlined new developments in the Maths curriculum.
Mrs Sinha – Midday Supervisor – attended an Emergency First Aid at Work course.
Ms Hirst – Subject Leader: Maths – attended a course covering the new KS3 and KS4 Maths curriculum and to witness what outstanding Maths departments are doing in the UK.
Miss Stockton – Chemistry teacher – attended a course for A2 Chemistry: Teaching More Challenging Topic Areas
Miss Heathcock – PE Teacher – attended an Edexcel course outlining the BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport
Mr Thompson – Development Coordinator: Physics, and Mrs Gardiner – Science teacher – attended a training day run by the Science Learning Partnership, aimed at developing the skills to plan and deliver quality CPD for teachers at UVHS and other schools.
Mr Nayler – Subject Leader: Science – is currently undertaking a National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership run by the University of Cumbria
Mr Gannon – Science Learning Partnership Coordinator – attended a course entitled Train the Trainer which outlined the main theories behind the delivery of quality Continuing Professional Development.
Mr Pearson – Pastoral Leader: Year 9 – attended a seminar about protecting and supporting young people in South Cumbria
Mrs Halsey – Development Coordinator: Chemistry and Mr Naylor – Subject Leader: Science - attended a Science Learning Partnership course entitled Train the Trainer, which looked at strategies to enable UVHS staff to deliver CPD to colleagues and teachers from other schools.
Mr Rastelli – Head of 6th Form – attended training on the use of new reporting systems and how they can be used to review the whole school and individual subject performance.
Miss Perumal – Biology Teacher – attended a Science Learning Centre course covering students’ literacy skills and strategies for students to use in quality written communication questions in exams (where students are marked on spelling and literacy ability).
Mr Pearson – Pastoral Leader: Year 9 – attended a seminar about raising awareness of child sexual exploitation in Cumbria.
Ms Lomas – Subject Leader: History and Humanities – attended a course which reviewed the importance of the Great War and covered ideas for classroom/whole school activities.
Mr Stubbert – Development Coordinator: English Literacy – attended a briefing by the AQA exam board which covered changes to the KS4 English specification.
Mr Jones – Teacher of Maths – participated in a programme covering the teaching of A Level Maths.
Miss Shaw – D&T teacher – attended a course on differentiation and subsequently made a presentation to all teaching staff during inset.
Mr Ford – Pastoral Leader: Year 11 – attended a course covering how to deal with homophobic bullying. He will be making a presentation to all staff at a future inset day.
Mr Evason – Computing teacher – visited Queen Elizabeth School to prepare for COMP1 Skeleton Program tasks.
Miss Hargreaves – MFL Teacher – visited Canterbury Christ Church University to attend a French knowledge enhancement course.
Mr Quint – Learning Supervisor – took part in a course on inclusion tennis techniques, which covered short tennis for beginners and basic shot techniques.
Mrs Slater – Special Needs Teacher and Mrs Shufflebottom – Learning Mentor - attended a University of Cumbria and Furness Education Consortium course on effective and purposeful grammar teaching.
Mr Quint – Learning Supervisor – attended a three day Emergency First Aid at Work course
Mr Jones – Maths teacher - attended a conference about teaching A Level Maths
Mr Eccles – Senior IT Technician – attended an IT conference which explored new technologies
Mr Emms – D & T teacher – participated in a Python programming course
Mr Bowe – Business Manager – attended a Cumbria Schools Business Manager Network meeting
Mr Fay – Headteacher – attended a course entitled ‘Teachology – Outstanding Schools of the Future’
Mrs Brown – Subject Leader for Modern Foreign Languages and Mrs Sutton, teacher of MFL – took part in an on-line training event run by AQA entitled ‘Feedback on GCSE French’
Mr Hardwick – Deputy Headteacher – attended a Nova T6 training course
Mrs Desbottes – Assistant Headteacher - participated in a course to enable her to run inset training for the school’s midday supervisors
Mrs Greenway – Second in Department Technology and Art – attended an event which looked at change in the GCSE Catering exam and analysis of exam results
Mrs Jones – Senior Midday Supervisor – attended training which investigated communication and professional relationships to enable her to lead the school’s team of midday supervisors
Mr Green – Behaviour Unit Supervisor – completed an Emergency First Aid at Work refresher course.
Mr Martin – Subject Leader for English – attended a network meeting for secondary school English Subject Leaders which looked at a variety of areas including GCSE developments and the new curriculum.
Mrs Bell – Careers Coordinator – attended a Careers Information Update to support implementation of effective careers guidance.
Mrs Hayton – Subject Leader for PE and Mr Pierce – PE teacher – attended training on how to deliver, access and lead outstanding PE in schools.
Mrs Hutchinson – Special Educational Needs Coordinator – attended the Cumbria County SENCO Conference to support developments regarding the SEN code of practice.
Mr Stamp – Strategic Director of New Technologies – attended an update on FFT data entitled “Improving Self Evaluation”.
Mr Monteith – Geography teacher – attended a Prince’s Teaching Institute course on plate tectronics, earthquakes and volcanoes.
Mr Fay – Headteacher – and Mrs Hewson – Assistant Headteacher: Student Welfare – attended a Level 3 Child Protection skills and knowledge refresher course.
Ms Hirst – Subject Leader for Maths – attended a course outlining the forthcoming changes in the Maths curriculum.
Mr Bigland – Health & Safety Officer - completed a Legionella Awareness course.
Ms Hirst – Subject Leader: Maths - attended a ‘Big Maths’ event.
Mr Pearson, Mr Pierce, Mr Quint and Miss Heathcock from the UVHS PE Department all completed a Level 1 and 2 trampolining course.
Miss Smith – English teacher – attended Schools Direct Training at the University of Cumbria.
Mrs Hutchinson – Subject Leader: Student Support Services – attended a NASEN (National Association of Special Educational Needs) exhibition with lectures.
Mr Evason – VLE Coordinator – attended an AQA course which gave an overview of the A Level Computing course.
Mrs Jamieson – Dance teacher – attended a Dance Leadership course.
Miss Glanfield – MFL teacher – attended a course about challenging A2 MFL students to attain A* grades.
Mr Bigland – Health & Safety Officer – attended training for trips and visits coordinators.
Mrs Kapustynskyj and Mrs Minnican – Admin Officers – attended a SIMS Reporting course.
Mr Bowe, Mrs Woodhouse and Miss Matthews – Finance Office – received training on how to use ParentMail for payments for school trips.
Mrs Herman – Head’s PA, Mrs Gorton, Mrs Kapustynskyj, Mrs Minnican, Miss Dacre and Mrs Burke – Admin Officers – all received training on Access databases.
Mr Stubbert – English Department – attended a ‘Big Writing’ training event which UVHS hosted.
Mrs Hutchinson – Subject Leader: Student Support Services – attended a course about raising the achievement of students with SEN.
Ms Nicholls – Excellence in the Classroom Coordinator – attended a Prince’s Teaching Institute Educational Summer School
Miss Smith – English teacher – attended a conference entitled “This Time is out of Joint: English Under Pressure”. As well as attending workshops, Miss Smith also lead a workshop on the topic of creative and independent learning.
Mr Evason – VLE Coordinator – attended an AQA course, Stepping up to A2 COMP3, Stepping up to COMP4
Mr Rayner – ICT teacher – observed lessons at Furness Academy, North Site on the use of Python resources for Key Stages 3 and 4
Mrs Halsey – Development Coordinator: Chemistry and Mrs Lees – Laboratory Technician – attended a Microscale Chemistry for A Level course consisting of demonstration experiments and hands on sessions.
Mrs Jones – Midday Supervisor – participated in training to assist in the management of students with specific special needs in order to deal appropriately with behaviour at lunchtimes.
Mr Barlow – Subject Leader: Technology with Art – and Mr Kaighan – D & T with Art teacher – attended training on Siemens Solid Edge CAD software which is used by local engineering companies.
Mr Taylor – Maths teacher – attended a presentation entitled ‘Attaining A/A* grades for all able students in GCSE’. Mr Taylor also attended a ‘Big Maths’ event.
Miss Hicks – Subject Leader: Drama – completed an Arts Award qualification in order to become a certified Arts Award Advisor.
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