St Anthony's Teaching School Alliance School Direct has an outstanding record of training provision and nowhere is this more evident than on the CPD (Continuing Professional Development) training that each and every trainee receives. Not only does the training provide a vital link between the practice and professionalism of each placement, but is intrinsic in teaching the trainees all the additional curriculum knowledge that every Primary teacher must know in order to successfully teach their class.
On this page, you will see evidence of this successful training in action, as well as hopefully seeing the fun and diversity of activities provided. Over the year this page will show our trainees progressing until their graduation day, when they will receive the qualification they so richly deserve.
Our eager and highly professional Early Years Trainee joined their host school Rothwell St Mary's for the day, where they were able to experience a range of dynamic and practical methods and resources for inspiring young mathematicians in the Early Years age group. Led by the ever brilliant Seanna Reuben Sweeney, the trainees were able to learn and train in St Mary's dedicated learning hub, as well as getting out into the classroom to meet and learn from St Mary's wonderful children, Was it a successful day? Well look at the happy, smiling trainees in the photos, and then 'you do the Math'!
Yesterday, our Primary 5-11 trainees, visited St Anthony's to brush up their Maths, curriculum knowledge. The session was led by St Anthony's dedicated, dynamic Mathematical guru and advocate, Hannah Taylor. Together, the group looked at the challenges of how teach Mathematics across the 5-11 age range. The trainees met the challenge with their usual mixture of dedication and thoughtfulness, enjoying a mix of theory and practical elements, and there was even cake to share (no pie, but plenty of Pi)! Let's hope they put their knowledge of geometry to work when dividing up the slices!
On Thursday 12 September trainees from both our Primary 5-11 and Primary 3-7 courses, joined together to undertake the first, curriculum centered CPD training of the course. In this case it was Music, led by one of experienced, outstanding SLE's Hannah Taylor. As you will see from the photos, all our trainees enjoyed the practical. hands-on training which involved making music using a variety of instruments. Let's hope this will increase their confidence, allowing each trainee to really blow their own trumpet when it comes interview time!