6.30pm Drinks reception Use your free drinks voucher, and join us for an informal welcome
7.30pm Dinner followed by the famous RECT Quiz
Saturday 30th January
Plenary: The Structure of the NUT
10am Workshop Band 1
1) Tackling Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic Bullying in Schools: Overview of the excellent Tackling HBT Bullying Project and examination of the barriers to tackling HBT bullying in school. 2) Secondary Behaviour Management: A workshop to provide attendees with some basic classroom tips to help tweak the behaviour of a few of those troublesome subgroups to crack those difficult classes 3) Applying for jobs: Do you get frazzled by having to think of applications in the midst of marking, planning and assessing? Maybe you need some down to earth, practical help. 4) Primary Behaviour Management: What are the key messages to remember in getting our primary classes to remain on task? 5) A guide through the EYFS with a focus on the implications of baseline assessment
11.15am Workshop Band 2
Social Media: A balanced look at the benefits and dangers of social media for teachers
Teachers and Stress: Looking at how stress manifests itself, ways to reduce the effects of stress - and avoiding getting stressed in the first place!
Supply Teaching 101. A look at what to expect on supply. Information and suggestions to help with planning, behaviour management and current issues facing supply teachers
Literacy through practical theatre techniques: Suitable for all class teachers this session uses the techniques used by The RSC. Activities include active techniques to help pupils to engage with text, develop speaking and listening skills, use movement to build concentration and cooperation and promote curiosity, fun and excitement in literature.
1.15pm Plenary: Appraisal, PRP and The Germ
2.30pm Performance: Banner Theatre – Lessons from Chicago
4pm Free Time
6.30pm onwards for Evening Meal (individual arrangements)
Sunday 31st January
9.45am Plenary: How the NUT works…
10.30am Plenary: Exam Factories
11.00am Coffee and final calls for check out!
11.30am Workshop Band 3
In line with the thinking behind the revised national curriculum, "How can our teaching be outstanding?" considers the key elements which help pupils to become secure in their learning.
Support, Stretch, Challenge – a participatory session modelled on the TeachMeet idea focusing on ideas to meet the needs of the whole class; come along and make a contribution or just soak up the learning!
Leaping into Leadership: Interested in taking that next big career step? Or, maybe you already have! This session is full of tips on how to move forward and what to watch for.
Pilates workshop: A practical session to combat aches & strains from physical demands of teaching. Wear comfortable clothing!