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10 Dec 2009   Exploring Identity, Diversity and Citizenship - Grants for Schools
Grants of up to £500 are available for schools to develop activities linked to the ‘Who Do We Think We Are?’ Week programme for 2010.  Who Do We Think We Are? is an annual programme of advice and curriculum support that helps schools explore the issues of identity, diversity and ...
2 Dec 2009   DEA Global Learning Charter
The DEA is a member of CfSA and is inviting associations to sign up to the DEA Global Learning Charter to show commitment to educating people about global issues such as poverty or climate change.The Charter is being organised by DEA (www.dea.org.uk) which is seeking a wide range of ...
27 Nov 2009   Diploma curriculum guidance – phase four online consultation
QCDA are developing curriculum guidance for the phase four Diploma Lines of Learning: •            Humanities and social sciences •            Languages and international communication •            Science (at Foundation and Higher levels) QCDA aims to improve upon the good work done in phases one, two and three, and provide even ...
23 Nov 2009   Memory4Teachers
The Memory4Teachers project has been developed in order to support teachers and ICT development within schools.All teachers and support staff are able to register to receive a FREE memory USB stick.  The memory sticks are password secure and are preloaded with a fully interactive control panel and various software applications. ...
20 Nov 2009   National Citizenship CPD FREE course
ACT, in collaboration with The University of Plymouth and local authorities, are responsible for delivering a National Citizenship CPD programme on behalf of the DCSF over the next two years. The key elements of this programme are: 30 hours teaching (comprising 10 x 3 hour units) which can be undertaken face ...
16 Nov 2009   New information, advice and guidance resources available
 New information, advice and guidance resources available Reforms to the 14–19 curriculum are creating greater choices and opening up new progression pathways for young people. This means, they’ll have the flexibility to combine qualifications and tailor learning programmes to meet their specific needs and interests. But for students to ...
10 Nov 2009   CfSA Presence at the Education Show 4th-6th March 2010
  The CfSA will be exhibiting on behalf of its members at the Emap Education Show, NEC, Birmingham, on 4th-6th March 2010.  For further information about the Education Show please click here
9 Nov 2009   16 to 20 November 2009 is International Education Week (IEW)
16 to 20 November 2009 is International Education Week (IEW) International Education Week (IEW) 2009 is taking place from 16 - 20 November. IEW is an annual celebration of international work in schools, colleges and organisations. It is a chance to show the world how international work has benefited ...
27 Oct 2009   Inspire to Aspire - NDTA annual conference
Saturday 21st November 2009 Elmhurst School for Dance, Birmingham A full-day programme of workshops and discussion, networking opportunities and a marketplace for everyone involved in delivering dance in schools and colleges. Be inspired by some of the UK’s leading dance practitioners and return refreshed with ideas to motivate your ...
27 Oct 2009   NALDIC Annual Conference 17 - integrated Language, integrated curriculum
Saturday 14th November 2009The Agriculture Building, Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading.Keynote Speaker:Professor Ofelia Garcia, City University of New YorkReimagining bilingualism in education for the 21st centuryDiscussant:Professor Viv Edwards Director, National Centre for Language and Literacy. Speakers:Professor Margaret Hawkins, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Professor Kelleen Toohey, Simon Fraser University, VancouverThe conference will consider first ...
16 Oct 2009   Publication of the Cambridge Primary Review: 'Children, their World, their Education'
Cambridge Primary Review The Cambridge Primary Review is published today after three years of planning and three years of implementation.  The media is reporting that the Government has dismissed the report as ‘out-of-date', and that education has moved on since the report was commissioned. The Council for Subject Associations ...
14 Oct 2009   CfSA Subject Association Partnership Conference
CfSASubject Association Partnership ConferenceHilton Paddington Hotel, 146 Praed Street, London, W2 1EEWednesday, 18th November 2009Conference RegistrationLeaders of subject association who are members of CfSA should have received an invitation to register for this conference.  If you have not received your invitation please contact Sue Meredith on 01189 313437 or email ...
12 Oct 2009   Final Report of the Cambridge Primary Review
The final report of the Cambridge Primary Review will be published shortly.  For further information about the report, the RSA event on 19th October and the regional dissemination conferences for professional leaders in schools, local authorities and teacher education, please follow the link below.To order your copy, join the RSA debate ...
9 Oct 2009   Job Vacancy - NDTA Programme Co-ordinator
National Dance Teachers AssociationProgramme Co-ordinator2 days per weekSalary £19,621 - £21,519 (pro rata)NDTA is recognised at the national voice for dance in education. It works to ensure that all young people in the UK have equal access to a high quality dance education. It is the leading subject association for ...
15 Sep 2009   Community Cohesion and the Global Dimension Conference
British MuseumWednesday 4th November 200910.30am - 4.30pm£175 per delegateA practical one-day conference for headteachers, school leaders, subject leaders and advisors.Support and consolidate understanding of schools' duties on community cohesion and why this matters to your school.Consider how good global education can support community cohesion in the classroom, at whole-school level, ...
15 Sep 2009   Win an original architectural drawing of your school!
Engaging Places CompetitionSeptember sees CABE (Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment) mark its 10th birthday, to celebrate, we’re inviting all teachers to submit a lesson idea that uses a building or place. The most inspiring idea will win a framed signed drawing from a renowned architectural practice for their ...
24 Aug 2009   Carolyn Woolridge
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Carolyn Woolridge, Chair of the National Dance Teachers Association.  She died suddenly on Tuesday 18th August while away on holiday in France.Our thoughts are with her family.Carolyn was an exceptional person.  She had a unique drive and dedication, working ...
4 Aug 2009   School Systems and Teacher Training across the EU
School Systems and Teacher Training across the EU EU Comenius Project in Music Education Subject associations may be interested in this project as an approach that might be used in their own subject area.  The whole project called meNET (Music Education Network) undertook several tasks to map music education ...
4 Aug 2009   A Refreshing Day - 100 Great Member Recruitment and Retention Ideas in a Day
Once a year world leading membership expert, Mark Levin from the USA, and Sue Froggatt share 100 great practical, engaging and fresh ideas that membership teams from around the world are using to refresh and invigorate their member recruitment and retention plans. This year the '100 Great Member Recruitment & Retention Ideas' day with Mark will be ...
9 Jul 2009   Author/s Required – Key Stage 2 Reasoning Workbooks
AUTHOR/S REQUIRED – KEY STAGE 2 REASONING WORKBOOKS The series A long-established educational publisher is looking to commission a series of graded workbooks containing reasoning activities for Key Stage 2, probably arranged by question type. These will need to include, probably in separate books, both verbal and non-verbal reasoning ...
8 Jul 2009   'Inspire to Aspire' NDTA annual conference
Inspire to Aspire NDTA annual conference Saturday 21 November 2009Elmhurst School for DanceBirmingham A full one-day programme of workshops, seminars and discussion, including sessions from Richard Alston, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, New Adventures Dance Company and Candoco. See the full programme and book online at www.ndta.org.uk/cpd-events <http://www.ndta.org.uk/cpd-events>   <http://www.ndta.org.uk/cpd-events> ...
1 Jun 2009   Global Learning
Global Learning The global dimension is an essential part of the secondary curriculum and helps to prepare young people as sucessful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens in a globalised world.   The education charity DEA has recently published ‘Exploring together: A global dimension to the secondary curriculum’, a ...
18 May 2009   Community Cohesion Project Manager
Project Manager £8,000 (approx 20 days) CfSA Community Cohesion Project The Council for Subject Associations (CfSA) has been awarded a grant to develop resources for subject teachers by the Community Cohesion Unit of the Department of Children, Schools and Families.  In order to meet the requirements of the grant, ...
15 May 2009   Design and Technology International Research Conference 2009
Design and Technology Association Education and International Research Conference 2009:  D&T – A Platform for Success Loughborough University, Tuesday 30 June – Thursday 2 July   For all D&T teachers, primary D&T co-ordinators, heads of department and researchers who want to find out about the latest D&T developments, extend their ...
5 May 2009   MTL Funding Approved by Ministers
Ministers have agreed funding for participants starting Masters in Teaching and Learning programmes in academic year 2009/10.  The total funding for a complete MTL programme per participant is £11,476. This funding will be split across the three phases of the programme, and between the school and the HEI members of the ...
4 May 2009   Swine Flu - Human Influenza Pandemic Threat
SWINE FLU - HUMAN INFLUENZA PANDEMIC THREAT I am writing to inform you, as an organisation working with children, schools and families, about what the Department is doing to ensure we are well prepared for the developing situation regarding “swine flu”. You will be aware that the World ...
30 Apr 2009   Curriculum reform consultation
The Secretary of State is launching a public consultation on proposals for a revised primary curriculum and changes to Personal, Social, Health and Economic education. Alongside these proposals, the Secretary of State is also consulting on changes to national curriculum subject level descriptions and updated guidance for the teaching of religious ...
29 Apr 2009   Who do we think we are? Week
Who do we think we are? Week   22 – 28th June 2009  Exploring Identity, Diversity and Citizenship  Grants for schools:  Grants of up to £500 are available for schools to develop activities linked to the ‘Who do we think we are? Week’ programme for 2009.   ...
17 Apr 2009   Delayed Start to the MTL Programme
The Secretary of State announced on 6 April 2009 in a speech to the ATL annual conference that we should start the MTL programme from early in 2010 in all regions, rather than in September 2009. The decision was informed by concerns expressed by social partners, HEIs and schools.   ...
30 Mar 2009   PSHE Association Annual Conference
The second annual PSHE Association Conference has been announced and will be taking place on the 10th June at the British Library in London.   The key-note speaker will be Margaret Jones HMI and the PSHE Association are delighted to have input from young people. There will also be an information ...
20 Mar 2009   DEA launches policy document "Our Global Future"
On Friday 20th March the DEA launched their latest policy recommendations which have been composed with Ipsos MORI research.   To view the DEA policy document Our Global Future: how schools can meet the challenge of change please click here.   The Council for Subject Associations backs the calls from the DEA to ...
16 Mar 2009   PSHE Association: Child Maintenance and PSHE education
Bringing PSHE to life: a new curriculum opportunity   If you're looking for a new way to engage pupils in many of the key concepts of PSHE, child maintenance might be the answer.   Less than half of eligible parents actually receive any maintenance money from their former partner and ...
16 Mar 2009   RGS - Antarctic Wilderness through the eyes of Shackleton's Endurance
New Photographic Exhibition Opens Tuesday, 24 MarchAt a time of high attention on changes to Antarctic glaciers as an indicator of human-induced climate change, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) this month provides a rare chance for members of the public to view a dramatic collection of images which amply ...
16 Mar 2009   AAIA - Comments for the Expert Group on Assessment
The AAIA Executive has issued a response to the Expert Group commissioned by the Secretary of State to review statutory assessment in England.   Please click here to view the Expert Group’s response in full.
6 Mar 2009   afPE - Comprehensive review of Physical Education published
The educational benefits claimed for physical education and school sport: an academic review  - is the most comprehensive review so far on the outcomes of Physical Education and School Sport at school.  The article is based on the BERA SIG's Academic Review and has now been published in Research Papaers ...
5 Mar 2009   Joint NAME/MEC response to the Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum (Rose Review)
NAME and MEC have published a joint response to the Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum.   Please click here to view the response in full.
4 Mar 2009   GA - Response to the Alexander Report February 2009
The Geographical Association (GA) applauds the range and depth of this genuinely independent enquiry into the state and future of primary education: the investment and process of which recognise the significance and importance of this stage in children’s learning. We believe that this is a time when children should experience ...
4 Mar 2009   D & T Association response to the Cambridge Primary Review
Although the Design and Technology Association supports many aspects of the report, we are concerned that it appears to pay no regard to the significant contribution that design and technology education makes to primary-aged children’s learning. The Association’s response to the report is available here.
3 Mar 2009   HA Secondary Survey 2009
Last year many secondary teachers completed a survey on the health of history in their schools. We learned a great deal and were able to share the findings with policymakers. We hope that you have time to complete this survey. There are three important reasons why this information would be ...
3 Mar 2009   English Association response to the Rose Review
In response to the Interim Primary Review of December 2008, the Early Years and Primary Education Committee says:  Schools can't teach English effectively unless children have songs and stories, talk and play from the moment they're born. (See the Literacy Trust site for the 'Talk To Your Baby Campaign)   We ...
27 Feb 2009   ACT response to the Cambridge Primary Review
Cambridge Primary Review published its special report on the primary curriculum this week. Robin Alexander's report recommends 8 domains of learning and one of them should be citizenship and ethics separate from the humanities but prominent. ACT welcomes the support that this review has publicly given to an entitlement to Citizenship ...
24 Feb 2009   NALDIC responds to the Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum
NALDIC has recently responded to the interim report of the Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum led by Sir Jim Rose. This review began in the spring term 2008 and the interim report was published on 8 December 2008. Since the interim report was published NALDIC has been involved in ...
24 Feb 2009   RSC - Chemists welcome PM's remarks on science
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is delighted to hear that the Prime Minister will not allow British science to become a victim of the recession and we think that his determination to ring-fence science is far-sighted and well-judged.   Richard Porte, RSC campaigns manager, said this afternoon:   "We ...
23 Feb 2009   PSHE Association surveys for pupils and parents
The government has committed to making Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) a compulsory part of the curriculum in every school in England. PSHE has already made a big contribution to children and young people, but not everyone has had good experiences and it can be improved. To help ...
19 Feb 2009   NALDIC argues for professional equity
In recent months NALDIC has been contacted by a number of members on issues concerning professional equity and the status accorded to EAL teachers, co-ordinators and consultants within schools and local authorities. In response, we have recently written to the DCSF to express our concerns on members' behalf. NALDIC’s position ...
17 Feb 2009   NDTA - Call for Trainers
Are you interested in contributing to the changing face of dance in and out of school? Have you delivered dance training to adults? Do you have passion and commitment for dance? Have you a track record of leading projects and teaching young people? The NDTA is looking ...
3 Feb 2009   NALDIC ­- Concern at comments by Frank Field
NALDIC is gravely concerned by the comments of Frank Field, co-chair of the the Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration. Mr Field was widely quoted in the national press on 28.01.09. as saying 'In hundreds of primary schools, English is the second language for over 70 per cent or more ...
2 Feb 2009   ACT to provide evidence to the Speakers Conference
ACT Professional Officer Chris Waller will be providing evidence to the Speaker's Conference on Tuesday February 3rd at its Portculis House public session. The evidence will be concerning the lack of political engagement by young people with party politics and politicians.   For further details please click here
2 Feb 2009   afPE - World Day for Physical Activity
World Day for Physical Activity will be celebrated around April 1-10th 2009, with events on the importance of the neighbourhood to build an active health lifestyle, based on the World Theme decided at the last meeting: "Active Neighbourhood Builds Health". The Agita Mundo Network will encourage all members, partners and ...
2 Feb 2009   PSHE Association - PSHE statutory status
As you will know, the government announced their commitment to make PSHE statutory in October of last year. At the moment an independent review of the curriculum is being carried out by Sir Alasdair Macdonald, Head teacher from Morpeth School in London. There is more information about the review on ...
2 Feb 2009   ASE - Improving practical work in science
A new national initiative commencing April 2009 for two years. Led by the Association for Science Education with a consortium of leading science education organisations The project is offering two posts: Programme Manager, Professional Development Programme Manager, Communications For full details of these exciting opportunities and how to apply ...
26 Jan 2009   GA - Earthwatch Educator Expeditions
If you teach secondary sciences, geography or citizenship in the UK and are engaged in communicating environmental issues to young people at this level, then you are eligible to apply for a funded place on this year's Earthwatch Educator Expeditions. There are limited places available for the Whales & Dolphins ...
26 Jan 2009   HA - Volunteering for the HA
Are you fairly local to Kennington? Do you have a couple of hours to spare each week? We desperately need help with some basic administrative work; enveloping stuffing, filing and other routine work. Any help you can offer on an ongoing basis would be greatly appreciated.   For further details ...
23 Jan 2009   PSHE Association - Chance to be a chancellor competition
Young people get the 'Chance to be Chancellor' with the Citizenship Foundation's educational competition. This competition seeks to educate young people on the current economic crisis and encourage them to take control of the Budget.   For further information click here
21 Jan 2009   NATE - The Franco-British Council Short Story Competition 2009
This competition aims to encourage more students to learn French and about French culture and is an opportunity for Francophiles to write a 1,500 word story about France, French people or any other topic or setting French-related.   The competition is divided in two categories, one for secondary school students and ...
13 Jan 2009   GA - Virtual Learning Environments
A report published today by Ofsted says that Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) have had limited impact within UK schools and colleges, and that the benefits to learners are not yet obvious. Where VLEs were being used well, it usually depended upon the skills and dedication of a particular teacher, whereas ...
7 Jan 2009   Design and Technology Association - Sir Jim Rose on ill-defined topic work
In an update on http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/primarycurriculumreview/ Sir Jim Rose re-asserts the importance of ‘high quality subject teaching’ in primary schools. He rejects claims that the Primary Curriculum Review is about abolishing subjects. On making links between subjects, he says ‘this is certainly not a throwback to the past where ill-defined ‘topic ...
6 Jan 2009   ASE Recruit New Chief Executive for 2009
The Chair of the Association for Science Education, Carolyn Yates has announced that Annette Smith has been offered and accepted the post of Chief Executive of the ASE. She intends to take up the post at the end of March 2009.   Annette is currently the Director of Regions with the British ...
6 Jan 2009   New NSEAD Assistant General Secretary
Sophie Leach started as Assistant General Secretary with NSEAD, 6th January 09. She has 16 years experience of teaching Art and Design in a range of settings which include secondary schools, a prison and in FE. Sophie has also been working for NSEAD as an Art and Design Lead Regional ...

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