The Faith Resource Library is coming back soon - subscribe now!!
After a couple of years absence we are pleased to announce the Faith Resource Library will be back shortly.
It will be hosted at The School House at Newby Hall Primary, which is easy for parking and access to collect the resources.
This is a great opportunity to access a varied and very useful pack of resources from the Interfaith Team covering the major world faiths to support your RE curriculum work.
Resource boxes provide the stimulus for the development of critical thinking, they may be used to create a classroom display or as a source of information and exploration.
You can either choose from a mixed resource pack or focus on a particular faith and from 2 packages - swap your box 3 or 6 times a year.
If you would like to subscribe to this service please follow this link.
If you would like any advice on how to maximise your use of this service, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at email@example.com and we would be happy to discuss your school's individual requirements.
Are you making the most of your teaching assistants?
Are you making the most of your teaching assistants?
If not, it is worth considering new licensed training (Maximising the Practice of Subscription) developed as part of a project funded by the Education Endowment Foundation to help schools transform the way they use teaching assistants, with the aim of increasing their positive impact on pupils’ progress and attainment.
What is the impact?
Through MPTA training schools report by making TA deployment a focus of attention has raised their TAs’ profile and lifted their confidence and sense of value. They have seen more effective classroom partnerships with changes to interactions consistent with one of the training aims of moving TAs’ talk from task completion to developing pupils’ independence.
What does it entail?
A reflection of current TA practice followed by bespoke short sessions for the school culminating in a day and half of training for TAs and teachers. As part of the package , each school receives comprehensive high-quality resources to support the training. Please see the attached document for an outline of the programme.
Skills 4 Bradford within BMDC hold a license to provide this training, so if you are interested in more information or a quote for either your school or a MAT, cluster, LAP etc., please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
How to book the training
Please simply click on the link here to take you straight to the buying facility.
Bradford Edtech Conference 2019 - Registration now open
The Curriculum Innovation EdTech conference 'Spice up your Subjects!' will take place on Thursday 14th November. We have exciting sessions confirmed from Julian Wood (@Ideas_Factory), Paul Tullock (@MrTullock), Cherise Duxbury (@Cherise_Duxbury), Emma Speake (@emma_ess87) and our own Tim Bleazard (@idletim).
Full details of the conference are available in the Training & Events section of the site. When you have decided which sessions you would like to attend ask your Business Manager to book your place by visiting http://www.skills4bradford.co.uk/Event/102949.
The Wellbeing Conference
We are excited to announce, PACT HR’s first conference in collaboration with HR at Kirklees Council.
To launch what is hoped will become an annual event, we will be exploring the topic of wellbeing in the workplace. Through thought-provoking key note talks and short break-out workshops we intend to look at the subject of wellbeing, the links to productivity and engagement as well as the challenges faced by employers to respond to the diverse needs of the workforce. This is your chance to network, expand your knowledge and debate the topic of wellbeing in the workplace.
What to expect?
- Inspiring and thought-provoking keynote speakers
- Breakout sessions offering an in-depth and interactive look at well-being in the workplace
- Networking opportunities
Tuesday 28th January - Time 8:30 - 16:45 (Full Day Event)
Cedar Court Hotel Leeds/Bradford
Early Bird Ticket - £80 + VAT if applicable (Ends on the 31st October 2019)
General Admission Ticket - £100 + VAT if applicable
How to Book
In order to reserve your place on this exciting event please click www.pact-hr.co.uk/the-wellbeing-conference to complete the Registration Form. Tickets are anticipated to sell out fast, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. We look forward to seeing you there!
New Website User Guide
Welcome to the NEW Skills 4 Bradford website, bringing together services for schools from across Bradford Council.
It is fully interactive, allowing you to browse our 30+ services, buy online, book training, monitor your account spend/usage and much more....
It will speed up your buying process and invoicing reconciliation as you will just receive 1 monthly invoice detailing all the purchases from Bradford Council, thus saving your staff time. At any time you will be able to see exactly what you have purchased and used, giving you instant control over your services and spending.
We are running a number of User Training Sessions to help ensure users are making the most of all the site’s user facilities. If you are interested in attending one of these sessions, please indicate which one you would like to attend by emailing S4B.Events@bradford.gov.uk
Friday 6th September 13.00 - 15.00 Margaret McMillan Tower, View Room
Thursday 12th September 10.00 - 12.00 The Library Annexe, Spencer Street, Keighley BD21 2BN
Please also find attached a User Guide for how to maximise the use of the site for your school / organisation.