Aspiring to Leadership – 1-2 December 2017

Designed to specifically support black teachers in their second to fifth year of teaching who are interested in developing their leadership skills and knowledge. The NUT uses the term ‘Black’ in a political context to encompass all members who self-identify as Black or Asian and all other minority ethnic groups who do not identify themselves as White. This two-day seminar will enable you to develop skills in planning your route map to leadership, your leadership skills and your awareness of career development options.

Date: Friday 1st – Saturday 2nd December 2017

Venue: NUT HQ, Hamilton House, London. WC1H 9BD.

Fee: Free for NEU (NUT) members, £150 for non-members

Book onto this course here.

Introductory Certificate in Transactional Analysis – 30 November -1 December 2017

This course has two parts and it is mandatory to attend both.

Part One: 30 November – 1 December (Thur-Friday)
Part Two: 1 March 2018 (Thur)

Transactional analysis (TA) is a way of making sense of the relational aspects of teaching and learning in both the classroom and staffroom contexts. Leading on from the behaviour-focused courses in the NUT programme, this certificated training will provide participants with:

  • psychological models for encouraging healthy emotional development
  • material for using TA directly with students and developing a whole school strategy
  • ideas for getting the best out of pupils, parents and colleagues
  • tools to look beyond behaviour management and into relationships and pedagogy
  • the internationally recognised Introductory Certificate in Transactional Analysis

The course is divided into two parts allowing participants to try techniques and ideas back in the classroom and then reflect on their practice.

Date: Thursday 30 November – Friday 1 December 2017
Venue: TBC – Residential
Fee: £75 for NUT members, £150 for non-members
Book onto this course here.

Using Film in the Classroom – 8-9 November 2017 – Manchester

Young people have very powerful reactions to what they see on screen. The NUT is very pleased to be working in collaboration with IntoFilm (delivering the BFI 5-19 Education Scheme). Through courses in using film in the classroom and our filmmaking courses we can offer teachers links to professional filmmakers and the film industry. Led by specialist filmmakers, the course will cover the language of film as well as practical hands-on training offering all teachers the opportunity to examine how to use film to enhance their everyday teaching.

We will examine:

  • how to use film as a tool for improving young people’s comprehension, analysis and deduction skills
  • how teachers can use the unique ability of film to engage all pupils across a range of curricular subjects
  • how film analysis can lead to the creation of quality writing for a range of uses
  • how simple filmmaking can be harnessed in the classroom to help teachers asses and engage pupils
  • how filmmaking can be used as at a catalyst for creative work
  • how animation can be created with pupils in a rage of subjects for a range of uses
  • basic film making techniques enabling participants to run sessions using whatever equipment to which they have access
  • how using film can narrow gaps in access to cultural resources

Date: Wednesday 8th – Thursday 9th November 2017

Venue: Manchester – Residential

Fee: Free for NEU (NUT) members, £150 for non-members.

Note – This is a repeat of the Belton course, taking place 16-17 October.

Using Film in the Classroom – 16-17 October 2017 – Belton

Young people have very powerful reactions to what they see on screen. The NUT is very pleased to be working in collaboration with IntoFilm (delivering the BFI 5-19 Education Scheme). Through courses in using film in the classroom and our filmmaking courses we can offer teachers links to professional filmmakers and the film industry. Led by specialist filmmakers, the course will cover the language of film as well as practical hands-on training offering all teachers the opportunity to examine how to use film to enhance their everyday teaching.

We will examine:

  • how to use film as a tool for improving young people’s comprehension, analysis and deduction skills
  • how teachers can use the unique ability of film to engage all pupils across a range of curricular subjects
  • how film analysis can lead to the creation of quality writing for a range of uses
  • how simple filmmaking can be harnessed in the classroom to help teachers asses and engage pupils
  • how filmmaking can be used as at a catalyst for creative work
  • how animation can be created with pupils in a rage of subjects for a range of uses
  • basic film making techniques enabling participants to run sessions using whatever equipment to which they have access
  • how using film can narrow gaps in access to cultural resources

Date: Monday 16 – Tuesday 17 October 2017

Venue: Belton Woods Hotel, Belton, Grantham. NG32 2LN.

Fee: Free for NEU (NUT) members, £150 for non-members.

Note – This course will be repeated on 8-9 November in Manchester.

Getting Behaviour Right – 5-6 October 2017

This course has two parts and it is mandatory to attend both.
Part One: 5-6 October 2017 (Thu-Fri)
Part Two: 5 February 2018 (Mon)

We all know that positive behaviour management is essential to high-quality teaching and learning. We believe that all teachers need to develop a wide-range of skills to positively manage behaviour. We also believe that there is no easy box of magic tricks for teachers – rather we believe that teachers would benefit from a solid grounding in behaviour theory and, more importantly, how to put those theories into a context that allows you to build positive relationships with students and enhance both your professional life and your students’ learning.

After the first two-day residential programme, participants will have the opportunity to put what they have learned into practice and undertake some research back in school before returning to share their learning with colleagues at Part Two to be held in February 2018.

Date: Thursday 5th October –  Friday 6th October 2017, then Monday 5th February 2018.

Venue: Horwood Estate, Mursley Road, Little Horwood, Milton Keynes. MK17 0PH.

Fee: Free for NEU (NUT) members, £150 for non-members.

Early Career Teachers – Adding Values and Enhancing Practice – 24-25 November 2017

This course is designed for all newly qualified teachers and early career teachers who want to work with others to build effective classroom management skills and to improve behaviour for learning.

By the end of the course, we aim to support you to:

  • better understand pedagogy and relationships;
  • identify further behaviour/classroom organisation strategies that work;
  • explore communication, power and the language of choice;
  • extend your knowledge and understanding of different types of behaviour;
  • prepare lessons which move pupils on in their learning;
  • address attainment inequalities;
  • prepare a small project/profile focusing on a group of learners of your choice.

Who should apply: NQTs in their induction year of teaching and teachers in their first three years of teaching.

Date: Friday 24th to Saturday 25th November 2017

Venue: Stock Rochford Hall (Residential)

Fee: Free for NUT members, £150 for non members

For more information, visit the NUT website.