Other Events

Here we list events by other organisations which may be of interest to our members. If you have an event you would like listed please contact the Patoss office with details. These are provided as a service and Patoss bears no responsibility for content or organisation of events listed.

Events by other organisations

You are invited to the initial meeting of

PATOSS Greater Manchester Local Group

Find out about what the group can offer you and what is involved in setting it up

Tuesday, 24th Jan 2017 -  7pm to 8.30pm

Room G4, Aquinas College, Nangreave Road, Stockport, SK2 6TH

No charge

We look forward to welcoming you at the meeting and would be grateful if you would pass on this invitation to any of your colleagues and acquaintances who might also be interested in attending.

For further details, please contact:

Marilyn Jones, 0161 670 1767, marilynjonline@gmail.com


Initial Teacher Education in England - implementing the core content framework and the future of Qualified Teacher Status



Guests of Honour: Stephen Munday, Chair, Independent Expert Group on a New Core Content Framework for ITT and Chief Executive, Comberton Academy Trust and Ben Ramm, Head of Supply Policy and System Reform, Teachers and Teaching Group, Department for Education

This timely seminar will bring together stakeholders and key policymakers to discuss the future for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in England and explore potential reforms to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Delegates will consider recommendations made in A framework of core content for Initial Teacher Training (ITT), commissioned by the DfE following the Carter Review, on support for teacher trainers and trainees to have a better understanding of good ITT content. 

Further sessions will assess plans outlined by the Government to equip new teachers entering the classroom with practical behaviour management skills and a better understanding of children’s emotional wellbeing and special educational needs. Additionally, following the Government welcoming recommendations made in the recent report, National standards for school-based ITT mentors, the role and value of school-based mentoring for trainee teachers will also be discussed.

The agenda also looks at potential changes to the awarding and format of QTS - such as replacing QTS with a stronger accreditation and allowing schools and headteachers to decide its relevance for promotion or employment - and consider the main considerations to be taken into account in the designing of a new accreditation. 

We are delighted that Stephen Munday, Chair, Independent Expert Group on a New Core Content Framework for ITT and Chief Executive, Comberton Academy Trust and Ben Ramm, Head of Supply Policy and System Reform, Teachers and Teaching Group, Department for Education have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar.

At this early stage, Jenny Barksfield, Deputy Chief Executive and Senior Subject Specialist, PSHE Association; Dr Adam Boddison, Chief Executive, nasen; Catherine Roche, Chief Executive, Place2Be; Alison Ryan, Senior Policy Adviser, ATL; Annette Smith, Chair, Council for Subject Associations; Professor Samantha Twiselton, Director of Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University and Member, Expert Advisory Panel for the Carter Review and the ITT Behaviour Group and Professor Chris Wilkins, Director of Teacher Education, University of Leicester have also agreed to speak. To book your place click here



Using data and evidence in education: teacher engagement, measuring pupil progress and use in classroom teaching

Thursday, 30th March 2017

Central London



Guests of Honour

Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive Officer, The Chartered College of Teaching

Peter Henderson, Research Officer, Education Endowment Foundation


The use of research data and evidence in teaching, learning and the measuring of pupil progress will be the focus for this timely seminar.

Delegates will discuss improving teacher engagement with data and research including the role of the new College of Teaching in fulfilling the Government’s aim of creating an evidence informed teaching profession. They will also consider the proposals aimed at improving teacher access to data such as the creation of a bank of research informed by best practice classroom teaching for teachers to use.

Sessions will also focus on the latest thinking and include best practice examples of the effective use of research data in classroom teaching. Attendees will consider addressing barriers against the use of data in teaching including overcoming data access challenges and improving data literacy amongst teachers to enable them to better engage with research.

Further topics of discussion will include issues surrounding the use of data in measuring pupil progress such as; supporting staff to identify and use most accurate data available; current best practice examples of effective use of data for monitoring pupil progress including the use of big data; overcoming data storage and transferability challenges faced by schools and the role of research and data in driving school improvement. 



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