Focus Video Hub- Online Video Training.
In response to school requests and the current budget crisis in schools, Focus took the decision earlier this year to offer filmed versions of a selection of our courses.
Teachers and heads have repeatedly described how supply teacher costs and reducing budges is impacting on teacher CPD. They are struggling to fund staff taking time out of teaching to go on courses.
When they do manage to find the money, these teachers and senior leaders often tell us how useful the course would have been for their colleagues (but they can’t afford to send them).
In response to this feedback, we took the decision to film several courses and offer these so staff can watch these together, or on their own at their convenience.
There are activities that take place during the courses, pauses for reflection, time for discussion and training notes that go alongside the videos (including the powerpoint in case you want to use some of the resources).
No, it’s not the same as being in the room at the actual course, but we hope it’s the next best thing. If you want to ask questions to the speaker, we can provide their email addresses and you can ask them direct. There is also a list included of publications or websites referred to throughout the course.
The Video Hub allows you to download the online video training onto your computer or server or stream them direct from our website (so no storage is required, just an internet connection).
We’ve had overwhelmingly positive feedback from teachers and heads and are delighted we can offer another solution to budget issues.
Developing Excellence in Maths and Science - Video Hub
This online video training will provide science and maths subject leaders and coordinators with practical ideas, to enable them to improve standards in maths and science, developing and improving links with English and maths so that pupils develop an understanding of how their learning is meaningful and can be applied in context. This training will enable all subject leaders to ensure they can impact on standards, helping pupils reach the expected standards by the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, taking into account the renewed national emphasis on science from both the DfE and from Ofsted.
The training will address the following:
- Best practice in maths and science: ensuring progression through each year group;
- The application of maths in science;
- Developing English through science and the importance of spoken language;
- Assessment and monitoring standards.
The benefits of attending this training:
- It will provide you with a clear understanding of how basic skills can be applied across core subjects;
- It will enable you to monitor and evaluate the application of basic skills in your setting;
- It will provide you with practical resources to use in school.
Focus Education is a family-run organisation providing advice and educational support to primary schools and academies. We’re a family company and are committed to enabling schools and academies to be the best that they can be.