Have you booked your place at conference yet?
There are still a few places left. Further information and booking form available from the NMSF website click this link:
Those who have booked should receive preconference details in the next fortnight.
20th 21st October, 2008
The National College for School Leadership, Nottingham
Our theme this year builds on increasing interest nationally in the importance of the middle years:
Meeting the needs of Adolescents
The importance of the middle years
Elizabeth Schroeder, speaker on sexuality education, youth development, curriculum, and counselling - from USA
Mick Waters, Director of Curriculum, QCA
To include launch of co-development report Middle Schools Matter in Practice
Sian Carr, Operational Director, Stakeholders & Networks, National College for School Leadership The Strategic Leadership of Change
Elizabeth Schroeder workshop sessions
Stewart Goacher - Deputy Head of Shepshed High School, Leicestershire (10 to 14) and leading for the Making Good Progress pilot at KS3 in the authority
Elaine Hamber Teacher from NZ the New Zealand school system
West Moors Middle school Dorset project using pupils to observe lessons
Jenny Symonds Transition From Childhood to Early Adolescence in Middle School and Secondary School: What We Can Learn from School Transfer at Age 11
2) Regional Meetings - specifically for Middle Schools Book your place.
NCSL have planned four regional meetings, specifically for middle school senior staff and leaders, to be held in four middle schools in November on the new secondary curriculum and its implementation in middle schools.
Book your place on the NCSL website by clicking the link below:
Scroll to the bottom of the list to see the middle school meetings.
This is the first time I can recall national organisation running regional events specifically for middle schools and is to be hugely welcomed. I hope you will support these meetings.
Event 1- Tuesday 11th November
Parkside Middle School
Event 2 Thursday 13th November
Meadowdale Middle School
Event 3 Tuesday 18th November
St Osmunds Church of England Voluntary Aided Middle School
Event 4 Thursday 20th November
Lincroft Middle School
3) You might like to see this article about Mick Waters, who will be speaking at our conference.
An article from todays Education Guardian click link:
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