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Free Positive Play Workshop Drop-in Sessions
11 Dec
We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to attend a free workshop to meet the team and learn about our Service and Intervention. Staff will be available to discuss the Aims & Objectives and provide a tour around our Centre of Excellence and you will have the opportunity to view our comprehensive loaning library. We are providing two drop-in sessions 10-12 and 2-4 on the 23rd January 2019. The workshop will take place at the Positive Play-Support Centre, Pilsley Road, Danesmoor, Chesterfield, S45 9BN. Positive Play-Support is a unique innovative Programme designed to support the Emotional Well-Being of Children and Young People. The Intervention is designed to raise confidence and self-esteem and is effective in times of crisis such as bereavement, family breakdown, bullying, loneliness, vulnerability and Mental Health Issues. Dr Janet Empson a Professor at Sheffield Hallamshire University conducted a 3 year longitudinal evaluation that provides evidence of the effectiveness of the Intervention: “Unless a Child or Young Person can manage their social, emotional and behavioural baggage, their achievement in school and their success in life will be significantly limited” If you would like to attend a workshop or would like further information please contact the Manager Sharon Urben Phone: 01246 862854 Email:
Derbyshire's successful youth wind band pick up platinum award
11 Dec
Derbyshire’s successful youth wind band is celebrating after picking up a platinum award at this year’s Regional Concert Band Festival. Derbyshire City and County Youth Wind Band, directed by Mark Heron, brings together many of the most talented young musicians from schools and music centres across the city and county. And 40 young musicians from across the county performed a 20-minute programme of music at the regional awards in Nottingham. Having picked up the platinum prize, the City and County Youth Wind Band have automatically been invited to the national final – being held in Manchester in April 2019. Anyone who would like to know more about the Derbyshire City and County Youth Wind Band can visit the Derbyshire Music Education Hub where they can also apply to audition.
Don't miss out on the Keynote Speakers at our Inspired Teaching: Irresistible Learning Conference!
11 Dec
The Keynote Speakers at our Inspired Teaching: Irresistible Learning Conference are not to be missed! Book your place to avoid disappointment! 31 January 2019, 08:45 – 16:15 Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, NG16 3SS Our Inspired Teaching: Irresistible Learning Conference comprises of engaging keynotes and inspiring workshops which will explore the key messages from Ofsted’s current curriculum review which will inform the 2019 inspection framework. Designed for all teachers and leaders in the Primary phase: influence change in the classroom through an exciting, enriched curriculum that meets the needs of all your learners. “A broad and balanced curriculum will inspire pupils to learn.” Ofsted Keynote Speaker one Jackie Beere OBE, Associate of Independent Thinking Ltd If there are any other leading authorities on classroom practice and school leadership who have worked at every level of the school system from classroom assistant to Advanced Skills Teacher to Headteacher and beyond and have won themselves an OBE in the process then we would like to meet them. Somehow, we think Jackie Beere is unique. The Magic of Metacognition - how thinking impacts on progress and resilience. Education Endowment Foundation research has shown us that ‘metacognition’ is the most cost-effective strategy to make a difference in progress – especially for ‘disadvantaged’ children. Jackie will show us what it is and how it works in ALL of us to create courage, resilience and a mindset for learning. Keynote Speaker two Jonathan Lear, Associate of Independent Thinking Ltd ‘Guerrilla Teaching’ is what Jonathan calls his award-winning combination of great creativity, a sound grasp of pedagogy and a willingness to take more than a few risks in the classroom. Learning that Matters Developing a concept-based curriculum for building knowledge, developing creative thinking and fostering independence. Jonathan will look at the structure and organisation of curriculum whilst exploring how building authenticity and purposeful enquiry can support children in producing beautiful work. Choose four of our many, carefully selected workshops and hear two keynote speeches – great value for money! With some of the most sought after educationalists in the country, you will not want to miss this KEY event! Contact the S4S Training team to book your place! Tel: 01629 536546 Email: