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Tes has been helping educators to share ideas, learn the latest news and find their next role for more than 100 years.
Its journalists continue to produce a weekly print publication - sometimes referred to as the “teacher’s bible”. But over the last two decades the organisation has also become a major provider of digital services and materials for schools, leading more than 11 million users around the world to register on its website.
These services include its Resources site, where teachers frequently download over a million pieces of lesson material a day. At the request of teachers, the site now allows educators to sell their carefully-crafted resources to each other. But Tes remains proud that more than 95% of resources are downloaded for free, and the site is the largest known repository of Creative-Commons-licenced lesson materials.
Tes has also moved into teacher training and CPD, with its innovative Tes Institute, launched in 2015. This offers a mix of wholly-online and blended learning courses, including initial teacher training routes and subject knowledge enhancement.
On the recruitment side, Tes has transformed how education leaders find new staff with its school portal, which allows them to post jobs, receive more applications, and manage candidates. It also offers new systems to help schools recruit and manage supply staff, including those provided by its agency Vision Education.
Meanwhile Tes’s journalists have similarly embraced the digital age, producing daily breaking news reports online and regular podcasts, including the popular “Podagogy” series.
Much of Tes’s work now takes place in the centre of Sheffield. Its largest office opened in the city last year, making it a new neighbour to Sheffield Hallam University.
To find out more, visit tes.com or call 020 3194 3050
Ambition Institute is a graduate school for teachers, school leaders and system leaders. Our programmes help educators serving children from disadvantaged backgrounds to keep getting better. Our unique approach combines the mission-focus of a charity, the academic rigour of a traditional university, and the essential classroom connection of a teaching school.
Improving teaching and school leadership is the best way to make sure every pupil gets a great education. Through our suite of programmes, we’re able to support educators at every stage – from new teachers through to leaders of groups of schools. All of our programmes are designed to deliver impact on pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, ensuring that they have the same opportunities to succeed as their classmates.
We pride ourselves on the outstanding quality of our programmes, all of which are informed by the latest research, our experience and the work of great teachers and leaders. We value our relationships across the sector and we are the trusted partner of 2,400 schools, and have a network of 10,000 teachers and leaders who share our mission.
The Association for Science Education (ASE) is delighted to be part of Sheffield Hallam’s Festival of Education. South Yorkshire is an area with fantastic potential in STEM opportunities and schools have a huge role to play in getting young people to appreciate the wide range of avenues available to them in an ever changing world; but teachers need support. We hope you will be able to join us and the wide range of organisations participating in this unique event. It’s a great opportunity to network and to share ideas to help stimulate your teaching and support your professional development.
The Association for Science Education
Promoting Excellence in Science Teaching and Learning
Starting secondary school with BBC Bitesize
Starting Secondary School, a new BBC Bitesize campaign aimed at 10-12 year olds, their teachers and parents, will shine a light on the great potential of starting fresh in secondary school and also offer practical advice and emotional support to help take the stress out of taking the next big step. Using the highly successful format of peer to peer advice, Starting Secondary School has partnered with CBBC documentary series Our School to get first-hand experience from children who have made the move and, not only survived, but thrived. There is also practical tips for parents on how to best support their children.
On BBC Teach there are bespoke classroom clips and resources, in partnership with YoungMinds, that can be used as the start of discussions around transition. These can be used in the last year of primary or in the first year of secondary school in lessons, assembly, group workshops or on an individual basis.
Visit bbc.com/startingsecondaryschool to see the range of content on offer.
The Chartered College of Teaching is the professional body for teachers. We are working to celebrate, support and connect teachers to take pride in their profession and provide the best possible education for children and young people. We are dedicated to bridging the gap between practice and research and equipping teachers from the second they enter the classroom with the knowledge and confidence to make the best decisions for their pupils. Through Chartered College membership, teachers have access to a wealth of research, resources and insight to enable excellent teaching. From termly issues of our award-winning journal, Impact, and our Chartered Teacher programme, to exclusive events and country-wide networks connecting teachers to collaborate, members have access to the tools to constantly develop their skills and teaching expertise. By bringing the profession together and giving teachers a platform for their voices to be heard and their expertise to be respected, we can raise the status of teaching together.
Join your professional body, from just £1.88 a month www.chartered.college/join
Established in 2010, Cornerstones Education is a leader in primary curriculum design and innovation. Our mission is to help schools provide a broad and balanced curriculum with real impact while reducing teacher and senior leader workload. Over the past nine years, the Cornerstones Curriculum has been brought to life in over 2500 schools in the UK and beyond.
In September, Cornerstones launch a revolutionary platform, Curriculum Online, to help schools design, plan and teach an engaging, knowledge-rich primary curriculum. Developed with technicians and senior leaders, Curriculum Online features prepopulated and editable tools, including curriculum statements and over 80 cross-curricular projects that ensure coherent subject progression. The curriculum can be shaped to suit a school’s setting and is supported by thousands of teaching resources.
Based on the learning philosophy, The Four Cornerstones, and supported by knowledge and skills frameworks and assessment, Cornerstones has everything your school needs to realise your curriculum ambitions.
‘The new online platform will be a real game-changer for curriculum design, leadership at all levels, planning and assessment, all improving workload and the quality of teaching and learning. The balance of strategic leadership and operational use at the chalkface is brilliant.'
Christian Hilton, Executive Headteacher
Shipston-on-Stour Primary School
Educater Assessment is a fully bespoke pupil assessment tracker designed to make planning for school leaders, managers and teachers’ workloads more manageable, helping to impact positively upon teaching, learning and inclusion.
What separates Educater Assessment from other assessment trackers, is its ability to allow head teachers and school leaders to incorporate their own assessment content or choose from a range of predefined frameworks supplied by leading education content providers. This supports schools to plan their lessons in a way that is right for their school – giving school leaders more freedom in what and how they teach to their pupils.
Reports from the system can identify gaps in learning and aid lesson and curriculum planning. Educater Assessment offers a shared solution which enables schools to work closely together, resulting in improved information sharing, moderation of pupil’s work and consistency in assessment.
Educater fully integrates with leading MIS systems including SIMS, RM Integris, Facility CMIS, Scholar Pack, Arbor, Engage and Wauton Samuel.
The Enterprise Adviser Network brings together educators and employers to strategically plan activities and encounters with employers that can help to improve the aspirations, awareness and preparedness for employment of young people in our city region.
An Enterprise Adviser is a business volunteer who works with a school/college to develop a whole school strategy for careers, enterprise and employer engagement. To further support this planning, the Enterprise Adviser acts as a business connector, linking their school/college to local business networks. This is a national Careers and Enterprise Company initiative delivered and tailored locally to meet our education, economic and industry needs.
The ambition is to ensure every young person has at least one meaningful encounter with an employer for every secondary and post 16 year in education. This is based on evidence that 4 or more meaningful encounters with employers can result in a young person being 5 times less likely to be unemployed or disengaged from education post 16 (NEET) and that it will increase their likelihood of earning, on average, 18% more than their peers who didn’t have similar experiences.
Educators and employers together can make a real difference to our future workforce. Find out more at www.enterpriseadviserscr.org.uk
The Higher Education Progression Partnership (Hepp) is a longstanding partnership between Sheffield’s two universities offering impartial information and advice about higher education opportunities. The partnership works across the Sheffield City Region with primary and secondary schools, and adult learners to encourage young people and adults to consider higher level study options. In September 2018 a new offer was launched including both face-to-face engagements and a large bank of online resources. Forthcoming developments include a new offer for primary schools and a new CPD offer. For more information visit: www.hepp.ac.uk
Hepp’s sister organisation the Higher Education Progression Partnership South Yorkshire (HeppSY+) is part of a national programme funded by the Office for Students to support young people most at risk of missing out on higher education. The programme offers impartial advice and works with 44 schools and colleges across 45 wards in South Yorkshire, offering sustained and targeted outreach activities. The programme is now in its third year and will continue until 2021. As part of the Festival of Education HeppSY+ will be holding its annual conference, which is by invite only, showcasing their achievements over the academic year. For more information visit: www.heppsy.org
Contact: Mike Garnock-Jones (Hepp Director) m.garnock-jones.ac.uk
One of the UK’s leading educational publishers, Hodder Education provides high-quality print and digital resources, magazines, teacher CPD and student revision events, designed to support both teachers and students every step of the way. Our resources cover a range of subjects, including Science, Maths, Design & Technology, Engineering, as well as Social Sciences and Humanities subjects, across KS3, GCSE and A-level. We also publish widely for numerous vocational qualifications, including our range of materials produced in partnership with City & Guilds.
Visit our website to find out more: www.hoddereducation.co.uk
JTRS are the education technology experts, with 12 years experience and over 2000 customers from Nursery to Higher Education. We are providers of technology solutions and services, including hardware, software, installation, managed service and teacher training. We are certified specialists in brands including Apple, Google, LEGO® Education, Microsoft and Adobe.
LGBTed is a network of LGBT+ teachers and leaders, empowering them to be authentic in schools, colleges and universities, to support students and to be an advocate for increasing LGBT+ visibility in our education system.
We want to affect real change for teachers and leaders in order to make schools more inclusive. LGBTed will use its links with universities – in particular the Centre for LGBTQ inclusion – to share research into being ‘out’ at work in schools and colleges.
LGBTed will use the network to influence education policy around LGBT+ inclusion in education; we will support and empower colleagues to come out at all levels in education; we will increase school leaders’ knowledge of LGBT+ issues in education and will improve teacher retention by allowing colleagues to be more authentic in the workplace.
Come with us and let’s be the role models we needed when we were at school.
ONVU Learning is the education division of ONVU Technologies group. With over 20 years of education, video and technology experience, ONVU Learning is focussed on improving teacher coaching, development and satisfaction, and ultimately student outcomes. Partnering with schools, governments and education advisors around the world, we are determined to design, refine and align multiple technologies to play an important part in defining the learning environments of the future.
Our leading solution is called Lessonvu, a discrete lesson observation system that is controlled by teachers and used by them for self-reflection and their development. Its unique technology allows for the complete recording of 360-degree video and audio, giving users a comprehensive view of the entire lesson. Teachers benefit from a secure recording that is safe, judgement-free and provides a retrospective view of the classroom through a single plug and play camera and classroom gateway box.
Working closely with schools across the UK and India, ONVU Learning is focused on creating the most innovative, evidence-based solutions that are created by teachers, for teachers. We have embarked on a mission to improve the education sector by creating technology that works.
Visit our website www.onvulearning.com to find out more about what we do.
Pearson UK. A trusted partner for schools and colleges, providing educational qualifications, training and published resources for ages 5-19 and beyond.
We combine extensive curriculum and subject knowledge with assessment expertise, and work with the world’s best educators, to help schools and colleges deliver the best curriculum for their students. Our mission is to help people make progress in their lives through learning — because we believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives.
We’re working with schools and academies across the country to help them address their biggest issues including: wellbeing, teacher retention, curriculum design and progression.
Visit www.pearson.com/uk/hallam to find out more about our work and get involved.
At Randstad Education, helping to unlock a world of exciting career opportunities for our candidates whilst ensuring our clients have top class support both inside and outside of the classroom has been at the core of our existence since 1960. Through our national network of offices, we provide high quality teaching, leadership, support, and non-teaching staff to primary, secondary and SEN schools, multi-academy trusts and federations.
You can be confident in our ability to offer high quality support: not only have we been appointed to the Crown Commercial Services Framework for Lots 1 and 2, but we are also a preferred supplier on the Crescent Purchasing Consortium, cementing our commitment to provide schools with high quality and compliant staff. We are dedicated to supporting every candidate who works with us with continuous professional development training, along with access to our exclusive benefits app. The app has a section dedicated to mental health management, with everything from immediate access to a confidential telephone counselling service, to an online support portal.
We are an international organisation connecting chemical scientists with each other, with other scientists, and with society as a whole. Founded in 1841 and based in London, UK, we have an international membership of over 50,000. We use the surplus from our global publishing and knowledge business to give thousands of chemical scientists the support and resources required to make vital advances in chemical knowledge. We develop, recognise and celebrate professional capabilities, and we bring people together to spark new ideas and new partnerships. We support teachers to inspire future generations of scientists, and we speak up to influence the people making decisions that affect us all. We are a catalyst for the chemistry that enriches our world.
Tangible Wellbeing was set up to support schools and organisations achieve higher levels of engagement and performance from all stakeholders, while monitoring the well-being of all, whether as an individual, a team or an organisation.
This is done through the means of a short, non-confrontational and non-judgemental on-line assessment, called a Motivational Map. The Map is not a personality or a strength and weakness profile, but is a self-assessment audit which identifies WHY someone is as they are, therefore unlocking their behaviours.
The Motivational Map (whether for staff or student) allows us to audit wellbeing through monitoring the four strands of self-awareness: body (doing), mind (thinking), emotion (feeling) and spirit (knowing/being). Wellbeing is critical in all four areas and a prolonged or sustained problem in one area will inevitably spill over and contaminate another. Knowing what motivates someone, allows us to make positive psychological interventions in order to secure well-being, create engagement and high levels of performance.
Tangible Wellbeing is able to identify the 'needs' and the 'wants' of individuals (or teams) in each of these areas and to meet those needs while attaining the strategic direction of the individual, the team or organisation.
The Teacher Development Trust is England and Wales’ national charity for effective professional development.
We help schools help their teachers get better by using cutting edge research and deep practical wisdom. We raise awareness of the importance of CPD, building tools to help teachers transform their practice and supporting schools to achieve success for all their pupils.
Edge is an independent education charity which via its research, policy and campaign work and projects is shaping the future of education. Edge believes that we all need to be equipped with the skills that today’s global, digital economy demands, through a broad and balanced curriculum, including technical and creative subjects, excellent careers guidance and strong links between employers and education.
Alongside our work producing robust evidence and rigorously researched data, we put what we learn into practice showing how some of the approaches from leading educational institutions and projects around the world can help to transform learning. Edge Future Learning is the home of our delivery work with schools, colleges and universities to make learning relevant to the real world for students and equip them with the skills, knowledge and behaviour for them to thrive in the 21st century workplace and wider life.
Edge are keen to work with other interested areas and schools across the UK so that more young people can begin to benefit from this transformational approach to education.
You can find out more about the progress of our work and the pilot of Edge Future Learning by visiting www.edge.co.uk.
Wellcome is one of the world’s highest spending global health charitable foundations. We support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate. We’re committed to making inspiring, high-quality science education available to all young people.
We want all young people to be well-informed about the science and health that relates to their everyday lives. It is also crucial that enough of these young people are inspired to enter science and science-related careers if our vision of improving health for everyone is to be realised.
Research and evidence is at the heart of our support for science education. To make high quality, inspiring science education a reality we fund research to improve science education, support schools and educators to deliver engaging science lessons and experiences and advocate for policy change. We invest £5 million each year in education research, teacher professional development, primary science and informal science learning.
We believe that all science teachers should have access to high quality, subject-specific professional development every year. We’ve developed Explorify, a free digital resource of activities to help strengthen science teaching in primary schools.
Globally, teaching is a feminised workforce yet the number of women in senior leadership positions is disproportionate. As an example, in the UK, 62% of teachers in secondary schools are women but only 39 per cent of heads are female (2017), Only 25% of professors in universities are women (2018). Enter #WomenEd – the fast growing grassroots movement born to shake up these statistics and improve the representation of women within education leadership.
#WomenEd is composed of volunteers who campaign to increase the number of women leaders by connecting and empowering aspiring and existing women leaders. In 4 years, 7000+ women and men have attended #WomenEd events organised by 70+ network leaders across 23 networks in the UK and globally. The journey and impact of the #WomenEd community is included in their book 10%braver: Inspiring Women to Lead Education, published by Sage in February 2019. Sameena Choudry, one of the Strategic Leaders of #WomenEd, said, “We are delighted to be a partner of the first Hallam Festival of Education in 2019. Our regional team in Yorkshire @WomenEdYandH have curated a day to support women leaders in education in South Yorkshire to be 10% braver. In particular, we know we are supporting the next generation of women leaders in education to be the best that they can be.”
#WomenEd newsletter sign up: https://mailchi.mp/2eec9d3558fa/womened
The BAMEed Network is a national movement initiated in response to the continual call for intersectionality and diversity in the education sector. All members are volunteers and have committed their time and efforts into creating a tangible support network to equip teachers and leaders with the tools to progress into and through the workforce.
BAMEed connects, enables and showcases the talent of diverse educators so they may inspire future generations and open up the possibilities within education careers.
The steering group members (Allana Gay, Amjad Ali, Abdul Chohan, Penny Rabiger, Hannah Tyreman and Lizana Oberholzer) are working on the platform for the BAMEed Network's common purpose. They map out the network's mission, manage opportunities for collaboration with other organisations and ensure that the network acts on feedback for development.
Crown House is an award-winning independent publisher offering an extensive range of innovative resources and materials for professional development in education. With a focus on improving teaching and learning, we publish in areas as diverse as Leadership, Literacy, Character Education, Assessment, Thinking Skills, Values, ICT, Special Educational Needs, Philosophy and NLP. Our books are practical, easy to use, cover all phases and are designed to help teachers and leaders to engage and motivate students and turn them into confident, lifelong learners. They also help teachers to promote independent and critical thinking.
Crown House is a regular exhibitor at the most popular education conferences and exhibitions across the UK. We offer a unique service by carrying a comprehensive range of the latest educational books and resources for delegates to browse and buy. We also organise book signings for speakers wishing to sign and sell their books at any event. Our authors are our strength and together we have published bestsellers, award-winning titles and ground-breaking work in all our specialist areas.
"Excited to be part of the edfest, bringing circus to the festival. We're really looking forward to sharing the engagement power of circus and exploring how it can stimulate young people's learning by co-designing new programmes together."
Teo Greenstreet, Centre Director Greentop Community Circus Centre.
John Catt is a leading publisher of professional development books for teachers and school leaders and education guidebooks and directories. Established in 1959, we are celebrating our 60th anniversary this year.
Based in Suffolk, John Catt built its reputation in school prospectus and guidebooks to independent education before expanding its range to magazines, journals and websites, as well as increasing focus on CPD titles. Over the past five years John Catt has published a number of best-selling titles, including Craig Barton's How I Wish I'd Taught Maths, Tom Sherrington's The Learning Rainforest, Mary Myatt's The Curriculum: Gallimaufry to Coherence and Carl Hendrick and Robin Macpherson's What Does This Look Like in the Classroom?
New and upcoming titles include Oliver Caviglioli's Dual Coding With Teachers and Mark McCourt's Teaching for Mastery. In addition to titles for educators, this year we introduced the Knowledge Quiz series for GCSE students in five subjects.
John Catt's suite of guidebooks cover independent education in the UK spearheaded by the Which School? directory and international education, including the IB World Schools Yearbook. Termly magazines include long-running titles International School, Prep School and Conference & Common Room; and a new, quarterly magazine for the fast-growing researchED movement.
Lyfta is a subscription-based digital platform where teachers and pupils can access immersive storyworlds and curriculum-based lesson and assembly plans. Lyfta's theme-based learning experiences are ideal for teaching curriculum areas such as Literacy, PSHE, RE, Global Citizenship and Art, as well as fostering values and skills such as empathy, self-direction and critical thinking.
Lyfta works with over 300 schools in the UK, who use it to:
- Teach Global Awareness through interactive exploration of real 360-degree environments from around the world
- Nurture Empathy and Understanding for people from all walks of life, through powerful short documentaries
- Provide Hope and Aspiration through inspiring human stories, featuring a diverse array of people who have worked hard to overcome obstacles and succeed against the odds
- Share the Power of Community and Togetherness through real stories about teams and communities, as well as collaborative exercises and projects for pupils to work on
Lyfta's school package includes 25 immersive, interactive stories designed to broaden pupils' horizons, over 90 lesson plans, and 25 assembly plans - covering 11 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Find out more at www.lyfta.com
Music in the Round is the leading national promoter of chamber music. We bring people and music closer together through our unique, informal and informative style of ‘in the round’ performances, touring to numerous venues around the country as well as presenting two concert series and the annual Sheffield Chamber Music Festival at our home venue, the Crucible Studio. Our concerts are characterised by passion, excellence and proximity, connecting people to each other through being close to the musicians and the lively spoken introductions to the music.
Our resident group, Ensemble 360, comprises 11 dynamic, world-class artists who are at the heart of our year-round programme of concerts and innovative learning and participation activity, delivering high-quality music in a variety of settings to people of all ages and levels of ability.
We work closely with the four South Yorkshire Music Education Hubs to provide a rich arts education to as many children and young people as possible. Over the last ten years, we have shown that, in a region where levels of young people’s aspiration and cultural engagement trail the national average, music can be a force for good, a catalyst for change, and a vehicle for growth and social cohesion. Our work has an outstanding national reputation for its innovation, inclusivity, and ambition.
As a national centre of education, recognised for our excellence and innovation in teaching and learning we are delighted to be hosting this first Hallam Festival of Education , bringing together and celebrating the work of local, regional and national professionals who share our passion for education.
Our work is embedded in practice and delivered by working in partnership to respond to the needs of educational employers. Everything we do is informed by broad, cutting-edge research by leading academics and expert practitioners, across many related disciplines.
From early years through to higher education - at every level from foundation degree to post-doctoral – we're a hub for excellence, innovation and knowledge advancement in childhood and young people’s development and learning.
We're renowned for our collaborative and inclusive approach. Our academics, researchers and partners in schools - alongside the wider education sector - work together to produce skilled, committed and professional graduates, many of whom return to us throughout their careers to further their professional development.
Our work with decision makers and links with colleagues in all areas of education mean that we lead and influence policy as well as practising at local and national levels.
Wellspring is delighted to be part of the first Festival of Learning. We are a Trust of over twenty Academies in the North of England that has developed a reputation for integrity, inclusion and a values-led approach. We’re happy with that.
We believe that our approach is one shared by many school leaders and Trusts. That’s why we’re here at the Festival – we want to engage in the education debate, we welcome the opportunity to share our learning and viewpoint. We want to learn from the practice of others.
Being a Trust gives us the space to innovate. MindSpace – a mental health and wellbeing service for young people, schools and families – and Positive Regard – a training and professional development service – are part of our Trust.
They allow us to work at a far deeper level with our staff, young people and families than would otherwise be the case. Innovations like this allow us to add value and to explore what is possible as an education provider in the twenty-first century.