Annual English Good Practice Conference - Opening Doors to Excellent English Lessons!
This popular annual event will focus on planning and teaching inspiring approaches to teaching reading in light of the new challenging national curriculum expectations.
We are delighted to announce that Bob Cox, popular training consultant and author, will be delivering the keynote, “Opening Doors to Reading Challenges for All”. He will also lead a workshop entitled ‘From Quality Text to Quality Writing’.
Primary, middle and lower secondary school delegates will also have additional opportunities to choose from a range of interactive and creative good practice workshops.
1. Explore creative resources and strategies for English teaching
2. Consider ways in which innovative practice can improve all pupils’ achievement in all aspects of language acquisition
3. Network with colleagues across the LA (and beyond) and return to settings empowered to develop next steps
30 Jun 2016 09:30 - 15:45
The Exchange Old Market Hill Sturminster Newton DT10 1FH £145.00
Bookable now - course code: 10208-0616-T003
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Bell Tent Accommodation at Carey OEC
NEW FOR 2016
We can provide luxury bell tent accommodation in quiet, secluded Purbeck woodland for your exclusive use. Also ideal for a romantic
weekend for two or a celebration for a small group.
Carey is an ideal base for the many fantastic attractions that Dorset has to offer. MonkeyWorld, Bovington Tank Museum and Corfe Castle are in easy reach.
Equipment and facilities
In your tent there will be:
A double inflatable airbed
External solar lights
Groups can use the dedicated fire pit and BBQ area for outside cooking, or our large covered barn if the weather is poor, plus a campfire area for
relaxing in the evening. Toilets, showers and ample car parking are provided.
For more information, or to make a booking, please contact the Carey Outdoor Education Centre.
Come for an adventure on Dorset's Jurassic Coast: sailing, kayaking, climbing, coasteering and abseiling.
Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre offer outdoor and adventurous activities for young people and adults throughout the year. These include:
Sailing - a variety of sailing sessions and courses which cater for all levels of experience. All sailing course are organised by the Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre (WOEC), a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) training centre. We use a small team of highly experienced staff and a fleet of boats suitable for all to ensure that everyone progresses at the speed that is right for them. All sailing takes place out of Weymouth Harbour.
Kayaking and canoeing - recognised as one of the top venues for kayak coaching in the country and is the base for our Paddlesports Academy. We are an AALA approved Centre with highly qualified staff and a range of boats to suit all ages and abilities. Learn to kayak in the sheltered Portland Harbour, then develop your skills and push your limits on a journey around Portland Bill, surfing at Kimmeridge or on one of our river trips, under the watchful eyes of our top class coaches.
Rock climbing, scrambling, abseiling and coasteering Team challenge Orienteering and navigation - Rock climbers have a range of venues to choose from and a choice of activities including scrambling, low level un-roped climbing, roped climbing and abseiling on Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre's (WOEC) seven meter tower and crags around Portland.
Archery - taster sessions of indoor target shooting in the hall at our centre.
Indoor and outdoor caving tunnels - Our NEW £10,000 fibreglass caving system is proving a big hit with people of all ages. This activity is ideally booked in conjunction with our other on-site activities (team challenge, tower climbing, archery or orienteering).
Forest adventure - our Forest adventure activities which can take place at the centre and in private local woods include;
Making and following trails
Launch/RIB expedition - Following a short walk to Weymouth Marina the instructor will skipper the launch on a journey down Weymouth Harbour and out into Weymouth Bay and, weather permitting, into Portland harbour.
Corporate team building - We know that using the 'Outdoors' as a vehicle for developing teams is not about getting wet, sky diving or pot-holing! Our programmes are not designed for adrenaline junkies or super athletes. We want to improve your team's performance not test your employees nerves. The day includes:
Kolb's cycle (plan-do-review)
Challenge and support
The four stages of competency
Levels of empowerment
We also run an adult paddling programme and first aid training. Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre and Paddlesports Academy offers a wide range of activities. All of our instructors are highly qualified and experienced. This means that whichever activity you choose you will enjoy a safe and memorable experience.
For further information please view our brochure and/or contact us.
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At a time when the government is actively promoting learning outside the classroom, this report evaluates the importance of such learning in primary and secondary schools and colleges. It identifies strengths and weaknesses in practice and shows how schools and colleges overcome common barriers that can limit successful learning outside the classroom. In doing so, it provides models that others could consider.