Welcome to the hub

The home of support and networking 
for teachers in the North East of England

Latest News 
& Advice

Tell us about the amazing stuff you want to us to share with other teachers

Safeguarding Advice

Anti-bullying and online safety advice for teachers and learners

Educator's Network

Join the network to chat and share ideas with other teachers.

Resource Bank

Check out our range of free resources made by teachers for teachers.

CPD

Explore the CPD catalogue with a vast range of courses from leading Schools, Academies and training providers.

Professional Development opportunities

 for adults working with children and young people in the North East of England

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course calendar

Check out the courses on offer 

Sunderland RTC

Free courses to help you use your Apple 
devices in and out out the classroom

what Else can you find on the hub?

Early years & Childcare

Resources for those working in Early Years

Support for computing and ICT

Check out our resources for ICT, computing and online safety.

Specialist support team

Support for learners with additional needs

NQT Advice & Support

Information and advice for newly qualified teachers from Sunderland Appropriate Body

Governor Support

Resources and training for school governors

SEN ZONE

Information for SEN Colleagues

Free Anti-Bullying Professionals Conference

The conference is designed to be interactive and informative with keynote speakers and 4 interactive workshops that will raise awareness and provide resources for delegates around bullying issues. It will also offer the opportunity to improve your practice in managing bullying incidents and provide an opportunity to network with other professionals who can support your setting in managing bullying issues.


 Join us at The Bethany Centre Houghton Le Spring Sunderland 
 8th of  June  8:45 -3:30  

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Upcoming Courses

Ninja Teacher 4 - Accelerating Learning
Begin: 2018-05-24, 13:00
End: 2018-05-24, 16:30
Closing date: 2018-05-22, 12:00
Location: Room 20 - Monkwearmouth Academy - Torver Crescent, Seaburn Dene Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR6 8LG
Secondary SENCo Meetings
Begin: 2018-05-24, 13:30
End: 2018-05-24, 16:00
Closing date: 2018-05-23, 12:00
Location: The Training Room, Floor 1, Bunny Hill Centre
Governor Training - SEND Code of Practice 2015
Begin: 2018-05-24, 18:00
End: 2018-05-24, 20:30
Closing date: 2018-05-23, 12:00
Location: The Training Room, Floor 1, Bunny Hill

What you are up to

Julie Harrison and 65 others have joined the group NQTs 15-16 Cohort 2 weeks ago
Julie Harrison and 3 others have joined the group Early Years & Childcare 2 weeks ago
Julie Harrison and 4 others have joined the group Childminder Training Group 2 weeks ago
Julie Harrison and 3 others have joined the group Primary NQTs 2016-17 2 weeks ago
Julie Harrison and 13 others have joined the group EYFS and KS1 NQTs 2016-17 2 weeks ago
Allyson Eden and 54 others have joined the group SENCO Group 4 months ago
Loki Gaard and 88 others have joined the group Primary IT Coordinators 7 months ago
Jane Adamson posted a new announcement8 months ago

Computing Leads meeting 21 September new room at Monkwearmouth 4 - 5

We are sending out this reminder for our meeting this Thursday. The focus of this meeting is robots. We hope to see you there. Come to reception and...

Primary IT Coordinators

Welcome to the Sunderland Learning Hub

 

websitesThe learning hub is a space a teachers to find and share advice, lessons and curriculum ideas.

It is the single point of contact for information for schools in Sunderland and we welcome visitors from elsewhere too.
We have been hard at work bringing other sites for schools into the hub so that we can make it easier for schools to get the information they need.

Like any site of this nature it's true value comes from the contributions made by its members. So if you have a resource you have used to good effect in your teaching why not add it to the lesson resources section

Part of the hub is the new CPD booking system known as the "Training Hub" many of you have already started to use it to book onto courses and initial feedback is that you love the way it works. If any schools want to publish training courses via the hub you can do so by contacting the hub team via the contact page

If you have a great website please add it to the links section.

 


What else can you find on the hub?


Support For Newly Qualified Teachers

New to teaching? Here you will find support if Sunderland is your Appropriate Body.

 

Early Years & Childcare

Early Years & Childcare are in the process of moving in - Check out the site to see it develop

 

The Educator's Network

We also have a social networking feature called the Educator's Network so you can have an online space to share and collaborate with other members of the site. Here you can also set up interest groups these could be totally online or the online space for organising physical groups of you to meet like the IT Coordinators network facilitated by the Learning Technologies Innovation Team.

Teaching Resources

The Lesson resources section allows you to search our bank of lesson resources.
Naturally if you take something we would love you to leave something too.  

How do I join?

Sign up to the site here to access advanced features and don't hesitate to give us your feedback on the site..

 

 

Primary Art Teacher Regional Network Conference

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Becoming an Effective and Confident Primary Visual Arts Co-ordinator.
 
You are invited to the first PATERN Primary Art Conference in the area on 12 June at the Customs House South Shields.
 
This conference is suitable for Primary Arts Co-ordinators, School Leadership, TA's, School Governors and Artist - teachers
 
Content and will feature workshops on standardisation and progression in art, boys learning, SEND, curriculum design and a lot more. Speakers will include Lesley Butterworth from NSEAD and the fabulous Gomersal Primary school who’s pupils spoke in Parliament about the arts recently.
 
It promises to be an excellent event.

For more information follow the link below

https://www.customshouse.co.uk/primary-teachers-book-your-places-patern-regional-confernce/

Establish a coding club in school: Funding

communityfoundationlogoState primary/first/middle schools in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland are eligible to apply for grants of either £1,000 or £2,000 for the purchase of Raspberry Pi equipment. This can be used either for enhancing the computing curriculum, establishing out-of-school coding clubs, or both.

Each successful school will also be entitled (free of charge) to a full day’s training, also funded by the Platten Family Fund, from Tech for Life CIC. The aim of the training is to ensure that, as well as the equipment, teachers are inspired, motivated and educated about the potential that Raspberry Pi equipment has, and how it can be best used for the benefit of children. Tech for Life, working with Make Stuff NE, can also advise on what sort of equipment represents a good use of your grant. For more information click here. Good luck everyone.

Warning

We've had a tip off from one of our schools that they  had a scam caller claiming to be the National Safety Organisation requesting information regarding maintenance contracts and contact details.

The school have investigated and they are a fake

Mental Capacity Act Toolkit - supporting young people to prepare for adulthood

Please see information below for free resources available in Disability Matters:


Choices and Decision-making matters

 

This session looks at how to support disabled children and young people making their own decisions in all areas of their life, and what the legal framework is if you believe someone does not have the capacity to make a particular decision or choice.
https://www.disabilitymatters.org.uk/course/view.php?id=73 

 

Mental Capacity Act Matters

 

This session covers the principles of the Mental Capacity Act and looks at how to assess capacity. There are opportunities to reflect on aspects of the Mental Capacity Act and its practice.
https://www.disabilitymatters.org.uk/course/view.php?id=62 

 

Best interests Decision-making Matters for Clinicians


This session explores 'best interests', what it means for disabled people and how best interest decisions are made for disabled people who lack capacity.
https://www.disabilitymatters.org.uk/course/view.php?id=63 

 

Advance Care Planning matters


This session discusses Advance Care Planning and decision-making with disabled people of all ages, including using the framework and elements of the Mental Capacity Act.
https://www.disabilitymatters.org.uk/course/view.php?id=64


Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

 

This session explores the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) to help you understand what they are, their aim and purpose.
https://www.disabilitymatters.org.uk/course/view.php?id=77 

Free CPD for using iPads in English - Using a visit as a stimulus for creative storytelling in English

BeamishWhen - 4th of July 2018 - 09:00-15:30

Where - Beamish Museum

Who - Anyone who wants to explore how an iPad could be used on an educational visit.

For more details and to book your place click here 

 

Free course to support the langauge & communication development of EYFS children

The free training is taking place a Highfield Community Primary School on 19 April is the outcome of an 18 month project delivered in partnership by Flo-culture, Houghton Community Nursery School, Highfield Community Primary School, Valley Road Community Primary School and Bernard Gilpin Primary School.  We have developed a learning resource for early years practitioners that uses targeted music acticvities to support the language and communication develoment of children most at need.  
Read more: Free course to support the langauge & communication development of EYFS children

What Kind of learner are you?

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Take our short test to find out what sort of learner you are.

At the end of the test you will be given advice on how to make the best of your preferred learning style.

Click readmore to start the test.

Read more: What Kind of learner are you?