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Sunderland RTC

Free courses to help you use your Apple 
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Wondering how you can use your mobile devices on an educational visit?

In our one day CPD event, we aim to provide inspiration for teachers who want to explore the potential to use iPads to support cross-curricular English and Computing activities. by making use of an educational visit to inspire student writing and creative storytelling.Participants will select from a series of "missions" aimed at developing your iPad skills in KS1 & KS2.  Every mission seeks to unleash your creativity and provide you with inspirational ideas for activities you can run with your own class both during and after a visit to Beamish.

 Join us at Beamish Museum 
 4th of  July  9:00 -16:00  

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Julie Harrison and 65 others have joined the group NQTs 15-16 Cohort 9 months ago
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Loki Gaard and 88 others have joined the group Primary IT Coordinators 1 year ago
Jane Adamson posted a new announcement1 year 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
Mark Lloyd added a new event to Primary IT Coordinators group 2 years ago

ICT/Computing Leads Network Meeting - September 2017

The next free meeting of the ICT leads will be on the 21st of September 4pm at Monkwearmouth Academy Room 20 (Note the new room - we're moving over...

  • Thursday, 21 September 2017 04:00 PM
  • Room 20 - Monkwearmouth Academy
Mark Lloyd posted a new announcement2 years ago

ICT Computing Leads Meeting Reminder

Hi Everyone Just a quick reminder that the next meeting it this Wednesday from 4-5 at Monkwearmouth Room 110. The focus of the meeting is use of...

Primary IT Coordinators

FREE Contemporary Dance Workshop

Available to secondary schools in the North East Region until May 2014

Dance City’s Centre for Advanced Training would like to offer secondary schools in the North East of England a FREE contemporary dance workshop.  We are offering these workshops to young people who are interested in dance and who are in Years 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 (10 – 16 years of age).  It is not necessary for participants to have any previous dance experience.

The purpose of offering these workshops is to scout for talented young people in the North East, who may have the potential to audition and gain a place on the Advanced Training Programme in contemporary dance. The Dance City Centre for Advanced Training offers world-class, professional dance training to young people from the North East region. This training programme is financially supported by the Department for Education meaning many students do not pay tuition fees.

More information regarding the Dance City Centre for Advanced Training and our offer to schools and young people in the North East can be found here:


If you are interested in a talent scout coming out to your school then please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This is a fantastic opportunity which we would like all young people in the North East to be able to be aware of.  Please help us to spread the word and offer this opportunity as widely as possible by letting us come into your school and work with your students.  Our only requirements are that the students we work with are interested in dance and are aged between 10 – 16 years old.  No previous dance experience is necessary.

Debbie Waistell
Dance City CAT Recruitment Team
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Please note, my CAT working days are Thursdays and Fridays.

Safer Internet Day is 11th February 2014

sidJust in case you didn't know here's a quick reminder that Safer Internet Day is on the11th February. 

You can access FREE resources to help raise awareness around keeping everyone safe on the internet and there will be a Live TV streaming event from 12pm – Visit here for the link www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2014/tv
The programme will be streamed on the 11 February and they plan to have something for everyone - teachers and professionals, children and young people, as well as parents!

Don't forget that we have a huge range of e-safety resources here on the hub. Just check out the e-safety section above for links to the free recources. Jane and Mark from the Learning Technologies Innovation Team are also available to work with you to ensure that everything is in place in your school. They can run in-class workshops, assemblies anfd CEOP accredited training for staff. Contact the team here

Our friends at JISC have sent us some stuff too. 

RSC Northern have a follow-up online webinar on the 25th February 'e-Safety is not just for SID'


Check out these useful links to Jisc resources on e-Safety and e-Responsibility....

e-Safety Infokit - everything you need to know about e-safety policies, procedures and more


e-Safety and the law - a toolkit for all providers in the FE and HE sectors



New Resource For Black History Month


martini maccomoSunderland was not a lucky place for Martini Maccomo! Martini was mauled in front of a Sunderland audience in 1869 by one of his lions. 'Wallace' - the lion was later bought and promptly stuffed by Sunderland Museum, where he is still on view today. On his next visit to Sunderland Martini sadly died of rheumatic fever and was buried in Bishopwearmouth Cemetery. You can learn more about Martini Maccomo from the 'Black History’ education resource designed for Upper KS2 and KS3 pupils.
The resource has been commissioned by Sunderland International Services to support ‘Black History Month’. Activities explore Sunderland’s links to slavery, our links to Washington DC and how the past can inform how we might work together to support Sunderland as a city of friendship and tolerance. 
Each section has a series of beautifully designed slides with Teacher Notes with an  Image Bank of photographs that can be used to adapt and extend activities. 

The resource has been funded by Sunderland Library Services and was developed with the support of the International Team, Sunderland Museums, the National Trust at Washington Old Hall and Tyne and Wear Museum Service.

You can access the resource here.


Anti Bullying week




As part of anti bullying week, the Powerpoint from the anti bullying conference has been made available.

The PPT is available here







E-Safety Resources ready for Anti-Bullying Week

3601525070 78444c9087 mAs you know we are always on the lookout for resources to help keep our children safe when they are online.

In the run up to Anti Bullying Week you might want to have a look around some of new resources available to support you.

 Check out some of these:-

  • Through the Wild Web Woods is a game that helps children to understand their rights and responsibilities online.
  • On old one - but still an excellent resource - is the Childnet cyber bullying film you can view it on YouTube here
  • Webcam with confidence is a new resource from CEOP
  • Help older children understand how giving out information can put them at risk - 6 Degrees of information

 Also remember that Anti Bullying Week is an ideal time to send out the Cyber Safe Agreement to your students.

You can access it and all of our other resources here

If you want to discuss e-safety in your school the Learning Technologies Innovation Team are happy to help.

We have 12 years experience of supporting Sunderland schools to keep safe online we have a range of services to help you stay up to date with e-safety in your school contact us to discuss:-

  • CEOP whole staff training
  • Assemblies on the topic of avoiding Cyber Bullying and Responsible use of Social Media
  • E-safety audits in preparation for OFSTED or ICT Mark
  • Bespoke intervention to deal with specific issues
  • Delivering conference keynotes on the topic of Cyber Bullying and Online Safety
  • Providing support in launching the cyber safe agreement in school


Free ICT Conference

The ICT for Education Conference Programme, 2013

In case you haven’t already heard, ICT for Education is hosting a conference and exhibition at the Sports Direct Arena (St James’ Park) in Newcastle on Friday 27 September.  We would be delighted to see you there – but hurry, you need to register now as places are limited and filling fast!

Conference attendance is FREE to all delegates, so don’t miss this opportunity to take part in an informative and entertaining event hosted by ICT for Education, a vendor-independent brand dedicated to making ICT a success in our primary and secondary schools.  The conference runs from registration at 7.45 am to 2.15 pm.  Come for the whole day or come when you can, and please feel free to bring colleagues and share this invitation.

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The British Science Festival comes to Newcastle

BSAtransEurope's largest and most high profile public sector science event is coming to Newcastle in September 2013. The event runs from 7th - 12th September. 350  of the UK's top scientists, engineers and commentators with get together to discuss the latest developments in science and technology with the public. There will be hands on family days, workshops, fun quizzes, science comedy and drama, debates on current hot topics and opportunities to ask the UK"s top scientists questions. 

The website has detailed information about all events taking place. Check out the plan and organise your event programme. Some events require you to book tickets.

For more information visit the website here.

Sunderland Cloud Event


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Do you want to learn more about cloud services and what they can offer your school?

We are excited to announce that we are holding a cloud services event for schools to give you to opportunity to see what taking your school to the cloud can mean for your teachers and learners

Google, Microsoft, RM, and BT have been invited to come along and show you how using their cloud based services can benefit your school ansd we are hoping that you will give us your feedback on what a prefect clous solution for your school would look like.

The event is being held on Friday 5th July with the same session running in the morning and again in the afternoon in order to give as many of you as possible the chance to attend.

The Morning session will run 9.00 - 12.00 with registration and coffee from 8:30
The Afternoon session  will run from 1.00 - 4.00 with registration and coffee from 12:30

The event will be of particular interest to ICT staff in schools and headteachers and senior leaders who want to see the benefits of using cloud technologies for learning.

We sincerely hope that your school will be represented at the event.                                                                       

To book the event visit the course booking system and search for "Cloud" if you need assistance with the booking process contact us. We look forward to seeing you there.