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Sunderland RTC

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

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
Julie Harrison and 3 others have joined the group Primary NQTs 2016-17 9 months ago
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

St Anne's 50th Birthday Celebrations

St Annes LogoThis year marks the 50th Year since St. Anne's RC Primary School, in Pennywell,  was opened. To mark this special event, the Headteacher, staff and Friends of the School are planning to have lots of activities in the week beginning 12th March. The Headteacher, Christine Lynch, is hoping that LOTS of past staff members will be able to join in the celebration at a special event during this week. If you are a past staff member (or could pass this message onto know someone who was) please contact school for further details. Telephone: 0191 553 6860

Sunderland University Recruitment Offer

If you would like a visit to your school from the University of Sunderland Student Recruitment team or would like to book an On Campus visit for your school, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0191 515 3000.

Free course in digital storytelling with iPads

We are pleased to announce that via our status as an Apple Regional Training Centre we are able to offer Sunderland schools free places on a Digital Storytelling course from our friends in South Tyneside.

Tuesday 4th December 9.00am 4.00pm

Venue: OpenZone CLC, Temple Park Road, South Shields, NE34 0QA


Educators who want their students to use an I pad to create a story.

Read more: Free course in digital storytelling with iPads

Free Microsoft Technology Event

MiicrosoftlogoAs you may be aware, Microsoft are running a free event at Harton Technology College on December 7th alongside David Miliband called “Exciting Learning in the North”.  We have David Miliband and Sir Paul Edwards speaking at this event, and we have a great line-up of partners and Microsoft Specialists that will be on hand to demonstrate Windows 8, Office 365, Kinect in Education and much more!


This is completely free and a great opportunity to see and touch some of the huge changes in Microsoft technology and understand what this means for schools.

To reserve your place, all you need to do is email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your place.    This is a first come, first served basis so if you would like to come, and you would like to reserve your schools a place, then please act quickly.


Got Apple or thinking of going Apple? Help is at hand

RTC logoLots of our schools are beginning to explore the ideas of using Apple technologies for learning. Many of you have accessed support in visioning, purchasing  and deploying the kit in your schools and have taken the opportunity to draw on the expertise of the CLC team as an Apple Regional Training Centre.


We have some great news for those you you who have already gone down the Apple route or those of you who are thinking about it.

Apple have offered us the opportunity to invite a small number of senior leaders to visioning events throughout the country.

There are some happening alongside BETT and some happening throughout the year. if you would like to receive an invite to one of these events please contact us and let us know what your current level of thinking is so we can ensure that you receive the right invitations.

During BETT there are sessions for people who have devices, and would like inspiration,  and those who are thinking of deploying devices in school.

The first event is on December the 12th at Essa Academy in Bolton. The school has a one to one deployment of iPods to their students.
It would be a very useful visit for senior managers who want to explore the benefits of one-to-one access in their school.

Anti-Bullying Conferences in Full Swing


Farringdon ConferenceToday saw the end of the fourth of five Anti-Bullying Conferences. The conference team recieved a warm welcome from Farringdon School.

Delegates at the conference took part in workshops from CAHMS, the CLC team and the police covering a range of topics around a bullying theme.

There was also a presentation from Mark Lloyd on how to minimise the risk of being a victim of Cyberbullying. Two exciting competitions were launched too to win an iPad for designing an anti-bullying mascot or a synthesizer and recording session for writing an anti-bullying song.

The team aslo issued the challenge for the children who attended to carry the message back to school by running an assembly themselves during ant-bullying week in November.

Links to the primary and secondary presentation Mark used are below.

Primary Presentation

Secondary Presentation

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Got an entry for the song competition?

If you have an entry for the song writing competition upload it here 

Please put it in the anti-bullying competition category.

Sign up now for the Anti Bullying Conferences

phoneThe anti-bullying team are once again running their highly successful Children's Conferences.

The aim of this conferences is to raise awareness around bullying issues and to provide strategies to combat it for children and young people in a variety of settings.

Target Area 

Children and young people in schools and settings and those professionals who support anti bullying.  This may include school council members/ peer leaders and children who would benefit from  the opportunity of attending this conference. As spaces are limited there is a maximum of 4 children and 1 adult from each school or setting.

Read more: Sign up now for the Anti Bullying Conferences

School's Programme for Able Children in Education (SPACE)

The latest catalogue of opportunities for schools has been published. The catalogue has been put together by NERP (North East Partnership for Gifted and Talented. There is also an opportunity to develop your own events, share with other schools and to apply for £200 towards the cost of hosting the event.