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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
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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

The Hour of Code 2015 is coming!

For the third year, the Tech Partnership is supporting the Hour of Code – a global initiative that introduces anyone from the age of 4 to 104 to the basics of coding.

Over 100 million people around the world have already tried an Hour of Code, including David Cameron and President Obama. Nearly 8 million people have already tried it in the UK.

This year’s Hour of Code week is December 7-13 and the Tech Partnership hopes that organisations around the country will take part.

What’s the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code is a self-guided tutorial anybody can do, with just a web-browser or smart-phone (or even unplugged activities that don’t require a computer at all). No experience is needed, and participants of all ages can choose from a variety of self-guided tutorials.

Why do an Hour of Code?
We are constantly using technology today, but how many of us are learning to build it? The basics help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills. Once people see what they create right before their eyes, they’re empowered to keep learning.

How can you participate?
• Encourage employees to try an Hour of Code and help spread the word
• Host an Hour of Code event in your own organisation any day Dec 7-13
• Link from your homepage to the Hour of Code
Visit https://uk.code.org/ for more details

Thrive Under Short, Sharp Insepctions - Town End Teaching School Alliance

Thrive Under Short, Sharp Inspections
Thursday 5th November from 8:30 - 4:30
Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham, County Durham, DH1 1TD

The new challenge to schools from Ofsted
 An in-depth look at how the inspections will be conducted
 Discover what the focus will be
 Understand the possible outcomes
 Know how to prepare


Staff and pupils in Sunderland have been taking part in e-safety workshops. “Who are you in the online world?”  Our new approach towards e-safety 



is to help children and young people to understand that it is their behaviour that shapes their online experience.

The students and staff learn all about how adopting different roles and behaviours online can impact on their safety and have consequences on others. In the classroom workshop, they explore online behaviours using examples of how different characters behave. For example a crocodile would display predatory antagonistic, sly cunning and manipulative behaviour. The students are encouraged to take on the role of a superhero to be vigilant and recognise and challenge “croc ish” behaviour. The group has a discussion that it is up to them how they act online and everyone has responsibility to act in a sensible way. This is backed up by encouraging them to sign up to the recently updated cyber safe agreement and spread the word to families and friends and make Sunderland a safe place to be online. 

iPad user group

The Learning technology Innovation Team held their first iPad User group meeting at Monkwearmouth school.


Thanks to everyone who attended. We had a good session looking at apps on the iPad that can be used for presentation

as well as sharing the apps that we find useful to use for teaching and learning.

We had a general discussion about what we are going ot include in future meetings.

If you would like to attend the next meeting, join the iPad user group in the Educators network tab and go to groups.


Town End Teaching School Alliance are carrying out the following training sessions.


• Key Stage 2 French: Get off to a flying start.

• Every Lesson Outstanding

• New Headteacher Standards 2015.


If you would like to attend please download the relevant flier and contact details.


Free History Course


Enriching the curriculum

Dli museum, Durham City 20 May 1230 – 1500

Classroom teachers and leaders of history and humanities at KS2 and KS3 are invited to a FREE half day event at the dli museum to explore ways in which collaborative school projects, the museum service and local archives can help pupils better understand the human face of conflict.
The session will be led by museum staff with support from Durham County Archives. Pupils from Parkside Academy will also profile their EU funded historical investigation project with partners in a French school.

Read more: Free History Course

Do you support iPads in your school?

The Learning Technologies Innovation Team - in association with AT Computers are offering an IOS deployment course on the 2nd of April at the Learning Technologies Innovation Team base (110) at Monkwearmouth Academy. Please see the attached flyer for details. `Should you wish to book a place please contact AT Computers directly as outlined in the flyer.

Read more: Do you support iPads in your school?