Subject Networks

Our local subject networks allow specialists in these subject areas to work together and meet regularly, with the common desire to develop great teaching and learning, and share good practice. The networks will offer opportunities to share and promote good practice and resources in a supportive professional group, enabling their members to provide on-going support to one another to ensure that subject teaching keeps developing in all schools in the network.

Do let us know if you would like to propose a new network or help you advertise an existing local subject network.

MFL Network

The MFL network has identified some key objectives towards which it intends to work. The network will initially be led by Lucille Faist at Charles Dickens Primary, with the goal of it being led democratically by its members in the future. Register to attend the network’s next meeting by completing a short online form here

Confirmed dates/venues:

  • 4-6pm Wednesday 6 February 2019 – venue TBC

Planning for progression: selecting a scheme of work, setting age-related expectations, comparing to Y7 scheme of work and progression expectations

Monitoring progress: some useful tools for teacher and self-assessment sheets, using oracy assessment videos, comparing to assessment and language objectives in secondary

Sharing good practice: please bring along resources/ideas to share with colleagues

  • 4-6pm Wednesday 22 May 2019 – venue TBC

Arts Network

The Arts network has put together this overview overview of their aims and programme for the year. The network is being led by Laura Nichols at Charlotte Sharman Primary. Register to join this network by completing a short online form here.

Confirmed dates/venues:

  • 4-6pm Wednesday 7 November 2018 – Theatre Peckham
  • 4-6pm Thursday 24 January 2019 – London College of Communication
  • 4-6pm Thursday 28 March 2019 – South London Gallery
  • 4-6pm Wednesday 22 May 2019 - Dulwich Picture Gallery

Computing Network

The new computing subject leaders’ meeting, led by experts from the London Connected Learning Centre is an opportunity to network with colleagues, keep up to date with the latest in the teaching of computing and the use of technology to support learning and received CPD. Register to join this network by completing a short online form here. The first session will include:

  • networking with other computing subject leaders to discuss common and key issues in the teaching of computing
  • an update on the latest news relating to computing and technology enhanced learning
  • an online safety and digital literacy update
  • an exploration of the curriculum and computational thinking
  • a workshop on computational thinking and the pedagogy of programming
  • ideas for using technology across the curriculum
  • a ‘take-away’ tool to identify training needs for staff, to be revisited in future sessions

Having attending this session, teachers will:

  • be able to support colleagues in teaching the computing curriculum and in using digital technologies across the curriculum
  • know more about policy and practice in online safety, digital skills and the computing curriculum
  • be up-to-date with innovation in technology and pedagogy.

Confirmed dates/venues:

  • 3-5.30pm Monday 4 February 2019 – St Michael’s Catholic College, Llewellyn Street, London SE16 4UN