19 PPM plans & reviews; How to develop your team by transforming curriculum; Your next leadership role?

Hello everyone,

The Secret Headteacher said it best this week:

“What you do does not go unseen. Even if it feels like it, it doesn’t go unseen and you don’t go unseen.

The prep, the work, the delivery, the videos, the uploading, the feedback, the video calls, the live lessons, the late nights, the early starts. None of it goes unseen.” 

We - schools - Are In Beta - always learning.


This week:

📎 Resources: PPM spending plans and reviews from 19 schools and MATs.

🎥 Webinar: How to supercharge workforce development by transforming your curriculum.

💼 Jobs and opportunities. Jobs with We Are In Beta Community members.


📎 PPM spending plans and reviews from 19 schools and MATs.

In December we hosted a webinar: "Pupil Premium at Glenmoor & Winton Academies - What we've learned" with Sam Viney (Prinicpal), Stuart Inghram (Executive Principal) and Ben Antell (Regional Director) at United Learning Trust.

At the end of the session Sam Viney made this appeal:

"There's no golden ticket to cracking pupil premium. I'd like to find out: there are strategies that have worked, what they are and why you think they've worked.

"If you have any strategies that work or have been really successful, please do share. That's what education is about. It's about sharing success. Stealing with pride."

So we asked colleagues who attended the event to share their PPM strategies and reviews. Here’s what we pooled.

Read 19 PPM plans & reviews


🎥 How to supercharge workforce development by transforming your curriculum.

Lee Northern is a former HMI and specialist advisor on school inspection policy and framework development at Ofsted. He is now Director of Curriculum and Assessment at E-ACT.

Andy Jones is currently a systems leader and advisor for curriculum at E-ACT.

Jess Giraud is Deputy Headteacher at The Oldham Academy North.

Leading curriculum reform in a single school is hard. Leading curriculum reform at scale, across a large multi-academy trust of 15 primary academies and 13 secondary academies is daunting. This was the task facing them in September 2019.

Just over a year later, they have seen a fundamental shift in mindsets, radically improved leadership capacity and teacher subject knowledge and much of the curriculum work is sector leading.

Join Lee, Andy and Jess who will share why they have used curriculum transformation as a workforce development tool, the core principles that drove their work and how they have broken this mammoth task down into stages.

📅 Tues 19th Jan

🕕 6pm

Save your spot


💼 Jobs with We Are In Beta Community members.

We Are In Beta is about learning from each other. Members have gone out of their way to meet other schools and find out how they do things. I think that makes them interesting people to work with…

Trust Assistant Principal - Research and Development, Dixons Academies Trust - contact Luke Sparkes, Executive Director.

Principal (Krishna Avanti Primary School, Croydon) - contact Ashley Milum, Headteacher.

Headteacher (Westhoughton High School, Bolton) - contact Patrick Ottley O’Connor - Headteacher.

Headteacher (Brockworth Primary Academy, Gloucester) - contact Tanya Bentham, Head of Talent.

Director of Sixth Form (Twynham School, Dorset) - contact Jy Taylor, Headteacher.

Head of Maths (Holyrood Academy, South West) - contact Dave McCormack, Headteacher.

Heads of Geography and Technology (Sheffield Springs Academy) - contact Victoria Hall Deputy Headteacher.

KS4 English Coordinator (Kinsgley Academy, Hounslow) - contact Elroy Cahill, Headteacher.

Lead Practitioner Maths (The Telford Park School) - contact Phil Goodwin, Deputy Headteacher.

Lead teachers in Maths, Science, French and History (Blessed John Henry Neman RC College, Oldham) - contact Khera Potts.

Teachers and leaders across all subjects (John Taylor Free School, Burton-on-Trent - join Sue Plant, Headteacher, at their virtual recruitment event.

Interested in these roles? Looking for your next team member?

Read & post jobs


Thanks for reading.

Speak soon.

@NiallAlcock

PS Here’s The Secret Headteacher’s blog in full: You Do Not Go Unseen.


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