Who are BSP?
Partners for Excellence (Brent Schools Partnership) was originally established by Brent schools. Partners for Excellence is a creative and dynamic initiative which is aimed at supporting schools to improve on their previous best, and to achieve the best possible outcomes for all their pupils.
All member schools of the BSP can be proud that they are part of such a unique Partnership. They are charged by their members to represent them and provide services tailored to their needs. Headteachers and Governors are fully aware of the range of high quality support and challenge provided by the Partnership to secure continuous improvements in schools. They are increasingly providing school improvement support to schools beyond Brent, and welcome interest from individual schools and groups of schools to access their services.
Their School Improvement Specialists have been carefully recruited to ensure that they have the right level of expertise and experience to provide both challenge and support to schools to improve on their previous best. Individually, our Specialists have specific areas of expertise for example, SEND, EYFS, assessment, governance and leadership development.
What services do I offer?
Since 2022, I have co-run full day Computing CPD and Network courses with fellow consultant, Nic Hughes. The courses run at Elsley Primary School in Wembley and are attented by Computing Leaders who work at Brent Schools. Attendance is free if the school is a member of BSP, however non-members can attend for £300.
The course runs in the Autumn, Spring and Summer term and usually features:
Sessions are either seminar or hands-on workshop based and on occasion we invite representatives from EdTech companies to present to the delegates.
Sessions and Circle Time themes have included topics such as curriculum, assessment, online safety, AI, networks, robotics, cyber-security, digital leaders, classroom managment, vocabulary, and programming.
Click below to book onto the next course, search for Termly Network and CPD Meeting for Computing Leaders in their schedule. We'd love to have you join us!
Friday 6th October
Session 1 - Vocabulary in Computing
An opportunity to reflect on the importance of a clear understanding of Computing vocabulary. Review different ways to practise and retrieve vocabulary knowledge.
Session 2 - Code Comprehension
What is code comprehension? How can we explore learners' understanding of the meaning of code? We will explore how to PRIMM and tracing aids code comprehension and have opportunities to try out our own knowledge.
“How do you recruit and use Digital Leaders?”
Do you use digital leaders? How do you get started?
Session 3 - Animation Across the Curriculum.
An opportunity to practise various ways to create on screen and practical animation. We will talk about general principles of animation and explore Year 3 animation using the NCCE. We will explore a range of tools, on tablet and laptop, that are suitable for both KS1 and KS2.
Friday 1st March
Session 1 - Cyber Security in School
Don’t know the difference between vishing and smishing, worried about potential DOS attacks. This session is an opportunity to learn about what cyber security is, demystify some of the terminology, and learn about the real threats. We will offer some practical strategies to improve the cyber resilience of your school.
Session 2 - Practical AI in school.
You've seen the headlines that AI and Chat GPT are going to take over the world. Today we're going to talk about what this means in the classroom. This session is going to give you some practical hands-on experience with an AI tool. We are going to show you some simple ways to use it to improve workload. We will discuss what schools need to think about in terms of policy and of course AI what this means for authenticity of children's work,
“How do you manage computing hardware before, during and after lessons?”
How do you make sure that it's used effectively? What do you do with it after the lesson?
Session 3 - All aboard the Intelino
In this session we will explore a smart train from Intelino train. This train can be used by a wide number of year groups and we will take you through a full hands on workshop where you will see first hand the potential for this tool.