From 2017 the Modern Foreign Language (MFL) Group has split into two groups; the first containing Cambourne Village College and it's feeder schools, the second containing Comberton Village College and it's feeder schools.
The MFL Groups aim to build continuity and progression in Spanish from Y3 to Y7 by building teacher confidence, ensuring pupil interest and enjoyment, and tracking pupil progress. In 2017-18 the group will meet termly in the second half of each term but will also have optional CPD meetings in the first half of each term.
At the main meetings, the groups will share teaching ideas, review schemes of work and discuss pupil progress, but also look at specific challenges such as how to adapt schemes of work to support mixed year group teaching. Ideas for CPD for the year include; using ICT in lessons, finding and developing an international link, and applying for the International Schools Award.
The EYFS Group is holds meetings once each term.
Regular CPD sessions for both teachers and teaching assistants working in the Early Years are arranged during the year, these focus on different areas of practise and assessment and are well attended.
This group also invite practioners from their feeder nursery schools and playgroups to joint sessions to ensure smooth transitions for pupils when they move to Reception Class.
The aims of this group include sharing best practice, supporting selection of providers/contractors and investigating cost saving initiatives.
The group have looked at:
- Catering and waste provision
- Personnel providers and grounds maintenance
- Procurement of energy certificates
- Contracts and best practice
- Coach hire and photocopier procurement
The aim of the NQT/RQT group is to provide additional support and training for NQTs/RQT's locally. NQTs/RQTs are invited to share their experiences and attend any further training they feel appropriate.
This is an informal group who's primary aim is to provide peer support to all new teachers in the Network schools