What are Subject/ Professional Learning Communities?

“Only through the effective engagement of others can leaders at any level make change happen”
Andy Buck

Subject / Professional Education Communities are offered on a termly basis for all colleagues within the Trust. The communities cover both Core and Foundation subjects as well as support for other leadership roles. The communities are an opportunity to shape collective professional knowledge and engage and interact with colleagues that work and specialise in a role or subject area similar to your own. The Communities will include aspects such as the following although it will be tailored to the needs of the group:

• Subject knowledge enhancement (as directed by the group)

• Curriculum planning, sequencing and coverage

• Inspiration, support and guidance as a leader

• New aspects or resources which have a known impact

• Strategies for supporting staff and colleagues

• The use of the expected vocabulary and progression of vocabulary within each phase

• The practical approaches/implementation with regards to the teaching of skills/knowledge and concepts

• Approaches to assessment

• Opportunities for sharing best practice


The Subject/Professional Communities
These Communities will be mostly online except for Science and SEND which will take place at the Pavilion, Porchester Road, Nottingham. Within all sessions, the expertise and resources can be shared in an interactive way, with like-minded leaders. The agenda will be set beforehand, determined by the needs of the group, with opportunities for you to ask questions on any topics covered, both in advance and at the communities. Where colleagues miss being able to join a community online, a link will be forwarded after the event to enable access to a recording of the
meeting for you to listen to when convenient.
English and Maths Leaders’ Communities
These Communities will take place online. The highly experienced leaders of these communities have been carefully selected by L.E.A.D. Equate to ensure that they can support the group to obtain the maximum impact in their leadership role.
Where colleagues miss being able to attend a community face to face, a link will be forwarded after the event to enable access to a recording of the meeting for you to listen to when convenient. Please refer to the flyers further down for more detail about these communities.

Professional Communities

                                                                             To book a place on the English Community please click the flyer                                         


Other Professional Communities


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