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Maths Teachmeet 3

26 April

By popular request, and after the first two very successful maths teachmeets we are back for more with #3!

Come along for a free mathematical mingle, shared over coffee and cake. Come and share your passion for maths in the classroom by signing up for a presentation, or just come along to be an interested lurker. We welcome anyone and everyone, across all sectors, interested in maths education; teachers, researchers, students, lecturers... and more.

And as a very special incentive to come and share with others your passion and love of mathematics education we are offering you a fabulous prize. If you present you will be eligible to be in the draw for of a year’s membership to the fantastic learning resource centre. What's not to love?

If this sounds like your cup of tea (and cake!) you can register for free tickets here

Research-engaged writing

Wed 23 May 9.30-12
Fri 6 July  9.30-12

This course comprises of four sessions spread over the summer and spring terms with a whole day to launch the project in January, followed by three further half days to ensure the project maintains momentum.  It is for teachers or subject leaders who wish to raise the quality of children’s writing in their classrooms.  Participants will consider the research on what the research tells us about the effective teaching and learning of writing.  Participants will then devise their own research projects, enabling them to carry out a small-scale enquiry with an identified group or class of pupils.  Participants will be able to explore and consider their own findings, as well as learning from the findings of the other course members.  Due to the nature of this project, there is space for 12 participants only.

Cost: £315 per person. All CAT staff benefit from a 10%. Non-CAT staff can enjoy a 10% discount for each additional colleague from the same school. We do hope you can join us!

Annual Special Education Conference

Thursday 24 May

Keynote speaker: Louise Bombèr – well known teacher, therapist, trainer and author in attachment and pupil wellbeing

This is a one day conference for Early Years Settings, Schools and Post 16 provision, local authorities, health and social care professionals interested in creating whole school wellbeing for learning and teaching.  Our Keynote Presentation will be followed by practitioner based workshops throughout the day.

Cost: £150 (£30 for UoC staff and students)

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MFL Conference

Wednesday 13 June 

This one-day conference offers an excellent opportunity for primary and secondary teachers of languages to gain ideas and strategies for the classroom. Whether you are new to teaching or leading languages at your school, or an established teacher looking for fresh ideas, this conference is for you. It offers wide choice of workshops from great range of presenters.

As ever, the conference presents an affordable option for local high-quality CPD.  Attendees at the 2017 conference commented: ‘a brilliant day’, ‘great ideas’, ‘amazing’, inspirational’, ‘fantastic’.

Please ensure you have read the full conference programme and chosen your workshops before you commence the booking process. Bookings should be made via the Online Store

Cost: £100 per person (Early bird cost of £80 if you book before 25 May).

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Annual Early Years Conference 2018: Purposeful Play and Pedagogy

Thursday 21 June 2018

Keynote speaker: Anna Ephgrave, author of 'Planning in the Moment'

Workshops include:

  • The Power of Potential of Block Play
  • Interactive Play
  • Story Scribing
  • Enabling outdoor spaces
  • A place to be, play and learn: indoor environments

Cost: £80 per person (Early bird cost of £70 if you book before 30 April). All UniCAT staff benefit from a 10% discount on bookings from 30 April onwards. £60 per person for alumni. 

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Celebrating school-based inquiry/research

Tuesday 3rd July 2018, 5:30-7:30pm

You are cordially invited to join an audience to hear more about the practice-based inquiry/research that is currently making a difference in schools and academies. Building on the success of previous occasions, the University of Chichester, Institute of Education, is hosting its annual showcase event at our Bognor Regis campus and we are delighted to have attracted interest from so many teachers who are taking this opportunity to present and share their work with others.
We are looking forward to an interesting evening. To book a place to join us, or to find out more, please contact

Building on the success of previous occasions, the University of Chichester, Institute of Education, is hosting its annual showcase event during which we will celebrate the practice-based enquiry/research that is making a difference in schools and academies. If you - and/or others - have engaged in such practice and you would like a forum in which to disseminate and share your work, then we would like to hear from you! 

Please contact us and tell us what you’re doing. Following the format of national and international conferences, we are inviting contributors (you!) to submit proposals in the form of a title and brief outline (up to 100 words) that explains the context and theme of your work.

We are confident that the rich diversity of practice-based enquiry/ research will attract an interested audience from a range of settings.

Presentations at the event will be limited to 10 minutes and we will build in time for questions and networking. We are also planning to co-publish a post-conference synopsis of all contributions, which will highlight the good practice that is shared and which will affirm the importance of this work within schools and academies.

Moving forward, we aim to collectively form a Community of Practice; one that meets on-line to discuss common interests and related issues. Please join us…
Please contact Sue Bentham,