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Sunderland RTC

Free courses to help you use your Apple 
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Wondering how you can use your mobile devices on an educational visit?

In our one day CPD event, we aim to provide inspiration for teachers who want to explore the potential to use iPads to support cross-curricular English and Computing activities. by making use of an educational visit to inspire student writing and creative storytelling.Participants will select from a series of "missions" aimed at developing your iPad skills in KS1 & KS2.  Every mission seeks to unleash your creativity and provide you with inspirational ideas for activities you can run with your own class both during and after a visit to Beamish.

 Join us at Beamish Museum 
 4th of  July  9:00 -16:00  

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Julie Harrison and 65 others have joined the group NQTs 15-16 Cohort 9 months ago
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Computing Leads meeting 21 September new room at Monkwearmouth 4 - 5

We are sending out this reminder for our meeting this Thursday. The focus of this meeting is robots. We hope to see you there. Come to reception and...

Primary IT Coordinators
Mark Lloyd added a new event to Primary IT Coordinators group 2 years ago

ICT/Computing Leads Network Meeting - September 2017

The next free meeting of the ICT leads will be on the 21st of September 4pm at Monkwearmouth Academy Room 20 (Note the new room - we're moving over...

  • Thursday, 21 September 2017 04:00 PM
  • Room 20 - Monkwearmouth Academy
Mark Lloyd posted a new announcement2 years ago

ICT Computing Leads Meeting Reminder

Hi Everyone Just a quick reminder that the next meeting it this Wednesday from 4-5 at Monkwearmouth Room 110. The focus of the meeting is use of...

Primary IT Coordinators

Welcome to the Sunderland Learning Hub


The learning hub is a space where teachers and other professionals working with children and young people can find and share advice, lessons and curriculum ideas.

It aims to be a central point of contact for information for schools in the North East of England but we welcome visitors from farther afield too.

Like any site of this nature it's true value comes from the contributions made by its members. So if you have a learning resource you have used to good effect in your teaching why not add it to the lesson resources section

Part of the hub is the CPD booking system known as the "Training Hub" The Training Hub aims to connect course providers with professionals who want to access training.

If any schools, settings or commercial providers want to publish training courses via the hub you can do so by contacting the hub team via the contact page

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We also have a social networking feature called the Educator's Network so you can have an online space to share and collaborate with other members of the site. Here you can also set up interest groups. These could be totally online or the online space for organising physical groups of you to meet like the IT Coordinators network facilitated by the Knetic Education

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Establish a coding club in school: Funding

communityfoundationlogoState primary/first/middle schools in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland are eligible to apply for grants of either £1,000 or £2,000 for the purchase of Raspberry Pi equipment. This can be used either for enhancing the computing curriculum, establishing out-of-school coding clubs, or both.

Each successful school will also be entitled (free of charge) to a full day’s training, also funded by the Platten Family Fund, from Tech for Life CIC. The aim of the training is to ensure that, as well as the equipment, teachers are inspired, motivated and educated about the potential that Raspberry Pi equipment has, and how it can be best used for the benefit of children. Tech for Life, working with Make Stuff NE, can also advise on what sort of equipment represents a good use of your grant. For more information click here. Good luck everyone.


We've had a tip-off from one of our schools that they had a scam caller claiming to be the National Safety Organisation requesting information regarding maintenance contracts and contact details.

The school have investigated and they are a fake

Mental Capacity Act Toolkit - supporting young people to prepare for adulthood

Please see information below for free resources available in Disability Matters:

Choices and Decision-making matters


This session looks at how to support disabled children and young people making their own decisions in all areas of their life, and what the legal framework is if you believe someone does not have the capacity to make a particular decision or choice.


Mental Capacity Act Matters


This session covers the principles of the Mental Capacity Act and looks at how to assess capacity. There are opportunities to reflect on aspects of the Mental Capacity Act and its practice.


Best interests Decision-making Matters for Clinicians

This session explores 'best interests', what it means for disabled people and how best interest decisions are made for disabled people who lack capacity.


Advance Care Planning matters

This session discusses Advance Care Planning and decision-making with disabled people of all ages, including using the framework and elements of the Mental Capacity Act.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards


This session explores the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) to help you understand what they are, their aim and purpose.

Free CPD for using iPads in English - Using a visit as a stimulus for creative storytelling in English

BeamishWhen - 4th of July 2018 - 09:00-15:30

Where - Beamish Museum

Who - Anyone who wants to explore how an iPad could be used on an educational visit.

For more details and to book your place click here 


Free course to support the langauge & communication development of EYFS children

The free training is taking place a Highfield Community Primary School on 19 April is the outcome of an 18 month project delivered in partnership by Flo-culture, Houghton Community Nursery School, Highfield Community Primary School, Valley Road Community Primary School and Bernard Gilpin Primary School.  We have developed a learning resource for early years practitioners that uses targeted music acticvities to support the language and communication develoment of children most at need.  
Read more: Free course to support the langauge & communication development of EYFS children

What Kind of learner are you?


Take our short test to find out what sort of learner you are.

At the end of the test you will be given advice on how to make the best of your preferred learning style.

Click readmore to start the test.

Read more: What Kind of learner are you?

Multi Media Christmas Cards

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The Learning Technology Innovation Team are pleased to announce that they will be delivering

The Multimedia Christmas Card activity at Monkwearmouth Academy.

The activity is suitable for Key Stage 2 pupils - ideally year 5 & 6.

It is a whole day activity where the pupils fulfil many parts of the computing curriculum from singing songs, taking photographs, recording audio and following logical sequences, it is an action packed but fun day. There are a number of dates available.

Please contact Jane or Mark to arrange a date and avoid disappointment as places are booking up fast.

Click readmore to check the availibility

Read more: Multi Media Christmas Cards