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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

The Hour of Code 2015 is coming!

For the third year, the Tech Partnership is supporting the Hour of Code – a global initiative that introduces anyone from the age of 4 to 104 to the basics of coding.

Over 100 million people around the world have already tried an Hour of Code, including David Cameron and President Obama. Nearly 8 million people have already tried it in the UK.

This year’s Hour of Code week is December 7-13 and the Tech Partnership hopes that organisations around the country will take part.

What’s the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code is a self-guided tutorial anybody can do, with just a web-browser or smart-phone (or even unplugged activities that don’t require a computer at all). No experience is needed, and participants of all ages can choose from a variety of self-guided tutorials.

Why do an Hour of Code?
We are constantly using technology today, but how many of us are learning to build it? The basics help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills. Once people see what they create right before their eyes, they’re empowered to keep learning.

How can you participate?
• Encourage employees to try an Hour of Code and help spread the word
• Host an Hour of Code event in your own organisation any day Dec 7-13
• Link from your homepage to the Hour of Code
Visit for more details

Thrive Under Short, Sharp Insepctions - Town End Teaching School Alliance

Thrive Under Short, Sharp Inspections
Thursday 5th November from 8:30 - 4:30
Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham, County Durham, DH1 1TD

The new challenge to schools from Ofsted
 An in-depth look at how the inspections will be conducted
 Discover what the focus will be
 Understand the possible outcomes
 Know how to prepare

Updated guidance for Keeping Children Safe in Education

Two documents have just been released regarding keeping children safe in education. These can be downloaded below.

We encourage schools to distrubute them to staff and record that they have been recieved and read.

Read more: Updated guidance for Keeping Children Safe in Education


Staff and pupils in Sunderland have been taking part in e-safety workshops. “Who are you in the online world?”  Our new approach towards e-safety 



is to help children and young people to understand that it is their behaviour that shapes their online experience.

The students and staff learn all about how adopting different roles and behaviours online can impact on their safety and have consequences on others. In the classroom workshop, they explore online behaviours using examples of how different characters behave. For example a crocodile would display predatory antagonistic, sly cunning and manipulative behaviour. The students are encouraged to take on the role of a superhero to be vigilant and recognise and challenge “croc ish” behaviour. The group has a discussion that it is up to them how they act online and everyone has responsibility to act in a sensible way. This is backed up by encouraging them to sign up to the recently updated cyber safe agreement and spread the word to families and friends and make Sunderland a safe place to be online. 

iPad user group

The Learning technology Innovation Team held their first iPad User group meeting at Monkwearmouth school.


Thanks to everyone who attended. We had a good session looking at apps on the iPad that can be used for presentation

as well as sharing the apps that we find useful to use for teaching and learning.

We had a general discussion about what we are going ot include in future meetings.

If you would like to attend the next meeting, join the iPad user group in the Educators network tab and go to groups.


Town End Teaching School Alliance are carrying out the following training sessions.


• Key Stage 2 French: Get off to a flying start.

• Every Lesson Outstanding

• New Headteacher Standards 2015.


If you would like to attend please download the relevant flier and contact details.