Punjab Education Sector Programme roles

Posted on 19 May 2017

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Assessment Specialist to lead the design and implementation of assessment and examinations and provide recommendations for systems strengthening and institutional development to PEC, SED and schools.

Curriculum Development Specialist to lead the development of curriculum and teaching and learning materials, and provide recommendations for systems strengthening and institutional development to PCTB, at district and school level.

School Improvement and Quality Assurance Adviser to lead the design and delivery of interventions to improve quality assurance, leadership and management, and teaching and learning in schools, liaising closely with other team colleagues working at district and provincial levels.

Social Development Adviser to provide high quality TA in the area of equity and inclusion, ensuring that the poorest and most marginalised children, especially girls, enrol, stay in school and learn effectively.

Special Education Adviser to lead the design and delivery of education services for children with disabilities and special educational needs and provide recommendations for systems strengthening and institutional development to the Special Education Department.

Teaching and Learning Specialist to lead the design and delivery of high quality professional development programmes for teachers and school leaders, and provide recommendations for systems strengthening and institutional development to DSD.

Forthcoming training events

Posted on 16 May 2017

Find out about delegate training courses taking place, including dates up to summer 2017.

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Tailored in-school and cluster training is also available for many of our courses and can be delivered to any group size at a reduced rate per head.

An introduction to finance for new academies

26 April 2017 in Nottingham

Building capacity in a multi-academy trust - the critical role of the executive leaders

Timings for all modules 10.00 - 16.00

London dates:

Module 3: Priority policies, 14 June 2017

Module 6: Driving trust-wide efficiencies through your ICT strategy, 8 June 2017

Module 7: Local governance in MATs, 22 June 2017

Module 8: Due diligence – enabling the right decisions, 6 July 2017

Leeds dates:

Module 1: Statutory responsibilities, 12 September 2017

Module 2: Finance and procurement, 27 September 2017

Module 3: Priority policies, 3 October 2017

Module 4: Building a board, 18 October 2017

Module 5: Developing a business plan, 2 November 2017

Module 6: Driving trust-wide efficiencies through your ICT strategy, 14 November 2017

Module 7: Local governance in MATs, 28 November 2017

Module 8: Due diligence – enabling the right decisions, 6 December 2017

3 modules discount 5%, 6 modules or more discount 10%.

Discount is only applicable when the modules are booked together in advance and will not be applied to any retrospective bookings.

Child protection: safeguarding children in schools

18 May 2017 in London

2 November 2017 in London

Child sexual exploitation, extremism and radicalisation - thinking the unthinkable

26 September 2017 in London

8 November 2017 in London

Governance in MATs – a unique three module CPD programme for governors and trustees in MATs NEW

18 September, 3 October and 7 November 2017 in London

Effective classroom observation

4, 5 October and 22 November 2017 in Nottingham

10, 11 October and 28 November 2017 in London

Performance review, professional growth

10 July 2017 in London

6 October 2017 in London

The first six hours: being prepared

7 June 2017 in London

4 October in London

8 November in Nottingham

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

12 October in London

19 October 2017 in Birmingham

The common inspection framework in the Early Years Foundation Stage

23 June 2017 in London

The journey to outstanding in the EYFS in schools NEW

31 October 2017 in London

Understanding the practicalities: the latest inspection arrangements for schools and academies

31 October 2017 in London

To book a place or for more information on any of these courses please click on the course names to book online, email us at or call 01223 463908.

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Cambridge Education programmes mentioned in IDC report on education

Posted on 02 May 2017

The letter comes ahead of a full report by UK Parliament’s International Development Committee and recommends that DFID increases the amount of aid spent on education to 10% of its total funding in order to help meet the UN’s globally agreed target of 4%.

The Committee recognised that good quality teaching is essential to improving learning outcomes for children and highlighted the good practice examples of teacher training support provided through EQUIP-Tanzania. EQUIP-Tanzania is working with the Tanzania Institute of Education to improve the capacity and performance more than 20,000 teachers through the development of school-based training materials.

The letter also addressed low-fee private schools, and the complexity of engaging with this sector compounded by the lack of evidence on children’s learning outcomes. The Committee recommends that where low-fee schools do exist and are a major player in the education landscape, DFID should support governments to establish good systems of regulation to ensure a better and more consistent quality of education. It highlighted the DEEPEN programme as an example of where this is already happening. DEEPEN is improving the learning outcomes of children attending low-fee private schools in Lagos, a city where there are nine times as many private schools as public ones.

Nick Santcross, international development director at Cambridge Education, welcomed the Committee’s findings - “We see the difference that our programmes make for children and their communities all around the world every day and are pleased that the IDC has praised the work of our colleagues in Nigeria and Tanzania. We support the Committee’s recommendation that UK aid increases its emphasis on ensuring no child is left behind.”

The full report, which has been delayed due to the upcoming general election, will conclude a nine-month enquiry by the committee into DFID’s work on education and to what extent it is delivering in three core areas: access for the most marginalised, ensuring quality and good learning outcomes, and lifelong learning including technical and practical education.