East of England Subject Forums


Developing strong subject expertise in teachers is one of the key factors in ensuring pupils’ success. Five Teaching School Hubs across the Eastern Region (Alpha, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, Chafford Hundred, Saffron and Unity) have joined together to run a programme of Subject Forums for both primary and secondary colleagues at all stages of their careers. 

These remote sessions are designed to provide teachers with subject specific insights into evidence informed practice as a starting point to further reflection, professional learning and development of greater expertise. 

All the forums are led by subject experts drawn from the Curriculum Hubs, Subject Association networks, ITT providers and practitioner expertise from across our wider region. The National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT) and the Curriculum Hubs are working together with the TS Hubs to ensure the Subject Forums complement the work of existing NASBTT and Hub activity. We will signpost offers from the Curriculum Hubs in the Eastern Region.

Overview

  • Our online Subject Forums are for all staff at all stages of their career.
  • The Subject Forums will give staff the opportunity to look at the latest research in their subject area and consider how they can incorporate this into their practice.
  • The membership fee allows a school to add any teacher onto the Subject Forums during the year.

Dates and times for 2022-23

The Subject Forums will take place termly, in the following date windows:

  • Autumn Term: 7-14 November 2022
  • Spring Term: 6-13 March 2023
  • Summer Term: 19-25 June 2023

The termly sessions will start at 4.30pm and will run for 45-minutes for each subject All the sessions are online and designed using Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle to provide teachers with subject specific insights into evidence informed practice as a starting point to further reflection, professional learning, and development of greater expertise.

What is included - subjects and cost

For primary schools, the Subject Forums are offered at £70 per school. For this cost, any member of staff can access the following subjects:

  • History
  • Geography
  • D&T
  • Art
  • Computing
  • EYS
  • Science
  • English
  • PE
  • RE
  • Music

For secondary schools, the Subject Forums are offered at £120 per school. For this cost, any member of staff can access the following subjects:

  • Science
  • PE
  • RE
  • Computing
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • D&T
  • MFL

This year we will be offering a MAT price - see the flyer below for details.


How to register your school for the 2022-23 Subject Forums

  • To register your school for the Primary Subject Forums, click here
  • To register your school for the Secondary Subject Forums, click here

Once schools have signed up, each school will be sent additional information to be circulated to teachers so they can sign up for individual sessions; dates, times and topics of sessions will also be provided at this point. The additional information also includes options to register for the Curriculum Hubs’ subject mastery offers.  


Questions

If you have any questions about the Subject Forums, please contact the Alpha Teaching School Hub at office@alphatsh.org.

Subject Forums flyer

Download the Subject Forums 2022-23 flyer below.