CSIE training in spring 2013 Outstanding outcomes for all

CSIE training in spring 2013
Outstanding outcomes for all      

–      Birmingham 7th March 2013

–      Leeds 14th March 2013

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Outstanding outcomes for all       

About the workshop:

Are all pupils at your school fully aware of different forms of bullying, including prejudice-based bullying, and actively try to prevent it from occurring? Does every member of your school community feel safe at school and would they confidently say so if asked? Ofsted’s report “No place for bullying” (June 2012) suggests that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and disabled pupils bear the brunt of bullying in schools. Do all staff at your school feel well-equipped to tackle homophobic and disablist bullying? If the answer to any of these questions is ‘no’, this workshop is for you.


This workshop aims to do more than simply help schools fulfil their statutory duties or do well in an Ofsted inspection. It is a practical, “hands on” workshop designed to be engaging and constructive. It will: provide key information on the Equality Act 2010 and its implications for schools; support participants to explore everyday life in school through the lens of equality; and enable participants to: a) present to parents, staff, governors or inspectors a clear rationale for development; and b) work collaboratively to improve the experience of members of their school community at risk of marginalisation or discrimination.

Who should attend:

  • teachers
  • headteachers
  • inclusion managers
  • other senior leadership staff
  • learning supporters
  • governors
  • other people interested in doing more than paying lip service to equality in schools


This workshop aims to:

  • provide an overview of the Equality Act and its implications for schools;
  • explore lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and disability equality;
  • help improve the experience of LGBT and disabled members of the school community.


At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • recognise how the Equality Act protects LGBT and disabled people;
  • be aware of the different ways in which disability is understood;
  • develop confidence and language for speaking about LGBT and disability equality;
  • identify stereotypes and prejudices facing LGBT and disabled people in schools;
  • describe barriers to learning and participation for LGBT and disabled people in their own school;
  • work collaboratively to improve the experience of LGBT and disabled members, or potential members, of their school community;
  • present to parents, staff, governors or inspectors a clear rationale for change;
  • recognise how LGBT and disability equality are evaluated by Ofsted inspectors.


Outstanding outcomes for all


       £45 +vat
(total – £54)


       Dates and Venues


       Thursday 7 March 2013, 1:30 – 4:00 pm
Carrs Lane Church Centre, Carrs Lane
Birmingham B4 7SX



       Thursday 14 March 2013, 1:30 am– 4:00 pm
Quaker Meeting House, 188 Wood Lane
Leeds LS2 9DX


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Feedback from autumn CSIE workshops:

“Well presented and thought provoking”

“Knowledgeable credible facilitators”

“Valued time for reflection – thinking in a ‘safe’ environment”

“Presenter was excellent – very informative and enthusiastic”

The very best science and maths entertainment for schools

Science teachers know how difficult it can be to plan their activities for National Science and Engineering Week in March.

It can be a struggle to find a good quality in-school presentation. Sometimes the science is good, but the presentation lets it down. Or the presenter is engaging, but the science is a bit thin. And with so many providers available online, it’s impossible to tell who the genuine professionals are.

SciEnts is a new ‘one-stop shop’ for schools looking to book an entertaining science or maths show. It features only experienced, engaging presenters offering professional levels of service who will be happy to appear at your school or science week event. There are 20 to choose from, covering various STEM subjects and performance skills:  from musicians and magicians to actors and stuntspeople.

An in-school science or maths show supports busy teachers by offering amazing curriculum-linked shows for their students. The site features only experienced, engaging presenters offering professional levels of service. They are all willing to travel UK-wide and all come with an enhanced CRB and adequate public liability insurance. The site allows teachers quickly to select from primary and secondary and also gives guidance for teachers about booking and making their STEM engagement day run well.

Ameoba to Zebra, Ian Dunne, Simon Watt, Visualise and David Hall use the power of theatre to tell a story of science which charms and engages audiences of any age or ability. Former science teachers-turned-Circus performers, James Soper and Dr Ken dazzle their audiences with a combination of physics and high-energy circus skills.

If maths is more your cup of tea, we have several performers with specifically maths-oriented shows. Rob Eastaway can show you mind-reading tricks based on maths from his numerous books, Colin Wright demonstrates the maths of juggling, Matt Pritchard uses his maths magician skills and Bubblz the Maths Clown introduces maths to younger audiences.

The secrets of our universe can be explained through the musical performances of Doctor Lewney through rock guitar, or modern day rap with Jon Chase, or through a magical atmosphere of a darkened dome. Or if you fancy an explosion of science through adventure and stunts try Huw James, Fran Scott, Matthew Tosh or one-man-zoo, Mike Leahy.

Last but not least, the ‘science made simple’ team, Becky Holmes and David Price bring their unique blend of enthusiasm to igniting your pupils’ natural curiosity for science through busking and storytelling in the classroom.

Bringing a real scientist, engineer or mathematician into the classroom provides a direct link of personal experience between science and maths in the classroom and the world outside. If you want to genuinely engage children or adults with profound and practical science and maths for a reasonable price, you simply can’t beat a professional science show. All our performers are flexible and experienced enough to ensure your event goes smoothly and successfully, even if you’ve never hosted one before.

SciEnts offers only the very best performers via a single, easy-to-use web page: www.SciEnts.co.uk