innovate: Teachers as Researchers - Celebration of practice

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 4:00 pm - Thursday, 30 November 2017

A celebration of the incredible work put into the innovate journal over the lastacademic year. 


Outstanding Line management

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 4:00 pm -5:30 pm

This twilight session will be delivered by Sara Boyce, Headteacher with over 10 years experience as Head/Deputy in a range of primary schools and settings. Currently work with other schools in Buckinghamshire as a Consultant Headteacher for school improvement.

  • How to work with your team to create effective performance targets and motivate them
  • How to develop yourself as a coach and mentor
  • How to hold your team to account whilst balancing workload

Photoshop in the Classroom

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 2:00 pm -5:00 pm

This course will be delivered by Emma Barnett Vincent. she is a Faculty Leader of Design Technology and Art at Oakgrove School, Deputy Assistant Headteacher for Creativity and Innovation and in 2018 was appointed as an SLE for Innovate Teaching School Partnership

Photoshop can be a difficult thing to teach especially if you have little or no knowledge on how this advanced program works. However, the benefits that Photoshop can bring to your students’ work is amazing

​In this course you will learn how to:

·         use image size and image resolutions

·         use tools and text

·         use layers

·         use different selecting and cutting techniques

·         use filters

·         save images in the correct format

In this very practical afternoon you will also go through specific class tasks to take back to your school.




Rocket Launchers Make and Take

Thursday, 27 June 2019 4:30 pm -6:00 pm

Build your own “rocket” launcher. You can then use the compressed air launcher in the classroom to engage students with the design of the rockets. Through modifications such as adding fins or altering the shape of the nose cone, students can theorise and then try out how a rocket’s flight path can be affected.


Workshops are fully funded by the Institute of Physics and free for all teachers of Physics to attend.  For further details or to book a place please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr Liz Nourshargh is currently Director of Science at Lord Grey School, having taught Physics in Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire since 2001.   She has also been the Institute of Physics Teacher Network Coordinator for Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes since 2010.

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