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Partnership Conference 2020

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Welcome to the 2020 CTE Partnership Conference

Welcome to the Centre for Teacher Education Partnership and Mentoring Conference 2020. This page will enable you to access all of the live and recorded conference content. Live sessions start at 9.00 am on Thursday 18th June. We recommend you view the Conference Launch video beforehand and check you are using a compatible browser before arriving from 8.50 am in the online rooms for the 9.00 am Primary and Secondary briefings. Enjoy the day!

Blackboard Collaborate

The live conference sessions will be delivered via Blackboard Collaborate. We recommend using the latest version of Firefox or Google Chrome as your browser. Please do not use Internet Explorer as you may experience audio issues. Further Blackboard Collaborate support material (including audio troubleshooting) is available here:

The sessions will be recorded and made available after the conference. Resources from the sessions (e.g. presentations) will also be made available.

Pre-recorded resources can also be found on this page by clicking here
Conference Evaluation & Certificate Download can be found by clicking here




8.30 - 9.00 am


Virtual conference check-in

Upload a photo of yourself at the start of the day tagging us in on Twitter @warwickcte.

Watch the conference launch video (08:12 minutes) by CTE Director Professor Kate Ireland and Associate Professor Georgina Newton.

A transcript of the welcome video is available here as a Word document for you to download.

Parallel sessions

9.00 - 10.30 am

Primary briefing

Professor Des Hewitt with support from Julie Taylor, Kate Glavina and Mark Harris will deliver the primary phase briefing.

9.00 - 10.30 am

Secondary briefing

Dr. Andy Hind with support from Dr. Alison Morgan will deliver the secondary phase briefing.

10.30 - 10.50 am


Virtual coffee break - show us your brew!

Upload a picture on Twitter, tagging in @warwickcte

10.50 - 12.00 noon

Keynote speech

'What does the research tell us about the benefits of an Instructional Coaching approach in ITT?' by Professor Rachel Lofthouse.

Rachel's presentation will last for approximately 60 minutes with time for questions.

Parallel sessions

12.15 - 1.00 pm


This session has now finished. If you have any further questions or concerns about admissions for next year, please email:

12.30 - 1.15 pm

New mentors

This session for new mentors was delivered by Kate Hamer and Julie Taylor.

12.15 - 1.00 pm

Placement questions

This session has now finished. If you have any further questions or concerns about placements for next year, please email:

12.15 - 1.00 pm

Strategy/leadership matters

This session on strategy or leadership matters was delivered by the CTE Senior Leadership team.


Pre-recorded content

The resources in this area are for you to peruse at your leisure. The target audience is shown in brackets after the resource title.

Wellbeing and workload (cross-phase)

Hear from Georgina Newton from the secondary phase and Deborah Roberts from the primary phase about the important and timely issues of wellbeing and workload in ITE and the teaching profession.

In this short video presentation (07:14 minutes) Georgina discusses the new DfE wellbeing charter and the implications this could have for trainees and teachers alike:

Trainee wellbeing video

In this short video presentation (11:14 minutes) Deborah shares findings from her research into trainee workload on the PGCE and what we can do to support trainees to develop sustainable working practices:

Partnership and Trainee Workload video

Supporting your trainee's academic progress (secondary)

This recording (42:57 minutes) by Alison Morgan looks at how you can support your trainee's academic development. It outlines the postgraduate modules for the PGCE programme; it provides information on the two postgraduate modules and assignments; it identifies how the University is supporting trainees and identifies how schools can support trainees. The first link is a copy of Alison's presentation and the second is the recording of her session.

All for One, and OneNote for all (secondary)

This recording (12:32 minutes) by Jonty Leese discusses the professional development portfolio and how the secondary phase is using OneNote to support the students in their ongoing work on their portfolios.

* Please note this video does not play in Windows Media Player or QuickTime as they do not have the codecs to support this file type. You will need to use VLC Media Player to view the file but this is available as a free download for both Macs and PCs. You will need to download a copy of the video onto your device and then choose the VLC Media Player to open it.

Schools Research Network (cross-phase)

This recording (24:42 minutes) by John Thornby and Kate Mawson introduces the CTE Schools Research Network:

It considers:

  • The purpose of the network
  • How the network links to the Research Schools Network
  • CPD standards
  • Structuring research guidelines from BERA
  • Publishing in WJETT
  • Research opportunity - Health Passport

A new model for Masters study (cross-phase)

In this recording (23:59 minutes) Carol Wild the MA in Professional Education programme lead, talks about our MA programme and the changes we've made to improve the flexibility of our provision via the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Key questions answered in Carol's presentation include:

  • What do I gain from an MA?
  • Who is the programme for?
  • What should I research?
  • What are the time commitments?
  • How much does it cost?
  • What support mechanisms are in place?

Warwick Teacher Values - our 'moral compass' (cross-phase)

Find out more about the Warwick Teacher Values in this recording (23:58 minutes) and how these are informing our course design and teaching. Course leads and Teaching Fellows outline why we have developed the Warwick Teacher Values, what they mean for course design and teaching and how, as partners, we look to you to align your work with trainee teachers to foster Social Justice, Intellectual Curiosity and Creativity in their teaching.

Presenters: Kate Ireland (Director of CTE), Des Hewitt (Head of Primary ITE), Andy Hind (Head of Secondary ITE), Jen Rowan-Lancaster (Primary Senior Teaching Fellow), Kirsty Weeks (Primary Senior Teaching Fellow) and Jake Lever (Secondary Teaching Fellow).

* Please note you will need to skip over the section from about 05:48 - 06:56 as there is no sound or activity during this section due to some minor audio issues.

Preparing trainees to plan (secondary)

This section contains a variety of resources on planning, curated by Vikki Armeson. The presentation 'Preparing Trainees to Plan' is a copy of a presentation given by Stacy Howe, Lead Practitioner in English and accredited Specialist Leader in Education and considers:

  • The fundamentals of planning for trainees in the early stages of training
  • Emerging issues as trainees gain in confidence with planning
  • Planning for the more confident trainees
  • When is a plan not a plan?

Here are two workload reports to accompany Stacy's presentation:

Here are two journal articles, should delegates want to read more on this topic. Vikki advises that delegates focus on the abstract, introduction and discussion/conclusion rather than the whole article:

NQT support for 2020 (cross-phase)

This section contains information on NQT support for 2020 by Emily Davies, Jo Dobb and Will Haywood. The video (07:49 minutes) narrated by Will, and PDF below, contain advice for supporting your NQT; what they are entitled to; the support available from CTE and links to additional external support networks.

Conference Evaluation and Certificate Download