The first Futura joint INSET day of the year was a resounding success, with over 200 members of our primary and secondary networks coming together to share best practices and develop new approaches.

The newly formed Futura networks are a fantastic opportunity for staff to collaborate with colleagues from different settings and explore their roles. Experts from our family of schools facilitate these networks.

For primary colleagues, there are networks focussing on curriculum areas and networks to explore more general areas, such as assessment and SEND.  Secondary networks are for subject leads in specific curriculum areas.

Feedback from participants was extremely positive.   Some appreciated learning new practical strategies to implement in their school: ‘Incredibly useful and inspiring training! Ingrid has shown us many different ways we can implement music into the school, and I feel excited and inspired to feed this all back to the other staff.’ And: ‘I have learnt so much about teaching music and enjoyed the session and the opportunity to try different instruments.’

Others valued the opportunity to network: ‘It was a great opportunity to collaborate with colleagues, share ideas and become inspired about teaching reading again!’

In addition to meeting over the coming months, the networks will get back together on Monday 8th July, at the second joint INSET day.