Development

MET Schools Hub Groups

The Trust has established hub groups across MET schools for English, Maths, Science, Sixth Form, Student Attendance, Raising Standards Leaders, Finance and Human Resources. These groups meet formally once a term but are in regular contact. The subject leaders share resources; curriculum planning and examination strategies. There is also support from the central MET education team of specialists. 

Network Meeting dates for 2017/18 

English Hub – 4pm

Term

Date

Venue

Autumn 2017

Thursday 21 September

Harefield Academy

Spring 2018

Thursday 8 February

Watford UTC

Summer 2018

Wednesday 27 June

Bushey Academy

 

Maths Hub –4pm

Term

Date

Venue

Autumn 2017

Wednesday 27 September

Watford UTC

Spring 2018

Wednesday 14 March

Bushey Academy

Summer 2018

Wednesday 11 July

Bushey

 

Science Hub – 4pm

Term

Date

Venue

Autumn 2017

Tuesday 10 October

Francis Combe

Spring 2018

Tuesday 20 February

Harefield

Summer 2018

Tuesday 19 June

Hertswood

 

Sixth Form – 3pm

Term

Date

Venue

Autumn 2017

Wednesday 11 October

Harefield

Spring 2018

Thursday 22 February

Watford UTC

Summer 2018

Thursday 26 April

TBC

 

Attendance Hub – 2pm

Term

Date

Venue

Autumn 2017

Tuesday 28 November

Watford UTC

Spring 2018

Tuesday 13 March

Watford UTC

Summer 2018

Tuesday 10 July

Global Academy

 

Finance Officers – 10am

Term

Date

Venue

Autumn 2017

Thursday 12 October

Francis Combe

Spring 2018

Tuesday 20 March

Watford UTC

Summer 2018

Thursday 5 July

Bushey Academy

 

Raising Standards/Curriculum Leads Hub – 4.30pm

Term

Date

Venue

Autumn 2017

Wednesday 20 September

Watford UTC

Spring 2018 (1)

Wednesday 17 January

Global Academy

Spring 2018 (2)

Wednesday 28 February

Watford UTC

Summer 2018

Wednesday 25 April

Watford UTC

 

Principals’ Network

There are formal meetings of MET Principals at least three times a year to share good practice and to discuss joint events and activities. However, this network is active all of the time. Principals contact each other for advice and support and regularly email with strategic news from the educational world.

Principals’ Meetings – 8.30am

Term

Date

Venue

Autumn 2017

Thursday 21 September

Harefield Academy

Spring 2018

Thursday 18 January

Bushey Academy

Summer 2018

Thursday 10 May

Hertswood Academy


Subject Specific Continuing Professional Development for staff at all levels

This year saw the introduction of twilight CPD across the MET schools – each session planned by the Hub groups and delivered by the Central Education Team and middle/senior leaders in schools.

Twilight Sessions – English, Science and Maths – 4 – 5.30pm 

Weds 4 October

Francis Combe - LAUNCH

Weds 18 October

Bushey

Weds 8 November

Hertswood

Weds 22 November

Harefield

Weds 6 December

Francis Combe

Weds 10 January

Watford UTC

Weds 24 January

Global

Weds 6 February

Harefield

Weds 7 March

 Hertswood

Weds 20 June

Watford

Weds 11 July

Bushey

 

MET Governors

Outstanding governance is essential to the success of our schools. We have established a termly meeting of MET Chairs of Governors with the purpose of sharing best practice, supporting development of Local Governing Bodies and to establish an important line of communication between governors and trustees. All governors are in receipt of a termly MET Governance Newsletter. 

MET Governors

MET Governors Event – The Bushey Arena

Open to all MET School Governors

Tuesday 26 September 2017, 4pm

 

 

Chairs of Governors Meetings

Thursday 22 February 2018, 6pm at Watford UTC

Thursday 28 June 2018, 6pm at a venue to be confirmed