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 2018/19 

Raising Standards Leaders (RSL) Hub – 4.30-6pm

Autumn 2018

Weds 17 October

Weds 28 November

Watford UTC

Bushey Academy

Spring 2019

Weds 16 January

Weds 5 March

Francis Combe Academy

Bushey Academy

Summer 2019

Weds 1 May

Francis Combe Academy

 CPD/Teaching & Learning Hub – 4.30-6pm

Autumn 2018

Weds 3 October

 Bushey Academy

Spring 2019

Weds 30 January

 Francis Combe Academy

Summer 2019

Weds 8 May

 Bushey Academy

 ENGLISH Hub 4.30-6pm

Autumn 2018

Thurs 20 September

Hertswood Academy

Spring 2019

Thurs 24 January

Weds 6 February

(A-level standardisation)

Francis Combe Academy

Harefield Academy

Summer 2019

Thurs 13 June

Bushey Academy

 MATHS Hub – 4.30-6pm

Autumn 2018

Weds 19 September

Watford UTC

Spring 2019

Weds 23 January

Bushey Academy

Summer 2019

Weds 10 July

Francis Combe Academy

 SCIENCE Hub – 4.30-6pm

Autumn 2018

Tuesday 9 October

Francis Combe Academy

Spring 2019

Tuesday 5 February

Bushey Academy

Summer 2019

Tuesday 2 July

Francis Combe Academy

 SIXTH FORM –4.30-6pm

Autumn 18

Weds 14 November

 Francis Combe Academy

Spring 19

Thurs 28 February

 Hertswood Academy

Summer 19

Thurs 2 May

 Bushey Academy

 Attendance Hub – 2-3.30pm

Autumn 2018

Tues 27 November

 Bushey Academy

Spring 2019

Tues 19 March

 Hertswood Academy

Summer 2019

Tues 9 July

 Francis Combe Academy

FINANCE OFFICERS – 10am-12pm

Autumn 2018

Thurs 11 October

 Francis Combe Academy

Spring 2019

Thurs 14 March

 Bushey Academy

Summer 2019

Thurs 4 July

 Hertswood Academy

HR Hub - 10am-12pm

Autumn 2018

Thurs 15 November

Bushey Academy

Spring 2019

Thurs 31 January

Francis Combe Academy 

Summer 2019

Thurs 16 May

Bushey Academy

Principals’ Network

There are formal meetings of MET Principals four 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 – Hosted in turn – 8.30-10.30am

Autumn 2018

Thurs 4 October

Watford UTC

 

Thurs 13 December

Bushey Academy

Spring 2019

Thurs 28 March

Francis Combe Academy

Summer 2019

Thurs 13 June

Hertswood Academy

 

Subject Specific Continuing Professional Development for staff at all levels

Last 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 with middle/senior leaders in schools. 

PCK Training Sessions – English/Maths/Science – 4.30-6pm

 Autumn Term 2018

Weds 7 November

Weds 5 December

Francis Combe Academy

 Spring Term 2019

Weds 27 February

Weds 20 March

Bushey Academy

 Summer Term 2019

Weds 19 June

Hertswood Academy

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 Meetings/Training - 6-7.30pm

Autumn 2018

Thurs 4 October

Governor Training at Bushey

Spring 2019

Thurs 28 February

Chairs of Governors' Meeting

Summer 2019

Thurs 6 June

Chairs of Governors' Meeting