The Impact of Titan Membership
'At Lozells Primary we’ve had real value from Titan membership. Our students take part in Aston Olympians, the Careers & Skills Fair and the CBSO ‘All Kinds of Everything’ project and one of our Year 5 students has been a Titan All Star! Our teachers have attended a number of moderation sessions, all of which have really supported our quality assurance processes. Finally, I have found the Headteacher meetings to be extremely worthwhile in terms of sharing ideas and finding solutions to the challenges we face together. In a nutshell, Titan saves us time and money whilst creating benefit and impact across our school.’
Avnish Dhesi, Headteacher, Lozells Primary School
'At a time of severe financial constraint, being part of the Titan network, which supports both our students and staff, is incredibly valuable for our school. The opportunities to collaborate, share best practice and engage in Titan’s four key areas of inclusion, employability, ITT and networking are extensive but most importantly, extremely relevant and timely.’
Nicola Walters, Headteacher, Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy
‘We try to ensure that our children are able to take advantage of every opportunity that Titan puts in front of us. These projects are helping our children to build their confidence, develop their creative skills and to foster a positive, have-a-go attitude. We are most definitely seeing a direct and positive articulation of these newly developed skills through improved performance and attainment in the classroom.’
Senior Leadership Team, Chilwell Croft Academy
‘As a relatively new Headteacher I have found these meetings absolutely invaluable. With the opportunity to network with experienced leaders from across the Titan network and the ability to share and test ideas, I feel I am better positioned to sustain and build upon the successes of our school. The meetings are truly collaborative in nature and provide a safe space for open and honest discussion.’
Jill Sweeney, Headteacher, Aston Manor Academy
'The SENDCo meetings are incredibly valuable to the members as we share lots of good practice within the group and it has enabled us to network with other SENDCo's in our local area. We have identified areas that we would like to discuss further in the future and the difficulties that we are all experiencing and trying to work together to address these difficulties'.
Lucy Chinn - Assistant Principal, St. John Wall Catholic School
CPD and Training
‘The ACE session was well presented and Ross did an excellent job of modelling the content throughout the morning so that staff were able to take away first-hand experience of the resources and strategies being explore. The delivery was pacey with a smooth transition between activities making the time fly. Staff clearly enjoyed the session and it was a fantastic way to get teachers and teaching assistants from both our primary and secondary schools collaborating on the creative team challenges that were presented. Feedback was very positive and we are really pleased that Titan was able to deliver this training for us.’
Senior Leadership Team, King Solomon International Business School
'Well facilitated and with a clear high level of knowledge to the topics presented.' – Ross Trafford - Principal, Holyhead school
'The process of designing and creating and the hands-on experience will be of significant benefit when delivering to students in the classroom and the opportunity to network with other STEAM staff was most welcome!'
Titan Teacher, Bloodhound STEAM Staff Development Day
Activities and Events
‘This was a really inspiring day for our students. Most don’t know what they want to do yet so they were really excited to learn about jobs they didn’t know existed. Visually it was so engaging and was really fun and interactive. They loved it!’
Naomi Francis, Learning Mentor, Yew Tree Primary School
'These types of events are very important to the future generations of Birmingham as the city evolves at an exciting rate.'
Thomas Beckett - Engagement Officer, Access Creative College
'Thouroughly enjoyable and a must for any pupils you feel need a little guidance. There were just enough activities and companies at the event to keep pupils busy for the hour. They are still talking about the event!'
Laura Ellis - Head of Year 7, St. John Wall Catholic School
‘The information shared by the keynote speakers was from the heart. They acknowledged deep-rooted inequality and institutional racism that most BAME individuals have experienced, and still experience as they strive for excellence within their own career paths towards leadership. Speakers acknowledged and re-affirmed that it was time to address the imbalance. A fresh start and new beginning for BAME is on the horizon and it is indeed welcomed. Thank you!’
Attendee - Diversity in Leadership Conference