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The Art of Secondary School Timetabling


About the program

The Art of Secondary School Timetabling is open to secondary school staff who have not timetabled before, or who are in the early stages of learning.

Highly experienced secondary school timetablers will step participants through the process of how they plan, construct and implement an annual secondary school timetable. The aim is for participants to learn key points that they will be able to implement directly into their school structure.

 

Learning intentions

To gain an understanding and working knowledge of how a secondary school timetable is developed. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of:

  • timetabling terminology
  • grid structures
  • how to effectively plan a grid
  • how to get to ‘know your school’ context to help improve planning of school priorities.     


Success criteria

By the end of this program participants will:

  • have an understanding of the process for constructing a secondary school timetable that accounts for school priorities and works within constraints
  • feel more confident to progress to a school leader role with timetabling responsibilities
  • establish a network of other secondary school leaders working through similar timetabling learning needs.


Who will benefit?

This program is open to secondary school staff who have not timetabled before, or who are in the early stages of learning. 

Participants looking for training using the Student Information System to construct a timetable can access SIS training through the STIMS team in Central Office.  The Art of Secondary School Timetabling does not focus on software training.

Participants with timetabling experience and who have specific concerns or issues to discuss should enrol in Innovative Approaches to Secondary School Timetabling.

 

Participant expectations

Participants are asked to bring the parameters of their current timetable including student cohort numbers, rooming and staffing variables.

Be prepared to participate in learning activities, contribute to small group discussions and 'think outside the box'.

 

About the facilitator

Evan Floyd is Deputy Principal at Melville Senior High School. Evan has timetabling experience in both MAZE and SIS, delivering a responsive and effective timetable solution for a diverse range of students in several schools. With over 1400 students in a comprehensive school with the added complexities of an Intensive English Centre and selective entry programs including Gifted and Talented and specialist Aviation, Netball and Graphic Design Media, he has plenty of opportunity for creative timetabling.

Sharon Lyon is the Deputy Principal at Ashdale Secondary College.  Her main roles involve school operations and strategic planning. Sharon moved into the timetabling portfolio in 2014. Sharon's innovative approach and creative thinking has ensured students at the College are offered the widest variety of courses helping pave their way to success.

Marisa DelPin is the Associate Principal at Warwick Senior High School. Marisa has served as a school leader with timetabling responsibility in a range of Western Australian public schools, both in rural and metropolitan locations. Among her current areas of leadership responsibility, Marisa leads the development of the timetable in her school, ensuring all students have pathways for success.  


Alignment to professional standards

Introduction to Secondary School Timetabling is aligned with the following key professional practices from the Australian Professional Standards for Principals

  • Leading teaching and learning
  • Developing self and others
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
  • Leading the management of the school
  • Engaging and working with the community.

    One-day program

    16 October 2017

    $140

    Leederville

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Dates

Day Dates Times
Monday 16 October 2017 8.30am - 3.30pm

 

Cost

$140

 

Venue

Institute for Professional Learning   
Building B
164-194 Oxford Street
LEEDERVILLE  WA  6007

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On the day

  • Programs start at 8.30am. Tea and coffee are available from 7.45am.
  • Business dress is required.
  • Morning tea is provided.
  • Wifi connection available


Location

The Institute for Professional Learning is located in Building B at 164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville WA. We co-locate with the Schools of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE).

 

Parking

Please note the Institute does not have on-site parking available:

  • The City of Vincent has a number of car parks throughout Leederville.
  • The closest long term paid parking is available on the south side of The Avenue Car Park on Leederville Parade.
  • Short term paid parking (two hour) is available in adjacent streets.
  • The City of Vincent offers a 'pay by phone' parking service.
  • The Institute is a two minute walk from Leederville train station.
  • Taxis service the site promptly.
  • Cycle racks are located outside Building F at the Institute.

Download the Institute map and parking information.

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How to enrol


Further information

Please contact the Institute for Professional Learning on 1300 610 80 or email institute.professional.learning@education.wa.edu.au .

 

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