TEXTILES IN PRACTICE
The day is divided into 2 workshops: A practical skills session where you will be able to develop your own classroom resources and a presentation discussion looking at ethical and sustainable practices in industry.
Both sessions are aimed at content you need for KS3 and GCSE.
Bringing Learning To Life: Looking at industry practices, covering sustainable and ethical trading and designing for industry.
- Sustainability in Textile production: Moral and environmental issues associated with textiles production. Using case studies from industry (working with an organic and Fairtrade factory).
- Sustainable Design Development: Bringing a product to market. Using case studies from industry (Liv - ethical online department store)
- Improving the profile of textiles/positive image of the industry – preparing students for working in the industry.
Improving Your Practical Skills: Creating your own construction sample resource.
- Practical workshop – Hands on construction techniques for KS3
- Creating samples of key construction techniques to take back to the classroom
- Useful teaching strategies, resources and websites.
Support for great lessons and improved exam performance:
Other features of the day include imput from experienced practicing teachers, giving support for great lesson ideas and schemes of work, turning Year 8/9 options around, improving exam performance and top tips for GCSE.
TIMES: 9:30 - 3:30
All delegates will receive access to a digital delegate folder with all the presentations, useful handouts and resources.
BENEFITS OF THE TRAINING:
- Classroom strategies and textile industry knowledge to underpin practical work.
- Life long learning in continuing professional development.
- An awareness of available resources to support/expand your existing practice.
- Make secure decisions and save time with gained knowledge and experience.
- Plan the future for the subject in your school with confidence.
- Establish a vital position in the school for the subject contributing to wellbeing measures as well as academic one.
Dawn Foxall (Textiles Teachers Skills Academy Founder) Design Consultant
Dawn has 30 years experience in the textiles and garment industry including design consultant, schools presenter and resources developer for EMTEX; Fashion lecturer and programme developer at various UK Universities and FE colleges; course presenter for DATA, Key Stage Developments(KSD), SFE and other course providers. She is a co-founder of Liv.co.uk, the online ethical department store, where she manages design, buying and sourcing.
Karen Wintle MAEd, BA(Hons), CertEd, C(Text)ATI, ALCM
Karen taught Textiles in schools in Kent and Sussex and was visiting lecturer at the University of Brighton. She was Head of Textiles at Bennett Memorial School, Tunbridge Wells and Kent College, Pembury and until 2013 was Joint Vice-Chair of the Education SIG group for the Textile Institute. Karen has written articles for DATA and Textile Institute publications and was Educational Consultant for two Textiles classroom video productions.
In 2013 Karen was presented with an ‘Excellence in Subject Leadership’ award by DATA for the instigation of the Young Fashion Designer UK Competition now in its fifth year.
COSTS & BOOKING VIA EVENTBRIGHT: £165/DAY
All of these events are ticket only and payable IN ADVANCE. The Textile Teachers Academy uses Eventbrite to automate the bookings via credit card and cheque/BACS. When you book you will receive by email a full VAT invoice/receipt.
PLEASE NOTE your booking confirmation and ticket will be emailed to both the delegate and person purchasing. If you do not receive your ticket it is most commonly caused by typing your email address incorrectly, or it is in your SPAM folder. Please check your booking carefully. It is VERY important that your school finance manager supplies your full name and PERSONAL SCHOOL email so that we are able to send you joining instructions and further details. If we only receive the ‘school office’ email address, we have found in the past that this delays information getting to you or information is not passed on.
If you have any queries, please ask via the Eventbrite site messaging, and leave your phone number or email so that we can contact you easily.
Terms and conditions
1. Once booked, if you cannot come You can send someone else, but you may not get a refund unless we can resell your ticket
2. The draft programme might be subject to change. We would always endeavour to run the day as advertised.
When & Where
Textiles Skills Academy
The Textiles Skills Academy brings together experienced education presenters and industry experts to deliver relevant seminars and practical workshops for Art and D&T textile teachers, to support their delivery of the curriculum.
The events are delivered by skilled teachers, trainers and industry practitioners to give an opportunity to develop classroom resources, learn new skills and network with fellow teachers.
Founded by Dawn Foxall in February 2015, the Textiles Skills Academy runs events, factory visits and practical workshops throughout the year.
Dawn Foxall has 30 years’ experience in the textiles and garment industry as design consultant; presenter and resources developer for Schools for EMTEX; has worked as Fashion lecturer and programme developer at various UK universities and FE colleges; course presenter for The Design and Technology Association, Key Stage Developments (KSD), SFE and other course providers.
Dawn was a co-founder of Liv.co.uk an online ethical department store, where she managed design, buying and sourcing for the Liv brand; in 2017 she launched her own brand, Foxology, producing ethical and British made knitwear and is currently Senior Pattern Tutor at Fashion Enter Ltd for the Fashion Technology Academy. She continues to work with Fairtrade and organic factories in India and Egypt, sourcing ethical and British made products and brands.
Education experts working with Textiles Skills Academy include:
Louise Davies, Heidi Ambrose-Brown, Julie Boyd, Nicky Simpson, Julie Messenger, Kate Hufton and Tracey Goodyere.
Industry partners include:
Fashion Enter Ltd. (London); Textiles Centre of Excellence (Huddersfiled); David Neiper Ltd. (Derbyshire)
Textiles Skills Academy Founder Dawn Foxall