This course has now been running since 2014. It has already trained scores of timetable constructors across the North West region and has become the standard training for users of NovaT6. Each course is limited to a maximum of six delegates thus allowing the trainer to spend individual time with each delegate.
The details of the Spring 2023 courses in Liverpool are now confirmed, booking details below. Further courses for Autumn 2023 will appear here in July 2023
It is a two-day course designed to provide the essential knowledge and skills to construct a school timetable using Nova T6. Level 2 is the level considered necessary for someone responsible for constructing a standard secondary school timetable.
Who is it for
This is an ideal course for staff with a new responsibility for constructing the school timetable but could also be useful for staff wanting to refresh their skills after a period away from construction.
Level 2 assumes some knowledge of school timetables but the course is suitable for those with little or no prior knowledge of Nova T6. It is also a good course for those with some NovaT6 experience who wish to develop a wider understanding of timetabling issues. It is primarily designed to support secondary schools in the North West area. To provide for the best possible individual support, we only allow a maximum of six delegates on this course.
Day 1 focuses on the basic principles involved in putting together a timetable, including:
- Curriculum planning and delivery
- Maximising staff resources
- Budget and cost implications of construction
- Principles of timetable construction
- Introduction to Nova T6 as a tool for construction
Day 2 focuses on developing knowledge and skills of Nova T6 and includes:
- Producing a curriculum model
- Deploying staff to classes
- Dealing with session lengths (doubles, triples)
- Manual and Automatic scheduling
- Printing and Reports
- Timetable trouble-shooting
All the sessions will be highly interactive with the emphasis on providing the ‘hands on’ skills that a timetable constructor needs. The training allows participants to focus on timetabling issues in their home school and to work on finding creative solutions.
In addition to the two days this course also offers a complimentary half day bespoke support for timetable constructors as they go through their construction journey.
The full two day course costs £400 per delegate. This includes:
- all written and electronic resources
- an additional half day bespoke timetable consultancy during the timetable construction period.
Course Details for Spring 2023
Liverpool Courses Spring 2023
Course 1 – This course is now full, please book onto the March 23 course
Day 1 20th January 2023
Day 2 27th January 2023
Course 2 – This course currently has six spaces, please use the booking form below to make a booking.
Day 1 10th March 2023
Day2 17th March 2023
All courses will take place at Partnership for Learning Conference Centre, South Road, Liverpool L24 9PZ
Further 2023 course dates will be available to book from 1st January 2023
Telephone 07758 466585
What participants say about the course
‘Outstanding course in every respect. I now have the confidence to construct my first NovaT6 timetable.’ Deputy Head, Malpas, Cheshire
‘Brilliant CPD – Stuart’s ability to adapt the training to the needs of the delegates was so helpful.’ Assistant Head, Notre Dame, Liverpool
‘The fact that Stuart’s support continues through the timetable construction sets this course far above any others.’ Business Manager, Calday Grammar, Wirral