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The Sinclair Consultancy works with leading education and training
bodies to provide specialist training in Design and Technology
- Textile Technology, and ICT from Key Stage 3 to post 16, and
Professional training to teachers.
The Sinclair Consultancy also offers bespoke training covering
all aspects of textiles and curriculum activities.
New Publications due in 2011 - announcements in the new year
Just 4 Textiles : a textiles magazine for teachers; to get your copy see Just4Textiles
- GSCE Technology for AQA- Textiles Technology
This brand new
course for AQA GCSE Textiles Technology gives your students the
best chance of success in their exams. The full-colour Student
Book and accompanying Teacher's Resource File with CD-ROM
are packed with fresh, modern resources and up-to-date information
about the very latest technologies.
Evaluation Pack ISBN 0435413546
Resource file ISBN 0435413503
Publications- New Updated Edition now released
- The Essentials of GCSE for Textiles Technology-
The Essential of GCSE for Textiles Technology –Student
An essential book on the list that supports pupils, with
book a text book and the essential student workbook covering
specifications for all major exam boards.
Text book in full colour 96 pages
Student workbook in black and white
For more details and to order your copies visit www.lonsdalesrg.co.uk
- Skills in Textiles Technology -- supporting
teaching of textiles at Key Stage 3.Pupil book and Teachers
Resources pack Published by Heinemann Books. http://www.heinemann.co.uk/secondary/subject.asp?n=538&d=s
- ICT Activities for Textiles -- supporting
the teaching of Textiles with Information Technology. Suitable
for Key Stage 3 and 4 and provides a good foundation for
AS level candidates. Published by Heinemann Books. http://www.heinemann.co.uk/secondary/subject.asp?n=538&d=s
The Sinclair Consultancy offers bespoke training courses in
Textiles and ICT to Education institutions. We also offer training
for designers and Design companies. We are able to offer and
develop long term training programmes, as well as providing
support by Fax, Phone and Email. Contact
us to see how we can
help you and your staff.
Training courses fill up fast - see below for details and
dates. For your own bespoke Textile Training courses please
us stating your requirements.
Training Courses -2011
SpeedStep - Textiles Teachers Accreditated Training Course
Each course is of 2 day duration
Cost is £399.00 + Vat
Course Code: SS/RPS/AT-02 -Tues 25th Jan and Wed 2nd Feb 2011
Course Code: SS/RPS/AT-04 -Sat 29th and Sat 5th Feb 2011
Course Code: SS/RPS/AT-05 - Sat 5th and Sat 19th March 2011
All courses take place at our training studio in Beckenham, Kent
Courses for Freelance designers and Design Companies by appointment Only
For more information or details to to join the mailing list Contact us OR to download booking form, Click here (Downloadable PDF) then fax to Sinclair consultancy on F: 020 8658 0134
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Have you already done the Speedstep Training then look at the new software Interactive Design - have online videos and templates to help you teach and also learn the software see www.speedstep-schools.com for more information.
Accredited Teachers course using Unique Fashion and Textiles
Software goes Global
This has been an exciting few years for Sinclair Consultancy,
being involved in a new project training teachers and working
with students using fashion and textiles software.
Jan 2002 – Project is launched with first training taking
place at the National training Centre at Goldsmith College
Jan 2003 – Invitation to lauch project in Australia.
Working with Louise Duvernet from Strathfield University the
first Speedstep training takes place.
Feb 2004 - Hong Kong- Speedstep training
for teachers English Schools Foundation – Rose Sinclair joined by Louise Duvernet
work with 10 textiles teachers from English Schools Foundation.
If you want to be part of this successful training programme we are able to offer teachers Speedstep
Accreditated Training programme to all UK Teachers or Schools,
also offered to all International schools following UK Curriculum.
The training is offered under the CAD/CAM In Schools Initiative.
For further details about the CAD/CAM Initiative see www.cadinschools.org.
For futher details about the Speedstep Pro 2000 software see www.speedstep-schools.com
Sinclair Consultancy in Hong Kong –Feb 2004
In February 2004- Sinclair Consultancy undertook its first
textiles CAD/CAM training with the English Schools Foundation
in Hong at the King George V school in Kowlooon. The week
long training session focussed on the following
Speedstep Textiles/Fashion Software Training
- Use of Digital Printing
- Use of ICT in Design and Technology Textiles
- Methods of teaching the software
- Developing skills
- Using support material
Sinclair Consultancy in Cornwall April and May 2004
In April and May 2004 Rose Sinclair worked with teachers in
Cornwall at the Design and Make Centre. The 4 days were action
Days 1-3 focussed on the Speedstep Accreditated Teachers
training course, participants were engaged in design from the
go. Teachers engaged in the training and were able to use the
enjoy using the software as well as thinking about how they
can use the software in the classroom.
Day 4 – Doing the
Digital. Getting to Grips with Digital printing. The teachers
were able to take all the training on
days 1-3 and transfer that experince to digital printing using
the Epson 3000 and Epson 1290 printer with specially adapted
textiles inks and use heat presses. Creating samples that can
be used in the classroom as well as experimenting on products
from lingerie to football shirts.
For more details on courses
at the Designing and Making Centre (DMC) go to http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/Education/dmc/default.htm
Rose Sinclair takes part in On-line Design and Technology Inset
Rose Sinclair was the Textiles expert asked to take
part in the on-line inset programme developed by DATA and BECTA
The on-line inset was live over a period of 4 days and teachers
and consultants alike were asked to take part in this exciting
new development in engaging in on-line discussion about the
key issues in Design and Technology
To see the results and for
further details visit;- http://forum.ngfl.gov.uk/WebXfirstname.lastname@example.orgHCqa5QGlvS.0@.efa4634
2004 –Designing our Future Textiles Conference Umist
Rose Sinclair presents paper with Dr Julia Gaimster of University
of the Arts London, presents a paper at major textiles conference
that looks at Textiles Teaching and the impact of new technology
across Higher Education and Schools in the UK. The confernce
was organised by the Textile Institute for more details of
Textile Institute events go to http://www.texi.org/
Speedstep Presentation to London Section of Textiles Institute – University
of the Arts
Rose Sinclair was privileged to do a presentation to the London
Section of the Textiles Institute which looked at a unique
project. The CAD/CAM Inititive enables teachers and students
to have access to Industry standard Fashion and Textiles software.
Rose Sinclair was able to present an update about the project,
as well as display work that was being undertaken by students
from Key stage 3 to A level. The presentation ended with questions
and on a positive note with the fact that we were teaching
students future skills.
Sinclair Consultancy in Jersey –June
Doing the Digital.
Working with Jersey school for Girls – Rose Sinclair
and Emma Lawler worked with teachers exploring Digital Printing
and using the Heat press.
Exploration of a range of printing techniques using a digital
Final event of the day a presentation to teachers of the Speedstep
Pro 2000 software and time for teachers to have a go at Digital
printing onto all different types of fabrics.
March 2004 - Ask the Expert, Rose Sinclair – Sinclair
Consultancy takes part in Ask the Expert
For the month of March Rose Sinclair was asked to participate
in Ask the Expert. With her background in Textiles and Fashion
Rose was able to answer all the queiries put to her, from computerised
sewing machines to using ICT in textiles. To see the results
go to the Becta Website http://www.ictadvice.org.uk/index.php?section=ae&page=question&theme=68&qid=1527.
If you would like some advice or need to ask the expert then
please Contact us.