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May 2019
May 7 9:30 am 4:30 pm

High Impact Lesson Observations

High Impact Lesson Observations and Coaching to empower and develop staff in your school or department “The feedback from the middle leaders and SLT was overwhelmingly positive, they loved being able to share ideas and raise their concerns” Svetlana Bajic-Raymond, Deputy Head, Cotham School STRATEGIES FOR LESSON OBSERVATIONS, FEEDBACK AND COACHING TO IMPROVE TEACHING AND STUDENT PROGRESS • Do your middle leaders feel confident in the skills of lesson observation? • Can you feedback to colleagues in a structured and…

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May 8 9:30 am 4:30 pm

Challenging More Able Pupils in Maths

Challenging More Able Pupils in Maths I feel particularly inspired. Unlike many courses, this felt achievable. Alison Tanner, Year 5/6 Teacher Cameley Primary School Maths is an exciting subject. The National Curriculum provides a framework to enable children to explore a range of concepts and improve fluency, ability to reason and solve mathematical problems. However, many children need to have the opportunity to become more secure and develop a ‘greater depth’ at every stage of their learning – and it’s…

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May 14 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Independent Learning and Increased Pupil Initiative

Independent Learning and Increased Pupil Initiative It was informative, constructive and invaluable for me. Melanie Westlake, Head of Science, Saint Felix School • Are you looking to developing the levels of Independence and resilience in your pupils? • Do you want to develop more self-reliant leaners who take more initiative and responsibility for their own learning? • Do you need an innovative and in-depth guide to successful learning? • Would you like some games and tasks to boost pupil motivation…

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May 16 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Well-being for better teaching

Well-being for Better Teaching Thriving, not just surviving: Well-being for teachers at work and at home • How can we better manage stress, and develop resilience and avoid burnout? • How does ensuring a good work-life balance enable us to do our job more effectively? • How can stronger personal boundaries help us to remain focused on the key elements of our job, and ensure we do them to the best of our ability? • How can we build personal…

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May 17 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Excellent Pupil Outcomes for all Students

Outstanding Pupil Outcomes for All Students Excellent! – so many useful strategies and practical techniques which can be implemented in the classroom immediately. Isabella Mech Head of Sixth Form, Cheltenham College Improving levels of Achievement and Personal Development School inspection frameworks have moved away from a series of lesson observations where the teacher was expected to “perform” for the Inspector whilst they completed a checklist of such things as “uses interactive whiteboard” and “AfL”; they now focus much more closely…

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May 22 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Leaders’ Day: stress management and resilience building for SLT

Leaders’ Day: Stress Management and Resilience building for SLT Stress Management and Resilience Building: The Lead Team guide • Why is it important that leaders have a good understanding of stress and resilience for themselves? • Why do people become stressed in the first place? • How can leaders and managers apply this understanding to their teams? • What kinds of tools can help to manage discord and conflict within teams? • How can team leaders maintain high performance and…

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November 2019
November 18 9:00 am 3:30 pm

Key Stage 2 English Conference – Developing Young Writers: From Reading to Writing Teresa Cremin, the Open University

Venue: The King’s School Canterbury – Birley’s Pavilion, St Stephen’s Road, Canterbury CT2 7JS A valuable, practical and stimulating day for all KS2 English teachers on the close relationship between reading and writing, and how to develop young writers’ skills, inspiration and engagement in the classroom. Delegates will return to school with: • more understanding of the influence of reading on writing; • a range of activities that lean on literature and offer support to writers; • ideas for inspiring…

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