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March 2019
March 18 10:00 am 3:00 pm

Promoting Reading – Librarian Refresher course

PROMOTING READING – this conference is for librarians, English teachers and all those involved in developing readers in prep schools. SPEAKERS Tricia Adams was, until recently, Director of the School Library Association. She is a lifelong librarian with a passion to get children reading for the pleasure and benefit it brings. Tricia’s sessions will look at the variety of research available on the benefits of reading, as well as practical ideas on how to use limited resources to create the…

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March 22 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Improving pupil progress by metacognition, self-regulation and decision making strategies

“Excellent, clear, well-pitched delivery and responds to questions well” Ben Fell, Teacher, Uppingham School Do your pupils prefer recalling information to “real” thinking? How do you help students improve their self-understanding? What are good metacognitive skills? What are pupils with high levels of metacognition capable of? How can metacognition improve the pupil outcomes for SEND and more able students? The Sutton Trust highlight how metacognitive and self-regulation strategies add, on average, up to 8 months of additional progress. According to…

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May 2019
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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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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