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November 2018
November 13 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Using critical thinking and problem solving to encourage outstanding learning

Critical thinking and problem-solving techniques should be central to developing effective, independent learners yet, so often, they are not. By investigating our own critical thinking and problem-solving skills, challenging our existing knowledge and developing a deeper understanding of key concepts; ‘Critical thinking and problem solving’ will give you the tools and strategies you need to embed these skills in your own teaching and the learning of your students. If you want to find out more, why not sign up for…

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November 15 9:30 am 3:30 pm

Preparing for Common Entrance English at 13+

This one day conference will be led by Sarah North, member of the ISEB Common Entrance and CASE setting team for English. She is the team leader for the 11+ Common Entrance team for English having previously gained experience as a member of the ISEB Academic Committee Team for Humanities. Sarah will share accessible but inspiring ways of preparing pupils for the Common Entrance English exam at 13+ whilst focusing on key techniques for analysing prose and poetry in Section…

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November 16 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Moving on to Middle Leadership: for academic and pastoral leaders

The Essential Elements of Leadership & Management • Leadership versus management • Communication – the wrong and the right type • Day-to-day operational duties vs. strategic leadership • Successfully managing change & conflict Outstanding Pupil Outcomes & Inspections • What is an outstanding lesson? • Creating a culture of self-reflection & evaluation • Effective lesson observations • Monitoring teaching and learning • Preparing for inspection Build for long-term success – how to: • Identify the priority areas for your school…

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January 2019
January 28, 2019 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Preparing for Common Entrance English at 11+

This one day conference will be led by Sarah North, team leader for the 11+ ISEB setting team with previous experience as a member of the ISEB Academic Committee Team for Humanities (English). Sarah will share accessible but inspiring ways of preparing pupils for the Common Entrance English exam at 11+ whilst focusing on key techniques for approaching the prose comprehension in Paper 1 and the skills required for responding successfully to the writing prompts in Paper 2. The course…

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March 2019
March 22, 2019 9:30 am 4:00 pm

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

• 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 the Sutton Trust, teaching students meta-cognitive skills has “consistently…

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