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October 2018
October 5 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Differentiating the Learning Experience

Julia Rowlandson BA Hons, PGCE, Dip RSA SpLD, AMBDA (Co-Director of Understanding and Supporting Learning) ‘The child or young person is at the ‘heart of the system.’ Revised Code of Practise 2014 “Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way” George Evans ESL Kids Games This conference will explore different ways of presenting information and securing learning. It will suggest alternative tasks and resources and a variety of methods to assess the stage of…

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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 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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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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