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March 2019
March 12 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Coding and Computing in the Upper Prep – Years 3-8

Overview Are you confident that the computing curriculum is being well delivered in your school, or would like ideas on how to bring a ‘wow’ to computing lessons? Would you like to secure your own understanding or be clearer on academic or technological requirements for delivering computing? This course is designed to support schools in ensuring they have a complete understanding of coding and computing and how to confidently deliver the curriculum. It covers the key concepts, ways to bring…

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March 19 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Leaders Day: Building and leading a robust Digital Strategy

Overview All schools are now are feeling the pressure to use technology in innovative yet measured ways to engage pupils and parents and are expected to be leaders in digital possibilities. The reality is often that schools are finding that navigating their way through the maze of digital solutions is expensive, time consuming and confusing. School leaders are often not computer experts and do not want jargon and techie-speak when all they need to know is the educational value of…

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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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