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

Raising potential and attainment with digital art

Overview Beyond being an exciting part of the art curriculum, digital art techniques also bring new learning opportunities across the school. This course gives teachers, art specialists and curriculum leaders the technical understanding and practical ideas to confidently use digital art techniques in art lessons and across the curriculum. The course provides non-IT specialists with the technical details they need to know to ensure successful outcomes and achieve great results with digital art and media. Who should attend? The course…

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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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November 20 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Bringing Coding and Computing to Life – Pre-Prep and Lower Prep School

Overview Are you unclear on where to start with the computing curriculum, or would like ideas on how to bring computing to life? Would you like to secure your own understanding or be sure that you are have a strong offering in this area? This course is designed to support teachers in ensuring they have a complete understanding of coding and computing and how to confidently deliver the curriculum in ways that spark the imaginations of our younger pupils. Who…

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February 2019
February 12, 2019 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Coding in 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 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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