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March 2019
March 5 9:30 am 4:00 pm

The Inspection Ready Leader: ISI Compliance (including boarding)

How to do your own audit. Course leader: Hilary Moriarty   How will your school fare in the new inspections Can your staff readily identify the outcomes they seek? Can they ensure they emerge in the classroom Will they provide the evidence they did? Question: what really matters in a classroom? Answer: what comes out of it – now identified for the latest ISI inspection process as ‘Outcomes for Pupils’ This was always true – the aim of great teaching…

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March 6 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Outstanding Academic Leadership of Departments and Schools

• Are you aware of the latest changes to the inspection framework and how these apply to teaching and learning? • Do you know how to lead your staff to deliver outstanding teaching? • Do you need some practical skills and strategies to move teaching in your school to outstanding? This ‘hands-on’ course looks at the criteria and processes that school leadership will need to both understand and apply to be graded outstanding/excellent within the inspection framework. The course highlights…

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March 18 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Leading Outstanding Teaching and Learning in your School

Are you aware of the latest changes to the inspection framework and how these apply to teaching and learning? • Do you know how to lead your staff to deliver outstanding teaching? • Do you need some practical skills and strategies to move teaching in your school to outstanding? This ‘hands-on’ course looks at the criteria and processes that school leadership will need to both understand and apply to be graded outstanding/excellent within the inspection framework. The course highlights and…

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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 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 20 8:45 am 3:30 pm

Leading Outstanding Teaching and Learning in your School

Are you aware of the latest changes to the inspection framework and how these apply to teaching and learning? • Do you know how to lead your staff to deliver outstanding teaching? • Do you need some practical skills and strategies to move teaching in your school to outstanding? This ‘hands-on’ course looks at the criteria and processes that school leadership will need to both understand and apply to be graded outstanding/excellent within the inspection framework. The course highlights and…

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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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May 22 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Leaders’ Day: stress management and resilience building for SLT

Leaders’ Day: Stress Management and Resilience building for SLT Stress Management and Resilience Building: The Lead Team guide • Why is it important that leaders have a good understanding of stress and resilience for themselves? • Why do people become stressed in the first place? • How can leaders and managers apply this understanding to their teams? • What kinds of tools can help to manage discord and conflict within teams? • How can team leaders maintain high performance and…

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