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April 2018
April 23 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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April 25 9:30 am 4:00 pm

SATIPS Pastoral Conference 2018

PROGRAMME WELCOME – Sarah Kirby-Smith (SATIPS) KEYNOTE: What does highly effective prep school pastoral care look like? – (Stephen de Silva) Effective pastoral care is a feature that enhances all aspects of school life. All staff contribute to it, whether they have a formal role in its system or whether they are “only a teacher” – and a shared approach which recognises this is the starting point for this opening keynote. Stephen De Silva sets out a vision for both…

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April 30 9:30 am 4:00 pm

SATIPS Prep School Leadership Conference

Lessons for Life: Leading an outstanding academic curriculum to develop essential life skills for your pupil’s wider development Schools’ main focus is on developing children’s core academic knowledge and skills in literacy, numeracy, and range of curriculum subjects. But there are other skills that are increasingly seen as important to children’s wider development: ‘essential life skills’ such as confidence, social skills, self-control, motivation, and resilience. These are the attitudes, skills and behaviours that are thought to underpin success in school…

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May 2018
May 3 9:30 am 4:00 pm


From May 2018, schools must comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or face fines of 4% of their income. The implications are significant, and this course will ensure that you are fully briefed on the implications and have an implementation plan in place. This course is aimed at senior school leaders, governors and those with responsibility for GDPR. By the end of the course, participants will have built an awareness of the new requirements for GDPR, be…

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May 18 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Lesson Observation and Performance Management

Lesson Observation & Performance management: strategies to improve teaching and pupil outcomes through effective observations, feedback and coaching Effective teacher professional development, appraisal and capability place effective and accurate observations of teaching and learning at the heart of the process of overall improvement in both teacher and pupil outcomes and progress. This course will explore practical strategies to ensure rigorous and robust lesson observations are at the centre of any school’s performance management processes, and highly effective lesson observation is…

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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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