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September 2018
September 11 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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September 14 9:30 am 4:00 pm

SATIPS Pastoral Conference 2018

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 the structures and ethos that can achieve highly effective pastoral care.

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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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October 8 10:00 am 3:00 pm

Librarian Refresher Course

PROMOTING READERS – 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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November 2018
November 6 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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November 9 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Preparing for Art Scholarship

Building an Excellent Portfolio: How to become an Art Scholar If you have a pupil who shows artistic promise, it’s worth them considering a scholarship in the subject. Ivan Stroud, Head of Art Faculty at Northbridge House Canonbury and previously Head of Sculpture at Harrow School and University College School, will explain what schools will be looking for when they interview prospective scholars. Achieving the status of ‘the art scholar’ is a competitive business among senior school children. ‘Who’s going…

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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 15 9:30 am 3:30 pm

Preparing for Common Entrance English at 13+

This one day conference will be led by Sarah North, member of the ISEB Common Entrance and CASE setting team for English. She is the team leader for the 11+ Common Entrance team for English having previously gained experience as a member of the ISEB Academic Committee Team for Humanities. Sarah will share accessible but inspiring ways of preparing pupils for the Common Entrance English exam at 13+ whilst focusing on key techniques for analysing prose and poetry in Section…

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January 2019
January 28, 2019 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Preparing for Common Entrance English at 11+

This one day conference will be led by Sarah North, team leader for the 11+ ISEB setting team with previous experience as a member of the ISEB Academic Committee Team for Humanities (English). Sarah will share accessible but inspiring ways of preparing pupils for the Common Entrance English exam at 11+ whilst focusing on key techniques for approaching the prose comprehension in Paper 1 and the skills required for responding successfully to the writing prompts in Paper 2. The course…

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March 2019
March 5, 2019 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 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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