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February 2018
February 26 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Preparing for a full quality ISI inspection

Getting to grips with the new focus on Outcomes for Pupils   Course leaders: Hilary Moriarty and John Medlicott   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…

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February 27 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Bringing Coding and Computing to life EYFS and KS1

Who should attend? All Early Years practitioners, Year 1 and 2 teachers, ICT subject leads, Directors of Studies or School Leaders looking to enhance and enrich the computing curriculum across the school and strengthen their own teaching and subject knowledge. Course coverage The Computing Curriculum for non-specialists: The 8 things you need to know. Computational thinking in the EYFS and KS1. Approaches for bringing computing to life. Teaching coding with and without a computer. Making space for computing in your…

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March 2018
March 1 9:30 am 4:00 pm

What NQTs and RQTs want and need

How to really improve retention and the well-being of new staff in your prep school NQTs and RQTs are the biggest flight risk from the teaching profession. At a time when staff well-being and dwindling budgets are at the forefront of our national agenda, this course will enable prep schools to take practical steps to better retain teachers and care for their well-being at the start of their career. ________________________________________ Session 1: Looking at the numbers: what’s the situation? 1.…

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March 5 9:30 am 4:30 pm

Embedding Growth Mindsets in Schools and Classrooms

‘Mindsets’, the simple but compelling idea put forward by Carol Dweck of Stanford University, has taken the US educational system by storm and challenged the way our Stateside colleagues view learning, talent and ability. In the UK, with less fanfare, but as much enthusiasm, the numbers of supporters of mindset theory have steadily grown. Teachers and school leaders have found the approaches and practical tips suggested by mindsets theory have had a clear impact on the performance of learners in…

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March 9 9:30 am 4:30 pm

Staff Wellbeing and Pastoral Care

Auditing the issues • Knowing your strengths and analysing your goals. • What does school expect from you? • Understanding your support network • How does the world outside school impact on your own well-being? Developing better communication skills • Understanding the messages we give out • Developing an awareness of how our expectations colour our engagement with others • Remaining assertive and in control • Applying techniques to minimise difficult situations. Better whole school well-being • What are the…

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March 12 9:30 am 4:30 pm

ISI Excellent Pupil Outcomes

Improving levels of Achievement and Personal Development Schools are no longer judged on provision but rather on outcomes. 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 check list of such things as “uses interactive whiteboard” and “AfL”; they now focus much more closely on the pupils. Pupil voice should be ignored at a teacher’s peril! This course will help your staff acclimatise…

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March 15 9:30 am 4:30 pm

Ensuring ongoing learning and development in your 2nd year of prep school teaching

Focus Completing your NQT year is a major achievement and one during which a great deal of learning and professional development has taken place. During your second year in prep school, much of the role will be wonderful and fulfilling. However, will be moments though when it feels more like a case of day to day survival. There is a very steep learning curve during your second year as a prep school teacher and this course will help you climb…

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March 16 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Moving to Pastoral Leadership

This course is aimed at those who would like to move to a Head of Year (or equivalent) role or to those who have just taken up this important position in a school. It identifies the qualities and skills needed to achieve this step-change. The aims of this course: Review form tutor and pastoral support systems Build on good practice and existing skills Consider how best to tackle challenging and confidential situations Help improve confident communication with parents Identify how…

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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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