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January
Friday 17 January 2020
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Evaluating Behaviour, and Attitudes and Personal Development in the new Inspection Framework and how to articulate this in your SEF/SSE

This workshop enables participants with opportunities to reflect and evaluate the extent to which leaders and staff create a safe, calm, orderly and positive environment in the school and the impact this has on the behaviour and attitudes of pupils

Participants will evaluate how their systems and procedures in school contribute most strongly to pupils’ positive behaviour and attitudes, thereby giving them the greatest possible opportunity to achieve positive outcomes.

It will enable participants to reflect and evaluate the extent to which the curriculum supports pupils to develop in many diverse aspects of life. It will explore the school’s intent to provide for the personal development of pupils, and the quality with which the school implements this.

Leaders will explore what effective action it takes to prepare pupils for many aspects of life and how it builds pupils confidence and resilience.

Time is allocated during the day to constructing and editing your own SEF/ SSE with support from the consultant using a variety of templates and resources to ensure it is robust and evaluative.

  • Understand how inspectors will evaluate the quality of behaviour and pupil attitudes to learning during inspection
  • Explore the way you have created a calm and orderly environment in the school
  • Reflect on the extent your school sets clear routines and expectations for the behaviour of pupils across all aspects of school life
  • Ensure there is a strong focus on attendance and punctuality ensuring disruption is minimised
  • Reflect on behaviour and attendance policies ensuring there are clearly defined consequences that are applied consistently and fairly by all staff.
  • Consider the levels of pupil motivation and extent to which pupils have positive attitudes to learning
  • Evaluate the positive, respectful, school culture in which staff know and care about pupils
  • Ensure the school creates an environment where pupils feel safe, in which bullying and discrimination are not accepted and in which they are dealt with quickly, consistently and effectively whenever they occur.
  • Understand how inspectors will evaluate the quality of personal development during inspection
  • Reflect on the extent to which your school is developing responsible, respectful, active citizens who are able to play their part and become actively involved in public life as adults
  • Explore how curriculum deepens pupils’ understanding of the fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law and mutual respect and tolerance
  • Reflect on how you develop pupils’ character, the set of positive personal traits, dispositions and virtues that informs their motivation to cooperate consistently well with others.
  • Explore the extent to which you develop pupils’ confidence, resilience and knowledge so that they can keep themselves mentally healthy
  • Evaluate how you develop pupils’ understanding of how to keep physically healthy and maintain an active lifestyle, including giving ample opportunities for pupils to be active during the school day and through extra-curricular activities

Location

Hilton Puckrup Hall and Golf Club

£185+VAT Per Delegate

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Friday 24 January 2020
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Evaluating the effectiveness of Early Years and Leadership and Management in the new Inspection Framework and how to articulate this in your SEF/SSE

This workshop enables participants to reflect on the extent that leaders, managers and those responsible for governance ensure that the education that the school provides has a positive impact on all its pupils.

It focuses on the areas where inspection and research indicate that leaders and managers can have the strongest effect on the quality of the education provided by the school.

Practical tips, strategies and templates are shared. Time is allocated during the day to constructing and editing your own SEF/ SSE with support from the consultant using a variety of templates and resources to ensure it is robust and evaluative.

  • Evaluate how leaders assure themselves that the aims of the early years foundation stage (EYFS) are met and that it is sufficiently challenging for the children it serves.
  • Ensure that the content, sequencing and progression in the seven areas of learning are secured as appropriate
  • Ensure the content of the EYFS curriculum is taught in a logical progression, systematically and in a way that is explained effectively, so that it gives children the necessary foundations for the rest of their schooling
  • evaluate the extent to which children develop, consolidate and deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills across all the areas of learning in the EYFS.
  • Explore how staff develop children’s communication and language through singing songs, nursery rhymes and playing games and develop children’s love of reading through reading aloud and telling stories and rhymes
  • Evaluate to what extent children demonstrate their attitudes and behaviours through the key characteristics of effective learning
  • Understand how inspectors will evaluate the quality of leadership and management
  • Enable participants to consider each element of the inspection guidance and reflected on key implications linked to their own school
  • Understand the link and influence that leadership and management has on all elements of school provision and explore practical strategies to demonstrate effectiveness.
  • Appreciate the implications and priorities for staff development and wellbeing and reducing workload
  • Explore how to communicate your school’s vision and ethos
  • Evaluate the extent in which leaders create coherence and consistency across the school so that pupils benefit from effective teaching and consistent expectations, wherever they are in the school
  • Explore effective governance that provides robust challenge and support to leaders
  • Ensure pupils are safeguarded robustly.

Location

Hilton Puckrup Hall and Golf Club

£185+VAT Per Delegate

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February
Wednesday 05 February 2020
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Assertiveness and handling difficult conversations with Nine Dots Training Company

This 1 day workshop will take delegates through the tools and skills required to deal with conflict and people

that are behaving in a difficult manner. These people and situations present regular and significant challenges

to managers as well as team productivity and require skill to resolve effectively and efficiently.

Course Content

} Tools to manage your reactions and negative emotions

} Tools to de-fuse a situation

} How to build rapport

} Effective Questioning Skills

} Assertiveness

Benefits to the Individual

} Confidence to resolve difficult situations

} More team cohesion

Benefits to the Company

} Better team morale

} More confident managers

} Less time spent on conflict

Location

The Bank House Hotel

£185+VAT Per Delegate

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Thursday 06 February 2020
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Years 2 and 6 Moderation

Moderation is the process of teachers sharing their expectations and understandings of standards with each other in order to improve the consistency of their decisions about student learning and achievement. We will be looking at:

  • Key dates
  • Changes from 2019 SATs and moderation
  • Sharing our expectations and understanding the standards in order to improvethe consistency of teacher assessment and student learning and achievement
  • Networking with colleagues
  • Achieving moderation target of meeting and moderating with a widerfederation of schools

Aimed at Year 2 & 6 Teachers

Location

The Priory

£75+VAT Per Delegate

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Thursday 06 February 2020
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Years 3, 4 and 5 Moderation

Aimes at Years 3, 4 and 5 teachers

Location

The Priory

£75+VAT Per Delegate

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Friday 07 February 2020
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Early Years Moderation

Aimed at Early Years Leaders & Teachers

Location

The Priory

£75+VAT Per Delegate

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Thursday 13 February 2020
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SENCo Collaboration Meeting

While every SENCo is there to make a huge difference to the lives of some of our most vulnerable and complex children, the role itself can be  lonely, overwhelming and isolating.  With this in mind, we decided to set up the SENCo Collaboration Meetings to provide all SENCos with an opportunity to network, troubleshoot, share good practice and discuss all things SEND-related.  The meetings will have an informal feel and the agenda will be very much based on the needs of the attendees, the aim being that everybody will feel a much greater level of support as part of a wider SENCo network by the end of the day.

The events will be led by Zayla Beecham, SENCo for a Federation of 9 primary schools across Herefordshire.

Meeting aimed at SENCo’s

Location

The Priory

£185+VAT Per Delegate

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Thursday 13 February 2020 - Friday 14 February 2020
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Headteachers Residential Conference

Gold & Silver Members Only

Location

Hilton Puckrup Hall and Golf Club

£0+VAT Per Delegate

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March
Wednesday 04 March 2020
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Evaluating and articulating the impact of your curriculum and evaluating it in your SEF/SSE

This course will help you to explore ways to evaluate your curriculum to ensure that your curricular intent is having a positive impact on pupils. It will provide you with the opportunity to reflect, discuss and write about the difference you feel your curriculum is making as a result of the way it has been implemented to date.

Through the session, using the documents provided, participants will communicate their curricular impact on the website, prospectus and be articulated to a wider audience. 

There will be time during the day dedicated to constructing and editing your own SEF with support from the consultant.

  • Identify how to evidence the extent that the rationale behind the curriculum in the school is being met
  • Evaluate how the curriculum is enabling your schools’ aims and values / mission statement to be achieved Explore ways to ensure all stakeholders be involved in evaluating the impact of the curriculum including governors
  • Reflect on the extent which your non-negotiables have been met
  • Identify how successfully the curriculum has been adapted to enable all pupils to access content and make progress, according to need and starting point
  • Demonstrate the extent to which your pupils reach end of key stage expectations in subjects

Location

Hilton Puckrup Hall and Golf Club

£185+VAT Per Delegate

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Friday 06 March 2020
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Senior Leaders & Directors Briefings with Trainer – Ben Davis

Course aimed at – Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers Governors, Directors, Heads of School

The Senior Leader and Governor Briefings continue to be very popular. Held each term at The Priory in Herefordshire, attendees have welcomed the opportunity to hear at first hand from highly experienced professionals the latest developments in education.

Delegates are extremely positive about the Briefings and how beneficial they continue to be. The Briefings cover all aspects of education, including curriculum and assessment support, development in teaching, the Early Years Foundation Stage, summaries of national achievement outcomes, reviews of recently published education reports and inspection developments. Attendees not only hear at first-hand what to expect from current and proposed education initiatives but the Briefings provide excellent opportunities for delegates to ask questions about their own specific situation.

Update senior leaders and directors on current educational thinking
To keep abreast of changes both imposed and optional
To consider the impact of current initiatives

Arrival 9am Tea/Coffee, 9.30am start, 12.00pm finish.

Refreshments will be served throughout the morning.

Location

The Priory

£125+VAT Per Delegate

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Friday 13 March 2020
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Effective deployment of teaching assistants

This one-day course builds on the latest research into highly effective teaching assistant practice. Based upon the findings from the EEF research it explores the seven recommendations identified in the report Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants as well as good practice nationally. 

In addition, participants will explore a range of effective teaching and learning strategies that could be used by teaching

  • Become familiar with recent research exploring most effective use of teaching assistants
  • Audit current expertise and identify key elements for future development using National Teaching Assistant Standards.
  • Share elements of good practice (individual/ school based) with other participants
  • Engage with a range of effective teaching and learning strategies to use with small and larger groups of children including whole classes.
  • Reflect on quality assurance processes to ensure TAs have high impact.

Aimed at all schools Heads, senior leaders, middle leaders, department

Location

Hilton Puckrup Hall and Golf Club

£185+VAT Per Delegate

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Monday 16 March 2020
About this event
Evaluating Personal Development in the new Inspection Framework and how to articulate this in your SEF/SSE

This workshop will enable participants to reflect and evaluate the extent to which the curriculum supports pupils to develop in many diverse aspects of life. It will explore the school’s intent to provide for the personal development of pupils, and the quality with which the school implements this.

Leaders will explore what effective action it takes to prepare pupils for many aspects of life and how it builds pupils confidence and resilience,

Time is allocated during the day to constructing and editing your own SEF/ SSE with support from the consultant using a variety of templates and resources to ensure it is robust and evaluative.

 

  • Understand how inspectors will evaluate the quality of personal development during inspection
  • Reflect on the extent to which your school is developing responsible, respectful, active citizens who are able to play their part and become actively involved in public life as adults
  • Explore how curriculum deepens pupils’ understanding of the fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law and mutual respect and tolerance
  • Reflect on how you develop pupils’ character, the set of positive personal traits, dispositions and virtues that informs their motivation to cooperate consistently well with others
  • Explore the extent to which you develop pupils’ confidence, resilience and knowledge so that they can keep themselves mentally healthy
  • Evaluate how you develop pupils’ understanding of how to keep physically healthy and maintain an active lifestyle, including giving ample opportunities for pupils to be active during the school day and through extra- curricular activities

 

Aimed at All Schools - Heads, leaders, middle leaders, department leaders, leaders, Governors, pastoral leads

Location

Hilton Puckrup Hall and Golf Club

£185+VAT Per Delegate

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June
Thursday 04 June 2020
About this event
SENCo Collaboration Meeting

While every SENCo is there to make a huge difference to the lives of some of our most vulnerable and complex children, the role itself can be  lonely, overwhelming and isolating.  With this in mind, we decided to set up the SENCo Collaboration Meetings to provide all SENCos with an opportunity to network, troubleshoot, share good practice and discuss all things SEND-related.  The meetings will have an informal feel and the agenda will be very much based on the needs of the attendees, the aim being that everybody will feel a much greater level of support as part of a wider SENCo network by the end of the day.

The events will be led by Zayla Beecham, SENCo for a Federation of 9 primary schools across Herefordshire.

Meeting aimed at SENCo’s

Location

The Priory

£185+VAT Per Delegate

Book Your Place
Friday 05 June 2020
About this event
Senior Leaders & Directors Briefings with Trainer – Ben Davis

Course aimed at – Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers Governors, Directors, Heads of School

The Senior Leader and Governor Briefings continue to be very popular. Held each term at The Priory in Herefordshire, attendees have welcomed the opportunity to hear at first hand from highly experienced professionals the latest developments in education.

Delegates are extremely positive about the Briefings and how beneficial they continue to be. The Briefings cover all aspects of education, including curriculum and assessment support, development in teaching, the Early Years Foundation Stage, summaries of national achievement outcomes, reviews of recently published education reports and inspection developments. Attendees not only hear at first-hand what to expect from current and proposed education initiatives but the Briefings provide excellent opportunities for delegates to ask questions about their own specific situation.

Update senior leaders and directors on current educational thinking
To keep abreast of changes both imposed and optional
To consider the impact of current initiatives

Arrival 9am Tea/Coffee, 9.30am start, 12.00pm finish.

Refreshments will be served throughout the morning.

Location

The Priory

£125+VAT Per Delegate

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Thursday 25 June 2020 - Friday 26 June 2020
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Headteachers Residential Conference

Gold & Silver Members Only

Location

Hilton Puckrup Hall and Golf Club

£0+VAT Per Delegate

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