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March
Wednesday 04 March 2020
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Subject leadership and the new framework: ensuring successful curriculum implementation and progress

Subject leadership and the new framework: ensuring successful curriculum implementation and progression within my subject

 

This course will enable participants to explore key aspects of the role of subject leadership as well as looking at key skills required to be effective in the role. There will be a significant focus on how subject leaders develop their subject specific curricular intent, implementation and impact. 

Participants will also consider how to ensure their monitoring and evaluation activities are effective and ensure knowledge and skills are developed through their school. The course will provide a range of templates and resources to support the subject leader in their role.

Participants will have a better understanding about how senior leaders, middle leaders, teachers and pupils will be engaged with in order to evaluate the quality of education that a school is providing to its pupils. They will also explore a range of strategies that will help leaders feel confident if their subject is chosen for a ‘deep dive’ during an inspection.

Practical strategies will be discussed and shared enabling leaders to amend the way they self- evaluate their subjects.

 

  • Understand the importance of subject leadership with the revised framework
  • Explore the role of subject leadership and key skills that need to be developed
  • Audit your subject curriculum reflecting on the intent, implementation and impact
  • Understand the role of subject leadership in developing pupil achievement, teaching, curriculum and assessment
  • Use the National Standards for Subject leaders to audit current skills set and identify future targets
  • Reflect on current leadership monitoring and evaluation activities and how these may need to be adapted to provide leaders with robust information about the implementation and impact their subjects are having on developing pupils knowledge and skills.
  • Explore different ways that subject leaders can ensure the development of key knowledge and skills within their subject is progressive and sequenced appropriately through a range of monitoring activities
  • Develop an awareness of how subject leaders can demonstrate how their subject complements the school’s curricular intent
  • Ensure senior and middle leaders are able to clearly articulate (with clear examples) the intent implementation and impact of the school curriculum
  • Have a greater understanding of the process that `deep dives` follow including the involvement of class teachers
  • Identify next steps and begin to formulate own action plan

Course is aimed at Headteachers, Heads of School, Senior Leaders & Subject Leaders.

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
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Memory, pedagogy and developing long term learning through the curriculum
  • With a greater focus on the curriculum and long-term learning in the new framework, this one-day course looks more closely at how we can enhance pupils’ long term memory through the way we teach pupils and design the curriculum. A greater emphasis on pupils knowing and remembering more provides the wider context underpinning the day.
  • The concept of long term learning is explored through reflecting on the memory and how it works in different ways including the development of schemas. The implications of this are applied to the pedagogical practices used in lessons and these will be explored through the lens of Rosenshine’s principles of teaching, graphic organisers and other retrieval/ cognitive strategies.
  • The final aspect of the day will explore the importance of curriculum design and its role in developing pupils’ long-term memory.

Aimed at all schools (Heads, senior leaders, middle leaders, department leaders, phase leaders,governors)

Please Note: This is an additional course to the ActVate Central Membership Core Programme

Location

Hilton Puckrup Hall and Golf Club

£185+VAT Per Delegate

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June
Thursday 04 June 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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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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ActiVate reserves the right to cancel the event due to unforeseen circumstances in which case all monies would be refunded. All Events, Prices, Dates and Times are subject to change without notice
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