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Below you will find details related to all our current training courses. Payment is welcome by card (credit or debit) or by invoice (schools only).

 

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Our Courses

Designing & Reviewing Your Curriculum

Dates and Venues : Birmingham - 16th September

                                London - 18th September and 4th December

                                Manchester 12th September

Places Are Priced At

£275 Per Person

(Plus VAT)

 

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'A striking conclusion that we have drawn from the findings is that, despite the fact that the curriculum is what is taught, there is little debate or reflection about it. School leaders and inspectors discussed the timetable in each school. The timetable is important. It is, however, not the curriculum. Apart from the timetable, there was an absence of other tangible reference points to get to grips with the complex business of curriculum planning. It was evident from these conversations that took place between inspectors and school leaders that there is a lack of clarity around the language of the curriculum.'

                                                                                                                         - HM Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman

 

Sean Harford  : OFSTED National Director of Education  : He said Ofsted would increasingly look for evidence of “strategic decision-making” in a school’s curriculum, something that was likely to form part of a new common inspection framework in September 2019. Leaders would need to “know what their curriculum is and what the intent is” and be able to “articulate that really clearly” to inspectors, including showing how it was having a practical impact in the classroom.

 

Our new course, ‘Designing and Reviewing Your Curriculum’ will help your school prepare for this new ‘inspection’.

Themes included are :

 

What is the curriculum quality model ?

 

What are the proposed revised inspection judgements on curriculum ?

 

What is a broad and balanced curriculum now ?

 

What does a good curriculum look like ?

 

The link between the schools 'ideals' and what happens in the classroom

 

How has the school balanced high standards with breadth ?

 

How has the school responded to local issues in it’s curriculum ?

 

How is progression tracked in ALL subjects ?

 

Does the curriculum promote social mobility ?

 

Is SMSC and British Values an integral part of the curriculum

(woven into) rather than simply ‘ an add on’ ?

 

How is personal development planned ?

 

What makes your curriculum stand out ?

 

How do you teach the full curriculum and not just the assessment criteria ?

 

 

 

 

The Revised Inspection Schedule

Dates and Venues :  London - 19th September

                                 Manchester - 11th September

                                 Leeds - 21st October

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£275 Per Person

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From September 2019, OFSTED will revise their inspection schedule, bringing it up to date with regards to some significant changes in schools - namely, the re-focus on the curriculum and the revised Analyse School Performance website. We also recognise that most Heads / Principals are familiar with the inspection framework, but need a more focused awareness and preparation session.

 

Our new one day inspection preparation course will look at :

 

- the revised inspection schedule (key changes)

             - what is a quality curriculum ?

             - the new judgements

             - how is well-being assessed  ?

             - how will the changes affect us ?

- how will the GDPR implementation be assessed ?

              - what impact could it have on your inspection grading ?

- how will Analyse be used to judge performance

              (especially as it now covers a three year period of the new test arrangements)

- how can we use Analyse to identify issues in preparation ?

- what are the changes in relation to assessment expectations ? how will we fare against them ?

- how will our curriculum be judged ?

  how can we demonstrate that we have developed a relevant and beneficial

  curriculum that reflects our local needs ?

- getting ready for the next inspection

- the changing expectations of Governors

- key performance indicators for revised inspection grades

 

Participants will not only go away with a deeper understanding of the expectations and revisions, but also take away a set of useful documents and proformas that will help make your next inspection more successful.

 

 

 

 

Effective Subject Leadership

Dates and Venues :  London - 17th September

                                 Manchester - 7th November 2019

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£275 Per Person

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Subject Leaders should ...

" ... have the right skill set and subject knowledge to carry out their roles

      effectively ..."

" ... be able to facilitate development of their subject within the school ..."

" ... check both delivery and impact ..."

" ... ensure the delivery meets the school's stated vision ..."

" ... provide leadership ..."

                                                (OFSTED December 2019)

 

 

From September 2019 there will be a significant focus on the school curriculum in inspections. Key to that is the role of the Subject / Curriculum Leader. Our new one day course is designed to help Subject Leaders prepare for this revised focus and prepare them for the challenges - and opportunities - this will bring.

 

The Course Will Cover :

- what leadership looks like in a subject context

- clarifies the role and expectations of subject leaders

- provides a skills audit and needs analysis framework

- explains how to produce an effective action plan

- explains what OFSTED are looking for from this role

- outlines how to deliver feedback effectively

- provides guidance on addressing delivery issues

- giving lesson feedback

- developing professional development tailored to individual needs and wants

- ensuring equity in achievement

- British Values as a strand in subjects

- the revised inspection schedule (key changes)

             - what is a quality curriculum ?

             - the new judgements

             - how are values assessed  ?

             - how will the changes affect us ?

 

Participants will not only go away with a deeper understanding of the expectations and revisions, but also take away a set of useful documents and proformas that will (a) improve the subject leaders role and (b) help make your next inspection more successful.

 

Mindsets

Dates and Venues :  London - 27th November

                                 Manchester 29th November

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£275 Per Person

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This one day course will look at :

- The difference between learning and performance

- Introducing and Embedding Growth Mindsets

- How Mindsets Can Affect Reward Systems, Challenge And Feedback

- Experimenting with Success and Failure

- Making Failure A Part of Progress

- A Range Of Activities That Will Develop :

  1. pupil resilience

  2. meta-cognition

  3. intellectual risk taking

  4. independence

  5. risk taking

 

Themes also covered include :

- Fixed Mindsets v Growth Mindsets

- The Power of YET

- Barriers to Growth Mindsets

- How We Learn

- Developing Resiliency

- Important Psychosocial Skills

- Help Your Brain To Grow

- Moving from Fixed to Growth Mindset

- Setting Mindset Goals

- Failure and How To Deal With It

- Linking Things Together (Making Connections)

- Great Failures in History

- Parents Guide to Developing a Growth Mindset

.... and much more

 

All participants receive a pack which comes with downloadable materials in a PDF format so that they can be reproduced within the school as needed.

 

This is what they have said about the course :

"Really helped me begin to develop the right mindset in my staff and parents. It was simple to understand and easy to implement - with some great results."

                                                                                                                   - Headteacher, Devon

 

"Great value - easy to understand - clear and simple. Essential for schools."

                                                                                         - Deputy Headteacher, Lincolnshire

 

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