By attending this briefing, governors will receive an update on the changes in the new Ofsted Inspection Framework, which comes into force in September 2019. This session is a combination of input and time for discussion, reflection and questions.
6.30pm Arrival/Tea and Coffee. This event will begin sharp at 6.45 p.m. and finish at 8.30 p.m. There will be an update on the changes from the previous Ofsted framework and the different style and approach this new framework has. As well as a presentation, governors will be able to network and discuss issues that will be relevant within their board.
This timely briefing will guide delegates through updated, key funding messages for sixth form funding and will help prepare schools to analyse and check their 2020-21 post-16 funding allocation calculation toolkit (ACT).Essential Information
This unique, subject-level programme for secondary English NQTs and trainees offers intensive and specialist english training and development from recognised experts in their subject.
It will develop subject expertise and practice in the classroom.
NQTs will be provided with a range of resources and strategies to try out at school as well as having the opportunity to network and share strategies with other NQTs and trainees teaching English.
This new forum is for language departments that want to validate their professional judgement in marking, enhance their moderation processes, and improve outcomes for their pupils. It will also provide an opportunity for delegates to compare and discuss different types of assessment used across a range of contexts and their impact. Each session will focus on a particular aspect of assessment, before moving on to live moderation of speaking and writing tasks, and will end with a summary of the lessons learned to improve outcomes for pupils, departments and schools.Essential Information
Legionella - identify what is Legionella and why is it harmful. - understand the origins of Legionella and the factors which allow it to grow in man-made water systems. - identify the main conditions that exist for Legionella infection and how to control these risks. - understand how to carry out Legionella control regimes and keep required records. - understand and be aware of the legal requirements, approved codes of practice and guidance. COSHH - understand how substances should be managed on HCC premises and during HCC activities. - know where to find information about substances and how to use it. - decide which substances require a COSHH assessment. - carry out a COSHH assessment for a hazardous substance.Essential Information
‘It is essential that, by the end of their primary education, all pupils are able to read fluently, and with confidence, in any subject in their forthcoming secondary education. (2014 National Curriculum)
This course will support Key Stage 2 teachers in becoming expert teachers of reading by:
• unpicking the progression of skills needed to become a fluent and confident reader
• developing understanding and knowledge of ways to improve reading outcomes
• exploring some of the barriers to reading that will affect some pupils’ progress.
This course will develop participants' understanding of how reading is taught in English lessons, guided reading, one-to-one and how it is facilitated and embedded throughout all curriculum subjects.
We will help participants to unpick the key skills that are involved in being able to successfully read and comprehend a range of texts. We will identify effective teaching approaches to foster the required skills.
The course draws upon recent research and findings from the Education Endowment Foundation to help participants stay up to date with proven strategies, including aspects of decoding, fluency, inference, retrieval and self-regulation.
Participants will engage in practical ideas to inspire and excite pupils, exploring ways to develop that ‘love of reading’ (2014 National Curriculum), which can become a platform for successful reading across a range of texts.
Sometimes a school’s iPads are not used as well as originally hoped, and may be sitting in a cupboard or only utilised for internet research. It may be felt that the school should be getting more from the investment. In this half-day course delegates will consider the effective use of iPads in primary settings. Delegates will have hands-on experience of a range exciting apps for content creation, computing, augmented reality and more.
Delegates will also consider solutions for moving work to and from the iPads. Delegates will leave the session full of ideas about how to bring their iPads back to life!
A bespoke forum for reflection, discussion and sharing of effective practice. Content will be tailored in response to feedback gathered from Early Years leaders and respond to local and national agenda items.
Each seminar will be held in a different school setting within the locality, offering the opportunity to visit other Early Years settings and build on sharing best practice.
This programme of conferences for secondary headteachers is a must. Comprising of three sessions throughout the academic year with a thread linking them all together.
The conferences, planned by headteachers, for headteachers, are an ideal opportunity to hear leading experts, pick up new ideas and network with other headteachers.
Half-Day Autumn Conference
Keynote by Peter Hymen - Big Education
Residential Spring Conference
James Handscombbe - Harris Westminster School
Becky Earnshaw - Voice 21
Gary Lewis - Character Education
Half-Day Summer Conference
Keynote and workshop by Lucy Crehan
This two-day course is for new or aspiring SENCO/INCOs and will provide reassurance and pointers for first steps in the role. The sessions will offer practical ideas to support delegates in ensuring that children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities make good progress. The course will provide a brief overview of national/local guidance and developments within the context of inclusion and SEND, and will highlight implications for the role. There will be a variety of inputs and practical activities. This course also provides an excellent foundation for the more advanced National Award for SEN Coordination.Essential Information