This workshop is in two parts, the first section will provide an overview of the appraisal process and timescales, objective setting, feedback and handling the appraisal discussion including difficult issues, such as where there is no scope for progression.
The second part will deal with suspension of the appraisal process and instigation of the capability procedure and will cover the statutory/policy framework and problem areas including personality issues, gathering evidence and cases where illness affects performance. The workshop includes a filmed role play demonstrating how to get it right and how to deal with unexpected issues.
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!
This course provides an essential introduction to effective classroom practice for teaching assistants. During the session, delegates will explore the latest research on how to maximise the impact of their support and share good practice with colleagues from other schools. Practical strategies will be introduced that can be used with pupils across the primary and secondary phase. The course will develop delegates' skills and confidence in building positive working relationships with teachers and enable them to support pupils to make good progress.Essential Information
By attending this Microsoft Excel introductory course, delegates will acquire the confidence and skills needed to set up and use spreadsheets more efficiently, discover time saving tips and tricks, learn how to make the most of simple formulas, and more.
The course is ideal for beginners, those who have basic knowledge of Excel or are self-taught. Using relevant, practical examples that would typically be encountered in a school setting, including pupil and financial data, delegates will leave feeling confident about creating useful spreadsheets for accurate calculations, and to save time.
This year-long project starting in October will:
In response to demand, this one-day course will support A level English literature teachers in teaching students to improve their writing skills in examination and NEA essays. Teachers will have the opportunity to explore a range of explicit teaching and learning strategies and approaches as well as examples of ‘good’ responses.Essential Information
This course is designed for those who are new to the role of designated senior person (DSP) for child protection and have completed stage one safeguarding children training for school staff. The course explores the role and the responsibilities of the DSP. This course is for all schools in the Hertfordshire area.Essential Information
This workshop will welcome delegates into the sometimes complex world of HR. It will provide useful tips and tricks to successfully manage staff as well as preparing them for future challenges they may face.
The workshop will dip into the key areas of HR including performance management, dealing with team conflict and managing attendance as well as learning when to escalate matters.