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1. Knowing Your Team

This session should be attended by all middle leaders as an introduction to the year. Staff will complete an audit of their team’s strengths and areas for development against the Teaching Standards and use this information to guide their Team’s CPD over the course of the year.

There is an additional session that can be completed with your whole staff if you want to use the Teaching Standards to drive standards in your school.

 

Price: £40.00

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Empower your middle leaders and give them the tools to be accountable.

The middle leaders’ training sessions have been created with the Teaching Standards at their heart. Whilst some of the sessions are aimed at developing the middle leaders’ personal skills, most of the sessions are to encourage reflective thought and to support middle leaders in thinking and working, independently and collaboratively. The sessions give them time to plan how they will lead their teams or departments on aspects of teaching and learning, personalised to their curriculum area.

The main sessions encourage middle leaders to reflect and be        pro-active in addressing the issues, covering:

  • Poor learning environments
  • Purposeful marking to demonstrate progress
  • Identifying Subject Knowledge gaps in the curriculum
  • Setting purposeful homework
  • Targeting and monitoring the most able
  • Using exam board feedback to move forward
  • Consistency of behaviour management techniques
  • Effective learning walks

By exploring these areas with middle leaders and giving them accountability to inspire, lead, inform and monitor their teams, it will enable schools to use whole staff meetings to be innovative at this crucial time of change, rather than losing valuable meeting time dealing with staff inconsistencies.

For every session, there are suggested follow up activities to ensure change takes place and the sessions have an impact.

In addition, there is an expectation that the trainer will become familiar with the suggested reading in order to be the expert in the room.

Middle Leaders’ Overview

 

Price: £499.00

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NQT Programme Overview

By purchasing the complete programme, you will receive 14 fully resourced training sessions with suggestions for follow up activities that could become the focus for further  sharing good practice meetings. In addition, you will receive a termly review meeting to adapt for delivery 4 times over the NQT year and a tracking sheet to monitor your teachers’ development against the Teaching Standards. The expectation is that subject knowledge is developed alongside the pedagogical reflections and guidance for setting this up appears in the ‘Be an Expert’ session to ensure expert practitioners all contribute to your school’s NQT Induction Programme.

This course can be adapted, changed and personalised to suit your school context and calendar -it offers a fantastic starting point for bringing your Induction Programme in line with the new standards. The sessions are all written to make your practitioners reflective, pro-active and collaborative, valuing the fresh ideas that NQTs can bring to a school.

 

Price: £450.00

2. Knowing Your Self

Following on from ‘Knowing Your Team’, this session encourages the middle leader to look at their own strengths and how they will lead by example and create a vision for the year for their department. This session ought to be given two hours so staff can plan their own INSET / CPD to the start off the year to lead their teams. All middle leaders should attend.

Price: £40.00

1. Getting Started PowerPoint

Session aims:

The aim of this session is to  develop teachers’ understanding of the Ofsted criteria for ‘Quality of Teaching’ and ‘Pupil Achievement’ and how it links to the Teaching Standards. The session will generate discussions about what outstanding teaching and achievement looks like in preparation for teachers’ first observations of the year.

Session outcomes:

By the end of the session teachers will have reviewed their targets from the end of their initial teacher training year, set themselves clear targets for each standard and mapped the teaching standards against the good/ outstanding Ofsted criteria so they can see the clear link between their training year and their career in teaching.

Teachers will complete a self-reflection against the  8  standards which should provide initial bench mark data that can be used to track progress over the rest of the year.

 

Price: £35.00

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NQT Programme Overview

By purchasing the complete programme, you will receive 14 fully resourced training sessions with suggestions for follow up activities that could become the focus for further  sharing good practice meetings. In addition, you will receive a termly review meeting to adapt for delivery 4 times over the NQT year and a tracking sheet to monitor your teachers’ development against the Teaching Standards. The expectation is that subject knowledge is developed alongside the pedagogical reflections and guidance for setting this up appears in the ‘Be an Expert’ session to ensure expert practitioners all contribute to your school’s NQT Induction Programme. This course can be adapted, changed and personalised to suit your school context and calendar -it offers a fantastic starting point for bringing your Induction Programme in line with the new standards. The sessions are all written to make your practitioners reflective, pro-active and collaborative, valuing the fresh ideas that NQTs can bring to a school.

Price: £400.00

2. Be An Expert PowerPoint

Session aims:

In this session, teachers will analyse their curriculum maps and review the different topics they are expected to  teach by the end of the year. From this activity, teachers will be pro active in identifying gaps in their subject knowledge so their mentor and team can build in support for these topics in advance of them being taught.

Session outcomes:

The information from the audit needs to be shared with Heads of Department and mentors to provide subject specific input in advance of the units being taught. These sessions can be timetabled from the start of the year to form the ‘Be An   Expert’ subject knowledge development sessions as part of the NQT Induction.

 

Price: £35.00

3. Setting the standard from the start

Setting the Standard from the Start is a combination of ‘Knowing Your Self ‘ and ‘Knowing Your Team’ – this takes 2 hours.

There is also an additional whole school training session on setting standards on an activity that can be used further with middle leaders, using the Ofsted Teaching criteria and the Teaching Standards to create an in-school profile for driving standards.

Price: £40.00

4. Beginning with the end in mind

In this session, middle leaders are encouraged to use Covey’s circle of   influence to identify their central goal for the year in their middle leadership role; boundaries they can control; boundaries they cannot influence; and ways to achieve the goal, using the Principle Leadership guidance.

The session will make staff think about how they will achieve success in the main area of their TLR responsibility and help them to process their vision and be pro active in ascertaining what help or support they may need to ensure the goal is met.

 

Price: £40.00

3. Challenge and Engagement PowerPoint

Session aims:

The aim of this session is to develop teachers’ understanding of the terms challenge and engagement and  identify that you can have engagement without challenge.  The session will encourage staff to think deeper about the level of challenge they set and the preparation required for groups of learners in their lesson planning.

Session outcomes:

Teachers will identify that sometimes they engage students but do not always challenge different groups of students ;  they will explore why it’s essential to adapt planning accordingly.  They  think wider about what an outstanding lesson looks like and the subject knowledge skill required to teach different groups in the classroom at an  outstanding level.

 

Price: £35.00

5. Managing Your Time

This session encourages staff to reflect on how they currently use their time in the school day and how they currently prioritise by  comparing their thinking to Steven Covey’s time management matrix.

By the end of the session, staff have been encouraged to reflect on the way they think and  prioritise, and they will categorise their concerns into urgent/ non-urgent/ important/ unimportant jobs. The theory will make staff analyse the natural choices they make and consider the impact of their choices on their time. To end, they will consider the power of saying ‘No’ and being confident in knowing what they can achieve in the time they have.

This session can fit in at any time.

 

Price: £40.00

4. Effective Marking PowerPoint

To develop teacher’s understanding of the role of marking to personalise learning and the importance of making marking an intrinsic part of the lesson and into weaving it into the learning process. Teachers will look reflect on student reactions to formative comments and reflect on the quality of their own written comments. This session has suggested sharing good practice follow up ideas.

Session outcomes:

By the end of the session, teachers will identify that they need to plan time to feedback marking to students, whole class and individually, and to consider what effective informative feedback looks like as well as ways to encourage this more during lesson time.

 

Price: £35.00

6. Communication and Praise

This session will encourage middle leaders to put themselves in the shoes of their team members and to reflect on what makes staff members feel motivated. They will use  excepts from ‘The One Minute Manager’ to strategise ways they can praise, motivate and communicate clearly with the staff they lead. They will leave the session with ideas to put into place the very next day.

 

Price: £40.00

5. Quality Questioning PowerPoint

Session aims:

For teachers to review the types of questions they ask in a lesson and to plan questions to ensure students are challenged and students  apply their learning in the lesson.

Session outcomes:

Teachers will re-evaluate the importance of planning questions in advance of the lesson rather than make them  up spontaneously. Teachers will reflect on their      current practice and have time to apply targets immediately for further review and reflection by adapting their planning for upcoming lessons.

This sessions acts as a benchmark for teachers to review how they typically ask questions; there is a second session to follow this up looking at specific questioning techniques.

 

Price: £35.00

7. Beginning With The End In Mind Review

This session follows on from ‘Beginning with the end in Mind’ and provides a mid year review for staff to look at how they are making progress towards their yearly TLR/ Leadership goals. This session fits in particularly well during the PMR review process.

 

Price: £40.00

6. Medium Term Planning PowerPoint

Session aims:

The session will remind staff of the power of planning sequences of lessons together and to plan ‘with the end in mind’. They will look at learning as something that spans a number of lessons and write some lessons to use, linking concepts across the series of lessons.

Session outcomes:

Teachers will be encouraged to rethink how effectively they are planning lessons and to see how planning an outline of a scheme or series of lessons will actually speed up planning time and is an efficient and methodical approach to ensuring they stay on top of their increased timetable and workload.

 

 

Price: £35.00

Standard 1 – Inspiring Learners

The aim of this session is to encourage middle leaders to feel responsible and accountable for the learning environments of the staff / areas they manage.  By the end of the session they will have  created their own team CPD session to praise effective learning environments and plan ahead to maintain their current good standards or they will create a CPD session to address any inconsistencies within their team or area.

This session can be delivered at any time in the academic year.

 

Price: £40.00

7. Managing Your Time PowerPoint

Session aims:

Teachers will review how they are managing their time and how productively they are using their time at this stage in their NQT year.

Session outcomes:

Teachers will share how they are currently using their non-contact time and to     evaluate the effectiveness of their time management. This is an appropriate session to lead after the first half term or around the time of a review meeting. Staff should set themselves targets to work ‘smarter’ but feel supported in doing so.

 

Price: £35.00

Standard 2 – Using Progress to Close the Gap

In this session,  middle leaders get the opportunity to reflect on the  IMPACT of marking that is taking place in school. By the end of the session, leaders will write a CPD session to improve the marking strategies used in their teams and to    maximise pupil participation in the marking process to reduce the workload for staff and maximise the impact of marking, to ensure it is purposeful and contributing to closing the gap.

 

Price: £40.00

8. Demonstrating Progress PowerPoint

Session aims:

This session will remind teacher’s of the value of using whole class  AfL     strategies to ensure ALL students have an opportunity to be involved in demonstrating progress throughout the lesson. The aim is to move staff away from relying on targeted questioning and to adapt their planning to be more inclusive in their use of AfL.

Session outcomes:

Teachers will identify that targeted questioning has limitations when teachers need to show progress made by all learners from their individual starting points. Teachers will  reflect on  the difference between individual and whole class AfL strategies and by focusing on 4 simple strategies, to embed them into their lessons for the coming week.

 

Price: £35.00

Standard 3 – Using Assessment Objectives

The aim of this session is to  encourage staff to evaluate the importance of      Assessment Objectives and the need to discuss these at the start of every term. Staff will review their curriculum maps and consider how prepared their team’s are on the  upcoming assessments for the term. By the end of the session, leaders will have created a CPD session where they address a small or wide area of the curriculum to ensure staff know what they are teaching and why, ahead of any assessments to ensure subject knowledge gaps can be filled and student achievement is high.

This session can be repeated  termly by middle leaders to monitor Subject Knowledge development.

 

Price: £40.00

9. Differentiation PowerPoint

Session aims:

This session encourages teachers to reflect on what differentiation is and consider it as the starting point to planning and not an ‘add on’ when planning.

Teachers will have an opportunity to consider more abstract ways to differentiate including: by time, by task, by start and end points.

Session outcomes:

Teachers will have reflected on how they can differentiate better for at least one lesson and one class and have the opportunity to discuss what the various types of differentiation, breaking the concept that it is always about creating something extra. This session can be followed up with a future sharing good practice session.

 

Price: £35.00

Standard 4 – Make Homework Count

This session will enable middle leaders to look closely at 4 types of homework setting that encourage independent and pupil-centred learning. During the session, staff will critique a sample of books and reflect on how homework looks in their teams. The aim of the session is for teams to create opportunities for creating meaningful homework tasks for students and work collaboratively to create a culture where homework is valued.

From the sharing good practice discussions, staff will identify a foci for creating their own team CPD on making homework count. This session can be followed up at a future sharing good practice meeting with middle leaders to review their changes or with the line manager.

The book scrutiny task can be adapted for primary schools if homework tends to not be in one book or more time can be given to planning the CPD session.

 

Price: £40.00

10. Challenging Questioning PowerPoint

Session aims:

The aim of this session is for teachers to reflect on the different types of questioning strategies they can use in their teaching. They will have an opportunity to put three different styles into their upcoming lessons to encourage them to use a variety of techniques.

Session outcomes:

Teachers will be reminded of simple questioning techniques beyond targeted questioning and to reflect on where they can use a wider range of inclusive techniques that they can put into their own planning for immediate use

 

Price: £35.00

Standard 5 – Are We Challenging The Most Able?

The aim of this session is to encourage middle leaders to think about what the national picture is regarding the most able and how the national findings compare to your school and team data. Middle leaders will  have time to share ideas to plan their own team CPD for tackling the top end as well as how they are going to measure the impact of this CPD longer term through focused learning walks.

By the end of the session, middle leaders will have a clear idea about how they are going to promote teaching strategies to target the most able and how they are going to monitor these being implemented through short, focused learning walks, collecting data to measure the impact.

 

Price: £40.00

9. Differentiation PDF

Session aims:

This session encourages teachers to reflect on what differentiation is and consider it as the starting point to planning and not an ‘add on’ when planning.

Teachers will have an opportunity to consider more abstract ways to differentiate including: by time, by task, by start and end points.

Session outcomes:

Teachers will have reflected on how they can differentiate better for at least one lesson and one class and have the opportunity to discuss what the various types of differentiation, breaking the concept that it is always about creating something extra. This session can be followed up with a future sharing good practice session.

Price: £30.00

11. Looking Through Lenses PowerPoint

Session aims:

This session encourages teachers to reflect on the impact of their lessons on the  different groups  of learners in their classroom. From the critique, teachers will get a chance to adapt their forthcoming lessons to ensure their lessons are accessible and challenging for all learners.

Session outcomes:

Teachers will  reflect on the different  ‘groups’ of students in their lessons so rather than view their lessons through their professional eyes, they are viewing it as different types of learners. Teachers will identify groups of students they may not target effectively and have an opportunity to share good practice and use subtle techniques to try and address ‘groups’ of students in an upcoming lesson (which can be reviewed at a later date).

 

Price: £35.00

Standard 6 – Using Exam Board Feedback To Feed Forward

This session will give middle leaders time to use what they have read  from their Examiner’s Report/ coursework or CA sample feedback. By the end of the session, staff will have had to create a CPD session where they feedback specific points of interest as well as generic points of interest to inform their teaching for the coming year. In addition, there is an opportunity for middle leaders to reflect on how  well they lead their subject through the exam/ intervention/ paperwork and organisation and a chance to plan ahead to ensure any areas for development are addressed.

 

Price: £40.00

8. Demonstrating Progress PDF

Session aims:

This session will remind teacher’s of the value of using whole class  AfL     strategies to ensure ALL students have an opportunity to be involved in demonstrating progress throughout the lesson. The aim is to move staff away from relying on targeted questioning and to adapt their planning to be more inclusive in their use of AfL.

Session outcomes:

Teachers will identify that targeted questioning has limitations when teachers need to show progress made by all learners from their individual starting points. Teachers will  reflect on  the difference between individual and whole class AfL strategies and by focusing on 4 simple strategies, to embed them into their lessons for the coming week.

 

Price: £30.00

12. Stretching the Most Able PowerPoint

Session aims:

This session will give teachers a mechanism to challenge the most able students in their  classes and ensure they meet OFSTED’s latest guidance regarding progress of the most able. It sets up a process for tracking the highest level subject specific skills against the most able pupils.

Session outcomes:

Teachers will produce a skills tracker that allows them to  track the most able students against the highest level skills in their subject.

It is recommended that this session looks at one year group for all teachers – this could be Yr 9, 10 or 11. This session could be repeated and adapted  for different year groups and followed up in future sessions.

 

Price: £35.00

Standard 7 – How Consistent Is Your Team?

By the end of this session, middle leaders will have  the tools to evaluate how behaviour strategies are used across their teams  by evaluating data collected to show a snapshot of whole school behaviour observations. Following this, middle leaders will be able to contribute towards making staff consistent in their approach to managing behaviour . Following the session, middle leaders will have 2-4 weeks to analyse behaviour in their teams and to evaluate which strategies are being most commonly used in the classroom, looking at trends in the strategies used compared to the school policy. They will create their own future CPD so they are ready to take ownership of this area.

 

Price: £40.00

13. Making Numeracy Count PowerPoint

Session aims:

The aim of this session is to equip every teacher with simple and effective strategies to embed Numeracy in their lessons, particularly to measure progress.

 

Session outcomes:

Teachers will be able to use Excel to insert a numeracy/ progress measure in EVERY lesson. This measure can be against skills, confidence or subject  knowledge.

Teachers will have seen a range of numeracy strategies that can be included in all lessons.

Teachers will have prepared one numeracy based activity for use in their  future   lessons.

 

Price: £35.00

Standard 8 – Monitoring With Impact

This session will enable middle leaders to reflect on the value of learning walks and the different types of learning walks that can take place.  They will reflect on what makes a useful learning walk, with a particular focus on the follow up activities. Staff will share good practice by discussing learning walk scenarios and will plan their next learning walk before the end of the session. The focus for the walks can be linked to the school or team action plan targets.

 

Price: £40.00

14. Minimum Input, Maximum Output PowerPoint

Session aims:

Teachers will reflect on how many visual resources they prepare in advance of teaching a lesson. Teachers will be encouraged to reflect on lesson structures  that are more pupil-centred and more time-efficient for staff.

 

Session outcomes:

Teachers will be given an opportunity  to reflect on how the different types of questioning strategies they can use in their teaching

Teachers are to plan lessons quickly and identify that they do not always need to rely on over-detailed flip charts and they need to develop flexibility by planning less and teaching ‘live’ more.

 

Price: £35.00

7. Managing Your Time PDF

Session aims:

Teachers will review how they are managing their time and how productively they are using their time at this stage in their NQT year.

Session outcomes:

Teachers will share how they are currently using their non-contact time and to     evaluate the effectiveness of their time management. This is an appropriate session to lead after the first half term or around the time of a review meeting. Staff should set themselves targets to work ‘smarter’ but feel supported in doing so.

 

Price: £30.00

6. Medium Term Planning PDF

Session aims:

The session will remind staff of the power of planning sequences of lessons together and to plan ‘with the end in mind’. They will look at learning as something that spans a number of lessons and write some lessons to use, linking concepts across the series of lessons.

Session outcomes:

Teachers will be encouraged to rethink how effectively they are planning lessons and to see how planning an outline of a scheme or series of lessons will actually speed up planning time and is an efficient and methodical approach to ensuring they stay on top of their increased timetable and workload.

 

 

Price: £30.00

5. Quality Questioning PDF

Session aims:

For teachers to review the types of questions they ask in a lesson and to plan questions to ensure students are challenged and students  apply their learning in the lesson.

Session outcomes:

Teachers will re-evaluate the importance of planning questions in advance of the lesson rather than make them  up spontaneously. Teachers will reflect on their      current practice and have time to apply targets immediately for further review and reflection by adapting their planning for upcoming lessons.

This sessions acts as a benchmark for teachers to review how they typically ask questions; there is a second session to follow this up looking at specific questioning techniques.

Price: £30.00

4. Effective Marking PDF

To develop teacher’s understanding of the role of marking to personalise learning and the importance of making marking an intrinsic part of the lesson and into weaving it into the learning process. Teachers will look reflect on student reactions to formative comments and reflect on the quality of their own written comments. This session has suggested sharing good practice follow up ideas.

Session outcomes:

By the end of the session, teachers will identify that they need to plan time to feedback marking to students, whole class and individually, and to consider what effective informative feedback looks like as well as ways to encourage this more during lesson time.

 

Price: £30.00

3. Challenge and Engagement PDF

Session aims:

The aim of this session is to develop teachers’ understanding of the terms challenge and engagement and  identify that you can have engagement without challenge.  The session will encourage staff to think deeper about the level of challenge they set and the preparation required for groups of learners in their lesson planning.

Session outcomes:

Teachers will identify that sometimes they engage students but do not always challenge different groups of students ;  they will explore why it’s essential to adapt planning accordingly.  They  think wider about what an outstanding lesson looks like and the subject knowledge skill required to teach different groups in the classroom at an  outstanding level.

 

Price: £30.00

2. Be An Expert PDF

Session aims:

In this session, teachers will analyse their curriculum maps and review the different topics they are expected to  teach by the end of the year. From this activity, teachers will be pro active in identifying gaps in their subject knowledge so their mentor and team can build in support for these topics in advance of them being taught.

Session outcomes:

The information from the audit needs to be shared with Heads of Department and mentors to provide subject specific input in advance of the units being taught. These sessions can be timetabled from the start of the year to form the ‘Be An   Expert’ subject knowledge development sessions as part of the NQT Induction.

 

Price: £30.00

1. Getting Started PDF

Session aims: The aim of this session is to  develop teachers’ understanding of the Ofsted criteria for ‘Quality of Teaching’ and ‘Pupil Achievement’ and how it links to the Teaching Standards. The session will generate discussions about what outstanding teaching and achievement looks like in preparation for teachers’ first observations of the year. Session outcomes: By the end of the session teachers will have reviewed their targets from the end of their initial teacher training year, set themselves clear targets for each standard and mapped the teaching standards against the good/ outstanding Ofsted criteria so they can see the clear link between their training year and their career in teaching. Teachers will complete a self-reflection against the  8  standards which should provide initial bench mark data that can be used to track progress over the rest of the year.

Price: £30.00

14. Minimum Input, Maximum Output PDF

Session aims:

Teachers will reflect on how many visual resources they prepare in advance of teaching a lesson. Teachers will be encouraged to reflect on lesson structures  that are more pupil-centred and more time-efficient for staff.

 

Session outcomes:

Teachers will be given an opportunity  to reflect on how the different types of questioning strategies they can use in their teaching

Teachers are to plan lessons quickly and identify that they do not always need to rely on over-detailed flip charts and they need to develop flexibility by planning less and teaching ‘live’ more.

 

Price: £30.00

13. Making Numeracy Count PDF

Session aims:

The aim of this session is to equip every teacher with simple and effective strategies to embed Numeracy in their lessons, particularly to measure progress.

 

Session outcomes:

Teachers will be able to use Excel to insert a numeracy/ progress measure in EVERY lesson. This measure can be against skills, confidence or subject  knowledge.

Teachers will have seen a range of numeracy strategies that can be included in all lessons.

Teachers will have prepared one numeracy based activity for use in their  future   lessons.

 

Price: £30.00

12. Stretching the Most Able PDF

Session aims:

This session will give teachers a mechanism to challenge the most able students in their  classes and ensure they meet OFSTED’s latest guidance regarding progress of the most able. It sets up a process for tracking the highest level subject specific skills against the most able pupils.

Session outcomes:

Teachers will produce a skills tracker that allows them to  track the most able students against the highest level skills in their subject.

It is recommended that this session looks at one year group for all teachers – this could be Yr 9, 10 or 11. This session could be repeated and adapted  for different year groups and followed up in future sessions.

 

Price: £30.00

11. Looking Through Lenses PDF

Session aims:

This session encourages teachers to reflect on the impact of their lessons on the  different groups  of learners in their classroom. From the critique, teachers will get a chance to adapt their forthcoming lessons to ensure their lessons are accessible and challenging for all learners.

Session outcomes:

Teachers will  reflect on the different  ‘groups’ of students in their lessons so rather than view their lessons through their professional eyes, they are viewing it as different types of learners. Teachers will identify groups of students they may not target effectively and have an opportunity to share good practice and use subtle techniques to try and address ‘groups’ of students in an upcoming lesson (which can be reviewed at a later date).

 

Price: £30.00

10. Challenging Questioning PDF

Session aims:

The aim of this session is for teachers to reflect on the different types of questioning strategies they can use in their teaching. They will have an opportunity to put three different styles into their upcoming lessons to encourage them to use a variety of techniques.

Session outcomes:

Teachers will be reminded of simple questioning techniques beyond targeted questioning and to reflect on where they can use a wider range of inclusive techniques that they can put into their own planning for immediate use

 

Price: £30.00