Course Cost:

Non Members: £185 (excluding VAT)

Members: £148 (excluding VAT)

Course Length: 1 Day

Venue address:
Heath House Conference Centre, Cheadle Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 7BY

Course Date
 

01 January 2020

Course Time
 

09:30 to 15:30

 

ENDS 29.02.2016 save book now
01.032016 Location: Staffordshire

NEW DATE ADDED-Moving Your School Forward From Good To Outstanding. Creating ambitious and outstanding leaders who can deliver a whole school approach to develop exceptional pupil outcomes, confidently making links to the new Ofsted framework

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NEW DATE DUE TO DEMAND - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Moving Your School Forward From Good To Outstanding.  Creating ambitious and outstanding leaders who can deliver a whole school approach to develop exceptional pupil outcomes, confidently making links to the new common inspection framework, is  a one day course which is aimed at headteachers and senior leaders in nursery, infant, primary and secondary schools. In breif, this course, is about moving towards becoming outstanding with an emphasis on improving the quality of teaching and ensuring continual readiness for inspection It is highly practical. It provides senior leaders with an understanding of the requirements of becoming outstanding, and looks at the new requirements of the current inspection framework. The course explores leadership strategies to enable senior and middle leaders, to bring about school improvement and move their school from good to outstanding, particularly in terms of the quality of teaching.

Course Objectives

  • To explore leadership qualities and strategies that can develop exceptional pupil outcomes and motivate staff.
  • To review and evaluate the new CIF (Common Inspection Framework) and consider its implications in developing outstanding teaching, learning and assessment.
  • To create an effective observation process that is closely linked to CPD and appraisal, and ultimately generates school improvement.
  • To become confident in the role of observer and ensure feedback is effective and accurate to ensure consistent outstanding practice.
  • Identify the features of an outstanding lesson and explore the links between outstanding teaching and the impact upon exceptional learning.
  • Develop a working toolkit of coaching strategies that can motivate all staff.
  • Develop a rigorous monitoring process to ensure data, progress of pupils and observation judgements are accurate and up to scrutiny and challenge by external reviews and inspection.
  • Motivating and sharing high expectations throughout the School developing confident middle managers to effectively model and share good practice amongst their teams.

Method of Tuition

The courses is an interactive workshop and discussion with a strong emphasis upon developing practical activities to move a school from Good to Outstanding based upon the concept of making marginal gains to maximise impact within a coaching and supportive leadership culture.

Detailed course outline and session time table

Session 1

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Quality of teaching
  • Identify leadership & management qualities that support and motivate all staff to strive for outstanding practice.
  • To review and evaluate the new CIF and consider its implications in developing outstanding teaching, learning and assessment.
Key question; Where are you now and where do you need to be?
  • What does Outstanding look like in the new  judgements found in the new CIF?
  • Quality of teaching – from good to outstanding
  • The features of outstanding teaching.
  • Links between teaching and learning. Understanding how to triangulate all evidence.
  • Characteristics of expert teaching.

Session 2

  • Effective observation process to ensure consistency and outstanding teaching
  • To create an effective observation process that is closely linked to CPD and appraisal and ultimately generates school improvement.
  • Learning Walks and peer observations.
  • To become confident in the role of observer and ensure feedback is effective and accurate to ensure consistent outstanding practice.
  • Improving the quality of teaching – setting school expectations and creating confidence in staff
  • Using the Teachers National Standards for all staff.
  • Ensuring consistency across the school.
  • Improving classroom practice
  • Identify the features of an outstanding lesson and develop ideas to share best practice with your own staff.
  • Using observation data to raise standards.

Session 3

 
  • Making sense of data – what is good or better progress?
  • Making judgements
  • Methodology of work sampling
  • Assessment
  • Developing  a rigorous monitoring process to ensure data, progress of pupils and observation judgements are accurate and up to scrutiny and challenge by governors and other external bodies.
  • SLT monitoring and accountability.  What will you do with what you find?
  • Pupil progress data and tracking.
  • Managing time, and meeting agendas. – Working practices.
  • Middle managers and subject leaders
  • Roles of middle managers - subject leaders -  developing confident middle managers to effectively model and share good practice amongst their teams.
  • Ownership of School Improvement Plan and  Quality Improvement Plans.

Session 4

  • Coaching and Management strategies – gaining the edge
  • Effective communication throughout the school – feedback from lesson observations.
  • Developing teachers and other adults to convey and share the same high expectations as SLT.
  • The culture of collegiate coaching – professional support for each other.
  • Develop a working toolkit to coach and motivate all staff and to engage the most reluctant.
  • Motivating and sharing high expectations throughout the school.
  • Managing change and identifying the barriers to achieving the shift from good to outstanding teaching.
  • Time for reflection and group and self-reflection.

Tutor information

The course is provided by a current servicing inspector who is also a highly experienced and successful consultantand educational leader. She has substantial expertise within primary, secondary schools and within higher and further education. As an inspector, she works in Primary, Secondary and further educational settings. Prior to becoming an inspector she led literacy in a number of Primary schools before becoming a teaching and learning manager in a large general FE College. In addition, she is a qualified coach. Her combination of skills and experience mean that she is well placed to provide a wide range of training and support. She regularly provides training related to inspection preparation and self-evaluation. She is able to tailor courses and support to match the needs of a broad audience from TA’s and NQT’s through to middle and senior leaders in nursery settings through to FE settings. She is an engaging and motivational trainer who has an excellent track record with the company.

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