Course Cost:

Non Members: £195 (excluding VAT)

Members: £175.50 (excluding VAT)

Course Length: 1 Day

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

Course Date

26 September 2017

24 January 2018

17 April 2018

Course Time
 

09:30 to 15:30

Limited
Availability:
26 September 2017    

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24 January 2018    

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17 April 2018    

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Moving Your School Forward to Outstanding

Creating ambitious and outstanding leaders who can deliver a whole school approach to develop exceptional pupil outcomes, confidently making links to the common inspection framework.

Moving Your School Forward From Good To Outstanding is  a one day course which is aimed at headteachers and senior leaders in nursery, infant, primary and secondary schools.

In brief, this course, is about moving your school forward and 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 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.

Feedback

Thank you for an excellent days training. Worth the long drive down” “Current Information” “In-depth knowledge of Ofsted framework” “Clear coverage of framework and its application and its presentation” “Types of questions that inspectors will ask. Opportunities to share ideas for ‘Outstanding’ – Clearer understanding of what Outstanding looks like” “Ideas shared from trainer” “Trainer experience, ideas to develop my role and ‘presence amongst staff’ (new to role) – Course fully met needs, thank you” “Balance between presentation and group work – Course met needs” “The interactive nature of the exercises and the open discussion between attendees” “The facilitator’s in-depth knowledge of all areas” “Very clear. Helped me to identify areas for development for my school and myself” “Very clear, enabling clear thinking/identification of school priorities” “Great ideas. Clear and concise. Good to just carefully think about things” [Strongest features of the course] “The tutor, Alison” “The ability to answer all questions we asked fully. Sharing ideas and practice. Alison, thank you” “Alison – Fantastic knowledge and expertise! Time to talk about our setting – features of outstanding teaching” “Very accessible, relevant – kept our focus, even on a Friday afternoon!” “Effective delivery of tutor and amount of time allowed for reflection and discussion” “Chances for discussion, very targeted to our setting” (In-School Training) “Knowledge of expectations of Ofsted and how we can prepare – specific to our setting” (In-School Training) “The relevance” “Tutors subject knowledge and inspirational dialogue” Very informative - Lot of food for thought and a chance to hear others point of view. Clear delivery of context encouraging participation from all, which enabled sharing of practice and ideas. As with previous courses I have attended here, it provided the information I was looking for. Plenty of opportunities for reflection - thought provoking. Relevant and effective - enabled me to take stock and reflect. Very useful actions/activities that will be followed up at school. A thoroughly enjoyable day's training. Thank you Wealth of relevant knowledge (which was current). All excellent Sharing experiences of other settings. The tutors personality is lovely and makes the course very relaxed, but helpful.

Method of Tuition

Moving your school forward from good to outstanding 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

Moving your school forward from good to outstanding:

Session 1

Welcome and introductions
Leadership & management and designing a relevant creative curriculum

Identify leadership & management qualities that support and motivate all staff to strive for outstanding practice.

To review and evaluate the CIF and consider its implications in developing outstanding teaching, learning and assessment.
Consider the implications of the consultation process on short inspections

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?

Developing and designing a relevant curriculum, an opportunity to consider your school curriculum and where it can be evidenced

Session 2

Quality of teaching and ensuring an effective observation process is in place to produce consistency and outstanding teaching
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.

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 Alison, who is a vibrant, knowledgeable and successful consultant and educational leader and an experienced serving inspector. 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. Alison is an engaging and motivational trainer who has an excellent track record with the company.

Membership discounts

26 September 2017
Members book 1 place: £175+VAT
Members book 2 places: £155+VAT per person
Members book 3 places: £135+VAT per person

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