Course Options: 1 Day
Recommended Max People: 25
Full day from: £880 + VAT to £1380 + VAT
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Moving Your School Forward to Outstanding
This one day is course is aimed at headteachers and senior leaders. 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.
- 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.
Detailed course outline and session time table
Session 1Welcome 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.
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 2Effective 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 3Making sense of data – what is good or better progress?
Methodology of work sampling
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 4Coaching 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.