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Kate Jones: Retrieval Practice

Course overview 

The research supporting retrieval practice is overwhelming; it is an effective and essential  teaching and learning strategy. Leaders, teachers, students and parents all need to know  about this strategy and how it can enhance learning. As a current and experienced  classroom teacher, leader and author of books that focus on retrieval practice Kate is able to  confidently work with Primary and Secondary schools to ensure effective implementation of  retrieval practice. 

Kate will deliver a workshop and Q&A session, using her own classroom and leadership  experiences as well as research to provide the best possible answers. A combination of  academic research and practical classroom strategies that teachers will find useful and  actionable. 

A free copy of Retrieval Practice 2 will be available for the first 30 bookings! Please note that these sessions form part of the Assessment Network. 

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary
  • Secondary

£177.60

(incl. VAT)

Marc Rowland: Addressing Educational Disadvantage

If you would like to attend the two remaining dates 10th September 2021 or 5th November 2021 please email your interest to: cpdadmin@hackney.gov.uk

Course overview 

The sessions would be to plan, implement and evaluate a strategy to address educational  disadvantage, rooted in research evidence and learning from schools nationally and  internationally. Covid 19 recovery would form part of the focus. 

The programme will provide opportunities for discussions and the development of a  disadvantage strategy that builds on evidence, DfE and EEF guidance to build on the work  taking place in our schools to address disadvantage. Themes will include: 

  • Culture, expectations, relationships and inclusion
  • Focussing on how disadvantage impacts on learning: prioritising the controllable
  • Assessment of need
  • Tiered model: teaching and learning, academic intervention and wider approaches
  • Implementation and impact evaluation

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary
  • Secondary

£324.00

(incl. VAT)

Sonia Gill: Breaking the Glass Ceiling of ‘Good’

It’s hard to move a school from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’, but even harder to move a school from ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’. In fact: 

Only 6% of schools gain or maintain the Ofsted ‘outstanding’ judgement 

24% of schools Heads Up have supported have gained or maintained their outstanding judgement* 

What gets you to “good” will not get you to “outstanding”. 

The journey to good and the journey to outstanding are qualitatively different. 

Getting to good is about compliance, systems and making sure a demanding list of actions are done every day, it’s no small feat. 

Getting to outstanding is about creating a high-performing culture, something most leaders are not adequately trained to do; it’s the reason most schools struggle to break the glass ceiling of good. 

Every school can be outstanding and at this event Sonia Gill will be sharing how, including: 

• Common problems faced when moving from ‘Good’ to better than good 

• Key changes you need to make to enable the shift 

• Practical tips you can take away and use immediately The agenda will include: 

The agenda will include: 

  • The real barrier to schools being genuinely outstanding
  • How to quickly grow excellence in your team - a strategic map to improve performance fast
  • How to have successful difficult conversations - know how to fix common issues found almost all schools
  • Quick ways to create a more powerful vision
  • The secret clues that give away how good your school is

Presenter: Sonia Gill, Founder & Director of Heads Up Ltd 

Sonia Gill has an impressive track record in supporting headteachers to create genuinely outstanding schools. She doesn’t focus on the Ofsted framework and yet the schools she supports are far more likely to achieve ‘outstanding’ than those that don’t. 

Sonia is a qualified teacher who has taught children of all ages from Reception to 16 and was selected to join the prestigious John Lewis leadership programme where she led a number of multi

million-pound business areas at John Lewis. She is a speaker at educational events and the author of two number 1 ranked Amazon books ‘Journey to Outstanding’ and ‘Successful Difficult Conversations in Schools’. 

 

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary
  • Secondary

£180.00

(incl. VAT)