Primary Leadership & Management

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Annual Hackney Headteachers Conference

Who should attend?

Headteachers, Principals and Heads of School: nursery, primary, special and secondary schools.

This annual conference gives Headteachers the opportunity to hear from national speakers on themes related to leadership and learning. It will offer the space to learn from, be inspired by, challenge and discuss current approaches with other education professionals.

Keynote Speakers 

Lucy Crehan published her book Cleveland’s following a research journey across some of the world’s top performing education systems including Finland, Canada, Singapore, Japan, New Zealand and Shanghai. Lucy will be giving first hand insight of what we can learn from international education systems exploring: How do these countries achieve their high scores? What can others learn from them? And what is the price of this success?

Anthony Anaxagorou is a British-born Cypriot poet, fiction writer, essayist, publisher, and poetry educator who grew up in North London. His second collection of poetry, After the Formalities won numerous awards including being a guardian poetry book of the year and making the shortlist for the T.S. Eliot Prize. His poetry touches on themes of racism and cultural acceptance that draws on his Cypriot heritage. Anthony will be sharing his journey from school to poet, as well as sharing his powerful prose.

The afternoon workshops will offer an opportunity to hear and share best practice with case studies from both primary and secondary settings followed by a group discussion. 

There will also be an opportunity for attendees to network with peers and undertake a tour of the gallery.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Not Included

£238.80

(incl. VAT)

Cultural Competence - Tackling Disproportionality in Attainment and Exclusion of Young Black Men

Who should attend? 

Leaders and influencers.

This session aims to ensure leaders are informed about research and current practice in the area of cultural competence. It will look at:

  • The key factors in persistent underachievement.
  • Leadership on equality issues.
  • Unconscious bias:  How background, personal experiences, stereotypes and cultural context impact on decisions and actions without you realising.
  • Introduction to Racial Identity Theory.

Course objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of issues affecting BAME students, in particular, the factors that lead to underachievement and the causes of disproportionality.
  • Enable participants to put equity at the front and centre of their work.
  • Know how leaders can develop better ways to improve outcomes and life experiences of black young men and women – curriculum, inclusion and belonging.
  • Learn about the racial identity models to address unconscious bias, and ensure that staff are well-equipped to include theories.

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

£177.60

(incl. VAT)

Developing Your Teachers: Examining Research Based Strategies to Improve Classroom Teaching

What is incremental coaching?

Incremental coaching is a form of teacher development based on a regular, frequent and ongoing cycle of short observations and focused follow-up coaching conversations.  The coaching conversations focus on one aspect of teaching that help teachers improve their practice. The aspect of practice is selected based on what the teacher needs to improve, and time is devoted to improving it before moving on to other areas of practice.

This course is aimed at leaders of teaching and learning who focus on teacher development. We will examine this model over three sessions, with time give to three specific areas:

  • The lesson observation – technique and analysis 

  • The follow-up coaching conversation

  • Selecting the action step

  • Coaching and practice

This course will draw on the work of Paul Bambrick-Santoyo who advocates the practice in his book Leverage Leadership.

Participants will learn and practice the steps to effective incremental coaching drawing on real examples including those from Hackney schools.  The three sessions will be spread across a number of weeks to allow participants time to practice and refine the skills.

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

£324.00

(incl. VAT)

Growing Great Leaders: Pathway 1 - Starting Out

Course overview

Sessions will focus on specific aspects such as style, building winning teams, vision and accountability. They will include core duties such as planning, making sense of data and monitoring information, how to approach self-evaluation and accountability. The programme also looks at the wider responsibilities of middle leadership. Serving practitioners from local schools will share their perspectives and experiences on the demands and challenges facing curriculum and pastoral managers. This will support the development of practice and build confidence and presence in this important role.

Course objectives

  • To develop a shared appraisal and common language about what it takes to lead subject, phase, key stage or team well.
  • To be informed about current developments and international research in leading educational improvement.
  • To understand different leadership styles.
  • To develop people and secure improvement with confidence.

Who should attend?

This programme is aimed at aspiring or new middle leaders. It will be suitable for staff recently appointed or those starting out as curriculum, subject or pastoral managers.

 Dates

08/12/2021 13:30 to 17:00
18/01/2022 13:30 to 17:00
29/03/2022 13:30 to 17:00
27/04/2022 13:00 to 16:30
19/05/2022 13:00 to 16:30
05/07/2022 09:30 to 16:00

 Places

2 Spaces free as part of the CPD Package

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

£1,080.00

(incl. VAT)

Growing Great Leaders: Pathway 2 - Stepping Up

Course overview

This programme is suitable for experienced managers looking to extend their role and current skills. Sessions will consider the challenges and dilemmas of modern leadership. They will draw on international research about organisational effectiveness and culture. High performing serving leaders from local schools will share their perspectives and experiences in some of the sessions. This will support the development of skills, qualities and mind-set that are essential to advance educational outcomes and build sustainable improvement in challenging contexts, within a rapidly changing system.

Course objectives

  • To develop a shared appraisal and common language about organisational and systems leadership
  • To understand what is meant by situational leadership, style, vision, strategy.
  • Crucial conversations.
  • Leading change and managing complexity.
  • Develop a range of strategies to deploy when managing staff individually and as a group.

Who should attend?

This programme is aimed at experienced senior managers in strategic posts, who have measurable impact on school improvement in their current roles. It is geared to growing future exceptional leaders.

Dates

04/11/2021 09.00 to 12.30

13/01/2022 13.00 to 17.00

22/03/2022 13.00 to 17.00

17/05/2022 13.00 to 17.00

09/06/2022 09.00 to 12.30

06/07/2022 13.00 to 17.00

Places

2 Spaces free as part of the CPD Package

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

£1,080.00

(incl. VAT)

Ofsted Preparation for Schools Due to be Inspected in 2021-22

Course overview 

The way that Ofsted inspects schools significantly changed in 2019 with the publication of a  new Education Inspection Framework. These three short sessions for middle and senior  school leaders will explore Ofsted inspection practice in Primary and Secondary settings.  Led by a trainer with up to date, practical experience of inspecting schools across both  Primary and Secondary sectors these sessions will support school leaders to: 

● Understand how Ofsted will evaluate the quality of education and know the different  approach to a Section 5 and a Section 8 inspection. 

● Consider the judgements for Leadership & Management, Behaviour & Attitudes,  Personal Development, 6th Form/ EYFS. 

● Prepare for a successful interview with the inspector, including the initial telephone  conversation. 

● Consider how to refine practices and prepare staff for a positive inspection outcome.

● Ensure that school self-evaluation supports the inspection process. 

 Quality of Education: The Curriculum - This 90 minute session will explore the Ofsted framework in relation to the Quality of Education judgment.

Leadership and Management: Impact and Implementation - This 60 minute session will explore the Ofsted framework in relation to the Leadership and Management judgment.

Behaviour and Attitudes/Personal Development - This 60 minute session will explore the Ofsted framework in relation to the Behaviour and Attitudes and Personal Development judgements.

Who should attend? 

Headteachers, senior and subjects leaders in schools. 

Course Length

1 x 90 min and 2 x 60 min sessions

Dates:

Tuesday 5th October 2021 Quality of Education: The Curriculum 2.30 - 4.30pm
Tuesday 30th November 2021 Leadership and Management: Impact and Implementation 3.00 - 4.00pm
Thursday 10th February 2022

Behaviour and Attitudes/Personal Development

3.00 - 4.00pm

 

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

£216.00

(incl. VAT)

Ofsted Preparation for Schools Due to be Inspected in 2021-22

Course overview 

The way that Ofsted inspects schools significantly changed in 2019 with the publication of a  new Education Inspection Framework. These three short sessions for middle and senior  school leaders will explore Ofsted inspection practice in Primary and Secondary settings.  Led by a trainer with up to date, practical experience of inspecting schools across both  Primary and Secondary sectors these sessions will support school leaders to: 

● Understand how Ofsted will evaluate the quality of education and know the different  approach to a Section 5 and a Section 8 inspection. 

● Consider the judgements for Leadership & Management, Behaviour & Attitudes,  Personal Development, 6th Form/ EYFS. 

● Prepare for a successful interview with the inspector, including the initial telephone  conversation. 

● Consider how to refine practices and prepare staff for a positive inspection outcome.

● Ensure that school self-evaluation supports the inspection process. 

Leadership and Management: Impact and Implementation - This 60 minute session will explore the Ofsted framework in relation to the Leadership and Management judgment.

Behaviour and Attitudes/Personal Development - This 60 minute session will explore the Ofsted framework in relation to the Behaviour and Attitudes and Personal Development judgements.

Who should attend? 

Headteachers, senior and subjects leaders in schools. 

Course length 

1x 90min session plus 2x 60min sessions. 

Dates:    
Tuesday 30th November 2021 Leadership and Management: Impact and Implementation 3.00 - 4.00pm
Thursday 10th February 2022

Behaviour and Attitudes/Personal Development

3.00 - 4.00pm

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

£54.00

(incl. VAT)

SEF in a Day

Course overview

This workshop gives leaders the opportunity to check on the accuracy of their self-evaluation against the 2019 Education Inspection Framework. The session will support leaders in articulating their school’s current position. It is designed to help schools review their self-evaluation summaries. The workshop will identify the evidence base which can be drawn on to make judgements; look at the language used when writing an effective self-evaluation summary and provide examples.

Course objectives

  • To present a convincing, accurate evaluation of the school’s achievements against the current Ofsted grade descriptors.
  • To construct a concise self-evaluation report with a clear evidence trail.
  • To identify whether there are gaps in the evidence or where some further evidence gathering and evaluation is needed.

Who should attend?

Headteachers, senior and subjects leaders in schools.

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

£276.00

(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)