Secondary School Improvement

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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.

Course objectives

  • To provide a forum for exploring expert thinking and challenging assumptions.
  • To facilitate dialogue with other professionals and leaders of learning.
  • To gain a broader perspective and a national update.
  • To exchange insight and to network with other leaders and thinkers.

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

£276.00

(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

£177.60

(incl. VAT)

Growing Great Leaders: Pathway 1 - Starting Out

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.

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.

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

£1,080.00

(incl. VAT)

Growing Great Leaders: Pathway 2 - Stepping Up

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.

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.

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

£1,080.00

(incl. VAT)

Joint Primary and Secondary Hackney Deputy and Assistant Headteacher Conference

Who should attend?

Deputy Headteachers, Acting Deputy Headteachers and Assistant Headteachers, key leaders with responsibility for curriculum development, teaching and learning.

This annual conference provides an opportunity for leaders to be informed about national policy developments and research findings that affect education. It will be based on the most current issues related to teaching and learning and offer discussion, challenge and the space to debate with experts. Our conferences in the past have included speakers and experts with a national profile such as Christine Counsell.

Course objectives

  • To gain a broader perspective and a national update.
  • To develop a knowledge that enables you to evaluate your own thinking.
  • To provide opportunities to exchange insight and to network with other leaders and thinkers.

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

£276.00

(incl. VAT)

Ofsted Preparation for Schools Due to be Inspected in 2020-21

Ofsted Preparation courses: These workshops help leaders to be 'Ofsted-ready' so that they have clear and robust evidence to share with inspectors.

Who should attend?

Headteachers, senior and subjects leaders in schools who are within four terms from an inspection.

Staying inspection ready is incredibly important for schools. The key aim of this workshop is to help leaders prepare for external evaluation under the current Ofsted framework. The level of detail you work to depends on your existing quality assurance systems and understanding of how school inspections are organised.

Self-evaluation and corresponding analyses are just the starting points. The workshop will support leaders in collating clear, robust evidence to share with inspectors. It offers rigour, debate and reflection. The session will look at the link with school improvement.

Course objectives

  • To provide up-to-date information on the most recent guidance from Ofsted.
  • To enable clear and structured whole-school self-evaluation, cross-referencing this with the current education inspection framework.
  • To provide practical information about the inspection process including handling the 90 minute telephone call and managing subject deep dives.
  • To support leaders to decide how they can best prepare in the short, medium and long-term for an Ofsted inspection.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a copy of the new framework for ease of reference.

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

£177.60

(incl. VAT)

School Leaders Breakfast Briefing Updates

Who should attend?

A headteacher, head of school, deputy headteacher or assistant headteacher from a Primary or Secondary School.

This is a well-researched, information rich one-hour forum. It provides busy managers with a ‘grab and go’ update on a range of educational matters. Presentations have a swift and digestible style. Content is drawn from the national agenda and any developing news with regard to educational and social inclusion, incorporating well-being, school effectiveness and school improvement. This includes government policy, statutory assessment outcomes, the latest guidance from Ofsted, the Department for Education and relevant published think pieces or research findings. Slides and notes, with hyperlinks, will be sent to participants.

Course objectives

  • To inform leaders of current developments and research from the national agenda for education
  • To be forewarned about emerging policy and legislation, and implications for schools
  • To provide strategic leaders with quick, digestible information that can be disseminated to subject and pastoral managers, and quickly translated to action

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

£96.00

(incl. VAT)

SEF in a Day

This workshop will give headteachers and senior leaders the opportunity to write an effective SEF that provides accurate evidence for an Ofsted inspection.

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

£276.00

(incl. VAT)