New to Assistant Headteacher 2020-21

Our New to Assistant Headteacher programme for 2020-21 will be delivered as three twilight google meet sessions to develop new senior leaders into their roles as Assistant Headteachers.

Sessions will run from 4pm to 5pm followed by a Q&A session on the dates below.

  • Session 1:  Leadership in different contexts – Wednesday 25th November 2020
  • Session 2:  Efficient systems and effective time management for senior leaders – Monday 7th December 2020
  • Session 3:  Strategies for leading change and whole school improvement – Wednesday 20th January 2021

Who is this course for?

  • Teachers new to Assistant Headteacher positions
  • Teachers completing Associate Assistant Headteacher positions

What are the objectives or outcomes?

On this programme participants will:

  • Develop strategies for becoming an outstanding school leader
  • Become confident in developing initiatives and systems for effective school management
  • Hold discussions with other senior leaders from local alliance schools

The course will include:

  • Consideration of leadership in different contexts.
  • Efficient systems and effective time management as a senior leader.
  • Strategies for leading change and whole school improvement.

Meet the facilitator:

Tess Charlton is currently Assistant Head Teacher at St Albans Girls’ School

 

EqualiTeach 3: Promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom 2020-21

In the third live webinar of this series EqualiTeach present on Promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom.

During the training participants will:

  • Explore good practice in inclusive facilitation and the core principles that guide inclusive delivery.
  • Consider how to embed equality, diversity and inclusion into the curriculum.
  • Recognise how to create an inclusive classroom environment.

This will be a live webinar at 3.30pm on Thursday, 10th December 2020.    Once you have made your booking you will receive a booking confirmation.  This will be followed up a week before the event with a joining link for this live session.

Please note that places are restricted to 25 delegates per session and will be honoured on a first come first served basis.

This is one of four live webinars in this series which will need to be booked separately at £20 per session.

Please find below a list with links to each session:

Thursday, 22nd October 2020 Session One: Introduction to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Thursday, 19th November 2020 Session Two: Focus on Race Equality
Thursday, 10th December 2020 Session Three: Promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom
Thursday, 4th February 2021 Session Four: Recognising and Responding to Prejudice-related incidents

Who is this course for?

All staff across both Primary and Secondary phases.

Meet the Facilitator

EqualiTeach is a not-for-profit equality and diversity training organisation providing high quality, interactive training and support on issues of equality, diversity and inclusion for education settings. Their vision is an equal, inclusive and diverse society where everyone is valued and able to achieve. They are working with organisations England-wide including the Home Office, Government Equalities Office, the National Education Union and the NASUWT. For more information please see: www.equaliteach.co.uk

 

Becoming an Effective Learning Supervisor 2020-21

This is a pre-recorded webinar which will be available from 4th September 2020.   The link will be emailed during the day of the 4th to delegates who have booked on to the course.   

This webinar will be available all year – just make your booking as normal and a link to the session will be shared with you within one working day of that booking.

The ATSA are delighted to offer a new programme for 2020-21 entitled ‘Becoming an Effective Learning Supervisor.’

This webinar will focus on:

  • What does the role entail?
  • How you can make a difference.
  • Behaviour and Class management tips
  • Feeling part of the school community

 

Who is this course for?

New & existing Learning Supervisors to the role.

 

Meet the Facilitators

Lily Pratt – Lead Learning Supervisor, Sandringham School

Lily is the lead learning supervisor at Sandringham school and has held this post for nearly 2 years.

She believes cover supervisors play a vital role in guaranteeing that learning takes place in the absence of the class teacher by creating a continuity that ensures the lesson has meaning and allows for student progression.

 

Steven Cotton – Teacher of English, Sandringham School

Steven has worked as a learning supervisor for a year at Sandringham School. He is currently training as an English teacher through the Alban Federation.

So you want to be an Assistant Headteacher? 2020-21

WHEN BOOKING THIS COURSE YOU MUST ALLOW FOR TIME TO WATCH A WEBINAR AND REVIEW A DOCUMENT APPROX 45 MINS JOINTLY BEFORE 4PM ON 2nd DECEMBER

This is a twilight session with a focus on self reflection, aspects of the role of an Assistant Headteacher, and preparing for interviews at leadership level.

This course will consist of two elements: a pre-recorded session will be distributed on 19th November and must be viewed by 2nd December (not 25th Nov as originally stated).

A live google meet will be held from 4:00pm on the following date for discussion and Q&A.

  • Wednesday, 2nd December 2020

Who is this course for?

This session is ideal for established middle leaders considering their next steps to leadership position.

What are the objectives or outcomes?

In this twilight participants will:

  • Understand the role of and demands of an Assistant Headteacher
  • Receive practical, ‘tried and tested’ interview questions
  • Discuss applying for leadership positions

Meet the facilitator:

Vicki Blackburn started teaching in 2005 in a mixed comprehensive school in London. She has held the positions of; Deputy Curriculum Leader for PE, Curriculum Leader for PE, Head of Year and held responsibilities for Teaching and Learning as part of a secondment to SLT. During her journey to Senior Leadership Vicki also completed NPQML and NPQSL. Following this, she was successfully appointed as Assistant Headteacher at St Albans Girls’ School in 2017.

New to being a Form Tutor 2020-21

This is a pre-recorded webinar which will be available from 15th September.   

This webinar will be available all year round – just make your booking and a link to the session will be shared with you within one working day of that booking.

This session will look at ideas for constructive tutor time and will include strategies which can be implemented to get the best from your form group and will be delivered by Richard Davis in the form of a pre-recorded webinar.

Who is this course for?

This course is for NQTs and teachers who are new to a pastoral role.

What are the objectives or outcomes?

This course will support you in:

  • Giving an overview of the importance of the pastoral system with regards to academic achievement and solidifying the home-school partnership.
  • Discussing new ideas for forming good working relationships with parents and students.
  • Assisting students in starting each day in the best way possible.

Meet the facilitators:

Richard Davis

Rich is currently a Year 8 form tutor at Sandringham but has over 10 years’ experience in a range of Pastoral roles in the school.  He has been a Head of Year for 5 years and an Assistant Headteacher in charge of behaviour, pastoral care and safeguarding for 2 years.  Following a change of role, he is back on the front line as a form tutor and reaffirmed in his belief that it is one of the most important, and yet sometimes over looked, roles in a school.

 

 

Currently, Rich is working as KS4 Maths Coordinator and as such understands first-hand the balance and possible tensions between pastoral and academic aims but is a firm believer that when young people feel safe and happy, they are most likely to achieve their best.

 

What did others think?

“The course provided me with a great basis for approaching the important role of the form tutor.  It was valuable to network with other NQTs who were using a range of strategies with the tutees.  The course facilitators were honest, professional and personable which made discussing often hard to handle situations that may arise in a pastoral remit, easy.  I have just recently been appointed as a head of year 7 and intend to use some of the strategies with my own tutor team in the near future.”

Developing Effective Middle Leadership 2020-21

This programme of four sessions will focus on the essential skills required to be an outstanding middle leader.

This course will be hosted  in the Teaching & Learning Hub at St Albans Girls’ School, St Albans or will be delivered virtually according to COVID guidelines at the time of each session.

Twilight sessions will run from 4.00pm to 5.30pm on the following dates:

  • Session 1: Monday 16 November 2020 – live google meet
  • Session 2: Wednesday 9th December 2020 – virtual
  • Session 3: Wednesday 27th January 2020 at STAGS T&L Hub or virtual tbc
  • Session 4: Thursday 4th March 2020 at STAGS T&L Hub or virtual tbc

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at those who are already in positions of middle leadership and who wish to develop, refine and enhance their leadership qualities.  The sessions will provide an opportunity to reconsider aspects of leadership including vision, strategic direction and managing teams. These sessions are aimed at both curriculum and pastoral leaders.

What are the objectives or outcomes?

These sessions will support you in:

  • Redefining your vision and values as a middle leader
  • Drawing together theory and practice
  • Sustaining effective leadership

Areas of Focus

The areas of focus will include:

  • The nuts and bolts of middle leadership
  • Effective approaches to support and develop your team
  • Tracking students progress, data analysis and interpretation to inform teaching.
  • Self-evaluation, monitoring and moving forward to build capacity

Meet the facilitators

Paul Kershaw is Deputy Head at St Albans Girls’ School where he has responsibility for Learning, Teaching and Curriculum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NQT Primary Network 2020-21

The NQT Primary Network comprises of four twilight sessions run throughout the school year.  These will be a blend of virtual meetings or face to face meetings hosted at Sandringham School in St Albans in line with COVID guidelines.  These meetings allow NQTs to network in an informal setting and provide the opportunity to discuss whatever problems and issues that are current and relevant to them at the time.

Twilight sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 4.00-5.30 pm on the following dates:

  • Session 1: 20th October 2020 – zoom meeting
  • Session 2: 8th December 2020
  • Session 3: 2nd February 2021
  • Session 4: 16th March 2021

Who is this course for?

This highly popular network is aimed at primary NQTs who wish to establish supportive links with colleagues.

What are the objectives or outcomes?

This programme will support you in:

  • Sharing good practice.
  • Developing subject knowledge.
  • Exploring questions in a friendly and collaborative forum.

Areas of focus

The programme will be developed according to feedback and suggestions from delegates as the year progresses.

Meet the facilitator

Cathy Longhurst

Headteacher, Mandeville Primary School