Supporting students to succeed through a growth mindset 2020-21

This is a pre-recorded webinar which will be available from Monday, 8th March for the remainder of the year.  Please make your booking and a link will be sent out to you after the 8th March and within 2 working days thereafter.

Areas of focus:

  • Recovery curriculum – mental health and student resilience and growth mindset following on from lockdown.
  • Strategies to support students to learn using growth mindset theory.
  • Examples of success.
  • Scripting and how this can develop growth of student mindsets.

Who is this for?

Teachers, LSA’s, SLT across all key stages.

Meet the facilitators

Chris Poole

Head of Year 9, The Stockwood Park Academy

Chris has taught for nine years, in four different schools across England.  Chris has been heavily involved in the development of whole school pastoral structure design and implementation and has a passion in educational pedagogy around growth mindset, grit, student voice and its correlation with academic excellence.

 

 

 

 

Tech Tools for remote and blended MFL learning: Ideas to enhance learning & engage learners 2020-21

This is a pre-recorded webinar which will be available from Monday, 1st March for the remainder of the year.  Please make your booking and a link will be sent out to you after the 1st March and within 2 working days thereafter.

Areas of focus:

  • During this session we will explore some effective free apps and ideas to enhance pupil learning and increase engagement during remote and blended learning.
  • We will look at how to use these tech tools in different phases of an MFL lesson.

Who is this for?

For teachers who already have a basic working knowledge of Google Suite and remote learning tools, but who would like to extend their blended learning ‘toolkit’ and gain practical ideas and tips. Although examples will be MFL specific, most of the ideas could be adapted to most subjects.

Meet the facilitators

Mrs Catherine Phillips

Head of KS3 & KS5 French, Roundwood Park School

Catherine is an experienced and enthusiastic MFL teacher and subject leader. Her lessons are engaging and innovative and she has been successfully adapting her outstanding classroom practice to respond to the challenges and opportunities of remote learning.

 

 

 

 

Retrieval Practice in MFL 2020-21

This is a pre-recorded webinar which will be available from Monday, 1st March for the remainder of the year.  Please make your booking and a link will be sent out to you after the 1st March and within 2 working days thereafter.

Areas of focus:

  • Gain an introductory understanding of the theory behind Retrieval Practice, as a means of improving teaching & learning.
  • Learn about some ideas and resources that will help you include retrieval practice in your MFL lessons.

Who is this for?

The session is aimed at teachers of MFL who would like to develop their understanding of retrieval and extend their repertoire of resources & ideas. Although examples will be MFL specific,  resources and activities could be adapted for other subjects.

Meet the facilitators

Mrs Catherine Phillips

Head of KS3 & KS5 French, Roundwood Park School

Catherine is an experienced and enthusiastic MFL teacher and subject leader. Her lessons are engaging and innovative and she has been successfully adapting her outstanding classroom practice to respond to the challenges and opportunities of remote learning.

 

 

 

 

GCSE Maths: Tried and tested resources for exam confidence and success 2020-21

This is a pre-recorded webinar which will be available from 22nd February 2021 for the remainder of the year.  Please make your booking and a link will be sent out to you after the 22nd February and within 2 working days thereafter.

This webinar is a collation and run through of various GCSE maths platforms and resources. Aimed at both Higher and Foundation students, with ideas for classroom use and tips for exam confidence and student engagement, including ideas for virtual learning and assessment.

Who is this course for?

GCSE Maths teachers, Heads of Department or Key Stage Leads

Meet the facilitators:

Fiona Rosler – Head of Mathematics, Assistant Headteacher, Teaching and Learning Team, Verulam School

Fiona has a wealth of knowledge gained most recently at both Verulam School and Beaumont School and works closely with colleagues across the BeauSandVer Consortium.  Fiona has a keen interest in teacher training and mentoring and is also an Alban Teaching School Alliance Specialist Leader in Education.

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.

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 Leaders (non-teaching staff) 2020-21

AS WE WOULD LIKE THIS PROGRAMME TO CONSIST OF FACE TO FACE SESSIONS WE HAVE DECIDED TO POSTPONE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE CONSTANTLY CHANGING COVID GUIDELINES.

WE WILL COMMUNICATE NEW DATES IN DUE COURSE BUT THIS IS LIKELY TO BE IN THE AUTUMN TERM 2021-22

We are delighted to offer this programme consisting of three sessions for support staff leaders in schools hosted at schools across the alliance as follows:

  • Session 1: Leadership styles and having difficult conversations
  • Session 2: Financial management
  • Session 3: Strategies to promote effective change

Who is this course for?

Colleagues involved in managing and leading others within a school setting.  Delegates may be aspiring to be in role or currently in a position of leading a team.

What are the objectives or outcomes?

On this programme participants will:

  • Reflect on their personal strengths
  • Develop skills of leadership
  • Explore their own vision and values

Areas of Focus

The areas of focus will include:

  • Management or leadership? Understanding leadership styles
  • The nuts and bolts: Action planning for change
  • Leading successful change
  • Effective team management
  • Emotional intelligence, managing yourself and others
  • Financial management

Meet the facilitators

 

Tessa Miles

During her career, Tessa has held a number of roles: Head of History, Head of House, Head of Faculty and Professional Learning Mentor. She was awarded AST status in 2008 and has since used her skills and knowledge to support NQTs in Hertfordshire as well as colleagues in her own school to develop their teaching and learning strategies.

 


Hazel Wale

During her career, Hazel has held a number of senior roles including Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and more recently the Chief Operations Officer for the Scholars’ Education Trust. In her leadership roles, Hazel has been responsible for support staff winning the nationally prestigious “School Business Manager of the Year Award” and becoming a Fellow of the Association of School Business Managers. She has extensive experience of delivering keynote speeches and providing bespoke training on a range of different themes and topics.