The Role of the Induction Tutor from September 2021

To support the introduction of the early career framework, this webinar will look at the changing role of the Induction Tutor. The induction tutor requires a focus on overseeing all progress reviews and formal assessments and is a discrete role from the ECT Mentor. This webinar will give guidance on the new requirements of the Induction Tutor.

This live webinar will take place as follows:

  • Monday, 5th July 2021, 4.00pm to 4.45pm

Who is this course for?

The role of Induction Tutor for ECTs

Meet the facilitators

Karen Paul – Director of Teaching School Hub

Roger Billing – Headteacher, The Wroxham Primary School

Athletics: Sprints and Hurdles Course 2020-21

THIS SESSION IS NOW FULLY BOOKED AND WE ARE OPERATING A WAITING LIST – PLEASE EMAIL victoria.parsons@albantsh.co.uk TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

This session will take place from 4pm to 6pm on Wednesday, 14th July 2021 at Jarman Park Athletics Track, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4JS.   There will be a maximum of 16 delegates which will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

SPRINTING & HURDLING – This session will focus on the techniques of sprinting and hurdling including:

  • Warm-up
  • Sprinting drills which emphasise and develop sprinting technique
  • Use of equipment to develop sprinting technique
  • Sprint starts.
  • Development of hurdling technique, approach to first hurdle, development of 3 stride pattern.

Who is this course for?

Members of the Sport England Programme’s 17 Schools

Meet the trainer

Deborah Keenleyside

Deborah is head coach at Dacorum and Tring AC.  She is actively involved in Herts Schools Athletics as organiser of Schools League & County Schools Champs.

Previous Experience

Member of the National Hurdles Squad (1979-1982) and competed for Great Britain over 400m Hurdles (1981).

Represented GB at World and European Masters Champs 100mH & TJ (1995-1997)

Represented British Universities at Netball (1976-9)

 

The host site will provide a sanitised environment and will adhere to social distancing requirements.   Any delegate who has had a positive lateral flow device test (LFD) or PCR test or is displaying coronavirus symptoms or is living with someone who has either tested positive or is  displaying coronavirus symptoms must not attend a face to face training session.  Please see the NHS website guidelines for further information if you are unclear of your responsibilities.  Should any delegate attending a session show symptoms or test positive for Coronavirus within a 14 day period following that session please notify laura.lusardi@albantsh.co.uk  immediately and the Alban Teaching School Hub will liaise with the host school and other delegates.

 

 

10 things a teacher should know about marking 2020-21

This 60 minute video is intended to help new teachers, or those teachers who have not had the opportunity to up-skill in their marking, to focus on 10 key principles. These basic considerations will, if properly managed, lead teachers towards better, more efficient, more effective marking over time. These findings are based on real-life experiences in the classroom as well as the current literature and research in the field of assessment.

Who is this course for?

New teachers, teachers who would like to improve their marking.

Meet the facilitator

Ben Creasey is Assistant Headteacher at Robert Barclay Academy, Hoddesdon.

Responsibilities include standards, raising attainment, monitoring and internal quality assurance.  Specialist areas of expertise are assessment and marking and MFL teaching.

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.

Moving into Senior Leadership 2020-21

The ATSA are delighted to offer Moving into Senior Leadership as a new programme for 2020-21.

This programme will consist of six sessions (virtual or  face to face in accordance with COVID guidelines at the time) across the year with the opportunity to shadow a senior leader at a different school.

Programme Outline

Each facilitated session will run from 4.00pm – 5.30pm unless otherwise stated in the full programme.

A detailed programme will be distributed to delegates prior to session 1 and may include virtual delivery as required.

Session 1 Tuesday, 10th November 2020 Defining your leadership style

Introduction of 360 feedback

Alison Diana, Management & Executive Coach and Consultant
Venue: Live Webinar
Session 2 Monday, 30th November 2020 Establishing your vision Karen Paul, Assistant Headteacher
Venue: Live Webinar
Session 3 Tuesday, 12th January 2021 The language of leadership Alison Diana, Management & Executive Coach and Consultant
Venue:  Live Webinar or Sandringham School tbc
Session 4 Tuesday, 9th February 2021 Dealing with difficult conversations James Shapland, Headteacher & Tamara Kirk, Assistant Headteacher
Venue: Live Webinar or Ashlyns School tbc
Session 5 Tuesday, 23rd February 2021 Getting through the door

Interview and CV preparation

Phil Newbery, Deputy Headteacher
Venue: Live Webinar or Sir John Lawes tbc
Session 6 Thursday, 18th March 2021

MOVED TO 8TH JULY

What does being a Senior Leader look like?

Networking session with members of the STAGS SLT.

Paul Kershaw, Deputy Headteacher
Venue: St Albans Girls’ School

Who is this course for?

Leaders who have the skills and experience to move into school senior leadership but are yet to take that step.

Objectives

  • To support delegates in reviewing and evaluating own strengths and areas for development through.
  • To support delegates in developing a direction for their future career, from middle into senior leadership.
  • To facilitate discussion of different styles and effectiveness of approaches to leadership.
  • To encourage delegates into different school contexts to inform their views of current practice and what leadership looks like To consider practical approaches to developing and consolidating skills for future career developments.
  • To support delegates in next step promotions into senior leadership.

Outcomes

  • Delegates are sure of their strengths and areas for development.
  • Delegates feel equipped for the next step career changes and developments.
  • Delegates have practical approaches to use when making next step decisions.
  • Delegates’ views of leadership are informed by a range of contexts and experiences from outside their current context.

Facilitators

An external management and executive coach and consultant and experienced leaders across our Alliance Schools will assist with the delivery of this programme and are included in the programme above.

 

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.