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.

Planning effective blended learning featuring Cat Scutt, Director of Education and Research, Chartered College of Teaching 2020-21

Webinar recording now available.

This one hour webinar took place on Tuesday, 23rd March and explored what the research says about remote and blended learning.   Cat Scutt from the Chartered College of Teaching presents on the research behind online and blended learning with some practical examples from Sandringham School.

To receive a link to the recording of this webinar please make your booking and this will be sent to you within 2 working days of receipt of your booking.

Who is this course for?

  • Governors, Headteachers, SLT, Teaching and Learning Leads.
  • Those with responsibility for Blended Learning / Education Technology.
  • Teachers.

Meet the facilitator:

Cat Scutt, Director of Education and Research, Chartered College of Teaching

A former English teacher, Cat’s roles have since focused on supporting teacher development both online and through face-to-face activities, with a particular focus on development through collaboration and through engagement with research and evidence. She has worked in education in both the state and independent sector, as well as in corporate learning and development. Cat leads on the Chartered College Of Teaching’s work around teacher development and certification, including the Chartered Teacher programme, and their research activities and publications, including their award-winning peer-reviewed journal, Impact.

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.

NQT Secondary Network 2020-21

This programme comprises of four twilight sessions run throughout the school year for secondary NQTs and is hosted across our alliance partner schools.

  • Session 1: The first session will be delivered as a pre-recorded webinar from Thursday, 17th September 2020 by Tessa Miles from St Albans Girls’ School.
  • Session 2: Monday, 9th November 2020 pre-recorded webinar by Helen Skelton and Zoe Shepherd from Beaumont School.
  • Session 3: Tuesday, 26th January 2021 – webinar by Athena Pitsillis from Sandringham School
  • Session 4: Wednesday, 17th March 2021 – pre-recorded webinar by Beth Fraser, Sir John Lawes School

Programme

Session 1: September 2020

  • Questioning – how to make this effective
  • Quick ideas for bringing into the classroom to reduce planning time

Session 2: November 2020

  • Memory and retention of knowledge
  • Looking after your voice

Session 3: January 2021

  • Student Progress and use of data

Session 4: March 2021

  • Differentiation – Working with small groups / low ability students

Who is this course for?

This highly popular network is aimed at secondary 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 facilitators

Facilitators on this programme are Professional Mentors and Senior Leaders from across Alban Federation schools.

 

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

 

 

Emerging Middle Leaders 2020-21

This programme comprises six twilight sessions run throughout the school year. There is a celebration event for all ‘graduates’ at the end of the year.

You will be required to attend the following twilight sessions which run from 4.00pm to 5.30pm.  Please note that all sessions will be delivered remotely where face to face meetings are still not viable.

Session 1: Thursday 22nd October 2020

Live webinar

Management or leadership?
Understanding leadership styles
Julia Pipes
Session 2: Tuesday 24th November 2020

Microsoft Teams meeting

Leading effective meetings and managing people Mark Allday
Session 3: Tuesday 19th January 2021

at Sandringham School or virtual tbc

The Nuts and Bolts:  Action planning for change Thom Leat
Session 4: Wednesday 10th February 2021

at Sir John Lawes or virtual tbc

Future pathways.
Job applications and interview technique.
Phil Newbery
Session 5: Tuesday 16th March 2021

at Beaumont School

Application of data Jonathan Mountstevens
Session 6: Monday, 28th June 2021

Sandringham School

Coaching and unlocking potential
Celebration Event
Tessa Miles

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at those aspiring to middle leadership and who wish to develop leadership qualities.

What are the objectives or outcomes?

This programme will support you in:

  • Reflecting on your personal strengths
  • Developing skills of leadership
  • Exploring your own vision and values

Areas of focus

The final programme will be made available at the start of the course, however areas of focus will include:

  • Management or leadership? Understanding leadership styles
  • Leading successful change: Effective team management
  • The nuts and bolts: Action planning for change
  • Future pathways. Job applications and interview technique
  • Numbers! Target setting and whole school finance
  • Emotional intelligence, managing yourself and others

Meet the facilitators:

Facilitators on this course come from across our alliance schools.

What did others think?

“I have learned so many new techniques that I am already trying out in order to improve my own leadership skills.”

“The middle leader course allowed me to reflect on what type of leader I want to be and start to identify my own strengths and weaknesses in leadership style.”