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

 

Keeping up to date with Online Safety Curriculum and Issues 2020-21

The ATSA are delighted to offer this free live webinar providing an overview of best practice in Online Safety, an introduction to key resources and a look at a self review tool.

This live webinar will now take place from 4pm to 5pm on Thursday, 19th November (not Wednesday, 21st October 2020 as previously advertised)

Once you have made your booking you will receive a booking confirmation.  This will be followed up during the week before the event with a joining link for this live session.

PROGRAMME

Time Topic
16:00 Introductions
16:05 Update on Online Safety issues
16:30 Brief overview of the free 360safe self-review tool and Project Evolve resources
16:40 Discussion and Q&A (finish by 5pm)

Who is this course for?

Primary Computing Co-ordinators, Safeguarding Leads (Primary and Secondary), Secondary Computing HoD/DoLs

Meet the Facilitator

Christian Turton

Christian Turton is the Primary Computing Hub Lead for the Sandringham Computing Hub at Alban TSA, part of the National Centre for Computing Education. Prior to this role Christian has a wealth of experience in supporting schools with Education Technology, Computing Curriculum and Online Safety as a local authority consultant, for Apple as part of the Apple Professional Learning Specialists programme and at the London Connected Learning Centre.

 

 

This course is hosted in collaboration with the National Centre for Computing Education and Computing at School

MFL Teacher Network 2020-21

This network is a chance for subject leaders in MFL to meet to discuss current issues in secondary phase languages education, to form good cross-school relationships and share best practice.

The network will consist of 3 sessions held virtually on google meet at 4pm across the academic year as follows:

  • Session 1: Monday 23rd November 2020
  • Session 2: Monday 8th February 2021
  • Session 3: Summer Term to be agreed at the end of session 2

Who is this course for?

Heads and Seconds in Languages Departments

What are the objectives or outcomes?

On this programme participants will:

  • Discuss changes to the MFL curriculum.
  • Discuss the challenges facing teachers of MFL.
  • Share best practice.

Areas of focus

The course will include:

  • Facilitated sessions.
  • Reflection and review.
  • Planning next steps.

Meet the facilitators

Sue Lutz, Head of MFL, Beaumont School

Sue is an experienced Head of MFL, having led her first department at The Hemel Hempstead School in 2002 and moving to Beaumont in 2010.  Sue has worked as an examiner for both AQA and Edexcel.  She has organised many training and networking events in Hertfordshire, is active in the MFL Twitter community and runs her own blog www.headoflanguages.co.uk

 

 

 

 


 

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 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.

 

EqualiTeach 2: Focus on Race Equality 2020-21

In the second live webinar of this series EqualiTeach present on Focus on Race Equality.

During the training participants will:

  • Consider the impact of race inequality and racism on young people’s experience of the school system.
  • Explore the barriers that can prevent teachers from successfully promoting race equality and tackling racism and how to overcome them.
  • Be equipped with techniques to have effective conversations about race equality.

This will be a live webinar at 3.30pm on Thursday, 19th November 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.”

RQT Next Steps 2020-21

We have extended the RQT Next Steps programme now in it’s second year to include six sessions, one per half term, across the year.  These sessions will offer invaluable support to RQTs and allow them to explore how they can embed strong teaching and learning practices within their classroom, consider where their career path may go and also how they can use academic research to continue their understanding of pedagogy and how it can impact their professional development.

The twilights will take place from 4pm to 5.30pm as follows and will be delivered either virtually or face to face in accordance with COVID guidelines at the time.

Session 1 23rd September 2020 LIVE WEBINAR on Embedding Classroom Practice
Session 2 19th November 2020
at Sandringham School
Getting your students to think; Takeaways
Session 3 18th January 2021
at Sandringham School
Career direction
Session 4 3rd March 2021
at Sir John Lawes School
Retrieval practice
Session 5 27th April 2021
at Sandringham School
Whole school literacy and numeracy
Session 6 30th June 2021
at Sandringham School
Using educational research to support professional development

Who is this course for?

Recently Qualified Teachers (RQTs).

The course is aimed at those who have successfully completed their NQT induction and are now working within schools, but without the mentoring framework so valued by NQTs.

 

Meet the Facilitators

Session 1: Ben Garcia, Assistant Headteacher, Sir John Lawes School

Session 2: Selina Sutton, Year 6 teacher and Oracy Lead, Mandeville Primary School

Session 3: Athena Ptsillis, Assistant Headteacher, Sandringham School

Session 4: Beth Fraser and Caroline Michel, Sir John Lawes School

Session 5: Melissa Hall, St Albans Girls’ School & Tom Way, Harlington Upper School, Bedford

Session 6: Karen Roskilly, Sandringham Research School

Sixth Form Leaders Network 2020-21

The ATSA are delighted to continue the Sixth Form Leaders Network for the academic year of 2020-21.

Virtual or face to face twilight sessions will be held from 4pm to 5.30pm at St Albans Girls’ School on the following dates:

  • Thursday, 12th November 2020 – google meet
  • Thursday, 25th February 2021
  • Thursday, 24th June 2021

Who is this course for?

Sixth Form Leaders

What are the objectives or outcomes?

  • To share best practice to support post 16 students
  • To discuss changes to the post 16 educational landscape
  • To discuss common challenges that face sixth form

Areas of focus:

The course will include:

  • Changes to the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework and its implications for post 16 education
  • Pastoral care
  • The introduction of T Levels and the implication for sixth forms
  • Independent learning
  • Metacognition

Meet the facilitator:

Julia Pipes, Assistant Headteacher, St Albans Girls’ School