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.”

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

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.

The remaining twilight sessions will run from 4.00pm to 5.30pm as follows:

  • Session 3: Tuesday, 26th January 2021 at Sandringham School facilitated by Athena Ptsillis – virtual delivery if need be
  • Session 4: Wednesday, 17th March 2021 at Sir John Lawes School – virtual delivery if need be

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 3: 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.

 

New to Curriculum or Pastoral Leadership 2020-21

This course is for teachers in their first or second year of Curriculum Leadership or Pastoral Leadership.

Please note these subjects are run concurrently as they follow a similar structure.

This course is normally hosted at St Albans Girls’ School with twilight sessions running from 4.00pm to 5.30pm.  The dates are as follows with the first session being delivered as a pre-recorded webinar and the second session being held as a google meet.

  • Session 1; Friday, 25th September 2020 – pre-recorded webinar.
  • Session 2: Wednesday 18th November 2020 – google meet.
  • Session 3: Thursday 21st January 2021 – virtual or face to face tbc.
  • Session 4: Wednesday 24th March 2021 – virtual or face to face tbc.
  • Session 5: Thursday 9th June 2021 – virtual or face to face tbc.

Who is this course for?

This course is for teachers in their first or second year of Curriculum Leadership or Pastoral Leadership.

What are the objectives or outcomes?

The objectives of this course are to:

  • Provide peer to peer support
  • Through reflection, develop a proactive support model (New to Pastoral Leadership)
  • Reflect on leadership in a subject capacity (New to Curriculum Leadership)

Areas of focus

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

  • Using coaching to celebrate achievements and solve problems
  • Identifying priorities, the art of delegation
  • Having difficult conversations
  • Leadership profiles and styles
  • Collaborative problem solving based on real scenarios
  • Sharing good practice

Meet the facilitators:

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

 

 

 

 

 


Karen Thomas is Deputy Head at St Albans Girls’ School where she has responsibility for Student Welfare and Progress.

 

 

 

 

What did others think?

“The opportunity to network and reflect on the resources has allowed me to construct ideas and develop strategies for working more effectively with my team, for the benefit of students.”

“I feel much more confident in analysing and stepping back from a difficult situation before making a plan to deal with it and overcome it.”