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New or Aspiring Heads of Department

Date: 6 November 2017
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Venue: Wellington College

This is a course for new and aspiring middle leaders in schools. The course will cover topics such as creating  a vision, setting and maintaining high standards, understanding the challenges and opportunities of academic leadership and getting the best out of your team.

For the last part of the course we have a panel of experienced leaders from across the partnership who will answer your questions and discuss the key issues of academic leadership.

This is an elective module available to all leaders participating in the Certificate or Diploma for the Wellington Leaders in Education Programme. This can also be taken as a stand-alone module. Participants will be asked what their particular areas of interest are before the programme and the module will be built around these.

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SEND - Autism in Mainstream Schools

Date: 16 November 2017
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Venue: Welington College

We are delighted to be able to offer this opportunity for teachers to increase their knowledge and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the mainstream classroom. ASD is the name given for a range of similar conditions that affect a person's social interaction,

ASD:

  • To promote a further understanding of ASD.
  • To understand the principles of the TEACCH approach (TEACCH - Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication related handicapped Children).

Communication:

  • What is communication?
  • Challenges of ASD learners will verbal commination.
  • Strategies to overcome barriers in communication.

Behaviour:

  • Explore practical strategies to support ASD learners.

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English TeachMeet

Date: 21 November 2017
Time: 16:30 - 18:30
Venue: Waingels College
Waingels Road
Woodley
Berks RG5 4RF
(Red Zone 35-37)

Subject focus: Consolidating our understanding

Following our first 'round through' of the new specifications at GCSE and A level, we are now in a position to consolidate our understanding, reflect on what we have done well and to formulate ideas on how to move forward. This will be an opportunity to share our ideas about best practice at all key stages and to prepare for and deliver these new courses.

TeachMeets are a great way for local educationalists to meet, discuss ideas and share best practice. They aim to engage and inspire fellow colleagues. Anyone can share great ideas they've trialled in their classrooms, a teaching resource they love, a great website, a classroom activity - whatever you like! We would like people to come with ideas to share through an informal talk from 2 to 5 minutes, either individually or as a group. No idea or example is too small. Please email Charlotte your idea / resource you would like to share to : BisCBS@waingels.wokingham.sch.uk

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PE TeachMeet

Date: 22 November 2017
Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Venue: Edgbarrow School
Grant Road
Crowthorne
Berkshire, RG45 7HZ

This PE TeachMeet offers an opportunity for PE staff to informally share ideas and good practice on the non-exam assessment (NEA) aspect of the new GCSE and A Level. It also provides a way to build a support network amongst local and partnership schools.

TeachMeets are a great way for local educationalists to meet, discuss ideas and share best practice. They aim to engage and inspire fellow colleagues. Anyone can share great ideas they've trialled, a teaching resource they love, a great website, a new activity - whatever you like! We would like people to come with ideas to share through an informal talk from 2 to 5 minutes, either individually or as a group. No idea or example is too small.An electronic whiteboard will be available and we would ask that if you would like to present your ideas please email these in advance to: sasha.mead@edgbarrowschool.co.uk

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Pastoral Leadership in a Boarding School

Date: 23 November 2017
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Venue: Wellington College

Effective pastoral care in schools is central to the ethos and tone of the whole school. It is essential if students are to feel secure, know they are valued as individuals and feel encouraged to develop and learn in a healthy and safe environment. At the core of effective pastoral care are the positive relationships that exist between the student, teacher and pastoral leader.

The course will start by looking at the reasons for going into pastoral leadership, the challenges that may be faced and give delegates the opportunity to assess their own strengths and weaknesses. Opportunity will also be given to share good practice and collaborate with other delegates about how certain issues might be tackled into a boarding school setting.

The second part of the course will then look at:

  • :Styles of leadership and the impact it might have on your boarding house
  • Different styles of leadership at different times of the year, at different stages in your career, with different stakeholders
  • Observations on how to treat pupils as individuals
  • Discussion around some scenarios illustrating the above points.

Event aims:

  • Raise awareness of key issues of importance to participants in pastoral leadership
  • Increase confidence and competence in dealing with pastoral challenges
  • Provide opportunities to share experience and good practice with colleagues
  • Encourage reflection and critical evaluation of pastoral leadership practices and professional issues
  • Give an opportunity to look at individual career plans and delegates' own strengths and weaknesses

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Disadvantaged Pupils / Pupil Premium - Ideas Exchange

Date: 27 November 2017
Time: 15:45 - 17:30
Venue: Wellington College

This will be an ideas exchange where speakers will share strategies, tools and findings that they have found to effectively raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and diminish the difference between them and their peers.

One of our speakers is the Executive Head of Maiden Erlegh School, a Key Stage 4 finalist in 2015 & 2016, in the Department for Education's Pupil Premium Awards, winning the South East Region's group for the school which most effectively used the pupil premium grant to improve the life chances of disadvantaged pupils.

We will finish with a workshop session to enable group work and discussion amongst participants.

Speakers:

  • Emily Waddilove, Teaching & Learning Adviser (Closing the Gap), Children's Services, Wokingham Borough Council
  • Mary Davies, Executive Head of Madien Erlegh School and NLE
  • Richard Staton, SLE for Closing the Gap and Science, Deputy Head at Bulmershe School
  • Jamie Hudson, Assistant Head at St Crispin's

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Developing a Leadership Vision and Strategy

Date: 28 November 2017
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Venue: Wellington College

This practical session aims to equip senior leaders and those aspiring to such positions both the time to reflect and the tools to create and deliver their vision and strategy. There will also be the opportunity to discuss leadership issues that are of particular interest to those attending..

Further information about the Wellington College Leadership Programme can be found here.

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Pastoral Leadership

Date: 6 December 2017
Time: 13:30 - 18:00
Venue: Wellington College

Effective pastoral care in schools is central to the ethos and tone of the whole school. It is essential if students are to feel secure, know they are valued as individuals and feel encouraged to develop and learn in a healthy and safe environment. At the core of effective pastoral care are the positive relationships that exist between the student, teacher and pastoral leader.

In the first part of  the course, delegates will look at the reasons for going into pastoral leadership, the challenges that may be faced and give delegates the opportunity to assess their own strengths and weaknesses. Opportunity will also be given to share good practice and collaborate with other delegates about how certain issues might be tackled.

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