Courses on Offer
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|Date:||21 November 2017|
|Time:||16:30 - 18:30|
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
|Date:||22 November 2017|
|Time:||16:00 - 17:30|
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: email@example.com
|Date:||27 November 2017|
|Time:||15:45 - 17:30|
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 for the past two years, in the Department for Education's Pupil Premium Awards. They were KS4 South East Regional winners 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.
- Emily Waddilove, Teaching & Learning Adviser (Closing the Gap), Children's Services, Wokingham Borough Council
- Mary Davies, Executive Head of Maiden 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
|Date:||28 November 2017|
|Time:||10:00 - 15:00|
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.
|Date:||6 December 2017|
|Time:||13:30 - 18:00|
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.
15 January 2018 (10:00 - 15:00)
16 January 2018 (10:00 - 15:00)
What is Coaching?
Coaching is one of the most powerful tools for unlocking natural abilities. It offers tools and resources to increase pupils', colleagues' and parents' personal awareness, confidence, fulfilment and self-sufficiency. This approach leads to greater independence and long-term resilience. Not only does it support the performance, leadership and independent learning of pupils, coaching enhances teachers' performance in the classroom by providing tools and frameworks for self-reflection and feedback. Additionally, coaching as a communication tool develops stronger relationships between staff, developing a more supportive and collaborative culture
As a participant you will learn to use coaching as an empowering communication and development technique. This promotes self-awareness, personal responsibility and action in yourself, your colleagues, your students and others.
The course features hands-on training emphasising participation and practical experience. You will have had opportunities to coach, be coached and receive coaching feedback. By the end of the course, we hope you have gained an understanding of how to use basic professional coaching skills in a variety of contexts.
30 January 2018 (14:30 - 17:00)
6 March 2018 (14:30 - 17:00)
This course will take teachers through some of the thinking skills that can be used to build resilience, both for teachers and pupils. It will also provide some information on how to understand and manage emotions.
This course draws on the Government's continued focus on 'character and resilience' as is set out in the White Paper 'Educational Excellence Everywhere' (March 2016). This outlined that 'a 21st century education should prepare children for adult life by instilling the character traits and fundamental British values that will help them succeed: being resilient and knowing how to persevere, how to bounce back if faced with failure, and how to collaborate with others at work and in their private lives.' (p.94).