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Coaching - Foundation Course

Dates:
2 October 2017   (16:00 - 19:15)
3 October 2017   (16:00 - 19:15)
9 October 2017   (16:00 - 19:15)
10 October 2017   (16:00 - 19:15)
Venue: Wellington College

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.

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Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

Date: 10 October 2017
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Venue: Wellington College

“Emotional intelligence is the sine qua non of leadership.” Goleman (2011:1).

The kind of topics which can be covered on this course include:

  • Neuroscience of Emotional Intelligence and leadership
  • Enabling teams to flourish
  • Managing conflict
  • Maximising engagement
  • Virtues, values, emotions and performance
  • Communication for flourishing teams
  • Mindful negotiation for positive relationships
  • Compassion and performance
  • Motivation.

The exact content of each course can vary depending on what the delegates would like to get out of the day.

This is a core module for 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.

Further information about the Wellington College Leading for Impact Programme can be found here.

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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.

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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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.

Event aims:

  • to raise awareness of key issues of importance to participants in pastoral leadership
  • to increase confidence and competence in dealing with pastoral challenges
  • to provide opportunities to share experience and good practice with colleagues
  • to encourage reflection and critical evaluation of pastoral leadership practices and professional issues
  • to 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: 16:00 - 17:30
Venue: Wellington College

This will be run as an ideas exchange so that a variety of participants can offer to speak about strategies and tools they have found to effectively support disadvantaged pupils. Speakers will share their experiences and findings that have helped to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and diminish the difference between them and their peers.

Speakers:

Emily Waddilove, Teaching & Learning Adviser (Closing the Gap), Children's Services, Wokingham Borough Council

Richard Staton, SLE for Closing the Gap and Science, Deputy Head at Bulmershe School

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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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