Jim Heal (English Teacher and Behaviour & Discipline SLE) describing the use of Harkness to develop Independent Learning

Courses on Offer: Pastoral

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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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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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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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