Creating a Whole School Learning Culture (Day 2 of 2)

Tuesday 23 January • 8:45am - 4pm • Beechwood Junior School

This course will enable participants to explore a model for putting key learning behaviours (Resilience, Critical Thinking, Reflection, Creativity, Independence and Teamwork) at the heart of a school’s curriculum so they become both explicit and implicit parts of a learners’ entitlement. It will develop participants’ understanding of the core elements of each learning behaviour and how they look as they develop through a child’s time at a school. It will look at practical pedagogical tools and strategies to develop these learning dispositions into everyday classroom practice, the curriculum and the culture of the school. It will also explore the importance of the effective leadership of these learning elements and provide some time for networking and action planning to secure effective implementation.

Participants will:
• Acquire a clear understanding of how the 6 elements of learning fit into the Curriculum to promote metacognition, self-regulation and growth mindsets through purposeful and engaging learning
• Develop a clear leadership strategy and action plan to introduce and embed the elements into the school’s curriculum
• Gain clarity on the components and progression with the elements of resilience, critical thinking, reflection, creativity, independence and teamwork
• Develop a toolkit of practical strategies and pedagogical approaches to embed each element into classroom practice and integrate it into the school curriculum.


Behaviour Management – TA’s

Thursday 8 February • 9am - 12pm • Beechwood Junior School

TA’s and other support staff play an important role in the behaviour of children in schools. This workshop explores the individual role a TA plays within the school’s behaviour policy. The session will allow TA’s the chance to reflect on their experiences and plan for ways they can play a greater part in behaviour management in school. Topics covered include: Establishing ground rules, building rapport, building confidence to deal with behaviours and developing the ability to react to what is being said rather than how it is being said.


Emotional Literacy

Thursday 22 February • 9.00 am - 12.30pm • Beechwood Junior School

The course will look at the challenging behaviour that can present in the classroom and the strategies used to assist the child to develop confidence and succeed at school.

Outcomes of the Course:
- To understand the role of Emotional Literacy in the classroom
- To give participants techniques to develop the Emotional Literacy of pupils


Giving Feedback

Wednesday 28 February • 9.00am - 3.00pm • Beechwood Junior School

Aims of the Course:
If teachers feel confident to provide each other with feedback, the practice within the school will rocket. An openness to sharing feedback can also ensure issues are addressed before conflict occurs. This course goes through the principles of giving and receiving feedback and the steps required to successfully deliver difficult messages. It also aims to enable you to reduce office politics and assist with relationship building, therefore create strong teams.

By the end of the workshop you will:
- Understand the importance of feedback
- Feel confident to give peer to peer and upwards feedback
- Have the confidence to reflect on feedback and act on it
- Create a culture of feedback in your team


Giving Effective Presentations

Wednesday 14 March • 9.00am - 4.00pm • Beechwood Junior School

This workshop will benefit anyone who is required to give presentations;a trainer, a meeting facilitator, speaker or seminar discussion leader. No matter which role you are assuming, this workshop will help you to become more skilled in providing information to others in an engaging and proficient manner.

By the end of the workshop participants will have:
- Improved confidence when giving presentations
- A toolkit of presentation methods they can select to effectively meet the needs of audience, purpose and context
- Strategies to speak out with confidence and knock down nervousness
- The opportunity to try out their new skills in a supportive and non-critical environment


Safer Recruitment

Monday 19 March • 9am - 1pm • Beechwood Junior School

Through a mixture of tutor led delivery and delegate participation our training will equip you with the latest information on safer recruitment practices and help you gain the safeguarding skills you need to better protect pupils when recruiting.
The course is developed in line with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’.

By the end of this course participants will be able to:
• Explain the key features of recruitment and selection that prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
• Identify the key features of a safe school culture


Building Resilience

Tuesday 27 March • 9.00am - 3.15pm • Beechwood Junior School

Education section employees report higher levels of stress, anxiety and depression than within many other occupational areas. Resilience can be key to tackling many of these issues by insuring that staff have organisational and personal strategies so that they can "bounce back" from difficult experiences, whether it be inspection, organisational change or conflict.
By the end of the workshop you will :
- Understand what personal resilience is
- Be aware of why resilience is important in the workplace and what factors can impact it
- Know how to measure and build personal and organisational resilience
- Know the positive impact building resilience can have and design personalised strategies to achieve resilience