Motivating a Team

Tuesday 21 November • 9am - 3:45pm • Beechwood Junior School

The workshop, will equip you with the skills and knowledge to be able to motivate teams.

Participants will learn how to:
• Understand what is an effective team
• See what stage of Tuckman’s team levels your team is at
• Understand all the key ingredients we need to be doing with our teams to make them effective
• Explore different team role and behaviours
• How to develop a team charter


Playground Behaviour

Wednesday 22 November • 9am - 11am • Poole (TBC)

The school playground is often an underused resource in a school’s battle with challenging behaviour. This workshop looks at ways in which support staff can be proactive in the playground to tackle behaviour and the in-class benefits this can provide. The session will give staff the opportunity to develop ideas for playground activities. We will discuss how to identify inappropriate play and ways to keep the children who play these types of games occupied. We will look at the importance of staff-child rapport that can be developed during break times and how this supports teachers in their work inside the classroom. The workshop will also go through the Child Protection procedures that are in place for staff that have concerns for children arising from things they witness in the playground.


Normalising Mental Health & Improving Staff Wellbeing

Monday 4 December • 9:30am - 3:30pm • Beechwood Junior School

The workshop, facilitated by the Hamwic HR Team aims to provide Managers with a good understanding of Mental Health and how to support the wellbeing of their people.
The Normalising Mental Health Training is designed to introduce the topic of mental health, increase mental health awareness and build support in the workplace.
Participants will learn how to:
• Identify common types of Mental Health issues
• Differentiate between neurotic & psychotic mental health problems
• Identify signs and symptoms of stress in staff
• Promote positive coping strategies
• Classify relevant legislation
• Create a Culture of wellbeing in the workplace
• Establish a local support network


Effective Leadership

Tuesday 5 December • 9am - 12:30pm • Beechwood Junior School

The course outlines the role of the Leader, the skills required to be an effective Leader and how this can drive employee engagement

Participants will learn:
• The differences between leading and managing
• The stages in team formation
• What makes an inspiring leader
• What employee engagement is
• How good leadership drives employee engagement
• How mission and vision statements can influence employee engagement


Deeper Questioning

Wednesday 6 December • 9am - 3:30pm • Beechwood Junior School

The educational research is stark: teachers talk for 70-80% of lessons and only 5-10% of that triggers dialogue that engages the pupils. The average response time for a student answer is 1 second. This course examines the research and provides a range of practical strategies to deepen questioning and engage students in classrooms where teachers value deep and conceptual learning. It looks at how skilled questioning can enhance progress, stimulate curiosity and promote independence. It also explores the value of enquiry in teacher’s joint professional development.
Participants will learn how to:
• Reflect on the importance of effective questioning and active listening for deep learning
• Be clear on the place of different types of questions and their role based on clear teacher intentions
• Reflect on different pedagogical models for teacher-pupil and pupil-pupil interactions and how they affect the dept and quality of learning including constructivist approaches
• Be able to develop the frequency and quality of pupil questioning
• Use questioning to deepen adult learning through JPD and INSET


Emotional Literacy

Thursday 7 December • 9am - 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 in 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


Methods to Increase the Impact of Teaching So That Children Maximise Learning and Retention

Monday 11 December • 9am - 11am • Beechwood Junior School

The workshop is designed to look at the structure and rhythm of lessons to ensure they contain strategic elements that align with brain and emotional development. This draws the listeners in at a deeper level and creates more brain connections, thus improving retention.

Participants will learn:
• The basic structure of the brain
• Where evaluation and learning takes place in the brain
• How to optimise blood flow to the learning parts of the brain and facilitate pupils to remain there for the duration of the lesson
• How to create learning impact at a deeper level
• How to conclude lessons so that pupils can maximise what they retain


Disengaged Learners

Tuesday 12 December • 9am - 12pm • Beechwood Junior School

An all too common problem in classrooms around the world, disengaged learners consume the time, effort and motivation of staff. Suitable for all TA’s as well as less experienced teachers, this workshop looks at ways to identify, challenge and motivate children that are disengaged from their learning. The session will discuss the important part support staff play in getting children wanting to learn and how they can make minor adjustments to their working practice that can have positive effects on disengaged learners.


Time Management

Wednesday 13 December • 9am - 4pm • Beechwood Junior School

The workshop, will help you to get the most out of your day, by learning how to manage and avoid time wasters. You will also learn effective time management techniques.

Participants will learn how to:
• Evaluate their time and learn ways to maximise their working day
• Prioritise
• Eliminate time wasters and stealers
• Manage other’s expectations
• Use effective to do lists
• Use assertiveness and say no


Dealing with Difficult People

Thursday 14 December • 9am - 11am • Beechwood Junior School

The workshop, facilitated by Visionary Consultancy offers you the knowledge and skills to be able to deal with difficult people
The workshop is designed to assist members of staff who have to deal with difficult people
Participants will learn how to:
• Evaluate their skills and experience both inside and outside of the workplace.
• Be able to understand the factors surrounding critical situations at work.
• Have an understanding of how to recognise and deal with aggressive and passive behaviours.
• Learn how to use skills to handle situations and people more constructively to achieve a positive outcome.
• Have an opportunity to ask questions