Love Your Liver

Monday 8 January • 9am - 10am • Beechwood Junior School

The workshop, facilitated by Occupational Health Consultancy Limited, is designed for all staff interested in improving their health.
It looks at common health themes around diet and lifestyle and relates these to the importance of long term health to maintain a healthy liver.
The course explores the function of the liver and looks at the implications of poor liver health, guides the group to suggest choices that we can all make to improve our health.
The course is interactive and we use medical models and diagrams to give you a better understanding of the human body.
There is plenty of time allocated for any questions and we always ensure a range of resources are available to take away after the course for further information and guidance.


Keeping Interactions with Children Positive

Thursday 11 January • 9am - 12pm • Poole (TBC)

Springing into class with a smile on your face on a dark rainy morning after a row with your best friend is challenging for us all. Positivity is one of the keys to developing and maintaining a successful learning environment for pupils. This session will look at ways to get staff interacting positively with each other as well as with children, parents and outside agencies they may encounter. It will cover some simple strategies for developing the positivity within the classroom as well as look at dealing with bad behaviour in a positive manner. This session has proved successful with both groups of support staff as well as teaching staff.


Becoming an Inspiring Leader, Not a Manager.

Wednesday 17 January • 9am - 3:30pm • Beechwood Junior School

Motivating a team is not an easy job when you have Key Stage test results to analyse, lessons to plan, meetings to attend and the list goes on. This course gives existing and potential middle and senior leaders the space to think about their role or potential role as a leader within their team, and provides tips on how to develop teams to become leaders themselves.

By the end of the workshop delegates will:
• Understand leadership theory
• Identify the difference between leadership and management
• Reflect on their leadership style
• Create a personal development plan in order to become an inspirational leader


Training the Trainer (Day 1 of 2)

Friday 19 January • 9am - 4pm • Beechwood Junior School

In many schools more time and effort is put into getting the learning right for the children and less time thinking about how to provide high quality and personalised learning for the adults. Many staff meetings, PDMs and INSET days are ‘one size fits all’ and rely heavily on a training approach or sharing good practice model. Facilitation is a much more effective strategy that utilises the expertise and existing knowledge in the room to provide a meaningful and personalised approach to teacher learning. Research indicates that facilitation has a much more profound impact on the quality of teaching and learning in a school. It also builds a collaborative and enquiry led ethos, which promotes individual teachers taking greater ownership and responsibility for the learning in their classrooms. This programme will re-energise and increase the impact of INSET days and PDMs in your school

Participants learn how to:
• Practise and develop a wide repertoire of facilitation skills and techniques
• Examine the research and theory of adult learning to positively influence practice
• Devise materials to improve pupil learning through dynamic staff learning
• Explore and practice the features of effective questioning which leads to deeper thinking
• Learn how to increase rapport with a range of different adult learning styles to secure high levels of engagement


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.


Basic Accounting

Wednesday 24 January • 9am - 12pm • Beechwood Junior School

The workshop, facilitated by the Hamwic Finance Team covers the key accounting principles applicable to academies.
Following the basic accounting principles in the academy sector will ensure that financial regulations are adhered to and accurate financial reports are prepared.

Participants will learn about:
• Double entry bookkeeping
• Accruals accounting
• The details on a balance sheet
• How accounting principles assist in reporting


Change Management

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

The course will consider what change is and why it affects people, how people deal with change and what personal strategies we can use to deal with change as well as supporting others.

Participants will learn:
• What change is and why it can be difficult for some people to cope with
• How people cope with change
• Some personal strategies for dealing with change
• How to support others through change


Equipping Children to be Safe and Secure Online

Tuesday 6 February • 9am - 11am • Beechwood Junior School

With online opportunities ever increasing this course gives educators a refresher on the key principles children need to understand in order to make safe online choices and appropriately evaluate the online behaviour of others

Participants will learn:
• How to portray a balanced view of the positives and challenges of being online
• The current trends in websites, gaming, social media and apps
• The key principles that will keep children safe
• Danger signs and sites to look out for


Maintaining Your Well-being and Vitality as a Leader to Create a Positive Culture for High Quality Teaching and Learning

Wednesday 7 February • 9am - 4pm • Beechwood Junior School

The workshop is based on the premise that for leaders to establish an effective work-life harmony and generate vitality and positive energy in their schools they need to exercise a range of skills, techniques and ways of being, both in and out of school, which will have a positive impact on teaching and learning for the whole school community.

Participants will learn how to:
• Explore the importance of vision and culture to create high levels of trust
• Explore techniques and skills for using time at school more strategically
• Reflect on their role in reducing organisational stress and balancing challenge and skills for staff
• Increase self-awareness of traits that can steal time and some techniques to control them by establishing new sustainable habits
• Exploring the importance of proper selfishness to maintain and nurture self and maintain vitality and balance


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.