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Using coaching strategies to support maths & English (South)
04/03/2019 @ Exeter - Using coaching strategies to support maths & English (South)
"Coaching is a process which aims to unlock a person's potential to maximise their own performance by helping them to learn rather than teaching them." (Whitmore, 2003). This course focuses on how teachers can develop and incorporate coaching approaches into their repertoire of skills, and use these to help maths & English learners become more independent, resilient and resourceful. It will encourage teachers to think differently about their practice and the learning culture in their classroom
Preparing for CEO Programme
04/03/2019 @ Oxford - Preparing for CEO Programme
The role of a leader in the Further Education sector is a complex, challenging and rewarding one. CEOs and Principals require a range of skills, knowledge and experience to effectively lead institutions that are experiencing continued social, economic and technical change. This programme, delivered by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, is aimed specifically for experienced FE leaders who are looking to step-up to the role of Principal or CEO in the next 1-2 years.
Teaching mixed ability groups: English (webinar)
06/03/2019 @ Online - Teaching mixed ability groups: English (webinar)
This webinar has been set up to specifically target the development of reading skills for students who struggle to read or are disengaged from reading. The webinar will offer a multitude of ideas, techniques, strategies, practices and methodology to tackle these issues as a means of supporting FS/GCSE staff in the post-16 sector.
Digital approaches for maths and English study skills and assessment (webinar)
07/03/2019 @ Online - Digital approaches for maths and English study skills and assessment (webinar)
This interactive webinar will examine a range of digital approaches that can support maths and English development.
Chairs' Leadership programme
07/03/2019 @ Oxford - Chairs' Leadership programme
This highly prestigious Chairs' Programme has been subsidised by DfE and developed by Said Business School, Oxford University. The programme includes a 24 hour residential at Oxford Said with the opportunity to work with high profile governance experts to explore the latest governance thinking and practice with a small group of FE governance peers. Please click on expressions of interest for later cohorts
Functional Skills: discover new materials and approaches to support teaching and learning - maths and English webinar
07/03/2019 @ Online - Functional Skills: discover new materials and approaches to support teaching and learning - maths and English webinar
The aim of the interactive webinar is to introduce the purpose, content and structure of new materials to support revised Functional Skills in maths and English. You will be introduced to some of the key teaching approaches modelled in the materials, and to a range of ideas for lessons that can be adapted for different contexts and models of support. The webinar will also help you make the most of the one day or two CPD programmes which will explore the materials in detail.
Webinar 7 - Improving Assessment for Learning (maths and English)
08/03/2019 @ Online - Webinar 7 - Improving Assessment for Learning (maths and English)
The aim of the interactive webinar is to introduce effective practice in assessment and tracking apprentices' maths and English.
Maximising the effectiveness of  support staff (webinar)
08/03/2019 @ Online - Maximising the effectiveness of support staff (webinar)
Research evidence indicates there can be a positive impact on learner attainment when a range of support staff work in structured settings, implementing targeted interventions using brief, regular sessions maintained over time to motivate, support and engage students. These interventions need to be based on detailed assessments to ensure that the right support is provided to the right pupil. This webinar will help you explore these areas.
Webinar 8 - Mentoring Apprentices in the workplace with an emphasis on maths and English
12/03/2019 @ Online - Webinar 8 - Mentoring Apprentices in the workplace with an emphasis on maths and English
Apprentice (workplace) supervisors do not need to consider themselves as maths or English experts, or indeed, be particularly confident in these areas themselves in order to provide effective, advice, guidance and support. The key to this is simply 'knowing your apprentice' and having effective procedures for liaising with the provider (e.g. teacher, trainer or assessor). This seminar will offer some principles of securing employer support.
Lesson observation & learning walks: improving learning in maths & English  (South)
12/03/2019 @ Exeter - Lesson observation & learning walks: improving learning in maths & English (South)
The direct observation of teaching has for too long been associated with performance management alone, when it has a vital role to play in developing and improving it too. This practical one-day course will rigorously dissect what best practice means in English and maths and look in depth at how observations can be used developmentally by managers and colleagues to improve the teaching of maths and English - both when delivered in standalone lessons and when embedded into vocational learning.
Using digital tools to enhance collaborative activities in maths – webinar
12/03/2019 @ Online - Using digital tools to enhance collaborative activities in maths – webinar
This interactive webinar will support participants to develop their understanding of a range of digital tools that can be used to support collaborative maths learning. Teaching and learning maths can be challenging. While working on maths problems, students may suffer from mental fatigue and excessive exhaustion, and struggle to keep pace. Join this webinar to get some insight into how the to use digital tools to support your learners to learn together.
Teaching mixed ability groups: maths (webinar)
12/03/2019 @ Online - Teaching mixed ability groups: maths (webinar)
There is a substantial body of evidence that suggest that achievement of all students in maths is improved in heterogeneous teaching environments. This webinar will explore a range of maths activities designed to make work both accessible and challenging. We will look at how to plan to ensure that everyone can grasp essential maths concepts and move towards a greater depth of understanding.
Developing Advanced Practitioners
14/03/2019 @ London - Developing Advanced Practitioners
This three day CPD 'Developing Advanced Practitioners' programme will model approaches that you can apply to your own work as an advanced practitioner, and will be delivered through a blend of input, discussion and reflection. There will be a strong, practical focus on evaluating and developing the knowledge, behaviour and skills that will enable you to provide effective peer-to-peer support with colleagues back in your organisation.
Regional Governance Inductions 2018/19
14/03/2019 @ Bedford - Regional Governance Inductions 2018/19
The workshop will include a discussion on operating in a climate of ever-changing emphasis and influence from government, changing local and national circumstances, and evolving competition and partnerships alike. It will also explore the governance roles and responsibilities, how boards can monitor progress and the crucial elements of information that a board required to enable effective monitoring and challenge.
Regional Governance Inductions 2018/19
14/03/2019 @ Taunton - Regional Governance Inductions 2018/19
The workshop will include a discussion on operating in a climate of ever-changing emphasis and influence from government, changing local and national circumstances, and evolving competition and partnerships alike. It will also explore the governance roles and responsibilities, how boards can monitor progress and the crucial elements of information that a board required to enable effective monitoring and challenge.
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