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Code: ECTSA/21/0073 Early Excellence CPD Series - Afternoon Session (PM Only)

Through these bespoke CPD sessions, you and your setting/school can stay connected with the national agenda and be fully briefed on all the latest developments in early years and beyond. Delegates will have the opportunity to engage with colleagues from other schools and settings, to share and access advice and support from the Early Excellence team.

The afternoon session will feature:

PM Session (13:00 - 15:30) EYFS Leaders Session

Drawing on the latest research relating to child development and its relationship to the requirements revised EYFS, and connection with non-statutory guidance – this session will support EYFS leaders with their strategic planning and development of their teams quality of practice. Participants will have the opportunity to explore a range of issue with colleagues; including strategies they have used with regard to curriculum design and approaches to sharing and evidencing learning.

About the Trainer
Phil Armstrong is Early Excellence's Head of Regional Development for the South of England as well as leading on their work with British International Schools. He is a member of the Strategic Leadership Team who shape the work of EEX. Previously Phil has worked for over 20yrs across the early years and primary sector, including teacher, leader and headship positions. Phil was also the head of an integrated early years centre. With a passion for collaborative practice and professional development; Phil has worked in partnership with early years settings, schools, teaching schools and local authorities to develop and deliver personalised programmes to meet their needs.

Cost: Free for SWIFT members schools (Half Day PM) /£50 per person for non-member schools (Half Day PM)
Please note the session will take place online.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 February 2022 13:00 - 15:30 Online Delivery Map
SWIFT

Code: ECTSA/21/0072 Early Excellence CPD Series - Full Day Session (AM & PM)

Through these bespoke CPD sessions, you and your setting/school can stay connected with the national agenda and be fully briefed on all the latest developments in early years and beyond. Delegates will have the opportunity to engage with colleagues from other schools and settings, to share and access advice and support from the Early Excellence team.

The day will be split into two parts:

AM Session (09:30 - 12:00) National Update Session – for School Leaders, EYFS Leads and KS1 Leads

This session will be an update on national policies and priorities impacting on the EYFS and KS1 , including DfE, Ofsted and related non-statutory guidance.

PM Session (13:00 - 15:30) EYFS Leaders Session

Drawing on the latest research relating to child development and its relationship to the requirements revised EYFS, and connection with non-statutory guidance – this session will support EYFS leaders with their strategic planning and development of their teams quality of practice. Participants will have the opportunity to explore a range of issue with colleagues; including strategies they have used with regard to curriculum design and approaches to sharing and evidencing learning.

About the Trainer
Phil Armstrong is Early Excellence's Head of Regional Development for the South of England as well as leading on their work with British International Schools. He is a member of the Strategic Leadership Team who shape the work of EEX. Previously Phil has worked for over 20yrs across the early years and primary sector, including teacher, leader and headship positions. Phil was also the head of an integrated early years centre. With a passion for collaborative practice and professional development; Phil has worked in partnership with early years settings, schools, teaching schools and local authorities to develop and deliver personalised programmes to meet their needs.

Cost: Free for SWIFT members schools (Full Day) /£100 per person for non-member schools (Full Day)
Please note the session will take place online.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 February 2022 09:30 - 15:30 Online Delivery Map
SWIFT

Code: ECTSA/21/0074 Early Excellence CPD Series - Morning Session (AM Only)

Through these bespoke CPD sessions, you and your setting/school can stay connected with the national agenda and be fully briefed on all the latest developments in early years and beyond. Delegates will have the opportunity to engage with colleagues from other schools and settings, to share and access advice and support from the Early Excellence team.

The morning session will feature:

AM Session (09:30 - 12:00) National Update Session – for School Leaders, EYFS Leads and KS1 Leads

This session will be an update on national policies and priorities impacting on the EYFS and KS1 , including DfE, Ofsted and related non-statutory guidance.

About the Trainer
Phil Armstrong is Early Excellence's Head of Regional Development for the South of England as well as leading on their work with British International Schools. He is a member of the Strategic Leadership Team who shape the work of EEX. Previously Phil has worked for over 20yrs across the early years and primary sector, including teacher, leader and headship positions. Phil was also the head of an integrated early years centre. With a passion for collaborative practice and professional development; Phil has worked in partnership with early years settings, schools, teaching schools and local authorities to develop and deliver personalised programmes to meet their needs.

Cost: Free for SWIFT members schools (Half Day AM) /£50 per person for non-member schools (Half Day AM)
Please note the session will take place online.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 February 2022 09:30 - 12:00 Online Delivery Map
SWIFT

Code: ECTSA/22/0028 Resetting - Team and Personal Performance

This Resetting - Team and Personal Performance Workshop via Peak Performance Principles is designed to support you develop a high-performance model of excellence to lead your team through future challenges.

This workshop will support you to:
• Evaluate and reset your own personal leadership style
• Examine the broad landscape of leadership in multiple ways
• Explore exemplary leadership styles
• Discover how to create high performing teams
• Leave with new ideas, tools, views, and relationships
• Design a 30-day achievement plan for your setting

Course led by:
• Johnny Tenn - Peak Performance Coach

This course is for:
• Anyone working in an educational setting who wants to develop their personal and team performance

Days 1 and 2
• Face-to-face workshop exploring the principles of peak performance
• An in-depth programme of reflective, practical exercises to help you define your own attributes, and those of others to help reset performance levels
• Discover new and imaginative ways to lead within an educational setting

90 Minute Online Follow Up Session
• A critical part of development training is to review its implementation in a real-life context.
• This follow-up session will help you identify how your leadership plan has been embedded in your setting and give you the opportunity to reflect on your goals.

Venue: Life Chance HQ, Newton Abbot
Cost: £165 for SWIFT members | £195 non-members

For more info and to book, please email: info@lifechance.org.uk

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 February 2022 09:00 - 16:30 Venue TBC Map
2 04 February 2022 09:00 - 16:30 Venue TBC Map
SWIFT

Code: TTSA/22/0002 SWIFT Psychology Professional Community: AQA Psychology update

AQA Psychology updates for the South West

As a forerunner to the launch of the SWIFT Psychology Professional Community, SWIFT is delighted to welcome Helen Arman, AQA Relationship Manager for the South West and Rosie McGinley, Head of Curriculum (Psychology) at AQA, to give an update on what’s happening in the region.

Agenda
Introduction from Helen Arman, AQA Relationship Manager, South West

Rosie McGinley:
• Updates from AQA Psychology
• AQA Resources
• Examiner reports – key messages from Autumn 2021 series.
• EDI


Guest Speaker:
Rosie McGinley

Before joining AQA as Head of Curriculum (Psychology), in April 2020, Rosie taught psychology for 30 years. She first taught at a college in North London, and during her teaching career she had a range of roles, including: Senior Lecturer (Social Sciences), Head of A-levels, Quality Manager for Health and Social Care, and Head of Faculty for STEM. More recently, she was a Sixth Form Manager at a grammar school in Guernsey. She has also enjoyed the position of teaching fellow on a PGCE (Psychology) at a university in Staffordshire.
Whilst teaching, she also worked as an associate for AQA, most recently as an Assistant Principal on 7182/2 and 7182/1.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 February 2022 14:00 - 15:00 Online Map
SWIFT

Code: ECTSA/22/0001 Marketing for Schools Masterclass

“Practical, jargon free and invaluable” - the Marketing for Schools Masterclass will provide you with the knowledge, skills and resources to establish your own marketing strategy.

An interactive, professional but informal training session to equip you with the necessary insight to help market your school to attract the best talent and new students.

You’ll understand how best to position your school to attract sponsorship and engage with potential donors, whilst learning how to effectively communicate your key messages to your audience.

Marketing for Schools is for:
• Those who feel they don’t have the time to write a marketing plan
• Those who don’t know where to start
• Those new to marketing; keen to learn the skills and techniques needed for effective marketing campaigns
• Schools and Colleges seeking to utilise digital media and new technologies to enhance their promotional campaigns
• Staff in schools who have a responsibility for marketing or communication

Marketing for Schools will:
• Unlock the secrets to effective and jargon free marketing
• Introduce you to branding and help you identify your key messages
• Provide you with the templates you need to write a plan and articulate the key features of your school
• Take you step by step through a marketing plan, helping you to consider the most cost-effective activities for your school
• Be delivered by award winning school marketing specialist Justin Smith

Comments from delegates following a recent masterclass:
“Lots of great information and fantastic templates to help draft our marketing plan” School Business Manager, Primary.

“Relaxed and engaging, a really useful day, thank you!” Bursar, Secondary

“Well prepared, knowledgeable and confident trainer, a very worthwhile day, thank you!” Communications Manager, Primary MAT

About the Trainer
Following a career spent in private sector business development and marketing, Justin Smith moved into the education sector over 20 years ago and has worked as a senior leader in 3 large secondary schools in Suffolk and Norfolk.

A vastly experienced bid writer, Justin has secured over £7 million in additional income for schools, from a variety of sources including conventional grants and trust funds, commercial sponsorship and donations.
In 2020 Justin became an assessor with Best Practice Network, assessing school leaders with the ILM Level 4 Diploma in School Business Management. Additionally, Justin is a volunteer enterprise advisor, supporting and mentoring budding entrepreneurs in local schools.

Justin was awarded the Guardian/ISBL Marketing Award in 2015, became an ISBL Fellow in 2017 and is a member of the Institute of Fundraising.

Cost: £45 per person for SWIFT member schools | £75 per person for non-member schools

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 February 2022 09:00 - 12:00 Online Delivery Map
ECTSA

Code: VTSA/22/0008 Primary Art Professional Community - Session 1

Meeting and introductions to the art community. Sharing experiences of leading the subject across a school. 

How can we be an advocate for the arts and motivate others?

What are high expectations in Art?

A discussion of curriculum aims – what should our primary curriculums look like and actions to take away. 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 February 2022 15:30 - 17:00 Online Delivery Map
SWIFT

Code: TTSA/22/0075 Primary Science Subject Leader Briefing: f2f a.m. (Torbay)

Continuing our work on practical science with a focus on planning and ensuring that the focus is clear. We will also look at identifying coverage of the different enquiry types within planning and why these do need to be identified, auditing our current provision.


Attending teachers will be required to bring along their curriculum maps, and medium term planning for one year group.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 February 2022 09:15 - 12:15 Oldway Primary School Map
SWIFT

Code: TTSA/22/0076 Primary Science Subject Leader Briefing: f2f p.m. repeat (Torbay)

The aim of these subject leader meetings is to enable leaders to keep up to date with the latest developments in primary science and share effective practice.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 February 2022 13:15 - 16:15 Oldway Primary School Map
SWIFT

Code: ECTSA/22/0019 Winning Bids Masterclass

“Practical, honest and invaluable” - the Winning Bids Masterclass is designed to give you the skills and confidence to write successful funding bids.

An interactive, professional but informal training day to equip your school or organisation with the necessary knowledge and insight to submit a successful funding bid.

Winning Bids is for:
• Those who feel they don’t have the time to write a bid
• Those who have a fear of failure and don’t know where to start
• Those new to bid writing; keen to learn the skills and techniques to funding applications
• Those who find application forms daunting and difficult to fill in
• Bid writers in need of a refresher and a confidence boost!
• Staff in schools or charitable organisations who have a responsibility for raising funds

Winning Bids will:
• Unlock the secrets to successful grant applications
• Help you to understand what grant funders want from us
• Provide you with the resources and templates you need to improve your chances of writing a successful bid
• Help you work through a real funding bid, identifying easy wins and common mistakes to avoid
• Identify sources of funds and how to seek out those most appropriate for your needs
• Be delivered by award winning school business specialist Justin Smith

Comments from delegates following a recent masterclass
“Excellent value for money, providing a wealth of information and guidance pertinent to SBM professionals” School Business Manager, Secondary.

“Motivating and refreshing!” Office Manager, Special School.

About the Trainer
Following a career spent in private sector business development and marketing, Justin Smith moved into the education sector over 20 years ago and has worked as a senior leader in 3 large secondary schools in Suffolk and Norfolk.

A vastly experienced bid writer, Justin has secured over £7 million in additional income for schools, from a variety of sources including conventional grants and trust funds, commercial sponsorship and donations.
In 2020 Justin became an assessor with Best Practice Network, assessing school leaders with the ILM Level 4 Diploma in School Business Management. Additionally, Justin is a volunteer enterprise advisor, supporting and mentoring budding entrepreneurs in local schools.

Justin was awarded the Guardian/ISBL Marketing Award in 2015, became an ISBL Fellow in 2017 and is a member of the Institute of Fundraising.

Cost: £45 per person for SWIFT member schools | £75 per person for non-member schools

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 February 2022 13:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery Map
ECTSA

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