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Code: TTSA/22/0122 Talent Architects - Making your school a great place to work (Workshop: Mandy Coalter)

The school leader as chief ‘Talent Architects’ – how to develop a People Strategy for your school and create a great place to work.

In this interactive session aimed at Headteachers and Trust leaders, participants will explore the national context for employment in the school sector and how to develop a school/Trust People Strategy and plan.  The session will provide participants with frameworks for developing and implementing strategy and practical ways to get started.   It will explore the role of the Human Resources function and what this needs to look like to support school leaders in creating a great place to work.

Mandy Coalter, LLB, FCIPD

Mandy is the Founder of ‘Talent Architects’ with a simple mission; helping schools become great places to work. Talent Architects providers consultancy and advisory support to school groups, coaching and mentoring, training and events/conferences. Mandy’s successful book ‘Talent Architects; how to make your school a great place to work’ was published in 2018.

From 2012 to 2019 Mandy was Director of People at United Learning, responsible for HR, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Marketing and Communications. United Learning is one of the largest school groups in the UK, running circa 80 schools across State and Independent sectors employing over 8000 staff. Mandy built the group reputation as an employer, taking forward key priorities such as developing leaders, talent management, employee engagement, well-being, recruitment, pay and performance management.

The United Learning HR team won the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development ‘HR Team of the Year’ in 2016. HR Magazine listed Mandy in the top 10 ‘HR Most Influential’ in both 2018 and 2019 - where she was ranked the 7 th most influential HR Director in the UK. Mandy was also shortlisted for the HR Excellence Awards ‘HR Director of the Year’ 2018.

Mandy has previously worked in senior roles in the NHS, Local Government, the Charity sector and with schools. She is also a very experienced Board Director and advisor on aspects of corporate governance. She is a Trustee/Director of the Diocese of Coventry Multi Academy Trust and the National Teaching Awards Trust. She is a graduate in Law, a Fellow of the CIPD, a qualified Executive Coach and an NLP practitioner.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 March 2022 10:00 - 13:00 Online Delivery Map
Torbay Training SA

Code: TTSA/22/0088 Primary English Subject Knowledge for Teachers *

To be agreed at English SL meeting to ensure training reflects schools’ priorities.

Teachers will develop their English subject knowledge in line with whole-school priorities. An outline of the session will be provided when the focus is agreed at English SL meeting.

*Expertise Exchange Discount available on this course.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 March 2022 13:15 - 15:30 Online Delivery Map
Torbay Training SA

Code: TTSA/22/0091 Primary English Subject Knowledge Development for Teaching Assistants *

To be agreed at English SL meeting to ensure training reflects schools’ priorities

Teaching Assistants will develop their English subject knowledge in line with whole-school priorities. An outline of the session will be provided when the focus is agreed at English SL meeting.

*Expertise Exchange Discount available on this course.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 March 2022 13:00 - 15:30 Online Delivery Map
Torbay Training SA

Code: ECTSA/21/0079 ITC Level 3 Award - 2 Day Paediatric First Aid Course

This qualification is designed for workers caring for children in the absence of their parents and meets Ofsted requirements for those working in Early Years settings. Currently the EYFS statutory framework requires at least one person who has a current paediatric First Aid certificate to be on the premises or outings at all times, when children are present.

This qualification is designed to provide essential paediatric lifesaving skills and paediatric incident management. Typical delivery methods are predominantly practical, and the course is assessed by continual observation of candidate performance.

Topics Covered
Planning for and dealing with First Aid emergencies involving babies and children, including:
• CPR
• Shock, Anaphylactic shock, Electric shock
• Bleeding
• Burns and scalds
• Choking
• Suspected fractures, head, neck and back injuries
• Poisoning
• Foreign bodies in eyes, ears and noses
• Bites and stings
• Effects of extreme heat and cold
• Febrile convulsions
• Chronic medical conditions, including:
• Epilepsy
• Asthma
• Diabetes
• Meningitis and other serious sudden illness

Trainer
Really Good First Aid

Recent Feedback
"Really well delivered in a relaxed way, thank you." - Angela from St James CofE Primary and Nursery School

"Never done first aid before, now I feel so much more confident." - Lucy from Willowbrook Primary School

"Very approachable. Perfect balance of light-hearted and serious." - Helen from St John's Catholic Primary and Pre-school

Cost: £120 per person for SWIFT member schools | £180 per person for non-members

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 March 2022 09:30 - 15:30 Willowbrook Primary School Map
2 30 March 2022 09:30 - 15:30 Willowbrook Primary School Map
ECTSA

Code: TTSA/22/0126 Learning behaviours - mindset, metacognition and motivation *

“Learning behaviours are those which support learning and promote engagement through self-regulation.”

‘Recommendation 2: Teach learning behaviours alongside managing misbehaviour.’

From the EEF Guidance Report ‘Improving Behaviour in Schools’ 


In this session the focus will be on developing the learning behaviours that children need to succeed in the classroom.

(Please note that this is a wider focus than classroom management, important though that is.)

Ellis and Tod’s review of the literature in this area has led to the creation of a model which identifies 3 key relationships that we need to address:

* Relationship with self – talking to the pupil about when they have given up and challenging them to persevere next time.

* Relationship with curriculum – ensure the pupil has appropriate work which is not too hard, but still challenging and rewarding when they stuck with it.

* Relationship with others – set a classroom culture where pupils are proud of sticking with things and not afraid to make mistakes.

During this session delegates will consider how a range of social, emotional, cognitive and metacognitive approaches - linked to the 3 relationships above - can help pupils to take control of their learning and succeed in the classroom.

We will take a fresh look at approaches such as growth mindset to consider how we can increase their impact through careful implementation and the avoidance of ‘soundbite approaches’.

To quote Sandringham Research School: “Intrinsic motivation approaches are very well established, but extremely difficult to embed in schools.  The practice has to be embedded in all practices, not placed superficially into assemblies or posters. It has to be present in all aspects of feedback and conversations with pupils”.

*Expertise Exchange Discount available on this course.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 30 March 2022 09:30 - 15:30 Online Delivery Map
Torbay Training SA

Code: TTSA/22/0094 KS1 Cross-School Writing Moderation *

To look at a brief overview/update of the KS1 Writing standards. An opportunity to meet with other KS1 colleagues (focus on Y2 Teachers) and work alongside them to review and refine writing assessment judgements.

This is an opportunity to meet and talk with colleagues from KS1 (particular focus on Y2) and discuss/moderate each other’s work. This session may be particularly useful for teachers new to Y2 or working in a single form entry school. Year 2 teachers who are expecting moderation this year may find the workshop particularly useful as it is being led by the KS1 Moderation Lead and supported by the team.

*Expertise Exchange Discount available on this course.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 April 2022 13:30 - 15:30 Oldway Primary School Map
Torbay Training SA

Code: SWIFTSouth/22/0003 Charlie Waller Trust - Student Wellbeing Series | Self Harm*

Webinar 2 | Self-Harm | The signs and how to react in the first instance

Content:

·         Definitions of self-harm
·         Responding to disclosures and the decisional balance
·         Exploding the myths
·         Empathy for the struggling student
·         Awareness of medical risk and emergency first aid
·         Supporting students who self-harm and their friends and families
·         Harm minimisation techniques

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 April 2022 15:45 - 17:15 Online Delivery Map
SWIFT South

Code: TTSA/22/0004 SWIFT Cross-phase Maths Conference ONLINE

Special Keynote Speaker: Professor Mike Askew, Visiting Professor, University of Witswatersrand

Big ideas: The core of reasoning, understanding and continuity?

Keynotes
SECONDARY: Problem Solving from Colin Foster, Reader in Mathematics Education in the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University
PRIMARY: Variation from Professor Anne Watson, Strategic Chair for the BBO Maths Hub

Workshops
SECONDARY: Simon Cox (EEF), Effective transition between Primary & Secondary schools; Richard Perring: Fluency
PRIMARY: Josh Lury: Spatial Reasoning; Ruth Trundley: Executive Function
EYFS: Phil Armstrong: Big Big Maths (EYFS) and Exploring Subitising





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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 April 2022 12:20 - 17:00 Online Map
SWIFT

Code: ECTSA/22/0034 Understanding Sensory Processing Difficulties *

This course will provide an introduction and understanding of how students on the autistic spectrum experience the environment around them. Attendees will explore the 7 sensory areas which are often most difficult and explore methods that may be helpful for children in both primary and secondary settings.

Trainer: Lisa McCullagh (South West Autism)
Lisa has a BA Honours degree 1st Class in Childhood and Youth Studies (Open University) and a Post Graduate Diploma and Certificate in Autism from the University of Birmingham. In addition, she has attended numerous training workshops including P.E.C.S. (Picture Exchange Communication System), social stories and the use of visual prompts, sensory processing difficulties, managing anxiety and sexual understanding. Lisa has worked with young people on the spectrum in a variety of settings including education, social care and the local community. She provides training and advisory services to a range of professionals for the education and care sector.

Cost: £45 per person for SWIFT member schools, £75 per person for non-members
*Expertise Exchange Discount available on this course

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 April 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Newcourt Community Centre Map
ECTSA

Code: WCTSA/22/0003 Working with Benchmarks and Metrics

The third of three in a series of finance workshops aimed at people with strategic budgeting responsibility.  
 
These workshops can be attended as a series of three, or as individual stand-alone sessions. 
 
Session 1 | Finance for non-finance personnel 
Session 2 | Understanding Staff Costs 
 
Session 3 | Working with Benchmarks and Metrics 
Understanding what is driving our school costs and then identifying options for change that suit our school’s context is a key component of strategic planning.  In this workshop, which can follow on from ‘understanding staff costs’, we look at your cost structure, research options for change and take part in a professional discussion about the choices that might suit your school. 
 
We will be accessing benchmark data during the session and you should bring with you your last SRMSAT (schools resource management self-assessment tool). 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 April 2022 10:00 - 15:00 Uffculme School Map
WCTSA

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