111 events found

Code: ECTSA/21/0069 School Operations & Resource Management Community

The network seeks to provide support for School Business Managers to manage their operations/resources efficiently and effectively.

Our aim is to ensure colleagues benefit from industry sector knowledge, updates and ideas to enable them to be compliant and gain the most from available resources.

January Agenda
- 'Getting the most out of your website' – School Spider
- 'Getting the most out of your OCC Health Referrals' - Wolferstans
- 'Starting your Net Carbon Zero Journey' – E Energy
- 'Everything FM Framework' - School Buying Club (Title TBC)

About the Facilitator
From graduating with a Business Management Degree, Josie Medforth has over 20 years business operation experience, predominantly in the education sector.

She worked for 4 years as a Director of Operations for a successful Trust in Exeter, is currently providing part time interim Chief Operating Officer support for an organisation and enjoys being a Trustee for a Trust in Torbay. These roles have built her experience at an Executive Level. 
 
Message from the Facilitator
I am really excited to be given the opportunity to facilitate the new School Operations and Resources Network. I look forward to being able to share my knowledge, experience and networks to support you by sharing ideas, key information and resources that could help you deliver your outcomes.

I would very much like to work in partnership with you, therefore please feel free to contact me via the dedicated Microsoft Team that has been created.

Microsoft Teams
All meetings will be held via Microsoft Teams. Upon booking, you will be added to the ‘School Operations & Resource Management Network’ Team. Within this team, you can send messages to other colleagues, ask questions, join meetings and share files.

Eligibility
Open to School Business Managers/Administrators from Primary and Secondary Schools.

Cost
Free for SWIFT member schools and non-member schools.

Future Dates
Thursday 19th May 2022

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 20 January 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Online Delivery
SWIFT

Code: TLPTSA/22/0003 The Lowest 20%

In this workshop we will look at what we can do to support our most vulnerable children as well as those who might be behind where they need to be in their phonics and journey in learning to read. 

We will discuss strategies to help and there will be ideas to take away to help support children within your school communities.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 21 January 2022 11:30 - 13:00 Online
TLPTSA

Code: WCTSA/22/0005 Secondary Business Studies Professional Community meeting

Meeting Aims 

To create a support network in which schools share ideas & effective practice & discuss issues surrounding the Business Studies GCSEs, BTECs & A Levels. We aim to focus on practical solutions to common challenges & gain expert advice & guidance from examiners, authors & other lead professionals 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 24 January 2022 13:30 - 15:30 Online Delivery
WCTSA

Code: SWIFT/21/0006 Ofsted Speaker | PSHE

In this twilight session, HMI Roary Pownall will provide an overview of:

• Where RSHE and PSHE fits within Ofsted’s framework
• The importance of leaders considering with clarity their intent for the different elements of their school’s personal development programme
• A sample of one of the elements of personal development, to illustrate the points above
• Exploration of the issue of assessment
• Some key indicators of effectiveness
• How we go about inspecting these aspects

Rory will present for 25 minutes followed by a Q and A opportunity.

For more information see the event flyer.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 25 January 2022 15:45 - 16:30 Online Delivery
SWIFT

Code: TTSA/22/0125 Curriculum Development & Design : Principles & Practice *

“A collection of learning materials is no more a curriculum than a pile of bricks is a house. What our students need are carefully organized, sequential, structured introductions to school subjects.” Dylan Wiliam
 
As Christine Counsell notes, improving curriculum development and design can be a “fiendishly complex” process. This session is designed to assist leaders in their efforts to develop clear, cohesive, relevant, knowledge-rich curricula that meet the unique needs and interests of their pupils and prepare them superbly for the next stage of their education and beyond.

Drawing on the wisdom of Dylan Wiliam, Clare Sealy, Christine Counsell, Mary Myatt and others, as well as his own experiences, Andy will help delegates to clarify their vision of a successful curriculum for their school and reflect on how they can go about the process of implementing change over time.

Throughout the session delegates will reflect on the following questions:

* What is a curriculum… and what is not?

* To what extent and in what ways are curriculum, pedagogy and assessment linked?

* Why is having a rationale for your curriculum so important?

* How can we sequence learning to make it easier for pupils to commit to long-term memory?

* How can we build in cohesion and connectivity to help pupils make and explore meaningful links?

* How can audience and purpose, authenticity and relevance be exploited to increase challenge?

* Why and how do we need to induct pupils into the various subject disciplines: thinking like a scientist etc?

* Above all, how can we ensure that challenge becomes the norm given that Learning happens when children think hard?


*Expertise Exchange Discount available on this course.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 26 January 2022 13:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery
Torbay Training SA

Code: SWIFT/21/0008 SWIFT Safeguarding Forum | Crossphase

Keeping Children Safe in Schools (September 2021) requires schools to keep the DSL and all staff up to date with safeguarding information.

The aim of this forum is to assist you to meet this requirement, focus on practical solutions to common challenges and gain expert input and guidance from lead professionals and agencies.

See the attached flyer and how to book your place.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 26 January 2022 14:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery
SWIFT

Code: TTSA/22/0106 Primary Maths Subject Knowledge Development for Teaching Assistants * (Cancelled)

Fluency, Addition & Subtraction


Fluency, the importance of conceptual understanding and the ability to derive facts.

This session will develop Teaching Assistants' understanding of the progression in addition and subtraction from Reception to year 6. We will also explore effective use of key models and images as well as key questions and structures to support pupils to develop arithmetic proficiency.


*Expertise Exchange Discount available on this course.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 27 January 2022 13:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery
Torbay Training SA

Code: TTSA/21/0085 Making Your School a Great Place to Work - Keynote by Mandy Coalter (Cancelled)

How to make your school or Trust a great place to work, led by Mandy Coalter.

In the session Mandy will cover content from her successful book ‘Talent Architects; how to make your school a great place to work.’    She will set out her evidence based 4 pillar model that schools can apply with practical tips for leaders to take away.

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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 28 January 2022 10:00 - 11:30 Online Delivery
TTSA

Code: SWTSA/22/0011 Dyslexia SEND Training

Focus for colleagues - what are key areas of challenge for pupils with dyslexia and possible areas of strength? What would a dyslexia-friendly classroom look like - with a focus on supporting key areas of challenge of phonological awareness, working memory and processing speed.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 01 February 2022 11:00 - 12:00 Online Delivery
SWIFT South

Code: ECTSA/21/0064 School Operations & Resource Management - HR Hub

The aim of these termly HR Hub sessions are to enable HR Managers to tap into the latest employment law updates, build upon specialist knowledge in the HR field and collaborate with fellow HR colleagues to share experiences and ideas.

Spring Term Agenda TBC

About the Facilitator
From graduating with a Business Management Degree, Josie Medforth has over 20 years business operation experience, predominantly in the education sector. She worked for 4 years as a Director of Operations for a successful Trust in Exeter, is currently providing part time interim Chief Operating Officer support for an organisation and enjoys being a Trustee for a Trust in Torbay. These roles have built her experience at an Executive Level.

Message from the Facilitator
I am really excited to be given the opportunity to facilitate the new School Operations and Resource Management Network – HR Hub. I look forward to being able to share my knowledge, experience and networks to support you by sharing ideas, key information and resources that could help you deliver your outcomes. I would very much like to work in partnership with you, therefore please feel free to contact me via the dedicated Microsoft Team that has been created.

Microsoft Teams
All meetings will be held via Microsoft Teams. Upon booking, you will be added to the ‘School Operations &
Resource Management Network’ Team. From there you can access the ‘HR Hub’ channel where you can send
messages to other colleagues, ask questions, join meetings and share files.

Eligibility
Open to Trust HR Managers and Business Managers from Primary and Secondary Schools.

Cost: Free

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 02 February 2022 14:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery
SWIFT