West Midlands Schools INSET Day

Sep 24, 2018 by

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Date & Time
Monday 24 September 2018
9:00am - 3:30pm

Cannon Hill Girls School
221 Edward Road
B12 9LB

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Prices start from £0.00
218 spaces available

 West Midlands Schools INSET Day (24.09.2018)


Delegates can select one workshop from the list below. Please click on the workshop title to see course overview and trainer bio.


A. Teaching an Outstanding Lesson (Primary)

Course Leader: Sajjid Sarwar

Aimed at: Primary teachers and leaders

Course information details to follow.

Mohammad Sajjid Sarwar is the former head of a maintained junior school in Birmingham, having been in the role for 3 years. He developed and implemented new data systems within the school as well as consulting Muslim schools on life without levels. Previously, Sajjid was the in the secondary sector for 15 years, including roles such as head of department head and deputy headteacher of a state-funded Muslim school. He has delivered a whole host of workshops for AMS on coaching, staff development and management.


B. Teaching an Outstanding Lesson (Secondary)

Course Leader: Tushar Imdad-Ul-Haque Bhuiya

Aimed at: Secondary teachers and leaders

This highly interactive workshop explores essential features of outstanding lessons:

  • Review Standards for Teachers and criteria of good and outstanding teaching
  • Learn practical ways to improve each stage of a lesson
    • Foster independence and collaboration in lessons
    • High order questioning
  • Exciting lesson ideas

Through an engaging mix of presentation, video, group discussion and thought-provoking activities, participants will leave this training with sound knowledge, innovative ideas and plenty of inspiration to take their teaching to outstanding levels.

Tushar Imdad-ul-Haque Bhuiya is the director and lead instructor for Sheikhspeare Services which provides training for schools and specialises in English tuition. A founding director of Manara Academy, Leicester, Tushar’s management roles have focussed on teacher observations, NQT induction, mentoring and CPD. Since 2014, Tushar has been a popular trainer for AMS UK delivering INSETs in three regions. His consistently outstanding evaluations have led to regular invitations to train hundreds of teachers at Muslim schools across the country and online. One of the few qualified Muslim male English teachers in the UK, he has worked for primary and secondary Muslim schools in Leicester since 2006 serving in roles as varied as assistant head, staff, governor and Islamic Studies Coordinator.

In 2016, Tushar was recruited and worked for Leicester’s only National Support School, the Ofsted-outstanding Babington Community College, where he further developed his teaching skills in an outstanding English department.

Tushar recently returned from a year’s teaching in Kuwait, extending his experience to teaching Year 12 pupils and the rigorous International Baccalaureate qualification in English Language and Literature. He is a GCSE examiner for both Edexcel and AQA.


C. Improving Assessment in Secondary Schools

Course Leader: Talal Hussain

Aimed at: Secondary teachers and leaders

Course information details to follow.

Talal Hussain is a School Improvement Consultant and Curriculum Director for 1st Ethical Charitable Trust. He is a former Head Teacher of an independent Muslim school for boys and a current Governor of an independent Muslim school for girls. Talal was previously an Advisory Teacher for Mathematics in Birmingham and has spent the last few years working with a number of Muslim schools as a consultant, working on school development and staff training.


D. Mastery in Primary Mathematics

Course Leader: Majid Ishaque

Aimed at: Primary teachers and leaders in Maths

Course information details to follow.

Majid Ishaque is an experienced Head Teacher with a strong history of working in the education management industry. Currently leading Noor ul Islam Primary School in London which received an Ofsted grade of ‘Good’ in January 2018, Majid is highly skilled in coaching, developing capacity, educational consulting and classroom management. He has established himself as a strong education professional with an MBA focused on Educational Leadership International from the University of London, Institute of Education (now known as UCL Institute of London), as well as the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH).


E. Maximising Progress in English at KS3

Course Leader: Sheereen Ravat

Aimed at: Secondary teachers and leaders in English

The purpose of this training is to explore progression both at a theoretical and practical level. The introduction of the new curriculum in 2014 left schools in a state of frenzy as they had very little time (and opportunity) to develop a tailored approach to assessment. The eradication of AFLs (upon which teachers had become overly reliant) meant schools had to explore various alternatives through which learning could be measured. Unfortunately, for some, what this meant was to continue with the old system under the guise of a new name. Whilst some schools retain a case for using the former NC descriptors, what becomes problematic is the absence of a teacher’s professional judgement in ensuring progress is not only conducive to the teaching of English, but also proves vastly different from attainment. This course aims to provide a platform upon which teachers can come together and discuss ideas of progression, whilst also taking away with them practical steps through which they can confidently identify and monitor progression within their own teaching.


Key learning questions:

  • What is progression?
  • How does it differ from attainment?
  • What does progression look like in English?
  • How does one plan for progression?
  • How do we teach progression?
  • How do we measure progression?


Session outline:

  • Critical and reflective approaches to progression
  • Planning & mapping for progression
  • Teaching strategies
  • Monitoring & Assessment


Sheereen Ravat is an outstanding teacher who holds long term experience of working within an Islamic school setting as well as the mainstream sector. Her former role as Head of English, which she successfully carried out for a number of years, enabled her to devise schemes of work under the new curriculum focusing on cultural diversity, and to actively promote and develop whole school literacy at both primary and secondary level. As well as being a GCSE examiner, Sheereen Ravat now provides support for various school around the region in order to improve their quality of English teaching. 


F. KS4 History: Maximising Progress at GCSE

Course Leader: Anisa Jeewa

Aimed at: Secondary teachers and leaders in History

This course will assist teachers get to grips with the requirements of the new GCSE History curriculum, and examine strategies that will ensure progress is maximised by exploring techniques that will help students feel more confident in their examination. This course also explores practical approaches to creating differentiated schemes of work and lesson plans, enabling you to engage, motivate and stretch every member of the class.

  • To identify what’s new, the changes and where to start: Planning, assessment and resources
  • To explore ways to enhance and develop essential History examination skills
  • Understand the new Historic Environment requirements
  • Outline key areas of improvement from June 2018 examinations
  • Explore varied revision strategies for different learners


G. How Ofsted Derives Judgements in Each Area

Course Leader: Saleem Hussain

Aimed at: Primary and Secondary teachers and leaders

This highly informative workshop will help attendees to:

  • know and understand how inspectors make judgements about the quality & effectiveness of a school’s work
  • know and understand how inspectors make judgements around compliance with the Independent school standards
  • be clear about the particular guidance that schools should be using to inform themselves about how judgements are made
  • be clear about the importance of presenting robust evidence
  • be clear about good practice regarding organising evidence

Saleem Hussain is an Inspection Consultant who has successfully completed over 1,100 school inspections to date including S10, S5 & S162A. He was Senior Managing Inspector for Independent Schools and latterly Head of Independent Schools (Principal Inspector) for CfBT for several years. As Principal Inspector he had responsibility for the North of England. CfBT received an Outstanding grade from Ofsted for performance as an Inspection Services Provider in August 2015. Saleem is regarded by many as a national expert on the Independent schools standards. He has over 20 years of experience as an Additional Inspector. Saleem has a degree in Law and in the past, served for 10 years as Her Majesty’s Inspector for the Courts Administration in England & Wales.


H. Growth Mindset, Grit and Resilience

Course Leader: Mark Salter

Aimed at: Primary and Secondary teachers and leaders

There is a lot of research and evidence of how learners attitudes and behaviours can impact on progress. Particular current focuses seem to be around  growth mindset, grit, and resilience. Whilst there is a lot of theory around the benefits of promoting these qualities, what teachers need are principles and practical strategies they can apply back in school. this course not only clarifies the benefits of promoting growth mindset, grit and resilience but give clear practical steps and tools that teachers can apply immediately back in school.


  • To understand what we mean by growth mindset, grit, and resilience
  • To identify some principles around the promotion of growth mindset, grit, and resilience
  • To explore some simple strategies we can use in school to develop growth mindset, grit, and resilience in our learners
  • To outline some ways we can apply today’s learning in lessons


Mark Salter has worked for over 20 years as a Physical Education Teacher in Nottinghamshire. This included leading three Secondary Departments and as part of a Senior Management Team. For much of this time he led training and CPD activities for the Advisory and Inspection Service (AIS) across all educational phases, ultimately joining the AIS as a Teaching and Learning Consultant in 2003 working in all subjects.

Since leaving full time teaching Mark has worked as a Local Authority Consultant and then as an Independent Trainer and Consultant both in education and in business. He has operated across England, and in Wales and Scotland. He recently extended his remit to work as an International Associate for Creative Education in Malta and for Dragonfly Training in Turkey and Jersey.


I. Mental Health Awareness for Teachers

Course Leader: Wendy Gregory

Aimed at: Primary and Secondary teachers and leaders

This course looks at the reasons behind the growing numbers of pupils suffering from mental health issues and provides guidance for teachers and leaders on positive ways to assist children and young adults at school. Areas covered include:

  • Problems and warning signs
  • How support can be provided
  • Strategies to help children
  • Challenging and questioning
  • Working with parents
  • Referring to further support

Delegates will also have an opportunity to ask questions to the course leader.

Wendy Gregory has a solid background of teaching experience gained across the age range from nursery through to adult learners. In addition, she has several years’ experience as a training consultant, with specialist areas being Behaviour, Pastoral, Psychology, Staff Relations, Parenting and Behaviour Management. Wendy’s style of delivery is lively and interactive aiming to get people thinking and talking! She is currently a counselling psychologist who manages an independent counselling service for pupils and staff in a number of organizations.


J. Being an Effective Teaching Assistant

Course Leader: Saira Hanif

Aimed at: Primary and Secondary Teaching Assistants

The rising number of teaching assistants in schools has shown how important they are in supporting teaching and learning. This workshop aims to give teaching assistants practical knowledge and ideas to ensure they are effective in their role and maximising their potential in the classroom and wider school environment.

  •  Roles and responsibilities of teaching assistants
  •  Understanding how pupils learn
  •  Effective ways to support pupils
  •  Working in partnership with teachers and staff
  •  Positive behaviour management
  •  Beyond the classroom
  •  Developing professional skills

Saira Hanif qualified from the highly acclaimed School Centred Initial Teacher Training Programme (SCITT) in 2009. In only her first year of full-time teaching, she brought her ability to forge incredible relationships with her class and teach engaging, exciting lessons at Al-Aqsa Primary School in 2010. Due to this, and a string of ‘outstanding’ lesson observations from Ofsted, BSI and SLT inspections, Saira was awarded the AMS UK Primary Teacher of the Year in April 2011. Because she has worked successfully in a variety of state and Muslim schools, Saira brings valuable experience to her training sessions along with positive energy and a desire to inspire.


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  • Bookings are only confirmed when AMS has received a booking form and payment.
  • Early bird and group discounts only apply when payment has been received before the deadline.
  • All workshops have a limited capacity – once reached, no further bookings can be taken for that workshop. If, on the day, spaces become available due to cancellations, delegates may request to attend this workshop during registration.
  • Member discounts apply to schools who have paid their subscription for AMS membership and have no outstanding payments due. For more information about membership please click here.
  • Organisations who are not eligible for AMS membership (i.e. not a registered full-time day school with an Islamic ethos) can purchase a Service Pack and attend AMS events at member rates as well as enjoy a host of other benefits. Alternatively, you may attend the event as a non-member.


  • Bookings cancelled 29 days or more before the event date will be refunded in full.
  • Bookings cancelled 15 to 28 days before the event date will be refunded minus a £10.00 charge per ticket to cover administration costs.
  • Bookings cancelled 8 to 14 days before the event date be refunded minus a £20.00 charge per ticket to cover administration costs.
  • Bookings cancelled 7 days or less before the event date will not be refunded.
  • In the event workshops are cancelled, AMS will refund the full amount.



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