East Midlands Schools INSET Day

Jan 28, 2017 by

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Date & Time
Saturday 28 January 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm

Land of Learning Primary School
5-11 Evington Drive

Ticket Information
Prices start from £0.00
250 spaces available



The programme for this INSET Day has been designed with the needs of schools in the East Midlands in mind.

The Agenda can be downloaded by clicking here.

EM Schools INSET Day 28.01.2017



Delegates can select one workshop from the following:

A. Behaviour Management

Course Leader: Sajjid Sarwar

This training will offer practical guidance on positive behaviour management which will assist the teacher in the establishment of a classroom atmosphere conducive to behaviour for learning. The training will include classroom strategies for managing challenging behaviour and discuss the importance of interpersonal skills and effective adult support.

Aimed at: Primary and Secondary teachers and leaders

Mohammad Sajjid Sarwar is the current head of a maintained junior school in Birmingham, having been in the role for 3 years. He has 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 UK on coaching, staff development and management.

B. Computing

Course Leader: Amin Rahman


C. TAs: Effective Support in the Classroom

Course Leader: Saira Hanif

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. The training will cover:

  • 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

Aimed at: Primary and Secondary teaching assistants

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, Saira brought her ability to forge incredible relationships with her class and teach engaging, exciting lessons to 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 Muslim 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.

D. Practical Implementation of Collaborative Learning for all Subjects

Course Leader: Jakob Werdelin


E. Raising Standards in Art

Course Leader: Zabeena Riaz

This course will cover the following themes:

  • Why is art important in an Islamic education?
  • Common challenges in Islamic institutions relating to the teaching of art
  • Defining ‘Art’, ‘craft’ and ‘design’
  • Art at key stage 2: laying foundations
  • Art at key stage 3: adding more understanding of Art as a means of communication
  • Art at key stage 4: increasing independence within a common framework
  • Resourcing your department
  • External organisations
  • Contextual studies
  • Cross-curricular and enrichment
  • Should we be teaching skills or letting them explore?
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Planning and delivering schemes of work
  • The importance of good drawing skills and literacy
  • Using smart technology in art

Aimed at: Primary and Secondary Art teachers and leaders

Zabeena Riaz been in the teaching profession for 16 years. Following a degree in Costume Design, and after several jobs including being costume assistant on a BBC production, working for Watford Palace Theatre, she decided to change my career path and began her PGCE in 1999, achieving her QTS the following year at Queens Park Community School in NW London. Zabeena joined Islamia School in 2001 and worked there until summer 2016. During this time, she developed the Art department by increasing its resources and external links in order to enrich the experience of her students and over the years has helped students to achieve excellent GCSE results. She has taught Fine Art, Textiles, Design Technology and Ceramics..

F. Provision for SEN Pupils

Course Leader: Suzanne Kidd


G. Dealing With Students and Mental Health Issues

Course Leader: Tahar Khan


H. Teaching Styles for Different Types of Learners

Course Leader: Michael Wright

An opportunity to share good practice and discuss Teaching styles that will give you the Grade One Edge.

Some key features:

  • Consistently high expectations – stretch and challenge
  • Excellent subject knowledge and/or industry experience
  • Develop high levels of resilience, confidence and independent learning
  • High quality learning materials and resources including information and communication technology (ICT)
  • High levels of engagement and interest.
  • Teachers check learners’ understanding effectively throughout learning sessions.
  • Teachers enthuse and motivate learners to participate in a wide range of learning activities.
  • Classroom Management
  • Question and Answer Strategies
  • Differentiation

Aimed at: Primary and Secondary teachers

Michael Wright is currently the Principal at the Iqra Academy, Peterborough. He was previously the Vice Dean at Lincoln College International in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he was responsible for the strategic Leadership and executive management, in setting up a cluster of three brand new Colleges of Excellence. He has managed Teacher Training departments as Assistant Principal in two FE Colleges in the UK and was part of an Education inspection team, which shared good practice with schools and colleges across the UK, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Greece.

Michael is a former British Police Detective and holds a PhD in Law, a Level 5 qualification in Operational Management and a Master’s Degree in Leadership through the University of Hertfordshire. He has a full understanding of Ofsted and of the current changes in the common inspection framework and successfully passed the Ofsted Assessments to become an HMI for Further Education and Skills.

To book tickets for this event, please use the form below and click on ‘Submit Booking’


Confirm your booking before this date to receive a discount. Later bookings will be at the full rate.

Booking terms and conditions:

  • Bookings are only confirmed when AMS UK 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 UK membership and have no outstanding payments due. For more information about membership please click here.
  • Organisations who are not eligible for AMS UK membership (i.e. not a registered full-time day school with an Islamic ethos) can purchase a Service Pack and attend AMS UK 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 UK will refund the full amount.



Bookings are closed for this event.

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