Inspection Preparation Conference

Jun 30, 2018 by

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Date & Time
Saturday 30 June 2018
9:00am - 4:30pm

Venue
Madani Schools Federation
77 Evington Valley Road
Leicester
LE5 5LL

Ticket Information
Prices start from £49.00
153 spaces available


A significant number of Muslim schools have received feedback from recent Ofsted inspections which have highlighted a number of common areas for development, specifically relating to Leadership and Management. The AMS Shura Council has commissioned the Central Office to organise this Inspection Preparation Conference to:

  • highlight the severity of the feedback and the urgent need to address these issues in an expeditious manner and;
  • provide the necessary training and guidance for schools to implement the required changes in order that independent regulations are met.

AMS has arranged for experienced expert speakers to guide Senior Leadership Team members in workshops covering a selection of key areas which will be delivered throughout the day.

All the details for this event are below. To book tickets, please complete the booking form at the bottom of this page.

 

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Agenda

 

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9.00am to 9.50am

Registration

 

 

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10.00am to 10.50am

Introduction

 

 

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11.00am to 1.00pm

AM Workshops

Delegates can select from the workshops below for more focussed training in common key areas which have been identified.

A. Curriculum Development (Primary)

Course Leader: Majid Ishaque

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to ensure your curriculum is broad and balanced to positively impact pupils’ outcomes and their personal development, behaviour and welfare
  • How to support the formal curriculum with extra-curricular opportunities for pupils to extend their knowledge and understanding
  • How to ensure the design, implementation and evaluation of the curriculum helps to meet the above criteria

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).

 

B. Curriculum Development (Secondary)

Course Leader: Talal Hussain

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to ensure your curriculum is broad and balanced to positively impact pupils’ outcomes and their personal development, behaviour and welfare
  • How to support the formal curriculum with extra-curricular opportunities for pupils to extend their knowledge and understanding
  • How to ensure the design, implementation and evaluation of the curriculum helps to meet the above criteria

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.

 

C. Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

Course Leader: Mona Mohamed

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How best to present your school’s spiritual, moral and social cultural development
  • How to demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow pupils to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain
  • How to encourage pupils to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values

This workshop will be repeated in the afternoon

Mona Mohamed has been the Head Teacher at Manchester Islamic High School for Girls for over 20 years and shared headship of KD Grammar School for Boys for seven of those years.  She is also the current Executive Head Teacher at Manchester Muslim Preparatory School. Since becoming Head Teacher of MIHSG in 1996, the school has a proven record of excellence and has maintained an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted grade for the last 5 years. Mrs Mohamed is a qualified schools inspector and has been a member of the AMS Shura Council for over ten years.

 

D. Premises and Accommodation

Course Leader: Yusuf Seedat

This workshop has been cancelled but will be repeated in the afternoon (K. Premises and Accommodation)

 

E. Suitability of Staff

Course Leader: Ellen Osborne

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to ensure your schools’ procedures for checking the suitability of employees to work with children are robust and meet the required standards.

 

About Ellen Osborne:

  • Twenty years of local government experience within the education sector.
  • Extensive knowledge of recruitment and pre-employment practices within schools.
  • Successfully worked with more than 300 schools over 10 years to ensure recruitment and Single Central Record compliance with Ofsted, Home Office and Audit.
  • Provided bespoke advice around complex recruitment issues. 
  • Experienced in training senior leaders and governors in recruitment best practice and how to internally audit recruitment processes
  • Delivered numerous briefing sessions around statutory guidance for compliance to large audiences.
  • Regularly invited as guest speaker at conferences and workshops
  • Qualified Work Place Mediator since 2001. Having dealt with both simple and complex cases, working with various categories of employees, from senior leaders to administration.

 

F. Writing an Effective Action Plan - Part I

Course Leader: Saleem Hussain

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • Exactly what is required when writing an action plan.
  • A thorough insight into the reasons why some school action plans fail and an understanding of what makes a good action plan.

Delegates will be required to bring a laptop along with a copy of their last inspection report saved in an editable format (such as MS Word).

This workshop is a full-day training session with delegates required to attend Parts I and II.

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.

 

G. Welfare Health and Safety - Part I

Course Leader: Hasina Varachia & Khadija Patel

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to promote the welfare of pupils to Ofsted expectations.
  • How to implement robust safeguarding measures across your school.
  • How to ensure your school is compliant with all welfare, health and safety regulations.

This workshop is a full-day training session with delegates required to attend Parts I and II.

Hasina Varachia is a highly experienced Head Teacher, education consultant, teacher trainer and school inspector who has substantial experience of working in schools, both primary and secondary mainstream and independent.  Her areas of expertise include school inspection, school leadership development, whole school improvement and teacher training. Hasina has over 20 years of experience in headship and is currently an advisory Head Teacher for a number of schools in special measures. Hasina has been an AMS Shura Council member for over 15 years and is currently serving as the Hub Co-ordinator for the Midlands region.

Khadija Patel has worked in the education sector for the past 18 years and has been the Head of Welfare in a number of schools over the last 8 years, achieving a grade of outstanding in personal development, behaviour and welfare during a recent inspection. She now provides support for schools to improve their standards of welfare, health and safety and has delivered insets on various safeguarding themes for AMS and other providers.

 

Lunch

1.00pm to 1.45pm

Lunch & Prayer

 

 

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1.45pm to 2.30pm

Networking

The Inspection Preparation Conference presents an opportunity for delegates to view and access school resources from service providers in and around the educational sector. Representatives from these providers will be on hand to talk you through the benefits of these products and services so you can see the opportunities available to your school first-hand.

Organisations that will be participating at the Inspection Preparation Conference are listed below. Please click on a logo to find out more.

If you would like to exhibit at this event, please click here to download a booking form.

 

 

 

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2.30pm to 4.30pm

PM Workshops

Delegates to attend a second workshop from the selection below.

H. Teaching and Assessment (Primary)

Course Leader: Shanaz Khan

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How inspectors gather evidence during the inspection process
  • How to collate and present evidence about the quality of teaching and learning
  • How to demonstrate pupils’ progress.
  • What good teaching/learning and assessment looks like

Shanaz Khan is an experienced and successful Head Teacher with over 20 years’ experience working in the State sector as a teacher, senior leader, Head Teacher and school improvement advisor across 74 schools. In addition to this, she has been an Ofsted Inspector for 5 years and has used the skills gained from inspections to lead her current school, Leicester Islamic Academy, to a successful Ofsted in November 2017. She has experience of leading schools in both primary and secondary sectors.

Shanaz believes in the value of education and as a lifelong learner she holds a degree from Birmingham University, a PGCE, a Masters degree in Leadership and Management and the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers (NPQH).

 

I. Teaching and Assessment (Secondary)

Course Leader: Talal Hussain

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How inspectors gather evidence during observations and questioning
  • How to document key evidence about the quality of teaching
  • How to evaluate pupils’ progress, development, behaviour and welfare
  • How to ensure leaders’ improvements to teaching and assessment will have an impact

 

J. Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

Course Leader: Mona Mohamed

This session is a repeat of Workshop C delivered in the morning.

 

K. Premises and Accommodation

Course Leader: Yusuf Seedat

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to ensure your school premises and its facilities are meeting the required Independent School Standards
  • How to ensure you have the required provisions to cater for different needs within the scope of your school

Please note the AM session of this workshop has been cancelled and will now only run in the afternoon.

Yusuf Seedat is an experienced Head Teacher and school inspector and currently the head of Islamiyah School in Blackburn. He was previously the Head Teacher of Preston’s first state-funded Muslim school and of an independent Muslim boys boarding school. He had led numerous training events, principally on the topic of school inspection and school improvement as well as being involved as a lecturer in a Madressa project with Blackburn & Darwen Council. He is a long-time serving member of the AMS Shura Council and a highly respected figure in Islamic education in the UK.

 

L. Writing an Effective Action Plan - Part II

Course Leader: Saleem Hussain

This session is a continuation of Workshop F delivered in the morning.

 

M. Welfare Health and Safety - Part II

Course Leader: Hasina Varachia & Khadija Patel

This session is a continuation of Workshop G delivered in the morning.


 

AMS Annual General Meeting


The Association of Muslim Schools (AMS) Shura Council gives notice that the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at 10.00am on Saturday 30 June 2018, at Madani Schools Federation, 77 Evington Valley Road, Leicester, LE5 5LL, for the following purposes:

  • To receive and consider the Annual Report of activities for the current academic year to date
  • To receive and consider the Financial Report of the Association for the financial year ended March 31 2018.
  • To elect four members to serve on the Shura Council as directors and trustees of the Association (3 year term).

All AMS member schools are invited to attend the 2018 Annual General Meeting. For the purposes of voting, schools can nominate one representative who will have the authority to cast votes on their behalf. If you wish your school to be represented at the AGM, please complete the form on this page. Up to two additional non-voting representatives may also attend the meeting.

The deadline for confirming AGM attendance is Friday 15 June 2018. Please note the AGM takes place at the same time as the AM session of the Inspection Preparation Conference.

AGM attendees will also have the opportunity to view and trial a number of new educational products and services courtesy of Innovate My School, a community-driven educational organisation that keeps teachers informed about the latest ideas and trends in education. Please see the poster below for more information.

The AGM and Innovate My School speed date is free to attend and lunch will be served following the session.

 

AMS AGM flyer June 2018


 

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

BOOKING DEADLINE: Wednesday 27 June

Confirm your booking before this date ensure your place. Bookings after this will not be accepted.

Booking terms and conditions:

  • 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.

Cancellations:

  • 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.

Bookings

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Member Schools
                                                            

£49.00
Non-member School
                                                            

£79.00


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