Regional Annual INSET Day: West Midlands

Sep 25, 2017 by

Loading Map....

Date & Time
Monday 25 September 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm

Birchfield Independent Girls School
30 Beacon Hill
B6 6JU

Ticket Information
Prices start from £30.00
250 spaces available


Delegates can select one workshop from the following:


A. Kagan Structures

Course Leader: TBA

Want to engage students? Want to raise test scores? Want teacher-friendly strategies to implement tomorrow? This workshop is for you! You experience cutting edge teaching structures to create classroom success now and forever! In addition, you learn management tips, how to form effective teams, strategies for creating a cooperative class through teambuilding and classbuilding, and why cooperative learning produces gains and group work often fails. Finally, a class that has practical, hands-on ideas grounded in sound research and theory.


You Will Learn


Structures for Success

  • Learn cutting-edge teaching structures to create classroom success now—and forever
  • Save valuable time and energy with easy-to-use structures that make lesson planning a snap
  • Release the power of true cooperative learning
  • Engage all your students throughout each lesson with NEW cooperative learning


Manage Your Class for Success

  • Take home tried-and-true management tips that make teaching easier and more effective
  • Arrange your classroom for success
  • Keep students on task, and effectively manage disruptions with engaging structures
  • Lessen your load, make teaching easier


Create a Caring, Cooperative Class

  • Create a positive learning environment through fun and easy classbuilding activities
  • Improve your class atmosphere and your students’ liking for class and school
  • Boost your students’ self-esteem
  • Establish a learning environment where everyone wants to be—including you


Solve Common Problems

  • Learn why group work doesn’t work
  • Use PIES to create powerful learning
  • Create success for all by eliminating ‘hitchhiking’
  • Increase learning and decrease discipline problems in your class
  • Learn how to intrinsically motivate your students to succeed without resorting to group grades


Form Effective Teams

  • Form successful teams in 4 easy steps
  • Improve student relations and classroom culture with cooperative teams
  • Overcome potential resistance with teambuilding
  • Take home sure-fire tips to make teams click
  • Make working together fun and successful


Improve Test Scores

  • Boost your students’ test scores
  • Use simple, easy-to-learn structures in your class to create active involvement like never before
  • Take advantage of the power of cooperative learning
  • Make learning stick with powerful review structures
  • Reach your hard-to-reach students


B. Differentiation (Primary)

Course Leader: Khalil Akbar


C. Differentiation (Secondary)

Course Leader: Sajjid Sarwar


D. Using Data To Raise Acheivement in EYFS

Course Leader: Fatiha Maitland

This INSET will focus on the following areas.

Explore Key Characteristics of an Early Years Practitioner:

  • This will help practitioners and leaders explore the Key Characteristics of an Early Years Practitioner that leads to a successful Early Years provision and the skills needed to help children do well in their learning


How do we create a vibrant learning environment to meet the Early Years’ requirement?

  • Practitioners and leaders will explore the Characteristics of Effective Learning and describe factors which play a central role in a child’s learning and in becoming an effective learner.
  • In planning activities, practitioners must reflect on the different ways in which each child prefers to learn. These focus on:
    • playing and exploring
    • active learning
    • creating and thinking critically
    • Practitioners will explore ways to accurately observe and assess children’s learning. This will include the current National assessment for the Early Foundation Stage
    • Explore Ofsted and teaching


How do we compile a comprehensive profile about the unique characteristics of the children we care for?

  • Practitioners and leaders will share their views and examples of profiles and the possible observations, work, assessment, contributions from parents/carers, other providers, outside professionals, etc.


How do we present a successful self-evaluation?

  • Practitioners and leaders will reflect on the best positive ways to evaluate their practice and paint an excellent picture and journey for children who attend their provision.


Aimed at: Early years teachers and leaders

Fatiha Maitland is a freelance education consultant and Ofsted inspector (including EYFS) as well as a trained and recognised school improvement adviser for a local authority. She has extensive experience in the EYFS, Primary, Secondary provisions and has helped several schools secure Good to Outstanding grades.

Fatiha has been inspecting schools on behalf of Ofsted for nearly 12 years and has inspected more than 1530 schools in her career as inspector. She also evaluated action plans for schools causing concern on behalf of the Department for Education and Ofsted.


E. Leadership

Course Leader: TBA


F. Behaviour Management for Non-Teaching Staff

Course Leader: TBA



Course Leader: TBA


H. Schools First Aid

Course Leader: Phoenix Training Services


This course covers emergency situations common in the school environment and is therefore ideal for teachers and other school support staff.


Course content:

This course covers the following areas:

  • The role of the first aider
  • Managing an emergency
  • Communication and casualty care
  • Allergic reaction
  • Asthma
  • Auto injector
  • Bleeding
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Head injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Primary survey
  • Resuscitation (all ages)
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty

Aimed at: Designated First Aiders

Facilitator: Phoenix Training Services,  (accredited by Education Development International [EDI])


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.




Ticket Type Price Spaces
Workshops B-H - Member School Booking (25+)
Early Bird Rate (available until 11 Sep)

Workshops B-H - Member School Large Group Booking (10+)
Early Bird Rate (available until 11 Sep)

Workshops B-H - Member School Small Group Booking (4+)
Early Bird Rate (available until 11 Sep)

Workshops B-H - Member Schools
Early Bird Rate (available until 11 Sep)

Workshop A. Kagan Structures - Member School Group Booking (5+)
Early Bird Rate (available until 11 Sep)
*Ignore INSET field

Workshop A. Kagan Structures - Member Schools
Early Bird Rate (available until 11 Sep)
*Ignore INSET field

Workshops B-H - Non-member Schools
Early Bird Rate (available until 11 Sep)

Workshop A. Kagan Structures - Non-member Schools
Early Bird Rate (available until 11 Sep)
*Ignore INSET field


Related Posts


Share This