Regional Annual INSET Day: West Midlands

Sep 25, 2017 by

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

Birchfield Independent Girls School
30 Beacon Hill
B6 6JU

Ticket Information
Prices start from £0.00
239 spaces available

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


A. Kagan Structures

Course Leader: Emma Rollins (Teacher To Teacher UK Ltd)

Aimed at: Primary and secondary teachers

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


Emma Rollins is a teacher with 9 years experience covering all ages and abilities in secondary education, initially within the Geography curriculum but latterly across all aspects of teaching and learning. Emma has a BSc in Geography and Sports Science and is currently undertaking an MA in Education. Emma is an outstanding teacher, and has been an Advanced Skills Teacher in Learning and Teaching for the Wigan LA for the last 4 years, working extensively with colleagues across the LA in a variety of schools, subject areas and age ranges (from primary to University). Emma has also had 4 years training experience with ALITE Ltd providing training at school level, as well as delivering workshops at the ALITE national conference on aspects of Learning to Learn. At Abraham Guest Academy Emma has led the introduction and development of Kagan co-operative learning across the school. She is a Certified National Kagan Trainer working with schools throughout the UK. Emma is passionate about the changes Kagan co-operative leaning structures can make to the participation and achievement of all learners.

T2TUK/Kagan-UK are one of the UK’s foremost training companies for teachers are the product of over twenty years extensive study, research, development and practice into teacher training by a highly experienced teacher Gavin Clowes. T2TUK/Kagan-UK provides keynotes, Open Enrolment Events, INSET Workshop and Coaching on:

  •    Kagan Cooperative Learning
  •    Kagan Coaching
  •    Kagan Class & Teambuilding
  •    Brain-Friendly Teaching
  •    Win Win Discipline
  •    Kagan Higher Level Thinking Skills
  •    Kagan Cooperative Meetings
T2TUK/Kagan-UK is endorsed by Spencer Kagan.


B. Differentiation

Course Leader: Sajjid Sarwar

Aimed at: Primary & Secondary teachers and teaching assistants/support staff

This INSET offers practical strategies and solutions to ensure primary staff place differentiation at the heart of outstanding teaching

This course includes:

  • Meeting Ofsted criteria for outstanding practice in differentiation
  • New ways to ensure all learners make significant progress
  • Planning tools for differentiated tasks
  • Differentiated target setting for improvement
  • New marking and assessment techniques to improve learning
  • Ways to increase engagement among all students


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.


C. Using Data To Raise Achievement in EYFS

Course Leader: Fatiha Maitland

Aimed at: EYFS teachers and support staff

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.


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.


D. Teaching an Outstanding Secondary Lesson

Course Leader: Steve Burnage

Aimed at: Secondary teachers

This two-day workshop (Day 2 will be on 8 January 2018) offers a wide range of practical and active strategies exploring the essential features of outstanding lessons. Closely examining Ofsted’s expectations for outstanding learning and teaching, participants will learn to appreciate what good and outstanding learning, teaching and progress should look like. Expected outcomes include understanding of Ofsted’s criteria for outstanding lessons, discovering exciting new teaching and learning activities, planning effective schemes of work and individual lessons and exploring effective techniques for questioning, assessment for learning and feedback, differentiation and group work. Through an engaging mix of presentation, video, group discussion and activities and independent school based projects supported by email and Skype, participants will leave this training with sound knowledge, innovative ideas and plenty of inspiration to take their teaching to outstanding levels

Steve Burnage is an experienced INSET Leader who has spent more than 25 years supporting high-quality learning and teaching in schools. He has held senior management positions in inner city, urban and rural secondary schools including time as a Head Teacher of an inner city comprehensive school. Steve is an experienced leader of teacher and leadership appraisal and has delivered performance management training to primary & secondary schools and academies throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Steve has also supported Chairs of Governors in Headteacher appraisal processes through the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

Steve is sought after as an expert practitioner, consultant and trainer who delivers training and consultancy in primary and secondary schools, colleges, academies and conference venues throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East for


E. Behaviour Management for Non-Teaching Staff

Course Leader: Yusuf Seedat

Aimed at: Support staff, admin staff, lunchtime staff, staff responsible for extra-curricular activities

Yusuf Seedat is an experienced headteacher and school inspector and currently the head of Islamiyah School in Blackburn. He was previously the headteacher 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 Executive Committee and a highly respected figure in Islamic education in the UK.


F. Working with Pupils with SEND

Course Leader: Mark Slater

Aimed at: Headteachers, senior leaders, SENCOs, class teachers and Teaching Assistants

This session will cover the following areas:

  • Understanding Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • General learning difficulties
  • Emotional, behavioural and social difficulties
  • Communication difficulties
  • Recognising and working with pupils with special needs
  • When does it become a ’special need?’  How to identify and assess pupils
  • Differentiation, strategies, techniques and resources to aid learning – templates to share with delegates when setting targets  would also be helpful
  • Working with parents

Mark Slater 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. 


G. Emergency First Aid



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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.


  • 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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