South Hub Regional Annual INSET Day

Jan 2, 2018 by

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Date & Time
Tuesday 02 January 2018
9:00am - 4:00pm

Islamia Primary & Girls High School
129 Salusbury Road, Brent

Ticket Information
Prices start from £0.00
221 spaces available

 RAID South Poster


Delegates can select either one full-day workshop OR one morning and one afternoon workshop from the list below. Please click on the workshop title to see course overview and trainer bio.


Full-day Workshops

A. Developing Shakhsiyah and Tarbiyyah

Aimed at: Primary and secondary leaders, teachers and teaching assistants


B. Monitoring for Subject Leadership

Aimed at: Primary middle and senior leaders

A session promoting the effective use of monitoring, evaluation and feedback of teaching and learning and the school curriculum, including:

  • Conducting lesson observations
  • Conducting lesson plan scrutinies
  • Conducting learning walks, incl. what to look for, how to record it and how to feedback to staff for impact
  • Analysing data from the above and assessment data to identify key areas for improvement
  • Identifying actions to take for improvement and linking in to school improvement plan/work


C. Stretching Faster Learners

Aimed at: Primary and secondary classroom teachers and support staff

This training course will help you ensure all children at your school reach their full potential, by supporting your staff to:

  • Begin to create a robust school definition of more able pupils and apply it to your cohort
  • Begin to audit current provision for more able pupils
  • Learn from a range of relevant research
  • Equip themselves with evidence-based strategies to stretch more able pupils
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the barriers affecting more able disadvantaged pupils


D. Engaging Children in Reading

Aimed at: Primary teachers and leaders

This session will explore how to raise standards in reading by focussing on practical strategies that work to develop children’s vocabulary, reading stamina and comprehension/inference skills.  The day will cover the following key areas:

  • The central role of reading for pleasure
  • Shared and guided reading
  • The direct teaching of reading.


E. Bar Modelling, CPA and Mastery in Maths

Aimed at: Primary teachers and TAs

Teaching mathematics for mastery involves employing approaches that help pupils to develop a deep and secure knowledge and understanding of mathematics at each stage of their learning, so that by the end of every school year or Key Stage, pupils will have acquired mastery of the mathematical facts and concepts they’ve been exposed to, equipping them to move on confidently and securely to more advanced material.

The bar model method uses the concrete pictorial and abstract (CPA) sequence when teaching certain mathematical topics.

The process starts by using real world, tangible representations, before moving onto showing the problem using a pictorial diagram then to introducing abstract algorithms and notations.

In this course we will focus on:

  • Mastery in mathematics:
    • What it is and why we should be doing it
    • Differentiation
    • Practical whole school strategies/policies for maths teaching
    • Classroom techniques
  • Introducing the bar model method
  • Using the bar model to solve:
    • Addition and subtraction problems
    • Multiplication and division problems
    • Fraction problems
    • Ratio and proportion problems
    • Multi-step word problems from KS2 SATs papers
  • The application of the bar model method across year groups 1 to 6


F. Effective Strategies for Outstanding Teaching and Learning in the Classroom

Aimed at: Primary teachers and TAs


G. Supporting Teaching & Learning (English and Maths) for TAs

Aimed at: Primary teaching assistants

This course will cover the following areas:

The Role of the Teaching Assistant

  • Experience in the room
  • Quality v Quantity
  • Where do you fit in?

Effective support in English & Maths

  • Understanding your role
  • 10 key things every TA should know about supporting English & Maths lessons

Working as a Team

  • Planning
  • Resources
  • Supporting Pupils


H. Next Steps: 9-1 Subject Cluster Groups

Aimed at: Secondary teachers and leaders

This interactive session allows attendees to take advantage of the network of Muslim schools at AMS to reflect on and review the new 9 to 1 GCSE grades which were introduced at the beginning of the last academic year.

Attendees will initially be assembled together by the course leader for introductory training on the tracking system implemented at Islamia Schools before being divided into cluster based on one of the following subject specialisms:

  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • Science
  • Maths
  • English

Each cluster will be led by a group facilitator and delegate will be required to show their current working models to their peers to discuss:

  • What works well
  • What doesn’t work well
  • Any questions they have

Delegates will then reconvene at the end of the day for a holistic sharing of ideas. Teachers and leaders attending this session will benefit from the opportunity to learn about other working models and how they can be implemented as well as the chance to share their own systems and have them appraised.


I. Raising Achievement Strategies

Aimed at: Secondary teachers and leaders

This workshop will cover the following:

  • What do we mean by Achievement
  • An understanding of Target-setting
  • How to use data effectively to track student progress from Year 7 to Year 11
  • How to maximise achievement on the main secondary school performance measures, including English and Maths (Grades 4/5 to 9), Attainment 8 and Progress 8


J. Marking, Feedback and Assessment

Aimed at: Secondary teachers and leaders


Morning workshops

AM1. SEND Training

Aimed at: Primary and secondary SENCOs and teachers

Understanding the behaviours of children with different types of SEND

This workshop will examine some of the different manifestations of special educational needs commonly found in schools and the particular barriers to learning which each presents for pupils.

We will discuss strategies for improving the communication and engagement of our pupils and explore possible teaching approaches which can be tailored to meet individual needs.

Workshop Outline

  1. Different Types of SEND
    • ADHD,
    • Autism, Asperger’s syndrome and PDA
    • Dyslexia and Dyspraxia
    • BESD, including Attachment issues
    • PMLD
  2. Sensory Processing issues
  3. Anxiety
  4. Challenging Behaviour
  5. Classroom Organisation and Teaching approaches


AM2. Identifying and Catering for Dyslexia in the Classroom

Aimed at: Primary and secondary teachers



Afternoon workshops

PM1. Parental Engagement

Aimed at: Primary and secondary teachers and leaders

On this half day training delegates will cover the topics below and feel more confident in their ability to engage and deal with parents.

  • Communicating effectively
  • Setting boundaries
  • What do parents want from us?
  • What makes parents difficult?
  • Challenging obstructive parents
  • Dealing with distressed, anxious, unrealistic and angry parents
  • When communication breaks down


PM2. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Aimed at: Primary and secondary leaders

The purpose of this workshop is to give teachers in school an overview of the new GDPR regulations and to highlight the likely impact on teachers and schools after May 25 2018.

By the end of this session, delegates can expect to understand the changes to the regulations, what they mean their day-to-day jobs as teachers and to have an idea where to begin their compliance journey.



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 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.



Bookings are closed for this event.

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