South Hub Regional Annual INSET Day

Jan 3, 2017 by

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Date & Time
Tuesday 03 January 2017
9:00am - 4:30pm

Ayesha Community School
10a Montagu Road

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206 spaces available

Regional Annual INSET DayThe South Hub has put together a programme of INSET courses from professional and experienced trainers. There are courses for governors, headteachers, senior leaders, primary and secondary teachers as well as teaching assistants. The INSETs are listed below and will run simultaneously from 9.00am to 4.30pm with lunch and refreshment breaks.

The agenda can be downloaded by clicking here.




Delegates can select one workshop from the following.


A.  Raising the Game of School Leadership: Raising Standards and Expectations through Effective Monitoring   (Philip Preedy)     [NEARLY FULL]

The workshop will be an interactive one, where delegates will be able to pool ideas, suggestions and strategies for ensuring high quality delivery of information, and evidence which will not only provide a strong evidence base for inspections, but will also provide senior leaders, principals and headteachers with a framework that middle leaders have carried out their roles inherent within their job descriptions.

By the end of the workshop, delegates will have a clear idea as to what should be in their evidence/departmental folders, what quality assurance systems they should develop, and how this can be used to raise standards of teaching and learning. There will also be some emphasis on “high quality” and “best practice” evidence for lesson planning, monitoring, evaluation quality assurance systems and procedures and addressing under-performance.

Aimed at: Senior and middle school leaders of Primary and Secondary schools

Philip Preedy has extensive experience working across all age ranges, including EYFS, Key Stage 1-Key Stage 4 as well as further education colleges and universities. He has worked as an Ofsted inspector, Advanced Skills Teacher Assessor, accredited DfE performance management assessor, as well as working on behalf of the Cabinet Office as a quality assurance assessor. Philip also has extensive experience in both the private and public sector, as well as being accredited by the Independent Schools Inspectorate as a lead inspector. More recently, he was instrumental in supporting one education establishment to achieve outstanding in teaching and learning and leadership and management in less than one year and supporting another establishment to secure outstanding grades for all categories in less than six months.


B.  Catering for the Slowest and Most Able   (Bilkish Mohamed)

DFE (2012): “ OFSTED will mark down lessons where there is no differentiation between high and low attainers”.

Effective differentiation is the key to enabling every pupil reaches their full potential. This course will explore effective strategies and analyse what differentiation is and how it works. Sessions will focus on approaches and practical advice on how to ensure every lesson contains outstanding practice in order to meet the needs of all learners.

Aimed at: Primary and Secondary teachers and leaders

Bilkish Mohamed is an Education Consultant providing training for schools throughout England. She has substantial leadership experience in mainstream and independent schools as Head of Department, Assistant Headteacher and Headteacher. She has also worked as a PGCE course trainer for Newman College of Further Education. Bilkish has a BSC Hons in Genetics and a PGCE in Science.


C.  Effective PE with Limited Resources   (Muslim Sports Council)

This session, delivered by experienced practitioners from the Muslim Sports Council, is designed specifically for PE teachers in independent schools, helping to develop their strategies to ensure they get the most out of their lessons. This full-day workshop will cover:

  • How to deliver a PE lesson?
  • How to make best use of limited space and resources?
  • PE according to OFSTED
  • Group exercises to be included as well as worksheets
  • How to extend PE lessons so that they link with other elements of the curriculum
  • Group exercises and worksheets

Aimed at: Primary & Secondary PE teachers

Amar Azam (Muslim Sports Council) has a BA (Hons) in Psychology and trained as a journalist before developing an interest in education and developing programmes with school teachers.  For the past six years, he has delivered tailored journalism packages at primary and secondary schools, aimed at cross-sections of the curriculum, from literacy to elements of PSHE. He has also incorporated social media into his delivery. He is a governor at Luton Sixth Form College as well as a member of the Football Writers’ Association. As a trustee of Unleashing Potential, a charity that runs development programmes in Malawi, southern Africa, he is part of an annual delegation that returns to the country every year.

Abdal Ahmad (Muslim Sports Council) has worked in sports development for over 19 years, including roles such as community sports development officer, schools sports coach, football development manager and at present is the extended schools & competitions manager at Tower Hamlets Youth Sports Foundation. He currently manages over 200 curriculum based sessions and over 120 after school clubs per week, along with more than 70 competitions for both primary and secondary schools.
Over the last four year in my role Abdal has become more customised in curriculum based PE and borough wide sports competitions and has previously coached football in the UK and abroad at football competitions. His work in grassroots sports has won many local, national and European awards over the years.


D.  TAs: Effective Support in the Classroom   (Jackie Lamb)

This training, designed for TAs at all levels and delivered by a highly experienced education professional will cover the following areas:

  • The Role of the Teaching Assistant
    • Experience in the room
    • Quality v Quantity
    • Where do you fit in?
  • Working as a Team
    • Planning
    • Resources
    • Supporting Pupils

Aimed at: Primary and Secondary teaching assistants

Jackie Lamb is a freelance educational consultant who worked as an Early Year’s & Primary teacher, a behaviour support teacher and a further education lecturer before becoming manager of the primary behaviour support service for Essex. She has been delivering CPD training to Nursery, Infant and primary school staff and related professionals throughout the UK for over sixteen years.


E.  TAs: Effective Behaviour Management   (Wendy Gregory)

This INSET day is designed specifically for Teaching Assistants. Delegates on this workshop will learn:

  • the basics of behaviour management
  • what makes some children so difficult
  • how to help young children manage their feelings and behaviour
  • how to cope in a confrontation
  • working effectively with the teacher

Delegates will also be given lots of practical strategies for improving communication with the children they support in the classroom.

Aimed at: Primary and secondary teaching assistants

Wendy Gregory has a solid background of teaching experience gained across the age range from nursery through to adult learners. In addition, she has several years’ experience as a training consultant, with specialist areas being Behaviour, Pastoral, Psychology, Staff Relations, Parenting and Behaviour Management. Wendy’s style of delivery is lively and interactive aiming to get people thinking and talking! She is currently a counselling psychologist who manages an independent counselling service for pupils and staff in a number of organizations.


F. Primary Computing   (Amin Rahman)

This is an introductory course on computer science.  We will be looking at what is required from schools in delivering a great experience to students in computer science. We will introduce 3 programming software which are freely available to schools and are excellent in delivering computer science to schools. We will be utilising these programs and participants will create games using these programmes to better understand these concepts and aid in knowledge transfer.

There is no requirement for teachers attending to be proficient in a programming language.

Course breakdown

  • Overview of the computer science curriculum.
  • The importance of Algorithms
  • Understanding programming – practical training
    • Scratch Years 1-4
    • MWlogo Years 3-5
    • Kodu Years 4-6
    • Python Years 6

Aimed at: Primary teachers and leaders

Amin Rahman is an Education Consultant for LearningBox Education and Training Ltd as well as a lecturer in creative writing, film making and photography. He is passionate about developing utilising virtual learning environments (VLE) and has been developing VLE for states schools. Amin holds a BSc and MSc in Information Technology & E-learning and is also a qualified teacher.

Amin has been working in the field of education and training for the past 25 years, specialising in creative e-learning, programming and multi-media work combining cross curricular subjects into a thematic program for both schools and children and young people services.

G.  Progress 8   (Sdaqat Jabeen)

The workshop will provide an detailed look at what Progress 8 is, how it can be used in your schools and the possible implications from the Value Added Progress 8 score.

The day will be made up of an overview, a Progress 8 Calculator will also be shared which will calculate the individual Progress 8 values for the students and also the VA Progress 8 score for the school. The afternoon will be consist of training to use a 0-9 Level Grade Tracker which is a tracking system that can be used for all subjects and can track the progress of a student from Year 7 to Year 11.

Aimed at: Secondary teachers and leaders

Sdaqat Jabeen has been in the education sector for over 26 years, the majority of this has been spent in the state sector. Here she has had extensive experience in both pastoral and curriculum areas. Her strengths lie in school improvement and always staying abreast of the latest educational change as well as data. Currently she is  the Headteacher at Islamia Girls School, which has been graded as outstanding in their last Ofsted inspection. She has been in this position for over five years 


H.  Effective Marking, Feedback and its Management   (Akhmed Hussain)

This workshop will provide participants with best practice guidance on how to establish effective assessment and tracking systems for schools. The key processes of establishing starting points, accurately assessing current performance, comparing progress with national expectations, and forensically identifying and eliminating underachievement will all be looked at in detail.

With OFSTED’s current emphasis on progress over time, marking and feedback within pupils’ work is a key piece of evidence for inspectors. This session will also look at how to establish manage these systems of assessing and marking pupils’ work and providing diagnostic written and verbal feedback to sustain maximum student progress. Exemplar marking policies and an OFSTED successful marking and feedback toolkit will be provided to all participants.

Aimed at: Secondary teachers and leaders

Akhmed Hussain is the current Headteacher of KD Grammar School for Boys in Manchester. He has substantial leadership experience in mainstream schools as Acting Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher covering a period of 14 years. He recently completed three years as Deputy Headteacher (Assessment, Progress and Standards) at a large state 11-18 Secondary School that achieved its highest ever GCSE and A level results. Akhmed has a BSC Hons in Chemistry, PGCE, NPQH and has completed the NCSL Headteacher Internship programme.


I.  Effective Pedagogy for Unqualified Teachers   (Sanel Abdurrahman Haskic)

“A Muslim Teacher is distinctly different from a teacher who happens to be Muslim!” ... but what makes Islamic Education and Muslim teachers so unique?

This is only one of many important questions which will in-sha-Allah be discussed in this unique seminar entitled; Effective pedagogy for unqualified teachers. The workshop contains five separate sessions with the following themes:

  1. What is really “Classical” Islamic Education?
    • How do Muslims understand Education?
    • Subject-Centred vs. Student-Centred Learning?
  2.  Why are  Vision and Intention important for every lesson?
    • “Actions are [judged] according to intentions!”
    • Do we really have a vision?
  3. Is there any place for “modern” pedagogy in Muslim classrooms?
    • Teaching styles and the “best” teacher – Prophet Muhammad
    • Let’s take a look at “Bloom’s Taxonomy” as well as “Blended Learning”
  4. What does effective “Behaviour Management” look like?
    • Sanctions vs. Positive Encouragement
    • Muhasabah and other effective tools…
  5. Practical Plenary Application:
    • Let’s explore how we can make our lessons more interesting and our teaching more effective
    • Is there a place for “Edutainment” in Islamic Studies, Qur’an & Arabic?

Let’s take this serious! Teaching is the profession of all Prophets (peace be upon them all). What can Muslims contribute to Education in this day and age? This hands-on workshop aims to answer this question and revive (part of) the rich legacy of Islamic Education!

Aimed at: Primary and Secondary teachers and leaders

Mu’allim Sanel Abdurrahman Haskic was born and raised in Switzerland. He completed a B.A. in Islamic Studies from the Islamic University of Madinah. There he also gained a general ij?za (minor accreditation) for some books of ?ad?th and fiqh. Upon his return to Europe, he completed an M.A. in Islamic Education from the University of Gloucestershire (through MIHE) and the NPQSL Diploma from Eastern Leadership Centre (through AMS). Sanel currently works as Deputy Head at Apex Primary School in East London. He is a regular kha??b and holds Islamic classes and seminars worldwide.

Please find below the link to the requested slides.

J.  Using Data Effectively for Leaders   (Sajjid Sarwar)

This INSET will allow delegates to learn how to use data to:

  • Find lines on enquiry that Ofsted may use
  • Narrow gaps between groups
  • Hold teachers to account
  • Measure pupil progress and attainment
  • Measure and triangulate teacher performance
  • Conduct work scrutiny, lesson planning, lessons observations and learning walks

Aimed at: Primary and Secondary 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.


K.  Growth Mindset   (Bradley Busch)

Growth Mindset Teacher CPD Workshops guide teachers on how to implement Growth Mindset theories in the classroom. The workshops explore the importance of effort, how mistakes help you learn, how to use setbacks as motivation and the importance of curiosity. Our workshops give practical tips and suggestions to help teachers and their students develop their Growth Mindset.

The themes covered by this workshop are:

  • A History of Intelligence and Ability
  • The Role of Effort
  • Making Mistakes
  • Dealing With Setbacks
  • Curiosity

This workshop will help teachers improve:

  • Their own mindset
  • Others’ mindsets
  • Knowledge of the area
  • Teaching strategies

Aimed at: Primary and Secondary teachers and leaders

Bradley Busch is an HCPC registered and BPS chartered Psychologist. He graduated from Loughborough University with distinction, and went on to work with Premiership footballers and athletes from Team GB, helping them win medals at London 2012 and Rio 2016. He writes regularly for The Guardian and is one of the leading experts on how psychological research can best help students and teachers.


L. Using Data Effectively in EYFS    (Fatiha Maitland)

  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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.
  1. 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.


M. Whole School Effectively Embedding SMSC    (Michele Messaoudi)

Do you lack confidence to actively promote the SMSC standards in your classroom and your school? Do you have a million questions you have always wanted to ask but have not had the opportunity to do so? Have you often wondered whether it is possible to track the moral and spiritual development of your pupils (whole-school approach)?  Have you been innovative in any way and have successful experiences to share? This workshop will address all these and at least some of your million questions through a little theory and plenty of practical illustrations!

Aimed at: Primary and Secondary teachers and leaders

Michele Messaoudi is an education consultant with extensive experience of inspecting all types of maintained and independent schools from 2004 to 2015 (EYFS, primary, secondary, independent special (MLD, SPLD, SLCN and BESD)), mostly leading inspections in independent schools. Her qualifications include a First Class MA and QTS/secondary and post-16. She has held senior positions in maintained and independent schools across all primary and secondary phases and has been an Adviser to the DfE.  Her expertise includes: English, French, MFL, EAL, Christian and Muslim Faith Schools, Montessori and international schools, school improvement, mentoring headteachers; and also providing consultancy services to foreign governments.


The course materials can be downloaded by clicking below.

Embedding SMSC in Schools click here

Highlighted DfE Advice for School Leaders on the Equality Act Advice Final click here

Let him have it click here




N. Raising Standards in Art    (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.


Refreshments and lunch provided.

Parking will be available inside the school. However there is limited parking inside the school. Please collect permit when you arrive for registration to park outside the school.




To book tickets for this event, please use the form below and click on ‘Submit Booking’. Please make a note of the workshop options of each delegate when booking.

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: Monday 19 December

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.



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