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Join us every Tuesday, starting 2nd March, as we provide CPD to leaders and teachers, across primary and secondary. Our full programme with all confirmed training is available to purchase below.

For all CPD enquiries email cpd@ams-uk.org

Teacher Training (4pm - 5:30pm) - Every Tuesday

Individual – Access for one person
Whole school (small) – Access for all staff in a school comprising less than 300 students
Whole school (large) – Access for all staff in a school comprising 300 or more students

02/03/21

Understanding how students learn and how we teach
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This 90-minute practical webinar will explore the key questions for effective teaching – ‘how do students learn best’ and ‘what can we do to make sure our teaching leads to great learning and progress for all students’?

09/03/21

The basics of effective classroom management and organisation
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This 90-minute practical webinar will cover the culture of the classroom (what we do to support good independent learning and resilient and resourceful learners) and the climate of the classroom (how we create a classroom space that enables students to feel safe, engaged, and motivated to learn well).

16/03/21

Best practice for online and remote learning and teaching
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This 90-minute practical webinar will cover recent reports from Ofsted and the Education Endowment Foundation on what effective online and remote learning should look like’ and how we can implement these recommendations during and after the pandemic.

23/03/21

Assessment techniques for summative and formative assessment
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This 90-minute practical webinar will develop our understanding of summative and formative assessment techniques and share practical strategies for how they can best be used in the classroom and across the school to support great learning and teaching.

30/03/21

Practical teaching strategies to engage and motivate students
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This 90-minute practical webinar will look at the psychology behind students’ motivation to learn; and how we can apply these theories to our own classrooms to better engage all of our students.

20/04/21

The inclusive classroom
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Inclusion is about meeting the learning and welfare needs of all of our students, so how do we make sure all of our classrooms and schools are truly inclusive? This 90-minute webinar will share a range of practical strategies to enable you to develop an inclusive classroom.

27/04/21

The outstanding form tutor
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Due to Ramadan, the time of this session is subject to change.

 

In this 90-minute webinar we will learn tips and techniques to ensure that form tutors develop a significant role in supporting the learning and wellbeing of their students; and have a better awareness of the significant role good pastoral care can have in developing a great school ethos.

04/05/21

Developing behaviours for excellent learning in our students
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Due to Ramadan, the time of this session is subject to change.

 

This 90-minute practical webinar will develop our understanding of positive behaviour management and will introduce key strategies that will help teachers of all levels of experience add to their behaviour management toolkit.

11/05/21

Getting the best results from motivated and engaged classes
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Due to Ramadan, the time of this session is subject to change.

 

Inclusion is about meeting the learning and welfare needs of all of our students, so how do we make sure all of our classrooms and schools are truly inclusive? This 90-minute webinar will share a range of practical strategies to enable you to develop an inclusive classroom.

18/05/21

Higher Order Questioning
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Due to Ramadan, the time of this session is subject to change.

 

Questioning should be at the heart of good teaching and good learning. This 90-minute practical webinar will help teachers develop their own questioning and that of their students so that we all learn to ask better questions and to ask questions better.

25/05/21

Active and Independent learning
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How do we get our students to work harder than us? This 90-minute practical webinar will explore practical tips and techniques to ensure that our students learn actively, develop independent learning skills, and work much harder than us.

08/06/21

Metacognition, critical thinking and problem solving
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This 90-minute practical webinar is about thinking about thinking – how we teach our students practical thinking strategies so that they can self-regulate their learning and think critically about their own thinking and their own learning strategies.

15/06/21

Engaging with data – how do we know we make a difference?
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Data is just another word for evidence; but how do we use evidence to inform our teaching, make judgements on student learning and ensure that we can prove that we make a positive difference to our students’ learning. These are just some of the questions that we will answer in this engaging 90-minute webinar.

22/06/21

Using TAs effectively
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Teaching assistants can make a significant difference to the learning and wellbeing of our students if we use them considerately and effectively. This 90-minute webinar will use case studies of good practice to agree practical ways of working collaboratively with TA’s to support the learning and wellbeing of all of our students.

29/06/21

Supporting children with SEND without a TA
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Following on from our earlier webinar on developing an inclusive classroom, this webinar will explore how every teacher can better support the learning needs of students with SEND without the support of additional adults in the classroom.

06/07/21

Best practice in pastoral care
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As we move through ‘unprecedented times’ the wellbeing and pastoral care of our students needs to be given central focus in our schools and classrooms. So, what does best practice in pastoral care look like, what can we all learn from models of good practice; and how can we best support the pastoral needs of all of our students? These questions and more will all be answered in this 90-minute practical webinar.

13/07/21

The outstanding TA
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Teaching assistants can make a significant difference to the learning and wellbeing of our students if we use them considerately and effectively. This 90-minute webinar will use case studies of good practice to agree practical ways of working collaboratively with TA’s to support the learning and wellbeing of all of our students.

Leadership Training (9:30am - 11am) - Every Tuesday

Individual – Access for one person
Whole school (small) – Access for all staff in a school comprising less than 300 students
Whole school (large) – Access for all staff in a school comprising 300 or more students

02/03/21

Why we do what we do: School vision, ethos, and mission
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Great leadership is about understanding our own core values, our vision for the school and the journey we want our schools to continue on. In this 90-minute practical webinar, we will develop our understanding of vision, ethos, and mission; and how good communication and engagement help this understanding to become a reality in our schools.

09/03/21

Leadership in times of crisis
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Sadly, the pandemic won’t be the only crisis we have to face as school leaders; so, what can we learn from good leadership in the pandemic that we can apply generally in times of crisis? Join this 90-minute webinar to learn more.

16/03/21

The outstanding subject leader under the New Inspection Framework
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Following on from our earlier webinar on developing an inclusive classroom, this webinar will explore how every teacher can better support the learning needs of students with SEND without the support of additional adults in the classroom.

23/03/21

Leading teaching and learning
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Teaching and Learning are the ‘bread and butter’ of why we do what we do but it is not always easy to keep our focus on great teaching and great learning. This 90-minute practical webinar will give you great strategies to ensure your leadership places great teaching and learning at the heart of your leadership.

30/03/21

How to tackle underperforming teachers to get better standards from our Students
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This 90-minute practical webinar explores the possible causes of teacher underperformance, the strategies available to us; and how to implement interventions to get better performance from all of our teachers and our students.

20/04/21

Engaging with data
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Data should be at the centre of informed leadership, yet we sometimes lack clarity about what we mean by data, how we might use data; and the role of data in ensuring effective self-evaluation and intervention. This 90-minute webinar will provide a range of practical strategies to put data at the heart of your leadership.

27/04/21

Understanding impact – whole school and team review, evaluation and feedback
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Impact is not just about making a difference; it is about knowing whether or not we are making the best difference to our schools. This 90-minute practical webinar will explore the concept of making impact ‘visible’, what makes best impact and how to lead our teams to be more impactful.

04/05/21

Leading change
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There will always be a need for change in schools and leading change effectively is at the heart of good leadership. This 90-minute practical webinar will introduce effective and inclusive change strategies that we can all use to lead change in our schools.

11/05/21

Safe recruiting and safeguarding – (including overseas checks)
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This 90-minute practical webinar will explore the legislation around safeguarding and safe recruitment, how to meet Ofsted’s expectations; and how to ensure that practice across the school meets legislation and guidance on safeguarding, safe recruiting, and overseas checks.