Our regional inset days provide professional development opportunities for everyone in your school. This includes teachers, support staff, leaders and governors.

There will be a range of workshops available on the day and these will cover primary and secondary phases.

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Upcoming Inset Days

North

Tuesday 3rd January 2023
Address:
KD Grammar School, Hartley Hall, Alexandra Road South, Manchester, M16 8NH

Workshops

Target Audience: Primary and Secondary class teachers

Facilitator: Sajida Muneer and Sue Lovell [Read more]

Course Description:

This seminar will provide school leaders, teachers and those who support behaviour for learning in school with an overview of the latest government guidance on behaviour and its implications for schools and school inspections, an exploration of the importance of an embedded behaviour policy in effective behaviour management; and a wide range of practical and tried and tested strategies to help teachers of all levels of experience continue to develop a culture of behaviour for learning in their classrooms, schools and communities.

Target Audience: Primary and Secondary class teachers

Facilitator: Mark Salter [Read more]

Course Description:

In recent years there has been much research into the key factors that impact on learning and progress. Both the renowned educational researcher John Hattie (Visible Learning) and the UK’s own educational research body, the Education Endowment Foundation, stress the benefits in developing metacognitive skills in our learners. It is a low cost, but high impact focus that can really make a difference. This course will clarify exactly what metacognition is; explore major benefits of developing metacognitive skills; identify some practical tools for promoting metacognition in the classroom; and finally, give you the opportunity to think about how you and your school will move forwards in developing metacognition. This is a course that will equip you to have an immediate impact on progress and achievement when you return to school.

Target Audience: Senior Leaders, SENCO’s, teachers, teaching assistants

Facilitator: Felicity Hilton [Read more]

Course Description:

This training aims to address some of the common challenges SENCO’s, teachers, and other members of staff face when supporting children with SEND. We will look at indicators of the most common SEN including Autism, ADHD and Dyslexia, and address some of the barriers to learning children experiencing SEND may face.

We will also look at methods of gathering evidence, assessing level of need and planning provision. There will be opportunities to discuss the processes around referral for external support and further assessment, as well as how to access external funding.

A range of practical strategies, tools and sample documents will be provided that can be used immediately in your setting.

Target Audience: Primary and secondary class teachers, Pastoral team, Senior leaders, Governors

Facilitator: Salema Kamal [Read more]

Course Description:

The mental health and wellbeing of pupils and staff directly impacts performance and attainment levels achieved. However, with so much going on in a demanding classroom environment, it can be difficult to know how to best support pupils’ mental health whilst maintaining a high level of quality teaching and learning. This course provides insight into what a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing looks like, including things to consider when developing a mental health policy and the importance of collaboration within the pastoral team. Strategies teachers can use to support pupils with mental health issues within the classroom. How an understanding of oneself can help build better relationships with pupils, and creating safe classroom environments.

Target Audience: Headteachers/senior leaders/ curriculum leads of primary and secondary schools

Facilitator: Shakera Mirza [Read more]

Course Description:

Ofsted’s ‘quality of education’ measure puts curriculum in the spotlight. In this session delegates will understand how Ofsted inspectors will judge your intent, implementation and impact, and the evidence they’ll consider. You will explore the rationale, design, organisation and delivery of the curriculum in a school including the formal and informal curriculum. Delegates will look at how to implement an ambitious curriculum and to measure its impact. We will finish the session by looking at marking and giving effective feedback to ensure learners make progress.

Target Audience: Early years practitioners, leaders and teachers

Facilitator: Shireen Kamal [Read more]

Course Description:

One of the 4 principles of the EYFS is an Enabling environment, which is a rich and varied space where risks are minimized and well managed, and children are protected from harm and abuse’ (EYFS)

Quality learning environments are spaces that enable young children to thrive, nurture their creativity, build resilience, and foster a love for learning.

Friedrich Froebel (early 1800s) compared designing an environment for children to planning an organic and ever-changing garden which can inspire and guide children’s imagination and behaviour.

This course will explore the Emotional, Indoor, and outdoor environments. It will invite practitioners to gain a deeper understanding of creating effective and child-centered spaces, it will provide opportunities for personal reflection and evaluation, and offer insight into the experiences of the young children in their care.

Target Audience: Primary and Secondary Teachers and Leaders

Facilitator: Osiur Rahman FCCT [Read more]

Course Description:

Ofsted’s deep dive is one of the key elements of the Ofsted Inspection Framework’s curriculum focus. Inspectors use this method to gather first-hand evidence in both section 5 and section 8 inspections. The core of the deep dive approach is to see learning and teaching in action and gather evidence about how well a school delivers its curriculum over a sample of subject areas.

This session will prepare your school with insights to what the inspectors will be looking for and how the information is triangulated to form the ‘quality of education’ judgement.

South

Tuesday 3rd January 2023
Address:
Madani Girls School, Myrdle Street, London, E1 1HL

Workshops

Target Audience: Primary and Secondary class teachers

Facilitator: Steve Burnage [Read more]

Course Description:

This seminar will provide school leaders, teachers and those who support behaviour for learning in school with an overview of the latest government guidance on behaviour and its implications for schools and school inspections, an exploration of the importance of an embedded behaviour policy in effective behaviour management; and a wide range of practical and tried and tested strategies to help teachers of all levels of experience continue to develop a culture of behaviour for learning in their classrooms, schools and communities.

Target Audience: Primary and Secondary class teachers

Facilitator: TBC [Read more]

Course Description:

In recent years there has been much research into the key factors that impact on learning and progress. Both the renowned educational researcher John Hattie (Visible Learning) and the UK’s own educational research body, the Education Endowment Foundation, stress the benefits in developing metacognitive skills in our learners. It is a low cost, but high impact focus that can really make a difference. This course will clarify exactly what metacognition is; explore major benefits of developing metacognitive skills; identify some practical tools for promoting metacognition in the classroom; and finally, give you the opportunity to think about how you and your school will move forwards in developing metacognition. This is a course that will equip you to have an immediate impact on progress and achievement when you return to school.

Target Audience: Senior Leaders and SENCOs

Facilitator: Samantha Garner [Read more]

Course Description:

Sometimes children come to our settings with previously identified SEN needs, but sometimes need haven’t been identified. This training will provide you with the knowledge and strategies to involve all staff in identifying SEND as early as possible. It will look at indicators of the most common SEN such as ASD, ADHD & Dyslexia, and how to gather evidence, assess level of need and provision required, and referral for formal diagnosis. It will also look at basic SEN school standards that should be in place to ensure that only those children with more severe SEN require support. Whether new SEN staff member, or experienced SEN staff member wanting to refresh skills, this training will provide practical tips, tools and sample documents that can be used immediately in your setting.

Desired Outcomes:

SENCOs and other members of staff will be better equipped to accurately identify SEND in their schools and takeaway strategies to support positive outcomes.

Target Audience: Governors, Chair of Governors, School Proprietors and Headteachers

Facilitator: Ghulam Abbas [Read more]

Course Description:

This course introduces some of the key features of school governance common to all types of schools – e.g. the importance of governance, the four core governance functions, being a critical friend, the DfE Governance handbook, expectations of those who govern and the DfE’s Competency framework for governors. The course will also cover the essential ingredients of an effective governing board including the important role of your clerk. It will also provide participants with the opportunity to reflect on their school’s governance and the context in which they govern. Course participants will also develop an understanding of the need for confidentiality and how to manage potential conflicts of interests. They will have the opportunity to reflect on good practice around governing board meetings, to develop an understanding of the importance of having a constructive relationship between the chair of governors and the headteacher, the sort of behaviours which make for effective governance and those that do not.

Target Audience: Primary School Teachers, Middle Leaders

Facilitator: TBC

Course Description:

All teachers strive to make the most effective use of teaching assistants. After all, they can be one of the most valuable assets in the classroom. This course looks at effective use of teaching assistants and how teachers can ensure their effective deployment whichever classroom they are in.

· Reviewing your current teaching assistant practice

· What do effective teaching assistants look like

· Effective deployment of your teaching assistant

· How to maximise impact with Teaching Assistant deployment

Target Audience: Teaching Assistants

Facilitator: TBC

Course Description:

There are many different types of teaching assistant positions, ranging from kindergarten assistants to high school special education assistants to college TAs. Your responsibilities as a teaching assistant will vary depending on where you are working, but there are a few key elements to becoming a valuable assistant in any learning environment. This course considers each of these elements and helps teaching assistants to reflect on their current practices and improving on them.

Target Audience: Middle Leaders/Senior Leaders

Facilitator: TBC

Course Description:

Monitoring and evaluation of teaching is a vital element of the role for middle leaders and senior leaders. There are many ways of monitoring the teaching. This course will outline all the different activities that middle leaders can/should do in monitoring and will focus on 2 of these:

Lesson Observations

  • Things to do before an observation
  • What to do after an observation
  • How to ensure observations leads to better teaching over time
  • Using observation to drive wider school improvement

Work Scrutiny

Regular book scrutinies help middle and senior leaders to establish the rate of pupil progress and monitor the quality of teaching and learning throughout the school.

Knowing what is in the children’s book has never been more important, especially for middle leaders. Ofsted’s focus uses pupils’ exercise/workbooks to identify if a curriculum is ambitious, and implemented as intended and to check if pupil progress is evident.

This seminar guides middle leaders in performing effective work scrutinies including helpful questions to consider while undertaking the scrutiny. It includes useful support for assessing pupil progress, the quality of learning and making relevant judgements and a handy template to record your findings.

Data Analysis

This course delves into the assessment data and helps middle leaders and teachers to decide which data that needs to be analysed, and how to analyse and interpret the data with the ultimate aim of improving outcomes for all pupils.

Target Audience: Headteachers, Business Managers and School Administrators

Facilitator: Nasir Islam [Read more]

Course Description:

This one day workshop on Effective Cyber Security Management in Schools will introduce you to the main concepts of cyber security and the common security threats and risks faced by schools. The workshop will also provide you and your staff with the core content you need to improve your cybersecurity posture as well as ensure adherence with the latest cyber security guideline.

Target Audience: Primary and secondary class teachers, Senior leaders, governors and trustees

Facilitator: Imam Mohammad Asad MBE [Read more]

Course Description:

The element of nurturing and raising children to be become exemplary role models in our society, has been a decisive factor for parents, when selecting Muslim schools for their children. Does our school have a Tarbiyyah strategy in place? If yes, then what is the effectiveness of it? Is our school appealing to prospective parents?

This workshop will attempt to explore various ways of embedding the love of Allah and His Messenger (Sallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) through the daily schooling. We will look at several approaches for teachers to use in the classrooms. We will discuss strategies for senior leaders to implement across all areas of the pupils’ school life and for the SMT to form a mapping system to track whole school Tarbiyyah.

Past Inset Days

Midlands

Monday 31st October 2022
Address:
The Wisdom Academy, Sycamore Rd, Birmingham, B6 5UH

Workshops

Target Audience: Primary and Secondary class teachers

Facilitator: Sajida Muneer and Sue Lovell [Read more]

Course Description:

This seminar will provide school leaders, teachers and those who support behaviour for learning in school with an overview of the latest government guidance on behaviour and its implications for schools and school inspections, an exploration of the importance of an embedded behaviour policy in effective behaviour management; and a wide range of practical and tried and tested strategies to help teachers of all levels of experience continue to develop a culture of behaviour for learning in their classrooms, schools and communities.

Target Audience: Primary and Secondary class teachers

Facilitator: Mark Salter [Read more]

Course Description:

In recent years there has been much research into the key factors that impact on learning and progress. Both the renowned educational researcher John Hattie (Visible Learning) and the UK’s own educational research body, the Education Endowment Foundation, stress the benefits in developing metacognitive skills in our learners. It is a low cost, but high impact focus that can really make a difference. This course will clarify exactly what metacognition is; explore major benefits of developing metacognitive skills; identify some practical tools for promoting metacognition in the classroom; and finally, give you the opportunity to think about how you and your school will move forwards in developing metacognition. This is a course that will equip you to have an immediate impact on progress and achievement when you return to school.

Target Audience: Senior Leaders and SENCOs

Facilitator: Samantha Garner [Read more]

Course Description:

Sometimes children come to our settings with previously identified SEN needs, but sometimes need haven’t been identified. This training will provide you with the knowledge and strategies to involve all staff in identifying SEND as early as possible. It will look at indicators of the most common SEN such as ASD, ADHD & Dyslexia, and how to gather evidence, assess level of need and provision required, and referral for formal diagnosis. It will also look at basic SEN school standards that should be in place to ensure that only those children with more severe SEN require support. Whether new SEN staff member, or experienced SEN staff member wanting to refresh skills, this training will provide practical tips, tools and sample documents that can be used immediately in your setting.

Desired Outcomes:

SENCOs and other members of staff will be better equipped to accurately identify SEND in their schools and takeaway strategies to support positive outcomes.

Target Audience: Governors, Chair of Governors, School Proprietors and Headteachers

Facilitator: Ghulam Abbas [Read more]

Course Description:

This course introduces some of the key features of school governance common to all types of schools – e.g. the importance of governance, the four core governance functions, being a critical friend, the DfE Governance handbook, expectations of those who govern and the DfE’s Competency framework for governors. The course will also cover the essential ingredients of an effective governing board including the important role of your clerk. It will also provide participants with the opportunity to reflect on their school’s governance and the context in which they govern. Course participants will also develop an understanding of the need for confidentiality and how to manage potential conflicts of interests. They will have the opportunity to reflect on good practice around governing board meetings, to develop an understanding of the importance of having a constructive relationship between the chair of governors and the headteacher, the sort of behaviours which make for effective governance and those that do not.

Target Audience: Primary and secondary class teachers, Senior leaders, governors and trustees

Facilitator: Imam Mohammad Asad MBE [Read more]

Course Description:

The element of nurturing and raising children to be become exemplary role models in our society, has been a decisive factor for parents, when selecting Muslim schools for their children. Does our school have a Tarbiyyah strategy in place? If yes, then what is the effectiveness of it? Is our school appealing to prospective parents?

This workshop will attempt to explore various ways of embedding the love of Allah and His Messenger (Sallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) through the daily schooling. We will look at several approaches for teachers to use in the classrooms. We will discuss strategies for senior leaders to implement across all areas of the pupils’ school life and for the SMT to form a mapping system to track whole school Tarbiyyah.

Target Audience: Primary and secondary class teachers

Facilitator: Talal Hussain [Read more]

Course Description:

It is now a statutory requirement for independent:

  • primary schools to provide Relationships Education
  • secondary schools to provide Relationships & Sex Education (RSE)

Muslim schools can deliver RSE from an Islamic faith perspective. This course will support you to plan and deliver high quality RSE from an Islamic perspective.

This course will:

  • review statutory guidance for RSE
  • consider Islamic perspectives on relationships and sex education
  • examine the challenges faced by young Muslims regarding relationships, sex and gender
  • offer solutions to the challenges faced by Muslim teachers in delivering RSE

Target Audience: Primary and Secondary Subject Leaders and teachers

Facilitator: Imtiaz Patel [Read more]

Course Description:

The focused Day on Quality of Education will give leaders and teachers the opportunity to explore their curriculum to ensure it not only meets standard but is enacted in the day-to-day learning in schools. You will be expected to bring examples of curriculum planning to consider how you have ensured that the subject curriculum contains content which has been identified as most useful and ensured that this content is taught in a logical progression, systematically and explicitly enough for all pupils to acquire the intended knowledge and skills. This includes consideration of how the intended curriculum will address fundamental British values and also social disadvantage by addressing gaps in pupils’ knowledge and skills. We will also consider the principles of teaching within your schools and how we are ensuring teachers are well informed and supported to deliver the curriculum intent. Participants will be contacted prior to delivery to ensure the current documentation is bought to this very intensive and productive day with plenty of learning and take-aways.

Target Audience: Primary Maths teachers, Maths Subject Leaders, Senior Leaders overseeing Maths

Facilitator: Marziyah Panju [Read More]

Course Description:

Planning is at the heart of being an effective teacher. But planning is much more than filling in a template. Rather, it is the thinking process teachers go through deciding on what to do and how to do it. Participating teachers will get an opportunity to actively engage in the content of the session – starting from the curriculum to be taught (not the activities) and incorporating a wide range of strategies to engage learners, assess progress and support learning and understanding. This planning process aims to gives teachers a chance to check their own knowledge of the concepts being taught and ensure they’ve gathered all the materials they need to teach those concepts ahead of time, so they can more effectively pass that learning on to their learners. Come prepared to participate and discuss and reflect on your personal planning journey.

Our Facilitators

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Steve Burnage
Mark Salter
Sue Lovell
Ghulam Abbas
Sajida Muneer
Felicity Hilton
Salema Kamal
Shakera Mirza
Shireen Kamal
Osiur Rahman FCCT
Nasir Islam
Marziyah Panju
Imtiaz Patel
Samantha Garner
Talal Hussain
Imam Mohammad Asad MBE

Structure for the day 

  • 9:00: Arrival, registration, refreshments and networking
  • 10:00 – 12:30: Workshop – Part 1 of 2
  • 12:30 – 13:30: Lunch, Salah and networking
  • 13:30 – 15:00: Workshop – Part 2 of 2

  • 15:00: Close

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Early Bird – expires 25th Nov. £35 £30 £27.50

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Early Bird – expires 25th Nov. £75 £65 £55

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