The AMS is delighted to be hosting a National Inset day on Monday 1st November 2021.

The inspiring and informative virtual full-day event will provide exciting, developmental opportunities for staff and leaders at all levels.


Small School – Access for all staff in a school comprising less than 300 students
Large School – Access for all staff in a school comprising 300 or more students


All courses will start at 9am and finish by 3pm. Each course will be broken into three parts allowing time for breaks and lunch (09:00-10:30, 11:00-12:30 and 13:30-15:00)

Extended Writing Workshop (Primary)

  • Small School £75
  • Large School £125

How do you encourage pupils to write at length? What methods can I use to keep pupils focused on writing for a sustained period of time? How can I get pupils to develop their use of vocabulary and use appropriate punctuation? And how do I then enable these pupils to transfer this skill into other curriculum areas?


These questions and more answered through this practical workshop full of ideas, resources and a common approach to extended writing. It will cover planning and preparing children for a long write, with examples of pupils work from a range of abilities. It will also cover how extended writing can happen across the different curriculum subjects with a focus on pace of teaching and organised resources that can be used independently.

If you want support in maintaining high expectations, making writing real and relevant, looking at the importance of repetition and rehearsal as well as teaching pupils how to assess their own writing enabling them to raise their own expectations then this course will certainly be of help to you


Coaching and Mentoring for Leaders

  • Small School £75
  • Large School £125

Many schools are finding coaching and mentoring one of the most productive ways of moving professional practice forwards, and improving the effectiveness of teaching and learning. This course explores the key opportunities and challenges around coaching and mentoring. The session shares some recognised coaching structures. It also provides you with practical skills and tools to best promote coaching and mentoring in your establishment.


The course will aim to cover:

• Why coaching and mentoring?

• Establishing what coaching and mentoring are plus key differences

• Two simple coaching models

• Setting the boundaries and process parameters

• Key skills and qualities of an effective coach

• Tools for goal setting

• Overcoming obstacles to change

• Making feedback count

• Implementing coaching – tips and case studies

Improving your documentation for an inspection

  • Small School £75
  • Large School £125

To get the best out of the inspection process, schools need to be prepared and alert to the documentation that the inspecting body requires – even before the inspection begins.


This course will go through all the documentation needed for a positive inspection result, including regulatory policies and other documents which must be available to the inspection team, as well as giving opportunity for questions to be asked and self-reflection to take place throughout the day.

Restorative Justice (secondary)

  • Small School £75
  • Large School £125

Restorative simply means ‘making things better’ when there is potential or actual harm between people, and the Restorative Practice model is taking root in the UK as a way of strengthening relationships in school communities so that harmful problem behaviours becomes much less likely to occur.     The Restorative approach has been adopted by schools and proved highly successful in such areas as Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Southwark in London, also in cities such as Leeds, Hull,  Sheffield, Brighton, Birmingham and Leicester.     


 Restorative Practice does not work in isolation but connects with many aspects of school life, especially PHSE and citizenship,  it also helps to prepare students for future employment.      All students need to develop the social capabilities and emotional capabilities for dealing well with conflict.     These capabilities include the valuing of different perspectives and experiences, even before conflict arises, and the skills for building relationships based on shared principles and values,  plus problem-solving and communication skills.


Most importantly, there is a natural fit between Restorative Practice and Islamic values such as respect and responsibility.  This workshop’s introduction to the  Restorative model will support school staff teams to translate the mission and values of their school into the everyday ways that their students relate to each other and to staff within the school community.  


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