Inquiry Focused School Improvement

Upcoming events

10
Feb
2022

ASK0159 - Assessing and Guiding Early Literacy Development

Thu, 10 Feb 2022 3:30 pm -5:00 pm
£ Included in ASK Offer

 This is a multi-session event. All sessions should be attended.

Session are aimed at EYFS to Year 2 to help teachers support children who have lost out on early literacy experiences due to the pandemic.

Session

Description

Date

Session 1.

 Assessing and guiding to develop early reading behaviours

Before children can respond well they need to have in place knowledge of how books work and the language associated with that.  In this session learn about Concepts of Print- how to assess and how to teach for it

Thursday 10th February 2022

3.30pm - 5pm

Session 2

Assessing and guiding children who need additional support to develop phonic skills

Phonological awareness and letter knowledge are essential skills on which to build phonics learning. In this session, learn how to assess phonological awareness skills, letter knowledge, and early phonic writing skills.  Learn how to guide children to build sound awareness, and consider a small step approach to building blending skills

 

Thursday 17th March 2022

3.30pm - 5pm

Session 3

Guiding children to develop retelling, comprehension and reading fluency skills

Children need to learn to attend to meaning as they read.  Learn how to use simple narrative texts to develop effective reading behaviours that promote reading for meaning

 

Thursday 31st March 2022

3.30pm - 5pm

Session 4

Assessing and guiding early writing composition

 

Writing is a very complex task and some children need much more support to compose and transcribe simple messages.  This session will support you with an approach to share writing and develop the subskills required for successful early writing.

 

Thursday 28th April 2022

3.30pm - 5pm

24
Feb
2022

ASK0137Z : DSL – Refresher Training Session

Thu, 24 Feb 2022 9:00 am -1:00 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £100

This refresher course meets the statutory requirements of the two-year Refresher Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools.

As part of the arrangements which must be in place as required by S.175/S.157 of the Education Act 2002 and “Keeping Children Safe in Education” all schools must have a member of the leadership team as their Designated Safeguarding Lead.

This person must take lead responsibility for dealing with child protection issues, referring concerns of significant harm, providing advice and guidance to support all staff to carry out their safeguarding duties, overseeing the school provision of early help and liaising with other agencies as required.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead must receive training which gives them the knowledge and skills needed to fulfil their responsibilities and this training must be updated every two years. The course that we have planned meets these statutory requirements.

Our training is led by Lesley Pollard
Experienced local Safeguarding Trainer and member of NSCB Learning & Development Committee

Note: DSL Refresher courses via Zoom cost 100.00 for non-members. ASK members receive 1 free place on DSL training per membership cycle.

24
Feb
2022

ASK0156F - SEF/SIF for Governors

Thu, 24 Feb 2022 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Included in ASK membership, otherwise £70pp

An in depth look at the school improvement plan/ self evaluation form and the links between the two. Governors responsibilities in this area and what question to ask. 
Suitable for all Governors.

25
Feb
2022

ASK0149F - Attachment Awareness Training

Fri, 25 Feb 2022 9:00 am -3:30 pm
£ Included in ASK Offer

 Friday 25th February and Monday 28th February 2022, Attend All Days

Domestic violence, alcohol and drug abuse, a decline in parental mental health, post- natal depression, forced migration, and removal from the birth home can all cause trauma to children’s brains which result in attachment difficulties. Increasingly, many children and young people have social and emotional needs that go beyond what the majority of school staff has been trained to deal with. Many of these children underachieve in school. This training will help you to help them to access educational opportunities.

15
Mar
2022

ASK0145Z - Nominated Safeguarding Governor Training

Tue, 15 Mar 2022 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
Included in ASK Membership; non-members £40pp

 (Introduction to Safeguarding session must have been attended)

Most schools recognise the importance of the Governing Body nominating an individual governor to champion safeguarding and child protection issues within the school. This person is often known as the “Safeguarding Governor”. It is important that such governors fully understand the responsibilities of this role and the part they can play in monitoring and helping to develop more effective practices.

12
May
2022

ASK0138Z : DSL – Refresher Training Session

Thu, 12 May 2022 9:00 am -1:00 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £100

This refresher course meets the statutory requirements of the two-year Refresher Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools.

As part of the arrangements which must be in place as required by S.175/S.157 of the Education Act 2002 and “Keeping Children Safe in Education” all schools must have a member of the leadership team as their Designated Safeguarding Lead.

This person must take lead responsibility for dealing with child protection issues, referring concerns of significant harm, providing advice and guidance to support all staff to carry out their safeguarding duties, overseeing the school provision of early help and liaising with other agencies as required.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead must receive training which gives them the knowledge and skills needed to fulfil their responsibilities and this training must be updated every two years. The course that we have planned meets these statutory requirements.

Our training is led by Lesley Pollard
Experienced local Safeguarding Trainer and member of NSCB Learning & Development Committee

Note: DSL Refresher courses via Zoom cost 100.00 for non-members. ASK members receive 1 free place on DSL training per membership cycle.

14
Jul
2022

ASK0139Z : DSL – Refresher Training Session

Thu, 14 Jul 2022 9:00 am -1:00 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £100

This refresher course meets the statutory requirements of the two-year Refresher Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools.

As part of the arrangements which must be in place as required by S.175/S.157 of the Education Act 2002 and “Keeping Children Safe in Education” all schools must have a member of the leadership team as their Designated Safeguarding Lead.

This person must take lead responsibility for dealing with child protection issues, referring concerns of significant harm, providing advice and guidance to support all staff to carry out their safeguarding duties, overseeing the school provision of early help and liaising with other agencies as required.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead must receive training which gives them the knowledge and skills needed to fulfil their responsibilities and this training must be updated every two years. The course that we have planned meets these statutory requirements.

Our training is led by Lesley Pollard
Experienced local Safeguarding Trainer and member of NSCB Learning & Development Committee

Note: DSL Refresher courses via Zoom cost 100.00 for non-members. ASK members receive 1 free place on DSL training per membership cycle.

Date

TBC

ASK0054Z : Teach Mindfulness to Children

Date

TBC

Venue to be Confirmed
£ Included in ASK Offer

Mindfulness practice increases children’s awareness of self, others and help them to direct their attention and control distraction.  In partnership with MISP (Mindfulness in Schools Programme), Inspire is offering training to teach mindfulness to primary aged pupils through the paws b curriculum.  This is a high quality training where the techniques and materials provided are fully grounded in research and evidence based practice emanating from Oxford, Cambridge and Bangor Universities.

Date

TBC

ASK0155F - Finance & resources - Governor training

Included in ASK Membership, otherwise £70pp

To support Governors in School funding, budget monitoring / planning, benchmarking and the Schools Financial Value standard.
Suitable for all governors, especially those within finance & resource roles

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