Inquiry Focused School Improvement

Engage Events List

What are 'Engage' Events?

Engage events are included in the ASK offer and are a series of inquiry into practice sessions intended to promote professional skills, knowledge, and professional collaboration.



ASK0150 - New Governor Induction Programme

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Included in ASK Membership, otherwise £120pp

 All sessions must be attended.

Session 1: 

Roles & Responsibilities: Thursday 16th September 2021 from 6-8pm

  • To be able to identify the roles and responsibilities of school governors and apply this when working with senior leaders to identify key priorities for school improvement, and respond appropriately whilst operating within current legislation and guidance.
  • To be able to state the difference between strategic and operational running of a school and governors roles within this.

Session 2:

Thursday 3rd February 2022 from 6-8pm

  • Pupil data and formats
  • Pupil Premium Finance
  • Safeguarding
  • Policies
  • Monitoring

Session 3:

Thursday 28th April 2022 from 6-8pm : Being Ofsted ready

  • Preparing for Ofsted Inspections

ASK0148 - Supporting Positive Behaviours

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 9:00 am -3:30 pm
Included in ASK Memebrship, £95pp non-ASK members

Suitable for: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Learning Mentors, Inclusion Leads/SENCO’s, Pastoral Support


  • Stress and anxiety- how to explain what this is to children, to help their understanding.
  • Looking after our mental health with the 10 keys to happier living prevention strategies.
  • How to include relaxation techniques everyday in your busy classroom- for you and the children.
  • Creating a ‘panic attack’ coping plan.
  • Creating a ‘Stress Busting’ resource.
  • Sharing resources and best practise from schools.
  • Learning about self-regulation with ‘Zones of Regulation’ resources.


  • Improving school refusal and attendance.
  • Building a strong, resilient learner.
  • Creating a calm, happy environment where learning and understanding grows.
  • Improves relationships and behaviour, supporting the learning environment.
  • Resources to support relaxation, reducing panic or anxiety. 
  • Removes the barrier of anxiety to aid learning and concentration. 

ASK0146 - Challenging Times - Bitesize Resiliency Programme

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 3:45 pm -4:45 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
£ Included in ASK Offer

Event Type : Multiple Events, Attend All

A resilience programme for NQTs, RQTs & those in school new to role . The programme is designed to support capacity to recover quickly, remain effective and maintain a good sense of wellbeing. Through these six weekly sessions we will explore how to reconnect with previous successes and strengths alongside learning new strategies and techniques for managing an ever changing world and supporting your own wellbeing.

The sessions will take place after school (3.45-4.45pm) via Zoom:

Wednesday 22th September 2021
Wednesday 29th September 2021
Wednesday 6th October 2021
Wednesday 13th October 2021
Wednesday 3rd November 2021
Wednesday 10th November 2021


ASK0147 - Protective Behaviours in the Classroom

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 9:00 am -3:30 pm
Included in ASK membership; £95pp non-ASK members

Suitable for: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Learning Mentors, Inclusion Leads/SENCO’s, Pastoral Support


  • Reviewing the themes and theoretical frameworks around Protective Behaviours.
  • Opportunities to discuss applications and practice with examples from schools.
  • Creating your own classroom PB Resources.
  • How to involve parents/carers with this approach.
  • Integrating PB’s into your creative/themed curriculum.


  • Children feel safe at school and know how to cope when they don’t feel safe.
  • Creating a classroom that supports and promotes positive mental health.
  • Resources to inform and guide teaching practice.
  • Information sharing to support family’s knowledge and understanding. 
  • Applying this approach into everyday learning experiences, linking with curriculum subjects. 

ASK0158 - Evidence Into Impact

Thu, 07 Oct 2021 3:45 pm -5:15 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
£ Included in ASK Offer

All sessions must be attended.

Across the school year, we are faced with many problems of practice, and bombarded with just as many potential solutions! The challenge is how you select the right solution, then translate and adapt it to make it work for your learners, in your context. The highest impact comes when we can collaborate as professional teams to innovate with potential solutions, exploring how they could work best for our learners. Herein lies the power of collaborative teacher inquiry…

‘Our central argument is that innovation floats on a sea of inquiry and that curiosity is a driver for change.’
Timberley, Kaser & Halbert (2014)

All sessions must be attended.

Sessions will be a blend of Zoom and face-to-face, and will all be 3.45pm-5.15pm

  • 7.10.2021 Zoom
  • 3.11.2021 Loatlands Primary School, NN14 2NJ, Kettering
  • 25.11.2021 Loatlands Primary School, NN14 2NJ,  Kettering
  • 9.2.2021 Zoom

This programme will take you on a journey from evidence through to impact, building your skills and expertise in collaborative teacher inquiry as a framework for enabling you to explore and solve problems of practice. Collaborative inquiry enables teacher teams can come together to examine their practice, to ask questions, to develop theories of action, to implement, evaluate and refine approaches designed to improve specific outcomes for learners.  

This course is suitable for teachers of any age-range. It will have the greatest impact where two teachers from the same school can attend and collaborate on a school-based inquiry.


ASK0149 - Attachment Awareness Training

Fri, 12 Nov 2021 9:00 am - Mon, 15 Nov 2021 3:30 pm
£ Included in ASK Offer

Friday 12 November and Monday 15 November, 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.

Sorry, the event is now full and we could not accept more registration


ASK0157 - Designated Person for LAC training

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Included in ASK membership, otherwise £70pp

The Improvement Focus is to meet the statutory requirement of all Schools for ‘Looked After Children’, and is recommended for the Designated Person for Looked after Children and LAC Governors.

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Ali Buttress : 01604 434611

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Dr Lorraine Cullen : 07866 631 929

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