Inquiry Focused School Improvement

Extras Events List

What are 'Extras' Events?

Extras Events are related chargeable services which ASK deliver. Schools who wish to take advantage of our Extras Events but who are not working with ASK can do so and the charges shown will apply.

For all events, always click the 'Details' button for more information about the event including location map links and any event download files.


 

25
Mar
2021

ASK0094 : Nominated Governor Safeguarding

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 5:45 pm -8:00 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £25

(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.

19
Apr
2021

ASK0096 : Designated Safeguarding Leads – Refresher Training Sessions

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 9:30 am -3:30 pm
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £130

This full day 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 courses cost £130.00 for non members. ASK members receive 1 free place per membership cycle.

26
Apr
2021

ASK0127 : Leading a Mentally Healthy School

Mon, 26 Apr 2021 9:00 am - Mon, 21 Jun 2021 9:00 am
£195pp non-Ask members

Both dates must be attended

26/04/2021 - 09:00 - 15:30
21/06/2021 - 09:00 - 15:30

This is a two-day programme aimed at senior leaders of all phases to enable reflection and action planning around whole-school approaches to mental health provision.

The programme has been developed by Health Education England (HEE) and the School Development Support Agency (SDSA) in partnership with an expert group of educational psychologists, education consultants and mental health organisations. The programme has recently been updated to consider some of the implications linked to the impact of Covid -19 pandemic on mental health.

The aims of the programme:  

• to enable and empower senior leaders to put mental health at the heart of strategic school improvement.
• to equip senior leaders with practical and sustainable approaches that can be implemented on return to school.

05
May
2021

ASK0109 : Designated Person for LAC

Wed, 05 May 2021 9:00 am -12:00 pm
£60.00

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.

This programme is being held on 2 separate dates over the 2020/2021 School year – 15.9.2020 & 05.05.2021. Both sessions are the same, please just book onto one.

10
Jun
2021

ASK0090 : Designated Safeguarding Leads – Refresher Training Session

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 9:30 am -3:30 pm
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £130

This full day 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 courses cost £130.00 for non members. ASK members receive 1 free place per membership cycle.

23
Jun
2021

ASK0095 : Nominated Governor Safeguarding

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 5:45 pm -8:00 pm
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £25

(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
Jul
2021

ASK0091 : Designated Safeguarding Leads – Refresher Training Session

Mon, 12 Jul 2021 9:30 am -3:30 pm
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £130

This full day 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 courses cost £130.00 for non members. ASK members receive 1 free place per membership cycle.

19
Oct
2021

ASK0130 : Teach.b - To train to teach mindfulness to 11-18 year olds

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 9:00 am -2:30 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
£608pp Members. £730pp Non-members

This programme will be delivered remotely.

All Sessions must be attended.

  • Tuesday 19th October 2021 9.30am-3pm
  • Wednesday 20th October 2021 9.45am-3pm
  • Thursday 21st October 2021 9.45am-3pm
  • Friday 22nd October 2021 9.45am-3pm
  • Saturday 23rd October 2021 9.45am-2.30pm


You must have completed an MBSR course, MBCT course, or a .b Foundations, a .begin or The Present course. More information is available: 

Prerequisites for Teach .b Training | Mindfulness in Schools Project

This course involves an exploration of the pedagogy of the .b curriculum, and opportunities to practise teaching the key exercises, in order to leave feeling confident and empowered to teach the curriculum to young people. 

Participants will be taught the lessons in ‘real time’ with opportunities to discuss the pedagogy of each lesson and how it can best be taught to a group of young people in different settings. There will also be opportunities to work with other participants guiding them, and being guided by them, in the main mindfulness practices from the lessons.

Further information is available: Teach .b (11 - 18) | Mindfulness in Schools Project 

24
Nov
2021

ASK0131 : Teach Paws B - To train to teach mindfulness to 7-11 year olds

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 9:30 am -2:30 pm
£452pp ASK Members. £542 Non-members

This Programme will be delivered remotely.

All sessions must be attended.

  • Wednesday 24th November 2021 9.30am-3pm
  • Thursday 25th November 2021 9.45am-3pm
  • Friday 26th November 2021 9.45am-3pm
  • Saturday 27th November 2021 9.45am-2.30pm.

You must have completed an MBSR course, MBCT course, or a .b Foundations, a .begin or The Present course. More information is avaiable: Prerequisites for Teach Paws b Training | Mindfulness in Schools Project 

This training course is for those who wish to teach mindfulness to 7-11 year olds. The course consists of real-time lessons, pedagogy sessions, discussion groups and opportunities to practise guiding the Paws b practices with each other.

Our hope for this course is threefold: to equip participants with the materials and understanding of the curriculum to be able to begin teaching the lessons straight away; to continue to support the development of personal mindfulness practice; to encourage the development of a sense of community amongst participants beyond the course as they go on to work with the young people in their settings.

Further information is available: Teach Paws b (7 - 11) | Mindfulness in Schools Project

Date

TBC

ASK0051 : Middle Leadership Training (NPQML)

Date

TBC

Venue to be Confirmed
Course Dependent

The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) is for those who are, or are aspiring to become, a middle leader with responsibility for leading a team such as a key stage leader, a curriculum area leader, a pastoral services leader, a subject leader, a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO), or a head of department

Course benefits:

  • Local and flexible access to high quality leadership learning accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership programmes
  • Facilitation and coaching from nationally accredited facilitators and leaders of outstanding schools
  • High quality facilitated online courses offering flexible learning and support
  • Dedicated support throughout and beyond their leadership journey

How the course is delivered: Outstanding Leaders Partnership Delivery Model

  • 3 face-to-face sessions spread over 12 months
  • 3 facilitated online short courses
  • 2 360° Leadership Diagnostic Reports
  • 1 assessed task on a school improvement priority

How much does it cost?

Participants must be working in a school in an Opportunity Area (OA) or a Category 5 or 6 areas and not have studied for an NPQ before. Please contact ASK Schools office for more information

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