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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.


 

08
Sep
2021

ASK0135 : DSL – Refresher Training Session

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 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.

16
Sep
2021

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
20
Sep
2021

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

Impact:

  • 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.

Implementation:

  • 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. 
23
Sep
2021

ASK0151 - Pupil Premium for Governors

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Included in ASK membership, otherwise £70pp

An introduction to PP for governors and their statutory responsibilities for funding and publishing the strategy.
Suitable for all governors, especially PP governors.

27
Sep
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

Impact

  • 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.

Implementation:

  • 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. 
05
Oct
2021

ASK0095 : Nominated Governor Safeguarding

Tue, 05 Oct 2021 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £40

(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.

14
Oct
2021

ASK0152 - Ofsted Readiness for Governors

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Included in ASK membership, otherwise £70pp

An introduction for all governors on preparation and what to expect during an Ofsted inspection. It will also cover expectations for Governors on the new framework.
Suitable for all Governors

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 

17
Nov
2021

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

Wed, 17 Nov 2021 9:30 am - Sat, 20 Nov 2021 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

25
Nov
2021

ASK0155 - Finance & resources - Governor training

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
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

01
Dec
2021

ASK0136 : DSL – Refresher Training Session

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 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.

13
Jan
2022

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.

20
Jan
2022

ASK0155 - Complaint Handling for Governors

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Included in ASK membership, otherwise £70pp

To support governors understanding of how to handle complaints and the correct process to follow to ensure compliance. It also covers information for prospective panel members.
Suitable for all Governors

24
Feb
2022

ASK0137 : 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

ASK0156 - 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.

15
Mar
2022

ASK0145 - 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

ASK0138 : 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

ASK0139 : 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

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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