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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.


 

09
Sep
2020

Designated Safeguarding Leads – Refresher Training Sessions

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 9:00 am -1:00 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
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.

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

15
Sep
2020

Designated Person for LAC

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
£50.00

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.

16
Sep
2020

New Governor Induction Programme

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
£120pp for the Programme Non-Members

All 3 sessions must be attended.

NEW GOVERNOR INDUCTION

Improvement focus

Suitable for

Booking details

Session 1

Roles & Responsibilities

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.

New Governors

Existing governors who feel they would benefit

16.9.2020

6-8pm

Location: Pathfinder Schools, Greening Road, Rothwell, Kettering, NN14 6BB

Session 2:

Pupil data and formats

Pupil Premium

Finance

Safeguarding 

Policies

Monitoring

New Governors

Existing governors who feel they would benefit

21.1.2021

6-8pm

Location: Pathfinder Schools, Greening Road, Rothwell, Kettering, NN14 6BB

Session 3:

Being Ofsted ready

Preparing for Ofsted Inspections

New governors

Existing governors who feel they would benefit

29.04.2021

6-8pm

Location: Pathfinder Schools, Greening Road, Rothwell, Kettering, NN14 6BB

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

17
Sep
2020

The Present

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 4:00 pm -5:30 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
£150pp for non-ASK members

For leaders, teachers and support staff who want to take responsibility for their own wellbeing

The Present is a new style of eight-week course designed to introduce wellbeing and mindfulness to busy adults. The course focuses on encouraging friendly, mindful awareness towards experience in the midst of busy lives. It offers opportunities to bring awareness to all elements of our lives; at home and in school and therefore a clearer sense of how to take care of our own wellbeing so that we are in a better position to support the wellbeing of the young people that we work with.

Once completed, this course is also a recognised Foundation Course should you wish to progress to training to teach mindfulness to pupils through the Present or Paws or .b curriculum.

Click on Details for Dates and Times

 

17
Sep
2020

Pupil Premium session for all Governors

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £70

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

21
Sep
2020

Leading a Mentally Healthy School

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 9:00 am -3:15 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
Free of Charge

Leading a Mentally Healthy School is delivered through a cascade model. The two-day programme is 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 implication linked to the impact of Covid -19 pandemic on mental health.

Dates: Monday 21st September & Monday 9th November 2020 9am-3.15pm. Both sessions must be attended.

Click Details buttons for more information.

30
Sep
2020

Nominated Governor Safeguarding

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 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.

15
Oct
2020

TA Enable Programme

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 1:00 pm -4:00 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
£195pp for non members

This is programme to help support staff make even better use of their precious time so that outcomes for children are raised.

People trained on this programme are given materials to take into their own school and can use them to train other staff in the setting.

Sessions consist of: 

Introduction – Awareness for Senior Leaders and Teachers

Session 1: Progress and Addressing Barriers - “Do you Know me?”

Session 2: Scaffolding and Independence – “What do I do?”

Session 3: Questions – “What questions do I have”

Session 4: English in the Curriculum – “What do I need to know?”

Session 5: Mathematics in the Curriculum – “What do I need to Know”?

Session 6: Assessment and Feedback – “How well am I doing?”

TEACHING ASSISTANTS ENABLE PROGRAMME

DATE

TIME

SESSIONS

Thursday 15th October 1pm-3pm

1.00pm – 4.00pm

Introduction to Enable for Senior Leaders

Tuesday 3rd November 1pm-4pm

1.00pm – 4.00pm

Sessions 1 and 2 of Enable (TAs)

Tuesday 24th November 1pm-4pm

1.00pm – 4.00pm

Sessions 3 and 4 of Enable (TAs)

Tuesday 8th December 1pm-4pm

1.00pm – 4.00pm

Sessions 5 and 6 of Enable (TAs)

15
Oct
2020

SEF session for all Governors

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £70

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. 

22
Oct
2020

Nuffield Early Language Intervention

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 9:30 am -3:30 pm
£35 for ASK Members; £350+VAT for non-members

What is the Nuffield Early Language Intervention?

The Nuffield Early Language Intervention is a 20-week programme proven to help young children overcome language difficulties. It is designed for children aged 4-5 years and combines small group work with one-to-one sessions delivered by trained teaching assistants, targeting vocabulary, narrative skills, active listening and phonological awareness. Developed by a team led by Maggie Snowling and Charles Hulme, the intervention has been evaluated in robust trials funded by the Education Endowment Foundation and the Nuffield Foundation. These have found it to be effective for improving children’s oral language skills as well as promoting longer-term progress in reading comprehension.

Each school has to purchase a resource pack from OUP at a cost of £375 + VAT.

Dates: 22nd and 23rd October 2020 9.00-3.30pm and a half day from 9.00 – 12.15pm on Friday 3rd  December 2020

12
Nov
2020

Designated Safeguarding Leads – Refresher Training Sessions

Thu, 12 Nov 2020 9:30 am -3:30 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
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
Nov
2020

‘Ofsted Readiness’ session for all Governors

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £70

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.

10
Dec
2020

Designated Safeguarding Leads – Refresher Training Sessions

Thu, 10 Dec 2020 9:30 am -3:30 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
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.

14
Jan
2021

Complaint Handling session for all Governors

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £70

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.

11
Feb
2021

Designated Safeguarding Leads – Refresher Training Sessions

Thu, 11 Feb 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.

25
Mar
2021

Nominated Governor Safeguarding

Thu, 25 Mar 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.

19
Apr
2021

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.

05
May
2021

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.

06
May
2021

Safeguarding Audit

Thu, 06 May 2021
Venue to be Confirmed
£525.00

An opportunity for Lesley Pollard to visit your school and undertake an indepth Safeguarding Audit. When you book this date, it will be allocated to your school.

10
Jun
2021

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.

16
Jun
2021

Safeguarding Audit

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 8:00 am -5:00 pm
Venue to be Confirmed
£525.00

An opportunity for Lesley Pollard to visit your school and undertake an indepth Safeguarding Audit. When you book this date, it will be allocated to your school.

23
Jun
2021

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.

08
Jul
2021

Safeguarding Audit

Thu, 08 Jul 2021
Venue to be Confirmed
£525.00

An opportunity for Lesley Pollard to visit your school and undertake an indepth Safeguarding Audit. When you book this date, it will be allocated to your school.

12
Jul
2021

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.

30
Dec
2099

Becoming Mental Health Aware

Wed, 30 Dec 2099
Venue to be Confirmed
£400 per school + £13 per manual

Express Your Interest

This introductory three hour session raises awareness of young people’s mental health. It covers:

  • Some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis
  • Skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues
  • Ways to support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences

  • Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities

  • Everyone who completes the session gets:
    A certificate to say you are Youth Mental Health Aware
    A manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it
Date

TBC

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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