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Professional Learning Sessions

“I left feeling inspired” 2017/18 participants

Why?

  • Alliance schools welcome a huge number of visitors looking to observe aspects of their practice
  • Seeing practice in action as well as having the theory/reflection is a more powerful approach to professional development and learning

What?

  • Focused sessions, looking in detail at an aspect of practice – lots of opportunity for shared learning, but not too much time out of your own school

Upcoming sessions

Developing an excellent curriculum

Date/time: Friday 16th November, 9:30-12:30

Venue: Surrey Square Primary School, Surrey Square, London SE17 2JY

This session focuses on how to develop a deeply engaging relevant and effective curriculum approach:

  • SSQ has worked with partners nationally to develop a deeply engaging (for pupils and staff!), relevant and effective curriculum approach
  • Understand how rigour is ensured alongside a creative approach
  • Understand how to plan effectively with teams to ensure good ideas become reality

Excellence for everyone

Date/time: Friday 23rd November 2018, 9:30-12:30

Venue: Surrey Square Primary School, Surrey Square, London SE17 2JY

This session focuses on using provisional mapping to deeply meet the needs of every child:

  • SSQ models a rigour in meeting the needs of every single child
  • Understand how to bring data to life to deeply impact upon practice
  • Understand how to use capacity effectively to meet individual and group needs

Flipped quality assurance

Date/time: Wednesday 28th November 2018, 9:30-12:30

Venue: Surrey Square Primary School, Surrey Square, London SE17 2JY

This session focuses on the new approach to monitoring developed by Surrey Square that reduces workload, increases motivation and improves teacher effectiveness:

  • SSQ has developed a totally new approach to monitoring, which works for everybody!
  • Understand how to ‘flip’ the quality assurance process, reducing workload, increasing motivation and improving teacher effectiveness
  • Understand how to implement similar approaches in your own school

Getting them to behave

Date/time: Friday 30th November 2018, 9:30-12:30

Venue: Surrey Square Primary School, Surrey Square, London SE17 2JY

This session focuses on using core values to get the behaviours you want from children, staff and parents:

  • SSQ’s mission of ‘personal and academic excellence; everyone, every day’ drives everything they do
  • Understand and experience how core values can be used to teach, model and enable excellent behaviour, from both adults and children
  • Understand how values can drive and shape key policies in school to create an aligned and motivated team

Reading Development

Date/times: Friday 1st February 2019, 12.30-15.30

Aimed at: Senior and middle leaders

Venue: Redriff Primary School, Salter Rd, Rotherhithe, London SE16 5LQ. The session will be hosted by Charlotte Heath, Head of School and Sarah Cook, Literacy Lead

Through the Accelerated Reader programme, Redriff Primary have been able to create individualised reading programmes for all children based on their ability, track reading habits and appropriate book choices, and provide children with individual feedback for how to improve. All of which have contributed to closing the gaps.

During this session, participants will be given an introduction to Accelerated Reader, take part in a guided learning walk (when they will have the opportunity to speak to children about their reading), hear how the programme has motivated and enthused some of their most reluctant readers, and hear how ultimately it has impacted on the school’s reading data.

Sign up

Join these sessions for the price of £50 per session (£25 for each additional attendee from the same school) or £40 per session (£20 for each additional attendee from the same school) for STSA Members and Strategic Partners. Participants can sign up for 2018-19 by completing this form.