Courses

At School Support Solutions we devise excellent training courses based upon current research and best practice which are of good value and can be rapidly utilised upon returning to school. We encourage participation and discussion and have found that building in time to reflect upon and discuss the course content with other delegates is of great benefit.

School leadership has never been more challenging and complex than it is today and getting the best out of everyone in your school requires an extraordinary breadth of skills. We have designed a range of practical training courses for school leaders at all levels, which will support change management and build the capacity of the team.

In addition to this, we have developed a series of highly successful workshops for teachers and teaching assistants to further develop their skills. Each workshop can stand alone, or delegates can attend a series of sessions over the course of the academic year.

We appreciate that it can be difficult to find the time and funds for professional development, but it is important to invest in yourself and the staff team, as this will lead to better outcomes for pupils.

Successful Subject Leadership

Successful Subject Leadership is an informative, practical course which will support subject and curriculum leaders in fulfiling their role to a high standard.

Subject leaders are expected to draw upon a wide range of skills and knowledge every day. In addition to being an expert in the subject(s) you lead, you need to be an inspirational, effective leader who drives forward your subject’s agenda in school. Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework places high importance on the quality of education and subject leaders play a vital role in developing and sequencing the curriculum to ensure pupils are gaining long-term knowledge and skills. For many, subject leadership is the first step on the road to career development and leadership, so investing in your own leadership skill set is a vital step in building a successful long-term career.

Successful subject leadership is a crucial element in securing high quality teaching and learning in school. This course will introduce subject leaders to a range of effective strategies, approaches and core knowledge that will help you to excel in this essential role. We will explain how subject leaders can check subject content is planned and delivered progressively and explore an essential range of monitoring strategies.

Aims

The course aims include the following:

  1. Understand the key roles and responsibilities of subject leadership which align with the Education Inspection Framework;
  2. Know how to communicate your subject curriculum to a range of stakeholders;
  3. Explore a range of monitoring activities and understand when each should be best used;
  4. Understand how to check your subject curriculum to ensure content is progressive and sequential;
  5. Know how to create an effective action plan, which will drive improvements in your subject;
  6. Appreciate how best to provide constructive feedback to your colleagues.

To gain the most from this course you are encouraged to bring examples of medium-term plans, action plans and pupils’ books so that you can undertake guided monitoring activities. (You will not be expected to share your school’s planning and pupils’ books with other subject leaders unless you choose to do so.)

Who is this course for?

Subject leaders, curriculum leaders and those aspiring to be subject leaders in primary education.

Cost

£150+VAT per person including refreshments and lunch.

Location

Ealing Education Centre, Middlesex on 16.01.2020
Sedgefield Racecourse, Sedgefield on 13.02.2020
Cheltenham Chase Hotel, Gloucester on 26.02.2020
Wrag Barn Golf Club, Swindon on 04.03.2020
Bury Golf Club, Lancashire on 10.03.2020

Time:

9.15 a.m. for a 9.30 a.m. start.

The course will conclude at 3.00 p.m.

Curriculum analysis document

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Booking form

To book a place on this course, please download and complete this booking form.

Once completed, please email the form to faye@schoolsupport.solutions.

Managing Curriculum Change

One constant in education is change. In our Managing Curriculum Change course we explore what drives change, the different types of change, where the barriers are to be found and what leaders can do to understand and manage these changes in the context of primary school curriculum development.

People’s reactions to change can be very different. Change that is not asked for, or welcomed, or well planned for, can be stressful and unsettling or actively resisted. Other people are so enthusiastic they race ahead with their own agenda. These situations are common in schools and so this course looks at change from the perspective of others and suggests ways to deal with these challenging situations.We will explore the importance of a clear curriculum vision as well as devoting time to understanding the varying leadership styles and how each can be utilised to bring about effective change.

Managing Curriculum Change is an informative, research-based, practical course which is intended to help you think critically about how to plan for and implement changes to your curriculum. As part of this process we will provide time for you to create a ‘curriculum change plan’ during the day which you will be able to use on your return to school.

Aims

After completing this course you should be able to:

  1. Understand the nature and implications of different types of change;
  2. Identify potential barriers to changing your curriculum, using the ‘dimensions of change’ approach;
  3. Recognise your preferred leadership style and therefore plan to optimise strengths and mitigate any potential weaknesses as you implement change;
  4. Understand how people respond to change and identify strategies to deal with potentially challenging situations;
  5. Create a ‘curriculum change plan’.

Who is this course for?

Headteachers, senior leaders and curriculum leaders in primary education.

Cost

£195+VAT per person including refreshments and lunch.

Location

Shendish Manor Hotel, London Road, Hemel Hempstead.

Date:

18th March 2020.

Time:

9.15 a.m. for a 9.30 a.m. start.

The course will conclude at 3.00 p.m.

Booking form

To book a place on this course, please download and complete this booking form.

Once completed, please email the form to faye@schoolsupport.solutions.