Creating a Whole School Learning Culture (Day 2 of 2)

Tuesday 23 January • 8:45am - 4pm • Beechwood Junior School

This course will enable participants to explore a model for putting key learning behaviours (Resilience, Critical Thinking, Reflection, Creativity, Independence and Teamwork) at the heart of a school’s curriculum so they become both explicit and implicit parts of a learners’ entitlement. It will develop participants’ understanding of the core elements of each learning behaviour and how they look as they develop through a child’s time at a school. It will look at practical pedagogical tools and strategies to develop these learning dispositions into everyday classroom practice, the curriculum and the culture of the school. It will also explore the importance of the effective leadership of these learning elements and provide some time for networking and action planning to secure effective implementation.

Participants will:
• Acquire a clear understanding of how the 6 elements of learning fit into the Curriculum to promote metacognition, self-regulation and growth mindsets through purposeful and engaging learning
• Develop a clear leadership strategy and action plan to introduce and embed the elements into the school’s curriculum
• Gain clarity on the components and progression with the elements of resilience, critical thinking, reflection, creativity, independence and teamwork
• Develop a toolkit of practical strategies and pedagogical approaches to embed each element into classroom practice and integrate it into the school curriculum.

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Basic Accounting

Wednesday 24 January • 9am - 12pm • Beechwood Junior School

The workshop, facilitated by the Hamwic Finance Team covers the key accounting principles applicable to academies.
Following the basic accounting principles in the academy sector will ensure that financial regulations are adhered to and accurate financial reports are prepared.

Participants will learn about:
• Double entry bookkeeping
• Accruals accounting
• The details on a balance sheet
• How accounting principles assist in reporting

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Change Management

Tuesday 30 January • 9am - 12:30pm • Beechwood Junior School

The course will consider what change is and why it affects people, how people deal with change and what personal strategies we can use to deal with change as well as supporting others.

Participants will learn:
• What change is and why it can be difficult for some people to cope with
• How people cope with change
• Some personal strategies for dealing with change
• How to support others through change

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Equipping Children to be Safe and Secure Online

Tuesday 6 February • 9am - 11am • Beechwood Junior School

With online opportunities ever increasing this course gives educators a refresher on the key principles children need to understand in order to make safe online choices and appropriately evaluate the online behaviour of others

Participants will learn:
• How to portray a balanced view of the positives and challenges of being online
• The current trends in websites, gaming, social media and apps
• The key principles that will keep children safe
• Danger signs and sites to look out for

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Maintaining Your Well-being and Vitality as a Leader to Create a Positive Culture for High Quality Teaching and Learning

Wednesday 7 February • 9am - 4pm • Beechwood Junior School

The workshop is based on the premise that for leaders to establish an effective work-life harmony and generate vitality and positive energy in their schools they need to exercise a range of skills, techniques and ways of being, both in and out of school, which will have a positive impact on teaching and learning for the whole school community.

Participants will learn how to:
• Explore the importance of vision and culture to create high levels of trust
• Explore techniques and skills for using time at school more strategically
• Reflect on their role in reducing organisational stress and balancing challenge and skills for staff
• Increase self-awareness of traits that can steal time and some techniques to control them by establishing new sustainable habits
• Exploring the importance of proper selfishness to maintain and nurture self and maintain vitality and balance

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Behaviour Management – TA’s

Thursday 8 February • 9am - 12pm • Beechwood Junior School

TA’s and other support staff play an important role in the behaviour of children in schools. This workshop explores the individual role a TA plays within the school’s behaviour policy. The session will allow TA’s the chance to reflect on their experiences and plan for ways they can play a greater part in behaviour management in school. Topics covered include: Establishing ground rules, building rapport, building confidence to deal with behaviours and developing the ability to react to what is being said rather than how it is being said.

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Supporting Children with ASD

Tuesday 20 February • 9am - 12pm • Poole (TBC)

A workshop aimed at support staff who work with children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The workshop has been designed to be useful for staff with a variety of levels of experience working alongside children with ASD. It will give a base level introduction but also gives more experienced staff the chance to develop their understanding, share their successes and build on these. The session will also give a chance for staff to interact with other professionals in similar roles and to jointly evaluate their own practice and team plan for future support. Topics covered include building a suitable working environment, tricky transitions and developing communication skills.

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Managing Conflict

Wednesday 21 February • 9am - 12pm • Beechwood Junior School

Most of us hate being in situations where we are in conflict with work colleagues and it is impossible for people to agree all the time. In fact, positive discussion arising from conflict can result in greater harmony in the workplace and can build trust and understanding. This workshop will support you to tackle difficult situations with confidence in order to achieve positive outcomes.

By the end of the session you will:
• Feel more confident when needing to address difficult situations
• Have developed strategies to manage conflict successfully

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Effective Customer Service

Tuesday 27 February • 9am - 12:30pm • Beechwood Junior School

The course will explore what makes good or bad customer service and consider ways of ensuring good customer services, including considering the behaviour and skills of customer-facing staff

Participants will learn:
• What makes good and bad customer service?
• Why it is important
• Ways to improve customer service
• Golden rules for customer service
• What you say versus what the customer hears

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Playground Behaviour

Tuesday 6 March • 9am - 11am • Beechwood Junior School

The school playground is often an underused resource in a school’s battle with challenging behaviour. This workshop looks at ways in which support staff can be proactive in the playground to tackle behaviour and the in-class benefits this can provide. The session will give staff the opportunity to develop ideas for playground activities. We will discuss how to identify inappropriate play and ways to keep the children who play these types of games occupied. We will look at the importance of staff-child rapport that can be developed during break times and how this supports teachers in their work inside the classroom. The workshop will also go through the Child protection procedures that are in place for staff that have concerns for children arising from things they witness in the playground.

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