ABOUT THIS COURSE

This course explores how an organisational culture which has staff learning and development at its heart can be created and sustained. The course is developed in response to the significance of the revised inspection framework. The course will consider the ways in which the new Ofsted concentration on “the quality of education” might encourage leadership practice which goes beyond the cruder forms of performance management.

We will seek to highlight the defining characteristics of high-quality education and look in detail at why a continuing preoccupation with the learning and development of staff should be a critical factor in providing an excellent experience for students.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • To gain knowledge of how an organisational culture which has staff learning and development at its heart can be created and sustained.
  • To acquire materials which might be used to stimulate cultural change.
  • To understand and discuss the significance of the revised inspection framework.
  • To be reassured that educational leadership can be a natural extension of teaching and learning and not its antithesis.
COURSE DATE Central London | Thursday 20 June 2019
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
  • Senior and middle leaders with responsibility for staff training and development
  • Managers and teachers interested in making the promotion of staff learning a parallel and complementary concern to the promotion of student learning
  • Teachers who may be contemplating moves into management but who are wary of becoming overwhelmed by a fixation with monitoring and the collection of data
  • Those with an interest in the possible implications of the proposed new Ofsted inspection regime.
COURSE CODE 7700
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
INCLUDED
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues

 

10.00 – 11.20am
SESSION 1: Intent: From a Culture of Performance Management to one of Leading Learning

  • Culture change for real. Going beyond rhetoric to foster and sustain an organisational culture where staff learning and development are central
  • Why leaders should make the promotion of staff learning a parallel and complementary priority to the learning and development of students
  • Ways of increasing the capacity and willingness of staff to learn and develop, overcoming issues of time, confidence and trust.

11.20 – 11.40am
Break


11.40 – 12.50pm
SESSION 2: Intent to Implementation – The characteristics of high-quality education

  • What ‘high quality education’ might look like for students
  • What ‘high quality education’ might look like for staff
  • What the leadership and management of high quality education might look like

12.50 – 1.50pm
Lunch


2. 00 – 2.45pm
Session 3: Implementation – The significance of the new Ofsted inspection framework.

  • Ofsted poachers as the new gamekeepers for learning?
  • Pedagogy vs ‘data cutting’; learning vs tracking; restoring the craft of teaching to centre stage?

2.45 – 3.00pm
Afternoon tea


3.00 – 3.45pm
Session 4: Impact- The changing face of schools and colleges

  • Conclusions and implications – can the new framework liberate teachers and confirm the prime importance of learning and development for them as well for students.
  • The associated challenges for leaders in ensuring ‘high quality education’

Kevin Watson

Over the past twenty-one years Kevin Watson has been Principal of four colleges, each in very different circumstances at the time of his arrival. An abiding characteristic of his leadership approach in all settings has been a focus on the development of staff as the surest way to effect sustainable improvements in the educational experience of students. Central to a persistent emphasis on learning has been a belief that increasing the willingness and capacity to learn of staff is fundamental to nurturing similar qualities in students.

The new Ofsted framework seems to legitimise such a strategy…