ABOUT THIS COURSE
NQTs are the biggest flight risk from the teaching profession. At a time when Ofsted are focusing on staff wellbeing, there is a national drive to give more attention to mental health; and dwindling budgets, this course will enable schools to take practical steps to retain teachers at the start of their career.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
Participants on this course will:
- Improve their understanding of the drivers that cause recently qualified teachers to leave the profession
- Explore strategies to better support teachers’ classroom practice
- Develop tools and techniques to improve staff training, reduce teacher workload; and establish a positive learning culture
- Lead an ethos of positive staff wellbeing to reduce negative stress, improve staff mental health; and develop a culture of positivity and engagement
|COURSE DATE||In-school only|
|WHO FOR?||School and academy leaders across all phases
NQT and RQT mentors
School business managers and HR personnel
Middle leaders with responsibility for NQTs and RQTs
|IN-SCHOOL||You can also book this as an In-School Course|
10.00 – 11.15am: Looking at the data: what’s the situation?
- Where are we now- why do so may schools lose high quality teachers early in their career?
- What does national data tell us?
- What do NQTs say?
- Where do we need to be – so what can we do to retain those teachers?
- What’s happening in our schools – models of good practice
- Case studies
11.15 – 11.30am: Discussion: coffee break
11.30 – 12.45pm: What do NQTs tell us they need?
- Exploring what ‘good’ learning, teaching and pastoral care look like and how we get there
- Developing strategies that make a difference to learners and their families
- Tools and techniques to support behaviour for learning
12.45 – 1.30pm: Lunch and informal discussion
1.30 – 2.30pm: 3 things schools can do to better support NQTs
- Practical steps to place ongoing professional development at the heart of every teachers’ personal growth and support
- Reviewing teacher workload and bureaucracy – Cutting unnecessary activities
- Tools and techniques to develop a positive professional learning culture across the school
2.30 – 2.45pm: Discussion: afternoon tea
2.45 – 3.45pm: Supporting wellbeing - A problem shared is a problem halved
- Creating an ethos of work/life balance and wellbeing
- Identifying causes of negative stress and support strategies
- Developing support and professional development models through coaching and mentoring
Steve’s career spans over 25 years teaching and senior leadership experience in inner city, urban and rural schools. Now a well-respected trainer, consultant and author who is frequently rated ‘outstanding’ by his clients, Steve makes regular contributions to education magazines and newspapers and his ‘BiteSized Training’ is now a regular CPD feature in SecEd magazine. Steve brings a wealth of whole school, faculty and department leadership and development expertise and relevant professional experience to this course.