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Accelerating Learning to Foster Higher Acheivement, Greater Challenge and Positive Mindsets

This event explores how schools recognise and create opportunities for improving the outcomes for learners who are the most able or have unrealised potential.  The emphasis on ensuring that pupils can continuously improve and do not reach a plateau where they are effectively coasting is something that OFSTED, ISI, ESTYN and other inspectorate bodies have been looking at for some time.

OFSTED are clear in their handbook, see below,

Inspectors will pay particular attention to whether the most able pupils are making progress towards attaining the highest standards and achieving as well as they should across the curriculum. They will also consider whether the most able pupils are receiving the support they need to reach their full potential.

Ofsted School Inspection Handbook, September 2018

We look at how to define which pupils fall into this category, how to enusre pupils do not fall behind and how to help them to reach their full potential within the ethos and priorities of an individual or group of schools or within a college.

The day will include:-

  • Exploring a whole school framework for the higher achieving pupils and how a school strategy and policy can effectively underpin and support them to achieve their full potential
  • An opportunity to share current practice relating to how we identify those pupils who are most able including the use of data, attainment indicators, attitudes to learning, parental engagement, learner voice and teacher assessment
  • The use of practical applications to explore strategies and techniques proven to accelerate the learning and improve outcomes for the most able
  • A review of the wide ranging, longitudinal research into meta-cognition and higher level thinking skills that support collaborative coaching methodologies to promote independent learning, use of taxonomies of learning including the SOLO taxonomy and the recently revised Blooms taxonomy
  • An opportunity to focus on the differences between coaching and mentoring and how each has its place in the classroom, especially coaching and how it can accelerate and deepen the learning
  • An exploration of how through coaching we can achieve the right climate for deeper learning with the more able pupils and promote self-efficacy and self-esteem with our learners using a range of techniques that promote independence and resilience
  • Identify how coaching can accelerate the learning, underpin the teacher/pupil relationship and create a culture of exploration, challenge & risk taking that promotes responsibility and accountability in our more able pupils
  • Identifying the links between Carol Dwecks, Growth Mindset theories and coaching. Exploring how the practical application of strategies and techniques underpinned by the above theories and methodologies provide opportunities to stretch and challenge the more able within the classroom; promoting independent learning, fostering resilience, embedding formative assessment, ensuring progress and creating the right environment for accelerated learning
  • Explore the skills, values and behaviours required for teachers to provide stretch and challenge and accelerate the learning and how they are similar to the coaching skills one might use in other contexts
  • Practice how to use the skills of deep questioning, active listening and influencing and reflect on how these can have a profound impact on learning      
  • Using the John Whitmore ‘GROW’ coaching model we will encourage delegates to identify next steps - What, who, when and how
  • A plenary and an opportunity to share our GROW action plans and ask any final questions

Who is it for?

This training course will be of high significance for all those who teach or who manage teaching and learning. It will also be useful for support staff and teaching assistants who may benefit from a deeper understanding of how to help learners to find their own solutions and work on their own initiative. This event is suitable for teachers in both the primary and secondary phases of education. It will also be useful for those with responsibility for CPD in school as the messages and skills are beneficial for everyone with the responsibility for teaching and learning.

We have a team of highly qualified coaches with a background in education. Coaching is integral to how we plan and prepare for delivery of all our events. We work closely together to refine the programmes we deliver and constantly update them to reflect changes to the curriculum, assessment and the demands of the inspectorate. We believe that those who attend our training should have a good understanding of how the learning will be used back in school and what the individual is aiming to achieve in ensuring they are able to share and cascade to others and measure the impact on whole school, team or individual performance. You can find out more about the team by going to the about us page on our website.

All our events are centrally located. Registation and refreshments are available from 9.30am for a 10.00am start, and we will finish around 3.30-4.00pm. We always provide lunch.

Prices:

First Delegate:

£295 +VAT

Second or Subsequent Delegate Price:

£245 +VAT

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What our clients say about this course

  • "A good day with lots of really helpful ideas that can be taken back into school".  Teacher from an Academy in Wakefield 
  • "Really useful and thought-provoking day.  The practical activities worked well and will be taken back into school".  Teacher from a college in Yorkshire 
  • "A fantastic days training, thank you Learning Cultures".  Headteacher from Secondary school in Barnsley 
  • "Thought-provoking conversations, especially sharing practice in different contexts. Applications I hadn't even considered!". Head of Department in London
  • Very positive experience - really helped me decide and refine strategies to implement on my classroom and think about them". Deputy at a London Academy

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  • "A good day with lots of really helpful ideas that can be taken back into school".  Teacher from an Academy in Wakefield 
  • "Really useful and thought-provoking day.  The practical activities worked well and will be taken back into school".  Teacher from a college in Yorkshire 
  • "A fantastic days training, thank you Learning Cultures".  Headteacher from Secondary school in Barnsley 
  • "Thought-provoking conversations, especially sharing practice in different contexts. Applications I hadn't even considered!". Head of Department in London
  • Very positive experience - really helped me decide and refine strategies to implement on my classroom and think about them". Deputy at a London Academy
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