Starts Wednesday 6th October 2021
Connected Heads is a group of between 4 and 6 school leaders, who meet regularly to support one another in their learning in order to take purposeful action on work issues. The process is led by a facilitator, who enables the set members to ask searching questions and the school leader to reflect on the actions to be taken, supporting the process with guidance and useful models and tools.
In every session (a half-day, half-termly) each school leader (learner) has the opportunity to address key issues. The ‘learner’ retains responsibility for and ownership of their issues, solutions and actions. The Connected Heads group actively listen, providing the individual ‘learner’ with space and time to think through real issues and challenges and to identify new ways forward. The group works together, acting as coaches for the ‘learner’, listening, providing space for them to think, and asking relevant open questions to help them find their own way forward.
Cost: £495 per person
Starts Wednesday 29th September 2021 | 9am - 4pm @ Exeter Racecourse
An ILM approved programme in coaching techniques to enhance your leadership and enable you to develop others effectively, embedding coaching practice into your school culture.
Leonie Hurrell is an Educational enthusiast. At 24 Leonie became the youngest Deputy Headteacher in Dorset and went on to be a Headteacher for 8 years, before becoming an ILM Certified Leadership Coach. Leonie is passionate about learning and people development. Founder of The Thinking Academy, a company that provides coaching and ILM approved training solutions for schools. She is also a School Evaluation Partner for Dorset and a co-opted Governor for an Infant School in Hampshire.
£295 per person. Attendance includes a complimentary full DISC® Profile Assessment and ILM certificate. The first session will take place at Exeter Racecourse with lunch and refreshments included.
We were delighted to welcome over 50 participants from 23 member schools to the second online Teaching & Learning Symposium on Thursday 20th May.
During the hour-long event, participants were able to select two workshops from a choice of four, with subjects ranging from Early Years to Religious Education.
Presentations and further resources from the four workshops can be found below:
Implementing the New EYFS Framework | Tessa Fenlon from Alphington Primary School
Link HERE for the slides.
Congruence, What Does It Mean? | Iain Franklin from Haytor View Primary School
Iain is happy to provide any further information about his session and can be contacted at:
Benefits of Outdoor Education | Katie Hawley & Robyn Vincent from The Outdoors Group
More information about The Outdoors Group can be found HERE.
Creative Ideas for Teaching RE in KS1 & KS2 | Kate Vernon from Woodbury C of E Primary School
Link HERE for the slides.
Please see HERE a link for LTLRE (Learn, Teach, Lead, RE) which contains details and dates of upcoming workshops and a cornucopia of resources.
We are excited to be offering two brand new courses for the Exeter Consortium and wider Teaching Schools South West membership during the Summer 21 term.
On Monday 24th May, David Weatherly will be hosting an online 'Improving Outcomes in Geography: EYFS – Year 6' course.
Whilst on Friday 11th June, David will be hosting an online 'Improving Outcomes in History: EYFS – Year 6' course. Both sessions will run from 9.00am - 3.30pm.
Each day will focus on the key principles of designing and teaching a curriculum in Geography and History which is rigorous, fosters the development of young geographers/historians and which can be assessed in a practicable way. The sessions will be immersive and interactive with an emphasis throughout on reflective professional practice.
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