Whole School

New Ofsted Framework 2019

Description
This session provides delegates with an opportunity to explore the new Ofsted framework. It will provide an overview of the main changes to the evaluation schedule, as well as the format of Section 5 and Section 8 inspections. Delegates will have time during the session to reflect on key aspects in relation to their own self-evaluation and school improvement planning.

This session will be delivered by Steve Rollett, ASCL Curriculum and Inspections Specialist

Steve Rollett leads for ASCL on issues relating to the curriculum, assessment and inspection. He sits on a range of advisory and discussion panels and was part of Ofsted’s curriculum advisory group, contributing to the development of the 2019 inspection framework.

Steve has collaborated with a range of individuals and organisations in relation to education policy, including publishing an influential analysis of inspection outcomes. His writing on curriculum and inspection features regularly in the education media and he has recently contributed to a book on secondary school curriculum leadership.

Prior to joining ASCL in 2016, Steve was a vice principal in a challenging secondary school. Having arrived at the school just after it was put into special measures, he helped to transform it into one of England's most improved schools in less than two years. Steve originally trained as a history teacher and his work as a Hampshire 'Leading Teacher' contributed to an Ofsted best practice publication on how to use subject networks to raise standards of teaching and learning.

Impact Statement
Delegates will:

  • Have greater confidence in understanding the new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework
  • Be able to reflect on key aspects to support self evaluation and school improvement planning
Audience

Senior Leaders and Governors in all schools


Date
13th September 2019 (9:00am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Cost
£60
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Date
13th September 2019 (1:00pm - 4:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Cost
£60
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Date
17th September 2019 (9:00am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Cost
£60
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Date
17th September 2019 (1:00pm - 4:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Cost
£60
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New Designated Teacher for Looked After Children

Description
This induction session will take you through the statutory duties of the designated teacher for Looked After Children. There will be a chance to discuss best practice and to share ideas for improving the outcomes for children in care.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Looked After Children will benefit from higher aspirations and better support
Practitioners:
  • Will be better equipped to meet their statutory duties
  • Will have an opportunity to share best practice and learn from others
Settings:
  • Will have better systems for Looked After Children leading to improved outcomes
  • Schools will be able to satisfy their Governing Board that their Designated Teachers are meeting their training obligations
Audience

RBG school staff who are new to the role of Designated Teacher for Looked After Children


Date
1st October 2019 (2:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Virtual School Team
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
£25 cancellation fee
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Train The Trainer (Youth Culture Today) Girls and Gangs

Description
This 2 day workshop will focus on the push and pull factors involved in Girls and Gangs. The initial first half-day session (day 1) will introduce participants to a pre-prepared session they will practice, edit and evaluate in terms of the need and how it fits their environment.

All resources and a thorough examination of the model of care used will enable participants to become equipped to deliver this particular lesson and build the critical skills needed to respond to the demand and fluctuations in terms of issues that affect young people.

The above will be followed up four weeks later (day 2) with an evaluation and group pod session whereby each participant will go through critically how their session went and what issues they encountered. This process will solidify the learning as well as offer alternative strategies and better meet learner needs.
  • Pre-prepared lesson plan template
  • Feedback form template
  • The three levels of listening; competitive, attentive, active
  • Three ways to use questions
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from a safe environment whereby they can express themselves in an open, honest manner.
Staff/Attendee:
  • Will become more confident, congruent and capable of delivering sessions, as well as explicitly understanding the myriad of needs that have to be met.
Settings:
  • Schools are able to celebrate maths in their school environment as a relevant subject in children’s lives
Audience

SENCOs, Teachers and Teaching Assistants


Date
29th October 2019 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
26th November 2019 (9:30am - 3:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Bettadayz
Cost
£150
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Restorative Approaches Level 5 - Refresher Course

Description
Effective training in restorative facilitation is crucial to ensuring restorative processes delivered in any setting are safe, positive experiences for all involved. The Restorative Justice Council (RJC) champions standards for restorative practice and in 2012 it launched the Accredited Practioner Register for restorative practice. The Royal Borough of Greenwich have developed a unique training programme - credit rated by the University of Greenwich - which combines three crucial elements to ensure the development of effective RA facilitators, while supporting advancement onto the accredited register. The course will include:

Theory - supporting participants to gain knowledge of the ethos, background and relevance of a Restorative approach, with academic assignments to develop theoretical understanding.

Practice - practical skill development to enable participants to deal with harm in their work settings in a restorative way.

Implementation - a consideration of how to implement restorative approaches in a specific context, including practical resources for embedding a high quality service.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will develop essential life skills in conflict resolution, problem solving and emotional literacy; helping them to understand how to positively repair relationships damaged through conflict
Practitioners:
  • Will work towards a L5 University accreditation and on completion, can apply to achieve registration with the Restorative Justice Council - joining a growing body of accredited restorative practitioners
Settings:
  • Will benefit from having staff with specialist skills and knowledge who can support an enhanced conciliatory culture across the setting

Audience

This course has been specifically designed for participants who have already undertaken training in restorative facilitation (either a 3 or 4 day course) and wish to gain Level 5 accreditation


Date
31st October 2019 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
7th November 2019 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Direct Services to Schools Team
Cost
£600
£600 including University of Greenwich moderation
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Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online

Description
This half-day course aims to ensure that pupils are safeguarded through effective on-line safety in school and beyond. It will be an update on the current internet safety trends including fake news, self-harm, cyberbullying, exploitation, gaming, social media and dealing with incidents involving nude selfies. It will provide participants with up-to-date information, guidance and resources for teaching children and young people and supporting parents on internet safety issues (including managing children’s digital behaviour)
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be aware of how to keep themselves safe online
Practitioners:
  • Will benefit from increased confidence in addressing this issue with children, young people and parents
  • Will develop an understanding of the risks of life on-line so that they can teach children how to keep themselves and others safe
Settings:
  • Will benefit from having staff with up-to-date knowledge on e-safety issues, which they can share with parents and pupils
Audience

Staff, Senior Leaders and Governors with a responsibility for PSHE, Anti-Bullying, Safeguarding and those teaching internet safety


Date
15th November 2019 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Difference Ltd and Excite-ed
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Participants can combine this session with the Dealing with Sexting incident session and attend both at a reduced cost of £100 (non RBG schools £125)
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Dealing with Sexting Incidents

Description
This half day course will use the UKCCIS 2016 Sexting in Schools Guidance to support staff to feel more confident to deal specifically with sexting as an emerging issue for children, parents and professionals. It will enable staff to understand how to:
  • Respond to disclosures, record incidents and involve other agencies, including escalation to the police
  • Handle devices and imagery and risk assess situations
  • Involve parents and develop preventative education
Impact Statement
Pupils
  • Will benefit from increased staff confidence in managing online issues
  • Will be fully aware of how to keep themselves safe online
Staff:
  • Will have increased confidence in addressing this issue with children, young people and parents
  • Will help to develop an understanding of the risks of life on-line so that they can teach children how to keep themselves and others safe
Schools:
  • Will benefit from having staff with up to date knowledge on e-safety issues, which they can share with parents and pupils
Audience

Staff, Senior Leaders and Governors with a responsibility for PSHE, Anti-Bullying, safeguarding, and those teaching internet safety


Date
15th November 2019 (12:45pm - 3:45pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Difference Ltd and Excite-ed
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Participants can combine this session with the Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online session and attend both at a reduced cost of £100 (non RBG schools £125)
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Designated Teacher for Looked After Children

Description
A termly session led by Royal Borough of Greenwich Virtual School staff to enable Designated Teachers to meet their statutory duties. The session will update staff on local, regional and national developments and provide a chance to share best practice and network with staff from other schools.
Impact Statement
Practitioners:
  • Will be more able to meet their statutory duties
  • Will be able to problem solve for the Looked After Children in their schools
Settings:
  • Will have better systems for Looked After Children leading to improved outcomes
  • Will be able to satisfy their Governing Board that their Designated Teachers are meeting their training obligations
Audience

Designated Teachers for Looked After Children and delegated staff, pastoral staff and SENCOs


Date
5th December 2019 (2:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Virtual School Team
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
£25 cancellation fee
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Date
26th March 2020 (2:00pm - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Virtual School Team
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
£25 cancellation fee
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Supporting Transgender Pupils

Description
This course will help schools to understand how to support transgender pupils and their families. It will focus on a whole school approach, which is relevant to all schools and will cover both provision and school ethos.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will benefit from effective provision, which recognises Equality Law, benefit from a broad and balanced curriculum, which recognises and celebrates diversity
Practitioners:
  • Will understand how to support transgender pupils so that they are able to thrive in a school environment, understand how to ensure that all pupils receive a fair and equal access to provision and services
Settings:
  • Will meet their statutory obligations regarding Equality Law and transgender people, as part of their statutory obligations for pupil wellbeing
Audience

School leaders, PSHE leaders, Safeguarding Leaders, Schools Pastoral Leads, School Governors


Date
21st January 2020 (4:00pm - 5:45pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Senior Public Health Manager
Cost
£30 (non RBG school £40)
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Managing Challenging Conversations and Conflict

Description
From time to time all staff will be faced by a difficult and demanding parent. From challenging safeguarding decisions, academic results to accusations of bullying some parents can be very intimidating or even aggressive. This course is suitable for anyone (including support and admin staff) from primary, secondary and special school as well as FE colleges and will examine effective ways of handling such situations. This course is suitable for all staff who come into face to face or telephone contact with parents.
Handling violence and aggression in the workplace is easier when you know what to do. Our course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to deal with these situations.
Impact Statement
Staff:
  • Will appreciate what are acceptable and unacceptable levels of behaviour
  • Will identify the causes of anger and aggression in adults
  • Will be able to use body language to gain rapport with difficult people
  • Will be able to apply diffusion techniques
  • Will be able to use effective conflict resolution techniques
  • Will be able to practice assertive communication
  • Will be able to deal with aggression that turns to violence
Schools:
  • Will have the tools to draw an effective action plan and risk assessment to deal with aggressive adults
  • Will know how to ban verbally and physically aggressive adults from Schools
  • Will feel confident about dealing with anger or aggression in people
Audience

All school staff


Date
13th February 2020 (1:30pm - 4:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioner from Proactive Safeguarding
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Date
1st May 2020 (1:30pm - 4:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioner from Proactive Safeguarding
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Restorative Approaches Facilitator Training

Description
A Restorative Approach (RA) is inspired by the philosophy and practices of Restorative Justice, which puts repairing harm done to relationships and people at the heart of its response to conflict and wrongdoing. The ultimate aim of the training is to contribute to the building of a respectful, safe and inclusive school community or setting.

The course is held over 4 days and provides intensive, interactive facilitator training, focusing on building an understanding of a restorative ethos and developing effective facilitation skills.
Participants can also undertake a Level 5 academic component in Restorative Approaches, with the 12 month study and support programme commencing after the training course.


Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will develop essential life skills in conflict resolution, problem solving and emotional literacy; helping them to understand how to positively repair relationships damaged through conflict
Practitioners:
  • Will develop practical skills and knowledge, which they can apply to conflict situations in their work setting
  • Will have the opportunity to work towards a L5 University accreditation and on completion, can apply to achieve registration with the Restorative Justice Council - joining a growing body of accredited restorative practitioners
Settings:
  • Will benefit from having staff with specialist skills and knowledge who can support an enhanced conciliatory culture across the setting
Audience

All School Staff


Date
27th February 2020 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
5th March 2020 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
12th March 2020 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
19th March 2020 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Direct Services to Schools Team
Cost
£420 (non RBG school £470)
Course and Level 5 Accreditation £620 (non RBG schools £670)
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Understanding and managing the effects of Social Media on children’s Mental Health

Description
Explore the impact and risks the digital world is having on young people’s mental health
  • Understand how to help young people manage their life on social media and limit any risks to their mental wellbeing
  • Gain resources and strategies to address this challenging issue in your school community
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will understand the risks associated with using social media such as making friends with strangers online. They will learn protective behaviours when using social media to explore their identities.
Staff:
  • Will be able to support their pupils with online risk management and protective behaviours in relation to social media. They will be able to use latest research and teaching resources.
School:
  • Will gain knowledge of how to develop school community digital resilience when using social media. They will know how to support parents raising digital children who communicate with others online.
Audience

Staff, Senior Leaders and Governors with a responsibility for PSHE, Anti-Bullying, Safeguarding and those teaching internet safety


Date
15th May 2020 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Difference Ltd and Excite-ed
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
Participants can combine this session with the Dealing with Sexting incident session and attend both at a reduced cost of £100 (non RBG schools £125)
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Preventing and Responding to Online Bullying

Description
The half-day course will be delivered in line with the OFSTED Framework and the DfE 2015 statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education and will include information on the current internet safety issue such of cyber bullying. The training will:
  • Discover cutting edge anti-cyber bullying resources for schools
  • Enable staff to understand the latest cyber bullying research implications for schools and families

The training will be delivered by an experienced CEOP and STEM Ambassador and an online safety specialist.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be aware of how to keep themselves safe online
Practitioners:
  • Will benefit from increased confidence in addressing this issue with children, young people and parents
  • Will develop an understanding of the risks of life on-line so that they can teach children how to keep themselves and others safe
Settings:
  • Will benefit from having staff with up-to-date knowledge on e-safety issues, which they can share with parents and pupils
Audience

All school staff


Date
15th May 2020 (12:45pm - 3:45pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Members of the Direct Services to Schools Team
Cost
£60 (non RBG school £70)
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Royal Greenwich Restorative Approaches Conference

Description
Annual RA conference for all those working restoratively in Royal Greenwich and beyond. Hear from experienced RA practitioners, join workshops and network with professionals from other schools and agencies. This conference is aimed at both existing restorative practitioners and those new to the approach or who are interested to find out about the potential benefits of using RA.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • The use of RA will support pupils to develop essential life skills in conflict resolution, problem solving and emotional literacy; helping them to understand how to positively repair relationships damaged through conflict
Practitioners:
  • Will have the opportunity to share best practice and learn from others from a range of agencies
  • Will learn new skills and techniques for the application of RA across a range of settings
Settings:
  • Will benefit from having staff with specialist skills and knowledge who can support an enhanced conciliatory culture across the setting
Audience

All School Staff


Date
16th June 2020 (9:30am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
A variety of speakers and practitioners from the restorative practice field
Cost
£85
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Multi-Agency Looked After Children Conference

Description
The annual multi-agency conference on education for Looked After Children will provide an opportunity to hear speakers, join workshops and network with professionals from other schools and other agencies.
Impact Statement
Looked After Children:
  • Will improve their aspirations and outcomes
Practitioners:
  • Will be more knowledgeable and confident in using strategies to support Looked After Children with their education
  • Will have a better knowledge of their own role and the role of other agencies
Settings:
  • Will have better systems for Looked After Children leading to improved outcomes
  • Will be able to satisfy their Governing Board that their Designated Teachers are meeting their training obligations
Audience

Designated Teachers for Looked After Children and delegated staff, pastoral staff and SENCOs, Foster Carers, Social Workers and IROs


Date
25th June 2020 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Various
Cost
£100
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