Secondary

2020/2021 Secondary Package
Description
The Early Years, Primary and Secondary CPD programme offers a wide variety of courses, both as a subscription package and standalone. The courses aim to support leaders and practitioners to develop high quality provision in their own schools. Courses provide participants with opportunities to reflect, share best practice and ensure they are up to date with current pedagogies and statutory requirements.

This package includes one place at each of the following:
3 X English Subject Leader Network Meetings
3 X Mathematics Subject Leader Network Meetings
1 X Science Subject Leader Network Meeting
All Leaders and Practitioners
Key Stage 4 English Subject Leaders Meeting
Description

In an ever changing climate, this meeting will support English Subject Leaders with aspects of their role and provide up to date information on current research and policies.

It will explore ways of continuing to improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in English, provide opportunities to share effective practice and support English subject leaders in their strategic role.

Pupils will:

  • benefit from improved teaching and learning.

Subject Leaders will:

  • be able to achieve outstanding or improved outcomes across key stages and be able to plan for effective and personalised interventions

Settings will:

  • benefit from improved leadership and teaching, learning and assessment
Key Stage 4 English Subject Leaders
Key Stage 4 Mathematics Subject Leaders Meeting
Description
This meeting will support Mathematics Subject Leaders with specific aspects of their role and provide up to date information on current research and policies.

It will explore ways of continuing to improve the quality of teaching and learning, provide opportunities to share effective practice and support subject leaders in their strategic role.

Pupils will:

  • benefit from improved teaching and learning

Subject leaders will:

  • be able to achieve outstanding or improved outcomes across key stages
  • be able to plan for effective and personalised interventions

Settings will:

  • benefit from improved leadership and teaching, learning and assessment
Key Stage 4 Subject Leaders
Understanding the Governors role in Headteacher Performance Management and The Pay Committee
Description

"This course will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the statutory requirements for Headteacher Performance Management and will include:

  • Overview of statutory guidance
  • Organisational details of the Headteacher Performance Management process, including the role of the external advisor and the requirements for target reviews
  • Exploration of best practice target setting including how these should link to the school priorities, outcomes for students  and mental health and well being
  • Information on actions following Headteacher Performance Management reviews and the role of the Pay Committee in this process

The Pay and Pay Appeals Committees are statutory committees and are responsible for all pay decisions outside of the cost of living increases. The committees must be agreed by the governing board who will delegate the role to the named governors serving on the committees.

Attendance at this session will enable participants to: 

  • Understand the importance of comparing evidence provided against the expectations of the School’s Pay Policy and the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document
  • Evaluate the evidence provided by the Headteacher and how to use it to make strategic decisions on teacher’s pay
  • Be clear on the type of evidence expected for a request to move through the Threshold or Upper Pay Scale
  • Be confident when challenging requests for pay increases and have a clear rationale for any pay increase refusals
  • This course will reflect the statutory requirements for maintained schools in relation to Headteacher Performance Management, which is recommended best practice for all schools to follow.

Governors:
  • Will be confident in setting challenging and aspirational targets for the Headteacher
  • Will be able to ensure that the targets are reviewed regularly
  • Will have the confidence to challenge the senior leadership to evidence that performance management targets have been set for all staff and that they are impacting on outcomes for pupils
  • Understand their statutory role in making pay decisions for all teaching staff 
  • Be confident to ask challenging questions regarding evidence provided
  • Be able to ensure pay decisions are managed fairly and in line with the expectations of the school’s Pay Policy and the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document

All Governors

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