SEND Seminar 1 - ASD Tier 1 Training (for TAs)

Virtual Seminar

Making Sense of Autism

Led by: Kate Tuck, Director, Linwood Training, Support & Advice. This training is suitable for all staff working in schools.

This basic autism awareness training for all staff within education settings: mainstream and special schools, will support participants to:

· Identify the four key areas of difference that need to be taken into account.

· Know the importance of understanding the individual pupil and their profile of strengths and areas for development.

· Identify the key areas to help pupils on the autism spectrum build positive relationships with staff, peers, families and people in their community.

· Develop an awareness of the sensory and communication differences that pupils may experience.

Event Date 05-10-2021 1:30 pm
Registration Start Date 16-09-2021
Available places 100
Cut off date 05-10-2021 10:00 am
Individual Price Free
Daisy Christodoulou - Comparative Judgement

Virtual Event

Daisy is the Director of Education at No More Marking, a provider of online Comparative Judgement software for schools. She is also the author of three books about education: Teachers vs Tech, Making Good Progress, and Seven Myths about Education.

Before joining No More Marking, Daisy was Head of Assessment at Ark Schools, a group of academy schools in the UK, and before that, she was a secondary English teacher in London.

We are delighted that Daisy will be delivering a seminar on ‘Advanced Comparative Judgement’ for us. This is likely to be of interest to all primary phase teachers, secondary English teachers plus teachers with an interest in assessment and comparative judgement as a method of assessment for both summative and formative purposes.

“This is an advanced training session for schools that are part of Twynham Learning. We will judge some primary writing, discover insights and patterns from the writing of over 250,000 primary pupils, and look at how to improve writing by combining comparative judgement with different types of whole-class feedback.”

Event Date 07-10-2021 3:45 pm
Registration Start Date 14-09-2021
Cut off date 07-10-2021 10:00 am
Individual Price Free
Haili Hughes - Making Mentoring Matter: Becoming an Expert Colleague

We hope that you will be able to join us for a seminar with Haili Hughes, best-selling author, experienced teacher and mentor who is passionate about keeping excellent teachers in the classroom,  where they make the most impact on young people. She is determined to improve teacher retention rates through the support of high-quality mentors.

Haili is an English teacher, former Head of Department and Senior Leader who has mentored new teachers and ITT students for over ten years. She is also Head of Education at Iris Connect and PGCE lecturer at the University of Sunderland.

She has now been teaching for the best part of fifteen years and has enjoyed developing and supporting teachers at many different stages of their career - from Head of Department to student teacher. She is also passionate about keeping experienced staff in the classroom and helping to retain experienced teachers who may feel like they are somewhat jaded with the profession.

In her spare time, she writes regular articles for the TES and other education publications and peer reviews submissions for the Chartered College of Teaching's 'Impact' journal. She recently completed her third Masters degree in Psychology and is currently in her third year of her Doctorate at the University of Glasgow.

She has written four education books: Preserving Positivity - a wellbeing book aimed at experienced teachers and retaining them; the bestselling ‘Mentoring in Schools’ which is a hand book for mentors, aligned with the Early Career Framework; Humans in the Classroom, a compendium of amazing teacher’s stories which celebrates their contribution to the profession and an upcoming book on using academic criticism in GCSE English lessons which will be published with Routledge.

This virtual session is aimed at senior leaders, ECT mentors and classroom teachers and will provide an overview of how the new Early Career Framework can be used by leaders and mentors to support Early Career Teachers thus leading to greater teacher retention and happier, more fulfilled staff.

Delegates will learn:

· What the Early Career and core content frameworks are and what it means for schools, staff and mentors.

· How leaders, teachers and mentors can use the ECF.

· What makes a great mentor.

· Practical strategies for activities for mentors to use with their mentee.

· How Instructional Coaching can help mentors.


Event Date 14-10-2021 3:30 pm
Registration Start Date 15-07-2021
Cut off date 12-10-2021
Individual Price £45.00
Attachment Haili Hughes Conference.pdf
Early Years Seminar #2

Becky Reffell, Strategic Lead for Early Years at Twynham Learning will be leading a series of six seminars over the course of AY 2021-22, each seminar with a separate  Early Years focus. These seminars are aimed at practitioners, aspirant leaders and established leaders alike and there is a completely open invitation to any local teachers to attend any event. The sessions are offered pro bono publico.

Session 2 - How to demonstrate Impact within the Early Years and Key Stage 1

Ensuring teacher workload is manageable is high on the agenda, but how can we demonstrate the impact of what we do? This session will explore different approaches to ‘evidence’ and provoke thinking in relation to the questions; who is it for? What does it show? How best can I present this?


Event Date 02-11-2021 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 09-09-2021
Available places 97
Cut off date 28-10-2021
Individual Price Free
Dr Richard Steward - Curriculum for Middle Leaders

We are proud to present this insightful seminar on the Curriculum, aimed at middle leaders and led by Dr. Richard Steward - educational consultant with 16 years’ experience as a headteacher. He has worked as a lead Ofsted inspector, an NPQH tutor, represented the Southwest on the Teaching Schools Council, and participated in a wide range of research activities.  He has recently published three books on education including A Curriculum Guide for Middle Leaders.

This session will focus on: -

·     An introduction to the enhanced role of the middle leader.

·     Middle leaders and the curriculum

·  Middle leaders and Ofsted

·  What do we really mean by Intent, Implementation and Impact?

Delegates will consider:

· The changing role of middle leaders and new challenges

·  How to approach Ofsted ‘deep dives’

·  The importance of the teacher in the classroom

Event Date 11-11-2021 3:45 pm
Registration Start Date 03-08-2021
Available places 96
Cut off date 09-11-2021 2:00 pm
Individual Price £35.00
£35.00 96

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