Listen to our Operations Director Lizzie Croft when she delivers a session on Instructional Coaching – a key aspect of the ECF programme with Peps Mccrae (Ambition Institute) -one of the festival partners.
Lizzie has written the following after leading a seminar at ResearchED Kent at the Turner Free School on the 11th June:
Throughout this year I have worked closely with a rich variety of schools, often helping staff to overcome logistical barriers to the instructional coaching element of the ECF. We know instructional coaching has such importance and value for our novice teachers, but sometimes it can be hard to do what we know needs to be done. I was able to speak about the key lessons I have learned from my school visits this year, talking about the common observed issues and how to resolve them. I hope that I was able to give school leaders key takeaways that they could take back to school, to make instructional coaching work even better in their context and setting. We understand how challenging this can be, hopefully schools feel supported by us as we draw upon our experiences this year.
During the session it was a delight to have the room packed full of induction coordinators and mentors, and a handful of educational celebrities too! There was certainly a buzz in the room and a real enthusiasm for what leaders could take back to their schools. Several follow up conversations with colleagues have taken place and I have really valued the opportunity to work closely with new schools, helping them to make instructional coaching work.
I am really looking forward to speaking on this topic again with Peps Mccrae at the Wellington Festival of education on 7th and 8th July.
Richard Kueh is Ofsted’s subject lead for RE and the author of the 2021 Ofsted subject review. Aimed at heads of RE in secondary schools in this seminar Richard will be sharing the implications of his subject review to help schools design an effective and inspiring curriculum for RE that helps children learn and remember more.
This week has seen the start of our February NPQ cohort. We are delighted to be running a full suite of NPQs in February, and some of our NPQs are running with two February cohorts! Our NPQ conferences have begun this week and participants have been enjoying the stunning venue of Barham Court.
We are delighted to be running face to face events, and participants are enjoying opportunities for rich discussion in their groups. Many participants have commented on the wonderful opportunity to be out of school and engaging in such high quality CPD.
We look forward to using this venue again, and we hope to use it in the future for ECF events too.
A seminar with Alex Quigley speaking on literacy and his books ‘Closing the vocabulary and reading gaps’ on the afternoon of 25th February 2022. We will be hosting this FREE event at the Darwin Conference Suite, University of Kent. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Working in partnership with the Thames Gateway Teaching School Hub and our curriculum hubs, KTSH are pleased to invite all Headteachers and Senior Leaders to join us for free seminar at the Historic Dockyard, Chatham. This will be led by Rob Coe; there will be opportunities to network with colleagues from across the region and also gather information of further resources and CPD opportunities on offer from our various curriculum hubs. Heather Fearn from OFSTeD will also be speaking.
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