Course

  • 2 Modules

    Looking after your own wellbeing (as well as everyone else’s)

    This is a past recording. Because you matter too, we’ll explore tried and tested ideas for looking after your own wellbeing when the buck stops…
  • 2 Modules

    Empowering Support Staff to Become the Engine of School Improvement

    This is a recording of a past webinar. We’ll explore how a whole school approach to induction and development of learning support practitioners can enable…
  • 8 Modules

    Raise Learner Aspirations with an Effective Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy

    Equality, Diversity and Inclusion can be challenging when working with learners in Education. This course will look at each stage of the learner journey to seek opportunities to ensure that all learners are treated in a fair and inclusive manner. This course is suitable for all managers, teachers and support staff and requires no specialist knowledge.
  • 3 Modules

    Developing a Whole School Wellbeing Strategy at Tregolls School

    This is a short presentation by Mary Yucel the Mental Health Coordinator at Tregolls School. The presentation outlines the wellbeing strategy introduced at the school. Mary's presentation was shared with mental health leads across Cornwall as part of our work with HeadStart Kernow which is a lottery funded project.  We found the session to be valuable and Mary kindly agreed it could be shared more widely.
  • 1 Module

    Staff Wellbeing at Redruth Secondary School

    This is a presentation by Mike McGovern the Mental Health Lead Practitioner at Redruth Secondary School on Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing.  Mike's presentation was shared with mental health leads across Cornwall as part of our work with HeadStart Kernow which is a lottery funded project.  We found the session to be valuable and Mike kindly agreed it could be shared more widely.
  • 2 Modules

    Staff Wellbeing Policies and Charters, What Works, What Doesn’t? What Next?

    This is a recording of a past webinar. We’ll be learning from Assistant Head Lewis Adams, who’ll be providing practical ideas for school leaders and…
  • 1 Module

    Why and How to Implement Values Based Interviewing

    This is a recording of a past webinar. We’ll explore the power of values based interviewing as a tool to help you bring on board…
  • 2 Modules

    Adapting Mainstream Provision to Meet a Changing Profile of Needs

    This is a recording of a past webinar. We’ll explore the steps that mainstream settings can take to adapt their provision to meet the increasingly…
  • 1 Module

    4 Simple Ideas for Leading with Certainty in Uncertain Times

    This is a recording of a past webinar, school leaders will come together with Pooky to explore what our school communities most need from us…
  • 1 Module

    How to be your School’s Autistic Champion

    This is a recording of a past webinar, Autism specialist Jodie Smitten will talk about how the steps that you can take to lead on…
  • 1 Module

    The One Page School Improvement Plan

    We'll learn from head teacher Dan File about how he took his school improvement plan from forty pages to one and how that one page now drives decision and action every day bought into by the entire school community. Led by primary school head Dan File, who’ll be providing practical ideas for both new and experienced primary school heads and deputies.
  • 10 Modules

    Teaching Assistants: How to Maximise Your Impact on Learning

    The aim of this course is for Teaching Assistants (TAs) to reflect on their role as facilitators of learning. With research for some time debating their impact on learning, in this module we consider what is it that schools are expecting from their TAs and what pedagogical knowledge needs to be developed so that teaching assistants are better informed to understand the ways in which children learn. We look at practical examples of different approaches they may already be familiar with, unpicking how these were created and can be recreated by themselves. This course aims to challenge thinking for TAs to consider what the children’s needs are and how they can best be supported.
  • 8 Modules

    Reduce Teacher Workload By Becoming an Ethical Leader

    In this course, Matt Bromley talks about the part school leaders can play in reducing teacher workload. We have a teacher retention crisis in our schools.  One in 10 teachers left the profession in 2016.  Of these, an increasing proportion left the profession for other sectors rather than retiring, suggesting working conditions rather than age were driving them out. Although there are myriad reasons why teachers quit the classroom, topping the table in nearly every survey is teacher workload. This online course explores the issues and offer some practical solutions for school leaders to implement immediately. As well as being useful for individual CPD, this course could form the basis of in-school 121 coaching for prospective members of SLT.
  • 1 Module

    Maintaining Your Team’s Morale During Lockdown

    This is a playback of a past live webinar.  At a time when things feel undoubtedly tough for all staff, at all levels, we’ll explore with you some simple steps you can take to keep morale high (or at least middling!) in school and college staff teams.
  • 5 Modules

    Day-to-Day Success as a Subject Lead or Head of Department

    Day to day management is often about being reactive rather than proactive, dealing with issues as they arise.  However, there are ways of being better prepared for the unexpected and of creating the conditions within which unforeseen crises are minimised or mitigated. This course is perfect for Subject Leaders and Heads of Department leading any discipline and is ideal for those new to the role and those just seeking their first middle leadership position.  It is a practical course, anchored in the day-to-day reality of running a department.  It follows a focused, logical sequence, and is full of real-life learning.
  • 8 Modules

    Become a More Mentally Healthy School or College

    Having supported a wide range of schools both in the UK and internationally, on their journey towards becoming more mentally healthy, I believe that there are six areas which can give a quick insight into how mentally healthy a school is and potential areas for development.  This framework has been adopted by hundreds of schools and is the focus of my best-selling book ‘The Mentally Healthy Schools Workbook’.
  • 8 Modules

    Be a Successful Subject Leader

    Subject leaders are actually leaders and managers.  They must juggle the day to day operational management of their department with longer-term strategic planning.  Effective leadership is about setting direction. This is done by agreeing and articulating a shared vision, then by setting clear goals and performance targets that help bring that vision about. Effective subject leaders model the behaviours they expect of others (such as positivity and optimism, passion and determination); they develop their colleagues through support and understanding and re-design their departments (through a process of collaboration) in order to become - or continue to be - excellent. This course is perfect for Subject Leaders and Heads of Department leading any discipline and is ideal for those new to the role and those just seeking their first middle leadership position.  It is a practical course, anchored in the day-to-day reality of running a department.  It follows a focused, logical sequence, and is full of real-life learning.
  • 1 Module

    Staff Wellbeing: 4 Ideas for Leaders Who Care

    This is a playback of a past live webinar.  Aimed at middle and senior leaders who are keen to support the wellbeing of their team, this webinar will explore four simple ideas that will help you to lead with empathy and compassion and look after the wellbeing of your incredible teams during these… interesting… times.
  • 8 Modules

    Effectively Work with Other Adults in School

    This is a great course for all teaching assistants, especially those new to the role or new to a school, and helpful for supporting and training colleagues. Here we look at the expectations around how teaching assistants engage with other adults, within the school community and those visiting. We take a look at how we need to be mindful of what knowledge can be shared and when, and how to engage effectively with other, being mindful of the sensitivity of some situations and conversations.