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Our virtual programmes and Face-2-Face Conferences

Enhancing Learning Ltd hold regular virtual professional development sessions and face-to-face conferences in regions across the country. Each one of these programme and conferences have been specifically designed to address current and future issues in education, including aspects of leadership and improving classroom practice. Each of the virtual programmes is aimed at engaging individuals in collaborative Professional Learning Communities and at a time of most convenience with regard to a typical school day.  Our face-to-face conferences are held in local schools or an attractive venue, are competitively priced and aim to provide delegates with a range of practical strategies linked to the focus of the session.

Enhancing Learning Ltd advertise these programmes and conference either on social media (Twitter) or directly with the schools in the immediate area of the venue, via post and e-mail. However, places are available to schools in any region and can be booked through this site or by contacting Enhancing Learning Ltd directly.

Being the very best - Complete menu, SLA and specific virtual CPD programmes

Virtual CPD Programme The effective guide on the side - Being an effective TA
Format - Virtual Professional Learning Workshops:

The effective guide on the side
( A professional development programme for HLTAs and Classroom Support Assistants)
 
The effective guide on the side is a professional development programme, specifically designed for HLTAs, Teaching Assistants and Learning Support Assistants.  The programme consists of 6 individual modules, with each module focusing on a discreet aspect of being an effective T.A. and their role in offering successful teaching and learning.  
The guide on the side looks to develop teaching assistants in how they can support the planning and delivery of effective learning experiences in every classroom. Each individual module seeks to explore a key dimension within teaching and learning and looks to develop delegates` classroom practice across all phases. 
The guide on the side seeks to deepen delegates understanding around the principles of effective learning whilst offering a range of practical ideas and strategies for use in any classroom.  Throughout each module, delegates will be introduced to a range of learning tools and supported in considering how these might be developed within their own professional practice.

Virtual CPD Programme Leading Together - Virtual CPD for Senior Leadership Teams
Format - Virtual Professional Learning Workshops:

Summary - Leading together has been specially designed for senior leadership teams and seeks to create a context for leadership learning and building leadership learning habits that will support continual and sustained improvement. 
In today's educational world of relentless change, demands on school leaders are rapidly outdistancing the capabilities of any one person--no matter how talented. This programme will explore a clear and compelling purpose of a highly effective senior leadership team, providing structure and support, and sharpening the specific leadership competencies of each individual member so that the whole becomes greater than the sum of the parts. This programme will support and enable the members of any SLT to create and sustain a leadership team whose members learn from one another while collaborating to pursue the organisations key objectives.

Virtual CPD Programme I make a difference - A virtual CPD programme for Lunchtime Supervisors
Format - Virtual Professional Learning Workshops:

Summary - I make a difference has been specifically designed for Lunchtime Supervisors and seeks to help them understand how their role can impact on pupil outcomes  in a highly successful school.  The sessions will maintain a focus on  looking at how each individual can continually improve within their role and how they can be empowered to take responsibility for effective, safe and calm lunchtimes for every pupil.
Lunchtime supervisors have a very important role within the school and the contribution they make to the management of the school, and the care and welfare of the children, should be valued very highly. Children who are happy and well cared for at lunch time start the afternoons refreshed and ready to learn.
Lunchtime Supervisors can have a significant impact on the learning of all pupils both before and after lunchtimes.
 
A summary of the programme
 
A general focus for each module will be:
Module 1 - Clarity precedes competence - Recognising an effective lunchtime supervisor
Module 2 - Expectations and consistency across the whole school
Module 3 - Safe, calm and active lunchtimes...My responsibility

Virtual CPD Programme Bitesize - Developing pedagogical expertise
Format - Virtual Professional Learning Workshops:

Summary - Bitesize has been specifically designed to support teachers in embedding successful pedagogical approaches in every classroom. The programme will support individuals in developing their understanding of highly effective teaching and will provide a range of practical strategies and approaches to meet the needs of all learners.   The programme focuses pedagogical principles that have a significant effect-size of pupil learning and how these can be incorporated in any lesson or learning experience.
Aspects of teaching and learning covered through this programme will include:

    • Consistency in every classroom and every curriculum area
    • A classroom culture for successful learning
    • How different learners learn
    • Understanding the basics of effective learning
    • Principles for teaching to long-term memory
    • Moving from shallow to deeper learning...and knowing when.
    • Essential skills of an effective teacher
    • Ensuring interaction has an impact
Virtual CPD Programme Leaders of greater-depth teaching and learning - A 'train the trainer' virtual CPD programme
Format - Virtual Professional Learning Workshops:

A professional development programme with a difference!
Consistency, high expectations and high standards are not an ideal but rather a necessity and the drive to achieve these components should be led by highly skilled, knowledgeable and confident in-school facilitators. This programme has been specifically designed to support leaders of teaching and learning in how they plan and offer rigorous professional learning and development to all staff. This virtual CPD programme will support participants in developing their understanding of greater depth teaching and learning and will seek to increase an individual’s confidence in leading highly effective and rigorous professional learning experiences.   
Leaders of Greater Depth Teaching and Learningconsists of 6 specifically designed modules, each focusing on developing and promoting different aspects of highly effective teaching and learning. Individuals will be supported in developing a deeper understanding around a number of key issues, including:

    • The differences between Continual Professional Development (CPD) and Continual Professional Learning (CPL)
    • Essential ingredients for high-impact professional learning and development
    • Key Principles for greater depth teaching and learning
    • How facilitators build capacity within every member of staff, ensuring pupils receive excellence in learning
    • Developing pedagogical expertise in all staff
    • Inquire into what really has an effect on raising standards in every classroom, including metacognition and cognitive overload theory 
    • By the end of each module, participants will have knowledge, resources and ideas to lead a series of professional learning sessions within  their own school
Virtual CPD Programme From Novice to Expert - A virtual CPD programme for NQTs and RQTs
Format - Virtual Professional Learning Workshops:

Summary - From Novice to Expert seeks to explore how a newly qualified teacher (or RQT)  can use proven pedagogical approaches to ensure they offer the most effective learning experience for every young learner. Each individual session will explore specific elements of effective teaching, essential pedagogical principles and what teachers and teaching assistants can do to offer greater-depth learning, for all pupils, across the curriculum.
A general focus for each module is:
Module 1 - It’s all about attitudes (Professional attitudes and behaviours)
Module 2 - Striving for mastery (Key skills of an effective teacher)
Module 3 - What every pupil needs (Classroom culture for success)
Module 4 - The key principles for effective teaching (Identifying pedagogical principles)
Module 5 - From shallow to deep learning (Engaging all pupils in deeper learning)
Module 6 - There is more learning in the question (questioning skills and effective interaction)

Virtual CPD Programme A Culture of Coaching
Format - Virtual Professional Learning Workshops:

Summary - A Culture of Coaching has been specifically designed to support leaders and lead staff in designing, building and embedding a professional culture in which coaching is utilised as a primary process for professional improvement.  In such a culture, most leaders and staff will use coaching approaches in their daily professional lives – with each another, parents/carers and with pupils.  A true coaching culture is just ‘part of the way we do things around here’ and recognised as being a vital process in increasing capacity and overall organisational effectiveness.  A coaching culture is about increasing impact, improving performance and making the most of people’s potential.  The emphasis is on improving outcomes for every child and making each other (and the wider organisation) stronger and more capable.  It’s NOT about having coaching conversations for their own sake, or as a diversion from other processes.

Virtual CPD Programme Rising with the Tide - Virtual CPD for Middle Leaders
Format - Virtual Professional Learning Workshops:

Summary - Rising with the Tide has been designed to consider the ever changing role of the middle leader and their contribution within a highly effective school.  The role of middle leader has changed beyond recognition and they are now expected to play a major role in effective and continual school improvement.   The role has changed from one of maintenance to authentic leadership and individuals are expected to step-up to this role.   
The programme focuses on building a deep understanding about leadership and seeks to support delegates in developing the essential competencies, behaviours and attitudes required to successfully lead a team/subject area.  It will explore the 5 minds of intelligent leadership and how to embed these within an individual’s leadership approaches

Virtual CPD Programme 365 days in leadership - Virtual CPD for Deputy Heads
Format - Virtual Professional Learning Workshops:

Summary - 365 days in leadership has been designed to explore the role of Deputy Head/Assistant Head in establishing and maintaining a highly successful school, built on the foundations of a strong, vibrant professional culture.   For future educational leadership to have a continual impact, there is a need for all senior leaders to master and demonstrate a modern set of leadership behaviours and attitudes.  
This programme offers the knowledge and skills to enable senior leaders to articulate a vision for increasing capacity for improvement and to design and implement an appropriate strategy for whole school improvement that is focused on maximising pupil outcomes. It addresses the ‘big picture’ of what contributes to organisational success and the role played by Deputy Heads/Assistant heads in optimising cultural conditions that maximise learning through focusing on results.

Virtual CPD Programme Future Visions - Virtual Professional Development for Head Teachers
Format - Virtual Professional Learning Workshops:

Summary - Future Visions has been specifically designed for established and newly appointed Head Teachers.  Each of the 3 modules focuses on a critical aspect of effective leadership, organisational success and the role of the Head Teacher in ensuring that a school can continually increase its professional capacity. This Leadership Programme explores leadership skills for the ever complex and changing educational workplace. Over three modules, participants will explore techniques required to lead highly successful school teams, adding value and purpose to any organisation, through effective leadership strategies and insight into the process of effective decision-making.
The programme will investigate how a Head Teacher can maximise their influence using practical processes and frameworks and gain a deeper understanding of their leadership qualities, aligning these with the organisation’s core purpose and goals. 

Virtual CPD Programme Being the very best - Full SLA of virtual CPD programmes for all staff
Format - Virtual Professional Learning Workshops:

Being the very best
A series of virtual CPD programmes for all staff
 Full Service Level Agreement
Aim -To connect school professionals, locally, nationally and internationally, in the highest quality virtual professional learning and development 
 
Objectives - 

    • To engage all staff, including school leaders, teachers, HLTSs/TAs and LTSs (Lunchtime Supervisors) in effective collaborative network learning communities (NLCs)
    • To explore and increase professional capital across all schools
    • To identify and improve specific issues around cultural proficiency 
    • To introduce and use a wide range of systems and processes for increasing a school’s capacity for improvement and long-term sustainability
    • To engage all staff in a variety of professional learning processes that increase deeper professional thinking and learning 

Benefits:

  • Professional learning and development that is grounded in current research and aimed at maximising impact around whole school improvement
  • Workshop timings that are conducive to your school day, placing less demand on classroom cover and supply costs (e.g. workshops that could run from 2pm to 5pm)
  • Highest quality virtual training/professional development that engages all staff in deeper professional thinking and learning
  • Greater progression due to progressional modules and inter-sessional professional learning tasks.
  • Access to a virtual learning platform with online resources and community collaboration tools
  • Opportunities for all staff to learn with and through professionals from other educational organisations, locally, nationally and internationally 
  • Continuity of progression and the same message. Opportunity for all staff to work with one facilitator, increasing levels of psychological safety for all staff 
  • Developed confidence with virtual professional learning and development
  • Significantly reduced costs (when compared with face-to-face professional development sessions) and a greener/eco-friendly approach to professional development 
Virtual CPD Programme Managing and Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing
Format - Virtual Professional Learning Workshops:

A summary of the programme
This Mental Health and Wellbeing programme has been specifically designed to support School Leaders and Mental Health Leads in how they lead and manage wellbeing and positive mental health within their organisation.  The session aims to give designated leaders a deeper understanding of the more common mental health issues and how they can recognise and support colleagues who may be experiencing these in their own lives.  During this 3 hour virtual workshop, participants will explore practical methods and a range of practical tools for promoting positive wellbeing within their organisation and how they can seek to build professional resilience, both for themselves, as leaders, and for their colleagues, 

Virtual CPD Programme Being the very best - A series of virtual CPD programmes for your whole school (2020/2021)
Format - Virtual Professional Learning Workshops:

Being the very best
A series of virtual CPD programmes for all staff
Prepared for: School and educational establishments
Prepared by: Andy Hind (Senior Consultant - Enhancing Learning Ltd)
Academic Year - 2020/2021
 Aim -
To connect school professionals, locally, nationally and internationally, in the highest quality virtual professional learning and development

 Objectives - 

    • To engage all staff, including school leaders, teachers, HLTAs/TAs and LTSs (Lunchtime Supervisors) in effective collaborative network learning communities (NLCs)
    • To explore and increase professional capital across all schools
    • To identify and improve specific issues around cultural proficiency 
    • To introduce and use a wide range of systems and processes for increasing a school’s capacity for improvement and long-term sustainability
    • To engage all staff in a variety of professional learning processes that increase deeper professional thinking and learning 

Benefits:

  • Professional learning and development that is grounded in current research and aimed at maximising impact around whole school improvement
  • Workshop timings that are conducive to your school day, placing less demand on classroom cover and supply costs (e.g. workshops that could run from 2pm to 5pm)
  • Highest quality virtual continual professional development that engages all staff in deeper professional thinking and learning
  • Greater impact due to progressional modules and inter-sessional professional learning tasks.
  • Access to a virtual learning platform with online resources and community collaboration tools
  • Opportunities for all staff to learn with and through professionals from other educational organisations, locally, nationally and internationally 
  • Continuity of progression and the same message. Opportunity to work with one facilitator, increasing levels of psychological safety for all staff 
  • Significantly reduced costs (when compared with face-to-face professional development sessions) and a greener/eco-friendly approach to professional development (less time spent travelling to venues)