Headteacher and Teacher Training Courses

A mixture of in person and ZOOM Webinars

drb Schools and Academies Services are experts in working within the education sector, acting as your trusted adviser with children and young people at the heart of what we do. Offering teacher training courses such as those which develop professional skills to manage the Ofsted process, to headteacher training that guides the analysis of the unprecedented year of 2020.

Make a difference in the classroom with one of the best teacher training programmes in the UK at drb Schools and Academies Services. See below a range of headteacher training and teacher training courses that are ready to book today.

Effective Phonics in EYFS

Thursday 11th November 2021  •  1:30pm – 3pm

For EYFS leaders and class teachers. During this session we will:

  • improve your knowledge of systematic synthetic phonics;
  • discuss reading in the School Inspection Handbook;
  • understand the importance of phonological awareness;
  • explore effective, age appropriate strategies to support children in Phonics;
  • discuss organisation and assessment in phonics.

The cost of this webinar is just £70 (+VAT). To book a place or register an interest please contact Tracy Davis.

Deep dives with Helen Morrison (ZOOM)

Wednesday 12th January 2022  •  9:30am – 11am

Helen will talk about inspections from the spring term.

A unique chance to consider how schools can look at evidence without data and standards without national comparators.

The latest information to support leaders in preparing for the next academic year.

The cost of this webinar is just £70 (+VAT). To book a place or register an interest please contact Tracy Davis.

Mastering Reading in YR and Y1

Thursday 13th January 2022  •  1:30pm – 3pm

For EYFS leaders, English Leads and YR and Y1 class teachers. During this session we will:

  • explore the key skills for progression in reading;
  • explore effective strategies to support progression in reading;
  • consider barriers to progression.

The cost of this webinar is just £70 (+VAT). To book a place or register an interest please contact Tracy Davis.

Inspection update 2021

Thursday 18th January 2022  •  9:30am – 12:30pm

A brief overview of all updates to the Ofsted framework in preparation for the year ahead, facilitated by Helen Morrison.

Benefits of attending include enabling senior leaders to:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of the inspection process;
  • understand what will be required from effective school evaluation to the initial phone call and deep dives;
  • develop professional skills to manage the Ofsted process.

This course will be delivered at Fairlawns Hotel in Walsall. The cost of this course is just £120 (+VAT) per delegate. To book a place or register an interest please contact Tracy Davis.

Key questions for self evaluation

Tuesday 25th January 2022  •  9:30am – 11am

A webinar, facilitated by Helen Morrison to support self evaluation in schools.

Benefits of attending include:

  • ensuring self evaluation is fit for purpose;
  • supporting effective judgements;
  • consider what is most effective in describing the journey of school;
  • offer support in evaluating your school self evaluation.

The cost of this webinar is just £70 (+VAT). To book a place or register an interest please contact Tracy Davis.

Mastering Writing in YR and Y1

Thursday 10th February 2022  •  1:30pm – 3pm

For EYFS leaders, English Leads and YR and Y1 class teachers. During this session we will:

  • explore the key skills for progression in writing;
  • explore effective strategies to support progression in writing;
  • consider barriers to progression.

The cost of this webinar is just £70 (+VAT). To book a place or register an interest please contact Tracy Davis.

Humanities subject leadership

Monday 14th February 2022  •  1:30pm – 4:30pm

A half day course designed to give leaders of history and geography the most up to date information regarding subject leadership.

Benefits of attending include enabling new subject leaders

  • understanding the outcomes of the ofsted research reviews;
  • understand sequencing within their subject;
  • consider what good progress looks like and how this can be defined;
  • explore how to meet the needs of different groups of pupils;
  • consider internal and external accountability.

The cost of this course is just £120 (+VAT). This course will be delivered at Fairlawns Hotel in Walsall.

To book a place or register an interest please contact Tracy Davis.

Inspection Skills 2021 (2 day course)

Tuesday 15th February & Thursday 17th February 2022  •  9:30am – 3pm

A two-day course, facilitated by Helen Morrison, updated to take account of the impact of Covid-19 on schools and inspection.

Benefits of attending include enabling senior leaders to:

  • acquire, develop and practice inspection skills;
  • develop knowledge and understanding of the inspection process;
  • develop professional skills to manage the Ofsted process.

This is a 2 day course at Fairlawns Hotel in Walsall. The cost of this course is just £420 (+VAT) per delegate. To book a place or register an interest please contact Tracy Davis.

CPD for new headteachers, deputy headteachers and assistant headteachers

Wednesday 2nd March 2022  •  9:30am – 3pm

An inspector calls…

  • what to expect from an inspection as a headteacher;
  • what happens in the initial phone call;
  • ensuring your school self evaluation is effective;

Delegates will understand the expectations of an inspection from the perspective of being a headteacher.

The cost of this course is just £210 (+VAT) per delegate. This course will be delivered at Fairlawns Hotel in Walsall.

To book a place or register an interest please contact Tracy Davis.

Deep dives

Tuesday 17th May 2022  •  9:30am – 12:30pm

Helen will update delegates on any new information regarding Ofsted this term. 

A unique chance to consider how schools can look at evidence whilst there is still limited external data and to look at standards without national comparators and what to expect once national data is available. 

How best to utilise the deep dive methodology within your own setting and what lessons can be learned from this.

The cost of this course is just £120 (+VAT). This course will be delivered at Fairlawns Hotel in Walsall.

To book a place or register an interest please contact Tracy Davis.

CPD for new headteachers, deputy headteachers and assistant headteachers

Thursday 19th May 2022  •  9:30am – 3pm

Aspiring headteachers: practical first steps:

  • what to do in your first six weeks;
  • developing the ethos within school;
  • ensuring the school is in the best financial position;
  • action planning based on more than data;

Especially for those looking to take up the role of headteacher or head of school within the next year.

The cost of this course is just £210 (+VAT) per delegate. This course will be delivered at Fairlawns Hotel in Walsall.

To book a place or register an interest please contact Tracy Davis.

What does your 2022 data tell you?

Tuesday 12th July 2022  •  9:30am – 2:30pm

A workshop to support the analysis of this year’s outcomes and consider implications for:

  • school self evaluation
  • school improvement planning
  • continuing professional development
  • staff performance management

The cost of this course is just £210 (+VAT) per delegate and includes lunch. This course will be delivered at Fairlawns Hotel in Walsall.

To book a place or register an interest please contact Tracy Davis.

What does your 2022 data tell you?

Wednesday 13th July 2022  •  9:30am – 2:30pm

A workshop to support the analysis of this year’s outcomes and consider implications for:

  • school self evaluation
  • school improvement planning
  • continuing professional development
  • staff performance management

The cost of this course is just £210 (+VAT) per delegate and includes lunch. This course will be delivered at Fairlawns Hotel in Walsall.

To book a place or register an interest please contact Tracy Davis.

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