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Pathway to Progress training

Published: Thursday, 22nd October 2020

Pathway to Progress is a range of training to support schools with recovery planning and delivery.

The School Improvement team have developed a programme of training to support schools in recovery planning.

The Pathway to Progress programme includes a range of training based on 5 key principles which underpin recovery planning:

  • creating a safe environment
  • mental health and wellbeing
  • re-engaging learners
  • identifying gaps
  • prioritising the curriculum

How to improve your questioning

09 November 2020, 9.15am  to 11.15am -  course code: SCH/20/259

Asking questions is undoubtedly one of our most regularly used and potentially powerful tools. Improve the effectiveness of your questioning to improve pupil learning and the quality of education and ensure that every question makes a difference.

Course delivered virtually.


What makes great teaching?

16, 23 and 30 November 2020, 3.30pm to 5pm - course code: SCH/20/260

01 and 08 February and 01 March 2021, 3.30pm to 5pm, course code: SCH/20/261

Discuss and develop your understanding of what makes for effective teaching and learning in the classroom during this 3 session course. We will revisit aspects of quality first teaching, assessment for learning and review why they are central to the learning process.

Course delivered virtually.


Effective leadership of SEND

19 and 26 November 2020, 3pm to 5pm, course code: SCH/20/264

25 February and 04 March 2021, 3pm to 5pm, course code: SCH/20/265

Key facets of effective leadership will be explored to enable school leaders to act as 'champions' for pupils with SEND and other vulnerable groups and promote high quality provision and practice.

  • Demonstrating inclusive values within policy and practice
  • Ensuring role and responsibilities in implementing the graduated response are understood by staff at all levels
  • Ensuring identification processes are robust
  • Exploring effective approaches and high-quality provision to meet specific needs
  • Enabling learner progress to be clearly evidenced and evaluated
  • Delegates will receive a practical leadership 'toolkit' to support effective monitoring and evaluation procedures

Course delivered virtually.


Effective leadership of pupil premium

19 and 26 January 2021, 3pm to 5pm, course code: SCH/20/257

Designed to ensure schools meet their statutory duties and improve outcomes for disadvantaged learners.

  • Developing a strategic approach to leading pupil premium
  • Implementing an effective pupil premium strategy
  • Reflecting on current practices to identify how funding should be allocated
  • Sharing a range of successful approaches to effectively target pupils needs
  • Developing monitoring and evaluation approaches to evidence impact
  • Delegates will receive a range of practical tools to support effective monitoring and evaluation procedures

Course delivered virtually.


Effective middle leadership

17 November, 01 and 10 December, 1pm to 4pm, course code: SCH/20/262

11 February and 02 and 24 March 2021, 1pm to 4pm, course code: SCH/20/263

"…middle leaders are the engine of any school. In many ways you are the most important leadership group in the school" Sir Michael Wilshaw

As leaders of learning, middle leaders influence and impact is key in securing improvements in teaching and learning and improving pupil outcomes.

During these sessions' middle leaders will:

  • review their roles and responsibilities as a middle/subject leader in today's educational climate, focusing upon change management and how to lead and manage teams effectively
  • consider the importance of using and analysing a range of data to identify priorities and inform practice, leading to sustained improvements in teaching and learning and pupil outcomes
  • review a range of monitoring activities that can be used to support effective self –evaluation, including deep dive work scrutinies lesson drop ins, pupil/staff voice
  • identify areas of strength and areas for further development to support sustained change and improvement

Course delivered virtually.


Writing an effective SEF and constructing a clear SDP

06 and 18 November 2020, 1.30pm to 4pm, Worcester, course code: SCH/20/235

Support for headteachers in creating key school improvement documentation. Delivered over two sessions, session one will explore writing an evaluative SEF, focusing on the most effective language to use and how to align it with the Education Inspection Framework (EIF). Session two will focus on tracking and aligning the SDP with the SEF so that aims, and objectives are sharp and measurable.

This course will be face to face delivery


Self evaluation for impact and improvement

02 December 2020, 1.30pm to 4pm, Worcester, course code: SCH/20/236

Follow up to 'Writing an evaluative SEF and constructing a clear SDP' course, this course will focus on exploring methodology and systems for monitoring the improvement priorities and evaluating their impact.

This course will be face to face delivery

Booking information

Schools who are in receipt of focus or intensive support are offered Pathway to Progress training free of charge as part of their support package. For all other schools there is a charge.

For further information and to book a course place, visit CPD online and use the course code to search.

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