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Alternative models of leadership for Governors & head teachers
Cath Liptrot – Performance Adviser & Sandra Shepherd – Education Lead
An opportunity for school head teachers and governors to explore different leadership structures. In this session we will share a range of models and identify the local context. There will be an opportunity to consider the rationale behind the need for change and a chance to hear from schools who have altered their model of leadership.
Embedding restorative approaches in schools
Molly Macleod – Practice Manager Restorative Approaches
Tom Beveridge – head teacher at The Dean Academy
Alison Walker – head teacher at Moat Primary Academy
For staff in all schools and academies to hear first hand how Restorative Practice has impacted on the culture and ethos of schools in Gloucestershire.
Professional development – creating a professional culture
Tom Sherrington – Consultant, author and former head teacher
Providing evidence and ideas for leaders responsible for delivering professional development in schools. The session will include an overview of research evidence and best-practice around establishing effective professional development processes in schools securing improvements in evidence-informed teaching. This will include how we balance systems, culture, autonomy and accountability.
Parental engagement – how to make a real difference
Jean Gross CBE – Former Government Communications Champion for Children & author
For Primary School Leaders interested in raising attainment by overcoming barriers to parental engagement in their children’s learning. The workshop will focus on messages from research about what really matters in parental engagement, and at examples of good practice in schools across the country.
Reflective supervision – supporting health and wellbeing for the whole school
Richard Atkinson MBACP – Counsellor, Occupational Health
Kerry Cunningham – head teacher, Longlevens Infant School & Co chair of GAPH
For Heads and SLT members to learn how Reflective Supervision works and how it can benefit both themselves and the wider school community.
Reflective Supervision is accepted practice in many public facing professions but has been less widely developed in schools. This seminar will inform participants how Reflective Supervision works in practice, how it can support Heads and SLT members to improve their own Health and Wellbeing as well as supporting the Wellbeing of the whole school. In a recent trial implementing Reflective Supervision in Gloucestershire with Head teachers, 95% of participants felt more confident afterwards managing work demands and 89% reported a positive impact on both their Wellbeing and Resilience. Reflective Supervision is not a directive process but instead offers support and allows exploration of new ways of responding to challenges at work.
Closing the literacy gap
Tony Larner – head teacher at The Federation of Newent Schools – EEF Improving Literacy at KS1 Project
Helen Lockyer – School Improvement Teacher at Gloucestershire Learning
Alliance & Mandy Walton – Communication, Language & Interaction Lead, The Milestone School – SSIF Oracy Project
Stephanie Severn – head teacher at Hope Brook C of E Primary – SSIF KS2 Reading Project
Key messages for primary schools on improving literacy of disadvantaged pupils. This will be of relevance to senior leaders and governors with responsibility for pupil premium funding and/or English. Leaders involved in the SSIF Oracy Project, the EEF Improving Literacy at KS1 Project and the SSIF KS2 Reading Project will share what they’ve learnt from the projects including examples of strategies that have made a difference