Inquiry Focused School Improvement

26
Nov
2020

ASK0120 : The Present : Eight Week Course

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 4:30 pm -6:00 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
£ Included in ASK Offer

For leaders, teachers and support staff who want to take responsibility for their own wellbeing

The Present is a new style of eight-week course designed to introduce wellbeing and mindfulness to busy adults. The course focuses on encouraging friendly, mindful awareness towards experience in the midst of busy lives. It offers opportunities to bring awareness to all elements of our lives; at home and in school and therefore a clearer sense of how to take care of our own wellbeing so that we are in a better position to support the wellbeing of the young people that we work with.

Once completed, this course is also a recognised Foundation Course should you wish to progress to training to teach mindfulness to pupils through the Present or Paws or .b curriculum.

  • Thursday 26th November
  • Thursday 3rd December
  • Thursday 10th December
  • Thursday 17th December
  • Thursday 7th January
  • Thursday 14th January
  • Thursday 21st January
  • Thursday 28th January

Each event starts at 4pm and ends at 5:30pm

Present Event

26
Nov
2020

ASK0060 : ‘Ofsted Readiness’ session for all Governors

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £70

An introduction for all governors on preparation and what to expect during an Ofsted inspection. It will also cover expectations for Governors on the new framework.

10
Dec
2020

ASK0048 : Designated Safeguarding Leads – Refresher Training Sessions

Thu, 10 Dec 2020 9:00 am -1:00 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £100

This full day course meets the statutory requirements of the two-year Refresher Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools.

As part of the arrangements which must be in place as required by S.175/S.157 of the Education Act 2002 and “Keeping Children Safe in Education” all schools must have a member of the leadership team as their Designated Safeguarding Lead.

This person must take lead responsibility for dealing with child protection issues, referring concerns of significant harm, providing advice and guidance to support all staff to carry out their safeguarding duties, overseeing the school provision of early help and liaising with other agencies as required.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead must receive training which gives them the knowledge and skills needed to fulfil their responsibilities and this training must be updated every two years. The course that we have planned meets these statutory requirements.

Our training is led by Lesley Pollard
Experienced local Safeguarding Trainer and member of NSCB Learning & Development Committee

Note: DSL courses cost £100.00 for non members. ASK members receive 1 free place per membership cycle.

14
Jan
2021

ASK0125 : Gaining body confidence and overcoming body image struggle – Secondary

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 4:00 pm -5:30 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
£ Included in ASK Offer

 Event Type : Multiple Events, Attend All

  • Rewiring how to look at yourself in a social media world.
  • Strategies for empowerment and confidence.
  • Understanding media perception and distortion.
  • Peace with genetics and appreciation strategies.
  • Tips for gaining a positive body image and improving self care.

 Session 1 - 14.01.2021 - 4pm - 5.30pm

Session 2 -  28.01.2021 - 4pm - 5.30pm

Both sessions to be attended

14
Jan
2021

ASK0106 : Complaint Handling session for all Governors

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £70

To support governors understanding of how to handle complaints and the correct process to follow to ensure compliance. It also covers information for prospective panel members.

18
Jan
2021

ASK0113 : Mental Health First Aid Training

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 9:00 am - Tue, 19 Jan 2021 4:00 pm
£ Included in ASK Offer

Youth Mental Health First Aider : This two day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

  • An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing.
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.
  • Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress.
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening.
  • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate.
  • Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive
  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing. 

Each session is built around a Youth Mental Health First Aid action plan.

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities

Both days must be attended

Sorry, the event is now full and we could not accept more registration

18
Jan
2021

ASK0122 : NET Developing your Craft - Aspiring Middle Leader Programme

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 9:00 am -3:30 pm
£ Included in ASK Offer

NET Developing your Craft

Aspiring Middle Leader Programme – Shifting to conscious leadership

For aspiring or new Middle Leaders, this course provides the introduction and development of departmental or phase leadership and the key shift from operator/manager to thinking and doing as a leader.

This event spans multiple dates and ALL must be attended.

08
Feb
2021

ASK0123 : Extending your Craft - Aspiring Senior Leader Programme

Mon, 08 Feb 2021 9:00 am -3:30 pm
£ Included in ASK Offer

Extending your Craft

Aspiring Senior Leader Programme

For aspiring or new Senior Leaders, this course focuses on the shift to considering the big picture and how personal leadership impacts at a whole school level and also offers practical sessions on elements that may sit outside of educational expertise such as finance and HR.

This event spans multiple dates and ALL must be attended.

11
Feb
2021

ASK0089 : Designated Safeguarding Leads – Refresher Training Sessions

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 9:30 am -3:30 pm
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £130

This full day course meets the statutory requirements of the two-year Refresher Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools.

As part of the arrangements which must be in place as required by S.175/S.157 of the Education Act 2002 and “Keeping Children Safe in Education” all schools must have a member of the leadership team as their Designated Safeguarding Lead.

This person must take lead responsibility for dealing with child protection issues, referring concerns of significant harm, providing advice and guidance to support all staff to carry out their safeguarding duties, overseeing the school provision of early help and liaising with other agencies as required.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead must receive training which gives them the knowledge and skills needed to fulfil their responsibilities and this training must be updated every two years. The course that we have planned meets these statutory requirements.

Our training is led by Lesley Pollard
Experienced local Safeguarding Trainer and member of NSCB Learning & Development Committee

Note: DSL courses cost £130.00 for non members. ASK members receive 1 free place per membership cycle.

02
Mar
2021

ASK0071 : Philosophy for Children

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 9:00 am - Wed, 03 Mar 2021 3:30 pm
£110 ASK Members; £185 non-ASK members

Philosophy for Children – Sapere Level 1 in Philosophy for Children Training

Participants must attend both days to qualify at Level 1 P4C.

Suitable for:

  • Leaders
  • Techers
  • Support Staff

P4C, or Philosophy for Children, is an approach to learning and teaching which enhances children’s thinking and communication skills, boosts their self-esteem, and improves their academic attainment.

P4C is a whole school approach. It can be used across the curriculum, in every subject, and with all ages and abilities. 

15
Mar
2021

ASK0128 : Youth Mental Heath First Aid Training

Mon, 15 Mar 2021 9:00 am - Tue, 16 Mar 2021 4:00 pm
£ Included in ASK Offer

This two day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

  • An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing.
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.
  • Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress.
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening.
  • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites,
  • their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate.
  • Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive.
  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing. 


Each session is built around a Youth Mental Health First Aid action plan
Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities

25
Mar
2021

ASK0094 : Nominated Governor Safeguarding

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 5:45 pm -8:00 pm
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £25

(Introduction to Safeguarding session must have been attended)

Most schools recognise the importance of the Governing Body nominating an individual governor to champion safeguarding and child protection issues within the school. This person is often known as the “Safeguarding Governor”. It is important that such governors fully understand the responsibilities of this role and the part they can play in monitoring and helping to develop more effective practices.

19
Apr
2021

ASK0096 : Designated Safeguarding Leads – Refresher Training Sessions

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 9:30 am -3:30 pm
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £130

This full day course meets the statutory requirements of the two-year Refresher Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools.

As part of the arrangements which must be in place as required by S.175/S.157 of the Education Act 2002 and “Keeping Children Safe in Education” all schools must have a member of the leadership team as their Designated Safeguarding Lead.

This person must take lead responsibility for dealing with child protection issues, referring concerns of significant harm, providing advice and guidance to support all staff to carry out their safeguarding duties, overseeing the school provision of early help and liaising with other agencies as required.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead must receive training which gives them the knowledge and skills needed to fulfil their responsibilities and this training must be updated every two years. The course that we have planned meets these statutory requirements.

Our training is led by Lesley Pollard
Experienced local Safeguarding Trainer and member of NSCB Learning & Development Committee

Note: DSL courses cost £130.00 for non members. ASK members receive 1 free place per membership cycle.

26
Apr
2021

ASK0126 : Leading a Mentally Healthy School

Mon, 26 Apr 2021 9:00 am - Mon, 21 Jun 2021 9:00 am
£ Included in ASK Offer

Both dates must be attended

26/04/2021 - 09:00 - 15:30
21/06/2021 - 09:00 - 15:30

This is a two-day programme aimed at senior leaders of all phases to enable reflection and action planning around whole-school approaches to mental health provision.

The programme has been developed by Health Education England (HEE) and the School Development Support Agency (SDSA) in partnership with an expert group of educational psychologists, education consultants and mental health organisations. The programme has recently been updated to consider some of the implications linked to the impact of Covid -19 pandemic on mental health.

The aims of the programme:  

• to enable and empower senior leaders to put mental health at the heart of strategic school improvement.
• to equip senior leaders with practical and sustainable approaches that can be implemented on return to school.

05
May
2021

ASK0108 : Designated Person for LAC

Wed, 05 May 2021 9:00 am -12:00 pm
£ Included in ASK Offer

The Improvement Focus is to meet the statutory requirement of all Schools for ‘Looked After Children’, and is recommended for the Designated Person for Looked after Children and LAC Governors.

This programme is being held on 2 separate dates over the 2020/2021 School year – 15.9.2020 & 05.05.2021. Both sessions are the same, please just book onto one.

10
Jun
2021

ASK0090 : Designated Safeguarding Leads – Refresher Training Session

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 9:30 am -3:30 pm
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £130

This full day course meets the statutory requirements of the two-year Refresher Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools.

As part of the arrangements which must be in place as required by S.175/S.157 of the Education Act 2002 and “Keeping Children Safe in Education” all schools must have a member of the leadership team as their Designated Safeguarding Lead.

This person must take lead responsibility for dealing with child protection issues, referring concerns of significant harm, providing advice and guidance to support all staff to carry out their safeguarding duties, overseeing the school provision of early help and liaising with other agencies as required.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead must receive training which gives them the knowledge and skills needed to fulfil their responsibilities and this training must be updated every two years. The course that we have planned meets these statutory requirements.

Our training is led by Lesley Pollard
Experienced local Safeguarding Trainer and member of NSCB Learning & Development Committee

Note: DSL courses cost £130.00 for non members. ASK members receive 1 free place per membership cycle.

23
Jun
2021

ASK0095 : Nominated Governor Safeguarding

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 5:45 pm -8:00 pm
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £25

(Introduction to Safeguarding session must have been attended)

Most schools recognise the importance of the Governing Body nominating an individual governor to champion safeguarding and child protection issues within the school. This person is often known as the “Safeguarding Governor”. It is important that such governors fully understand the responsibilities of this role and the part they can play in monitoring and helping to develop more effective practices.

12
Jul
2021

ASK0091 : Designated Safeguarding Leads – Refresher Training Session

Mon, 12 Jul 2021 9:30 am -3:30 pm
Included in ASK Offer, otherwise £130

This full day course meets the statutory requirements of the two-year Refresher Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools.

As part of the arrangements which must be in place as required by S.175/S.157 of the Education Act 2002 and “Keeping Children Safe in Education” all schools must have a member of the leadership team as their Designated Safeguarding Lead.

This person must take lead responsibility for dealing with child protection issues, referring concerns of significant harm, providing advice and guidance to support all staff to carry out their safeguarding duties, overseeing the school provision of early help and liaising with other agencies as required.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead must receive training which gives them the knowledge and skills needed to fulfil their responsibilities and this training must be updated every two years. The course that we have planned meets these statutory requirements.

Our training is led by Lesley Pollard
Experienced local Safeguarding Trainer and member of NSCB Learning & Development Committee

Note: DSL courses cost £130.00 for non members. ASK members receive 1 free place per membership cycle.

Date

TBC

ASK0054 : Teach Mindfulness to Children

Date

TBC

Venue to be Confirmed
£ Included in ASK Offer

Mindfulness practice increases children’s awareness of self, others and help them to direct their attention and control distraction.  In partnership with MISP (Mindfulness in Schools Programme), Inspire is offering training to teach mindfulness to primary aged pupils through the paws b curriculum.  This is a high quality training where the techniques and materials provided are fully grounded in research and evidence based practice emanating from Oxford, Cambridge and Bangor Universities.

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