Inquiry Focused School Improvement

Extras Events List

What are 'Extras' Events?

Extras Events are related chargeable services which ASK deliver. Schools who wish to take advantage of our Extras Events but who are not working with ASK can do so and the charges shown will apply.

For all events, always click the 'Details' button for more information about the event including location map links and any event download files.


 

26
Nov
2020

ASK0121 : The Present : Eight Week Course

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 4:00 pm -5:30 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
£150.00

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

ASK0104 : ‘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

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

ASK0115 : Becoming Mental Health Aware

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 9:00 am -4:00 am
£400 per school + £13 per manual

Express Your Interest

This introductory three hour session raises awareness of young people’s mental health. It covers:

  • Some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis
  • Skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues
  • Ways to support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences

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

  • Everyone who completes the session gets:
    A certificate to say you are Youth Mental Health Aware
    A manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it
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. 

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

ASK0127 : Leading a Mentally Healthy School

Mon, 26 Apr 2021 9:00 am - Mon, 21 Jun 2021 9:00 am
£195pp non-Ask members

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

ASK0109 : Designated Person for LAC

Wed, 05 May 2021 9:00 am -12:00 pm
£60.00

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.

06
May
2021

ASK0075 : Safeguarding Audit

Thu, 06 May 2021
Venue to be Confirmed
£525.00

An opportunity for Lesley Pollard to visit your school and undertake an indepth Safeguarding Audit. When you book this date, it will be allocated to your school.

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.

16
Jun
2021

ASK0116 : Safeguarding Audit

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 8:00 am -5:00 pm
Venue to be Confirmed
£525.00

An opportunity for Lesley Pollard to visit your school and undertake an indepth Safeguarding Audit. When you book this date, it will be allocated to your school.

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.

08
Jul
2021

ASK0076 : Safeguarding Audit

Thu, 08 Jul 2021
Venue to be Confirmed
£525.00

An opportunity for Lesley Pollard to visit your school and undertake an indepth Safeguarding Audit. When you book this date, it will be allocated to your school.

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

ASK0051 : Middle Leadership Training (NPQML)

Date

TBC

Venue to be Confirmed
Course Dependent

The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) is for those who are, or are aspiring to become, a middle leader with responsibility for leading a team such as a key stage leader, a curriculum area leader, a pastoral services leader, a subject leader, a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO), or a head of department

Course benefits:

  • Local and flexible access to high quality leadership learning accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership programmes
  • Facilitation and coaching from nationally accredited facilitators and leaders of outstanding schools
  • High quality facilitated online courses offering flexible learning and support
  • Dedicated support throughout and beyond their leadership journey

How the course is delivered: Outstanding Leaders Partnership Delivery Model

  • 3 face-to-face sessions spread over 12 months
  • 3 facilitated online short courses
  • 2 360° Leadership Diagnostic Reports
  • 1 assessed task on a school improvement priority

How much does it cost?

Participants must be working in a school in an Opportunity Area (OA) or a Category 5 or 6 areas and not have studied for an NPQ before. Please contact ASK Schools office for more information

Events Calendar

November   2020
M T W T F S S
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30            

Find a Course

Our Address

AskEducation

Central Office
Bridgewater Primary School
Bridgewater Drive
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN3 3AF

Phone Contacts

Operational Lead

Ali Buttress : 01604 434611

Chair of Trustees

Dr Lorraine Cullen : 07866 631 929