Inquiry Focused School Improvement


Nuffield Early Language Intervention

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 9:30 am -3:30 pm
£35 for ASK Members; £350+VAT for non-members

What is the Nuffield Early Language Intervention?

The Nuffield Early Language Intervention is a 20-week programme proven to help young children overcome language difficulties. It is designed for children aged 4-5 years and combines small group work with one-to-one sessions delivered by trained teaching assistants, targeting vocabulary, narrative skills, active listening and phonological awareness. Developed by a team led by Maggie Snowling and Charles Hulme, the intervention has been evaluated in robust trials funded by the Education Endowment Foundation and the Nuffield Foundation. These have found it to be effective for improving children’s oral language skills as well as promoting longer-term progress in reading comprehension.

Each school has to purchase a resource pack from OUP at a cost of £375 + VAT.

Dates: 22nd and 23rd October 2020 9.00-3.30pm and a half day from 9.00 – 12.15pm on Friday 3rd  December 2020


‘Ofsted Readiness’ session for all Governors

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
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.



Middle Leadership Training (NPQML)



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

Our Address


Central Office
Bridgewater Primary School
Bridgewater Drive

Phone Contacts

Operational Lead

Ali Buttress : 01604 434611

Chair of Trustees

Dr Lorraine Cullen : 07866 631 929

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