Best Practice Conference Booking Form

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    Seminar 1

    Title of Session Target Audience Presenter’s Name/s Presenter’s Current Role Presenter’s Current School Brief Summary of Session and its objectives and aims. Select
    Guidance with AQA GCSE English Language English staff Caroline Davis AQA Lead English Expert AQA Provide guidance with the AQA GCSE English Language examination Paper 1 and Paper 2; Highlighting common areas where students need further support. Signpost current supporting resources  Guidance with AQA GCSE English Language
    Assessing and Awarding New Science (9-1)GCSEs Science staff Ann Wolstenholme Subject Advisor, Science OCR An insight into how assessment papers are constructed and how linear specifications are awarded Assessing and Awarding New Science (9-1)GCSEs
    What can we learn from the sittings of the new 9-1 GCSE Mathematics Teaching Staff secondary & Teaching Assistants Melanie Muldowney  Pearson Seconded Mathematics Teacher/ Just Maths Colmers School (Edexcel Exam Board) A look at some key areas where students continue to lose marks. Practical tips and advice on how we are to tackle shortfalls and address the demands of the new GCSE Mathematics. What can we learn from the sittings of the new 9-1 GCSE Mathematics
    Resilience in a practical subject Teaching Staff - secondary Olivia Smith Head of Drama WGA Discuss resilience and consider how resilient students are. Consider ways to build resilience in practical subjects  Resilience in a practical subject
    Developing Inclusive Educators for 21st Century Schools All Staff Dot Heslop Senior Lecturer Lead for Inclusion & SEND ITT University of Wolverhampton Preparing emerging educators to be truly inclusive, ready to take responsibility for and support the learning of any pupil that is within their class groups/school – Child-centred education, SEND, SEMH, “Grey Children,” Gifted & Talented. Experts through Experience. Developing Inclusive Educators for 21st Century Schools
    Challenges and changes of the new GCSEs for EBacc subjects Teaching staff - primary/ Aspiring leaders/ experienced leaders Kirstie Buchanan Head of Geography WGA What challenges have the new GCSEs created for EBacc subjects? Challenges and changes of the new GCSEs for EBacc subjects

    Seminar 2

    Title of Session Target Audience Presenter’s Name/s Presenter’s Current Role Presenter’s Current School Brief Summary of Session and its objectives and aims. Select
    Intelligent accountability Teaching staff - secondary/ Teaching staff - primary/ Aspiring leaders/ Experienced leaders David Didau Consultant   Understand how to get the best out of all teachers. How to balance trust and accountability. Learn the difference between fairness and equality Intelligent accountability
    Moving beyond Mastery – Alternatives for Lower Attainers? Maths Teachers Paul Alexander Specialist Leader of Education Haybridge A review of the underpinning theory for helping low attainers in mathematics and the practical implications for supporting low attainers. Moving beyond Mastery – Alternatives for Lower Attainers?
    Creating and Using Videos to Enhance the classroom Teaching staff - secondary Jack Nicholls Teacher of Mathematics WGA This session will look at how to create videos using PowerPoint and then various ways in which these videos can be implemented into the classroom. Creating and Using Videos to Enhance the classroom
    Engaging your students Teaching staff - secondary Phil Hall KS4 Manager in ICT and Computing WGA This session will explore ways that we can build resilience in our students in varied and engaging ways.  Engaging your students
    Where is your career taking you? All Staff Jeannette Mackinney and Rebecca Cox CEO of Hales Valley Trust (HVT) and the Headteacher of HVT’s lead sponsor school  Lutley Primary School From TA to CEO – what is YOUR leadership journey? How to get the most out of appraisal and your school’s CPD offer. In challenging financial times what can you get for free? Where is your career taking you?
    Training for access arrangements testing – LSAs only Teaching Assistants Gemma Dunne SENCo WGA To understand a range of new tests for assessing students' entitlement to access arrangements. To be able to demonstrate understanding through the delivery of testing. Training for access arrangements testing – LSAs only
    How Wood Green works with the B&A partnerships to reduce permanent exclusion rates Teaching staff - secondary/ Aspiring leaders/ Experienced leaders/ Pastoral support staff Bev Smith Assistant Headteacher – Behaviour and Attendance WGA How Wood Green works with the B&A partnerships to reduce permanent exclusion rates. How Wood Green works with the B&A partnerships to reduce permanent exclusion rates
    Getting the most out of the more able Teaching staff - secondary Naomi Bruton Lead Practitioner – High Potential WGA Challenges associated with more able students. Stretch and Challenge in lessons. Whole school approach to catering for the more able. Getting the most out of the more able
    Whole school approach to improve behaviour, SEN & homework All Staff Maly Wilson Regional Director Edukey Education How to use data to measure and quantify improvement for behaviour, SEN, homework and safeguarding. Whole school approach to improve behaviour, SEN & homework

    Seminar 3

    Title of Session Target Audience Presenter’s Name/s Presenter’s Current Role Presenter’s Current School Brief Summary of Session and its objectives and aims. Select
    Do Students Know What Feedback is? All Staff Tom Martin Maths Teacher WGA This session will explore the student perceptions of the feedback. The aim being making feedback more applicable and relevant for students. Do Students Know What Feedback is?
    Debating in the classroom Teaching Staff primary & secondary  Emily Sockett  English Teacher & Literacy Lead Teacher WGA This session will outline the impact of using debating techniques in the classroom, as well as giving practical ideas to take back to classrooms. Debating in the classroom
    Investigating the Impact of Incidental Learning All Staff Stacey Lyttle Head of Media WGA This seminar will reflect on the findings of an action based research project titled ‘Incidental Learning: An investigation into the impact of learning ‘by accident’.’ Investigating the Impact of Incidental Learning
    The Pygmalion Effect: The Impact of Expectations Teaching staff - secondary Hazel Murray History Teacher/ High Potential Coordinator  WGA This session will explore the outcomes of a research project which focused on the Pygmalion Effect and the impact it has on pupils’ engagement and achievement.  The Pygmalion Effect: The Impact of Expectations
    Growth Mindset in the Classroom Teaching staff - secondary Mandeep Beesla Teacher of English WGA The findings of my research will be shared on whether creating a growth mindset culture in the classroom will encourage the students’ independent learning skills. Growth Mindset in the Classroom
    Regional Priority – Developing Inclusive Practice to Reduce persistent absence and exclusion rates   All Staff Jo Blackhouse/Caroline Williams Executive Headteacher  and Proprietor,  Deputy Headteacher Impact Education School Defining inclusive practices -The current scene of Exclusion -  Overcoming Exclusion through inclusive practice - Steps Forward. Regional Priority – Developing Inclusive Practice to Reduce persistent absence and exclusion rates
    Literacy in the Classroom – Getting Pupils Involved Teaching Staff primary & secondary  Laura Gill  Teacher of Drama/Literacy Lead Teacher WGA This session will explore a range of strategies for potential use in the classroom, in order to encourage pupils to use oracy to explore their understanding. Literacy in the Classroom – Getting Pupils Involved

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