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Code: AAT/19/182 Astrea Educational Visits Co-ordinator Training (Cambridgeshire) (Cancelled)

This one-day training course follows the nationally recognised Educational Visits Co-ordinator (EVC) Training framework set out by the Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel. The three morning sessions focus on the role of the Educational Visits Co-ordinator along with important aspects of off-site visit management, oversight and planning. The afternoon sessions focus on the specific details of the Astrea Academy Trust’s educational visits policy, guidance, systems and processes. The final hour is set aside to provide time to address participants’ individual issues in detail.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 November 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Cambridgeshire Map

Code: AAT/19/205 High Impact Middle Leaders Programme (Primary)

Session 1. Action Planning for Impact 

Introducing the course
Understanding the monitoring cycle
What makes an effective action plan
Assigning a mentor

Session 2. Triangulating for Impact
Review of action plans
Role of triangulation
Role of Primary data - Lisa Thompson

Session 3. Communicating for Impact
Articulating and delivering change
Delivering CPD
Challenging Coversations

Session 4. Analysing for Impact

Data over time - Lisa Thompson
Assessing your effectiveness so far

Session 5. Montioring and Evaluating for Impact

Different ways to monitor
Work scrutiny
Trinagulation in action
Evaluating the impact of your leadership
Planning next steps for your leadership development


Venue will be either South Yorkshire or Cambridge, decided by the location of the majority of participants.



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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 October 2019 13:00 - 15:00 Astrea Central Map
2 12 November 2019 13:00 - 15:00 Astrea Central Map
3 20 November 2019 13:00 - 15:00 South Yorkshire Map
4 26 November 2019 13:00 - 15:00 South Yorkshire Map

Code: AAT/19/74 Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants (Cambridgshire)

Considering research from the Institute of Education and the Education Endowment Foundation, this half day session explores why maximising the impact of Teaching Assistants is a leadership issue. Delegates will be invited to debate current issues of policy, deployment and skillset and share observations made within their own context on ‘perceptions of practice’ in formulating a TA policy which effectively meets need.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 November 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Cambridgeshire Map

Code: AAT/19/124 Effective Teaching of Complex Maths Topics (Cambridgeshire) (Cancelled)

key Techniques for identified tough maths topics to teach effectively. Particularly useful for teachers new to the profession though all are welcome.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 November 2019 14:00 - 17:00 Ernulf Academy Map

Code: AAT/19/108 'Essentials In Fundraising'

Fundraising will enable your School to achieve great outcomes for your pupils, whether it be new specialist equipment, development of existing spaces or new and exciting resources for learning. This half day workshop is designed to help you kick start your fundraising projects


Venue will be either South Yorkshire or Cambridge, decided by the location of the majority of participants.



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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 November 2019 12:30 - 15:00 South Yorkshire Map

Code: AAT/19/58 High Impact Middle Leaders Programme (Secondary) SY

Session 1. The importance of Leadership Total Leadership.
Systems Leadership. Leadership versus Management. The three P’s. Reconciling Leadership, Management & Administration.

Session 2. Leadership Styles – Theory & Practice
7 Claims about successful leadership. 6 Styles of leadership. My leadership style. The emotionally intelligent leader. Leadership vision & Values. The self-reflective leader

Session 3. Effective Communication Scope, scale & standards of communication.
Quality assurance. Holding difficult conversations and handling challenging behaviours. Dealing with conflict

Session 4.
Critical Conversations Informal & Formal processes. Evidence. Absence management, Occ Health reports. Practical scenarios.

Session 5. Policies & Procedures Policies, procedures, practice.
What’s the difference & whose responsibility are they? What happens when they go wrong? What do Ofsted look for? ‘Fix & Find’ or ‘predict & prevent’? Charlie Taylor’s report.

Session 6. Managing Resources What are resources?
Three E’s model. Deployment, Optimum use, Impact, Stewardship, Benchmarking, Capitation review, SBM – Financial regulations.

Session 7.
Strategies to secure improvement What is strategic planning? Prioritising. Embedding a ‘culture’ or ‘ethos’. Planning ‘tools’. Improvement plans, ‘Project’ plans. Risk analysis. Coaching for development.

Session 8. Ofsted Understanding the Framework.
What to expect as a middle leader. Thematic inspections. 1:1 interviews, Evidence at hand.

 One to One Mentoring / Coaching as required:
• 1:1 ‘Mock ofsted’ interview / accountability
• GROW model of coaching
• Address poor performance
• Leading a high performing team as a middle leader
• Stress management / leading ethically
• Running effective meetings
• Managing upwards
• Team performance barometer
• SWOT Team analysis
• Belbin
• Personality Profiling

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 September 2019 14:30 - 16:30 Astrea Central Map
2 14 November 2019 14:30 - 16:30 South Yorkshire Map
3 08 January 2020 14:30 - 16:30 South Yorkshire Map
4 25 March 2020 14:30 - 16:30 South Yorkshire Map
5 22 April 2020 14:30 - 16:30 Venue TBC Map
6 24 June 2020 14:30 - 16:30 South Yorkshire Map
7 16 July 2020 14:30 - 16:30 South Yorkshire Map

Code: AAT/19/174 Leading Primary History Two - Planning for Impact for the new OFTSED Framework 1

This practical session for existing or new leaders or teachers of Primary History in Astrea schools will identify the key concepts and processes of the National Curriculum,
showing how these can be revisited over time through powerful enquiries (sequences of lessons) that make a real impact on learning. Creative examples will be used that demonstrate each concept.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 November 2019 16:00 - 18:00 South Yorkshire Map

Code: AAT/19/115 PREVENT Training (South Yorkshire) Twilight

WRAP Level 3 - Home Office Accredited Training Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP) training Level 3 available for all academies. PREVENT is part of the Home Office's Counter Terroism Strategy and is about stopping people becoming terroists or supporting vilolent extremism. PREVENT is about stopping all forms of violent extremism, be that Extreme Right Wing, Al Qaeda inspired, extreme left wing animal rights, IRA. WRAP training covers issues such as crime, normal social processes that are used ti influence and manipulate extreme right-wing Al-Qaeda case studies, terroist ideologies and factors which may contribute to an individuals susceptability to terroist ideology.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 November 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Astrea Highgate Map

Code: AAT/19/197 ‘Into Astrea’ NQT, RQT and new colleagues

The ‘Into Astrea’ Programme is a course that will challenge all participants to reflect on improve their own practice and craft their teaching. The programme is designed to develop knowledge and skills in all areas of teaching and learning and specific aspects of subject knowledge. The programme will support all NQTs to achieve full QTS status, but is similarly appropriate for recently qualified teachers and those who want to reinvest in their practice through:

• A thorough understanding of the Astrea Standard
• Best practice approach from across the Trust
• Access to the latest research and thinking on teacher and subject pedagogy
• Practical resources they can take and use in their classrooms
• Access to outstanding experience practitioners for Q&A around each focus area
• Opportunities to network and liaise with their peers and other professionals
• Beyond event projects to implement the learning from the programme into their own practice
• The support from a coach within their home school

Venue will be either South Yorkshire or Cambridge, decided by the location of the majority of participants.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 September 2019 09:30 - 11:45 Astrea Academy Sheffield Map
2 20 September 2019 09:30 - 11:45 Astrea Central Map
3 27 September 2019 09:30 - 11:45 Astrea Central Map
4 11 October 2019 09:30 - 11:45 Astrea Central Map
5 15 November 2019 09:30 - 11:45 South Yorkshire Map
6 13 December 2019 09:30 - 11:45 South Yorkshire Map
7 10 January 2020 09:30 - 11:45 South Yorkshire Map
8 14 February 2020 09:30 - 11:45 South Yorkshire Map
9 06 March 2020 09:30 - 11:45 South Yorkshire Map
10 19 June 2020 09:30 - 11:45 South Yorkshire Map

Code: AAT/19/131 SEND Peer Reviewer Training

Taking advantage of the SEND Review Guide, which aims to improve outcomes for learners with SEND, in establishing framework for evaluating provision. To maximise beenfits of the SEND REview Guide, a full day's tarining is provided to explore how best to utilise peer-to-perr review. The day focuses on how to prepare for the day of the review itself, approaches to gatherng evidence on the day of the review and good practcie in providing feedback and reporting. The training is essential for academies intent on strengthening SEND Self-evaluation, as well as gaining skills in undertaking on-going peer review and support.

Venue will be either South Yorkshire or Cambridge, decided by the location of the majority of participants.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 November 2019 09:30 - 15:00 Astrea Central Map