In response to school requests and shortage in budgets, Focus is now selling filmed versions of our courses for schools to purchase.
These are a filmed and edited version of the training as if you were a delegate sat in the room.
This training is sent via an emailed link and can be watched directly from the website (streamed) or downloaded and watched at a later date. It comes with an e-book version of the training notes. Printed copies of the training notes are available at an additional cost.Advantages of buying our video training:
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- Watch at school or home
- Watch on your own or with other members of staff
- Can pause, replay and discuss
- No supply costs
- No travel costs or travelling time
This online video training is aimed at primary school leaders, putting much emphasis on leaders' role in directing learning and raising standards. The main principle running throughout this training is 'believing almost all pupils can attain the expected standard for their age'. It will put a great deal of focus on how to make intervention work for you by ensuring pupils are keeping up not catching up. In addition, it will consider how to improve outcomes for more able learners, ensuring higher percentages are attaining greater depth. It will look at these issues from Early Years through to Year 6. The training will:
It will focus on aspects such as:
- Emphasise the importance of creating a 'whole-school' ethos that embraces the principles that almost all pupils are capable of attaining the national expectations for their age;
- Help you create a vision where intervention is about pupils keeping up not catching up;
- Enable you to be relentless in your determination that no pupil will fall behind;
- Provide you with practical principles which can be implemented almost immediately provided everyone is committed to it;
- Help you ensure that all pupils are provided with every opportunity to ensure that they 'keep up' with the curriculum and meet or exceed the end of year expectations;
- corrective teaching - ensuring rapid intervention when needed;
- pre-teaching - looking at the practicalities;
- introduce the principle of 'workwatch' - intense checking of a few pupils' books at the end of each day;
- reviewing teacher assistants' role - using five-minute boxes approach;
- effective marking and feedback - aimed at reducing teacher workload;
- making greater use of working or learning walls.
- The approach is underpinned by excellent summative assessment and tracking, effective planning and engaging parents as partners;
- Help teachers to coach pupils to: plan their learning more effectively; monitor the learning, identifying key steps to keep on track; and, to evaluate their learning, recognising how they may have tackled the problem differently, etc.;
- Focus on practical aspects, such as, what this may look like in an English lesson, a maths lesson and in the broader curriculum;
- Provide you with a monitoring framework which focuses on the learning and not the teaching as a way to assess the quality of the provision in classrooms.
- This training aims to delve deeply into the teaching and learning culture at school and academy level. It will make you take a realistic look at what makes teaching and learning great. It will focus very much on excellence and how to achieve it.