Looking for learning(LFL)

Provider: PBM Inspection Services Ltd
£235.00 + VAT non-members
£211.50 + VAT members

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Description This is a one-day course for senior leaders, subject leaders, teachers, and other educational professionals. It is practical and skill based. Participants are helped to understand how to gather evidence from the classroom using work sampling, day-to-day formative assessment (sometimes called assessment for learning), and new criterion referenced milestones (alternatives to levels) as part of school monitoring, evaluation and improvement. The training explores the use of the inspection criteria for teaching, learning and assessment and the use of alternatives to levels (life after levels).*The cost of this course includes a CD with course materials plus a DVD containing a couple of the short film clips used within the course to enable you to disseminate information in your own school.
Duration 1 Day
Website

PBM Inspection Services Ltd's website

http://www.pbm-group.co.uk/course/looking-for-learning/
Categories Primary, KS1, KS2, Teaching staff, Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Head of Department / Faculty, Out of school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

The aim of the course is to raise awareness and help participants to:

  • understand the implications for school self-evaluation and for classroom practice of the current inspection criteria for teaching, learning and assessment;
  • understand and use the work sampling as a tool for gathering evidence from the classroom of the impact of teaching on pupils’ development, learning and progress over time;
  • understand the significance of day-to-day formative assessment (assessment for learning) and its implications for classroom practice and for school self-evaluation;
  • explore the use of simple in-school summative assessment systems to monitor progress and identify underachievement;
  • develop an effective strategy for marking pupils’ work and use marking to monitoring learning.
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How users/participants can evaluate success

How we evaluate the training:


• Participants evaluate the training based upon the relevance to professional needs, the quality of the tuition, the quality of the training material, and the organisation, management and accommodation.
•Delegates identify further training requirements
• Follow up questionnaires are sent to delegates asking for feedback over time.
• A track record is maintained for each course and for each tutor. Feedback and evaluation is shared with tutors in order to identify and inform development.

Follow-up activities and support

Following attendance on a course, all delegates are welcome to contact the main office with any questions and queries relating to the training and its application within school.

For most courses, tailored follow up consultancy services, coaching and mentoring  are available but these are at a separate cost. For quotations, delegates should contact the main office as discounts are available.

 

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This is a one-day course for senior leaders, subject leaders, teachers, and other educational professionals.

It is practical and skill based. Participants are helped to understand how to gather evidence from the classroom using work sampling, day-to-day formative assessment (sometimes called assessment for learning), and new criterion referenced milestones (alternatives to levels) as part of school monitoring, evaluation and improvement. The training explores the use of the inspection criteria for teaching, learning and assessment and the use of alternatives to levels (life after levels).

Method of Tuition:

The course is a mix of direct tuition and skill based learning involving tasks and workshops. The practical activities are mainly completed in groups of two or three participants so that thoughts and evaluations can be shared and compared. Each day has five hours of tuition, divided into four blocks of 1.25 hours.

Tutor:


Bruce McAlpine is an exceptionally experienced educational consultant and trainer. In addition to his role as a consultant and trainer, Bruce has led and managed PBM for more than 19 years. He is passionate about education and currently writes and develops training materials.  He was a full-time lead inspector and inspection service provider for Ofsted for thirteen years. Before becoming an inspector, he was a headteacher. He has a broad knowledge base and specialises in leadership and management, school improvement, self-evaluation and in helping schools prepare for inspection.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.