Events

SIAMS: The Process and Preparation

The aim of the course

This module will cover everything you need to know about the SIAMS process. It will take you through all the practicalities step by step covering such things as timings, how to prepare, what the day will look like, what you can use as evidence, who will need to do what, what questions might you be asked and what do you do with the report afterwards?

Programme includes:

  • Familiarisation with the current SIAMS framework and self-evaluation material.
  • An overview of the process from the initial email to the final feedback meeting.
  • Suggestions on how to be prepared for inspection.
  • An understanding of the role of Governors in the process and some ideas about monitoring.
  • A chance to ask questions about the process and talk to others who have been through the process.

This course is suitable for all Governors whether you are a Foundation Governor or not.

Course Leaders: Joanne Daly / Robin Sharples

Cost: SLA schools: £45, or as part of Excellence in Governance package: £499 (10 modules over 2 years, 3 Gov.s per module)

For more information: To book: 01865 208272 or e-mail: training@oxford.anglican.org

Middle Leader Training Day 2

The role of the middle leader has become more challenging and demanding in recent years with greater emphasis upon middle and subject leader’s ability to manage their areas of responsibility and to have impact upon school outcomes. Our training sessions will share opportunities for those who lead in our schools to explore their role, develop their understanding and improve their provision. Above all they will provide those working in our schools with support and up to date guidance on how to be an effective leader.

Ofsted report monitoring shows that this is a common improvement area suggested by HMI and Lead Inspectors. If feedback from Ofsted or other monitoring has suggested your school needs to:

‘provide opportunities for middle leaders to develop leadership skills to enable them to focus more rigorously on pupils’ learning’ AND/OR

‘ensure that middle leaders play a strong part in checking progress and evaluating the impact of action plans, and continue systematically to school improvement?’ 

..  this training is for you! 

The training takes place over two half day sessions a fortnight apart.  Both sessions need to be attended. 

Course objectives include:

To explore what it is that middle leaders do

To explore how middle leaders, fulfil their role

To understand what to look for in lesson observations to improve the quality of teaching

To identify your strengths as a leader

To consider aspects of your role that you may need to improve further

To identify actions you can take back to school 

The training is generic rather than specific and is applicable for leaders in Early Years, KS1, KS2 and specific roles such as SEND Leader.

For more information: To book: 01865 208272 or e-mail: training@oxford.anglican.org

Middle Leader Training Day 1

The role of the middle leader has become more challenging and demanding in recent years with greater emphasis upon middle and subject leader’s ability to manage their areas of responsibility and to have impact upon school outcomes. Our training sessions will share opportunities for those who lead in our schools to explore their role, develop their understanding and improve their provision. Above all they will provide those working in our schools with support and up to date guidance on how to be an effective leader.

Ofsted report monitoring shows that this is a common improvement area suggested by HMI and Lead Inspectors. If feedback from Ofsted or other monitoring has suggested your school needs to:

‘provide opportunities for middle leaders to develop leadership skills to enable them to focus more rigorously on pupils’ learning’ AND/OR

‘ensure that middle leaders play a strong part in checking progress and evaluating the impact of action plans, and continue systematically to school improvement?’ 

..  this training is for you! 

The training takes place over two half day sessions a fortnight apart.  Both sessions need to be attended. 

Course objectives include:

To explore what it is that middle leaders do

To explore how middle leaders, fulfil their role

To understand what to look for in lesson observations to improve the quality of teaching

To identify your strengths as a leader

To consider aspects of your role that you may need to improve further

To identify actions you can take back to school 

The training is generic rather than specific and is applicable for leaders in Early Years, KS1, KS2 and specific roles such as SEND Leader.

For more information: To book: 01865 208272 or e-mail: training@oxford.anglican.org

SIAMS Toolkit Workshop

This course aims to:

  • Provide an update on the SIAMS self-evaluation and inspection processes.
  • Give delegates the opportunity to complete aspects of the SIAMS tool kit.
  • Review where you are with your self-evaluation.
  • Provide time to focus on what makes your school distinctive and effective as a CE school.
  • Provide time to reflect upon the evidence and impact sections of the tool kit.
  • Make time to share ideas with colleagues.

By the end of the course participants will have:

  • Gained an up-to-date perspective on the SIAMS inspection process and associated documentation.
  • Shared ideas about the distinctiveness of church schools and evidence available to illustrate this.
  • Discussed and completed aspects of the SIAMS tool kit.
  • Reviewed next steps in their own school self-evaluation.

Target Audience: Head Teachers and Governors working together.

Course Leaders: Lesley Turville/Robin Sharples/Anne Andrews

Please note you will need to bring a laptop to the session.

Cost: Schools in Diocesan Service Agreement: £90 (+VAT) per delegate Schools not in the Diocesan Service Agreement: £135 (+VAT) per delegate

For more information: To book: 01865 208272 or e-mail: training@oxford.anglican.org

New National Society SIAMS Framework for inspections from September 2018 Briefings for Schools

From September 2018 church schools will be inspected under a new SIAMS Framework.

This session is to familiarise schools with the new framework. It is particularly aimed at schools who are due a SIAMS Inspection in the Autumn Term 2018 and the Spring Term 2019 when the new framework comes into place.   

The briefing will cover the new Framework, what is evaluated and the evidence required. Attendees should leave the workshop with a clear understanding of the New Framework.

Cost:  Schools in Diocesan Service Agreement: £35 (+VAT) per school attendee

Schools not in the Diocesan Service Agreement: £45 (+VAT) per school attendee

Briefing Leader: Joanne Daly/Lesley Turville/Anne Andrews

 

If you would like to attend one of these briefings please contact: Donna Finlay on 01865 208272 or email donna.finlay@oxford.anglican.org

New National Society SIAMS Framework for inspections from September 2018 Briefings for Schools

From September 2018 church schools will be inspected under a new SIAMS Framework.

This session is to familiarise schools with the new framework. It is particularly aimed at schools who are due a SIAMS Inspection in the Autumn Term 2018 and the Spring Term 2019 when the new framework comes into place.   

The briefing will cover the new Framework, what is evaluated and the evidence required. Attendees should leave the workshop with a clear understanding of the New Framework.

Cost:  Schools in Diocesan Service Agreement: £35 (+VAT) per school attendee

Schools not in the Diocesan Service Agreement: £45 (+VAT) per school attendee

Briefing Leader: Joanne Daly/Lesley Turville/Anne Andrews

 

If you would like to attend one of these briefings please contact: Donna Finlay on 01865 208272 or email donna.finlay@oxford.anglican.org

New National Society SIAMS Framework for inspections from September 2018 Briefings for Schools

From September 2018 church schools will be inspected under a new SIAMS Framework.

This session is to familiarise schools with the new framework. It is particularly aimed at schools who are due a SIAMS Inspection in the Autumn Term 2018 and the Spring Term 2019 when the new framework comes into place.   

The briefing will cover the new Framework, what is evaluated and the evidence required. Attendees should leave the workshop with a clear understanding of the New Framework.

Cost:  Schools in Diocesan Service Agreement: £35 (+VAT) per school attendee

Schools not in the Diocesan Service Agreement: £45 (+VAT) per school attendee

Briefing Leader: Joanne Daly/Lesley Turville/Anne Andrews

 

If you would like to attend one of these briefings please contact: Donna Finlay on 01865 208272 or email donna.finlay@oxford.anglican.org