5th National Conference: Able, Gifted and Talented in Independent Prep Schools 2016

5th National Conference: Able, Gifted and Talented in Independent Prep Schools 2016

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28th January 2016

For Class and Subject Teachers, Co-ordinators for Able or Gifted and Talented Pupils, Learning Support Teachers, Directors of studies and Senior Managers.

Keynotes

  • Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist

  • Bob Cox, Author, Consultant, Searching for excellence

2 Breakout sessions with...

5 workshop topics

  1. The search for Excellence
  2. From the ground up
  3. Using GAfE to challenge primary students
  4. Turning research into practical classroom strategies for challenge
  5. Challenge, competition and cooperation

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2015 Conference Feedback

"Networking - It was good to meet other teachers in similar positions and to hear of their experiences."

"Good mix of speakers, resources, chance to reflect on current practise with theory and practice intertwined."

"The conference gave me the time to concentrate on Most Able rather than all of the other jobs I am juggling at school."

"The atmosphere was excellent: it was so pleasant to see everyone at ease and eager to learn in my workshops - nobody appeared on edge when asked to respond and put in the shoes of the learner."

 

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5th National Conference: AGT in Independent Prep Schools

09.00

Registration and Book Shop

09.30

Introduction

09.35

Keynote 1 part 1: Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist - Promoting Positive Mental Health in Gifted, Able and Talented Pupils

  • Framework
  • MINDYOUR5 and MERIT programmes for mental wellbeing
  • Achieving excellence

10.35

Refreshments and Book Shop

11.00

Keynote 1 part 2: Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist - Promoting Positive Mental Health in Gifted, Able and Talented Pupils

  • Developing resilience
  • Risk factors
  • Case studies 
12.00 Lunch
13.00

Keynote 2: Bob Cox, author, consultant, Searching for excellence - The Search for Excellence: More Room at the Top for More!

13.40 Workshop Session 1:
  1. The Search for Excellence: Case Studies - Bob Cox, author, consultant, Searching for excellence
  2. From the ground up - Aaron Gardner, Head of RE, Great Walstead Prep School
  3. Using GAfE to challenge and motivate all children in the Primary Classroom - Rebecca Knott, Director of Studies, Oldham Hulme Grammar School
  4. Turning research into practical classroom strategies for challenge - Julie Taplin, Deputy Chief Executive, Potential Plus UK
  5. Challenge, Competition and Cooperation - Fil Came, Director, Learning Works
14.35 Refreshments and Book Shop
15.00

Workshop Session 2: Repeat of above workshops

15.50 Conference End

 

*The organisers reserve the right to modify the programme as necessary

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St James' Court Hotel

Located within easy reach of St. James's Park undergorund, Charing Cross, Victoria and Waterloo Mainline Stations.  

Address:

St. James' Court
54 Buckingham Gate
London
SW1E 6AF

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Conference Fees:

Full Fee: £220 + VAT (when bookngs after 31st October 2015)

 

Group Discount (2 or more delegates): £196 + VAT

 

All fees include all refreshments, lunch and conference materials.

* Please note, your school details will be checked against the SATIPS member database, if you are not located you're booking will be adjusted to the full ticket price and may incur an admin fee.

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Full refunds can only be made if cancellations are made in writing no later than four weeks before the event otherwise a 50% charge will be incurred. Refunds are not available for cancellations seven days prior to the event.

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Keynote Speakers

PastedGraphic-1.jpgDr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr Krause is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with considerable clinical experience specialising in eating disorders, self-harm, clinical perfectionism and trauma. She has extensive teaching and supervision experience in schools, Universities and health related settings. She is the founder of STEM4 through which she has worked with over 70 schools. Dr Krause is the developer of ‘calm harm’ for STEM4, a self-help app to manage self-harm. Her MINDYOUR5 programme for mental wellbeing has been applied in a number of schools and she is also the developer of the MERIT programme for excellence.

Keynote part 1:

I hope to provide a framework for understanding the strengths as well as potential vulnerabilities of gifted, able and talented pupils and their families. I will introduce my MINDYOUR5 programme for mental wellbeing as well as a structure for helping pupils achieve excellence without negative impact on their mental health.

Keynote part 2:

I hope to provide a background to resilience and risk factors in this group as well as cover clinical perfectionism, anxiety, depression and perfectionism. I will then, through interactive techniques such as small group work, role-play and case studies elaborate on elements of both MINDYOUR5 and MERIT programmes.

Bob Cox.jpgBob Cox, Director of ‘Searching for Excellence Ltd’ and Education Consultant

After 23 years teaching, including being awarded advanced skills teacher status, Bob began supporting teaching and learning initiatives widely by working for a school improvement team. He was appointed the lead consultant for gifted and talented education for a local authority and then became an independent consultant with a broad role: presenting, writing, coaching and inspiring teachers across the country!  Bob has now presented ideas relevant to able learner inclusion at many national and international conferences and at about 400 schools, also developing his own consultancy ‘Searching for Excellence’ which seeks to promote challenging approaches to learning from which all pupils can benefit.

Keynote: The Search for Excellence: More Room at the Top for More!

I will explore ways of differentiating in the classroom which include flexible use of questioning, creative contexts and simple mindset leaps which promote deeper thinking. This will enable discussions about the nature of excellence, the place of hard work and the constant need for variety, mini-plenaries and interventions in an excellent lesson. A key theme will be the notion that classroom thinking should be designed for supporting the growth of potential and talents with associated risks and uncertainties. These may well involve teachers, schools and pupils on the same journey.


Workshop Presenters

pic3.jpgFil Came, Director, Learning Works

Fil is co-founder of Learning Works, a leading UK Educational Consultancy. He is a respected teacher trainer and well-known within the independent sector for his practical advice and support. He writes a half-termly newsletter for independent schools that is now distributed to over 3000 colleagues and schools. Through Learning Works® Fil seeks to bring innovative and high quality training for your professional development and always at affordable prices.

Workshop: Challenge, Competition and Cooperation

My workshop will offer practical ideas and resources that are drawn from the many team challenges I have run in schools. This will include early years, mixed ability groups as well focussing on the more able pupil. I will offer a content free framework for planning and share my practical experience to help you get a head start in putting on a team challenge event. We will also undertake a 15 minute mini team challenge to illustrate the principles and processes of the creative learning process. This will be a busy workshop!

Bob Cox.jpgBob Cox, Director of ‘Searching for Excellence Ltd’ and Education Consultant

After 23 years teaching, including being awarded advanced skills teacher status, Bob began supporting teaching and learning initiatives widely by working for a school improvement team. He was appointed the lead consultant for gifted and talented education for a local authority and then became an independent consultant with a broad role: presenting, writing, coaching and inspiring teachers across the country!  Bob has now presented ideas relevant to able learner inclusion at many national and international conferences and at about 400 schools, also developing his own consultancy ‘Searching for Excellence’ which seeks to promote challenging approaches to learning from which all pupils can benefit.

Workshop:The Search for Excellence: Case Studies

The workshop will deepen the principles explored in the keynote. The emphasis will be on examples where knowledge and learning can be deepened together, where challenging ideas can be introduced with access strategies and where questioning skills can constantly include very able learners.

Aaron Gardner.JPGAaron Gardner, Head of RE, Great Walstead Prep School

I have been a teacher in the independent sector for the last 5 years, working at Hurstpierpoint College and Great Walstead Prep School. I am passionate about History and RS and am currently the Head of RS. In the last few years, I have had a variety of responsibilities, including that of Able, Gifted and Talented Coordinator. I have experience of writing a variety of policies from scratch, linking varying parts of a school development plan to compliance with Ofsted and ISI and turning a department round, ready for the journey to the NACE award. The main success through this, is finding practical solutions and different programs to support teaching and enrichment and getting colleagues on board.

Workshop: From the ground up

This workshop will show you my journey from starting with very little, to writing policies and creating practical solutions to get AG&T up and running, including enrichment, master classes and learning cultures. I will share ideas for getting colleagues on board and discuss how to link with your school’s development plan and targets for ISI. (please note you will need your AGT policy for this workshop)

RK photo 1.JPGRebecca Knott, Director of Studies, Oldham Hulme Grammar School

I am the Director of Studies at Oldham Hulme Grammar Prep School. I have been teaching since 1995 and over the years I’ve also been a Numeracy consultant in the state sector, I’ve been involved in various research projects and in between, I’ve also had 3 children of my own. Most recently I’ve been responsible for implementing the use of chromebooks and GAfE at Oldham Hulme Prep; providing training for staff, pupils and parents. I am totally committed to using GAfE and chromebooks in all aspects of my job now and cannot imagine life without them!

Workshop: Using GAfE to challenge and motivate all children in the Primary Classroom

In my workshop I will show how we use Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education (GAfE) to engage all learners in our school.  We will use some Chromebooks in the session to see how easily shared documents using GAfE can be set up and worked on collaboratively. We will also look at some examples of children’s work.

Julie Taplin.pngJulie Taplin, Deputy Chief Executive, Potential Plus UK

I have worked in the area of Able, Gifted and Talented for over 10 years. My national work covers both primary and secondary phases, state and independent schools; concentrating primarily on Identification, Practical Classroom Strategies for Challenge, and Parental Engagement. Most recently I launched our ASPIRE programme at the 2015 World Conference for Gifted and Talented in Denmark, where I outlined our approach to the development and delivery of teacher training.  My other recent UK work includes Challenge in the Classroom for the Teach First Impact Conference in July 2015 and Parental Engagement for the Optimus Conference in June 2015. On a daily basis I support teachers and parents to ensure that these amazing children have opportunities to reach their potential.

Workshop: Turning research into practical classroom strategies for challenge

This session will be aimed at primary and lower secondary.
In my workshop we will look at the practical strategies that are proven to benefit able, gifted and talented pupils, such as differentiation, collaborative learning and higher order thinking, and how these strategies can be translated into activities for teachers to practise and apply in their own lessons. This is a very interactive and fun session!


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