Workshops & Inset

MAKING CONSISTENT JUDGEMENTS ABOUT TEACHING AND LEARNING

A one day school based workshop led by:

Paul Burton Senior Adviser ( OfSTED Inspector for over twenty years)

VENUES: TO BE ARRANGED EITHER BY THE SCHOOL, ACADEMY COLLEGE or RHINOSS

DATES : TO BE NEGOTIATED

The course will provide practical methods and techniques of undertaking lesson observation, knowledge of  the Ofsted CIF and School Inspection September 2015/16, CIF  and protocols involved in judging lessons to ensure consistency of observations.

THE COURSE WILL PROVIDE:

  • Practical methods and techniques of undertaking lesson observations presented in a straight forward approach to enhance your skills, knowledge and understanding
  • Knowledge of the  CIF and other processes on lesson observation
  • Clear and appropriate guidance on methods of evaluation ‘what makes a good to outstanding lesson’ using relevant DVD Case Study materials
  • Use and application of ‘prompt sheets’ to help you make informed judgements on what is being seen and methods used for recording your outcomes
  • Protocols of lesson observations and techniques in providing effective feedback
  • Application of how lesson observations can be used to assist in making judgements about classroom, subject or departmental performance.Rhinoss Consultancy, through our well qualified and experienced specialist, offers a broad range of tools, consultants and processes to enable leadership at all levels to evaluate the effectiveness of the school.

Raising the Lid on 'RAISEonline and Ofsted School Data Dashboard'

A one day school based workshop led by:

Paul Burton Senior Adviser (  former Ofsted Inspector for over twenty five  years) & Piers Ranger a former Ofsted inspector

VENUES: TO BE ARRANGED EITHER BY THE SCHOOL, ACADEMY COLLEGE or Rhinoss

DATES : TO BE NEGOTIATED  (or  by individual requests)

Schools are data rich and sometimes information poor.....now an interactive workshop to help de-mystify some of the challenges facing schools in coming to grips with data and assessment without levels. This workshop will address such issues and concerns as:

  • What is two or three levels of pupil progress ?
  • How does Assessment without levels work ?
  • Should we share the assessment criteria with pupils ?
  • What are the latest developments that school should be doing ?
  • How can I judge progress of pupils in lessons ?
  • How does Ofsted judge attainment ?
  • Can we use our own pupil progress data more effectively ?
  • What governors should know ?

This will be a 'blended' workshop session using both national data as well as other information in the public domain alongside the data from your school. There will be a range of interesting, fun and informative activities to both challenge and stimulate people. This workshop is not intended for the 'aficionados' of data crunching and number crunchers. It will be focused on those that want a down to earth, common sense approach to looking at how to make data more useful in their teaching.

Through the 'Looking Class'MAKING CONSISTENT JUDGEMENTS ABOUT TEACHING AND LEARNING - Joint 'Learning Walks' with Senior Leaders

A one day school based workshop led by:

Paul Burton Senior Adviser ( former Ofsted Inspector for over twenty five years)

VENUES: TO BE ARRANGED EITHER BY THE SCHOOL, ACADEMY, COLLEGE or through  Rhinoss

DATES: TO BE NEGOTIATED by individual requests

The course will provide practical methods and techniques of undertaking lesson observation, knowledge of the Ofsted Evaluation Schedule framework (2014), protocols involved in judging lessons to ensure consistency of observations.

THE COURSE WILL PROVIDE:

  • Practical methods and techniques of undertaking lesson observations presented in a straight forward approach to enhance your skills, knowledge and understanding
  •  of the  CIF and  Ofsted  School Inspection Handbook and  other processes on lesson observation
  • Clear and appropriate guidance on methods of evaluation ‘what makes a good to outstanding lesson’ using relevant DVD Case Study materials
  • Use and application of ‘prompt sheets’ to help you make informed judgements on what is being seen and methods used for recording your outcomes
  • Protocols of lesson observations and techniques in providing effective feedback
  • Application of how lesson observations can be used to assist in making judgements about classroom, subject or departmental performance.

Holding the School to Account for the Achievement of Pupils (Ofsted CIF School Inspection Handbook 2016-17 ) '7 Steps to good or outstanding governance'

Training materials to enhance the effectiveness of Governors to ensure they have a good understanding of school priorities

Every school’s repertoire for management and development should ensure Governors are exposed to leading edge, high quality, sustainable training. Rhinoss offers a specific range of tailor made experiences, delivered over a two day residential course or through a series of stand alone modules (approximately two hours) to match the needs of your Governing Body. Examples from our present programme include

Diagnostic Tools

  • Evaluating strengths and areas for development using planned operational methods to inform governors of the dos and don’ts of senior leadership support.
  • Gap analysis; where are your strengths?
  • Identifying the elements of effective relationships and task behaviours; spot who needs to change their attitude and how can this be done.

Managing People

  • Influence and negotiation skills
  • Working as an effective and powerful team
  • Dealing with conflict resolution and delivering difficult messages
  • Getting the best out of people
  • Developing capacity and encouraging innovation

Managing Performance

  • Knowing your school - auditing trends in pupil performance
  • Evaluating standards through data analysis techniques
  • Helpful report writing
  • Reviewing the work of the school at all levels
  • How good is the school at monitoring and evaluating itself?
  • Sharing best practice in managing communication

Managing Decision Making

  • Effective meetings
  • Feedback from link governor's visits
  • Undertaking school based visits
  • Promoting your school
  • Attracting funding and interest in your developments

Managing Time

  • Achieving Results and Goal Setting
  • Paper Management
  • Project Planning - Making good use of time
  • "Tales of the Unexpected" - dealing with sudden issues

Getting to Grips with the CIF and Ofsted School Inspection Handbook 2017

Once again Ofsted has 'raised the bar' and schools will need to quickly adapt and absorb what the revised Ofsted Evaluation Schedule will mean in terms of school self review, revised SEF, other adults in the classroom, SMSC, DSEN Safeguarding, Pupil Premium, preparation for all staff and governors .This interactive workshop is designed for school based training and will equip  Headteachers and Senior Leadership Teams, heads of department, primary subject leaders, teachers and non-teaching staff, and governors with an up-to-date in-depth knowledge.

We will help you to...

  • Get a head start with inside knowledge of the September Ofsted Evluation Schedule  Framework from a current  practicing Ofsted Inspector
  • Achieve 'Ofsted readiness' in the light of the new framework with advice from those who know best
  • Equip key staff and governors with a thorough insight to Ofsteds’s revised requirements of them, ensuring they are fully prepared
  • Benefit from clear and appropriate guidance on methods of evaluation and ‘what makes a good to outstanding lesson’ supported by relevant DVD Case Study materials
  • Learn practical methods and techniques for undertaking lesson observations that ensure consistency of judgment and educate colleagues on effective evaluation
  • Understand the powerful application of ‘prompt sheets’ to inform judgments on observations and methods for recording your outcomes
  • Master the protocols of lesson observations and techniques to provide effective feedback

Ofsted Revisited - CIF Preparation  ' Mocksteds -school health checks’ 2017)

"Tales of the Unexpected" – Preparing to deal with sudden inspection issues.  No, not a title for a new book on school self-evaluation but a more practical, ‘hands on’ pre-inspection training and review undertaken by a team of highly experienced inspectors and consultants who can provide a pre-inspection MOT for your school.

  • This 4 Part Programme can be ‘tailor made’ your school’s specific needs
  • Part 1 is delivered as an introductory INSET course providing an overview of Ofsted  Re-visited. Choose from a two hour condensed INSET overview or an in depth, one day programme for your whole school or a selected group of key staff.
  • Part 2 provides an interactive training opportunity using a schedule of joint lesson observations for Headteachers, Senior and Middle Leaders in your school. Joint lesson observations  will be undertaken and responses given on how  secure your judgments are when you give  feedback  and how  this is received by watching you give feedback to teachers that were observed. Your Senior Leadership Team then  can used  this valuable teaching and learning  information from the sessions with direct relevance to improving teaching and learning in your school.
  • Part 3 is negotiable and can also be modified to meet your school's particular need; for example a one day review and evaluation of key documentation, such as your Self-Evaluation Form (SEF),Safeguarding  and Child Protection process and procedures,  School Pupil Tracking data or your School Improvement Plan, Web-site review and other activities.
  • Part 4  Completion of draft  Note of Visit/Report to be sent to the Head Teacher