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Seminars

Throughout the year drb Learning organises over 200 seminars for Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Teachers and School Business Managers to address current and important topics affecting education.

Course content is tightly focussed to ensure the expectations of all delegates are met if not exceeded, and each attendee will receive a comprehensive pack of course notes together with a printed copy of the slides.

As you would expect from a professional company, great care is taken to ensure that all seminar leaders are highly knowledgeable and have a ‘first hand’ understanding and experience of the topic they are leading on.

For further information on courses and venues, please contact the drb Events team on 0121 333 3132

Business Manager Breakfast Briefing

A termly briefing dedicated to giving you up to date information on School Business Management.

 

Benefits of attending include opportunities to:
  • Learn about the changes in current and proposed education initiatives
  • Understand how the latest ESFA announcements affect you
  • Top tips for saving money (doing more with less)
  • Ask questions about your own specific situation

 

Speakers:
  • Husham Khan
Venue(s):

Sutton Coldfield

Date:

27-09-2017

Duration:

Half day seminar:
8am-10am

Cost:

£45 per delegate

Designated Safeguarding Leads / Deputies

An essential whole day workshop to give CP leads the information and understanding they require to safely comply with relevant statutory guidance. It is suitable for all in the education sector who are involved in child protection.

 

Training benefits:
  • The workshop meets the 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' requirement for two-yearly training for 'Designated Safeguarding Leads' (previously known as 'Level Three' training).
  • Resources for Designated Safeguarding Leads packed with up-to-date guidance, checklists and pro-formas.
  • Take away, ready-to-use materials in a training event for your own staff.

 

Speakers:
  • Ann Marie Christian
Venue(s):

Sutton Coldfield

Date:

26-09-2017

Duration:

Full day seminar:
9am-4pm

Cost:

£199 per delegate

GDPR Briefing

From May 2018, every school will be legally required to be compliant with the new General Data Protection Regulations:

 

Benefits of attending this training:
  • Understanding the GDPR law
  • Timeframe of implementation
  • Path to compliance
  • Pontial impact on your school
  • Reducing the financial impact of compliance
  • Top tips for senior leaders
  • Q&A session

 

Who should attend:
  • Governors
  • Headteachers
  • Deputy Heads
  • Senior Leaders

 

Speakers:
  • Harry Ewins

 

Venue address:

Pype Hayes Golf Course, Eachellhurst Road, Sutton Coldfield, B76 1EP

Venue(s):

Sutton Coldfield

Date:

27-09-2017

Duration:

Half day seminar:
10:30am-1pm
2pm-4:30pm

Cost:

£125 per delegate

GDPR Briefing AND Compliance Officer Training (1.5 DAYS)

Day 1: 27th September 2017 (half day)

Day 2: 12th October 2017 (full day)

From May 2018, every school will be legally required to be compliant with the new General Data Protection Regulations:

 

Benefits of attending this training:
  • Understanding the GDPR law
  • Timeframe of implementation
  • Path to compliance
  • Pontial impact on your school
  • Reducing the financial impact of compliance
  • Top tips for senior leaders
  • Q&A session
  • Understanding the new privacy law (GDPR) and its possible implications
  • Outlining the whole school responsibilities of the Data Protection Officer (DPO)
  • Compulsory documentation required for May 2018
  • Hands-on workshop activities to get you ready
  • Dealing with Data Processors (DP’s) contracted to the school
  • Overview of the record of compliance (including creating a school compliance record)
  • Take away tested toolkits and a certificate of training for your own CPD records.

 

Who should attend:
  • Governors
  • Headteachers
  • Deputy Heads
  • Senior Leaders
  • SBM / Office Manager
  • Deputy Head
  • The DP compliance officer in your school

 

Speakers:
  • Harry Ewins

 

Venue address:

Pype Hayes Golf Course, Eachellhurst Road, Sutton Coldfield, B76 1EP

Venue(s):

Sutton Coldfield

Date:

27-09-2017

Duration:

Full day seminar:
9:30am-3:30pm

Cost:

£300 per delegate

Preparing to become an Academy

A half day seminar to support staff who are new to academy finance in understanding the statutory requirements.

 

Benefits of attending include opportunities to:
  • Learn about the changes in financial procedures
  • Understand more about additional accountability to the EFSA
  • Increase your knowledge of academy finance including across a MAT
  • Take away practical strategies to use in your own schools
  • Learn from other academy case studies

 

Speakers:
  • David Bagley
Venue(s):

Sutton Coldfield

Date:

06-10-2017

Duration:

Half day seminar:
8am-10am
11am-1pm

Cost:

£125 per delegate

Academy Finance & Compliance Programme

The financial management and reporting within an academy is changing and there is a need to support the development of staff with financial responsibilities. This unique 2 day course has been developed to provide the in depth learning required to operate effectively within an individual academy or MAT. The training will cover CIPFA / ESFA requirements and will support those working towards tier 4 of the professional standards framework.

 

What you can expect:
  • Explore the key requirements of governance within academies
  • Learn about academies financial management, reporting & compliance
  • Understand how fundings and cashflows work
  • Develop your knowledge of completing the various ESFA returns
  • Learn how to develop a business plan
  • Upcoming changes and case studies

 

Duration:
  • 2 Day Programme - 19th & 20th October 2017

 

Speaker:
  • Lee Schofield
  • Husham Khan

 

Click here to view the Terms and Conditions

Venue(s):

Sutton Coldfield

Date:

19-10-2017

Duration:

Full day seminar:
9:30am-3:30pm

Cost:

£595 per delegate

Behaviour Management Masterclass

An essential full day course to support teachers in giving them practical strategies for managing classes, improving pupil behaviour and raising attainment.

 

Benefits of attending include opportunities to:
  • Learn how to lead challenging classes
  • Examine key principles of assertive classroom management
  • Empower you with everyday routines that enable you to run stress free lessons
  • Learn how to motivate disaffected boys
  • Consider which sanctions are the most effective and have the desired impact
  • Further your knowledge of how to deal with parents evenings
  • Take away practical strategies to use in your own schools

 

Speaker:
  • Steve Garnett
Venue(s):

Sutton Coldfield

Date:

04-10-2017

Duration:

Full day seminar:
9:30am-3:30pm

Cost:

£199 per delegate

Guided Reading in Key Stage 1

An essential half-day seminar to support literacy leads and teachers to ensure they are getting the best value out of Guided Reading.

 

Benefits of attending:
  • Understand the importance of Guided Reading in the reading curriculum
  • Use Guided Reading to develop comprehension
  • Make links between reading and writing through Guided Reading
  • Learn practical ideas to make Guided Reading work in your school
  • Prepare for the English Reading test through Guided Reading

 

Speaker:
  • Dee Reid
Venue(s):

Sutton Coldfield

Date:

10-10-2017

Duration:

Half day seminar:
9:15am-12:15pm

Cost:

£125 per delegate

Guided Writing in Key Stage 1

An essential half-day seminar to support literacy leads and teachers to ensure they are getting the best value out of Guided Writing.

 

Benefits of attending:
  • Use Guided Writing as a link between Shared Writing and Independent Writing
  • Give children the building blocks of writing
  • Understand the importance of writing with and for children
  • Model the grammatical patterns of written language
  • Guide pupils to revise and edit their work
  • Meet the requirements of Teacher Assessment through Guided Writing

 

Speaker:
  • Dee Reid
Venue(s):

Sutton Coldfield

Date:

10-10-2017

Duration:

Half day seminar:
1pm-4pm

Cost:

£125 per delegate

Guided Reading & Writing in Key Stage 1

An essential full-day seminar to support literacy leads and teachers to ensure they are getting the best value out of Guided Reading and Guided Writing.

 

Benefits of attending:
  • Understand the importance of Guided Reading in the reading curriculum
  • Use Guided Reading to develop comprehension
  • Make links between reading and writing through Guided Reading
  • Learn practical ideas to make Guided Reading work in your school
  • Prepare for the English Reading test through Guided Reading
  • Use Guided Writing as a link between Shared Writing and Independent Writing
  • Give children the building blocks of writing
  • Understand the importance of writing with and for children
  • Model the grammatical patterns of written language
  • Guide pupils to revise and edit their work
  • Meet the requirements of Teacher Assessment through Guided Writing

 

Speaker:
  • Dee Reid
Venue(s):

Sutton Coldfield

Date:

10-10-2017

Duration:

Full day seminar:
9:15am-4pm

Cost:

£199 per delegate

Timetables Maths Assessment Readiness 2019

An essential half-day seminar to support school leaders and teachers, with responsibility for upper key stage 2 in preparing for the 2019 assessment requirements.

 

Benefits of attending include opportunities to help your pupils to:
  • Understand the underlying structures of multiplication
  • Spot patterns and develop connections to aid understanding
  • Gain ownership for their learning and raise their motivation levels
  • Make learning times tables more accessible

 

Attendees will have the opportunity to:
  • Try out activities to take back to your classroom
  • Help your pupils to memorise times tables quickly
  • Consider the part that rapid recall plays in working towards ‘mastery’

 

Speaker:
  • Liz Henning
Venue(s):

Sutton Coldfield

Date:

13-10-2017

Duration:

Half day seminar:
10am-12:30pm
1:30pm-4pm

Cost:

£125 per delegate

Developing Exceptional EAL Teaching and Learning

An essential full day seminar to support school leaders and teachers who have responsibility for teaching EAL pupils.

 

At the end of the seminar you will be able to:
  • Learn about the most powerful EAL teaching techniques
  • Examine key principles for assessing EAL pupils
  • Identify and address vocabulary and writing issues impacting on pupil progress
  • Learn about the latest initiatives
  • Take away practical strategies to use in your own schools

 

Speaker:
  • Stuart Scott
Venue(s):

Sutton Coldfield

Date:

17-10-2017

Duration:

Full day seminar:
9:30am-3:30pm

Cost:

£199 per delegate

PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools

Seminar to support school leaders and curriculum leads in developing high impact PE and Sport provision.

 

Benefits of attending:
  • Prepare for Ofsted inspectors’ questions about the use of the PE and Sport Premium
  • Fulfil the statutory DfE requirements to publish this ring-fenced funding online
  • What works best – High impact case studies
  • Comply with LA audit and financial management reporting

 

Speaker:
  • Mike Crichton
Venue(s):

Sutton Coldfield

Date:

03-10-2017

Duration:

Half day seminar:
10am-12:30pm
1:30pm-4pm

Cost:

£125 per delegate

LONDON - Academy Finance & Compliance Programme

The financial management and reporting within an academy is changing and there is a need to support the development of staff with financial responsibilities. This unique 2 day course has been developed to provide the in depth learning required to operate effectively within an individual academy or MAT. The training will cover CIPFA / ESFA requirements and will support those working towards tier 4 of the professional standards framework.

 

What you can expect:
  • Explore the key requirements of governance within academies
  • Learn about academies financial management, reporting & compliance
  • Understand how fundings and cashflows work
  • Develop your knowledge of completing the various ESFA returns
  • Learn how to develop a business plan
  • Upcoming changes and case studies

 

Duration:
  • 2 Day Programme - Dates TBC

 

Speaker:
  • Lee Schofield
  • Husham Khan

 

Click here to view the Terms and Conditions

Venue(s):

London

Date:

26-10-2017

Duration:

Full day seminar:
9:30am-3:30pm

Cost:

£745 per delegate

GDPR Compliance Officer Training

From May 2018, every school will be legally required to have a nominated GDPR compliance officer:

 

Benefits of attending this training:
  • Understanding the new privacy law (GDPR) and its possible implications
  • Outlining the whole school responsibilities of the Data Protection Officer (DPO)
  • Compulsory documentation required for May 2018
  • Hands-on workshop activities to get you ready
  • Dealing with Data Processors (DP’s) contracted to the school
  • Overview of the record of compliance (including creating a school compliance record)
  • Take away tested toolkits and a certificate of training for your own CPD records.

 

Who should attend:
  • SBM / Office Manager
  • Deputy Head
  • The DP compliance officer in your school

 

Speakers:
  • Harry Ewins

 

Venue address:

Pype Hayes Golf Course, Eachellhurst Road, Sutton Coldfield, B76 1EP

Venue(s):

Sutton Coldfield

Date:

12-10-2017

Duration:

Full day seminar:
9:30am-3:30pm

Cost:

£199 per delegate

Long Term Financial Forecasting

Training to support schools, academies and MATs in the long term planning of their budgets.

 

Benefits of attending include opportunities to:
  • Learn about scenario planning and zero based budgeting
  • Identify areas of potential saving
  • Understand the potential changes to 2018 BFR returns regarding 3 year budget plans
  • Look at sustainability of financial forecasts
  • Take away practical strategies to use in your own schools including workable case studies

 

Speakers:
  • Husham Khan
Venue(s):

Sutton Coldfield

Date:

17-11-2017

Duration:

Half day seminar:
10am-12:30pm

Cost:

£125 per delegate

Executive Leaders Programme

3 Day Programme:
2 November, 3 November and 1 December 2017

Running a MAT is a challenging role and there is a need to support the development of executive leaders. This unique 3 day course is designed to offer support and guidance to all existing and aspiring MAT leaders and staff with specific roles linked to academies and MATs.

This course brings under one roof experts from the world of finance, law, local government, audit, marketing and business to offer breadth of perspective and lessons learned in the context of achieving outstanding education provision.

Click here to view the Terms and Conditions

Venue(s):

Bromsgrove

Date:

02-11-2017

Duration:

Full day seminar:
9:30am-3:30pm

Cost:

£995 per delegate

Things you need to know as a SENCO

An essential, on message half-day seminar to support school leaders, SENCOs and teachers to consider how effectively the SEND reforms are being implemented in their school. The seminar will also include a facilitated networking session as an opportunity to share good practice.

 

Benefits of attending:
  • Find out about the latest changes in SEN policy and practice
  • Understand the expectations from Ofsted surrounding the framework for SEN
  • Have an opportunity to reflect on implementation of the SEND reforms in your school, considering what’s going well and future areas for development
  • Share best practice with other colleagues
  • Take away tools of best practice
  • Network with other professionals

 

Speaker:
  • Natalie Packer
Venue(s):

Sutton Coldfield

Date:

10-11-2017

Duration:

Half day seminar:
10am-12:30pm
1:30pm-4pm

Cost:

£125 per delegate

LONDON - Executive Leaders Programme

3 Day Programme:
9 November, 10 November and 8 December 2017

Running a MAT is a challenging role and there is a need to support the development of executive leaders. This unique 3 day course is designed to offer support and guidance to all existing and aspiring MAT leaders and staff with specific roles linked to academies and MATs.

This course brings under one roof experts from the world of finance, law, local government, audit, marketing and business to offer breadth of perspective and lessons learned in the context of achieving outstanding education provision.

Click here to view the Terms and Conditions

Venue(s):

London

Date:

09-11-2017

Duration:

Full day seminar:
9:30am-3:30pm

Cost:

£1295 per delegate

Guided Reading in Key Stage 2

An essential half-day seminar to support literacy leads and teachers to ensure they are getting the best value out of Guided Reading.

 

Benefits of attending:
  • Understand the importance of Guided Reading in the reading curriculum
  • Use Guided Reading to develop comprehension
  • Make links between reading and writing through Guided Reading
  • Learn practical ideas to make Guided Reading work in your school
  • Prepare for the English Reading test through Guided Reading

 

Speaker:
  • Dee Reid
Venue(s):

Sutton Coldfield

Date:

14-11-2017

Duration:

Half day seminar:
9:15am-12:15pm

Cost:

£125 per delegate

Guided Writing in Key Stage 2

An essential half-day seminar to support literacy leads and teachers to ensure they are getting the best value out of Guided Writing.

 

Benefits of attending:
  • Use Guided Writing as a link between Shared Writing and Independent Writing
  • Give children the building blocks of writing
  • Understand the importance of writing with and for children
  • Model the grammatical patterns of written language
  • Guide pupils to revise and edit their work
  • Meet the requirements of Teacher Assessment through Guided Writing

 

Speaker:
  • Dee Reid
Venue(s):

Sutton Coldfield

Date:

14-11-2017

Duration:

Half day seminar:
1pm-4pm

Cost:

£125 per delegate

Guided Reading & Writing in Key Stage 2

An essential full-day seminar to support literacy leads and teachers to ensure they are getting the best value out of Guided Reading and Guided Writing.

 

Benefits of attending:
  • Understand the importance of Guided Reading in the reading curriculum
  • Use Guided Reading to develop comprehension
  • Make links between reading and writing through Guided Reading
  • Learn practical ideas to make Guided Reading work in your school
  • Prepare for the English Reading test through Guided Reading
  • Use Guided Writing as a link between Shared Writing and Independent Writing
  • Give children the building blocks of writing
  • Understand the importance of writing with and for children
  • Model the grammatical patterns of written language
  • Guide pupils to revise and edit their work
  • Meet the requirements of Teacher Assessment through Guided Writing

 

Speaker:
  • Dee Reid
Venue(s):

Sutton Coldfield

Date:

14-11-2017

Duration:

Full day seminar:
9:15am-4pm

Cost:

£199 per delegate

Financial Management Training

A 1 day course for school and academy based staff. The training will cover the following:

 

Benefits of attending include:
  • How funding works and changes to the next year
  • Budget Planning, Monitoring and Reporting
  • Governance and procurement including Value for Money
  • Pupil Premium
  • Sports Premium
  • Deprivation Funding
  • Benchmarking
  • Universal Free school Meals
  • SFVS and FMGS

 

Speakers:
  • Lee Schofield
  • Husham Khan
Venue(s):

Sutton Coldfield

Date:

05-12-2017

Duration:

Full day seminar:
9:30am-3:30pm

Cost:

£199 per delegate

Safer Recruitment in Education Settings

A whole day course to give school staff recruiters the information and understanding they require to safely comply with relevant statutory guidance. It is suitable for all in the education sector who are involved in staff selection.

 

Benefits of attending:
  • Identified key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
  • Considered policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting
  • Begun to review their own organisation’s policies and practices with a view to making them safer
  • An understanding of how to plan a safer recruitment process including making the right decisions in interview and selection

 

Speaker:
  • Ann Marie Christian
Venue(s):

Sutton Coldfield

Date:

07-12-2017

Duration:

Full day seminar:
9am-4pm

Cost:

£199 per delegate

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