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Overview of programmes and courses

 
This section contains details of a number of programmes which are run by the Workforce Development Team in collaboration with other local authority colleagues and Blackburn with Darwen Schools:
 
  • School Support Staff Development (see below)
  • Performance Management Training for
    • Headteachers and Senior Leaders (see below)
    • Teacher reviewers (see below)
    • Support staff line managers
  • Getting Ahead:  Secondary Succession Planning Programme
  • Stepping up to Leadership:  Secondary Programme for Aspiring and Newly Appointed Middle Leaders
  • Leading from the Middle:  Secondary School Collaborative
Support Staff Development
  
Programmes are currently available for support staff induction, teaching assistant development, cover supervisor training and HLTAs.  We map our provision to the National Occupational Standards for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and the Higher Level Teaching Assistant Standards in order that delegates have the opportunity to use them towards accreditation towards formal qualifications.   For more information on qualifications please see information sheets on 'Changes to Support Staff Qualifications' and 'Accreditation through Edge Hill University'
 
Performance Management Training
 
We offer annual training sessions for headteachers and senior leaders, teacher reviewes and support staff line managers.   For further information please go to the 'Performance Management' area of this site.
 
Stepping up to Leadership
 
This programme is now in its third successful year and has so far engaged nearly 150 of our aspiring and newly appointed middle leaders.  The programme is run by schools for schools.  Candidates get to hear first hand about various aspects of middle leadership from practising senior and middle leaders from our secondar and special schools.  For successful completion of the programme, which is endorsed by the Blackburn with Darwen Education Improvement Partnership, candidates must complete one compulsory module and at least five optional modules.  They also have the opportunity to submit a portfolio of evidence and/or an assigment for accreditation at masters level through the authority's partnership with Edge Hill University.  This is worth 20 CAT points at M level.   Up to 60 CAT points can be accessed free of charge through the partnership.  For further details please see the information sheet on 'Accreditation through Edge Hill University'
 
Secondary Leading from the Middle Collaborative 
 
The Leaders of Professional Learning have worked closely with The Centre for Educational Leadership at the University of Manchester to secure 23 places on the National College Leading from the Middle programme.  Candidates, with the support of their leadership coaches will be focussing on the role of the middle leader at times of transformation.  This has been designed to support the borough's Building Schools for the Future programme and will be particularly looking at the transformation of learning.  All dates are on the School Workforce Development calendar.
 
Getting Ahead:  secondary succession planning programme
 
Candidates for this programme are Assistant and Deputy Headteachers who wish to progress towards Deputy Headship and Headship.  They are nominated by the Headteacher in their school.    The programme includes:
  • access to a range of twilight workshops
  • the opportunit to workshadow a serving headteacher
  • coaching
  • a two day leadership development course

The twilight workshops can also be accessed by other secondary school senior leaders who are not formally part of the programme but wish to further their knowledge and skills in a particular area.



WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES FOR SCHOOLS: SEPTEMBER 2010 TO MARCH 2011

Title

Dates

Time

Venue

Target audience

Delegate nos

Delegate cost

Closing date

Min

Max

Performance Management for Teachers – Reviewer Training

Wednesday 29 September 2010

08.45 -15.00

Blackburn Technology Management Centre

Teachers who currently carry out performance management reviews

15

25

£75

Friday 17 September 2010

Performance Management Training for Headteachers and Senior Leaders

Thursday 7 October 2010

09.00 – 12.30

Blackburn Technology Management Centre

Headteachers and other SLT members with strategic responsibility for performance management

15

25

£50

Friday 17 September 2010

Primary Support Staff Introductory Training

(May be purchased as full programme or on a modular basis - £75 for full days and £40 for half days)

Tues 28 Sept 10

Tues 5 Oct 10

Tues 12 Oct 10

Tues 19 Oct 10

Tues 2 Nov 10

Tues 9 Nov 10

Tues 16 Nov 10

See flyer – start and end times vary

Witton Park CLC for all sessions

Primary school support staff who are new to post or have been in post for less than six months

15

25

£415 for teaching assistants

£225 for other support staff

Friday 17 September 2010

Making a difference

Wed 24 Nov 10

Thurs 2 Dec 10

08.45 – 15.00

Witton Park CLC

Teaching Assistants working at level 2 who have completed their induction

15

25

£150

Friday 15 October 2010

Leading and supporting learning

Tues 1 Feb 11

Tues 8 Feb 11

Tues 15 Feb 11

Tues 1 March 11

Tues 8 March 11

08.45 – 15.00

Blackburn Technology Management Centre

Teaching Assistants working towards level 4 (HLTA) or wishing to develop/increase skills at level 3

15

25

£375

Friday 3 December 2010

Cover Supervisor training

2 days (to be arranged)

08.45 – 15.00

To be arranged

Staff responsible for providing cover for teachers

15

20

£150

To be advised

Developing speaking and listening (Primary)

Tues 9 Nov 10

Wed 1 Dec 10

Thurs 13 Jan 11

Friday 11 Feb 11

Mon 14 March 11

08.45 – 15.00

Blakewater Education Resource Centre

Teaching assistants in primary schools who wish to support the development of children’s speaking and listening skills – priority will be given to schools in the ECAT programme

15

20

£375

Friday 8 October 2010

Developing speaking and listening (Secondary)

Tues 12 Oct 10

Wed 3 Nov 10

Thurs 25 Nov 10

08.45 – 15.00

Blakewater Education Resource Centre

Teaching assistants in secondary schools who wish to support the development of children’s speaking and listening skills

15

20

£225

Friday 24 September 2010

HLTA – understanding the standards

HLTA - mentor training

Tues 14 Sept 2010

08.45 – 15.00

08.45 – 12.00

Witton Park CLC

Candidates accepted for HLTA cohort 12

Mentors of candidates accepted for HLTA cohort 12

10

20

Included in fee for preparation course

Candidate applications must be approved by Friday 10 September 2010

HLTA – 3 day preparation course

Mon 20 Sept 10

Mon 4 Oct 10

Mon 18 Oct 10

08.45 – 15.00

Witton Park CLC

Witton Park CLC

BTMC

Candidates accepted for HLTA cohort 12

10

20

£250 - £385 depending on numbers

Candidate applications must be approved by Friday 10 September 2010

 
 
For further details of each course, including application forms please go to  'Course flyers'
 
 


 
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