A message from Dr Robin Bevan, Headteacher, Southend High School for Boys:
I have worked with Philippa for more than a decade, and can highly recommend her contribution as well as the input on the day from Viv Robinson. The training is particularly relevant to colleagues working to ‘narrow the gap’ with vulnerable learners.
The Open-to- Learning (OTL) conversations intervention involves training and coaching middle leaders in an empirically and theoretically based, highly structured approach to identifying and tackling in-depth intransigent CtG challenges through building dynamic and enquiry/ investigation based relationships with the teachers they support. Key to the approach is the use of specialist and peer review of transcripts of key conversations to enable participants to recognise and locate honestly the full range challenges in meeting the needs of vulnerable pupils and in planning and monitoring effective approaches to meeting them. It is short, focused and highly effective and we hope tailor this to the English context and test and build it at scale. We obviously need to identify a group of people who are interested in being trained in the intervention and a sub group interested in becoming accredited trainers of others.
Date: Friday 6th September 2013
Cost: £90 plus VAT
Time: 10.00 -13.30 including lunch
Venue: Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education
4 Copthall House
Coventry CV1 2FL
During 2013/14 CUREE will be working with Distinguished Professor Viviane Robinson and the Centre for Educational Leadership in New Zealand to bring to England her new, research-based leadership intervention to close the gap for vulnerable learners. This has been tested and used very successfully in New Zealand and Australia and elsewhere. We are delighted that Viviane can join us for this small, introductory symposium to explore the results of Viviane’s research and the possibilities for development. There will be plenty of time for exploring this approach through discussion and to consider the areas in the English context where it could make most difference when focussed on meeting the needs of our most vulnerable pupils. We plan to establish a cadre of suitably skilled and qualified trainers working through a sustained partnership and the event will also provide an opportunity for you to explore whether you are interested in being involved in this.
Viviane is an international authority on school improvement, leadership and the relationship between research and the improvement of practice. She is the author of five books and her latest ‘Student-Centered Leadership’ shows leaders how they can make a bigger difference to the quality of teaching and learning in their school and ultimately improves their students' performance. Viviane has been a Visiting Professor at Sussex, Bath and Cambridge universities and holds the position of Visiting Professor at the London Centre for Leadership in Learning in the Institute of Education
Philippa Cordingley is the Chief Executive of CUREE and an internationally acknowledged expert in using evidence to develop education policy and practice. She is the founder and professional adviser to the National Teacher Research Panel, chair of the EPPI Centre Impact of CPD Review Group, an Honorary Fellow of the College for Teachers and a member of the Steering Groups of several HE research centres/projects.
To book your place please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st July 2013.