The educational stream of the RM Seminars ‘15 is being delivered at three locations this March: the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, the AJ Bell Stadium in Manchester and the Hotel Novotel London West.
The insightful workshops in this stream are designed for members of school SLT and teaching staff and focus on pupil premium, parental engagement and e-safety. By reflecting and collaborating with a range of educational professionals, these sessions aim to identify action plans relating specifically to each attendee’s establishment, role and situation so they can implement practical changes to benefit their school. By considering where each school is now and where each school wants to get to, the sessions discuss and identify the tools, ideas and strategies required to make improvements, overcome the associated barriers and measure the impact of pupil premium, parental engagement and e-safety activities.
The first workshop considers how to develop and implement a successful pupil premium strategy, taking into account each school’s desired outcome and potential barriers to success. The discussions with other members of school SLT and teaching staff, hosted and coordinated by a topic expert, will have a specific focus on how to measure and evidence the educational impact and progress resulting from the pupil premium funding. Ultimately, the aim of this session is to ensure that pupil premium funding is making a real difference for the students that the premium is set to help.
Following the pupil premium workshop, the educational stream will focus on parental engagement. It can be argued that engaging with parents is one of the biggest challenges facing schools today: effective and genuine engagement can deliver huge benefits for young people, enhancing their learning experience and improving progress and outcomes. Technology can play a vital role in developing a successful communications strategy for parents and that wider school community. The parental engagement workshop will consider the opportunities and challenges which exist in relation to creating a communications strategy in the specific case of each attendee, along with how technology can help and how associated risks can be minimised.
When it comes to keeping school communities safe online, there is only one choice. The e-safety workshop will explore ways in which schools can check and challenge their e-safety approach in order to identify some key areas for improvement. From strategy and policy through to the classroom and learners, the workshop will consider not only some of the resources that can support schools, but also the partnerships and people that are dedicated to helping in this all-important journey to outstanding.
As well as developing plans and improvements with topic experts and other schools, the educational stream at the RM Seminars welcomes a range of excellent guest speakers, including David Mitchell (@DeputyMitchell) at the Birmingham and London events and Mark Anderson (@ICTEvangelist) at the Manchester event. Not to mention a closing session from Google and a whole host of innovative exhibitors to discuss ideas and strategies with.
Step away from the hustle and bustle of school life to reflect on current practices and develop inspirational improvement ideas and strategies – all in a day and all for free.
Register for your free places at www.rm.com/seminars