Best Practice Sharing Webinars

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Best Practice Sharing is an exciting series of free online webinars for schools on aspects of excellent practice, with an opportunity to ask questions of an expert in the field. We have lined up some fantastic teachers who will be sharing their best practice on topics such as securing top grades, libraries (including human borrowing) and oracy. These webinars are designed to enable and empower teachers in all school phases to support all learners but particularly those with high learning potential.

These free webinars with Q&A  are 1 hour long and will be delivered remotely via Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent at least 24 hours before each session. If you have difficulty accessing the webinars please email amazing.children@potentialplusuk.org

Best Practice Sharing Programme

Monday 8th November 4.00pm-5.00pm

Securing the Top Grades in English GCSE for High Potential Learners

For SLT, English Teachers and Leaders

This workshop will provide an opportunity to talk to Kate about the in-class strategies she uses to achieve such excellent outcomes for high potential learners. There will be a chance to ask questions.  You will leave with some top tips and ideas to use in your own schools. 

The Facilitator is Kate Treacy

Kate is the Team Leader for English at Parliament Hill School, a large fully comprehensive state school in Inner-London.  Year after year, Kate achieves extraordinary GCSE results across the department.  In 2019, 43% of all students achieved L9-7 in English Language and 38% Literature (and similar in CAGs 2020).  This is a Progress 8 score of P 0.6 and P 0.8 for 2019.

Monday 6th December 4.00pm-5.00pm

The Christmas Spirit

For Primary and Secondary Phase Teachers

Let’s all get in the Christmas Spirit! Light a festive candle, get your choice of yuletide drink and pull up a sparkly chair to join in with our special Christmas Best Practice session with Rebecca Howell, Senior Education Consultant at Potential Plus UK. The session will start with a Polar Express ride around our Significant Seven framework for challenging young people with High Learning Potential. Then we’ll put it into practice with some fun Chrimbo-themed challenges for you to try and finish with a quiz to apply what you’ve learned.

The Facilitator is Rebecca Howell

Rebecca is Senior Education Consultant at Potential Plus UK.

Monday 17th January, 2022 4.00pm-5.00pm

Securing the Top Grades in Science GCSEs for High Potential Learners

For SLT,  Science Teachers and Leaders

This workshop will provide an opportunity to talk to Anoushka about the in-class strategies she uses to achieve such excellent outcomes for high potential learners. There will be a chance to ask questions. You will leave with some top tips and ideas to use in your own schools. 

The Facilitator is Anoushka Lester

Anoushka is the Team Leader for Science at Parliament Hill School, a large fully comprehensive state school in Inner-London.  In 2019, Anoushka’s team achieved Levels 7-9 for 77% Biology learners (Progress 8 of 1.03), 78% Chemistry (Progress 8 of 1.08) , and 73% Physics (Progress 8 of 1.3), in this very popular area of the curriculum.  

Tuesday 8th March 2022 4.00pm-5.00pm

The Library: the Hub and Heart for High Potential Learners

For Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form Level Teachers, SLT and Librarians

The workshop will look at how to use the library to improve literacy teaching and a genuine buzz about reading across all subjects.  Matilda has endless innovative ideas to share and you must hear about her new venture – human borrowing! 

The Facilitator is Matilda Deja

Matilda moved from the English classroom to the library at Parliament Hill School, a large fully comprehensive state school in Inner-London, where she has created an exciting space for everyone in the school.  The library is an integral part of the high learning potential offer in partnership with every subject area and all year teams.

Friday 20th May 4.00pm-5.00pm

Securing the Top Grades in History GCSEs for High Potential Learners

For SLT, History Teachers and Subject Leads

This workshop will talk through some of the strategies Abi used to improve History results quickly and spectacularly.  High Potential Learners led the way, raising achievement for all.

The Facilitator is Abi Faik

Abi is the Team Leader for History and Politics at Parliament Hill School, a large fully comprehensive state school in Inner-London.  The History department achieved a Progress 8 score of 1.27 with 39% of the 116 mixed ability learners securing L9-7.

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