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    Don’t forget to book for the Aspiring Primary Headteachers Programme 2024-25

    by Hannah Richardson -

    The Hampshire Primary Programme for those preparing for headship within the next two years. 

    This professional development is designed to empower deputy headteachers, assistant headteachers, and head of school leaders to have a sharper impact in their current roles and to prepare leaders for headship. 

    The aim is to develop aspiring headteachers: giving the leadership skills, depth of knowledge, theory, breadth of understanding and confidence to take on the challenging but exciting role of being a headteacher. 

    The programme will strengthen the impact of leaders within their current schools and give them the confidence, skills, and knowledge to apply for and successfully secure a headship in the future.


    3 October 2024
    24 October 2024
    28 November 2024
    16 January 2025
    13 February 2025
    6 March 2025
    27 March 2025 

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Aspiring Headteachers

    Price: Sub £925 / SLA £595 / Full £1110

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    Don’t miss this – Getting your Ducks in a Row…Being Ofsted Ready – 20 May 2024

    by Hannah Richardson -

    This webinar is aimed at those secondary schools that are in the Ofsted window during 2023/2024. Participants will be secondary headteachers accompanied by their chairs of governors.

    The online session will include some general reminders about the changes Ofsted have made to the inspection process including the lived difference between a graded and ungraded inspection. The session will refer to recent school experiences, weave through ongoing changes and adjustments to the Framework and provide a practical approach to ensure school leaders remain confident throughout their inspection.

    The webinar will also touch on some of the following aspects of a live inspection:

    • Pre-inspection documentation including the IDSR 
    • The phone call with the lead inspector to set the scene 
    • Supporting the middle leaders to give a good account of their work 
    • Managing the typical inspection timetable 
    • What to do when it feels as if things are going awry 
    • FAQs. 

    The webinar will be led by a member of the HIAS secondary team and will invite input from some headteachers who have recently experienced inspection.

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Ofsted Ducks 

    Price: Sub £42 / SLA £25 / Full £50

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    Don’t forget to book for the 23-24 Ofsted Briefing – Education Inspection Framework 2019 – 30 April 2024

    by Hannah Richardson -

    These termly briefings aim to deepen the knowledge and understanding of Headteachers and Chair of Governors in respect of the current Ofsted inspection framework. The sessions are particularly targeted at schools who are likely to be inspected by the end of the summer term 2024.

    There will be opportunities to review information relating to the latest national and local inspection trends and patterns and consider implications for their own school. Additional input will be provided by headteachers of schools that have been recently inspected under the current framework (2019) and members of the Primary Phase Inspector team who support schools through the process.  

    A senior leader and Chair of Governors are invited to attend but do not need to book a place. Headteachers who have booked a place will receive the course details, which they should share.  

    The course price entitles a school to three places at the briefing (the Headteacher, Senior Leader, and Chair of Governor). 

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Ofsted Briefing

    Price: Sub £175 / SLA £95 / Full £210 

    We would appreciate your participation in the Educational Engagement workshop

    by HIAS Team -

    We are hosting a series of workshops that relate to issues of ‘educational engagement’; an umbrella term that we are using to include issues such as attendance, exclusions, use of reduced hours provision (RHP), alternative provision (AP) and elective home education (EHE). 

    The indicators across these ‘educational engagement’ areas suggest that they are either ‘stuck’ or becoming more challenging than four years ago. Perhaps this a good example of where the whole might indeed be more effective than the sum of its individual parts.

    We hope is that we can consider some of the following during workshops:

    • Is there a shared understanding across ‘education’ on the nature and scale of this issue?
    • Are there particular issues either causing or maintaining this?
    • Is there already innovative practice making a difference addressing this locally? What and where is it? Could and should we be doing more of this?
    • Are there new and different ideas and ways of working  that might allow us to do things differently, leading to small steps of progress in this area?
    • Who and how can we work together to respond to these challenges?
    • How could we best use our resources to make the most impact in these areas?
    • Are there any quick wins?

    Following the workshops, our aim is to use the insights gained from the workshops to create a comprehensive delivery plan that encompasses various strands. This plan will provide us with a clear direction to work towards collectively.

    Workshop dates: 

    Primary: 14 March 2024, 1.30-4.30pm

    Secondary: 28 February 2024, 1-4pm

    Special and Education Centres: 7 March, 1.30-4.30pm


    Booking: To reserve your place, please complete the Workshops: Educational Engagement booking form

    Join us at our upcoming Primary and Secondary Tackling Educational Disadvantage Networks 2023-24

    by Hannah Richardson -

    Primary Tackling Educational Disadvantage Network 2023-24

    Since the introduction of the new DFE Pupil Premium Strategy templates, schools have been seeking support to ensure strategies are robust. This network aims to support primary leaders in developing meaningful, research-informed strategies to tackle educational disadvantage and to securely embed these strategies into day-to-day practice.

    Sessions will provide the opportunity to:

    • Engage in the process of developing an effective strategy  
    • Explore research evidence and guidance materials and what these mean in practice 
    • Share strategies across schools, working together to explore strengths and next steps 
    • Experience bespoke training in response to identified needs 
    • Network with other school leaders to enable ideas, questions, and approaches to be shared across schools.

    Spring available dates:
    26 February 2024    09.00–12.00         Winchester 
    26 February 2024    13.30–16.30         New Forest/Test Valley 
    27 February 2024    09.00–12.00         Fareham
    28 February 2024    09.00–12.00         Basingstoke
    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Spring Primary Disadvantage
    Price: Sub £85 / SLA £50 / Full £102

    Summer available dates:
    17 June 2024          09.0012.00            New Forest/Test Valley
    24 June 2024          09.0012.00            Basingstoke
    25 June 2024          09.0012.00            Winchester
    26 June 2024          09.0012.00            Fareham
    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Summer Primary Disadvantage 
    Price: Sub £90 / SLA £50 / Full £108

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    Secondary Tackling Educational Disadvantage Network 2023-24

    The primary aims of the subject network meetings are to:

    • Ensure a clear understanding of the national picture and its application in local and school contexts. 
    • Support effective subject leadership as appropriate to each school’s individual context. 
    • Develop skills, expertise and capacity within school subject leaders and their teams through quality strategic CPD and the sharing of good practice. 
    • Deepen understanding of subject specific pedagogy and knowledge that underpins good progress and attainment for ALL pupils. 
    • Facilitate school to school networking and develop strength across the system. 

    Spring date: 20 February 2024
    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Secondary Spring Tackling
    Price: Sub £75 / SLA £40 / Full £90

    Summer date: 2 July 2024
    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Secondary Summer Tackling 
    Price: Sub £75 / SLA £40 / Full £90

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