High Performance Learning Winter Short Courses
Being an Effective HPL Lead | Tuesday 16th November 2021 | 9 am - 3 pm (UK time) | Fee £170
As an HPL Lead in your school, it's your role to help your whole team adopt the High Performance Learning framework and change their mindset to believe that all students are capable of high performance.
Being an Effective HPL Lead is designed for HPL Leads working on, or about to undertake, an accredited HPL programme. At the end of the course, you will:
- Understand how to be effective in your role as HPL Lead
- Consider the Drive Team and how it will operate in your school
- Know how to get the most out of your HPL Coaching conversations
- Identify key milestones on the HPL journey and how to plan these into an effective Road Map
- Reflect on the levers for cultural change and how to optimise these
- How to use existing materials and networks to increase your impact
- Understand the HPL accreditation process
The course will be run by Melanie Saunders, HPL Chief Education Advisor, on Tuesday 16th November from 9 am to 3 pm (UK Time) on Zoom.
In the Global Community and Fellowship of World Class Schools your focus shifts to optimising HPL practice in your school. This course for Middle Leaders in an HPL School focuses on three core subjects
Myself as a Middle Leader
Firstly, the course will encourage the participants to reflect on themselves as leaders and how they lead. This will allow the participants to become more aware of their leadership style and how they can deal with different leadership challenges.
What does leading a team in an HPL Fellowship School look like? The participants on the course will get a wider understanding of leading within a HPL Fellowship School. The key to this will be having a thorough understanding of Professional Learning Communities and what this might look like within your department or year group moving forward.
What does learning look like in an HPL Fellowship School? The course will identify what learning looks like in High Performance Learning, and how do we recognise this. Participants will leave the course being able to review their departments and know how to work with your teams to make incremental changes to ensure HPL is truly embedded in your department or year group.
As a result of taking this course, you will:
- To recognise that there are many styles of leadership that can be successful and also different styles for different circumstances or individuals
- To explore how you lead - what you find easy and hard in your Middle Leadership role
- To understand the critical role you play as a Middle Leader in continuing to drive HPL forward with your department
- To understand how to further develop your team and, subsequently, the learning taking place within your department or year group.
The course will be run by Neil Thomas, HPL Associate Director, on Thursday 25th November from 9 am to 1 pm (UK Time) on Zoom.
Normalising High Performance in the Classroom | Tuesday 30th November 2021 | 9 am - 3 pm (UK time) | Fee £170
Normalising High Performance in the Classroom is designed for subject leaders and heads of department working in a High Performance Learning School.
This full-day course will support those newly promoted to subject leadership to understand the cultural change needed and how they can lead it. The course will also support experienced subject leaders to reflect on their leadership and how to optimise it in classrooms.
By the end of the course, through a combination of presentations, activities and facilitated discussions, you will:
- Understand the conditions that lead to a high performance classroom culture
- Identify some things to do to promote cultural change in your own classroom and department
- Reflect on your role as a middle leader and how you drive a high performance approach across your team
- Explore the role of lesson study and professional enquiry in normalising high performance
- Share practice and ideas for further development of HPL with colleagues.
- Plan next steps for working with your team to normalise high performance in their classrooms
The course will be run by Melanie Saunders, HPL Chief Education Advisor, on Tuesday 30th November from 9 am to 3 pm (UK Time) on Zoom.
Build your understanding of Self-Regulation and its importance in transforming students progress and outcomes, whilst becoming familiar with the supporting research. This course is for Classroom Teachers and Middle Leaders in HPL Schools.
You will explore and share various Self-Regulation approaches that can be adopted in the classroom. As a result, this will allow you to maximise the opportunities that exist in your lessons, making explicit to students the importance of Self-Regulation and ultimately equipping them to become consciously competent in utilising this ACP to become leaders of their own learning.
Completing the course you will:
- Recognise how the ACP of Self-Regulation has the potential for transforming student outcomes.
- Appreciate the research that supports the importance of Self-Regulation in enhancing learning.
- Know how Self-Regulation can be effectively embedded within your teaching to maximise progress.
- Have a professional network of colleagues to develop further Self-Regulation practices in your school.
The course will be run by Neil Thomas, HPL Associate Director, on Thursday 2nd December from 9 am to 12 pm (UK Time) on Zoom.
Are you classroom support in an HPL School? You are key to reinforcing the philosophy that everyone is a high performer and the key user of our shared language of learning.
This half-day course is aimed at classroom support assistants in an HPL school. Through a combination of presentations, activities and facilitated discussions, you will:
- Understand the HPL philosophy and framework and its impact in the classroom.
- Get to grips with the ACPs and VAAs and how they are incorporated into classroom practice.
- Explore how HPL helps pupils to engage with their own learning and tackle challenge by systematically building cognition.
- Think about how the HPL approach encourages persistence and raises aspiration.
- Reflect on what you have learnt and how you will adapt your current practice.
The course will be run by Melanie Saunders, HPL Chief Education Advisor, on Wednesday 8th December from 9 am to 1 pm (UK Time) on Zoom.