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Archdiocese of Liverpool Secondary School Improvement Trust Newsletter

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Archdiocese of Liverpool Secondary School Improvement Trust Newsletter

Summer Term 2018

Newsletter—Edition 1 Winter 2015

Welcome to this summer edition of our newsletter. During this busy term we focus on our annual events

including our Middle Leaders Conference, Post 16 Conference, Public Speaking Competitions and Student Media Event. Read on for further information and how to register via our online booking system.

Website Resources We have a wealth of resources covering Post 16, Curriculum, Pastoral Leaders and subject specific Head of Department information on our website. All Trust schools have access to these resources via www.lassp.co.uk, there are no password restrictions. Select ‘Trust’ and ‘Shared Resources’ to access presentations, exam board information etc.

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UPCOMING CONFERENCES Our Middle Leader Conference will take place at LACE Conference Centre on Thursday 14th June 2018. This event is for aspirational middle leaders looking to move on to senior leadership in the coming years. The day will cover Spiritual leadership, Archdiocesan vision and strategic plan, Dealing with challenging situations, Managing change, Leadership styles and Time management. There is no cost for attending this event. Places are limited to 3 colleagues from each school, but more places may be available nearer the time of the event. Please contact your CPD Lead to book a place, accessing our online booking system using this link 1 Winter 2015 Further information can be found Newsletter—Edition on our website www.lassp.co.uk

Our Post 16 Conference will be held at LACE Conference Centre on Wednesday 4th July 2018. The event includes an afternoon session with Oxford Analytics who will present on the latest DfE Post 16 Performance Measures and will be producing a summary report so that each school will be working from their own data during the session. The cost of attending is £60 per delegate for schools within the Trust and £100 for those colleagues not within the Archdiocese of Liverpool Secondary School Improvement Trust. There is no limit on the number of people attending from any one school and we would encourage at least two colleagues to attend. This may well involve your Data Officer due to the information that will be provided during the afternoon session. Please note that this is open to colleagues from other schools outside of the Trust. This is due to the nature of the agenda and the interest schools and colleges will have in this conference, given the presentations taking place on the day. Therefore, please pass on to other colleagues within your wider school networks. Senior leaders from 11-16 schools would also find this useful in keeping up to date with changes at Post 16 and this information can be cascaded to other pupils and colleagues within their school. Please book your place here by 5th June ensuring that you quote a purchase order number, as invoices will be sent automatically to your finance office. The agenda and booking instructions, including those for non-Trust schools, can be found on our website www.lassp.co.uk

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Hope University Chapel

Student Media Competition 2017/18 At the time of publication of this newsletter we are currently liaising with Hope University to incorporate our Student Media Competition into their ‘Big Hope’ event. Big Hope is a Global Youth Congress focused on three objectives: to enhance integrity in public life, to develop a more human global society and to examine what individuals can do to achieve these objectives, and will be an excellent opportunity to showcase the talent of our students.

Newsletter—Edition 1 Winter 2015

Thirteen of our schools are taking part in this competition, and we are looking to run the event on Monday 18th June. Presentations of prizes will be made at schools following the event and local media will be informed of all those receiving prizes. Our next edition will feature a selection of photos from this event and details of the winning students and schools.

NPQ Facilitator Training On 23rd February the following colleagues came together for training delivered by Outstanding Leaders Partnership, the Licensee provider for all NPQ programmes that we facilitate across the Trust: Ian Walker (Sacred Heart), Karl Smith, Mike Hill (Carmel College), Chris Meldrum, Anne-Marie Horrocks (St Mary’s Leyland), James Lloyd (St Francis Xavier’s College), Jenny Mills (Maricourt), Clare Hallwood (Our Lady Queen of Peace), Scott Maclean (St John Bosco) and Kate Verdin (Saints Peter and Paul Catholic College) . Training was undertaken in advance of our NPQSL and NPQML sessions taking place in April, June and November for those enrolled on the spring programmes. We look forward to building our team of Facilitators and the number of colleagues who attend these courses in the future.

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Public Speaking Competitions “Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Newsletter—Edition 1 Winter 2015 The annual West Cluster Public Speaking Competition will go ahead on Thursday 5th July at Archbishop Beck Catholic High School. West Cluster Schools can register here adding details of their students. The closing date to register is Thursday 7th June to allow time to make the necessary arrangements. This year we will also be holding our first East Cluster Public Speaking Competition at St John Rigby Sixth Form College on Thursday 12th July. East Cluster Schools can register to take part by completing this online form including student names, year group and topic. The closing date to register to take part is Thursday 14th June. Prizes at both events include Amazon vouchers and Pearson print resources, and all students will receive a certificate of attendance. The winning school will receive a trophy to retain for one year. The choice of topics for these competitions includes: Single Sex Schools are good for education? Freedom is an illusion Money is the root of all evil! Popular culture provides no role models for young people?

The winning schools and runners up will feature in our next edition. Good luck to all our schools taking part!

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Head of Department Meetings These meetings continue to be popular with increasing numbers of colleagues taking the opportunity to meeting with other HoDs and exam boards. Meetings will continue in the next academic year with autumn term meetings focusing on feedback from first time sitting of exams. With the exception of our Physical Education meeting, that starts at 1.45pm and ends at 4.30pm, all sessions start at 1.15pm, ending by 4.00pm. Further information, including links to our online booking system, will be included in the next edition of our newsletter, but please find the dates below for your diary. Please note that a Business HoD meeting will take place in the summer term, date and link to book below. Summer Term

Newsletter—Edition 1 Winter 2015 Business

19 Jun 2018 - Book here

Autumn Term

Psychology

27 Sep 2018

Autumn Term

Geography

2 Oct 2018

Autumn Term

Maths

3 Oct 2018

Autumn Term

Physical Education

9 Oct 2018

Autumn Term

History

16 Oct 2018

Autumn Term

English

17 Oct 2018

Autumn Term

Drama

18 Oct 2018

Autumn Term

Languages

31 Oct 2018

Autumn Term

Computer Science

1 Nov 2018

Autumn Term

Science

6 Nov 2018

Autumn Term

Music

8 Nov 2018

Autumn Term

Health & Social Care

13 Nov 2018

Autumn Term

Art & Design

14 Nov 2018

Autumn Term

Design & Technology

15 Nov 2018

Autumn Term

Dance

20 Nov 2018

Autumn Term

Food

22 Nov 2018

Autumn Term

Sociology

27 Nov 2018

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SUMMER TERM - UPCOMING EVENTS Post 16 Archdiocesan Assessment Workshop 12.30-4.30 Thu 25 Apr at Carmel College Please book your place using this link NPQSL Day 1 Meeting All Day Thu 26 Apr at The Wrightington Hotel West Cluster Physics Partners Meeting 1.15-4.00 Mon 30 Apr at St Francis Xavier’s College East and Central Physics Partners Meeting 2.00-4.30 Tue 1 May at St Edmund Wigan Newsletter—Edition 1 WinterArrowsmith, 2015 East Cluster Headteacher Meeting 8.00-10.00 Wed 2 May at St Peter’s Catholic High School Please book your place using this link Central Cluster Headteacher Meeting 8.00– 10.00 Thu 3 May at St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School Please book your place using this link NPQML Day 1 Meeting All Day Tue 8 May at The Wrightington Hotel Headteacher Trust Meeting 9.00-12.00 Fri 8 Jun at The Wrightington Hotel Please book your place using this link West Cluster Headteacher Meeting 1.00-2.00 Fri 8 Jun at The Wrightington Hotel East Cluster CPD Leads Meeting 9.15-11.15 Tue 12 Jun at St Peter’s Catholic High School Please book your place using this link West Cluster CPD Leads Meeting 8.00-10.00 Wed 13 Jun at Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School Please book your place using this link

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Middle Leaders Conference All Day Thu 14 Jun at LACE Conference Centre Please book your place using this link Central Cluster CPD Leads Meeting 8.00-10.00 Tue 19 Jun at Hope Academy Please book your place using this link West Cluster Physics Partners Meeting 1.15-4.00 Wed 27 Jun at St Francis Xavier’s College East and Central Physics Partners Meeting 2.00-4.30 Wed 27 Jun at St Edmund Arrowsmith, Wigan Post 16 Conference All Day Wed 4 Jul at LACE Conference Newsletter—Edition 1 Winter 2015 Centre Please book your place using this link West Cluster Public Speaking Competition 10.00-12.00 Thu 5 Jul at Archbishop Beck Catholic College Please book your place using this link Central Cluster NQT Programme (Final Meeting) 2.00-4.20 Thu 5 July at Carmel College Please book your place using this link West Cluster NQT Programme (Final Meeting) 2.00-4.20 Thu 5 July at Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School Please book your place using this link NPQML Day 2 Meeting All Day Wed 11 Jul at The Wrightington Hotel NPQSL Day 2 Meeting All Day Thu 12 Jul at The Wrightington Hotel East Cluster Public Speaking Competition 10.00-12.00 Thu 12 Jul at St John Rigby College Please book your place using this link

If you have any comments or observations about this newsletter then we would welcome them. Please forward those comments to Paul Greenall, Partnership Director p.greenall@rcaol.co.uk All dates are correct at the time of printing, but can be subject to change.

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