Star Ambitions Programme 2021-22

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STAR AMBITIONS PROGRAMME 2021-22

NURTURING TODAY’S YOUNG PEOPLE, INSPIRING TOMORROW’S LEADERS


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CONTENTS Welcome to Star Ambitions 2021-22

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• Remote delivery

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• Online protocols and guidance

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• How to register participants

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• Attendance dashboards

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• Making changes

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21/22 Programmes and Events

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• Teaching

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• Educational Leadership

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• School Management

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• Star Apprenticeships

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• Star Periodic Training

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Star Ambitions 21/22 - At a glance

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• 21/22 Programme summary

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• School Level Statutory and Mandatory Training

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• 20/21 Resource library

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Star Institute Online Programmes Participant Protocols and Guidance

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WELCOME TO STAR AMBITIONS 2021-22 Star Ambitions is Star Institute’s annual professional development offer for Star Academies’ schools. This brochure contains details of educational and non-educational programmes and training sessions. Senior Leaders should use this document, together with the Trust calendar, to inform the planning of their school calendar. For each programme and event, the following is provided: • Programme or event title and details • Participation status - whether the programme is: -

Statutory - required in by law. Star is legally required to provide as defined by law or where a statutory body has instructed organisations to provide training on the basis of legislation

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Mandatory - attendance is required by the Trust to minimise risk, provide assurance against policies and ensure Star staff meet required standards and best practice guidance

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Developmental - attendance is optional and at the discretion of the Principal or Headteacher.

• Target audience • Renewal timescales, where appropriate, for statutory and mandatory training

National Professional Qualifications must include face to face elements. This is clearly indicated. Should COVID continue to restrict face to face delivery next year, contingency dates to convert to online are provided.

Online protocols and guidance To maximise professional learning and secure vibrant and productive learning communities through remote delivery, Star Institute has developed online protocols and guidance. These are included on page 62. These will be sent to participants ahead of sessions and leaders are asked to encourage staff to follow them. Protocols include: • Pre-registration requirements for each session 1 week before the delivery date

• Number and duration of sessions in the programme

• Ensuring participants download personal invites with joining links into calendars (otherwise there may be a need to re-register)

• Dates and times of sessions which have been scheduled to accommodate prayers where required.

• Carrying out any necessary pre-checks on IT equipment, connectivity and links and ensuring video and microphones are working

Also included is:

• Preparing for online learning in the same judicious way you would for face to face training

• Information about Star Apprenticeship programmes • Periodic training provided to staff new to specific roles or designations • An ‘at a glance’ overview of the 21/22 Star Ambitions programmes • An ‘at a glance’ library of previous training materials.

• Observing professional behaviour regarding punctuality, attendance and dress code • Ensuring effective interactions and communications with cameras on and microphones unmuted when discussions take place. Where participants have joined a session but are not engaging, they will be moved into the waiting room as this impacts the quality of discussion in breakouts • Providing correct screen names that accurately reflect participants, especially if joining as a group

Remote delivery Most sessions will continue to be delivered remotely via Zoom for 21/22. In some instances, national programmes such as the Early Career Teacher and

• Ensuring participants rename themselves if this is a session requirement • Informing Star Institute when participants join as a group from one login.


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How to register participants

Attendance dashboards

Senior Leaders should register participants by completing the Star Ambitions enrolment spreadsheet and returning to Star Institute by Friday 2nd July.

To support leaders in maintaining their school professional development records and managing staff participation in training, Principals have access to information on the attendance of staff nominated by them to participate in Star Ambitions programmes or events. Attendance data can be accessed via Power BI by Principals and nominated staff as per school data dashboards. The dashboard can be accessed at any time by clicking here.

The spreadsheet has been pre-populated with the names of all staff currently employed by the school as of 1st May. New staff known to be starting in September should be added manually to the bottom of the spreadsheet, this will include Early Career Teachers about to start their first year of teaching. Schools should mark a cross (i.e. X) against the name of each member of staff, in the relevant column for the programme for which they are to be enrolled. This is not required for certain programmes. Where this is the case it is indicated below and these programmes do not appear in the spreadsheet. When completing the enrolment spreadsheet, leaders should first read the programme information below and review the Star Ambitions attendance dashboard for 20/21 as this provides information on staff participation in programmes for 20/21 (see next section). Leaders should pay particular attention to the statutory and mandatory training and ensure relevant staff are enrolled. Once enrolments have been received, Star Institute will send outlook calendar invites and enrolment instructions, including Zoom registration links, to named participants. Where training is run multiple times, participants will be contacted and asked to nominate their preferred date.

Where participants attend for 75% or more of a session the dashboard will show them as having attended. Below 75% will be shown as ‘nonattendance’. Whilst partial attendance’ will not appear in the dashboard, Star Institute can provide this detail to Senior Leaders upon request. Star Institute makes every effort to ensure the attendance tracker is accurate and schools are asked to inform Star Institute of participants that: • leave or withdraw from a programme • are on long term sickness • are new staff that should be added to programmes, particularly for statutory and mandatory training.

Making changes Changes to registered participants can be made by emailing Star Institute at seema.ahmed@ staracademies.org. Please provide as much notice as possible to enable changes to be made.


21/22 PROGRAMMES AND EVENTS

TEACHING

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THE BIG TEACH 

Programmes information

Continuing the series of teaching masterclasses led by international experts. Masterclass leads for 2021/22: • Tom Bennett, founder and director of researchED and author of ‘Running the Room: the teacher’s guide to behaviour’. In 2015 he was appointed the UK government’s advisor on school behaviour and is in charge of the Behaviour Hubs program • Doug Lemov and Erica Woolway return to deliver two further sessions. Doug is Managing Director of the Teach Like a Champion team and worldrenowned author of the international bestseller 'Teach Like a Champion'. Erica is Chief Academic Officer of the Teach Like a Champion Team and coauthor of Reading Reconsidered and Practice Perfect • Tom Sherrington, author of ‘Rosenshine’s Principles in Action’ and ‘The Learning Rainforest’ will deliver his third Big Teach session for Star.

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Programme enrolment

Senior Leaders are not required to nominate participants for this programme. Links to The Big Teach will be sent to staff before each event.

Target group

All teaching staff

Number of sessions

3 twilight sessions

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Thursday 4 November 2021

3.45pm-6.00pm

Thursday 13 January 2022

3.45pm-6.00pm

Thursday 3 February 2022

CANCELLED

Thursday 17 March 2022

3.45pm-5.30pm


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EARLY CAREER TEACHER PROGRAMME 

Programmes information

This is a statutory, DfE funded, 2 year training programme. It is underpinned by the Early Career Framework and will support Early Career Teachers to develop the essential knowledge and skills to set them up for a successful and fulfilling career in teaching.

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Target group

All Early Career Teachers in their first year of teaching

Frequency

Once only

Number of sessions

In year 1: 6 hr Induction 11 twilight sessions

The programme for 2021/22 will cover: • behaviour management

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• pedagogy

Saturday 25 September 2021 (Face to face Induction) Or if face-to-face session cannot go ahead: Monday 27 September 2021 Monday 4 October 2021

10.00am-4.00pm

Monday 18 October 2021

3.30pm-4.50pm

Monday 15 November 2021

3.30pm-5.05pm

Monday 6 December 2021

3.30pm-5.05pm

Monday 10 January 2022

3.30pm-5.05pm

Monday 31 January 2022

3.30pm-4.50pm

Monday 7 March 2022

3.30pm-4.50pm

Monday 28 March 2022

3.30pm-4.50pm

Monday 9 May 2022

3.30pm-4.50pm

Monday 23 May 2022

3.30pm-4.50pm

Monday 13 June 2022

3.30pm-4.50pm

Monday 4 July 2022

3.30pm-4.50pm

• curriculum • assessment • professional behaviours. DfE requires all Early Career Teacher programmes to include some face to face delivery. Should Covid restrict face to face delivery, Star Institute has prepared and scheduled a contingency plan to convert to online delivery.

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STATUTORY Programme enrolment

Nominate participants via the enrolment spreadsheet.

4.00pm-6.30pm 4.00pm-7.00pm

EARLY CAREER TEACHER MENTOR PROGRAMME 

Programmes information

This is a statutory, DfE funded, 2-year training programme and is underpinned by the Early Career Framework to support the development of effective Early Career Teacher and mentor relationships and strong mentor impact. DfE requires all Early Career Teacher programmes to include some face to face delivery. Should Covid restrict face to face delivery, Star Institute has prepared and scheduled a contingency plan to convert to online delivery.

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STATUTORY Programme enrolment

Nominate participants via the enrolment spreadsheet.

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Target group

All Mentors supporting Early Career Teachers in their first year of teaching. There is a funded mentor place for every ECT on the programme for each school

Frequency

Once only

Number of sessions

In year 1 6 hr Induction 6 twilight sessions

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Saturday 11 September 2021 (Face to face Induction) Or if face-to-face session cannot go ahead: Monday 13 September 2021 Monday 20 September 2021

10.00am-4.00pm

Monday 11 October 2021

CANCELLED

Monday 29 November 2021

3.30pm-5.15pm

Monday 17 January 2022

3.30pm-5.15pm

Monday 14 March 2022

3.30pm-5.00pm

Monday 16 May 2022

3.30pm-5.00pm

Monday 20 June 2022

3.30pm-5.00pm

4.00pm-7.00pm 4.00pm-7.00pm


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EDT EARLY CAREER TEACHER PROGRAMME – YEAR 2 (BRADFORD & MANCHESTER) 

Programmes information

Target group Early Career Teachers in their

second year of teaching in Greater Manchester and Bradford only

This is the second year of the Early Career Teacher programme for Trust schools in 'Early Roll Out' areas only - Bradford and Greater Manchester. During Year 2, the focus will be on mastering key ideas in the Early Career Framework. Early Career Teachers will be encouraged to reflect on the links between themes, in light of their increasing knowledge and developing practice. They will continue to work with their Mentor to reflect on the progress they have made, and by the end of the year they will identify future opportunities for development or specialisation for the next stage of their career.

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Early Career Teachers in their first year of teaching in Greater Manchester and Bradford will join the Early Career Teacher Programme detailed on page 10 & 11

Frequency

Once only

Number of sessions

1-day regional conference (Term 1) 2 half day regional workshops (Term 2 & 3) 3 x 1 hr webinars Fortnightly meeting with mentors Completion of online materials

STATUTORY Programme enrolment

Senior Leaders will be contacted directly by Education Development Trust

Schools in Greater Manchester and Bradford will be contacted directly with dates as soon as they are available.

EDT EARLY CAREER TEACHER MENTOR PROGRAMME – YEAR 2 (BRADFORD & MANCHESTER) 

Programmes information

Target group Mentors supporting Early Career Teachers in their second year of teaching in Greater Manchester and Bradford

This is the second year of the Early Career Teacher Mentor programme for Trust schools in 'Early Roll Out' areas only - Bradford and Greater Manchester.

Mentors of Early Careers Teachers in their first year in Greater Manchester and Bradford will join the Early Career Teacher Mentor Programme detailed on page 10 & 11

The programme will ensure that mentors are confident with their knowledge of the Early Career Framework and develops their mentoring skills so that the Early Career Teachers they work with get the very best from the programme.

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STATUTORY Programme enrolment

Senior Leaders will be contacted directly by Education Development Trust

Frequency

Once only

Number of sessions

2 half day regional workshops (Term 1 & 2) 10 hrs of peer-to-peer support 2 x 1hr webinars (Term 2 & 3)

Schools in Greater Manchester and Bradford will be contacted directly with dates as soon as they are available.


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The Early Career Framework (ECF) is a two-year training and support entitlement for newly qualified teachers and their in-school mentors funded by the DfE. From September 2021 all Early Career Teachers, no matter how they initially trained, will be expected to complete it. This two-year programme will replace the current one-year induction, giving extended support to teachers at this critical time in their career. The training starts during a teacher’s NQT year and continues the following year.

Funding The training for both Early Career Teachers and mentors is funded by the DfE. As with the current one-year NQT induction, the DfE will provide funds to reduce each Early Career Teacher’s timetable by 10% for their first year on the ECF. In the second year, the DfE will provide funds to reduce each Early Career Teacher’s timetable by 5%. The DfE will also provide funding for in-school mentors in the second year, based on 20 hours of mentoring. More information on funding is available on the DfE website: www.gov.uk/government/publications/ early-career-framework-reforms-overview

Teach First’s Early Career Framework programme Having conducted a detailed review of the six national providers of the ECT programme, Star Institute has selected Teach First programme. The programme will be delivered by Star Institute and is designed to fit in with the day-today realities of supporting new teachers. It is structured to help early career teachers integrate theory, practice and feedback and the mentor training focuses on instructional coaching so aligns well with work already underway in Star schools. In addition, the second year is delivered in subject and phase specific groups, recognising the centrality of these alongside pedagogy.

Early Career Teacher Training Year one of the programme consists of six modules covering the following topics: 01 02 03 04

How can you create powerful learning environments? Establishing classroom routines and creating a culture of mutual trust and respect to ultimately make a powerful learning environment.

How do pupils learn? The importance of memory, avoiding cognitive overload and building pupils’ long-term memory.

What makes classroom practice effective? Effective classroom practice, such as retrieval practice, instruction and modelling, and using questioning effectively.

How can you use assessment and feedback to the greatest effect? The importance of assessments, planning assessments and monitoring pupil work for misconceptions, and making feedback purposeful and manageable.

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How can you support all pupils to succeed? Supporting all pupils to succeed through adaptive teaching, and teaching pupils who require a greater level of support.

How can you plan a coherent curriculum? Supporting pupils to build mental models and teaching a coherent curriculum.

What does a module look like in year one? Self-directed study 4.5 hours of self-directed study encompassing a range of exemplification materials, online activities and reflection.

Twilight Seminars Two 90-minute twilight seminars to discuss and debate the core content with fellow Early Career Teachers.

Instructional Coaching A half-termly cycle of agreeing development needs, practising your craft, receiving rich feedback and having the opportunity to practise with your mentor.


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Early Career Teacher time commitment YEAR 1

YEAR 2

 Saturday face to face induction in September

 Saturday face to face induction in September

 4.5hrs each half-term learning content online this online content has been broken down into weekly bitesize chunks to support the teacher to fit their learning into the half term

 Access to all the online materials from year one, including stretch content to deepen their knowledge

 Two live online twilight training sessions, lasting an hour and a half each, exploring more complex content  An hour each week with their mentor either being observed, receiving feedback or discussing a topic in-depth to enhance their understanding.

 Complete 45 minutes of self-directed study each half-term  Meet their mentor for an hour every two weeks  Attend a phase/subject-specific seminar every half-term to collaborate on learning and development.

MENTOR TRAINING Mentors will receive training to develop skills in: • • • •

assessing teacher progress providing effective feedback using deliberate practice to accelerate progress how to provide further challenge to high-performing Early Career Teachers

They will attend online twilight seminars to complement the modules being undertaken by their ECTs so they can tailor and align their support accordingly. Mentors will also have the opportunity to learn from experts. Through the half-termly online twilight seminars, they will discover the best ways to reflect on their practice and develop their instructional coaching skills.

Mentors time commitment YEAR 1

YEAR 2

 Saturday face to face induction in September

 Saturday face to face induction in September

 One weekly instructional coaching interaction with their early career teacher

 Instructional coaching with their Early Career Teacher

 Six 90-minute mentor group twilight seminars (one half term)

 Six 90-minute mentor group twilight seminars (one half term).

 A short weekly content familiarisation video each week that shares what their Early Career Teacher will be working on in the self-directed study materials and any relevant research that underpins it.


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STAR RECENTLY QUALIFIED TEACHER PROGRAMME 

Programmes information

Target group Early Career Teachers in their

second year of teaching (RQTs) who are new to Trust schools

A series of pedagogical training sessions based on the DfE Early Career Framework. The programme is designed to introduce the theory of teaching and provide modelling and demonstration. This is a shortened version of the Star ECT programme delivered in 2020/21.

Frequency

Once only

Number of sessions

6 twilight sessions

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DATE

TIME

Wednesday 22 September 2021

3.30pm-5.30pm

Wednesday 10 November 2021

3.30pm-5.30pm

Wednesday 19 January 2022

3.30pm-5.30pm

Wednesday 16 March 2022

3.30pm-5.30pm

Wednesday 25 May 2022

3.30pm-5.30pm

Wednesday 29 June 2022

3.30pm-5.30pm

Programme enrolment

Nominate participants via the enrolment spreadsheet.


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STARBITES: TEACH LIKE A STAR 

Programmes information

The series of ‘Teach Like a Star’ bitesize training resources to support the implementation of the Star Teaching Framework will continue to develop throughout 2021/22. This bitesize training supports the incremental changes that teachers need to make to improve pupil culture and outcomes. Leaders may decide to use StarBites for whole staff training, 1:1 coaching or small group mentoring. StarBites is aligned with the techniques observed in the Leading for Improvement Programme and uses See It, Name It, Do It as the professional development structure for each ‘bite’. Examples:

Classroom Culture:

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Programme enrolment

StarBites is hosted on the Star Institute Learning Platform here. Please use the password StarBites. Participants are not required to enrol.

Target group All Senior Leaders and Teaching

Frequency

As required

Number of sessions

Various

• What To Do Directions and What To Do Corrections

staff

• Routines and Systems • Developing and Maximising Teacher Radar • Whole Class Reset.

Learning and Progress: • Assertive Monitoring • Modelling and Guided Discourse.

STAR INCLUSION CPD LIBRARY 

Programmes information

Programme enrolment

The Inclusion CPD library will, when complete, comprise of a range of webinars. They fall into 4 key categories and include SENCO specific training section:

The Inclusion Library is hosted on the Star Institute Learning Platform here. Please use the password InclusionCPD.

1. Safeguarding

Participants are not required to enrol for this.

2. Behaviour 3. Mental Health

Target group Senior Leaders, Teaching and

Frequency

As required

Number of sessions

30 min per module

Pastoral staff

4. SEND.

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SECONDARY ENGLISH CURRICULUM EXCELLENCE WORKSHOPS 

Programmes information

Throughout the 2021-22 academic year all English teachers and English leaders in schools will benefit from a series of 3 workshops with a focus on reading, writing and vocabulary. Delivered by David Didau who is the senior lead for English at Ormiston Academies Trust. He writes a popular education blog, The Learning Spy, and has written a series of books including Making Kids Cleverer, Intelligent Accountability and Making Meaning in English.The History workshops aim to:

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Programme enrolment

Schools will be contacted to provide the names of all eligible teachers.

Target group English teachers and English

The English workshops will explore reading, writing and vocabulary to ensure mastery of our English curriculum:

Number of sessions

• reading easily, fluently and with good understanding

DATE

TIME

• developing the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information

Thursday 3 March 2022

3.30pm-5.30pm

Wednesday 9 March 2022

3.30pm-5.30pm

• writing clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences

Thursday 5 May 2022

3.30pm-5.30pm

• acquiring a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading and writing.

leaders in all secondary schools. 3 twilight sessions


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SECONDARY GEOGRAPHY CURRICULUM EXCELLENCE WORKSHOPS 

Programmes information

Throughout the 2021-22 academic year, all Geography teachers and Geography leaders in schools will benefit from a series of 3 workshops with a focus on developing pedagogical expertise. Delivered by subject knowledge experts from the Geographical Association, the masterclasses aim to develop practice, understanding and subject knowledge covering a core topic where the learning and development is all based on the latest thinking and research. • Dr Rebecca Kitchen is the CPD, Curriculum and Marketing Manager at the Geographical Association, and has previously received the Geographical Association Award for Excellence in Leading Geography in 2014. Becky’s current remit is to support teachers in enabling their students to access a high quality geography curriculum, predominantly through CPD and curriculum projects. • Catherine Owen is the Head of Geography at The King Alfred School and Academy (a GA Centre of Excellence) and has 26 years of teaching experience, as well as being a RGS Chartered Geography Teacher. • Rob Chambers has 20 years of teaching experience and is Head of Geography at St Ivo Academy in St Ives, Cambridgeshire. He is a member of the Geographical Association and the Royal Geographical Society and is also a Chartered Geographer. The geography workshops will focus on pedagogy through the lens of specific GCSE content in order to support students to be exam ready and to raise standards in the GCSE geography exam.

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Programme enrolment

Schools will be contacted to provide the names of all eligible teachers.

Target group Geography teachers and

Number of sessions

Geography leaders in all secondary schools. 3 twilight sessions

DATE

TIME

Monday 13 December 2021

3.30pm-6.30pm

Monday 7 February 2022

3.30pm-6.30pm

Monday 21 March 2022

3.30pm-6.30pm


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SECONDARY HISTORY CURRICULUM EXCELLENCE WORKSHOPS 

Programmes information

Throughout the 2021-22 academic year, all History teachers and History leaders in schools will benefit from a series of six workshops with a focus on developing pedagogical expertise across Star schools. Delivered by Christine Counsell, an independent Education Consultant, editor of Teaching History and former leader of the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education History PGCE course.

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Programme enrolment

Schools will be contacted to provide the names of all eligible teachers.

Target group History teachers and History

Number of sessions

leaders in all secondary schools

The History workshops aim to: • address the purposes of history education in schools, major aspects of history curricular knowledge, key developments in history education referencing publication and debate in the last 30+ years, subjectsensitive approaches to effective history teaching and the central role of historical scholarship in shaping planning, teaching, evaluation and curriculum review. Each session shows the role and practice of a knowledge-rich curriculum. • include an in-depth focus on two or three areas of historical content, thus ensuring that participants also gain new subject knowledge and broaden their thinking about past diversity.

4 twilight sessions plus 2 prerecorded workshops completed as a faculty in Summer 2

DATE

TIME

Monday 13 December 2021

3.45pm-5.45pm

Thursday 3 February 2022

3.45pm-5.45pm

Monday 21 March 2022

3.45pm-5.45pm

Tuesday 10 May 2022

3.45pm-5.45pm

• collectively support participants’ thinking about issues of equality, diversion and inclusion.

SECONDARY MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM EXCELLENCE WORKSHOPS 

Programmes information

Throughout the 2021-22 academic year all mathematics teachers and mathematics leaders in schools will benefit from a series of 3 workshops with a focus on maximising the higher GCSE grades in mathematics. Delivered by Robert Wilne who has 25 years of experience teaching mathematics across all key stages and he is currently Lead Teacher for Outreach at Kings College London Maths School. In this role, he develops and leads the online teacher CPD programmes, including weekly enrichment session. The mathematics workshops explore rich and sophisticated problems in some of the key topics, techniques and concepts in the GCSE Higher Tier specification. All sessions aim to: • catalyse pupils’ mathematical reasoning • strengthen pupils’ problem-solving resilience • deepen pupils’ conceptual understanding • improve pupils’ procedural fluency.

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Programme enrolment

Schools will be contacted to provide the names of all eligible teachers.

Target group Maths teachers and Maths leaders

Number of sessions

in all secondary schools. 3 twilight sessions

DATE

TIME

Monday 22 November 2021

3.30pm-5.30pm

Thursday 3 March 2022

3.30pm-5.30pm

Monday 9 May 2022

3.30pm-5.30pm


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SECONDARY MFL CURRICULUM EXCELLENCE WORKSHOPS 

Programmes information

Throughout the 2021-22 academic year, all MFL teachers and MFL leaders in schools will benefit from a series of 6 workshops focussing on developing MFL pedagogical expertise. The workshops will aim to secure spoken and written fluency in the foreign language and urgently improve GCSE standards across Star. The workshops will be delivered by Dr. Gianfranco Conti who is the founder, owner and CEO of the leading language learning website ‘The Language Gym’ and has taught Modern Languages for nearly 30 years both at primary, secondary and university levels. Dr. Conti has also written many books and is well known for his Sentence Builders. He is currently working on a series of revision books aimed at GCSE Modern Language learners. French and Spanish versions have already been published.

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Programme enrolment

Schools have been contacted to provide the names of all eligible teachers.

Target group MFL teachers and MFL leaders in

Number of sessions

all secondary schools 6 twilight sessions

DATE

TIME

Wednesday 15 September 2021

3.30pm-6.30pm

Tuesday 12 October 2021

3.30pm-6.30pm

Monday 13 December 2021

3.30pm-6.30pm

Monday 7 February 2022

3.30pm-6.30pm

Monday 21 March 2022

3.30pm-6.30pm

Tuesday 24 May 2022

3.30pm-6.30pm

SECONDARY PHYSICS CURRICULUM EXCELLENCE WORKSHOPS 

Programmes information

Throughout the 2021-22 academic year, all Physics teachers and Physics leaders in schools will benefit from a series of three workshops with a focus on developing pedagogical expertise through key GCSE topics. Delivered by subject knowledge experts from the Institute of Physics, the masterclasses aim to develop practice, understanding and subject knowledge covering a core topic where the learning and development is all based on the latest thinking and research. The physics workshops will focus on physics pedagogy through the lens of specific GCSE content in order to support students to be exam ready and to raise standards in the GCSE geography exam.

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Programme enrolment

Schools will be contacted to provide the names of all eligible teachers.

Target group Physics teachers and Physics

Number of sessions

leaders in all secondary schools 3 twilight sessions

DATE

TIME

Monday 13 December 2021

3.30pm-5.30pm

Monday 7 February 2022

3.30pm-5.30pm

Monday 21 March 2022

3.30pm-5.30pm


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PRIMARY CURRICULUM EXCELLENCE MASTERCLASSES 

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Programmes information

Star have developed a programme of primary curriculum excellence masterclasses for leaders and teachers in Star primary schools. This exciting continuing professional development series will be presented by subject experts with national track records of success. They understand the pressures and joys of teaching and offer practical strategies, rooted in credible evidence in their specific areas of expertise, for deepening teachers’ knowledge. The masterclass programme spans the academic year and has been arranged so as to be manageable for busy leaders and teachers. All sessions will be delivered online. Full details of all primary masterclasses and dates are in the Primary masterclass brochure here.

HIGH QUALITY EDUCATION FOR PUPILS WITH SEND 

Programmes information

Star Academies is committed to ensuring that pupils with SEND receive high quality education and excellent support. Understanding and meeting their needs is a priority for all schools, leaders and teachers. Nick Whittaker has extensive experience of shaping high quality provision for pupils with SEND as a teacher and headteacher. He has served as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors with a remit to inspect SEND provision. Delivered by Nick, this workshop is intended to support schools in the development of their SEND practice and to provide insight on how SEND is evaluated by Ofsted on school inspections.

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Programme enrolment

Schools will be contacted to provide the names of all eligible teachers.

Target group All SENCOs and senior leaders with

Number of sessions

responsibility for SEND 1 twilight session

DATE

TIME

Monday 8 November 2021

3.30pm-6.30pm


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TEAM TEACH LEVEL 1 

Programmes information

This training supports schools to implement the Star Academies Positive Handling Policy and will cover both the theory and practical elements required for compliance with the policy. Participants will learn how to:

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Programme enrolment

Places can be reserved through booking links in the Senior Leaders bulletin.

• Increase understanding and awareness of behaviour as communication and develop a framework to better respond to reduce risk

Target group Heads of Year, Teaching Assistants,

• Develop a greater team dynamic in supporting individuals who are distressed with approaches that have impact and strengthen relationships

Number of sessions

• Utilise a toolkit of holistic strategies on de-escalation and crisis intervention, both verbal and non-verbal for supporting with disruptive and distressed behaviours

DATE

TIME

Monday 20 December 2021 - South

9.00am-4.30pm

Monday 4 April 2022 - South

9.00am-4.30pm

Friday 28 January 2022 - West Yorkshire

9.00am-4.30pm

Friday 4 March 2022 - West Yorkshire

9.00am-4.30pm

Friday 18 February 2022 - North West

9.00am-4.30pm

Wednesday 1 June 2022 - North West

9.00am-4.30pm

Thursday 7 April 2022 - West Midlands

9.00am-4.30pm

Thursday 7 July 2022 - West Midlands

9.00am-4.30pm

• Execute simple and safe positive handling techniques including personal safety, appropriate for a low-risk environment (If required by your setting). Team Teach techniques are situated within a respectful, supportive approach to behaviour support strategies which maintains positive relationships. Participants are required to attend the full day to successfully complete the course and be awarded Team Teach accreditation. The training will be delivered by Star Academies Team Teach accredited facilitators. The course will cost £60 per participant to cover the cost of resources and accreditation. Each course will require a minimum of 12 participants to be viable and has a maximum capacity of 24 participants.

SENCO and Pastoral staff.

1 full day face to face session.


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LEADING FOR IMPROVEMENT: LESSONS FROM THE FIELD FOR EXECUTIVE AND SENIOR LEADERS 

Programmes information

Star leaders will continue to learn from Uncommon Schools and the Leverage Leadership Institute in the United State which manage some of the world’s highest performing schools serving predominantly low-income students. Jesse Corburn (Superintendent, Uncommon Schools) and Dr. Ben Klompus (Dean, Relay Graduate School of Education) will continue to engage school and system leaders in a customised, high impact training aimed at sharpening instructional leadership skills and aligning time to the highest. This programme for executive and Senior Leaders forms part of our leadership package focusing on developing Instructional Leadership across the Trust and will be complemented by the Instructional Coaching Programme for Teaching and Learning Leads and Middle Leaders. This two-year programme represents a significant investment in professional development for Senior Leaders and will inform the strategic direction of travel within Star Academies.

M MANDATORY

Programme enrolment

Nominate participants via the enrolment spreadsheet.

Target group Star Central Executive, Executive

Number of sessions

Principals, Principals and all Senior Leaders 6 twilight sessions

DATE

TIME

Thursday 30 September 2021

4.00pm-7.00pm

Thursday 18 November 2021

CANCELLED

Thursday 20 January 2022

CANCELLED

Thursday 3 March 2022

CANCELLED

Thursday 5 May 2022

CANCELLED

Thursday 23 June 2022

CANCELLED


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INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING FOR SENIOR AND MIDDLE LEADERS 

Programmes information

This is a repeat of last year’s programme and is designed to complement the Leading for Improvement Programme. It is for any Senior Leaders or Middle Leaders who missed this programme last year and is constructed as a guided process so that Senior Leaders of Teaching and Learning can work with their coaching teams (usually Middle Leaders) to develop their coaching skills. This is scaffolded during the training sessions and gap tasks are set to allow for the application of learning back in school. For schools that did not participate last year, the programme must be attended by a Senior Leader and a small team of coaches. For schools that did participate last year, Principals may nominate leaders and teachers who did not take part, by way of ‘catch-up’. In this instance the attendance of a Senior Leader is not required.

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DEVELOPMENTAL

Programme enrolment

Nominate participants via the enrolment spreadsheet.

Target group Teaching & Learning Senior

Frequency

As required

Number of sessions

6 twilight sessions

Leads plus Middle Leaders and ‘Lead Teachers’ identified by their Principals as teaching coaches for their school who did not take this programme in 20/21.

DATE

TIME

Wednesday 13 October 2021

3.30pm-5.20pm

Wednesday 8 December 2021

3.30pm-5.30pm

Wednesday 9 February 2022

3.30pm-5.30pm

Wednesday 30 March 2022

3.30pm-5.30pm

Wednesday 18 May 2022

3.30pm-5.30pm

Wednesday 15 June 2022

3.30pm-5.30pm

PRACTICE PERFECT INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING 

Programmes information

This is an extension to the 2020/21 Instructional Coaching programme to provide the opportunity for staff proficient in Instructional Coaching to develop their skills further through:

Programme enrolment

Nominate participants via the enrolment spreadsheet.

Target group • Leaders who completed the

Frequency

As required

Number of sessions

6 twilight sessions

Leading for Improvement programme 20/21 • Staff who attended the Instructional Coaching programme above in 20/21 • ‘New to Star’ employees already proficient in Instructional coaching.

• Data informed coaching, ensuring the coaching directly impacts pupil progress • Real time feedback • Small group Instructional Coaching • Deliberate practice: ensuring the teacher and coach can isolate the skill • 'Teach Like a Star' direct instruction teacher techniques to support all teachers on their journey to Star Excellence • Global goals: How to ensure the curriculum implementation is constantly improving in every classroom. The power of a Practice Perfect, Practice Clinic.

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DEVELOPMENTAL

NEW

DATE

TIME

Wednesday 6 October 2021

3.30pm-5.30pm

Wednesday 1 December 2021

3.30pm-5.30pm

Wednesday 2 February 2022

3.30pm-5.15pm

Wednesday 23 March 2022

3.30pm-5.30pm

Wednesday 11 May 2022

3.30pm-5.30pm

Wednesday 8 June 2022

3.30pm-5.30pm


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Important Notice: National Professional Qualification (NPQ) providers have only recently been announced. Programmes are currently under development and subject to change so the information that follows should be seen as indicative only. From September 2021, all NPQ programmes are required to include some element of face to face delivery. Should Covid restrictions restrict face to face delivery a contingency plan to convert to online is in place.

NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR EXECUTIVE LEADERS 

Programmes information

Delivered as part of Star’s new partnership with the School-Led Network this entirely new NPQEL programme is based on a significantly updated framework focused on domain-specific school leadership, rather than generic leadership theory. The programme will be structured around the see it, name it, do it model. Designed as a blended model including asynchronous study and live sessions both online and, when safe to return, in-person.

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DEVELOPMENTAL Programme enrolment

Participants will need to apply but schools should nominate staff via the enrolment spreadsheet.

NEW

Target group School leaders aspiring to become,

Frequency

Once only

Number of sessions

TBA

or already in role as an Executive Headteacher or Trust CEO role with responsibility for leading several schools.

Regional cohort dates to be confirmed. First cohort to commence November 2021.


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NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR HEADSHIP 

Programmes information

Delivered as part of Star’s new partnership with the School-Led Network this entirely new NPQH programme is based on a significantly updated framework focused on domain-specific school leadership, rather than generic leadership theory. The programme will be structured around the see it, name it, do it model. Designed as a blended model including asynchronous study and live sessions both online and, when safe to return, in-person.

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DEVELOPMENTAL Programme enrolment

Participants will need to apply but schools should nominate staff via the enrolment spreadsheet.

NEW

Target group School leaders who are, or aspiring

Frequency

Once only

Number of sessions

3 twilight sessions (21/22) 3 whole day face to face sessions (21/22) 22/23 sessions TBC

to be, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school.

DATE

TIME

Tuesday 23 November 2021

4.00pm-6.00pm

Tuesday 7 December 2021

4.00pm-6.00pm

Face-to-face sessions Tuesday 18 January 2022

8.45am-3.45pm

Or if face-to-face sessions cannot go ahead: Tuesday 18 January 2022 Tuesday 1 February 2022 Tuesday 15 February 2022

8.45am-10.45am 4.00pm-6.00pm 4.00pm-6.00pm

Face-to-face sessions Tuesday 8 March 2022

8.45am-3.45pm

Or if face-to-face sessions cannot go ahead: Tuesday 8 March 2022 Tuesday 22 March 2022 Tuesday 3 May 2022

8.45am-10.45am 4.00pm-6.00pm 4.00pm-6.00pm

Tuesday 17 May 2022

4.00pm-6.00pm

Face-to-face sessions Tuesday 28 June 2022

8.45am-3.45pm

Or if face-to-face sessions cannot go ahead: Tuesday 28 June 2022 Tuesday 12 July 2022

8.45am-10.45am 4.00pm-6.00pm


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NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR SENIOR LEADER 

Programmes information

Target group

Frequency Once only

Number of 8 twilight sessions (21/22) sessions 22/23 sessions TBC

Senior Leaders have the potential to contribute to establishing the culture and conditions in which staff and pupils thrive. With influence over both the operational and strategic activity of the school and a focus on working with and through colleagues (in particular, through Middle Leaders), Senior Leaders play a fundamental role in school improvement. Delivered as part of Star’s new partnership with the School-Led Network this entirely new NPQSL programme is based on a significantly updated framework focused on domain-specific school leadership, rather than generic leadership theory. The programme will be structured around the see it, name it, do it model. Designed as a blended model including asynchronous study and live sessions both online and, when safe to return, in-person.

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DEVELOPMENTAL Programme enrolment

Participants will need to apply but schools should nominate staff via the enrolment spreadsheet.

NEW

School leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a Senior Leader with cross-school responsibilities. Responsibilities may include contributing to all aspects of the school through the leadership team as well as having a specific whole school responsibility of their own.

DATE

TIME

Thursday 11 November 2021

3.30pm-5.45pm

Thursday 2 December 2021

3.30pm-5.45pm

Thursday 16 December 2021

3.30pm-5.45pm

Tuesday 8 March 2022

3.30pm-5.45pm

Thursday 24 March 2022

3.30pm-5.30pm

Thursday 12 May 2022

3.30pm-5.30pm

Thursday 26 May 2022

3.30pm-5.30pm

Thursday 16 June 2022

3.30pm-5.30pm


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NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR LEADING BEHAVIOUR AND CULTURE 

Programmes information

Target group Serving and aspiring Middle

Frequency

Once only

Number of sessions

7 twilight sessions (21/22)

Leaders who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school. Responsibilities may include ensuring good behaviour and a culture of high expectations and learning are maintained across the school.

Those leading behaviour and culture have the potential to cultivate a behaviour system that nurtures a culture for learning and enables all pupils to thrive. With influence over school culture and support for those with complex needs as well as professional development and implementation, leaders of behaviour and culture play a vital role in school improvement. Delivered as part of Star’s new partnership with the School-Led Network this entirely new NPQ for Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC) programme is based on a significantly updated framework focused on domain-specific school leadership, rather than generic leadership theory. The programme will be structured around the see it, name it, do it model. Designed as a blended model including asynchronous study and live sessions both online and, when safe to return, inperson.

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DEVELOPMENTAL Programme enrolment

Participants will need to apply but schools should nominate staff via the enrolment spreadsheet.

NEW

2 half day sessions (f-2-f) OR 4 twilights (online) (21/22) 2 twilight sessions (22/23)

DATE

TIME

Thursday 25 November 2021

3.30pm – 5.45pm

Thursday 9 December 2021

3.30pm – 5.45pm

Thursday 16 December 2021

3.30pm – 5.45pm

Face-to-face sessions Monday 24 January 2022

1.30pm-6.00pm

Or if face-to-face sessions cannot go ahead: Monday 24 January 2022 Thursday 27 January 2022

3.30pm – 5.45pm 3.30pm – 5.45pm

Tuesday 15 March 2022

3.30pm – 5.45pm

Thursday 31 March 2022

3.30pm – 5.30pm

Thursday 28 April 2022

3.30pm – 5.30pm

Thursday 19 May 2022

3.30pm – 5.30pm

Face-to-face sessions Thursday 16 June 2022

2.00pm – 6pm

Or if face-to-face sessions cannot go ahead: Thursday 16 June 2022 Thursday 30 June 2022

3.30pm – 5.30pm 3.30pm – 5.30pm


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NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR LEADING TEACHER DEVELOPMENT 

Programmes information

Target group Serving and aspiring Middle

Frequency

Once only

Number of sessions

7 twilight sessions (21/22)

Leaders who lead, or aspire to lead, the development of other teachers in their school. Responsibilities may include the development of all teachers across a school or specifically trainees or teachers who are early in their career.

Those leading teacher development have the potential to nurture a culture of professional learning that enables staff and pupils to thrive. With influence over the design and delivery of professional development as well as implementation, leaders of teacher development play a vital role in school improvement. Delivered as part of Star’s new partnership with the School-Led Network this entirely new NPQ for Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD) programme is based on a significantly updated framework focused on domain-specific school leadership, rather than generic leadership theory. The programme will be structured around the see it, name it, do it model. Designed as a blended model including asynchronous study and live sessions both online and, when safe to return, inperson.

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DEVELOPMENTAL Programme enrolment

Participants will need to apply but schools should nominate staff via the enrolment spreadsheet.

NEW

2 half day sessions (f-2-f) OR 4 twilights (online) (21/22) 1 twilight session (22/23)

DATE

TIME

Thursday 25 November 2021

3.30pm – 5.45pm

Thursday 9 December 2021

3.30pm – 5.45pm

Face-to-face sessions Tuesday 25 January 2022

1.30pm-6.00pm

Or if face-to-face sessions cannot go ahead: Monday 24 January 2022 Thursday 27 January 2022

3.30pm – 5.45pm 3.30pm – 5.45pm

Tuesday 15 March 2022

3.30pm – 5.45pm

Thursday 31 March 2022

3.30pm – 5.30pm

Thursday 28 April 2022

3.30pm – 5.30pm

Face-to-face sessions Thursday 19 May 2022

2.00pm – 6pm

Or if face-to-face sessions cannot go ahead: Thursday 19 May 2022 Thursday 16 June 2022

3.30pm – 5.30pm 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Thursday 30 June 2022

3.30pm – 5.30pm

Thursday 14 July 2022

3.30pm – 5.30pm


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NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR LEADING TEACHING 

Programmes information

Target group Serving and aspiring Middle

Frequency

Once only

Number of sessions

4 twilight sessions (21/22)

Leaders who lead, or aspire to lead, teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase. Responsibilities may include managing a team of teachers and supporting effective teaching across a school.

Those leading teaching have the potential to cultivate a culture of high expectations across the school and enable all pupil needs to be met. With influence over classroom practice, curriculum and pedagogy as well as professional development and implementation, leaders of teaching play a vital role in school improvement. Delivered as part of Star’s new partnership with the School-Led Network this entirely new NPQ for Leading Teaching (NPQLT) programme is based on a significantly updated framework focused on domain-specific school leadership, rather than generic leadership theory. The programme will be structured around the see it, name it, do it model. Designed as a blended model including asynchronous study and live sessions both online and, when safe to return, in-person.

D

DEVELOPMENTAL Programme enrolment

Participants will need to apply but schools should nominate staff via the enrolment spreadsheet.

NEW

2 subject specific twilight sessions in January and February (21/22) 2 half day sessions (f-2-f) OR 4 twilights (online (21/22) 2 subject specific twilight sessions (22/23)

DATE

TIME

Thursday 18 November 2021

3.30pm – 5.45pm

Thursday 9 December 2021

3.30pm – 5.45pm

Subject specific twilight sessions W/C 24 January and W/C 7 February 2022 various dates.

3.30pm-5.45pm

Face-to-face sessions Tuesday 15 March 2022

1.30pm-6.00pm

Or if face-to-face sessions cannot go ahead: Tuesday 15 March 2022 Thursday 31 March 2022

3.30pm – 5.45pm 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Thursday 28 April 2022

3.30pm – 5.30pm

Thursday 19 May 2022

3.30pm – 5.30pm

Face-to-face sessions Thursday 30 June 2022

2.00pm – 6.00pm

Or if face-to-face sessions cannot go ahead: Thursday 16 June 2022 Thursday 30 June 2022

3.30pm – 5.30pm 3.30pm – 5.30pm


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PRINCIPAL AND SENIOR LEADER INDUCTION 

Programmes information

Star Induction programme introducing leaders new to the Trust to its vision, ethos, strategies, policies and procedures. The programme includes a range of sessions and workshops that cover: • Strategy and Vision

Target group All Principals and Senior Leaders

Frequency

Once only

Number of sessions

3 full day sessions in Spring Term

new to Star Academies

• The Star Education Model

6 twilight sessions in Summer Term

• Operational Excellence.

M MANDATORY

Programme enrolment

Schools will be asked to nominate new members of staff in the autumn and spring terms.

OR

DATE

TIME

Spring Term Monday 21 February 2022 Tuesday 22 February 2022 Wednesday 23 February 2022

9.00am-4.00pm 9.00am-4.00pm 9.00am-4.00pm

Summer Term Wednesday 29 June 2022 Thursday 30 June 2022 Wednesday 6 July 2022 Thursday 7 July 2022 Tuesday 12 July 2022 Thursday 14 July 2022

4.00pm-7.00pm 4.00pm-7.00pm 4.00pm-7.00pm 4.00pm-7.00pm 4.00pm-7.00pm 4.00pm-7.00pm

STAR INDUCTION PROGRAMME 

Programmes information

A mandatory online programme for all new Star employees which will form part of their induction programme coordinated by schools. The programme includes the following modules: 1. An Introduction to Star Academies – Star history, Star Partnerships, Star vision, mission and values and Star Leadership Specialism 2. Star Organisation – Governance Structures, Star Executive Leadership Teams, School Leaders and Star Central 3. Working for Star – What it’s like to work for Star, Star Benefits, Communication across Star, Employee Self Service and Learning and Development.

M MANDATORY

Programme enrolment

New staff will be enrolled on the programme centrally. Once enrolled on the course participants are required to complete all modules within 4 weeks.

Target group All new employees joining Star

Frequency

Once only

Number of sessions

3 x 20 min modules

Academies

New staff are enrolled on the programme on taking up their positions.


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BITESIZE FOR BUSINESS MANAGERS 

Programmes information

School Business Manager Bitesize modules will be available from September 2021. The asynchronous bitesize modules will be hosted on Star Institute's Learning Platform and will be built around exemplars. Further modules will be released in ‘batches’ throughout the year.

NEW

Target group All School Business Managers

Frequency

As required

Number of sessions

Multiple sessions of various lengths

Available from September 2021 DEVELOPMENTAL

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Programme enrolment

Information on how to access the modules will be available in September.

DISCIPLINE AND GRIEVANCE POLICY TRAINING 

Programmes information

Our people are our most important asset and this session will help you to make the correct decisions in a manner that is compliant with Trust policies and employment legislation. This is a session led by the Star HR Advisory Team to provide an overview of the discipline and grievance processes, seeking to equip participants with the skills to undertake an effective investigation of the issues identified. It will support the development and understanding of the soft skills required for investigations, such as effective questioning techniques and body language. Participants will also be guided on how best to utilise the supporting guides and proformas.

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DEVELOPMENTAL

Programme enrolment

Nominate participants via the enrolment spreadsheet.

Target group School Business Managers,

Frequency

As required

Number of sessions

2 x 2 hr sessions

SLT, HR Leads

DATE

TIME

Tuesday 2 November 2021 Tuesday 9 November 2021

10.00am-12.00pm 10.00am-12.00pm

Wednesday 2 February 2022 Friday 11 February 2022

10.00am-12.00pm 10.00am-12.00pm


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HR POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 

Programmes information

Our people are our most important asset and this session will help you to understand Trust HR policies and procedures so that people practice is compliant with Trust procedures and employment legislation. This is a session led by the Star HR Advisory Team providing an overview of the key HR policies and procedures that operate within the Trust, enabling participants to understand the importance of having key HR policies and procedures. It provides practical advice and guidance on how to fairly and consistently apply these policies and procedures in the school and enables participants to understand how best they can utilise supporting guides and proformas to ensure compliance with Trust procedures and employment legislation.

Programme enrolment

Nominate participants via the enrolment spreadsheet.

Target group SLT, School Business Managers,

Frequency

HR Leads

Once only for Business Managers As required for SLT

Number of sessions

1 x 2 hr session

DATE

TIME

Monday 29 November 2021

10.00am-12.00pm

Friday 11 March 2022

10.00am-12.00pm

M MANDATORY for School Business Managers and HR Leads D

DEVELOPMENTAL for SLT

RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION POLICY AND PROCEDURE TRAINING 

Programmes information

Our people are our most important asset, and this session will help you to understand the Trust Recruitment and Selection Policy and Procedure so that all recruitment is compliant with current employment legislation and that our pupils and workforce are effectively safeguarded. This is a session led by the Star HR Resourcing Team to enable participants to understand the Trust Recruitment and Selection policy and procedures, including identifying suitable candidates, preemployment checks and the Single Central Record. The training will cover the roles and responsibilities of those involved in the process and ensure accountability of those involved in the decision-making process.

M MANDATORY for School Business Managers, Recruiting Managers and HR Leads D

DEVELOPMENTAL for SLT

Programme enrolment

Nominate participants via the enrolment spreadsheet.

Target group SLT and Recruiting Managers,

Frequency

School Business Managers, HR Leads Once only for School Business Managers, Recruiting Managers and HR Leads As required for SLT

Number of sessions

1 x 1.5 hr session

DATE

TIME

Friday 1 October 2021

10.00am-11.30am

Tuesday 18 January 2022

10.00am-11.30am


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RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION SKILLS TRAINING 

Programmes information

Our people are our most important asset and this session will help you to make the correct hiring decisions in a manner that is compliant with current employment legislation. This is a session led by the Star HR Resourcing Team covering competency based interviewing skills, shortlisting skills, completion of recruitment forms and templates, equality and diversity, unconscious bias, appropriate assessment and selection methods and tools.

M MANDATORY

Programme enrolment

Nominate participants via the enrolment spreadsheet.

Target group Principals, SLT, Recruiting

Frequency

Once only

Number of sessions

1 x 1 hr session

Managers

DATE

TIME

Friday 17 September 2021

10.00am-11.00am

Tuesday 25 January 2022

10.00am-11.00am

SICKNESS ABSENCE POLICY TRAINING 

Programmes information

Based on current absence rates 12000 working days are lost annually across the Trust due to sickness absence at an estimated cost of £1.5million per annum (Estimated 1 day cost of £125). When not managed effectively high absence rates will have significant detrimental impact on pupil outcomes. This is a session led by the Star HR Advisory Team to enable participants to understand and apply Star Academies policies and procedures on managing sickness absence cases. It will enable participants to understand and develop the soft skills required to effectively manage such cases and understand how best to utilise guides and proformas associated with the policy to reduce sickness absence and support their employees.

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DEVELOPMENTAL

Programme enrolment

Nominate participants via the enrolment spreadsheet.

Target group School Business Managers, SLT, HR

Frequency

As required

Number of sessions

2 x 2 hr sessions

Leads

DATE

TIME

Monday 11 October 2021 Monday 18 October 2021

10.00am-12.00pm 10.00am-12.00pm

Tuesday 1 March 2022 Monday 7 March 2022

10.00am-12.00pm 10.00am-12.00pm


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SAFER RECRUITMENT TRAINING 

Programmes information

An online training programme provided by NSPCC which provides recruiting managers and HR leads in schools with the knowledge and skills to carry out safer recruitment practices to minimise the risk of unsuitable candidates being appointed to ensure that our pupils are kept safe. Star Academies has quality assured the NSPCC online Safer Recruitment training course. There will be a small cost to schools and the training can be accessed via Star Institute. Please note if your school has:

Programme enrolment

Nominate participants via the enrolment spreadsheet.

Target group Principals, School Business

Frequency

Once only

Number of sessions

7 x 30 min modules

• 420 pupils or less – you must have a minimum 3 Safer Recruitment trained staff including the Principal and the Business Manager

Managers, HR Leads, Recruiting Managers

• Between 420 and 750 pupils – you must have a minimum 4 Safer Recruitment trained staff including the Principal and the Business Manager • Over 750 pupils – you must have a minimum 5 Safer Recruitment trained staff including the Principal and the Business Manager.

M MANDATORY

SAFER RECRUITMENT REFRESHER 

Programmes information

A refresher session for staff who have previously completed the accredited Safer Recruitment training programme. The course which is run by the Star HR Team provides a timely reminder on safer recruitment practices. This training must be completed every 3 years following completion of the Safer Recruitment training.

M MANDATORY

Programme enrolment

Nominate participants via the enrolment spreadsheet.

Target group Principals, School Business

Frequency

3 years after completion of the Safer Recruitment Training

Number of sessions

1 x 1 hr session

Managers, HR Leads, Recruiting Managers

DATE

TIME

Monday 13 December 2021

10.00am-11.00am

Tuesday 29 March 2022

10.00am-11.00am


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BUILDING A POSITIVE BRAND 

Programmes information

Star leaders will be given an overview of practical steps schools can take to build a positive school brand in their community. The session will include guidance on how schools can build their profile and engagement through the school website, parent communications and social media, as well as how the Star Communications Team can support schools to generate positive media coverage.

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DEVELOPMENTAL

Target group For Principals/School SLT

Frequency

As required

Number of sessions

1 x 1 hr session

with responsibility for external communications/social media

DATE

TIME

Tuesday 16 November 2021

10.00am-11.00am

Programme enrolment

Nominate participants via the enrolment spreadsheet.

MAINTAINING A COMPLIANT SCHOOL WEBSITE 

Programmes information

Ahead of the annual school website compliance audit, this training session will advise schools on the latest regulatory requirements for school websites. The session will provide an overview of the current legislation and Star standards, as well as offering practical guidance on the most common areas of noncompliance.

M MANDATORY

Programme enrolment

Nominate participants via the enrolment spreadsheet.

Target group School website leads (typically IT

Frequency

Annually

Number of sessions

1 x 1 hr session

technicians or School Business Managers)

DATE

TIME

Monday 4 July 2022

10.00am-11.00am


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FRAUD PREVENTION 

Programmes information

A comprehensive fraud awareness training session which includes information to help staff responsible for finance processes to understand: • Definitions of fraud

Programme enrolment

Nominate participants via the enrolment spreadsheet.

Target group All staff responsible for finance

Frequency

Once only

Number of sessions

1 x 1 hr session

processes within the Trust

• Anti-fraud requirements • Types of fraud • Why is fraud committed • Indicators of fraud • Preventing fraud • Whistleblowing

M MANDATORY

DATE

TIME

Friday 10 December 2021

10.00am-11.00am

Tuesday 11 January 2022

10.00am-11.00am

SISRA TRAINING 

Programmes information

SISRA is the Key Stage 4 performance analysis tool used by all secondary schools in the Trust. This course is an introduction to using SISRA to monitor school performance. No prior experience of SISRA is required. The session will cover a wide range of reports, from examining the performance of individual pupils and subjects through to reviewing the strategic performance of the entire school. Using SISRA reports will aid you in analysing overall school performance, monitoring the progress of pupils and conducting focused reviews on subjects or departments. During the session, you will learn how to use some of the more complex features of SISRA, such as how to filter for vulnerable pupil groups and how to compare trends from one data collection to another.

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DEVELOPMENTAL

Programme enrolment

Nominate participants via the enrolment spreadsheet.

Target group Senior Leaders, teachers and data

Frequency

As required

Number of sessions

1 x 2 hr session

managers

DATE

TIME

Tuesday 23 November 2021

2.30pm-4.30pm

Tuesday 30 November 2021

2.30pm-4.30pm


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BUSINESS CONTINUITY & EMERGENCY RESPONSE 

Programmes information

Emergency response and business continuity are key elements of the Trust’s and each school’s emergency planning. All establishments are required to have an effective and up to date emergency plan in place as well as appropriate training, exercises and drills for all stakeholders. This training is for the school BCERP Lead. It is awareness training for the nominated person from the school SLT who is responsible for leading the school emergency response and will provide the necessary support to enable schools to ensure that all appropriate planning, procedures and training/ exercises/drills are in place.

M MANDATORY

Programme enrolment

Nominate participants via the enrolment spreadsheet.

Target group The School BCERP Lead (usually

Frequency

Every 2 years

Number of sessions

1 x 2 hr session

the School Business Manager)

DATE

TIME

Tuesday 5 October 2021

10.00-12.00pm

Thursday 7 October 2021

10.00-12.00pm

EDUCATIONAL VISITS COORDINATOR UPDATE 

Programmes information

Continuous Professional Development is important for Educational Visit Coordinators to ensure that they keep up to date with Trust procedures, National Guidance and good practice. This is refresher training for all school EVCs, including updates on procedures, guidance, the EVOLVE visit approval website, emergency procedures, managing visit approvals, scenarios and Q&A. A Trustwide refresher is delivered every 3 years which all incumbent EVCs are required to attend.

M MANDATORY

Programme enrolment

Nominate participants via the enrolment spreadsheet.

Target group All existing Educational Visit

Frequency

Every 3 years

Number of sessions

1 x 2.5 hr session

Coordinators (EVCs). The lead EVC from every school must attend.

DATE

TIME

Tuesday 22 March 2022

3.30pm-6.00pm


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IOSH LEADING SAFELY 

Programmes information

Under Health and Safety law, employers and their representatives are responsible for health and safety management and have a duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their business. This accredited course recognises the value of strategic safety and health and its integration into business management systems and performance management systems and must be completed once by all Star Principals. The training includes: • Understanding health and safety responsibilities • Appreciating the consequences of poor safety and health • Planning the overall direction for safety and health in the workplace • Understanding the importance of adequately resourcing your safety and health management system • Knowing why you should monitor and review health and safety.

M MANDATORY

Programme enrolment

Nominate participants via the enrolment spreadsheet. Whilst this training is mandatory, places are limited and will be allocated as part of a rolling programme to capture all those not yet trained. Therefore, not all eligible Principals will be enrolled this year.

Target group Principals

Frequency

Once only

Number of sessions

1 full day session

DATE

TIME

Wednesday 2 March 2022

9.00am-4.00pm

IOSH MANAGING SAFELY 

Programmes information

This accredited course must be completed once by all School Business Managers. They will learn how to manage health and safety effectively across an establishment. They will understand the basics of health and safety law and the responsibilities of the ‘Responsible Person’. The training includes: • Assessing and controlling risks and hazards • Investigating accidents/incidents • How to embed health and safety across the workplace • Providing a clear understanding on Health and Safety responsibility.

M MANDATORY

Programme enrolment

Nominate participants via the enrolment spreadsheet. Whilst this training is mandatory, places are limited and will be allocated as part of a rolling programme to capture all those not yet trained. Therefore, not all eligible School Business Managers will be enrolled this year.

Target group School Business Managers

Frequency

Once only

Number of sessions

4 full day sessions

DATE

TIME

Monday 14 March 2022 Tuesday 15 March 2022 Wednesday 16 March 2022 Thursday 17 March 2022

9.00am-4.00pm 9.00am-4.00pm 9.00am-4.00pm 9.00am-4.00pm


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CYBER SECURITY 

Programmes information

ELearning training provided by the National Cyber Security Centre. Topics include: • Defending against phishing • Creating strong passwords • Securing devices • Reporting incidents. This course will be hosted on the Star Institute Learning Platform.

NEW

Programme enrolment

Staff will be automatically enrolled by Star Institute.

Target group All staff

Frequency

Annually

Number of sessions

1

M MANDATORY

DATA PROTECTION (LEVEL 1) 

Programmes information

Training providing essential information relating to the protection of personal data. Level One is paper based training that is to be completed by staff who do not have online access, e.g. cleaners and exam supervisors.

NEW

Programme enrolment

This training replaces the Griffiths & Armour modules and a print-out of the paper-based training can be accessed via the School Business Manager.

Target group Cleaners, exam supervisors &

Frequency

Annually

Number of sessions

1

other staff who do not have online access

M MANDATORY

DATA PROTECTION (LEVEL 2) 

Programmes information

Training providing essential information on the processing of personal data, including legislation and penalties, defining data protection, lawful bases, the rights of individuals and other requirements. Star Academies has created bespoke training for staff. Level Two training is an electronic learning module hosted on the new 4Policies system. This replaces the Griffiths and Armour e-learning module and is to be completed by all teaching staff and non-teaching staff such as Business Support and pastoral staff.

M MANDATORY

NEW

Programme enrolment

Staff will be automatically enrolled dependant on role and training can be accessed via the 4Policies system.

Target group All Teaching staff and non-teaching

Frequency

Annually

Number of sessions

1 x 45 min module

staff such as Business Support and pastoral staff


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DATA PROTECTION (LEVEL 3) 

Programmes information

Training providing essential information on the processing of personal data, including legislation and penalties, defining data protection, lawful bases, the rights of individuals and other requirements. Star Academies has created bespoke training for staff. Level Three training is an electronic learning module hosted on the new 4Policies system. This replaces the Griffiths and Armour e-learning module and is to be completed by SLT and the School Data Protection Lead which is normally the School Business Manager.

NEW

Programme enrolment

Staff will be automatically enrolled dependant on role and training can be accessed via the 4Policies system.

Target group SLT and Data Protection Lead

Frequency

Annually

Number of sessions

1 x 45 min module

M MANDATORY

ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS 

Programmes information

Elearning training for those responsible for leading and supporting the school Senior Leadership Team with Accident Investigations. The training raises awareness about the purpose of accident investigations, providing important information on how to carry out an investigation, including identifying any common trends, preventable causes and recommendations for future practice, and the importance of implementing any newly identified control measures to avoid repeat occurrences in the future.

Programme enrolment

Existing staff are already registered. School Business Managers should register new staff on Griffiths & Armour (RM Works).

Target group School Business Managers

Frequency

Every 2 years

Number of sessions

1

M MANDATORY

ASBESTOS AWARENESS 

Programmes information

Elearning training required for School Business Managers and site supervisors who work in schools which contain asbestos. The course is designed to raise awareness of asbestos and the associated risks including the importance of effective management.

M MANDATORY (only for schools which contain asbestos)

NEW

Programme enrolment

The module will be assigned to the appropriate staff at the relevant schools by the Capital and Estates Team as it does not apply to all schools.

Target group School Business Managers and

Frequency

Every 2 years

Number of sessions

1

Site supervisors


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DISPLAY SCREEN EQUIPMENT 

Programmes information

Elearning training for staff who spend significant time on screens/devices. The training addresses health risks in DSE work and how to avoid these through safe working practices. This module is particularly relevant for admin/office staff and other staff who spend extended periods working on screens/at workstations.

Programme enrolment

Existing staff are already registered. School Business Managers should register new staff on Griffiths & Armour (RM Works).

Target group Principals, Senior Leaders, SBM and admin staff.

Staff who spend significant time on screens/devices.

M MANDATORY

Frequency

Every 2 years

Number of sessions

1

FOOD SAFETY 

Programmes information

Elearning training that covers the basics of food safety and is a requirement for relevant staff in schools which have in-house catering provision. This is only required where an alternative or higher-level qualification is not in place (e.g.it is not required for staff who already have Food Hygiene training).

M MANDATORY (only for schools with in-house catering)

NEW

Programme enrolment

School Business Managers should ensure relevant staff are registered onto Griffith and Armour (RM Works).

Target group School Business Manager,

Frequency

Every 2 years

Number of sessions

1

Catering staff/lunch time staff who are responsible for preparing/ serving/ handling food.

GENERAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 

Programmes information

Elearning training to highlight the importance of health and safety and raise awareness of key health and safety issues, providing information on accident statistics, health and safety law, manual handling, slips and trips, fire safety, hazards and DSE.

M MANDATORY

Programme enrolment

Existing staff are already registered. School Business Managers should register new staff on Griffiths & Armour (RM Works).

Target group All staff

Frequency

Every 2 years

Number of sessions

1


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HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES - COSHH (PREVIOUSLY CHEMICAL SAFETY) 

Programmes information

Elearning training in working with hazardous substances safely and effectively in a way that is appropriate to their work.

M MANDATORY

Programme enrolment

Existing staff are already registered. School Business Managers should register new staff on Griffiths & Armour (RM Works).

Target group All Cleaners, Site staff, Science

Frequency

Every 2 years

Number of sessions

1

staff

WATER MANAGEMENT (LEGIONELLA) 

Programmes information

Elearning training only for School Business Managers and Site Supervisors who have not completed the face to face Water Management Training. The module will be assigned to the relevant staff at the relevant schools by the Capital and Estates Team as a stop gap until the next face to face Water Management Training course takes place. The course provides information on the safe operation of water management systems, the risks from Legionnaire’s disease and the checks that must be made on a regular basis across each school site.

M MANDATORY (only required where the target staff have not attended the face to face Water Management training)

NEW

Programme enrolment

The module will be assigned to the relevant staff at the relevant schools by the Capital and Estates Team.

Target group School Business Managers & Site

Frequency

Once only (followed by the next face to face Water Management training)

Number of sessions

1

supervisors who have not attended the face to face training.


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WORKING AT HEIGHT 

Programmes information

Elearning training to raise awareness of dangers associated with working at height and the practical steps that can be taken to minimise and control the risks.

Programme enrolment

Existing staff are already registered. School Business Managers should register new staff on Griffiths & Armour (RM Works).

Target group Site Supervisors & other relevant

Frequency

Every 2 years

Number of sessions

1

staff

M MANDATORY

EQUALITY & DIVERSITY 

Programmes information

Elearning training that provides an introduction to the Equality Act 2010 and raises awareness and understanding of an individual’s responsibilities for promoting equality in the workplace.

M MANDATORY

Programme enrolment

Existing staff are already registered. School Business Managers should register new staff on Griffiths & Armour (RM Works).

Target group All staff

Frequency

Every 2 years

Number of sessions

1


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STAR APPRENTICESHIPS

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STAR APPRENTICESHIPS Star Apprenticeships are designed to upskill, develop and enhance the Star Academies workforce. They are work-based training programmes completed using evidence from a learner’s current job role. The programmes are available for existing employees as well as those who are recruited as apprentices. All training cost are covered by the Star Academies’ Apprenticeship Levy so the only financial implication for schools is the salary for a new recruit and the release time to complete the programme. Star Academies works with GP Strategies to deliver our apprenticeship qualifications, with the exception of the Postgraduate Teacher Apprenticeship, which will be delivered by Star Teachers. Programme delivery is typically through one to one, remote sessions with skills coaches. Remote sessions take place every 2-4 weeks and are approx. 45 minutes in duration. Sessions may be supported by full or half day workshops at set intervals throughout the course.

Current Apprenticeship offer:

Education Course Title

Level

Duration

Role

Early Years Practitioner

2

16 months

Early Years Practitioner (0-5 years)

Early Years Educator

3

15 months

Early Years Practitioner (0-5 years)

Teaching Assistant

3

14 months

Teaching Assistant, Learning Mentor

Postgraduate Teacher

6

12 months

Teacher (unqualified), Teaching Assistants

Teaching Assistant – PE Specific

3

13 months

PE Teaching Assistant, Learning Mentor

Sports Coach

4

16 months

Sports/PE Coach/Assistant

Administration, Business Management, Finance and Leadership Course Title

Level

Duration

Role

Business Administrator

3

14 months

Administrator, Receptionist, Personal Assistant, Reprographics Officer

School Business Professional

4

18 months

Business/Office Manager, Head of Finance/Business

Assistant Accountant

3

18 months

Finance Officer

Professional Accounting

4

18 months

Finance Manager

Star Team Leader

3

14 months

Estates Manager, Catering Manager, Office Manager

Star Senior Leader/ Manager

5

18 months

Senior Support Staff, Business/Office Manager


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Facilities Course Title

Level

Duration

Role

Facilities Management Supervisor

3

18 months

Site Supervisor

Further details are in the Star Apprenticeship brochure here. There are three windows a year for apprenticeship programme expressions of interest. This is done by a single return submitted by the school to Star Institute.

KEY SUBMISSION DATES

You must submit one expression of interest form per school before the following dates:

31st October

31st January

30th April

Requests for apprenticeship training should happen during the application window. However, some ad-hoc activity outside the window may be supported in exceptional circumstances. Establishments should contact Star Institute in the first instance.


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STAR PERIODIC TRAINING In addition to the annual Star Ambitions offer, there are a number of programmes that are delivered to all schools on a periodic cycle and/or provided on a one-to-one basis for staff new to specific roles. Schools should contact the appropriate Star Central department directly to arrange this training.

COMPLAINTS MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT 

Programmes information

A session to provide school staff with guidance and support on effective complaint management and resolution. The session will include: • Dealing with complaints effectively • Seeking early resolution and preventing complaints from escalating • Effective communication and mediation with complainants • Completing a thorough complaint investigation.

D

DEVELOPMENTAL

Target group All school staff involved in

Frequency

Once only

Number of sessions

1x 2.5 hr session

Star Central contact

Governance & Corporate Services

complaints management

kirsty.monks@staracademies.org

DATA PROTECTION ESSENTIALS FOR SCHOOL LEADS 

Programmes information

School Data Protection Leads act as the initial point of contact for school staff seeking data protection advice and provide a valuable link to the Central Team in terms of implementing information governance processes and procedures. Bespoke mandatory training is delivered by Star Central to staff new to the role. The training covers areas such as: an overview of the Principles and Rights covered by the legislation; Subject Access Requests; Data Breaches and the security of personal data; Statutory Requests for Information, Letter Requests; and the destruction of school records. The training takes place over two online sessions on mutually agreed dates following appointment. Each session takes a maximum of 90 minutes.

M MANDATORY

Target group School Data Protection Lead

Frequency

Once only

Number of sessions

2 x 1.5 hr sessions

Star Central contact

Governance & Corporate Services simon.thomson@staracademies.org


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EDUCATION VISITS COORDINATOR (EVC) INITIAL TRAINING 

Programmes information

Every school is required to have a nominated EVC who must be a member of SLT with significant experience of leading Educational Visits. The training covers the key elements of the role, including: the benefits of visits, roles and responsibilities, legal requirements, planning visits, risk assessments, approving and monitoring visits, and the EVOLVE visits website. This bespoke training is delivered on demand by Star Central to staff new to the role. Each new Educational Visit Coordinator must complete this training before they can be given an EVC account on the EVOLVE visits approval website.

M MANDATORY

Target group New EVCs

Frequency

Once only (followed by update training every 3 years).

 

Number of sessions

1 x 6 hr session (f-2-f)

Star Central contact

Capital & Estates Team

OR 2 x 3 hrs (online)

andy.lavin@staracademies.org

EDUCATIONAL VISITS LEADER TRAINING 

Programmes information

The Trust supports and encourages inspiring, compelling educational visits and the benefits of exciting learning experiences outside the classroom. A competent staff team and a competent visit leader are the most important factors in keeping children safe on Educational Visits. Proportionate, good quality planning is the key to delivering safe and successful visits. This training covers the key elements of the Visit Leader role and effective visit management, including: the benefits of educational visits, the Trust policy and procedures, planning a visit, risk assessment, effective visit management and the EVOLVE visits website. This is not about how to use the EVOLVE visits approval website. This training will raise awareness of the Trust policy and procedures and will enable staff to lead and support safe and effective visits. This is a bespoke training session delivered on demand. It must be delivered to staff in all Star schools every 2 years. 1. It can be delivered by the school EVC using the presentation and training materials provided by Star Central 2. It can be delivered by the Trust’s Educational Visits Adviser, please contact Star Central to arrange.

M MANDATORY

Target group All school staff involved in off-site

Frequency

visits

Every 2 years and on induction for new staff ON DEMAND

Number of sessions

1 x 2 hr session

Star Central contact

Capital & Estates Team andy.lavin@staracademies.org


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FIRE WARDEN TRAIN THE TRAINER 

Programmes information

This ‘train-the-trainer’ course emphasises the importance of having competent and appropriately trained fire wardens operating on every school site. It is aimed at the Fire Safety Lead for each school. This will be the School Business Manager or a member of the school Senior Leadership Team. The course covers the roles and responsibilities of a fire warden and the statutory duties placed upon employers (and their representatives) to ensure that fire safety is effectively managed in schools.

Target group Fire Safety Lead in the school (i.e.

Frequency

School Business Managers or member of SLT)

On induction and then every 3 years. The next training will be in 2023/2024.

Number of sessions

1 x 2 hr session

Star Central contact

Capital and Estates Team rifat.ali@staracademies.org

M MANDATORY

RISK ASSESSMENTS TRAIN THE TRAINER 

Programmes information

This ‘train the trainer’ course equips participants to train colleagues in school who are responsible for writing and approving risk assessments. It is aimed at School Business Managers who will then use the resources provided to deliver training to relevant staff across each school. The training will include: • An overview on how to complete a risk assessment • The five steps of risk assessments • How to identify risks, manage hazards and implement control measures.

M MANDATORY

Target group School Business Managers

Frequency

On induction and then every 3 years. The next training will be in 2023/2024.

Number of sessions

1 x 2 hr session

Star Central contact

Capital and Estates Team rifat.ali@staracademies.org


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WATER MANAGEMENT (MANAGEMENT) 

Programmes information

Bespoke training to provide information on roles and responsibilities in relation to water management tasks. This is delivered by Star Central on an individual basis to staff new to the role. A Trust wide refresher is delivered every 3 years.

Target group As required for new Site Managers

Frequency

and School Business Managers Every 3 years The next training will be in 2022/2023

Number of sessions

1 x 3 hr session

Star Central contact

Capital and Estates Team rifat.ali@staracademies.org

M MANDATORY

MANAGING A SCHOOL WEBSITE (ELCC SITES) 

Programmes information

A practical session which will guide participants through how to add and edit content on school websites. Participants will be given an overview of the content management system and shown how to add new pages/content and how to edit existing content. This session is for school websites built by East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, ELCC (the Communications Team can advise).

D

Target group School staff with responsibility for

Frequency

Once only

Number of sessions

1 x 1 hr

Star Central contact

Communications Team jennifer.baker@staracademies.org

DEVELOPMENTAL

managing the content of the school website - typically IT technicians or School Business Managers

MANAGING A SCHOOL WEBSITE (PURE SITE) 

Programmes information

A practical session which will guide participants through how to add and edit content on school websites. Participants will be given an overview of the content management system and shown how to add new pages/content and how to edit existing content. This session is for school websites built by Pure Design (the Communications Team can advise).

D

DEVELOPMENTAL

Target group School staff with responsibility for

Frequency

Once only

Number of sessions

1 x 1 hr

Star Central contact

Communications Team

managing the content of the school website - typically IT technicians or School Business Managers

jennifer.baker@staracademies.org


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STAR AMBITIONS 21/22 PROGRAMME SUMMARY Summary Star Ambitions Programme 2021 / 2022

Early Career Teacher Yr 2

Early Career Teacher Mentor

M

M

M

M

NA

NA

NA

NA

S

X

S

ECT programme – year 1

X

ECT mentor programme year 1 EDT ECT programme – year 2 (Bradford & Manchester)

S

EDT ECT mentor programme – year 2 (Bradford & Manchester)

X S

X

M

Star RQT programme

All New staff

NA

All staff

As required

Early Career Teacher Yr 1

M

Every 3 years

Teacher

M

Every 2 years

Teaching & Learning Lead

M

Annually

Middle Leader

M

Once only

Senior Leader

The Big Teach

Designated lead / appropriate staff

Principal

M

Star Ambitions Programme

Frequency

School Business Manager

Exec Principal

Target Audience

X

StarBites: Teach like a Star

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

X

Star Inclusion CPD library

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

X

Secondary English Curriculum Excellence Workshops

M

M

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Secondary Geography Curriculum Excellence Workshops

M

M

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Secondary History Curriculum Excellence Workshops

M

M

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Secondary Mathematics Curriculum Excellence Workshops

M

M

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Secondary Modern Foreign Languages Curriculum Excellence Workshops

M

M

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Secondary Physics Curriculum Excellence Workshops

M

M

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

M

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Primary Curriculum Excellence Masterclasses Primary Reading Curriculum Excellence Masterclasses

D

M

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Primary Writing Curriculum Excellence Masterclasses

M

M

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Primary Mathematics Curriculum Excellence Masterclasses

D

M

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Primary History Curriculum Excellence Masterclasses

D

M

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Primary Geography Curriculum Excellence Masterclasses

D

M

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA


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Summary Star Ambitions Programme 2021 / 2022

Annually

Every 2 years

Every 3 years

As required

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Primary Art Curriculum Excellence Masterclasses

D

M

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

M

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

M

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

M

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Primary PE Curriculum Excellence Masterclasses Primary MFL Curriculum Excellence Masterclasses

D

High Quality Education for pupils with SEND

M

D

Team Teach Level 1 Leading for Improvement

All New staff

M

All staff

D

Teacher

Primary Science Curriculum Excellence Masterclasses

Principal

Once only

Designated lead / appropriate staff

Frequency

School Business Manager

Early Career Teacher Mentor

Early Career Teacher Yr 2

Early Career Teacher Yr 1

Middle Leader

Senior Leader

Exec Principal

Star Ambitions Programme

Teaching & Learning Lead

Target Audience

M

M

X

M

NA

Instructional coaching for Middle & Senior Leaders

D

D

D

X

Practice Perfect Instructional coaching

D

D

D

X

NPQEL

D

D D

NPQH

X D D

X D

X

NPQLBC

D

X

NPQLTD

D

X

NPQLT

D

X

NPQSL

Principal and Senior Leaders Induction

M

M

M

M

X M

Star Induction Programme

X

D

Bitesize for Business Managers

X

Discipline and Grievance Policy

D

D

D

D

HR Policies and Procedures

D

D

M

M

X

X

Recruitment and Selection Policy and Procedure

D

D

M

M

X

X

Recruitment and Selection Skills

M

M

M

X

Sickness Absence Policy

D

D

D

D

Safer Recruitment

M

M

M

Safer Recruitment Refresher

M

M

M

X

X X X


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Summary Star Ambitions Programme 2021 / 2022

M

Fraud Prevention D

D

Educational Visits Coordinator Update

M

Data Protection (Level 2)

M M

M

M

M

M

M

M

Accident Investigations

M

Asbestos Awareness

M

Display Screen Equipment M

X X

M

X

M

X

M

X X

M

X

M

X

M

X

General Health and Safety

M

Hazardous substances (COSHH)

X

M M

As required

Every 3 years

Every 2 years

X

M

M

Annually

X

M

Data Protection (Level 1)

Equality & Diversity

X

X

Cyber Security

Working at Height

X

M

IOSH Managing Safely

Water Management (Legionella)

X

D M

IOSH Leading Safely

Once only

M

Business Continuity and Emergency Response

Food Safety

X

M

SISRA Training

All New staff

D

Managing a Compliant Website

Data Protection (Level 3)

All staff

Designated lead / appropriate staff

Frequency

School Business Manager

Early Career Teacher Mentor

Early Career Teacher Yr 2

Early Career Teacher Yr 1

D

Teacher

D

Middle Leader

Senior Leader

Building a Positive Brand

Principal

Exec Principal

Star Ambitions Programme

Teaching & Learning Lead

Target Audience

X

M

X

M

X M

X


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Summary Star Ambitions Programme 2021 / 2022

Periodic Training Complaints Management and Support

D

X

Data Protection Essentials for School Leads

M

X

Education Visits Coordinator (EVC) Initial Training

M

X

Educational Visits Leader Training

M

Fire Warden Train the Trainer

M

Risk Assessments Train the Trainer

M

Water Management (Management)

M

Managing A School Website (ELCC Sites)

X X X

M

X

D

X

School Level Statutory and Mandatory Training (see guidance on page 57) Prevent Safeguarding - Level 1 S

S

S

X

S

S

X X

S

X S

Fire Safety (school specific) Fire Warden Training

S

S

Safeguarding - Level 3 Female Genital Mutilation

S

S

X

S

X M

Anti-bullying

X

Emergency First Aid at work

M

X

First Aid – Paediatric

M

X

First Aid at Work (3 days)

M

X

Mental Health First Aid

M

X

Online Safety

M

Faith & Character Education (Faith Schs only)

M

Harmful sexual behaviours

M

X M

X X

As required

Every 3 years

Every 2 years

Annually

Once only

All New staff

All staff

Designated lead / appropriate staff

Frequency

School Business Manager

Early Career Teacher Mentor

Early Career Teacher Yr 2

Early Career Teacher Yr 1

Teacher

Middle Leader

Senior Leader

Principal

Exec Principal

Star Ambitions Programme

Teaching & Learning Lead

Target Audience


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Star Institute are responsible for the statutory and mandatory training listed in the Star Ambitions programme. In addition to this, schools are responsible for ensuring staff complete the statutory and mandatory training detailed below. From September 2021, Star schools are required to submit a termly return to Star Institute that provides completion dates for this training. Schools should record the completion dates of staff training within the spreadsheet provided to them by Star Institute and which is available on OneDrive. The spreadsheet should be completed by Friday 24 September and should be updated termly by Friday 28 January 2022 and Friday 6 May 2022. The data will be used to produce both Trust and school-based dashboards for statutory and mandatory training.

STATUTORY AND MANDATORY TRAINING RECORDS PREVENT 

Programmes information

The Home Office offers free online training offers an introduction to the Prevent duty and explains how it aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised to supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves.

S

STATUTORY

Target group All school staff

Frequency

Annually

Further info

Home Office

SAFEGUARDING – LEVEL 1 

Programmes information

Statutory basic awareness training. The Level 1 course content put together and shared by Star Central explains what safeguarding is and why it is so important. You will then learn how to recognise the signs of abuse, respond to a disclosure, report your concerns, and record information.

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STATUTORY

Target group All school staff

Frequency

Annually and new staff on induction

Further info

Basic awareness training


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SAFEGUARDING – LEVEL 3 DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEAD/PERSON 

Programmes information

Level 3 safeguarding training for the Designated Safeguarding Lead/Person (DSL) provides knowledge and skills required for a lead safeguarding role in school. Through Local Authority training, DSL’s gain an understanding of local processes and procedures in relation to early help and child protection. Delivered by the Local Authority or a recognised training provider.

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Target group DSL and deputies /lead member

Frequency

of SLT

Every 2 years

Delivered by the Local Authority or a recognised training provider. Schools to source directly.

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (FGM) 

Programmes information

A free online safeguarding training course developed for the Home Office by Virtual College to support school in recognising and preventing FGM.- Basic awareness should be incorporated as part of Level 1 training, in-depth training should be completed by the school Safeguarding Team

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STATUTORY

Target group Senior Leaders, Safeguarding,

Frequency

Annually

Further info

Virtual College

A free online safeguarding training course developed for the Home Office by Virtual College to support school in recognising and preventing FGM.

Pastoral and Inclusion staff.

FIRE SAFETY (SCHOOL SPECIFIC) 

Programmes information

Schools fire procedures and briefing on fire assembly point, the location of call points and general school specific fire awareness.

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STATUTORY

Target group All school staff

Frequency

Annually and new staff on induction

Delivered by the schools Designated Fire Lead

FIRE WARDEN TRAINING 

Programmes information

Provides an overview of the role and responsibilities of a Fire Warden procedures for the safe evacuation of the premises in the event of an emergency and the role the Fire Warden. Awareness of relevant legislation.

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Target group Nominated Fire Marshall

Frequency

Every 3 years

Delivered by the schools Designated Fire Lead using resources provided by the Capital and Estates Team. rifat.ali@staracademies.org


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ANTI-BULLYING 

Programmes information

The Anti-Bullying Alliance offer a suite of free online training for anyone that works with children and young people. The programme was particularly developed to reduce levels of bullying of disabled children and those with special educational needs (SEN) but applies to all children.

Target group All staff

Frequency

Every 2 years

Further info

Anti-Bullying Alliance

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EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK 

Programmes information

Target group Nominated first aiders (Numbers

Frequency

based on assessment of need – suggested minimum of 4-6 per school – Primary schools should also consider Paediatric First Aid training needs)

An introduction to first aid in the workplace, the roles of a first-aider and basic first aid skills.

M MANDATORY

Every 3 years

Schools should source a local provider.

FIRST AID – PAEDIATRIC 

Programmes information

Target group Nominated first aiders – Primary

Frequency

school only (Numbers based on assessment of need – suggested minimum of 2 per school Primary schools should also consider Emergency First Aid at Work training needs)

First aid training aimed at paediatric first aid situations in primary schools.

M MANDATORY

Every 3 years

Schools should source a local provider.

FIRST AID AT WORK (3 DAYS) 

Programmes information

Certified first aid course that meets the requirements specified by the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

M MANDATORY

Target group Nominated first aiders (Numbers

Frequency

based on assessment of need – at least 2 or 3 per school) Every 3 years

Schools should source a local provider.


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MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (MHFA) 

M MANDATORY

Programmes information

Mental Health First Aiders can spot the signs of mental ill health and are valuable in providing early support for someone who may be developing a mental health issue. Trust recommended numbers of people trained in schools: Size of school Secondary schools with 800> pupils Secondary schools with 550-800 pupils Secondary schools with <550 pupils Primary Schools

Target group Senior Leaders, Safeguarding,

Frequency

Every 3 years

Further info

Mental Health First Aiders

Min no of people trained 5 4 3 2

Pastoral and Inclusion staff.

Training can be arranged direct with Mental Health First Aid.

ONLINE SAFETY 

Programmes information

The use of technology has become a significant component of many safeguarding issues. Child sexual exploitation; radicalisation; sexual predation: technology often provides the platform that facilitates harm.

M MANDATORY

Target group All staff

Frequency

Annually

Further info

OSA

The OSA provide free online safety CPD for school staff.

FAITH & CHARACTER EDUCATION (FAITH SCHOOLS ONLY) 

Programmes information

The training will set out the principals that shape the Faith and Character Education offer. This includes a clear understanding of what FCE does and does not look like in the school setting as well as explaining the central role that staff play in embedding FCE effectively. The training directs staff to key Trust documentation including the 4Cs framework and states the Trust position on a wide range of areas that are linked to FCE.

M MANDATORY

Target group Faith Schools only

Frequency

Annually and new staff on induction

Further info

Resources provided by Star Central nasima.hassan@staracademies.org

HARMFUL SEXUAL BEHAVIOURS 

Programmes information

M MANDATORY

Certified training and toolkit that helps professionals to identify, understand and respond appropriately to sexual behaviours in young people.

Target group Designated Safeguarding Lead and

Schools need to book places via the link provided. There is £30 cost per person for this training

Frequency

Every 3 years

Further info

Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light Tool – Brook

deputies.


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STAR AMBITIONS 20/21 RESOURCE LIBRARY Resource

Audience

Content

Link

The Big Teach

For all Star School Senior Leaders and teaching staff

Session recordings and slides from all Big Teach events.

MS Teams Link Big Teach. Use code jpp0hl7 (NB the penultimate character is a lower case ‘L’ not an upper case ‘i’)

Leading for Improvement

For Senior Leaders participating in the programme only

Session recordings, slides and resources

MS Teams Link Leading for Improvement

Instructional Coaching for Middle Leaders

For all Principals and participants from the Instructional Coaching programme only

Session recordings and slides

MS Teams Link Star Instructional Coaching

Star Classroom Culture

For programme participants only

Session recordings, slides

MS Teams Link Star Classroom Culture

Star Early Career Teachers Programme

For ECTs and ECT Mentors

Session recordings, slides

MS Teams Link Star ECT Programme

Star Edtech Teacher Programme

For programme participants only

Session recordings, slides and materials

MS Teams Link EdTech Teacher Programme

Teaching and Learning Corporate Group

For Principals and Teaching and Learning Leads only

Resources and slides from July 2020

MS Teams Link Teaching & Learning

Starbites

For all Star School Senior Leaders and teaching staff

'Teach Like a Star’ bitesize training resources to support Star Teaching Framework implementation

link: Star Institute Moodle The password is StarBites

Star Inclusion CPD Library

For all Star pastoral and support staff, may be useful to a wider group of colleagues.

CPD Videos

link: Star Institute Moodle Password InclusionCPD

Private school channels for uploading gap tasks


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STAR INSTITUTE ONLINE PROGRAMMES - PARTICIPANT PROTOCOLS AND GUIDANCE So that participants maximise their own and others professional learning and to help ‘trainers’ to facilitate or train effectively we ask that colleagues follow these protocols and guidance. The intention is that everyone contributes to vibrant and productive communities of learning in which all play a role. This will apply to almost all Star Institute programmes and training events this year which will be delivered via Zoom or Teams. 1

Register & download the link into your calendar Register as soon as you receive the invitation and certainly no later than 1 week ahead of the session. Please ensure you register using your Star Academies email address as this may affect pre-assigned breakouts. After registering you will be sent a personalised Zoom link for the session. Please download this link into your Outlook calendar (you will be given the option to do this when you register) and use it to access the session. Ensure you access the session using the same email address you registered with otherwise you may not be able to access breakout rooms and training materials.

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Log in early and check connectivity and access to links ahead of the session Please log into the Zoom or Teams session at least 5 minutes prior to the start time to ensure access. Check connectivity and test audio. The following guidance may be useful: • How to Join a meeting - https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting • Check internet connectivity - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4027616/windows-check-your-network-connection-status • Test audio device - https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362283-Testing-computer-or-device-audio Where participants have not previously used the device they will access the training on, they should check that Zoom or Teams works properly well in advance and seek IT support if necessary. Please ensure you pre-check access to any links or sites provided to you before the session and inform your school technician of any issues in order that any configuration or changes can be made to systems, firewalls or the web filter. Star Institute is not able to help with this.

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Prepare well! Online training is as important as face to face professional development. • Set aside appropriate time in order to access and complete required pre-reading and/or tasks. Have these open and ready or relevant links accessible, at the start of the session • Make sure the ‘learning space’ in your classroom or home is as free from distraction as possible for the duration of the session • Make it easier to focus on the training by turning off notifications, closing or minimising running apps and muting your phone.


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Professional expectations These apply to online training, just as they do for face to face training, including: • Punctuality and attendance • Dress code (formal or casual professional) • Communications and interactions • Self-presentation: seated upright, at a table if necessary to engage in tasks or note taking. Avoid multi-tasking: you'll retain the discussion better if you refrain from replying to emails or text messages during the training and wait to work on that PowerPoint presentation for tomorrow until after the session ends!

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Make sure we know you are present. Please ensure your name is correct on screen once you have signed into the online session. You can edit it by right-clicking on your name. If you join as one group in school the lead person signed into the session must ensure the name of the school and those participating is reflected in the name appearing on zoom. If the group is too large to make this practical, the zoom name should reflect the school initials and number of people participating in the group and the names of those participating should be added to the session chat. This will support effective session management and assist us to improve the tracking of participants’ attendance at training events.

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Engage in the session Just as with face to face training, effective online learning will involve interactions and discussions with the trainer (when invited) and with each other, for example within breakout rooms. Therefore, cameras should be switched on throughout a training session and mics turned on when discussion is requested so that colleagues can learn together and a high-quality learning community is established. There may be a small number of instances where exceptional circumstances make this protocol difficult to observe. As a courtesy, participants should raise this with the programme or training contact at Star Institute in advance, so that the facilitator or trainer can be informed. Participants who have joined the session but are not at their computers participating will be moved to the waiting room as it impacts the quality of discussions in breakouts if participants are not at their computers participating. If participants are unavailable to be at their computers for a genuine reason (i.e a technical issue etc), participants are given an opportunity to contact the facilitator via chat or email to ensure they are not removed unnecessarily.


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