Optimus Education's one-day conferences bring the most effective school leaders and managers together, helping you go back to your school ready to implement practical strategies and new policies that work.
A unique opportunity to get up to date with the shifting data landscape and gain the practical tools to make effective use of pupil data. Know how to set accurate targets, monitor consistently and drive for four levels of pupil progress.
Post-16 providers are facing greater responsibility than ever before towards your SEN/LLDD students. This is the definitive event of the year to clarify key changes to funding and vital guidance, and take away practical strategies to ensure an effective transition into adulthood.
A unique opportunity to explore and solve some of the most persistent issues around primary-secondary transition. Gain targeted solutions to support your new year 7s through the difficult transition to secondary school and avoid the expected attainment dip.
This September we have seen yet another increase in the Pupil Premium Grant for schools. However, alongside this, Ofsted have promised to be even more rigorous at inspection when evaluating how well your Pupil Premium funding is being spent. If it is not effectively closing the gap, inspectors may recommend an external audit of your Pupil Premium spend.
Your SEN Code of Practice is changing. This definitive event for all SENCOs will ensure you are fully prepared to implement reform, meeting your new obligations and delivering high-quality SEN teaching in every classroom.
A unique and exclusive forum for School and Academy Business Managers to spark new ideas and forge new connections, featuring 36 learning carousels led by leading experts. SBM Leaders Live is all about peer-to-peer sharing so bring your problems and experiences, and leave with practical solutions, an extended support network and vital policy updates.
The definitive event of the year for all those working to implement the EYFS in primary schools. Leave confident that you can make reliable judgements within the EYFS Profile and that all children make good progress ready for entry to year one.
The process of implementing your new performance-related pay policy was rushed, due to the extremely tight timescales set by the Government. Your new pay policy will now, inevitably, be in place, but with the first pay decisions still to come, now is the time to fully train all staff, review your policy so far, and begin those difficult conversations around performance to date.
Across the UK, there are many thousands of disadvantaged children who struggle with learning in school. This conference, hosted by Catch Up and building on the last two years’ success, is an opportunity to find out about the latest key research that raises some difficult and often controversial questions about how the needs of these vulnerable children can be met. Researchers and experienced practitioners will explore a range of strategic approaches that will be most cost-effective in schools.
Your new statutory duty coupled with Ofsted’s increased prioritisation of careers education mean it has never been more important that you are delivering Outstanding careers provision that best supports all of your pupils.
If a school is rated inadequate for their pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, the overall grade received cannot be higher than inadequate. It has therefore never been more vital that SMSC is successfully embedded across your whole school.
Are you confident that Ofsted will judge your pupils’ SMSC development to be Outstanding?