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Upcoming events

The Controlled Schools' Support Council has a range of events planned for 2018/19. 

This page contains the most up to date information.  Booking forms and further information will be emailed to controlled schools in due course.

For further information on any of our events, please contact info@csscni.org.uk or call 028 9531 3030. 

The full calendar is available for download below. 

Raising Standards conference

Event name

Date

Time

Venue

Who

Purpose of event

Great learning comes from great teaching

Wednesday 6 February 2019

09:30 - 13:00

Silver Birch Hotel Omagh

Principals

Leaders and managers have powerful levers with which to improve teaching and learning, through their influence on staff motivation, commitment and wellbeing. Great teaching inevitably leads to pupil achievement and success. This event aims to help principals lead teams to improve the quality of teaching and learning and the pupil experience.

Sector-specific teacher professional learning events

Event name

Date

Time

Venue

Who

Purpose of event

Nursery sector

Thursday 28 February 2019

14.30 -  17.30

Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown

Principals

CSSC’s teacher professional learning seminar for nursery principals will focus on SEN in the early years, and will provide an opportunity to engage with colleagues from other controlled nursery schools.

Primary sector

January 2019 (TBC)

½ day

(TBC)

Stranmillis University College (TBC)

Primary school leaders

This CSSC primary teacher professional learning seminar is aimed at energising leaders in primary schools. We plan to have principals sharing their experiences of leadership as well as contributions from agencies that will look at maintaining positive mental health.

Growing leaders and building capacity across the special schools sector.

Monday

28 January 2019

09.30 – 13.00

Castle Tower Special School

Principals

 

Principals will have the opportunity to participate in taster sessions that will enable them to reflect on their development as a leader, including topics such as: coaching and conflict resolution; school leadership and cyber bullying; and how principals conduct themselves in challenging leadership situations.

Post-primary sector

 

March 2019

(TBC)

½ day

(TBC)

Lisburn (TBC)

Middle leaders

CSSC recognises the critical importance of middle managers in the school improvement agenda.  This event will explore how middle managers such as literacy or numeracy coordinators, heads of departments, and key stage coordinators can get the best out of their team.

Ethos seminars

Event name

Date

Time

Venue

Who

Purpose of event

Ethos seminar

Monday 4 February 2019

10:00 - 13:00

Antrim Board Centre

Principals

The seminars will facilitate the dissemination of the ethos toolkit for schools. There will be representation from the schools who were involved in the pilot as well as others who wish to share their ethos journey.

Ethos seminar

Monday 11 February 2019

10:00 - 13:00

Omagh Teachers’ Centre

Principals

Ethos seminar

Wednesday 13 February 2019  

10:00 - 13:00

EA Dundonald Office  

Principals

Ethos seminar

Monday 25 February 2019

10:00 - 13:00

Armagh Teachers’ Centre

Principals

Ethos seminar

Tuesday 5 March 2019

10:00 - 13:00

North West Teachers’ Centre

Principals

Joint governor training sessions with CSSC and the Transferor Representatives’ Council (TRC)

Event name

Date

Time

Venue

Who

Purpose of event

Transferor governors training session

Monday 4 February 2019

19:30 - 21:00

Derry/

Londonderry

TRC Governors

To outline the unique role of a Transferor governor, enable us to meet with Transferor Governors and find out how the Transferor Representatives’ Council (TRC) and CSSC can support them in their role.

 

There will be an opportunity to meet with members of TRC and find out how TRC represents the Transferor governors at all levels in education.

 

 

Transferor governors training session

Wednesday 6 February 2019

19:30 - 21:00

Enniskillen

TRC Governors

Transferor governors training session

Monday 11 February 2019

19:30 - 21:00

Ballymena

TRC Governors

Transferor governors training session

Wednesday 13 February 2019

19:30 - 21:00

Belfast

TRC Governors

Transferor governors training session

Monday 25 February 2019

19:30 - 21:00

Armagh

TRC Governors

Transferor governors training session

Wednesday 27 February 2019

19:30 - 21:00

Downpatrick

TRC Governors

Women’s leadership development

Event name

Date

Time

Venue

Who

Purpose of event

Relationship building and personal branding

Wednesday 30 January 2019

½ day

Northwest

Senior female leaders

Based on the outcomes of the women’s leadership event in March 2018, these events will develop the leadership capacity of female school leaders in controlled schools.

 

Relationship building and personal branding

Wednesday 31 January 2019

½ day

TBC

Senior female leaders

 

Leadership and work/life balance

Wednesday 13 March 2019

½ day

Northwest

Senior female leaders

 

Leadership and work/life balance

Wednesday 13 March 2019

½ day

TBC

Senior female leaders

 

International women’s day celebration

Friday

8 March 2019

½ day

TBC

Senior female leaders

Theme tbc.

Advocacy workshop

Event name

Date

Time

Venue

Who

Purpose of event

Raising the profile of controlled schools

 

(TBC)

½ day

TBC

Principals or senior leaders

This workshop will enable controlled schools to become confident about promoting themselves to their target audiences across a variety of channels. 

 

Raising the profile of controlled schools

 

 

(TBC)

½ day

TBC

Principals or senior leaders

This workshop will enable controlled schools to become confident about promoting themselves to their target audiences across a variety of channels. 

 

Erasmus+ International Conference

Event name

Date

Time

Venue

Who

Purpose of event

Teaching problem solving in technology rich environments

Tuesday

20 August 2019

1 day

Bangor Academy and Sixth Form College

KS2/KS3 teachers

This international conference is the culmination of two years’ work by the international project team.  Alison Clark-Wilson from UCL Institute of Education has been confirmed as the keynote speaker. 

Workshops will explore current research and theory into teaching problem solving effectively, the use of GeoGebra, presenting problems through a variety of media and developing our own problems using photographs and videos.

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