Primary Essentials

A series of innovative online CPD sessions, specially designed for colleagues leading in primary education.

Complimentary access for all primary leaders regardless of ASCL membership.

Online series starting March 2022

ASCL Primary Essentials is a new series of online CPD available to all senior leadership colleagues working in primary education.

These twilight sessions will take place between March and June and will be available to watch live or on demand via recordings.

Each session in the series will focus on a specific topic with expert speakers.

Every session is available on a complimentary basis to all leaders in primary schools – you do not need to be an ASCL member to participate.

Speakers and sessions confirmed so far include (sessions and speakers subject to change):

2 March | Putting vulnerable learners at the centre of our leadership thinking
Geoff Barton, Margaret Mulholland & Tiffnie Harris

9 March | Six tricks for successful financial leadership
Julia Harnden, ASCL Funding Specialist, and former school leader

16 March | Ofsted update
Phil Minns, HMI Specialist Adviser - Early Years and Primary, Ofsted

23 March | EYFS: A focus on the question of assessment
Dr Julian Grenier, Headteacher, Sheringham Nursery School and Children's Centre

30 March | Effective primary curriculum planning
​Mary Myatt, education adviser and writer

5 April | A focus on disadvantaged pupils in primary  ***Please note change of date to Tuesday 5 April***
Marc Rowland, adviser for improving outcomes for disadvantaged learners, Unity Schools Partnership

27 April | Effective teaching of languages in primary
Suzanne O'Farrell, ASCL MFL Consultant and former headteacher
This session will be followed by a session from ASCL Preferred Supplier Flash Academy - ‘How technology can be used to support EAL teaching’.

4 May | DfE/Standards Testing Agency: Primary assessments update
Colin Watson, Deputy Director, Research and Assessment Development, Department for Education
This webinar will be followed by a session from ASCL Premier Partner GL Assessment 'Primary Assessment: National trends and practical ideas

11 May | Working with your governing board
Emma Knights OBE, Chief Executive, National Governance Association

18 May | Raising reading standards
Pie Corbett, education trainer, writer and author, Talk for Writing

25 May | The power and potential of good trust governance
Sam Henson, Director of Policy and Information, National Governance Association

1 June | The new whitepaper and what this means for the future of trusts
Rob Robson, ASCL Trust Leadership Consultant

8 June | Education Endowment Foundation
Alex Quigley, National Content Manager, EEF

15 June | Effective strategic thinking for successful primary leadership
Rob Carpenter, CEO, Inspire Partnership Multi-Academy Trust

22 June | Supporting you as a leader
Rachel Bertenshaw, ASCL Deputy Director of Member Support, and former headteacher

29 June | Primary Mathematics: Closing the gap
Debbie Morgan, Director for Primary Mathematics, NCETM

6 July | Safe, responsible and creative children in computing and across the curriculum
John Jeffries, Subject Matter Expert at National Centre for Computing Education

13 July | Exploring the importance of science in primary schools
Sarah Dagnell, Professional Development Leaders - Primary STEM, STEM Learning

More topics and sessions will be announced soon.

All sessions will be hosted by ASCL Primary Leadership Specialist, Tiffnie Harris who will be joined by an excellent line-up of speakers.

To take part, simply register using the form below. You will then receive links to join the sessions and access the recordings.

Access is only available to senior leaders within the primary phase
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